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realtors: Mortgage Rates Remain Low for Two Straight Weeks - 04/03/09 11:43 AM
As 30-year fixed mortgage rates remain low for two straight weeks, I thought I would take the opportunity to blog about just how low these rates are. In the last week of March, the weekly average rate borrowers were quoted for a 30-year fixed mortgage rate around the nation remained steady at 5.09%, while 15-year fixed mortgages were 4.80%. However, each state quotes different mortgage rates. Thirty-year fixed mortgage rates vary by each state. This week's interest national interest rate rests at 4.78%. Texas mortgage rates were the lowest in the country, while Ohio mortgage rates were the highest. This week's (0 comments)
realtors: Spring into a Savings Plan for a New Home - 03/27/09 10:52 AM
For several years now, the American government has calculated that we have a savings rate close to a big fat 0. However, as our nation stands on the brink of one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression, we find ourselves taking a step back and looking at what we are spending on our daily activities, traveling, vacations and more that we once took for granted. And as a result, the savings rate for Americans has changed from 0.1% to almost 5%. And this big increase in savings can be attributed to our reduction in our spending habits. This recession (0 comments)
realtors: A Legend is Honored as Texan of the Year - 03/20/09 12:47 PM
The well-known Dallas oil tycoon, Boon Pickens, was awarded 2009 Texan of the Year on Thursday night, which is no surprise to me. I blogged about the huge energy plan he laid out back in July of 2008. Pickens was recognized for coming up with an alternative energy plan that could change the world forever. Boone Pickens was given the award Thursday night, March 19th, during the 43rd Annual Texas Legislative Conference. Many people are looking forward to Pickens' vision. It's exactly the type of innovation we need and Pickens is exactly the kind of leader the world needs overseeing it. (0 comments)
realtors: Give Your Kitchen a Facelift - 03/13/09 12:48 PM
When homeowners think of redecorating, they usually think of the living room, family room, bedroom or office. However, the kitchen is usually left out. But, as a real estate professional who frequently visits many homes, I am seeing more kitchens getting facelifts and like alot of what I see. Therefore, I would like to share some ideas for giving your home's kitchen a facelift. These ideas can be very beneficial, especially if you are in the market to sell your home. When it comes to the kitchen, many people think that it is a hard task to overcome, but it's actually (0 comments)
realtors: Tiny Homes are on the Move - 03/06/09 12:44 PM
Many Americans are taught bigger is better, especially Texans. However, that term may soon come to a halt for a while as tiny homes are on the move. As many people lose their homes to foreclosure or the bad economy, they are downsizing into much smaller homes of less than 1000 square feet. Some of the homes in the tiny home movement are actually less than 100 square feet. Even I couldn't imagine that until I went online and toured one for myself. There is a whole new meaning to up close and personal for a family in a home of (1 comments)
realtors: Rides with Style in Amarillo Texas - 02/27/09 12:40 PM
I'm always looking for something fun and inexpensive to do in Amarillo during my free time. So, when I saw that Make-A-Wish Car Show will be at the Amarillo Civic Center this weekend, I thought I would pass along the information. The Make-A-Wish Car Show will feature hundreds of cars from the past. Therefore, you will find cars, cars and more cars filling the Amarillo Civic Center this Saturday, February 28th. This will be the 25th annual Make-A-Wish Car Show in Amarillo. And this year, the event is sponsored by the Panhandle Council of Car Clubs. The car show will begin (0 comments)
realtors: Amarillo Events in February - 02/13/09 01:33 PM
Everyone loves to have a good time in Amarillo, Texas and there are several events in the month of February to take advantage of. Best of all, each event will be fun for the whole family. · The Arts of India - February 13th - April 12th at the Amarillo Museum of Art (2200 S. Van Buren). This great event is FREE. For more information, call 806-371-5050 or visit their website at www.amarilloar.org. · Nights at the Museum - February 13th from 5:50-9:30 p.m. (1600 Quarter Horse Drive). This event is for children ages 4-11 and will cost $20.00 per night for (0 comments)
realtors: An Amarillo, Texas Girl Needs Your Help - 02/06/09 05:35 PM
Six year old Karon Silva from Amarillo, Texas needs your help. Karon suffers from Epilepsy that racks her little body. When Karon was just two and half years old, her parents bought Boston, a golden retriever. Boston is a unique dog. He can sense when Karon is going to have a seizure and alerts her mother. Boston never leaves Karon's side. The Silva family is hoping to get their wonderful Boston certified as a seizure alert dog so he will be able to go with Karon everywhere she goes in public, such as school, stores, restaurants, etc. The need for seizure (0 comments)
realtors: A Great Place to Call Home – Bushland, Texas! - 01/30/09 01:12 PM
The wonderful community of Bushland is one of Texas' great places to call home. If you like small and rural, you'll love Bushland. The community offers a quiet simple way of life away from the fast pace of the bigger city, although it's only minutes away. Bushland, Texas can be found in southwest Potter County, just 14 miles west of Amarillo. The town was established in 1908 as a train stop for the Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railroad when Henry Bush donated a portion of his 250,000 acre Frying Pan Ranch. Farmers and ranchers then began to flock to the (0 comments)
realtors: Keeping Amarillo Clean - 01/23/09 12:07 PM
Amarillo's vacant lots were once a dumping ground for trash. And complaining about it soon became a sport. Therefore, the United Way of Amarillo & Canyon's Day of Caring Committee led the community to clean up its neighborhoods. Last spring hundreds of volunteers banded together and spread out from San Jacinto Christian Academy to vacant lots. Volunteers filled trash bags with trash, mown weeds and overgrowth. They also painted over graffiti. Since the cleanup, the San Jacinto Christian Academy students have vowed to continue their efforts for the rest of the year and on into the summer months. Generation Next Worship (0 comments)
realtors: How to Select a Real Estate Professional When Buying a Home in Today’s Market - 01/16/09 04:04 PM
The majority of people buying a home use a real estate agent to handle all the work for them. This is for a very good reason. A real estate agent will guide you through the buying process. They will give you tips and advice, and help you find the perfect home for your needs. Working with a real estate agent is the most resourceful way to shop for a home. And they make the buying process hassle-free. Here are some things to look for when choosing a real estate professional: · Someone who will help you assess your wants and needs (0 comments)
realtors: Use Glass Walls to Enhance Your Home - 01/09/09 03:30 PM
Many homeowners are trying to find new and innovative trends to enhance the look and feel of their home. Covered patios and sunrooms are always a nice addition. However, if your budget will not allow such a pricey home improvement, there is always the glass wall improvement. It is fairly easy to update the look of a traditional-style home or an older home by adding glass walls. Some of the benefits of adding a glass wall are a beautiful focal point, natural lighting, an open larger feel, enhanced temperatures, and an easy way to decorate any room. Living rooms, kitchens and (2 comments)
realtors: Amarillo, Texas Realtor Connie Taylor With Tips On Choosing a Professional Tax Preparer - 01/02/09 04:39 PM
It's that time of year again; tax season. Many of us will be looking for a professional to prepare our taxes. Therefore, I would like to share some tips and advice about how to choose a professional tax preparer. All taxpayers should choose someone to prepare their taxes wisely. It's extremely important to choose a qualified professional when you are paying someone to prepare your taxes. Ultimately, the taxpayer is responsible for everything associated with their tax return, even when it's prepared by a professional. You will find that a true professional will ask many questions and ask to see your (0 comments)
realtors: Amarillo Residents Volunteer to Feed the Needy - 12/24/08 08:07 PM
This blog is for anyone looking to buy a home in a great community with wonderful residents. When moving to a new city , you want to meet people that are friendly and will help you in your time of need. Amarillo , Texas is that perfect place. Many Amarillo residents showed their love for the community and its needy on Tuesday by cooking and serving a Christmas luncheon to hundreds. Almost 400 people in need were served a terrific lunch on Tuesday at the Faith City Ministries dining hall on Second Ave. The meal was donated by Amarillo residents, (0 comments)
realtors: Buying a Home for Christmas - 12/19/08 04:44 PM
What better gift could anyone get than a new home for Christmas? People give cars all the time. Why not homes? Many people would say this blog title is just crazy. However, interest rates are so low now that many people can afford a new home. When you weigh in the factors of low interest rates, a buyer's market, and homes being sold below value, you have a great buy. Today's interest rates are 5.27% for a 30 year fixed mortgage. And one of the top Treasury officials is hinting around that interest rates could drop as low as 4.5%. Could (0 comments)
realtors: Help Amarillo ’s Empty Stocking Fund - 12/12/08 01:25 PM
The holidays are definitely here and this is the season for giving. For over 30 years, the Amarillo Empty Stocking Fund has been providing hope and joy for those less fortunate, people down on their luck and the displaced. With so many people out of work this year, it's more important than ever to give a helping hand. The Empty Stocking Fund helps provide the basic necessities for living to individuals and families. Sometimes, if possible, the fund provides a small gift for children. So, please keep in mind this holiday season that if it were not for the generous support (0 comments)
Connie Taylor specializes in Amarillo real estate, the Amarillo subdivisions of The Canyons, The Colonies, The Greenways, City View and Woodlands, Canyon and Potter/Randall County. Connie Taylor wants to help you with your Amarillo real estate transaction, including single-family homes, multi-family homes, condos, townhomes, income properties, investment properties, vacant land and selling your current property. Find out how to become a Keller Williams agent with the #1 real estate office in Amarillo.
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