Garland, TX Real Estate News

By Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate
(214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com)
  Foreclosures-Foreclosures-Foreclosures ... the housing market has been greatly affected by them for the past 3 years. However, with the controversey of foreclosure paperwork being a "rubber stamped" process at the end of last year and with it still being tweaked, the number of foreclosures on a national scale has continued to decrease. According to RealtyTrac's latest report, February saw a 27% decrease from February '10. Currently, RealtyTrac has Texas ranked as #23 with a total of 11,562 houses that are in the foreclosure process.  So what does that mean for us in the Lake Ray Hubbard area? Like the national outlook, foreclosures are still affecting our Housing Market and the prices. See below to get a peak of the Foreclosures in your City. GARLAND 2011 ... 112 Foreclosures are Curr...
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By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Wow! Nicely updated home close to Firewheel Mall and Turnpike in Garland TX. Open floorplan with soaring ceilings, lots of windows and designer colors. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters and backsplash. Formal dining area with built-ins.  The house even has 3 living areas with plenty of room for everyone to spread out.  The backyard is large and great for kids or pets. Covered patio for entertaining and large storage shed.         Updates include 13 SEER HVAC, hot water heater, foundation repair, appliances, bathrooms, carpet, fixtures, ceiling fans, 2-inch wood blinds, and door hardware. All this could be yours for a mere $159,900 !!! All the work has been done for you. You just move right on in! Listing courtesy of Tom Branch and RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs and posted with permission. **...
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By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
There is an elementary component of business that few either don't understand or never leaned. A business only has one objective:  To convince customers to give the business some of the customer's money. That's it; nothing more complicated. So the raw method used to do that is to offer a product or service that the customer can be convinced he needs.  At that point the customer gives the merchant some money, and the business has achieved its goal. Personal service that was a component of stores of the past, when they were owned by local families, was systematically removed with the advent of national chains.  The public has reluctantly learned to accept that. Here's the compare and contrast component:  It's not so important whether a national chain's store in Dallas alienates a custome...
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
The Mortgage Credit Certificate tax credit program(MCC) for the City of Garland has just announced that they now have funds for this program.  They have over $3.469 million of funds for this program but will disperse the funds on a first come first served basis.  If you are not familiar with the MCC program, here are the highlights.  The MCC tax credit allows you to save up to $2000 a year off your income taxes.  This is a refund of up to $2000 off their income taxes every year that you are in the home!!!!!! it is also available for any home in the Houston area, Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Houston and Dallas area or any where in Texas. There is a 1%(of the loan amount) fee and other fees to the Government for this program.  The savings way out weight the cost! I ...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
7502 Stone Hill Court Garland, TX 75044 Completely Remodeled with Top Upgrades Home Photo Gallery Virtual Tour Property Map Payment Info Request Showing Contact Me Tracy Lee Parker Broker Agent Office:972-442-1277 Mobile:972-365-7198 Price : $429,000 Bedrooms : 5 Bathrooms : 3.5 Square Foot : 3,406 County : Dallas Property Type : Detached Year Built : 1996 MLS Number : 11508175 click for more information and pictures Property Description Gorgeous Home ! Rubbed Oil Bronze Chandeliers fixtures! TOTAL UPGRADED KITCHEN: Tea Stained Custom Cabinets, Black Honed Granite, Special Built Island with pullout drawers,Travertine Flooring,Grecian Tile Backsplash,New Granite Sink,Stainless Steel Appliances with frig. Plantation Shutters on EVERY window!! Master Bath Spa retreat awaits you with frenc...
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By Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate
(214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com)
Driving home today, I passed a place that I always catch myself saying out loud (even if no one is in the car with me!) ... Good Gravy I've never seen their parking lot empty! That place my friends is the                       GARLAND PUBLIC SHOOTING RANGE *Now I know that the "gun" topic is a touchy area - one with great debate and though Texas is often stereotyped as the gun wieling - trigger happy state, I have to tip my hat to these establishments who help ensure that Texas is NOT the highest ranked state that has the most gun-related deaths ... as a matter of fact, there are 21 states that actually have a higher number of gun-related deaths than Texas! Just recently, TheDailyBeast.com researched & made a list measuring the number of gun deaths per capita & the serverity of the stat...
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By Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate
(214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com)
  Wow, Habitat for Humanity has a "ReStore" store in Garland, just south of Lake Ray Hubbard. Yesterday was my 1st time time there and I must admit I was blown away with all the amazing items they had. Before yesterday, I had driven past it on I-30 everyday to and from my home in Rowlett. I always said ... I wonder whats in there? My step-dad used to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and help build houses but I'd never heard him mention them having a store. Well if you're like me, and have driven past it but never stopped in or didn't know they had a store, let me tell you, you need to pop in! So what's so great about it you ask. At "ReStore", you can expect to find quality appliances, home furnishings, cabinets, doors, bathroom fixtures, flooring, light fixtures, ceramic tile, and ho...
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By Judith Abbott
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
I was driving down Jupiter Road this afternoon, taking a friend back to her office after a delightful lunch of Vietnamese baguette sandwiches (Banh Mi) we had found at a bakery up on West Walnut, when I spotted this place out of the corner of my eye. It was hard to find the front door. The place didn't look all that open. In the end, my friend had to get out of the car and just go try doors before we figured out how to get in. I am glad we were patient. What an interesting place. It is a combination Belly Dance Costume Shop, Dance Studio and Egyptian Curios and Souvenirs Store. In Garland, Texas. In a strip center that looks like the kind of warehouse place for start-up auto-body shops. It just goes to confirm my deeply held believe that you just never know what you will find when you g...
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By Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate
(214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com)
                                    WOW … is it really just 2 ½ days before the end of 2010 & the beginning of a New Year?!? What a crazy & crazy year 20-10 was! I for one am ready to close this book & am excited to welcome 20-11 … or is it 2011 J Just in case you’re still on the fence of what to do for New Year’s Eve, here’s a small list of what’s going on around Lake Ray Hubbard (Garland, Rowlett, Rockwall, Heath).    ~Please make this New Year’s Eve a safe one and have a designated driver or taxi!      *Flying Saucer, Garland- Free admission to all UFO Club members & $2 for all others. They’ll be having a live DJ & complimentary champagne toast at midnight & other exclusive offerings through the night. *Crazy Horse Salon @ Bayview Marina, Rowlett- Get ready to 2-step 20-10 out the do...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
7502 Stone Hill Court Garland, TX 75044 Completely Remodeled with Top Upgrades Home Photo Gallery Virtual Tour Property Map Payment Info Request Showing Contact Me Tracy Lee Parker Broker Agent Office:972-442-1277 Mobile:972-365-7198 Price : $429,000 Bedrooms : 5 Bathrooms : 3.5 Square Foot : 3,210 County : Dallas Property Type : Detached Year Built : 1996 MLS Number : 11508175 click for more information and pictures Property Description Gorgeous Home ! Rubbed Oil Bronze Chandeliers fixtures! TOTAL UPGRADED KITCHEN: Tea Stained Custom Cabinets, Black Honed Granite, Special Built Island with pullout drawers,Travertine Flooring,Grecian Tile Backsplash,New Granite Sink,Stainless Steel Appliances with frig. Plantation Shutters on EVERY window!! Master Bath Spa retreat awaits you with frenc...
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By Tom Branch, Broker, CDPE, SFR, ACRE, Plano TX Ambassador
(RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs)
Another short sale closed! The sellers avoided foreclosure, the buyers purchased a nice home at a discount, and the lender did not have the losses involved with a foreclosure. Many people feel that the nation's economy rises and falls with the housing market. While this is often true, we believe the current housing crisis is a direct result of the economic downturn and massive job loss across the nation. In the Short Sale community, the vast majority of homeowners did not get a bad loan or buy more house than they could afford; they're just good, hardworking Americans who fell on bad times. All indicators point to Short Sales being on the real estate horizon for the foreseeable future, at least through 2012, and maybe longer. Industry experts see another wave of distressed homeowners su...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
City of Garland Texas Offers Down Payment Assistance Down payment assistance in the amount of $10,000.00 will be provided through The Home Infill Program. You must contact the Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) and complete a homebuyer information form and confidentiality waiver.  In order to be eligible for the program: The House: Must be new construction Must be built in compliance with NSD and the city of Garland Must qualify as affordable housing Must meet the needs of the homebuyer Must be environmentally compliant The Applicant: Must income qualify Fall with 80% of area median income adjusted by size of household Must qualify for mortgage Must provide $500 down payment Must complete Homebuyer Education Class and obtain certification Must submit documentation of eligibility fro...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
  Fallen Firefighters Foundation   ...was established in 1992 with the mission to honor fallen firefighters & to assist survivors in rebuilding of their lives.  The Foundation has developed many programs to fulfill this mandate.  Immediately after a firefighter dies in the line of duty, the Foundation provides survivors with a place to turn. Spouses and children of fallen are eligible for scholarship assistance for education and job training.  As a result of the  first ever Firefighter Life Safety Summit in 2004, 16 firefighter life safety initiatives were identified as part of the NFFF's National program to prevent firefighter deaths.  The program is called "Everyone Goes Home" and is being implemented throughout the country! This program is one of the most critical learning experience...
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New Short Sale & Pre Foreclosures in Garland - Dallas County - 75040, 75041, 75042, 75043, 75044, 75045, 75046, 75047, 75048, 75049 100% Free Search - CLICK HERE TO INSTANTLY VIEW HOMES Garland is a city in Dallas and Collin counties in the U.S. state of Texas. It is an inner suburb northeast of Dallas and is a major part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 222,013, making it the tenth-most populous city in Texas and the eighty-sixth most populous city in the United States.Most of Garland is in the Garland Independent School District (GISD). Parts of Garland extend into other districts, including the Dallas Independent School District (DISD), the Mesquite Independent School District (MISD), and the Richardson Independent School Distri...
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Distress Property in Great Condition Minutes from George Bush in Garland! $80,000.00Location: Carriagehouse EstatesMature neighborhood with tree-lined streets minutes from George Bush and Firewheel Mall. Open floor plan with kitchen overlooking the spacious living area, great for entertaining. Living area has vaulted ceilings, fire place and lots of usable wall space for decorating. Master suite is seperated from secondary bedrooms, giving the owner a private retreat.InformationContact Information Cindy Roeschen & Leigh BatesHomeinfo@dfwhomes4u.com(469) 248-6570www.HomeInfo@DFWHomes4U.comContact Reply FormForward to a FriendView Other FlyersPricingPrice: $80,000Flexibility: NegotiableProperty Location1034 Holland DriveGarland, TX 75040View MapLinksThe Trinity GroupCindy's BlogFeaturesBe...
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By Janet Sebile
(Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors)
Garland, TX - Oldie but goodie.  Great deal for area This home is ideal for starters or just a great place for those who enjoy big trees, well sized back yard with plenty of storage and more.  Call for more info or to schedule viewing.  
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$8000.00 Price Reduction - 1034 Holland Drive, GarlandLocation: Carriagehouse EstatesMature neighborhood with tree-lined streets minutes from George Bush and Firewheel Mall. Open floor plan with kitchen overlooking the spacious living area, great for entertaining. Living area has vaulted ceilings, fire place and lots of usable wall space for decorating. Master suite is seperated from secondary bedrooms, giving the owner a private retreat.InformationContact Information Cindy Roeschen & Leigh BatesHomeinfo@dfwhomes4u.com(469) 248-6570Contact Reply FormForward to a FriendView Other FlyersPricingPrice: $88,500.00Flexibility: NegotiableProperty Location1034 Holland DriveGarland, TX 75040View MapLinksThe Trinity GroupCindy's BlogFeaturesBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2Parking Spaces: 2Year Built: 1975...
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By austin ellis
(David Ellis Real Estate )
Garland real estate is a great place to invest into some property.  garland has long been a great place to live and start a family.  With housing prices starting at around $70k you can definately find you and your family a great home at a fair price that is close to dallas.  If you would like more info on garland real estate then give us a call today and we would be happy to have an agent speak with you today.
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By Karen Richards
(Keller Williams Realty Allen)
Distinctively Charming Garland Home With A Completely Remodeled Kitchen! Garland home at 3906 Wheelwright Drive, Garland Texas, Dallas County 75044-6350      You are sure to be impressed with this Beautifully updated Garland home. This Garland home is truly a unique gem among Garland home. This Garland home is found in a quiet established Garland home neighborhood. Just a short drive from this Garland home will have you ariving at great shopping, fine dinning and praiseworthy schools.    This Garland home features a great curb appeal that is accented by a wonderful mature shade tree.        Step inside this Garland home and you will be instantly impressed by the care that this Garland home has been treated with. "Attention to detail "is the phrase of the day for this Garland home.      ...
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By austin ellis
(David Ellis Real Estate )
garland homes for sale are some of the nicest homes in the area. These homes are great nad need to be bought right now, because interest rates are so low and it is still a buyers market.  If you are thinking about buying a home in the garland area, then you need to give us  a call today so that we can help you.  Our team of garland homes for sale real estate agents are the best in the area, and we would like to help you today!
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