Rave Reviews: Alyssa G. (Dallas, TX)

“Shannon was an invaluable resource to us during our process of looking for a new apartment to rent. She helped identify options, coordinated appointments and advocated for us as we finalized our lease.”

“Shannon is fantastic to work with, and I don’t think we could have done it without her! I highly recommend contacting Shannon if you’re looking to rent or buy a property.”

—Alyssa G., Dallas


Looking for a REALTOR® who will get the job done? Contact me at 267.566.3448 or email me at shannon.rubin1@gmail.com today!

© 2013 Shannon Rubin.

Quick —— Buy a Home by the End of the Year!

OK, this particular blog entry isn’t for everyone. Even if you’re not looking to buy a home right now, the message is worth keeping in mind for your next home search:

There are lots of great reasons to buy a home before the end of the year.

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Image courtesy of dan at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Here are some of them:

  • Mortgage rates are still relatively low.

They’re not as low as they were a few months ago, but mortgage rates are still more attractive today than they have been in recent years. If you can lock in a good rate now, that can be a lasting benefit that helps you for many years.

  • It might be easier to get a mortgage right now.

Lenders may be willing to work with new customers like you — because recently, less people have been applying for loans. So you could possibly get a better rate and more friendly terms than you might think.

  • Home prices are still within reach.

Although inventory is shrinking, many available homes are still reasonably priced — especially homes that have been on the market for a while. Those sellers in particular might be willing to lower their price to get a deal done before the year ends.

  • And one of the best reasons to buy a home by the end of the year…the tax benefits!

There are few deductions bigger than a home purchase. By completing the transaction in 2013, you could stand to get a lot of help on your income tax return!

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Maybe you were planning to buy a home next year, or you’re just tired of paying rent. Whatever your situation is, a home purchase before the end of this year can be beneficial — and I can help you see if it’s possible!

Find out if buying a home in Frisco, McKinney, Allen, Plano, Richardson, Dallas, or anywhere in north Texas is the right move for you! Call me at 267.566.3448 or email me at shannon.rubin1@gmail.com today!

©2013 by Shannon Rubin.

Need to Rent? Use a REALTOR!

Not everybody wants or needs to own a home. If you’re one of those people, you still need someplace to live, though — and renters need to know this very important fact:

Renters can use REALTORS too!

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Image courtesy of [stockimages] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

Our job as Realtors is to help our clients find a place to live. And I’ve come up with SIX great reasons a renter should work with a Realtor:

  1. YOU DON’T PAY ME ANYTHING.

That’s right — you don’t pay me a dime. When it comes to rental properties, my compensation comes from the owner/landlord/property management company.

The cost to you? ZERO DOLLARS. (Just making sure that’s clear.)

  1. I KNOW THE AREA.

It’s my job to know Frisco. And McKinney. And Plano. And Allen. And Dallas. And Richardson. Come to think of it, pretty much all of North Texas.

  1. I KNOW THE MARKET CONDITIONS. (Translation: Prices.)

Whether you’re looking to spend $700 a month or $2700 a month, I can pretty much tell you where we should be looking and what kind of rental you can get. I don’t want to waste your time looking at places that are out of your price range.

  1. I CAN FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR.

Whether you’re looking to rent a basic apartment, a condominium, a townhouse, a

duplex or even a single home, I’ll comb the listings and send you any kind of

rental that I think fits your needs.

  1. I HAVE SUPERPOWERS.

OK, not exactly superpowers…but I have the ability to negotiate items (new paint, repairs, etc.) that you might not think about asking for.

  1. I’VE GOT THE WHOLE MLS SYSTEM.

Because I have access (as all Realtors do) to the full Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system, I can find you additional options that aren’t found on other websites (from Rent-dot-com to Craigslist) or even in rental magazines.

The bottom line — I’m happy to work with clients who are looking for a rental place. And I promise to give you the same level of service that I do for my clients who are buying or selling a home.

Renters, home buyers and homeowners alike — call me at 267.566.3448 or email me at shannon.rubin1@gmail.com today!

© 2013 by Shannon Rubin.