Arlington, TX Real Estate News

By Prudential Texas Properties
(Prudential Texas Properties )
Until recently, Arlington was the largest city in the country without a mass transit system. But this week, Arlington home owners welcomed a new way to move about the city when the MAX, or Metro Arlington Xpress, bus service began. Now, residents in one of the fastest growing cities in the Metroplex can park their cars and use an alternate method of transportation.  It is expected that students at University of Texas at Arlington will be among the more frequent users of the new service. MAX's first route will connect the campus to the entertainment district and the Trinity Railway Express’ CentrePort Station, giving students another way to reach destinations around the Metroplex. Varun Mallipaddi, who serves as the school's student government president, said, “A lot of students are exci...
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By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
When it comes to buying a home, most potential buyers will use the listing price to as the number one factor to determine the homes that they look at. Even though you and a realtor may determine the asking price, the buyer will determine the selling price. If the price is too high, most buyers won’t give it a second thought - which is why you want to determine the listing price carefully.If you set the correct price, you’ll notice a much faster sale. Setting the right listing price will also attract more potential buyers to your property as well. You’ll also notice an increase in response from realtors, and receive more calls about the property. The listing price is very important - and it can ultimately determine whether or not you sale your property.A home can be overpriced due to sev...
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By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
A Arlington open house is a great sales tool when your home is on the market, but it also exposes your property to total strangers. As agents, my colleagues and I are trained to red fall suspicious activities, but during an open house, multiple parties will be coming and going at the same time. Choosing to take proactive steps is good practice for keeping your home safe during your open house in Arlington.   For openers, it's a secure thought to let neighbors experience nigh the circumstance. Since you are likely to be gone, let them know who your agent is and the open house schedule. Peculiarly after it ends, in example you aren't position straightaway, ask if they gift protect an eye and ear afford for anything out of the indifferent.   Keep pets secured – a dog should never be left o...
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By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Even though it’s not easy for everyone to buy a home, it is in fact easier than ever to get a home these days with most lending agencies and banks being more liberal than ever with providing home loans and mortgages. Even if you don’t have a lot of capital or a lot of money to put down, you can still get the home of your dreams at a very affordable price.A lot of us think that buying a home is a tough process, needing a large down payment, although this isn’t always the case. Buying Your Dream Home in Arlington Texas argely depends on your budget. If you put a down payment on your home purchase, it will go towards your overall purchase. The more money you put down on a home when you purchase, the lower your monthly payments will be.Those of us who don’t own a home live in rental houses ...
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By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Whether you are looking for Arlington Texas real estate for sale or trying to sell property yourself, knowing about the real estate agency you are dealing with is crucial. Anyone who can pass the real estate exam can become an agent, so as you can imagine, the quality varies greatly. Some real estate agencies are known for negotiating a fair deal, giving honest information, and using ethical business practices. Whether you are buying real estate for commercial purposes, for investment, or just for a place to live, it is always an extremely difficult and important decision who to go with. That is why it pays to know all you can about real estate agencies going into the deal.It is amazing how few people bother to research a real estate agency before they look at a piece of commercial prop...
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By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Uncovering Arlington TX real estate. In this article, we discuss how you can become the internet "guru" for your real estate community.     Often times real estate investments are termed as low risk investments that usually yield good returns. Many people think that you don't really need to do anything in real estate because it is an easy business. However, the truth is that real estate business does need you to put in some effort (if you really want to make profits out of it). You must uncover the real estate for sale in Keller TX that gives you more profit. So how do you go looking for Arlington TX Real Estate.    Many people look for "real estate for sale in Mansfield TX" through the internet. Why shouldn't they? The internet is the biggest source for information today. So, you could...
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By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
  There are many home buyer programs available, including the first time home buyer in Arlington Texas. Add to that tons of real estate industry terms to learn and understand, that the home buying process can be confusing and intimidating to some.     In this article, We will explain to you some of the best first time home buyer loans that are available so that you will understand the options and requirements more clearly for the first time home buyer in arlington texas. We are always available as a resource if you have specific questions about these programs or any other home buying concepts, it doesn't cost a penny to call us.     FHA Loans:  FHA is by far the most common first time home buyer program available today. The reason for this is that FHA has a very small down payment requi...
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By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
  Uncovering the real estate in Arlington TX    Real estate investments are often termed as low risk investments that can potentially yield good returns. Many people think that you don't really need to do anything in real estate because it is an easy business. However, the truth is that real estate business does need you to put in some effort (if you really want to make profits out of it). The most important thing you need to do is be able to uncover the real estate in Arlington TX that will result in more business. So how do you go looking for real estate?     Many people look for "real estate" through the internet. Why shouldn't they? The internet is the biggest source for information today. You should search for highest ranking keywords such as "real estate in (insert city and state)...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for a home loan in Arlington Texas     Many consumers are not educated on the proper way to go about buying a home.  No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about the home buying process of a Home Loan in Arlington Texas and the surrounding areas.  The key is to take the proper steps to educate yourself on your buying power, initial investment, and taking some time to think about your lifestyle choices.  We will discuss each of these in this article.   Education The proper way to go about buying a home begins with getting preapproved for your home loan in Arlington Texas.  Notice we did not say get prequalified- in today’s world a prequalifica...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
If you are looking to purchase a home or refinance using your Arlington Texas VA Loan benefits, the rate you can obtain is a huge factor in determining which lender you choose as well as what your payment will be.   The market can be volatile, and Arlington Texas VA Rates can change daily, and can even fluctuate during the course of aday.   So why is this, and what determines what interest rates are?   All mortgage products are backed by bonds, or securities that are traded on wall street like stocks. These bonds are what backs the mortgages, including Arlington Texas VA Loan products. Mortgage bonds are also called mortgage backed securities.   Just as the stock market can go up and down during a day, so can mortgage backed securities, therefore influencing all mortgage rates including...
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By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Finding Arlington real estate on the internet Internet has broken all barriers of information sharing. Now you can just post a piece of information (business or otherwise) on a website and it is immediately available to millions of people across the globe. The impact of internet has been seen on all businesses and industries and real estate industry is no exception. Today if you were looking for Arlington real estate, you can just get on to the internet and either use a search engine like Google (or Yahoo or MSN) to find “Arlington real estate” or just go directly to some site that specifically deals in real estate.  In seconds, the search engine will come up with several search results for you, all catering to real estate. And you can do all this from the comfort of your home, with com...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
  We have been specializing in Arlington TX VA Loans for over 20 years! Learn how to qualify for your VA home loan benefits in this article.     #1:  Obtain your Certificate of eligibility.     Verifying your eligibility is the first step to obtaining a VA loan. You must order your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) through the VA which will also confirm the amount of your eligibility. If you are an honorably discharged Vet, or are active duty or reserves currently, then you are likely eligible.     How do you order your COE? To get your COE fast, your lender can help you order it.  This is usually the easiest way. It can also be ordered through the VA either by mail or online. Honorably discharged Vets will need a copy of their DD214.     #2:  Obtain pre-approval with a Arlington TX VA L...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
A Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program with Colleyville Texas FHA 203K Renovation Loans.   The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers a special government loan program that a lot of people are not aware of. A buyer or existing home owner can do meaningful amounts of remodeling or updates to their existing home without having a higher cost second lien thanks to this special FHA loan program.   Many advantages exist with this government loan program but the biggest is the ability to have all of your acquisition or refinance loan together with your improve loan in one low interest rate instead of two separate governments loans that are always of higher interest rates.   The loan program does not allow for “luxury items” which are defined as items like a swimming pool or hot...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Special Government Home Renovation and Remodeling Loan Program using a FHA 203K Renovation Loan for Arlington Texas. Many are not aware of a special government loan program that is actually a part of FHA (Federal Housing Administration- a department within HUD).  This FHA loan program allows the buyer or existing owner of a home to do significant amounts of remodeling or updating to their home without a higher cost second lien.   The loan program does not allow for “luxury items” which are defined as items like a swimming pool or hot tub, etc.  But you can repaint, replace flooring, remodel cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms, add wallpaper, replace appliances – even add a room to an existing structure (which can significantly add to value as you increase the square footage of your home...
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By Donnie Keller, Reata Realty Group At Compass
(Compass)
The 5 Reasons to live in Interlochen  Arlington Texas “Exquisite home along beautiful tree-lined street in much sought after neighborhood.”  These are words typically used to describe the homes in Interlochen Estates.  This 107-acre established neighborhood is truly picturesque.  Here are the top 5 reasons to live in Interlochen. The Private 12-acre Lake and Five Channels    The focal point of the neighborhood is the well-designed channel system, known as Lake Interlochen, and is used for boating, swimming and fishing.  The 140 residences that line the waterfront are a part of the Lake Interlochen HOA.  Another 126 residences are located off the water. Rich History at Village Creek Interlochen is located along the Village Creek Historical Area, known for its long history of Native Ameri...
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By Mike Pannell
(Nu Home Source Realty LLC)
Located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Arlington is just a short drive to the Dallas Fort Worth Airport and will put you and your family in a vibrant area. Arlington Tx real estate puts you close to all the diverse entertainment and abundant sports of the area. Shop at such exciting places as the Parks at Arlington Mall or The Shoppes at Brownstone Village. Arlington offers much in the way of lifestyle to its residents; Nu Home Source Realty features wonderful Arlington homes as well as others within the area. http://dallasrealestatedirect.com/arlington-texas-a-great-place-to-live
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We offer VA IRRRL Loans with NO APPRAISAL required in Arlington Texas, call us at 800 315 8803, 7 days a week or visit us at www.bartprequalifies.com  24/7. The VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL) lowers your interest rate by refinancing your existing VA mortgage. Call us today at 800 315 8803 or visit us at www.bartprequalifies.com  to dicuss your VA loan scenario. IRRRL Facts1.We offer no appraisal for a VA IRRRL on most loans 2.An IRRRL may be done with "no money out of pocket" by including all costs in the new loan or by making the new loan at an interest rate high enough to enable the lender to pay the costs.3.When refinancing from an existing VA ARM loan to a fixed rate loan or a 30 yr to a 15 yr, the interest rate may increase.4.You may not change exiting title unle...
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By Tom Branch, Broker, CDPE, SFR, ACRE, Plano TX Ambassador
(RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs)
CB JENI Lifestyle Homes has announced that they will be building townhomes in Viridian. These two-story townhomes will range from 1572 to 2249 square feet with prices starting at $195,990. There will be six different floorplans including the Ashland, Caterina, Marcello, Salerno, Tuscany, and the Verona. Pre-sales have begun and the builder is offering a number of pre-sale incentives including up to $12k that can be used for upgrades and closing costs (buyers must use one of the recommended lenders) and 2 hours with a professional interior designer to help create and personalize these new homes. Click Image for Larger View Located in Arlington Texas, Viridian's tagline is "Exceptionally Placed in the Center of the Metroplex." Residents enjoy easy access to the entire DFW Metroplex whethe...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Arlington residents can now get 100% financing with a USDA loan.This USDA loan program is termed for "rural housing" but in reality it is for very close by areas to the metroplex. Please see below for qualifications: - 100% Financing Available- Small Monthly Mortgage Insurance (.30% of loan amount per year)- Interest Rates are still very competitive compared to Conventional and FHA. The two largest features of a USDA loan is the fact it is true long term fixed rate financing on a 100% loan. Very low MI (which stands for Mortgage insurance) when compared to other loan programs. Below are some features for qualifying for a USDA 100% home loan:  Home must be in an eligible USDA area as defined by Congress. To see if a property or areas you are interested in qualifies geographically- just g...
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By Prudential Texas Properties
(Prudential Texas Properties )
Thinking about putting your Arlington home on the market? There are a number of thinks you should inspect before you contact a local real estate agent. Here's a quick look! Roof: Your roof should be inspected for damage, especially if it's been through severe weather. You can do it yourself, but a professional may be the way to go for safety reasons. Walls: Look at the walls in your Arlington home, and take note of any cracking. This could signal potential problems with your foundation. Attic: Look around in your attic for signs of rodents or termites. Inspect any exposed electrical wiring, as rodents will often chew on wires. While you're in the attic, be sure there aren't any signs of leaking from your roof. Exterior Paint: Paint is your Arlington home's first line of defense, so if y...
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