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Memorial Day 2019 New Home Savings

You know, the best DFW New Home DEALS are nearly never fully revealed in MLS. Sure, you can instantly access MLS price reductions on this website and review price histories as an ARG™ client. Knowing market pricing is step number ONE for making a better home purchase decision. Having access to instant price reduction information is just another exclusive tool ARG™ provides to its clients to help make their online time more productive.

As an ARG™ client, I use my 15 years of top producing new home experience to better help you. This includes, price negotiate with the builder, for further concessions and price reductions, referrals to lenders offering excellent rates, and more cost-effective insurance brokers, plus providing advice and helping to

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We all want to pay our fair share of taxes, but tax appraisal districts are increasingly forcing a sizeable percentage of Dallas Fort Worth area homeowners to pay inflated tax bills based upon an assessed "tax value price" that exceeds real market values, which as it turns out is a violation of the tax statute. Yeah, ouch!

Today, the nuisance of overvalued Texas tax assessments has become an endemic problem. It is not unusual for Metroplex homeowners to see an assessed tax value in their 2019 Tax Notices, that are $50K or more over actual real market values. Many homeowners may not realize they were paying more taxes than they owed until they sell their home for less than their tax assessed value.

How can this problem be fixed? Well, outside of

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November new home sales beat expectations from CNBC.

This morning Rick Santelli reported a surprise ~17% uptick in new home sales for last November. It is my opinion that the December sales report may be even better. As real mortgage interest rates decline, and as the Federal Reserve signals it will remain neutral with future rate increases, home sales are responding positively.

Benzinga is reporting that an industry analyst is turning more bullish for builder stocks in 2019, suggesting a modest correction to the upside for home builders. 

If you put off buying, you might want to reconsider. Banks are competing for your mortgage business and that has driven rates down from their 5% peak last year. New home prices, although still

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Hollyhock to Border the New PGA HQ Golf CourseAnd just like that, Hollyhock in Frisco now finds itself bordering the newly announced 600 acres PGA Headquarters that will host its "Grand Opening" celebration in 2022! I mean, who could have predicted this?

This new 36 hole tournament class golf course will quickly become the new epicenter for the PGA in the United States. What is planned are 2 - 18 hole PGA tournament class golf courses that are slated to host its first professional tour events in 2023. Also included, as reported on pga.com are a "short course and practice area totaling 45 holes; a clubhouse; Class AA office space; a 500 room Omni resort and 127,000 square foot conference center; a technologically advanced retail village; parks and open space plus several miles of trails."

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The Great Texas Property Tax Grab Must END in 2019

Whether he knows it or not, by the time Governor Abbott leaves office, he will most likely have presided over the largest property tax increase in Texas history, unless sweeping assessment adjustments soon occur, especially in and around Texas' largest metropolitan areas. 

While Abbott generally offers support for President Trump's Federal tax reduction efforts, home ownership has become increasingly less affordable in part due to the widespread practices of Texas Central Appraisal Districts over inflating real property values, causing property tax bills to soar. And if that weren't bad enough, Federal property tax deductions under the new Federal Tax Laws are now capped at $10,000, adding insult to injury. 

As we head towards yet another

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Where is the 2019 Housing Market Heading?

2019 Housing Market Projections | NAR | Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, MBA, Corelogic

Some Highlights: ­

Interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019, but buyers will still be able to lock in a rate lower than their parents or grandparents did when they bought their homes!

Home prices will rise at a rate of 4.8% over the course of 2019 according to CoreLogic. All four major reporting ...

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24 Hours that Suddenly Improved the Market | MyKCM

 

This year started strong for real estate, but then the market began to soften. Home inventory in the starter and move-up categories dwindled to almost nothing, mortgage rates were projected to rise, and home sales had decreased for several months in a row. To many, the outlook heading into 2019 appeared dim… at best. Then, ...

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2018 Real Estate Year in Review - Stats from National Association of Realtors

Why Not Get Full Service, Without the Full Commisson Cost When You Sell Your DFW Area Home?For sure, market conditions have changed in 2018, but did you know that listing your DFW area home for sale during the winter months, when competing inventory levels are at their lowest, actually improves your chances for selling your home? It's all about the ratio of buyers per listing during the winter months that helps connects winter sellers to buyers. Interested in selling? Call , we can help you with some of the lowest commission cost structures, and full-service support found anywhere in the DFW Metroplex. 

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Natural Disasters Affect on Housing Costs

Even before this year's hurricane season started, Americans were already feeling the effects of diminishing home affordability. Last year's devastating hurricanes, Harvey, Irma, and Maria added an estimated 282 billion dollars of added material and labor demands to an already stretched thin housing sector. With Hurricane Florence, and perhaps other storms yet to run their course this hurricane season, the U.S housing market will once again become burdened with additional supply and labor demands resulting from disasters, all working against affordable housing. Housing and Hurricane Florence.

Natural Disaster's Effects on Home AffordabilityThe questions to ask is, has affordable housing, compounded by rising taxes, interest rates, and expensive natural disasters become increasingly part of

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