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  411 Johns Drive   Bridgeport* 76426-2157* LP: $69,900   Click on Image for More Options Category: Residential Type: Single Family Orig LP: $69,900 Area: 72*/5* Map: PH*/0280*/V* Also For Lease: No Low: Subdv: Hartsell Frost Add* Lst $ / SqFt: $ 57.48 County: Wise* Plan Dvlpmnt: Parcel ID: R105...
Cash-In Refinance Here's an interesting thought. Instead of pulling money out of your equity when refinancing your home, consider putting some cash into your equity. The strategy would be to get a considerably lower rate and a shorter term than 30 years. It will pay off your mortgage sooner, buil...
Incentives to Buy In one of the best buyer markets ever, sellers are not really doing much to encourage purchasers to act now.   Builders offer a variety of incentives such as upgrades, seller-paid closing costs, interest rate buy downs, washers, dryers, refrigerators or big screen TVs.   Interes...
101  Kortney DR $399,900 City: Hudson Oaks* Map: FW*/0758*/L* MLS#: 11552394 Bedrooms: 4 Liv Areas: 2 Sch Dist: Aledo ISD F / H Baths: 4 / 1 Din Areas: 2 Yr Blt: 1997 Sq Ft: 3,656 Gar / CvrdPrk: 3 / 3 Pool: Yes This home needs a new owner! I'd love for one of my ActiveRain friends to sell this h...
10 Tips for Living Green at Home Besides recycling and water conservation, there are many other ways to live a little greener at home. We've put together 10 easy tips to help you get started today. 1) Use reusable bags everywhere you shop. Most retailers even sell their own reusable bags at chec...
Lower your FHA Mortgage Payment   Most FHA loans have monthly mortgage insurance required that must stay in force until the unpaid balance is reduced to 78% of the original sales price.  It would take about 10.5 to 12.7 years of normal amortization for loans with rates of 5% to 7% to reach that l...
With the expiration of the Homebuyer tax credit, has it affected your business at all? Did you notice a difference to begin with? I sure did. Selling REO properties in Texas, my inventory went from full to the brim to almost non-existent. Am I complaining? Not at all, I enjoyed seeing buyers take...
I know this is something most of you don't like to think about but I have to say, it's sad that our industry has made it a requirement to keep our license. That can only mean one thing, we have to be FORCED to learn OVER and OVER and OVER again what is ethical and what our license gives us the ri...
I'm just curious to see if anyone is seeing buyers jump off the fence because of the $8,000 tax credit? I had a personal referral from a former Realtor who referred a buyer to me. Her lease is not expiring until the end of the year but was motivated slightly to attempt to close on something befor...
Selling mostly REO properties, I have gotten away from actively showing buyers. Recently, I've gotten some personal referrals I just couldn't see passing on to another agent but is it worth it? The answer should be easy but is it? I've been fortunate enough that the referrals I've gotten were GRE...

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