It’s quite the adventure! Grab all your cash andheadover to the courthouse on first Tuesday of every month. I provided some images to show you some of the chaos that goes on. Many rookies asking the same questions and many of the pros looking at you like you’re the enemy. Not all of them. Especially the people from Roddys Forclosure Services. They were there collecting data for their data base and helping out where needed. I’ve comoiled a list of most frequently asked at these auctions. I hope it helps those curiou in purchasing a Forclosure home]]>
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We are very pleased to be working closely with Citi Bank Mortgage to help buyers get the most value on the purchase of their home. Pujan Patel who is a Citi Bank Mortgage Officer will be assisting Homes in Dallas | DFW home buyers get the best mortgages possible.
We will be using high tech phone applications that will bring the MLS Home Listings search to you instantly. All you will need to do is to download Home Scouting app to your mobile phone. This application helps improve communication between buyers and agents, allowing the transaction process to flow smoothly.
Brad Erpelding, Home Buyer Marketing (HBM) representative, did an amazing job training all the attendees who ranged from realtors, agents and Citi Bank employees.
Our team is looking forward to bringing new tools and technology to you!]]>
The University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, the University of Dallas and the University of North Texas all made the list in 2011.
The Princeton Review’s 2011 “Best in the West” list of colleges were selected among hundreds of others mainly for their excellent academic programs. Other criteria used in the selection of the schools were: institutional data collected directly from the schools, yearly visits to the campuses, recommendations from college counselors and advisors, the opinions of the Review staff, as well as students’ assessment of their campus experiences, collected through an 80-question student survey.
Dallas area has many great hospitals. According to U.S.News Health, of all 121 hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas metropolitan area, there are 19 that are top-ranking, of whom University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Baylor University Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital were voted BEST.
As for hospitals for children, Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Cook Children’s Medical Center ranked BEST nationally.
Unbelievable right, they are almost giving out free money at these rates. Well, not really but it’s hard to believe they were 6% just a few years ago and we thought that was a steal. So, how does this affect your payment? Well, the most attractive thing that it affects is that you can afford more house for less monthly payment. Since your loan amount is calculated to your debt to income ratios with these low rates it helps your purchasing power. Interest rate plays a significant role in calculating your monthly payment. Of course you also have to calculate taxes and homeowners insurance to be part of your payment. On an FHA loan, just to name a loan program, it is required to escrow your taxes and insurance. But still, the rate helps lower your principal and interest portion of the calculated amortize payment. It is an amazing time to buy if you have a job. The times have changed and Banks are much pickier to loan money. Not necessarily looking for a perfect loan, I mean they are still doing loans with credit scores starting at 600 with as little as 3.5% down payment. Rates like this are hard to resist and are motivating people to buy. We have a very healthy number of listings being sold under 30 days. Let us know how we can help you, we hope to help you find the right property for you whether is a purchase, lease, or listing.]]>
I bet they didn’t see this one coming. These are very profitable businesses that sustain their numbers based mostly on Realtors listings. It looks like it’s time to share the $$$ or no longer be allowed to show the listings of major Broker Companies in the state. This could mean many companies could follow their lead and also stop syndication. The more I read and the more I’m starting to agree that I would too like my listings pulled from Syndication. I been called too many times on listings that have sold or under different status while they show available on one of the above. I picked this article from Edina Realty Blog and I’m sharing it with you. It has a great argument of how these Companies are affecting the industry.
Edina Realty Changed Listing Syndication
May 9, 2012 By Aaron Dickinson 0 Comment
In November 2011 Edina Realty made the decision to discontinue syndication of its listings to Trulia and REALTOR.com. Over the last few years these syndicators had changed their tactics to the detriment of the listing brokers and Edina Realty had finally had enough. While Edina Realty never syndicated to Zillow, Zillow most certainly has the same issues.
This pullout by a large broker, the flagship broker of HomeServices of America (the second largest broker conglomerate in the country), created quite a buzz throughout the industry on both sides of the debate (1, 2). Would we see a large exodus from the syndicators? How big of a problem is this? At what point do brokers say enough is enough?
In late January 2012, Abbot Realty Group put to video many of the same arguments made by Edina Realty and by doing so amplified the debate. Edina Realty did pull out of Trulia shortly after their announcement, but due to ongoing negotiations regarding 82 of its agents that have contracts, listings are still being sent to REALTOR.com though that is likely to end shortly. There have been some other brokers that have followed, including the trend-leading GoodLife Team pulling out of Trulia just last week.
Since this move, Zillow, Trulia and REALTOR.com (Move Inc) have all made moves to address concerns of brokers and agents, including:
Hired Jay Thompson, Broker-Owner of Thompson’s Realty, national real estate speaker, and known by many as The Phoenix Real Estate Guy.
Hired Bob Bemis, CEO of the Arizona Regional MLS (ARMLS), a nationally recognized leader in MLS and REALTOR association circles
Hired Duane Fouts, former Arizona broker and a former President of both the Arizona Association of REALTORS and ARMLS
Partnered with Tom Ferry to provide new tools to brokers and agents
Releases plans to hire nearly 100 new salespeople to market its offerings
Launches new CRM, analytics and information plaform
Created a “Trulia Data Pledge for Listing Syndication and Display“
Released new broker dashboard and substantial changes to property listings from brokers that have signed partnership agreements.
Enhanced data reliability with direct feeds from several large MLSs like MRED
Hired Todd Carpenter, the Director of Digital Engagement at the National Association of REALTORS
Signed many new partnerships with brokers across the country
Move Inc. (REALTOR.com)
ListHub, a subsidiary of Move Inc (REALTOR.com), just released enhancements to their syndication tool to provide brokers more guidance on which aggregation websites adhere to certain standards of practice. This should help address concerns by brokers about not knowing what happens with their data when they submit it to these third parties.
Hired John Whitney, another industry insider known well in association and MLS staff circles
The new hires will not only give the syndicators more understanding into the minds of agents and brokers but also provide better outreach to these people to both listen for ways to improve and to better sell agents and brokers on the tools the syndicators offer.
While conversations about the diminishing value of syndication to REALTORS had been going on at one level or another for several years, I argue it was Edina Realty’s bold step that raised the volume on the conversation and really got the ball rolling. Since then, syndicators have been very busy with hiring, retooling and partnering – all things I believe were inevitable eventually but slow in coming till now.
No matter how you feel about syndication, the firestorm of debate in the last six months has moved these companies to action. I believe this will benefit all REALTORS and brokers that choose to stay with the syndicators as they now have a healthy fear of going too far and thus will be more cognizant of their actions going forward because they know everyone is watching.
I also believe the relationship to syndicators will increasingly become more like how REALTORS and newspapers used to interact (payment for eyeballs) versus just a barter system (listing data for eyeballs) we’ve enjoyed with syndicators till now. I’ll leave that discussion to another post.
Full disclosure: Edina Realty has been my broker for 9 years, these views are mine and not necessarily the views of the company nor its agents.]]>
For those projects, Houston posted a collective value of $4.17 billion in 2010, according to data compiled by On Numbers. Dallas put up $3.87 billion worth of new privately owned housing in 2010, according to the data.
Houston and Dallas beat out New York City, the nation’s largest metropolitan area in terms of population, by constructing $3.05 billion of projects in 2010. The figures comprise central cities and their suburbs.
Assistance is available in the form of a 5-year or 10-year loan, whichever the buyer prefers. Another advantage of using this program if qualified, is to defer the first loan payment for up to 5 years from the date of closing.
For more information, check out those links:
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs: www.tdhca.state.tx.us
Housing Trust Fund Homebuyer Assistance Program: www.tdhca.state.tx.us
Participating Landers: www.tdhca.state.tx.us
Homebuyer Education Providers: Download the List in PDF format