The Dallas Real Estate Rant by Steve Holcomb

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A place to learn, laugh and just plain marvel at the trials and travails of various real estate professionals and their clients. Brought to you by a Realtor and sometimes Attorney serving the Dallas area real estate market.
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Like me you probably hear lots of advertisements and infomercials where some man or woman in fancy clothes claims to have the "Secret to Success" in real estate or real estate investing.  Most of them seem to be about as phony as a Picasso dated in the early 18th Century, but for those who are in...
01/23/2007
         A TYPICAL MONDAY, IN AN AVERAGE MONTH, SOMETIME LAST YEAR... 4:24 am     Whhaaattt????, oh just my 3 yr old daugter Ashley crawling into bed. 5:07 am     Wow, Ashley sure has cold feet... 6:30 am     There goes the alarm.  I should have gotten up at 5:07, didn't get much more sleep anywa...
01/22/2007
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In today's age of computers and technology, it seems we are losing touch with some common helpful calculations that are important even if you do have a laptop, smart phone and all the other gadgets and gizmos.  One simple valuation tool that all Realtors® who regularly deal with investors and inv...
01/12/2007
As professionals in real estate we often look at property through different eyes than the general public.  Training and experience gives us a unique perspective that can allow us to see beauty in the most mundane and decrepit areas or properties.  A client recently sent me pictures from a unique ...
01/09/2007
1800 E. Quail Run Rd. in Rockwall, TX$2,500,000Developers and investors, we just listed 30 acres for potential residential development in the growing Dallas suburb of Rockwall.  The property is only five to ten minutes north from I-30 which runs directly to downtown Dallas, and is also near to th...
01/09/2007
US HWY 380 and near LOOP 288 in Denton, TX           Listed at $3,900,000This property is prime real estate for investors and developers.  With 18+ acres and plenty of road frontage off of Hwy 380 it is just waiting for the right buyer wanting to develop in one of the fastest growing areas in Tex...
01/09/2007
PRICED TO SELL AT $399,000          5128 Birchman Ave., Fort Worth, TXThough the tax records state that this home was built in 1938, the grandchildren of the original owners stopped by and indicated that the home was probably built in the 1920s and possible even earlier.  Set in the prestigious A...
01/09/2007
I sometimes get questions at closing from both REALTORS and clients about deeds when they learn my background, so I decided to devote a brief post to it.  Though it is doubtful that you will ever use any type of deed other than a general warranty deed, knowledge is always useful..and reading this...
01/08/2007
I have noticed over the years, especially now that investing in real estate is such a hot topic, that many beginners to real estate investing can quickly get in over their head fast.  And though I am not a real estate investment guru by any means I have picked up a few tips along the way, first a...
01/06/2007
Born and raised in the great state of Texas, I thought this analogy fitting for this particular topic.  Though I am definitely not a true cowboy, I have several family members and friends who have owned cattle and I have even worked on a ranch a few times helping them with their livestock.  Culli...
01/05/2007
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A place to learn, laugh and just plain marvel at the trials and travails of various real estate professionals and their clients. Brought to you by a Realtor and sometimes Attorney serving the Dallas area real estate market.