Judith Abbott's (judithabbott) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Residential
I almost always am successful in getting a packet of information into the hands of the appraiser on all my listings.  This practice began about 3 years ago after an extremely ugly appraisal on a listing.  In that case, the house was new-construction in-fill, a house built in 2002 on the only vaca...
I don't know about your experience, but for the last 5 years or so, I have spent about 30 minutes going through the unsolicited and unwanted emails that have shown up every day in my email box.  Of the typical 150 or so emails, at least 50-75 could just be deleted based on the source and the subj...
As I've said before, The Enclave at White Rock is a highly sought-after community in the East Dallas real estate market.  Once a listing hits the market, it gets snatched up pretty quickly.  It appears that some owners are beginning to take advantage of the high demand for traditional home sales....
Buyers trying to make a decision about how much to offer on a home routinely want to know how much did the current owners pay.  Buyers want to offer a number that is based on how much the Sellers paid.  I wish Real Estate Market Value was that easy to calculate.  When was the last time you walked...
Until several years ago, only 3 of the 17 condo complexes in the Central Market Condo area of Dallas, Texas, had FHA loan approval.  If you wanted to get a mortgage to buy a condo, you got a conventional loan.  As we headed into the wild and woolly downturn in the mortgage industry that began in ...
If an item is attached to the house (and not specifically excluded in the listing agreement and then again in the contract) that item stays with the house when the house is sold.   Period.  Repeat after me.  "It stays with the house..."  In the Texas form contract, on the very first page, there i...
As a home buyer, the way to avoid Home Buyer's Remorse, is to plan to avoid it.  At some point, usually within days of the closing, many home buyers experience some form of "Buyer's Remorse".  Buyer's Remorse is a form of regret.  You wake up one morning, look around at the thing you have bought ...
Comprised of more than 800 homes, Junius Heights is the largest historic district in all of Dallas, TX.  The subdivision's columns are local landmarks.  It's been named a "Best Place for Families" in 2010 by This Old House.  Most Junius Heights homes are Craftsman and Prairie-style bungalows, wit...
Located directly east of White Rock Lake, the community of Forest Hills in Dallas is well known for its large lots and stately homes.  Tucked under a high canopy of trees on the crest of a ridge, Forest Hills is aptly named.  Their voluntary HOA (Forest Hills Neighborhood Association) provides wa...
Developed in the 1950s, the Eastwood neighborhood of East Dallas is comprised primarily of single-family homes.  Their HOA (Eastwood Home Owners Association) is voluntary and believes in doing all it can to bring members of the community together.  Eastwood homes are conveniently located close to...

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