Archive | June, 2018

Amazing Country Home On 1 Acre!

27 Jun

74601_1032 Savannah Dr, Nevada TX 75173-Caydee Jennings ONSITE pic vid 3D_01-06-2018.0038Enfused

1032 Savannah Drive, Nevada

3 Bedroom / 2 Bath / 1 Acre Lot / Workshop

Check out HD video here!

Amazing country home on 1 acre with NO HOA!

You’ll fall in love with this great home featuring a split bedroom floor plan anchored by a large living room. Fabulous large kitchen with cabinets galore!

The covered front porch and the extended covered back patio looking out into the serene, tree lined back yard are perfect for quiet, peaceful morning and evening settings. Stay cool on hot summer days with the newly replaced HVAC (2017).

Plenty of room for cars & boats with an oversized attached garage as well as a huge 30×40 workshop with electric (2016). Shop features an auto opener to front sliding door, additional sliding door on back allows for pull thru capabilities.

Hurry! A home like this one won’t last long!

Please contact Tamra Powers at  (214) 680-6844 for more information or click HERE.

For more information and other homes for sale in this area, check out www.myrealtytown.com 

Don’t Let a Killer In

26 Jun

Carbon monoxide is a silent killer you don’t want in your home but because it is colorless and odorless; you may not even be aware the deadly condition exists. The Center for Disease Control says more than 400 people in the U.S. die annually from carbon monoxide poisoning and over 10,000 require medical treatment each year.16485740-250.jpg

Unmaintained furnaces, water heaters and appliances can produce the deadly gas. In addition, other sources could be leaking chimneys, unvented kerosene or gas space heaters or exhaust from cars or trucks operating in an attached garage.

The Environmental Protection Agency suggests the following to reduce exposure in the home:

  • Keep gas appliances properly adjusted
  • Install and use an exhaust fan vented to the outdoors over gas stoves
  • Open flues when fireplaces are in use
  • Do not idle car inside garage
  • Have a trained professional inspect, clean and tune-up central heating systems annually

Headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and feelings of weakness or fatigue are a few of the most common symptoms. Lower levels of exposure to carbon monoxide may be mistaken for the flu.

Carbon monoxide alarms should be on every level of a home and especially, in sleeping areas. The alarms can be purchased for as little as $25 and plugged into the wall like a night light.

Regardless of the government requirements, no one would want to put their family, guests or themselves at risk for something so deadly.

Fully Remodeled One Story Home!

22 Jun

75058_3615 Meadow Bluff Lane, Sachse TX-Caydee Jennings ONSITE pic vid 3D_11-06-2018.0039hdr

3615 Meadow Bluff, Sachse

3 Bedroom / 2 Bath / Fully Remodeled

Check out HD video here!

Spectacular 1 story Highland Home in beautiful Woodbridge West, fully remodeled throughout to show like a model. From the entry on, attention to every detail- wide plank, scraped wood floors, plantation shutters, custom built-ins, custom upholstered window seat in eat in kitchen, designer color palate, and high end fixtures. This open floor plan features a chef’s dream kitchen in the heart of the home- granite counters, stainless appliances, gorgeous subway tile, and a center island that’s 94×60. In addition to the 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, there is also an oversized study with high ceilings, French doors, and large windows for natural light, as well as a stunning formal dining room with pass through to kitchen. Walking distance to the community pool, walking trails, community fishing pond, as well as Don Whitt Elementary.

Please contact Alana Davis at  (214) 202-7120 for more information or click HERE.

For more information and other homes for sale in this area, check out www.myrealtytown.com 

Upgraded Home In Hunters Creek With Study!

22 Jun

75285_6798 Lee Meadow, Frisco TX 75035-Caydee Jennings ONSITE pic vid 3D_13-06-2018.0072

6798 Lee Meadow, Frisco

4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bath / Study / Upgraded

Check out HD video here!

This gorgeous Highland home in sought-after Hunters Creek boasts a popular floorplan & excellent upgrades! Features-upgrades include…a private study with hardwoods *20 inch tile*a split master retreat with fresh paint & spacious bath*granite kitchen with island, gas cooktop, Bosch DW & sunny breakfast area*spacious family room with built-ins & gas FP*covered patio overlooking backyard*spacious bedrooms up all with WIC *large gameroom with hardwoods & custom built-ins*plush updating carpeting (17&18) *iron spindles*neutral tones throughout*brushed nickel hardware*elegant formal dining with crown & right around the corner from Lee Meadow Park and walking distance to 3 of Frisco’s best schools! Priced to sell!!

Please contact Jeff Jacobs at 972-978-6539 for more information or click HERE.

For more information and other homes for sale in this area, check out www.myrealtytown.com 

Hunters Creek Home Has All The Upgrades You Want!

22 Jun

Hunters Ext 2.jpg
6386 Hunters Parkway, Frisco

5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bath / 3 Living Areas / Pool

Check out HD video here!

Stunning Landstar home in sought-after Hunters Creek has all the upgrades to include a sparkling pool with an unbeatable floorplan! Upgrades-features are…rich nail-down hardwoods*plantation shutters*extensive millwork & solid-core doors*gorgeous kitchen with stainless appliances, granite & large walk-in pantry*private study*huge gameroom with granite wet bar & media room with projection system*split master retreat with hdwoods & luxurious bath-granite counters*updated HVAC(16)*interior & exterior paint*Foley pool & spa with flagstone coping,stone accents and professional landscaping*large covered porch*4 spacious bedrooms up*19×8 air conditioned storage & more! Walking distance to 3 of Frisco’s best schools.

Please contact Jeff Jacobs at 972-978-6539 for more information or click HERE.

For more information and other homes for sale in this area, check out www.myrealtytown.com 

Waiting Will Cost More

19 Jun

An economist responded when asked how interest rates would change: “They may fall some and then, rise and after that, they’ll fluctuate.”43276292-250.jpg

Just because interest rates have been low for ten years doesn’t mean they are supposed to be low. The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates twice this year and are expected to go up twice more plus three times next year. Mortgage rates have risen from 3.95% to 4.62% since the first of January.

Increased rates directly affect the payments on homes but so does the price. With inventory levels remaining low, the prices will continue to go up. When interest rates and prices rise at the same time, it costs buyers a lot more.

If the mortgage rates go up by one percent and prices increase by five percent in the next year, the payment on a $250,000 home could go up by $200 a month. In a seven-year period, the buyer would pay $18,000 more for the home.

People planning to buy a home, need to investigate the possibilities of accelerating their timetable to take advantage of lower rates and prices. Use the Cost of Waiting to Buy calculator to see how much more it could cost you to wait. Call (972) 978-6539 if you have questions about what can be done now.

Cost of Waiting 061818.jpg

The Tax Difference in Second Homes

12 Jun

A principal residence and a second home have some similar benefits, but they have some key tax differences. A principal residence is the primary home where you live and a second home is used mainly for personal enjoyment while limiting possible rental activity to a maximum of 14 days per year.10213246-250.jpg

Under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Mortgage Interest Deduction allows a taxpayer to deduct the qualified interest on a principal residence and a second home. The interest is reduced from a maximum of $1,000,000 combined acquisition debt to a maximum of $750,000 combined acquisition debt for both the first and second homes.

Property taxes on first and second homes are deductible but limited to a combined maximum of $10,000 together with other state and local taxes paid.

The gain on a principal residence retained the exclusion of $250,000/$500,000 for single/married taxpayers meeting the requirements. Unchanged by the new tax law, the gains on second homes must be recognized when sold or disposed.

Tax-deferred exchanges are not allowed for property used for personal purposes such as second homes. Gain on second homes owned for more than 12 months is taxed at the lower long-term capital gains rate.

This article is intended for informational purposes. Advice from a tax professional for your specific situation should be obtained prior to making a decision that can have tax implications.

GORGEOUS UPDATED HOME IN PLANTATION RESORT!

8 Jun

74377_10913 Columbia Dr, Frisco TX 75035-Caydee Jennings ONSITE pic vid 3D_06-06-2018.0041

10913 Columbia Drive, Frisco

3 Bedroom / 2 Bath / 2 Living Areas / Updated

Check out HD video here!

This beautiful one-story home in sought-after Plantation Resort boasts a stunning remodeled kitchen, excellent floorplan and outstanding location in the neighborhood.  Mature landscape graces the curb appeal of the home and then upon entry, elegant formals offer a second living area, or a study if needed.  The updated kitchen (2018) would delight any Chef with its rich granite & serving island, warm grey tones & trendy glass-block backsplash, updated sink & faucet, wood-like tile, abundant cabinetry, canned lighting and sunny breakfast area. The kitchen is also open to the family room with an updated fireplace surround & mantle, updated carpeting and a nice backyard view.

The split master retreat is a generous size, boasts two separate closets and a bath with two sinks, separate shower and garden tub with updated flooring. Other updates/features are a BOB fence in the spacious backyard, sprinkler system, two spacious bedrooms sharing a full bath with updated fans, entry tile updated & move-in ready.  This home is priced to sell and is in an excellent southern Frisco location with wonderful schools and quick access to the 121 Tollway, Stonebriar Mall area and the North Dallas Tollway.

Please contact Jeff Jacobs at 972-978-6539 for more information or click HERE.

For more information and other homes for sale in this area, check out www.myrealtytown.com 

When Neighbors Don’t Seem to Care

5 Jun

A home that isn’t being maintained like others in the neighborhood can negatively affect your visual sense of appeal and in some extreme cases, even affect property values. It might be an overgrown yard, a fence in need of repair, excessive noise, unruly pets, paint peeling on the home or even a car or boat parked in front of the home that hasn’t moved in weeks.2676519-250.jpg

Most people want to be good neighbors and may be willing to correct an issue once it is brought to their attention. A practical, but possibly confrontational, solution is to contact the responsible person and describe your perception of the issue. However, they may not always agree with the same urgency and it might be necessary to seek other remedies.

An owner-occupant may be more sympathetic to the neighbors and willing to correct the issue. If you think the home might be a rental property, check with the county tax records to identify the owner. They may be unaware of the situation and welcome the notification to protect their investment.

Another alternative might be to notify the homeowner’s association, if there is one. One of the benefits of a HOA is to enforce community appearance standards as set in the covenants or bylaws that specify how properties must be maintained. This could be a less personal method of reaching a beneficial outcome.

If the source of the problem is a code or housing violation, the city may be the ultimate authority. Most cities have a separate code and neighborhood services division and some cities have 311 for non-emergency assistance.

%d bloggers like this: