If you’re like most people, you use your smartphone to send emails and texts, as well as pay bills, deposit checks and manage your life. This may, however, leave you vulnerable to thieves who use hacking skills and software to access and steal your information. The material below outlines how to create a more secure passcode for your phone, and may also apply to your computer and web passwords.
Our smartphones and tablets play huge roles in our daily lives, so when we accidently damage or lose them, it can have a huge impact. Below are some tips to help you if you drop your device on the floor or into water, or if your phone is lost or stolen. Forward this on to family and friends to help them salvage their smartphones and tablets, and keep their information safe if their device is lost or stolen.
The high demand for pre-owned homes continues as home sales in North Texas were 30% higher than last year. The median single-family home sales price was $176,000, a record high. April’s median sales price was 14% higher than last year. The price increase reflects the supply and demand aspect of the market as well as historic low mortgage interest rates allowing buyers to purchase higher price homes. At the end of April, there was a 3.3 month supply of homes in inventory, well short of the 6-month supply considered to be a balanced market. In many geographic areas, we are seeing less than a 2-month supply of homes available for sale. If you are considering selling your home, now is a great time to move on it! Please contact us if you would like a market review of your home and suggestions for what to do to get it ready for sale to take best advantage of today’s selling prices.
Significantly higher demand for homes continues as sales of pre-owned homes in North Texas in March 2013 were 22% higher than 2012. The median sales price was $168,000 or 8% higher than last year reflecting the increased demand and lack of inventory of pre-owned homes on the market. We are seeing several multiple offer situations at certain price points and in some geographic areas. At the end of March, there were approximately 22,000 homes listed for sale and with 7,483 homes sold in March, there was a 3-month supply of homes for sale, half of what would be considered a balanced market. Average days on market declined to 65 days in March, 24% lower than last year. If you are considering selling your home, now may be the right time to do it! With increased demand, low inventory, and low interest rates, your time to sell may be right now. Let us know if we can assist you in making your decision or listing your home for sale. The buyers are out there!