New Ebby re-branding

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Ebby Halliday Realtors introduced the updated logo this week. Bruce Schwanbeck is working hard to replace all the signs on our listings, and rushing to get it done before the rain comes.

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas. Click here to view our website. Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com 469.283.8656 |

What does $5,000 mean in increased payments, if you increase your offer on a home?

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2017 DebBruce (2)How much does $5,000 mean if you increase your offer on a home?  If you increase $5,000 on your home loan it increases your loan $36.49 extra a month.   For every $1,000 increase on the loan, it increases the loan $7.30 month.

The Schwanbecks Will Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors, Texas, SchwanbeckGroup@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

Ebby is Well Connected

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Bruce and Debbie Schwanbeck

Ebby Halliday Cedar Creek Lake

Ebby Halliday Real Estate, Inc. stays connected to consumers, wherever they are, in many different ways.

In addition to traditional marketing, the firm’s agents and listed property benefit from presentation to the market through a robust social media presence, including frequent blogs, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+ and Twitter posts. Ebby Halliday’s Facebook page has more than 17,000 followers and the Ebby Blog is one of the most popular real estate blogs in Texas.

The Ebby Blog features ‘DFW Daily’, profiling events in the DFW and N. Texas area; ‘Fabulous Finds’, highlighting great homes available for sale; and ‘Helpful Hints’, offering everything from insight on the latest paint colors to apps that help around the home.

The firm’s award-winning website, ebby.com, is one of the most visited residential real estate sites in the nation. Offering a mobile approach, the site was built with mobility in mind for today’s highly mobile buyer.

And, the Ebby Halliday Realtors app, recently named the “Best Real Estate App in America”, provides property information in a natural way, starting with a map instead of a menu. Featuring the latest in augmented reality, it’s specifically designed for buyers on the go.

While the Ebby Organization provides innovative marketing and advertising for our agents and listings, the firm believes it all comes down to the connection between agents who are ready to serve and our clients. To connect with a real estate agent who is a true professional, visit an Ebby Halliday Companies’ web site.

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas. Click here to view the listing.    Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

Happy Holidays from the Schwanbecks

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2018HappyHolidaysLet the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

Thinking About Relocating?

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Bruce and Debbie Schwanbeck

Ebby Halliday Cedar Creek Lake

Looking for a new community to call home, a new place to live, work and play, or a new neighborhood that brings you closer to family and friends? Ebby Halliday is ready to help you relocate … in town, across the country or around the globe. For over seven decades, we have provided buyers, sellers and renters with superior market knowledge, expertise and innovative practices. With Ebby Halliday, your move will be tailor-made for you.

We offer assistance Buying / Selling / Leasing and even Global.  For more information click here.

The Schwanbecks Will Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors, Texas, SchwanbeckGroup@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

 

Is that a Bedroom?

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What Makes a Room a Bedroom?

Does That Count as a Bedroom?

There’s no single legal definition for a bedroom in Texas. The International Residential Code (IRC), published by the International Code Council and adopted by Texas in 2001, establishes a set of residential building standards for public safety and welfare that include requirements for what can be considered a bedroom. Amendments to the IRC adopted by local jurisdictions may add to those requirements.

What about your home?

If it is not obvious whether a room in your home counts as a bedroom, the IRC and other codes mentioned here can help you resolve the question.

Your local building official is a good source of information on local codes and amendments to the IRC.

Misrepresenting the status of a room in an MLS listing could put an realtor at risk of violating the MLS’s rules, Article 2 the Code of Ethics, which states that REALTORS® must avoid exaggerating or misrepresenting facts related to the property, and TREC Rule 535.155(d), which states an advertisement could mislead or deceive the public if it is inaccurate in any material fact or representation.

The IRC requires a bedroom to have:

  • A floor area of not less than 70 square feet and not less than 7 feet in any horizontal dimension
  • A minimum ceiling height of 7 feet, and if there is a sloped ceiling, then a minimum of 50% of ceiling must be a minimum of 7 feet high
  • At least one operable emergency escape and rescue opening with a clear opening of not less than 5.7 square feet, and a required egress window that must have a minimum width of 20 inches, a minimum height of 24 inches, and a maximum window sill height of 44 inches.

Housing built prior to the adoption of the IRC by Texas that remains unchanged is not required to comply with IRC standards for what may be considered a bedroom. However, there are some instances when requirements on what may be considered a bedroom are imposed on such housing, including specific requirements of the IRC, the International Property Maintenance Code, the International Fire Code, or from a local building official. Additionally, the Texas Property Code’s definition of “an area of a dwelling intended as sleeping quarters” applies to rooms offered for rent.

Whether a bedroom must have a closet is not governed by the IRC or Texas Property Code, but local residential codes may require one, along with heat sourcing and other amendments to the IRC. Furthermore, certain lenders, like FHA, VA, and Fannie Mae, may have definitions for a bedroom within their appraisal guidelines.

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas. Click here to view our website. Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com 469.283.8656 |

The fall color at Cedar Creek Lake is full of Splendor.

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We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

Waterfront Home for Lease in Gun Barrel City

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Looking for a Lease Property?  125 Camino Robles Gun Barrel City in Arbolado is available for lease.  Come take a look at this 3bedroom, 2bath, 1 car garage, with a boat slip and fenced back yard.  No Animals and No Smoking; partially furnished; $1450 security deposit and $1450 a month.  You can pick up and application at our Ebby Cedar Creek Lake office 314 W. Main St, Gun Barrel City TX 75156

Click here to view 125 Camino Robles

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

Happy Holidays from the Schwanbecks

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2018HappyHolidays2Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |