dallas chambers realtor: Orange-Garlic Jerk Rub - 03/05/10 04:14 PM
Orange-Garlic Jerk RubINGREDIENTS1 tablespoon zest grated from,large orange,large garlic cloves, minced, (about 1 tablespoon), 1 tablespoon chopped fresh, sage leaves, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon orange marmalade (substitute honey), 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt Mix all ingredients together in small bowl. Now that you're really cooking, let me know if you have a real estate related question or problem. Reply to this message or call me today.
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dallas chambers realtor: 7 Reasons To Own Your Home - 03/03/10 08:08 AM
1. Tax breaks. The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, as well as some of the costs involved in buying your home.2. Appreciation. Real estate has long-term, stable growth in value. While year-to-year fluctuations are normal, median existing-home sale prices have increased on average 6.5 percent each year from 1972 through 2005, and increased 88.5 percent over the last 10 years, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. In addition, the number of U.S. households is expected to rise 15 percent over the next decade, creating continued high demand for housing.
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dallas chambers realtor: Pricing Tips - 02/27/10 12:49 PM
Tips for Pricing Your Home
•·       Consider comparables. What have other homes in your neighborhood sold for recently? How do they compare to yours in terms of size, upkeep, and amenities?
•·       Consider competition. How many other houses are for sale in your area? Are you competing against new homes?
•·       Consider your contingencies. Do you have special concerns that would affect the price you'll receive? For example, do you want to be able to move in four months?
•·       Get an appraisal. For a few hundred dollars, a qualified appraiser can give you an estimate of your home's value. Be … (3 comments)

dallas chambers realtor: Chicken Fried Steak & Gravy - 02/22/10 01:53 AM
Chicken-Fried Steak and Gravy INGREDIENTS: 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 4 or 5 (4-ounce) cube steaks 38 Saltine crackers (1 sleeve), crushed 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons salt, divided 1-1/2 teaspoons black pepper, divided 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper 4-3/4 cups milk, divided 2 large eggs 2 to 3 cups peanut oil Fresh chopped parsley (optional) DIRECTIONS: Salt (lightly) and pepper steaks on both sides. Combine cracker crumbs, 1 cup flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and red pepper. Whisk together 3/4 cup milk and eggs. Dredge steaks in cracker … (1 comments)

dallas chambers realtor: Simple Savings - 02/14/10 07:46 AM
There are many little things you can do to help keep your energy costs down.
Make sure the registers and vents for your heating and cooling system aren't obstructed by furniture or other objects. Clean or replace the air filter in your heating/cooling system regularly (monthly in most cases) to help it run efficiently. Install a programmable thermostat to automatically coordinate indoor climates with daily and weekend patterns. Keep the lint trap and vent hose on your clothes dryer clean.  Wash clothes in cold water when possible, and do laundry in large loads. Do full loads when using the dishwasher. Use … (3 comments)

dallas chambers realtor: More Buyers - 02/10/10 10:50 AM
As a real estate professional, I'm in the business of making dreams come true for all my clients, regardless of current market conditions. That's why I'm in contact with buyers and sellers in the area who may still be looking for the match for their needs. If you know anyone who could benefit from my expertise, have them call or email me. I welcome the opportunity to work with them.
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dallas chambers realtor: Frigid Adjustments - 02/08/10 10:00 AM
Adjust the refrigerator control to a warmer setting.  If going on an extended trip, consider emptying the fridge and turning it off.  If you turn off your fridge, remember to leae the door open to prevent mildew.  You should also check your refrigerator and freezer door seals to be sure they're in good shape.
 
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dallas chambers realtor: Kitchen - 01/25/10 10:12 AM
Considering the kitchen has become the centerpiece of American domestic life, many homeowners are eager to completely overhaul their existing kitchen setup. However, before investing the necessary time and money into such a task, it's important to consider such factors as lighting placement, especially near any food preparation areas. Also, the ease with which your kitchen surfaces can be cleaned is an important factor, considering the typical mess that occurs in every kitchen. By making the right choices, you can transform your kitchen into one of the most useful rooms in your home. Call or email me today with any questions … (2 comments)

dallas chambers realtor: Energy Efficient Windows - 01/19/10 08:21 PM
While most homeowners complain about the high costs of utilities, high winter heating and summer cooling bills are sometimes a result of poor window insulation more than any other cause. If you'd like to keep the temperature of your house comfortable as well as save money on your energy expenses, you should consult a window dealer. They can recommend the best way to enhance your home's value and conserve energy at the same time.In the meantime, if I can assist with any other of your homeowner needs, call or email me and let's work together on making your home more energy … (1 comments)

dallas chambers realtor: Fiber Cement Siding - 01/09/10 12:50 PM
Many of my clients are always on the lookout for new products in home improvement, and recently they've become excited over a new brand of finish more commonly known as fiber-cement siding. While it resembles high-quality wood siding, fiber-cement siding is made from a combination of cement and cellulose fiber, which is extremely beneficial in adverse weather, especially the more humid climates.If you would like some more information on how this and other improvements can enhance the value of your property, call or email me today. Your home is my business!
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dallas chambers realtor: Are You Ready? - 01/03/10 12:12 PM
Hiring a real estate agent to represent you in your purchase of a home might be the most important step you take during the transaction.
You've expressed interest in purchasing a foreclosure. While you can certainly get a good deal when you buy one of these homes, the process can sometimes be complex, time-consuming and frustrating. I can help alleviate much of the frustration.
Whether you want to buy a pre-foreclosure, an auction, an REO (a property owned by a lender) or a HUD home, I can provide guidance throughout the process.
I'm attuned to the market and I can help … (1 comments)

dallas chambers realtor: Buying A Foreclosed Property - 01/02/10 05:01 AM
In some ways, buying a foreclosed property is similar to purchasing a more traditional home.
In other ways, it's very different.
In either case, you should be working with a professional REALTOR® such as myself from the start. I can assist you every step of the way, from finding the right mortgage to finding the right home and getting the right deal.
You should first get preapproved for a mortgage. This will not only determine how much you can afford to pay, but it will give you a competitive advantage when you begin making offers.
Then decide what you're looking for … (3 comments)

dallas chambers realtor: Foreclosures - Get The Details - 12/31/09 04:11 PM
Have you had a chance to delve deeply into the database of foreclosed properties on remax.com?
If you sign up for a free seven-day trial membership, you have access to detailed information about any property in which you're interested. This includes:
Property Details - Square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, year built, estimated market value, foreclosure information, and auction date and location (if applicable).
Lien & Loan History - Amount owed on the mortgage or mortgages, lender's name, owner's name, date and amount of prior sales.
Comparable Sales - Sale price and other basic information on homes recently sold in the same … (2 comments)

dallas chambers realtor: Buying Foreclosure - 12/28/09 10:23 PM
Remax.com now includes information on properties at each stage of foreclosure: pre-foreclosure, auction and bank-owned. You can search by several criteria, including city, county and ZIP code and type of property (default, auction or bank-owned).
You can receive more detailed information on any property by signing up for a free seven-day trial membership. This advanced information includes the address, loan and lien history, sales history, tax assessment data and recent comparable sales. If there's anything you see that you don't understand or that you'd like me to analyze for you, I'd be glad to help.
Buying a foreclosure is different from … (2 comments)

dallas chambers realtor: Test Your Home Maintenance IQ - 12/26/09 02:38 PM
Knowing how to maintain your home is an essiential part of protecting your investment.  Regular maintenance now can prevent huge expenditures in the future.
Here is a quick rundown of the most common home maintenance misconceptions.
Noisy pipes are just house settling, nothing to worry about.
FALSE:  The underlying cause of noisy pipes could be associated with viberations that loosen fittings and cause costly leaks.
Use salt during winter weather for traction on walkways.
FALSE:  Salt can actually cause unsightly damage to pavement.  Opt for kiyy litter or sand to do the trick without marring the pavement.
Hot water aids the … (1 comments)

dallas chambers realtor: Breathe Easier - 12/25/09 06:47 AM
Poor air quality in the home can cause respiratory damage and aggrevate allergies and asthma.  Preventive action and vigilance are the keys to keeping your air safe and clean.
Common appliances and home furnishing can negatively impact air quality.  Today, more buyers are requesting air quality studies before sealing the deal.  Increase air quality and protect the value of your home by knowing the threats.  Be vigilant about these major enemies to air quality.
Radon:  Odorless, colorless gas that, over time, can increase the risk of lung cancer.  Test air regularly with testing kits and immediately address the root cause.
Carbon … (1 comments)

dallas chambers realtor: Buying A Heat Efficient Home - 12/24/09 03:39 PM
Drafty windows and poor insulation can significantly drive up the price of homeownership.
DON'T BURN A HOLE IN YOUR POCKET
Pay attention to the heating and cooling capacity of a prospective property to avoid getting burned by high energy bills.  Call the utility company for an estimate of typical energy usage as a guide.  Aside from apparent issues, like drafts, here are some less obvious things to consider.
High ceiling and multi-level dwellings force your heating and cooling system to work harder to regulate tempertaures.
Seek out advanced control systems that allow you to isolate temperature settings by room or time … (0 comments)

dallas chambers realtor: Decorating For Holidays - 12/23/09 04:36 PM
Keep the holidays safe.  Electrical or fire hazards lurking in your holiday lights can turn celebration to tragedy.
Safe holiday decorating will prevent you from being one of the 12,500 people in the emergency room each holiday season from falls, shocks and burns stemming from holiday decorating.  Enjoy the season in style and with safety in mind using these lighting tips.
Inspect lights for cracked sockets, frayed, loose or bare wires or loose connections.  Before replacing light bulbs or fuses, unplug light strings.
Don't string together more than three sets of lights into one extension cord.
Ourdoor lights should be plugged … (0 comments)

dallas chambers realtor: Choosing Flooring - 12/22/09 12:42 PM
Carefully consider the type of flooring you select for each room in your home.  Make choices based on room size, health concerns, traffic, and value.  Certain flooring choices can increase allergens, require expensive cleanings, or costly remodeling to implement.  Consider these flooring tips when selecting flooring:
Room size:  Select light colored or large patterned flooring in smaller rooms to create the illusion of space.
Traffic:  High traffic areas like kitchens and entryways benefit from the durability and easy cleaning of tile or laminate flooring.  Maintain warmth and comfort in the bedroom and family room with carpeting.
Health:  Avoid wall-to-wall carpeting if you … (3 comments)

dallas chambers realtor: Perception Is Everything - 12/13/09 07:43 AM
Perhaps the most critical adjustment necessary for any re-listing is changing the public perception of your property. In order to set ourselves up for success, we need to go about marketing your home in a manner different from your previous attempt. In real estate, perception truly is everything; once you change the market's perception of your home, you increase its chances of being sold! Call or email me so we can put together a marketing plan.
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