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D Magazine: Why Homes in the Exurbs Aren’t Built to Last

Excellent article in the latest D Magazine: Why Homes in the Exurbs Aren’t Built to Last (Does it make any sense to buy a disposable house?). The general thesis of the article is this – homes built way out in the “exurbs” are not built with quality and are not built to last. The author [...]

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The Swiss Avenue Historic District: Mother’s Day Home Tour

We love home tours! Go check this one out! From the Swiss Avenue Historic District website: SATURDAY 10AM-6PM, SUNDAY NOON-6PM MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH, SUNDAY 11AM-2PM One of our city’s favorite annual events is just around the corner. Join us on Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 7th and 8th, for the 38th Annual Swiss [...]

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Appraisal Institute Launches ‘Green’ Valuation Program

About time! It seems that the appraisers have finally decided to get on board with new building protocols. According to the link below, the appraisal industry is making efforts to educate its members on the value of “green” and the building of high performance homes. This is not unlike the new “green” fields available now [...]

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Public Service announcement: Thirteen things your burglar won’t tell you

Classic Urban Homes says stay safe this holiday season. Here are a few things your not-so-friendly burglar won’t tell you:  1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.     2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when [...]

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Google searches to now include Twitter!

In an interesting, yet unsurprising bid for continued worldwide dominance, Google announced yesterday that they have reached an agreement with Twitter to include their updates in our search results. We believe that our search results and user experience will greatly benefit from the inclusion of this up-to-the-minute data… There are multiple ramifications of this. One [...]

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I rule DCAD!

For the third year in a row, I have beaten down the Dallas Central Appraisal District! I think I have a perfect record so far. This year I was eight for eight in price reductions with an average decrease of 11%. It pays to be well prepared and to go down there with logical arguments. [...]