How Can Appraisers Dress in This Heat?
It’s summer and in some parts of the country it is getting very hot! Here in North Texas we have been in a heat wave, that seems to have no end in sight. Every day this week heat advisories have been issued and it can be challenging to be...Read More
June Newsletter-Easing Off the Pedal
When I was a young poor college student, I got a speeding ticket. When the officer asked me how fast I was going, I told him truthfully that I didn’t know. You see my speedometer had stopped working in my car and I didn’t have the extra funds to...Read More
The Wylie Ax Murder House- Does Murder Impact the Value of Real Estate?
Do you know the story of Candy Montgomery and the ax murder that occurred in Wylie, TX? What happened to the house where it took place? ...Read More
How to Relocate With Ease
We have written about relocation appraisals in the past and we appreciate our guest bloggers that contribute to our blog. Enjoy this guest post from Megan Cooper with Real Life Home. You just got the call—the job is yours! Now what? Relocating your family to take a job can...Read More
Memorial Day 2022
We take this time to remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country on this 154th annual Memorial Day. Memorial Day was originally called “Decoration Day” and was observed first in May of 1868. It is a day on which those who lost their lives...Read More
May Newsletter- Change on the Horizon?
As we have been reporting the last year, the North Texas markets have experienced extraordinary appreciation in housing with very little signs of slowing. The median sale prices have had double digit increases within the past year. This is on top of the increases that we have been experiencing...Read More
Thinking About Purchasing a Fixer-Upper as Your First Home? Here’s What You Need to Know
Purchasing your first home is an exciting milestone. Whether by yourself or with a partner, transitioning from renter to homeowner is a big deal. However, as you’ll quickly notice, there are endless options when it comes to the types of available housing. From new constructions to older builds with...Read More
April Newsletter- Markets Still Flying
With mortgage rates now higher than they have been in a decade, are there any signs of a cooling? It is of note that the numbers we are looking at are closed sales from March. Many of those went under contract in February so there is a lag in...Read More
March Newsletter- Spring in North Texas
March Newsletter- Spring in North Texas The signs of spring are here in North Texas. The weather is beginning to warm and there are buds on the trees, like this redbud tree outside our office window. Not only do we see new growth, but we also see weather instability...Read More
Tornado Damage in Jacksboro, Texas
On Monday, March 21st a tornado outbreak occurred in several parts of North Texas. One of the worst was the EF-3 tornado that hit the town of Jacksboro. An EF-3 rating means that winds gusted between 136-165 mph. The tornado left a clear path right through the town of...Read More