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By Ronda Allen | Agent in Amarillo, TX
  • Keller, Texas Homes for Sale: Introducing Newton Ranch and 3 Grand Homes

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Tarrant County  |  January 4, 2010 2:17 PM  |  772 views  |  No comments

    The great thing about having offices in Prosper and Plano is that I can work all over the Metroplex and be in a position to compare and contrast living in the suburbs of Dallas and the suburbs of Fort Worth.  One of the hottest areas for growth in 2010, according to news sources and online search trends, is the Keller, Texas area.  Today, I'm highlighting a particular builder and community in Keller:  Grand Homes in Newton Ranch. 

    Located conveniently between Hwy 377 and Hwy 114 in Keller, Newton Ranch is community I see as having great growth potential in 2010.  Grand has three 2009 built spec homes finished and available as quickly as you can get your financing together (which for my clients is about 10 days for a conventional loan and 15 days for FHA or VA loans).  Special incentive programs also apply right now for finished 2009 inventory homes, so take the pricing with a grain of salt until you call me to discuss:

    1.  4-bedroom, 4.5 bath, 6-living area, 2-dining area home with 3911 square feet of living space and a 2-car garage.  List price $444,530.

    2.  My best value choice in Newton Ranch - a 5-bedroom, 4-bath, 4-living area, 2-dining area home with 4331 square feet of living space and a 3-car garage.  List price $448,252.

    3.  A big home that I wish had a 3rd garage bay - 5-bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 5-living area, 2-dining area home with 4884 square feet of living space and a 2-car garage.  List price $493,061.

    You can find out more about these homes by contacting me at 972-816-4369 from 7am-7pm or by calling Grand's on-site representative, Louise Lewis, during normal business hours at 214-477-5051.

    Have a blessed day!


    Ronda Allen - Realtor, Certified Purchasing Manager

    RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs - Keith Dobbs Team

    #1 Office and #3 Team for RE/MAX in North Texas at mid-year 2009!

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  • Money.com named Keller, TX to Top 10 Places to Live 2009 Edition

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Tarrant County  |  July 13, 2009 6:59 AM  |  822 views  |  No comments

    I noticed this morning on YAHOO that cnnmoney.com picked up on what we local agents have known for years - Keller, TX is a nice place to live.  The site ranked Keller #7.  Here's what they had to say about Keller:

    7. Keller, TX


    Top 100 rank: 7
    Population: 38,100
    Typical single-family house: $300,000
    Estimated property taxes: $7,430
    Unemployment rate: 5.8%
    Pluses: Strong economy, affordable homes
    Minuses: Rapid growth, strip malls

    Looking for bang for your housing buck? Consider this Dallas/Fort Worth suburb. Home values rose nearly 6% in Keller last year.

    The economy is just as healthy. Energy has kept Texas going strong, and major offices of FedEx, Fidelity Investments, and travel company Sabre Holdings lie just outside Keller.

    No wonder this town, which boasts immaculate parks and a spanking-new town center, has seen its population triple since 1990. "We keep hearing about this recession," says Tracey Ramirez, 49, a teaching aide in Keller, "but we don't really feel it here."

    That whole Roanoke, Watauga, Keller corridor has really picked up steam in the last few years.  Truly great access to Dallas or Fort Worth can only really be accomplished in two locations:

    Duncanville/Grand Prairie/Arlington

    Energy - particularly the natural gas pockets discovered in our area a few years ago, hold great promise for the financial health of our region.  The drilling setups have been minimally intrusive, but tolerable and things seem to go smoothly and quickly. 

    This is a very pretty part of the Metroplex, with plenty of interesting places to visit.  If you are looking for a nice 'Sunday drive' locale, there is lots to see and do.

    Have a blessed day!

    Ronda Allen, C.P.M.
    Realtor, Life Coach, and Certified Purchasing Manager
    RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs

  • Your real estate questions answered on the radio!

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Tarrant County  |  February 27, 2009 3:51 PM  |  666 views  |  No comments
    Realtors these days know that the lending industry is so rapidly changing, it is imperative that we have loan officers to rely on for the latest information and how it will impact our current and future clients.  My most trusted lender is Rodney Anderson at Rodney Anderson Lending Services (a Division of Supreme Lending).  Rodney does a radio show every Saturday from 9-10:30am on 105.3 for the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding listening area.  You can call in with any question about credit scores, the housing market, VA loans, FHA loans, Conventional financing, Foreclosure, etc...  Any topic under the sun.  Rodney has a knowledgeable staff, and they've never been anything but early on closings for my clients.  Tune in.  He's as nice as he sounds.  He's a top professional in his trade.  I even trusted Rodney when I recently changed real estate brokerage firms, and he did not steer me wrong. 

    I don't endorse people until we've been in the trenches for at least three years.  I've got to see a pattern and a compatible work ethic - not just a single transaction.  Rodney is the only loan officer in DFW who has earned an endorsement from me for consistently high service and honest answers.  I've never had surprises at the closing table, and we've always had funding the same day.  

    Set the alarm.  Saturday.  9am.  105.3fm.
    Call in.  Tell Rodney that Ronda Allen told you to call.
    I don't get a referral fee - he'll just be glad to know that
    you're following good advice from one of the agents that HE knows he can trust.
    Good real estate deals are made with people who consider their word their bond.

    Have a blessed day!
  • Heartfelt congratulations to custom builder Team 3 Estate Homes!

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Tarrant County  |  November 5, 2008 11:50 AM  |  655 views  |  No comments
    Our Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is blessed to have some of the best custom homebuilders in the country!  Just last month, local builder Team 3 Estate Homes, LLC (website www.team3homes.com) received the Integrity Award from the Better Business Bureau of Fort Worth!  That honor came just weeks after receiving "Tarrant County Custom Builder of the Year" AND "Best New Home over $2 Million" from the Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas!  And, they have just received notification that they are a finalist for a BALA Award (Best in American Living Award) for the South Central Region!! 

    To learn more about this tremendous builder, email Patti Hanson at patti@team3homes.com.

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