2013 is off to a great start!
Not only was January one of the best months ever for my real estate practice, it followed a very busy December. February is starting off in the same tone…I’m showing houses to a lovely, young, first time home buyer couple today. They have been looking for a while and are ready to take the plunge into home ownership.
I think the first weekend of February will start off with writing an offer on their favorite house.
If you are interested in buying or thinking of selling your home, give me a call. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have!
SOLD in Fort Worth
This charming house has new owners. The sellers got a nearly full price offer. Everyone is delighted with the outcome.
I can help sell your home as well. Give me a call.
Demand and prices have inched up this year.
A Seller’s Market?
According to the Texas Association of Realtors, Texas has seen a rise in price and demand and a reduction in inventory throughout the state.
I’ve noticed the same in most of my selling areas. Brisk demand and very decent contract prices. Not great prices—we still have a ways to go there, but much improved.
It’s been a solid year for real estate around here. And it’s not over yet.
Showings and interest remain high on my current listings.
I hope to close a few more deals before the end of the year. There is still time to buy or sell and be in the home by Christmas.
- Haslet Hustle 5K
The 7th annual Haslet Hustle 5K and 1K Fun Run will be held this Saturday, November 17th.
Registration is $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the run. Go to http://www.haslet.org for a registration form. T-shirts for all participants and medals for the fast ones.
Start times are 8am for the Fun Run and 8:30am for the 5K at the Haslet Community Park. There’s a huge banner announcing the race so you can’t miss it.
Proceeds from the run support the Haslet Parks and Recreation Scholarship fund.
Come join us in Haslet this Saturday…and after the race, stroll through the Haslet Farmer’s Market for some good buys.
I’ll see you there!
Does the Real Estate Market in Fort Worth die in September?
That was the question a lady asked me yesterday.
‘Absolutely not!’ was my reply.
In fact, although there may be fewer buyers out shopping for homes for sale in the fall, they are serious buyers. Many of them have as their goal to *be settled* in a new place before the holidays arrive. In addition, the softer temperatures make it more pleasant to go from house to house. Instead of seeing three houses and being exhausted by the heat, they will view ten houses and be ready for more. Their attitude is one of hunter…and they are seriously taking aim at homes for sale in their price range and desired neighborhood. The majority of them are ready to pull the trigger on a home purchase.
In the same vein, sellers during this season are very serious as well. They are counting the costs of holding a home over the winter season. In many cases, they have moved on to their next home and want to be done with their for sale home. Not so done that they will ‘give’ their home away, but done enough to entertain a good offer. If they haven’t moved on yet, sellers would also like to be settled somewhere new by the holidays.
September and October are great months to shop for a new place for the holiday decorations. Do you have a fireplace on which you believe someone else would love to hang their Christmas stockings? Or are you looking for that new dining room where you can host the family for Thanksgiving?
Give me a call—buyers and sellers are both quite serious in September.
I list and sell homes in Fort Worth, Haslet, Keller, Trophy Club, Denton, and DFW areas.
Call me today 817-798-2420
August’s home market was robust in northern Tarrant County. The number of home sales was up 25% from last year, but prices still lagged a bit. All in all, good numbers.
Area # Sales Average Price Days on Market
Saginaw 901 $145,000 65
N. Central Ft.W 1391 $160,400 59
Keller 546 $326,333 76
Grapevine 380 $262,000 55
Southlake 427 $593,000 69
Westlake 230 $526,000 72
Happy 35th anniversary to us!
Our wedding was many years ago. Celebrations continue to this day.
We have simple priorities.
Nothing comes between us.
Not jobs, not friends, not children, not hobbies.
And we have fun together.
It’s easy in this world to grow apart.
Choose not to.