Yes, There's Good News in Real Estate!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams

Welcome to my blog, which will be dedicated to spreading the GOOD NEWS about real estate in our area, job creation in our area and the many transportation improvements underway that make our area in southern Denton County a magnet! 

Did you know...

The price per square foot for 2008 in our MLS area was down only 2% and our median                       home price was up 6%?

The price per square foot for leases is up, the days on the market for leases is down and the total number of properties leased is up?  Great time for investors!

Texas is home to more FORTUNE 500 companies than any other state? 

That for the last 6 years Texas has led the nation in exports? 

In 2007, Texas added 65,800 additional jobs and through October 2008 had added an addtional 50,00 jobs to the economy?

Allied Van Lines reports that for the year 2008, Texas was the #1 destination for residential relocations?  This is the 4th year in a row that Texas has been #1 for Allied.

There are 4,108 new residences planned in the next 5 years in Flower Mound alone?


That Keller Williams Dallas Metro North in Flower Mound sold more listings than any other brokerage in our area in 2008?  That the training & education you receive at Keller Williams will help you run your business as a wealth building asset....not just a job?  That Keller Williams Dallas Metro North in Flower Mound returned over $158,000 back to their agents as profit sharing in 2008?  AND THAT IS GOOD NEWS!





Comments (13)

Michael Wittmann
Realty Group of Southwest Florida, INC - Estero, FL

Finally some good news! its been a while!

Jan 30, 2009 05:17 AM
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

While I am not in your area, you caught my attention with the promise of good news. Thanks for the positive outlook!!

Happy Friday!!



Jan 30, 2009 05:18 AM
Konnie Mac McCarthy
MacNificent Properties, LLC - Cobb Island, MD
Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"

Thank God...someone spreading good news..... I don't have my rose colored glasses on..but I think that we don't have to focus on the bad.....we know it's there, not going anywhere....... and yes, I will visit your blog for more good news :)

Jan 30, 2009 05:18 AM
Kris Kombrink ~ The Kombrink Team
RE/MAX Excels - Chicago's Western Suburbs - Geneva, IL

Thanks for sharing the good news, Anne & welcome to AR.  Looking forward to some more POSITIVE POSTS.

Jan 30, 2009 05:24 AM
Tyson Bradley
Keller Williams Realty - Virginia Beach, VA

This post is a breath of fresh air, one of those we've been waiting for. Thanks for that post!

Jan 30, 2009 06:26 AM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Anne,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to you!


Jan 30, 2009 02:59 PM
Jason Ellis
Coastal REO Solutions - Myrtle Beach Short Sales & REO's - Myrtle Beach, SC

Hello Anne -- Great start to AR and the New Year -- Best of luck -- JE

Jan 30, 2009 03:28 PM
Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

Welcome!  If ever you were to have any questions then feel free to contact us and we'll try to help. Please take a look at our blog. for links to valuable information in our blog that you can use to navigate this extensive network.  

We hope you have a great day, All The Best- 

Sincerely, ( Active Castellum ( Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Real Estate )

Jan 30, 2009 10:48 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Welcome Anne. It is not as bad as the national news reports state for sure. Particularly in North Texas and our market area.

Jan 31, 2009 06:53 AM
Marcia Vinyard
Mariner Realty - Willis, TX

Welcome to active rain.  Lake Conroe, Montgomery County, Willis area specialists in Texas.  Marcia at Mariner Realty

Jan 31, 2009 07:19 AM
Sandy Childs
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Realtor - Spartanburg, SC

Congratulations on joining Active Rain. This is a great professional networking and referral site. Our Team is working here in the Spartanburg / Greenville areas of South Carolina. We would be thrilled for any referrals you might send our way - or any referrals that we could send to you. Hope you enjoy this site as much as I do.

Jan 31, 2009 07:20 AM
Morris Childs
PEP source - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to Active Rain. It just gets easier after your first blog. Just write about what interests you. Give us a call or an email if we can be of service to you! We can fix most anything, our rates are reasonable and we show up when promised.

Jan 31, 2009 07:37 AM
Peg Gilliland
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
Broker, GRI, CDPE

I see that you are new to Active Rain and I just wanted to welcome you. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do and that you find it a great resource.

Feb 02, 2009 06:56 AM