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The population continues to grow in North Texas.  Dallas-Fort Worth placed among four other areas in Texas as the nation's top 10 growing cities.  Census Bureau estimates recently released show that we added more than 162,000 residents between July 2006 and July 2007, more than any other metro ar...
05/02/2008
The Barnett Shale is fueling growth throughout North Texas.  A new study from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and economist Ray Perryman found that the Barnett Shale pushed $8.2 billion into the local economy.  This is a 50 percent increase over 2006.  It has also created more than 83,820 jobs...
05/02/2008
"The home affordability index is at a 58 month high and I think that first-time buyers have noticed this. ... Thirty-nine percent of homebuyers now are first-time homebuyers.""Interest rates are at historic lows, inventory levels make this a buyers market because there's a lot more to choose from...
05/02/2008
10 Questions You Must Ask When Interviewing an AgentWarning! Do Not Hire Any Real Estate Agent Before You Read This FREE Special ReportNot all real estate agents are the same. If you decide to seek the help of an agent when selling or buying your home, you need some good information before you ma...
05/02/2008
Looking to list your house and wondering who might do the job well? There are things that you can do to ensure that your listing agent will be doing more than playing golf and hoping that your house sells.1). Do your homework first. 86% or more of homebuyers are starting out on the internet. Do G...
04/21/2008
Warning! Do Not Hire Any Real Estate Agent Before You Read This FREE Special ReportNot all real estate agents are the same. If you decide to seek the help of an agent when selling or buying your home, you need some good information before you make any moves. Picking the right agent is one of thos...
03/18/2008
·      For a high-priced home, 1% can make a big difference. A monthly payment on a jumbo 30 year loan of $729,000 at 7% would be $4,850. Monthly payments on a conforming loan of the same amount at 6% would be $4,371, a difference of $479 ·      The change in loan limits, which allows the federal...
03/18/2008
 If you have been considering buying your first home or moving up there has never been a better time than now. I have been in the business of real estate for 10 years and I have rarely seen a market as heavily leveraged towards buyers as it is currently. There are some excellent values right now ...
03/18/2008
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Many of you may have read The Dallas Morning News story recently,  Dallas-Fort Worth Home Prices Least Likely to Drop.   In it, PMI Group was sourced saying the very same thing those of us that work this market have been telling the media for months:  Real Estate is Local.     They note that beca...
03/18/2008
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