Amarillo, TX Real Estate News

By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore The Pamela Madore Group Keller Williams Realty Oh My Gosh! Those Pictures That The Realtor Took Of My House Are Awful!! The other day I found the perfect house for some clients so we went to see it.  We could hardly believe that the pictures were even of the same house.  The seller's agent had a professional photographer come and take pictures.  What a great photographer!  The house looked nothing like the pictures. Beautiful, huh?  Not.  We were shocked. On the other hand, I have had a seller say to me that the pictures I took were awful.  I didn't say anything about the house was awful. Give me something to work with here. I hire a professional photographer to take pictures of a house if I think it will be an accurate description of what the house looks like.  The profes...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela MadoreThe Pamela Madore Group http://iloveamarillo.com                                         Note: This featured property is no longer available. Please visit www.iloveamarillo.com to search for Homes for Sale in Amarillo TX. Selling a mobile home can be tricky.  Rules change constantly and lenders come and go.  When you bought your mobile home and the way you did it may not work now. Single Wide or Double Wide  There may be one lender out there that will finance a mobile home.  This conversation will be about Double Wides.     It must be "attached" to the land.  That is to say that the owner of the land must also be the owner of the mobile home.  There is paperwork that can be done through the state to make it become attached.  I use a title company to do the work. If you want...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore The Pamela Madore Group http://iloveamarillo.com  That is a pretty good question, isn't it?  Here is a list of questions you can ask yourself.  These are questions that will help you understand what you need to do to help. Why did you buy your house?  Create a list of things that were selling points for you. Is my house the best house on the block or the worst house?  Does your house need anything repaired?  Or does it have bright pink and dark blue walls?  What about curb appeal?  When a buyer drives up to the house what will they see?     Download my mobile app by texting   kw6olnj1 to 87778.   Go to maps and find your house.  On the upper right if a pencil looking thing.  Click on that and then draw a map around the area surrounding your house..  All of the properties t...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore The Pamela Madore Group http://iloveamarillo.com   Short answer.  We don't know.  All we can do is look at the market for what is happening TODAY! You, as seller, play a big role in the answer to this question as well.  As a Realtor, I can give you the best information available and together we can try to figure out what the buyer will do.   That is often a puzzle.    A strong indicator is Days On The Market (DOM).  Different price ranges has different DOMs.  For instance, if your house is $10,000 it will probably sell the first day.  But if your house is over 1,000,000 then it might sit for a year or two.   For instance, let's say your house is in the $250,000-$300,000 range.  According to today's numbers there are 2.7 months worth of inventory on the market in that price...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
  Pamela Madore Group Keller Williams Realty 806-290-1920 A Visit To Medi-Park in Amarillo Texas It was a bright, sunny October day when I took my dog Dallas for a walk around the park.  The park has many walking trails so we took the longest  one.  What was I thinking?  The longest trail starts at the furthest away parking lot, circles the entire lake of which some the trail in on the sidewalk down the street.  We had many adventures during our walk.     Medi Park Amarillo There isn't much water in Amarillo so the fact that the park surrounds a small lake is a joy in itself.  There are a couple of foundations for beauty and I suppose to help the water circulate.  It does have an inlet and an outlet but i am not sure where the water is coming from or where it goes. This picture shows ho...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore The Pamela Madore Group http://iloveamarillo.com       Even the best houses may not sell the first time.  Sometimes it just takes a different approach. Most Realtors practice the 3 P's of real estate.  They PUT a sign in the yard, PLACE it in the MLS, and PRAY that someone will buy it. An aggressive Realtor like me adds two other P's.  I PROSPECT daily for buyers.  What that mean is that I call people in my address book and ask them who they know what would be interested in your house.  And I also PRICE watch.  The market is volatile and prices are up and down every day.  It is valuable information for you to know if the market is moving in your favor or against you. Where do most people start their search for houses?  Online.  That means that it is imperative that your ho...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madre The Pamela Madore Group Keller Williams Realty http://iloveamarillo.com How Much Are A Seller's Closing Costs? Seller closing costs will vary from state to state and area to area within the state.  My explanation here will be specific to Amarillo even though other areas may be the same.   A great Realtor will provide you with a seller's net sheet when you list your property so you will know what to except.  In order for that information to be the most accurate your Realtor will need to know the approximate payoff of your mortgage if you have one and the balance in your escrow accounts. The first closing cost to talk about is the real estate commission.  By law the real estate commission cannot be set in stone and is a negotiable item.  From a practical standpoint, most real...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore The Pamela Madore Group Keller Williams Realty New Listing!  1810 SW 40th Amarillo, TX 79110  Only $90,000!! 2000 sq. ft mobile home.  Inside the city limits!!!  Note: This featured property is no longer available. Please visit www.iloveamarillo.com to search for Homes for Sale in Amarillo TX. Very spacious 4/2 with 2 living areas and a fireplace.  The pantry is bigger than some rentals I have seen.  It has the nice wood laminate floors--not the kind that move when you walk on them.   Mobile homes have a way of not wasting any space.  This 2000 sq ft would equal about a 1600 sq ft house.  You know what I mean? The master closet would almost fit all of my clothes.  Just teasing.  It would fit my clothes and my husbands.   Panoramic view of 1810 SW 40th's Master ClosetI trie...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore The Pamela Madore Group Keller Williams Realty http://iloveamarillo.com Want a safe place for kids to play?  Seller is even leaving the jungle gym.  There are enough trees and space to play hide and seek within a fenced yard. Dad wants the 2 car detached garage that has an area that could hold a third car but is really a workshop.  The property is on a corner lot so lots of room for dad and friends to congregate and not bother mom. The house is a 3/1.75 with 2 living areas.  Hand textured walls and updated baths and kitchen.  The kitchen is big enough to use as an eat-in kitchen and there is a formal dining room too.  The second living area was the original garage that has been converted.  Laundry is located at one end of the room.   Mature landscaping all around the house...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore Keller Williams Realty http://iloveamarillo.com 4839 Farmers For Sale in Hollywood/Scottman 4839 FARMERS AMARILLO TEXAS Once in a life time opportunity.  You won't find a 2000 sq ft house for only $145,000.  The inside has been updated and the outside is permanent siding.  Maintenance free, Old world charm with mature trees and a circular drive.  The back yard is ginormous!  It has an island of mature trees separating the biggest part of the yard leaving a smaller part for a beautiful garden. Surprise.  This house has a well even though it is on city water and sewer.  The seller waters the back yard with hoses from the well.  The front yard sprinklers are from city water.  Hmmmm.  So many possibilities. We are on a corner lot.  The houses faces one direction and the oversi...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore of the Pamela Madore Group At Keller Williams Has Listed the Property at 3611 Jackson in Amarillo, TX. This house is located in SE Amarillo in a development called Gables.  It is a 2/1 with a detached one car garage.  Listed at only $62,000 that is a price per square foot of $68.  The home is 910 sq ft which is typical for the area. 3611 Jackson Amarillo TX The seller has upgraded many things in the house.  She is offer to replace all of the pipes under the pier and beam house and the seller line to the alley.  That is a $4,000 to $5,000 value.  The lot size is 50 x 140 which is a deep lot for the area. This is a great starter home for a first time home-buyer or maybe a downsize home for empty nesters. It has central heat and air which is not the norm for this area. This i...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore Keller Williams Realty http://iloveamarillo.com Pamela Madore of the Pamela Madore Group at Keller Williams Realty Has Just Graduated From BOLD BOLD is a 7 week class that is a part of MAPS Coaching at Keller Williams Realty.  The class is open to the public and is offered once or twice a year.   Keller Williams Realty has been named the number one training company across all industries by Training Magazine.  KW has training available for new agents from day 1 until they are able to work on their own.  There is also ongoing training daily at the local Keller Williams Realty as well as regional and national and international training.   BOLD is considered to be the number training class Keller Williams offers.  It teaching how to create good work related habits and change a...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore Keller Williams Realty http://iloveamarillo.com     The Pamela Madore Group at Keller Williams Realty Announces A Move To Keller Williams New BuildingKeller Williams has completed it's new building at 3955 S. Soncy.  The move in date is September 25-28.  It is a state-of-the-art building with many amenties and upgrades that you won't find in a tradtional real estate office.  The building is over 20,000 square feet with more than 50 offices.  It has 5 conference rooms, 2 internet cafe's, and a training room that is nearly 1500 sq ft.  Since not all agents have offices in the building there is a 10 person work station complete with white boards and a wide screen TV.  The room will comfortably hold 20 people working at one time."We are thrilled to be a part of this great move...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore Keller Williams Realtyhttp://iloveamarillo.com Ways To Increase Your Curb Appeal For Fall Summer is gone and with it is the bright green grass and the pretty blooming flowers.  Curb appeal takes a hit on your price.   Here are some things  you can do to improve your curb appeal and place your house higher up on the buying list.   Pumpkins are always bright and colorful.  You can use them in so many ways to decorate your front yard and the entryway to your house.  This one gives a homey feel with names written on the pumpkins.  Notice the fall leaves in the background.  We don't get much leaf color here in Amarillo but Hobby Lobby or Michaels can help you out.  Gourds are also very colorful with the feeling off fall.  You can create an easy way of using them to bring a warm...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore Keller Williams Realty http://iloveamarillo.com Three Bedroom House in Hollywood/Scottsman Under $150,000--Only $145,000 Looking for a great house in a great neighborhood for under $150,000?  You found it.  This house has been updated on the inside.  The bathrooms have been tastefully updated with tile and new vanities. One of the bathrooms is considered a safe house as it is constructed of cinder blocks. 4839 Farmers It has had hand textured walls and new paint.  The living room has a wood burning stone fireplace.  The kitchen has newer cabinets with corian counter tops with a really cool back splash. The original garage has been converted to a 2nd living area because there is a detached over sized garage with plenty of room for a work shop.   The property is over one-hal...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore The Pamela Madore Group http://iloveamarillo.com Home for $145,000 On Over A Half Acre Amarillo TX 79110 The address is 4839 W Farmers in Amarillo.  The house is on a corner lot and you could play football in the back yard!  It has an oversized 2 car detached garage  with plenty of room for 2 cars and a workshop. 4839 W Farmers Amarillo, TX 79110 The house has had many updates.  The original garage has been converted to a second living area.  It has three big bedrooms with the master bedroom a grand size of 12 x 19 Both bathrooms have been updated with tile and new vanities.  Both are hall bathrooms and one is used as a master bath.  4839 W. Farmers 79110 All the walls have been hand textured and painted.  Two bedrooms have carpet and the third is laminate.  The rest of th...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
For the best information about this listing call or text Pam at 806-340-7630.  Remodeled on the inside. Nice.  We have an eat in kitchen and a formal dining room.  Nice stone fireplace. Extra huge bedrooms.  The back yard is to die for.  It is humongous!  It is all fenced in and has mature landscaping and giant trees.  Your kids will love the play set and your dogs will think they died and went to heaven!  Property is on city water and sewer but also has a well.   Note: This featured property is no longer available. Please visit www.iloveamarillo.com  to search for Homes for Sale in Amarillo TX.    What is Your Home Worth? Follow This Home! Amarillo Homes For Sale What Is MY Home Worth Search All Homes For Sale What Is My Amarillo Home Worth Today Homes Close to Where You Work FREE Lis...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore Keller Williams Realty http://iloveamarillo.com What Should A Seller Expect When My Buyer Has A Home Inspection? There is rarely a home purchase that takes place without a home inspection.  Often there are other types of inspections as well but the home inspection is the most common. The Dreaded Home Inspection They buyer pays for the inspection.  They usually cost around $300 or so.  They hire a licensed inspector to come and inspect your house.  Here are some things that they look for. General Foundation Grading and draining Roof Roof Structure and Attic Walls Interior and Exterior Ceilings and Floors Interior and Exterior Doors Windows Stairways interior and exterior Fireplace/Chimney Porches, Decks, Balconies, and Carports Electrical Systems Service Entrance and Panels...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore The Pamela Madore Group Keller Williams Realty http://iloveamarillo.com What is a condo? In other parts of the country there are many condos.  In Amarillo we have very few so unless you have lived in one, you may only have a vague understanding of what they are.  You may also have heard bad things. Amarillo Condominium A condominium development is a series of homes in all shapes, sizes, and structures.  They may be one floor or 10 stories high.   Each unit is owned fee simple--you own the property just like it was a house. There is a mandatory condominium association that everyone belongs to.  It is run like a business with a board of directors voted in by the members of the association.  They keep a budget, plan for improvements,  keep a reserves for replacements for big ...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
 Pamela Madore The Pamela Madore Group 806-340-7630 The Ten Commandments OF Buying a House When it is time, you have made the decision to buy a house, there are some things that you need to know about the process.  I call them the ten commandments of do nots.  The Real Ten Commandments Number One:   Do Not Quit Your Job Number Two:  Do Not Go Buy A Car Number Three:  Do Not Deposit Large Amounts of Money In Your Bank  Number Four:  Do Not Buy Furniture Number Five:  Do Not Be Late On Any Payments Number Six:  Do Not Withdraw Large Amounts Of Money From Your Bank  Number Seven:  Do Not Change Jobs Number Eight:  Do Not Be Stressed--This is Normal Number Nine:  Do Not Murder Your Realtor Or Loan Officer Number Ten:  Do Not Forget To Tell All Of Your Friends And Family About Us Don't let y...
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