Larry Strickler Blog

What Is Equity and Why Is It Important?

Have you heard that owning a home helps ‘build equity’ but still not sure what that means?
Posted by Natalie Arnold on June 26, 2017 in No Category
You’ve probably heard people throw around the word “equity” when they’re talking about homeownership. You might have heard someone say that owning a home helps you “build equity” or perhaps you heard someone talk about “borrowing against equity.” But what exactly is equity? And why does it matter? What Is Equity?Equity is what you own, minus what you owe. It’s the percentage of your home value that belongs to you free and clear. If your home is wort... read more
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Hottest Trends in 2015

What are the hottest trends this year in Real Estate?
Posted by Matthew Young on November 18, 2015 in No Category
What’s hot in 2015?  According to Realtor Mag there is not just 1 hot trend for real estate this year, there are 21.  In December of 2015 Barbara Ballinger predicted her top 21 hot trends for the upcoming year.  (Click here to view article) These trends include colors, floor plans, finishout materials, and bringing technology into the home.  Now short of checking with all current homeowners to see what categories their home improvements fall under, it will be difficult to see what the hott... read more
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What is your Dream Home’s view?

Views of our featured listings at Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors
Posted by Matthew Young on November 10, 2015 in No Category
Homeownership is part of the American dream.  Ask any generation and they will overwhelmingly agree.  The pros outweigh the cons and the American public has spoken.  However, like snowflakes, no two dreams are exactly alike. Some find peace with the waves crashing against the beach.  Others find solace in being nestled in the mountains.  But, not every market has such amenities.  Here is the Dallas/Fort Worth people strive for different views.  All of which are to escape this ... read more
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The Best Gift Ideas for First Time Homeowners

These gifts are so much better than a casserole—and they last longer, too.
Posted by Jason Arnold on September 09, 2015 in No Category
The Best Gift Ideas for First Time Homeowners These gifts are so much better than a casserole—and they last longer, too. SEP 7, 2015 By Shelley Little Home sweet homeownership: one of the most scary and exhilarating transitions of any adult’s life. Between balancing bills, decorating, lawn care and unexpected repairs, first time homeowners are faced with a steep learning curve. If a friend or loved one has recently become a member of the First Time Homeowner Club, help them make a smooth transition... read more
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