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Strong Seller’s Market in DFW

It’s a perfect storm for a strong seller’s market in the Dallas/Arlington/Ft. Worth area. North Texas home prices are up 12% from last year. Housing inventory is currently very low in the DFW area, thus driving up the prices for sellers. Even better for sellers, most homeowners have a great deal more equity in their homes than they thought due to the North Texas market surge over the past several years.

If you have been thinking about selling your home, now is the time! April is historically a busy month for real estate, as many people choose Spring to put their home on the market. Even though DFW housing inventory is low, there’s no telling how much the market will be flooded with homes in April and May. If you are looking to make a huge profit on the sale of your home, don’t wait – now is your opportunity. The market is extremely hot right now and sellers have the upper hand.

If you want to take advantage of this strong seller’s market, expert North Texas realtor, Angelina Cook with DFW Realty by Design, is ready to get your home sold! Contact Angelina today to get in while DFW is one of the top housing markets in the U.S.

Contact: Angelina Cook

Ph: 817.217.7779

Email: angelina@dfwrbd.com

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Moving On Up – Purchasing Your Second Home

Is your family outgrowing your house? Do you need more entertaining space? Taking in a sick or elderly relative? If the answer is “Yes” to any of these questions, then upsizing is the solution for you!

It might be time to consider purchasing your next home, right here in North Texas. Forbes Magazine has named Dallas and Fort Worth two of the top 10 cities in the U.S. to invest in housing in 2015 due to their diversified economies (http://www.forbes.com/sites/erincarlyle/2015/01/09/best-buy-cities-where-to-invest-in-housing-in-2015/2/). With its parks, museums, zoos, convenient shopping, professional sports teams, and much more – North Texas is an ideal place to settle down and raise a family.

While moving into a bigger home sounds exhilarating, it’s not without its share of stress. Consider these tips to help make your transition a smooth one:

  • Keep your old furniture: Even though you will be excited to fill your new and improved home with new furniture…wait. Live in your new place with your old belongings for a few months to make sure you know what measurements, configurations, and designs will fit with your family’s lifestyle and the flow of the house.
  • Don’t skimp on storage: A bigger home does not always mean more storage space. Make sure your new house has the space to accommodate your storage needs; or, be prepared to get rid of unnecessary items before you move.
  • Sell first: Finding a buyer for your current home will give you a better idea of your exact budget for upsizing. Buying your bigger home before you have sold your current one puts you at the risk of making payments on two homes at the same time. And if your home does not sell for the price you had hoped, you may find yourself in a difficult financial situation due to the purchase of your new home.

If you and your family are ready to upsize, look no further than DFW Realty by Design. Realtor Angelina Cook is an expert in the North Texas area and will make selling your old home and buying your ‘bigger and better’ one a stress-free process. 2015 is a great time for the North Texas housing market, so take advantage now! Let DFW Realty by Design be your guide to upsizing into your new home.

Contact Angelina Cook

Email: Angelina@dfwrbd.com

Ph: 817.217.7779

Website: http://www.dfwrbd.com

Facebook: DFW Realty by Design

North Texas Runs

A common misconception about Texas is that it is just about Cowboys, trucks, and ‘super-sized everything’. On the contrary, Texas has a thriving running scene that rivals even the most active and healthiest states. Whether you are looking for a 5K, Ultra Marathon and anything in between, you can find the race you want in North Texas. Runners in the Dallas/Fort Worth area are perhaps the most fortunate in the state as there is at least one race every single weekend of the year; and in most cases, the hard part is choosing among the many running events on the same day. The DFW area puts on some major races each year that play host to world-class talent. The Metro PCS Dallas Marathon, The Cowtown Marathon, Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon, and Big D Texas Marathon, are just a few of the ‘can’t miss’ running events of the year in North Texas. Check out the following link to plan your 2015 race calendar: http://www.dfwraces.com. Now the issue of where to train. You don’t have to look far to find amazing running spots in North Texas. Tree-lined neighborhoods, waterfront paths, spacious parks, wooded trails – this region has every kind of running environment you could desire. Here are just a few of the great DFW running areas:

  • White Rock Lake in Dallas has a wide 9.33 mile running path along the water and is a hub of activity on the weekends. One of the many perks of this location, is it abuts the exquisite and ‘must-see’ North Texas attraction, the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. This lakeside loop is the perfect oasis for the urban runner. For more information, go to: http://www.dallasparks.org/235/White-Rock-Lake.
  • River Legacy Parks in Arlington has an extensive trail system along the banks of the Trinity River. Escape the noise in your life and run through this serene wooded area that is meticulously maintained by the City of Arlington. As an added bonus for parents with young kids, don’t miss the one-of-a-kind playground near the parking lot, complete with tree house style play structures and a huge dinosaur skeleton that is sure to inspire future young archaeologists. For more information, go to: https://naturallyfun.org/river-legacy-parks.
  • Trinity Trails in Fort Worth has up to 20 miles of crushed limestone gravel for running. From ballparks to country clubs to the downtown Ft. Worth skyline, Trinity Trails provides an ‘easy-on-the-knees’ running surface with great views for miles. For more information, go to: http://www.trinitytrails.org.

North Texas is a runner’s dream. Lace up and get out there!

DFW Horse Properties


Angelina has always been an animal lover and horses are her passion.  She is currently the proud owner of 5 horses and understands the needs and wants of horse owners.  She would love to help you find your dream horse property or find the perfect buyer for your property if you are looking to sell.  Here are her current horse property listings:

Beautiful sun rises await you at 450 CR 12550 in Paris, Texas!

450 County Road 12550, Paris, TX 75462

Spacious Palm Harbor home with split floor plan and 2 large living rooms. Master boasts large walk-in closet & study that could easily be a nursery too. Additional electric & water meter in far corner if you wanted to add an extra home on property. Stallion pens and run in’s stay as well as pasture run in’s. Would be great for a breeder or a trainer looking for an affordable option with room to add barns and arena. Deer often seen on site.

TBD County

TBD County Road 404, Alvarado, TX  76009

Beautiful 50 acres to do what you want with! Property is currently being used for cattle grazing and has ag-exemption in place. Easy access to Interstate 35. Could be subdivided for residential building or build your dream house with plenty of room for all the animals! Seller is motivated and ready to get this property sold!

Welcome to the Diamond Double H Ranch!  Your ranch name will loo

1033 County Road 910, Joshua, TX  76058

Looking for turn key, income producing property? This IS IT! Beautiful 33+ acres of irrigated pasture & hay fields. 3 large turn outs with loafing sheds. Barn with office, 12 stalls, wash rack, hot walker w. timer, mosquito mist system, lit riding arena with great footing, equipment barn. Water & electricity to all buildings. 3-2 mobile home with deck & spa. 30 minutes from Will Rogers. Bring the Horses & Build your Dream home here.

Contact Angelina at Angelina@dfwrbd.com

Beautiful 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Saginaw Home Just Listed

856 Santa Fe Drive, Saginaw, TX 76131

WOW!! Updates galore in this gently loved 3 bedroom 2 bath Saginaw home! Pride of ownership abounds in the details both inside and out. Huge corner lot, new stainless steel appliances, professional paint job completed in tasteful and desirable hues, new fixtures throughout, gas logs in gas fireplace, water filtration system in kitchen, and so much more! Eligible for Homes for Heroes buyers! Ask me how!  For more pictures and information please view the listing.

Homes For Heroes

HeroesI recently became a Real Estate Agent affiliate with a national program called Homes for Heroes®.

Homes for Heroes is an organization that was formed after the tragic events of 9/11 as a way say “Thank You” to the heroes of our nation. It is an organization that gives back to our local heroes who include, but are not limited to: Military personnel, Police/Peace Officers, Firefighters, First Responders, Teachers, and Health Care Workers.

This program allows me to give back to our local community heroes by giving them discounts and rebates when they buy or sell with me and/or an affiliated lender. We also have other real estate related businesses that are willing to give back to our local heroes, creating a well rounded savings package for our community heroes that continues to give back to them, even after they close. These businesses include insurance companies, home inspectors, pest inspectors, title companies, stagers, contractors and others.

Why am I telling you this? Because Homes for Heroes is available to our local heroes anywhere in the United States and you may be a hero, or know of a hero, that would benefit from this program.

This program does not stop at giving back when our heroes utilize our services. We also offer the Homes for Heroes Foundation®. The Homes for Heroes Foundation is a public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its mission is to provide or coordinate financial assistance and housing resources to our Nation’s Heroes such as Military personnel, Police/Peace Officers, Firefighter and First Responders who demonstrate neediness.

To sign up, or for more information about Homes for Heroes (or the Foundation), log onto www.HomesForHeroes.com or contact me at 817-217-7779 or email angelina@dfwrbd.com or website: https://www.homesforheroes.com/affiliate/angelina-cook .  Also – here are some FAQ’s.

Angelina Cook

Angelina Cook Homes For Heroes Affiliate

Homes For Heroes Thank You