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1) Not Getting Pre-Approved by a Lender-Don't get your heart set on a certain neighborhood or type home until you have talked to a lender. Have you ever seen Property Virgins on HGTV? The host starts the show walking the homebuyers down a street in their favorite neighborhood. She asks them how much they think homes in the area cost and they are usually WAY more expensive than they thought! We all have Champagne taste right? A lender will look at your income, assets, debts and credit to determine a monthly payment you can afford. 2) (5 comments)
Tax Credit-Possible Extentsion for 1st time Buyers - 10/29/09 05:19 PM
Tax Credit Possible Extension for 1st time Buyers Want to buy a new home but haven't yet and your a first time home buyer? Hang on the $8000.00 tax credit might be extended according to Bloomberg.com ! As you have probably heard by now, the credit ends November 30,,2009. This means you have to find a home and have it in escrow at least 3 weeks prior to this date. The lender and title companies need at least this much time to do the paperwork and gaher closing documents. Please click on the link below to see an article on the possible extension (1 comments)
Downtown Boo on Ballard Wylie, TX is re-scheduled - 10/27/09 08:18 PM
Downtown Boo on Ballard Wylie, TX has been re-scheduled for FRIDAY, October 30th, 6p.m. - 8p.m. due to rain forecasted on Thursday. IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW: **Lost/Found - Wylie Police command post will be set up at Bart Peddicord Community Center. **Halloween Costume Contest - children, adults & pets! Registration from 6:15-7:15pm at 114 N. Ballard Ave. (next door to Downtown Salon Suites). **Food - East Fork Masonic Lodge will have BBQ and drinks for sale near Quick Response Technologies. **Carnival Games - Oak/Ballard near Bart Peddicord Community Center. Hosted by New Hope Christian Church. **Jump Zone - parking lot next to Bart (0 comments)
Hire a Veteran Job Fair in Arlington TX 10/29/2009 - 10/26/09 09:54 AM
Hire a Veteran Job Fair in Arlington TX 10/29/2009 Veterans often possess the key knowledge, skills, abilities, and character traits employers are looking for in top candidates to fill today's jobs. These traits include: • Integrity • Leadership • Teamwork • Accelerated Learning Curve • Performance Under Pressure The Texas Veterans Commission, Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, Workforce Solutions for N. Central Texas and Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County are sponsoring this event. It will be held at the Arlington Convention Center , 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011 from 10am-3pm October 29th. If you have additional questions you can call 817-459-5000. (2 comments)
Wylie has 305 homes on the market -45 are Foreclosures Rowlett/Sachse has 295 homes on the market -35 are Foreclosures Rockwall has 706 homes on the market -42 are Foreclosures Fairview/Lucas has 134 homes on the market -6 are Foreclosures Allen has 372 homes on the market -32 are Foreclosures If you are interested in any other areas please call me! (0 comments)
Tenants divorcing...she wants me to show her houses? - 10/20/09 09:43 AM
Tenants divorcing...she wants me to show her houses? I have some tenants whom are divorcing and the wife wants me to show her houses. Is this ethical that I help her? She signed the lease on the current house they live in which I property manage. She is still bound to this lease. Should I get a signed agreement from the husband taking her off the lease, making him the only responsible party first? I understand that things happen in people's lives and want to help her but I also want to follow the rules. Does anyone have any suggestions or (14 comments)
Are you staying out of trouble on Texas Contracts? - 10/18/09 12:41 PM
Are you staying out of trouble on Texas Contracts? Applying to the One to Four Family Residential Contract (resale) Question: Paragraph 11 Special Provisions had the following written in: "Buyer will increase this offer to $2000.00 more than the best offer you receive" Is this unauthorized practice of law by the agent? Answer: Real estate licensees should never engage in drafting an escalation clause. The main cautions here are proof of the seller having multiple offers and financial liability. You don't want your client to pay more than the home is worth. If your client is insistent on writing this on (6 comments)
Can you take care of a septic system overflowing at 3am? - 10/14/09 03:50 PM
Can you take care of a septic system overflowing at 3am? When one of our agents comes to us and says "We want to get in property management for the steady income!" , this is the first question we ask them: Can you take care of a septic system overflowing at 3am? Their answer is usually said in their face all scrunched up with "EEWWW" We then proceed to ask them questions such as the following: Do you have a separate account for escrow? Will you be available consistentily at the first of every month? Do you have a group of (8 comments)
Wylie, TX WISD Bond Election Part 2 - 10/14/09 03:09 PM
Wylie, TX WISD Bond Election Part 2 More points to consider when voting for the WISD WISD sells bonds only when and if funds are needed and only up to the amount authorized by voters Using bond funds for construction allows the district to spread the cost of buliding over 20-30 years Approximately 20% of Wylie's current annual debt payments are funded by the state 14 of 17 campususes are either Recognized or Exemplary which contributes to community growth What about my taxes?? This is probably your main question! The average home in Wylie is valued at $169,121 so after (0 comments)
Points to consider when casting your vote for the WISD Bond : The infrastructure for fiber optics and security upgrades will benefit all campuses. The bond will be presented in three separate proposals totaling $76.965 million. The district's enrollment has grown 7% since this time last year of 12,000 students. WISD has grown by more than 700 new students since this time last year. WISD is one of the state's most creditworthy school districts with A+ bond ratings from Standard and Poor's and A from Fitch Ratings The bond (0 comments)
Beware Scammers Posing on Facebook as Friends - 10/07/09 03:08 PM
Beware Scammers Posing on Facebook as FriendsCybercriminals are targeting Facebook and e-mail users by pretending they are friends or relatives in desperate need of money. And they're doing it by tricking people into unwittingly revealingtheir e-mail logins and passwords. They post a link that says "Really Funny Picture" and once you click on it they can see your passwords. This video is certainly worth your time: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/#33189545 Please watch it and tell your kids and elderly friends about it. These cybercrooks are after you and me though, they want people who can go withdrawal $3000.00 and send it right away! Please be (7 comments)
The Pride of East Band This is the third year Wylie East High School (WEHS) has been open, but the first year it is recognized as it's own high school. It is now a seperate school from Wylie High School. Next year is the first year Wylie East will have a junior class, which will bring the junior prom. That same year, Firstcoming will be titled Secondcoming and so forth until the first class graduates. Once there is a senior class to be able to come home Wylie East will (1 comments)
Do I want to be on a TREPAC committee? - 10/05/09 10:26 AM
Do I want to be on a TREPAC committee? Recently a person from my association called and asked me to be on a TREPAC committee and I said I would. When I got the invite it was for a kickoff meeting from 1-5pm, I have not accepted it yet because I am not sure I have the time to commit to this. I know little about this committee. I know they travel to Austin and they have great fundraisers. Has anyone been involved in a TREPAC committee and would you do it again? How much time were you expected to (2 comments)
Wylie, Texas September 2009 Activity Report for Home Sales - 10/04/09 08:13 PM
Wylie, Texas September 2009 Activity Report for Home Sales Property Type Residential New Listings: 96 Average List Price: $177,430 Under Contract: 66 Sold: 50 Average Sales Price: $166,010 Average Days on Market: 54
Tips for using Social Networking In Business - 10/03/09 02:06 PM
Have you gotten on board for with online social networking for your business? Are you still skeptical? Are you using social networking for business or just to play games and keep up with friends?
If you are dedicated to professional development try some of these tips to get started. You don't have to beat yourself over the head , just do it and see what happens!
Don't rush out and create accounts on every single social network. Pick one or two and concentrate on those before adding another Talk to your colleauges to see what networks they are on and what's working (8 comments)
Do you have questions for $8000.00 tax credit in Texas? - 10/01/09 05:13 PM
Do you have questions for $8000.00 tax credit in Texas? First I would like to remind anyone who's considering taking advantage of the first-time homebuyer tax credit of up to $8.000.00 that was part of this year's stimulus package that time is running out! Unless Congress extends the deadline--which I wouldn't count on--you must complete the purchase of a home by November 30th, 2009. It can take up to two months for the homebuying process--find a home, make an accepted offer, pull together the money and documentation you'll need for a mortgage, appraisal, inspection and closing. The home you are buying (0 comments)
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