Brandon Schweers's Blog Posts

5 Ways to Write a Winning Offer in Today's Real Estate Market.

Our nation is in the midst of a serious housing crunch, and the DFW area is feeling the full impact! Last year, a lack of inventory and soaring prices left many would-be homebuyers feeling pinched.

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Tip 10 - Preparing For Closing

Tip #10 - Preparing for ClosingCongrats on making it to the final tip in this first-time home buyer series! From learning when to transition from renting to buying, to now preparing for closing on

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Tip 8 - House Hunting 101

Tip #8 - House Hunting 101So, you have your Pre-Qualification or Pre-Approval, you are ready to start house hunting! This stage will look a bit differently depending on how serious you are about

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Tip 9 - What To Expect When Writing An Offer

Tip #9 - What to Expect When Writing an OfferDuring house hunting, if you find a home you love and are ready to pursue trying to purchase it, you will submit an offer to the sellers.  Contract

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Sellers Checklist - A Timeline To Prep Your Home For Sale

Seller’s Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for SaleWe’re still in a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean your home is guaranteed to easily sell.1 If you want to

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Tip 6 - Saving for a Down Payment and Closing Costs

Tip #6 - Saving for a Down Payment and Closing CostsNow that we have talked about How Much House You Can Afford, let's look at two numbers that clients always ask me about: How much to expect for

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Tip 7 - Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval

Tip #7 - Get Pre-Qualified and Pre-Approved for a LoanOnce you are prepared for Down Payment and Closing Costs, you will want to speak with a mortgage lender about a pre-qualification or pre.

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Tip 5 - Determine How Much House You Can Afford

Tip #5 – Determine How Much House You Can AffordNow that we have discussed the Home-Buying Process, let's look at how to determine the price of home you can afford.Before you get emotionally

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Remote Work Trends Mean Flexibility for First-Time Homebuyers in Texas

Remote Work Trends Mean Flexibility for First-Time HomebuyersToday's low inventory can be challenging for homebuyers, especially if you’re looking to purchase your first home. But if

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It’s Still a Sellers’ Market in North Texas

It’s Still a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsDue to low supply and high demand, today is one of the strongest sellers’ markets we’ve seen

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Tip 4 - Home-Buying Timeline

Tip #4 - Home-buying TimelineHere is your step-by-step guide to buying a home!STEP 1 – MEET WITH A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL Discuss the type of home you’re looking for, including style,

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Tip 3 - Who You Need On Your Team

Tip #3 – Who You Need on Your Team In the last couple of posts, we’ve talked about determining when the best time to transition from renting to buying be for you, and covered

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Tip 1 - When to Transition from Renting to Buying

Tip #1 - When to Transition from Renting to BuyingThe thought of purchasing your very first home comes with a ton of emotions - excitement and apprehension just barely scratch the surface!I want to

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Tip 2 - Know What Questions to Ask and Who to Ask Them to

Tip #2 - Know What Questions To Ask and Who To Ask Them ToIf after reading tip #1, "When To Transition From Renting To Buying," you thought, "I should consider buying a home in the next

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3 Real Estate Investments To Hedge Against Inflation

Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment TypesThe annual inflation rate in the United States is currently around 7.5%—the highest it has been since 1982.1 It doesn’t

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8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022.

8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022When it comes to selling your home, a little can really go a long way! Design and presentation can make a drastic difference in how buyers perceive the,

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A Return to 'Normal'? The State of Real Estate in 2022

A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022  Last year was one for the real estate history books, to say the least! The pandemic helped usher in a buying frenzy that

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20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List.

20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded last-minute gift panic. Finding a

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New Build or Existing Home? Which one is right for you?

New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You? In Dallas/Fort Worth and across the nation, there simply aren’t enough homes for sale.1 Therefore, more and more homebuyers are

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7 Safety Strategies To Protect Your Home.

According to the FBI, more than one million burglaries are committed in the United States each year, with victims suffering an estimated $3 billion in combined property losses.1 Fortunately, there

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9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home Simultaneously

I have spoken to several potential sellers here in the DFW this summer and they have had several concerns: Is now the best time to sell? Should they wait a few months to get top dollar?  But

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5 Factors That Reveal Where The Real Estate Market Is Headed

The most common question I have received this summer from friends, family, and clients is, "When is the market going to change?" This year has been a flamboyant example of the effects of supply-and

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How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market in DFW

If you’re searching for drama, look no further than the DFW real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer! And with homes selling for record highs,1 the

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Do Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?

Learning how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line.Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing

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Finding A Home For Your Stage Of Life

For most of us, our housing needs are cyclical.1 A newly independent adult can find freedom and flexibility in even a tiny apartment. That same space, to a growing family, would feel stifling. For

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Is The Real Estate Market About To Crash?

 While many areas of the economy have contracted, the housing market has stayed remarkably strong. But can the good news last?When COVID-related shutdowns began in March, real estate brokers

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