All About Texas Real Estate

By Danny Frank, The Pearland Real Estate Expert
(JLA Realty)
Pearland, Texas is a growing suburban community located in the Houston metropolitan area. With its strong economy, good schools, and growing job market, Pearland is an attractive option for families and professionals looking for a suburban lifestyle with easy access to the amenities and attractions of a larger city.The city of Pearland has a low crime rate and a high quality of life, making it a safe and desirable place to live. Additionally, Pearland is known for its friendly and tight-knit community, which frequently hosts events and activities for residents to participate in. The city also offers a variety of recreational activities, including parks, golf courses, and shopping and dining options.Pearland is located near the Gulf of Mexico, providing residents with access to beaches a...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
We are excited to announce the first in a series of seminars we will be hosting. The first opportunity, Investors Seminar will be on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, from 6 - 8 p.m. Beam & Branch Realty, located at 111 E. Bridge Street in Granbury is the location.                   Come on out as we will share the ins and outs of basic property investing. Ashley Maxwell, our Beam & Branch Property Management Specialist, along with Lynn Sylvestri of Texas Title, and Stephanie Davis with Academy Mortgage will present many topics involved in investing.If you have ever wondered if investing in real estate is for you, this is the seminar you will want to attend. We will discuss long-term rentals, short-term rentals, building a real estate portfolio, and so much more. Don't miss this event.Please ...
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By RPDFW @ Salas Home Team, #1 Team in Real Estate Specialty Services
(Realty Preferred DFW)
Todo lo que debe saber sobre los programas de asistencia para el pago inicialPodría pensar que no puede obtener un préstamo si no tiene un pago inicial del 20%. La buena noticia es que existen opciones para obtener un préstamo, incluidos programas con requisitos de pago inicial más bajos y programas de asistencia para el pago inicial.No todos calificarán para un programa de asistencia para el pago inicial. Pero, esto es lo que debes saber.¿Qué es un programa de asistencia para el pago inicial?Hay muchos programas de asistencia para el pago inicial que puede considerar. Algunos están a cargo de los gobiernos federal o estatal, organizaciones benéficas locales y algunos prestamistas también los ofrecen.El programa puede ser una subvención, lo que significa que no tiene que devolver el din...
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By RPDFW @ Salas Home Team, #1 Team in Real Estate Specialty Services
(Realty Preferred DFW)
Everything you Should Know About the Down Payment Assistance ProgramsYou might think you can't get a loan if you don't have a 20% down payment. The good news is there are options to secure a loan, including programs with lower down payment requirements and down payment assistance programs.Not everyone will qualify for a down payment assistance program. But, here's what you should know.What is a Down Payment Assistance Program?There are many down payment assistance programs you can consider. Some are run by the federal or state governments, local charities, and some lenders offer them too. The program may be a grant, meaning you don't have to pay the money back, or it could be a second mortgage that you pay back in the future. To qualify, most borrowers must prove they're buying a home a...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I stopped over this weekend to the cemetery to see how much damage had occurred after Austin’s ice storm. There are so many large trees around Geno’s headstone (which is why we picked that plot) and I wasn’t sure what I’d find.     Pleasantly to my surprise the branches fell all around his headstone but not on it! The birds were singing, the sky was blue and the sun out. It was a good day."This is a beautiful day, I've never seen this one before." Maya Angelou
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
You May Not Need as Much as You Think for Your Down Payment   Some Highlights Many people believe you need to put down 20% of the purchase price when you buy a home. But recent homebuyers actually put down far less on their purchase. And with programs like FHA loans, VA loans, and USDA loans, some qualified buyers are able to put down as little as 0-3.5%. Lets connect to make sure you have a trusted lender and can find out if you're ready to buy a home sooner rather than later.      
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
On this historic, Granbury Square, come and enjoy an early Valentine's event at The Nest. This Thursday, February 9th, 2023 from 4 - 8 p.m. come out and partake in some bubbly libations, chocolate of course, and the SHOPPING! So many beautiful items as shipments from the Dallas Market are arriving daily.To top it off, Audrey Caylor, an award-winning local artist will be at the store to visit with guests. Audrey's artwork is absolutely beautiful. Her unique style of oil paintings features farm animals, landscapes, and even fishing lures. She uses soft colors that look great in any setting.Mark your calendars today so you won't miss this event. With Valentine's Day next week, get your shopping out of the way early. And, shopping local is always the way to go. Shop local and shop often!HAP...
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By RPDFW @ Salas Home Team, #1 Team in Real Estate Specialty Services
(Realty Preferred DFW)
Los beneficios de reducir el tamaño de mi casa.Reducir el tamaño a una casa más pequeña puede ser una decisión importante en la vida, pero también puede traer una variedad de beneficios. A medida que las personas envejecen, pueden comenzar a considerar la reducción de personal para reducir costos, simplificar sus vidas y aumentar su movilidad. Estos son solo algunos de los beneficios de reducir el tamaño de una casa más pequeñaCostos mas bajosUno de los mayores beneficios de la reducción de personal es la posibilidad de reducir los costos. Una casa más pequeña generalmente significa pagos hipotecarios mensuales más bajos, impuestos a la propiedad más bajos y facturas de servicios públicos más bajas. Esto puede ser una gran ventaja financiera, especialmente para quienes tienen un ingreso...
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By RPDFW @ Salas Home Team, #1 Team in Real Estate Specialty Services
(Realty Preferred DFW)
The benefits of downsizing to a smaller homeDownsizing to a smaller home can be a major life decision, but it can also come with a variety of benefits. As people get older, they may start to consider downsizing in order to reduce costs, simplify their lives, and increase their mobility. Here are just a few of the benefits of downsizing to a smaller home:Lower costsOne of the biggest benefits of downsizing is the potential for lower costs. A smaller home typically means lower monthly mortgage payments, lower property taxes, and lower utility bills. This can be a major financial advantage, especially for those on a fixed income. In addition to the ongoing costs of homeownership, downsizing can also help to reduce the upfront costs of moving. With a smaller home, there is typically less st...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
Want To Sell Your House? Price It Right.Last year, the housing market slowed down in response to higher mortgage rates, and that had an impact on home prices. If you're thinking of selling your house soon, that means you'll want to adjust your expectations accordingly. As realtor.com explains:. . . some of the more prominent pandemic trends have changed, so sellers might wish to adjust accordingly to get the best deal possible.In a more moderate market, how you price your house will make a big difference to not only your bottom line, but to how quickly your house could sell. And the reality is, homes priced right are still selling in todays market.Why Pricing Your House Appropriately MattersEspecially today, your asking price sends a message to potential buyers.  If its priced too low, ...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
This post is an entry into the Active Rain February 2023 Challenge: "What's Love Got to Do With it?" The challenge is being sponsored by Debe Maxwell and Brian England. and the task involves writing 500 words about what makes your city/town/area so special.While there is much to love about Addison, Texas, what makes us special are the annual events hosted by the town. Locally, we're best known for these two special events:The restaurant sampling event held each spring since 1993 in Addison's Circle Park.  Taste Addison (don't call it Taste of Addison!) features food, entertainment, headliners, crafts, wine tastings, and more. Mark your 2023 calendar for June 2-3 for this event.At the end of September, while the Germans begin the celebration in Munich, we're back in Addison's Circle Park...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Text Version Sun City Texas Real Estate Report© & Home Sales SummaryJanuary 2023 Results See online at www.SunCity https://www.ruggrealty.com/sun-city-tx-real-estate-market-reports/   January-23 January-22   Summary Sales Price / Sq Ft Sales Price / Sq Ft Change from prior year Low $176.8 $193.7 -8.7% High $288.5 $300.2 -3.9% Average $237.3 $241.6 -1.8% Median $236.1 $240.3 -1.7% Units Sold 17 40 -57.5%           January-23 January-22   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $304,000 $299,000 1.7% High $770,000 $687,000 12.1% Average $477,232 $443,753 7.5% Median $450,000 $415,950 8.2% Units Sold 17 40 -57.5% Days on Market 58 15 286.7% Data gathered from ACTRIS MLS Feb 5, 2023 Month of Jan. 2023 – All of us at Rugg Realty hope you survived the ice storm and had minima...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
3 bedroom, 2 bathroom & 2 car side garage in a non HOA of Wylie, TX. The homeowners started flooring, fireplace cover & hall bathroom updates but were unable to finish them so they are selling BELOW MARKET & AS-IS. The roof was replaced in 2016, new dishwasher & newer covered back patio. Newer Air Handler & Hot Water Heater too. Foundation was repaired in 2013 & has a transferable warranty. The piers were placed in & around the primary bedroom only. This home has 2 living areas, one with a fireplace, formal dining room, separate laundry room & ceiling fans. The split master has jetted tub, dual sinks & a walk in closet. Back yard has a nice covered awning & stamped concrete patio.  
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
Is an ARM for you?Before you move into the home of your dreams, you’ll need to decide what type of mortgage will work best for your financial needs. One type is an adjustable-rate mortgage, also called an ARM. What is an ARM? We’ll explore this kind of loan so that you can decide if it’s right for you. An adjustable-rate mortgage or ARM is a home loan with an interest rate that adjusts over time. These rates are governed by benchmarks such as the U.S. Treasury and are influenced by economic conditions and your credit score. These are unlike a fixed-rate mortgage which keeps the same interest rate and payment for the life of the loan.If your goal is to get the lowest mortgage rate on a starter home, an ARM is a good introductory option because it usually starts low. Although it is genera...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
The Snow Moon is scheduled in the sky on February 5th. Finally, it appears winter is over and spring is on its way. People in Flower Mound enjoyed 60-degree temperatures Saturday night. I must say it felt too warm wearing a sweater! In this photo I took going home last night the moon was nearly full. One side of the street was dry, and some neighborhood streets had a sheen of black ice. From a local perspective it was a sleepy town by 7 PM. Where were all the people? Here at the Riverwalk a handful of people were walking their dogs' wearing shorts. The midnight blue sky looked gorgeous along the river.  Turning away from the moon in the sky and looking at the clock the sky changes to a lighter hue. Lights around a water view makes a difference. Midnight blue or light hue, it was still a...
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By RPDFW @ Salas Home Team, #1 Team in Real Estate Specialty Services
(Realty Preferred DFW)
¿Está buscando convertirse en un comprador de vivienda por primera vez?Aquí hay 3 cosas que quizás no sepa acerca de contratar a un agente de bienes raíces.👇1.- No te cuesta nada. ¡Los agentes de bienes raíces obtienen una comisión del vendedor, no una tarifa de usted!2.- Cada agente tiene su especialidad. Busque un agente que se especialice en ayudar a los compradores de vivienda primerizos a encontrar su nueva cuna.3.- Asegúrate de vibrar con tu agente inmobiliario. ¡Son su defensor en el proceso, allí para representarlo a usted y sus necesidades!¿Tiene alguna pregunta sobre la contratación de un agente de bienes raíces? Sigamos con la conversación en los comentarios.¡No espere más para convertirse en comprador de vivienda por primera vez!Hablemos hoy.
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By RPDFW @ Salas Home Team, #1 Team in Real Estate Specialty Services
(Realty Preferred DFW)
Are you looking to become a first-time homebuyer?Here are 3 things you might not know about hiring a real estate agent.👇1.- It doesn’t cost you anything. Real estate agents get a commission from the seller, not a fee from you!2.- Every agent has their specialty. Look for an agent that specializes in helping first-time homebuyers find their new crib.3.- Make sure you vibe with your real estate agent. They’re your advocate in the process, there to represent you and your needs!Have any questions about hiring a real estate agent? Let’s keep the conversation going in the comments.Don't wait any longer to become a first-time homebuyer!Let's talk today. 
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
The 3 Factors That Affect Home Affordability If you've been following the housing market over the last couple of years, you've likely heard about growing affordability challenges. But according to experts, the key factors that determine housing affordability are projected to improve this year. Selma Hepp, Executive, Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic, shares:. . . with slowly improving affordability and a more optimistic economic outlook than previously believed, the housing market could show resilience in 2023.The three measures used to establish home affordability are home prices, mortgage rates, and wages. Here's a closer look at each one.1. Mortgage RatesMortgage rates shot up to over 7% last year, causing many buyers to put their plans on hold. But things are looking different tod...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
🤩Happy Friday! Things have resumed back to normal or at least better in Flower Mound, TX than it started on Monday! I finally got mail delivered today. I did not receive any cards, letters from friends or family, or money either. The two advertiser magazines that were delivered are headed for the dump (whenever the Garbage Services resume). Whew! Texans are glad the severe winter weather is over! Not a single snow flake was added to the deep snow since the last time I posted about the terrible weather we had that caused everything to shut down. My snow shovels are down from the attic but have not been used since I left Illinois in March 1997. Did you know that today, February 3 is NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY? Go red for Women is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
El Arroyo is an iconic local spot in Austin. They make the best hand-squeezed margaritas and serve Black Angus beef tacos (along with many other Tex- Mex offerings) and have since 1975!A quirky marquee is out front on the corner of West 5th and Campbell. Every day they change their bill board with a new pun (everything imaginable).       They encourage you to submit your pun on their website and of course have permission to post them. It’s one of those “Keep Austin Weird” things that we all in Austin love!They post them on Instagram because everyone loves them. Our own Myrl Jeffcoat follows them as well as Kathy Streib and Endre Barath, Jr.! We all need some laughter or a chuckle each day! It's fun checking out the new pun each day.                                 Hope you enjoy these! ...
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