Waco, TX Real Estate News

By Debi McKamie, Realtor®/Property Manager
(McKamie Real Estate Services, LLC)
Oops We Did it Again! Waco, Texas Ranked #2 Travel Destination for 2018!  In 2016, TripAdvisor named Waco, Texas one of the top 25 Travel Destinations with Skyrocketing Interest.  Waco was listed as number 13 of 25 on that list.  Fast forward to 2018 and we are now # 2 on the list!Waco has been ranked for major attractions such as:Dr. Pepper Museum:  Located at 305 S. 5th Street, Waco Texas.  You will definately want this to be on your list of things to see in do while in Waco, Texas.The Waco Mammoth National Monument: Located at 6220 Steinbeck Bend Drive, Waco Texas.  The Waco Suspension Bridge over the Brazos River: The Waco Suspension Bridge is the oldest Suspension Bridge still standing in Texas.The Magnolia Market at the Silo's:The prominence of HGTV'S Fixer Upper's Chip and Joanna...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Being a First Time Home Buyer in Waco, Texas makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner  and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increases after every lease you renewBuying your own home first is one of the happiest times of your life! However, a lot of paperwork and time goes into it and finding a lender with great reviews will ease much of the stress. But, the satisfaction you get from your first home closing is something you will never forget!  The benefits of being a First Time Home Buyer in Waco, Texas greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:           Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in value...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The area surrounding Waco,Texas is great for mortgages to help with your home purchase needs as a result of USDA home Loans. A down payment option of 0% exists to home buyers searching for home purchases in Waco,Texas. A lot of home buyers realize the significance of keeping their cash reserves for other purposes than home down payment.Fortunately, a special USDA loan government program is available that can help with this. An important part (for several reasons) for home buyers success is post closing reserves. It is always a good idea for the owner of a home to have 6 months or more of reserves on hand in case of emergencies, so that items can be replaced like oven, disposal, stove, air conditioning/heating and hot water heaters. Next, many home owners want to purchase new furniture o...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Being a First Time Home Buyer in Waco, Texas makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner  and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increases after every lease you renewBuying your own home first is one of the happiest times of your life! However, a lot of paperwork and time goes into it and finding a lender with great reviews will ease much of the stress. But, the satisfaction you get from your first home closing is something you will never forget!  The benefits of being a First Time Home Buyer in Waco, Texas greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:           Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in value...
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By Ann Cordes, Home Ownership is Not a Distant Dream
(Century 21 Randall Morris and Associates, Waco)
Lot for sale at 3000 N. 21st in Waco Texas. Corner lot with mature Pecan trees. Lot is .18 of an acre. Curbs and storm drain already installed. Utilities not installed, but easily available. Just blocks from North Waco Elementary.  
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By Debi McKamie, Realtor®/Property Manager
(McKamie Real Estate Services, LLC)
Yes! I Got a Triple Play!  In the last two weeks,  I closed on not one, but THREE condos in the 1500 Condos located at 1500 Lake Shore Drive, Waco Texas 76708. I had the pleasure to work with investors who ended up purchasing three condos within the development,  One is a two bedroom and the other two are three bedroom units.   These are very nice sized units with washer/dryer connections, exterior storage, some have enclosed patio areas and are just minutes from McLennan Community College and Baylor University.   The central location of the community offers easy access to Downtown Waco, Lake Waco, Sports and Recreational fields, Hawaiin Falls water Park,  as well as the Brazos River.      If you or someone you know is looking to buy or  lease in a quiet, gated community, I am the girl ...
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By Debi McKamie, Realtor®/Property Manager
(McKamie Real Estate Services, LLC)
1500 Lakeshore Condo's - Waco Tx. 76708 are located in the residential and recreational corridor of Waco Texas.   Located just minutes from Lake Waco, McLennan Community College and Baylor University this community is Perfect!  1500 Lakeshore Condo's consist of 52 condos inside a gated community.  Our community is fully landcaped with immaculate lawns, and shrubs.  There is a Community Association that monitors and maintains all of the exterior of the community. 1500 Lakeshore Condo's sits in a park like setting, featuring a sparkling pool and lush lawns and lnadscaping and someone who maintains both!  The interiors have all kitchen appliances, full size washer and dryer connections, and both Cable and Water are included in the monthly condo dues.Many of the condos are owner occupied an...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Waco, TX Veterans Loans 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 loanPROGRAMS 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 Waco 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  lendertoORDER your COE quickly, or you can contact the VA to obtain a copy. If di...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The area surrounding Waco,Texas is great for mortgages to help with your home purchase needs as a result of USDA home Loans. A down payment option of 0% exists to home buyers searching for home purchases in Waco,Texas. A lot of home buyers realize the significance of keeping their cash reserves for other purposes than home down payment.Fortunately, a special USDA loan government program is available that can help with this. An important part (for several reasons) for home buyers success is post closing reserves. It is always a good idea for the owner of a home to have 6 months or more of reserves on hand in case of emergencies, so that items can be replaced like oven, disposal, stove, air conditioning/heating and hot water heaters. Next, many home owners want to purchase new furniture o...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Being a First Time Home Buyer in Waco, Texas makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner  and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increases after every lease you renewBuying your own home first is one of the happiest times of your life! However, a lot of paperwork and time goes into it and finding a lender with great reviews will ease much of the stress. But, the satisfaction you get from your first home closing is something you will never forget!  The benefits of being a First Time Home Buyer in Waco, Texas greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:           Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in value...
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By Debi McKamie, Realtor®/Property Manager
(McKamie Real Estate Services, LLC)
So You Are Ready to Buy! Buying a new home is an exciting time for everyone involved.  Before you start looking for your new home, you will want to take care of the following items:1.  Review your current financial situation- Take time to closely examine your monthly income and expenses.  This will help you determine if you are ready to purchase.  Do you have enough money for the down payment and closing costs? What is a comfortable mortgage payment? All of this needs to be considered before meeting with a lender so that you have a good feeling about what YOU want to spend.2.  Check your credit rating-  This does not mean merely looking at the score.  You need to closely examine all of the accounts and check for accuracy.  If you see something out of line, now is the best time to get it...
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By Debi McKamie, Realtor®/Property Manager
(McKamie Real Estate Services, LLC)
One of the biggest decisions you will make as a landlord is whether you should hire a professional property management company.   A good property management service can be a huge asset when you are investing in rental properties. A good management company brings local market knowledge, keeps current on landlord and tenant laws and  adds  know-how and experience to making sure your rental property performs.  A good property management company can be a vital piece of the puzzle in your organization.When interviewing property management companies there are a number of items to consider and I feel this lists is the Top 10 Things To Look For In A Property Management Company.1.  Communication is probably the most important on the list.  The way your property management company communicates wi...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Being a First Time Home Buyer in Waco, Texas makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner  and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increases after every lease you renewBuying your own home first is one of the happiest times of your life! However, a lot of paperwork and time goes into it and finding a lender with great reviews will ease much of the stress. But, the satisfaction you get from your first home closing is something you will never forget!  The benefits of being a First Time Home Buyer in Waco, Texas greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:           Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in value...
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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 a free  home finding service provided directly to consumers by Homebuyers 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 finding your dream home fast and easy. Home Scouting provides you with 100% of the active MLS listings, unlike some other public home search websites and apps. You receive the most accurate information available and with Home Scouting you can:  View every MLS listing·       Schedule a home showing  View sold home information  See detailed school ...
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By Debi McKamie, Realtor®/Property Manager
(McKamie Real Estate Services, LLC)
Just Listed- 10161 China Creek Waco Texas 76708.  My partner Sandy Rodgers and I just co-listed this lovely 4 bedroom 2.5 bath with three car garage.  This home is situated in the Willow Bend Subdivision and while having Waco address it is in the coveted China Spring ISD. This gorgeous home built in 2007 offers 2093 Square feet of living, beautiful wood laminate flooring, crown molding, all black kitchen appliances,fireplace, office area and more.  The backyard is your own private oasis with sparkling pool with slide, children's playscape, covered patio and storage building.   This is a great find and priced to move at only $195,000. 
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By Debi McKamie, Realtor®/Property Manager
(McKamie Real Estate Services, LLC)
First Friday is slated for July 1, 2016 in downtown Waco, Texas. Every First Friday of the month, businesses in the heart of downtown Waco hold special events, have great deals, offer sweet treats or have extended hours. Each participating business offers something different, so check in here to see what's happening today! First Friday is a celebration of the city that we love and the businesses that make our city so great.  Gather your friends and loved ones and head to downtown Waco, do a little shopping, have a nice dinner listen to some great music.  Downtown Waco offers something for everyone and the First Friday event is a great opportunity to do a little exploring of your city and its growth.  Hope to see you there!
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By Debi McKamie, Realtor®/Property Manager
(McKamie Real Estate Services, LLC)
Last week was my Granddaughter's birthday so we planned a day to have lunch and and an afternoon swim with friends.  While planning all of this I felt I needed to have a sweet treat in order for the girls. After a little research, I located a new store in downtown Waco and took my two Granddaughter's and their friends to visit.Hey Sugar Candy Store and More, located at 808 Austin Avenue opened in mid May. The neon colors on the storefront and the brightly painted patio chairs welcome you into the location where you will find specialty candies, chocolate covered bacon, 450 types of sodas, cotton candy and ice cream.  You will find a definite blast from your past!  The funky decor and almost any type of old school candy can be found inside this store.My Granddaughters and her friends had ...
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By Debi McKamie, Realtor®/Property Manager
(McKamie Real Estate Services, LLC)
Yesterday Sandy Rodgers and I spent the day working a booth at the Proud of Texas Steak and Chili Cook Off in Waco, Texas.  This was a fantastic event with people from all over competing in cooking categories of Wings, Beans, Chili and Steak cooking.  There was also a car show with D & D Rockin Rods and there were some fabulous vehicles on display.  I wanted to leave my booth and go for a ride!!!My partner and I worked our booth as Gurlz on the Go and we visited with guests and contestants from all over the area.  This was a great time to visit and talk to people about our real estate services. We set up a marketing table with numerous door prize drawings.  Along with the drawings we were able to visit with people about our local real estate market, we provided information on articles s...
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By Debi McKamie, Realtor®/Property Manager
(McKamie Real Estate Services, LLC)
The Brentwood Subdivision is located approximately thirteen miles outside Waco Texas.  This lovely subdivision is in the coveted China Spring ISD.   Brentwood is considered to be the greatest in family and recreational amenities to hit the Waco area.This one of a kind Stylecraft Builder's community offers homeowners access to a beautiful pond stocked with catfish, perch, bass and minnows.  If fishing isnt' your style, you can releax under onf of the pavilions or enjoy the walking trails or watch your children play in the Splash Pad. You and your family can choose from 16 different floor plans ranging in size from 3-6 bedrooms, 1448-33 square feet, and prices in the $154,000 to $256,000 range.  Brentwood Subdivision is located in the China Spring ISD.   Children in grades Pre-K thru 3rd ...
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By Debi McKamie, Realtor®/Property Manager
(McKamie Real Estate Services, LLC)
Gurlz on the Go, Sandy Rodgers and Debi McKamie are proud sponsors for the Proud of Texas Steak and Chilli Cookoff to be held June 24,25,26 at 400 Karem Circle, Waco, Texas. This will be a fun event.  Stop by and visit Gurlz on the Go, Keller Williams Real Estate Specialists.  We will have door prizes all day on Saturday.  This will be a great event.  Gather the family and head out to the Karem Shrine facility at 400 Karem Circle, Waco Texas.
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