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Monday, March 8, 2021   /   by Breanna Thornton

5 Moving Pro Tips

Are you thinking about relocating soon? There is a lot to think about during this process, and moving day is one of the most stressful parts. Read these tips and tricks to find some ways to ease the pain of moving.

1) Get rid of extra things
It’s inevitable that if you live in a house for a couple years, stuff starts to pile up. Especially stuff that you don’t need. If you’re moving, now is the perfect time to start decluttering and getting rid of the things you don’t want! Otherwise you will end up with more stuff to pack and not enough space to put things when you get to your new place. You can start by going through your closet and donating old clothes or clothes that you don’t wear anymore. Plan meals out to get through as much of your food in the refrigerator as possible so you don’t risk it going bad in the move. You will be amazed at how much space there is!

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2) Work smarter, not harder
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Thursday, March 4, 2021   /   by Breanna Thornton

Let's Talk Down Payments

Down payments can be a scary concept to tackle. They look like a lot of money upfront, and putting this money down on a house is a big commitment. In this article, we are going to talk about different aspects of the down payment to help you be more familiar with what the right amount might be for you.

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Is there an ideal down payment?
Most believe that a 20% down payment is the right amount across the board. This is because 20% of a house is a large sum, and it shows lenders that you are more likely to make your payments on your home. However, 20% might not be the right choice for everyone. Just because 20% is the average doesn’t mean it isn’t smart to pay more or less than this. Every home, family and situation is unique, so talking with a lender will be the best way to find what your ideal percentage is.

What are the benefits of paying more?
If you have the money saved up and set aside to pay more than 20%, it’s never a bad idea; ...

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Monday, March 1, 2021   /   by Breanna Thornton

Monika's Favorite Restaurant

Are you ready for a new delicious restaurant to try? Today we are highlighting Monika’s favorite restaurant in the area. If you like Italian food, be sure to keep reading! You won’t want to miss out on this place.

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‘Eddie Napoli’s’ was started by Eddie over 20 years ago. His goal was to focus on tradition and quality in his food, and he sure has not disappointed! All of the staff at this restaurant are highly trained and dedicated to putting a smile on your face. They use fresh ingredients for fresh food. Their dining room is inviting to everyone.

Take a look at some of their famous dishes! So yummy!

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Locations in the DFW area include Prosper and Frisco, as well as a catering food truck!

Prosper
Address: 1450 N Preston Rd Suite #10 Prosper, TX 75078
Hours of operation: Tuesday-Thursday 11am to 9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am to 10pm ...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021   /   by Breanna Thornton

5 Day Trip Ideas (Close to DFW)

After the crazy snow storm last week, are you in need of a quick and fun getaway within the next couple of weekends? Luckily for you, there are so many fun things to do within a couple of hours from DFW! 

1) Waco

If you are a fan of the TV show “Fixer Upper,” you are probably already familiar with Magnolia! This is a market center located by the silos, and is known for shopping, games and food trucks! Click here to visit their website and get more info on what goes on here!
 
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In addition to Magnolia, Waco is loved for its BSR cable park. This is a water park complete with slides, a lazy river, wakeboarding cables, and much more. They are open again in March! If you’re interested in looking at tickets, click here to visit the website!
 
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Lastly, if you love Dr. Pepper, you can’t miss the Dr. Pepper museum located just minutes away from Magnolia! You can take tours, buy merchandise, and have; ...

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Saturday, February 20, 2021   /   by Breanna Thornton

A Quick Market Report For You

Are you wanting a short read on what the market looks like right now? This article is dedicated to giving you a brief recap on real estate, and hopefully will help you figure out the best option when it comes to buying or selling.

Has the Market Grown or Declined over the Past Year?
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With all of the crazy events going on in 2020 like the coronavirus and the election, most believed the housing market would take a serious hit like the rest of the economy. While there was a slight dip in the market during the beginning weeks of the pandemic, the rebound was astronomical. During the early summer, sales went through the roof, shocking many people in the industry.

The market went through the largest growth that it has in the last 15 years! According to research from Zillow, the home stock rose $2.5 trillion, bringing the total worth to $36.2 trillion. This keeps hope in the housing market strong, even if other sectors of the economy are tilting back and forth.

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