The Benefits of Buying a Home in the Fall

As we close out a summer marked by rising home prices and limited supply, we’re conditioned to expect the inevitable end-of-season slowdown. But the change of season doesn’t mean activity drops off completely – in fact, fall’s arrival presents opportunities for homebuyers, in part due to a “back-to-school mentality. If you’re a prospective homebuyer, tap

Unstoppable Home Prices Hit New High

‘Unstoppable’ home prices hit new high Octobers S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index shows that home prices are continuing to ascend to all-time highs with no signs of slowing down. October 2017’s national index comes in at 195.05, a 6.1 percent year-over-year increase from August 2016 and a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent month-over-month increase. “Home price increases appear to be

Say ‘hello’ to Music City Mall at Vista Ridge

As of Tuesday, Lewisville’s Vista Ridge Mall officially has new owners with big plans to turn it around.  Those plans include a name change to Music City Mall at Vista Ridge. The mall was purchased at auction in September.  The new owner is Odessa businessman John Bushman’s family-owned Investment Corporation of America.  The property becomes

First Things To Do When Moving Into A New House

If you have never moved into a new house you know that its very, very hard work! There a few tips that first-time homeowners should know which might make the transition go a little more smoothly. 1. Change the Locks You really don’t know who else has keys to your home, so change the locks. That ensures you’re the

Secrets of a convicted home burglar

Expensive security cameras and alarm systems may not be enough to keep burglars away! Speaking from behind bars, convicted burglar Nicholas Kyriazis told NBC News that he’s burglarized between 100 and 150 homes. He’s now serving a 70-year prison sentence for his crimes. In an eye-opening report from NBC’s Jeff Rossen (video below), Kyriazis shared these tips

10 Ways to Add Privacy To Your Yard

 When You Want to Be Alone There was a time you could kick back in glorious solitude right in your own backyard. Then the family next door cleared some trees on their lot. And on the other side, the neighbors’ new master suite includes a second-story deck with nice views—into your yard. Suddenly, you feel