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BBC News has put out a Top 10 list of why people move to Texas.  This is a surprise because the BBC is from the UK (that is in Europe).  So if you were wondering if the Texas real estate market and economy is strong….Wonder no more!

Click Here for the full article from BBC News

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Great Article out of the Dallas Business journal this morning on rising home prices is Dallas.  

This is also great marketing material to potential sellers.  Most people are not in tune to the local real estate market.  Sharing this type of information could spur potential listings.

Click here or see below article by  Staff Writer-Dallas Business Journal

Dallas-Fort Worth area home prices are continuing to climb, which isn’t surprising given North Texas’ low inventory of homes.

There are only about 2.8 months worth of single-family housing inventory on the market, which is less than half the normal six-month supply, Ted Wilson, president of Dallas-based Residential Strategies, told me Tuesday afternoon. Residential Strategies tracks North Texas’ housing market.

“That’s as tight as I’ve ever seen it,” Wilson said, about the 2.8-month supply of homes. “People are not putting their houses on the market right now.”

The reasons: Homeowners could think prices will continue to rise and don’t want to sell too soon. Or credit-poor homeowners can’t move up into larger homes, leaving them house locked.

“Whatever the reason, there’s not as many houses on the market right now,” he said, which has been driving prices higher and higher.

Dallas area home prices rose 3.9 percent year-over-year in December 2012, according to a report released Tuesday by California-based CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX). Nationwide, home prices rose 8.3 percent year-over-year.

Home prices will continue to rise as more people turn into homebuyers, attracted to home ownership by low interest rates. Those rates offset rising home prices, Wilson said.

“Until I see new inventory in the market, there’s no reason why prices won’t continue to climb,” he said.

Sente Mortgage Opens in Southlake

Posted: December 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

Sente Mortgage Opens in Southlake

Sente Mortgage is hosting a grand opening on Wednesday, December 12th to include a ribbon cutting and luncheon catered by Celebrity Bakery.

Little things that make a big difference.

 

Great post from a great Realtor!!

 

Good work John!

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I have been in Title business seven years and this subject comes up over and over again.  Who chooses the title company in a real estate transaction? The buyer or seller?  This process is a negotiation between the parties. And each party can make an argument to why the title company of their choice should be used.  I like the way Texas Legal Docs worded this process:

In Texas, the choice of a title company is freely negotiated between the parties. Traditionally, the seller pays for the title policy, due primarily to the seller’s contractual obligation to pass good title to the purchaser. Since the seller pays for the policy, it makes sense that the seller should be able to choose the provider. It is the buyer, however, that will be the beneficiary of the title policy, and they have every reason to demand that the title insurance be closed and backed by a reputable and trustworthy company. Both sides desire and expect a smooth and professional closing experince, and both sides hold reasonable arguments for their ability to choose. But the reality is, no party to the transaction wants to lose the deal over an argument as to what company shall act as closing agent. At some point, sellers and buyers are able to reach a mutual decision on an acceptable title company without tanking the deal.

I could not have written that better myself and I think it makes perfect sense.  Please pass this on to your fellow realtors, that title is still negotiated wether you are the buyers agent or the sellers agent, and please do not ever let a deal go south over a title company.  That would make me sick!!

http://texaslegaldocs.com/blog/default.aspx/Who-Pays-the-Title-Insurance-Premium–Is-State-Regulation-Really-Necessary

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FREE TRAINING FOR MORE CLOSINGS

Posted: October 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

I have several classes coming up.  Upcoming classes are FidelityAgent 2.0 for realtors, iPad for Realtors, and Evernote for realtors.  The Evernote class is open to all Real Estate Industry professionals; however the other classes are being taught privately at Real Estate offices throughout the Southlake area.  If you would like to receive any of the training I offer please feel free to contact me for more details and scheduling.  I train individually or in a class type setting.

I hope to hear from you!!

zach.sams@fnf.com or text me 817-527-1181

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This is a must attend class if you would like to generate more referral business from your connections.  This is not a class about why you need social media or how to set it up.  It is about how to use it effectively.

 

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RSVP by emailing me at http://www.bottomlinetitleguy.com or call or text me at 817-527-1181

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