August 13, 2019

There is an increasing market for “55 and up”communities in the DFW area, so  pocket communities that cater to residents over 55 years of age, are swiftly gaining popularity throughout DFW.  These are great options for the buyer who wants it all.

Buyers in the...

June 20, 2019

"Whimsy is behaviour which is unusual, playful, and unpredictable, rather than having any serious reason or purpose behind it."  Collins English Dictionary

All homes NEED a touch of whimsy.  How do you get whimsy?  Here are some of my favorites:

1. Unexpected furnit...

June 19, 2019

Cash Cash Cash...There is never enough of it. This is especially true when you are buying a home, but there are a ways to minimize the amount of cash you need for closing costs.

1. Ask the seller to pay your closing costs.  Oftentimes, sellers are willing to contri...

May 30, 2019

I recently bought the primitive desk pictured above at Lula B's, one of my favorite antique stores.  I liked it because it was small, had one large drawer, and was the perfect spot for my laptop.   I also found an antique medical office exam chair which makes a great d...

I work with a lot of home buyers that are buying their first home and it sometimes takes a while to get them "ready" to purchase. The biggest obstacle facing first time home buyers is getting the cash needed for down payment and closing costs.  Most buyers can afford t...

April 21, 2019

In the Dallas real estate market, land values in the city are high and the cost of land continues to grow.  To keep homes affordable, in-town builders are forced to build up.   That is to say, they have to build 3 and even 4 story homes and squeeze as many of them as p...

April 6, 2019

We are currently renovating two kitchens  and we decided to use a big retail home improvement store to purchase the cabinetry and to do the kitchen design.  Although we have renovated many homes over the years, we had never gone to a store like Home Depot or a Lowe's f...

April 6, 2019

The Neilson Group is proud to sponsor a small art show that features local artists. The show will be held on 4/7/19 at the model homes at Merion at Midtown Park, located at 8284 and 8490 Laflin Lane, Dallas, TX 75231.  The show will be held from 2-5 pm and will be for...

September 26, 2018

If you want your home's decor to be unique, you have to work hard at finding pieces that set you apart.   This is especially true in Dallas, as we all have easy to major players in the home furnishings market.  After all, no one wants to go to a friend's home and see t...

August 15, 2018

As a Realtor, I show lots of houses and frankly, some of them stink!  Some homes have offensive odors and homeowners are often not even aware of it, as they have become desensitized to the smells in their own home.  Let's face it,  litter boxes, dogs, cooking and day t...