Michael Dryden's Blog Posts

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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