Arlington, TX Real Estate News

New Short Sale & Pre Foreclosures in Arlington - Tarrant County 100% Free Search - CLICK HERE TO INSTANTLY VIEW HOMES Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas (USA) within the Dallas–Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. According to the 2007 census estimate, the city had an estimated population of 374,417, making it the third largest municipality in the Metroplex. Arlington is the seventh-largest city in Texas and the 49th largest city in the United States.Located approximately 12 miles (19 km) east of downtown Fort Worth and 20 miles (32 km) west of downtown Dallas, Arlington is home to the Texas Rangers' Ballpark in Arlington, the International Bowling Campus which houses the United States Bowling Congress, International Bowling Museum and the International Bowling Hall of Fam...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Last night I revisited my goals for this year.  I write my goals as both pros and cons, I have them on my desk to see each day, but I do a complete review quarterly.  What I want to do and what are the stumbling blocks that might act, as roadblocks to me achieving what is on my pro side of the balance sheet are what I am looking for.  While I have achieved a great deal in these first seven months of the year I have hardly made a dent in the larger and more significant goals.  All Realtors® are measured by the numbers, “The tale of the tape” as they say in sports.  Your numbers are in houses sold, income earned. In this regard I am a disappointment to myself.  NO, I am not going to beat myself up, there are reasons, but reasons are circumstances thrust on me and not excuses.  Successful...
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By Thomas Brewer
(Premiere Properties )
The Shops and More in Mansfield The Shops at Broad Street, a Mansfield Texas development, has helped increase business and commerce in this already thriving community. The project includes over a million square feet planned to accommodate residential, commercial and retail residents. The Shops at Broad Street bring a welcome addition to Mansfield homeowners and their families. It provides an additional resource to area residents for everything from shopping to business to entertainment. The development is located at the intersection of Broad Street and Highway 287, making it easily accessible from just about anywhere. The rapidly increasing Mansfield population and commercial growth helped start interest in the project. Developers plan to have the property become a focal point in the co...
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By Thomas Brewer
(Premiere Properties )
Real Estate Market Fluctuations in Arlington, Texas Everyone involved in the real estate market, whether it be the first time home buyer, investors or seasoned home buyers, all want to get the best possible deal on a nice house. This is certainly true in Arlington, Texas. Before placing an offer on a house, you have to first consider your budget range which is normally set according to the amount you have been approved for by your mortgage lender. Your second consideration should be the real estate market conditions in and around Arlington, Texas. Those who make their living within the real estate market commonly refer to three different terms when describing current market trends. The first of these terms is “seller's market”. In a seller's market, there are typically too few homes for...
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By Thomas Brewer
(Premiere Properties )
Top Tips for Staging a Tarrant County Home In order to assure that the home you are selling is attractive to the buying market, you have to find a good, solid staging strategy to get the home sold. We will take a look at the ten top staging tips that can turn an ineffective listing into a home that attracts multiple offers. Clean up the Yard. Add some plants to the yard for some genuine curb appeal and consider re-painting the front door for some added color. Refresh the Foyer. This is the first thing a prospective buyer sees when he enters the home so keep it neat and attractive from the floor to the ceiling. Use Color. If the walls in the home are neutral, add some colorful pillows, fresh flowers and artwork for providing some contrast and personality to rooms. Kitchen Consistency. Be...
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By Thomas Brewer
(Premiere Properties )
Mortgage Shopping for First Time Buyers Shopping for a mortgage is a huge step by step process that takes time and planning with a good deal of attention being paid to details. This is especially true for first time Tarrant County homebuyers. If you are buying a home for the first time and have already inspected your credit report, then you have taken the first step in getting a good mortgage. It is an absolute must these days that you get your credit in as good as shape as possible and that you are well prepared to answer any credit-related questions posed to you by the mortgage lender. Now that your credit is in order, you can begin by shopping around for the mortgage lender that is right for you. Look at brokers, mortgage lenders, credit unions and banks to see what is offered. Be su...
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By Thomas Brewer
(Premiere Properties )
Which Loan Best Suits Your Needs Arlington and Mansfield Texas homebuyers have many options available to them that simply do not exist in many other comparably sized housing markets across the country. Ignoring the significant number of entertainment, recreation and shopping options available in Arlington and Mansfield, homeowners can also decide between a wide variety of communities ranging from rural settings to fast-paced city living to serene suburban neighborhoods. A few things that are common regardless of the location of the home are the type of home mortgage loans homebuyers can use. Due to the recent economic climate, the type and number of loans available has been distinctively reduced. Among the most common type of mortgage loan are the fixed rate loan, adjustable rate mortga...
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By Thomas Brewer
(Premiere Properties )
Tarrant County Home Valuation Process Property in the state of Texas is subjected to ad valorem property taxes. The property's market value is determined by the Central Appraisal District or CAD in every county using techniques which apply to many properties that are similar to one another rather than making individual appraisals. This has its pros and cons for Tarrant County homeowners. Property in Texas must be valued at 100% of the market value and the Central Appraisal District's determination of the appraisal is what is used by the taxing jurisdictions. According to the law in Texas, a CAD must tell all property owners in the state what the market value is of their property at least one time every 3 years. They also are required to contact the property owner if the market value has...
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By Thomas Brewer
(Premiere Properties )
Arlington Homeowner Preservation Workshop The Arlington Texas Board of Realtors and DFW Home Ownership Preservation Enterprise Partnership recently held a home ownership preservation workshop that will occur from 9am-1pm Saturday, April 24th. The workshop will be held at the Arlington Board of Realtors office on West Interstate 20 in Arlington. The reason for the workshop is to provide assistance to Arlington area homeowners who are having trouble making their mortgage payments. This free workshop will offer valuable information about specific home retention programs that are available to homeowners in order to both make their homes more affordable and prevent foreclosure. Anyone living in and around Arlington who has or may have trouble making their mortgage payments could greatly bene...
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By Thomas Brewer
(Premiere Properties )
Tips for Prospective Arlington Texas Home BuyersArlington Texas presents a very interesting blend of old world charm and modern amenities. This fact, coupled with the favorably priced Arlington real estate market, are among the many reasons people move into this well-maintained community. There are many things that are often overlooked that can help home buyers thinking about settling down and finding a Arlington home. First of all, you should sit down and determine what your home buying budget will be by finding out what loan option you have or even if you plan to buy your home outright. Once you have figured that out you need to think about what you want and expect your new home to have.Your next step should be to get an experienced local Arlington real estate agent that can show you ...
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By Thomas Brewer
(Premiere Properties )
Making an Impression in MansfieldMansfield, Texas homeowners looking to sell their homes should make sure their home is shown in its best light. You can never underestimate the power of curb appeal when it comes to home sales. For homeowners that want to move their property in this slower economy, every attention should be paid to details.Have you ever wondered why a home stays on the market for months and months when it seems to be priced right and look good? Well, economy aside, there are many reasons that can cause this. The home may be difficult to show due to the residents’ schedule. More often than not, however, it is controllable things that make homes less appealing to potential buyers.For Mansfield homes, which get plenty of natural light, make sure the home is as bright as pos...
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By Thomas Brewer
(Premiere Properties )
New FHA Guidelines Shake Things UpNew Federal Housing Administration (FHA) guidelines are definitely making waves among real estate professionals and homeowners. Right off the bat, the FHA’s Commissioner David Stevens will be making changes that will primarily effect appraisals and senior homeowners. Facing a staggering $800 million shortage on its insured reverse mortgages, one goal for the FHA will be to reduce the amount that senior citizens can receive through the attractive reverse mortgage programs out there. The goal is a 10% reduction in the total amount of reverse mortgages that go through the FHA. The shortage appears to be a result of property values dropping and the agency will most likely not receive any additional funding to make up for the shortage.In addition to this imp...
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The Dallas Cowboys found enough land to construct and play in the brand new $1.5 billion Cowboys Stadium.  Arlington, of course, is also the home of the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball Team, Six Flags of Texas, Parks Mall at Arlington and Lincoln Square Shopping Center.  Although there has been plenty of growth, expansion, and construction in Arlington in recent years, there is still plenty of room, and you should take a look at Realty with One Plus Acres in Arlington TX. If you are looking for lots of space, then you can definitely find it in Arlington, and you will have the added bonus of being ideally located in the world-class metroplex that Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington has become.  You will find that the area offers everything from arts and entertainment to fine cuisine, ethnic ...
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By Donnie Keller, Reata Realty Group At Compass
(Compass)
I ran across some old photos of Fort Worth over the weekend and in them I found some of Dalworthington Gardens in Arlington, Tx. This won't mean much to you people who "aren't from around here".  I thought it was pretty interesting so I wanted to share the history of Dalworthington Gardens with you. The name is an amalgam of the cities Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas. The story begins during the Great Depression and was part of the National Industrial Recovery Act which authorized the building of experimental housing while incorporating agriculture into the lives of the residents.  It was sort of a suburb with communal gardens and a homeowners association.  The Department of the Interior was the overseer of the project with the objective to blend city life with country life.  Pe...
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Within Tarrant County, Texas, you will find the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex of which Arlington is a part. The Metroplex continues to grow, is very fluid and quite cosmopolitan.  The city of Arlington is about 20 miles west of downtown Dallas and about 12 miles east of downtown Fort Worth. However, it is Arlington that houses the Texas Rangers and their Ballpark at Arlington, as well as the Dallas Cowboys with their brand new Cowboys Stadium. You will aslo Hurricane Harbor and the original Six Flags Over Texas, both wonderful theme parks to visit with your family. If you choose to purchase any of the private houses in Arlington TXthat you can find available for sale, you will be close to the already mentioned attractions, and much more.  Arlington has world-class shopping and dining, and...
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By Ashley Sharum, Ebby Halliday Realtors
(972.978.3109)
Meredith Land with NBC News here in Dallas did a story on a local Arlington man, Stoney Kirsch, and his overzealous Cowboy fan collection. No joke, wall to wall of his home is covered in sports memorabilia and his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys. Regardless of this weekend’s loss to the Vikings, this man is a true Blue fan, which is evident from the moment you arrive at his home.   Just how true? That's learned from his collection: His cars name is 'Emmett.' Posters, cans, action figures. Over 800 Cowboys collectible bottles. Turf from the actual stadium as carpeting. And a girlfriend that tolerates not just a 'sports' room, but a 'sports' house! One can only imagine the amount of time this collection has been growing… After seeing the home featured in their news story (video availabl...
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By John Jones
(Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty)
I have a past client who lives and works in the Arlington - Tarrant County area that is looking to meet some homeowners and/or real estate agents with clients in need of general home repair work and maintenance.  He is also interested in building up a business of people that may need regular yard and lawn maintenance.  Here's a list of the type of work he has experience with and prefers to do: General lawn care and maintenance Building and repairing fences Sprinkler system repairs. General handyman work.  If you or any of your clients need some work done, please call Brandon Jeffries at 832-477-4019. 
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By Peter Twain
(Progress)
Exceptional home shows great.Split master with hardwood floors,2 large his and her walkin closet,sep tub and shower.Spacious back yard built for entertaining,with open patio and sep wood deck.Oversized kitchen with tons of cabinets,upgraded tops,loads of counter space,tile floors and large eating area overlooking inviting den with fireplace,wood floors,builtin tv niche.Formal living would make a great study or piano room.Oversized garage 20x25. To directly access this property, use this shortcut: http://www.fizber.com/texas-buy-single-family-home-12851560.html
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By Peter Twain
(Progress)
Do not miss this outstanding value,showing great pride of ownership.We offer 4 bedrooms and 2 livings areas,located in SW Arlington on a large corner lot with a overisized side entry garage.2 spacious living area,2nd is a 250 sqft sunroom with french doors, not included in the sqft,making a total of approx 1850 sqft.Spacious master with 8' walkin closet.Galley kitchen.Updated HVAC and added insulation helps lower those electric bills. To directly access this property, use this shortcut: http://www.fizber.com/texas-buy-single-family-home-12851557.html
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By austin ellis
(David Ellis Real Estate )
Arlington real estate is become a very booming city, many of the reasons why is because of the major entertainment events and places within the city.  The new Cowboys stadium, the Ballpark in Arlington, Six Flags, and Hurricane harbor just to name a few.  These event places bring in massive amounts of tourist every single day to the city.  Which brings in lots of business, which business brings in residents.  It is a very good economical cycle that arlington has going for it.  Arlinton homes for sale are also going up in value throughout the years.  This means that right now would be a very good time to get into one of these homes.  You would also be right next to six flags and hurricane harbor so that you could go to these places whenever you wanted!  Arlington is a very unique city an...
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