Scott Watson's Blog Posts

5 Ways To Make Gardening Easier

If the idea of getting up early on Saturday morning to commune with your landscape is an idea that you cherish, but don’t dare pursue because of the high level of maintenance required, you may be

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Pest Prevention Tips

                Pests are a part of life, especially in warmer climates like Texas. Some are nothing but a nuisance, while

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Appealing Property Tax Values

Appraisal district notices are hitting mailboxes this week. Property taxes are Ad Valorem, meaning they’re calculated based on your property's current appraised value. While higher values are

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Finding A Reputable Roofer After Storms

Spring has finally sprung in North Texas! Unfortunately, along with it so have spring hail storms. While there’s not much that can be done to prevent hail damage to your home, precautions should

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How Are My Property Taxes Calculated

Understanding how your property taxes are calculated can often feel like unraveling one of the deepest mysteries of the universe. However, it’s vitally important that you get your arms

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The Who What When And Why Of A Make Ready

                When you hear someone mention the words “make ready” in real estate, do you know what they’re talking

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PGA Of America HQ To Anchor 600acre Mixeduse Development In Frisco

By Brian Bandell and Anna Butler  -  Dallas Business JournalDec 4, 2018, 9:09pm CST Updated Dec 4, 2018, 11:12pm ESTIt's official: The PGA of America will relocate from its longtime home

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Foundation Maintenance And Repair

                Few words strike more fear into the hearts of homeowners like “foundation repair.” Foundations are

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Halloweens History And Fun Facts

                GroupWatson would like to wish you all a happy and safe Halloween! Here’s some interesting history and

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National Housing Inventory Crisis Reaches Inflection Point

U.S. inventory is poised for positive growth boosted by a 5-year high in new listings- Nationally, new listings jumped 8 percent year-over-year, the largest increase since 2013- Median listing price

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The Slowdown In DallasFort Worths Housing Market May Be Worse Than At First Glance

Written by Steve Brown of Dallas NewsOriginal article found here: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/09/17/d-fw-housing-slowdown-worse-thought Sales of preowned single-family homes

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Road Work Ahead

                Traffic is a pain, no matter how you slice it. And if you’ve lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for any

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Urban8 Brings The Food Hall Trend To The Colony

Forthcoming food hall Urban8 will house seven restaurants and one bar.                Kristen Collie PhotographWritten by:

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DFW Fireworks Shows

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Major Shifts In Interior Space Preferences

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, APRIL 06, 2018The typical American household isn’t typical anymore. Nuclear families account for only 20 percent of buyers today, far outnumbered by singles living

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Home Sales Overcome Inventory Price Woes

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018 Inventory shortages and pressing affordability issues didn’t suppress home sales activity in March. Total sales of existing homes, including

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Property Tax Exemptions

In honor of Tax Day, we thought we would share information on common property tax exemptions available in Texas to help homeowners save some money!        

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Tips For Moving With Kids And Pets

                While the adults may be doing the majority of the work, moving is something that impacts the entire family.

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The Total Cost Of Renting

       We’ve heard it before, rent prices are rising. But just how much does renting really cost in the long run? An eye-opening study from RentCafe used U.S. Census

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12 HOUSE FAILS THAT COULD RUIN A SALE

When you're looking for a home, you probably have a few lists in your head: the must-haves, the nice-to-haves, and the deal-breakers. Hilariously, the places on this list fall into the third

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16 DIYs That Failed So Badly They Are Actually Impressive

In the world of DIY home repair and remodeling, people do the best that they can. They pour what money they have available to add value and character into their beloved estates.  But then there

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If You Want To Sell Your House Faster And At A Higher Price Then Give Staging

Many potential sellers think staging is a waste of money, but it turns out, staging has a significant impact on how quickly, effectively and profitably you may be able to sell your house.Why?

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Strategies For Buying A Home

Buying a home is, for many people, an essential part of the American dream, but for people with a checkered financial history – and a less-than-perfect credit score – it can feel like a dream

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Dallas Tops A List Of Prospective Sites For New Amazon Headquarters

The Dallas-Fort Worth area tops a list of prospective sites for Amazon’s new headquarters and the 50,000 jobs that would come with the e-commerce giant’s mega expansion, according to a Wall

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An Open Letter From An Agent To Anyone Considering Selling Their Home

So you’re thinking about selling your home? I realize you didn’t arrive at this decision lightly and that you might be nervous or scared. There are so many things that are probably going

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Reasons Why We Are NOT Headed For Another Housing Crash In 2018

With home prices rising in many areas of the country, many people are worried that we are headed for a housing crash like the one we suffered ten years ago in 2008. But here’s the thing:

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When And Why You Should Refer A Real Estate Agent

You probably know a real estate agent or two. Are you constantly thinking about them? Are you constantly on the lookout for people you can refer to them, who are buying, selling or renting

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Do This ONE Thing To Get The Best Return On Your Home Improvement Project

Before we get to the “one thing”, answer this question: Do you know which home improvement will bring you the best return on investment? Don’t look at me. I can’t tell you off

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Mistakes To Avoid The First Time You Buy Or Sell A Home

If it’s your first time buying or selling real estate, you don’t know what you don’t know. There are tons of potential pitfalls and challenges along the way that it’s hard to anticipate

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