Why wait to SELL your home?

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Things have changed in the Real Estate world. You used to wait and list your house in the spring season. Now, for North Texas homeowners, it isn’t the best idea to wait. You need to list your house now!

The inventory of homes is so low that the demand is so high. Sales prices are up 7.4% and the time a home on the market is down by 4.1%. So why wait?

If you would like to see what your home could be listed for, click here for a comparative market analysis. It will give you a side by side comparison of homes for sale or that have recently sold in your neighborhood.  This will give us the best idea of where to start!

Contact me by cell at 214.769.2142 or email me at cynthialopez@ebby.com so we can chat more!

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**OPEN HOUSE** Northaven Meadows

**OPEN HOUSE**

Sunday, February 12 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Northaven Meadows
7606 Azalea Lane, Dallas, TX 75230

Northhaven Meadows Perfection with Backyard Oasis. Perfect for Family, Friends, Entertaining. Mid-Century Modern ranch flows easily from its Multiple Living areas out into the expansive Private Back Lawn area complete with secure Diving Pool, Half-Court Basketball area, multi seating areas, Mature Shade Trees and so much more!

From the moment you walk through the front door you will immediately know that you have found “THE ONE.”

The Homeowners have meticulously renovated and remodeled this gorgeous Northaven Meadows jewel. Quietly nestled in the highly sought-after 75230 community.

This Mid-Century Modern ranch flows easily from its Multiple Living areas out into the expansive Private Back Lawn area complete with secure Diving Pool, Half-Court Basketball area, gathering areas, Tall Mature Shade Trees and so much more.

Location Location Location – Steps for the J, Northaven Trail, Dallas Proper to name a few.

You have found The One! Welcome Home!

For ALL My Sellers out there – Buy Now. Sell Later!

The most common concern I receive from my Seller(s) is:  What if I Sell my home before finding the next one and I’m left with trying to find a short-term rental, an extended stay or worse…homeless! Here is one solution that many of my clients are taking advantage of – read on…

If you are one of the many people who would like to purchase a home but you need equity from your present home to complete the purchase, then The Home Team Bridge Loan through The Home Team Mortgage Company is an option for you. This is an exclusive loan product available to well qualified borrowers. With this loan, there is no need for sales contingencies and you can depend on a fast closing. It has great interest rates, minimal closing costs, an easy approval process and convenient simultaneous closings.

The Home Team Mortgage Company also has a wonderful pre-underwriting program. You can shop for a home knowing you have secured financing and you can make that immediate offer. They will also assure your offer stands out from among the others without cost and subject only to the property approval. Pre-underwriting also allows the purchase transaction to close much more rapidly.

So if you want to be confident that your financing will be secure when you list your home and purchase your new one, then combine The Home Team Mortgage’s Pre-Underwriting and Bridge Loan programs. For more information or to answer any questions, contact Tammie Mitchel at 469.330.1062 or email her at tammiemitchell@yhtm.com.

It’s a great time to SELL – Now, Let’s SELL that house and get you into your next perfect home!  Call us, lets Chat – 214.769.2142

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Have you ever heard of “Layaway Angel?”

The Holiday Season is upon us!

There is a trend among our generous friends and neighbors that I found out about a couple of years ago and it has become an annual “gift” from my family as well –  it is something truly amazing. Have you ever heard of “Layaway Angel?” If you haven’t heard of it before, you will be in for a surprise! It is such a sweet gesture and it really melts my heart. What residents will do, around the Holiday season, is go to a local retail business, like a Walmart or K-mart, and they will pay off customer’s layaway bills. Can you imagine how you would feel if you were the customer, struggling to pay off some Christmas presents, to find out they have been paid for by an anonymous donor or a neighbor in the area?

One donor in Northeast Ohio paid off over $100,000 worth of layaways at two different Walmart’s in the area. This helped more than 200 customers! Another donor in Pennsylvania, who likes to be called Santa B., paid off $158,000 to two different Walmart’s in his area, as well. Same story in Florida….donation of over $100,000. You get the picture now?

One article explains how a good Samaritan was raising money to pay off people’s layaway. She explained that when she went to the store the cashier got so excited! She went through her layaway list and wanted to make sure the children got the benefit first. The cashier took an hour to find toys that needed to pay off, with an average of $100 each. She even got to witness two customers show up to pay their balance and to then find out it was now at $0. One lady had tears in her eyes and gave the good Samaritan a huge hug and the other told her she had just helped her buy her daughter’s first bike!

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One last story. Back in 2013, a terminally ill woman from Maine, wanted to do something nice before she died. She paid 16 family’s layaway bills at a local K-mart that were for school supplies. It totaled about $3,000. It was like “Christmas in September” for them!

Not all donations need to be this large and grand, don’t worry! If you go the website http://www.payawaythelayaway.org you can help by paying off a more reasonable donation. It takes you to their PayPal account and you can pick any amount you wish. They partner with Burlington Coat Factory, K-mart, Toys “R” Us and WalMart. An average contribution for the year 2015 was $30. But what it really is about is this: “That making an effort, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, is the only way to make a difference.” – Leigh M. Clark

If you ever need anything this Thanksgiving or Holiday season, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. If we don’t know the answer, we will find it out for you.

Cynthia  and Diego Lopez – 214.769.2142

Want To Sell or Buy a Luxury Home?

If you have a home that you would like to sell for $750,000 or more, then it is considered a Luxury Home. It is critical that you use a qualified Ebby Halliday Realtor agent that is specialized in this kind of sale. The LOPEZ Group partners with Luxury Portfolio International, a website that presents a gallery of the finest luxury properties and brokerages worldwide. “This group collectively has decades of experience in the high-end luxury real estate market.” Luxury Portfolio offers extensive search engines and social media strategies to make sure your listing gets noticed! They also utilize international websites such as www.juwai.com and www.wallstreetjournal.com.

Clients wanting to purchase a Luxury Home are able to find many listings from all over the world by using Luxury Portfolio International. The LOPEZ Group has listings and below are some of our favorites! Just click on the link above to find additional listings from our group.

If you are considering listing your Luxury Home or if you are in the market to purchase a Luxury Home, then let The LOPEZ Group help you! We are qualified and knowledgeable on these types of transactions. We can help you step-by -step through the whole process. Contact us today at 214.769.2142.

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**OPEN HOUSE** Sunday from 2-4pm – 3410 Sweetwater Drive in Richardson & 1733 Endicott Drive in Plano

**OPEN HOUSE – TWO PROPERTIES**

**Sunday 2-4 p.m.**

3410 Sweetwater Drive, Richardson

Luxury Lifestyle with Minimal Maintenance Welcome home to 3410 Sweetwater Drive. Privately nestled in the gated community of Bridgewater Crossing in Richardson 75082; bordering Plano which includes Plano ISD. Constructed in 2015; this 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home took 1 year to build and filled with extra options and upgrades not found in the standard Spec build. From the moment that you walk through the front door, you are greeted by the meticulously designed residence; the homeowners sparing no expense in their finishing luxury touches and floorplan customization. Features Found in this Toll Brothers home can be found on the separate “Home Story” Flier available for your review. Toll Brothers Unique Bridgewater Crossing, offering you both an exclusive neighborhood and a classic lifestyle, is an ideal place for you and your family to make new friends. Minimal Maintenance Lifestyle; allows you to truly enjoy what the Dallas, Ft Worth metro has to offer! These Zero Lot residences; while require minimal maintenance, continue to boast thoughtfully designed Landscapes and large open Greenscapes with fresh-running Creeks. Bridgewater Crossing is a tranquil place to live with almost every type of recreational activity close at hand. It is a serene place to call home with superior schools, excellent shopping, and a wide choice of cultural events close to home.

1733 Endicott Drive, Plano

Welcome home to 1733 Endicott Drive. Located in the highly sought-after community of Legacy Hills in West Plano.  Meticulously maintained and updated by it’s Homeowners; this Stunning home will not disappoint.  From the impeccable Drive-Up appeal of manicured Landscpaing, Circular Drive, to the moment that you walk through the front door – you are greeted by the unique Split-Level design, broght open floorplan with lots of Natural Light.

Great thought was given to this floorplan and now its ready for you and your family to call home.

This 5 bedroom 3.5 bath home with Den/Study is located in one of the most sought-after suburbs in the Dallas Metro!  Plano 75025

My Top Weekend Picks

I have narrowed down D Magazine’s Weekend Events to some of my favorites:

Mortified – Dallas Comedy House – August 19th @ 7:00 p.m.
This comedy show will ask audience members to recall embarrassing memories…especially from your teen years. Makes for a funny and awkward evening!

One Man Two Guvnors – Water Tower Theatre – August 19th & August 20th @ 7:30 p.m.
British comedy about a man trying to please two bosses without either of them knowing about the other. Richard Bean’s play is making its regional premiere!

The Dallas Museum of Art – August 19th @ 6 p.m.
The DMA will open late and host a special activity for the art-loving night owls! Each month is inspired by an exhibit or a special guest.

The Summerland Tour: Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit, Sponge – Billy Bob’s Texas – August 19th @ 6 p.m.
Love 90’s music? You will love this then!

Eye of the Collector – Perot Museum of Nature and Science – August 19th – September 5th @ 10 a.m.
Collections of things you may not have thought of! Some examples are PEZ dispensers, ancient artifacts and much more!

Dierks Bentley – Gexas Energy Pavilion – August 20th @ 7 p.m.
If you love Country music you will love Dierks Bentley!

The Novelist – Theatre Three – August 20th @ 8:00 p.m., August 21st @ 2:30 p.m.
Drama and comedy fill this show about a family of artists and one has a massive writer’s block.

Maybe I will see you at one of these events! As always, never hesitate to contact me if you need assistance with ANY of your real estate needs! – Cynthia Lopez