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By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 15
One recent evening I got a call from a woman.  She didn't identify herself, but her question was where she could go to find out what houses were going to be foreclosed.  I asked her if she thought hers was going to be one of them.<<--BILL CHERRY REALTORS, WORLD HEADQUARTERS"No, sir," she said, "I...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 0
BILL CHERRY, REALTORS9936 WindlakeDallas, Texas 75238214 503-8563AUGUST 1, 2007 THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2008 ACTUAL SALES REPORTED TO MLS  LAKE HIGHLANDS ZIP CODE  Square FeetBedroomsFull BathsHalf BathsList PriceSale PricePrice per Square FootDays on MarketMin1100210$112,000$78,000$591Avg2015320$216...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 4
For as long as I've been in business, many of my clients have never gone to a title company office to close their half of the transaction.  I handle the closing for the title company in my private office, in the client's home, and frequently at their own office desk.Frankly there are very few of ...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 19
To those of you who have been planning to buy your first home, and to those of you who long to sell your old one and move to a new one, I want you to consider fulfilling your dream today.  Right now!You may be assured that the sub-prime loan diabolical, the rising foreclosures, the worry about a ...

By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Comments 5
  Another builder is in over their heads!!  Newmark's parent company in Houston, Tousa, filed Chapter 11 with "plans to fix its balance sheet."Newmark isn't a large builder in Dallas, but they're definitely one of the larger medium builders and have 27 communities throughout Dallas and Ft Worth. ...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 4

By Tamara Davis
(Manhattan Properties Inc.)
Comments 1
Even though our market is suffering, we can still use what we have to our advantage... I have been getting numerous calls from investors and buyers who want to take advantage of all of the inventory currently on the market.  They are excited about great deals on property and low interest rates!  ...
I try to look for and emphasize the good news in the real estate market... and there is a lot of good news out there.  Interest rates are low, buyers seem to be interested in buying again after what seemed to be a slow 4th quarter of 2007.  Well priced and well updated homes are in high demand in...

By Dee Copeland, Principal Broker
(Copeland Group Realty)
Comments 0
Some of the local boards haven't officially released their December 2007 market statistics, but the Dallas board is out in front with their final numbers. Below is the summary for the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington real estate market for December including data since 2005. See the data charts below....

By Adrienne Smocker
(AS Properties Management LLC)
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 As many say "Live Large, and Think Big" here in Texas and the city of Dallas certainly does.  The city of Dallas spreads over into Collins and Dallas County.  I only manage property in Collin County, but it is a highly profitable market.  Dallas attracts many business gurus for computer technolo...

By Adrienne Smocker
(AS Properties Management LLC)
Comments 0
 One of my favorite places to manage properties is my hometown of Collin County Texas.  I grew up just outside of Mckinney and absolutely love the area.  With Dallas also located in the county and a continual population growth over the past years, it attracts many people for its fantastic job mar...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 1
                                             BILL CHERRY REALTORS214 503-8563Our 43rd Year Serving Texans DALLAS AREA RESIDENTIAL SALES DATAJANUARY 1, 2007 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2007      AREANew ListingsAvg. List PriceUnder ContractNo. SoldAv. Sales Price        North Dallas1936$1,033,930953967$7...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 9
 SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH BILL CHERRY, 14th EditionIf it's going to warm-up today in Dallas, it had better get busy doing it.  Although the day is clear and crisp, it's a bit brisk on the bench here in the park.  Thanks, though, for stopping by for our weekly Sunday after church visit.THIS PAST WE...
Dallas Homes Group consists of Mic Ruthenberg & Tracie Miller Mennillo who enjoy the daily duties of helping Dallas area sellers and buyers. With a combined 28 plus years of real estate experience we have found that no transaction is to be taken for granted. Each transaction requires close attent...

By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Comments 12
 I found a very cool website today.  It lists all the mortgage companies that have closed their doors, and in the order that they closed.  As of this post, the list is at 218!! I found myself going through the list, from bottom to top, with my jaw dropping on the floor.  I knew many of the names ...

By Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes
(United Real Estate Dallas )
Comments 7
It has been said that litigating a dispute is a bit like "performing brain surgery with an axe."  Mediation is a wonderful solution to resolving issues of concern. The parties work with a trained neutral that facilitates the settlement discussion.  Mediation is: Timely Cost effective Confidential...

By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Comments 4
Here are the final numbers for the Dallas and Ft Worth areas for 2007:Number of Sales: 80,740% Change Year Ago: -7%Average Price: $202,338% Change Year Ago: +5%Median Price: $149,900% Change Year Ago: +1%Active Listings: 47,668% Change Year Ago: +7%As you can see, the number of sales might be dow...

By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Comments 8
Jason Garrett helped the Cowboys break several records and after interviewing and being offered Head Coaching job elsewhere, decided to remain with the Cowboys as the Assistant Head Coach.This position comes at a price of about $3.5 million!  Almost as much as the Head Coach.Personally, I really ...

By Steve Shatsky
Comments 4
I recently heard on the news that the average time it takes to sell a house in Dallas is 80 days and that the median price of homes has actually risen (very very slightly).  Compared to many other markets in the report, Dallas was near the low end of the DOM scale, only Denver was lower.  These a...

By Monica Grosz
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 14
Just today, yet another acquaintance looked at me with dismay as she asked, "How's business?"  Her mood lifted when I told her that it's just fine!  It is true that there has been significant change in the mortgage industry, and there is a lot of real estate inventory on the market right now, but...

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