If you were not successful with your refinance in 2013 you might try again now.
We've seen great price increases the past couple of years in the DFW area.
If you need a referral to a great lender just let me know.... more
This does not benefit much the homeowners:
1. The fact that the appraisal might not reflect the sales price can work both ways. And in relatively steady markets such as those outside the big cities (Houston, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, ...(?) ), you are getting more chances for wrong guesses.
And if the appraisal is too high, - not having access to the sales records to see the "comps" (comparable sales), makes your job much more difficult to research that information and to protest to the ARB.
2. Note that despite the information not being public, if you file the protest for your appraisal to the ARB, 14 days prior to the ARB hearing they are OBLIGATED to provide you with the records of "comps".
That means the county does have access to the sales information (so much for privacy!), it is just you, the homeowner who doesn't. (It might be possible that the county appraiser office doesn't have a direct access to the most recent ones. But that can catch up very quickly.)
And, obviously, the State Comptroller's office also has information about all property sales including the prices.
3. Privacy of that information is a myth. Realtors have easy access to all sales information through a paid subscription service.
Thou who hast the money... have access to all the information. And the information is a power and costs money. Hence the incentive to preserve that "secrecy".
So, this "non-disclosure" benefits primarily the realtors, real estate "analysts", etc. It is a result of those guilds lobbying for the laws that guarantee their stream of income.
(And there are other rules governing real estate sales in TX that push up the closing costs, because those people need to make money.)... more
The average price per sq foot is about $186. However, having said that, this does not mean that the property that you are selling or the property that you are trying to purchase is at this price point. Every home is different. I would suggest that you work with a local realtor to assist you in finding the market price of your property.
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Certified Home Stager
United Real Estate Dallas
Average days on the market for the past 3 months is 41 days for zip code 75080 and 45 days for zip code 75081.
Bare in mind that these numbers are not an accurate measurement when selling or purchasing a home. Each subdivision and each home is different so if you one something specific you need to work with a local realtor to assist you.
I'm going to answer this question because it is quite outdated. For tax purposes a Realtor can do a Comparative Market Analysis but this is given with a disclosure. USPAP disclosure is to inform the consumer that a real estate licensee cannot perform appraisal of real property. It is best to use a Licensed Appraiser for a true value of the real property. There are a few agents that do have a real estate license and a Appraiser license but I have only met one agent with both.
Also you must remember that a home that has been updated will have a higher value than one without any updates on a home that is 40-50 years old. Especially in the 75229 area. I hope this helps any person that is wanting to buy or sale a home in the future and dispute tax value with the city.... more
Not sure what you are looking for but I am not a real estate agent so I can actually answer your questions! The public schools in this area are NOT good. The elementary school Robert E Lee and Lakewood Elementary are good...Long is way below standard and the HS Woodrow Wilson is low standards as well. I grew up around here and since 1975, anyone who could afford it has sent their kids to private schools. So be cautious about the education here. Sorry to tell you that. But if you can afford private school or do not have kids to worry about, this is a great area!... more
2009 was a much slower year than 2014 but should anyone have the same problem in "this" fast-paced sellers' market:
Three main things influence the sale of a home: 1) Price 2) Location 3) Aesthetic Quality. Price can always overcome the other two.
Does the home have professional photography? (This can make a huge difference in the way the home is portrayed to the general public). Is your agent sending you online activity and analytics reports so that you know where your online activity is coming from and what to focus on generating more of (so that you can convert those to "in-person" showings?).
Perhaps try a small price-decrease to show the public you're willing to negotiate coupled with an open house.
-Amy S. Arey, Realtor
Halo Group Realty, LLC