Richardson, TX Real Estate News

By Nick Good, www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com
(The Good Home Team with eXp Realty)
                                                                                                                                                                                This blog show's you how I can GUARANTEE that you will loose money when purchasing a home!  I am sure you have been watching the news and hearing how our stock market is just falling everyday, and I am also sure that you have been hearing how the real estate market is still slow and home values are depreciating... After hearing and reading about all this negative news I wanted to go ahead and a write a negative blog about how I can guarantee that you will loose money when you purchase a home.           I'm actually not going to write a blog about loosing money on your home purchase... I am wanting to reach out to ...
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By Mindy & Jay Robbins, Expect Excellence from Robbins Real Estate
(Robbins Real Estate)
Jay & I will be remodeling a 3/2/2 home in Richardson Heights.  Offered at 187,500.  The home will have a new roof, garage door, 2 new bathrooms, new kitchen, all new electrical, new hot water heater, new interior HVAC and duct work, refinished hardwood floors, sprinkler system, updated windows and a new privacy fence!  Don't wait give us a call today.  Our last remodel sold to the first person that saw the property. Call Mindy & Jay Robbins Owner/Agent on this home in the Heights.  214-563-4584 www.TeamRobbins.com              
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It's NO Secret that Clients are harder to get to the Closing Table these Days.  So much So that There's Been Much Talk regarding Realtors getting Regular Gigs.  It's a very difficult decision to make if you've been in the business for a while.  You get used to the Somewhat Flexible schedule and the Mobility. Not to mention the Closings. What if there was a way to earn Extra Income and Remain in the Business while Filling up your Pipeline? Where you can Apply the Skills you're Already using in your Day-to-Day Operations. Below are a Few Suggestions in hopes to Give a Few People an Alternative to Giving Up Their License. Concentrate on Renters. The Leasing Inventory has increased Substantially in most areas. Check your Local MLS and you'll Find Homes, Duplexes, Townhomes, Condos, above Ga...
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By Mindy & Jay Robbins, Expect Excellence from Robbins Real Estate
(Robbins Real Estate)
Mindy & Jay Robbins | Robbins Real Estate Group | 972-638-9800 (office) 303 Thompson, Richardson, TX 4BR/4BA Single Family House offered at $435,000 Year Built 1957 Sq Footage Unspecified Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION You CAN have it all: Here's a stunning 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home on the creek with unbelievable views. Whether you're a nature lover or a homebody you'll never want to leave! The home is updated with a modern kitchen, two jetted tubs, two master suites, gorgeous oak floors, & the amenities of new construction. The house sits on almost half an acre of the most sought after creek property in Richardson. It's absolutely immaculate see it today! see additional photos below PROPERTY...
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By LS Rogers Realty
(LS Rogers Realty)
  Richardson was ranked as the 18th best place to live in the United States by Money magazine. This ranked Richardson the 4th best place to live in Texas behind Round Rock, McKinney and Carrollton.  Despite declining economies in other parts of the United States, Richardson has had Substantial Increases in its Economy in the past 3 years.   - Highest concentration of high tech workers- University of Texas at Dallas - leading the nation in computer science degrees  - DeVry University & ITT Technical Institute - Major Employers include: Nortel, Countrywide Financial, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Verizon, AT&T Inc., Hewlett-Packard, Fossil, Samsung, Elcan/Raytheon, Fujitsu, Cisco and so on.... - Richardson has more than 30 parks encompassing 850 acres - The community enjoys 16 miles of city h...
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By LS Rogers Realty
(LS Rogers Realty)
The Best Way to Chase Away a Buyer is To Keep Their Focus  A W A Y  From Your Home. I contacted a FSBO with a client dying to purchase in the Neighborhood.  The Tour was Horrible. The home reeked of musty Drapes and age-old soiled carpet. It was too Dark; Had no Comfortable Walking Space.  It was very cluttered with offensive items. Among them were Deer Heads, a Bronzed Panther Statue, fully equipped Gun Cabinet, and live but caged, Iguana and Python.  The fact that the Home had Gorgeous Recent Updates and was in Excellent Condition meant Nothing.  It was being overshadowed by the many Negative Distractions. And Although the Home boasted of a Wonderful Floorplan, My Buyers had a Very difficult Time trying to imagine it in their own version of Home Sweet Home.  I know, H a r d  to Believ...
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By Nick Good, www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com
(The Good Home Team with eXp Realty)
Please click on the link(s) below to view property information.   Customer Full Report   the link(s) sent with this email will expire in 60 days on 11/28/2008. Thanks, Nick Good The Good Home Selling Team Realtor Keller Williams Realty 469-951-4193 -- Cell www.NickGood.com "Old School Service With Modern Day Touch"   The database information herein is provided from and copyrighted by the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc. NTREIS data may not be reproduced or redistributed and is only for people viewing this site. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. The advertisements herein are merely indications to bid and not offers to sell which may be accepted. All properties are subject to prior sale or withdrawal. A...
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By Nick Good, www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com
(The Good Home Team with eXp Realty)
Date: October 4 & 5 9:00 am until 6:00 pm Free Admission!   For the past 40 years, Cottonwood Art Festival has been a popular Texas attraction and one of our nation's premier festivals. It draws over 240 local, regional, and national artists, as well as local and regional bands performing the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing, and folk. Click Here To Go To The Official Cottonwood Art Festival Website               Nick Good Realtor Keller Williams Realty Click Here to View My Listings
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By LS Rogers Realty
(LS Rogers Realty)
Recently I've been searching for a Mortgage Broker and haven't found the Open-Arms reception I thought I should have.  Each time I call, it's for a specific home with an interested Homebuyer.  After providing all the details regarding the home and the FICO scores of my Buyer, I then request a GFE (Good Faith Estimate.) Then the shuffle begins.  I've heard everything from, "I'll get back to you" to "Well, how much are you making in the deal" and everything resembling disgust in between. What I'm not hearing is the reason why an Agent requesting a GFE is Inappropriate or Taboo. My usual Mortgage Broker has been ill and may be Retiring Soon. I've been spoiled. I revel in the Great Response, Great Communication, Great Loans and Perfect Consistency. There isn't any Question or Explanation I ...
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By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
I've asked it before in this blog, and I'll ask it again, "What Are You Selling?"  Granted, none of the below houses are actually for sale right now, but they will be at some point. This first house faces a main street, and I pass by it almost everyday.  I've often wondered why someone would completely cover up their house so you can't see it.  Not only can you not see the main features of the house, but do the home owners not realize how much they're inviting termites and other bugs into their home?  By having the vines all over their house, they're giving termites many more avenues into the home instead of just down at the slab.  When they enter at the slab, that's when they're most often caught, because you can see their trail.  When you can't see their trail, you may never know abou...
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By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Back in May, I got my mom an awesome Mother's Day present... I bought her tickets for Menopause the Musical.  We saw the show on Saturday.  I bought the tickets so far in advance, then we ran the risk of the show being canceled because of the weather, but we didn't get too much of Ike, so the city ran as usual. I really didn't know what to expect, though I heard it was really really funny.  And yes, it was really really funny, but more than that, it was really really embarrassing to see with my mother!  Maybe if I was going through "the change" as well, and we were an "older" mother-daughter pair, it wouldn't have been so embarrassing, but alas, it was embarrassing. Much of it was like being pregnant, so I completely understood those symptoms and laughed and laughed. It was some of the...
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By Mindy & Jay Robbins, Expect Excellence from Robbins Real Estate
(Robbins Real Estate)
Robbins Real Estate Group SOLD Report for 2008    • We have SOLD 44 homes so far this year• Of the 44 homes that we have SOLD 34 homes were in Richardson • We have SOLD $7,712,700 worth of homes this year •We have SOLD 7 of our own listing this year • We have an average selling price of 99% of the asking price • Most of our listings SOLD in 35 days or less this year •Our average listing SOLD in 47 days   All information is as of 9/10/2008
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By Nick Good, www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com
(The Good Home Team with eXp Realty)
Nick Good | Keller Williams Realty | nick@nickgood.com | 469 951 4193 1004 Meadow View Circel, Richardson, TX Gorgeous Creek Lot in Sought After Greenwood Hills Subdivision! 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $184,900 Year Built 1963 Sq Footage 1,916 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size .23 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Your Richardson Neighborhood Specialist Proudly Presents: 1004 Meadow View Circle Richardson, Tx 75080 CREEK LOT -- This 3 bedroom, 2 full baths offers over 1900 square feet of living, custom double-pane windows througout, hardwood floors in the bedrooms, and a large 17x17 covered patio that over looks the creek and is sure to create a serene like atmosphere. Schedule your private showing today! Search For Homes Ju...
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By Nick Good, www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com
(The Good Home Team with eXp Realty)
Richardson, Texas was recently named 18th best place to live in the August 2008 Money Magazine. Richardson has something for everyone here like the Cottonwood Arts Festival, Music in the park, and the Charles W. Eisemann Center that features many popular shows For home buyer's looking for older cottage style houses then look no further than Richardson Heights. "The Heights" are homes built in the 50's and 60's that are very popular among many home buyer's today (Heights Residents Get Your Home Value Here Instantly!). The Canyon Creek area offers home buyer's larger homes and excellent award winning schools! My wife and I are very happy residents of Richardson, Texas and The Good Home Selling Team Specializes in the Richardson Heights area. If you have any questions about purchasing a ho...
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By Nick Good, www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com
(The Good Home Team with eXp Realty)
Nick Good of The Good Home Selling Team is please to announce the new foreclosure search feature on www.NickGood.com.  Just go to www.NickGood.com and click on our Foreclosure button and you will be able to see any foreclosed home in the U.S.    Investors you will no be able to look for great rehab projects or rental properties without even having to talk to a Realtor! Click here for Foreclosed Properties   Home Buyer's get pre-approved right away, so you can know how much home you can afford!     If you are a home owner who is unfortunately struggling to make your monthly payment then please call Nick Good of The Good Home Selling Team today!  We can work with you and your bank to sell your home fast instead of getting foreclosed on!      See What Your Home Is Worth Instantly!     Happ...
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By Nick Good, www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com
(The Good Home Team with eXp Realty)
Whenever I go out and talk to people about what I do for a living (BTW I am a Realtor), I always get asked if this is the right time to buy or sell a house.  My answer to these people is always the same.  YES!  It has never been a better time to purchase a home... Interest Rates are still at an all time low!  A lot of seller's who did not choose me to sell their home are having to pay buyer's closing costs because their home has sat on the market for too long (in this market price is the biggest factor consider when selling your home!). After I tell these people yes it is a good time to buy a home, their next question is if they need to put a lot of money down... And my answer to this is NO!  There are still programs out there for 100% financing (Ask your lender for more details about t...
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By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Many of the Gulf Coast evacuees started driving towards higher ground in their own cars. For those people, Richardson has open their Huffine's Recreation Center for these people.  They are already full to capacity at 95 people. Until further notice, the rec center will be closed to the public while they allow the evacuees to stay there.  The city is also teaming up with the nearby Junior High school to allow the evacuees to use their facilities for showers and such, but only before and after school hours. The evacuees who are staying there have also consented to background checks, and they must check in and out each time they need to leave or reenter the building. Richardson was one of the many school districts that welcomed Katrina victims three years ago, and would be more than happy ...
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By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
The Richardson Public Library is hosting an "Ask a Lawyer" day on September 13 in the basement.  The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program in conjuction with the Dallas Area Young Lawyers Ask-a-Lawyer Committee will be providing answers to all your legal questions from 2-4pm. There will be Attorneys with all kinds of backgrounds like criminal, family law, estate planning, bankruptcy, and more.  If further assistance is needed beyond the scope of this free clinic, a list of free and low-cost legal resources will be provided. I'm not sure if this is a question and answer session, or if there are different groups around the room and you go ask your question to a specific person, so if you have questions, come prepared to ask them in front of everyone.  With only a 2 hour time slot, I'm sure th...
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By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
The biannual Cottonwood Art Festival is coming up on October 4-5 from 9am- 6pm.  As always, this is a FREE event.  We like FREE!  This year, there will be 240 artists and craftsmen featured.  There will also be some music and entertainment. It's fun for the entire family!  Many people even bring their dogs, but please only bring yours if it's VERY friendly as there will be lots of dogs and we don't need any attacking each other.  Leashes are a must. The festival is located at Cottonwood Park in Richardson TX at Coit and Belt Line.  Have fun finding a parking space, as it's always packed.  They are offering a Free Shuttle service, so check out their website at www.cottonwoodartfestival.com for more information on where to park.
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By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Every year, since 1994, Richardson TX and the Richardson City Council hand out awards for residential and commercial properties that have revitalized the city.  Revitalizing consists of enhancing the community by making some significant changes and improvements to a property. The nomination deadline for 2008 is September 19.  You can contact the Development Services department at 972-744-4255 or Susan Smith at susan.smith@cor.gov. Since the start of the awards in 1994, there have been 143 recipients of the awards.  Keep Richardson looking nice by keeping your properties looking nice.
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