Wichita Falls, TX Real Estate News

By Ashton Gustafson
(Bishop Realtor Group - Wichita Falls, TX)
http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2010/may/22/gustafson-among-top-30-young-agents-in-nation-27/ Gustafson among top 30 young agents in nation Realtor Magazine selects 27-year-old for recognition  Ashton Gustafson, a real estate agent with the Ann & Denny Bishop Realtor Group, has been selected by Realtor Magazine as one of the top 30 agents in the nation under the age of 30. Each June, the magazine produces its "30 under 30" issue to recognize young talent. This is the 10th anniversary of the prestigious award. "This is a huge honor and has been a goal of mine from the day I started in the business," Gustafson said. "This honor belongs to all of the people that have supported me over the past few years." Gustafson and all the others in the class were invited to the magazine's headquar...
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By Ashton Gustafson
(Bishop Realtor Group - Wichita Falls, TX)
Good Monday morning to you! Hopefully some Spring sunshine is in our very near future - I hear more snow is one the way tomorrow...what a Winter its been! As we approach this Spring and Summer, our best sales seasons, you may be thinking of moving or know someone that is too.We have created www.TexomaHomeValue.com for those of you that are looking to sell and wondering what the market around you has done in the last few months. Simply enter your home's information and your contact information, and we'll have a market analysis to you within 24 hours. January 2010 for us was up over 2009 and we already have 16 new pending for February. Its looking like this will be another GREAT year for the Bishop/Gustafson Team. This week's Myth Buster: Myth: "If I price my house high in the beginning, ...
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By Ashton Gustafson
(Bishop Realtor Group - Wichita Falls, TX)
Good morning to you! Below you will find some of the new HUD Repo's that hit the market this week. Please let me know if I can answer any questions or set up a time for you to view any of these. 5453 Carlson - $118,000 - 3 bed - 2 bath - 2 garage - 1465 square feet. Originally sold for $137,000. Bid deadline is 2-3-10. 3905 Cynthia - $50,000 - 3 bed - 1 bath - 1342 square feet. Bid deadline is 2-3-10. 2909 Bandera -  $47,000 - 3 bed - 2 bath - 1476 square feet. Bid deadline is daily @ 11:59 pm. 3016 Stearns - $66,000 - 3 bed - 1 bath - 1276 square feet. Daily bid deadline @ 11:59 pm. 2906 Cunningham - $40,000 - 3 bed - 1 bath - 1060 square feet. Daily bid deadline. All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified. All properties are subject to prio...
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By Ashton Gustafson
(Bishop Realtor Group - Wichita Falls, TX)
Good Monday morning to you!!!! Remember that if you or someone you know is looking to buy and get the first time Home Buyer's Tax Credit, they need to be in contract by the end of April and close by the end of June. This also goes for the $6500 Tax Credit for current home owners. Some have asked about details on this issue. They are as follows: The credit is available for homes that go under contract by April 30, 2010 and close by June 30th, 2010. Current homeowners can claim a $6,500 credit as long as the property they are vacating has been their primary residence for at least five consecutive years out of the last eight years. Income limits: $125,000 a year for individuals, $225,000 a year for married couples. (these are higher limits than before) Homes that cost more than $800,000 ar...
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By Ashton Gustafson
(Bishop Realtor Group - Wichita Falls, TX)
Good Monday morning to you! I had the privilege to spend most of last week in Arizona obtaining my CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) Designation.  Today, 1 out of every 10 homeowners in America is behind on mortgage payments. These are tough and frustrating times. Now more than ever, it's important to identify one's options. Foreclosure can be avoided,  credit can be saved, and financial futures can be salvaged.  As an agent with the CDPE® Designation, I have a strong and unique appreciation of the factors affecting the market, and know that there are options available to you. For More information, see www.WichitaFallsShortSale.com. Remember all of our other sites to serve you and your answers quickly and effectively: www.TheFallsHomeFinder.com - Info on every home available i...
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By Ashton Gustafson
(Bishop Realtor Group - Wichita Falls, TX)
Chances are, you or someone you know in Wichita Falls is facing the possibility of foreclosure. But you need to understand that you are not alone. Today, 1 out of every 10 homeowners in America is behind on mortgage payments. These are tough and frustrating times. Now more than ever, it's important to identify your options. Foreclosure can be avoided, your credit can be saved, and your financial future can be salvaged. Through my experience handling distressed properties at Bishop Realtor Group, I've found that homeowners today have more questions than answers about their circumstances. I have created this site to help you understand the possible solutions to foreclosure, as well as provide a detailed explanation of short sales, which may be the best course of action for some homeowners...
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By Ashton Gustafson
(Bishop Realtor Group - Wichita Falls, TX)
Good Monday morning to you! What an eventful few days we've had here in The Falls...10 inches of snow and it stuck!!! This has definitely been a week I will never forget, and may never see again. But here we are. In a few short days, 2009 will be over...and what a year it has been. We've seen the stock market rally back to near all time highs, numerous decisions being made in D.C. that will affect all industries, unemployment near all time highs - every day a new surprise on the front page of all our papers. It has surely been a up and down, "yen and yang" year. I saw most of this coming in October '08. I made the decision January 1 to work harder than ever, get to work an hour early and stay an hour late, and do whatever it took to insure successful Real Estate endeavors for my clients...
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By Ashton Gustafson
(Bishop Realtor Group - Wichita Falls, TX)
Good morning to you on this Christmas Eve! Its a white Christmas here in The Falls...very rare, but a beautiful thing to see. Below you will see this year's videos of all the comments that are clients gave us in regards to their experience working with Ashton. If we can serve you in your Real Estate needs in 2010, please let us know @ ashton@bishoprealtor.com . Enjoy and Merry Christmas. That's What They Said. from Ashton Gustafson on Vimeo. Ashton's clients speak out on their Real Estate experience.
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By Ashton Gustafson
(Bishop Realtor Group - Wichita Falls, TX)
Good Monday morning to you! Who says December isn't busy???? Its looking like we could be having one of our best December's ever - and, with most of this activity looking to close in January and February, 2010 is already posting sales on the board! This market, however, continues to be a price war. We are coaching our sellers to be as aggressive as they can in their pricing - the inventory of homes grows each day, and buyers are very price sensitive. But think of it this way - 2 years ago a buyer could purchase a $150,0000 home @ 6.5% for 30 years with a monthly principal and interest payment of $948 - today, the same buyer can purchase a home for $180,000 @ 4.75% for $938/month. I says this to encourage both buyers and sellers...Sellers, this is a 20% increase in affordability...sell y...
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By Peter Twain
(Progress)
 Secluded lake front acreage conveniently located to Wichita Falls. Beautiful waterfront property with stunning lake view. Each bedroom has it's own private bath. All bedrooms have large oversized walk in closets. Enitre house is built to be handicapped equipped (ex: door openings, shower sizes ect.) Huge walk in attic for storage. All exterior walls are poured concrete for energy efficiency. Cultured marble throughout bathrooms, sinks, counter tops, showers and tubs. 20' ceilings in family room. Ceramic tile throughout main level of home. Laundry room is equipped with utility closet, large laundry sink, folding table, and lots of cabinets for extra space and storage. Breakfast bar and island in kitchen area for additional counter space. Security system. Large covered patio with patio d...
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By Ashton Gustafson
(Bishop Realtor Group - Wichita Falls, TX)
Good Monday morning to you! I'm sure you've heard about the credit extension for 1st Time Buyers and now new buyers...here's a quick overall summary for you to review. As part of its plan to stimulate the U.S. housing market and address the economic challenges facing our nation, Congress has passed new legislation that: Extends the First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit of up to $8,000 to first-time home buyers until April 30, 2010. Expands the credit to grant up to $6,500 credit to current home owners purchasing a new or existing home between November 7, 2009 and April 30, 2010. Here is more information about how the Extended Home Buyer Tax Credit can help prospective home buyers become part of the American dream. Who Qualifies for the Extended Credit? First-time home buyers who purchase hom...
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By Ashton Gustafson
(Bishop Realtor Group - Wichita Falls, TX)
Good Monday morning to you! Looks like Fall is starting to creep its way into Texoma this morning. The weather forecast also anticipates much needed rain - we can never say no to the rain here in North Texas. What about the Real Estate forecast???? Many of you have called and emailed me with questions in regards to where the market is headed. While I do not have a Real Estate "radar", I do know where the market is today - and that answer is good. The first time home buyer tax credit is set to expire on November 30. If you are looking to get this tax credit, we need to be looking asap. See www.TheFallsHomeFinder.com to make a "favorites" list and let me know when a good time for you to look is. The market is already getting tough in the ranges where these buyers are looking. Also, intere...
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By Ashton Gustafson
(Bishop Realtor Group - Wichita Falls, TX)
1304 Harvey $750/month 3 bed - 2 bath - 1 garage - workshop - RV Parking New refurbished hardwood floors
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By Ashton Gustafson
(Bishop Realtor Group - Wichita Falls, TX)
Good Monday morning to you! Interest rates had a favorable decline this week, which continues to make this a great time to be in the market. I saw numerous local lenders with 30 and 15 year FIXED rates at below 5% - these figures are historically low, and will not last forever. Have you ever thought about investing in Real Estate? In an area where Real Estate is so affordable, you can purchase a small home, rent it out, and own it free and clear faster than you may realize. If this is something that you would like to discuss, please call me to set up a consultation appointment. Get a jump on the market now @ www.TheFallsHomeFinder.com. Thinking of selling and wondering what your home would bring in today's economic climate? Remember, www.TexomaHomeValue.com. Here we'll provide you with ...
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By Ashton Gustafson
(Bishop Realtor Group - Wichita Falls, TX)
Good Monday morning to you and Happy Labor Day! Its hard to believe that we are now 2/3 into 2009. 1st Time Home Buyers now have roughly 90 days to find a home and close before the Tax Credit expires. I saw rates this week hit 5.25% FIXED for 30 Years with local lenders this week - its time to capitalize on this opportunity. And don't forget my Stimulus Package for buyers! I have negotiated discounts with numerous local vendors to make your next move affordable and stress free. Call or email me if you would like more details. I hope you and yours have a great Labor Day Holiday - and if you're free this Thursday from 5:30 - 7:00, Kevin Rhine and I will be playing the Summer Music Series @ The Museum at Sikes Lake - should be a great time! Need quick answers in regards to Real Estate? Rem...
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By Ashton Gustafson
(Bishop Realtor Group - Wichita Falls, TX)
Ashton's 1st Time Home Buyer Stimulus Plan   Buy a home with Ashton and get these discounts!!!  www.TheFallsHomeFinder.com 1) Hamilton Bryan   10% off one-time appliance purchase of Whirlpool, Maytag, and Kitchen Aid products. 20% off one-time furniture or bedding purchase. 25% off one-time accessory purchase.   Discounts can only be applied to regularly price items. (Excludes sale prices, contract pricing, and discontinued items) Only allowed on Discounts cannot be used in combination with special finance offers.  (Finance charges will be added to total ticket.) Offer expires 5/31/2010. (Tickets must be written no later than 5/31/2010.)   2) Texas Carpet Outlet   10% off any service: carpet, flooring, or counter tops.   3) Harris Nursery   20% off any tree, shrub, flower, or plant purc...
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By Ashton Gustafson
(Bishop Realtor Group - Wichita Falls, TX)
Are you looking for a home with a pool in Wichita Falls? Please send and email to ashton@bishoprealtors.com with the subject POOL and the price range you would like to stay within. Within 24 hours you will have a list of every home available with a pool, and receive instant updates as others become available. Also remember these great sites: www.TexomaHomeValue.com - Looking to Sell www.TexomaListings.com - Looking to Buy www.TexomaBankOwned.com - Foreclosed Properties  
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By Ashton Gustafson
(Bishop Realtor Group - Wichita Falls, TX)
There are numerous sites available that claim to give you the information you are looking for when it comes to foreclosed and bank owned properties. However, never until now has there been a site for Wichita Falls, TX that is as up-to-date and accurate as www.TexasBankOwned.com . If you are looking to invest in the Real Estate market, now is a great time to look into it - @ www.TexasBankOwned.com you will Receive FREE email alerts of new bank-owned properties for sale in the greater Greater Wichita Falls Area and can unsubscribe at any time. For more information or questions about getting involved in this market, call Ashton direct @ 940.224.0881 or ashton@bishoprealtors.com
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By Ashton Gustafson
(Bishop Realtor Group - Wichita Falls, TX)
This Sunday - April 29th - Ashton will be having 2 open houses in Wichita Falls. 1:15 - 2:00 4941 Trinidad - 3 bed - 2 bath - Wachsman Built - very clean and move in ready. 2:15 - 3:00 3509 Regina - 3 bed - 2 bath - large living space - cleanest, cutest house on the block Remember our sites... www.TexomaListings.com - For Buyers www.TexomaHomeValue.com For Sellers
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By Ashton Gustafson
(Bishop Realtor Group - Wichita Falls, TX)
Fast. Easy. Automatic. FREE! www.TexomaListings.com is a FREE service to help area home buyers find their dream home. Your first email will list all homes currently for sale that meet your search criteria. Then each morning you will be emailed a list of all of the new homes for sale and price changes since your previous search. No more having to rely on manual searches. Fill out the form below and start your auto-email home search today! It's just that easy! A Daily Email List Of New Homes For Sale As They Hit The Market! www.TexomaListings.com Because You Have Better Things To Do!
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