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    Financial Fundamentals for First-Time Homebuyers

    By Mackenzie Holland | December 29, 2022

    Are you prepping to buy your first home? If so, one of the steps you should take early on is making sure you’re financially ready for your purchase. Here are just a few of the financial fundamentals you’ll need to focus on as you set out to buy a home. Build Your Credit Your credit is one... Read More

    RDRE Thanksgiving Coloring Contest

    By Ryan Dallas | November 14, 2022

    Let your little turkeys get creative for their chance to win in our Ryan Dallas Real Estate Thanksgiving Coloring Contest! Download the full coloring page below to get started. Once complete, email us a scanned copy or photo of the finished picture to with the child’s name and age. You can also tag Ryan... Read More

    The Emotional and Non-financial Benefits of Homeownership

    By Mackenzie Holland | October 20, 2022

    With higher mortgage rates, you might be wondering if now’s the best time to buy a home. While the financial aspects are important to consider, there are also powerful non-financial reasons it may make sense to make a move. Here are just a few of the benefits that come with homeownership. Homeowners Can Make Their Home Truly Their... Read More

    Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers

    By Zoe Doehring | February 2, 2022

    If you’re thinking about selling your house in 2022, you truly have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at your fingertips. When selling anything, you always hope for strong demand for the item coupled with a limited supply. That maximizes your leverage when you’re negotiating the sale, especially with your expert Ryan Dallas Real Estate agent on your side. Home sellers are in... Read More

    Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market

    By Zoe Doehring | April 15, 2021

    In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale By Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with a trusted real estate professional. When the inventory of homes for sale is as low as it is today, buyers are eager to snatch up virtually any house that comes to market.... Read More

    How to Make a Winning Offer on a Home

    By Admin | March 17, 2021

    Today’s homebuyers are faced with a strong sellers’ market, which means there are a lot of active buyers competing for a relatively low number of available homes. As a result, it’s essential to understand how to make a confident and competitive offer on your dream home. Here are five tips from our professionals at Ryan Dallas Real Estate... Read More

    Why Selling Your House on Your Own in 2021 Is a Mistake

    By Zoe Doehring | December 30, 2020

    There are many benefits to working with real estate professionals at Ryan Dallas Real Estate when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today, it becomes even more important to have our experts you trust to help guide you through the process. If you’re considering selling on your own, known in the... Read More

    5 Tips to Investing in Real Estate

    By Ryan Dallas | June 13, 2019

    Real estate investing is hotter than ever, and it’s no wonder why. Mortgage rates are low, home prices are strong, and demand for rentals is growing. But if you’re interested in investing in real estate, where do you start? And what do you need to know? Here are five crucial tips I’ve gathered over the... Read More

    Your Guide to Getting Pre-Approved

    By Ryan Dallas | March 11, 2019

    Searching for a new home is an exciting time. While shopping idly online or at open houses may be pleasant, serious home buyers get tremendous benefits from starting the process with a lender and securing a pre-approval letter. We sat down with David Nelson, Mortgage Originator NMLS #1718338 with Illinois National Bank, to get a... Read More

    How Recent Mortgage Rates Affect You

    By Ryan Dallas | February 11, 2019

    This is a welcome bit of relief: Over the past two months, mortgage rates, which had been climbing steadily for over a year, started to trend down. In fact, our trusted local lenders report that the 30-year fixed mortgage rate has dropped to around 4.45% from a high of 4.94%. For reference, that’s the lowest... Read More