Toyota Moving to Texas – What Relocating Californians Can Expect

The Move from California to Texas Chances are, you’ll want to move by car with all of your belongings when finally venturing out to Texas. The trip, depending what part of California you are coming from, is give-or-take 30 hours. Your best bet is to break this up into two days, staying in New Mexico for a break before continuing on. Make sure to have all your ducks in a row before you move. Use the checklist below to help […]

What do Home Buyers Want?

In a recent article by Diana Olick from CNBC, Olick wrote of what items make the top of consumers’ lists these days when it comes to buying a home, based on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey.   According to the article, buyers are much more price-sensitive and cautious than before, with consumers considering projects and renovations for both enjoyment and resale purposes.

Don’t Think Dallas is For You? Think Again!

Every state has a city that never sleeps, or so it seems. Dallas, Texas is no exception to the rule. There are songs written about it, artwork centered on it, and even a TV show named after it! But what makes this area a great place to live in isn’t the build up by the media; it’s the eclectic variety of neighborhoods that make up the city as a whole, providing everyone with a wonderful place to call home, no […]

Maintaining Your AC Unit

It’s that time of year again and most of us haven’t maintained our heat & AC units properly! Oh, we intend to, but time goes so quickly and we push back the chore of changing out the filters and other AC maintenance until it’s too late and summer has already hit. If you haven’t been changing them every six weeks or so you are wasting money and shortening the life of your compressor by making it work harder than it […]

Good Homes are Hard to Come By

Fridays business section says it all.  Finding a home to meet the dreams, needs and requirements of a family, couple, or individual is a challenge today in our market. Although there is still a lot of inventory, those homes are often distressed, over priced for their market, or in bad locations.  As exclusive buyer’s agents we steer clear of homes that would be difficult for our clients to re-sell should that become necessary for any reason. A home is not […]

Tips for Buying a New Construction Home

Out previewing new construction homes for a couple relocating to Frisco, Texas on Saturday! New home builders are forecasting their biggest year nationwide since 2007. Since the beginning of 2012 we have helped several buyers of new construction homes negotiate the price, quality of the lot and additional upgrades. It is a common misconception among buyers to assume they don’t need an Exclusive Buyer’s Agent to represent them when buying from the builder. In addition, some are under the impression […]

Why Pre-qualification Should be Your First Step

As a buyer, it is wise to get pre-qualified before you go out looking for a home. There are many reasons, but the most important reasons are that it benefits you, your agent, and the seller. First, the most important beneficiary, of course, is you. The mortgage pre-qualification step is a relatively simple one, but it is an important one. It begins the process of formally applying for a mortgage, and it gives everyone involved–especially you–a clear sense of the […]

Buy Buy Buy! DFW Home Prices to Rise in 2012

There are strong indicators that home prices in the Dallas/Fort Worth area are forecasted to rise in 2012, and interest rates are low.  Get pre-qualified and call Bill Shields Buyer’s Resource for exclusive buyer’s representation.  We are never conflicted when we partner with our clients to navigate through the entire process of finding the home meeting their criteria and for the best value.  We NEVER represent the seller- Clients First Always!

A New Year, A New Market

Wow – another year has passed and we are thinking positive! Interest rates are still low and new listings (homes being listed for sale) will be coming on the market. If you are wanting to start the home search process it’s very important that you are represented by an exclusive buyer’s agent, we have been exclusively representing buyers for over 15 years and would like the opportunity to work with you. Whether it is your first home, a new construction […]

Home Sales in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex

Home sales in the entire Metroplex are down .05%  according today’s Dallas morning News business headline, but on November 4th the News  reported many specific areas have gained in the pre-owned home sales. The areas where home sales are up 1-10%, are the areas where we represent the majority of our buyers, Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Allen, Coppell and Flower Mound. Resale is an important factor when choosing a new home. You want to be in an area gaining in value, […]