prosper realtors: 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 realtors: OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEXAS VETERANS.... - 10/12/09 05:48 PM
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prosper realtors: 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 realtors: MORE ON MOVING TO TEXAS.... - 10/12/09 05:33 PM
Moving to Texas
By the numbers
23,507,783 people (2006 census estimate) reside in Texas. For more demographic data about the Lone Star State, visit the official site of the Census Bureau. 262,017 square miles of land; equal to 7.4% of the total area of the United States, and second only to Alaska for size 4,790 square miles of inland water 367 miles of coastline 801 miles is the longest point from north to south within Texas 733 miles is the state's widest point from east to west 8,749 feet - Guadalupe Peak, the highest elevation 305,951 miles of roadways, more than … (1 comments)

prosper realtors: ONCE PRE-APPROVED DON'T DO ANYTHING TO CHANGE YOUR CREDIT REPORT - 10/06/09 06:52 PM
Once pre-approved, don't do anything to change your credit report
Once you're pre-approved, do not buy anything on credit, or even let anybody do an inquiry on your credit until you close your new home; many lenders re-check customers' credit before funding. An inquiry is recorded on your credit history when somebody checks your credit, like a car dealership. It lowers your score, and can cause a loan to be denied if you're marginally approved. An actual credit purchase also raises your back-end ratio, which is even more dangerous. Talk to your loan officer before you consider making any credit purchase.CONTACT … (5 comments)

prosper realtors: TAKE AN IMPROMPTU VISIT - 10/06/09 06:39 PM
Take an impromptu visit
When you begin narrowing your selection or you find that you've fallen head-over-heels in love with a certain house, visit the neighborhood in the evening or on a weekend.
Take a casual stroll around the block, observing other houses in the area. Are they well kept? How many have for-sale signs out front?
Talk to the people who live in the area. These are not only the people most familiar with the area, but also your potential neighbors.
Take a test drive from the house to your workplace during rush hours to get a feel for traffic. … (0 comments)

prosper realtors: DISAPPEAR.... - 09/30/09 07:13 PM
Disappear
When your house is on the market, it's important to be flexible with your showing times. Part of that flexibility is having the capacity to disappear when an agent brings potential buyers to look at your house-it's just better if you can leave the house while prospective buyers browse.
You want the buyers to feel comfortable in the house. No matter how accommodating you are, most people will feel like they're intruding on your privacy if you are present when they are trying to evaluate your home and compare it to the others they've seen. Because of this, they're less … (1 comments)

prosper realtors: COMPARE HOUSES.... - 09/27/09 06:16 PM
Compare houses
If you have narrowed down your homebuying choice to a few properties, sit down with your Texas REALTORS TIFFANY SHARKEY AND TONYA PEEK 214-356-4472 and compare your wants and needs. It's also important to look at both long and short-term costs associated with each house. Examples include remodeling, maintenance, and landscaping costs. You'll also want to consider resale value. Buying a home with good resale potential may be just as important as fitting your current needs, depending on how long you plan to stay in the home.
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prosper realtors: MAKE IT IN WRITING... - 09/27/09 06:10 PM
Make it in writing
If you're ready to make an offer on a house, be sure to put everything in writing. Offers usually include proposed purchase price, concessions, earnest money, and more. There may also be several items to address in addenda to the contract. Your Texas REALTORS TIFFANY SHARKEY AND TONYA PEEK 214-356-4472 to help you determine which forms to use and how to fill them out to be clear about your offer to buy the property
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prosper realtors: DEFINE YOUR SEARCH... - 09/27/09 06:08 PM
Define your search
Before taking that first step in the homebuying process, consider several important pre-purchase decisions, including what type of home, location, size, and neighborhood works best for you. Defining your search from the get-go will alleviate some of the anxiety associated with the homebuying process.CONTACT TIFFANY SHARKEY AND TONYA PEEK AT 972-977-2254 AND USE THE WEBSITE SHARKEYPEEKGROUP.COM TO SEARCH FOR AVAILABLE HOMES IN YOUR AREA.
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prosper realtors: CAN A POOL ADD TO THE RESALE VALUE?? - 09/27/09 06:06 PM
Can a pool add to the resale value?
Contrary to popular belief, swimming pools often do not add significant value to a home. In fact, some families even avoid purchasing a home with a pool because of the well-publicized safety issues concerning young children and/or pets. Consequently, owning a house with a pool in the back may reduce the number of potential buyers when you try to resell. If you want a pool, do so for yourself. Don't look at it as a way to boost your property's resale value.CONTACT TIFFANY SHARKEY AND TONYA PEEK FOR ALL YOUR POOL/RESALE RELATED QUESTIONS … (3 comments)

prosper realtors: PROSPER TEXAS ANNUAL HEALTH AND SAFETY FAIR - 08/12/08 02:51 PM
The Prosper Police Department will host its Annual Health and Safety Fair on October 4th from noon to 4 p.m. at the Multi Purpose Facility located behind Prosper High School 300 Eagle Lane, Prosper, TX 75078.
It is a wonderful event where the community as a whole comes together to meet each other, police officers, members of the fire department, merchants, and more. It is a fellowship of individuals and city organizations-an event for the community, by the community.
It will be a fun filled afternoon and it will include tons of stuff for the kiddos such as bounce houses, a car show, … (1 comments)

prosper realtors: Prosper Texas Prestonwood North Church Coming Soon!!! - 08/11/08 10:44 AM
 
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prosper realtors: Prosper fundraiser for breast cancer 3 day walk! - 08/11/08 10:31 AM

                                                                                        
 
 
A large group of Prosper Lady Eagles are preparing for the Susan G Komen 3 day walk with a dinner and silent auction this weekend.The Prosper Lady Eagles will host a fajita dinner catered by Ernesto's Mexican Restaurants in Prosper starting at 6:00p.m. on Saturday August 9th.The dinner will be served at the Gentle Creek Golf Course Club House.The tickets for the dinner and silent auction will be $25.00 at the door and all donations will go to the Susan G Komen fight for a cure for breast cancer.1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast … (1 comments)

 

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