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Tuesday, October 30, 2012   /   by Alvin Paulson

North Texas Home Sales Up 10% in Sept

Great news about our housing market!  Check out this article from the Dallas Morning News:
"Preowned home sales in North Texas were up again in September – the 15th month in a row that monthly home purchases have been higher than the previous year in the year.

6,103 single-family homes were sold through the multiple listing service last month, a 10 percent gain according to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University and the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems.

With September’s increase, home sales in the area are 15 percent higher through the first nine months of 2012 compared with the same period last year.

Median home sales prices in September rose 10 percent from a year ago to $162,000.

And the number of homes listed for sale in North Texas dropped 17 percent from September 2011.

The average time it takes to sell a house in the area is 69 days – down 22 percent from this time last year, the report shows."

 

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Friday, October 26, 2012   /   by Alvin Paulson

10 Steps to Home Ownership-Step 2

Are you ready for step two?  This step can be one of the most important step in buying a home.  Choosing an Expert Advisor is a must when planning to buy a home.  Did you know that the average real estate agent sells 8 homes a year?  This is a National Association of REALTORS statistic.  This is staggering!  Why consumers choose a person who is no more experienced than they are to guide them down the path to the largest transaction in most people's lives is astonishing.  So the moral of the story is hire a professional to guide you down the path.  Here is step number 2 in your 10 Steps to Home Ownership from REALTOR.com
 
"More than 2 million people in the United States have earned real estate licenses. However, real estate is a tough business with a steep dropout rate, and the result is that only a small percentage of those with licenses actively help buyers and sellers.
 
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) includes 1 mill ...

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Monday, October 22, 2012   /   by Alvin Paulson

10 Steps to Home Ownership-Step 1

If you are considering buying a home you MUST read this article from REALTOR.com.  Most home buyers today do not have a solid Home Buying Strategy.  The importance of have a plan is crucial to achieve the buying goals and will provide focus and direction.  Here is a great first step if you are EVEN considering buying a home.  It does not matter if you are a first-time home buyer or a seasoned veteran and have been buying and selling for years, the real estate market is much different than it was even a couple short years ago.  So, here you go, step one if your 10 Step to Home Ownership.
 
"Knowledge and experience are the keys to successful real estate transactions. REALTOR.com® contains an enormous amount of valuable information, and such data -- combined with the expertise, experience and training of local REALTORS® -- can be the essential keys to your success.
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