Robin ONeal-Smith's Blog Posts

Robin ONeal-Smith's Blog Posts

What Is The Cost Of Waiting Until Next Year To Buy
What Is The Cost Of Waiting Until Next Year To Buy?We recently shared that over the course of the last 12 months, home prices have appreciated by 7.0%. Over the same amou...

The Number One Reason To List Your House Today
The #1 Reason To List Your House Today! Many people believe that selling their house during “the spring buyers’ market” is the best thing to do. Their reas...

5 Reasons To Sell This Winter
5 Reasons To Sell This Winter! Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from t...

The Cost Of Not Owning Your Home
The Cost Of NOT Owning Your Home Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of y...

7 Reasons To Sell Your Home This Holiday Season
7 Reasons To List Your Home This Holiday Season Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the f...

Why You Should Sell Now
Why Sell Now Instead Of Later? The Buyers Are Out Now Each year, most homeowners wait until the spring to sell their houses because they believe that they can get a better...

The Number One Reason To Sell Your Home Now
The #1 Reason To List Your House, NOW! The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Reportwhich revea...

You Deserve A Luxury Home
Moving-Up To A Luxury Home? Now’s The Time! If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recent...

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Should I Buy A Home Now? Or Wait Until Next Year?  Some Highlights: The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a ...

What The Equity
Home Sales Expected To Increase Nicely In 2018 Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and The Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting that home sales will increas...

Average Closing Cost By State
More Than Half Of All Buyers Are Surprised By Closing Costs According to a survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised b...

4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Fall
4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Fall! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest...

Electricity Savings For Homeowners
Who's tired of "HIGH RATE ROBBERY"? 💡Lower your electricity bill instantly by switching over to a company that offers fair and steady rates.. sign up or switch over by...

Stay Up To Date
Want To Keep Up With The Joneses? Now’s The Time ...

Home Prices In The Next 5 Years
Where Are Home Prices Heading In The Next 5 Years? Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be heade...

Buyers Are Putting Down Less Than 10 Percent
Number Of Buyers Putting Down Less Than 10% Hits 7-Year High According to Black Knight Financial Service’s Mortgage Monitor ...

DONT DISQUALIFY YOURSELF
Don’t Disqualify Yourself… 52% Of Approved Loans Have A FICO® Score Under 750 2.0KSHARES 1.6K 83 0 15 310 The results of countless studies hav...

Dont Count Yourself Out
First Time Home Buyers,For Buyers,Move-Up BuyersDon’t Disqualify Yourself… 52% Of Approved Loans Have A FICO® Score Under 750 1.9KSHARES 1.5K 77 0 14 ...

Be The Big Fish In The Pond
Homeowner’s Net Worth Is Still Greater Than A Renter’s Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which t...

My Golly Slim Pickens
Housing Inventory Hits 30-Year Low Spring is traditionally the busiest season for real estate. Buyers, experiencing cabin fever all winter, emerge like flowers through the...

Real Estate Is Still The Best Investment
Americans Still Believe Real Estate Is Best Long-Term Investment According to Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index Poll,&nb...

Inventory Drops Again Sales Slow
Inventory Drops Again, Sales Slow [INFOGRAPHIC]Highlights:Existing Home Sales are now at an annual pace of 5.52 million.Inventory of existing homes for sale dropped to a 4.3-month ...

Rent Vs Own The Best Option In Each State
Home prices may be on the rise across the country, but you’re still better off buying a home in most states in the U.S. than renting one. Consumers in only 11 states will find re...

HomeOwnership Benefits
The 5 Greatest Benefits Of Homeownership 2.2KSHARES 1.7K 104 87 32 313 Recently, Freddie Mac reported on the benefits of homeownersh...

3 Questions Before Buying Your Dream House
3 Questions To Ask Before You Buy Your Dream Home If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family...

Extreme Housing Shortgage
EPIC HOUSING SHORTAGE BEING REPORTED 300 SHARES  1.0K  61  60  13  166The Joint Center of Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard ...

Be Thankful You Dont Have To Pay Mom And Dads Interest Rate
Be Thankful You Don’t Have To Pay Mom And Dad’s Interest Rate 1.3KSHARES 938 74 71 14 193 Interest rates have hovered around 4% for the majorit...

Epic Housing Shortage
EPIC HOUSING SHORTAGE BEING REPORTED 300SHARES 1.0K 61 60 13 166 The Joint Center of Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard Universi...

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers
2 Myths Holding Back Home BuyersIn Realtor.com’s recent article, “Home Buyers’ Top Mortgage Fears: Which One Scares You?” they mention that “46% of potenti...

4 Money Saving Tips For Moving Across The Country
The Cheapest Way to Move Cross-Country: 4 Money-Saving Ideas michaelquirk/iStock What's the cheapest way to move from one coast to the other? If you're moving across the c...

Cheaper To Buy
Buying Is Now 33.1% Cheaper Than Renting in the USThe results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting...

Buy Birdmans Home Today
CELEBRITY REAL ESTATERap Mogul Birdman Lists His $20M Baller Paradise in Miami BeachJeff Kravitz/FilmMagicBryan “Birdman” Williams, the co-founder and public face of Cash Money...

The TRUTH Behind The RENT Vs BUY Debate
The TRUTH Behind the RENT vs. BUY DebateIn a blog post published last Friday, CNBC’s Diana Olnick reported on the latest results of the FAU Buy vs. Rent Index. The...

4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Summer
                  4 Reasons to Buy This Summer!Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waitin...

What Would You Sacrifice To Save For Your Next Home
What Would You Sacrifice to Save For Your Next Home?  95% of first-time homebuyers are willing to sacrifice to make homeownership a reality. The top item that buyers sac...

Local Realtors Matter
If you’ve entered the real estate market, as a buyer or a seller, you’ve inevitably heard the real estate mantra, “location, location, location” in reference to h...

Gallup Real Estate Is Best LongTerm Investment 4 Years Running
Gallup: Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment 4 Years RunningEvery year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Res...

4 Tips For Effectively Making An Offer
4 Tips for Effectively Making an Offer!!So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a compet...

1 Answer To The Housing Shortage New Construction
#1 Answer to the Housing Shortage: New ConstructionThe biggest challenge to today’s housing market is the shortage of housing inventory for sale. A normal market would see a six-...

Facts About PMI
When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that...

The Solar Bungalow
THE Simple PROCESSIt is important that the process of obtaining the Solar Bungalow is as easy and simple as the home itself.  Choosing a Solar Bungalow is a no-brainer an...

What Is PMI
                     Get All the Facts about PMIWhen it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, ...

Do You Know The Lingo For Buying A Home
Buying a Home? Do You Know the Lingo?Buying a home can be intimidating if you are not familiar with the terms used during the process. To start you on your path with confidence, we...

Owning A Home Could Help With Tax Return
Tax Return Depressing? Owning a Home Could HelpMany Americans got some depressing news last week; either their tax return was not as large as they had hoped or, in some cases, they...

Supply The Demand For Homes
In school, we all learned the theory of supply and demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise.SUPPLYThe National A...

How Fast Can You Save For A Down Payment
How Fast Can You Save for a Down Payment?Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents,...

Now Is The Time For Luxury
If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mi...

Slaying Myths About Buying A Home
Slaying Home Buying Myths Some Highlights: Interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! The cred...

A Sellers Market
If you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We w...

Do NOT Get Caught In The Rental Trap
Careful…Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap!There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in ...

Millennials And Down Payment Assistance
A recent report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 65% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less in the month o...

Renting Or Buying Either Way Youre Paying A Mortgage
Renting or Buying… Either Way You’re Paying a MortgageThere are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. ...

What Are The Experts Saying About Mortgage Rates
Mortgage interest rates have risen over the last few months and projections are that they will continue their upswing throughout 2017. What impact will this have on the housing mar...

Ahora Es El Momento
¿Ha estado pensando en vender su casa? Ahora es el momento perfecto para la venta! Con el mercado de la vivienda en muy alta demanda nos falta suministro. Su casa es exactamente l...

The Impact Of Homeownership On Family Health
The Impact of Homeownership on Family HealthThe National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled 'Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housin...

How To Get The Most Money When Selling Your Home
How to Get the Most Money When Selling Your HomeEvery homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximu...

Can You Hike The 2017 Interest Rate Hike
If you've been on the fence about buying a homeyou need to let me help you out now! The Federal Reserve just hiked up interest rates a quarter of a point.This is the second time in...

Laying Down Your Roots
To be a homeowner is one of the best feelings an individual can feel. The freedom of owning a piece of property you can pretty much do whatever you want is beyond rewarding. The Na...

Renting Vs Buying
Do You Know the Real Cost of Renting vs. Buying?  Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision. Looking at the percentage of incom...

Gorgeous 5 Bedroom Home
         This spacious 5 bedroom, 5 bath home, with 2 living rooms and 2 dining rooms has 4,063 SF of living space! Situated on a cul-de-sac in a prime loc...

Do You Need An Inspection
So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. More often than not, your agent may have made your offer continge...

Listing In The Winter Is A Good Move
A recent study of more than 7 million home sales over the past four years revealed that the season in which a home is listed may be able to shed some light on the likelih...

Homeowners Throw Better Parties
5 Reasons Homeowners Throw Better Super Bowl Parties! Highlights: Watching the Big Game at home with your friends & family offers many advantages. There’s more room to...

2 Myths That May Be Holding Back Buyers
Fannie Mae’s article, “What Consumers (Don’t) Know About Mortgage Qualification Criteria,” revealed that “only 5 to 16 percent of respondents know the correct r...

Thinking Of Making An Offer 4 Tips For Success
So you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market that you want to make sure y...

Save Money Buy Now
Buying a Home is More Affordable Than Renting in 66% of US CountiesAccording to ATTOM Data Solutions’ 2017 Rental Affordability Report, buying a home is more affordable...

Whats Holding You Back From Owning A Home
Fannie Mae’s article, “What Consumers (Don’t) Know About Mortgage Qualification Criteria,” revealed that “only 5 to 16 percent of respondents know the correct r...

What To Expect In 2017
The start of this year makes it a little bit uneasy on what to expect if your thinking of becoming a homeowner this year. According to Forbes there are 8 predictions to expect.Pr...

5 Myths About Real Estate Reality TV Explained
Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “Lo...

The First Step To Home Buying
In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive ma...

3 Tips For Making Your Dream Come True
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3 BIG TIPS
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1040 Schedule A
It is tax season again!!!! This is such an anticipated time of year for most folks, after spending so much money on the holidays January cannot come around fast enough to receiv...

Same Style Different Version
Housing trends are making a huge impact on the minds of society today. The newer the home is, the fancier more tech savvy it can be & the more space the happier the home right? W...

For Sale By Owners Should Know
In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Ow...

Homeownership Is A Financial Investment
According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 37.7%.” That may have some t...

Why Sell Now
      The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand’. If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of...

Where Are Homes Selling The Fastest
Where Are Homes Selling the Fastest?Forty-three percent of homes sold in October were on the market for less than a month, according to the latest housing report by the National As...

Gorgeous Dallas Home
306 Briar Cove, Red Oak TX 75154Beautiful Contemporary 2 Story home with Lots of room. This Amazing home has a Formal Dining Area, Living room, andFamily room downstairs. Stylishly...

Get Styled
It’s the day after Black Friday? Do you feel like you overdid it a bit with all the sales? I must say for me personally I only went crazy with just one item…. Candles. The sw...

Real Estate Trends LIVE
Keep up with the Real Estate Market Trends! This is a live chart of the average sales price for homes sold in Texas. ...

Dallas New Construction Trends LIVE
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Home Sale Increase
The National Association of Realtors, The Mortgage Bankers’ Association, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are all projecting that home sales will increase in 2...

Which Mortgage Is For You
FHA vs. CONVENTIONAL LOANS!Raise your hand if you know the difference between an FHA Loan and a Conventional Loan!  Do you know which mortgage type is right for you? Unfo...

Buying Remains Cheaper Than Renting
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The 411 On Solar Bungalow
The ProcessIt is important that the process of obtaining the Solar Bungalow is as easy and simple as the home itself.  Choosing a Solar Bungalow is a no-brainer and makes so m...

Buying Vs Renting
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Inspections Vs Appraisals
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE????The thought of purchasing a home can be a daunting task. That's why it's so important to hire professionals to guide you through the process. One of the pr...

Lovely 3 Bedroom
             Pull up to this lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home in nice subdivision. Step inside to high ceilings, neutral paint, and ...

Single And Doubting A Loan
Being single doesn’t mean you do not have the desire to invest your money into something valuable such as real estate. Getting a mortgage loan can be a huge step for just one p...


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