Friday, May 28, 2010

Selling This Summer? Get in the Market Now!

If you are planning on selling your home this summer you need to be in the market NOW! School will be ending in the next week and buyers are hitting the streets.

Buyers want to be in their new home as early in the summer as possible. Buyers want the kids to make friends in the neighborhood so the first day of school doesn't feel new.

Let's not forget we live in Texas. The heat is coming on and nobody wants to move in 100 degree temperatures.

All in all now is the time to get in the market. Call me today and know it is my job to get the highest amount of money for your home in the least amount of time.

What's your truth?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

No tax credit? So What?

We all know the Federal Tax Credit expired on April 30th. Does this mean there are no buyers out there? Does that mean there are no sellers out there? Absolutely not!

If you are a potential seller you need to know that there are still buyers out there. They are serious about finding the home that is right for them and are not motivated solely by the opportunity of $8000.

If you are a potential buyer you need to know that all the "good stuff" isn't gone and sellers are still wanting to get their homes sold. Also, interest rates are still at some of the lowest levels in years.

Christian Johnson of Shelter Mortgage tells me he is locking rates at 4.75% on a 30 year fixed w/ 1% origination fees. For those who qualify the rates are still at all time lows.

There are also many programs in Texas that are available to buyers. These include down payment assistance and below-market interest rates for those that qualify.

So if you are looking to buy or sell your home contact me today. I can help you find the right buyer and seller for your needs.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Spring in DFW

Spring has found Dallas. I love this time of year. The weather is perfect~~not to hot~~to sit outside and watch the dogs play though mine really want to be in the house for some reason.

Spring is also the time we start thinking about cleaning, reviewing, and rethinking everything we are doing.

Spring is a great time to review things like insurance policies. Are you getting the best rate you can? Has your lifestyle changed in any way that would require more or less homeowners insurance?

What about home improvements and energy usage reviews? With summer coming on have you thought about the amount of insulation in your attic? What about weatherstripping your doors? Valuable cool air escapes so easily into the hot Texas summer.

Have you thought about the size of your home? Is it too big or too small for you now? Have you thought about putting your house on the market and moving up to another?

Spring gets us thinking about renewal. Make sure you are efficient. As a Realtor I not only can help with the buying or selling of real estate, I come in contact with a wide variety of home improvement specialists such as painters, handymen, energy evaluators, landscapers. Just about anything you need I can help.

Call me if I can provide you with a referral or help you with any of your real estate needs.

This Month in Real Estate--May 2010