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By Wendell Burris, Realtor
(Minnix Property Management and Cross Point Homes, LLC)
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Lubbock Homes Source (FOX 34, 2011) Kyra Jenkins, president of the 34th Street Association said times are changing and their street should be no different. "This street is over 50 years old and very much in need of an upgrade," Jenkins said. L. Wood Franklin, an engineer with the City of Lubbock,...

By Mary Benton, TechTown Realty in Lubbock
(TechTown Realty, Licensed in Texas)
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What me?  Mary Benton, a premier Lubbock Realtor?  I looked up the word 'premier' before using it as an adjective for myself.  One part of the Wikipedia definition is "leading" and I am comfortable with that and believe it to be entirely appropriate.  I am a REALTOR with Keller Williams Realty in...

By Wendell Burris, Realtor
(Minnix Property Management and Cross Point Homes, LLC)
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Lubbock Houses   When your searching for a home, where do you go for your information? I'm finding out that most people are going online to craigslist and/or other random websites to locate homes for sale in the Lubbock area. Wouldn't one place to search for all homes on the MLS be great? Also, w...

By Mary Benton, TechTown Realty in Lubbock
(TechTown Realty, Licensed in Texas)
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Straight from the IRS to the citizens!  Here are their top 10 tax tips for home sellers: (found on the IRS websiet as IRS Summertime Tax Tip 2011-15). 1. In general, you are eligible to exclude the gain from income if you have owned and used your home as your main home for two years out of the fi...

By Wendell Burris, Realtor
(Minnix Property Management and Cross Point Homes, LLC)
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Houses for sale in Lubbock and surrounding areas.     Some people just need a place to view all the Lubbock MLS listings and surrounding areas and/or meet a great real estate agent.  Where do you go, and can it be trusted source of information? Common Questions that are asked, so here it is. hous...

By Mary Benton, TechTown Realty in Lubbock
(TechTown Realty, Licensed in Texas)
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Hey, if you are getting all your back to school shopping done, it would be nice to know what date to send the kids back to school!  Lubbock ISD has their school calendar's in a couple of different formats.  Just go to Lubbockisd.org.  On the left side of the page you will find 'calendars' on the ...

By Mary Benton, TechTown Realty in Lubbock
(TechTown Realty, Licensed in Texas)
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So far Auctions for Homes in Lubbock have been few and far between.  It is fascinating to follow some of the homes up for auction in other parts of the state.  I did drive out south of town a few months ago and saw an amazing country home that was being auctioned.  This particular Lubbock County ...

By Mary Benton, TechTown Realty in Lubbock
(TechTown Realty, Licensed in Texas)
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Need a Lubbock REALTOR?  You have come to the right place! Today there are over 1500 homes for sale in Lubbock.  If you add homes from some small communities nearby, that number of properties for sale rises to 1662.  This is a great time to buy a home or to invest in rental property. The number o...

By Mary Benton, TechTown Realty in Lubbock
(TechTown Realty, Licensed in Texas)
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  Did you know that there are over 20 homes for sale in the Lubbock area that list "trade" as one of the financing options?  Two or three of them are brand new homes.  I talked to one builder who said while this isn't his preferred way of selling a home he is now considering it to give his homes ...

By Mary Benton, TechTown Realty in Lubbock
(TechTown Realty, Licensed in Texas)
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Greetings all! Of all central Lubbock neighborhoods, Tech Terrace is by far the most popular with homes here in great demand. Earlier this week I took some time to drive through the neighborhood. The tree-lined streets are quiet and I never tire of looking at the great variety of homes. If you ar...

By Mary Benton, TechTown Realty in Lubbock
(TechTown Realty, Licensed in Texas)
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If you are in the market for an Owner Financed Home in Lubbock, TX, you are not alone.  The tighter conventional lending requirements are leaving out a lot of potential home buyers.  Facts To Consider about Buying a Owner Financed Home: Fact 1 - There are few homes to choose from because not man...

By Mary Benton, TechTown Realty in Lubbock
(TechTown Realty, Licensed in Texas)
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If you like to look at homes in Lubbock, please join me for a mini-tour of two or three great homes later this month.  Each month I will preview Lubbock homes in a different subdivision.  Part of my job is being familiar with the inventory of homes for sale and I'd like to have friends, colleague...

By Joyce Dahlbeck, ASPM, REALTOR
(Staged Homes of Lubbock)
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On a cold winter day, showing vacant listings can be chilly, even here in Texas! Just turning up the thermostat will not take the "echoey" chill from a home. There's nothing like a warm seating arrangement, rugs and towels to help warm up a empty home. But, not just anything can be thrown into a ...

By Mary Benton, TechTown Realty in Lubbock
(TechTown Realty, Licensed in Texas)
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Tomorrow I will be previewing a few homes in Tech Terrace.  Several friends will be joining me.  If you have an interest in buying a home in the near future...or if you own a Tech Terrace home and may be selling sometime soon, you are welcome to come tour with us.  We will meet at about 12:15 at ...

By Mary Benton, TechTown Realty in Lubbock
(TechTown Realty, Licensed in Texas)
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Thanks to all of you who have called me with interest in buying an OWNER FINANCED home in Lubbock.  I have shared with you through these posts the challenges and limitations of buying a home with OWNER FINANCING.***  There are hoops we have to jump through but I know there are so many folks who w...

By Mary Benton, TechTown Realty in Lubbock
(TechTown Realty, Licensed in Texas)
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Do you enjoy previewing homes?  Part of my responsibility as a Lubbock Realtor is knowing what is on the market in Lubbock so I regularly make time to preview homes for sale.  Starting this month I will focus on a particular neighborhood and invite friends, colleagues and prospective someday clie...

By Mary Benton, TechTown Realty in Lubbock
(TechTown Realty, Licensed in Texas)
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I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  Today I am putting away decorations, getting my home back to 'normal', and planning my work week.   Semester break and leases up on 12/31 typically make this a busy week for those looking for a home in Lubbock.  I am available to help you find a home thi...

By Mary Benton, TechTown Realty in Lubbock
(TechTown Realty, Licensed in Texas)
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Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?  It isn't likely to happen in Lubbock, TX this year. Are you dreaming of home ownership in 2011?  Let me help you find the right home! Are you dreaming of owning a Lubbock home but can't qualify for a traditional loan?  Consider purchasing an OWNER FINANCED ...

By Mary Benton, TechTown Realty in Lubbock
(TechTown Realty, Licensed in Texas)
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The super cute retro home at 5214 71st is UNDER CONTRACT in just 15 days on the market.  Kudos to the sellers for getting the house in great condition before listing and for doing all the right things.  They had new carpet and flooring installed - that and the fresh paint made this 70's home look...

By Mary Benton, TechTown Realty in Lubbock
(TechTown Realty, Licensed in Texas)
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 Tis only 13 days till Christmas!  What better time to beat the rush of LUBBOCK HOME SELLERS?  See my TOP FIVE REASONS TO SELL YOUR HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS! 1. Your home will show beautifully when decorated for the Holidays! 2. Some buyers must buy before year end for tax reasons! 3. This is a ...

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