Rising land prices foretells of strong housing market in PROSPER TEXAS.
Overall housing outlook looks good in the long term as the DFW area continues to see steady population growth with a significant portion of that growth looking for detached single family homes. Low cost of living continues to bring relocations to the area.I have to laugh when, on the one hand, I see all of the doom and gloom about the collapse of the housing market and on the other hand, look at the boom and boom of cost of Collin County land. If land is selling at higher and … (0 comments)

prosper agents: PROSPER TEXAS WHERE EVERYONE MATTERS - 11/05/09 05:30 AM
“Where everyone matters.” MOST ACCOUNTS agree that Prosper began in 1846 as a beacon for settlers drawn to North Texas’ black prairie soil - rich, fertile land that nurtured a thriving cotton crop. By 1850, two settlements had been established here a mere three miles apart. Called Rock Hill and Richland, they coexisted until 1902 when the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad came through the area and forced them to merge. A new name was adopted for the hybrid community - one that spoke of the prosperous living conditions and the prosperous crops harvested that year. And so it was … (0 comments)

prosper agents: PROSPER TEXAS - 11/05/09 05:24 AM
JUST 5 MINUTES north of the bustling Dallas North Tollway cities of Frisco and Plano lies the Town of Prosper, Texas. Its peaceful setting beckons families to move north to experience its wide open spaces, small town charm, city convenience and close knit community. Bursting with pride for its first rate education and state championship sports teams, Prosper offers a quality of life most families in North Texas don’t even know exists. From picturesque ranches to beautiful master-planned communities with amenities like golf courses, hike and bike trails, fishing ponds and swimming pools, riding trails and equestrian centers, Prosper … (0 comments)

prosper agents: PROSPERING IN PROSPER TEXAS - 11/05/09 05:02 AM
Located mainly in Collin County, with a small portion spilling over into neighboring Denton County, Prosper is a community brimming with potential. Right in the heart of one of the fastest growing regions in Texas and the rest of the country as a whole, this small town is welcoming new residents and businesses practically every day, and Prosper, Texas homes and land are becoming increasingly sought-after among homebuyers of all kinds. Conveniently connected to the rest of the Metroplex through the North Tollway, Preston Road and Highway 380, Prosper’s location has inspired its business leaders to coin the catchy “All roads … (0 comments)

prosper agents: All You Ever Wanted To Know About Prosper Texas - 11/05/09 04:58 AM
Prosper Texas LEARN MORE ABOUT Prosper, TX Formerly two towns, Rock Hill and Richland merged becoming the town of Prosper in 1902. However, Prosper was not officially incorporated until 1914. Since then, Prosper has blossomed into a population of more than 6,000 Texans. Many families and young professionals choose to make Prosper home due to its proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth (optimal commute times) offering residents the opportunities of big city living within a close distance, excellent schooling, as well as its small town charm.
The Prosper Texas Community Served by the Prosper Independent School District, children that attend schools … (0 comments)

prosper agents: TEXAS IS AMONG NATIONS STRONGEST ECONOMIES.... - 10/12/09 05:53 PM
Nation's Strongest EconomiesTexas cities top the listAccording to a study by the Brookings Institution, the five largest metros in Texas were among the strongest economies in the nation during the second quarter of 2009 (S.A. still among top cities, by William Pack, San Antonio Express News, Sept. 15, 2009, and DFW economic, housing markets among top in U.S., analysis finds, by Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News, Sept. 15, 2009). San Antonio was the only city to rank in the top 10 among the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas in all four factors used to score cities - employment, unemployment rates, home … (0 comments)

prosper agents: OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEXAS VETERANS.... - 10/12/09 05:48 PM

prosper agents: TEXAS PROPERTY TAXES AND PROPERTY APPRAISALS... - 10/12/09 05:38 PM
Property taxes and appraisalsAs a group, Texas REALTORS® work in the public-policy arena to help reduce the state's heavy reliance on property taxes. In 2009 and 2007, we urged passage of appraisal-system reforms in the Texas Legislature to make the process more fair and transparent, and easier for homeowners to contest their property appraisals. In 2006, we led the charge for historic property-tax cuts in a special legislative session. We'll continue to work on your behalf on both these fronts: lowering your property-tax rates and closing loopholes in the appraisal system. After all, it doesn't do much good to lower your … (0 comments)

prosper agents: WHAT'S YOUR HOME WORTH ?? - 10/06/09 07:25 PM
What's your home worth?
When putting your home on the market, there are two ways to go about estimating what your property is worth. The first is a professional appraisal, and the second is a comparative market analysis (CMA). If you are thinking about listing your home, talk to your Texas REALTOR® about hiring a professional appraiser, conducting a CMA, or doing both.
A professional property appraisal is done by a certified appraiser and estimates your home's value based on a variety of things, including square footage, design and floor plan, the neighborhood, schools, landscaping, any additions or updates, and more. … (1 comments)

prosper agents: DO I HAVE TO DISCLOSE ?? - 10/06/09 07:20 PM
Do I have to disclose?
Intentionally withholding information about a property when you sell can have serious legal consequences. Talk to your Texas REALTOR® and attorney and make sure you understand your disclosure responsibilities. You don't want to inadvertently leave something out - and then deal with the expense, hassles, and possible legal consequences later. The TAR Seller's Disclosure Notice asks sellers to provide buyers with copies of inspections reports from the past 4 years.
Disclosure also applies to federal laws. For example, those selling homes built before 1978 must provide buyers with specific information regarding lead-based paint.
Don't be afraid to disclose … (0 comments)

prosper agents: COMING TO YOUR SENSES - 10/06/09 07:02 PM
Coming to your senses
The more you do to prepare your home for market, the more money you can expect to pocket at the closing table. First impressions are critical to selling a home for the right price, and improving the sensory appeal is just one way you can stage your home to sell. Here are a few things you can do to capture the most interest in your property:
Hire a professional cleaning crew to come in and make your home sparkle. Make sure to get your windows cleaned inside and out, too. Shine up your appliances, especially if they … (1 comments)

prosper agents: AN INSPECTION IS A GOOD INVESTMENT! - 10/06/09 06:58 PM
An inspection is a good investment
Whether you're buying or selling a home, it's crucial to include a thorough home inspection as part of the process. It's something consumers often overlook because, as we all know, buying or selling a home can get expensive and expenses add up quickly. While it might be tempting to ignore this piece of the puzzle, it's one of those investments that are a real payoff in the end. Here's why:
Consumers can only see so much on pre-owned homes. A home inspection goes beyond the cosmetic to give buyers a clear look at what's behind … (2 comments)

prosper agents: PROTECT YOURSELF ! - 09/30/09 07:22 PM
Protect yourself
While it's certainly not common, there are reports of sellers' possessions disappearing during a showing. When you list your house and are expecting potential buyers, it's wise to take steps that protect your belongings and, more importantly, your privacy.
Most people secure their diamonds, gold, and grandmother's pearls, but even so, jewelry remains the most commonly stolen item from open houses or showings. Firearms and prescription medicine are the second and third most common items that disappear, both of which can cause problems for you.
Evaluate your situation. Consider all the personal effects you have in your built-in drawers, … (1 comments)

prosper agents: LANDSCAPING COUNTS !!!! - 09/30/09 07:19 PM
Landscaping counts
When you're selling your house, you obviously want it to stand out. A reasonably easy and relatively inexpensive way to accomplish this may be to invest a little work in the landscaping and the yard.
We're not talking about a major horticultural overhaul, although studies show that such work does add value to the home. We're talking about simply adding some color and making the outside of the house much more attractive and memorable. Strategically placed plants and flowers can really enhance your property's appearance. Also, if it's not overdone, a well-maintained yard and garden appear to require less … (1 comments)

prosper agents: ANY TIME IS A GOOD TIME.... - 09/30/09 07:15 PM
Any time is a good time
"Now's not the best time ... can we set something up for later?"-these are words that a buyer and his agent do not want to hear when they're out looking for a property.
As a home seller, you retain the right to require appointments and to show the house on your schedule. It's a good idea, though, to either always be ready or not make such restrictions on the home's accessibility. If your home is not readily available to show, you're decreasing the number of potential buyers that see it, and the chances of that home … (65 comments)

prosper agents: GET A CLUE.... - 09/27/09 06:12 PM
Get a CLUE
If you are considering buying a home, ask the owner to provide you with the CLUE (Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange) report of the home. CLUEs contain the insurance claim history of the property and can help you determine some of the problems that the house may have.CONTACT TIFFANY SHARKEY AND TONYA PEEK 214-356-4472 TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CLUE REPORTS.

prosper agents: Buying in Frisco, McKinney or Prosper? CONSIDER RESALE WHEN YOU BUY....... - 09/27/09 05:59 PM
Consider resale value when you buy
Are you thinking about buying in Prosper Texas, Frisco Texas, or McKinney, Texas?  There are many things you should consider when buying a home, and resale value is an important one. It may seem strange to think about selling a home you haven't even purchased yet, but there's no better time to consider it.  Most of us will not live in the same house our entire lives. Many first-time buyers expect to buy a bigger and better home later. Long-time homeowners often sell when they retire. So when purchasing that first home, keep in mind … (0 comments)

prosper agents: TRULY AFFORDABLE HOUSING... - 09/27/09 05:52 PM
Truly affordable housing
Many buyers make a common mistake when purchasing a home by trying to buy too much house.
You've been told that you should be pre-qualified for a loan before beginning your home search in earnest, and that's true. Knowing your top end is the first question to answer when searching for your new house and neighborhood. A word to the wise - just because a lender qualifies you for, say, a $150,000 loan, doesn't mean you should necessarily buy a $150,000 house.
Consider the fact that most people want to buy some creature comforts for their new home. … (1 comments)

prosper agents: SHORTEN YOUR MORTGAGE.... - 09/27/09 05:50 PM
Shorten your mortgage
A 15-year fixed-rate mortgage lasts half as long as a 30-year fixed-rate loan. You don't have to work in the lending industry to know that. But if you guessed that monthly payments on a 15-year loan cost twice as much as on a 30-year loan, you're in for a surprise.
First off, you can typically get a slightly better interest rate on a 15-year loan. Also, you pay much less interest over the life of the loan and start paying down the principal on your loan balance much sooner. That means you build equity in your home sooner … (1 comments)

prosper agents: UNDERSTANDING THE LINGO-ESCROW - 09/27/09 05:47 PM
Understanding the lingo - escrow
During the process of buying your home, you'll hear the word escrow thrown around. It's easy to get confused because the term can refer to different things that occur at different times.
If you've made an offer on a house, you have most likely been exposed to an escrow account-perhaps without even knowing it. Typically, a buyer must put down some earnest money, or "good faith" money, when submitting an offer. This tells the seller that you're serious about purchasing his house. This money is placed into an escrow account and is held for the seller. … (0 comments)


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Prosper, TX

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