East Dallas Homes And Real Estate

Real Estate Agent - Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty - 0596165
For the first time since 1986, Dallas Fort Worth will host the NBA All Star Game and all the parties and festivities that come along with it.  The All Star Game will actually be held not in the American Airlines Arena that is home to the Dallas Mavericks, but instead will be in the newly complete...
Effective on all case numbers issued on or after April 5, 2010, HUD will increase the upfront mortgage insurance premium for FHA loans from the current rate of 1.75% to 2.25%.  Dallas area home buyers that want to take advantage of the lower upfront MIP premiums must have a property under contrac...
If all goes as planned, the Federal Reserve will cease its program of purchasing mortgage-backed securities on March 31.  This program, which was created under the Bush Administration and then expanded under the Obama Administration, has served to keep mortgage rates at or near 50 year lows for t...
Many Dallas home buyers, especially those that are first time home buyers, often have to use their imagination to picture how furniture will fit within the dimensions of a room.  First time home buyers often move into their first home from an apartment or a smaller home and then will buy furnitur...
If you are a home owner in the Dallas Fort Worth area who purchased your primary residence last year and occupied this property on or before January 1, 2011, it is time for you to file your homestead exemption.  Central appraisal districts require this file be received by no later than April 30 i...
The Dallas, TX real estate market has remained very resilient throughout the recession and housing crisis.  Below are some real estate statistics and charts for single family home sales in the city of Dallas, TX from December of 2007 to December of 2009.  The median home price of homes sold in th...
In today's market, almost half of the homes listed for sale are distressed sales - meaning they are either short sales or foreclosures.  The percentage varies depending on the city and region, but foreclosures and short sales generally make up a large part of the home inventory in many metropolit...
Here's some good info from Ashley Myers about the FHA 203K loan program.  I did several of these during my years as a lender and still think it's a great program for owner-occupant buyers looking to rehab a property. FHA 203-K Home Loans - What's the Scoop? The 203-K loan program is dedicated to ...
Below is a list of property tax rates for cities in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex listed in order from lowest to highest tax rate.  These tax rates are for tax year 2009 and will apply to taxes due at the end of 2009.  Tax rates may change every year, so it is important to compare rates for the...
The Rockwall County Property Tax Rates have been released by the Rockwall County Appraisal District for 2009.  These tax rates apply to taxes that will be due by the end of the year (2009) for tax year 2009.  Below is a list of cities in Rockwall County and their respective tax rates.  Two cities...

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