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Feb. 19, 2021

7 Things to Do Before You Buy a Contemporary Modern Home in Dallas

Interested in buying a beautiful Contemporary Modern Home in Dallas? Before you can sign the closing documents and pick up the keys, there are a few steps you need to take first to get you on your way to owning the Dallas home of your dreams:

 

 

-Get Pre-Approved

At Dallas Contemporary Homes, we want to help you make your home purchase easy and efficient. To start, we always recommend getting pre-approved for a loan. As long as your financial situation or credit score doesn’t change, your loan should be approved once you’re in escrow. Your lender will verify your employment, income, and credit in order to let you know how much you are pre-approved for. This also gives you an idea of your top-end budget. Knowing this number will allow you to set a comfortable budget for yourself and make sure you’re not wasting time seeing homes that are out of your price range.

 

We work with a fantastic lender over at LendFriend - click here to start the pre-approval process!

 

 

-Freeze Any Planned Big Purchases Until After Closing

A Contemporary Modern Home in Dallas is a big expense. Make sure you keep the home buying process smooth by freezing any other big purchases until after closing. A big purchase can negatively impact your credit score or even jeopardize your pre-approval. Hold off on buying things like cars, boats, RVs, top-of-the-line televisions, and furniture until after you’ve closed on your new home. When in doubt, just wait until after closing to make that purchase!

 

 

-Create a Wishlist of What You'd Like in Your Home

Knowing you want to buy a Contemporary Modern Home is a great first step, but Dallas homes offer a lot of variety. From location to neighborhood to amenities, creating a wishlist of must-haves and nice-to-haves before starting your home search is key. This will make it easy for us to show you houses that meet your requirements and keep you from seeing a bunch of homes you don’t like. We want to help you find the perfect home fast and drilling down to decide what you really want upfront will help us save you time and energy.

 

-Hire a Dallas Buyer's Agent

The Dallas housing market is unique. Working with a great Dallas Buyer’s Agent who knows the area and can help guide you to a great buying will save you time and ultimately, money. Many prospective buyers think they can handle buying a home on their own, but it doesn’t cost you anything to work with your own agent and you have someone who can advocate for you during negotiations. 

 

If you are looking for an agent to represent you in the purchase of your Dallas contemporary modern home, we would love to work with you. Reach out to us today!

 

-Narrow Down Neighborhoods/Communities

Location is key. Knowing which neighborhoods and communities you’re interested in will keep your home search efficient. With so many Contemporary Modern Homes in the Dallas area, it’s important you do a little bit of research to narrow down your search before you start seeing home. We recently put together a guide to the best neighborhoods for Dallas Contemporary Modern Homes - click here to check it out!

 

-Start Your Search

Once you’ve set your budget, decided what you must have in your new Contemporary Modern Home, and narrowed down where you want to live, it’s time to start your search! We have all the latest Contemporary Modern Home listings available on our site here. If you’re not quite sure if a Contemporary Modern Home is right for you, you can search the entire inventory of available properties in the DFW area here.

 

-Make an Offer

After you find the perfect home, it’s time to make an offer. This process is always stressful, but you can reduce your stress by getting pre-approved and hiring a great agent to represent you. We will help you craft a winning offer that stands out to the seller and support you through the entire purchase process. Once your offer is made, accepted, and escrow is closed, you’ll have bought your very own Contemporary Modern Home in Dallas! 

 

 

Want some help finding your new dream home? Give us a call at (903) 664-5908 so we can help find the best home in Dallas for you!

Posted in Dallas Home Buying
Feb. 9, 2021

Best Neighborhoods for Dallas Contemporary Modern Homes

Best Neighborhoods for Dallas Contemporary Modern Homes

 

Looking to buy a Dallas contemporary modern home? Whether you have your eye on a Midcentury Modern, transitional, or a totally contemporary home, finding the right home means starting in the right neighborhood. Learn more about these twelve Dallas neighborhoods that are home to some of the most beautiful examples of contemporary modern design in the area.

 

 

Uptown

Located right outside Downtown Dallas, this is one of the most pedestrian-friendly areas in all of Texas! With its mixed-use development, this neighborhood offers residents the urban lifestyle along with relatively new facilities and environmentally friendly design. If you’re looking for a contemporary modern home in an urban environment, check out the latest Uptown listings on our website here!

 

Knox-Henderson

Located between Uptown, Lower Greenville Ave. and Highland Park, this vibrant district is filled with shops, bars, and eateries. It offers a cozy vibe with a great central Dallas location, and at night, the bustling gastropubs and dance clubs come to life. Check out the newest listings in Knox-Henderson if you’re looking for a home in this great location.

 

Bluffview

This upscale neighborhood is located along the cliffs overlooking the Bachman Branch tributary. This neighborhood has some of Dallas’ most desirable properties, and homes in this area offer natural beauty while still being in close proximity to Downtown. Find available properties in Bluffview here.

 

Midway Hollow

This neighborhood is popular with young singles and families. Established in the 1950s, you can find many Midcentury Modern homes and newer contemporary homes for sale in this area. Midway Hollow is a neighborhood in transition, but residents have fought to preserve its history. With easy access to DFW or Las Colinas, start your search for a home in Midway Hollow here.

 

Preston Hollow

Just north of University Park, this neighborhood has been home to many famous people, including former President George W. Bush. Just 6 miles north of Downtown Dallas, Preston Hollow offers both large estates as well as comfortable upper-middle and middle-class homes. You can see what this neighborhood has to offer here.

 

Park Cities

Consisting of two communities—the Town of Highland Park and the City of University Park—this neighborhood has been rated as a community with some of the highest quality living in the USA. Residents enjoy great walking trails as well as high-end shopping and fine dining. If you want to move into this neighborhood, you can check out the newest Park Cities listings on our website here.

 

Lower Greenville

Lower Greenville offers stylish homes right next to Greenville Avenue, a lively dining and nightlife strip. If you’re looking for a contemporary modern home next to some trendy bistros and a theatre full of live music, then this is the neighborhood for you. Check out homes for sale in Lower Greenville here.

 

Bishop Arts

One of Dallas’ most unique neighborhoods, this location was once Dallas’ busiest trolly stop! It still retains some of its old warehouse charm today. Residents enjoy the small-town feel and benefits of a close-knit community populated with local businesses. If you’re interested in buying a home in Bishop Arts, check out the current homes for sale.

 

Kessler

Just south of Downtown Texas, this neighborhood offers 20th century and mid-20th century homes in a great location. Some properties in the area feature views of the Downtown Dallas skyline. Learn more about properties in this beautiful neighborhood on our website here.

 

Trinity Groves

This West Dallas neighborhood has something for everybody. Situated near the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Trinity Groves is an up-and-coming restaurant, retail, artist, and entertainment destination. Check out the newest listings in this great Dallas neighborhood.

 

Casa Linda

Homes in Casa Linda offer home buyers vintage style and larger lots than you can find in some other Dallas communities. In close proximity to White Rock Lake, residents of Casa Linda love living in this community-oriented neighborhood. If you’re looking to buy a contemporary modern home with more space, this is the community for you! See all Casa Linda homes currently for sale here.

 

Lakewood

This neighborhood along White Rock Lake has a home for everyone. Its lakeside location and easy access to downtown Dallas makes this a highly desirable location for prospective buyers, no matter if you’re a first-time buyer, looking to move up, or even downsize. Check out the latest Lakewood homes for sale on our site.

 

Not sure which Dallas neighborhood is the right fit for you and your family? Want to start searching right away? Give us a call at (903) 664-5908 so we can help you find the best Dallas contemporary modern home for you!

 

Posted in Dallas Home Buying
Jan. 28, 2021

How to Choose a Dallas, TX Buyer’s Agent

 

Shopping for a home in Dallas, TX? While you might be tempted to go it alone, working with an experienced and professional Dallas, TX Buyer’s Agent will be a major benefit to you in your purchase. It’s important to know that not all real estate agents are created equal. When you’re interviewing agents to potentially represent you on what is likely the largest single purchase of your life, you don’t want to make a mistake. Here are some questions and points you should consider when talking to Dallas Buyer’s Agents:

 

Experience

When you are buying a home, especially if it’s your first home, you want to work with someone who knows what they’re doing. While it’s true that we all have to start somewhere, that doesn’t mean it has to be with you. Experience, especially in today’s highly competitive market, is a must-have quality. Here are a few questions to ask to help you get a true picture of someone’s experience: 

 

-How long has this agent been licensed? 

-How many homes have they sold in Dallas? 

-How many buyers have they worked with recently? How many of them successfully purchased?

-Are they a full-time agent or a part-time agent?

 

Local Market Knowledge 

Dallas is a big city made up of lots of smaller communities that each have their own unique flavor and sales trends. Even if you already live in the neighborhood where you want to purchase, it’s important your agent knows the area, too. They need to be able to advise you on what communities fit your search criteria, what the schools are like, what the future plans are for the community, what it’s like to live there, and so much more. They also need to understand the local sales data in order to help you craft a strong offer that gets accepted - even in a multiple offer situation! 

 

To find out what areas an agent specializes in, ask them! Ask where they’ve sold homes recently and where they personally live. 

 

Communication Style

Communication is absolutely KEY! You want an agent who’s not only a great communicator, but whose communication style matches yours. You will be talking to your agent A LOT during the purchase, so make sure you have great rapport from the outset. You also want someone who is responsive and quick to get you the answers you need. The Dallas market moves fast and in this day and age, poor communication is unacceptable. Don’t settle for an agent who doesn’t absolutely exceed your communication expectations in every way! 

 

Be sure to ask how the agent you’re interviewing will communicate with you and how often you can expect to hear from them. You also want to take notice of what your experience has been like thus far. Have they been difficult to get ahold of? Was it challenging to find a time to meet with them? These are all indicators that, should you choose to work with them, you can expect more of the same.

 

Track Record of Success 

It’s easy for anyone to become a Dallas TX Buyer’s Agent. What sets the professional, dedicated agents apart is their track record of success. Make sure to check for client testimonials on sites like Zillow, Google My Business, and more. Unlike the reviews that appear on their own site, an agent cannot pay to alter their reviews or choose what shows up so if there are negative reviews, you’ll likely find them here. You’ll also want to ask if you can speak to any of the agent’s past clients. If the agent resists or doesn’t quickly offer you a list of people to talk to, that should be a red flag.

 

Key Differentiators

Finally, it’s important to ask your prospective Dallas real estate agent what sets them apart from their competition. What do they do differently? What is their approach to their business? What do they see as a gap in the real estate industry for buyers and what steps do they take to solve it? What are their personal values? When you have a few strong candidates on paper, these key differentiators can become the deciding factor in who you choose to work with. 

 

At Dallas Contemporary Homes, we pride ourselves on delivering an exceptional client experience. We take the guesswork out of buying a home in Dallas by guiding you through the process every step of the way. To learn more about what it’s like to buy a home with us, click here to check out the basics of what you can expect. We linked some of our client testimonials above, but we believe the best way for you to understand the above-and-beyond experience we can deliver is to check out our reviews on Zillow, Google, and yes, here on DallasContemporaryHomes.com.

 

If you’d like to take the next step and schedule a free, no-obligation call to see how we can help you find your Dallas home, click here to send us an email or call (903) 664-5908 today!

Posted in Dallas Home Buying
Jan. 21, 2021

3 Reasons to Buy a Home in Dallas Before Spring 2021

 

Spring is typically the start of the home-buying season for many US markets and Dallas is no different. Even in the midst of a pandemic, people still tend to look for homes in the spring and summer so they can move when their kids are out of school.

 

However, if you’re serious about buying a home this year, you may want to start your home search now to beat the spring-buying rush and get into the home of your dreams. Here are a few reasons why:

 

1. Less Competition for Already Low Inventory

 

The Dallas real estate market in 2020 continued its trend of being ultra competitive despite the pandemic. Inventory will continue to be extremely low relative to demand in 2021, and that’s due in large part to sustained low interest rates. To put things into perspective, we have less than 1 MONTH of inventory right now in the Dallas market. In comparison, a more balanced market has 6-8 months of available inventory. While this is good news if you’re a seller, it’s not the best situation to be in as a buyer. However,  there are still fantastic opportunities to be had for those buyers who are ready, IF the right strategies are used! 

 

That’s why if you are at all thinking of buying this year, it could pay off to start your Dallas home search sooner rather than later. While inventory conditions will likely improve somewhat later in the year as the economy strengthens, it probably won’t be enough to keep up with buyer demand. Starting your search before the spring rush will allow you to make offers on homes with less competition from other buyers, and this will ultimately save you lots of money! You may still have to compete, but searching now may make it easier.

 

Ready to start your home search? Click here to browse all the latest homes for sale in Dallas, TX!

 

2. Take Advantage of Low Interest Rates Now

 

To begin 2021, interest rates fell to 2.65%. That’s down from 3.64% a year ago! To put that into perspective, every 1% change in interest rate affects a buyer’s purchasing power by 10%-15%!!  Of course, these low interest rates aren’t expected to last. Many experts predict that rates will rise during the second half of 2021, which will significantly impact the overall purchasing power of buyers. If you’re seeking a $500k home, then even a 1% increase in rate will cost you $50k-$65k IN REAL MONEY! 

 

Locking in a low rate now ensures you’ll have a little more budget to spend on the home you love. Of course, we at Dallas Contemporary Homes want to make sure you’re comfortable with your monthly mortgage payments, and we have numerous proprietary strategies that ensure that you’ll get the best possible deal on the home that you love at any price point!  Nonetheless, passing on these record low rates is 100% going to cost you more money in the long run! 

 

Not sure where you stand? Want to get an expert opinion of how interest rates will affect you and your Dallas home purchase? Click here to get in touch with our preferred lender who can answer all your questions!

 

3. Dallas Home Prices Are On the Rise

 

The Dallas real estate market tends to follow the simple economic principles of supply and demand. Low interest rates are tempting even more home buyers to enter a low inventory market, and that serves to increase home prices. In fact, experts are predicting that Dallas home prices will grow by more than an average of 4% this year! Some neighborhoods and areas will see significantly more appreciation than this! 

 

By waiting, you’re simply waiting for prices to increase, which will ultimately cost you more money. Normally, this could be offset by a drop in interest rates, but we’re likely already at the lowest of what we’ll see in interest rates. If you buy now, it means you might be able to score a home at a great low rate for less than you would pay if you wait another 3-4 months to start your search. Again, while the market conditions in Dallas might not be the most favorable for home buyers, acting now can help you save a little money on the purchase price AND your monthly mortgage payments. Many buyers don’t realize that rent prices rival mortgage prices nearly dollar for dollar in the Dallas area. So, it just makes sense to get into a home of your own to start building equity, rather than paying your landlord’s mortgage.  

 

If you are at all thinking of buying this year, and if you want the best possible deal on the home that you love, then I’d love to have a conversation with you about your goals. This is a NO OBLIGATION and ZERO PRESSURE consultation. My goal is always to help you make the best possible decision through education and demonstration of my value as your future agent. If now is not the right time for you to buy, that’s okay, too. We are here to support you on the path to home ownership, even if that’s six months or a year from now.

 

Real estate is our passion, and it’s all we do at Dallas Contemporary Homes. If you’d like to hear more about the Dallas market and how we can help guide you through the purchase process, then get in touch

 

Call/Text (903) 664-5908 or send me an email to get started.

Posted in Dallas Home Buying
Jan. 13, 2021

3 Reasons 2021 Could be the Perfect Year to Sell Your Home

 

If you’ve been thinking of selling your Dallas home, this is the year to get serious! 2020 was a great year for real estate, but experts predict 2021 will be even better. Here are 3 reasons why this is the year to sell your home:

 

1) Strengthening Buyer Demand

 

We’ve seen tons of buyer demand for Dallas homes over the past few years, but surprisingly to many, 2020 brought us to new heights despite the pandemic. Since many people can work from virtually anywhere, they have decided to finally make the move they’ve always dreamed of. In particular, we saw a lot of people moving to Dallas from out of state, and that trend that will likely only continue in 2021, as people leave higher-priced states and cities for the good life in Dallas.

 

In a recent report from the economists at Realtor.com, home sales nationwide are predicted to grow more than 7% in 2021, with the Dallas area expected to see sales grow by 11.3%.This is a healthy rate of growth fueled by increased buyer demand and more homes hitting the market. 

 

2) Rising Home Prices

 

In 2021, we could see home prices increase by 5% or more according to Realtor.com! Last year, we saw tons of buyer demand in the Dallas real estate market and not many homes for sale. In fact, depending on the area and price range, there is less than 1 MONTH of inventory right now; A “balanced” market usually has 6-8 months of inventory. The sellers’ market in Dallas continues to rage on! When there are more buyers than homes to buy, buyers have to compete which leads to maximum returns for the sellers. As a seller, what’s better than generating maximum profit when selling your home? Although we expect more sellers to list their homes this year, it’s unlikely to keep up with the flood of buyers in the Dallas market. If you’ve been holding on to your home in order to get top dollar, then NOW might be just the time you’ve been waiting for to cash out! 

 

3) Low Interest Rates

 

We live in a time when interest rates have truly never been lower. This is a key factor in stimulating buyer demand for homes, because low interest rates equate to higher purchasing prices for buyers. With rent prices rivaling mortgage payments nearly dollar for dollar, many buyers who are able are opting to purchase rather than continuing to rent. For you, the seller, this means a larger potential buyer pool for your property. As mentioned above, the greater the buyer competition, the better things go for you as a seller. At some point, interest rates WILL rise again, which will likely shrink the available pool of buyers for any given price point. Why wait to earn less, when you can sell now, while buyer competition is still very healthy and seller-friendly? Let’s discuss a plan on how you can maximize your profit when selling in this market!

 

 

If you’ve been thinking of selling your home, but are still unsure if it makes sense to do so, then reach out to us, and we can help you determine what’s best! We believe in doing things when it makes sense for YOU, the client, because selling a home is a huge commitment. If you’re not truly ready, then it’s not something that you should do. A brief conversation with us can provide you with the clarity you need to make the best decision for your family, goals, and needs! 

 

Of course, there’s no obligation and ZERO pressure, so you can feel confident knowing that the information you’ll be getting is truly given to assist you in your journey. If it makes sense for us to work together, then we’ll connect with you to truly understand your needs, get a picture of what you want to accomplish, and craft a plan to get it done. Our proven, proprietary 9-step system is the most thorough marketing and selling system in Dallas! 

 

We’d love the opportunity to share what we do differently - get in touch with us today!

Posted in Must See Material
May 21, 2020

How to Mentally Refresh

 

How are you? I wanted to check in to see if your family is safe and healthy. By now, we’re all probably looking for a little break. I wanted to pass on a few ways that will help you take a daily mental escape.

Take time each day to clear your mind through meditation. Breathing exercises will help you clear the mental clutter.

Whether it’s a quick run or a relaxing walk, getting outside for exercise is a healthy way to escape any stress. You don’t need equipment; you just have to get up and go.

Listening to music is a great way to unwind and clear your head.

Whether it’s writing, art, cooking, music, photography, or something else, immersing yourself in a creative outlet will help you cope with your daily stress. 

Have you ever caught yourself staring out a window? You’re relieving your stress, and you don’t even realize it. Just take a minute to daydream out the window.

The whole family can escape through a movie. Just sit down and watch worry-free. 

If you need a quick de-stressor, chew a piece of gum.

It’s been a stressful few months. I hope these tips help. What do you do for a mental break? Jot down your top ideas, and share them with your friends and family! Also, if you or your family needs anything, then do not hesitate to call or email me!

 

Let's Chat!!

April 9, 2020

March 2020 Modern Market Report

March 2020 Market Stats

So much has changed in a month! With the emergence of COVID-19, the entire world has experienced serious changes in the way it operates. Hopefully, we can all return to a version of life as we once knew it very soon!

In case you're wondering how COVID-19 has affected the Dallas real estate market, then I can tell you, that the market is still VERY strong. Supply is down, but demand is still quite high, so that's creating some unique opportunities for both buyers and sellers! 

If you're considering purchasing and/or selling a contemporary style home in Dallas in 2020, then let's make a plan that makes sense for you! When the market fully rebounds from COVID-19, then we're going to see a massive surge of business. Don't miss the opportunity! 

STAY SAFE OUT THERE!!!  

Click here to download ACTIVE LISTING data!

TX is a non-disclosure state, so please contact me directly, if you'd like the actual sold data for January.

P.S. If you'd like additional information on anything you've seen or heard in the report or video, then let me know, and I'll help you interpret the data!

 

April 4, 2020

March/ April 2020- FAQ

March/ April 2020- FAQ

 

Hey friend! Lot's has been going on around us since the last FAQ post, so I wanted to combine a few things into this video! 

There's some motivational stuff along with some market information that may be helpful for you. Hope you enjoy, and don't hesitate to let me know if you need anything! 

 

-RG

Posted in Must See Material
March 1, 2020

February 2020 Modern Market Report

February 2020 Market Stats

The year is well underway, and the spring season is rapidly approaching! That means the markets are finally waking up from the winter slumber! 

February was far more active than expected, likely due to fantastically low interest rates! Contemporary/modern homes continue to be one of the hottest styles of new construction in the Dallas area, and the numbers continue to back that up!

If you're considering purchasing and/or selling a contemporary style home in Dallas in 2020, then WE NEED TO TALK! Let's connect and put a plan together that will ensure that you can get the most value for your dollar in 2020! 

Click here to download ACTIVE LISTING data!

TX is a non-disclosure state, so please contact me directly, if you'd like the actual sold data for January.

P.S. If you'd like additional information on anything you've seen or heard in the report or video, then let me know, and I'll help you interpret the data!

 

 

Feb. 21, 2020

February 2020 FAQ

 

People always ask me, "When is the best time to buy or sell a home?" The truth is, it's now! Here's why.

LOWER PRICES

Often, homes are priced a little more aggressively in the winter months. You can save more or get into a house you might have been unable to afford in other months. 

LESS COMPETITION

Most people hold off until spring or summer before buying or selling, which means less competition and more opportunity for you. Buyers and sellers are eager; you'll have negotiating power.

FASTER PROCESS

The entire process will take less time in the winter months. It's often easier to close on your home faster in the winter months.

WINTER VIEWING

You'll get a real perspective of the home in the winter. You'll see possible negatives that you won't see in the perfect summer conditions.

QUICK MOVE

You'll move faster. Moving companies are usually slow in the winter months. It will be easier to get on a schedule and move quickly and possibly cheaper.

P.S. If you'd like additional information on anything you've seen or heard in the report or video, then let me know, and I'll help you interpret the data!

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