Waco, TX Real Estate News

By Debi McKamie, Realtor®/Property Manager
(McKamie Real Estate Services, LLC)
Get Ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll!  This Saturday June 6, 2015 from 7 pm - 11 pm Cameron Park Zoo will be ROCKING to live music by The Morticians, food by What about Wednesday's.  This is a 21 and over event that will showcase the Herpetarium.   Dance the night away to classic rock music of The Morticians enjoy great food, drinks, a silent auction and a tortoise race.   Tickets are $30 each and that includes food and two drink tickets.  There will also be a cash bar available.  For ticket information go to www.cameronparkzoo.com or call 254-750-8423. 
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Waco TX FHA Streamline Refinance 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 apprai...
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By Debi McKamie, Realtor®/Property Manager
(McKamie Real Estate Services, LLC)
2 Bdrm 2.5 Bath Beauty OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $72,000 Condominium Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 1,141 sqftLot: 1,828 sqft Location 1317 SpeightWaco, TX 76706USA Debra K McKamie Carbajal Realty Inc.(254) 7336918debimckamierealtor@gmail.comhttp://www.carbajalrealty.com   Listed by: Carbajal Realty Inc. Our recent listings 2 Bdrm 2.5 Bath BeautyThere is No Place Like HomeWonderful Investment Opportunity!!!Immacualte 3/3 CondoGREAT FLOORPLAN FOR STUDENTS! Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
There is a Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using Waco Texas 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). Existing home owners or potential home buyers can remodel and update their homes without having a higher cost second lien because of this 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. Although, you can repaint, replace flooring and appliances, add a room to an existing structure (which can add to value tremendously as you increase the square feet of your home) as well as remodel cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms.         One of the biggest a...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Waco TX Home Loans       A lot of consumers are not educated enough on how they should go about 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 Waco TX Home Loans and the surrounding areas. You must take the steps necessary to educate yourself on your buying power, take some time to think about your lifestyle choices, and the initial investment. This article will cover all of these.     Education     There are many steps to buying a home in Waco, 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-qualified because in today's mortgage industry it is m...
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By Debi McKamie, Realtor®/Property Manager
(McKamie Real Estate Services, LLC)
Bandera Ranch is considered Baylor's Premiere Student Residence.  Situated just minutes from the Baylor Campus, Bandera Ranch offers 6 different floor plans to choose from. These plans range from 1 bedroom to 5 bedroom 5.5 bath. Bandera Ranch is a gated community and offers resort style amenities as our beautiful lounge pool, hot tub, free tanning bed, basketball court, fitness center, billiards, Fireplace, Sand Volleyball, jogging trail, putting green and high speed internet. Bandera Ranch offers interior amenities such as designer furniture, attached garages*, private bedrooms, private bathrooms, washer and dryer, intrusion alarms, granite counter tops*, Stained Concrete Flooring*, Hardwood Style Flooring*, Stainless Appliances*, Walk in Closets*, Pantries, 18ft. Ceilings* (* in sele...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Special Government Rehab Program- FHA 203K Rehab Loans in Waco TX. There is a special government loan program that is part of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)- a department within HUD. A home buyer or existing home owner can remodel or update their home without having a higher cost second lien thanks to this special FHA loan program. You are not allowed to finance "Luxury items" such as a hot tub or swimming pool through this FHA loan program. Repaint, remodel cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms, add wallpaper, replace appliances and flooring and even add a room to an existing structure (which will increase the value of the homes square footage). The biggest advantage with this government loan program is that instead of having two higher interest loans, you can combine your prim...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
VA Mortgage Loans in Waco Texas and 100% financing on VA Loans - the best loan program and loan payment in the country!     VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for both honorably discharged Vets and active duty military personnel.     Here are some of the main features of this great program:     - Up to 100% financing, with no down required.   - No monthly mortgage insurance.   - Compared to other types of mortgage loans, easier credit-qualifying requirements.   - Low fixed mortgage rates result in a low monthly payment.     How do you know if you qualify for Waco Texas VA Loans?     You must first verify your eligibility. Eligibility is verified by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. You can work with an approved Texas VA mortgage l...
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By Heritage Real Estate Group
(Heritage Real Estate Group(DFW))
  Playing at Baylor University To what many sports enthusiasts may seem to be another, “women’s sports championship,” the Baylor Bears pulled through and have won the Women’s Basketball National Championship, which is no easy task. With a perfect, 40-0 season, they became the only men’s or women’s collegiate team to ever accomplish an undefeated season with a National Championship also. Although, this being the Lady Bears second National Championship, the fact that the team had zero losses, is a feat that many sports teams strive for but can rarely achieve. They have shown character and perseverance in all droughts and hard times. I congratulate you Lady Bears for a wonderful season. Well Done! Living in Waco Texas Now is the time to look into schools for your graduating senior, what be...
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By Cheryl Holy, Home staging & Redesign
(Rooms Reborn Certified Homestager)
On a Friday before a weekend and Spring Break I could mean a lot of things by writing "Don't Overdo It.". I will leave that to your imagination.  What I am referring to is staging your home for sale.  I just got finished with a consultation where the sweet owner had staged her home by herself.  She had packed up all of her a personal items. Wonderful!  Put away all of the pet items. Great!  Packed all art work and items on her coffee table, end tables, bookcases, kitchen counter-tops, nightstands, etc....  Whoa! Wait a minute.  Her home definitely was edited and simplified.  She had just overdone it!  Imagine her surprise when we started digging through boxes and closets pulling out any item we could find to warm up her home.  Artwork was rehung.  The kitchen looks like you would love t...
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By Cheryl Holy, Home staging & Redesign
(Rooms Reborn Certified Homestager)
As I am sitting at my desk perusing MLS property photo's, I am surprised at some of the pictures that I am seeing.  Let this serve as a gentle reminder that oftentimes your listing photos are a client's first impression of a home.  I know most of you know better but it is best not to reveal pictures of toilets, dirty dishes, unmade beds, trash cans, etc.        In a world where more and more potential clients are using the Internet to preview properties before they contact a real estate agent, the value of your photos cannot be overemphasized.  This is your opportunity to make a great first impression. To help, I always provide a follow-up visit with my home staging clients.  At this time, we make sure the "punch list" is completed and we fine tune furniture and accessory placement.  Mo...
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By Malisa Spivey, My Opinions are Free and I Freely give them.
(Key Real Estate Services & Property Management)
 Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends JULY - 2011 Newsletter http://malisaspivey.housingtrendsenewsletter.com The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau, Realtor.org reports and other sources. Housing Trends eNewsletter is filled with local and national real estate sales and price activity provided by MLSs and the National Association of Realtors, U.S. Census Bureau key market indicators, con...
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By Ann Cordes, Home Ownership is Not a Distant Dream
(Century 21 Randall Morris and Associates, Waco)
The Carver Neighborhood Association will have a general meeting tonight, Tuesday June 28th, at 6 pm. The meeting will be held at the Carver Academy Library located at 1601 Flewellen Rd. Involvement and participation builds strong communities, so join us at this meeting and get involved.
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By Ann Cordes, Home Ownership is Not a Distant Dream
(Century 21 Randall Morris and Associates, Waco)
The Brook Oaks Neoghborhood Association will have a general meeting tonight, Tuesday June 28th, at 6 pm. The meeting will be held at the Dewey Community Center located at 925 N. 9th St.  Involvement and participations builds strong communities, so join us and get involved in your neighborhood.
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By Ann Cordes, Home Ownership is Not a Distant Dream
(Century 21 Randall Morris and Associates, Waco)
     If you are a senior citizen in Waco looking to downsize consider the Overlook. They have 1 and 2 bedroom apartments in a hotel type setting. The apartments have the latest upgrades and features, including granite countertops and balconies.       If you want more privacy, there are also cottage-style town homes. Some are set up for handicapped access with lowered counters and sinks. There is a van and driver available for trips to the doctor or grocery store. However, this is not an assisted-living residence.      There are in-unit laundry hookups or a laundry room on each floor. There is also a library, gym and movie theater, game room and beauty salon. Outside is a pool and storage for boats and RV‘s. There is also a small lake with walking trails.       On Sunday mornings church ...
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By Ann Cordes, Home Ownership is Not a Distant Dream
(Century 21 Randall Morris and Associates, Waco)
 Chef Kimberly Fehler, culinary arts instructor at Texas State Technical College, will demonstrate how to decorate an Easter cake from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Collin Street Bakery, 701 N. Interstate 35 in Bellmead.      The free event will cover the step-by-step processes of filling and stacking a basic butter cake, applying fondant, and creating decorative ribbons, flowers and leaves from fondant and gum paste.      For more information, call 867-4868.
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By Ann Cordes, Home Ownership is Not a Distant Dream
(Century 21 Randall Morris and Associates, Waco)
The Humane Society of Central Texas will have a Dine to Donate event from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today at On the Border, 4320 W. Waco Drive. The restaurant will donate a portion of its sales to the shelter’s “Bebe’s Buddies” Medical Treatment Fund. Customers must present an event flier. To print a flier, visit www.HumaneSociety CentralTexas.org.    
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By Ann Cordes, Home Ownership is Not a Distant Dream
(Century 21 Randall Morris and Associates, Waco)
Figures from the 2010 Census are slowly being released. The latest round shows most of the growth in Waco and Mclennan County in the last decade has been in rural areas. These areas are being challenged to provide services such as trash, utilities and police and fire protection. Read the story below from the Waco Tribune Herald. Population sprawl creating challenges for area towns By J.B. Smith Tribune-Herald staff writer Monday March 14, 2011       Email    Print          When Chuck and Betty Morrow moved into the Hills of Childress Creek 12 years ago, their neighbors were whippoorwills, deer and turkeys. The view was live oaks and bluestem grass during the day and the Milky Way at night. It was their rural retreat, and they didn't care that they were 19 miles from the nearest hospital...
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By Ann Cordes, Home Ownership is Not a Distant Dream
(Century 21 Randall Morris and Associates, Waco)
Every month the Waco Chamber of Commerce and First National Bank present an report on the Waco economy compiled by economist Karr Ingham. The latest report was released yesterday. Tax revenue and car sales were up. Building permits and home sales were down. Below is the full report. Greater Waco Economic Index unchanged for January By Mike CopelandTribune-Herald staff writer Thursday February 24, 2011       Email    Print          Taxable spending in the Waco area reached an all-time high in January, with 10 local cities showing a combined 9.3 percent increase in sales tax rebates from January of last year. That's according to the Greater Waco Economic Index, which was unchanged from December to January at 103. The unchanged index broke a string of seven months of declines. Robust spen...
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By Ann Cordes, Home Ownership is Not a Distant Dream
(Century 21 Randall Morris and Associates, Waco)
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