Before You Decorate for the Holidays, Read This

10 Christmas Light Tips to Save Time, Money, and (Possibly) Your Life Here’s how to light up your Christmas light display safely and economically. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2013 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

If your 2014 wish list includes a swimming pool, read this first!

Does a Pool Add Value to a Home? Learn how a pool affects the value of your home, and get advice on construction and maintenance costs. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2013 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Prepare for Thanksgiving in Advance & Lower Your Stress!

Tips on How To Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests Is your home ready for holiday visits from friends and family? Here’s how to prepare for the invasion. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2013 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Next Phase of Town Square Brownstones on Its Way

The Garden District is quickly becoming a reality! Offering a variety of Brownstones and residences, the developer’s residential sales director recently reported that homes will range from 2700 to 4800 s.f. The ease of maintenance, access to wonderful shops, restaurants, theater and more simply by strolling down the sidewalk offer a lifestyle very rarely found in Southlake. Garden Brownstones’ elevations are delightful! Varying colors, verandas, columned porches and “tucked under” garages […]

Southlake’s Natural Treasure

If you are concerned about the environment, Mother Nature, the history of our planet, endangered bird and wildlife species, join me….I am a participant in the Leadership Southlake 2013 class and our project is to enhance a rare treasure in our area, Bob Jones Nature Center. Located in far north Southlake off White Chapel and Bob Jones, the fully functional education center is situated on a 76 acre preserve with access […]

How to win the homebuying game!

If you continue to caught in bidding wars with other buyers – and lose the great homes, perhaps nobody told you how to win at this game. The internet is great for educating potential buyers on areas and general price ranges. It’s great for letting the consumer know what to expect to get for their money…..But it’s not a great strategy for buying the house you really want. Here’s why: You can’t go […]

You Could Lose a Bedroom by Waiting to Buy!

Waiting to buy your next home could cost you in more ways than you think….chiefly due to an interest rate increase, cost of building supply increases and more competition from other buyers who waited. Today’s interest rates for conforming loans up to $417,000 range from 3.625% to 3.75%. If your budget was to pay no more than $2500/mo (inc. taxes & Insurance,) you could buy a $317,000 house after a […]

Do you own 1-2 wooded acres in Southlake or Keller?

If you have such a tract that may even have an older house on it, I know several builders who would be interested in talking to you about buying your property. Contact me at cheryl@cherylfairbanks.com as soon as possible.

Stay Up to Date With the Latest Appraiser Guidelines in 2013

Stay Up to Date With the Latest Appraiser Guidelines in 2013

As a home pricing specialist, I encourage my sellers to stay abreast of the latest appraiser guidelines. No matter what price a buyer and seller agree on, if the appraiser cannot support that price with recent comparable sales, the loan cannot get approved. That’s right! It’s not just the buyer’s credit worthiness that is considered, but also the property’s worth. Today’s appraisers are being held to strict guidelines. Be sure […]