A couple of days ago Iwas browsing the Waco Trib’s website and came across a news story about Midway ISD‘s interest in two parcels of land. About 28 acres off of old Temple Rd and a 56 acre plat off of Ritchie Rd. It appears Midway ISD is planning for future growth by securing land now. The superintendent said the land will be slated for an … [Read more...] about Midway ISD to Build New Schools?
Soooo, I came across an article that was written about cash home sales in different parts of the country and quickly realized that I have NEVER ran similar numbers for our own area! So I did - I can't believe it took me this long to really dive into the "cash" arena of local home sales. Hopefully some of these statistics, you'll find interesting … [Read more...] about Is Cash King? The Low-Down on Cash Homes Sales in the Waco Area
If you're a numbers nerd (like me), then you'll love this! These stats are comprised of data found in our MLS system provided by the Waco Association of Realtors. Wow, it's been a crazy market the past several months (especially in Midway ISD). There seems to be a shortage of good listings. Great houses at good prices are jumping … [Read more...] about Waco Real Estate Update for 2012 Sales
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 Often, I find completely out of date information (homes currently for … [Read more...]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)
I won't lie, I'm a numbers freak. I love numbers, they tell me everything I need to know (and things I don't EVER want to know). I'm asked all the time: "How's the market?", "Should I sell now or wait?", "I'm I going to lose money on my house?", etc.... If you've been thinking about buying or selling a home, hopefully these facts and … [Read more...] about The Truth About the Waco Real Estate Market
I know, I know, "curb appeal" has been drilled into our heads over the years. Real estate agents have continually told us over and over that "you have to have great curb appeal" to sell your house.... Well I say, "bunkus!" Don't get me wrong, curb appeal is still important but not like it used to be. With the dawn of a new century (and … [Read more...] about Homes for Sale: It’s NOT About the Curb Appeal! (Anymore)
Before I entered the world of real estate about 7 years ago, I worked in radio for a long time. Boy! You'd think that in the radio business I'd have some wild stories (and I do), but NOTHING compared to the stories in this business! Some good and some bad, but nevertheless, interesting. What's great about hearing all the other Realtor … [Read more...] about As the Real Estate World Turns – True Real Estate Stories