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And the Fun Begins... Builders and the End of Their Fiscal Years... - 07/26/08 11:59 PM
It is the time of year when several of the major New Home Builders in the Fort Worth/Dallas area see the end of their Fiscal Year approaching... and let the word out that they will pretty much do just about anything to squeeze in "one more closing" before their fiscal time-clock runs out. What will they do ? Well, it all depends. First, it depends on how many completed homes the builder has "sitting" at that time. It also varies depending on the specific model or floorplan. They may only have one or two of a floorplan that sells well, so in that case... (14 comments)
Who Should the Seller Choose ? The Agent Who "Buys" the Listing, or The Agent Who Tells the Truth ? - 07/26/08 11:02 PM
Mr and Ms Home Seller have decided to sell their home. They have a fairly good idea of what they think their home is worth. After doing their own homework online with some of the automated pricing web sites, The Sellers, being very sensible sellers, schedule appointments with three local Listing Agents who've been hanging stuff on their front doorknob for years. Each Agent comes prepared with a "Competitive Market Analysis" (called a CMA). It is on fancy paper, and two of the three even have "professionally done" flip charts as part of their presentations. Each of the three Listing Agents (16 comments)
Carrollton, Texas Luxury Townhouses... from the $190,000's. - 07/26/08 12:19 PM
Finally... another picture of one of the awesome townhouses that will soon be hidden away behind this entry wall. This new Townhouse neighborhood will be pouring slabs for its first seven buildings during the next few weeks.
So... you ask... what wonderful homes are going to be behind this entry wall? Will they be just another bunch of average, run-of-the-mill townhouses ? Another cookie-cutter "project" like most townhouse "projects" look. Well... look for yourself !
This gorgeous picture is another of the eight different "front elevations" that will dot this gorgeous upcoming Carrollton neighborhood. The above building shows what very much appears (9 comments)
Rainy Day Two Story... 3209 Sq Ft... $228,900 - 07/26/08 03:00 AM
What a great home to come home to on a rainy day... or on any day ! This brick and stone two-story home has four or five bedrooms, three and a half baths, formal living and dining, huge gourmet kitchen with awesome breakfast/morning room with wrap-around windows. The work island in the kitchen is oversized, and has a hard-surface counter top. Just the right size for an army of cooks and cook-wannabee's to work around preparing holiday meals, or Cowboy party feasts.
The master bedroom suite is down stairs, and is larger than oversized. The master bath walk-in is incredible, (12 comments)
Open House Sunday July 27... 1:00pm to 5:00pm... Hulen Beauty... $159,900 - 07/26/08 01:12 AM
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 "brag" about something called "Street-Scape" when describing homes like the one above. Here is why. Landscaping (8 comments)
Iraqi Electrocutions of US Soldiers While Showering... Update ! - 07/25/08 10:27 PM
Recently I wrote a post telling the horrible story of another American in service to his country in Iraq... being electrocuted while taking a shower in the shower facilities at his own base in Iraq. This is a short update on that post... relating some comments that appeared in today's USA Today newspaper. The following disclosure came after former Halliburton subsidiary KBR Inc. Chief Executive William Utt met with Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., on Capitol Hill Friday to discuss allegations that soldiers died from electrocutions caused by faulty wiring at U.S. facilities run by the contractor. Casey said there have also (11 comments)
Is It Time to Remodel Your Business Again ?? - 07/25/08 09:37 PM
Having been a Realtor for what seems like several hundred years, the great majority of my time has always been spent in prospecting, working my referral base, showing homes, listing homes, networking, and doing all the typical things... engaging in all the "normal" activities... that Realtors fill our days with. All of these activities are done when we work "IN" our business... doing the things listed above... plus processing everything... and all the other details from contract to closing. But these times we find ourselves in are not typical times. Nor are they the times of 2004 and 2005. What this means (30 comments)
There's a new kid in town. Actually, the kid isn't a kid... it's a new RE/MAX office. It's RE/MAX Trinity. And... it isn't totally new... but about sixteen months old. Jaci Coan is the Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Trinity, and heads a group of approximately thirty agents who all think she is just about the coolest thing on wheels. At the recent RE/MAX of Texas state convention, RE/MAX Trinity was the proud recipient of the Rookie Office Of The Year award for all of Texas. This award pretty much typifies the professionalism and team spirit shown by both the staff and (25 comments)
Are You Dog-Tired from Chasing Your Tail ? Let New Home Hunters DFW Find Your New Home for You ! - 07/19/08 06:16 PM
Looking for a New Home in the Fort Worth/ Dallas market area can reall wear a guy or gal out. So... what is the answer ? What can a tired out, worn out, pooped out home buyer (or puppy) do to find just the right new home ? All that schlepping around, chasing down blind alleys and trying to figure out all those deceiving ads. I mean... it's enough to make you "dog tired !" Surprisingly, the answer is not all that difficult to figure out... IF you know the right person. And... that person is Karen Anne Stone and her Team at (14 comments)
Can You Find This Wall ? Carrollton Townhouses from the 190's ! - 07/19/08 05:53 PM
Can You Find This Wall ? Others are looking for it, too. Why ? Yes... why is a great question ! It's because... on the other side of this wall... is going to be one of the coolest Townhouse Neighborhoods that Carrollton has ever seen. Right now... what is behind this wall is a super-secret. It's a secret, and will stay that way... unless you give ME a call... and ask me about it. Right now, it's "mum's the word..." but... call me... talk me into telling... and I just might.
Actually... behind this wall is going to be an (7 comments)
At Montgomery Plaza... Boomer Jacks is the Place To Be ! - 07/19/08 05:10 PM
I had just finished a Hard Day's Night of Real Estate at my office... RE/MAX Trinity in Fort Worth. It was a pretty hot day in Fort Worth, Texas. Lots of things to do... follow-up, customer and client call-backs, taking my cat... Mollie T Cat for a walk... and finally, it was time to pull in the sidewalk, and find a place to relax. That's when it hit me... right between the taste-buds. I had seen Boomer Jacks several times during the last few weeks Several folks had been talking about it in the office. After all... i was right around (5 comments)
Townhouses... Carrollton, Texas Style ! From the high 190's. - 07/19/08 03:57 PM
Sneak Preview ! For all those buyers out there in apartment land... something new and really great has come upon the New Homes horizon. A new kind of townhouse... made just for Texas. One of the drawbacks for many Texans as far as townhouses have been concerned... is that just about everyone who is interested in a townhouse... wants an end unit. Usually, townhomes are built with anywhere from six to eight units in each building... which obviously means that out of an eight dwelling building, only two townhouses can be "end units." Well... that is about to change. There is (4 comments)
Gorgeous 2,720 sf Four Bedroom Home in Burleson, Texas... $209,900. - 07/19/08 12:26 PM
This gorgeous 2,720 sq ft four bedroom (with a possible fifth) two and one-half super two story home is brand new on the market. With the master bedroom being down, all three secondary bedrooms are upstairs, and all three of them are good-sized. The largest bedroom of the three is a sixteen-footer, and the smallest up bedroom is 12 x 11... so there should be no fussing about who gets which bedroom. Located in a great family neighborhood in Burleson, Texas... the drive-up appeal this home holds is just fabulous. The full-width covered front porch is great for relaxing or chatting with the (6 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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