Wichita Falls, TX Real Estate News

By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
Home Prices in Wichita Falls for July 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 8 sales in July 2014 putting Tim Lockhart in the top 10% of all real estate agents in the Wichita Falls Association of REALTORS.  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 peope 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 h...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Lubbock USDA mortgage loan financing, 100% financing on USDA home loans in Wichita Falls TX.   USDA mortgage loans are available to home buyers looking to buy in the Wichita, Texas area.   A no down payment option that home buyers should take advantage of is available for those home buyers looking to buy homes in Wichita, Texas and the areas around it.   Home buyers can keep their cash reserves in their pocket instead of having to use it on a home down payment.   Thankfully, a special government loan program exists to help with home buyers.   Home buyers success is greatly influenced by the post closing cash reserves that are available.      It is a great plan for a home owner to have 6 months or more of reserves saved up in case of emergencies, these reserves can be such things as hot ...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
Yelping helps local businesses. Everyone has probably heard that word of mouth is the best advertisement.  People trust recommendations by people who have used a service, ate in a restaurant, or bought a product from a company.  Advertisements are great, however when reviews come from people who are not paid for the review, it is more trusted.    Recent reviews by Tim L. What's this?   We can help local small businesses grow by taking just a moment to write positive comments on local Wichita Falls businesses.  One challenge with online reviews is, just like face-to-face, people tend to share negative information about a bad experience much more quickly than a good experience.  I guess it is just something in our nature that we sometimes take good service for granted.  This is probably m...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
Ready To Move?   76310 Homes Between $100,000-$250,000     Wichita Falls 4 Bedroom Homes!   Are you ready to move, but don't know where to start? Well look no further! I, Tim Lockhart, of Keller Williams will provide you with the best advice from starting at point A to point B! So if you're ready to take this new step in your life, I'll be glad to ease the process for you and your family!   Whether it be from in town, or out of state, I'm sure to provide you with the utmost pleasing and easy transaction when moving into your new home! As a military relocation expert, buying and selling in Wichita Falls for military purposes should be a walk in the park.   Ready To Sell Your Home? Click Here!   I'll provide you with updated listing information, give you comparisons to see where exactly y...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
Appeal to 1st Time Home Buyers When Selling Your home in Wichita Falls Did you realize that the largest segment of home buyers is still the first-time home buyer?  If you are selling your home, don't you think it might be important to know what these buyers are looking for?  Depending on when you bought your home, the first time home buyers of today might be looking for the same thing you were, or they may not. We work with many buyers looking for homes in Wichita Falls and the Surrounding Communities.  Simply click here to find out what similar homes are selling for in your neighborhood.  
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
Need to Sell Your House? Do you need to sell your house, and are you wondering who is the best real estate agent to hire? Click Here for a Free Market Analysis of Your Home I have many buyers actively searching for homes for sale in Wichita Falls and the surrounding communities.  There may be the right buyer already in the pipeline such as the case when we sold the home at 4609 Tammy Dr in only 3 days.  Of course, we can't promise that will happen every time, but it is possible. You want to feel comfortable with the agent you will hire and know that they are as motivated as you are to get your home sold.  An agressive marketing campaign is important.  For a free market evaluation of your home and to find out what similar homes have actually sold for in your neighborhood, just click here...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
How to Generate Passive Income through Real Estate Investing Real estate investing is one of the best investment opportunities out there for generating passive income.  Passive income is money that keeps coming in month after month on work done once in the past.  When you go to work on your job, you get paid for the time spent doing your job.  So, basically, you're trading your time for money. Find Current Foreclosure Listings in Wichita Falls Passive income, on the other hand, is an income that comes in based on what you set up in the past paying you on a recurring basis without further continued effort.  It has been said that more millionaires have either made or kept their fortune through real estate.  By investing in real estate you buy an asset that is insurable, appreciable which ...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
Wichita Falls Home Sold in 3 Days! There are a lot of people saying negative things out there right now.  While the majority of homes might not be flying off the shelf, some are.  What makes the difference?  It takes a lot more to sell a home than simply placing a sign in the yard and putting it in the multiple listing service (MLS). Proper marketing is a team effort with the home owner and the real estate agent.  The first thing is to ensure the home is in the best condition possible, and staging is very important.  See other videos on my YouTube channel and articles on this blog about staging.  Proper marketing is also key to a quick sale at the highest price possible.  A good real estate agent has built a pipeline of buyers searching for homes and is able to match a new home for sale...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
Congratulations to 3 Kings Roofing for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014.  It was a great pleasure to meet Dustin Cates, Kade Martin and Andrew Gilley, and hear about how and why they started 3 Kings Roofing.  3 Kings repairs all types of roofs, siding, interior & exterior painting, gutters and offers a 5 year workmanship warranty.  The company was started by two brothers with over 20 years of combined experience and a heart for giving back to the community, 10% of all profits are donated to churches, booster clubs and other charities. Located at 4701 Southwest Pkwy, Ste 2, Wichita Falls TX Phone: (940) 229-0259 Email: contact@3kingsroofing.com Website:  http://www.3kingsroofing.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3kingsroofing The heart and mission of the compan...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
Local Business Profile - Welcome to Texoma With this blog, my intent is for more than simply have a place to post information about listings.  The intent is to contribute to local businesses in the Texoma region including Wichita Falls, Burkburnett, Iowa Park, Henrietta, Archer City, Windthorst, Scotland TX, etc.  There is a place for large international conglomerates and small, local businesses in a vibrant economy.  The Texoma region has a wonderful community, friendly people and a spirit of service making this the community we decided to settle and make our home after retiring from the Air Force.  This is the first Local Business Profile, of what I hope will become many.  What better way to start, than to highlight a business who's focus is connecting new residents with local busines...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
These Factors Affect Mortgage Rate Changes. There's a lot more to the cost of owning that dream home than the price the seller is asking.  The interest rate on your mortgage loan affects how much you'll pay to your mortgage company every month and over the life of the loan. Click Here to Search Homes for Sale in Wichita Falls TX Comparing mortgage interest rates is important because they may change daily, and different rates may be associated with different types of loans.  With variable-rate or adjustable-rate mortgages, it is understood from the outset that the loan's interest rate will change over time, becoming higher or lower depending on the current economic climate. Let's look at why mortgage interest rates fluctuate so frequently. Did you know that a 1% increase in interest rate...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
Making the decision to sell your home begins a journey for a thousand steps.  From hiring a real estate agent to getting the home ready for the market, there is a lot to do.  Luckily, homeowners have a tool belt full of items to make the job easier.  The most powerful tool of them all is decorating -- better known as staging.  Done right, staging your home will help it sell faster and for more money. Before you hire a decorator, or decide to do it yourself, you'll need an appropriate backdrop - a clean, uncluttered space.  Otherwise, staging the home is like putting lipstick on a pig. Why Declutter? There are several reasons homeowners should clear their homes of the clutter accumulated from daily living.  First, clutter makes people anxious.  The results of a 9-year UCLA study shows th...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
First-time home buyers should also consider what happens if something needs to be repaired once you move in.  If you're moving from an apartment or rental house, you may not have been responsible for making repairs.  It takes time to build a DIY toolkit.  Start with the essentials, and build your collection as you take on new projects.  Eventually, you'll become proficient at a wide range of DIY home projects. And, your toolkit will reflect this, as well as saving money because you don't have to hire someone to do it for you. A Basic DIY Tool Collection: Hammer: From hanging a picture to replacing wall molding and millions of DIY projects in between, a hammer is probably the most-used tool there is.  Don't choose just any hammer.  Select a claw hammer - a hammer with a claw on one end f...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
As a Real Estate Agent in Wichita Falls serving Wichita County, Clay County and Archer County, I'm asked frequently to help people find a home with some land, enough that they can hunt, or shoot game on their property. Q. How much land do I need to be able to hunt on my property. I first need to qualify any answer that I give, in that the answer below is the result of my personal research, and I'm not a lawyer nor am I offering legal advice.  I recommend if you have a specific question about a potential property, that you consult a licensed attorney before making an offer. Since I've been asked this question so many times, I started doing some research.  I went online and down to the library.  I have heard that in Texas you must have 10 acres or more in order to hunt on your own land, h...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
There are plenty community events ongoing in Wichita Falls this month for the whole family. December Community Events in Wichita Falls Texas Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra - Saturday, Dec 14th, 8 p.m. "Cirque Symphonie" at Memorial Auditorium, 1300 Lamar St Wichita Falls.  For tickets call 940-723-6206 Santa House - At the Kell House, now through Tuesday Dec 17th.  900 Bluff St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301, 940-723-2712 Kell House Candlelight Tours - Saturday Dec 21, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  900 Bluff St, Wichita Falls. Cost: $5 ElectricCritters - Friday & Saturday, now through Dec 21, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at River Bend Nature Center, 2200 3rd Street, Wichita Falls, TX, 940-767-0843 Backdoor Theatre - "It's a Wonderful Life", Dec 5 - 14.  Thursday 7:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday 8 p.m. 501 Indiana Ave,...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
  A Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program with FHA 203K Loans in Wichita Falls TX.     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). A buyer or existing home owner can do meaningful amounts of remodeling or updates to their existing home without having a higher cost second lien thanks to this special 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 ...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
It was a pleasure meeting Derik Schneider yesterday and participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony for Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services.  Visiting Angels provides in home care with no minimum hours, up to 24-hour care. Located at: 2014 Kell Blvd. Suite B, Wichita Falls TX 76301 Phone: (940) 257-6265 / Fax: (940) 257-6534 Toll Free: (800) 950-1349 Visiting Angels Website Derik explained the services provided as  helping families who are experiencing the effects of a long-term illness or disability of a loved one.  Often, when these situations develop, families may exhaust themselves as caregivers while maintaining their own families, careers and households.  Visiting Angels can help relieve these stresses.  Their services include affordable hourly rates, up to 24-hour care, a...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
  The benefits of a preapproval for Wichita Falls TX Home Loans        Many consumers are not educated on the proper way to go about buying a home. No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about the home buying process of 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 mea...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
Special Thanksgiving Recipe--Pumpkin Marble Cheesecake Are you looking for a unique recipe to impress family and friends who come over for Thanksgiving dinner?  Here is an idea, a pumpkin marble cheesecake.  Everyone seems to have pumpkin pie for desert on Thanksgiving.  And, while I'm a huge fan of pumpkin pie, what can you do to stand out as an excellent host or hostess this Thanksgiving? Are you looking for something truly unique to impress your family and friends?  A pumpkin marble cheesecake might be just the trick.  If you are bold enough to try this, please leave a comment below and let me know about it. Dare to be a little different, put a new spin on an old tradition. Thanksgiving is a great time to take a break from your regular schedules of work, school, taking the children t...
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By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Arlington TX
(Keller Williams Realty)
Stage 4 Drought, Wichita Falls Lake Levels & Other Notes from Wichita Falls Town Hall Forum Wichita Falls lake levels reached a combined level of 30.0% earlier this week, and therefore Stage 4 Drought Disaster of the Wichita Falls Drought Plan is being enforced beginning Saturday, November 16, 2013. Mayor Glenn Barham opened the town hall forum meeting at 7:00 on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.  The City of Wichita Falls has decided to go to this format of city-wide meetings rather than smaller, more frequent meetings in the different districts. Much of the meeting was dedicated to speaking about the drought, what has been done during the last 10 years or so, as well as future options.  One main take-away is that if the city had not accomplished the projects completed within the last few ye...
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