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New Home? Replace or ReprogramYour Garage Door Opener!

by Don Baker in Blogs.

Today we’re sharing a piece of advice that will hopefully help you and your clients! When a home is changing owners, it’s all too common for the garage door remote to go missing. An easy and inexpensive solution is a universal replacement remote. Did you know you can purchase universal replacement remotes online at wholesale […]

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Securing your garage doors will cut your odds of being burglarized

by Don Baker in Blogs.

Securing your garage doors will cut your odds of being burglarized. Don’t leave garage door openers where they are visible in a parked car, especially. They will break into the car and use the opener to gain access. The arrow in the photo points to the small cable tie that keeps the cord from being […]

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2015, Your Home & The start of a New Year!

by Don Baker in Blogs.

Happy New Year!!! with a new year comes responsibilities with your home. If you purchased your home in 2014, here are a couple of things that I want to bring to your attention. 1) In the Great State of Texas you can Homestead your property. This is not automatically implemented. You must take the steps […]

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11 Tips for Holding a Safe Open House

by Don Baker in Blogs.

Help keep a strong focus on REALTOR® Safety throughout the year by sharing these safety tips with others. 11 Tips for Holding a Safe Open House If possible, always try to have at least one other person working with you at the open house. Check your cell phone’s strength and signal prior to the open house. […]

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Another Chapter in the Adventures of Don Baker, Realtor

by Don Baker in Blogs.

Congratulations to Ivan & Kathy Jacobs on the purchase of their New Home!!! I must commend them on their patience & fortitude. They executed their offer on 11/8/2013 to purchase this property that was a Short Sale. The Listing Agent, Louis Laurent, told us that he went through 4 negotiators at BofA before we finally […]

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The Adventures of Don Baker, Realtor

by Don Baker in Blogs.

A day in the Life of Don Baker, Realtor. I drove to Mansfield to show a property to my client. While I was waiting for my clients to show, parked in front of the house, a gentleman came out of the property & asked what I was doing. I told him I was waiting on […]

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Red Oak Texas’ Annual Red Oak White & Blue 2014

by Don Baker in Blogs.

Red Oak Texas held their annual Red Oak White & Blue event this past Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Red Oak’s Pearson Park from 4pm to 10pm. Yours truly, was the DJ/MC for the event. The weather was warm & breezy! We had a great turn out of Vendors & spectators. Here’s a list of the […]

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Military Discount

by Don Baker in Blogs.

I’m sitting & waiting to have 2 tires replaced when a young man & his pregnant wife are at the counter and asked if they give a military discount? He was told that Discount Tire does not offer a military discount. It never crossed my mind, being a veteran myself, that Discount Tire does not offer even […]

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Real Estate Agent Availability & Communication

by Don Baker in Blogs.

Real Estate Agent Availability & Communication, to me, is very important in this day & age. I believe that if you’re going to be a real estate agent in today’s market, you have to be accessible to communicate by whatever means necessary. Especially, if you’re a Listing Agent!!! Because when we have a low inventory, houses […]

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Restaurant Review – 342 Grill & Bar

by Don Baker in Blogs.

Some friends, My wife & I decided to eat at 342 Grill & Bar located at 205 S Main St, Red Oak, TX 75154. We’ve eaten there before & the food was good. This time our food came out cold & the steak that I ordered was not cooked the way I ordered it. I ordered […]

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HOUSEBUYING TIPS

by Don Baker in Blogs.

Welcome to North Texas. The year is 2013 and the real estate market has never been hotter. Why, you ask…  Low Housing inventory and record breaking low interest rates is the reason. Even as the rates tick upward you should understand that since 1971, interest rates on a 30 year mortgage have never been under […]

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Home Selling Tips

by Don Baker in Blogs.

The secrets to selling your home are really no secret at all.  They are as follows: 1. Price your home to sell 2. Hire a great Realtor, if a Realtor does not post photos and sydicate your listing, your interest will be very low.  Technology is also very important, we use a text for more […]

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Redfin: Rising interest rates not derailing buyer interest, yet

by Don Baker in Blogs.

47% of those surveyed cited concern in rising rates Megan Hopkins July 31, 2013 11:04am The latest survey from Redfin revealed a surge of concern over rising mortgage interest rates. Of those surveyed, 32% claimed they had no major concerns about selling, while 47% cited concern that rising rates would cause a drop in buyer […]

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Red Oak, Texas Homes For Sale

by Don Baker in Blogs.

Feds Send Mortgage Rates Into Uncertain Territory Last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke stated that with an improvement to economic growth and the unemployment situation, the overall economy is closer to being met. According to Bernanke, if mortgage rates increase “for the right reason”, it is a good thing; satisfactory reasons for rates to […]

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Your Professional Red Oak, Texas Real Estate Agent

by Don Baker in Blogs.

Buying a Home Buying a home is probably the biggest investment you will make, with long-term financial ramifications. It calls for many informed decisions and for good advice from a real estate professional. When buying a home, you can learn from the knowledge and skill of a Real Estate Agent. What can Real Estate Agents […]

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