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All Blog Entries by Mike Askins

Mike Askins, owner of ARG, is a recognized leader in DFW new home sales. New home buyers need new home realtors to avoid mistakes and Mike Askins is an experienced professional you can trust.

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DFW Discounted NEW HOMES, Memorial Day Savings Plus REBATES to 4%!

Just narrow your search to your DFW location, price, selected builders, and criteria, and get instant results! You're in full control! The market is offering excellent new home opportunities, and with affordable interest rates, your total savings will only compound over time. Price REDUCED New Homes provide savings plus a FAST CLOSE and Cash Rebates up to 4%!

I can help you SAVE more money on a new home purchase anywhere in D/FW than you can save on your own. I have saved my clients Millions over the years, and helped them avoid common buyer pitfalls, all backed by a fantastic A+ BBB record!

Great Savings! That's ARG!I can help advise, negotiate, pull COMPS, and help you know what others have paid. Today, more than ever, with information technology so readily available,

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Just Listed Homes in Collin County with Pools

Just listed real estate gives you the opportunity to quickly locate the nicest homes before they sell. If you want to avoid going through the long process of building a pool, then finding a home with a pool is for you.

You can quickly change the MLS Location Bar inputs to suit your specific price, DFW location, and home criteria needs. You can also view all homes with pools in collin county regardless of days on market.


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New Home DEALS in May 2020

The DFW Housing Market is offering you excellent opportunities to find new home solutions with affordable interest rates, FAST CLOSE MAY and JUNE NEW HOME DEALS, and all sort of builder SPEC HOME incentives paid closing costs, discounted prices and ARG™ is offering up to 4% Cash Back, plus helping you find and negotiate with any builder anywhere in Dallas Fort Worth!  


By acting now, you can get all advertised incentives offered by various home builders, plus whatever we can negotiate for you, then catch a historically low-interest rate, and then we pay you with a cool, up to a 4% New Home Buyer Cash Rebate for being a client of ARG™. 4% of $400K = $16,000 Cash Back, versus leaving

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 Inflation Causes Real Estate Prices to Increase

For years, homeownership was the one asset you could always rely upon to protect you from loss of dollar purchasing power. Historically, as the purchasing power of the dollar diminishes, the cost of building a new house increases. Today, even if a home was built 30 years ago, its current market value would be indexed to the cost of building a new home, adjusted for a home's condition and location.

For example, if a home costs $85K in 1990, (30 years ago), it might easily be worth $250K in today's market. The increase in price is mostly caused by inflation. Said another way, over time your monthly house payment shrinks in relation to your monthly income, making your house payment more affordable. Then at year 30, your mortgage is paid off, versus

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Are You Ready for COVID-19 Construction Delays?

If you're planning to start a new home, you'll now have to consider the very real prospects of construction delays due to supply chain disruptions and other unknowns as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope that's not the case, but reading the tea leaves...

Is it the end of the world? No. Is it a problem? Yes.  Is it too early to tell? Maybe.

China is currently a major supplier of U.S. building materials and the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak. As a result, our domestic economy could begin experiencing a major single-point supply disruption across a myriad of American businesses, including homebuilders, as they scramble to compensate for material shortages while dealing with COVID-19 and "shelter in place" emergency orders. What we

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Quick Facts Concerning 322 Palo Duro Drive Fairview

Parkside at Fairview Modern 1 Acre Luxury LivingARG's latest MLS Listing is a Beauty! If you're not inclined to wait over a year for your new home to be built, here is a luxurious turnkey one of a kind modified 1 Story floorplan for your immediate consideration. With record-low mortgage rates available now, this flawless Energy Star Rated Toll Brothers home is ready today. Situated on a 1+ acre lot in the acclaimed LOVEJOY ISD and convenient to Stacy Road, US 75, Shops, Fairview Town Center, the Village at Allen, recreation and entertainment venues, all help to add solid location value. Seller is open

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Find Dallas Fort Worth Builder SPECS Ready to Close in April 2020

Springtime in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex is here and a new crop of APRIL CLOSE READY NEW HOMES are now ready for you to view online! With the Metroplex's only exclusive new home finding MLS search software, when you create your free online account with our new home real estate brokerage, you can save hours reviewing and analyzing new homes from builders like American Legend, Bloomfield, Highland, Tradition, Darling, Drees, Shaddock, Risland, KHOV, D-R-Horton and so many more. 

You Can Save THOUSANDS More with a Choice of Special Client Incentives from ARGIt's time you experienced the full control advantage by registering your free account today. When you register an account, you can search by builder or groups of builders, location, community, DFW school name or ISD District. When you become a client, DFW discounted new

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DR Horton's April Sale for DFW is Here!


Special D-R-Horton Springtime savings are here for all DFW East Division Communities in Dallas Fort Worth. Special sales incentives and 4% rebates are also available within the West Division as well. This special sale extends to both SPEC Inventory, build jobs and homes under construction with close dates pushing into the summer months. VIEW ALL D-R-Horton New Homes in D/FW NOW! Ask for LIST of Homes NOT in MLS!

Call Mike Askins at for a List of Available Homes and Why You Don't Want to Contract Before Talking to Us. One Call to me Can Save you THOUSANDS!

What's included in D.R. Horton's April Sale?

  • $750 Binds Contract
  • Move-in package: Includes Refrigerator, Washer/
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How Coronavirus is affecting Texas Real Estate Contracts

The COVID-19 Emergency is sweeping the Nation. It is impacting all aspects of the economy. While housing markets remain active, Texas consumers are encouraged to understand the impact Coronavirus can have on Real Estate transactions under the current National Emergency. The link below gives you access to the newly implemented Texas Realtors® form you need to understand.

Need assistance and guidance with your planned home purchase? Contact Realtor® Mike Askins at , or fill out our CONTACT US form.

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Your Exclusive Source For ALL DFW New Home Builder Price Reductions

We live in interesting if not downright challenging times, but do stay awhile, create a free MLS account because housing needs are still strong around DFW. THE FED JUST REDUCED INTEREST RATES TO NEAR 0% ON SUNDAY 3/15! I want to earn your business, give you exclusive client level access to all DFW builder inventory price reductions, and help you successfully purchase the home of your dreams while saving you thousands of extra dollars. 

When you land on the price reduced new home page, there will be Tabs across the TOP of the page - please use them (see tabs just below). These tabs quickly allow you to view inventory in any city in the D/FW Metroplex. The "School Search" Tab allows you to concentrate on a specific School. Of course, you can choose

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