Keller, TX Real Estate News

By Rosanna Hudson
(Texas Sold Team Realty, LLC)
Builders Call on Congress to Extend and Enhance Home Buyer Tax Credit RISMEDIA, August 11, 2009-To help create jobs and set the stage for a strong recovery, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) yesterday called on Congress to extend and enhance the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit due to expire on December 1.  Specifically, NAHB is asking Congress to extend the home buyer tax credit program through November 30, 2010 and make it available to all buyers of principal residences. "If Congress acts to extend the tax credit program, it would spur 383,000 additional home sales, including 80,000 housing starts, creating nearly 350,000 jobs over the coming year," said NAHB Chairman Joe Robson, a home builder from Tulsa, Okla. "That's good for the economy and good for America."...
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By Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate
(New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County)
Keller, Texas... has just so many great things going for it.  Well... it seems that someone else besides local Keller-ites have noticed.  Keller... a thriving "smaller city," and a suburb of Fort Worth, Texas, was recently named one of the Top-Rated Smaller Cities in America.  Keller is just west of Southlake, Texas... and just south and east of the Alliance Corridor area of North Texas. The fact that Keller is well-known for it's superb school system, it's great shopping, and it's active but reasonably-priced housing neighborhoods, it's great high school sports teams, and the fact that Lake Grapevine is just a few miles away... all contributed to Keller being part of this celebrated group of cities. Other cities in Texas named to the list are three other North Texas cities besides Kel...
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By Rosanna Hudson
(Texas Sold Team Realty, LLC)
Tips and Tools for Real Estate Professionals I got this this morning in my email and it was just too good not to pass on or blog about... Thank you Jewel Harmon! ABC's for Success Avoid negative sources-people, places, habits Believe in yourself Consider things from all angles Don't give up and don't give in Enjoy life today, yesterday's gone and tomorrow may not come Family & friends are hidden treasures Give more than you planned to Hang on to your dreams Ignore those who try to discourage you Just do it! Keep on trying, no matter how hard, it will get easier Love yourself first, and the most Make it happen Never lie, cheat or steal-always strike a fair deal Open your eyes and see things for what they really are Practice makes perfect Quitters never win and winners never quit Read, st...
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By Debbie Mitchell
(Texas Sold Team Realty LLC)
Friends... This is one of the greatest responses to the requests for bailout money I have seen thus far. As a supplier for the Big 3 this man received a letter from the President of GM North America requesting support for the bail out program. His response is classic, and has to make you proud of a local guy who tells it like it is. He and "Joe the Plumber" would make a great team. Both letters are below. Its lengthy so if you are in a hurry don't delete it, just keep it until you have time.  Dear Employees & Suppliers, Congress and the current Administration will soon determine whether to provide immediate support to the domestic auto industry to help it through one of the most difficult economic times in our nation's history. Your elected officials must hear from all of us now on why ...
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By Pat O'Reilly
(RE/MAX..214-289-6176 Irving and all of Dallas Fort Worth)
Pat O'Reilly- Keller Realtor,Keller Homes for Sale, Keller Texas Real Estate, David Weekly in Keller Click on patohomes.com to see all listed homes for sale in Keller. For all your Keller Real Estate information simply click on www.patohomes.com. Find the keys to all Dallas Fort Worth Real Estate at patohomes.  Last ChanceFor as long as they last you have an opportunity to own a great home in Keller’s best selling David Weekley Homes Community of Hillsborough. Price Increase coming Jan. 1st!~ 5101 Gadsden Ave, Ready NOW! Was $210,493 Now: MAKE OFFERThe Eisenhower, Great 1.5 Story Home 3 bedroom, Children’s Retreat, 2.5 bath, 1 living,       2 dining, Huge gameroom, study, Corian countertops, Open & Spacious floor plan.Includes: 42” Cabinets, covered back patio, tile flooring, Blinds and...
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By Cindie Stewart
(Texas Sold Team Realty, LLC)
Keller Texas has always been a pretty good market to work in.  I did the absorption rate for the city as a whole this morning and have found that it is turning in favor of the buyers.  A healthy market is a 6 months supply. Currently there is a little over a 9.04 month supply that is up from the 6.62 supply we had at 12 months ago and a up from our 6 months ago which was 6.89. As a whole that is not to bad considering the media, holiday and weather not to bad I expect to see that turn back in about 30 to 60 days from now as we head into the spring and lower interest rates.  This infomation is based of numbers supplied to me from Ntreis.net, and calulation formula from Zan Monroe.  There are currently 407 homes available in the 76248 zip code of Keller TX. This information was compiled o...
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By Cindie Stewart
(Texas Sold Team Realty, LLC)
Keller Texas has always been a pretty good market to work in.  I did the absorption rate for the city as a whole this morning and have found that it is turning in favor of the buyers.  A healthy market is a 6 months supply. Currently there is a little over a 9.04 month supply that is up from the 6.62 supply we had at 12 months ago and a up from our 6 months ago which was 6.89. As a whole that is not to bad considering the media, holiday and weather not to bad I expect to see that turn back in about 30 to 60 days from now as we head into the spring and lower interest rates.  This infomation is based of numbers supplied to me from Ntreis.net, and calulation formula from Zan Monroe.  There are currently 407 homes available in the 76248 zip code of Keller TX. This information was compiled o...
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By Debbie Mitchell
(Texas Sold Team Realty LLC)
We've reached a juncture in the credit markets where it really doesn't matter how low interest rates go -- banks are refusing to lend and consumers either have no desire to borrow - or they are in such troubled financial straits they can't meet the qualification criteria for a loan.  So what's the Fed to do?  Many believe the Fed will announce in their post-meeting statement tomorrow afternoon (2:15 p.m. ET) that the answer to rekindling economy growth is actually quite simple - print money like crazy.  In a nutshell the idea here is that by flooding the economy with money - banks will ultimately find themselves bursting at the seams with capital - and they will essentially have no other option than to start lending.  As the short-term credit market swings back into action, business con...
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By Debbie Mitchell
(Texas Sold Team Realty LLC)
Why hire a Property Manager?  We will do a walk-through of your home when we meet and decide to Lease your property to note what will be required to be brought up to code prior to leasing the property; We will advertise your property on MLS and on  25 other websites; Will post For Lease signs on property; Will show property if we receive direct calls to our office; Will handle the applications and run a criminal and credit background check; We will verify income; Will prepare the Lease Agreement between both parties; Will prepare renewal documents; Will do an inventory checklist prior to new tenant moving in; Will do an inventory checklist as tenants vacate What can Texas Sold Team Property Management Offer you: Enforcement of Lease Terms; Timely rent collections; Timely disbursement of...
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Last night I had the opportunity to visit the construction site of home being built for the Augustin family of Keller, TX.  What was interesting about the experience is that the home is being built as part of ABC TV's Extreme Makeover Home Edition.  Those of you familiar with the show know that they select a deserving family and demolish, build and furnish a new home for them in roughly a week's period of time. The Peter and Amber Augustin are remarkable people.  You'll have to watch the show when it airs to learn their full story (or check it out here), but Amber, who is a photographer, created a foundation called "Tiny Works of Heart" that provides photographs of families with premature babies to them as precious keepsakes.  These often have special significance since many of the babi...
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By barry klompus
(fine properties)
Barry Klompus | DFW Fine Properties | 817-271-1569 224 Flanigan Hill Dr, Keller, TX 4BR/3.5BA Single Family House offered at $350,000 Year Built 2006 Sq Footage 4,426 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size .5 acres HOA/Maint $30 per month DESCRIPTION SO much better than new! $THOUSANDS$ in upgrades are yours for free! Custom built outdoor kitchen, see pics for more info! Beautiful salt water pool complimented by huge covered patio. Great for entertaining! Granite kitchen, custom tile work, stainless appliances, surround sound, wood blinds, radiant barrier, instant hot water, custom landscaping, it is already there! MOVE IN READY! The seller already paid for all of it! His loss, your gain! see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES Central A/C C...
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By barry klompus
(fine properties)
Barry Klompus | DFW Fine Properties | 817-271-1569 637 Cherry Tree DR, Keller, TX 1BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $190,000 Year Built 1998 Sq Footage 2,269 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size .5 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Beautiful home on corner lot in Keller! Recent carpet, paint, countertops, lighting and just installed ceramic tile! Spacious family room, master bedroom and kitchen. Fridge stays. Keller Pointe membership until May 2009 for new owner plus community pool and park right around the corner! Great square footage for the price! see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES Central A/CCentral heatFireplaceHigh/Vaulted ceilingTile floorLiving roomDishwasherRefrigeratorStove/OvenMicrowaveLaundry area - i...
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By barry klompus
(fine properties)
Barry Klompus | DFW Fine Properties | 817-271-1569 1901 Milano Way, Keller, TX 5BR/5BA Single Family House offered at $824,900 Year Built 2008 Sq Footage 4,956 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 5 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 4 Car garage Lot Size .5 acres HOA/Maint $50 per month DESCRIPTION This home will be a show stopper from it's upgraded appliances to the eliptical arches, and the ceiling features. This home has 5 beds, 5 baths, gameroom up with wet bar, and media room down with sound proofed walls. The garages have 8' entries and the fourth garage is about 26 feet deep to accomadate the largest of vehicles. This beautiful home sits on a half acre, and is part of the KISD. see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES Central A/C Central heat Walk-in closet Hardwood floor Tile floor Family ...
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THE NEXT SURVIVOR SERIESSix married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kidseach for six weeks.Each kid will play two sports and either take music or dance classes There is no fast food.Each man must take care of his 3 kids; keep his assigned house clean,correct all homework, and complete science projects, cook, do laundry, and pay a list of 'pretend' bills with not enough money. In addition, each man will have to budget in money for groceries each week.Each man must remember the birthdays of all their friends and relatives, and send cards out on time.Each man must also take each child to a doctor's appointment, a dentist appointment and a haircut appointment.He must make one unscheduled and inconvenient visit per child to the Urgent Care.He must also make cookies or cu...
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By Brenda Magness, Brenda Magness Realty Group, Southlake, Texas
(Ebby Halliday REALTORS, Southlake)
10 VITAL STATISTICS - Keller, TX Feb-08 Month ago Year ago 1- Total Active Residential Listings 455 447 406 2- Ave List Price $300,613 $429,872 $279,339 3- Ave Sale Price $291,858 $417,352 $271,203 4- Median Sale Price $270,000 $372,500 $205,250 5- Sale/List Price Percent 97% 97% 97% 6- Sales Price per Square Foot $99 $120 $103 7- Ave Market Time 83 Days 91 Days 76 Days 8- Number Sales Month / YTD 65 / 97 32 / 32 54 / 111 9- Number of Months of Supply 6 months 6 months 4.5 months 10- Prime Interest Rate 5.00 5.25 8.25 The following report was prepared using information provided by NTREIS, through Feb. 29, 2009. Prime Interest Rate data provided by bankrate.com. http://www.mbyrealtygroup.com/keller-feb-2008.html For a local market analysis of homes in your neighborhood, click here to re...
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By Tim Mancuso, Elite Sales Coach - GROW SMART
(Independent Coach, Trainer & Consultant)
Qualified Expert Agents and Brokers in Keller, TX, need to find a REALTOR in Keller, TX for your next Real Estate Transaction, Home for Sale, or just Buying a Home, Property, or Foreclosure in the local area? Find an Agent in Keller, Texas here when you search the Agent Directory on MyREALTY.com: http://www.myrealty.com/Service/Results.aspx?serviceProvider=83&zip=76248Currently we are directing all of our Buyers, Sellers, and Investors to the following Brokerage (agents) in Keller, TX: Texas Sold Team Realty, LLC We have automated Data Syndication in place with NTREIS MLS in the Dallas / Ft. Worth metroplex and are working with Agents, Brokers, and Service Providers to serve our Buyers, Sellers, and Investors in the D/FW market area - Including the Keller, TX marketplace!You are invited...
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By Carrie A. Maniaci
(ReDesignandHomeStaging.com)
Home Staging by Carrie Maniaci for the M2 Design Group Realtor Event for Veranda Designer Homes in the Manors of Waterford given by Dona Robinson with Allie Beth Allman & Associates Gorgeous Mediterranean Estate designed by award winning designer-builder was featured at a Realtor event sponsored by Bailey,Banks, and Biddle jewelers, Park Place Lexus, Stacys furniture, Gaylord Texan Resort, and the M2 Design Group that did the amazing Home Staging. For those of you that did not have the opportunity to see this estate and meet the Home Stager, Carrie Maniaci, I would like to introduce her to you. Carrie Maniaci was the Home Stager at this event and has been Staging in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth market for the last year working with local Realtors, Builders, and Home Owners. She started her ca...
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By Melissa Dean
(Keller Williams Realty DFW)
Looking for some great new websites to help you with your home search?  I have found the following ones very helpful and full of information for you to make your homebuying and selling decisions. www.deanrealtors.com www.kw.com www.dfwhousingfacts.org www.dfwmortgage.com www.base.google.com www.cyberhomes.com www.homescape.com www.yuvie.com www.cnnmoney.com www.thewiseagent.com www.point2homes.com www.zillow.com www.realtor.com www.uniqueglobalestates.com www.realestate.yahoo.com Please don't hesitate to contact me if you know of any more sites you have found helpful.
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By Jennifer A. Martin, Executive Assistant
This should probably be taped to your bathroom mirror where one could read it every day. You may not realize it, but it's 100% true.      1. There are at least two people in this world that you would die for.     2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.     3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.     4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.     5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.     6. You mean the world to someone.     7. You are special and unique.      8. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.     9. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.     10. When you think the world has turned its back on you take anothe...
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By Jennifer A. Martin, Executive Assistant
This is my favorite quote.  I have it by my front door and look at it everytime I leave the house! "Remember Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did but backwards & in heels!"  
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