The Hewitt and West Waco areas keeps growing at astonishing rates. A new subdivision is just beginning development in the Midway Independent School District. Called Creekside, it will be located off of Warren Rd. between Ritchie Rd. and Hewitt Dr.Lots will be sold to local builders with a target price range of $200,000 - $400,000 for new homes. The … [Read more...] about New Neighborhood Development in Midway ISD
Could it be? The Waco real estate market, too hot? In the last few years, our area has experienced a seller's market that I haven't seen in my career in real estate! Let me put this in perspective, bear with me.In 2013, I decided to sell my house so I did what every seller should do... I interviewed about 2 dozen real estate agents and chose, who I … [Read more...] about Is the Waco Real Estate Market too Hot?
A quick rundown on the Waco real estate market. You know, in case you love numbers as much as I do. We're talking Midway ISD and looking at the previous 12 months (October 1st, 2106 - September 30th, 2017) Subdivision Name Number of Homes Average Price Sendero Springs 74 $186,286 Subdivison off … [Read more...] about Real Estate Update – Midway ISD Neighborhoods
As a licensed Realtor (and a tech head), I like to keep up with new gadgets, websites, and technologies (especially new tech that will help me and my clients). Now, first let me say, I'm not a huge fan of all these different website that provide a list of homes for sale. Often, I find completely out of date information (homes currently for … [Read more...] about Should You Trust the Zestimate?
I'm ashamed. I'm ashamed of myself and I'm ashamed of my fellow Realtors. You see, I was at a listing appointment a few days ago and the seller asked, "Hey, when is my house going to on the market?" I told him, "FAST! I'll have in the MLS TONIGHT!" "So what's wrong with that?", you may ask. Plenty! I just put the MLS on top of the … [Read more...] about It’s Not About the MLS in Waco (or Anywhere Else for that Matter)
With the Texas Summer officially here, I usually get more phone calls from people asking about homes with swimming pools. It's not surprising with the warmer temps. The temperature in Waco today, I think the weather guy said, was 738 degrees! With the heat index, it feels like 1,216 degrees. Often though, some of those folks who are asking … [Read more...] about Waco Real Estate Update – The Swimming Pool Factor
Are you looking to buy a home? Especially if you're a first time home buyer, you need a guide on what your obligations are (as a home buyer) to your Realtor! "What? I have responsibities to my agent'? You bet! Most agents, it seems, are either afraid (or don't know) to tell you that they have certain expectations too. But if you can follow this … [Read more...] about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Home Buying
What? You called the real estate agent off the sign in the yard? What the heck are you thinking? Come here and let me slap you with a trout (an old IRC joke back in the "old days" of the internet - early to mid 90s). You may not even know why you should be afraid (be very afraid... Okay, now I'm just trying scare ya'). Actually, I'll … [Read more...] about "Oops…I Called the Agent on the For Sale Sign"