Wichita Falls, TX Real Estate News

By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
For over 20 years, we have been specializing in  Veteran Loansin Wichita Falls, TX!  We will teach you how to qualify for yourVA HOME LOAN benefits in this article.   1: VERIFY eligibility through your Certificate of eligibility (COE).   Obtaining aVA LOAN is easy. The first step is to verify your eligibility. This is done by ordering yourCERTIFICATE of Eligibility (COE) through VA which will also confirm the amount of your eligibility. If you are an honorably discharged Vet, or areACTIVE duty or reserves currently, then you are likely eligible.   How do you order your COE? Your lender can help you get your COE fast, usually the same day you request it. You can also order the COE through the Vet loan either by mail or online. You will need a copy of your DD214 if you are an honorably di...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
There are many benefits to a pre-approval and not a pre-qualification for Wichita Falls TX 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 Wichita Falls 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. Each of these will be discussed in this article.  Education The steps necessary to purchasing a home in Wichita Falls, Texas starts with getting pre-approved for your HOME LOAN. Notice we did not say get prequalified- in today’s world a prequalification is not meaningful. Yo...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Wichita Falls TX StreamlineREFINANCE LOANS are as special  mortgageproduct, reserved for homeowners with existingFHA MORTGAGES.  FHA Streamline Refinancesare the fastest, simplest way for FHA-insured homeowners toREFINANCE their respective mortgage into today’s lowMORTGAGE RATES Below are some of the requirements for an FHA Streamline: ·         You must be current on your existing loan with allMORTGAGE PAYMENTS made on time for the last year.·         You must own the original property and have made at least six monthlyMORTGAGE 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, anyMORTGAGE LENDER you choose must be FHA approved.·        FHA StreamlineLOANS do not require an appraisal,...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Wichita Falls 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 ...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
We offer a special GOVERNMENT LOAN PROGRAM that can be used with your Wichita Falls TX FHA 203k 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). 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.         The LOAN PROGRAM does not allow for “luxury items” which are defined as items like a swimming pool or hot tub, etc. 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 ...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
Join us Tuesday, December 16th at 6:30 PM for the most important meeting of the year.   What is the ONE Thing that will make 2015 your best year ever? Do you want fewer distractions? How do you know which #1 Priority you should work first? Help prioritizing the barrage of emails, phone calls, tasks that keep you from what is really important. What myths are keeping you from achieing your goals? Achieve better results in less time. Have less stress and more energy  This meeting is for anyone who wants to achieve better results and reach your goals.  It is also a good networking opportunity for real estate investors looking to build a team, for contractors, handy-men, HVAC technicians, insurance agents, title companies, etc. to network.
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
ElectriCritters at River Bend Nature Center- You are able to view this lighted display with more than 60,000 lights every Friday and Saturday through December 27, from 6:30PM-8:30 PM. The cost is $4 in advance or $5 at the gate. There is a Candy Cane Cafe to enjoy hot chocolate and apple cider after walking the trail. Shop for holiday gifts while you feast on cookies and hot popcorn! There is something for everyone! MSU Christmas Concert- This is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit! The Department of Music will perform their Christmas band concert at 7:30PM in Akin Auditorium at Midwestern State University. Admission is free. Wichita Falls Gun & Knife Show- This is not your traditional guns and ammo show...there is also jewelry, apparel, collectibles and more! There will be a f...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
                            Things to Do   A Christmas Story The Musical November 21, 7:30 PM- 9:30 PM @Wichita Theatre The musical "A Christmas Story"  is a version of the film.  For ticket prices and more information, visit http://www.wichitatheatre.com/show/17 or call (940) 723-9037.   Wichita Falls Wildcats vs. Rio Grande Killer Bees November 21, 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM @Kay Yeager Coliseum The Wichita Falls Widcats will take the ice against the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees Friday and Saturday. For information, visit http://nahlwichita.pointstreaksites.com/view/nahlwichita or call (940) 716-5500.   City Lights Parade and Festival November 22, 4:00 PM-8:00 PM @Downtown Wichita Falls This year's annual Christmas City Lights Parade and Festival!  This fantastic evening of fun will include a...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
Top 12 Reasons Wichita Falls Homes Sell Better During the Holidays. 12. Affordability. Interest rates are poised to rise, and for every 1% rise in interest rates a buyer can afford a 10% LOWER sales price for the same payment. 11. By selling now, you may have the opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the spring when more houses are on the market. 10. Buyers tend to be more flexible on time lines such as closing dates, so you can sell now for more money and we may provide for a delayed closing or a temporary lease. Your Home May Be Worth More Than You Think. 9. Even though your house will be on the market, you still have the option to restrict showings on the days you are busy or have family in town. 8. January is traditionally the month for employees to begin new jobs. Since t...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
You obviously know your home better than anyone else but that doesn't mean your the best sales person for your propety. Nearly 15-25% of all listings do not sell. The market rejects them, in other words, the market didn't accept the Marketing Effort, the Price, the Condition, the Location, or a combination of these areas-perhaps all four of them!  You control the Price and Condition, while an Agent controls the Marketing Effort.   1. Marketing Effort For Sale Sign Magazine Ads Newspaper Ads Color brochures Websites Home tours Broadcast email Team caravan Feedback Virtual tours Multiple photos in the MLS Much, much more!   2. Condition. A hundred dollar bill is a great metaphor; they all look good, but people will always choose the nice, clean, crisp one over a dirty wrinkled one. How do...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
A safe Halloween Night for all ages!  Here are some local events going on in Wichita Falls for kids of all ages to attend!                      Trunk or Treat. Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at Fain Presbyterian Church 6:30-7:30 p.m located at 2201 Speedway. Free candy, treats, and games!     Trunk or Treat. Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at Trinity United Methodist Church 6-8 p.m located at 5800 Southwest Parkway. There will be games, bounce houses, candy, and food!      News Channel 6 Safe Kids Halloween. Friday, October 31st, 2014. Doors will open at 5:30 for kids with special needs and will open to the public at 6 p.m. This even will last unil 8:30 p.m. This event is hosted at the J.S. Bridwell AG Center in the Stall Barn. This is the 19th year this even will be hosted, children can ga...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
Thinking about buying your first home but aren't sure the advantages and disadvantages of owning or renting? Well, here is a list of pros and cons to help ease your mind about which would be the best fit for you.   Pros & Cons of Renting a house: Advantages: It is easier to move, if you're still undecided on your career or if you think you might be relocating soon, it is easier to switch a month-to-month lease than it is to sell your home. You wont have to fix the maintenance if something goes wrong.  Disadvantages: Your monthly payment can rise, payments have been rising in most cities. You cant build equity. Renting a house provides you with a place to live, but it doesn't help build up equity. If you are wanting to paint or remodel you have to get permission from the landlord. Same w...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
Backdoor Theatre; I'll Be Back Before Midnight October 24th, 7:30-9:30. The events in this play take a unexpected turn in a night of unimaginable suspense. This will be one play you won't want to miss! Bring the whole family and sit back and enjoy this thrilling show!    Wichita Theatre; The Addams Family Musical October 24th, 7:30-9:30. Come and enjoy an original story about The Addams Family, 'every fathers worst nightmare'. Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a boy! This will be one for the whole family to attend!    Zombie Crawl & 5K; Downtown October 25th, 4-10 p.m. A fun night for everyone! People will gather in zombie costumes and 'crawl' through downtown! It's a post-apocalyptic setting. Come and enjoy live music, food, vendors, costume contest, raffle drawings...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
 Congratulations to Rich Schober, owner of Athena Roofing!  The Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce Gold Coat Ambassadors Welcomed Athena Roofing with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Monday, October 20th, 2014. Search for homes for sale in Wichita Falls and surrounding areas   Athena Roofing Wichita Falls   Located at: 4036 Kemp Blvd. Wichita Falls, TX.  Telephone number: 940-654-7005 Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 Email: contact@athenaroofing.com  Athena Roofing has over 40+ years of experience, and due to several requests Rich has relocated to Wichita Falls and has brought his business with him from Indianapolis. Athena Roofing has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau here in Texas. Athena has experience in roofing, framing, painting, and general remodeling. They are experts in roofin...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
You want to achieve the highest price in the shortest amount of time with the least hassle and greatest peace of mind. As an eEdge agent, I have the technology that prepares me to exceed these expectations. Search For Homes For Sale in Wichita Falls   When your property is ready to hit the market, eEdge gets in front of the right buyers - wherever they conduct their search.                      When the right buyer is interested in your property, I move fast! Detailed search criteria allows me to know which buyers are truly serious about your home, and which ones are just "looking". Buyers can find your property on my eEdge website using searches of neighborhood, price range, property description, by map location, and more. I'm notified immediately when a potential buyer wants more deta...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
The average for 30 year, fixed-rate Mortgage are the lowest they've been since June 2013. They are down below 4%, just last week the rates were at 4.12%  With the Mortgage rates being below 4% now is the perfect time to find your dream home!   Throughout the year mortgage rates were expected to rise, but they've defied expectations. Freddie Mac expected the rates to rise to 5.1% by the end of the year, but since then the rates have dropped back down to a 4.3% to now below 4%!  In 2008 the Fed was buying a good chunk of mortgage-backed securities and treasuries, these purches made the rates drop down to below 6% for the first time in years. The Fed then bought two more purchases, the most current one in Fall of 2012. It was believed back then that the Fed would drop back it's purchases o...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
Lake Wellington Edition Throughout Wichita Falls various neighborhoods, some of which stick out more than others. One of these, in-particular, is Lake Wellington. This wonderful subdivision rests near the Northwest Center of town. Many features make this area a well rounded neighborhood for anybody and any family.     When entering into the neighborhood, you are greeted with a wonderful little park with a beautiful gazebo in the center, perfect for a family picnic. Yet if that hasn't grabbed your attention, there is also the West Foundation Elementary School within walking distance from any house in Lake Wellington. Kell West Regional Hospital, is directly across the street and for the church going family, so is Evangel Temple Assembly of God.   Tim Lockhart Keller Williams   If you wer...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
2005 Hiawatha Boulevard, Wichita Falls, TX. Sunday, September 21st, From 2:00-4:00! Wonderful Indian Heights neighborhood nestled in this beautiful and established neighborhood at the end of the street with low traffic. The lot is accented with mature oak trees providing ample shade. Enjoy eating out and entertaining on the back patio or relaxing on the front porch swing. You must see the beautiful Spanish floor tile throughout the house and custom paint. 2005 Hiawatha Boulevard, Wichita Falls, TX. 76309 Price: $129,900 MLS Number: 133329 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Square Footage: 2,161 Welcome your family and friends into this warming home. The spacious layout will provide enough room for everyone you wish to have over! Being a very well kept home, this should be the perfect home for any...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
Home Prices in Wichita Falls for September 2014 Real estate market data for Wichita Falls, TX provided by Tim Lockhart of Keller Williams.   Wichita Falls Home Prices   We are having great success in today's Wichita Falls real estate market. We closed 2 sales in August 2014.  Also, 7 of our listings this year have sold in 30 days or less.  Your home might be worth more than you think!   We have seen stability in home values.  There some people speaking negative things about people moving out of town because of the water situation and such, however the numbers just do not support these claims.    If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Wichita Falls but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must.  Don’t wait on the sidelines f...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
Home for Sale in Mckenzie Subdivision!   Listing Details 4303 Dehaven Drive, Wichita Falls, TX. 76302 Price: $165,000 MLS Number: 133330 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms 2 Square Footage: 2,133   Call Tim Lockhart 940-704-7058 to see if this property is still available and to arrange a showing.   Wonderfully located, this home has plenty of space. Perfect for the family that loves to have company over!   You must see this beautifully updated home in quiet and established McKenzie neighborhood. Recent renovations include granite counters in kitchen, new fixtures, mosaic floor tile in bath. This bright and spacious home is perfect for entertaining family and friends. Enjoy relaxing by the Koi pond in the back yard perfectly shaded by mature trees.             This wonderful home, with a spacious lay...
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