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July 2017 Fort Worth Housing Report

According to the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors, Fort Worth home sales raised 13.7 percent to 1,280 homes in July 2017. The median price for Fort Worth homes increased 11 percent year-over-year to $210,900 in July 2017.

Fort Worth’s monthly housing inventory was 2.3 months in July 2017, 0.2 months more than the year prior. The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University cites that 6.5 months of inventory represents a market in which supply and demand for homes are balanced.

Homes spent an average of 29 days on the market in July 2017, the same as July 2016. Additionally, active listings increased 12.8 percent to 2,352 listings during the same time frame.

July 2017 Statistics At-A-Glance

 

  • 1,280 – Homes sold in July 2017, 13.7 percent more than July 2016.
  • $210,900 – Median price in July 2017, 11 percent more than July 2016.
  • – Monthly housing inventory in July 2017, 0.2 months more than July 2016.
  • 29 – Average number of days homes spent on the market in July 2017, the same as July 2016.
  • 2,352 – Active home listings on the market in July 2017, 12.8 percent more than July 2016.

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Friday on the Green Concert Series


FridayOnTheGreen(1)Red Team is a proud community partner for the 9th season of Friday on the Green, a FREE monthly concert series presented April – October by Near Southside, Inc. The event is held at Magnolia Park at 1201 Lipscomb, between Rosedale and Magnolia (and a block from the Red Team office). Friday on the Green features the region’s best live music, tasty food and drinks from Near Southside restaurants, and a fun and relaxed atmosphere of a big neighborhood picnic. Get a group together, throw a blanket and a couple of chairs in the car, (don’t forget the pup!) and enjoy a lineup of several bands, food from local businesses and food trucks, beer and wine.

The next concert is Friday, September 8th!

Stop by the Red Team booth for a game of corn hole or just pop by to say “Hi” and introduce us to your dog, then enter to win a gift card to Tina’s Cocina. Check out the fun we’ve had so far!

Welcome: Angela Marsh

Red Team is growing again! This summer, we welcomed our newest team member, Angela Marsh. She is focused on working with people who want to buy or sell a home.

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Angela Marsh is an experienced real estate professional focused on assisting buyers and sellers in Tarrant and Johnson counties. After receiving her real estate license in 1998, Angela launched her career in Burleson, Texas, where she spent 10 years cultivating her skills by applying her expertise and market knowledge of single and multi-family properties that consistently meet with investment goals of her clients. Her integrity, energy, and hard work keep clients coming back to work with Angela for their real estate needs. 

Angela’s specific areas of expertise include residential home sales, property updating techniques, and transaction management. Angela is passionate about meeting the goals of her clients and specializes in bringing peace of mind to home sellers who hae previously struggled with selling their home on their own.

Angela also has an extensive knowledge of property management, having held the position of maintenance director for over 1300 single and multi-family homes. Angela holds a BA in Business Administration. In her free time, she loves to read, train at the gym, and spent time at the lake with family and friends.

National Parks and Recreation Month

fort-worth-1316471_1280When looking to move to a new home one of the most important items on the list is usually location. How far is it away from work, school, friends, or family? Is it close to shopping, entertainment, and parks? This month is Parks and Recreation Month and we are excited to share with you some of the amazing parks in Fort Worth and the surrounding areas.

Fort Worth is home to more than 200 city parks and public spaces citywide. There are plenty of neighborhood parks to choose from, along with the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, dog parks for your favorite pooch, Log Cabin Village, the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, and the Water Gardens (anyone see the movie Logan’s Run?).

The city of Arlington boasts over 90 parks and tons of activities for young and old. Looking for parks in a particular neighborhood? Try their Park Finder tool to learn about parks and their various amenities near your ‘hood.

The Dallas Park System is one of the largest municipal park systems in the nation with 381 parks totaling over 23,242 acres of developed and undeveloped parkland. Trails, disc golf, and skate parks – oh my! Dallas’ interactive map tool is a great way to explore all their parks and recreation system has to offer.

What makes your favorite park the best?

June 2017 Fort Worth Housing Report

According to the Greater Fort Worth Assocaition of REALTORS, Fort Worth home sales raised 7.5 percent to 1,308 homes in June 2017. The median price for Fort Worth homes increased 10.8 percent year-over-year to $210,900 in June 2017.

Fort Worth’s monthly housing inventory was 2.3 months in June 2017, 0.4 months more than the year prior. The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University cites that 6.5 months of inventory represents a market in which supply and demand for homes is balanced.

Homes spent an average of 61 days on the market in June 2017, six days less than June 2016. Additionally, active listings increased 21 percent to 2,291 listings during the same time frame.

June 2017 Statistics At-A-Glance

  •          1,308 – Homes sold in June 2017, 7.5 percent more than June 2016.
  •          $210,900 – Median price in June 2017, 10.8 percent more than June 2016.
  •          2.3 – Monthly housing inventory in June 2017, 0.4 months more than June 2016.
  •          61 – Average number of days homes spent on the market in June 2017, six days less than June 2016.
  •          2,291 – Active home listings on the market in June 2017, 21 percent more than June 2016.June_2017_FW_Housing_Report

Lease Now, Buy Later

House puzzled (2)Red Team Real Estate is hosting a free home buying workshop for first-time or second-chance homebuyers on Saturday, July 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday’s workshop will take place at 909 W. Magnolia Avenue, Suite 2, Fort Worth, TX 76104. Anyone interested in learning the ins and outs of the home buying process is encouraged to attend.

The no-obligation workshop features industry professionals, Michael Mayes, Owner/Agent, Red Team Real Estate and Paul Duane, Mortgage Loan Originator, MiMutual Mortgage.

“We’ve spoken with many people who want to purchase a home but think they are too far away from making that dream a reality. Our Lease Now, Buy Later workshop allows current renters to gather information and make a plan, so when they are ready to move forward they are confident candidates. After attending our workshop some attendees find they are closer to home ownership than they realized.” said Michael Mayes, Owner of Red Team Real Estate. “The idea of buying a home is intimidating, especially for first-time buyers or those who may have fallen on hard times in the past. We enjoy talking about the home buying process, providing this free workshop to the community is a win-win.”

Attendees have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the home buying process, including the true picture of renting vs buying, budgeting, savings tips, credit repair, securing mortgage financing, working with a Realtor, homeowners insurance, property taxes, closing cost expectations, and loan programs aimed to assist new and experienced home buyers.

Breakfast is provided for attendees by MiMutual Mortgage who will also be on hand to answer questions about available financing options including, FHA, Conventional, USDA, VA Loans, and more.

For more information, visit www.RedTeamRealEstate.com or register online. You may also call or email Jennifer Wilson at jwilson@RedTeamDFW.com or 817.921.3545 with any questions.

National Safety Month

Key in front door. Safety at home is more than a good lock on the doors and windows. June is National Safety Month and a great time to review your household’s safety plans. We encounter countless hazards in our daily lives at work and home. Often many of these dangers present themselves during mundane of tasks when we let our guard down (or our minds wander) which means they are mostly preventable. The National Safety Council has put together several articles about safety at work, home, and on the road to help you identify risks and how to take the proper precautions.

Find out how you can take steps to prevent the risks of poisoning, fire, falls, and more at home.

May 2017 Fort Worth Housing Report.

The Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors released the May 2017 Fort Worth Housing Report this week. Fort Worth home sales raised 5.6 percent to 1,174 homes in May 2017. The median price for Fort Worth homes increased 12.8 percent year-over-year to $211,000 in May 2017.

Fort Worth’s monthly housing inventory was 2.0 months in May 2017, 0.2 months less than the year prior. The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University cites that 6.5 months of inventory represents a market in which supply and demand for homes are balanced.

Homes spent an average of 59 days on the market in May 2017, five days less than January 2016. Additionally, active listings increased 12 percent to 1,994 listings during the same time frame.

 May 2017 Statistics At-A-Glance

  • 1,174 – Homes sold in May 2017, 5.6 percent more than May 2016.
  • $211,000 – Median price in May 2017, 12.8 percent more than May 2016.
  • 2.0 – Monthly housing inventory in May 2017, 0.2 months less than May 2016.
  • 59 – Average number of days homes spent on the market in May 2017, five days less than May 2016.
  • 1,994 – Active home listings on the market in May 2017, 12 percent more than May 2016.
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May 2017 Fort Worth Housing Report

Grand Prairie Medical Office Transaction Facilitated by Red Team Real Estate

Grand Prairie, TX – Another premier investment opportunity has changed hands with the helpRobinson Road Aerial of Red Team Real Estate. Robinson Road Medical Plaza is a uniquely designed three-building medical complex showcasing two beautiful fountains flowing into koi fish ponds.  The three single story buildings, totaling 8,661 square feet, surrounded by a beautifully landscaped concrete parking area. Tenants include well established medical doctors, medical office staffing, hospice services, and a pharmacy.

The sale was facilitated as intermediary by Red Team Real Estate in Fort Worth jointly with Michael Mayes, Owner/Agent and Chuck Precopia, Broker. The buyer, a local investment group, has retained Red Team Real Estate as manager for this property.

“This was a great opportunity for our clients on both sides of the transaction. The growth in this area is phenomenal; I could not be more pleased for our clients and Red Team!” Michael Mayes, Owner of Red Team Real Estate.

The buyer is thrilled with this acquisition’s location and its distinct offerings in the rapidly developing corridor along Highway 161 just blocks from the new Super Walmart Center and near the IKEA in Grand Prairie.

About Red Team Real Estate

Red Team Real Estate, established in 2012 and led by Michael Mayes, provides professional client-centric service by experienced agents dedicated to your needs. Located on historic Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth, we focus on the best i
nterest of our clients in each and every transaction. We are dedicated to the development of long-term client relationships! Let Red Team handle all of your residential and commercial sales, leasing services, property management, and real estate investments. For more information, visit www.redteamrealestate.com.

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Downsizing Trend on the Rise in North Texas

A downsizing trend in North Texas as well as nationwide is taking hold when it comes to real estate.

A recent survey put together by Trulia.com shows home premiums on houses between 3,000 and 5,000 square feet steadily declined since 2012. Some buyers are choosing to avoid mass produced homes between 3, 000 and 5,000 square feet. Industry insiders are seeing a swing toward smaller more affordable homes with less overhead and cost than associated with a large oversized house.

Traditional families are leaning towards townhomes, condos, and smaller single family homes. Most of which are under 3000 square feet.

Tarrant County has a wealth of these wonderful smaller properties for sale especially in the Historic Fairmount District, Arlington Heights, Mistletoe Heights, and around the TCU / Westcliff neighborhoods. The ability to blend the craftsmanship of the old through original flooring and unique architectural features with conveniences of modern technology and upgraded appliances make these neighborhoods some of the most sought after places in Fort Worth. This is good news for sellers and buyers in our marketplace.

As a Historic Home Specialist and an expert in these neighborhoods, I am well equipped to show you the potential of their older homes as a great opportunity if you are in the market to downsize. From north to south, give me a call or shoot me an email and I’ll share my favorites!