Fort Worth, TX Real Estate News

By Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate
(New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County)
According to a new survey just released by the National Association of Realtors, Three Cities in Texas are NOT faced with the Continuing National Problem of Falling Home Prices.Prices in the Fort Worth/Dallas Real Estate Market are projected to climd by an average of 4.28 Percent in the coming year 2008.  San Antonia Home Values are also projected to increase.As I have written many times in previous posts, much of Texas has not been burdened by the problem of the "Real Estate Bubble" bursting.  There has been "no bubble here."  Thus... with it's being such a distinctly different market... Fort Worth/Dallas continues to show just what a special place it is !Years ago... in 1981 to be exact... when I was taking my own "long distance market survey..." trying to decide where to move to when...
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By Linda Scanlan
(A Fan of AR)
We got quite the surprise here in Fort Worth on Thanksgiving Day! The weather forecasters had not predicted anything in our immediate area, but they were wrong. We were watching the Dallas Cowboy game after we'd eaten ourselves silly and the announcers were talking about the snow and for a minute we forgot that they were playing at home. We started seeing snow and sleet falling on TV and when I went to open our front door to look out it was snowing!This is a rare treat here; and especially this early in the season. The flakes were huge and looked like cotton falling! I just wanted to share with you the first snowfall in our area...I hope it's not the last one we have..I LOVE snow.     Photos were used with permission from NBC5  ***********************************************************...
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By Barbara Newton
(Nu Home Source Realty L.L.C.)
What a mess our market is in ,well one thing is for sure if you are a buyer you had better jump on the band wagon because the deals are there ,in so many cases you can name your price. People that are in a hurry to sell are the best and I know where to find them. But if you are a seller and are behind on your Mortgage or know you will be soon or know someone in this same situation you need to know help is out there but be aware of people that want to charge you for their services . I am ,I would like to beleive an expert in Short sales but in this field you learn new things every day so no one is a true expert. I have saved people from foreclosure so if done right it is good for the seller. In most cases Sellers pay nothing ,Lender does pay Realtor commission and Seller closing cost ,I ...
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By Sharon Mays
(Mays Realty Group)
October 7, 2006 - December 31, 2007Cowtown Coliseum Stockyards Championship RodeoFort Worth, Texas817-654-1148Thru December 28, 2007Wine Tasting 4825 Overton Ridge Suite 304Fort Worth, Texas817-361-9463August 18, 2007 - December 2, 2007  Amon Carter MuseumWith New Eyes: Exploration and the American WestFort Worth, Texas817-738-1933September 30, 2007 - January 6, 2008Modern Art Museum of Fort WorthDeclaring SpaceFort Worth, Texas817-738-9215November 2 - December 31, 2007Billy Bob's TexasFort Worth Stockyards, Texas817-624-7117November 2- Aaron WatsonNovember 3- Nitty Gritty Dirt BandNovember 9- Casey Donahew BandNovember 10- Kenny Wayne Shepherd November 16- Chris KnightNovember 17- Tex Mex Fest Tribute to Freddy FenderNovember 23- Stoney LaRueNovember 24- Miranda LambertNovember 30- Cha...
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Christmas is almost here and what better way to take some time out from all the hustle and bustle of the holidays than taking in some entertainment at Sundance Square!Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth is rockin' almost any night of the year, but it always steps it up a notch or two during the Christmas Season. Parking can be a problem so check out the parking garage. It's close to everything. Here are some of the activities that will be taking place beginning with the lighting of the official Fort Worth Christmas Tree! This event will be in the evening on Friday evening, November 23. Children of all ages love this event so come early to get a good spot!The annual Jingle Bell Run benefiting the Arthritis Foundation will be held on Saturday December 1st at 2:30 in the afternoon. Part...
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By Curt Fletcher, aka "The Likeability Guy"
It seems that everywhere that I turn these days, there is negative news regarding home buying, getting loans and everything else associated with the purchase of a new home otherwise known as the American Dream.Each day I am asked by my prospective home buyers about the market and is it really that bad.  My response is always the same, "I have never met a single person that does not want to live in a brand new home."  In my market in the Alliance Corridor of the City of Fort Worth, it is not only the BEST place to buy a home but it is the BEST time to buy one.My market is Great, the economy is growing and my homes are appreciating due to the great Schools (Northwest ISD), and convienence of my location to shopping, recreation, and dining establishments.I want home buyers to STOP listenin...
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By Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate
(New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County)
There is NO DOUBT, in the local DFW market area, that it’s a Buyer’s Market out there ! And… interest rates are “softening.” So… which is the better deal in today’s “buyer’s market ?” Buying a resale, or buying a New Home From a Builder ?What does a local Fort Worth buyer look for when shopping for a home in a ‘buyer’s market?” Obviously, this is the time to find a good “bargain.” I have sold many, many new homes in the Fort Worth/Dallas market over the past years, and I have also sold many “re-sale” homes. I have also worked for several builders… sitting in their model homes and selling the builder’s new homes for them.In the first and second home buyer price range, $125,000 to $200,000, the local Dallas/Fort Worth market has approximately Thirty to Forty Different New Home Builders co...
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By Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate
(New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County)
Over the Next Few Days, Many of Our Children will be wearing all of their wonderfully decorative and imaginative Halloween Outfits.  There will be parties, both at school, and at their friend's homes.Additionally, many of our kids will be outside... walking door-to-door ringing doorbells and yelling Trick-Or-Treat.  Although my own daughter is now thirty-five years old, and lives about sixty miles away, I cannot help but remember all the cute costumes and outfits that we made up for her to wear for those fun evenings.                                   It will be very dark outside while they are having their Halloween fun.  They will also be so excited... being with all of their friends... and many of them will be wearing masks... which, of course, makes it much harder for them to see.So...
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By Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate
(New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County)
Fort Worth/Dallas... Get Ready To Cheer !  A recent CNN Money.com survey says the Real Estate Market in Fort Worth and Dallas is primed to take a Very Positive Bounce starting in Early 2008.Median sales prices for single-family homes in Fort Worth/Dallas area are projected to rise at an Annual Growth Rate (AGR) of 6.4 per cent, continues the CNNMoney.com survey.   While other areas of the country suffer from falling home values, the gradual and sensible growth rate experienced over the last twenty years in the Fort Worth/Dallas area has never contributed to the "values bubble" which so many other areas of the country are currently plagued with."Because of the sensible growth rate we experienced locally in the 90's, our home values are projected to continue their gradual, sensible rise.....
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By Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate
(New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County)
I was just making a comment on another post about something that happened to me years ago.  As I finished it, a friend suggested to make it a post... all by itself.  So that's what I'm going to do.Yes, it was many years ago... perhaps 1996.  I had just got my first ancient computer.  It might have been a 286, I think.  Very little memory, but it worked !   Now that I could get online, the only thing I had ever really heard about, was America Online... AOL.  So, right away... I joined AOL.I was just getting acquainted with the entire email system... when the first emails started coming in.  OMG... I was horrified.  Absolutely HORRIFIED !  There they were... in the "new email" box... standing straight up... right there in the middle of the screen. My first emails.As they came in, one by o...
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By Olivia Rivera
(DFW Investments)
We have affordable homes available in Fort Worth. Real Estate investor willing to pay 3% commission. Look up list of homes at www.myspace.com/fortworthhomes  or call today and I will fax you a list with the details of each house 817-478-5806.
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By Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate
(New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County)
Often times when we Realtors suggest to a buyer that moving before the end of the year makes great sense "tax-wise"... we often hear... "Oh, we could NEVER do that to the kids.  We want to wait until the end of the school year.  If we "uprooted the kids"... well... it would just be much too hard on them. Well... here are some thoughts on that... from a former Junior High School teacher.  Regardless of when parents decide to move, very often the kids will not be pleased.  They will talk all about leaving their friends behind, about how miserable they will feel in that dreaded "new school"... and how terrible and self-conscious they will feel being 'the new kid in class." While the fears children have about all those things may certainly be real... the actual move itself is rarely anywher...
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By Sharon Mays
(Mays Realty Group)
Fort Worth Texas is the 18th-largest city in the United States and considered one of "America's Most Livable Communities." Today, Fort Worth, Texas is a thriving center of culture and commerce. Visitors are often surprised by everything Fort Worth has to offer from a thriving downtown metropolis to sleepy suburbs and country towns. Fort Worth is filled with a unique mix of attractions for visitors - from cowboys to culture, from sports to shopping. Explore the legendary Fort Worth Stockyards, the world-class Cultural District, downtown's dazzling Sundance Square, the top-ranked Fort Worth Zoo, Texas Motor Speedway, and so much more. If you are intested in finding out more about Fort Worth, visit my website: Fort Worth Real Estate.
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By Sharon Yeary, You'll Be SOLD on us!
(Sharcom Realty)
Ah Fort Worth, Texas!  Forbes Magazine just came out with the top 10 best places to buy a home in.  Fort Worth was number 1!  WHOHOOOO!  Houston was also on the list although it was number 5 or 6 - not sure.  Our median price for a home is $156,000 and some change. I have always know it was a great place because I was born here, raised here and seem to always come back here whenever I move away.  What can I say but it is HOME!  Fort Worth is just a good old boy town, simple down to earth beautiful town.  It's about 20 minutes to downtown Fort Worth from the DFW Airport.  Downtown was designed to be like Main Street in Disneyland.  We have brick streets and you still see our police on horses sometimes.  The BASS HALL opened up just a few years ago and it is fabulous! It's so nice to be h...
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By Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate
(New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County)
Many years ago when my parents bought their first home... I was allowed to plant a "vegetable" garden.  Now, I was by no means your run-of-the-mill gardener.  I had my very own "special system."  You see, I was eleven years old at the time.My Mother... Marian... my Mom... wanted to give me a special treat that day.  I must have been extra good.  Perhaps I did my homework.  Mebbe I cleaned up my room.  Perhaps I was actually nice to my brother that day.  (I used to yell at him like crazy when I caught him trying on my clothes... but that is totally another story for another day.)  I am not sure what it was... but Mom decided I was due a "treat."  So... she and I went to the garden store, and I was allowed to pick out all the vegetable plants I wanted... and was actually ...
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By Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate
(New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County)
What would it be like... if we could better understand each other... and really know where the other... was "coming from ?"Years ago, Katherine Myers and Elizabeth Myers-Briggs... a mother-daughter team of Psychologists... developed a method of better understanding both ourselves, and others, by means of what they called... "Psychological Type Theory."Taking the Myers-Briggs... or the MBTI as it was called... gave a person a description of their personality "type"... which could be extremely valuable in helping facilitate communicating with other people.  Various "types" can perceive a certain thing in a great variety of ways... thus making communication.The Myers-Briggs assists in communication by providing a genuine undersanding of just where people are "coming from" when they interac...
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By Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate
(New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County)
According to a recent CNN/Money Magazine survey... the Fort Worth/Dallas Median Sales Price for area single-family homes is Projected to Rise at a Growth Rate of 6.4 Percent.One of the things that is fueling this increase is the growth in the Fort Worth/Dallas jobs market.  The amount of available jobs continues to grow at about twice the national average, with many more families relocating to the North Texas area.  People go where the jobs are.  And that means... Fort Worth/Dallas !Both Fort Worth and Dallas, and many of the surrounding suburbs in the Metroplex are known nationwide for their advanced health-care facilities.  Hospital and Surgical centers abound, and for the "little ones"... Dallas has Children's Medical Center Hospital, and Fort Worth has it's own highly-rated Cook Chi...
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By Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate
(New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County)
I recently attended a seminar in Northern Virginia.  During the late 80's and early 90's, I lived in Alexandria, Virginia and Columbia, Maryland for about six years total.  During that time, I was an on-site New Home Salesperson with three DC Area home builders.  The first of those builders I worked for was Scarborough Homes, who shortly after I joined them, changed their name to Winchester Homes.  I was with them for perhaps two years.The first neighborhood that Winchester assigned me to was Crofton Commons.  It was a new Townhouse Community just off I-66... about five miles down Rt 29, just before you cross over a little bridge and enter Manassas.I started this "adventure" in April of 1987.  There were three models that were offered for sale in that community.  Just to share with you ...
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By Eric LaMay, Star State Homes Realty
(Star State Homes Realty)
Hello everyone,The starstatehomes team attended Fort Worths "Movie/Stars under the stars" event. While I was a bit disappointed on the overall attendance, I thought the idea was terriffic. It was a perfect night with just a slight breeze, there where portable restrooms avalible, plenty of parking and some tasty treats provided by local restraunts. I must admit I did partake in a chocolate frozen banana......... Um good.
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By Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate
(New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County)
It's Fireplace Time Tonight... !It has been a long summer.  Hot days, warm nights, pouring rain for days at a time, lakes at first several feet below normal, then lakes ten feet above flood stage.  Many, many people I know... are so ready for fall.I don't think I used my fireplace even once last winter.  Not that it wasn't cold enough.  The timing just wasn't right... or I just wasn't in a fireplace-kind-of mood.  Either way... no fires in the fireplace.                              For some reason... this winter... even this fall... this beautiful Autumn... is already upon us.  Somehow I can sense it.  Last night I could even smell it in the air.  Something's different.  Something's changed.  I think tonight just might be... a Fireplace Night.  Maybe some hot tea, maybe some hot chocol...
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