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In A Buyer's Market... Which is the Better Deal ? Buying a resale, or buying New ? - 10/31/07 07:09 PM
There is NO DOUBT, in the local DFW market area, that it’s a Buyer’s Market out there ! And… interest rates are “softening.” So… which is the better deal in today’s “buyer’s market ?” Buying a resale, or buying a New Home From a Builder ? What does a local Fort Worth buyer look for when shopping for a home in a ‘buyer’s market?” Obviously, this is the time to find a good “bargain.” I have sold many, many new homes in the Fort Worth/Dallas market over the past years, and I have also sold many “re-sale” homes. I have also worked for (23 comments)
Dallas Mavericks Begin New Season... - 10/31/07 06:10 PM
The Dallas Mavericks Begin New Season Tonight against LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Last year the Dallas Mavericks ended their year on a sour note, losing to the Don Nelson-led Golden State Warriors. The Mavs were seeded First in the Western Conference, and Golden State just squeezed into the playoffs in the Eighth seed. The Mavs had hoped to go on and win the NBA Title, but things did not work out the way they planned, and that’s putting it mildly. The series against the Warriors was won and lost on “match-ups.” The Mavericks may have had the better team… but Golden State (16 comments)
It's Halloween... Watch Out For The Trick-of-Treaters, please... - 10/28/07 05:35 PM
Over the Next Few Days, Many of Our Children will be wearing all of their wonderfully decorative and imaginative Halloween Outfits. There will be parties, both at school, and at their friend's homes. Additionally, many of our kids will be outside... walking door-to-door ringing doorbells and yelling Trick-Or-Treat. Although my own daughter is now thirty-five years old, and lives about sixty miles away, I cannot help but remember all the cute costumes and outfits that we made up for her to wear for those fun evenings.
It will be very dark outside while they are having their Halloween fun. They will also (23 comments)
Fort Worth New Homes - Open Sunday October 28, 1:00pm - 6:00pm - $ 133,490 - 10/27/07 11:11 PM
Come See For Yourself ! 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. You Will Not Believe This Kitchen ! 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 (4 comments)
Fort Worth/Dallas - Something To Cheer About ! - 10/26/07 05:40 PM
Fort Worth/Dallas... Get Ready To Cheer ! A recent CNN Money.com survey says the Real Estate Market in Fort Worth and Dallas is primed to take a Very Positive Bounce starting in Early 2008. Median sales prices for single-family homes in Fort Worth/Dallas area are projected to rise at an Annual Growth Rate (AGR) of 6.4 per cent, continues the CNNMoney.com survey. While other areas of the country suffer from falling home values, the gradual and sensible growth rate experienced over the last twenty years in the Fort Worth/Dallas area has never contributed to the "values bubble" which so many other areas of the (22 comments)
My First Thought Was... Why Am I Getting All This Hate Mail ??? - 10/26/07 01:32 AM
I was just making a comment on another post about something that happened to me years ago. As I finished it, a friend suggested to make it a post... all by itself. So that's what I'm going to do. Yes, it was many years ago... perhaps 1996. I had just got my first ancient computer. It might have been a 286, I think. Very little memory, but it worked ! Now that I could get online, the only thing I had ever really heard about, was America Online... AOL. So, right away... I joined AOL. I was just getting acquainted with the entire email system... when the first emails (38 comments)
Moving During The School Year... Why It's a Good Thing ! - 10/24/07 08:48 PM
Often times when we Realtors suggest to a buyer that moving before the end of the year makes great sense "tax-wise"... we often hear... "Oh, we could NEVER do that to the kids. We want to wait until the end of the school year. If we "uprooted the kids"... well... it would just be much too hard on them. Well... here are some thoughts on that... from a former Junior High School teacher. Regardless of when parents decide to move, very often the kids will not be pleased. They will talk all about leaving their friends behind, about how miserable they (26 comments)
Fort Worth Real Estate - Two Story Rear-Entry Brick and Stone - $167,490 - 10/24/07 08:17 PM
If Looking at Your Neighbors Cars in Their Driveways Makes You a Little Crazy... You Need To See This Home ! Brand New Hulen Area Neighborhood features homes with "rear entry" garages. If you thought those were only available in Frisco and Plano, and only above $250,000... you need to call Karen Anne Stone. This three bedroom, two and one-half bath Two Story with its Brick and Stone exterior looks like it should be much more expensive than $167,490... a price which includes the optional Brick and Stone exterior. If the more stately Full Brick Front is more your taste, the price is $159,990.
Many Realtors (0 comments)
Sneak Preview - New Brick and Stone Rear Entry - $136,490 - 10/23/07 02:15 AM
I usually do not like to show a new home unless it is in a more finished condition... but... It has been a long time since I have seen a "smaller home" like the ones below... that have really "grabbed me" as much as this one does ! This New Home is Quite Special ! It measures approximately 1400 Sq Ft. It is a three bedroom, two full bath home with one living and one dining. It can be built with either the optional brick and stone front... which is priced at $136,490.
Or, this same home can be (15 comments)
Fort Worth Real Estate - Gorgeous Four Bedroom in Hulen Area - $ 194,265. - 10/20/07 11:00 PM
This Four Bedroom, Two Bath Brick and Stone Two Story Can Be Yours By The Holidays. Entering through the arched brick and stone front porch, the stacked formal living room and dining room provide the privacy of both a second living area and a formal dining room. The kitchen features a large breakfast nook with a boxed window seat, wrap-around counter serving bar, hard surface counter tops, and gorgeous hand-stained cabinets. The Spacious Downstairs Master Suite is in a split-bedroom arrangement. Featured are two walk-in closets, a deep garden tub, stall shower, and twin vanities. The Spacious Game Room is upstairs, and measures 21 x 18. (6 comments)
Open House Sunday Oct 28, 1:00pm to 7:00pm, Fort Worth, TX 76123 - 10/19/07 04:55 PM
This gorgeous Four Bedroom Two and One Half bath home is being held open this Sunday, October 28 from 1:00pm to 7:00 PM. It is priced at $225,981. Upon entering, on the left you'll find something quite unique. A smaller, more cozy "sitting room" reminding you a bit of a home you might have seen in some of the old-timey movies. A sofa, two chairs, a coffee table, a lamp of two,.. just enough room for friends to gather and visit. On the right is a formal dining room with sixteen foot ceilings, chair rail, and that pretty "eyebrow window" you (4 comments)
A Unique Way to Practice Blogging... Try Being A Journal-ist... - 10/17/07 10:56 PM
Some people who write extensively in "outside blogs" have said that all they are really doing... is "telling stories." I have also heard it said... that if you have ever written in your own "personal journal..." that you were simply "telling a story..." but it was "your own story." Have you ever kept a journal ? If so, how long ago ? How long did you write in it on an ongoing basis ? Do you still write in your journal at the present ? What is a person called who writes in a journal ? Just think for a second. A person (29 comments)
The Lady's Not Home Today... - 10/16/07 07:44 PM
A Long Time Ago I Remembered Hearing a Song by Melissa Manchester called "The Lady's Not Home Today." It was about a woman who did everything for others... so much so that she rarely had time for herself. Sometimes she took care of people who were sick and had no relatives. Sometimes she brought meals to the "caregivers" who were themelves taking care of parents, or others in need. Although she worked a full time job, every other weekend she could be found working at the battered women's and children's shelter... volunteering to take care of the children there, and teach work skills to their mothers so (18 comments)
Fort Worth Real Estate | Downsize and De-Stress in a Ft Worth Home under $150,000 - 10/16/07 03:31 AM
If You Are Thinking of Down-Sizing... You Really Need To See This Home. Although this charming home is just slightly over 1600 sq ft, if you were entertaining in the Gathering Room... the combination kitchen, family room and breakfast nook... you would probably think the total square footage was much larger than that. At $142,990... it is "priced right." One of the problems often encountered when moving from a larger home with many amenities to a smaller one that's easier to take care of... is that yes, the home is smaller than what you're moving out of... but you still want all the (10 comments)
Chaos and Love... - 10/15/07 12:52 AM
Those of us who have lived lives of chaos in the past must keep on guard when our lives become happy again. When such a large part of our past has been chaotic, there is some hidden part inside our psyche that recognizes that things are "peaceful," and doesn't quite know what to do with it or how to act. Being that living a peaceful life in the midst of caring people when you're not used to it can seem "foreign..." when we've lived in chaos in the past... sometimes we tend to feel like something's wrong because everything isn't wrong. Does (16 comments)
Still Time To Order Your Thanksgiving Turkey... 2600 Sq Ft for $225,981. - 10/14/07 01:34 PM
Most Homebuyers At Some Time or Other Want A Home... that they can say is theirs... totally theirs... where they picked out the exterior colors, the brick, the stone, the ornamental architectural touches... all the things on the outside... that make the home Uniquely Their Own. Here Is Your Chance ! But... there IS a catch. You can't wait forever. Even as we speak... construction crews are busy. Neither Rain, Now Snow, Nor Sleet, Nor Dark Of Night... Ooops... the US Postal Service is already using that. But... as you can see... it won't be long... until this gorgeous home...
Becomes This ! (8 comments)
Brick and Stone Two Story - Takes Your Breath Away... $225,981 - 10/08/07 03:11 AM
This beautiful Brick and Stone Two Story will Take Your Breath Away. I see beautiful homes everyday, and this one just made me simply stand there and stare. Brick and Stone Custom Front, with a turret sheltering the front entry. Notice the artistic touches on the custom brick and stone work ! The Brick and Stone front of this exceptional home is included in the price of $225,981. With a Gourmet Kitchen like this charming home has, you'll want to enroll in a chef's class just so you'll feel like you belong there. The kitchen has an over-abundance of cabinets and counter space, (14 comments)
I Love Tomatoes... - 10/07/07 05:31 PM
Many years ago when my parents bought their first home... I was allowed to plant a "vegetable" garden. Now, I was by no means your run-of-the-mill gardener. I had my very own "special system." You see, I was eleven years old at the time. My Mother... Marian... my Mom... wanted to give me a special treat that day. I must have been extra good. Perhaps I did my homework. Mebbe I cleaned up my room. Perhaps I was actually nice to my brother that day. (I used to yell at him like crazy when I caught him trying on my clothes... but that (10 comments)
Yes... Room Service... Could You Send Up a Bottle of Chenin Blanc, please... - 10/07/07 03:15 AM
OK... we're going to set the time frame first, here... I think it was perhaps 1995. I had been working my little real estate fingers to the bone in Fort Worth, Texas. I very much needed to take some time off. I searched far and wide for a good place to spend the weekend... and finally saw an article about a show that was being put on in Austin, Texas. Right now, I cannot remember the name of it. Not Hairspray, not Girl Groups... ahhhh... there it is... it was called "Big Hair !" It was billed as a "celebration" of the Girl Groups of the Sixties. (17 comments)
Using the "Myers-Briggs" to Improve Communication... (Part ONE) - 10/04/07 09:33 PM
What would it be like... if we could better understand each other... and really know where the other... was "coming from ?" Years ago, Katherine Myers and Elizabeth Myers-Briggs... a mother-daughter team of Psychologists... developed a method of better understanding both ourselves, and others, by means of what they called... "Psychological Type Theory." Taking the Myers-Briggs... or the MBTI as it was called... gave a person a description of their personality "type"... which could be extremely valuable in helping facilitate communicating with other people. Various "types" can perceive a certain thing in a great variety of ways... thus making communication. The Myers-Briggs assists in communication (21 comments)
Fort Worth/Dallas Projects a 6.4 % Growth Rate... - 10/02/07 06:25 PM
According to a recent CNN/Money Magazine survey... the Fort Worth/Dallas Median Sales Price for area single-family homes is Projected to Rise at a Growth Rate of 6.4 Percent. One of the things that is fueling this increase is the growth in the Fort Worth/Dallas jobs market. The amount of available jobs continues to grow at about twice the national average, with many more families relocating to the North Texas area. People go where the jobs are. And that means... Fort Worth/Dallas ! Both Fort Worth and Dallas, and many of the surrounding suburbs in the Metroplex are known nationwide for their advanced health-care facilities. (4 comments)
Fort Worth Real Estate | Stone-Arched Front Brick Single Story... $ 142,990 - 10/02/07 05:47 PM
Most Buyers Really Love the Arched Brick Front Porch... on this beautiful Brick Single Story Home in North Fort Worth. Once you get past such an eye-catching front porch, you will love the Kitchen/Family Room/Breakfast Nook area. The "Great Room" feel just makes you want to grab the phone and invite friends over. The gourmet kitchen features a full u-shaped wrap-around counter top/serving bar, which will go just great while watching the Unbeaten Dallas Cowboys during your Cowboys Parties. Who needs a tail gate, when you've got this much room to cook and prepare food.
There is also a kitchen island, (3 comments)
Fort Worth Home Prices Rise... While Prices Drop in the Nations's "Hot Spots" - 10/02/07 04:13 PM
I recently attended a seminar in Northern Virginia. During the late 80's and early 90's, I lived in Alexandria, Virginia and Columbia, Maryland for about six years total. During that time, I was an on-site New Home Salesperson with three DC Area home builders. The first of those builders I worked for was Scarborough Homes, who shortly after I joined them, changed their name to Winchester Homes. I was with them for perhaps two years. The first neighborhood that Winchester assigned me to was Crofton Commons. It was a new Townhouse Community just off I-66... about five miles down Rt 29, just (6 comments)
It's Fireplace Time Tonight... ! - 10/01/07 05:36 PM
It's Fireplace Time Tonight... ! It has been a long summer. Hot days, warm nights, pouring rain for days at a time, lakes at first several feet below normal, then lakes ten feet above flood stage. Many, many people I know... are so ready for fall. I don't think I used my fireplace even once last winter. Not that it wasn't cold enough. The timing just wasn't right... or I just wasn't in a fireplace-kind-of mood. Either way... no fires in the fireplace.
For some reason... this winter... even this fall... this beautiful Autumn... is already upon us. Somehow I can sense it. (19 comments)
How to Turn a Non-Buyer... Into A Buyer ! - 10/01/07 04:38 PM
With the Financial and Mortgage Industries "tightening up" their loan requirements... an extra boost is often needed for buyers to be able to qualify for the home they want to purchase. Here are a few suggestions on how to help someone who wants to buy a home... but really needs some help in doing so. One of the most frustrating things a seller can experience... is finding a buyer who is both READY to buy their home, is also WILLING to buy their home, but for a variety of reasons... is UNABLE to purchase. The ability to assist that buyer in a variety (14 comments)
The front view of this Historic Spanish-Style One Story really shows Pride of Ownership. Heavily treed, nicely landscaped, with rear yard access on the right by a long driveway to the rear yard... going through an extra covered parking space in the driveway.
The interior is quite charming. Hardwood floors, ceiling fans, stainless steel appliances, and much (2 comments)
The Real Estate Market in Fort Worth and Tarrant County offers such a great value to both "first time" and "move up" buyers. Karen Anne's blog gives you up-to-date market news, and features many of the great homes available at great prices !
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