Keller, TX Real Estate News

By Kristen Correa, Broker, I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!
(Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services)
Hi Keller Neighbors!Today I want to share info about PARKWOOD subdivision in Keller, TX 76248 located by the Keller Public Library, the Johnson Road Park and Keller High School. Why? PARKWOOD is one of the only subdivisions within the City of Keller that has nicely built brick homes at an affordable price with no HOA. While the average sale price in Keller over the last year is over $400,000, PARKWOOD averages under $250,000. It features mature tree-lined streets and pretty brick construction centrally located within Keller.PARKWOOD has about 182 single family homes built 1997-2003.PARKWOOD had 10 sales in the last 1 year and there is currently 1 sale pending today. 11 total sales.PARKWOOD has an average sale price of $235,990 for the past one year. The trend is upward.   Prices are ris...
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Hoping to find a new home in the Carroll School District but not quite ready to pay the Southlake price? How about a neigborhood in Keller that feeds into the Carroll school system?  Creekview may be just the ticket.New homes built by area veteran K. Hovnanian started construction in 2013, with the opening of the first 35 lots.  Though Creekview is located in Keller, the addition falls within the Southlake Carroll school boundary.  Eleven different floor plans are available in Creekview, many offering gamerooms, optional media rooms, and studys.  Today's home buyers demand architectural details and energy efficiency, an area where K. Hovnanian does not disappoint.  State-of-the-art insulation systems and quality windows insure Keller home buyers benefit from reduced energy bills, while ...
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By Cindy Allen, Dallas - Fort Worth
(DFWMoves.com)
Keller's Wildwood addition is located on the rolling terrain north of Southlake 1709, just west of Randoll Mill.  Native oak trees dot the 120 homesites that make up this custom neighborhood and home buyers are impressed with the country-like setting. Large, minimum half acre lots with widths of 120 plus feet allow each home to command its lot and set itself apart as the true custom home it is. The trees and winding roads add to the special atmosphere. Some homes in Wildwood offer a view of the Fort Worth Skyline as the neighborhood occupies some of the prettiest areas of rolling terrain in Keller. Once you've entered Wildwood you wouldn't guess you're just blocks from the major shopping and conveniences of Southlake Boulevard and Highway 114. Developed by Larry Cole Communities, the sa...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The Legacy Group is happy to announce a new mobile app that allows home buyers to search for real, up to the minute, live MLS listings. The app is called “Home Scouting” and is aFREE home finding service provided directly to consumers by Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc, a licensed brokerage services company. Whether you’re ready to buy a home or just browsing, you’ll want to take advantage of the free Home Scouting app. This convenient app makes findingYOUR dream home fast and easy. Home Scouting provides you with 100% of theACTIVE MLS listings, unlike some other public home search websites and apps. You receive the most accurate informationAVAILABLE and with Home Scouting you can: ·         View every MLS listing·       Schedule a home showing·         View sold home information·        ...
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By Kristen Correa, Broker, I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!
(Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services)
Abbott and Costello. Who's on 1st? That's how I feel when I get a real estate client referral I already have in the 1st place in my existing book of business.It's rare for me to take a relocation referral listing. Since I left Coldwell Banker as a 3 year old agent 9 or so years ago (I was on their relo team for one year) and went independent in 2006, relos are not a regular thing for me. They are an occasional thing for me, maybe once or twice a year.And everytime I take a relo -- always someone I already rep'd in the past -- I get a *little bit* of a bad attitude (just for a split second) about the referral fee. I answer their (Cartus, in this case) 1st questions - name of broker (me) number, email, fax, copy of W9 and agree to a 40% (stomach turns) referral fee of a client who is alre...
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By Kristen Correa, Broker, I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!
(Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services)
Wow. Today I closed out a sale in MLS. It closed this past week and I just entered the sales data. When I entered the buyer's agent, I noticed the license number. I almost passed out. In 12 years, I have only entered a few license numbers that begin with 01. Mine is 0514644, to give you an idea. So if an agent has a license that begins with 01 it means he has been serving buyers and sellers in the great state of Texas for about twice as long as I have been alive. And let me tell you, that made me smile.
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By Eric LaMay, Star State Homes Realty
(Star State Homes Realty)
Today's market is anything but stale. National home sales price for Existing homes is up 8.7% over the the past twenty-four months. Tarrant county Existing homes sale prices have increased by over 13% over the past twenty-four months. The overall reason is the lack of inventory.Considering May, June & July are seasonally the best time to sale; Right now is the is the time to list. Waiting will only allow for more competition driving prices  down. We want to earn your business. List to sale price have gone up the past two years.   Current Homes for Sale are at historic lows (low inventory = higher sales prices).  
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By Kristen Correa, Broker, I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!
(Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services)
This weekend a couple of different people saw my business card and asked me the difference between a Realtor® and a Broker. I think what they are ultimately asking is the difference between a licensed Salesperson vs. a Realtor® vs. a Broker.The simple answer has to do with:(1) years of experience,(2) hours of training and testing, and(3) the laws we follow vs. an additional code of ethics standards.While terms and definitions may be the most mind numbing thing I can think of to write about, it really is a question some consumers appreciate understanding, so please forgive my bore factor! Here are some of the terms consumers don't understand easily as evidenced by the series of questions this weekend:Salesperson = real estate agent = licensee = licensed real estate agent = agent (me, my ...
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By Kristen Correa, Broker, I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!
(Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services)
Sometimes I hang up the phone and call back just to get a person with a little bit bigger brain on the line. Do you ever do that? Sometimes it's just to get someone who is nicer. Either way, I love it when I have an experience where common sense, a sense of humor and a good attitude prevail. Today is that day. I have -- I should say did have --  a great house on the market for lease in N. Fort Worth, Keller, Texas, in an area popular for classy, hard-working people like educators and military. I say that because I showed it today to two people: a band director and a marine. White. Glove. Clean. People. The first to apply -- the marine. Cute sense of humor in his "Unathletic" printed T. He said, "My name is Thomas Caleb Black (not really, names are made up to protect the dumb, I mean, in...
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By Kristen Correa, Broker, I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!
(Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services)
This is my blog's 5th birthday! How do I remember this day? Because I got the renewal bill notice. Haha. Just to be clear, it's a bill I don't mind paying. As we are all aware, writing can be therapeutic and the comments we give and receive, a true teacher. Blogs are also good for reminiscing. What was going on five years ago when I wrote my first post? Windows. And I don't mean Microsoft.   "This week as I wrap up another flip house, I am reminded of how inexpensive energy efficiencies really are. My window package alone barely broke a grand. Granted, this is a very small house. But that's sort of the point. Even old, affordable houses can be efficient. What can you do to see if your home could use some energy saving action?" 1. HOLD A CANDLE TO THE WIND -- If you hold a candle to the ...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Keller TX FHA Streamline Loans are a special mortgage product, reserved for homeowners with existing FHA mortgages. FHA STREAMLINE REFINANCES are the fastest, simplest way for FHA-insured homeowners to refinance their respective mortgage into today’s low mortgage rates.   Below are some of the requirements for an FHA streamline:   ·         You must be current on your existing loan with all MORTGAGE PAYMENTS made on time for the last year. ·         You must own the original property and have made at least six MONTHLY MORTGAGE PAYMENTS before you can qualify for refinancing. ·         To refinance, you’ll need an FHA-approved lender. If you don’t want to use your current lender, any MORTGAGE LENDER you choose must be FHA approved. ·         FHA Streamline loans do not require an apprais...
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By Kristen Correa, Broker, I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!
(Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services)
About once a month I clean a bathtub that has never been used. Right now it's like a new car toy in a recent retirees garage. Only it smells like Fabuloso instead of Turtle Wax. I refuse to let my bathroom become a dust bunny cemetery. And it reminds me of some Sunday Funnies I get from home sellers. "It has new carpet. I just put in upgraded carpet and pad a year ago." I understand and appreciate when seller clients tell me things like this. It does have meaning and value. But what they hired me to do is let them know the meaning and value in the eyes of the buyer market. What the buyer thinks about "new" used carpet with pink KoolAid stain in front of the new TV is not really favorable. We have to consider the condition of things today, regardless of the date on a receipt. "It had a n...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veterans Loans in Keller Texas is the best loan program in Texas!     Designed for both active duty military and honorable discharged Veterans, VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today.     Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program:     - Up to 100% financing, with no down required.   - No monthly mortgageinsurance.   - Easier credit qualifying compared to other types of mortgage loans. - VA Mortgage Rates are low compared to other types of home loans.     So how do you qualify for Veterans Loans in Keller Texas?     First of all, you must verify your eligibility. This is done by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. You can work with an approved Texas VA Mortgage Loan lender to order your COE quickly, or you can contact...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Keller TX Home Loans.      A lot of consumers are not educated enough on how they should 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 Keller TX Home Loans 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. Each of these will be discussed in this article.     Education     There are many steps to buying a home in Keller, TX, this is one and it begins with getting pre-approved for your home loan. Take note that we didn't say anything about getting pre-qualif...
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By Cindy Allen, Dallas - Fort Worth
(DFWMoves.com)
Kellers Pathways to Play initiative is well underway with the recent installation of four anamorphic sculptures which reveal themselves to viewers who stand in just the right spot.  Each sculpture is equipped with signs offering clues to the landmark depicted by the art piece. The art installations are located among the ten "pocket parks" dotting the Bear Creek Greenbelt.   Two 'pocket parks'  have themed climbing equipment, while two others feature interactive play surfaces that light up in response to players' movements. Just one more reason Keller is a great place to  live.  
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
  Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program with Keller TX FHA 203k Loans.     Many are not aware of a special government loan program that is actually a part of FHA (Federal Housing Administration- a department within HUD). 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.         However, this loan program doesn't allow for "luxury items" in your home such as a swimming pool, hot tub, or other accessories. 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 ...
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By Hrisco & Associates, Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods
(Hrisco & Associates )
There are some who are calling for a substantial drop in home prices should mortgage interest rates begin to rise rapidly. Intuitively that makes sense. The cost of a home is determined by the price of the home and the price of financing that home. If mortgage interest rates increase, less people will be able to buy. The logic says prices will fall if demand decreases. However, history shows us that this has not been the case the last four times mortgage interest rates dramatically increased. Here is a graph showing what actually did happen: We will have to wait and see what happens as we move forward. But, a fall in prices should rates go up is not guaranteed. Why wait to find out? If you are considering a move up or you are downsizing, now is the time to put your home on the market a...
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By Hrisco & Associates, Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods
(Hrisco & Associates )
The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five of the six price ranges they measure. Only those homes priced under $100,000 showed a decline (-6%). Every other category showed a minimum increase of at least 9.7%. Here is the breakdown: What does that mean to you if you are selling? Houses are definitely selling. If your house has been on the market for any length of time and has not yet sold, perhaps it is time to sit with your agent and see if it is priced appropriately to compete in today’s market. This has been one of the busiest Fall seasons on record, we are still listing homes even now in December and scheduling closings right up through the end of the year. So it is not too ...
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By Pat O'Reilly
(RE/MAX..214-289-6176 Irving and all of Dallas Fort Worth)
Homes for Sale in Keller, TX   There are many reasons you should own a Homes for Sale in Keller, TX. First, let me tell you a little bit about this prospering city. Homes for Sale in Keller, TX is located in the heart of DFW metroplex. Keller is known nationally for its big-city conveniences and amenities with small-town roots and an emphasis on quality of life.  The Homes for Sale in Keller, TX have a welcoming atmosphere, an amazing school system, a variety of shopping and dining destinations, and state of the art ciy facilities and programs. The economy continues to boom for Keller. The business districts, historic Old Town Keller and the urban Keller Town Center, are some of the reasons why the economy continues to rise. Homes for Sale in Keller, TX is also a beautiful place to live...
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By Hrisco & Associates, Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods
(Hrisco & Associates )
Happy Thanksgiving! Here is hoping you and your family have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.  Remember, moderation is the key when it comes to eating turkey and partaking in some libations.  My sincerest wishes for you to have a safe, cozy and fund filled holiday weekend with your family and friends.  Oh, and I almost forgot, GO COWBOYS!  (picture taken of our beautiful young 3 yrd old red oak this very morning)
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