Lisa Ellard's Blog Posts

Things To Consider When Buying Lake Property

Buying a lake house can be a great investment, regardless of whether you intend to use it as a vacation property or a year-round residence. With that said, you shouldn’t rush into buying a

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How Will Recession Affect My Home Purchase

It’s well known that the housing market is heavily influenced by the economy — especially local economies. When the economy is strong, people have more money for large purchases and investments

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Make Your Pantry Do More

A pantry is a great thing to have. Not only does it store all your dry goods in one place, but you can also use your pantry to better organize your kitchen. Whether it’s a space the size of a

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At Home Entertainment For The Whole Family

One of the best things that we can do right now to protect both ourselves and our friends and neighbors is to stay home. Unfortunately, there are only so many times that you can watch Tiger King or

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Our Top Tips For Working From Home

Working from home can be a challenge, especially when you’re not used to it. There are a lot of distractions that can interfere with your work, sometimes causing you to get so off track that you

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Staging Your Home For The 2020 Housing Market

If you’re planning to sell your house, proper staging can make a huge difference. It’s important to keep in mind that tastes change over time, though, and the staging techniques that were

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Maintain Your Homes Style In Style

Home remodels offer an opportunity to change the look and feel of your home. This can be great if you live in an older home with outdated fixtures and other hardware. Unfortunately, a lot of people

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Weekly Mortgage Applications Surge 30 Percent

   Interest rates are low and homebuyers are taking advantage! According to statistics for the beginning of January, there is a surge in mortgage applications and that creates a

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Property Survey Basics

When buying or selling a home, you’ll be asked about a survey map. What is that? Where do you get one? And do you even need one? We’ve got the details below to help you decide which option is

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Lisa Ellard Reviews And Testimonials

Did You Know?Over 70% of our business comes from clients who are repeat and/or referral customers. We believe word-of-mouth advertising is what consumers trust the most when deciding who they will

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What Is A Homeowners Association

For everyone out there looking at homes right now, there are three little letters that could make or break your purchase decision. They are “H,” “O” and “A.” Three of the most

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2019 Election Guide

While many are already focusing on larger elections next year, there is still an election being held next month, too. Some of these elections can have just as much of an impact on your daily lives

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Interesting Facts About The State Fair Of Texas

Fall is FINALLY here in Texas, and that means it’s State Fair time! Just like the Lone Star State itself, the State Fair of Texas does everything BIG. Here are some fun and interesting facts about

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Is Your House Ready For An Electric Car

While they aren’t quite dominating the automotive market just yet, electric vehicles are definitely seeing a rise in popularity. More and more consumers are embracing the vehicles as a stylish and

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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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