Ana Jennings's Blog Posts

Just Listed Properties

Just Listed PropertiesI created this page so that you can locate properties just listed , quickly and easily without weeding out properties you keep seeing still on the market.  Just click

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Money Makers Just Listed

5/16/20172416 Teakwood Lane$185,000 Single Family 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,981 Sqr Ft, PlanoDirect Link:Comps:  $230K-$295KLeases:  $1795-$2000Schools:  Davis  6   Haggard  

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Over 300 Open Houses This Weekend

There are over 300 open houses this weekend in Tarrant County. 88 homes are newly built. Thinking new? View them yet know you should be represented by a Realtor to protect your interest. 

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You Are Not Bothering Me If You Ask Me About

“I didn’t want to bother you. I know how busy you are…”I hear that from past clients, friends, and even family, all the time.But, at that point, it’s too late. And I’m not 

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Create A Champagne Home On A Beer Budget

Homes that are decorated according to classic tastes and today's trends are more likely to be purchased. But redesigning your home to meet your dream standards can be expensive.Here are five tips

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7 Budgeting Tips To Help You Buy Your First Home In 2017

So you’ve decided to purchase your first home in 2017. Congratulations! Purchasing a home is a huge decision, and it can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of your life.But

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What Or Who Are Fannie And Freddie Anyway

If you are a home buyer or seller, or pay any attention whatsoever to the housing market, you have probably heard about “Fannie” and “Freddie.” Fannie stands for Fannie Mae but is really the

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Annual Mortgage Insurance Premium Rate Reduced

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced that it is reducing its annual Mortgage Insurance Premium (annual MIP) rates for most Title II forward mortgages with Closing/Disbursement dates on

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9 Home Safety Tips For The Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time full of food, family get-togethers and traditions, but the holidays can also pose many safety concerns, so it's best to be cautious. From lighting candles to

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Pricing Your Home Correctly

If you are thinking about putting your home on the market, one of the most important decisions will be what is should list for.   If you have picked the right real estate professional, they

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DELAYS THAT COULD SET YOU BACK

When purchasing a home, your offer becomes a contract which has multiple deadlines in it.   If deadlines can’t be met, you can lose earnest money and ever worse, the home.   In this

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Be Prepared For Storms With This Emergency Kit

Are you prepared if a storm were to strike your area? Experts say you need enough food, water and supplies to last for at least 72 hours. Do you know what you need in your emergency kit to last

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Back To School Back To Basics

4 tips to keep home systems running.

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9 Common Real Estate Myths That Plague Buyers And Sellers

Buying or selling a house is not something most of us do every day. You may do it once a decade, or even once in a lifetime. Despite the fact that most of us enter the world of real estate

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7 Ways To Keep Your Patio Furniture In Tiptop Shape

It's the time of year when the days are longer and outdoor furniture comes out of storage. Whether you lounge in handcrafted teak Adirondack chairs or pull up your favorite metal frame seat to your

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4 Widely Popular Bathroom Updates And What They Cost

The bathroom (along with the kitchen) is the most popular room in the house to remodel to incorporate luxury items and personal touches. A magazine-worthy bathroom can increase your home's value,

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WOW 100 Percent Financing Is Back With A 580 FICO Score

That's right, you can now buy a home with no money out of pocket.Basic FHA Loan Requirements:Two Years of steady employment, preferably with same employer.Last two years Income should be the same or

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What Your Homeowners Insurance Likely Wont Cover

Whether your home floods, is robbed, or has normal wear and tear, you expect your homeowner's insurance to help cover the costs of repair, but your insurance does have limitations regarding what it

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What To Expect When You Are Expecting To Buy A Home

Every home purchase is different and details will vary.  Your Realtor will be there each step.  If you are a first-time buyer who plans on purchasing a single-family residence in Texas,

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Tax Information For New Homeowners

If you are a new property owner, you are required to pay property taxes on real estate. It is taxed each year by a variety of jurisdictions including the county, city and school district. As a

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Investing In Real Estate For Retirement Income

Is real estate a good way to generate strong returns for retirement? Absolutely. Having a reasonably steady, and a mostly predictable, income stream is the Holy Grail for retirees. This is why

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4 Reasons To Sell Your Home Now

The real estate market has been booming in recent years, but the market never heads in a straight line. If you're looking to sell your home or your vacation property, now may be an ideal time to

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3 Tips For Buying A New Custom Build Home

When it comes to a home purchase, price and location are the main factors in deciding the kind of home you choose. The scorecard is pretty even after comparing pros and cons on whether to buy pre

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Neighborhood Spotlight On 3 Dallas Condo Communities

This spotlight takes a look at three communities that have many options when it comes to condominium living in Dallas. Texas.   University Park/Highland Park is one of the most desirable

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How Big Can A Rent Increase Be Before Its Illegal

It was recently reported that a San Francisco woman's rent was increased 4 times the current rate.  I know some are thinking, "only in California." Except it's not. In this woman's

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Local Residents Recommended Businesses

If you live in the Murphy, Plano, Sachse, Rowlett, Wylie or North Garland area, this is for you.  I have compiled a list of businesses recommended by the people that live

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5 Ways To Investigate A Neighborhood Before You Buy

Once you have decided to move, it pays to check out a neighborhood to make sure that is best for your family.  Here a few ways to fully check out the: &

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Family Friendly Neighborhood Spotlight

Pebble Brook at Willow Bend, Woodbridge and Stone Creek Estates are all great family-friendly neighborhoods North of Dallas.  I have compiled information here about the cities, areas,

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9 Easy Mistakes Homeowners Make On Their Taxes

Don’t rouse the IRS or pay more taxes than necessary — know the score on each home tax deduction and credit. Watch out for the common tax-filing errors, and you'll get a maximum return

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Consumer Reports Top 5 Ways To Boost The Value Of Your Home

ConsumerReports.org put together some really good tips for anyone trying to decide what to focus on when getting your house ready to sell:This is a great time to be selling a house—or

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3 Important Functions Of A Buyers Real Estate Agent

YOU'VE DECIDED TO BUY A HOUSE. YOU ARE LOOKING AT PROPERTIES ON SITES LIKE ZILLOW AND TRULIA. YOU BEGIN TO SEARCH FOR A REAL ESTATE AGENT TO HELP YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS.  HERE ARE

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How To Purchase Your First Home In 2015

By NAPS, North American Precis Syndicate(NAPSI)—The American dream of homeownership may not be as hard to attain as many people seem to fear. A few intriguing facts and hints can help.The

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10 Most Expensive Homes Sold In Dallas Fort Worth 2014

The 2014 North Texas real estate market continued to see an upswing in prices and number of properties sold. Prices began to rise and more consumers were finally making the decision to buy or.

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Tips For Keeping Your Financing Approval Good Through The Entire Home Buying Process

Once you get that pre-qualification letter,  you are off to the races getting your new home.  Keep these things in mind so you don't get held up with underwriting right at the finish

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Woodbridge Golf Community Showcase Homes In Wylie

Check out these inventory homes ready to move into in Woodbridge:Bridlewood | $365,443 | 4/3.5/2 | 2 Story | 3,853 SF | 337 Heritage | Spacious rooms and soaring ceilings create a sense of

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Here Is A Convenient Way To Get Preapproved

 Download this free app: http://pmahoney.mortgagemapp.com  Features: Get estimated payments on your phone in seconds Direct link for clients to apply 24/7 Direct link for

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More Great News In Real Estate For 2015 FHA Loan Limits Raised

o   The following TX Counties are increasing to $310,500: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise;

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10 Maintenance Tips For Firsttime Homeowners

If you’re first-time homeowner, you’ll probably experience some trial and error before you know how to properly care for your new place. But you can avoid some costly mistakes by doing routine

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