Watch out for potential pitfalls when buying a home!

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Are you a home buyer looking for a home? There are many pitfalls that you need to avoid while searching. A good Realtor (like myself!) can help you avoid these red flag items during your home search. For instance, a heavy, overpowering scent in a home could mean that the seller is trying to hide something, such as a mold problem, pet damage, or even a sewer problem! To learn about more things to look out for, check out this article/video:

Warning Signs to Watch For When Buying a Home

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Frisco, Texas Residents: Going out of town for the holidays?

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Frisco, Texas residents! Do you have holiday travel plans? Take advantage of the Frisco Police Department’s House Watch Program. You can apply for FREE by clicking here:
 
 
Please share this with others in Frisco who may benefit from this FREE service, and a huge thanks to our Frisco Police Department for keeping our homes and families safe!
 
 

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Where is the Housing Market Headed?

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After the past recessions that have hindered the housing market, many people are wondering where the housing market may be headed in the next few years. While there are various opinions on the exact direction and the time frame that corresponds to the outcome, there are several factors that give us a pretty intelligent indication of where the real estate market for housing is headed.

According to Mark Boud, chief economist for Metrostudy, residential housing starts will continue a slow and steady climb between now and 2020 when the number of new single family housing units will reach 1.45 million units. This number will finally be equal to the housing industry's long-term yearly average. He also forecasts the following:

  • The national housing market will continue to remain under-supplied (as it is currently) through 2020.
  • The market is overloaded with higher-priced housing and an overt shortage of lower-priced "starter" homes.
  • Most markets should see a continuing opening for land purchases and developments in the next two years.
  • Overall, the price of housing is still overvalued somewhat, although not as much as the years prior to the last housing recession.

For a more detailed breakdown by Mr. Boud, please view his full forecast here:

Housing Forecast


Another fabulous design sold by Arrowlane Boutique!

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As promised, I am posting photos and a review of yet another fabulous top sold by Arrowlane Boutique; an online boutique based out of Oak Point, TX that gives back to their community and offers military discounts! They sent me several adorable blouses for me to wear and share my honest opinions with you.

This is the second top that I chose from their collection on their online store. This is the Lace Back Cold Shoulder Top and I ordered it in a size Small. I am 5'7" and fairly large-chested and this fit me perfectly. The material is very soft and comfortable; it is also very lightweight and breathable rayon/spandex mix which is a plus in our insane Texas heat. The color is a soft neutral which can be paired with virtually anything in your wardrobe. At just $21, this is a fashion STEAL! Shipping is only $3!

If you have not yet checked out Arrowlane Boutique, I encourage you to do so. Most of their items are made in America and it feels great to buy from a merchant who works hard to give back to their community. You won't be disappointed!