Danna Flemons's Blog Posts

Pre-Listing Home Prep Checklist

Clean___ Launder curtains___ Interior Doors___ Deep clean bathrooms and kitchen___ Wash walls___ Wash baseboards (use a magic eraser for this)___ Launder all sheets and bed linens___ Dust art and

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THE Best Brokerage for Real Estate Agents

Since I began my real estate career 7 years ago, I have been with some great brokerages and offices and have good things to say about them all. I moved to JP and Associates Realtors one year ago and

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Eliminate the stress and inconvenience of selling your home before you buy

The Knock Home Trade-In is an innovative loan program that allows you to buy a new home before you sell (or even list) your existing property. It is the perfect solution for people who are buying

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What Difference Do Property Taxes Make?

Property taxes in Texas are the 6th highest in the nation and that will affect how much home you can afford to buy. Texas Property Taxes are confusing and the way you calculate them make it just

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Do I Really Need a Realtor to Sell a House?

Seven Ways to Sell Your Home.In this day and time there are many ways to sell a house and the method you choose should be guided by your ultimate goal. You might want to sell your house as quickly

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What is it REALLY going to cost me to buy that house?

Your monthly mortgage payment usually consists of more than the repayment of your loan. Most of the time it’s also going to include your homeowner’s insurance and your property taxes.

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Profitable Home Buying Tips

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments most people make in their lifetimes and studies show that people move, on average, 11 times and expect to own 3 different personal homes. Even though

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Nine Tips for Buying a New Construction Home and Some Great Builder Communities to Consider

Can you use a real estate agent when buying new construction? Yes! Should you? YES!Purchasing a new-construction home is different from buying a resale home. Here are some popular questions and

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Fall in Love with Linzer Cookies!

I adore Linzer cookies! They're an extra-special combination of crunchy and chewy and they practically melt in your mouth. Not to mention, they're beautiful!Here are a couple of great recipes, one

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Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Mortgage Loan Pre Approval

What is a pre-approved home loan?Pre-approval means different things depending on which lender you’re working with. Whether they use the term conditional approval, pre-approval, pre-qualified

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Valuable Lessons for First-Time Home Buyers

There are many articles out there about the home-buying process. When you buy a home for the first time there are a lot of steps to the process that affect other steps down the road. In some cases,

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Ten Tips for Buying a Home at Auction

Heading to an auction and not sure what to expect?You're not alone; auctions can be intimidating and confusing. There can also be a tendency to go overboard and overpay.Check out our 10 tips for;

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Three Ways To Save Money When Buying A New Home

Learn how you can avoid hashtagPMIPMI and cut down your hashtagmormortgage payments.Because buying a home is a huge fnancial investment, most people are looking for any way that they can save

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Happy National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Lights, air conditioning, cooking, cleaning, blow drying, blending, coffee making ...  and on and on. We all use energy and I don't know any one who wants to pay more for it than they have to.

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Thank You for a GREAT 2019!

In most business models, sales is a separate position from service. Real estate agents are responsible for both – and to be successful and able to make a living they really have to be good at

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2019 DFW Real Estate Market Statistics

Preliminary data confirms that 2019 was another very good year for our market.  We endured a miserable start to the year, brought about mostly by higher mortgage rates, which scared a lot of

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Four Steps to Multiple Offers on Your Home

A few years ago, if I listed a house under $300,000 in a popular neighborhood with great schools, it was likely to get multiple offers. It didn’t matter if it smelled like cigarette smoke or

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Home Seller Marketing Services

My marketing plan is custom designed for you to capture maximum exposure for your home in order to sell it for the most amount of money in the shortest amount of time. Statistics show 84% of buyers

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Flexible Commission Structure for Home Sellers

I understand sellers want options from a REALTOR® when it comes to selling their home. My standard marketing plan is designed to sell your home for the best price possible in the shortest amount

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Tips & Lessons from My Recent Kitchen Renovation

I did a gut renovation of my kitchen earlier this year and I've never been more excited about anything in my life! But there were many lessons to learn and I'm sharing them here.That kitchen was not

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Three Ways A Mortgage Lender Can Cause Your Loan to Fail!

Since a loan pre-approval is required BEFORE making an offer on a home, why do so many loans fail AFTER the home is under contract?Finding the home and getting your offer accepted is the EASY part.

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Rock Fireplace Makeover

When I moved into my new house, I had a love / hate relationship with this fireplace. It definitely makes a statement, but not exactly the one I was wanting to make. I kind of liked the natural,

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Lease It. Love It. Buy It?

Rent now, with a right (but not the obligation) to purchase in the future.Home Partners of America helps make homeownership a reality for more people through this “Try-Before-You-Buy”

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Is Homeownership a Possibility for Me?

If you’re currently renting and have dreams of owning your own home, it may be a good time to think about your next move. With rent costs rising annually and many helpful down

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