Fort Worth, TX Real Estate News

By Melissa Jackson, Helping You Make The Right Move
(Century 21 Alliance Properties)
Why Do I Need To Be Pre-Approved VS Pre-Qualified To Look At Houses In Fort Worth? Why Do I Need To Be Pre-Approved VS Pre-Qualified To Look At Houses?  I’m asked this question often.  Sure if you are pre-qualified for a home loan you may have a good chance of getting approval to purchase that new home.  There is a difference between two processes.  I encourage my clients to speak with one of our preferred lenders before scanning the multiple listing service and scheduling appointments to look at available homes on the market.  Getting pre-qualified is a simpler task.  The lender will gather certain information about your marital status, family size, income, assets and work history.   Obtaining a mortgage is more than a numbers game.  Most likely your credit report will play a large rol...
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By Donnie Keller, Reata Realty Group At Compass
(Compass)
 When it comes to renovating a home there will always be some obstacles to tackle,  When it comes to doing it green it comes with its own set of challenges . But, as with anything, if you know the right information and some forethought it is well worth the extra effort.Below you will read some tips and inforation to get you started on your eco-friendly renovation.To begin decide which areas of the home should be remodeled?What style would you like to see in the finished product?What is the budget for this project?Once that has been decided its time to look at how to make it happen in an environmentally conscious way. Most people are not able to afford to make thier home completly eco-friendly all at once, so be realistic with the alterations you choose to fit with your current lifestyle...
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By Donnie Keller, Reata Realty Group At Compass
(Compass)
 Ok, You have been looking at homes and maybe written several offers that weren't accepted but now your offer is accepted.   So now what?  You ask yourself.  How much money do I need before going to close?  What is the timeline?  What are the next steps?  Do we just hang out and coast along until closing?Well here are the answers to those questions and more!Lets start with the acceptance of the offer.  Remember it's not a contract until all parties have signed every document.  Then on that day the "Effective Date" or "Execution Date" is put on the contract and now the offer is a contract between the seller and buyer.  The Realtors, the Title Company people and the Loan Originator are facilitators of the transaction all with the same goal.  Get the transaction closed on time!The Executio...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
 Buying your own home first is one of the happiest times of your life! However, a lot of paperwork and time goes into it and finding a lender with great reviews will ease much of the stress. But, the satisfaction you get from your first home closing is something you will never forget! Being a First Time Home Buyer in Fort Worth Texas makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner  and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increases after every lease you renew. The benefits of being a First Time Home Buyer in El Paso Texas greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:           Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
 The Legacy Group is happy to announce a new mobile app that allows HOME BUYERS to search for real, up to the minute, live MLS listings. The app is called “Home Scouting” and is a FREE home finding service provided directly to consumers by Home BuyersMARKETING II, Inc, a licensed brokerage services company. Whether you’re ready to buy a home or just browsing, you’ll want to take advantage of the free Home Scouting app. This convenient app makes finding yourDREAM HOME fast and easy. Home Scouting provides you with 100% of the ACTIVE MLS listings, unlike some other public home search websites and apps. You receive the most accurate information AVAILABLE and with Home Scouting you can:  View every MLS listing·       Schedule a home showing  View sold home information  See detailed school d...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Fort Worth Texas Veterans Loans is the best loan program in Texas!   Designed for both active duty military and honorable discharged Veterans, VA MORTGAGE LOANS are one of the best mortgage loanPROGRAMS available today.   Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program:  - Up to 100% FINANCING, with no down required.  - No monthly MORTGAGE insurance.  - Easier credit qualifying compared to other types of MORTGAGE LOANS.- VA Mortgage Rates are low compared to other types of HOME LOANS.   So how do you qualify for Fort Worth Texas Veterans Loans?  First of all, you must VERIFY YOUR eligibility. This is done by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. You can work with an approved Texas VA MORTGAGE LOAN  lendertoORDER your COE quickly, or you can contact the VA to obt...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Buying your own home first is one of the happiest times of your life! However, a lot of paperwork and time goes into it and finding a lender with great reviews will ease much of the stress. But, the satisfaction you get from your first home closing is something you will never forget! Being a First Time Home Buyer in Fort Worth Texas makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner  and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increases after every lease you renew. The benefits of being a First Time Home Buyer in El Paso Texas greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:           Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase ...
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By Tommy Miles, Builder/Realtor®
(Miles Realty Group)
Property Details for 8808 Noontide Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76179Well maintained home that's in an established community with a pool, lazy river, splash park, playground, and pond.  Interior Features       Bedrooms:  3         Total Baths:  2         Full Baths:  2         Sq. Feet:  2,073      Interior:  High Speed Internet Available       Appliances:  Built-in Microwave       Basement:  Slab      Air:  Central Air-Elec, Central Heat-Elec       Heat:  Central Heat-Elec  Exterior & Lot Details         Stories: 1         Construction: Block, Rock/Stone         Parking: Attached           Utilities: City Water; City Sewer;         Year Built: 2007         HOA Dues: 46          Lot Size (Acreage): 0.126 Listing Details             Subdivision: Parks at Boat Club The         Address: 8808 Noon...
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By Melissa Jackson, Helping You Make The Right Move
(Century 21 Alliance Properties)
 Matching Fort Worth Home Buyers And Sellers - Melissa Jackson I have some exciting news. I've joined a dynamic team at United Country Real Estate Fort Worth! Matching Fort Worth Home Buyers And Sellers  I am now able to serve you with more tools,  making your real estate experience as stress free and enjoyable as possible.  Real Estate is moving 24/7.  I'm here to assist you make the right move.  At United Country Real Estate / Fort Worth we know your home purchase is a lifestyle decision.   Let me save you time and money while locating real estate for sale throughout the Johnson County, Parker County and Tarrant County areas. My marketing approach for sellers provides nationwide visibility.  I will expose your property locally, regionally and nationally from the first day.  In todays ...
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By Donnie Keller, Reata Realty Group At Compass
(Compass)
Why a Pre-Qualification letter is what you need to make the best and strongest offer to a seller. There is a lot of confusion when it comes to getting a mortgage these days.  Realtors ask are you Pre-Approved or are you Pre-Qualified.  So what's the difference?  Aren't they the same thing?  No they are not. Good listing agents will coach their sellers on the differences and here's why. Pre-Approval: The borrower has spoke with a loan originator on the phone.  The Loan Originator, or LO asks a series of questions such as, what is your annual income, what are your debits, credit cards, car payments, current rent or mortgage, how long have you been on your current job etc.  None of which is verified.   Based on this conversation the borrower is issued a Pre-Approval letter.  Usually the le...
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By Donnie Keller, Reata Realty Group At Compass
(Compass)
My Thoughts On Fort Worth Real Estate For The Coming Year I'm getting a lot of questions about the local real estate market.  Are home prices going to continue to go up?  Will mortgage rates go up this year?  Should I buy now or wait?  Should sell now or wait?   All of these are great questions.  So let me give you my predictions for the rest of this year.  We'll see how I did in December. 1)  Home Prices: Home prices have sky rocketed in the last few months from the steady increase over the past couple of years.  The average home cost, in Fort Worth 2 years ago was $178,000 now it's $227,000.  That's almost $50,000 more to buy the same house!   This price increase has created 2 market functions.   One, It's caused an extreme shortage of homes under $200,000 because we have a big group ...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The Legacy Group is happy to announce a new mobile app that allows HOME BUYERS to search for real, up to the minute, live MLS listings. The app is called “Home Scouting” and is a FREE home finding service provided directly to consumers by Home BuyersMARKETING II, Inc, a licensed brokerage services company. Whether you’re ready to buy a home or just browsing, you’ll want to take advantage of the free Home Scouting app. This convenient app makes finding yourDREAM HOME fast and easy. Home Scouting provides you with 100% of the ACTIVE MLS listings, unlike some other public home search websites and apps. You receive the most accurate information AVAILABLE and with Home Scouting you can:  View every MLS listing·       Schedule a home showing  View sold home information  See detailed school di...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
 Being a First Time Home Buyer in Fort Worth, Texas makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner  and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increases after every lease you renewBuying your own home first is one of the happiest times of your life! However, a lot of paperwork and time goes into it and finding a lender with great reviews will ease much of the stress. But, the satisfaction you get from your first home closing is something you will never forget!  The benefits of being a First Time Home Buyer in Fort Worth, Texas greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:           Greater privacy.          Homes typically incr...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
 Buying your own home first is one of the happiest times of your life! However, a lot of paperwork and time goes into it and finding a lender with great reviews will ease much of the stress. But, the satisfaction you get from your first home closing is something you will never forget! Being a   First Time Home Buyerin Fort Worth Texas makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increases after every lease you renew. The benefits of being a  First Time Home Buyerin Fort Worth Texas greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:           Greater privacy.          Homes typically incre...
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By Amy Steele Realtor SRS CNE NHS MRP LUXE, Amy Steele Estates Group LLC
(JP and Associates)
Ghost Tours of Texas***********************************************Real estate market data for North Richland Hills, TX provided by Amy Steele Realtor SRS CNE with RE/MAX Heritage SouthlakeTo find out what your North Richland Hills home is worth with REAL TIME current market data, visithttp://www.northrichlandhillshomevalue.com/***************************************************Does anyone have a great ghost story?!I was downtown at the Stockyards yesterday and went into the Visitor Center. In all this time of coming here I hadn't been inside once! I met the greatest volunteer who gave us the spiel about the Stockyards. She was pretty knowledgeable and we had a nice conversation. One of the items mentioned was the ghost tours.I am not too sure I believe in ghosts but I love the architec...
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By Melissa Jackson, Helping You Make The Right Move
(Century 21 Alliance Properties)
National Night Out In Watersbend Subdivision National Night Out is an annual community building event promoting police and neighborhoods to show support for each other.  The purpose is to unite business, neighbors and citizens of the community.   The next National Night Out in Watersbend subdivision is Tuesday October 4th, 2016.  This event is usually in August. I believe our great state of Texas is the only state celebrating in the month of October at this time.  Different communities are celebrating in a variety of ways. Some will have more activities than others.  Facebook also has a nationwide page that you can post pictures from your activities during and after your community gathering.   Does your neighborhood host this event?  Do you know your neighbors?  If not this is a great o...
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By Melissa Jackson, Helping You Make The Right Move
(Century 21 Alliance Properties)
Making Your Move Easier With Decorative Packing Tape While out running errands earlier  I stopped by the new Dollar Store in Azle Texas.  I picked up a few items for my next open house.   I'm always able to find a variety of items for only a dollar each.  Today I stumbled across these cute rolls of packing tape. What an unique gift for my clients.  Buying or selling a home, they have to pack their items. I used plastic totes the last time I moved.  Well, how easy would it be to rip off a piece of this tape and label a box, plastic tote, backpack or any other type of container.   I know a big fat black marker works - But these colored tape rolls are cute and I couldn't pass on purchasing them.     
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By Amy Steele Realtor SRS CNE NHS MRP LUXE, Amy Steele Estates Group LLC
(JP and Associates)
What you can buy for $250,000 in the Dallas Fort Worth areaBeing that our average price range here in Dallas-Fort Worth is around $250,000 I thought you might be interested to see what you can get for your money here in Texas.  I have a lot of people that I know moving out of California(I'll put a few on here from Cali just for some comparison) and they are AMAZED at how large a home you can get here in Texas.  Some of the Cali cities I have lived in also.If you are considering relocating here to Fort Worth call me.  I am knowledgeable with relocation having done it myself. There are a lot of opportunities here for jobs, careers, startups you name it. You also can have the best of both worlds. Coyboys, culture, country, city, lake, river, ocean(5 hour drive but still...), forest, hills,...
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By Melissa Jackson, Helping You Make The Right Move
(Century 21 Alliance Properties)
 3 Reasons I use video to sale your home.   I enjoy  producing quality videos right from my smart phone to market  my listings. I have a great time editing photos, adding music and narrating.  It's fun and this is a great tool for marketing.  It's no no secret that video marketing is becoming such a hot trend.  The top three reasons I use video to sale your home? Video Marketing Improves SEO Power & Higher EngagementI'm not referring to only my power to share and dominate social media.  Once I create a short movie clip of your home and post to my you tube as well as other social media sites you can share with your friends, family and sphere.  This video will definitely have more prospective buyers viewing the details of your home.     Higher Retention Rates Viewers actually spend more t...
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By Donnie Keller, Reata Realty Group At Compass
(Compass)
When you begin planning a kitchen renovation project, you may have no idea how much your ideal vision might cost. The answer will likely depend on several factors, including the size of your space, what you will do to it, and your budget. In the end, the price of a renovation should largely be driven by your own choices.  You have two major cost categories.  Labor and Materials.  Labor can be as much as 60% of the total cost of a renovation and remember that cost leaves when the job is finished.  So you should consider this when considering your return on investment and how much value this renovation will bring to the home.  Cheap labor is just that.  Hiring people that have a low skill sets can end up being a huge costly mistake.  Here's an example: a $10/hr guy that takes 20 hours to ...
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