Better than it has been in several years. Year-to-date through the month of July, the number of closed units is up by 17.51%. The median sales price of all homes is up 7.04%. The median sales price was $142,000 through July 2012, compared to $152,000 through July 2013. Yea!... more
There are services out there that will do this for you. However, just remember "You get what you pay for". I have helped too many sellers get their homes sold after wasting lots of time and money trying to do it themselves or by listing with a limited service broker. Basically what these people do is take your money and stick the property on the mls with limited information making it difficult for other realtors to show and or contact someone for more info.
If you feel like you have a highly desireable property that should sell really fast and you feel that you are fully prepared to deal with the showings, negotiations, contracts, title company, inspections, and the very possible appraisal problem then maybe this is a good way to go. I hope this was helpful. I just wanted to let you know some of the things most people neglect to think about when selling themselves or using a service like that.
I wish you well in the sell of your home. If you decide to use a Realtor please give me a call. I would be more than happy to assist you in all of your real estate needs.... more
Prices for new or newer homes in any area are dictated by location. I researced the cities you mentioned in your question and here is a random quotes on properties in these area:
Dallas -- New home prices are $85+Per Sq Ft.
Austin-- " " $97-173" "
Houston- " " $69-97" "
San Antonion" "$69-90" "
You also have to consider the price of the lot. One location a lot will be a different size than at another location and the price per lot lot will vary. example: Gallardia lot prices versus prices on a lot in Midwest City.
School districts figure in as well. There are lots of variables to consider rather that just the price of the house. The same house in different neighborhoods will have different price tags.
Good luck in house hunting.
Terri and Larry Mulinix, Keller Williams, (405) 834-7842... more
Calculating the square footage of a home is more of opinion than exact science. I doubt if anyone is purposely trying to mislead you or the public, but it's true that not everyone in the real estate business calculates square footage the same way. In fact, it may be different from one real estate agent to another, one assessor to another and one appraiser to another.
The square footage listed in the county assessors records for real estate are typically not questioned. These numbers are taken from the original documents and are generally accurate.
Most real estate appraisers measure the exterior of the home to calculate the gross living area.
Many real estate agents and builders will include all finished "walkable" areas when totaling the square feet of a house.
At the bottom of most listings is a disclaimer that says in part ..."Buyer to verify square footage."
Also in the listing it will say where the square footage came from.
If you're interested in buying a particular house and want to know the size expressed in square feet, my advice would be to make an appointment to visit the home and bring your tape measure.
Good luck, Terri and Larry Mulinix, Keller Williams...(405) 834-7842... more