Arlington, TX Real Estate News

By Howard Weiss, Arlington & DFW, TX
(Fathom Realty)
  My home city of Arlington, Tx has been around since 1876.  Like many places back in those days, it was a farming community and also known for cotton ginning.  But what really made this city great and made it thrive was the opening of the General Motors plant in 1954.  Of course the man responsible for bringing GM to Arlington was the great Tom Vandergriff.  Vandergriff was actually responsible for so much of what Arlington has accomplished throughout the last 60 years, it’s really amazing.  That’s really a story in itself I suppose.  Still today, GM is a staple in Arlington.  When GM does well, Arlington thrives.  When there are threats of possible cutbacks or even a closing at GM, things get a little scary.       With as much industry and entertainment as Arlington has gained over th...
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By Howard Weiss, Arlington & DFW, TX
(Fathom Realty)
  After 60+ days of 100+ degree temperatures, the Cities of Fort Worth and Arlington have finally implemented lawn watering restrictions.  This is considered Stage 1 restrictions.  There are several restrictions including watering only 2 days a week, restrictions on watering days based on even or odd number street address, and also there is no watering at all on Monday.  We all knew this would be coming since it has been so ridiculously hot for so long now, but it’s just amazing that it is coming so late in the summer.       Luckily, the weather forecast is calling for sub 100 degree temps starting late this week.  There is even some doubt as to whether or not we will break the all time amount of 100+ days in one year.  In 1980 we had 69 days over 100.  I believe we were at 62 after yes...
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By R. Bruce Lynn, Broker Associate and Your Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty-DFW Preferred)
FREE Search for Arlington Homes for Rent or Lease   Tips for getting the very best rental: Fill out your application before you ever look...one per adult. Have your application fee ready...normally $35-$50/person. Fill everything out on the applications, phone numbers, emails, addresses. Make it easy for the landlord to verify your information. Make it easy to read....take your time....make it look nice. Have your deposit ready, normally one month's rent. Look 30-40 days before you want to move in.   You may have to give notice at your current place first. Most landlords won't hold a property 60-70 days waiting for you to move. Include copies of your last two paychecks with your applications. If you are in a new job, get a copy of your offer letter. Include any other information you fee...
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By Howard Weiss, Arlington & DFW, TX
(Fathom Realty)
  IN-N-OUT Burger has come to Texas.  I’ve yet to try it myself but in the next couple of months a restaurant will be opening in my town here in Arlington, TX. There are several around me that have opened already but I have no problem being patient.  So this brings me to my question.  When our hometown location opens, do I join all the other crazies and wait in the lines for hours only after battling the police directed traffic, just for another burger.  Is it just another burger?  It seems like any new place that receives all the hype is indeed just another burger for the most part.  Knowing me, I will be perfectly content with waiting a couple of months, or whatever it takes, so I can drive into the parking lot, park, walk directly into the restaurant, order, sit down and eat my fair ...
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By Howard Weiss, Arlington & DFW, TX
(Fathom Realty)
  I live in one of the greatest and most entertaining cities in America…Arlington, Texas.  Not only do we have great people and terrific schools, but we have one of the best entertainment districts you will find.       First of all we are home to the greatest football team of all time, the Dallas Cowboys.  And of course the best team needs the best stadium.  Dallas Cowboys Stadium is the top of the line, state of the art stadium in the NFL…regardless of the train wreck of a Super Bowl we just hosted :)       We also have the reigning American League Champions, the Texas Rangers.  The Rangers play at a wonderful place to watch Major League Baseball, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.  We’ve enjoyed watching the Rangers in this ballpark since 1994.       If you are more of a thrill seeker we ...
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By Howard Weiss, Arlington & DFW, TX
(Fathom Realty)
The start of the school year means it’s High School Football time in Texas!  Specifically, here in Arlington, there are several good match ups we look forward to every year.  Here are some of the big games to keep an eye on this year.   9/22/11, Bowie VS Martin, Cravens Field, 7:00pm 9/23/11, Lamar VS Arlington, Cravens Field, 7:30pm 9/30/11, Arlington VS Martin, Cravens Field, 7:30pm 10/14/11, Lamar VS Bowie, Wilemon, 7:30pm 10/21/11, Martin VS Lamar, Cravens Field, 7:30pm 11/4/11, Bowie VS Arlington, Cravens Field, 7:30pm   Hopefully all of you City of Arlington, TX High School Football fans can make it to a game or two this year.  There are few events which can match the excitement of a Friday night High School Football game here in Texas! 
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By Howard Weiss, Arlington & DFW, TX
(Fathom Realty)
Homes in Arlington, TX which were damaged or destroyed by Tropical Storm Hermine in 2010, and eventually bought out by the city are now being demolished.  What was once a denseneighborhood will now be greenbelt and park area with scattered homes remaining which were originally built with the finished floor elevations at a level which is above the base flood elevation.  We can only wish those remaining home owners luck in the future. The lesson we learned here and from similar cases across the country is that flood insurance is a necessity for many properties, however in the end, if a home is destroyed and most likely going to suffer the same fate again sometime in the future, it’s best just   to bite the bullet and cut your losses.     Don’t get me wrong, I am a big advocate of flood in...
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By Hrisco & Associates, Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods
(Hrisco & Associates )
The question of the day is:  If ActiveRain Headquarters was in your neck of the woods, where would you have held the big bash?  If ActiveRain Headquarters was in my neck of the woods, I would hold the Big Birthday Bash at none other than “Jerry World” as we affectionately call it here in the Dallas/Fort Worth MetroPlex.  Otherwise known as “Cowboys Stadium”. I could not think of a more appropriate place to hold real estate related conference than at probably the most prime piece of real estate in the entire Metroplex.  Cowboys Stadium is located just south of I-30 at the corner of Collins and Randall Mill Road in Arlington, Texas.  Cowboys Stadium is just 15 short miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the world's largest airport so transportation is a breeze.  Here are my ...
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By Pat O'Reilly
(RE/MAX..214-289-6176 Irving and all of Dallas Fort Worth)
Arlington, Tx 76018 Homes For Sale 5615 Creekhollow Dr. There are some great Arlington, Tx 76018 Homes For Sale right now! Arlington, Tx 76018 is a city in Tarrant County, Texas (USA) within the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area. According to the 2010 census results, the city had an estimated population of 365,438,[3] making it the third largest municipality in the Metroplex. Arlington, Tx 76018 is the seventh-largest city in Texas and the 50th largest city in the United States.[4] Located approximately 12 miles (19 km) east of downtown Fort Worth and 20 miles (32 km) west of downtown Dallas, Arlington, Tx 76018 is home to the University of Texas at Arlington, the Texas Rangers' Ballpark in Arlington, Cowboys Stadium, the International Bowling Campus (which houses the United...
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
Updated 2-story near Lake Arlington at 5908 Derek St offers 4 big bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half baths and a 2 car rear entry garage.  Interior updates include neutral paint, the master bath with elegant oil rubbed bath and sink fixtures and ceiling fans.  You will love the imported slab granite counters in the bright eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar and views to the landscaped and fenced back yard.  The upstairs master retreat boasts a private balcony and a lovely bath that offers a separate jetted tub and shower with dual vanities.  New composition roof in process of installation.  This one won't last long call today!        Arlington, TX   $255,000  
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By Pat O'Reilly
(RE/MAX..214-289-6176 Irving and all of Dallas Fort Worth)
Homes for Sale in Arlington, Tx 76011. There are many great Homes for Sale in Arlington, Tx 76011 right now! Do you enjoy watching the Texas Rangers on tv? How much greater would it be if your home was walking distance from the Texas Rangers ballpark?! Have you heard about or seen the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium? I had the privilege to go to a Dallas Cowboys game last year and the only negative part of my experience was the cost for parking! With so many amazing Homes for Sale in Arlington, Tx 76011 you won't have to worry about parking costs or deal with the annoying traffic. There isn't anything that puts me in a worse more than traffic to and from Texas Rangersand Dallas Cowboys Stadium! If you could care less about sports there is still plenty of things to do and see in Arlington, Tx...
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By Alexander Landman, Texas Real Estate Broker
(Apartments Rent Rebate Inc | Alexander Landman Realty Inc)
The real estate market of Dallas is booming that's why it can supply a wide range of housing to individuals including the rental section 8. It is 1 of the cheapest housing accessible within the United States and there are lots of men and women who are trying to find economical housing. If you're in Dallas, you are going to be surprised of the quite a few choices available as they cater to the individual needs of people today. For anyone who is in search of top quality and affordability, you will discover properties that welcome families who qualify for the Section 8 housing assistance. While this may be advantageous to tenants, it's viewed as a lot more beneficial to then landlords because this type of housing has lower turnover as well as shorter vacancy periods. Individuals with low i...
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By Hrisco & Associates, Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods
(Hrisco & Associates )
John Hrisco & Associates would like to welcome Todd and Jessie to their new Home.  This is a fabulous property located in Prestonwood Estates West Addition in North Arlington, Texas. To see their beautiful new home visit: Todd & Jessie's New Home. New Homeowners as of January 2011!  Good luck with the Twins! p.s We were able to arrange a closing in under two weeks and saved our client nearly $10,000 off the list price.    
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By Troy George, Real Estate Broker - Colleyville/Southlake - (817-
(Colleyville, Texas Real Estate Expert - Synergy Realty)
Did you know there are condos for sale in Arlington, TX that are even cheaper than rent? It's true! According to MyApartmentMap.com, the average rent in Texas is $1003 and RentSpeed.com says the average rental in Arlington, TX is $635. Mortgage interest rates in 2010 have stayed at historically low rates, which means you can afford more house (or in this case, condo) for your money. If you wanted to keep your payments around $750 per month for a condo in Arlington, let's look at how your spending power drops every time the interest rates go up. To stay around the same payment at 4.25% interest compared to 6.25% interest, your buying power drops almost $20,000! Based on those numbers, every time the interest rate increases by 1%, your buying power decreases by $10,000. If you are paying ...
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By Bradley Bowen
(Keller Williams Realty - Denton, TX)
Congratulations to the Texas Rangers - American League Champions, World Series bound.
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By Donnie Keller, Reata Realty Group At Compass
(Compass)
Networking At Cowboys Stadium In Arlington TexasMy wife Diana and I had the satisfaction of participating in a great networking event in Arlington Texas this week at Cowboys Stadium. This was our first ever before visit to the stadium, not only was the networking awesome so was this spectacular stadium. It is absolutely jaw dropping! We were given the grand tour of the facilities, the locker rooms, the suites, and finished up on the field for our networking. I've never been in such a large building but only in Texas everything is bigger. The imported wood lockers costing over $4000 apiece blew me away. The luxury suites were awesome, we didn't want to leave. They definitely put the "L" in luxury.Cowboys Stadium is a domed stadium with a retractable roof in Arlington, Texas. It will host...
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By Pat Kirby
(Grand Estates Auction Company)
When selling multi-million dollar properties at auction, there are no shortcuts.  Here's an example of something that rarely works---Click on link below.  Earlier this year, I had been speaking with the owner of this home and his real estate broker about getting the home sold through auction.  There was reluctance on their part to incur the expenses that are necessary for conducting a successful auction.  Now they have a failed auction on their hands, a home with a negative stigma attached, and if the owner is going to sell it now he'll most likely be forced to lose more money than the relatively small amount it would have taken to market the auction properly.  Beware.  Auction companies are sprouting up like weeds, so go with a company that has years of experience and knows what it tak...
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By Kent Dills, Real Estate 817-495-8028, Bellingham, Washington
(Broker, Dills Real Estate)
Arlington, Texas - Zip Code 76006 - Real Estate Market Report - September, 2010 FYI:  This zip code/neighborhood is in Arlington on the east side of Fort Worth and the east side of Tarrant County.  Easily accessible via I-30 East from Fort Worth or I-30 West from Dallas.  Warning - All Real Estate Is Local: As a buyer or seller in the Arlington - Zip Code 76006 residential real estate market, it's important to be aware of current market conditions and recent trends in order to make the most informed decisions; most media reports focus on general (read - national) market conditions and, therefore, will not provide the most accurate picture of the local Arlington- Zip Code 76006, Texas real estate market. Market Summary: There were 5 homes sold during the month of September which is down ...
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By Kent Dills, Real Estate 817-495-8028, Bellingham, Washington
(Broker, Dills Real Estate)
Real Estate Market Report - 2008/2009/2010 Comparisons for Arlington, Texas Zip Code - 76006 An ActiveRain networking friend of mine is a real estate broker in Loudoun County Virginia (bet you AR junkies can guess who I'm referring to - duh!) and she recently did a Market Report that focused more on volume than prices.  I thought this report was particularly instructive of and insightful about how the current real estate market has taken shape.  Please check out the following stats and see if you think so too! FYI: This zip code/neighborhood is in Arlington, Texas on the east side of Fort Worth and the east side of Tarrant County. Easily accessible via I-30 East from Fort Worth or I-30 West from Dallas.   2008 SOLD - 162 properties SOLD Low price - $28,000 High price - $1,250,000 Averag...
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Please stop by our open house at 4802 Coventry Lane in Arlington, Texas from 1 - 3 PM on Saturday, August 21st! This is a great 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home with a private oasis-like backyard with a wonderful pool and spa. For more information, don't hesitate to call or email me. Thanks! Megan PhelpsRE/MAX Heritage817-999-2211soldbyphelps@aol.comwww.soldbyphelps.com
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