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Realtors look forward to stimulus

February 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Economy, Market Updates, Real Estate, Texas

Recovery in the housing market is key to overall economic recovery and no one knows that better than the National Association of Realtors (NAR). They are looking forward to the implementation of the Presidents stimulus package citing a number of reasons why they back this plan. According to NAR President Charles McMillan, who is also [...]

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Tags:Dallas Real Estate·economic recovery·housing market·real estate market·realtor·stimulus package

Update: Tax credits for home buyers and homeowners

February 12th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Green, Real Estate, Taxes

The bill now being considered offers first-time homebuyers a tax credit of up to $8,000 if they buy homes between Jan. 1 and Dec. 1, 2009. Those who haven’t owned a home in the last three years will qualify as first time buyers. Additionally, existing homeowners could get a tax credit of up to $1,500 [...]

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Tags:energy efficent·first time home buyers·Tax credit

Homeowner bailout? What can we expect?

February 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Economy, Real Estate

On Tuesday (2/10/09), Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is expected to reveal the administrations plans for the $350 billion remaining in the financial industry bailout package. The federal government wants to set aside between 50 and 100 billion dollars of the money to address the foreclosure crisis, but exactly how that money will be spent remains [...]

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Tags:foreclosures·Government bailout·Real Estate

Big stimulus money for Texans

February 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Economy, Real Estate, Texas

The State of Texas stands to receive an extraordinary amount of money in the federal stimulus package. How big? Well for some programs, the infusion money will surpass the states annual share of appropriations. Some of the monies, about $270 million, are to be set for clean water infrastructure, which is more than twice what [...]

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Tags:Texas Economy·Texas Real Estate

Best time to buy…

March 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Real Estate

CNNmoney.com just released an article stating it is the best time to buy a home in more than 4 years. With the high amount of foreclosures and surplus of houses on the market, the value of homes is dropping rapidly leaving many homes undervalued. Just a few days ago my husband showed me another article [...]

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Happy New Year

February 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Real Estate

It is a new year, and I am excited to see what happens with the Dallas real estate market in 2006.  Amazingly, 2007 ended up being a relatively stable market for Dallas and Collin Counties. The market has slowed down, but housing prices are up. And with the drop in the interest rates, there is [...]

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What is a short sale?

September 12th, 2007 · 3 Comments · Real Estate

Did you know if you are behind on your mortgage, have little or no equity, and have a pretty good reason for these late payments, you can get your lender to cover the commissions and closing costs to sell your home? It is called a short sale, and with an experienced Realtor, many can avoid [...]

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Why do sellers pay so much commission?

September 10th, 2007 · No Comments · Real Estate

In a market with so many houses, real estate agents need to do much more to get their listings noticed. Most of the marketing required, like websites or publications, cost money. If your agent is holding open houses and truly marketing your listing, it makes a huge difference in how much viewing traffic you get. [...]

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Dallas Still Growing Strong

August 31st, 2007 · No Comments · Real Estate

With all the talk about the collapsing real estate marketing and mortgage troubles, many people might be scared about buying or selling, but if you look at the data about the Dallas market, there is no reason to be scared. The truth is real estate was artificially inflated by investors, and now we are just [...]

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