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2012 Year To Date Market Comparison of Frisco against neighboring cities - 02/22/12 09:49 AM
2012 Year To Date Market Comparison of Frisco against neighboring cities. January 2012 * Data from North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc. NTREIS. Information is believed to be accurate but not guaranteed. Homes are selling for between 92% - 100% of their listing price, so agents are doing their market research and sellers are listening to their advise. Average DOM is good for Frisco and the surrounding cities so now is a great time for buyers to take advantage of the LOW interest rates! Frisco TX schools have EXEMPLARY ratings which makes it an attractive choice amongst surrounding cities. (0 comments)
Basic Tips For Buyers - 02/20/12 09:39 AM
Basic Tips For Buyers 1. Know what you can afford before you fall in love with your dream home. 2. Consider additional expenses that come with owning a home like property tax, insurance, and repairs. 3. Be flexible on the little things. It would be wonderful to find a home with everything you want, but those are hard to come by – distinguish nice-to-haves and must-haves early. 4. Have imagination and look beyond paint colors, wallpaper, or other easy and affordable things you can change. 5. Don’t compromise on the big things, such as enough bedrooms to accommodate additions to the family or space (0 comments)
Stunning 5 BR, 3BA Energy Saving Mercedes Home! Open floorplan w lrg family room w. corner fireplace & custom mantel open to kitchen with view of backyard. Backyard has 8Ft privacy fence. Gorgeous kitchen with 42' oak cabnets, gourmet island & ample amount of counter & cabnet space. Private & spacious master retreat with raised sitting area, offers 2 wlk in closets, garden tub, sep shwr & his and hers vanities. Exemplary Frisco ISD.
Existing home sales continued their rise, up 5% in December, to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.61 million. Lawrence Yun, chief economist for NAR, said, “The pattern of home sales in recent months demonstrates a market in recovery. Record-low mortgage interest rates, job growth, and bargain home prices are giving more consumers the confidence they need to enter the market.” Home Prices
Homes prices for December were down 2.6% from a year ago, at a median price of $164,500. One factor contributing to lower prices has been (0 comments)
February 2012 Market Update - 02/16/12 04:45 PM
February 2012 Market Update 2012 is off to a promising start. Mortgage rates continue to drop and have remained under 4% for nearly two months. Home sales are strengthening and pending home sales, a measure to gauge future sales, are at their highest levels since March 2010. Job growth has been increasing for most of 2011, with unemployment dropping to 8.4%. As more people are getting jobs, consumer confidence has also been increasing. However, underemployment continues to be a problem for a stronger recovery. The underemployment rate is 18.1%, and there are still a significant number of people working (0 comments)
Frisco’s Texas Grand Park Development - 02/13/12 02:24 PM
Frisco’s Texas Grand Park Development For the last 7 years Frisco Texas residents have heard rumors of a large park to be located in the heart of the city. This "Grand Park" is to be located South of Cotton Gin & north of Stonebrook Drive, with the North Dallas Tollway to the East and Legacy Drive to it's West.
Things are now starting to move forward and last month Dudley Raymond the Parks Planning and Business Development manager said, "Currently, it looks as if it will be approximately 2 years before the project can start construction. We are (0 comments)
Foreclosed and foreclosing properties dominate many of today’s U.S. real estate markets—more than four years after the sharpest observers saw the market shift coming, and more than two years after the reality hit home for millions of American home owners. The recent Keller Williams Distressed Property Buying Survey unearthed great information about where the opportunities are, how big they are, and how smart, capable buyers are leveraging the current market. First-time home buyers make up almost half of all buyers of bank-owned foreclosures and soon-to-be foreclosed short sale properties. They’re followed closely by investors (1 comments)
Headlines today are filled with stories about homeowners in financial distress—people who face a lender’s foreclosure on their home. Millions of American home owners are wondering what to do. Like most crises, this one has produced its share of rumors and misinformation. One of the biggest ones is “just let it happen." Why fight back, this line of thinking goes. It’s too emotionally draining, and the government’s loan modifications aren’t helping many people. Well, that’s only partly true. While government loan modification programs have fallen short (2 comments)
Getting ready to get into the real-estate market? Most sellers today are nervous and unsure. They wonder: is taking a loss on our house inevitable? The answer is no! A strategic sales plan, coupled with a smart buy in your new location will ensure that you recoup the maximum value for your home. Your Strategic Sales Plan Consult with an expert, local real estate agent to ensure your house is priced competitively and well-staged. Why? Because while there are always three factors to (0 comments)
Turn on any popular home network on cable TV and you’ll find a program on staging. Re-arrange your furniture, pick a soothing color palette, clear out the family photos, and your home will sell faster, and for more money. Sound too frou-frou to be true? It’s not! The soft and decorative side of staging is backed by hard facts. Real estate agents like great-looking homes because they are easier to sell. Why is that important? An agent’s job is to please their clients, and they will direct their buyers to the homes they think (1 comments)
Craig's List Real Estate Fraud Alert! - 02/01/12 08:56 AM
Craig's List Real Estate Fraud Alert! During a recent office meeting we were made aware that there are several scams that are affecting, currently, people looking for leases. It is highly likely that this scam will graduate to For Sale by Owner (FSBOs) properties as well. In a nutshell, there are two versions of this scam. In one version the scammers are posting on Craigslist homes that are legitimately on the market for sale, but listing them as for lease. The interested party calls the number and learns that the owner (the scammer poses as the owner) does indeed (2 comments)
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