Roxanne DeBerry
May 2019
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6 Ways to Update the Look of Your Bathroom Without Doing a Full Reno
The average cost of a midrange bathroom renovation is more than $20,000. If you kick that up to the "upscale” level, it’s almost $65,000. Yikes! Luckily, there are lots of little changes you can make in the bathroom to make it feel new again—or at least less old. They range in price from the cost of a family outing to the movies (with popcorn), to the cost of a couple of airline tickets to Hawaii (during a really good sale).
      Go frameless It’s not cheap to convert an outdated shower to something more updated. Frameless glass will give you the sleek look you want, but be prepared to spend a good thousand bucks for the glass
Mortgage Rates
U.S. averages as of May 2019:

30 yr. fixed: 4.2%
15 yr. fixed: 3.64%
5/1 yr. adj: 3.77%

      But add frames here Frames around your mirrors give the space a more finished look. Companies like Mirrormate
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How Lenders Evaluate the Self-Employed Borrower
     One of the primary factors when issuing a loan approval is to make sure the borrowers can afford the new mortgage payment along with other monthly credit obligations. This is accomplished by comparing monthly payments with monthly income.
      For someone who receives a pay check on the 1st and 15th it’s relatively easy to figure out how much money someone makes. But for those who are self-employed and make money when their clients pay their bills, it’s not so easy. Lenders do have a method to properly calculate qualifying monthly income for the self-employed, they just take a few extra steps.
      These borrowers must show proof they’ve been self-employed for at least two years. For those who receive a

Top Tips to Make Your Offer Stick
     It’s that time again, when the Spring real estate market starts to get hot (or gets even hotter, depending on how steamy your particular corner of the world is). Multiple-offer situations and selling prices that soar over asking prices are great for sellers, not so much for buyers.
      If you’re looking for an edge to ensure you get the home you want, we have some tips.
      Work with the right real estate agent You can’t underestimate the experience and skills of a quality real estate agent. Not only will a great agent be able to guide you toward the best properties for you, but also may be able to use their network to identify homes that aren’t even on the market yet or to work closely with an agent to get your offer accepted.
      Make sure your offer is first Some sellers will hold off on accepting an offer to see if they get more offers. There

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Market-Important Class!

April is Over!


The market is heating up as well as the temperature! Spring rains and getting warmer, welcome to Texas!! The market is growing in inventory and closed sales as well which is a good thing when it comes to the residential market place. Our team has been very busy helping people purchase and sell homes and it is just going to get busier as we go through these next few months. So is it a good time to buy or sell? The answer is a definite "yes". Prices are extremely good right now as well as mortgage interest rates. So if you are looking to buy or sell give us a call at 214-676-8040. 


Next, I would like to tell you about an event I will be speaking at on May 16 between 6:00 pm & 7:00 pm at 5340 Town Square Drive in Plano. The event is titled "Learn How To Be Healthy In A Digital Era". Here is the link for the invitation: I hope to see you there! 


As many of you know my team and I are always busy and I am personally looking for an experienced Realtor to assist me on my team. This position is an internal position and reports directly to me and will be my personal assistant. I just have lots of projects I need to do and I also need a backup when I am away at a business meeting or when my husband and I have time for a vacation. So if you know anyone that you might think would be a good fit let me know. 


Remember if you know someone who is looking to buy or sell call me at 214-676-8040. I always appreciate helping you and those you refer.


Roxanne DeBerry The DeBerry Team Keller Williams Realty

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Roxanne DeBerry,REALTOR CRS ePro
Keller Williams Realty
3608 Preston Road, Ste. 230
Plano, Texas 75093

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