JP Piccinini's Blog Posts

JP Piccinini's Blog Posts

Tips For Strategic Home Buying In A Buyers Market
There’s nothing more inviting to an aspiring homeowner than a buyer’s market. There’s a strong sense of immediacy and optimism in the name itself: “Buy. Buy. Buy!” But...

Five Housing Markets On The Rise In 2017
Five Housing Markets on the Rise in 2017The national housing market has come a long way despite being only several years removed from the mortgage crisis. Part of the reasoning l...

Jan 17 2017 23576 1
t is crazy to think that we are already starting to see the beginning of the spring rush on the housing market in the Dallas / Plano / Frisco Area, but it is happening!  What ...

Happy 2017
As the New Year emerges, I am READY!  I was thinking about the fact that I didn't make any specific resolutions this year.  So many people make all of these resolutions t...

M Streets Property For Sale
How fun is this listing?!  These types of homes don't pop up very often--call me to check it out!  Walking distance to Greenville Avenue establishments, great school dist...

Oct 5 2016 23576 1
Welcome home!  This week I helped two first time home buyers find their forever homes!  They were as different as different could be.  One was a young, successful co...

What Is A Leak Detection Test
I've lived in my house long enough to where I thought I knew everything about it--and then something happens and I find out I know a lot less than I thought.  Here is some inf...

Things To Never Do When Showing Your Home
Selling your house and like the way it looks for staging?...well, just because we like it doesn't mean everyone else will.  Staging a house is important so you can a...

Parts Of A Buyers Offer
There are many parts of an offer, maybe you probably wouldn't know about without some guidance from your realtor.  Here is a good overview of the major parts.  Please kee...

What Price Should You Offer On A Home
Aaah...the magic question.  The Dallas/Fort Worth market is crazy lazy andhouses are flying off the market, but buyers still want to feel like they are getting a good deal.&nb...

Home Buying Myths You Should Know About
Everyone is an expect in home buying, right?...  Not so much.  Here are some home buying myths that might help you out in the future.  Have real estate questions or ...

Sep 6 2016 23576 1
Are YOU ready to sell or buy a house?  Sometimes it is hard to know when the right time to sell or buy a house would be.  Do I wait for spring when the weather is good an...

Cheap Curb Appeal Tricks That Offer The Best Selling Returns
It always seems like there is some type of home improvement to be done.  Looking to get the most bang for your buck?  Try some of these tricks.  Want additional...

When You Can Deduct Moving Expenses
A deduction is better than no deduction, right?...  Here are some situations when you can deduct moving expenses.  Have other questions about deductions--or anything real...

8 Unwritten Etiquette Rules Home Sellers Should Know
Well...the article title says it all.  Interested in more seller tips?  Or even buyer tips?  I'm your girl!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanre...

What Is A Short Sale
What is in the world is a short sale?  You've probably heard the term a number of times--maybe almost so many times that you felt like it was too late to really ask for some c...

Aug 11 2016 16202 1
It is not winter yet, but it will be here soon enough.  Or some people would like to think so because it is currently SO hot in the Dallas area!  All that being said, are...

Crazy Tips That Will Help You Sell Your House
Trying to sell your house and want to put yourself ahead of the "competition"?  Check out these crazy tips.  Hey, it can't hurt to try, right??  Want assistance sell...

Things Sellers Should Know About Comps
Yes, yes, and yes--this info is sooooooooo accurate.  Would you like additional info--I'm your girl!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.comWh...

Dallas Named One Of The Most Affordable Destinations
Dallas was just listed as one of the most affordable destinations for families!  Ready to move here?!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.comD...

Modest Home Upgrades That Will Impress Buyers
Ever walk into someone's house and see something you wish you would've thought to do in your own house?  I feel that way about most of these fun upgrades?  Which is your ...

A Homeowners Net Worth Is 45x That Of A Renters
Ummmm...what?!  That stat is crazy!  True, there are exceptions to everything, but this is from a study from the Federal Reserve.  Yes, THE Federal Reserve.&nbs...

How Do You Get The Most Money When Selling Your House
Selling your home can be a tricky process.  Want to two tips on how to get more money when putting your home up for sale?  Here you go...Want more info on the buying or s...

Bad Homebuying Advice You Probably Frequently Hear
Want to hear bad home-buying advice?  Read below.  Want to hear good home-buying advice?  Reach out to me!  www.michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com or www.michelle...

Carpet Versus Hardwood
Carpet vs. hardwood?  Is what is preferable to you also what is more desirable for resale value?  Below has all of the info!  Have any other real estate-related ques...

DFW Housing Trends
Interested in housing trends?  Here you go!  http://michelleforeman.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com...

10 Home Renovations That Offer The Best And Worst Return On Investment
We often think that all of the money spent on home renovations will come back to us when the property sells--well, that's not always the case.  For some projects, the money yo...

A Great Graph Of The Home Buying Process
The home buying process can get VERY confusing.  So many moving parts, so many people involved that you may not know about.  Basically...confusing.  What is NOT conf...

5 Things To Avoid At Home Depot And Lowes
Home Depot and Lowe's are the best stores ever, right?...I thought so, until I read the below article.  I still love those stores (they are actually some of my favorites!), bu...

Landscaping Renovations That Will Pay Off
Trying to figure out which home projects are the most bang for your buck?  You've stumbled along the correct blog!  The first impression of a house is VERY important...

Six Ways To Make Your Home Look More Expensive
You've probably noticed by reading other blogs, that I love to save a dollar.  Here are six inexpensive tricks to make your home look more expensive.  Want additional tri...

5 Mortgage Mistakes Homeowners Regret Making
The homebuyers process can get confusing--very confusing.  So many moving parts, so many people involved, so many rules--especially when referring to lending.  Here are f...

Things New Homeowners Waste Money On
The process of moving to somewhere new can get expensive--whether leasing or renting.  Here are expenses new homeowners often waste money on.  Want additional info or tip...

Best Steps To Relist Your House
Previously put your house on the market and it didn't sell?  Ready to relist?  Here's some great relisting info.  I would love to assist you with the process!  ...

Things You Should Never Say Whens Selling A Home
The real estate market is hot in the DFW area--very hot!  Just because there is a high demand for homes doesn't mean that you shouldn't still take the necessary steps to get y...

25 Hacks To Make Your House Look More Stylish
Redecorating can get expensive!  Thank goodness for the below hacks--they can help make your house more stylish, while not putting a huge dent in your pocketbook.  Want m...

Are You Being Too Picky Of A Homebuyer
I know, I know, nobody wants to hear they are being too picky.  But...sometimes the truth is needed.  And, in this case, the honesty can help you streamline the...

50 Small Home Upgrades For UNDER ONE DOLLAR
Interested in doing upgrades to your home, but not sure what or if you have the funds?  Here are 50 upgrades you can do to your house for UNDER $1!!  Please feel free to ...

How Do I Decide When To Downsize
Trying to decide whether or not to downsize?  The below questions can assist you in making that decision.  Interested in further assistance with downsizing, or actually a...

YES That Many People ARE Moving To DFW Each Day
It is no surprise that DFW is growing--the amount of construction is phenomenal!  What's really phenomenal is the amount of people moving to DFW ON A DAILY BASIS!  Just h...

How To Buy And Sell A House At The Same Time
The process of buying OR selling a house can be stressful enough.  Combine the two?  Well...a little bit more stressful.  You'll need a good agent that is on top of ...

Difference Between Condos Townhomes Single Family And Patio Homes
I'm sure we can all tell the difference between a single family home and a condo--but what about a condo and a townhome.  That can get a little confusing.  The below desc...

Great Time For Dallas Fort Worth Homeowners To Sell
We all read articles about how it's the best time to buy, the best to sell, etc.  Which to believe?...well...I can tell you from experience that most of them are pretty accura...

The Worst Homes For First Time Homebuyers
The home buying process can be stressful--especially for first time home buyers.  You need an agent you can trust and that can be honest.  And one that can clearly explai...

Landscaping Mistakes
Lost at what to do with yard work and landscaping?  A lot of people are!  Sometimes people think anything would be an improvement--but not always.  The below are som...

What To Do You When You Are Moving
Selling or sold your house?  Now what?  You've probably had guidance from a number of people on the process and steps...but, once your house is sold...you might have a fe...

Follows These Tips To Sell Your Home
Spring selling season is upon us!  How do I get my house ready to sell??  Well...following the below tips is a great start.  Need more info or advice?  www.mich...

Easy But Sometimes OVERLOOKED Ways To Boost Curb Appeal
First impressions are important when looking at properties.  Sellers have a number of things to worry about, and sometimes overlook some of the below curb appeal boosters.&nbs...

February Housing Trends
This link contains great info on the February housing market.http://michelleforeman.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/#.VunrdwuBXhk.gmailFeel reach out to me at www.michelleforemanrealt...

Reasons Appraisals Come In Low
Appraisals, appraisals, appraisals.  They are great when they come in at the value we want it to--and they are a pain when they don't meet value.  They are pretty much ou...

American Commute Longest On Record
Location, location, location.  We hear it all the time, especially in the real estate industry.  Many clients are looking for the magic number of minutes that is acceptab...

SAY NO THANKS TO BUYERS REMORSE WITH THESE TIPS
Home buying can be a nerve-wracking process.  There are sooooo many factors involved and decisions to make.  Will you make the correct one?  We all hope so; however,...

THURSDAY TIDBITS Pub Sheds Becoming Popular
It seems like people are getting more and more creative with their spaces.  Some I like.  And some I love.  And I love this one.  Check out the fun pics of what...

TUESDAY TIPS What Your Appraiser Wishes You Knew
You have a house under contract, whether on the buying or selling side--everything is good to go, right?  NOPE!  There are so many factors to go into getting to the finis...

THURSDAY TIPS Which Type Of Dog Should You Get When Living In An Aparment Townhome Or Condo
Many people like animals as companions, especially dogs.  I LOVE having a dog (or dogs) around, and am able to let my critters run around in the backyard, but many people live...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Can Landlords Prohibit Guns
If you've at all watched the news lately, you seen talk of guns--especially in Texas.  What is legal?  What isn't legal?  Well, I'm not a good person to ask about th...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Tips For Keeping Safe
Some of the below safety tips may seem like common sense, but they are good reminders.  Looking to move and want a safer neighborhood?  I'm your girl!  www.michellef...

TUESDAY TIPS Seller Etiquette Tips
It's a sellers market in DFW right now, so selling a house should be easy--right?  Well...just because it's a sellers market doesn't mean the house will automatically sell.&nb...

A House With 23 Acres I WANT IT
I focus on real estate in the DFW area; however, I would love to have a vacation house somewhere someday.  Looking for a home in a different city and don't know who to re...

MONDAY MONDAY House Hunting Checklist
Looking at house after house can get confusing.  Did I like the bathroom in the first one?  Or maybe it was the second?  At some point it all starts to run together....

MONDAY MOJO No Surprise Here DFW Again Named Top Market
DFW is still booming.  Good news for us that live here!  Interested in moving here?  I can help!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail...

SENIOR SATURDAY Are You Putting Off Assisted Living
Determining when to move to an assisted living community, or if to move to one at all, can be a difficult task.  So many decisions to make.  Should I stay in my current l...

THURSDAY TIPS Do You Stay Or Go When Renovating A House
Home renovations are fun!  Well, they are after they are finished.  The "during" phase can get a little less than ideal.  Should you stay in the house while renovati...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM The Wrong Way To Look At Houses
A lot of people think looking for a house is simple.  And, if I'm being honest, I may have thought the same thing before I got into the industry.  Oops...little did I kno...

SENIOR SUNDAY Hidden Costs Of Family Caregiving
Caregiving can be incredibly challenging on family members.  We want the best for them, but what is the best?  Everyone seems to have a different opinion.  What is g...

TAX TUESDAY How The Garland Tornadoes Affect This Years Property Values
Garland was hit hard by tornadoes in recent weeks, and unfortunately a lot of people were affected.  The timing of the storms came right before property values were assessed--...

MONDAY MOJO Why It Is Not Always Best To Pay Off Your Mortgage
Have a mortgage, and try to pay it off as possible?  I did also.  I always assumed that less debt meant more in my pocket in the long run...until I read the below article...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY 2016 Fun Facts
2016 is here!  Just another year, right?...Not exactly.  Here are a few fun facts that makes 2016 a little different than other year.  Making 2016 your year for a ho...

THURSDAY TIPS House Resolutions To Start The New Year Off Right
Have you made a 2016 resolution yet?   Ummmm...me neither.  Yet.  What I have made is a decision to "fix up" my house, a little bit at a time.  Here are se...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Why Mardi Gras Season Starts TODAY
I LOVE Mardi Gras!  Love, love, love!  I grew up in Louisiana, so that could be where my love for it began.  Today is the first day of Mardi Gras season!  Time ...

TAX TUESDAY Property Tax Rate Calculator
We all received our property tax bills a few months ago, but are you concerned how much it will go up in property values continue to rise?  The below link contains a property ...

MONDAY MOJO Time To Save Money With A Homestead Exemption
Taxes can sometimes creep up on you and get a little pricey.  Good thing there is a homestead exemption that can assist with lowering the amount.  What is this homestead ...

MORTGAGE MONDAY How To Choose Correct Mortgage Company
So many lenders out there--which to choose?  So many realtors out there--who do I use?  Hint:  ME!  :)  There are so many moving parts when it comes to pur...

SENIOR SUNDAY Beat High Costs Of Assisted Living
Senior livings costs get EXPENSIVE!  Plus, a lot of times it is overwhelming to figure out where and when to make the move.  Feel free to reach out with any questions, I ...

FUN FACT FRIDAY Christmas Story Edition
Been watching "A Christmas Story" all day today?  I would usually say I am also, but...I can't stop watching "Four Christmases"--constant laughter on my end.  Which movie...

TAX THURSDAY Year End Tax Tips
The year is almost over--how did that happen?!?!  Getting a little nervous about taxes?  Here are some quick year end tax tips.   And don't forget about house d...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Last Minute Christmas DIY Gifts
It's almost Christmas!  Still need gifts for someone?  Yep, me too.  Someone stop unexpectedly with a gift for you and you didn't have one for them?  Yep, me to...

TUESDAY TIPS How To Properly Dispose Of A Tree
I LOVE a holiday season!  The parties, everyone's mood seems to be happier, the gifts (did I say that?...it is kind of fun to open them, right?...), the decorations...oh,...

MORTGAGE MONDAY How Will Interest Rate Increase Affect Mortgage
You've probably seen on some type of news outlet that there has been an interest rate increase.  Well...what does that actually mean?  The below article is great at expla...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM How To Decide If A Neighborhood Or Property Is More Important
Yes, yes, and yes!  I love this article!  I get asked all of the time whether buyers should focus on finding something in a neighborhood they like, or focus on finding a ...

TUESDAY TIPS Remodeling Tips
Remodeling is hard, hopefully these tips help!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com.  The 8-Step Guide to Remodeling Your Home ...

MORTGAGE MONDAY What Happens If You Cant Pay Your Mortgage
Money is tight sometimes, but some bills don't care and still need to be paid.  Mortgage?  Yep, that's one of them.  Rules and options are always changing, but here ...

SENIOR SUNDAY Senior Discounts
The age of a "senior" varies depending on the person asked, but after looking at some of these discounts...well, may I please be considered a senior?!?!  Sometimes there are h...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY Fort Worth Edition
Time for Friday Fun Facts--I LOVE fun facts!  Intrigued about FW?  I can be your resource!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com. ...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY Uptown Dallas Evolvement
The city of Dallas is constantly changing.  New restaurants, new stores, new NEIGHBORHOODS!  It is crazy to think that Uptown barely existed not too long ago.  Looki...

TUESDAY TIPS Simple DIY Maintenance Tips
By now you've probably realized how thrifty (cheap...) I am.  So, of course I love a home tip where I can save money.  And I'm sharing some in case you do also!  Don...

MORTGAGE MONDAY How Is A Mortgage Rate Determined
I work with lenders in the Dallas area all of the time...and carry a mortgage myself...AND I still get confused!  It is best to let a lender discuss all options with you, espe...

SENIOR SOURCE SATURDAY What Is Assisted Living
Senior living is sometimes a taboo phrase.  It seems sooooooooo far off from our current age, right?...Not really for most people.  There are different levels of senior l...

FUN FACT FRIDAY Dallas Streets And Where Their Names Came From
The more I dig into these Friday fun facts, the more I want to learn.  I didn't know there was so much I didn't know!  The below are some fun tidbits about how some ...

TAX TALK THURSDAY What Are Property Taxes And Where Does The Money Go
I just received my property tax bill.  Womp womp.  I know it helps out something...but exactly what, I wasn't really sure.  I can across this article and it definite...

TUESDAY TIPS Frugal Ways To Keep Your Home Warm This Winter
Anybody out there as thrifty (cheap...) as I am?  I'm always up for saving money and found these winter tips I wanted to pass along.  House too cold and ready to just get...

MORTGAGE MONDAY Why Do Mortgages Get Sold
Mortgages are usually long-term.  20 years.  30 years.  Then why do we pay to one company one month...and then sometimes another company another month?  The bel...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY History Of Dallas
So much growth in Dallas in such a "short" period of time!  Want to move here?  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com.History of DallasWhile ...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM 1 BILLION Dollar Development In DFW
No words are needed for this news--check out the pics!  A $1 BILLION development coming to DFW!  Just imagine how land values are that there will shoot up--want it get in...

TUESDAY TIPS Winter Home Decorating Ideas
Here are some winter home décor tips--for Dallas or anywhere else.  Need a decorator?  I know some great ones!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrea...

MORTGAGE MONDAY How Much Of A Downpayment Should I Put Down
The question everyone asks...how much down payment do I need?  So many scenarios, but which is the correct one?  Every situation is different, and I'm sure that's the exa...

SENIOR SOURCE SUNDAY 10 Questions To Ask An Eldercare Attorney
Aging has its positives.  And negatives.  Our entire adult life is spent making our own life decisions--well, because we are adults.  That's why it is so hard t...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY History Of Deep Ellum In Dallas
By now you know I LOVE a fun fact, or a little history about areas I frequent but have not known the history of.  Guess what...here is some info about Deep Ellum!  It is ...

TAX TALK THURSDAY Capital Gains Info For Dallas Or Anywhere Else In The US
This rising market is great for us in Dallas--especially those that purchased low and are selling high.  Selling high sometimes brings up the topic of taxes...yikes!  Wel...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Dallas Is Near The Top For Building Wealth
Whoohoo, Dallas is one of the best places to build wealth!  Time to move here if you aren't already here!  Want to be one of those people that is building wealth?  W...

TUESDAY TIPS How To Winterize Your Home Even In Dallas Where It Doesnt Always Snow
Did I get a slight chill?  Is it cold outside?  Well, it is to me.  I am the most cold-natured person.  Anything under 85 degrees requires full ski gear or else...

MORTGAGE MONDAY How Do I Choose A Lender
The home buying process can be stressful enough with all of the decisions to be made.  ADULT decisions to be made.  Those somehow seem a little more significant.  :)...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY East Dallas And How It Became East Dallas
Times change and we know that East Dallas is now more than just the area mentioned below, but it is fun to see how areas first developed--especially in the East Dallas area, where ...

TEXAS TALK THURSDAY Texas Job Info
Do economic forecasts interest you?  Well...me neither.  :)  But, they are very important in many ways...and especially to real estate.  Healthy jobs and an inf...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Dallas Has A New Deep Ellum Property
Deep Ellum is again on the rise!  Literally...a high rise.  Below is info on just one of the new properties in the Deep Ellum area.Work starts on Deep Ellum apartment tow...

TUESDAY TIPS These Items Are Dragging Down Your Home Value
"I'll fix that item one day."  "It is a sellers market in Dallas, the new buyers can deal with it."  "It is not that big of a deal."  I hear these comments almo...

MORTGAGE MONDAY What Is A Mortgage Broker
If you read last week's blog of "What is a Mortgage," found here:  http://michelleforeman.jphomesforsale.com/blog/MORTGAGE+MONDAY+What+Is+A+Mortgage, you learned what a mortga...

Hmmmmm WHY Do We Have Daylight Savings
Yes, I know we have daylight savings.  The clock on my phone tells me.  The clock in my car tells me.  As do many others items.  I've been told 100x times why w...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY Dallas Texas Edition
I LOVE a fun fact, don't you??  These were taken from the Dallas Visitor Center website, they are such a great resource for almost anything Dallas.  Except for real estat...

TEXAS TALK THURSDAY Texas Ranks 2nd In Us For Relocation Activity
And...more good news for Texas!Texas ranked second in US for relocation activity and out-of-state migration in 2014Texas Association of REALTORS® releases 2015 Texas Relocation Re...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Increase In Dallas Area Home Prices
DALLAS AREA HOME PRICES STILL RISINGWell, surprise, surprise...Dallas real estate is still booming.  Home prices are up 8.9% from a year ago.  The below article by the Da...

TUESDAY TIPS 4 Things Not To Do If You Want To Sell Your House
Want to Sell Your Property? Don’t Do These 4 Things  If you put your property up for sale, you're looking to sell...right?...  Some owners unknowingly decrease the like...

MORTGAGE MONDAY What Is A Mortgage
Mortgage Basics: What Is a Mortgage?  We all talk about mortgages, especially when discussing real estate, but a lot of people just know it is a bill or somethi...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY Real Estate Edition
Hope you enjoy these fun facts!  As always, feel free to reach out at www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com for any real estate needs.11 amazing r...

Inconsistency In Appraisals
Appraisals can be tricky...and inconsistent.  There are many reasons why, including the reasons listed below...More than one in three appraisals contain inconsistent property ...

MORTGAGE MONDAY Recent Changes To The Mortgage Process
Mortgage Monday!  Recent mortgage process changes are nicely summed up by the below article. How the mortgage process just changedBy Kathryn Vasel @KathrynVasel I...

DFW Ranks As Top Area For 2016 Real Estate
Dallas-Fort Worth is the No. 1-ranked commercial real estate market to watch based on investment, development and homebuilding prospects, according to a study conducted by research...

A Return To Robust Numbers In New Construction For 2015 According To NAHB
Looks like Build baby Build will be in full effect in 2015. I am not surprised to see this report from the NAHB. Banks have eased lending on builders and buyers, while FHA has...

3516 Butterfield Trail McKinney SOLD
Just SOLD in 7 days! For More Than List Price!3516 Butterfield Trail located in McKinney, Texas in Craig Ranch has just sold.  It is in the beautiful subdivision of ...

5712 Plumtree Drive Dallas Texas
JP Piccinini has sold 5712 Plumtree Drive in Far North Dallas, TX on June 10, 2013.  This property is conveniently located about 15 minutes from the shops at legacy in Plano, ...

JP and Associates REALTORs Golfing Team Takes First
What an amazing day for golf. Perfect weather, friends, and a great cause was more than enough to get the JP and Associates REALTORS Golfing team assembled and out on the links at ...

Tracy Weseman Joins JP and Associates REALTORS
JP & Associates REALTORS is happy to announce the addition of Tracy Weseman as our new Vice President of Recruiting and Business Development.  Mr. Weseman is responsible f...

Dominion at Panther Creek Homes For Sale Frisco
We love our neighborhood for many reason, could not be happier to live in the Dominion at Panther Creek here in Frisco. The location in Frisco is superb for what we do every day, w...

More Americans Calling DFW TX Home
I can see it. Hello Texas!.....I bet that's what the families crossing our Texas border are saying when they roll into our State...then three hours later the kids are groaning...ar...

Plano job growth and climate is HOT
Plano is known for their annual Hot Air Balloon festival, but something else is Hot about Plano - to no surprise it’s the business climate and job growth. Texas has done extr...

JP and Associates REALTORS offers Epropertysites Total Marketing
Marketing is about repetition, it is about getting your product, services out to the masses multiple times using multiple avenues, we get it at JP and Associates REALTORs and stron...

Jerseys Mike Subs in Frisco
So I love subs. I am Italian. I love cheese steaks. I am Italian. I love good fresh food. Did I mention I was Italian? Its genetic. So when it comes to new joints opening up in Fri...

Broker Leah Ecob Joins JP and Associates REALTORS
More experienced talent has joined our real estate brokerage team, we are pleased to announce Leah Ecob Rapaport has joined JP and Associates REALTORS. She brings a vast knowledge ...

Ron Mason REO Expert Joins JP and Associates
For Immediate RELEASE - We are pleased to announce a key addition to our real estate company. As the demand for REO Asset management grows and the need to better serve banks with ...

DFW Home Prices and Sales Post Solid Gains
So...maybe we should add a picture of the Terminator saying I am back baby...but you get the point by looking at the numbers below. The real estate market is making a healthy come ...

Joe Barrett Chooses JP and Associates REALTORS
We are pleased to announce our team has grown with the addition of a very talented REALTOR - Joe Barrett. Joe brings a very thorough business and management background to our team ...

Myth About 3.8% Tax on Real Estate Sales
Myth About 3.8% Tax on all Real Estate Sales Will Not Die... A false rumor about a transfer tax on all real estate sales is once again making the rounds on the Internet and in e-m...

JP and Associates REALTORs new Map Search
The JP and Associates REALTORS company website has just gotten even better for its web visitors, clients and REALTORs. The company website www.jphomesforsale.com now is boosted by ...

JP Piccinini Earns National Luxury Home
JP Piccinini Earns National Luxury Home Designation Frisco, TX - June 8th 2012 - JP Piccinini, real estate agent with JP and Associates REALTORs in your Frisco was recently awarde...

JP and Associates REALTORS welcomes Trang Cao
The JP and Associates REALTORs team welcomes Trang Cao. She is a licensed REALTOR in Texas and was formerly with Coldwell Banker. Trang specializes in the Richardson, Plano and sur...

BOA Relocates Owners Doing Short Sales
Makes perfect sense. No one wants to foreclose on a home. Not you, not your neighbors, and not even Bank Of America. Its drastically better to avoid foreclosure on your home by eng...

JP and Associates REALTORs welcomes Dixon Wong
We are very pleased to announce the addition of another very talented REALTOR to our growing Associates list. Dixon Wong licensed REALTOR in the State of Texas has chosen to join J...

Lease Options in Texas Are Illegal
Do Not Do Lease Options in Texas.  That pretty much the best advice I can give you as a BROKER, and not an Attorney.  There are a lot of other options available to you t...

Pizza Napoletana Comes to Frisco
I am a pizza snob. I guess you gathered that with a last name like Piccinini that I wasn’t born here in Frisco (but I got here as FAST as I could!). I was born and raised in ...

JP and Associates REALTORS is Green Always
By Philip Postel - Adobe Title, LLC  Earth Day, April 22nd You’ve seen it in commercials, heard it on the radio, and have witnessed the countless efforts all around yo...

Who where and what of Texas Buyers
The Who, Where, and What Boy, do I have some valuable info for you realtors; compliments of Texas Realtor Magazine (April 2012 Issue). As you very well know, an essential quality ...

Does FHA require appliances to be replaced
Does FHA require a missing range/oven to be replaced?   FHA does not require a range, or other appliances.  However the appraiser should determine functionality and if ...

Ranesa Bodine Joins JP and Associates REALTORs
We are happy to announce a new addition to our company. Licensed Texas REALTOR Ranesa Bodine has joined JP and Associates REALTORs, and will service clients primarily in Denton and...

Happy first time home buyers make my day
You can't put a price on a happy couple buying their first home. You can't put a price on memories soon to be made and families started. I remember when my wife and I first bought ...

JP and Associates REALTORS Home Leasing Group
To handle the large influx of clients looking to lease a home versus purchasing one JP and Associates REALTORs has launched a team of REALTORs dedicated to servicing lease clients....

Greatness in Randy Smith New Book
Trust me. I have met many people in my life. After all my business is to meet people. However very few people like Randy Smith - coach, author, instructor, and REALTOR. R...

Amy Bond Joins JP and Associates REALTORs
We are pleased to announce a great addition to our real estate company - Amy Bond licensed REALTOR in the State of Texas with years of experience in the underwriting and closing bu...

JP and Associates REALTORs Augmented Reality App
Ever wonder what's for sale in the neighborhood? Or what the home down the street was selling for? Or homes for sale within a radius of your kids school? Sure you have. If have eve...

The Foreclosure Deals in Frisco
We are ALWAYS receiving calls from buyers looking for foreclosures deals in Frisco. Fact is foreclosure listings in Frisco are hard to find. Frisco is not an area that has a large ...

Sold in Lakes of Preston Vineyards Frisco
Just sold here in Frisco. This Lakes of Preston Vineyards home located at 11364 Blanchard Drive in Frisco belongs to a new home owner. What makes Lakes of Preston Vineyards a great...

Location Location Location means success
So here's my rant for the week. I get on this subject pretty often because home owners and home buyers often dont grasp the true meaning of Location in real estate. So here we go. ...

Rodrigo Sotomayor Joins JP and Associates REALTORs
We are pleased to announce the addition of Rodrigo Sotomayor to the JP and Associates Realtors team. He brings years of real estate sales experience and new home construction to th...

Sheperds Glen Neighborhood Plano Texas
What makes Plano one of the most sought after towns in the United States? Oh...and also one of the safest? Its neighborhoods like Sheperds Glen I say. Where else can you buy a luxu...

Lost Spurs and Lost Creek Neighborhoods Roanoke TX
Everyone knows Roanoke is a thriving and booming town. Its latest business additions include Hawaiian Falls water park, Hard Eight BBq soon to open up and the already established d...

FHA Guidelines for New Homes
FHA is implementing new guidelines for buyer purchasing a brand new home or building a home and doing an FHA loan (loan amount less than $278K). An FHA requires a minimum of 3.5% d...

HGTV My First Place Coming to Dallas Texas
Well if you are like an HGTV junky like my wife you know well the show My First Place that airs on HGTV. JP and Associates REALTORs has been approached to help film the show so we ...

Changes to Texas Homestead Exemption Rules
Please take a note effective Sept 1 Texas has made effective these changes to the documents required to file a homestead exemption for your home. Effective September 1, 2011, in o...

Living in Frisco Texas
Lets face it. No one really is from Frisco Texas. Especially this guy with a last name Piccinini. However for a community like Frisco to have grown 600% in the last ten years and g...

Texas leads improving Real Estate Markets
According to the National Association of Home Builders Texas is the leader in improving real estate markets, but the big picture is that overall the Nation seems to be recovering...

Testimonials From Past Clients of JP Piccinini
My wife and I had the chance to work with one of the best in the business, during an extremely active housing market in North Dallas.  If you are looking for one of the best a...

Villages of Willow Bay Homes in Frisco Texas
Frisco is known for its sought after school district, family environment and shopping, but lets not forget real estate values. One of the main factors people move to Frisco Texas i...

Level Three Water Restrictions in Frisco Texas
Well...shame on me for not knowing Frisco was on Level three water restrictions as of TODAY. How in the world could I have missed the very promiscuous sign posted at the entrance o...

Volunteering for Clothe a Child Campaign in Frisco
It was an early Saturday morning for some of the REALTORs at JP and Associates REALTORS as they helped out at the Kohl's in Frisco by volunteering for the local Clothe a Child Cam...

Glenridge Estates in Plano a Great Townhome Community in Plano
Last month'sJP and Associates REALTORsclient success story really belongs to a seller I personally helped that owned a home in Glenridge Estates in Plano, Texas. We listed the home...

Costco Opens Up in Frisco Texas
I guess the 600% growth in about a decade gets enough National attention for Frisco that we Friscans can now add Costco to the long list of shopping venues for our growing families...


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