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 builders: RAISING ROOFS IN PROSPER TEXAS !! - 11/09/09 01:22 PM
Builders think they’ve found sweet spot
RAISING ROOFS: Luxury home builders have found success in a sagging housing market by building in the upscale Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas and the city of Prosper.   In a North Texas housing market where starts are off a third from last year’s pace, mortgage lenders are cutting staff, Realtors are competing aggressively for a contracting number of sales and the number of foreclosures is the only thing on the rise, the first sign of hope — be it however modest — has emerged.
Houses in the $250,000 to $300,000 price range … (0 comments)

prosper builders: BEAUTIFUL GREENS IN PROSPER TEXAS - 11/05/09 05:17 AM
Gentle Creek Golf Club In Prosper Texas
Gentle Creek Golf Club The ninth hole at Gentle Creek in Prosper was voted one of the best par threes in the state by Texas Golf voters. Description Prosper sits near the Denton-Collin county line, directly in the path of the northward extension of the Dallas North Tollway. As commuters begin using the new portion of the Tollway between U.S. Highway 380 and State Highway 121, they are bringing a wave of construction projects to the small town of about 7,000. Shopping centers, office complexes and new home developments are planned for the … (0 comments)

Big new high school in Prosper builds small-town pride Coleman Street heads north out of tiny Prosper past porches and hayfields until it passes a column-studded brick edifice that seems to span the horizon.
Welcome to the modern American high school, Texas style. Prosper High School is a $113.5 million, 590,000-square-foot behemoth, complete with a medical tech lab, a restaurant-worthy kitchen, a greenhouse, a broadcast studio and, of course, an indoor football practice facility. All this in a still-sleepy town of just 7,000 people.
The school opened last week at half its capacity, but district officials say it will soon fill … (0 comments)

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

prosper builders: 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 builders: Moving to TEXAS - 10/12/09 05:29 PM
Moving to Texas
Congratulations and welcome to the Lone Star State. Texans are friendly people. In fact, our name comes from the Caddo Indian word tejas, which means friend. We are very proud of our state - and you will be, too. There's an old saying among naturalized Texans, "I wasn't born in Texas, but at least I got here as fast as I could."
Texas' size is matched only by its diversity - people of different cultures coexist and several different industries flourish. You'll also find a variety of food, music, languages, entertainment, employment opportunities, professional sports, and outdoor activities.

prosper builders: 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 builders: DRIVE UP APPEAL - 10/06/09 07:22 PM
Drive-up appeal
While your home may be amazing on the inside, it won't help if you can't get a buyer through the front door. The most effective method for attracting buyers is to enhance your property's drive-up appeal. This is a prospective buyer's first impression of your home. Whether you are looking to sell or just want to spruce up your largest investment, here are four quick and easy projects to upgrade your Prosper or Frisco home and yard ...
Trim the edges. When walks and driveways lose their edge, creating a first impression of neglect, it's time to bring out … (1 comments)

prosper builders: 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 builders: ENTICE BUYERS WITH EXTRAS - 10/06/09 07:08 PM
Entice buyers with extras
If you're putting your home on the market, or if it has been on the market for a while without solid offers, you may consider including some appliances, furniture, or other extras in the asking price. This could help you attract buyers.
Nobody is suggesting that you part with valuable antiques or sentimental items, but you probably aren't that attached to your washing machine. Maybe you're moving to a home that won't be able to accommodate your outdoor furniture-if that's the case, you could offer your existing patio table and chair setup to your potential buyers. It … (0 comments)

prosper builders: 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 builders: 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 builders: 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 builders: 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 builders: 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 builders: 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 builders: 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)


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