From the Texas State Comptroller's Â Texas Ahead websiteÂ .... It features two tools â€” "Economic Outlook" and "Tracking the Texas Economy" â€” that canÂ keep you up to date on the Texas economy.
Among theÂ site's latest updates:
- During the 12 months ending in September 2011, 26,512 multifamily building permits were issued, 59 percent more than one year ago.
- September 2011 existing single-family home sales were 14 percent higher than in September 2010.
- In September 2011, the Texas foreclosure rate was one in every 985 mortgages, substantially better than Nevada's one in 118, California's one in 259 and Utah's one in 408.
Texas Ahead also features the Texas 100 Stock Index, historical production and consumption data and other facts and statistics that shape the Texas economy.
The website also allows you to be notified via e-mail anytime new information is added.
Check it out and let us know about any other websites you use to get update information on real estate and the economy.
Source: Â Real Estate Center Online News
Here's the latest loan limits I have for 2010.Â Â They are always subject to change and should be used as a guideline only.Â For the latest up to date information be sure to check with your loan officer.
- One-family propertiesÂ Â $417,000
- Two-family propertiesÂ Â Â $533,850
- Three-family propertiesÂ Â $645,300
- Four-family propertiesÂ Â $801,950
FHA- Colline/Dallas/Denton/Tarrant Counties
- One unit-$271.050
- Two units-$347,000
- Three units-$419,400
- Four units-$521,250
Texas Veterans Land Board: $325,000
One of the toughest questions I hear from both buyers and sellers is "What should I remodel and how much should I spend?"
Well here are some of the answers. Check out this great article from the National Association of Realtors and Remodeling Magazine 2009-10 Cost vs. Value Report: REALTORÂ® Magazine
. This is always one of the best and most useful articles of the year. Check it out. Find out where you can get the most bank for your remodeling buck. If you are buying a Fixer, this is a great place to start your plans. If you are just thinking about upgrades to your existing home to enhance the sales price or speed of the sale, another great place to start.
As always if you are a buyer looking a FREE home search in Coppell, TX
just click the link. We have a wide variety of Coppell Homes for Sale
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Remember to take before and after pictures. Display the pictures in your home while it is on the market. Everyone likes to see a great project. Keep the receipts. It's a nice way to justify what you paid for the project. If you're not a DIY type, hire a great contractor. Be sure to get contracts in writing and be as specific as you can in the contract. Add examples and samples to the contract. Name specific brands and colors of paint. If you are changing appliances, specify the brand and model number. Make payments to the contractor at specific stages and never all up front. There has to be a level of trust. I always like using contractors that go the extra mile and do a little more than you asked or contracted. The ones that paint the trim, and don't ask for additional funds for painting the trim 1/2 way through the job. Check out their references. Go see examples of their work. Great artisians are proud to show it off.
Bruce Lynn, Your Realtor
Keller Williams Realty
120 S. Denton Tap #305
Coppell, TX 75019