Joe Pritchard's Blog Posts

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High Times For The DFW Residential Highrise
Thirty years ago, almost all of the high-rise residential buildings in North Texas were clustered along Dallas’ Turtle Creek.Residential towers were few and far between in the Da...

Home Sales Expected To Soar Through 2018 What Buyers Need To Know
By now just about every would-be buyer out there knows there simply aren't enough homes for sale these days to appease the hordes of competition. But despite the shortages, rising ...

Housing Growth
Despite weak economic growth, housing got off to a good start in 2017. This is in part because interest rates have been a bit of a surprise, drifting down since March. Lower intere...

Housing Gets Off To A Good Start
Despite weak economic growth, housing got off to a good start in 2017. This is in part because interest rates have been a bit of a surprise, drifting down since March. Lower intere...

Strategies For Investing In Uncertain Markets Part 2
In an uncertain market, one thing is certain: Market declines are an inevitable part of investing.These 5 investment strategies can help you ride out the bumps and keep your eyes o...

Strategies For Investing In Uncertain Markets Part 1
Strategies for Investing in Uncertain MarketsIn an uncertain market, one thing is certain: Market declines are an inevitable part of investing.These 5 investment strategies can hel...

Planning For Home Ownership
Becoming a homeowner is the most important decision you will make in your life, planning is a vital aspect to being successful in your home purchace...

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What’s one of the biggest concerns homebuyers-to-be think about before they start house hunting? It’s usually along the lines of figuring out where they can get the best deal, ...

Rent Vs Owning
What are the benefits for renting as opposed to buying?Renting has both advantages and disadvantages. For example, renting may provide you with more leftover cash each month, ...

Foreclosures
What is a foreclosure property?Foreclosure is what happens when a homeowner fails to pay the mortgage. More specifically, it's a legal process by which the owner forfeits all ...

HOAs
What is a HOA?  HOA stands for Homeowners Association. If you buy a property that is in a development that has HOA fees, then you have no choice, you will pay these fees or th...

FHA Reforms Needed In Condo Financing
National Association of REALTORS® President Chris Polychron testified before a House subcommittee Wednesday in support of legislation that would help expand housing opportunities,...

Cheap Properties And What To Expect
    I know a lot of home buyers feel that cheaper is better, right?  Low monthly mortgage payments, cheaper home owner insurance and most of all more money...

Condo Purchase
Ask for a budget"Most condo buyers don't think of it, but you need to ask for a copy of the association's budget," Berger says.The association is not likely to give buyers a copy o...

What You Nee To Know Before Joining The Condo Associations
If you’re thinking about buying a condo, townhouse or single-family house in a community with an association, you might want to do more than check out the size of the bedrooms an...

What Are The Rules
What Are the Rules?With so many people living in close proximity, condo buildings can have a lot of rules in order to keep the peace. Do they allow pets? Can you rent out your unit...

Landing A Loan For Your Condo
Landing A LoanUnfortunately for condo buyers, lenders treat condos a little differently than typical single-family homes. The Federal Housing Administration in particular hasa numb...

Downtown Dallas
Downtown Dallas is undergoing a transition as dozens of residential conversions and new high rise condos bring more permanent residents to the downtown area...

Condos
When purchasing a property, buyers can choose between a traditional house or a condominium. Aside from location, housing type is one of the most important decisions to make when bu...

Condo Advantages
More buyers are deciding to purchase condos over houses in recent years due to a resurgence in urban living. Condos are usually located in urban areas and within walking distance t...


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