Dallas Cowboys To Locate World HQ + Training Facility in Frisco!

Although I’m from Philadelphia and grew up rooting for the Eagles, I’m thrilled that the Dallas Cowboys have chosen my adopted hometown of Frisco for their new world headquarters and indoor practice facility.

(You can read more about it at the Dallas Morning News article here.) 

FOOTBALL!

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There are lots of reasons that this is a great thing for Frisco:

—It’s great publicity for Frisco — which is already the fastest-growing city in the country from 2000-2009 (according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics) and named one of the top 100 places to live in the United States by Money magazine.

—It will strengthen Frisco’s reputation for sports — joining FC Dallas, the Frisco RoughRiders, Dr Pepper Arena, the Dallas StarCenter Frisco, and other pro and amateur teams and venues.

—It will bring increased tax revenue to the city, which it can use to maintain our infrastructure as the city grows.

—It will attract more businesses in the surrounding areas, meaning more jobs and more money being spent in Frisco.

—It will bring football fans and tourists to training camp, leading to more money being spent here.

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And for us folks with real estate on the brain, here are four more reasons this is big news:

Increased local and regional real estate values and prices.

—More construction projects will likely be started by builders.

—More people will want to move here (as this strengthens Frisco’s reputation as a great place to live and raise a family).

—Community involvement from the team — they already have an agreement where Frisco ISD can use the facilities for high school football and soccer games, graduation ceremonies, band competitions and other events; and the city of Frisco can use the facility up to 6 times a year for events.

It’s safe to say that Frisco is looking forward to the facility’s opening in 2016 — and the benefits of a 25-year agreement with the Cowboys!

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Frisco — or anywhere in the DFW Metroplex — let me show you what a great teammate I can be.  

Call me at 267.566.3448 or email me at shannon.rubin1@gmail.com today!

© 2014 by 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.