Office space in Dallas, TexasAlthough the Dallas office space market isn’t quite thundering ahead, it is making slow gains, and that’s very good news for the Dallas economy. Experts anticipate that 2012 will be a year of slow recovery for the Dallas office space market, as demand continues to grow and the supply remains small.

Business Relocation Up, Vacancy Goes Down

Although vacancy is still quite high, it is important to note that it, too, is, on a downward course. Rents continue to show small gains, and business relocation activity is starting to show good signs, as well. Some relocation firms are now acquiring new buildings, thereby showing experts that better times are on their way. But perhaps the best sign that the Dallas office space market is headed in the right…

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The Dallas condo market has plenty to offer for nearly everyone. From those on a budget to those with no budget in sight, the Dallas condo market offers some of the finest living in Texas! But for those discerning buyers with great taste, the Veneto offers sublime living in the heart of Dallas.

Lush Surroundings

One immediately gets the sense that the Veneto isn’t like any other ordinary condo community in the Dallas condo market the first time a glimpse of the exteriors are imagined. Mature trees surround this community, making it feel lush, quiet and serene. Warm Italian accents are everywhere you look, from outdoor breezeways to a quartz stone fire pit. The surroundings of the Veneto are welcoming and upscale. Other fine features include: new…

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If you are in the market for a condo, there’s no better place to begin your search than Austin! The Austin condo market is alive and well, thanks to the many new developments that offer fantastic condo living and plenty of amenities and services. Here are some of our favorites:

Barton Place

We love this new condo community because of the many floor plans from which to choose. In fact, Barton Place has over a dozen possible floor plans! This Austin condo community features 270 one, two and three-bedroom condominiums, all of which boast such fine detailing as oversized windows, nine-foot ceilings, expansive terraces and the best gourmet kitchens in Austin! Barton Place is a gem in the Austin condo market because of its prime location on Barton Springs…

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VIP Realty Listing AgentsAn experienced seller’s agent is a hot commodity in today’s competitive real estate market. In short, if you want to sell your home for top dollar in the least amount of time you must seek the assistance of a seller’s agent who has plenty of experience selling homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area; and here’s why:

An experienced realtor will understand the importance of the Internet.

With the vast majority of buyers heading to the Internet to start their home search, finding a realtor who can get your home in front of the vast majority of sellers is very important. When searching for a seller’s agent, ask potential realtors about their Internet presence. If a real estate agent – and the company for which they work – does not have a solid Internet presence…

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Although 2012 is not even half over, the numbers are in and they are impressive: VIP Realty is now reaching new heights and is one of the fastest growing firms in Texas this year. Although the accolades are impressive, they haven’t come as a surprise for all the talented agents who have stood behind this Texas real estate powerhouse.Ask VIP Realty

It seems as if real estate firms, in the past, concentrated more on the company and less on the agents. In other words, it was all about the bottom line for the real estate company, and agents were often left to fend for themselves.

VIP Realty, however, changed the face of the real estate industry by making its agents the heart of the company. Without quality agents, a real estate firm can’t succeed. With top-producing…

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Highland Park HomesIf you want Highland Park luxury at its best, your choices are extensive. The homes of Highland Park are where the affluent and prominent in Dallas call home, and Highland Park luxury at its best is found in the palatial estate homes that line the shaded streets. But it’s not all about the houses. Here are just a few other reasons why Highland Park has become synonymous with luxury and grandeur:

  • Highland Park is often called the “garden paradise” because of the beautiful, tree-lined streets and precisely maintained lots and grounds. This Dallas suburb is also home to a number of fabulous parks and lakes, which happen to make up nearly 20 percent of the total area of Highland Park. Although Highland Park is close to the city and all of its amenities…

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Luxury HomesIt looks as if the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has some positive news to share: Existing home sales are predicted to increase 7 to 10 percent in 2012, which will be the highest level in five years. The NAR made this prediction after experiencing an “uneven but higher sales pattern” the first few months of this year.

The NAR predicts that existing home sales will total 4.65 million in 2012; that’s an increase of 9.1 percent from 2011.

Although pending homes sales fell about one-half percent from January to February, overall sales were up 9.2 from the same time a year ago, according to the NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index. Existing homes sales are enjoying the same kind of increase, as they were up 8.8 percent during the same time. Pending…

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The U.S. may still be struggling its way out of a recession and real estate lull, but many investors from all over the world are snatching up U.S. properties at bargain-basement prices. Although most parts of the country are not appealing to foreign investors, there are a number of large markets that are quite appealing and plenty of real estate that’s incredibly attractive. This usually means tourist areas, where sun and fun and beautiful beaches can be found.

The San Diego-based real estate data analysis company, DataQuick, has identified the top 10 markets where foreign homebuyers are buying U.S. properties:

1. Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.

2. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla.

3. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Fla.

4. North Point-Bradenton-Sarasota,…

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Home Buyer CashWith today’s historic-low interest rates and real estate more affordable than it has been in years, now may be the time to consider whether it makes sense to rent anymore.

In fact, according to data collected by Trulia’s Rent vs. Buy Index, which gathers information on asking prices for rental units and homes across the country, it is now more affordable to buy than rent in a whopping 98 out of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country. Even the largest markets of New York, Los Angeles and Boston are kinder to home buyers than renters.

Homeownership is More Affordable than Ever

Rent prices continue to rise across the country or, at the very least, remain stagnant, while homeownership is becoming more affordable than ever. Although this…

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When selling your home, you may begin to wonder what exactly will catch the eye of potential home buyers. Although, of course, this may differ from buyer to buyer, there is one area of the home that you simply can’t go wrong remodeling or sprucing up for sale. And that’s the kitchen.

Kitchens today are where the family gathers. It is, in fact, the heart of the home and it has the ability, time and time again, to sell a house.

Today’s kitchens must represent today’s buyer, and they must have the wow factor. They must be a place to entertain, to unwind, and to spend a family meal together. They must have superb finishes, high-quality appliances, and plenty of cabinetry. They often play just as big of a role as the family room or great room, and many…

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