Fort Worth, TX Real Estate News

By Peggy McCready
(Alexander Chandler Realty)
We have a great new listing coming in TCU. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, over 2,000 square feet, 2 car attached garage, 2 living areas, fireplace.  Updated.  Huge covered patio.  It will probably list for $189,000 and be available mid-April.Call or e-mail me for more information or for an advanced showing. Peggy McCready, GRI, PICPREMIER Real Estate Services817-437-4851 - cellpeggym_premier@yahoo.comwww.premiersold.com 
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By Peggy McCready
(Alexander Chandler Realty)
We have a great new listing coming up in the cutural district.   It's on Byers - 2 bedroom, 1 bath, brick tutor, detached garage.  Totally updated.  It should be ready April 1.   The list price will probably be $154,900.  Call or e-mail me for an advanced showing. Peggy McCready, GRI, PICPREMIER Real Estate Services817-437-4851 - cellpeggym_premier@yahoo.comwww.premiersold.com 
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By Peggy McCready
(Alexander Chandler Realty)
There will be a great event April 12 from Historic Fort Worth:  Saturday, April 12th, 9:00 - 3:00 Realtor open houses, 3:00 until 5:00list of homes available at eventThistle Hill1509 Pennsylvania AvenueSold! on Historic Neighborhoods is an annual educational workshop to promote historic neighborhoods that includes:Presentations on appropriate rehabilitation strategies for historic houses: If These Walls Could Talk: Susan Kline, Historian I'm from the Government and I'm Here to Help: Liz Casso, City of Ft. Worth We Did It and So Can You: David and Marianna Thrapp, Fairmount Neighborhood It's Easy Being Green: Steve Kline, AIA The Good, the Bad & the Ugly of Home Rehab: Brent Hull, Hull HistoricalNeighborhood Association representatives to promote the amenities of their neighborhood On si...
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By Peggy McCready
(Alexander Chandler Realty)
Most homeowners today do not want to look at an offer unless a pre-qualification letter is attached to the offer.  They want to know the person submitting the offer is qualified to purchase the home.  Once an offer is accepted, the listing is usually changed to active option.  When a property goes active option, most realtors will not show the property, so the homeowner has all but taken the property off the market.  No one wants to take their property off the market for someone who is not qualified to purchase the property.  If you are interested in purchasing a home in the Fort Worth, Texas area and would like a list of lenders I have worked with, please e-mail me at peggymccready@sbcglobal.net Peggy McCready, GRI, PICPREMIER Real Estate Services817-737-7777 - office817-437-4851 - cel...
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By Peggy McCready
(Alexander Chandler Realty)
Real estate professionals base the price of your home on what homes in your neighborhood are selling for.  The best matches are solds in the last 6 months within a 1/4 mile radius of your home.  The 1/4 mile radius must be in the same neighborhood.  For example, quite often property on one side of a freeway is worth more than the neighborhood on the other side of the freeway.  If you live in the Fort Worth area and would like to know what a home sold for - e-mail me at peggymccready@sbcglobal.netand I will e-mail the sold price to you.  If you would like an over the internet estimate, e-mail me at peggymccready@sbcglobal.net and send me your address and I will send you the sold prices within a 1/4 mile radius of your home.  For the most accurate evaluation, it is always best for a licen...
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By Peggy McCready
(Alexander Chandler Realty)
I am a native of Fort Worth - not only have I lived here all but 3 years of my life.   I have also raised two children here, one currently a student at OU and the other a senior at Paschal High School.    I can not only help you find a home, I can advise you on neighborhoods, dining, shopping and recreation. If you are moving to Fort Worth, contact me at 817-437-4851 or peggym_premier@yahoo.com. Peggy McCready, GRI, PICPREMIER Real Estate Services817-737-7777 - office817-437-4851 - cellwww.premiersold.compeggym_premier@yahoo.com 
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By Linda Scanlan
(A Fan of AR)
We spent the morning at the Tarrant County Auto Show at the Tarrant County Convention Center. I'm glad we left the checkbook at home! The most impressive (???) vehicle they had was a monster truck by Ford. These pictures don't give a true perspective on how tall and big it was. I'm 5'5" and my chin was level with the door handles. I don't know if you can really tell, but it had hardwood floors! It didn't have a price, but I guess it's one of those "if you have to ask you can't afford it".                                                                                   Chevrolet has brought the Camaro back in a big way! This car was totally cool! This car really brought back some great memories from high school. I don't think I can talk about many of them here! LOL      There were a lot...
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By Peggy McCready
(Alexander Chandler Realty)
 What is staging:  Staging is more than getting rid of the clutter.  Most homeowners have personalized the home and decorated it to their taste.  Decorating and design are based upon one's personal style.  That's great while you are living in the home, but when it's for sale, the home needs to appeal to a wider audience.  Staging will depersonalize your home and have it appeal to the widest number of buyers possible.Staging is the process of preparing a home, for the sole purpose of a quick and top dollar sale.  In today's changing market, staging is critical. I have my certification in home staging.  When you list with me, I will advise you on staging for free!  Call or e-mail me today for a free home evaluation and I'll be happy to discuss staging your home. Peggy McCready, GRI, PICpe...
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By Chris Faulkner
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
West Bend is a new mixed-use development in Fort Worth's University district on the Trinity River, consisting of 90,000 square feet of specialty retail and restaurants, 122,600 square feet of Class-A office space, a 140 room lifestyle hotel, and potential residential. West Bend is directly across from the University Park Village, south of I-30 and sits smack dab on the Trinity river and Trinity trails. Right now the plans are for "life style" retail chains, fine restauraunts, yet another boutique hotel and possibly a retail component. This is a wonderful location and looks to be a very pedestrian friendly design. Fort Worth's urban living is picking up steam every day and we are finally utilizing a wonderful resource, the Trinity River!I have more details if you'd like to contact me dir...
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By Chris Faulkner
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Below you'll find a great article about Oleander Place Townhomes written by Betty Dillard of the Fort Worth Business Press. Oleander Place's sales center is now open and we have some wonderful pre-completion pricing! The buzz is building so please stop by the sales center at 1112 S Adams in Fort Worth's Near Southside soon to see our beautiful floorplans and finishes or give me a call.Oleander Place Townhomes sales center hours:Anytime by appointment or:Thursday and Friday 4:00 to 6:00Saturday and Sunday 10:00 to 2:00Oleander Place development breaks ground BY BETTY DILLARD March 10, 2008  Construction is under way on Oleander Place Townhomes, the newest kid on the trendy block in Fort Worth's blossoming urban renewal in the Near Southside. Located in the heart of a growing urban villag...
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By Chris Faulkner
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
HOA (Home Owners Association) dues are used for the general maintenance of the building's common areas and exteriors. In general, HOA is responsible for the care of the common/shared areas of the property, such as lawns and landscaping, recreational facilities, lobby, elevator, hallways, roof, etc. The association also saves money in reserve to help pay for any special assessments that may arise in the future(Painting or replacing exterior siding, replacing a roof, etc.) .An annual budget and regular Reserve studies evaluate these costs and help the condominium's Board of Directors to determine the amount that owners need to contribute in monthly dues.Many building include other regular expenses in their HOA dues including, gas, cable TV, internet service, etc. Often the HOA dues are ba...
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Hughes Development LP, the Dallas based developer of So7 on west 7th street near downtown Fort Worth, has released a rendering of the new seven story mixed use retail and residential condo building that is breaking ground this week.Emily Ray Porter, a sales representative for Hughes says the building will have retail on the first two levels (approximately 70,000 square feet) and 72 residential condos on floors three through seven.Retail tenants will include the likes of Primo's retaurant, Backwoods outdoor clothing store, Hola Tapas Bar, Performance Playground gym, and a few more that are yet to be named.The rendering shows the view of the building from West Seventh Street.  
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By Chris Faulkner
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Trinity UptownTM is a bold new plan for waterfront development. It aims to revitalize an 800-acre area north of downtown Fort Worth with a combination of public improvements and private development. Its goal is to provide a vibrant, stimulating environment in which families can live, work, shop, play, and learn. The combination of public improvements and private development is key to understanding this project. Private development of the area will be possible once flood protection is in place and levees are removed to open up the land. The area will enable up to 10,000 new homes to be constructed in the area, providing a solution to the demand for high-density urban housing. Fort Worth is the fastest-growing large city in the United States. Its population is expected to increase by more...
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By Chris Faulkner
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Villa De Leon, a Tom Struhs development, has released final renderings of the exterior and interior of its 23 unit luxury condo development on the Trinity Bluff Northeast of Downtown Fort Worth. The building offers a level of exclusivity that Fort Worth has not seen in condo developments thus far and amenities to match. Units start out at over $780,000 and go to just over $2,000,000. Pecan Place Condos is another development by Struhs that offers luxury condo living to a select 9 individuals. Re-sales are also available in the Pecan Place Condominiums. The advantage that buyers in Villa De Leon will enjoy is sharing their beautiful home with a limited number of residents sharing a similar demographic makeup. If you have visited http://www.trinityrivervision.org/ lately, you know the pot...
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By Chris Faulkner
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Every day I am confronted by buyers and sellers who are conflicted about the decision to purchase or sell in what they have been told is a down market. Why not wait until things are better? Well my friends there are  a few things you should know:1.       Real Estate is a Commodity Not a day goes by that gold is not bought or sold, the only thing that changes is its value. Real estate is very similar. What you bought your home for yesterday has nothing to do with what you will sell it for tomorrow. Only the "market" can determine what you will receive for your home. Consider this example.One purchases a gold coin for $200 last December, holds it for a year and decides they have to sell it today. If the market for that gold coin has dropped to $175 can the Seller receive $225 for that sam...
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By Chris Faulkner
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Stating that the very market that you work day in and day out in is softening does not appear to be a smart business strategy for a Realtor. Then again I am a Rotarian and abide by their "4 Way Test"1. Is it the truth?2. Is it fair to all concerned?3. Will it build good will and better friendships?4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?So why volunteer this information. Well maybe the stats aren't as bad as they seem and maybe they present more of an opportunity than a challenge. Remember real estate is a commodity and if you can get in high or low, in the long run it still pays to play the game. Here are some statistics comparing September through November of 2006 to the same date range in 2007.Downtown Fort Worth Statistics 09/06-11/0609/07-11/07For Sale196344Sold2519Pended3118Avg....
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City Homes, a division of Centex Homes, has released more information on their townhome development Presidio just west of the Montgomery Plaza on west 7th Street in Fort Worth. They are planning to start pre-sales in early February. Pricing is said to start out in the "low $200,000's" according to one of their representatives. There will be two and three story units with sizes ranging from 1,850 to 2,000 square feet. You might remember this earlier blog when I broke the news: http://www.highrises.com/blog/fort-worth/city-homes-to-build-20-town-home-units-near-montgomery-plaza/I'll keep you posted as things develop.
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By Chris Faulkner
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Recent news that the developers of the Neil P. Anderson building on Burnett Park will be selling out the remaining 43 of 57 condos as a packaged commercial deal did not come as a shock. While the downtown real estate market remains in-tact, the Neil P had some challenges that were not addressed early enough in many people's opinion. I share the opinion of Kevin Buchanan of http://www.fortworthology.com/  regarding the Neil P:"Naturally, hints are dropped about in [Sandra Baker's Star Telegram] article about the downtown housing market slowing, which is completely untrue, if you ask me. Downtown housing isn't slowing. The failure of the Neil P. isn't a symptom of anything more than a failed development. High prices, high HOA dues, and awkward parking arrangements are what did the Neil P....
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By Chris Faulkner
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
I know there has been a lot of talk that Starwood might bring their Aloft boutique hotel to Fort Worth. According to the Dallas Business Journal and developer Richard Garvey it is a done deal!  Read on..."The style of the aLoft hotel matches the design of our development and the landscape of the Cultural District," said Richard Garvey, Museum Place Development Group president and co-developer. (Fort Worth) - Champ Hospitality in Carrollton will develop a 140-room aloft hotel as part of Fort Worth's upscale Museum Place development. The aloft hotel, a Starwood Hotels and Resorts property, will be built between Camp Bowie Boulevard and Seventh Street, with the main entrance on Arch Adams. Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring 2008, with opening set for fall 2009. Museum Place D...
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By Roger Smith
(Real Living Advantage Realty)
I am always looking for good quotes and quotables for myself and my clients.  Inspirational quotes are always important.  But quotes about the positvie side of real estate in this day and age is alway valuable too.   We need to keep a positive outlook even when it is a little cloudy.   Roger   Stimulus Plan Aids Buyers of High-Priced Homes ·         For a high-priced home, 1 percent can make a big difference. A monthly payment on a jumbo 30-year loan of $729,000 at 7 percent would be $4,850. Monthly payments on a conforming loan of the same amount, at 6 percent, would be $4,371, a $479 difference. ·         The change in loan limits, which allows the federal housing agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to purchase or guarantee the mortgages, is intended to encourage lenders to write more...
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