07/30/18 9:00am

In this week’s Mortgage Report, our most-trusted mortgage expert outlines the market’s current conditions, including a lagging bond market that is in a sideways trading range. Plus, more people are in the market to buy homes, and inventory isn’t increasing to match demand.

What does that mean for homebuyers? Find out from someone with more than 20 years of experience who has helped thousands of people finance the homes of their dreams — Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage), senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender, Wallick & Volk.

See Bob’s report on CandysDirt.com.

07/27/18 10:00am

If you’re looking for a home that is worthy of entertaining in — and has the space for it — our Friday Four Hundred in the Parks Lagado neighborhood of Odessa will be right up your alley.

Listing agent Joe Williamson with The Real Estate Group guarantees this 4,108 square foot beauty at 35 Sunnygrove Drive will please. “You will be stunned!” he said.

The three-bedroom, three-bath home has a large floor plan Williamson said is very accommodating for entertaining. (more…)

07/26/18 9:00am

With this heat, are you dreaming of adding a cool oasis in your backyard like we are? If you don’t already have a pool, Texas summers will surely have you wishing that you did, and if you’re wishing for a pool, why not wish for a top-of-the-line design?

That’s what Harold Leidner offers his clients. We asked the founder of his eponymous landscape design and maintenance firm about the latest in pool design and construction. Read on for his answers and you’ll be dreaming of your summer respite in living color!

Come see the latest in pools and landscape over on CandysDirt.com.

07/25/18 9:30am

Texas in the summer is hot — that’s no secret. But this move-in ready Mediterranean in the Pecan Acres neighborhood came with photos that made us feel about 10 degrees cooler just from looking at them.

Listed by Thomas Johnston and Brian Savage, this four-bedroom, three-bath home sits on 2.4 acres of fenced land in a quiet neighborhood. In fact, 8200 Dunblane Drive has 3,569 square feet of living space, making it not only a cool respite but also a generous one. (more…)

07/24/18 2:00pm

The closing process varies and fluctuates from property to property, from state to state, from person to person. Just like homes are different, so are closings on those homes.

However, real estate closings in Texas follow a consistent outline of steps from start to finish. They don’t always follow a straight path. Some steps are rigid requirements while others are more flexible guidelines. Some of the steps take place simultaneously while other steps cannot be taken until a previous task is completed. Some steps are short and others are long and complicated.

We have more in this week’s Title Tip on CandysDirt.com.

07/24/18 8:00am

It’s no secret that $200,000 won’t get you far in some places — for instance, in Manhattan, it’ll get you 126 square feet of home, which is about half the size of the average one-car garage, a recent analysis by PropertyShark revealed.

“While the results were indeed astonishing, we didn’t think there would be such a huge discrepancy between the most expensive and least expensive cities,” PropertyShark’s Robert Demeter writes. (more…)

07/23/18 10:00am

You may not have heard of Toor yet but get ready. Come August, the Texas-based, high-tech lock box company plans to unleash a multi-platform media blitz highlighting its progress since first garnering national television attention in 2016.

“We are excited to turn the marketing machine on and make sure that everyone’s aware that Toor is not only great for real estate but also for delivery,” founder Junior Desinor said.

Two years ago,  Desinor was a successful Realtor looking jumpstart a new venture.  He had applied for a patent on his lock box design and raised more than $100,000 through a Kickstarter campaign. Then he appeared on television’s “Shark Tank”  where the judges (aka “Sharks”) praised him for being one of the best salespeople they had ever met. (more…)

07/20/18 9:00am

What better way to enjoy summer in Texas than at the lake? This week we take you to Cedar Creek Lake where we zero-in on two exceptional lake homes, each with fabulous amenities and waterfront views, but with price points that are miles apart. Whether you’re looking for a Texas lake home with all the bells and whistles, or a rustic charmer right on the water, our latest Splurge vs. Steal has you covered.

See it on SecondShelters.com now!