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Generating More Leads By Being Creative On The Web

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Realtors, home builders, and brokers sometimes get caught up in the pressure of having a presence on social media or setting up a good-looking website, but being a little more creative can lead to great results. Take the example of Joy Riley, a realtor from Providence, Rhode Island who decided it was not only important to showcase the homes she was selling, but also the community. She created simple, but well done videos that showcased her close-knit community in a way that attracts buyers into the area even before they consider a home.

New Floorplans Available At Brick Row In Richardson, Texas

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Within short distance of major public transportation, the new Brick Row community in Richardson, Texas is growing and has now added the Sutherland and Callaway to its collection of floor plan options with park, pool, or creekside views! The Callaway model offers plenty of space with 1,634 square feet and 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. This floor plan is priced at $234,990 and includes. An open kitchen facing into the family room downstairs, allowing for a comfortable seating and visiting area. There is also an attached 2 car garage providing the convenience of covered parking and optional storage space.

Homestead Exemptions for Townhomes and Condos in Texas

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CB JENI Lifestyle homes, real estate professionals building new townhomes in Richardson, McKinney and Arlington, Texas, provide homeowners an overview of property tax exemptions. What are homestead exemptions and can I benefit from them if I have a townhome or condo? Homestead exemptions are a privilege given to homeowners who live in particular states and have a primary residence. Exemptions help you save money by adjusting the value of your property that would be taxed otherwise. So, if your home is valued at $400,000 and you qualify for a $20,000 exemption, your home would be taxed as if it was worth $380,000.In Texas, homestead exemptions are extended to those who are condominium and townhome owners as well. Some additional documents may be required, however, to prove that you own and reside in the state.

Available CB JENI Homes For Sale Now

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Our new communities are situated in some of the most prime locations in the metroplex. Not only is our newest community coming to McKinney, Texas, but we are also building in Richardson, Arlington, and Coppell, Texas which are perfect for settling down, raising a family, and commuting to work. Whether you are looking for an active community or access to major entertainment venues, CB JENI Lifestyle Homes has the variety of options you need.

Featured Townhome Floor Plan: Zoe at Brick Row in Richardson, Texas

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If you are dreaming of a home that is low-maintenance but still feels as spacious as a house, the Zoe model in the Brick Row community is the perfect option. Not only does this floorplan include 3 bedrooms and 2 and a half bathrooms, but also a convenient garage. In the downstairs area you will enter into a welcoming foyer that opens up into a beautiful living and dining room. The kitchen has a modern, grey-tiled island that can seat guests during any gatherings or serve as a comfortable breakfast area.

What the CB JENI Viridian Community Can Enjoy in Arlington, Texas

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In case you haven’t heard of the new Viridian community in Arlington, Texas, let us enlighten you with the amazing features this community will offer its residents. Not only is Arlington conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, providing a home for the biggest sports venues in the metroplex such as the AT&T Cowboys Stadium and the Rangers Ballpark, but imagine having the luxury of living connected to a beautiful outdoor community nestled on River Legacy Parks.

Predicted Home Decor Trends for 2014

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Designing in a townhome is no different than designing in a house. Everyone knows that if anything, designing in a smaller space (although our townhomes feel bigger than some houses) can be more challenging. We want to be able to feel cozy in our home regardless of its size but be careful, cozy can sometimes feel cramped if you don’t do it right. In 2014 have some fun in your new CB JENI home and don’t lag behind when it comes to the new, hot trends. Now that we are building in prime, new locations such as McKinney and Richardson, you will be able to take out the old and bring in the best to your new home.

Top Real Estate Tech Trends for 2014 According to Inman News

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It’s no news that technology is becoming more and more substantial in any business but in real estate, technology is something that realtors can really take to the next level. With this new year there are many new gadgets and applications to take advantage of, so do not lag behind your competition and get up to speed with some tech trends you can incorporate into your sales strategies. Among the most interesting and applicable tech trends, 3-D environments is something that can really help the consumer and give them an extra reason to contact you faster. Other tech trends you have probably seen before or are using already. Nonetheless, 2014 is the year to try out some new technology because in the end you have nothing to loose, instead you only have exciting things to learn to make your business even better!

Start the New Year Buying a Townhome With CB JENI

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As we roll into the new year, you may be setting some goals not only for yourself, but also for your wallet. Whether you want the stability of owning a home and settling into a community, or if your pocket is calling for a downsize, this is the perfect time to consider townhome living!

Featured CB JENI Model: Brandywine (Pecan Park)

CB JENI?snew townhomes in McKinney, Texas, are now available in the pleasant community of Pecan Park! This week?s featured floor plan is ?Brandywine.? Within its 1,437 square feet, this two-story, two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath floor plan also includes soaring ceilings and spacious rooms.Located upstairs on the second floor, the luxurious master suite boasts a large, attached master bath complete with two sinks and generous counter space

New Townhomes in Coppell TX Selling Quickly

Dallas-based townhome builder CB JENI Lifestyle Homes is approaching the closeout of their popular Coppell, Texas, townhome community,Villas at Lake Vista.Currently, there are only six available townhomes that remain – some of which will be completed shortly after the first of the new year.Plan a visit and you will find that every aspect of this community helps to foster a convenient lifestyle. Its prime location is within minutes of major employers, top hospitals and medical centers, and endless retail and entertainment options.Inside this flourishing community are new two-story townhomes which boast award-winning designs and offer low-maintenance living.

Downsizing? One Mistake to Avoid When Selling Your Current Home

Selling your home may be the largest financial decision you will ever have to make; and selling in order to downsize to a convenientnew townhomecan be challenging regardless of the time of the year.Combine this fact with a tough real estate market and you have a recipe for stress. Though it may be taxing there is no reason to make the sale of your home any more difficult than it needs to be.OverpricingThis is a difficult hurdle for many home sellers to get over, especially if it is their first time selling a home. You loved your home and also may have also purchased it at a price that later proved to be fleeting (such as at the height of the housing bubble).

Benefits of a Townhome: ?Lock and Leave? Lifestyle

One of the best aspects of owning a townhome is the ?lock and leave? lifestyle it affords people. With the holiday season approaching, consider these tips to keep your home safe and secure (and remain worry free) while traveling:Request help from a neighbor: Inform your neighbor when you will be on vacation and ask them to watch your townhome while you are away. Have them also collect your mail and newspapers to reduce any signs that make it obvious no one is home.Avoid vacation announcements: It?s understandable that you?re excited to travel for the holidays, but avoid advertising it on Facebook and Twitter. Posts similar to ?can?t wait to be in New York? and ?on the road? can tip off burglars that your home is unoccupied.

Rent or Buy? The Benefits of Owning a New Townhome in the Dallas Area

Rent orbuy?This question has likely crossed the minds of most adults at some pivotal stage of their lives. Although this is a common decision to have to make, financial experts almost always reply with the same answer: buy.One major benefit is the tax deduction of the amount of interested paid toward a home mortgage.But there are other compelling reasons as well:In 2010, the Federal Reserve determined the median net worth of a household was $77,300. (Results for 2013 will not be available until early 2015.)

Why Empty Nesters Choose Dallas Townhomes

After spending more than a decade looking after others, many parents welcome adjusting back to a life of their own – especially when it?s simplified!Empty nesters choose townhomes because they seek convenience and simplicity with privacy a detached home provides.They are also attracted to reduced interior and exterior maintenance. Builders recognize this desire and design homes specifically to the needs and lifestyle of an empty nester.

New Townhome Available Now: The ?Brady? plan ? Richardson, TX

Located in the Brick Row Community at 643 Matthew Place inside the Brick Row community of Richardson, Texas, this beautiful, new-construction townhome is designed to provide a convenient, relaxing lifestyle.Walk through the front entry of the Brady floorplan and you are greeted by soaring ceilings and natural light. With its rich hardwood flooring, the living area is as sophisticated as it is inviting.

Energy Efficient Features of CB JENI Viridian Townhomes

As a builder ofnew townhomes in Dallas, we make it our priority to build the very best homes using superior-quality materials and modern, energy efficient technology.Below we outline a few of the energy efficient features so that you better understand their benefit to you, your family and home:State-of-the-art PEX plumbing:Cross-linked polyethylene, also known as PEX, is stronger and more reliable than polybutylene piping (PB).

The Benefits of a Community Homeowners Association

Preserves and Protects Property Values.This is done by maintaining community standards and neighborhood attractiveness.A home?s value is directly affected by the appearance of neighboring homes and the community as a whole. HOA covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs) implemented and enforced by the HOA prevents discrepancies that could negatively affect the value of the other homes. To avoid fines, homeowners have a vested interest in correcting problems from architectural and code violation to landscaping issues.As its name implies, homeowners associations are lead by board members who are actual homeowners in the community.

Dallas Townhome Sales Up Nearly 40 Percent

Townhome and condominium sales were up almost 40 percent January through July of this year compared to the same period in 2012!In a recentcolumnin the Dallas Morning News, Dallas real estate agent Jeff Updike said the following:?The prices are back up where we thought they would be in 2007. The market is very strong.?Updike also said more people are looking for a townhome in North Texas than ever before; a reason he claims is causing so much activity.

The Verona Model Located in Viridian ? Arlington, Texas

Viridian, a new mixed-use, master-planned community located in north Arlington, is CB JENI Homes? newest community offeringtownhomes for sale.Enter through the front door and you are greeted with soaring ceilings and plenty of natural light from the impressive floor-to-ceiling window which lights up the entire first and second floors.The front family room intuitively guides you into the kitchen – as these formerly separate spaces have been designed to flow naturally from one to the other.