Keller, TX Real Estate News

By Hrisco & Associates, Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods
(Hrisco & Associates )
Freddie Mac: Buy Sooner Rather Than Later   In a recent video update on the housing market, Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, stated that with both mortgage interest rates and home prices projected to increase in 2015 buying now makes sense. “If you are planning to buy a home in the next year, it’s better to do it sooner rather than later.” Here are the latest mortgage interest rate projections from four major housing entities: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR):     Thinking of Selling & Moving Up? This advice isn’t limited to just the first-time buyer. If you are considering moving up to the home your family has always wanted, waiting also makes no sense. Yet again, another industry expert is telli...
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By Hrisco & Associates, Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods
(Hrisco & Associates )
4 More Reasons to Sell Now As we discussed last week one reason to sell now is demand is still strong. With inventory levels also still below historic numbers, you could be missing out on a great opportunity for your family. 1. There Is Less Competition Now Housing supply just dropped to 5.1 months, which is under the 6 months’ supply that is needed for a normal housing market. This means that, in many areas, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in that market. This is good news for home prices. However, additional inventory is about to come to market. There is a pent-up desire for many homeowners to move, as they were unable to sell over the last few years because of a negative equity situation. Homeowners are now seeing a return to positive equity as rea...
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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)
  It's embarrassing. It's frustrating. And it's just downright sad. It's been so long since I wrote a blog post that I... I... I forgot my login ID and password! The horror. This year has been a whopper. Dirty words like chemo, death and divorce took the place of beautiful things like date night, weddings and baby showers. Like a miracle, now that I feel like I have a firm grasp on personal situations, the professional engine just flipped the switch not just to on but to overdrive. And sort-of did so in the "off season." Amused and grateful! How amazing that when I need a little break, I get it, and when I need the business(es) to come back to life, they do? And immediately following... I remember it! My blog login ID and password! Sometime this year my blog died. Fortunately as broker ...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits of a pre-approval and not a pre-qualification for Keller Texas Home Loans      Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. Of course this is a big question that can stressful or enjoyable, it just depends on the steps you take in the home buying process for Keller Texas Home Loans and the surrounding areas. It is essential that you take the proper steps to keep your self educated on the initial investment, the buying power, and to take 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. Please note that we did not say to get pre-qualified, in today's mortgage worl...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Keller TX Veterans Loans and 100% - 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 mortgage insurance.   - 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 Keller TX Veterans Loans?     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 Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
Keller Texas Real Estate Sales were down 8% in December 2011 over the same month last year with 49 homes selling this month! For the 2011 year to date, overall home sales were at 623 homes sold, a -4% change from last year. Keller Texas Real Estate total dollar volume of homes sold this month was $16,928,226 which is a -17% change from this month last year. For the 2011 year to date, the total dollar sales were at $199,830,988, which is a -5% change. Register online for monthly updates in your city and your neighborhood automatically emailed to you at Keller Real Estate. Search Keller homes, Keller foreclosures, and Keller short sales at DFWTeamRealty.com. New Keller Texas Real Estate listings experienced a -11% change for the same period last year with 47 homes listed this month. For t...
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By Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
Keller Texas Real Estate Sales were down 4% in November 2011 over the same month last year with 44 homes selling this month! For the year to date, overall home sales were at 573 homes sold, a -4% change from last year. Keller Texas Real Estate total dollar volume of homes sold this month was $13,970,044 which is a -8% change from this month last year. For the 2011 year to date, the total dollar sales were at $182,703,915, which is a -4% change. Register online for monthly updates in your city and your neighborhood automatically emailed to you at Keller Real Estate. Search Keller homes, Keller foreclosures, and Keller short sales at Keller Home Values. This service is FREE and without any obligation from DFWTeamRealty.com. New Keller Texas Real Estate listings experienced a -4% change fo...
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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 Home Loans.     Many people are not aware of a special government loan program that is part of the Federal Housing Administration or FHA(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 y...
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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.     The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers a special government loan program that a lot of people are not aware of. 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.         "Luxury items" like a hot tub and a swimming pool are not allowed by this FHA loan program. 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).         Many advantages exist with this government loan program but the bigg...
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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)
1. Flower up curb appeal. Do the lawn and bushes look neatly manicured? Could it use more? Are pretty flowers or plants framing the entrance? Is the walkway free from cracks? Does it smell like blooms or manure as you approach the front door? Are the windows clean? Is the paint peeling? Is the grass healthy? Weeds are green, too, you know, so by healthy I not only mean green, but I also mean no weeds. Does your front door have a fresh coat of stain or paint? Curb appeal can be a chore or a fun family event. Either way, it has to happen before the sign goes in the yard! And, by the way, continue it 'til the closing. It's just the right thing to do. 2. Have a pre-sale home inspection. Be proactive. An inspector will give you a good indication of what will stand out to potential buyers. Pl...
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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)
Top 10 Buyer Agent Mishaps (I hope I don't make today!) Leave the office. Leave the lockbox keycard on the charger... At the office. Leave the office with the lockbox entrycard. But it's not updated/charged. Leave the office without your cell phone. Open the front door. Oops. The showing instructions to the alarm code are in the car. And it's armed. Leaving the house. Left the key somewhere inside... Where? Opened the door. Cat escaped. Opened the door. Announced presence. Someone's in the house anyway. Asleep. Half-naked. Picked up buyer client. Didn't map out directions where to go. Nav system, please work! Arrived at buyer's house. Forgot info sheets. iPad's @home. Used the restroom. Forgot to check if there was water on first. Oh $#!% I will be showing houses this afternoon. Giggli...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Keller TX VA Loans and 100% Keller TX VA Loans - 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 highlights of this incredible program:     - 100% financing, no down payment required.   - No monthly mortgage insurance added to your payment.   - More lenient credit qualifying standards than other types of mortgage loans.   - Low rates compared to other loan programs.     So how do you qualify for Keller TX VA Loans?     First of all, you must verify your eligibility. You can verify eligibility by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. A Texas VA loan lender can order your COE quickly for you, or you can go directly ...
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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)
Lenders LOVE to fly through a smooth lending process just like home buyers do and just like agents do. Lenders encourage you to plan ahead and then stick to the plan through closing so the deal doesn't grow legs and walk away. Here are the top 10 Do's and Don't during the loan process that I hear lenders flutter about saying while helping prep my buyers for a smooth move! DON'T APPLY for any NEW credit! Until you MOVE! DON'T MAX OUT or over-charge existing credit cards! DON'T CLOSE accounts! Until. You. MOVE! DON'T CONSOLIDATE DEBT to one or two cards! DON'T CHANGE OR QUIT your job! DON'T make LARGE deposits into checking or savings! DON'T make any LARGE purchases! NOT. ONE! DON'T CO-SIGN on any loans! Until you MOVE! DO stay current on existing accounts! DO call an EXPERIENCED REPUTABL...
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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)
If ever there was a house with a history, I am selling it. In fact, I would classify it more as infamy. See, I subscribe to a foreclosure list and my investors beat it down. They buy houses at the court house steps and they take on the biggest amount of risk imaginable. They even buy condemned houses. My investors take houses that no one in their right mind would buy and they buy them. Yes, my investors are CrAzY! I say that to deflect the real craziness being the state of mind of the former owners who lived among you don't want to know what. And I say that with a soft and sincere tone. Honestly. Some of these people are clearly in need and my heart goes out to them. So when it comes to marketing the finished product (after it's been fixed well), I get really hung up on disclosure. Man...
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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)
#1  Organize and clean. De-clutter! Items like rarely used kitchen appliances, out-of-season clothes, half the toys, and dusty exercise equipment need to GO. Store items off-site or in boxes neatly arranged in storage areas. Clean windows, floors, fixtures, walls and baseboards to make the interior sparkle! Details, friends, it's in the details. #2  Flower up curb appeal. Do thelawnand bushes look neatly manicured? Could it use more? Are pretty flowers or plants framing the entrance? Is the walkway free from cracks? Does it smell like blooms or manure as you approach the front door? Are the windows clean? Is the paint peeling? Is the grass healthy? Weeds are green, too, you know, so by healthy I not only mean green, but I also mean no weeds. Does your front door have a fresh coat of sta...
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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)
What is fair market value of a property, anyway? Consumers are prone to looking at tax value from public records, Zillow, Trulia or they take their appraisal from their loan or refi x years ago. These are all... wrong. Those "market values" are good for the purpose intended: (a) estimates (b) at the exact time they are performed (c) to satisfy a different agenda. But none of those are the definition of fair market value, technically. Fair market value is what a willing seller will sell for and a willing buyer will buy for without any undue pressure. Period. How do we, as pros, determine that value? Easy. I mean, it takes time, as well as our know-how to do, but it is easy to define. We look at recent sales just like yours. If recent sales are not exactly like yours, then we look at your...
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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 Renovation Loans. This article will explain the little-known special government loan program that is part of FHA (Federal Housing Administration- a department within HUD). Thanks to this special FHA loan program, a buyer or home owner can do meaningful amounts of remodeling or updates to their new or existing home without the higher cost of a second mortgage. "Luxury items" such as a hot tub or a swimming pool are not allowed with this FHA loan program. Items such as remodeling cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms, painting, adding wallpaper, replacing appliances and flooring, or even adding a room to an existing structure (which will increase the value of the homes square footage) are allowed. There are many advanta...
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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)
Hearing the car door slam, Grace hurried out the front door just in time to catch one or two of the sample books slipping out from under the arm of the lady in her driveway. “Hi! Here, may I help you?!” she greeted her guest in the driveway. “Hello yourself! Thanks! I may have tried to carry one too many things! Hi, I’m Caroline!” she said with a nod, since she had no free hand to extend. “Kristen sent me over to talk to you.”  “Yes,” Grace agreed happily as they reached the front door, “Kristen told me to expect you. You’re the interior designer!" “That’s me!” Caroline smiled.   “I can’t wait to get started!” Grace told her as she held the door open. “Come in and view the mannequin you’ll be dressing! We had a bit of personal stress preparing it for you, but it’s done now and ready for...
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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)
Grace and Jason decided to sell their Keller home. They've lived in it a while and raised their family inside these walls. To make the experience a pleasant one and help them make the transition in their minds from “the home we live in” to “a marketable property for sale” I’ve suggested a two step process. First: UNDRESS the home of the personal decoration that declares it Grace and Jason's home sweet home. Next: DRESS the property declaring it's not only available for sale, but ready for someone else to move-in. I think we can all agree that the purchase and sale of real estate is fraught with emotion. Letting go and moving on for the Seller mixes with the excitement of taking hold and moving in of the Buyer. This week and next we’ll visit with Grace and Jason to get an inside glimpse ...
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