How I Knew My House Was “The One”

Saturday, March 02, 2019
My husband, Travis, and I had just gotten married, and he had moved all of his belongings into my half of a duplex. Cramped living quarters was an understatement. The duplex that I was renting didn’t have a dishwasher, had carpet throughout, a complete powder pink bathroom, and a floorplan that did not make the... More

5 Tips from Your Local Escrow Agent

Friday, February 22, 2019
1. Always read your contract never sign it without reading it and understanding the contract2. Review title commitment schedule B are exceptions to the title policy and schedule C are items that have to be cleared before closing3. Be patient it is a process to have title work completed and usually takes at least 10... More

How to Make the Best Use of Your Time During Option Period

Friday, February 15, 2019
We have been house hunting for several weeks, and then one day, “the house” comes on the market. This is the home is the perfect commute to work, is in a sought out location, has a floor plan that is best for your family… it checks off all of your non-negotiable boxes on your list.... More

Better Business Bureau Award of Excellence Nomination

Friday, February 08, 2019
The purpose of the Awards Program is to showcase the importance of ethical business practices and businesses who consumers believe have gone above and beyond to ensure our marketplace remains fair and honorable to everyone. This is an amazing opportunity to celebrate those companies in our region who operate with true integrity.I am so blessed... More

Tips to Choosing a School for Your Child

Friday, February 01, 2019
I recently attended the “Sell Your City Economic Outlook Event” on January 29th, 2019. At the event, I learned more about the following East Texas cities: Athens, Bullard, Jacksonville, Lindale, Mineola, Tyler, and Whitehouse. It was a wonderful opportunity to hear from the city managers themselves about what each city has to offer. Towards the... More

I just moved into my home, what should I do?

Friday, January 25, 2019
1. CELEBRATE! Congratulations on closing on your home. I am so proud of you for becoming a home owner, and thank you for choosing to invest in East Texas! Now go and grab a celebratory dinner at one of our local restaurants!2. Clean clean clean. We may have negotiated for your home to be professionally... More

10 Facts About Kelly Raulston You May Have Not Know Before Today!

Friday, January 18, 2019
1. Kelly was the Chick-fil-A Cow at the Chick-fil-A in Allen, Texas for 5 years.If you drove on McDermott Road in Allen, Texas between 2004-2009 and saw a Chick-Fil-A Cow shaking their tail feather... that was Kelly.2. Up until she married her husband, Kelly was a frequent “sock mismatcher”.If the socks were both short, it... More

When Do I Need To Have a House Warming Party?

Friday, January 11, 2019
You have just moved in, and your friends and family have all been asking when they can come to see your home. It’s trendy to have a party, but you are exhausted. But, when do you need to have a House Warming Party? It’s your house, your time, your choice. You do not have to... More

Want to See 12 Homes in One Day?

Friday, January 04, 2019
You have decided to become a homeowner, and you are excited to start seeing homes. We have just met the first time, and I recommend a few local lenders to talk to about financing options. I have found some homes based on what you told me about: location, room count, and a few non-neogtiables. The... More

My First Texas Christmas

Friday, December 28, 2018
It was 1997, and in August that year, my family moved from Monroeville, Pennsylvania (approximate population in 1997 was 28,600) to Plano, Texas (approximate population in 1997 was 207,781). From August until December, this is what I had noticed: Texas was very flat, and fields went on and on. (This was Plano, Texas in 1997…... More
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