Monday, February 25, 2013

Dallas Foreclosures down 50% from a year ago

In yet another sign of the Dallas real-estate market's turn-around, home foreclosures in the DFW were down over 50% from this time last year. Nationally distressed sales are at their lowest mark since 2007, and the DFW is one of the areas seeing even lower numbers than the national average.

Lowest number in over a decade

Distressed sales are down 50% in the DFW market 

Less than 2000 homes are set to be foreclosed on next month in the DFW area, the lowest total in over a decade.“There are a lot fewer short sales and distressed home sales, too,” said George Roddy Jr. of Foreclosure Listing Service. “A lot of the owners who have been upside down in houses are now being able to sell because the market values have risen.

Home Buyers are starting to take notice

Just a few years ago it was not uncommon to purchase a foreclosure property for 85-90% of its listed value. Today that is not the case. Many distressed homes are receiving multiple offers and selling for well above list price. It is not uncommon for a home in decent condition to get over 20 offers and sell for 10-15% more than listing price. 

The shrinking inventory of distressed and foreclosed properties has had an effect on the overall price trends of traditional sales as well. With distressed sales making up less and less of the market, traditional sales have seen a steady increase in price over the last 12 months. The median home price in the DFW area was up 11% from this time a year ago and experts expect this trend to continue.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Completely Remodeled home in Ridgeview Ranch Plano Texas

2925 Oakland Hills Drive
Plano, Texas 75025
Ridgeview Ranch

Ridgeview Ranch Living at its Finest

The Jan Webb Team presents, 2925 Oakland Hills Dr Plano, Texas. This beautiful 5 bed 4 bath home in the desirable Ridgeview Ranch subdivision has been completely remodeled. You will feel like you have walked into a brand new home. To schedule a private showing of this home please call The Jan Webb Team at 972-679-2755.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Do not miss this Hot Listing in Stewart Creek Estates of Frisco Texas

4605 Duval Drive 
Frisco, Texas 75034
Stewart Creek Estates 

The real estate market in North Dallas is getting hotter and hotter everyday! Do not miss out on this great listing in Stewart Creek Estates of Frisco, Texas. This 4 bedroom 2.1 bath home feeds into Frisco ISD schools and is located close to great shopping, entertainment, and highways 121 and the Dallas North Tollway. The Jan Webb Team will be holding open 4605 Duval Drive this Sunday, February 10th, from 1-3pm. This Stewart Creek Estates home is sure to go quick so make sure to see it soon. For a private showing of this home call The Jan Webb Team at 972-679-2755.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Great tips for getting your home prepared for sale

Collin County Market Watch  : Great tips for getting your home prepared for sale

It seems like everyday a new headline pops up exclaiming that now is the time to get your home on the market. And in the DFW that is the absolute truth. In the DFW area inventory is scarce and all-time low interest rates have continued to keep buyer's searching for homes. With fewer and fewer homes to choose from buyer's are no longer the ones calling the shots in today's DFW real estate market. Home seller's are starting to see multiple offers on their homes and sometimes even seeing them sell for more than the asking price. 

Having your home ready from day 1 that it hits the market for sale is very crucial. You are only given one opportunity to make a first impression on potential buyers. So, not only how you present your home initially, but how your Realtor presents your home with online marketing and visual presentations, will have a HUGE impact on the price and amount of time it takes to sell your home.So what can you, the potential home seller, do to prepare your home so that when it hits the market it is one of the homes to receive multiple offers? Below are some great tips from on what you the potential home seller should be doing to prepare your home for sale.

Maximizing exterior and curb appeal
Before putting your house on the market, take as much time as necessary (and as little money as possible) to maximize its exterior and interior appeal. Tips to enhance your home’s exterior and curb appeal:
  • Keep the lawn edged, cut and watered regularly.
  • Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees regularly.
  • Check the foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios for cracks and crumbling.
  • Inspect doors and windows for peeling paint.
  • Clean and align gutters.
  • Inspect and clean the chimney.
  • Repair and replace loose or damaged roof shingles.
  • Repair and repaint loose siding and caulking.
  • In Northern winters, keep walks neatly cleared of snow and ice.
  • During spring and summer months consider adding a few showy annuals, perhaps in pots, near your front entrance.
  • Re-seal an asphalt driveway.
  • Keep your garage door closed.
  • Store RVs or old and beaten up cars elsewhere while the house is on the market.
  • Apply a fresh coat of paint to the front door.

Maximizing interior appeal
Enhance your home’s interior by:

  • Giving every room in the house a thorough cleaning, as well as removing all clutter. This alone will make your house appear bigger and brighter. Some homeowners with crowded rooms have actually rented storage garages and moved half their furniture out, creating a sleeker, more spacious look
  • Hiring a professional cleaning service, once every few weeks while the house is on the market. This may be a good investment for owners who are busy elsewhere.
  • Removing the less frequently used, even daily used items from kitchen counters, closets, and attics, making these areas much more inviting. Since you're anticipating a move anyhow, holding a garage sale at this point is a great idea.
  • If necessary, repainting dingy, soiled or strongly colored walls with a neutral shade of paint, such as off-white or beige. The same neutral scheme can be applied to carpets and linoleum.
  • Checking for cracks, leaks and signs of dampness in the attic and basement.
  • Repairing cracks, holes or damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.
  • Replacing broken or cracked windowpanes, moldings, and other woodwork. Inspecting and repairing the plumbing, heating , cooling, and alarm systems.
  • Repairing dripping faucets and showerheads. Buying showy new towels for the bathroom, to be brought out only when prospective buyers are on the way.
  • Sprucing up a kitchen in need of more major remodeling by investing in new cabinet knobs, new curtains, or a coat of neutral paint.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

New Listing in Stewart Creek Estates of Frisco, Texas

New Listing in Stewart Creek Estates of Frisco, Texas

The Jan Webb Team proudly presents 4605 Duval Drive. A beautiful 4 bed 2.1 bath home in Stewart Creek Estates of Frisco Texas. 4605 Duval Drive features a Master down, beautifully updated kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances, open family room, large gameroom, and 3 secondary bedrooms upstairs. This Stewart Creek Estates of Frisco Texas home is located just steps away from a nature trail, park, and playground. 4605 Duval Drive will be open this Saturday, February 2nd, from 1-3pm. For more information about the home or for directions please call 972-679-2755.

4605 Duval Drive
Frisco Texas
Stewart Creek Estates

Open Saturday 2/2 from 1-3 pm

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