Category: Real Estate

BUYING A HOME: What is MUD or PID?

MUD is an acronym used for Municipal Utility District, and PID is an acronym used for Planned Improved District. These are special purpose taxation vehicles used for financing new or developing areas to fund the infrastructure like water-related infrastructure, utilities, parks, and, etc., MUD can be created by a majority of owners or by developers

Buying a NEW HOME: Do I need a real estate agent?

The answer is probably no if you are buying your fourth or fifth new home. A new home purchase is a complex process involving many entities like the builder, designer, architect, lender, title company and inspectors. The onsite sales representative/counselor is an employer of the builder, and his/her loyalty is only to his employer NOT

What do you own when you own a real estate asset?

Seems to be a simple question to answer. In theory, when one holds a real estate, it means the land, the improvements to the land (structure), the space above and the minerals beneath the land. In some cases, minerals rights might be owned by one or more individuals or a corporation. What this means is

WINTER: Why now is an excellent time for home improvement?

During winter most of the contractors have significant downtime due to lower construction activity. Hence it may be a perfect time to consider indoor home improvement projects. A few projects to consider are: 1) Upgrading Flooring 2) Upgrading Kitchen C-Top and Cabinets 3) Upgrading Master Bath 4) Painting the walls 5) Painting the garage floor

Keep Your Home Safe When You Are On Vacation

Are you planning to go on a vacation, but worried about your home safety? Then you must educate yourself about your area ‘Police House Watch’ program. The program is designed to provide peace of mind to residents while they are away from home on a vacation for an extended period of time and have no

The Tax Difference in Second Homes

A principal residence and a second home have some similar benefits, but they have some key tax differences. A principal residence is a primary home where you live and a second home is used mainly for personal enjoyment while limiting possible rental activity to a maximum of 14 days per year. Under the 2017 Tax

Mortgage – An Introduction

Listen to Poogle discuss different mortgage types in simple and easy terms. If you are in the process of purchasing your home, this is a must-see video blog.

Real Estate 2018: What to Expect

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As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, What is the outlook for real estate in 2018? It is not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners also want reassurance their home’s value is going up. The good news is that a strong U.S. economy, coupled with

Home Maintenance Series: Protecting exterior faucet during Hard Freeze

In this video, Poogle will demonstrate how to protect your exterior faucets in winter during the hard freeze. Invest $5 in materials and 5 minutes of your time and save $500 in repair costs. If you are in the market to buy property in Dallas-Fortworth, TX contact Poogle. If you are in the market to

Real World Real Estate – Buying your home

BUYING YOUR HOME- Buying your home whether it is your first home or second home, it is one of the most expensive items that you will spend in your lifetime. There are FIVE critical steps towards BUYING YOUR HOME #1: Why do you want to buy a home? #2: Work with a good realtor #3: