Fredericksburg, TX Real Estate News

By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Fredericksburg TexasIf you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you. Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves yo...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Being a First Time Homebuyer in Fredericksburg, TX 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 Homebuyer in Fredericksburg, TX greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:          Greater privacy.          Homes typically increas...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits of a pre-approval and not a pre-qualification for Fredericksburg TX Home Loans      Many consumers are not educated on the proper way to go about buying a home. This can be extremely stressful or enjoyable depending on how you choose to go about the home buying process for homes in Fredericksburg TX and surrounding areas. You must take the steps necessary to educate yourself on your buying power, take some time to think about your lifestyle choices, and the initial investment. Each of these will be discussed in this article.     Education     The steps necessary to purchasing a home in Fredericksburg, Texas starts with getting pre-approved for your home loan. Notice we did not say get prequalified- in today’s world a prequalification is not meaningful. You should choose a m...
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By John & Irma Nelson, San Antonio Real Estate Agents - San Antonio Homes
(San Antonio Real Estate Broker/Agent with Get It Sold Realty)
Are you looking for a list of homes for sale in Fredericksburg, TX under $200,000?   How about all the homes for sale in Gillespie County below $200,000.   If so then you are in the right place!  Come take a look at some of the homes here in Fredericksburg, Texas for sale today and let us know how we can help.  We can give you access to more than one MLS for listings as well so please contact us today and we will send you everything you need to find a home in Fredericksburg, TX!!   We have compiled a list of all the homes and property that are listed in the SABOR MLS that are located in Fredericksburg, Texas.   If you are looking for a home in other areas please let us know and we will revise the search for you.  If you have any questions about any of the homes for sale that you have fo...
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J.D. Power and AssociatesKeller Williams Realty Ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Home Buyer and Seller Segments by J.D. Power and Associates Inc. MagazineListed as one of the Top 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, 2012 Inman Innovator of the YeareEdge partner DotLoop?s CEO and Co-founder Austin Allison - 2012 Innovator of the Year REAL Trends 500 Report 23% with 116 offices of the top 500 brokerages ranked by closed transactions24% with 119 office of the top 500 brokerages ranked by closed volume REAL Trends Wall Street Journal 'The Thousand List' 159 agents and team spots overall91 of the top 250 teams by transaction sides Workplace Dynamics America's Top 10 Workplaces Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 List: No. 178America's Top Global Franchises: No. 14...
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Octoberfest 2012 in Fredericksburg, TX will be October 5th, 6th and 7th!  The mornings are cooler and I'm beginning to believe that fall is on it's way and Octoberfest always puts me in the mood for fall.  Plan to come on over to Fredericksburg and celebrate one of Fredericksburg’s favorite festivals.  It's listed as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest in the United States!  Octoberfest in Fredericksburg is German heritage with German food and drink, dance contests, music on three stages -all weekend, artisans, Kinderpark, souvenirs and more! Fun for the whole family! OkTUBAfest on Friday, Chicken Dance In Front of the Square on Saturday (Don't miss this, especially if you have children), 42 Tournament on Sunday.   Hours 6 – Midnight Friday, 10AM – Midnight Saturday a...
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I was recently searching for homes for sale in Fredericksburg under $175,000 and couldn't believe there are 40 residential properties available.  25 of these properties are in the city of Fredericksburg and are not manufactured homes.  Some of them would make great second homes or Bed and Breakfasts because of their historic age, size and because they are close to Main St.  Others on the list are 3 bedroom 2 bath homes homes either new construction or built in the past 20 years. Click Here to view the homes under $175,000.     Feel Free to call or email me with any questions. Catherine Jeffrey, REALTOR Keller Williams Realty info@FredericksburgHouseHunt.com 830-456-4584
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By Princess Cohen
(Southwest Partners International Realty)
Successful and  Viable Restaurant business For Sale.  This is an excellent high profile  Restaurant with established and sophisticated clientele.  This is a "TURN KEY" opportunity.  The sale of this Fine Restaurant includes both the Business and the Real Estate.  Walk in and take over.  Owner has second very busy business and will train you to take over this one if you need assistance.  This is a private placement sale.  Details will be shared with interested parties with a confidentiality agreement signature.  This is not an opportunity advertised in the MLS.  For details on this and other Business Opportunities  available in the Texas Hill Country, call Princess Toll Free  800  948 1537  
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By Princess Cohen
(Southwest Partners International Realty)
Rarely available Commercial Property located on the Main Street in the Business District of the beautiful and charming Hill Country Texas town of Fredericksburg.  This thriving smalll town is safe, beautiful, charming and economically viable.  This is a great place to live and raise a family or enjoy the Hill Country weather and safe surroundings while you enjoy your retirement.  This is a inexpensive town to live in where there is a wide variety of homes, ranches and farms available to enjoy.  To see listings in the MLS go to www.PrincessSellsTexas.com or call Princess Toll Free 800 948 1537 for the inside information on Commercial Property in Fredericksburg, Texas.    
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By Princess Cohen
(Southwest Partners International Realty)
Excellent areas of Gillespie County for horses exist primarily on the East and Southeast Areas of Fredericksburg. There are some additional wonderful areas between Fredericksburg and Kerrville in the Tivydale Road area. Ranches with good native grasses and without the rocky soils found in many areas of the Texas Hill Country include some Horse Ranches with excellent Horse arenas and paddocks.  Several welll known breeders of Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses call the Texas Hill Country area around  Fredericksburg home. For information on listed properties see  www.PrincessSellsTexas.com   I also have properties listed for private placement sale that do not appear in the MLS. Feel free to call me on my Toll Free Number 800 948 1537
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
We can finally get back to normal business, right? What is normal for you?  Does anyone know these days?  It has not been normal for several years now.  The economy has dipped and rebounded and dipped again on numerous occassions.  Just when we think it's all coming back, another stall.  My December was frantic with all the customers and clients I was working with. There was not enough time in any day in December to get everything done.  I was writing contracts, negotiating constantly.  It looked like a whirlwind and it was! Come January when all the closings are to take place, and what has happened.  The hurry, hurry.  The explosion of paper, the printing, the signing, the escrowing, the inspections, the deadlines... All has settled like dust from a wind storm.  Half of those contracts...
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By Stephanie Stringer, Mortgage Loan Originator
(First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764)
The Town of Fredericksburg celebrates it's German Heritage through Oktoberfest.  Starting today through October 2nd, bring the entire family for a full weekend of activities.   Enjoy live music, great food, drinks and lots of fun stuff for the kids to do. Location:  Marktplatz (Market Square) 100 block of West Main Street located downtown Admission:  $6.00 per adult, Children 6-12 $1.00 and children under 6 are free.  For the adults you can buy a two day pass for $10 or a three day for $15. Fredericksburg is about 70 miles Northwest of San Antonio and 70 miles Southwest of Austin.   Make sure you make plans this weekend to attend.  Remember Oktoberfest only happens once a YEAR and you don't want to miss it!
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By Cathy Criado, Making Real Estate Profitable
(Criado Realty )
  I love Oktoberfest! It reminds me of living in Ramstein, Germany back in the 1970's!  The cold weather and volks-marches were so wonderful. San Antonio is rich in heritage and has a double dose of German given it was settled by Germans in the 1800s.  Fredericksburg is just about an hour's drive from here but well worth it! Shops, restaurants, food, fun, Chicken dancing abound. I hope to see you there! (After Debb Janes' comment I inserted this fun video) September 30, October 1 & 2, 2011 IMPORTANT INFORMATION: During the festival, you will find a variety of entertainment, food and fun on the Marktplatz (Market Square - 100 block of West Main Street) in Downtown. The following information is provided to help answer the many questions our visitors have. Click here for a map of Downtown...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
"Daycation" to Fredericksburg, TexasI learned a new word (okay maybe it's not a word) from Lea's Corner when she used the phrase "Daycation".  I love mini adventures that can best be summed in the word "Daycation".Saturday night my husband, Geno and I usually enjoy date night. We go out to dinner or plan something special for just the two of us. On Saturday afternoon, Geno surprised me with a little mini trip to Fredericksburg, Texas. It's an hour and 40 minute drive to a wonderful little German community in south central Texas.  It's been a while since we've been there so the drive was quite an eye opener.Texas has been under siege with a drought and it was most pronounced passing the acres of barren land.  No hay crops...only dry brown brittle ground cover. Most of the cattle have bee...
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
Where Does Time Go? It seems like it was just yesterday and you turn around and it's today.  Turn around again and it's tomorrow and then it's next year.  Do you feel like time is racing by these days? I do.  I was remarking about this to a fellow agent one day recently and he told me his parents would get up early and go outside and sit on the porch in the mornings.  He said he would get up, go outside and ask them "what are you doing?" They would answer him with, "We're slowing down time."  As a child, he did not understand that but today he does.  So in the next few weeks, I am slowing down time. Think about it.  How fast is your world racing by.  Are your days and hours so full you never have time to enjoy them?  Sometimes, we need to just stop and look at what we are doing and reas...
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
You all know I love cookies!  IF you have read my cooking blogs, you know I love to cook and I appreciate good food.  Cookies however, have a special place in my heart and my tummy! I found the BEST COOKIES ever at H-E-B the other day and I wanted to let you know about them.  They are Mocha Almond and they are sugar free!  If you like cookies, check these out!  They are so much better than the normal store bought cookies.  The chocolate chips melt in your mouth and the mocha taste is strong and delectable.  By themselves or with a cup of coffee or tea.  They make the perfect treat. I rarely recommend something like this but these are just that good!  If your H-E-B doesn't have them, ask them to order them.   Enjoy! :) Ricki Eichler Real Estate, your Texas Hill Country connection        ...
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
 Being in the right place at the right time.  Is it luck?                                               Is it skill?                                         Is it connections?                              Why are some people just more successful than others? I had an agent tell me today she got a really good lead from just being in the office at the right time.  I am always telling my agents they need to be available.  Many times, buyers and sellers are just looking for someone to help them.  Being available is many times the most important thing. Sure, knowledge is important and charisma, well maybe.  But being available is the most important thing an agent can do to make their career successful.  I like to train newbies to be the first one in the office in the morning and the last one...
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By Tommy Taylor, CNE- Texas Hill Country Realtor
(Taylor Properties & TexasForSale.net)
Texas Historical Marker- Fort Martin Scott, Fredericksburg, TX Established by the United States Army December 5, 1848 as a protection to travelers and settlers against Indian attack. Named in honor of Major Martin Scott, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, 5th United States Infantry, killed at Molino del Rey, September 8, 1847. Its garrison participated in many Indian skirmishes. Occupied intermittently after 1852, held by the confederates, 1861-1865, permanently abandoned in December, 1866. Erected by the State of Texas 1936. Fort Martin Scott is located on the eastern edge of Fredericksburg on the north side of Hwy 290.      
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By Tommy Taylor, CNE- Texas Hill Country Realtor
(Taylor Properties & TexasForSale.net)
Texas Historical Markers- The Pinta Trail Origin of the Pinta Trail is attributed to nomadic Plains Indian Tribes. Early Spanish and Mexican expeditions followed the general route of the trail, which extended from San Antonio De Bexar to the San Saba River near present Menard. A survey by German immigrants in 1845 provided a wagon road over part of the trail, and after the discovery of gold in California in 1849, the trail was utilized by U.S. Military companies seeking to open new routes to the western states. Use of the trail declined with the advent of railroads in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This Texas Historical Marker is located a few miles east of Fredericksburg on Hwy 290.   This is what the land along the Pinta Trail looks like today.
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
"Let's go over the contract paragraph by paragraph, shall we?"   Yes, this is something you will do with your clients but have you ever done this with your broker? I regularly go over contracts with my newer agents to make sure there are not any mistakes.  This saves lots of time and frustration and possible problems for the future.  It doesn't take long and it is a great teaching opportunity for the agents.  It gives them more confidence when they approach the buyers and sellers too.  Each time we do this, the next time is easier and the little things left off at first seem to find their way onto the next offer. If brokers just spent a little more time with each new agent, I think the industry as a whole would be much better off.  I like to know what my agents are doing and be there to...
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