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
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
As we approach summer (and the "busy" season), many folks are looking to sell or buy a home. Traditionally, with school out for the summer, June - August are the "hottest" months (boy you ain't lying!) for weather and real estate. The good news is that typically there are more homes on the market to choose from, the bad news is that their are more … [Read more...] about Waco Real Estate Update – Home Statistics and Market Information
I was on the Texas Education Agency website and saw that the 2009 school ratings are available! Crawford - for 2009, all schools in Crawford ISD received an exemplary rating from the State of Texas. Last year Crawford's elementary school and middle school received exemplary ratings while the high school received a 'recognized' designation. Midway … [Read more...] about 2009 School Ratings for McLennan County
Gary is founder of the Russell Realty Group and is a Realtor with Bentwood Realty in Waco. Before getting his real estate license, Gary was in radio for a number of years. Working in the Central Texas radio market as "Gary Quinn", he had stints at KCKR-FM (95.7 Kicker in Waco) from 1995 - 2000 then moved to KUSJ-FM (US105 in … [Read more...] about Gary Russell
So you've decided to buy a home or maybe you're relocating to the Waco area. Either way, you'll want to do your research about Waco real estate and the area. Where do you start? I hear ya... searching on the internet can be a daunting task. Forget about the tons of information that's available online, but trying to find RELIABLE information can be … [Read more...] about Researching Waco Real Estate (And More)