Mary Ann's Memos

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty
Lubbock real estate, West Texas real estate, local market trends, Texas Tech, Local MLS data, current mortgage rates, real estate trends
 Mayor Tom Martin hosted the 12th annual Ports to Plains conference in Lubbock this week that began with an amazing kick off hosted by the providence of Alberta, Canada at the Overton Hotel in Lubbock.  Guest were made aware of the similarities of the plains of West Texas and our northern neighbo...
Thank ya all that have resonded to s my blog about the scary stuff that we are seeing in our small 200,000+ markets.  I hope we can give these folks some kind of practical adice.  Where do they start? This is bad!
Big thanks to everyone for all your greatness on commenting on my unhappiness that Eli was being dished by his city and fans at a time not too long agol  Well, several weeks since Super Bowl, I'm feeling pretty darn proud of myself for asking for a time out to give him a break  This may never hap...
Wanted to wait until I felt like I had truly helped this client obtain his first home as an Active Rain referral before turning it into a blog! Upon closing and permission from the AR member to publish, I will let ya'll know more, but for now, thank you, for entrusting me with your son's first ho...
Not my usual post, but OMG! My second favorite team (Cowboys !st ofcourse!) are doing s phenominal effort against the undefeated Pats!  Go Little Brother!  You belong in NY--GO FOR IT!  Half time & Giants are up!  They must have seen Gary's post! BTW Wess Welker is TTU Grad who was ignored until ...
Though the National Association of Realtors reported sales of existing homes nationwide fell for the eighth straight month (as of end of October), Lubbock's sales rose by almost 6%.  Nationally, the median price (the price where half the homes sold either below or above) fell 5.8%.   The median p...
On November 29th the Lubbock Association of Realtors were fortunate to have Della Lindquist speak at our monthly luncheon regarding complaints received at the Texas Real Estate Commission.  Ms. Lindquist is the Director of Enforcement for the Texas Real Estate Commission with a team of eight atto...
Just reiterating the need for all of us to take action as well as ask our friends to do the same regarding FHA  Reform S 2338 and Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae Loan Limits.  The FHA reform will provide existing homeowners with refinancing alternatives and additional options for first time buyers.  As al...
Recently a San Francisco investment group, Dwares Group, Inc., purchased Briercroft Center at 5302 Ave. Q.  The Dwares Group specializes in refurbishing distressed retail properties.  Briercroft Center is a 77,000 square foot retail facility built in 1966.  The Dwares Group have hired Lubbock con...
My Tip #7--Learn about a new cultureWith this being the week of Thanksgiving, you are most likely reflecting on how blessed we truly are to live in such a wonderful country that offers boundless opportunities.  Recently I was fortunate enough to attend a Keller Williams Recruiting Clinic in South...

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Real estate perspective from the West Texas viewpoint by a 20+ year real estate veteran. Will keep you current as to market data, buyer & seller tips, etc.