Michael Dryden's Blog Posts

Selling a Home This Summer

4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale. This means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few

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First Time Buyers Saving For Their Dream Homes

Young First-Time Buyers Are Saving for Their Dream HomesYoung buyers (Millennials & Gen Z) have waited longer than previous generations to enter the housing market for their first home. However,

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Eight Rules of Home Buyer's Etiquette

7 Unwritten Etiquette Rules Every Home Buyer Should KnowBy Liz Alterman | Jan 22, 2016MiltonBrown/Getty ImagesYou like being under a microscope? Whatever your answer to that question

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When You Can't Pay Your Mortgage

When "It" HappensBefore I became a REALTOR®, I worked in mortgage serevicing.  Those are the people who handle your payments and work with customers who meet challenges paying their.

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Renting to save property taxes and mortgage interest? Surprise! You're not.

Whose Mortgage Do You Want to Pay? Yours or Your Landlord’s?There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage.

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How Much Your Home Has Increased in Value?

Do You Know How Much Your Home Has Increased in Value?Last year we saw headlines about a possible housing market bubble, and many wondered if Americans still felt confident about the value of their

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Will A Student Loan Be A Threat to Homeownership? No!

Over the course of the last thirty years, a shift has happened. An entire generation has been raised to believe that a college education is their key to unlocking opportunities that were not

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Should You Try For Sale By Owner? Think Again!

Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again! Some Highlights:For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate broker or real

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Home Affordability is Still Strong

Last Chance! Homes are a Bargain Compared to Historic NormsA loaf of bread used to be a nickel. A movie ticket was a dime.  Not anymore. Houses were also much less expensive than they are now.

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Selling? Make Sure the Price is Right!

If you’ve ever watched “The Price is Right,” you know that the only way to win is to be the one to correctly guess the price of the item you want without going over! That

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Should I Renew My Lease or Buy a Home?

Rents are rising FASTER than the payments to own the median priced home in north Texas.  Before you renew your lease, check out home prices.  And there are programs to help with down

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To Get The Right Answer, You Must Ask The Right Questions

Isn't the internet great?   Put in a zip code and get a list of homes for sale.   Enter you home address and get an instant quote of your home's market price.   One of

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What's The Scariest Thing EVER?

Homebuying is not for the faint of heart!  What's the scariest thing ever?Click Here To Find Out         IF YOU!!!!!

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Pre-Approval: Your 1st Step in Buying a Home

In Dallas, Fort Worth, Keller, Saginaw, Watauga and most of North Tarrant Coungy, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led

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Buying a Home is Cheaper than Renting in 38 States!

Some Highlights:According to a study by GOBankingRates, it is cheaper to buy a home than rent in 38 states across the country.In six states the difference between buying & renting would

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Understanding Mortgage Insurance

Whether you’re in the process of buying your first home or you’ve been a homeowner for years, there are few phrases that hit right to the bone like “mortgage insurance.” Why,

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Top 3 Myths About Today’s Real Estate Market

There are many conflicting headlines when it comes to describing today’s real estate market.Some are making comparisons to the market we experienced 10 years ago and are starting to believe

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My Buyer's Guide Prepares You For Today's Market

Be Prepared Before Your BuyToday's market can be a challenge.  Finding the right home at the right price and structuring and offer that beats the competition to buy a home without overpaying

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A Guide to Selling Your Home This Fall!

The Information You Need To Sell Your House Fall can be a great time to sell a home; and the North Texas Market gives sellers the best opportunity in years to cash in on their real estate

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Housing Market:: Gigantic Difference Between 2008 and 2018

Some are attempting to compare the current housing market to the market leading up to the “boom and bust” that we experienced a decade ago. They look at price appreciation and conclude

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What's the Cost of Waiting to Buy Your Home?

The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition  Friday August 17th, 2018 Some Highlights:Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019.The higher your interest,

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Sellers--Time to List to Beat Increasing Competition

Are You Thinking of Selling Your Home? Competition Is Coming! Monday August 13th, 2018The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built

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Housing Bubble? What Housing Bubble?

Don't confuse PRICE with COST in buying a home.   With interest rates lower than historic norms and the average home price below levels of a decade ago, cost is low showing there is no

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Building a New Nest Without Breaking Your Nest Egg

A home that fits in retirement may be more than just keeping the four walls that hold your stuff today.  Your home should fit your lifestyle, finances and sense of style.  Click the link

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Down Payments May Be MUCH LESS Than You Think

First-Time Home Buyers Continue to Put Down Less Than 6%! Monday July 16th, 2018  Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Rent vs.

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