Lisa Ellard's Blog Posts

DFW Higher Education Options

The Dallas Fort Worth metroplex is home to several colleges and universities of all sizes, public and private, with some great programs. Local students don’t have to travel far for a great

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Saying Goodbye To Your Family Home

It’s easy to tell yourself that your house is just a building made of walls and ceilings and light fixtures and flooring, but when it comes time to sell, you may start to feel the sting of grief

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Five Need To Know Items Before Installing A Pool

Maybe you’ve been considering putting a pool in for years or maybe it was just how hot it was last summer that has prompted your interest in being a pool owner. Either way there are likely aspects

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First Time Home Buyer Tips

    Buying a home can be an overwhelming process for even the most experienced shoppers. For a new home buyer shopping for the very first time, the process can be paralyzing at times.

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What You Should Know About Who Sells Your Home

           You’ve likely heard radio commercials, or seen ads on TV & social media from a variety of new companies offering to buy your home

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Vast Majority Think 2019 First Quarter Is Good Time To Buy Home Says Realtor Survey

WASHINGTON (March 20, 2019) – New findings from a National Association of Realtors® survey show that more Americans believe that now is a good time to purchase a home. Consumer opinions

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Looking For Land

                A favorite dream for many in Texas is to own land out in the country. With the allure of wide-open spaces

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Property Tax Exemptions Explained

To help save you a little money, we thought we'd share information on common property tax exemptions available in Texas to help homeowners save some money!       

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Refresh Your Home For 2019

                After taking down holiday decorations and packing away the guest linens, you might be thinking your home is

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Texas Luxury Home Sales Surge In 2018

December 13, 2018 | TAR Staff Luxury home sales and dollar volume were up more than 10% year-over-year, according to the 2018 Texas Luxury Home Sales Report. The Texas Luxury Home Sales Report

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Texas Economic Update

                During this election season, once of the common boasts we’ve heard from candidates is that the Texas

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Fall Fun Events Around DFW

                Looking for something fun to do while the weather is nice? Here are some fall festivals and events in the

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Examples Of How The New Law Will Affect The Tax Incentives Of Owning A Home

Example 1 - First-Time Homebuyer. To illustrate how the changes to the standard deduction, repeal of personal exemptions, mortgage interest and state and local taxes might affect a first

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Interest Rate News

                Yesterday, the Federal Reserve Bank (commonly referred to as just “The Fed”) decided to leave the

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Packing Moving Tips

                Planning a move soon? Whether it’s just around the corner or across the country, moving can be a hassle.

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How Are Mortgage Interest Rates Impacted By Other Financial Market Factors

                There has been a flurry of news on various economic factors lately. Each number has an impact on all

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The Shifting North Texas Market

                Have you kept up with the news stories on our North Texas real estate market? For the last few years, it

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Mistakes First Time Home Sellers Make And How To Avoid Them

Plenty of home sellers consider their places to be coveted properties that others would be lucky to own, but, that hubris can often lead to trouble when it comes to actually landing an offer and

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