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Over Half Of Buyers Are Surprised By Closing Costs
Over Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs According to a recent survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the c...

Student Debt Can Lead To Higher Credit Scores
Student Loans = Higher Credit ScoresAccording to a recent analysis by CoreLogic, Millennial renters (aged 20-34) who have student loan debt also have higher credit s...

Why Waiting Until After The Holidays To Sell Isnt The Best Decision
Why Waiting Until After the Holidays to Sell Isn’t a Smart DecisionEvery year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the mark...

Why Every New Home Buyer Needs An Agent
http://www.inman.com/2016/09/06/why-every-new-build-buyer-needs-a-savvy-agent/?bt_email=don%40donlawyer.com&bt_ts=1473603545&utm_source=weeklyheadlines&utm_medium=email&utm_campaig...

How Supply And Demand Impacts The Real Estate Market
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Is Now The Best Time To Put Your House On The Market
Is Now the Right Time to Put Your House on the Market …or Not? Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Pending Home Sales In...

A Buyer In The Hand Is Worth 2 In The Bush
A ‘Buyer’ in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush Wednesday May 11th, 2016  For Sellers SHARE THIS POST:   In today’s high...

Real Estate 2016 Will Be The Best Year In A Decade
A few weeks ago, Jonathan Smoke, the Chief Economist at realtor.com, exclaimed: “All indicators point to this spring being the busiest since 2006.”Now, Freddie M...

Real Estate Market Bounces Back
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Why FICO Is A Big Fake
http://www.inman.com/2016/01/18/fico-just-big-fake/...

The Top Reason To Put Your House On The Market Now
If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For SaleThe National Association ...

You Need To Sell Your House Twice
A recent post on “The Home Story”, a site published by Fannie Mae, explained the difference between the price a seller may get for their home and the value ...

Picking An Agent Through Facebook
According to a joint study released by Google and the National Association of Realtors, 2 of 3 people searching for a prospective real estate professional research t...

3 Graphs That Scream For You To List Your House Now
In school we all learned the Theory of Supply and Demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise.SUPPLYThe Nation...

15135 Homes Sold Yesterday
There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consid...

Where Will Home Values Be In 5 Years
Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey.Every quarter, Pulsenom...

Buyer Demand Continues To Out Pace Supply
The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, and the market demand. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales...

Interest Rates Just Jumped Over 4 Percent
Last week, mortgage interest rates jumped over the 4% mark for the first time this year according to Freddie Mac’s Mortgage Market Survey.In an article in Hou...

If You Are Thinking Of Selling Now Is The Time
If You are Thinking of Selling, Now’s the TimeIf you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below histo...

We Need To Sell Your House Twice
Every house on the market has to be sold twice; once to a prospective buyer and then to the bank (through the bank’s appraisal). In a housing market where supply is very low and ...

How Quickly Are Homes Selling In Your State
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Why Waiting To Buy Might Not Make Sense
Whether you are a first time or a move-up buyer, there are two factors that will impact the amount of house you can afford in your price range: home prices & mortgage rates.Let’s...

Hurry Up Call Your Agent And List Your House
That headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2015 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT I...

No Matter What The Groundhog Says You Should Sell Before Spring
Is spring closer than we think? Depending on which Groundhog you witnessed today, you may have less time than you think to get your home on the market before the busy spring season...

Why Have Interest Rates Dropped
The headlines agree mortgage interest rates have dropped substantially below initial projections. Many who are considering purchasing a home, or moving up to their dream home, migh...

Dont Wait Move Up To The House You Always Wanted
http://goo.gl/qnBejf...

Infographic Shows More Good News For Our Real Estate Market
 Infographic Shows More Good News For Our Real Estate Markethttp://goo.gl/kLnaac...

The 1 Reason To Sell Now
http://goo.gl/LYlNKw...

Home Values Compared To The Peak Of 20062007
http://goo.gl/9fOcnE...

Change In Home Sales Infographic
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Breaking News Fannie And Freddie Formally Announce 3 Down Programs
http://goo.gl/kjBEuv...

4 More Reasons To Sell Now Vs The Spring
http://goo.gl/K79osy...

Proof That NOW Is A Good Time To Sell
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If You Are Planning On Selling In The Next 3 Months
Here is a graph that shows the amount of competition you would likely have if you put your home up for sale.  The amount of homes that a buyer looking in December or...

Why You Should Sell Your House Now
http://goo.gl/IqV4d4...

FHA Just Got Better
http://speakingofrealestate.blogs.realtor.org/2014/09/11/about-that-fha-prepayment-penalty/?om_rid=A......

5 Reason To Sell Before Winter Hits
http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2014/09/03/5-reasons-to-sell-before-winter-hits/...

Check Out This New Listing In Arlington On Over 2 Acres With 8 Car Parking
http://tarrantcountylistings.com/details.php?mls=37&mlsid=13008980Stunning property in SW Arlington! Gated 2.3 acre lot has a 4 car attached & 2 car detached garage along w...

11 Ideas For Designing On A Budget
http://www.hgtv.com/decorating/11-ideas-for-designing-on-a-budget/index.html...

New Listings Coming On The Market This Weekend
4 bedroom in Martin High district                  $139,9004 bedroom in Euless             &nbs...

New Listing On Over 2 Acres In Johnson County
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Check Out This Website For Great Ideas Of Things To Do In Arlington Tx This Weekend
http://arlingtontexastoday.com/things-to-do-this-weekend-in-arlington-tx-july-18-20-2014/...

Interesting Real Estate Stats
http://www.inman.com/next/good-news-for-housing-the-most-incredible-real-estate-stats-of-2014/...

Check Out The Cost Of Waiting To Buy A Home In This Market
http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2014/07/01/buying-a-home-the-cost-of-waiting/?utm_campaign=Blog......

What People Believe To Be The Best Long Term Investment
http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2014/06/27/what-is-the-best-long-term-investment-real-estate/...

Kennedale Oasis On Over 3 Acres And 4900 Sq Ft
Kennedale oasis on 3.37 acres! 4900 sq ft with fantastic views of downtown Fort Worth. Massive island kitchen with granite & stainless steel appliances. 22x19 master suite with...

Most Recent Review Of The Don Lawyer Team
I am an out of state landlord and therefore really needed someone to step up to the plate and handle things because of my long distance situation - Don really went above and beyond...

What Salary Is Required To Buy The Average Home
http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2014/04/25/homeownership-cost-in-the-top-25-us-cities-infograph......

New Listing In Haslet On 1 Acre Lot
http://tarrantcountylistings.com/details.php?mls=37&mlsid=12131218...

Find Your Homes Updated Value Instantly
http://donlawyer.tarrantcountylistings.com/sell.php...

Just Listed In Gated North Arlington Community
http://tarrantcountylistings.com/details.php?mls=37&mlsid=12116187&askmobile=true&referer=...

Buying A Home Is 38 Percent Less Expensive Than Renting
http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2014/03/12/buying-a-home-less-expensive-than-renting-by-38/?inf......

Staging Your Home To Get Top Dollar And A Faster Sale
http://styledstagedsold.blogs.realtor.org/2014/03/17/staging-to-sell-transforming-small-and-large-properties-to-sell-in-todays-market/...

Raving Review From Another Happy Client
I originally listed my home with Zillow as owner sell. After numerous months of unqualified buyer inquiries or low ball offers I decided to find a professional. I used Zillow to fi...

For Those Of You Who Like To Geek Out On Numbers
Check out the $100,000 to $200,000 price range in the buyer/seller ratio section-shows how incredibly strong the demand is for homes under $200,000.http://statsforagents.com/d...

Short Video With The Great News About The Real Estate Market In Tarrant County
http://www.marketvideos.com/profile/don%40donlawyer.com...

Foreclosures Drop To Lowest Level In 6 Years
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2014/02/13/home-repossessions-drop-january-housing-market/...

Do You Own The Air Above Your House
http://www.zillow.com/blog/2014-01-31/do-you-own-the-air-above-your-home/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_......

MLS Search Of The Day All The Foreclosures And Short Sales In Tarrant County
http://tarrantcountylistings.com/index.php?advanced=1&display=Tarrant%2C+&areas%5B%5D=county%3ATARRA......

Stunning Contemporary Home With Over 5000 Sq Ft
http://tarrantcountylistings.com/details.php?mls=37&mlsid=12081181&askmobile=true&referer=...

Great News If You Are Thinking Of Selling Soon
There are 33% less homes on the market vs. just 2 years ago!...

5 Reasons You Are Sabotaging Your Credit Score
http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2014/01/17/lower-credit-score-reasons-for/...

Good News If You Are Considering A Short Sale
As Jan.1 rolled around, Congress failed to extend a 6-year-old federal law that allowed homeowners to avoid liability for federal income tax on debt forgiven in a short sale or thr...

Check Out This List Of Every Foreclosure In Tarrant County
http://www.tarrantcountylistings.com/index.php?advanced=1&display=Tarrant%2C+&areas%5B%5D=county%3AT......

Prediction For Next Year How 2014 Will Be Different
http://trends.truliablog.com/2013/12/housing-predictions-2014/...

When Will Mortgage Rates Hit 5 Percent
http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2013/11/26/when-will-mortgage-rates-hit-5/...

Mortgage Rates Head Down Again
http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2013/11/21/home-mortgage-rates-freddie-mac/...

Motivated Seller On House Near Lake Arlington With Pool
http://tarrantcountylistings.com/details.php?mls=37&mlsid=12020206...

New Listing In SW Arlington
http://tarrantcountylistings.com/details.php?mls=37&mlsid=12049944...

11 Reasons To List Your Home During The Holidays
11. By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the Spring, when many more houses are on the market for less money! This will allow you to sell ...

Check Out Our Track Record If You Are Thinking Of Selling
http://150203662.homesconnect.com/enPropertySearch/FeaturedSearch.aspx?FSID=11034375...

Dont Look For Changes To Housing Tax Breaks Soon
http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-harney-20131027,0,7390702.story#axzz2jDolYARu...

Brilliant Map Shows When Most Of The Homes In Your Area Were Built
http://www.businessinsider.com/when-houses-in-your-neighborhood-were-built-2013-10...

Fannie Mae Lowers Forecast For Mortgage Rates
http://www.inman.com/wire/fannie-mae-lowers-forecast-for-mortgage-rates/...

Housing Recovery Took A Minor Hit During The Government Shutdown
http://www.housingwire.com/articles/27501-housing-recovery-took-a-minor-hit-during-shutdown...

How The Government Shutdown Is Affecting Real Estate
http://speakingofrealestate.blogs.realtor.org/2013/10/09/showdown-with-the-shutdown-tales-of-how-the-government-closures-are-affecting-real-estate/...

Mortgage Rates Fall Again
http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/03/real_estate/mortgage-rates-fall/...

See What Bank Rejects The Most Loans
This list is exactly what I am seeing in the real world...http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-bank-that-rejects-the-most-mortgages-2013-09-25...

Faulty FEMA Maps Force Homeowners To Buy Unnecessary Insurance
http://www.today.com/news/faulty-fema-maps-force-homeowners-buy-unnecessary-insurance-6C10974730#...

Is A Timeshare A Good Investment
http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2013/08/30/is-a-timeshare-a-good-investment/...

Home Prices Are Almost Back To The Levels Prior To The Crash
http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2013/08/27/home-prices-edge-closer-pre-crash-levels...

Is There A Stigma With Short Sales
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505145_162-57598210/is-there-a-stigma-with-home-short-sales/...

FHA Trims Shortens Wait Time To Get Your Next Loan After Bankruptcy Or Foreclosure
http://www.inman.com/wire/fha-trims-mortgage-wait-times-after-bankruptcy-foreclosure/...

A Few Comments About The Rising Interest Rates
http://www.kcmblog.com/2013/08/14/a-few-comments-on-the-impact-of-rising-interest-rates/...

See How To Save Money On Your Electric Bill And Earn Free Electricity
http://donlawyer.myambit.com/rates-and-plans...

See Your House Payment At Different Interest Rates
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Just Listed With Over 5000 Sq Ft And On Golf Course Lot With Waterview
http://www.tarrantcountylistings.com/property/37-11994696-216-Silverleaf-Drive-Fort-Worth-TX-76112...

Interest Rates Are On The Rise
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Check Out What Has Happened To The Inventory Of Homes In The Last 18 Months
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Banks Repossessing More Homes As Home Prices Rise
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/06/13/foreclosure-home-price-inventory/2415831/...

Great Post About Craigs List Scams
This is happening to many of my sellers right now...http://agbeat.com/tech-news/get-alerted-when-your-address-shows-up-on-craigslist/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&...

Housing Bubble Might Be Coming Back
http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/the-exchange/housing-market-gets-bubbly-again-192116054.html...

How To Buy And Sell At The Same Time
http://www.mint.com/blog/housing/how-to-buy-and-sell-a-home-at-the-same-time-0513/...

Bidding wars going on
Good article on possibly raising your offer to get the house you want.... http://www.kcmblog.com/2013/03/28/should-your-buyers-increase-their-offer/...

Why homes are selling so fast
Check out this snapshot of the current low inventory...

Average Annual Appreciation of Real Estate
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5 federal programs homeowners should check out
http://rismedia.com/2013-03-31/five-federal-programs-homeowners-should-review-in-2013/...

Coming Soon Keller Home with pool and apartment
Knockout home on 1.5 acre lot in Keller. 5 car garage & workshop. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops & stainless steel appliances. Gorgeous wood flooring just install...

Bankruptcy and liability for a 2nd mortgage question
http://www.bankrate.com/finance/mortgages/after-bankruptcy-owe-2nd-mortgage.aspx...

New credit score system could help millions
Saw this article on CNN Money and wanted to pass it on.... http://money.cnn.com/2013/03/11/pf/credit-score/index.html?source=linkedin...

Investment Property Buying Tips
How to Buy an Investment Property If you have decided that buying a rental property will help you improve your financial future, then you have already considered the pros and cons ...

How to haggle when you buy a home
How to Haggle When Buying a New HomeIn today’s busy world, most people are not willing to haggle over prices.  Automobile manufacturers are rising to the challenge by of...

What 300K buys you in Mansfield
Click the link below to quickly see what is currently on the market in Mansfield... http://www.tarrantcountylistings.com/index.php?types%5B%5D=1&adr=&areas%5B%5D=city%3AMa...

New listing coming next week in SW Arlington
New listing in SW Arlington in Miller Elementary-priced at $125,000. New carpet, 2 dining areas, and quick possession available. 4104 Orchard Hill Dr....

4th Quarter Sales Report
http://www.kcmblog.com/2013/02/22/data-from-nars-4th-quarter-home-sales-report/...

Tight inventory forcing sellers to make double moves
http://www.inman.com/buyers-sellers/columnists/dianhymer/tight-inventory-forcing-sellers-make-double-moves...


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