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Old Home Vs New Home: What’s best fit for you?

Posted on January 6, 2011. Filed under: Homebuyers, Homeowners, Ideas & Information, Tips | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Buying a home could be complicated and challenging than people realize, and deciding to buy either a new or old home is another thing.  For every qualifier, there’s a dis-qualifier. For every “on one hand,” there’s an “on the other hand.” Both have advantages and disadvantages that must be consider before buying a home.

Location:  New homes are often to be found in newer suburbs and in reclaimed wild areas. If a home buyer wants to live in an area that is already an established estate or in an established neighborhood, an older home is preferable. Some home buyers may also object to buying a new home that was built on newly cleared forest land or wetlands. New subdivisions — and newer schools — are generally on the outskirts. But the expense of daily commute is one factor that many buyers forget to consider.  In an older community, he said, people have moved in and out over the years and you tend to get more diversity of neighbor backgrounds that include older people, singles, families and renters. Some older homes have been passed down from generation to generation. Relationships develop over the life of a house and its occupants, and a watching-each-others-back mentality surfaces that can extend to folks buying into the neighborhood. You don’t just buy an old home . . . you buy an extended family.

Price: Existing homes are usually less expensive per square foot, in part because of escalating land costs in new subdivisions. But ownership costs are considered more predictable — almost inevitable — in a new home, especially considering the cost of a code upgrade or remodeling of a vintage home.

Space:  Older homes tend to be smaller than new homes, but they tend to be on larger parcels of land. With the fast rise in land prices that has occurred in recent years, new homes are often built on less land than even 10 years ago. Whether a home buyer prefers a larger home on less land or a smaller home with a larger yard should be considered before deciding between new homes and older ones. The layouts of new homes also tend to be slightly different than older ones. Older homes may have all of the bedrooms grouped together and may have only one or two bathrooms.

Living space and design: Lower building costs of the past mean more homes for the money for the buyer of a resale. Resale basements may have been finished out nicely for additional living space. On the other hand, new-construction homes often employ more efficient, innovative uses of square footage and property. Also, newer “zero-lot-line” developments offer more living space per square foot than a same-size lot that surrounds a resale.

While buying a used or new home should be largely a lifestyle decision that still shouldn’t prevent the potential buyer from also thinking like a seller.

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Are you really Ready to Buy a Home?

Posted on December 15, 2010. Filed under: Homebuyers, Homeowners, Ideas & Information, Real Estate News & Updates, Tips, US Housing News | Tags: , , , , , |

It’s important to determine what you really want in a home before you even step outside to look at one. Having an idea of what you want will help you narrow your home search to homes that will fit your needs and wants. Simple decisions such as how much you want to spend and how big of a home you want can also save you time and ensure that you aren’t looking at homes that aren’t really what you want or need. Thus, buying a home can be an overwhelming process, and it’s easy to forget something on your checklist.  If you’re a first-time buyer, chances are you’re learning a lot of stuff for the first time.  To help make this process easier, we’ve compiled a list of things you should watch out for, just in case you forgot one. Remember, whether you are a first time homebuyer or a professional one, the basic of home buying are still the same.

Location is very important factor to be considered when buying a home. You have to choose the location that is suitable for your reason for moving in.  If you decide you want a home in the city, be wary of looking at homes out of the city that will increase your commute time, run up more vehicle expenses, and create annoyances such as not being able to order take out or not being able to make quick stops at home during the workday. If you don’t like to live in the city then by all means don’t place yourself in a city lot or apartment where you are going to feel crowded or annoyed by common city occurrences. Also the neighborhood is really important, because it determines the value of your home years from now.  Many new buyers are excited to find a home with everything they need, but forget to check the surrounding area.  When you’re buying a home, spend some time and walk around the neighborhood.

 

When buying a home it is important thing that you consider your financial status. You have to be ready with your finances before searching the best home that will be perfect for you and your family.  Thus, price is one of the most common factors that people tend to push to the limits. They look at how much more home or how much nicer of a home they can have if they spend a little more money. If you ignore how practical a house is for your family you may end up with constant annoyances or problems on a daily basis.

Another important thing that you should not forget when before buying a home is, home inspection. Find a good inspector and get recommendations from people you know and trust, because a detail oriented inspector can spot problems and save you a lot of grief later on, after you own the house. You have to make sure that you inspect the home thoroughly before making an offer. You have to make sure that there are no hidden defects in order to make sure that you are making a worthwhile investment.

You may stray from your original plans and expectations with the purchase of your home, which is fine as long as you keep a realistic outlook on the home purchase. You may find that the square footage you planned to buy would be way too small for your family or that the repairs you thought to be too tedious are really more common than anything. It’s simply important to buy a home that compliments your financial situation and personal lifestyle, rather than one that merely complicates them.

 

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The Real Value of Historical Homes

Posted on October 6, 2010. Filed under: Homebuyers, Homeowners, Ideas & Information, Real Estate News & Updates, Tips, Uncategorized, US Housing News | Tags: , , , , |

The Real Value of Historical Homes

A historic home has some significant historic relevance as reflected in its architecture. The additional beauty, charm, and historical background of these rare historical artifacts–architect, occupants, and historical events–may greatly enhance the value of the home. Those houses are like antiques in a museum, the only replica of the past that survive until now to tell us what type of life they had before.

Historic homes appeal to people for a variety of reasons.  Many homeowners like the idea of a historic home because it had significant relevance in the past, while others may just like “the look” of architecture from years past. With its rich history, it has a wonderfully textured architectural past that demonstrate the great and ever-changing architectural trends of the past.  A large contingency of buyers, while certainly admiring the property’s aesthetic qualities, will buy a historic home because of the benefits that come with restoring it.  There may also be tax benefits for those who qualify based on their individual restoration project.

If you are in the market to buy a historic home, you should consider that this type of home needs more care and maintenance. You should plan for some renovation but still maintain the originality of it. Buying this kind of home is like discovering artifact from the past that considered as fragile and uncover secrets behind those things. Restoration of historic homes is a challenge for everyone and there are many people out there that will take those challenges as adventure to pursuit.

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AMERICA IS FACING A FORECLOSURE EPIDEMIC!

Posted on September 23, 2010. Filed under: Homebuyers, Homeowners, Ideas & Information, Real Estate News & Updates, Tips, Uncategorized, US Housing News |

AMERICA IS FACING A FORECLOSURE EPIDEMIC!

Once upon a time, you could handle your mortgage payments.  But then… Life happened! Or, maybe your payments adjusted way up. Somewhere along the way, you found yourself suddenly and deeply in between a rock and a hard place, from where you can only pay a portion of the mortgage.  Perhaps it began with a divorce or something unforeseeable such as an injury on the job.

There is no rest for the weary, as they say, and the banks demand that you keep up, regardless of the situation.  Sadly, it is all or nothing with the banks – partial payments just will not do.  If you are reading this message you are taking smart steps toward resolving this issue. I am sure you understand that not taking action at this point would be catastrophic to your financial life.

Time is running out.  You have made every effort and have not been successful in working out a solution to stop the pending foreclosure.


What you need now is our experience in your corner.  For a long time now, we have been helping families like yours get back on track with their mortgages.

Our goal is to slow this foreclosure epidemic by helping one family at a time.  We are dedicated to helping the people of our community.


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STOP FORECLOSURE!

Posted on September 20, 2010. Filed under: Homebuyers, Homeowners, Ideas & Information, Real Estate News & Updates, Tips, Uncategorized, US Housing News | Tags: , , , , , , , |

STOP FORECLOSURE!

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Everyone is aware of our economic crise’s and nationwide residential home foreclosures and commercial loan foreclosures, that are having a devastating impact on our financial system. Congress has stepped in and has been trying to work with residential homeowners, but the crisis still exists and now the commercial loan sector is experiencing unprecedented defaults.

Experts are estimating that two-thirds of all commercial real estate loans due in the next few years will become delinquent and will lead to foreclosure and financial ruin for banks, servicers and insurance holding companies and for the property owner as well.The market has changed. The commercial vacancy rate has risen to the highest rate since the ‘90s. With vacancy rates high and climbing, landlords not collecting rents, shoppers not spending, real market rents lower than originally forecasted and strong signs that inflation will soon be running rampant. Experts are predicting that, due to these problems and more on the horizon, within the next few years, commercial real estate owners will encounter the same problems currently facing homeowners.

If your facing foreclosure now, it’s the time to decide what is the next action to do before it’s too late. You have to look for a new resolution and stop foreclosure to happen. Join others that make their solutions to their crisis and continue in living with peace in your heart and mind. You need to find people that can help you with this problem. Whom you can trust that have great expertise in dealing with foreclosure problems. Their are many tips you need to follow how to fix problem like this and this Professional will help you and guide you!

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Be Ready To Buy A New Home!

Posted on September 14, 2010. Filed under: Homebuyers, Homeowners, Ideas & Information, Tips, Uncategorized, US Housing News | Tags: , , , , , , , |

My New Home

If you have chosen your new home, there should be no hesitation to buy that one. because there will be other buyers waiting to grab up the same deal you just found.

Home buyer must have understanding with the current market conditions and presenting a property to showcase its unique real estate value. Here is the time that you need the real estate professionals to guide you with your decision. With the right team, the right attitude and marketing strategies, buyers who are actively searching will trust them and stimulate their interest to be more positive about that new home.
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Facing Foreclosure?

Posted on September 1, 2010. Filed under: Homebuyers, Homeowners, Ideas & Information, Real Estate News & Updates, Tips, Uncategorized, US Housing News | Tags: , , , , , , , , |


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Best Places in Texas

Posted on August 31, 2010. Filed under: Homebuyers, Homeowners, Ideas & Information, Real Estate News & Updates, Tips, Uncategorized, US Housing News | Tags: , , , , , , |

Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth has been selected as one of the Best Places to Retire for Republicans. Temperatures in the city reflect Texas’s legendary heat, ranging from the 30s and 40s in the winter to the 80s and 90s in the summer. Fort Worth is the western anchor of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex. While the city is known for its cattle-driven history, today aerospace, energy, and technology drive its economy.

Call it a cow town with a bit of an edge. Fort Worth, a city decidedly partial to the cattle-skull-and-cowboy-hat traditions of its roots as a Civil War-era livestock hub, continues to grow because of a diverse group of modern industries. The city consistently ranks well in livability surveys and enjoys a thriving cultural scene. While the stockyards historic district draws raucous crowds to the likes of Billy Bob’s Texas (billed as the world’s largest honky-tonk), Fort Worth also boasts one of Texas’s most walkable downtowns. The Sundance Square area is home to both the city’s best sushi and the Philip Johnson-designed Fort Worth Water Gardens.

For a city its size (population 610,534), Fort Worth also packs an artistic punch. It is home to two world-class art museums, the Kimbell Art Museum and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, which have notable works by Richard Serra and Philip Guston. The city also has a top-notch performance space, the Bass Performance Hall, which hosts the annual Van Cliburn international piano competition. The Fort Worth Zoo and Botanic Gardens deserve an honorable mention as well, as do several museums devoted to Fort Worth’s history, including the Cattle Raisers Museum and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.

For college football fans, there’s Texas Christian University’s Horned Frogs (the team plays in the Mountain West conference), and the university offers other NCAA events as well. In the professional arena, Fort Worth’s proximity to Dallas puts the Mavericks, Cowboys, Rangers, and Stars within easy driving distance. For local fans, the Fort Worth Cats play baseball at LaGrave Field near the stockyards.

U.S. News Editorial Pick: Best Places to Retire for Republicans

There are few states redder than the Lone Star State, and Fort Worth is unique among America’s larger cities when it comes to a hefty right-leaning bent. Nearly two thirds of its residents identify themselves as Republican.

Fort Worth Schools:

Colleges in Forth Worth include Texas Wesleyan University and Texas Christian University, plus smaller institutions like the College of St. Thomas More and a campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. The University of North Texas Health Science Center is the city’s only medical school.

Fort Worth Health Care:

The 16 hospitals and 60 clinics in the city limits include Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, which was awarded the 2008–09 Consumer Choice Award by the National Research Corp. and has held the title for 13 years. Other large hospitals include the JPS Health Network, which last year moved into its new Patient Care Pavilion, a 233,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art emergency and acute-care facility with 12 operating rooms. The Baylor All Saints Medical Center has a fast-growing maternity center and organ transplant services, and the Cook Children’s Health Care System is known for pediatric expertise.

Fort Worth Jobs:

For decades, jobs in Fort Worth have been less about herds of cattle and more about fleets of planes. It’s an aerospace and airline town, with large area employers including American Airlines, Lockheed Martin Tactical Aeronautics Co., and Bell Helicopter. Military contracts are important to some of these companies. But a variety of companies like Burlington Northern railroad and RadioShack have corporate headquarters here, as do retailer Pier 1 Imports and drugmaker Alcon, which bases its U.S. operations in the city. Fort Worth’s position near the Barnett Shale natural gas field also means jobs in energy, and high-tech manufacturing and tourism contribute to the economy as well. The median household income is $41,002.

The median home price in Fort Worth is $128,500. The slump in residential home prices has been less severe than in many other parts of the country as the city and much of Texas managed to skirt the more extreme excesses of the real estate boom and bust. Office vacancies in downtown Fort Worth have held up relatively well also. They’re less than half the rate of nearby Dallas.

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” Are You Ready To Jump Into Home Ownership But Need A Little Push? “

Posted on August 23, 2010. Filed under: Homebuyers, Homeowners, Ideas & Information, Tips | Tags: , , , , , |

” Are You Ready To Jump Into Home ownership But Need A Little Push? “

by Janet Rand on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 8:16am

Some skydivers jump out of the plane on their own. Others—especially first-timers—need a little encouragement. They’ve planned to jump. They want to jump. But when they stand in front of that open door, they freeze.

Maybeyou’ve been taking steps toward buying a home and now you’re frozen. If you’re looking for a little encouragement, I can give you advice.

It’s Good To Be In Texas

If you’re skittish due to the financial and real estate markets of the past few years, take a closer look at the numbers in Texas. What’s interesting is what you won’t find. You won’t see the big run up in real estate prices and subsequent collapse that occurred in places like California, Nevada, Michigan, and Florida.

A nice selection is out there. In most Texas cities, there’s a fairly balanced real estate market. It may tip toward buyers here or sellers there, but you won’t find many spots where bidding wars and offers above the asking price are the norm. You might qualify for buyer assistance. There are dozens of buyer-assistance programs available across the state. You can find out if you qualify for one by visiting our website, http://buyhouseintexas.com/ / http://janardsellshouses.com/

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“So, What’s Your Situation?”

Posted on May 14, 2010. Filed under: Homebuyers, Homeowners, Ideas & Information, Real Estate News & Updates, Tips, Uncategorized, US Housing News |

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