Fort Worth, TX Real Estate News

By Donnie Keller, Reata Realty Group At Compass
(Compass)
Top 10 Trends In 2014 For Fort Worth Homes Spring is a season of change and new beginnings. Whether it’s a change in wardrobe, spring cleaning, or making some improvements to your home, spring is the perfect  time to make those changes for a better you this 2014. Are you looking for ways to improve your Fort Worth home? Whether you are planning to buy a new home or spruce up your existing Fort Worth home for sale, make sure you don’t miss these top 10 architectural trends in 2014: Architectural Trend #1: Passive Architecture Passive homes have been a huge trend in Europe for 5 years now. In 2014, the concept of passive homes is going global. A passive home is one that works with the climate for the interior’s heating and cooling, relying on more natural methods rather than external tech...
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By Donnie Keller, Reata Realty Group At Compass
(Compass)
Texas Real Estate Closing Cost Definitions Amortization Schedule – a schedule showing the principal and interest payments throughout the life of the loan. Appraised Value – the current value of a property based on factors such as area, location, improvements, and amenities. Appraisal Fee – cost for preparation by appraiser of an appraisal report/examination. Credit Report – a detailed report of an individual’s credit history prepared by a credit bureau and generally used by a lender to determine a loan applicant’s creditworthiness. Document Preparation – a fee charged by an attorney for preparation of legal documents for a transaction. Escrow Fee – a fee charged by the title company to service the transaction, to escrow moneys, and to cover the documents. The amount varies with each co...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
  I've been in communication with Karen Anne's Stone's Broker. He says she was dismissed from the Kindred Hospital about two weeks ago. He is currently trying to reach her and get her whereabouts. If he finds anything out, he'll let me know. I will continue to follow up with the Broker.   Being in ICU presented many challenges for non-family members. There were many times after my last visit when they would not let me in or provide information. As soon as I hear anything else, I promise to let you know.   All I can recommend is faith, hope, and prayers.   Patricia      
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By Angie Murphy, Professional with a Personal Touch
(Coldwell Banker)
What is Hyperion Homes lease with a right to purchase program.   Hyperion Homes is a company designed to get displaced Texas Families back into homeownership. You pick out the house you want (in approved areas). They go by the High School that the house feeds into.   If you went through a foreclosure, short sale, or your credit score falls a little low of getting a traditional loan. This program may be good for you also if you are going through a divorce and don’t want to purchase a home until he divorce is final, or maybe you have relocated to the area and not sure if you are staying long term.  Then this program may be for you. Hyperion doesn’t focus highly on your credit score; you will have to fill out an application and provide proof of employment and can pay the monthly lease. The...
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By Bernie and Terri Christian, Christian Group Properties, Luxury Home and Waterfront Home Experts
(Keller Williams Realty, Inga Dow Inc.)
Million Dollar Homes For Sale Near Fort Worth Alright, you've come to our site to see million dollar homes in Fort Worth, either because you are fascinated with how the top 1% of earners live, or because you are an elite buyer or perhaps you have a home to sell also. Whatever the reason, we have all the homes listed in the Multiple Listing System right here for your viewing pleasure and with the information you need and all totally free without obligation to you. Of course, because we are interested in the possibility of helping you find that oh so grand property, at the appropriate prompt, please register with us by providing at least your name and an email address. A phone number would be great too but not required. We don't want to bother anyone that is not interested in our service...
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By Donnie Keller, Reata Realty Group At Compass
(Compass)
Prequalified for a home loan.  What does that really mean? Prequalified for a home loan means that the borrower has actually spoken to a loan officer either in person or over the phone and based on the information a borrower has given to the loan officer. Getting prequalified for a home loan is the first step in the mortgage process, and it's generally fairly simple. It's also the first step when thinking of purchasing a home.  This gives you a guide as to what price range you should be looking at online or with a Realtor.  The Borrower supplies a loan officer with your overall financial picture, including your debt, income and assets. After evaluating this information, the loan officer can give you an idea of the mortgage amount for which you qualify. Pre-qualifing for a home loan can ...
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By Donnie Keller, Reata Realty Group At Compass
(Compass)
PreApproved For A Home Loan This is the first step in buying a home.  In today's real estate market most sellers will not consider an offer unless it is accompanied by a preapproval from a reputable mortgage company or bank.  Also, as a home buyer you will not be frustrated by looking at home homes over what you can afford.  This is heart breaking to find the perfect home only to find out it's more than you can get approved for.  A great Realtor will always asked if you are preapproved and will help you connect with a good mortgage company and loan officer.   This step is the most important part of the home buying process. Getting pre-approved for a home loan means that you have a tentative commitment from a specific lender for a home loan. In this case, you provide a home loan lender w...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Fort Worth TX VA Loans and 100% Fort Worth TX VA Loans - the best loan program in Texas!     Designed for both active duty military and honorable discharged Veterans, VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today.     Here are some of the highlights of this incredible program:     - Up to 100% financing, with no down required.   - Monthly mortgage insurance is not tacked on to your payment.   - Compared to other types of mortgage loans, easier credit-qualifying requirements.   - Low fixed mortgage rates result in a low monthly payment.     Here's how to qualify for Fort Worth TX VA Loans:     First of all, you must verify your eligibility. You can verify eligibility by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. A Texas VA loan lender can order your C...
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By Donnie Keller, Reata Realty Group At Compass
(Compass)
Moving To Fort Worth?  Should I Move Myself? Nearly 40 million people across the United States are faced with this question yearly. Should you move yourself or should you hire movers? What works for someone you know may not work for you, as there are plenty of factors to consider such as time, effort, money and the complications of the move. Moving to Fort Worth  yourself can be an economical option for you, and one that will give you most control. However, to ensure that you are making the best decision, it is recommended to weigh all your options first. Let’s look into those options: 1.        Hire a van and do all the work yourself. Are you comfortable driving a truck on likely busy highways and narrow streets? If you’re fit enough and you have the strength for it, then this just mig...
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By Kirby Smith Kallie Ritchey, #1 In The Alliance Corridor
(Alliance Realty Group)
    Harvest Ridge Fort Worth TX: 2013 Real Estate Market Report Harvest Ridge real estate makes a huge turnaround in 2013 A look at the Harvest Ridge real estate market for 2013 and a 2014 outlook; brought to you by Kallie Ritchey of the Alliance Realty Group.     First, I want to thank you for taking the time to read our market report that we've prepared for the Harvest Ridge neighborhood. As the only real estate company in Roanoke, my team and I have made it a point to make Harvest Ridge one of our specialty neighborhoods.  As a result of this focus, we were the top selling agents in Harvest Ridge in 2013 and have been for the last 3 years. In 2013 we focused a lot of our efforts in marketing in Fort Worth and in Harvest Ridge specifically.  At one point, we actually knocked on doors ...
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By Bernie and Terri Christian, Christian Group Properties, Luxury Home and Waterfront Home Experts
(Keller Williams Realty, Inga Dow Inc.)
Fort Worth Real Estate Looking for a Fort Worth Real Estate Agent? The Christian Group Properties with Keller Williams Realty, Inga Dow Inc., proudly welcomes Jesus Mota as its latest buyer specialist!  - Jesus Mota, Buyer Specialist & Real Estate Agent in Fort Worth - Jesus Mota has 30 years of experience in customer relations and sales in the service industry. Realizing that he wanted to expand his experience in sales and helping clients, he decided to obtain his real estate sales license in 2013. Now he is working with Bernie and Terri Christian and their team, The Christian Group Properties, Keller Williams Realty as one of their real estate agents. The Christian Group has been the #1 sales group in Keller Williams Fort Worth every year since 2004 and they are also recognized as som...
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By Amy Steele Realtor SRS CNE NHS MRP LUXE, Amy Steele Estates Group LLC
(JP and Associates)
Fort Worth New Construction#WillowRidgeEstates#FortWorthHomesForSaleReal estate market data for Fort Worth TX provided by Amy Steele Realtor SRS CNE NHS with RE/MAX Heritage SouthlakeTo find out what your North Richland Hills home is worth with REAL TIME current market data, visithttp://www.myfortworthhomevalues.com*******************************************************Hello all, I had the privilege of touring the new community of Willow Ridge Estates in Fort Worth last week.  It was for their tour of spec homes that are being built and ready to sell now!   I have loved Dunhill homes designs for a while and this community is wonderful.  I've shown here before when they were still building the model so there wasn't much to see yet! Willow Ridge Estates is in North Fort Worth off of the 2...
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By Kimberly Grogan
(Keller Williams Realty Arlington)
Thinking about moving to Cowtown? Check out this cool new video about the nation’s 16th largest city! After that, take a look at our Fort Worth homes here.    
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By Donnie Keller, Reata Realty Group At Compass
(Compass)
What Is Title Insurance? Title insurance is an insurance policy protecting owners and lenders from loss resulting from defects in the title of real property.  In Texas, the normal way to do real estate business is a closing at a title company that issues a title insurance policy to both buyer and lender.  Must you buy title insurance to close on real property?  No, but it's a really good idea to do so.  Here are three good reasons why. 1)  The title company maintains a database of real estate documents that can be searched in order to produce a "Title Commitment", which an important part of the pre-closing process.  It's important the buyer and your Realtor read the commitment especially the Schedule "C".  If there exceptions you don't understand or can't live with you should contact th...
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By Donnie Keller, Reata Realty Group At Compass
(Compass)
The Reata Realty Group joined Fathom Realty in May of this year and it's one of the best decisions of my real estate career.  As District Director of Fort Worth, I'm proud to be a part of the Fathom Realty Family.  So, I’d love to share a few of the exciting accomplishments for Fathom Realty in 2013: Fathom grew by 90% to 550 agents Fathom is now in 13 states Fathom opened 20 new markets (about to open Hawaii) Fathom hired 30 new District Directors Fathom’s transactions grew by 150% Fathom’s revenues grew by 200% Transactions grew at a higher rate than our agent growth with the trends showing that our agents are closing more than before joining Fathom Fathom agents close an average of 10 transaction sides per year. That’s more than ERA (9.5), CB (8.5), C21(8.2), Prudential (8.1), KW (7....
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By Donnie Keller, Reata Realty Group At Compass
(Compass)
Top 5 Tips For Selling Your Home in 2014 Great Photographs: A study says great photos can increase  “The Perceived Value” of your home by about 13%.  Another study shows that about 21% of buyers view videos of a home before making a decision to schedule a showing with a real estate agent.  In todays market environment online views from prospective buyers equates to the first showing of the property.  This is why The Reata Realty Group uses professionally trained architectural photographers because “You only have one time to make a great first impression”. Staging: The Reata Realty Group believes a home staged by a professional stager is another way to increase “Perceived Value” of your home.  So we use a home stager to enhance the homes look and feel to prospective buyers and to increas...
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By Bernie and Terri Christian, Christian Group Properties, Luxury Home and Waterfront Home Experts
(Keller Williams Realty, Inga Dow Inc.)
BUYING FORT WORTH REAL ESTATE A buyer's Approach to Purchasing a Home Local Fort Worth Realtors, The Christian Group Properties, wants you to start your real estate property search with the best online tools and the right Realtor! According to the new 2013 National Association of Realtors (NAR) report, an annual survey of home buyers and sellers found that new home purchasers bought a new home to avoid renovations or problems with plumbing or electrical, and the ability to customize their home. However, the report also indicated that Home buyers who bought previously owned homes purchased their home for a better price and overall value, and the charm and character their home provides. Other interesting factors found in the report are: (1) Buyer said the quality of the neighborhood, conv...
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By Bernie and Terri Christian, Christian Group Properties, Luxury Home and Waterfront Home Experts
(Keller Williams Realty, Inga Dow Inc.)
Open House in Lake Country Estates Come see our open house in Lake Country Estates on Saturday December 14, 2013 from 1pm to 3 pm Lake Country Estates, Fort Worth Texas, 76179 Traci Morrison, Buyer Agent, The Christian Group, Keller Williams Realty, Fort Worth, will be on site to answer any questions about these two homes. Come on over and see these two wonderful properties. Free Property Search for Lake Country Estates See map below for location of open house in Lake Country Estates. 8900 Lake Country Drive - Newly remodeled with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms! Spacious living area with fireplace, big master bedroom, island kitchen with granite. Second living area has wood floors, could be study. Entertain in the enormous backyard with a covered patio. 7329 Lake Country Drive - Move in con...
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By Bernie and Terri Christian, Christian Group Properties, Luxury Home and Waterfront Home Experts
(Keller Williams Realty, Inga Dow Inc.)
Homes for sale near TCU Texas Christian University (TCU) is located approximately 1.5 miles south of I-30 near downtown Fort Worth. Currently, there are over 100 homes for sale near TCU. Homes in the area range from below $100,000 to well over $1million.  Also, TCU area homes lie near the Trinity River and they are situated in an established Fort Worth community. These homes vary widely, being a mixture of different sizes and ages but are fairly typical of what you would expect to find near a college campus in Texas.  The people in the community are comprised of teachers, college students, doctors, business owners and various other professionals. Many of the area's homes lie near the Trinity River and most are only a few minutes away from the Fort Worth cultural district. You will love ...
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By Bernie and Terri Christian, Christian Group Properties, Luxury Home and Waterfront Home Experts
(Keller Williams Realty, Inga Dow Inc.)
Homes For Sale near Eagle Mountain Lake Love Eagle Mountain Lake but can't afford to buy lake front property? Lots of wonderful homes are located near Eagle Mountain Lake. You can live near the lake (rather than on it) and still enjoy almost all that it has to offer and pay a lot less for a home. Lots of properties available all around Eagle Mountain Lake. Nearby cities of Azle, Saginaw and Lake Worth have lots of shopping and other amenities. Eagle Mountain Lake is located just minutes from downtown Fort Worth and is managed by the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD). You'll find that the Homes for sale near Eagle Mountain Lake range in price from below $100,000 to over $1,000,000, depending on the community and whether it is actually a waterfront home. As you can see, there is a pr...
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