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Friday, September 30, 2022   /   by Jake Uriegas

DON’T LET MYTHS STEER YOUR HOME SALE

Selling a property can be just as stressful as buying one. Your home is where your treasured memories—and probably your largest financial investment—reside.
You want every part of the sale to go smoothly. So don’t let incorrect or outdated ideas influence your transaction! 
Avoid these 5 myths when you put your house on the market
MYTH 1 - REMODELING PROJECTS ALWAYS YIELD DIVIDENDS WHEN YOU SELL
Your renovation could pay off when it’s time to sell, but many don’t. Some updates may make your property more attractive to buyers, and others do raise appraisal values and sale prices, but don’t count on getting back dollar-for-dollar what you spent.
MYTH 2 - YOUR HOUSE IS WORTH WHAT YOUR FRIEND’S OR NEIGHBOR’S HOUSE SOLD FOR
Many factors determine your home’s value, including property condition and nearby comparable sales. Appraisals aren’t the same as sale prices, either. Just because your neighbor sold her home for $50,n ...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022   /   by Jake Uriegas

FAIR HOUSING IS YOUR RIGHT

I WANT YOU TO KNOW:
Fair Housing Is Your Right
Whether you are buying, selling, or renting property, know that there are laws and ordinances in place to protect you from discrimination
The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing providers, lenders, and real estate professionals from discriminating against you based on your race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, familial status, or disability.
DISCRIMINATION TAKES MANY FORMS
It might not be an offensive comment said to your face. You may not even know it is happening. For example, sellers and landlords cannot set different terms, conditions, or privileges for sales or rentals based on the protected classes. They also cannot impose different sale prices or rental charges. Agents cannot steer you toward or away from a neighborhood based on the protected classes as well. 
You can find a list of many more prohibited actions online by searching HUD examples of fair housing discrin ...

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Friday, September 23, 2022   /   by Jake Uriegas

4 FUN ACTIVITIES TO DO THIS FALL

Can you feel it in the air? Fall is here and you know what that means? We've got Autumn
colors, cozy sweater weather, and pumpkin-spiced everything to look forward to!


As your local real estate expert, I'm here to share some great Fall activities you can enjoy with
your family in and around Dallas.


If you are looking for something to do during the harvest season, I've picked four Fall activities that are guaranteed to keep the family busy, active, and smiling from ear to ear. So, mark your calendar because there's a little something for everyone.


1 - The Plano Balloon Festival & Run from September 22 - 25th
I might be a little biased on this one. My brother, Steve Uriegas, did all the marketing for this event. He is a local artist from Plano and will be at the Balloon Festival. While enjoying the balloons and festivities, take a few minutes to check out my brother's artwork.


2 - The Dallas State Fair that runs from September 30 – October 23 in Fair Parkt ...

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Friday, September 16, 2022   /   by Jake Uriegas

FIVE LESSER KNOWN TIPS FOR BUYERS

So you want to buy a home? Here are five lesser-known tips every buyer should know before starting their
journey. 
Buying a home is one of the most significant investments you will ever make, and using the right strategy can make or break the desired outcome. So be sure to include these five strategies when purchasing your next home…
1 The Poker Face
When inspecting a property or visiting an open house, it’s super easy to voice your excitement and show
visible enthusiasm for parts of the house. There's only one problem. You might think you're alone– but there's something you may have forgotten. With cell phones, smart speakers, and ring cameras being commonplace in most homes, there's a good chance a homeowner could be eavesdropping on your conversations. You lose your advantage when they know how you feel before arriving at the negotiation table. So keep a poker face and your comments to yourself while touring the home.
2 Inspect The Neighborhood, Not Juso ...

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Friday, September 9, 2022   /   by Jake Uriegas

FIVE LOW-COST WAYS TO GET YOUR HOME READY TO SELL

Staging is a great way to emphasize your home’s best features. 
But before you stage, there are a handful of low-cost ways you can make updates on your home to help maximize the salability


GO BEYOND DUSTING Many homebuyers pay special attention to cabinets, walls, closets, and floors when touring a home, so it’s essential to do a deep clean. And don’t forget about washing the windows—letting natural light into the house will make it feel warm and inviting. 


FRESHEN WITH PAINT Over time, the walls can start to look dull and dingy. A fresh coat of paint will brighten a room and make it look new. Adding a lighter color to the ceiling will make it appear higher. 


REPAIR OR REPLACE Noticeable flaws turn off buyers. Take the time to repair issues such as sticking doors, leaky faucets, or damaged baseboards. Other small ways to make a big transformation are updating the hardware on your cabinets and upgrading light switch covers. 

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