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Tom and Gina Branch, The Branch Team with RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs, service the greater North Dallas suburbs including Dallas, Plano, Allen, McKinney, Frisco, Lewisville, and Carrollton.

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2012 

The past couple of months have been crazy! Homes that are in good condition, show ready, and priced right are flying off the greater Dallas market. It's almost like the good old days. Two of our recent listings had multiple offers within a week of going on the market and several of our buyers ha...
02/26/2012
This is always a hot topic and so many people are not aware of the laws and rules which govern it. Texas attorneys can represent both sellers and buyers. Given that few attorneys are also brokers or salespersons, they don't usually represent sellers who need to have a property marketed. The most...
02/25/2012
It's that time of year again. It always seems to catch me by surprise. As I drove into Ridgeview Ranch last night, I noted the Bradford Pear trees are just beginning to bloom. For me, that's the first sign that colder winter weather is about to give way to spring. It's also time to get out and d...
02/24/2012
Immaculate single-level Centex home with brick-stone exterior is ready for new owners. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2073 square feet per tax, built in 2005. Stacked formals lead to open kitchen with black appliances and walk-in pantry. Family room with wood-burning fireplace overlooks the private ba...
02/22/2012
I'm almost to the point I hate talking to people who are searching for homes on the  Zillow website. It's not the Zestimate that bothers me-it's the outdated and bogus data that I despise. As I research these properties I typically find the property has long been sold or expired. Some agents jus...
02/19/2012
We were in McKinney this morning meeting with a past client. As we drove up US75, we suddenly had a hankering (it's a Texas thing) for a Culver's pot roast sandwich. As we exited, we noted the store was already closed. We are friends with Jim Kuntz, the owner, and we knew he was opening a new lo...
02/17/2012
Location, location, location! CB JENI Homes has just announced a new townhome community in Richardson, Texas. Located just east of the Spring Valley DART Station (click on map below for larger version), these modern townhomes are going to sell quickly! We met with the builder yesterday and were ...
02/16/2012
Looking for a great single level townhome in the heart of Carrollton? Here it is! This 2 bedroom, 2 Bath, 1528 square foot townhome is ready for new owners who want to live a low-maintenance lifestyle. Built in 2004 there are extensive hardwoods and fresh carpet. The well-appointed kitchen has l...
02/15/2012
If your home is listed or you are thinking about listing, you need to realize that selling in today's market is a price war and a beauty contest. Even worse is that you often have to win both! In many areas there are far more homes available than there are buyers looking. Add short sales and for...
02/13/2012
Lovejoy ISD in Collin County has become a very desirable school district. There are homes in Allen, Lucas, Fairview and McKinney zoned to Lovejoy ISD. According to the school district website, "Lovejoy ISD is an exemplary district serving students in Fairview, Lucas, and Allen, Texas. The Lovejo...
02/04/2012
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