dallas foreclosures: Lending Tools Bridge Dallas Foreclosure Opportunities - 10/01/14 01:31 AM
The mortgage industry has changed substantially since 2007, when the opportunities for “house flipping” as an investment strategy were widespread. Today, for investors seeking to take advantage of short sales and foreclosures in the Dallas area, those changes are especially meaningful. One of the aftereffects of the subprime mortgage meltdown is the way banks now treat mortgage lending. Every banking organization has developed new approaches for handling foreclosures and short sales, but in the non-distressed portions of their loan portfolios, other changes have become evident, too.
Banks have grown increasingly reticent to lend to investors with multiple properties on their books -- even … (0 comments)

dallas foreclosures: Standout Qualities in Dallas Luxury Homes - 09/24/14 02:15 AM
Gracious living in a well-appointed home may evoke visions of price tags in the millions of dollars, but not all true luxury homes in the Dallas area fall into the seven-figure bracket. If you are considering selling your own high-end home, it’s important to consider your target buyer and the criteria most of them bring to their Dallas property search. What for them constitutes the definition of ‘luxury homes’?.
Although many features could be considered as must-haves for the majority of luxury home listings, three criteria in particular are usually included: well-planned and well-tended grounds, high-quality materials, and distinctive amenities – custom features not duplicated elsewhere.
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dallas foreclosures: Three Features That Aren’t Selling Homes Today! - 09/18/14 01:10 AM
There is no such thing as a ‘universal trend’ when it comes to residential real estate: a quick look through the current Dallas listings will confirm that. At the highest end, the most luxurious features will always attract some homebuyers, just as in the great majority of listings, practical value prevails. But some shifts in priorities do seem to be underway, perhaps because of today’s altered selling environment. Some features that used to help sell listings in Dallas are no longer being emphasized – a sure sign that buyers aren’t asking for them.
For anyone preparing a property for sale, the listings hold clues that … (1 comments)

dallas foreclosures: Dallas Homebuyers Look for Outdoor Space! - 09/17/14 12:43 AM
   
Those of us who focus professionally on our Dallas real estate trends can vouch for it: outdoor living sells! And depending on what life phase their family is in, homebuyers’ choices tend to follow similar lines.
When potential homebuyers come to me, some of the features highest on their “must have” list virtually always have something to do with outdoor space. Young families buying homes, for example, are usually pleased to find a grassy area off the kitchen where their toddlers can toddle. High-profile clients often seek out impressive spaces with great foot-traffic flow for indoor/outdoor entertaining. Empty-nesters buying homes often come … (0 comments)

dallas foreclosures: Git-R-Done! Hiring the Right Dallas Contractor - 09/15/14 01:19 AM
We have all heard horror stories about what can happen when people hire the wrong contractor. “It took three times as long as it should have!” “They wound up charging me half again what they said it would cost!” “They never even called me back!”
 Those kinds of tales can be enough to keep you from even considering starting any of the home improvement projects you may have been thinking about for this Summer. But that doesn’t need to happen – and it shouldn’t happen: protecting and improving your real estate investment is too important to your financial future. Sometimes the difference between … (1 comments)

dallas foreclosures: Dallas Foreclosure Listings: About to Grow Scarcer? - 09/11/14 01:20 AM
For quite a while now, bargain hunters have been able to take their time combing through Dallas local  foreclosure listings. They’ve been looking for the kind of terrific real estate bargains that the last few years have provided -- and there have been plenty. But recent signs show that it may be time for them to step up their efforts.
According to ReatyTrac, the outfit that reports on current real estate activity of all kinds, banks are increasingly leaning toward short sales as a way to handle defaulted properties. There are good reasons why they would prefer short sales over the foreclosure track. You … (0 comments)

dallas foreclosures: Hard Look at Dallas Bank Owned Properties - 09/02/14 12:50 AM
Nationally, the supply of the bank-owned properties for sale has been trending down -- potentially good news for anyone and everyone with an interest in DFW real estate. Competition from the glut of foreclosed properties has had the effect of driving down home sale prices, so any drop in the number of Dallas bank owned properties will remove that downward pressure.
If the trend continues, it should also affect even the bank owned properties themselves. A drop in supply will increase competition for the bargains they represent. But this is why alert bargain hunters should keep their pencils sharpened. As retail merchants understand, just slapping … (1 comments)

 
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