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Investing Your Money Wisely First Requires an Investment of Your Time

By | April 22, 2019

Sarah Kerr, Future Financial Securities, LLC, CCAR Affiliate Committee Member Do you have a 401k? If so, did you know…   You are being charged fees you may not know about in your retirement plan? Yes/No You may not understand the extent of the fees you are paying? Yes/No How much you will really be paying…

Serving at the Local Association Level Spurs Business Success

By | April 3, 2019

This article was originally published January 2019 in North DFW Real Producers Magazine To become a top producing agent is no small feat. Traits of the elite may vary from outgoing, well connected, passionate, knowledgeable, and so on. But have you ever considered service to your local association as a catalyst to high volume sales? To learn…

CCAR Announces TREPAC-Supported Candidates for May Municipal Elections

By | April 2, 2019

Each election cycle, the Collin County Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) conducts candidate interviews in order to better understand candidates’ ideas and visions for when they may be elected to public office. The Texas REALTORS® Political Action Committee (TREPAC) may then choose to support the candidate who champions private property rights and upholds our REALTOR® members’ values. In order…

PIDs, PUDs, and MUDs, Oh My!

By | April 1, 2019

Suggested for you:MUD, SUD, PUD, PID, TIRZ Video Resource.  ______________________________________________________________ Melissa Condensa (NMLS 1149324), Guild Mortgage, CCAR REALTOR®/Lender Committee Member  Everyone is likely familiar with PUDs (Planned Unit Developments), so let’s focus on the other two: PIDs and MUDs. What are PIDs and MUDs? They are both mechanisms developers use to raise funds for utilities…

Where Does That Inspection Report Go?

By | March 27, 2019

Lee Warren (NMLS 0536180) – Prospect Inspectors,  CCAR Affiliate Committee Member  After an inspection is performed, often times the inspector will go over the findings with the potential buyer to let them know about all of the deficiencies that the inspector observed during the course of the inspection. By rule, the inspector must have the…

Winter’s Chilly Sales Pace Is Beginning to Warm Up

By | March 25, 2019

PLANO, Texas — The Collin County Association of Realtors (CCAR) reports that while the Collin County real estate market has had a slow winter, the promise of spring began to force its way through in February. “Both buyers and sellers experienced positive outcomes in February. Sellers enjoyed solid offers from well qualified buyers, and buyers…

Good News: Cash Buyers Are NOT your Only Option for Distressed Properties

By | March 11, 2019

Dawn Ferreiro (NMLS 1048123), Great Western Home Loans,  Member of CCAR’s REALTOR®/Lender Committee Unfortunately, distressed or extremely outdated properties are a common conundrum in the real estate industry. Often times when this occurs the sellers believe their only option is finding a cash buyer. What if there was another way to market these properties on…

PRESS RELEASE: COLLIN COUNTY MARKET TO BE PROMOTED AT MIPIM, THE WORLD’S PROPERTY MARKET CONFERENCE

By | March 6, 2019

COLLIN COUNTY – Feb. 6, 2019 – MIPIM, the world’s leading global real estate market, business conference and networking event, will welcome Texas Realtors to its 2019 event in Cannes, France. Collin County Association of Realtors (CCAR) will be part of the Texas Realtors exhibition at the USA Pavilion, hosted by the National Association of…

Government Affairs and TREPAC May 4 Municipal Candidate Interviews

By | February 25, 2019

Each election cycle, CCAR conducts candidate interviews for political offices in order to better understand the ideas and visions for when the candidates become elected to public office. TREPAC then may choose to support the candidate who champions private property rights and upholds our REALTOR® members’ values. In order to ensure transparency and participation from…

Collin County’s Market is Becoming More Favorable for Buyers

By | February 25, 2019

PLANO, Texas — The Collin County Association of Realtors (CCAR) reports home buyers are finding themselves in a more attractive market in 2019, with more homes to choose from, a higher ability to qualify for financing, and negotiable sellers. The year began with 8.4% more new listings than the year prior. Listings remained on the…

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