Fort Worth, TX Real Estate News

By Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate
(New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County)
With the Financial and Mortgage Industries "tightening up" their loan requirements... an extra boost is often needed for buyers to be able to qualify for the home they want to purchase.  Here are a few suggestions on how to help someone who wants to buy a home... but really needs some help in doing so.One of the most frustrating things a seller can experience... is finding a buyer who is both READY to buy their home, is also WILLING to buy their home, but for a variety of reasons... is UNABLE to purchase.  The ability to assist that buyer in a variety of ways... can often be the difference between a home selling... or staying on the market... and just "sitting there."  Here are just two of those ways:Many buyers have both the income, and the credit to qualify for their mortgage loan... ...
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By Michael Burross
(Signature Real Estate Group)
Press Room VAIL, ASPEN, PARK CITY. . . FORT WORTH! Texas City Chosen to Be Home to New World-Class Ski ENCLAVE, Bearfire RESORT Man-Made Mountain to Rank Among World’s Largest Buildings Jacobson Group Among the Equity Investors In Bold Project (DALLAS-FORT WORTH) April X, 2007 – Bearfire Resorts, LLC is elated to announce the most recent developments in its audacious plan to deliver world-class skiing to Texas year-round. New location, new name, bold new concept After careful consideration, the company has decided to shift its plans for a winter-themed entertainment destination from Dallas to Fort Worth, Texas. Bearfire Group executives feel they have found an ideal location in a large piece of property situated midway between the Dallas and Forth Worth airports. Along with the move co...
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By Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate
(New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County)
Many Nights... Late at Night... I can usually be found at my "Blogging Desk."  I have received many, many requests (one actually... LOL) for a photo of myself while creating the "missives" I send out into the blogosphere in the middle of the night.  So, in response to all of those "pleadings" (actually, it's up to two now... my cat Mollie just emailed me)... here it is ! I have an artist working on creating a Fifteen Month calendar suitable for mounting in such places as offices, libraries, schools, churches, auto body shops and NTB Tire Stores.  Once completed, I will have my marketing agent, Phyllis Diller's older, more attractive sister Hazel, start shopping the publishing houses in New York City... to find a suitable vehicle for mass distribution.  Stay tuned for further information...
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By Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate
(New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County)
Mr and Ms Home Seller have decided to sell their home. They have a fairly good idea of what they think their home is worth. After doing their own homework online with some of the automated pricing web sites, The Sellers, being very sensible sellers, schedule appointments with three local Listing Agents who've been hanging stuff on their front doorknob for years. Each Agent comes prepared with a "Competitive Market Analysis" (called a CMA). It is on fancy paper, and two of the three even have "professionally done" flip charts as part of their presentations. Each of the three Listing Agents recommends a specific sales price.Amazingly, a couple of the Listing Agents have come up with prices that are lower than the Sellers expected. Although they back up their recommendations with recent sa...
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By Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate
(New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County)
With Alan Greenspan being in the news so much recently... I have heard several of my Realtor friends say that they wish he would just keep quiet !  They say he is talking too much, and now that he is no longer Chairman of the Federal Reserve, that he needs to let Mr. Bernanke do the talking.  Personally, I think Greenspan needs to talk more... not less.  Please allow me to explain.I personally think it is foolish for anyone to disregard what Alan Greenspan has to say.  I watched his entire interview tonight... one hour long... with Maria Bartiromo on CNBC.  I was expecting it to be a great interview, so I even Tivo'd it.Alan Greenspan is a brilliant man, and his knowledge seems boundless.  I do, however, think that one thing Greenspan could do... is to say that when he is predicting dro...
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Kaleidoscope of Homes is in its last week.  My wife and I attended opening week and we were blown away by the craftsmanship of the homes.  There are 5 homes to look at ranging from 1.5 to 2.6 million.  If you're going to go, now is the time because this is the last weekend.  The home I liked best was La Madera by Martin Custom Homes.  This Tudor style home is captivating with exterior and interior design features that are outstanding.  If you do go to KOH, be sure to give yourself plenty of time to view each home.  The attention to detail is amazing and we found ourselves short on time.  However, don't miss out on the fact that you're in Fort Worth when you visit La Cantera.  And if you're in the market for high end luxury, visit Montserrat just across Loop 820.  They are equally specta...
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By Eric LaMay, Star State Homes Realty
(Star State Homes Realty)
Come join us and bring your friends to see a full length movie under the stars. Sundance Square presents "Stars Under the Stars"- "Back to the Future"09/27/2007 Chisholm Trail Parking Lot817-255-5700A new outdoor movie series-the public is invited to arrive as early as 6:30pm, and bring blankets or folding chairs to the event. Admission is free and outside food and drinks will not be allowed but food and beverages will be available for purchase.
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DIRECT LINK BELOW  500 foreclosed home for sale, commercial, properties Website:  http://www.lynn911.com/ Top Dallas real estate agent are you searching foreclosed home for sale, foreclosed commercial,  home loan, foreclosure, new home, short sale, preforeclosure, foreclosed condo, foreclosed townhome, search MLS, we offer a buyer rebate earn $1000's back at closing, seller flat fee, loans, credit repair, over 60,000 homes posted to our website including over 500 foreclosures. Direct Line: 972- 699-9111 Email:  911@lynn911.com Lynn 911 Realty team is a experienced professionals who know how to work with the listing agents, and placing all the necessary documents together for your presentation for the bank.  In many instances foreclosed properties are at retail value and not below market...
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DIRECT LINK BELOW  500 foreclosed home for sale, commercial, properties Website:  http://www.lynn911.com/ Top Dallas real estate agent are you searching foreclosed home for sale, foreclosed commercial,  home loan, foreclosure, new home, short sale, preforeclosure, foreclosed condo, foreclosed townhome, search MLS, we offer a buyer rebate earn $1000's back at closing, seller flat fee, loans, credit repair, over 60,000 homes posted to our website including over 500 foreclosures. Direct Line: 972- 699-9111 Email:  911@lynn911.com Lynn 911 Realty team is a experienced professionals who know how to work with the listing agents, and placing all the necessary documents together for your presentation for the bank.  In many instances foreclosed properties are at retail value and not below market...
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By Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate
(New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County)
Often when I sell a New Home... when the buyers and I get around to doing their "pre-closing walk-thru" with the Builder, my buyers sometimes ask me whether or not they should first get their home inspected by a Professional Home Inspector.Of course, that should always be the buyer's choice to make.  And I would always encourage buyers to do what they felt they needed to do to insure in their mind that they were getting a quality-built home.Sometimes, though, the buyers are extremely tight on cash.  The $350 or so that the typical home inspector may charge can be a real hardship on them.  So, what should they do ?Well, as usual, the answer is "it depends."  Sometimes the buyers DO get the home inspected by an outside inspector before they do their "walk thru" with the builder.  I have f...
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By Scott Oram
(Blue Leaf Realty)
The Alliance Corridor in Fort Worth, TX is a fantastic place to live, work and play.  The Hillwood Company has done a fantastic job of accomplishing and implementing its vision of building first class commercial, industrial, and retail space.  Now, Hillwood is continuing to expand its vision with the town square concept at Heritage Trace Parkway and I-35W in North Fort Worth.  With Cabelas in place and Sam Moon soon to come, the Alliance Corridor is fast becoming a shopper's paradise.  Perhaps the best thing about this area are the home prices and the cost of living.  Although energy prices have risen in past years in Texas, Fort Worth continues to provide great opportunites for home buyers and business owners alike.    
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By Eric LaMay, Star State Homes Realty
(Star State Homes Realty)
Hello Friends,I wanted to let you know about this group of comedians. They are called the "Four Day Weekend". I have been twice and when friends come into town I love to take them to see these guys. The comedy style is pretty PG and hilarious. It is a cross between "who's line is it anyway" and "stand-up". The atmosphere is relaxed being that it is in one of Fort Worths old Stage theaters with theater seating. No small cramped tables with so much smoke you have to bring a fan to see the act. There is a open bar and lounge before you enter the theater. One of the two times I have been there, there was a new act/singer in the lounge. As you see this is a bit more upscale and for more of the mature audience, there are some young patrons there as well.I make this a must see when you visit t...
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By Eric LaMay, Star State Homes Realty
(Star State Homes Realty)
The StarStateHomes team of Keller Williams Realty invites you to come and visit our wonderful city. Fort Worth has been one the countries top ten most livable cities in the US, and for good reason. Having lived here for over forty years I have seen my city come from cows to the "up-sale" living of our high rises, cultural district (including Bass performance Hall, Casa Manana (performing arts), Kimball fine arts museum just to name a few.If you are considering a move to Fort Worth we can help you with all the information you need and help you find the perfect home in the perfect area.If you just want to talk about Fort Worth, share ideas and tells us about a great place you have visited lately, please join our blog today,
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By Stacie Jordan
(Retired)
Major Exhibit and IMAX Film about Star Wars is in Fort Worth, TexasIf you are an R2-D2 or C-3PO fan you may want to go check out the Star Wars universe at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.  It runs through September 3rd.  They have a lot of artifacts from the films, video interviews of the engineers, filmakers, etc. and also a section called "Getting Around" where you can see how vehicles move without touching the ground.  Then they have robots, real-world robots and you can experience the sensation of levitiation by riding on a personal hovercraft......that sounds fun! You can get more information at www.fortworthmuseum.org call 817-255-9540.  For Theatre Tickets in advance at the Omni call 817-255-9540. 
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By Lauren Corna, Broker
(Archway Realty, LLC)
  Park Glen subdivision in Fort Worth is a wonderful community.  Park Glen is an established neighborhood filled with beautiful mature trees where the streets are lined with sidewalks.  It's a fun happy place to live !!  It's nestled in a park like setting with its own wonderful playground, tennis courts and a jogging trail....  Great for family picinics !!                     Park Glen has an HOA which is well organized to meet the needs of the residents in the community....There are  planned activities for the entire family to enjoy and brings the community together.  They have their own website, http://www.parkglen.org/links.php                                                                        Park Glen  has a neighborhood garage sale that attracts people from all over.....   Th...
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By Jesse Grimmer
(Hartford Realty Group)
I just found out an interesting thing.  While the town of South Lake is a wonderful place to live there are some who moved there ten years ago and are ready to get out due to the rapid growth. If you are one of these people let me know.  I have lots of contacts in places like Argyle, Bartonville, Flower Mound (the western side), Roanoke, Trophy Club, and Justin.  As a matter of fact I know a nice house in a new neighborhood in Argyle that the owner is selling it himself.  It is a wonderful place.  Call me and I'll make arrangements.  The owner is a friend of mine.If you are ready to move to a Downtown Fort Worth condo I can help you.How about the "up-and-coming" Fort Worth South area?  There are some really neat things happening in that historic neighborhood.I have probably the most rel...
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By Lauren Corna, Broker
(Archway Realty, LLC)
    My Buyers emailed me with 17 homes that they wanted to see in a specific area.  They said that we could do the home tours over the course of a couple days because 17 homes is a lot in one day...                                    Well, I am Super Agent...                                                                              (please note...this is not really me...)          I researched every home and mapped them all out and informed my Buyers that we could do it all in one day and within 2.5 - 3.0 hours .... I set up all the appointments.   Only one of the homes had the lockbox on the back door and there is security for which I get the code and password.           Unfortunately, this was the Neighborhood Garage Sale Day.....  Needless to say, there were people and cars everyw...
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By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
There is going to be a ski resort built in Ft. Worth, TX, just west of Dallas.  This resort is going to be a Bearfire Resort.  Bearfire has several other resorts across the country, but when they're done with this one, it's going to be the largest one built yet.Now, you're probably thinking, It doesn't snow very much in DFW, muchless does it keep a consistently cold temperature during the winter months.  Well, these factors won't be of any concern.  The "snow" is going to be some kind of carpet called Snowflex that allows for a smooth skiing experience. I've been been skiing before, so I won't be able to judge the difference, but I'm very excited for the opportunity to learn! Along with the slopes, there will be a 600 room hotel and convention center! (courtesy of the Star Telegram)They...
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By Barbara Newton
(Nu Home Source Realty L.L.C.)
By Barbara Newton   Nu Home Source Realty    Dallas  Real  Estate  Forum Before they approve you for a home mortgage, lenders want to be sure that you will be able to repay it.  They will take a detailed look at your financial situation to determine this.  There are several things you can do to improve your chances of getting approved for a home mortgage.  Not only will these actions help your approval they will also prepare you for managing your home mortgage payments once you obtain the home mortgage. The first thing you should do is check your credit.  Make sure that there is no inaccurate information on your credit report.  This includes accounts that do not belong to you and accounts that are reported inaccurately.  Your credit report will come with instructions for disputing inac...
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