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Preparing Your Home for Sale

By Kaitlin Lovern

Remember: First Impressions are the Strongest!

When buyers make a decision to purchase a home, they do it emotionally! The feeling they get from the house and the way they picture themselves enjoying the home are two of the most important factors in the decision to buy. The following list offers suggestions to help the potential buyers create their own good feelings and visualize themselves owning your home.

EXTERIOR

Does the house need painting?
Are there any holes or cracks?
Are the walks and porches clean and in good repair?
Doe the front of the home give a “Welcome” appearance?
LANDSCAPING
Does the yard look well maintained?
Trees and bushes trimmed/lawn mowed?
Is it free of weeds?
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My girl Ina Garten, also known as the Barefoot Contessa, has NEVER disappointed me. I could pretty much guarantee if her name is on it... well, then it is worth making. This recipe was no different. Stay warm my friends and enjoy!

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6 to 7 pounds beef brisket
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon minced garlic (4 cloves)
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
8 stalks celery, cut into 2-inch chunks
6 yellow onions, peeled and sliced
6 fresh or dried bay leaves
1 (46-ounce) can tomato juice

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the brisket in a heavy roasting pan. In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, garlic, an...

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• Lower inventory = more attention on your home & less competition

• Motivated buyers. In the winter, buyers tend to be more serious about buying a home

• First-quarter job relocations (Y’ALL this is huge)

• Several studies have shown homes sold during the winter season sell closer to listing price. With our market as strong as it is, the stats are proving that!

• Contract negotiations are easier in the winter months. Remember, buyers are serous about finding home. It's a captivating audience!

• With scheduled showings, there doesn't have to be any disturbance to holiday festivities and what better way to make your home feel homey than holiday décor.

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Thankful heart

By Kaitlin Lovern

My clients mean the world to me.

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For those who avoid the crowds of Black Friday like the plague, Cyber Monday is a blessing. There are great deals and savings across the internet, especially when it comes to home decor like furniture, bedding and accessories.

We’ve made it easy for you and put together a one-stop list of our favorite companies and their deals. Happy Cyber Monday shopping!

Wayfair – up to 80% off

Overstock – up to 70% off

Target – extra 15% off

Joss & Main – extra 30% off

West Elm – up to 70% off

Pottery Barn – up to 70% off

AllModern – up to 70% off

Crane & Canopy – 20% off

Cotton On – 50% off

Garnet Hill – 25% off full-price items and free shipping

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Located just north of Dallas, the commercially-driven city of Addison provides a unique lifestyle for those who call it home. It’s location along the Dallas North Tollway gives residents an easy commute to both downtown Dallas and Frisco, while still remaining an affordable and exciting place to live. From retail to residences to restaurants, Addison is definitely one of our favorite places to be in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

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Allegro Addison Circle – This apartment complex is hard to miss from the Dallas North Tollway as it sits prominently along the southbound lanes. The Allegro Addison Circle offers a variety of floorplans to rent in the heart of Addison’s st...

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Bringing VALUE to My Sellers

By Kaitlin Lovern

Staging KL

Kaitlin the Realtor - Staging

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REAL ESTATE LINGO

By Kaitlin Lovern
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For many first-time homebuyers or sellers, the real estate industry can be incredibly intimidating from the surface. Financial planning, qualifying for loans, touring houses, staging your home, signing papers – there’s a lot involved. But with the guidance of one of our Nathan Grace agents, you do not have to be alone in this process. We’re committed to educating you every step of the way so that you feel comfortable and confident.

A great place to start for those new to real estate is to familiarize yourself with the everyday lingo. We’ve compiled a go-to vocabulary list for you to use when the inevitable “what exactly does that mean?” question comes...

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Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, and as we remember those who sacrificed their lives in service to our country, there are many ways to observe the holiday weekend around the DFW Metroplex. Whether your plans include a memorial march, live music, man’s best friend, flowers or margaritas, there’s something for everyone this three-day weekend.



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Dallas Memorial March – Carry the Load
Carry the Load is a non-profit dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways to honor our nation’s heroes. For those looking to give back this holiday, the Dallas Memorial March is a perfect way to do so while surrounded by live music, food trucks, honorary ceremonies and the march. The two-d...

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