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Rent vs Buying? With interest rates near forty year lows, the decision to rent versus buy becomes difficult. Use this calculator to help determine which makes sense for you at this time. http://www.frontdoor.com/tools/calculators/rent-vs-buy.aspx
Also, if you don't think you have enough money for a down payment, talk to your lender about a USDA Rural Government Loan. There are only certain areas or cities that qualify for this loan and the lender will know which areas and if funds are available through the government. This loan is 100% financing with no down payment! Work with your Realtor to help negotiate (3 comments)
Making an Offer on a Home - 07/31/10 05:28 PM
Often times people find themselves in a multiple offer situation, whether it's the time of year, a very desirable home or an appealing listing price. How can you make your offer stand out?? Although the winner is usually the most qualified home buyer with the best price and the fewest strings attached, there are some other secrets to winning the bid. Not all buyers are interested in more than just price, and that makes knowing what to offer in this type of situation critical.
9 Tips to Winning A Multiple Offer Home Bid HIGHEST OFFER The winning buyer in (3 comments)
Understanding the Costs of a Mortgage - 07/31/10 05:13 PM
Not only do you have to understand what type of mortgage you should choose, you have to understand the costs associated with your mortgage. Most of these costs will be paid upon closing your mortgage. Purchase Points Purchase points, also known as a "buy-down" or "discount points," are an up-front fee paid to the lender at closing to buy-down or lower your interest rate over the life of the loan. Each point is equal to one percent of your total loan amount. If you have a $100,000 loan, one point would equal $1,000. The more points you buy, the lower your (0 comments)
Wylie Championship Rodeo 2010 Friday and Saturday, September 17th & 18th 7:00pm - 10:00pm (Rainout Date: Friday and Saturday, October 1st & 2nd) The Wylie Championship Rodeo is a two-night UPRA sanctioned Rodeo held at the Wylie Agriculture Center in Wylie, Texas in September. In its 15th year, the Wylie Rodeo will attract an average of 2,000 people each night from Wylie and surrounding cities to experience the Rodeo action and take part in the family-fun available outside the arena. Aside from the rough stock Rodeo (2 comments)
Agents sometimes seem to get discouraged easily or don't really get out in the community and make themselves known. When an agent asks "What can I do to get business?" a million things come to my mind! Postcards, drip emails, calling my sphere of influence, marketing expireds, wearing your badge everywhereto strike up real estate conversations , taking the church secretary your cards and a cup of coffee, volunteering at local hometown events, sponsoring local teams and joining the PTA! The list to me is endless ! I always suggest talking to new home builders everyweek. They are always moving around (7 comments)
Enjoy a country town feel while only minutes away from Plano, George Bush Tollway and the Richardson Telecom Corridor. Brand new homes priced from the $170's, Sage Creek features include 60x140 over-sized lots and 3 car garages options. Amenities include 3 playgrounds, Junior Olympic size swimming pool, basketball court, clubhouser and walking trails. Firewheel Mall, restaurants and business located conveniently nearby. Sage Creek has only a handful of home sites remaining and time is running out! Visit today and take advantage of historically low interest rates and final close-out pricing. Two homes (3 comments)
JitBits, Inc. Date: July 28, 2010 Time: 9AM Location: Woodbridge Country Club directly after the Business Card Exchange
Westgate Dental Date: August 04, 2010 Time: Noon Location: 520 W. Brown St. , Ste. A Wylie , TX 75098 Phone: (214)429-4311 for more information (0 comments)
Missing mom - 07/25/10 01:20 PM
I lost my mom this year to Brain Cancer & Lung Cancer. It was very difficult to watch her slowly lose the battle over these horrible cancers. I think about her every day and am so thankful I was sitting by her side when she passed away telling her to go to Jesus, he was waiting on her. If you are in this business and you have a loved one who is ill , go to them, pray for them and don't worry about business. God will take care of you. I don't regret taking off every few days for six (9 comments)
Do you remember your number? - 07/25/10 01:08 PM
I stepped out in FAITH in October of 2009 to start blogging on Active Rain. I knew nothing about posting blogs, tags, Localism and the online world I was entering. My number was 159,000 something. I signed on today and the number of Active Rainer's is over 187,000!! Active Rain has made a very big difference in my work world. Not only are people saying they found me on the internet and my business has increased, I have changed the whole way I go about my day. Anything and everything is blog material. I am taking notes on the guest speaker (31 comments)
Saturday August 7th 9am-11am FBC corner of Ballard & Hwy 78 Free vision exams, back-to-school haircuts, jump houses, carnival games for the little one, raffle's and hot dogs. There is alot to do here! School supplies and standard dress approriate clothing will be available for those families in need. Invite someone you know that is deserving of the services being offered or become a sponsor. Contact the Wylie Chamber of Commerce for more information. Supplies are still needed to ensure academic success ! (3 comments)
I want REO listings , can anyone give me some tips? - 07/20/10 05:14 PM
I am trying to break into this market. I am doing BPO's & I have listed some REO's for a small bank last year. I sold one of them but the gentleman I was working for was let go, so they gave the listings to someone else! I need help in know where else to start. Do I go to the local small banks in my area with my resume? Are the big banks hard to get a foot in the door? Any help or advice you can give me would be great!
For Lease in Farmersville, TX 75442 - 07/19/10 04:42 PM
For Lease in Farmersville, TX 75442 ONLY FOUR LEFT! AFFORDABLE NICE NEWER HOMES ! ON ACREAGE 2016 Square Feet $995.00 on two acres 2016 Square Feet $995.00 on two acres all new laminate and ceramic tile flooring 1352 Square Feet $865.00 on 1 acre, Great views! New ceramic tile. 1600 Square Feet $ 895.00 on 1 acre, new carpet !
Sachse Texas is #14 on Best Suburbs! According to the July issue of D Magazine , Sachse, Texas jumped from #34 to #14 as the most improved place to live in Dallas Suburbs ! That is quite a feat if you know this little town that everyone has trouble pronouncing. You know someone is not from this area if they say it wrong..... pronounced SAC-SEE! Wylie was ranked #23 which was a a let down from recent rankings and Murphy was # 9 best place to live in the suburbs. You can read the article by clicking here. http://www.dmagazine.com/Home/D_Magazine/2010/July/Rating_the_Best_Suburbs_in_Dallas.aspx If you (3 comments)
The Back to School Fair is an annual event that gives away backpacks filled with school supplies so students that are facing economic hardships. Many families are still struggling to put food on the table much less the added burden of purchasing school supplies for the upcoming school year. With the help of local churches and other organizations the goal is to fill 1000 backpacks! The most items needed are: #2 pencils Black, blue & red ink pens constructin paper highlighters If you know of a family in need of assistance and would (0 comments)
Tips and Suggestions for Closing an REO Property With Success Get the Buyer Prequalified-Most REO companies will not accept a contract without proof of lender preapproval. If your buyer is cash, submit the offer with a bank statement verification of funds. Understand your offer and the bank's counteroffer-The sellers REO addendum's supersede everything else in the contract! If you make changes do it on their contract not on addendum's if possible There is techniccally no option period on an REO property-they will not accept option money. A buyer may opt out for repairs on (2 comments)
Navigating an REO Contract Part 1 - 07/15/10 05:32 PM
Navigating an REO Contract Part 1 It is important to understand the difference between a Short Sale, a Foreclosure and an REO property. DEFINITIONS: Short Sale: Occurs when a lender agrees to take less money than they are owed. Foreclosure: Two types: 1. Non-Judicial Foreclosure- Foreclosure sale by the trustee named in the deed of trust. 2. Judicial Foreclosure- Requires court approval. Example- Tax Foreclosure. REO: If there are no bidders and the foreclosure sale , the property goes to the lender, and the lender is a mortgage company/bank it becomes known as REO-REAL ESTATE OWNED.
Know the players in (2 comments)
Are your electric bills too high? - 07/14/10 07:09 PM
Masco Home Services , a leading performance company based in Daytona Beach, Florida, has recently launched WellHome , a new program offering home assessments, comfort and energy efficiency home improvement services for existing homes in the Dallas area. Dallas homeowners will be among the first to have the opportunity to take advantage of the WellHome program, which will expand to multiple other cities by the end of 2010.
How this works: Masco Home Services, for a small fee ( the website has a special of $49.00 until July 31,2010) , comes to your home using state-of-the art diagnostic tools, including infrared temperature (4 comments)
The Business Card Exchange is tomorrow morning, 7/14/2010, at 8am . The sponsor for this week is Kenny Bunch Plumbing. The Business Card Exchange offers everyone who attends an opportunity to network and promote their business. The Business Card exchange is held at Woodbridge Country Club. The address is 7400 Country Club Dr , in Wylie. The phone number is 972-429-5100. Hope to see you there!!!
New Construction Website - 07/13/10 03:07 PM
New Construction Website Did you know that a new construction builder does not have to have a warranty on their home? This is what a guest speaker at our association meeting announced recently. He did say, however, that it is in their best interest to have a home warranty. He said that according to the Residential Construction Liability Act that the builder has liability for 10years from the sale of the home so a home warranty is a good thing for him and the buyer. The speaker also stated that according to this same act on all remodeling done on a (0 comments)
Home for sale in Wylie, Texas 75098 - 07/09/10 08:45 PM
Home for sale in Wylie, Texas 75098 This beautiful home backs to a very large pond & fountain! Lots of UPGRADES include real wood flooring, austin stone fireplace,crown moldings,tiled patio,ceramic flooring,tile backsplash, granite island, full sprinkler & designer painting. Split master has tiled seperate shower, jetted tub, dual vanities & large walk in closet. Enjoy the gorgeous landscaping of the yard & the private back patio's ! AHS Warranty in place. Click this link to see a website on this property: http://1907threefountains.quickbuyme.com (0 comments)
Sometimes it is as simple as yes or NO! - 07/06/10 12:53 PM
Tenant: Can I pay my rent next week? Something has come up. Me: No. An hour later... Tenant: Can I pay my rent in half's? Me: No. Tenant: Okay just checking! Later that day he came in & paid rent. Sometimes it is as simple as Yes or No! We all have busy life's and right before a major holiday it can be tough to have the rent. Tenants will ask for delays or give you problems that prevent them from paying their rent. If you give in you are setting yourself up for a battle every month. At least that (5 comments)
For Sale in Sachse Texas 75048 Wylie Schools - 07/06/10 12:14 PM
Immaculate Home! Better than new! You will love all the UPGRADES! The owner installed Plantation Shutters on EVERY window in the home! Granite counter tops, designer mirrors, handscraped hardwoods and much more. Gameroom, true media room and refreshment area. Master suite is downstairs as well as another room for guest or baby with their own bath! Woodbridge is a PGA Golf Community with Golf Course , Club House & RestaurantSeven Swimming Pools (0 comments)
For Sale in Sachse Texas 75048 - 07/06/10 11:48 AM
Adorable 3.2.2 with rear entry garage. Located in a cul-de-sac with lush landscaping in front & back yards. Enjoy the oversized lot with mature trees & your own greenhouse! UPGRADES GALORE: laminate flooring, new roof 2004,freshly painted exterior, newer seamless gutters,full sprinkler system with weather station,radiant barrier attic & surround sound system!! (1 comments)
When: Saturday, July 3, 2010 from 5 p.m. to Midnight Fireworks Showtime: 9:30 p.m. Where: Addison Circle Park, Bud Light Main Stage, 4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison, TX What: Kaboom Town! celebrates its 25th anniversary with a festival beginning at 5 p.m. Food, music, kid's activities including rock climbing, giant slide, fun inflatables, sand art, free movie, an obstacle course and much more. Tickets: This event is free. 2. Fair Park Fourth on the Fifth! The city of Dallas will have (2 comments)
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