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How to Negotiate During Your Next Home Purchase

Buying a house is the biggest financial decision you will ever make, and you want to make sure you get the best price. Here are some smart tips and tricks to help you feel more comfortable and confident at the bargaining table. Get your finances in order. Your offer isn’t likely to resonate with a seller […]


Easy Summer DIY Weekend Home Projects

The days are longer in the summer, offering more sunlight and more time to spend sprucing up your home! It’s the perfect time of year for quick fixes and DIY weekend home projects. Gather the family for a fun weekend of restoring something old, repairing something broken or creating something new for your home. All […]


What To Watch in Dallas-Fort Worth Real Estate in 2018

Timing the cycle is anyone’s guess. But a robust pipeline and emerging trends tell us what the real estate industry will be watching closely in 2018. BY JULIA BUNCH PUBLISHED IN D CEO REAL ESTATE ANNUAL 2018 SMS Amazon’s HQ2 The real estate world lost its collective mind in September, when Amazon released a request for proposals for […]


Just how flipping awesome is North Texas?

Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the top cities in the country for home flips in first quarter of 2018. D-FW ranked ninth among the metro areas with the most home purchases and quick resales in the three-month period, according to a new report by Attom Data Solutions. More than 1,200 home flips were counted in the […]


Q & A About Title Insurance

Q: What is title insurance? A: An insurance policy–protecting against loss should the condition of title to land be other than as insured. Q: Why do I need title insurance? A: When you buy a home, or any property for that matter, you expect to enjoy certain benefits from ownership. For example, you expect to […]


Getting and Staying Organized Through the Summer

Between vacations, barbecues and pool parties, we can lose track of routines, projects and “stuff.” Sometime about now in mid-summer we begin asking ourselves, “Why do things seem to be out of control? I planned on organizing my photos, painting that cute dresser I picked up at the yard sale last fall, and waking up without an alarm clock on Fridays. None […]


The Huge Risk Home Buyers Take When They Waive Inspections

When you’re trying to make your offer as attractive as possible, skipping the inspection may seem like a good idea. Here’s why it’s not. If you’re buying a home in a competitive market and your offers keep getting beat out, you may be tempted to resort to desperate measures. In addition to offering more than […]


Security and Alarm Systems for Your Home

Burglary is defined as unlawful or forcible entry or attempted entry of a residence, According to the U.S. Department of Justice, there are over 1 million home invasions per year. Your home is your haven. It’s where you find comfort after a long day at work. It’s where you join your family to create memories. It’s […]


The Anatomy Of A Real Estate Wire Fraud Email

Note: The following is for educational purposes only. We are not law enforcement or lawyers and this is not legal advice. You should always consult with law enforcement, your legal counsel, insurance providers, and respective underwriters to make sure you adhere to the policies they have set forth related to wire fraud emails. I was […]



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