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America’s Scariest Haunted Attractions | Cutting Edge Haunted House | Ft. Worth TX - 09/30/11 11:55 PM
America’s Scariest Haunted Attractions | Cutting Edge Haunted House | Ft. Worth TX Well here we are, it’s the end of September and the Fall Season is upon us. With the Fall Season, it brings many annual traditions back here to North Texas and Northeast Tarrant County Real Estate. Just to name a few: We have High School, College, and professional Football. Your Texas Rangers are in the Post Season again for the 2nd year in a row, in what fans hope to be an annual event here in the Metroplex. The Texas State Fair kicked off today for its (7 comments)
Break Out the Lederhosen! It's Oktoberfest Time Again! | Southlake TX | Southlake Town Square - 09/29/11 11:57 PM
Break Out the Lederhosen! It's Oktoberfest Time Again! | Southlake TX | Southlake Town Square Break out the Lederhosen boys! Ah, yes, it’s that time of the year again, Oktoberfest is celebrated in Munich, Germany, home of the original Oktoberfest dating back to 1810. What could be more enjoyable than a 16-18 day Beer Festival. Not much I would say. Oktoberfest is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world’s largest fair. Oktoberfest was originally started as royal event to celebrate the marriage of soon to be King Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. Boy, that was (8 comments)
Just a Friendly Reminder | You're All Invited | Heritage Fall Festival | Ft.Worth/Keller TX | RE/MAX Heritage - 09/28/11 06:30 PM
Just a Friendly Reminder | You're All Invited | Heritage Fall Festival | Ft.Worth/Keller TX | RE/MAX Heritage You're Invited! I wanted to invite you to join us at our annual RE/MAX Heritage Fall Festival, benefitting Children's Miracle Network. The event is THIS Saturday from 1pm to 5pm! The event will be held at: 4200 Heritage Trace Pkwy. Please print this invitation and bring it to the ticket booths in exchange for $5.00 in complimentary raffle tickets, and $3.00 in food coupons, compliments of John Hrisco & Associates at RE/MAX Heritage! Our goal this year is to raise $15,000 to donate to (11 comments)
Where is this Tortoise, what city and country does this statue stand in? - 09/27/11 11:21 PM
Where is this Tortoise, what city and country does this statue stand in? As I said previously, to get your brain revved up for the new school year, parent, teachers and students a like, that I thought it would be fun if started a back to school series about famous landmarks located both here in North Texas as well as places around the country and the world where I have visited. In most cases, these landmarks will be statues of some kind or what would qualify as a statue. I will keep posting as I said until I run out of pictures to (12 comments)
Things to Do | Places to See | Dallas TX | “Howdy Folks – Big Tex Here!” - 09/26/11 11:57 PM
Things to Do | Places to See | Dallas TX | “Howdy Folks – Big Tex Here!” Ah, it’s that time of the year again folks, autumn is in the air, it seems all is right in the world. Major League Baseball Playoffs are starting, the NFL is playing again, and my favorite of them all, College Football. With the return of the Autumn/Fall season, brings back an annual tradition here in North Texas and that is the annual State Fair of Texas. It is the largest, most outrageous State Fair in the country. It kicks off September 30th - (9 comments)
Tarrant Market Trends | Market Analysis | Fort Worth TX 76137 | Park Glen/Summerfields Area | Sept. 2011 - 09/25/11 11:36 PM
Tarrant Market Trends | Market Analysis | Fort Worth TX 76137 | Park Glen/Summerfields Area | Sept. 2011 Continuing our monthly series on Tarrant County Real Estate Market Trends, this week we are looking at Fort Worth, (TX) Texas 76137. Please come back often to stay abreast of the current market conditions in your neighborhood. Each week, we feature a different zip code. Price Trends - Sold vs. Listed
Understand the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what buyers are willing to pay). By comparing these price trends, you'll have a good idea of (0 comments)
Heritage Fall Festival | Ft. Worth/Keller TX | RE/MAX Heritage - 09/24/11 11:58 PM
Heritage Fall Festival | Ft. Worth/Keller TX | RE/MAX Heritage One week from today RE/MAX Heritage in Keller is holding its 2nd Annual Heritage Fall Festival to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Residents of the greater area and their guests are invited to the office in Heritage Trace Center, 4200 Heritage Trace Parkway, across the street from Heritage Church of Christ. “We’re looking forward to visiting with all our neighbors while raising funds for a wonderful cause at the same time,” said Tim Nystrom, Broker/Co-Owner of RE/MAX Heritage. “Kids will enjoy hayrides and a (6 comments)
Welcome ActiveRain’s Newest Member Deb Jones - 09/23/11 11:58 PM
Welcome ActiveRain’s Newest Member Deb Jones Hello my ActiveRain friends and colleagues, please help me in welcoming one of ActiveRain' newest members as of yesterday, Deb Jones. Deb is the most recent convert to the RE/MAX Family as of a couple of weeks ago, but she is not a new agent, Deb brings her years of experience and expertise to a rising star of an office in RE/MAX Heritage. Deb will be operating out of RE/MAX Heritage’s newest branch in Southlake, (TX), located at 2301 W. Southlake Blvd., Suite 500, Southlake, TX, 76092 scheduled to open 3rd November 2011 at the (6 comments)
Tarrant Market Trends | Northeast Tarrant County | MLS Housing Activity | And Other News - 09/22/11 11:30 PM
Tarrant Market Trends | Northeast Tarrant County | MLS Housing Activity | And Other News I thought I would share with you some information that was shared with me today at our monthly office sales meeting at RE/MAX Heritage here in Northeast Tarrant County Real Estate. In Foreclosure News for August 2011 Nationally, banks are holding approximately 476,000 homes Inventory is down slightly, 17% of them are REO listings or Real Estate Owned (Bank Owned properties) 1.57 million homeowners are 90 days delinquent or longer on their mortgages 1.91 Million homeowners are in the foreclosure process right now. Loan Limits are (2 comments)
ActiveRain - What is the True Meaning Behind the Community? - 09/21/11 11:58 PM
ActiveRain - What is the True Meaning Behind the Community? First off, let me start out by saying that this post has been in draft mode just waiting to be finished for several months now, but I was waiting for the right time to do so. Well, I feel after my experiences over the last several months here on ActiveRain, that there could be no better time than now to post this, so here it goes. Secondly, I apologize, it is kind of a long post, but hopefully worth your time. After several conversations with other agents over the past couple (35 comments)
It's Time to Get Your Running Shoes On! | Northeast Tarrant County | Keller TX | Southlake TX | Ft.Worth TX - 09/20/11 11:46 PM
It's Time to Get Your Running Shoes On! | Northeast Tarrant County | Keller TX | Southlake TX | Ft.Worth TX Well folks, it is that time of the year again, the first official day of Fall is this week on Friday the 23rd September 2011. With the fall season it means many things here in Northeast Tarrant County Real Estate; the start of High School Football, otherwise known as "Friday Night Lights" here in Texas. There is also Major League Baseball Playoff season getting ready to start and because “Your Texas Rangers” are defending American League Champions, it looks like (6 comments)
Tarrant Market Trends | Market Analysis | Keller TX 76248 | Sept. 2011 - 09/19/11 11:58 PM
Tarrant Market Trends | Market Analysis | Keller TX 76248 | Sept. 2011 Continuing our monthly series on Tarrant County Real Estate Market Trends, this week we are looking at Keller, (TX) Texas 76248. Please come back often to stay abreast of the current market conditions in your area. Price Trends - Sold vs. Listed
Understand the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what buyers are willing to pay). By comparing these price trends, you'll have a good idea of where the market is heading. The median listing and sold property prices are calculated based (5 comments)
The Cat Conundrum Continues! - 09/18/11 11:57 PM
The Cat Conundrum Continues! As many of you know that have been following my Cat Conundrum Series over the last couple of weeks or so, you know after recently loosing our Dear Black Lab “Moose” at the end of July, that not too long after that a furry little creature who we now call “Misu” showed up at our house and basically adopted us. And we have since then adopted him. I like how Don Sabinske of Don Sabinske & Associates recently put it in a comment on the Cat Conundrum Revisited post, “Your Cat was a gift from Moose. And what (12 comments)
Who is This Person and Why are They Important? | Back To School Series - 09/17/11 09:50 PM
Who is This Person and Why are They Important? | Back to School Series Okay, so I know in my last post, I said tune back in next week for my next statue post, well next week came early. I decided that because there currently is not an unanswered post in one of my favorite groups at ActiveRain: Statues of the World, that I would go ahead and post this one. Also because this is a part of my back to school series, we need to keep those brains revved up even over the weekend. Who is This Person, What City, (11 comments)
Who is This Reptile? | Why is He Important? | Where Does He Reside? | Answer - 09/16/11 11:32 PM
Who is This Reptile? | Why is He Important? | Where Does He Reside? | Answer I would have posted the answer to this question a week or so ago, if not for the fact that I have been very busy with training and working with new clients at my new office at RE/MAX Heritage. It is time to get back on the band wagon with my back to school series of statues post, but first we must anwer the question posed above since no one was able to guess the correct answer. So Who is this GREEN Godzilla (5 comments)
Someone Is In The Dog House & It’s Not Our Dogs! - 09/15/11 11:58 PM
Someone Is In The Dog House & It’s Not Our Dogs! What started out as a routine drive home from Bark-N-Lounge, our doggie day care facility located in Keller, Texas turned into anything but routine once me and our 3 doggies arrived home yesterday. After a long afternoon spent at my new real estate office, RE/MAX Heritage, attending a Power Class earlier in the day and then a Heritage Fall Festival planning meeting, accompanied by a few errands on the way home before leaving to go pick up the dogs, I called my wife on the way home from Bark-N-Lounge trying (11 comments)
Are You a Multitasker? - My Dog "Journey" Is! - 09/14/11 03:00 AM
Are You a Multitasker? - My Dog "Journey" Is! When trying to decide what to do for a video entry into ActiveRain’s 1st Annual Talent Competition, lots of ideas began swimming through my head, but timing, production, and some technical challenges limited my options at this time. If this were taking place a couple of months from now, it might be a different story. Originally, you were supposed to be getting ready to watch myself and several friends taking part in an actual live talent competition aboard a Carnival Cruise ship that we were on back in like 1998. We (14 comments)
Places To Eat | Southlake Texas | Five Guys Burger and Fries - 09/13/11 01:03 PM
Places To Eat | Southlake Texas | Five Guys Burger and Fries While out and about this past Friday in Southlake, Texas after visiting our Chiropractor, my wife and I were starving and trying to figure out where to go and grab a quick bite to eat. So we headed over to the Southlake Town Square. There are many shops and restaurants to choose from in Southlake Town Square. Since it had been a while since we had been in there, we opted for Five Guys Burger and Fries while there. Five Guys Burger and Fries is recognized as one (8 comments)
Reflections of 9/11 2011 | A Tribute to Those Lost - 09/12/11 11:54 PM
Reflections of 9/11 2011 | A Tribute to Those Lost While words will never be able to be expressed to ease the pain and suffering of those lives lost on 11 September 2001, and the many lives lost since then from first responders and recovery workers who died of diseases by what they inhaled during the recovery process to the thousands of military men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country, I can only hope that these pictures in some small way show you that they were not forgotten. Nor will they ever be. The (10 comments)
Tarrant Market Trends | Market Analysis | Fort Worth/Keller TX 76244 | Heritage Area - 09/11/11 11:55 PM
Tarrant Market Trends | Market Analysis | Fort Worth/Keller TX 76244 | Heritage Area In an effort to keep you as informed as possible about the Real Estate Market Trends in your area, we will be posting from now on either a weekly or monthly report, as often as information is updated. Please come back often to stay abreast of the current market conditions in your neighborhood. Price Trends - Sold vs. Listed
Understand the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what buyers are willing to pay). By comparing these price trends, you'll have (3 comments)
The Cat Conundrum; Revisited! - 09/10/11 11:56 PM
The Cat Conundrum; Revisited! To say the last month or so has been uneventful would be an understatement of the largest proportions! It all started with me taking and passing my Texas Real Estate Broker Exam toward the end of July. The joy of passing my broker exam was then overshadowed a few days later when we lost our Dear Black Lab “Moose”. I then received my official Texas Real Estate Broker License a few days later. This was followed up by a week or so of me researching, contemplating, soul searching, and then ultimately deciding to become a part of (15 comments)
Northeast Tarrant County Real Estate Texas | 1st Ever ActiveRain MeetUp a Smashing Success - 09/09/11 11:38 PM
Northeast Tarrant County Real Estate Texas | 1st Ever Active Rain MeetUp a Smashing Success In Honor of ActiveRains’s 1st ever Virtual Rain Camp that took place yesterday; 8 September 2011, ActiveRain Members across the United States and Canada hosted ActiveRain Meetup Groups all week long at local establishments in their communities. John Hrisco & Associates volunteered to host the MeetUp Group for Tarrant County | Northeast Tarrant County Real Estate Texas. After soaking in a wealth of information from some of the real estate industries best agents and trainers, and fellow ActiveRainers: Ben Kinney, Katerina Gasset, and Chris Alston, ActiveRain Members were eager to (7 comments)
John Hrisco & Associates Joins RE/MAX | RE/MAX of Texas | RE/MAX Heritage - 09/08/11 05:44 PM
John Hrisco & Associates Joins RE/MAX | RE/MAX of Texas | RE/MAX Heritage Here are a few reasons why John Hrisco & Associates decided to affiliate themselves with RE/MAX Heritage located in Fort Worth | Keller , Texas at 4200 Heritage Trace Parkway, Suite 100 Keller, Texas 76244. Out of all real estate brokerages in Tarrant County, Texas; RE/MAX Heritage in just two short years has achieved some significant achievements as of July 2011. RE/MAX Heritage has accomplished the Following.... #1 in Per Agent Productivity (9.6 closings per agent) #2 in Closed Volume per Agent ($1.96 Million) #4 in Total Transactions (403 (11 comments)
More Reasons John Hrisco & Associates is Now a Part of RE/MAX - 09/07/11 11:52 PM
More Reasons John Hrisco & Associates is Now a Part of RE/MAX As Dave Liniger, RE/MAX Chairman and Co-Founder recently put it at a recent RE/MAX Broker/Owners/Managers conference in Los Angeles, “We’re No. 1 in virtually every way; let’s be bold about saying so. It’s time we got our swagger back.” “We have the best, most productive, most experienced agents in the business, and there’s no reason to be shy about what that means."
For Instance: We are No. 1 in market share. We are No. 1 in agent productivity. We are No. 1 in brand name awareness. We are (6 comments)
If You Want to Be the Best, You Have to Be With the Best! - 09/06/11 11:54 PM
If You Want to Be the Best, You Have to Be With the Best! Okay, so in my last few posts, I have highlighted me receiving my new Real Estate Broker License, from the Texas Real Estate Commission and how you can successfully pass your Salesperson or Broker Licensing Exam on your first try. But the question still remains, now that I have that broker license, what's next? I have been alluding to the decision on where I have decided to hang my real estate hat, so hang on, we’ll get to that in just a minute. One thing that I (11 comments)
How to Pass the Real Estate Salesperson | Broker Exam! The First Time! - 09/05/11 10:47 PM
How to Pass the Salesperson | Broker Exam! The First Time! As some of you may or may not know, after over 10 years in the real estate business, I recently became a newly licensed Texas Real Estate Broker. I thought as a service to my fellow agents and brokers out there, I would share with you my experience over the past 7 months in my quest to acquire my real estate broker license and how it may help any future agents or brokers out there. After my initial conversation with my former broker in which we discussed me obtaining my (31 comments)
Where Were You That Faithful Day? - 09/04/11 11:56 PM
Where Were You That Faithful Day? Where were you that faithful day in September nearly ten years ago? A week from today marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on our nation. Do you remember what you were doing that morning that changed the course of history and our nation forever? I remember where I was, even though I was a licensed REALTOR at the time, I was an aircraft dispatcher (fully time )on duty with a cargo airline located in north Dallas (Addison). We had planes in the air just like many other airlines and companies across the (10 comments)
Welcome Tarrant County Texas Newest Real Estate Broker - 09/03/11 07:18 PM
Welcome Tarrant County Texas Newest Real Estate Broker | Northeast Tarrant County Real Estate The Texas Real Estate Commission would like to congratulate John Hrisco of John Hrisco & Associates as the Newest Real Estate Broker in Tarrant County Texas serving Northeast Tarrant County Real Estate and the surrounding areas.
I normally don’t like shameless self-promotion, but I thought in this particular case due to the gravity of the situation, it was warranted. Also, this post is about a month overdue, but I did not feel like posting it at the time due to the loss of our dear black lab “Moose”. After ten years in the Real Estate business, (15 comments)
The Cat Conundrum! - 09/02/11 11:56 PM
The Cat Conundrum! First off, my wife and I are animal lovers in general, all of God’s creatures great and small. Secondly, for most of my childhood and adult life, I have also been a dog lover. Have never been much of a cat person, got nothing personal against cats, its just the last time I owned a cat was back in like elementary school. I had one of those cats that looked exactly like “Morris” the Cat. You see, up until about a month ago we were a four doggie household. For the last ten to fifteen years or (20 comments)
Northeast Tarrant County Real Estate Texas | 1st Ever Active Rain Meetup Scheduled - 09/01/11 11:55 PM
Northeast Tarrant County Real Estate Texas | 1st Ever Active Rain Meetup Scheduled In Honor of ActiveRains’s 1st ever Virtual Rain Camp scheduled for 8 September 2011, ActiveRain Members across the United States and Canada are hosting ActiveRain Meetup Groups the week of September 5-9th , in conjunction with next weeks 1st ever Virtual RainCamp. I think the idea of a virtual raincamp is a fantastic idea. After personally attending what became known as ActiveRain’s 1st ever “Tornado Camp” here in Dallas back in May, and shortly there after now the 2nd to last live RainCamp, I feel privileged to have (7 comments)
Tarrant-Market-Trends : Tarrant County Texas Real Estate Blog By John Hrisco & Associates. As a Keller Texas REALTOR & Northeast Tarrant County Real Estate Expert, I am proud to say that I live here, work here, and play here! My blog will feature real estate information & market activity specific to: Keller, Fort Worth, Southlake, Westlake, Grapevine, Colleyville, North Richland Hills, Roanoke, Trophy Club and surrounding Tarrant County cities. Whether you are a local buyer, seller, renter, investor, resident or fellow agent, I hope that this blog will provide insight as to what makes Ft.Worth/Keller and North East Tarrant County such a unique place to live!
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