Aug. 8, 2017

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June 29, 2017

SOLD! Bull Run Drive, Frisco TX

Congratulations Rebecca Cucovatz on the sale of 15369 Bull Run Drive, Frisco TX 75035! 

Happy Sellers with One Plus Realty!

Always great to see our seller's smiling!

May 15, 2017

4 Reasons to Invest in Commercial Property vs Residential

When you think of investing in property, you probably imagine purchasing houses before selling them on to happy buyers for a profit, or letting them out to tenants for a monthly rental fee. However, this isn’t the only type of property investment available; purchasing commercial properties such as shops, storage facilities and offices has grown in popularity in recent years. Here are just some of the main reasons why more and more property investors are choosing commercial property  over residential.

Reason #1. Better Tenants:
If you are already a residential property investor, then you’ve probably been in a situation where a tenant has called you at some ungodly hour, unable to get into their house or having discovered a leak or other problem. On the other hand, commercial property landlords don’t often deal with this issue – tenants are usually businesses with their own maintenance team, or at least only work normal business hours, so any calls you do get will be at a normal time of day. In addition, the landlord-tenant relationship for commercial properties tends to be much more professional and business-like.

 

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April 19, 2017

6 Tips for a Perfect Lawn

Want to keep your lawn in perfect shape this summer? Here are some tips to keep you lawn looking great so you can enjoy your home and increase its curb appeal. Be sure to contact us at One Plus Realty if we can assist you with your buying, leasing, or selling needs!

 

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April is lawn season and these six tricks will get your lawn on track for summer!

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April is prime lawn growing season and the perfect time to do some basic lawn maintenance, according to Grass Seed USA, the trade association for seed and turf farmers. They recommend six steps to get your lawn summer-ready:

1. Rake

Raking your lawn removes dead grass, leftover winter leaves, and other debris, allowing you to control thatch and see bare or worn areas that need attention. It also permits new, young grass to grow more easily and increases soil contact when seeding

2. Test your soil

Doing a soil test is simple and inexpensive (do-it-yourself kits are available at your local garden center), and it provides valuable information about your soil’s current pH level. Simple amendments like lime or sulfur can be added to neutralize overly acidic or alkaline soil and help your grass thrive.

3. Aerate

Older or heavily trafficked lawns can suffer from soil compaction. A core aerator with hollow tines will pull small plugs of soil out of the ground, allowing increased movement of water, nutrients, and oxygen into the soil. Lawn aeration can also increase the soil contact with new seeds and improve the success rate of new growth. You can rent an aerator or hire a professional to aerate your lawn for you.

4. Seed

Spring offers optimal conditions for establishing new lawn spaces or repairing thin or bare patches in existing lawns. Expanding your current lawn or repairing high-traffic areas will allow the grass to grow in healthy and strong before summer, when the lawn will likely experience the heaviest use. For best results, talk to a turf specialist at a garden store or your local university extension office to help you select the right seed for your area and usage. After you plant the new seed, water lightly but regularly to make sure the reseeded areas stay damp until the new grass grows in. Applying a starter fertilizer is an option, though not required.

5. Control weeds  

The best way to control weeds is to maintain a healthy, lush lawn, which will in turn squeeze out the weeds. If, however, you experience problems with crabgrass or dandelions, herbicides may help. Talk to a local garden specialist about which herbicide is right for your lawn and the best way to apply it. Applying a pre-emergent herbicide in the spring before weed grass emerges can reduce problems down the line. Herbicides can kill grass seeds, so if you’ve applied seed you’ll want to make sure you use a product that will not affect new growth. For dandelions, digging them up is often an effective solution. If not, a broadleaf herbicide can be applied.

6. Tune up your lawn mower

Get ready for the first mow by giving your lawn mower a tune-up. Keep it running smoothly by changing the oil, changing the spark plug, swapping out or cleaning the air filter, and sharpening the blade. Most lawns are ready to be mowed when the grass reaches a height of 3 inches, although newly seeded areas or recently overseeded existing lawns should be mowed closer to 2 inches until the new grass is established. Remember to mow with a frequency that allows you to cut less than one-third the height of the grass. An easy-to-follow rule is to let it grow no taller than 3 inches and cut it to no shorter than 2 inches

- See more at: http://www.trinitytitlesa.com/trinity-daily/6-tips-for-a-perfect-lawn/#sthash.e9Zot8AX.dpuf

April 18, 2017

10 Cardinal Rules for Buying a Home

10 Cardinal Rules for Buying a Home

Are you thinking of buying a home in the near future? Here are some common sense tips to keep in mind as you look for the right home. Let us at One Plus Realty help you make the buying process sweet and simple!

 

10 Cardinal Rules for Buying a Home

Written by: Trinity Title of Texas

 

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These 10 Cardinal Rules Home Buyers Must Follow May Seem Like Common Sense To Many. However, Buyers Can Sometimes Forget With All The Excitement Surrounding The Buying Of Their New Home.

  1. Do not change jobs, become self-employed or quit your job.
  2. Do not buy a car, truck or van (or you may be living in it!).
  3. Do not use charge cards excessively or let your accounts fall behind.
  4. Do not spend your money you have set aside for closing.
  5. Do not omit debts or liabilities from your loan application.
  6. Do not buy furniture.
  7. Do not originate any inquiries onto your credit.
  8. Do not make large deposits without first checking with your loan officer.
  9. Do not change bank accounts.
  10. Do not co-sign on a loan for anyone.

   

If you are in the process of buying a home, remember that your credit must not change or be affected in any way until you actually sign the paperwork and get possession of your new home. Lenders will not only look into your credit when you first get pre-approved, they will check it again (and sometimes again and again) before they let you sign the mortgage. If you want to buy new furniture for your home or change jobs, just be patient. There will always be time to do it after the closing.

 

April 3, 2017

Staging on a Budget

Spring is the time to sell your home; here are some helpful tips to sell your home faster! 

Five Golden Rules for Home Staging on a Budget: http://blog.rismedia.com/2015/golden-rules-home-staging:

Jan. 24, 2017

Prepare Your Home For Winter!

Free Prosper TX Real Estate Information

1. Clean and inspect your chimney.
Before you use your fireplace this year, you want to make sure it is free of any debris.


2. Reverse the direction of your ceiling fans.
In the winter, fans should be turning clockwise. Temperatures at the top of your ceiling can be 10-15 degrees warmer than near the floor. Having your fans moving in the right direction can help circulate that warm air.


3. Have your HVAC cleaned and serviced.
You want to have a technician inspect your unit to be sure it is working properly and efficiently.


4. Check the weather stripping on doors and windows.
Any gaps should be no bigger than the width of a nickel.


5. Clean your gutters.
After all of the leaves have fallen due to the change in the weather, they can clog the gutters causing damage and potential leaks.


6. Check your alarms.
Experts recommend replacing the batteries in your smoke alarms twice per year. You should consider replacing the device if it is more than 5 years old.


7. Add insulation.
Insulation in the attic should be no less than 12 inches thick. Having proper insulation can help keep your home warm and protect against mold and unwanted pests.


8. Protect your pipes.
Wrap each pipe in a blanket of foam insulation to prevent water freezing inside your pipes.


9. If temperatures reach 32º or less...
Turn on any faucets that are on or near an exterior wall during the night to allow hot and cold water to trickle through. You should also open the cabinet door to allow more heat to reach the pipe.


10. Make sure you and your family know how to shut off the water.
In case your pipes do freeze and burst, stopping the water flow will minimized the damage.

Jan. 20, 2017

How Much Can You Afford?

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