Preparing to Sell

Feb. 23, 2021

Will my property value increase by installing emergency preparedness items such as a generator, solar panels with Tesla battery bank, private water well, storm cellar?

How emergency preparedness features in your house affect your property value.

After last week's crazy-snow-apocalypse without water and electricity for days on end, we’re all asking ourselves what can we do differently to prepare so we can avoid or mitigate against those kinds of situations in the future? The ...

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March 12, 2020

How to Prepare for Your Property Tax Protest, TAD Election Results, Real Estate Market Update

This past year, we protested on over 16,800 properties. We helped draft and pass a property tax reform bill with State Representative Matt Krause and we played an integral part in the Tarrant Apprisal District (TAD) Board of Directors Election - all for free. None of these accomplishments would have ...

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July 18, 2019

Landscaping Trends That Increase the Value Of Your Property

 

If you’re looking to boost the resale value of your home, landscaping is a good place to start. While it’s hard to pin down an exact number, studies estimate that landscaping upgrades can increase your home’s value from 5.5 to 12.7%. So what’s hot on the Fort ...

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April 13, 2018

Home Repair Checklist DIY Inspection

Home inspections by a licensed property inspector are well worth the money.  They have tools to test various components (eg hvac), and experience of seeing hundreds of houses. You can't replace an expert with a checklist.

 

You can, however, use a checklist like this to prepare your ...

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March 21, 2018

Property Condition Checklist

If you need to get your home in "market-ready" condition or you need to find everything wrong with your house to serve as evidence in a property tax protest, this checklist will be your best friend. 

 

 Scroll down or click here: Property Condition Checklist

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March 15, 2018

Will I Pay Tax When I Sell My Home - Capital Gains Explained

The IRS changed the rules in 1997 that stated you had to sell your residence and buy another house within 2 years. This rule no longer applies. Now the IRS doesn’t care what you do with your money when you sell.

Under the newest changes, you must have lived in ...

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Aug. 21, 2017

For Sale By Owner VS Realtor

Real Estate Commissions Aren't Cheap, But Are They Worth It?

A new independent study by Collateral Analytics shows that Realtors are indeed worth their commission, generally speaking.

The study concludes that successful "For Sale By Owner" (FSBO) sellers achieve prices significantly below those from similar properties sold by a Realtor ...

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June 20, 2017

Chandler Crouch Realtors in the News!

Exciting times at Chandler Crouch Realtors! We've been featured in a number of recent stories via local news outlets. We're happy to be in a position to help so many people.

 

Lauren Zakalik with WFAA Channel 8 interviewed Chandler on May 17th about the tax increases in ...

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March 31, 2017

Dave Ramsey Real Estate ELP and Advice

Dave Ramsey Real Estate ELP and Advice | Fort Worth Texas

If you're thinking about buying or selling a home, it would be smart to do your homework and make the best decision you can for your finances.

Any real estate transaction you have is going to be among the ...

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March 15, 2017

Brick Mortar Crack Repair Secret - Cheap & Easy (Heritage Subdivision)

Click here to get a home repair checklist or scroll down for brick repair secrets.

 

 

Brick Mortar Crack Repair

 

The Problem

If you're selling your home and have a crack in your brick, buyers will assume the worst and go buy another house. They don't ...

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