San Angelo, TX Real Estate News

By Ryan Newlin
(ERA Newlin and Company)
This is directly across the street from Bonham Elementary. Bonham is the second newwst elementary in town. I only got  a couple of pictures, but I will add more!! You can see the contact # on the sign. Do not call them though, CALL ME. 325-277-2828
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By Ryan Newlin
(ERA Newlin and Company)
San Angelo had a pretty good month for real estate in November. There was over 9.5 million in sales in San Angelo and surrounding areas. These 78 sales brought an average sales price of $122,201 and an average days on market of 119. There are currently 954 properties on the market and another 121 already under contract. If you would like to know what your home is worth right now, please give me a call and I can provide you with a free market analysis. Ryan Newlin ERA Newlin & Company 325-277-2828 This information in from Navica MLS
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By Ryan Newlin
(ERA Newlin and Company)
My Dad and I recently listed and staged a home in Bentwood Country Club. This home was on the market for six months with another Realtor and did not sell. The seller had some landscaping done on his own but was not sure what to do about staging. We have staged this home at our expense and time. At our office, we are receiving more and more requests to help with staging. We have an Interior Designer to help with these matters. In certain situations this can be done at no charge to the seller. In the event that there is a charge, it is usually far less than the first price reduction that will take place. There are many statistics out there that prove staged homes sell faster and for more money. Rather than citing these stats, I prefer to look at through the Buyers eyes. Buyers want to pic...
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If you have been picking your kids up at Lamar Elementary in San Angelo, TX you have probably seen all the home construction. Trinity Ridge Homes has been building in the area for quite a while now, but there is a new player in town. Perry Hall Homes in conjunction with Sierra Vista Construction has 3 Master Planned communities just down the Street on Twin Mountain. Each of these three areas are being built within close proximity of each other and they are offering some stunning views of Lake Nasworthy. The Homestead is going to be a truly gated community with Garden homes from 1600 to 2100 square feet. One great feature is that there is a community pools being planned as well. Homeowners will be within walking distance of Lamar Elementary. Although construction is just under way, I dec...
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By Ryan Newlin
(ERA Newlin and Company)
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By Ryan Newlin
(ERA Newlin and Company)
I ran across this article the other day and I thought it was interesting. Although our real estate market in San Angelo is in a whole lot better situation than other places in the country, we can still take some of the advice. Many homeowners in San Angelo have purchased their homes 0-2.25% down. The economy has slowed and some folks might have lost their jobs. It may seem that they are underwater on the biggest investment they have ever made. In reality however, time will cure. You have to continue to make that payment. Cut back on eating out. Take an extra job (gas prices have helped pizza delivery drivers - can you believe it is down to $1.93/gal.) If you have any questions about foreclosure, short sales or refinancing please contact me directly. Have a great weekend! Ryan Newlin
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By Ryan Newlin
(ERA Newlin and Company)
This Market Report is for Sold homes in San Angelo, Tx during October 2008. These are Residential Sales Only. I have broken the sales down by Area. If you would like stats on Commercial or Farm & Ranch sales, please contact me directly. 325-277-2828. This data is from MLS Area # of                                                                       Homes Sold              Average Sales Price          Days on Market A - Southland, Twin Oaks                                       11                              $167,141                           98 B - Bryant Park, College Hills                                  14                              $117,307                           92 C - Bentwood, Country Club, Trinity Ridge                  1                              $269,000           ...
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If you have not heard, George Bush signed a new bill to help stimulate the housing market. This will give first time home buyers the option to receive up to a $7500 tax credit. Although this will be a great option to look at for those buyers who do not earn more than the cap salary, it is not fool proof. This is a 0% loan that will be paid back over 15 years. I cannot go into all the details until I am fully versed by a CPA, but I will post a few links on the subject. The way I see it right now is that this will definately be a good thing for the economy as a whole. Another part of the bill helps out FHA loans that are being made. The drawback is that the money has to be paid back. Depending on your situation, this could put you in a jam down the road. My point is, DO YOUR RESEARCH. Fee...
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By Ryan Newlin
(ERA Newlin and Company)
The temperatures here in town have steadily been rising. At an Open House on Sunday I saw a thermometer that was definately above 105 degrees, IN THE SHADE. At he same time, gas prices have dropped a little ($2.70 at T&C on Knickerbocker) but it is just insane when adding up all these costs for my budget. I am sure most San Angelo residents are feeling this same pinch on their pocket. Here is a list of some money/energy saving ideas that are fairly common sense, but can be easily forgotten. I hope this helps!! 1. Don't use the oven. Use a microwave oven, or use a barbecue grill. 2. Use a slow cooker to prepare one dish meals without adding heat to the house. 3. Put lids on pans to hold the heat in while cooking. 4. Most hot water heaters have thermostats that may be set to 140 degrees f...
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By Ryan Newlin
(ERA Newlin and Company)
Today I went down to the courthouse to see the foreclosure postings for the August 5th sale. There were 25 postings, but not all of those will actually make it to the sale. I have been doing research in the foreclosure in San Angelo for almost five years. In times past, there have been up 40 per month, but not this year. Thank goodness the numbers have been down, despite housing/mortgage trouble around the country. September's sale already had 12 postings, but they are not due in until August 12th. Some of the addresses I had recognized from MLS. Others had probably not tried to sell at all. In that situation, as traumatic as it is, homeowners really need to stay in close contact with their mortgage company. I can only imagine how difficult that is, but it really can help. Not only can ...
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By Ryan Newlin
(ERA Newlin and Company)
San Angelo now has its own recycling curb-side pick up service thanks to two hard working residents. Angelo Recycling Co. was started by Andrew Killingsworth and Spencer Johnston in March 2008. They are serving both residential and commercial customers. I have a meeting set up with Andrew on Wednesday to set up the service for our real estate office. These guys will even sort your recyclables when picking up from your home. So if you are not already hauling your own bottles and cans over to Jackson St, give these guys a call and sign up. Imagine the difference we could make here in West Texas.
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By Ryan Newlin
(ERA Newlin and Company)
Today I sent in my application to be a Dave Ramsey Real Estate ELP. If you did not already know, I am a huge Dave Ramsey fan. As a San Angelo resident, you already have access to one hour of the show at 6am m-f on 960 am. As an internet subscriber, you have access to the free Dave Ramsey podcast everyday. I prefer the podcast because of the convenience. You can pop it on in the car, at your desk, or while getting some work done in the yard. The show is all about your life and your money. Even if you do not agree with all that is said, there is always financial information that you can apply to your life. I will definitely talk more on the subject, but in the mean time – go check out the Dave website.
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By Ryan Newlin
(ERA Newlin and Company)
These days there are many ways to find all the homes for sale in a particular city. This service is called IDX. Almost all real estate companies in San Angelo have subscribed to this service, including us here at ERA Newlin & Company Realty. Our site does not require any registration to use. This service is great because it allows the public to view all the homes, and not just the ones from the company who’s site they are using. This is huge asset to the real estate offices but even more of a benefit to the home seller. These hardworking residents of San Angelo, TX get to have their homes marketed to more buyers in a shorter period of time, thus resulting in a quicker and more profitable sale. So when you are ready to buy or sell, remember to make sure your home makes it on IDX.   Here ...
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By Andrew Killingsworth - San Angelo Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Patterson Properties)
In the next few posts I will be doing an in-depth analysis of San Angelo neighborhoods. In our market, areas of the city are designated with letters. In part one we will be looking at Area A which includes Southland and Twin Oaks neighborhoods. Here is a bit of stats for the area:Continued here at insidesanangelo.com, your guide to life in San Angelo...
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By van winkle & womack www.soldonsanangelo.com
(Van Winkle & Womack Real Estate)
Your team is the most important part of the home buying or selling process. Not only do your teammates work on your behalf, they go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure your success. As real estate associates with Coldwell Banker Patterson Properties, we are part of a superb team that is ready to go to work for you. Whether you're buying or selling or both take the most important step in building your team by giving us a call first. Van winkle and Womack 325-234-3434www.soldonsanangelo.com
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By Mary Jo Williams
(Coldwell Banker Patterson Properties)
San Angelo real estate is strong.  Here at Coldwell Banker Patterson Properties we want the nation to know that!  It's one of the hottest topics in the real estate world of San Angelo.  There are so many things San Angelo has going for it.  Angelo State University.  Lake Nasworthy, Twin Buttes Lake and O.C. Fisher Lake are local attractions.  Goodfellow AFB has been a strong presence here in San Angelo.  We have much to be thankful for here in the Concho Valley.  Our people are warm and inviting and will always make you feel welcome.  My 3 children are all grown now, but as they were growing up we enjoyed a very active participation in the local school sports arenas.  My two sons, Quintin and Garrett both played football and soccer.  Quintin also played basketball.  My daughter Kelli pl...
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By Andrew Killingsworth - San Angelo Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Patterson Properties)
San Angelo Lake Front PropertyLooking for a lake house in Texas? San Angelo has some of the best around! Lake Nasworthy is great for fishing, boating, and watersports. Whether you are looking for a small cabin to hang your hat after a long day of fishing or a larger house to entertain friends and family, I can find what your heart desires on San Angelo's wonderful Lake Nasworthy. We also offer vacant lots for building your perfect custom lake house. Check out some of the views from our lake: 
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By Jim Slaughter
(Jim Slaughter, REALTORS)
If you listen to the news, you might think that the real estate market is faultering.  That may be in some places in the U.S., but it is not true in San Angelo, Texas.  We are still experiencing a strong and stable market.  New construction is still going and sales of existing homes remains high.  The investment opportunities in San Angelo are very good as well.  If you have ever considered owning rental property, San Angelo is a great place to invest.  The rental market here is very tight and any well maintained property can be rented virtually 100% of the time, at premium rental prices.  Contact me, and let's talk about our market.  I will answer all of your questions, or get the answer if I don't know it, with no obligation on your part. Let me EARN your business.
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By Tim Elder
(Addresses Real Estate, LLC)
The Southland Park area is still showing a sellers market even though listings have increased in anticipation of the end of the school year.  See the Monthly Sales Report for Southland, Twin Oaks, Bentwood Country Club Estates and surrounding addtions.   Feel free to Contact Tim with any questions or concerns about the Southland Area market.  If you would like to know the current value of your home please visit Competitive Market Analysis and I'll personally prepare your report. 
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