Garland, TX Real Estate News

By Nancy Robertson, RESA
(Signature Style Staging)
Jason Castro (2008 American Idol finalist from Rockwall, TX) will open for Patty Labelle on Saturday, December 13, 2008 in An American Christmas at Special Events Center Arena in Garland, TX.  Proceeds will benefit BEST Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports the Garland Independent School District. For ticket information, visit www.specialeventscenter.com       Signature Style Staging creates rooms that connect with buyers. We work with Homeowners, Realtors, and Builders in Collin, Dallas, Rockwall, and Hunt Counties (including Allen, Garland, Greenville, McKinney, North Dallas, Plano, Richardson, Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City, and Wylie). www.signaturestylestaging.com
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HandyPro will fix and repair things for homeowners and wait until they close the sale of their home to collect their fee    Garland, TX-HandyPro Handyman Services, Inc. has a unique program for people planning to sell their home, but need to defer payment for the service until they close the sale of their home.  Aaron Abbott, franchise owner of HandyPro in Dallas, attended a recent meeting where he explained the program to real estate agents.    HandyPro offers a list of the top low-cost, highest return improvements and repairs that are ideal to have done before selling a home.  They provide free estimates with no obligation to anyone interested in the Home Seller Program.    With so many homes for sale in today's competitive market, a home that is well maintained will sell more quickly...
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By Jennifer Davis
(Titan Real Estate Group)
Not only is this home priced to sell but it's under priced to sell. 1321 Kilkee Ct in Garland Texas is second away from the very popular Firewheel Shopping Center. Located near 190, 78 and Central Expressway, this home doesn't get any more conventient to Dallas Texas and surrounding areas. 1321 Kilkee Ct is located on a cul-de-sac surrounded by mature trees, and large lots. It's the perfect size home at 2344 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 3 bath with an extra seperate room off of the kitchen that's perfect for a second living area, hobby room, or study. The kitchen has been completely redone with updates that include granite countertops, SS appliances, updated lighting and new paint and tile. It looks over the kitchen, dining and out to the covered back patio where you will forget that you're only s...
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Property Details for Listing # 10992168 4518 Grantham DRIVE Garland, TX 75043 Price: $199,777 Bedrooms:  5 Full Baths:  3 Type:  RES-SINGLE FAMILY School District:  GARLAND ISD County:  Dallas  Garland Real Estate       Click here to view this image full-sized!     Tools: Inquire about this Listing Request a Showing Add to Favorites View/Manage Favorites SearchSaver Email Listing to a Friend Mortgage Calculator Printer Friendly Map this Listing Click on a thumbnail photo above to enlarge.   PROPERTY DETAILS: Remarks: What a location! Just off IS-30 with great access to Rockwall to the east and Mesquite and Dallas to the west. The lake is almost a stones throw away! The home offers 42 inch cabinets in the kitchen and double ovens. Corrian counter tops with tile back splashes accent it w...
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By Brad Holden
(NEXREGEN)
A REIT is a corporation that combines capital from many investors to buy and operate income-producing real estate. It gives investors a low cost opportunity to include commercial real estate in an investment portfolio. Also, REITs avoid the "double taxation" treatment of income that would result from an investment in a corporation, because REITs do not pay taxes if certain standards are met, including the distribution of at least 90% of income that would otherwise be taxable. Hence, REITs are focused on generating and distributing income to their shareholders.
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
Firewheel Town Center presents Hometown Holidays Come join the community for a spectacular display of Holiday Fireworks powered by Event Buy Power, treats, from Santa’s Bakery, Sounds of the Season, holiday carriage rides…and of course, Santa Claus. Friday, November 23rd 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Fun Family Festivities Holiday Fireworkds Saturday, December 1st 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Dallas Metropolitan Winds Holiday Fireworks Saturday, December 8th 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Radio Disney Holiday Fireworks Saturday, December 15th 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. KLTY Holiday Concert Holiday Fireworks Courtesy of: Cindy Roeschen The Trinity Group Keller Williams 214.682.4259 www.ValueMyNeighborhoodOnLine.com
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By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
A few years ago, Texas became deregulated to help promote healthy competition between some electric companies in the hopes of bringing down the cost of electricity.  Within this deregulation, instead of 3 main companies in the area, there are now probably close to 100.  Even with the main ones in the area, you could only use the company that covered the area you lived.There is a great website that consumers need to know about where you can go and compare all the different rates that are charged and view what the terms and conditions are.  This website is http://powertochoose.com/.This site has helped many countless new buyers pick the best rate for them.  You can even choose between traditional electricity or a "green" company that works off windmills.  Granted, all the electricity come...
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By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Garland, TX for many years, was known by people in Richardson and who grew up in Richardson, as the Armpit of Richardson.  Over the years, Garland has made a name for itself, and things are changing.  Prices of homes are going up.  Newer, NICER communities are being built, mostly around Firewheel Golf Course.  And a new outdoor Mall opened last years, anchored by Foley's, Dillard's, an AMC theatre, and many other big-name stores.With all this activity, you can see why Garland is becoming a more desireable place to call home.  As I did with Richardson and Plano, here are the stats year to date compared to 2006 for Garland.2006Original Asking Price: $128,606.68Reduced Asking Price: $124,018.58Sales Price: $121,548.08List Vs Sales: 94.51%2007Original Asking Price: $135,379.36Reduced Asking...
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By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Here are some wonderful before and after pictures for a new listing in Garland, TX.   In the Dining area, there is a sitting window, however, you cannot even see it.  Many people love sitting windows because you can put a padded top on it and use it for reading or as part of your kitchen table.  So, I had the sellers remove 2 of the chairs to open up the space more, and now you can see the sitting area when you walk in.  They were also using the Dining area as a holding place for toys, and those were put up.  Place mats were also put up to give the table a very clean look.   The main transformation in the Kitchen was removing all the pictures and artwork from the fridge, which you can't really see in this picture.  As you can see from the before picture, the sellers utilized all the cou...
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By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
I read a blog by James Gordon this morning about when you should turn down an overpriced listing and it reminded me of something that happened to me last month.I received a call from an out of state seller who had a rental property on the market for 191 days, yes, I said 191.  During that time, the price was $104k.  People in other markets might think anyone would jump on this house and they're crazy not to.  However, I went and previewed the house, and ran comps, and the house comps out at about $92-95k.At the time the sellers called me, they were still under a listing agreement, so I talked with them in generalizations about the area and said we would talk in more specifics when their listing expired, as the broker would not release the listing.  With all our talks, they knew I knew i...
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