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Tom Kile is your relocation expert for both Potter County and Randall County, Texas. In Tom's blog you will find community information, current market conditions, real estate trends, and real estate tips and advice. You will also find helpful information for buyers, sellers and homeowners.
It's time to light up your outdoors.  From now until Super Bowl Sunday daylight is limited, and on the biggest game day of the year you may be having a party.  So, why not produce the right ambiance before your guests get to the door?  Your homes outdoor space can be enchanting with the proper l...
I recently read an interesting article about Data Dots and how valuable they can be to Realtors® and homeowners.  The Amarillo Crime Stoppers is now offering Data Dots to Realtors® and homeowners.  A data dot is made to deter crime.  They are extremely easy to use and are designed to mark your v...
For years, the city commissioners' meeting in Amarillo has ended with an open forum allowing the public to speak about items that were not on the agenda.  Under state law, elected officials have four options for a response in such cases:  * Officials can state a fact  * State policy can be state...
Buyers now seek a stronger sense of community and developments shrink.  Growing up in a quiet subdivision, kids played outside while their parents grilled in the back yard.  Then times changed.  In early 2000, housing developments went from 30-40 homes to 1000 homes.  Homes were built larger, we...
Are you looking to sell your home in today's real estate market, you need to beware of mortgage fraud.  Across the country, mortgage fraud is up an average of 20% since the lowest rates found in 2009.  Mortgage companies already have steps in place to avoid fraudulent activity that was pervasive ...
Foreclosure is a major hit to your credit that stays for seven years, but it can be corrected.  Therefore, I have found some strategies that you may find useful to help you rebuild your credit after foreclosure. First, you need to examine what caused you to fall behind on your mortgage and take s...
I recently read an article about an Amarillo student and want to share the story.  A student that was to attend an alternative school was worried about attending the alternative school of North Heights.  She was concerned about fighting.  However, she found teachers that really care about her and...
Your mortgage payment is most likely your largest expense.  There are ways you can decrease your monthly payment and pay off your loan faster.  Use this example to walk through the tips: * Mortgage $200,000 * Fixed mortgage rate for a 30 year loan * Interest rate 6% * Monthly principal and inter...
For 31 years, motorcyclists have come together in Amarillo, Texas to help needy children and to make sure they don't go without toys during the Christmas season.  This year's event was just celebrated at Tripp's Harley Davidson in Amarillo for the annual Eveline Rivers Toy Run.  Participants had ...
An Amarillo, Texas based company plans to use bond money to help boost job opportunities in Potter County.  This comes just after the county designated itself a "recovery zone" last week.  The federal stimulus bill passed into law last year has helped establish this designation to get work underw...

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