Friday, May 29, 2009

Existing homes sales rose in April

Existing-home sales rose in April with strong buyer activity in lower price ranges, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Read more:

“Most of the sales are taking place in lower price ranges and activity is beginning to pick up in the midprice ranges, but high-end home sales remain sluggish,” he said. “The Federal Reserve needs to help restore liquidity for the jumbo mortgage market by buying these loans under the TALF program.”Read more:

I am definitely seeing tons of activity on my listings priced $150,000 and under. As these homes sell, we should start to see the move up market of $250,000 and up start to pick up.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New Listing with pool in S.W. Arlington-$155,000

Beautiful setting for this 4 bedroom home with diving pool & rock waterfall. Near Gunn Jr. High-quiet cul de sac lot & awesome curb appeal. 2 living & 2 dining areas, bay windows in breakfast area & formal living & built-in hutch in formal dining. Windows replaced & vinyl siding installed 2003. Seller providing $3,500 carpet allowance for new buyer! Outside AC just replaced & wood entry installed. Garage floor & all ceilings in the house just painted.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Keller Williams Realty Brokerages Dominate Annual Industry Surveys

3rd largest company in U.S. the only major franchise to show growth

According to two of the industry’s most comprehensive annual surveys, Keller Williams Realty brokerages continue to defy the pervasive downturn in the industry by growing and expanding.

RISMedia’s Power Broker Report and REAL Trends’ REAL Trends 500 rank the largest residential real estate brokerages in the U.S. based on transaction sides and sales volume. This year, Keller Williams Realty had more brokerages on both lists than any other real estate brand.

In the REAL Trends 500 report, Keller Williams Realty dominated, with its offices comprising more than a quarter of the entire list. Of all the major brands represented in the report, Keller Williams was the only company to boast growth in both number of agents added to its ranks and in total transactions closed.

Within RISMedia’s Power Broker Report, Keller Williams Realty again had the largest majority on the list – accounting for 35 percent of all the brokerages listed. The report also ranked Keller Williams Realty #1 in number of agents and total closed transactions.

“These results prove what we already knew – Keller Williams Realty is experiencing the next phase of our growth during this shift,” said Mark Willis, CEO of Keller Williams Realty, Inc. “Our agents and offices are capitalizing on the opportunities presented in today’s market and powering forward.”

“Two years ago, when the market began to shift, we mobilized to make sure our people would have the training, support and technology to tackle the market and they have truly blown us away with their accomplishments,” he added.

“When we do what we do best – coach and train our associates to higher levels of personal productivity and profitability – growth takes care of itself,” said Mary Tennant, president and COO of Keller Williams Realty, Inc. “Keller Williams Realty, the franchise company, didn’t rank on these lists – our people did.”

“We’re confident we’re in businesses with some of the most talented and focused individuals in the industry and we are so proud of all they’ve achieved,” added Willis.

How many homes sold in your area?

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New Listing in master planned community

Immaculate barely lived in 3-2-2 in desirable Southwind. Beautiful French doors open to study. Kitchen has walk-in pantry & breakfast bar. Spacious master boasts French doors that open to luxury bath. Gas heat, cooktop & fireplace starter. Open floorplan with arches and art niches. Gorgeous large oaks surround the hiking trails, community pool & parks.

New Listing in Mansfield

What a surprise inside! Extensive remodeling including stunning kitchen-stone arch & backsplashes, granite, stainless steel appliances & under cabinet lighting. Check out the room sizes-35x16 living room with stone fireplace, 29x13 upstairs gameroom or 2nd master with full bath. Master bath has jetted tub, new tile in shower & skylight. Gameroom with tile floors, wetbar & wood ceiling. Don't miss the walk-in storm shelter under the stairs!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Internet Traffic is Up for Real Estate Searches

Real estate websites see increased traffic, a site owned and operated by, allows you to track and compare website traffic. When you examine the statistics for several major real estate portals for the last 6 months, the numbers show that more people are visiting these sites. Specifically, if you compare the numbers for major real estate search sites such as, Trulia, & Zillow, there is a clear pattern in terms of web views.

The web visitor statistics hit bottom in November& December of 2008. They then began to increase in January. There was a dip during the middle of March followed by a major spike in activity for all three sites in April.

NAR statistics show that over 90 percent of all buyers today go online as part of their search process. This increase in the number of people searching on major real estate swebsites bodes well for more sales later this year.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

This Month in Real Estate Video

Information on the $8000 Tax Credit, housing affordability, and opinions on pricing your home for sale.