Roanoke, TX Real Estate News

By Kirby Smith Kallie Ritchey, #1 In The Alliance Corridor
(Alliance Realty Group)
Roanoke TX Real Estate by Kirby Smith of the Alliance Realty Group. Is buying a home in 2014 part of your new year's resolution?  If so, have you considered Roanoke TX real estate?  Roanoke is a wonderful community of about 8,000, but growing rapidly.  People are flocking to Roanoke, TX from all over because of our low property taxes, excellent schools and small town charm. We currently have about 4 big time developments happening in Roanoke TX right now.  New home developments are Fairway Ranch, Highlands Glen, Briarywyck and Bluffview.  We also have a good selection of pre-owned homes that are very affordable. Another great thing about Roanoke TX real estate is that you can buy a Roanoke home for zero down payment.  Now most people know that you can buy a home for zero down with a VA ...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
  Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using Roanoke TX FHA 203K Home Loans.     Many are not aware of a special government loan program that is actually a part of FHA (Federal Housing Administration- a department within HUD). This FHA loan program allows the buyer or existing owner of a home to do significant amounts of remodeling or updating to their home without a higher cost second lien.         The loan program does not allow for “luxury items” which are defined as items like a swimming pool or hot tub, etc. Repaint, remodel cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms, add wallpaper, replace appliances and flooring and even a add a room to an existing structure (which will increase the value of the homes square footage).         One of the biggest advantages to this government l...
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By Amy Steele Realtor SRS CNE NHS MRP LUXE, Amy Steele Estates Group LLC
(JP and Associates)
DFW Night on the Town:  Hard Eight BBQ in Roanoke TX My husband and I had the rare opportunity to go out for a date night and we decided for convenience sake to where our sitter lived to go to downtown Roanoke.  Oak street is the main drag here with some shops and restaurants, the ever present water tower and even more fronting highway 377.  Being the photographer that I am I told my husband I wanted to come here for our date night but also and I quote “at sunset I would like to take a lot of pictures.” I had to prepare him in advance so he wouldn’t just be standing around while I changed settings and took multiple exposures since it was “OUR” night.   We parked at the end of the street and went into the Hard Eight Pit BBQ.  I had heard great things about this place.  Here in Tx most BB...
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By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Sometimes I know I observe markers in life that serve as stark examples for us of change. Yellow pages being used less and less, newspaper subscriptions for home delivery down, etc. This week, another... All The Proof Needed That The World Keeps Changing. Encyclopedia Brittanica is discontinuing its printed edition (32 volumes) after 244 years peaking in 1990 and going online digital version only ($70 / yr vs $1,400) Wikipedia, eBooks, just the WHOLE Internet has been tough on these very well written encyclopedias plus information changes so fast, the print version can't stay as current as online. Like the real estate business, we all must adapt to change. It is ever present. And you see it everywhere. Rites of passage, with better tools now.
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By Terri Camp Stevenson, GRI, Realtor, DFW Homes Sales and Property Management
(DFW Texas Homes, LLC)
Don't you love when you just happen to stumble upon something great? I was out taking pictures today for my new improved, totally redesigned, website. I drove to a lot of different areas, taking pictures that represented various subdivisions, neighborhoods, and special landmarks. I had a friend with me. It's always more fun to do things with a friend. We were discussing various places to eat when she mentioned that she had always wanted to try Twisted Root in Roanoke. Apparently they were featured on Food Networks, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.  The one featured was in Dallas, but we decided to hop on over to the one in Roanoke.  Honestly, I had no idea what to expect. You can hear the 80's rock music as you walk to the door. Just as we were about to enter, I hear someone say over the ...
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By Hrisco & Associates, Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods
(Hrisco & Associates )
Out n About in Northeast Tarrant County | Roanoke TX | Oktoberfest | Gerhard’s If you can’t find something to do in Northeast Tarrant County Real Estate region this weekend, then you are not looking hard enough.  There is so much going on this weekend, it might make your head spin.  With Your Texas Rangers home for games 3, 4, 5 of the World Series, to the Dallas Cowboys vs. St. Louis Rams Sunday afternoon at 3:15.  How wild is that, both professional franchises from the same city (St. Louis) will be playing both our professional franchises for baseball and football on the same day in the same city of Arlington, Texas.Also, the Fort Worth Alliance Airshow is going on both Saturday and Sunday at Ft. Worth Alliance airport, featuring the United States Air Force Thunderbirds flight demonst...
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By Hrisco & Associates, Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods
(Hrisco & Associates )
Looking for Something to Do This Weekend | Northeast Tarrant County Real Estate | Roanoke TX Downtown Festival Are you looking for something to do this weekend here in the Northeast Tarrant County Real Estate area of the Metroplex.  As if we don't already have enough going on this weekend.  We have your Texas Rangers at home tomorrow night at the Ballpark in Arlington vs the Detroit Tigers in game one of the American League Championship Series.  Then right down the street at Cowboys Stadium, a young lady by the name of Taylor Swift will be live in concert.  But we can't forget my favorite activity going on tomorrow and that is the Storied Red River Rivalry between the Texas Longhorns vs. the Boomer Sooners (OU Sucks!) at the Cotton Bowl at the State Fair of Texas, and yes I will be ther...
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By Jeff Rivers
(Coldwell Banker - Real Estate Station)
Its been sometime since I have blogged, but found some of my old coaching materials and thought this could be for some interesting discussion.  In my past sales management life (medical sales), I had a list of 10 rules that I thought were critical to ones success in our industry (it had lead me to be a top producer in our industry.)  I feel that most of them hold true in the Real Estate Sales World as well.  I have taken 8 of the 10 and attached them below.  Also, as I am talking about a "call" below, this can be any interaction whether it be face to face or on the phone with your clients.   1.  Be in front of your customer/prospects Make sure you are seeing the regularly Be in front of your key targets often.  If your not seeing them often enough, you can bet your competition is. 2.  H...
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By Jeff Rivers
(Coldwell Banker - Real Estate Station)
As I spent the day with clients, several things hit me that were interesting.  I began relying on my past experience as a sales professional in the healthcare arena and how selling, no matter what your product is, has some core principles that hold true. 1.  Know your product(s) and your competition's - how can you show the true value of your product if you have no idea what/who your selling against.  There is more to say here that I will save for a later blog.  However, i do have an interesting question, as Real Estate Sales Professionals, what is our product?  Do you ever give it much thought?  I would love to hear how others response. 2.  Be professional - Professionalism is a lost art.  And a pet peeve of mine.  This to me is all about presentation.  Know your business, know yoursel...
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By Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate
(New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County)
This Four Bedroom Brick and Stone Single Story Home is such an Incredible Home For The Money ! Four Bedrooms, Two Full Baths, Large Family Room, and a Gourmet Kitchen with Cabinets and Counter Tops on ALL FOUR SIDES.The Kitchen brings out the Gourmet in You ! What a Kitchen ! All Four Walls are lined with both Cabinets and Counter-tops. Can you imagine... moving in to your new home, unpacking and getting all your kitchen stuff pot away, and still having empty cupboards ? There is a Food-Prep Island with Breakfast/Serving Bar, space for Breakfast-Bar "High Chairs" and a Dishwasher, Oven and Range, and a Built-in Microwave. The Kitchen and Serving Bar opens into the spacious Family Room. The Family Room, combined with the Oversized Dining Room... makes for Lots of Holiday Room for All the...
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By Lauren Corna, Broker
(Archway Realty, LLC)
Granny's Cupboard located at 110 North Oak Street, Roanoke, Texas (telephone number 817-490-0994)  has wonderful homemade Candy, Pies and Desserts.  Now that strawberries are in season, Granny's Cupboard makes the best Strawberry Shortcake !!I was just visiting Roanoke and stopped by Granny's to try her homemade Chocolate fudge and her homemade Smore fudge... The fudge is absolutely awesome !!
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