As we look back over the past year, we’ve certainly lived through one of the most stressful periods in recent history. After spending so much more time at home throughout the health crisis, some are wondering if they should move to improve their mental health and well-being. This is no surprise since the U.S. Census Bureau reported…

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Now that the first COVID-19 vaccines are being delivered across the U.S., it seems like the end of this surreal stay-6-feet-apart, shelter-in-place existence is—finally!—in sight. And yet, some of the adaptations we’ve made this year are likely to stick around. First-run movies streamed to your TV? Sure. Gourmet meals available for delivery? Heck, why not?…

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When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast it sells. Here are our top four recommended repairs to…

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There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert you trust to help guide you through the process. If you’re considering selling on your own, known in the industry as a For Sale…

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CHECK THE EXTERIOR, DOORS AND WINDOWS Inspect exterior for crevice cracks and exposed entry points around pipes; seal them. Use weather stripping around doors to prevent cold air from entering the home and caulk windows. Replace cracked glass in windows and, if you end up replacing the window, prime and paint exposed wood. HVAC SYSTEMS Get…

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While this year felt like it’s lasted forty, the holidays are upon us once again. And Plano and Frisco are bustling with excitement and events, even in the midst of COVID-19. Below is a brief snapshot of  some holiday events coming to our area! Deerfield Lights It’s time again for the Annual Deerfield Holiday light…

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Unfortunately many of today’s consumers are receiving inaccurate information regarding cracks in stucco. As a result, the mere sight of a hairline crack causes great concern. It is the purpose of this article to define “normal” cracking as opposed to “excessive” cracking. Stucco, like all cementitious products is susceptible to cracking. However, conventional stucco is…

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Look At Your Home Through The Buyer’s Eyes You can’t possibly do everything to make your house like new before putting it on the market, short of gutting it, but there’s a minimum level that buyers will expect. What and how much you are willing to do has a direct effect on the overall success…

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Sell your home in the middle of fall? Before the holidays? Sometimes, it really pays to go against the crowd. You’re probably aware that spring is the season when most people around DFW put their homes on the market. Summer is the high season, and it’s when most homes get sold. YET, there are a few…

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Exceptional service paired with extraordinary results. The Sharon Ketko Group is a high profile luxury real estate group. At the helm is Sharon Ketko, one of DFW’s premier residential real estate professionals, with an established reputation for hard work, organization and exceptional client service. Nationally acclaimed for her marketing expertise and negotiation skills, Sharon brings strong communications and…

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