El Paso, TX Real Estate News

By Sell Your Home For $39.95/m 0%Commission - (915-240-5276) - Se Habla Espanol
(Washington Group - Real Estate Agents)
Stay Safe in El Paso Texas The Importance of a El Paso Real Estate Agent The importance of working with a professional El Paso real estate agent cannot be over emphasized. There is a process to be followed when purchasing a property and an agent will offer proper guidance and expertise throughout. The first thing that needs to occur is a financial analysis of you situation. The agent will take you through an analysis to determine the price range that you should target based on your resources. He will want to know if the bank has already pre-qualified you for a loan and how much that amount is. You do not want to target a property that you cannot afford. You will also be asked to enter into an agreement with the El Paso real estate agent that stipulates the responsibilities of both part...
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By Ryan Visser
(LiveHome El Paso / Keller Williams)
The El paso Housing Finance Corporation: Free Money I already wrote about this in another blog of mine, but I feel like it is so valuable (like maybe $10,000 for the right buyer!) that I thought I would write about it again.  If you live in El Paso, TX and meet the qualifications, you can get 3% of the purchase price free to use as your down payment. Some buyers will also qualify for an additional 1% to use towards closing costs.  This is an amazing opportunity. There are some rules and restrictions as to who qualifies for the El Paso Housing Finance Corporation bond money. If you would like more information you can look at the blog i created about it on 3/15/2011. On the left side of the page click "My Blog" and scroll down until you find it. If you have additional questions, feel free...
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By Ryan Visser
(LiveHome El Paso / Keller Williams)
Free Down Payment Assistance For First Time Home Buyers in El Paso, TX Yes you read that correctly! There is free money available to El Paso residents for use as a down payment. If you are a first time buyer or haven't owned a home in the last 3 years, you can use the free money for your down payment on your next home purchase. The El Paso Housing Finance Corporation is pumping $15,000,000 into the El Paso real estate market by providing first time homebuyers with free downpayment assistance. How much free money can you get? 3% of the purchase price for your downpayment + you may be eligible for an additional 1% towards closing costs. Income Qualifications: Non-Targeted Areas Families of less than 2: <$57,400     Families of 3 or more: $66,010 Targeted Areas    Families of less than 2: ...
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By Ryan Visser
(LiveHome El Paso / Keller Williams)
For Sale in El Paso: 2006 Hyundai Azera - LOW MILES '06 with only 37,000 miles. Luxury car without the luxury car price. Clean title. No accidents. KBB private party is $10,600. Asking $9999. Call 915^256^8600 for more info Search El Paso's MLS FREE
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By Ryan Visser
(LiveHome El Paso / Keller Williams)
Hire a new real estate agent in El Paso for the biggest purchase in your life??? Do I have your attention? Good. Believe this statement because I'm good at what I do and I'll work my butt off for you. I might only have a few referrals, but they're all good and they'd all be willing to talk to you about me. The rest of this directed toward the skeptics... Yup, I'm pretty new to the real estate game. Does that mean I'm incapable of serving a client better than a seasoned Realtor? Does that mean that a seller will net less with me? Does it mean a buyer will pay more? I get tired of hearing real estate agents talking about how they are experienced and why that is the reason that people should do business with them. In my opinion, experience has little to do with anything. I'm confident enou...
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By Ryan Visser
(LiveHome El Paso / Keller Williams)
Hate El Paso? 7 reasons to love El Paso... If you struggle to love El Paso, or if you already love it and want to love it more, here are helpful statistics to get you mind in the loving mood. Hopefully you'll get those warm and fuzzy feelings from El Paso within the next minute.   According to Forbes, El Paso was the number one city where Americans are getting richer by percentage. Since 2006, median income has risen 19.4% in El Paso vs. 8% nationwide. El Paso was ranked the safest city in the US for cities over 500,000 residents in 2010. Love sunshine? Hate snow? El Paso has over 300 days of sunshine each year. El Paso receives less than 5 inches of snow each year. Franklin Mountains State Park is the largest urban state park in America. It features great hiking and camping. El Paso i...
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By Ryan Visser
(LiveHome El Paso / Keller Williams)
Who is the best Realtor in El Paso, TX? It's funny you should ask that. Well not only can I tell you about him, but if you look to the right about 6 inches you'll see his picture. Ryan Visser is the best Realtor in El Paso, TX. You might want to know why. Well call him and find out. You'll find his number under his picture. But in case you're shy, I'll tell you little about why he's the best Realtor in El Paso...   Ryan Visser puts God first, then family, then career. Ryan Visser knows what customer service is. Ryan Visser has high ethical standards. Ryan Visser uses the latest technology to market his listings. Ryan Visser doesn't just list houses, he sells houses. For more information about Ryan Visser, visit his website at www.elpasohomehunter.com If you are buying or selling real es...
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By Ryan Visser
(LiveHome El Paso / Keller Williams)
Barking Dogs In El Paso, TX It's as if people expect their dogs to bark in El Paso. Why is that? I'm not from El Paso and I find it so strange that the mentality of pet owners here is that their dogs have the right to bark and that right is supreme to my right to peaceful existence.  When my wife and I were house shopping in El Paso, TX we crossed homes we liked off our list because of a loud barking dog next door. Now I don't want you to think I don't like dogs. My family has a dog, but he rarely barks (because we trained him not to!).  So here's my message to you loud dog owners in El Paso: Please care. The desirability of your neighbor's home depends on your obnoxious dog that barks at everything. Please put your neighbors' needs above your dog's.  Contact me!  
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By Ryan Visser
(LiveHome El Paso / Keller Williams)
Free advertising for small businesses in El Paso, TX Are you looking to increase your internet presence in order to promote your local business in El Paso, TX? Do you have a budget of $0? I have a solution: let me advertise for you for free. I'm serious. Read on for more information... Small businesses are the heartbeat of El Paso, TX. Unfortunately most small business owners have little to no money to spend on advertising and little to no advertising/marketing experience. As a favor to our community, I let small business owners in El Paso use my blog to market their business.  I am a local real estate agent. I know how hard it can be to operate on a small budget. I have found a way and I want to share it with others. Through my subscription with Active Rain (an amazing blog company wit...
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By Ryan Visser
(LiveHome El Paso / Keller Williams)
Ultimate Frisbee in El Paso, TX Need some exercise? Wanna meet new people? Come play Ultimate Frisbee at local parks in El Paso, TX. Here is the current schedule for playing ultimate frisbee in El Paso, TX: Tuesday Evenings: Marty Robbins Park on the east side. Marty Robbins is located off George Deiter Dr. on Vista Del Sol Dr. Saturday Mornings: Alethea Park in the west/central area. Alethea Park is located off N. Stanton on Stockwell Ln. Games start at 10am Sunday Mornings:  Want more information about pick up Ultimate Frisbee games in El Paso, TX, contact me and I'll get you put on the email list. You'll always be up-to-date on what's going on.  Ultimate Frisbee is like playing football with a frisbee with the running requirements of a soccer player. Don't worry about not knowing the...
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By Ryan Visser
(LiveHome El Paso / Keller Williams)
Parenting Advice, Ideas, Information, and Resources in El Paso, TX Are you losing the parenting battle? Do you need advice for keeping your kids on a good path? Are your children young, but you want to make sure to be a good influencer of your kids throughout their lives? Are you considering becoming a parent and want to learn about the issues all parents deal with? Regardless of your stage as parents, you can be assured to find great parenting advice, ideas, information, and resources at an upcoming series of seminars. Beginning March 14, 2011, The Rio Community Church will be hosting a series of parenting seminars at The Rio's church building. Seminars will be held every Monday from 7-8pm until April 25th, 2011. This is a chance for parents to come for inspiration, advice, ideas, and ...
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By Ryan Visser
(LiveHome El Paso / Keller Williams)
Non-Denomination Christian Churches in El Paso, TX *This post features The Rio Community Church.* Founded in 2007 by church planters from Colorado, The Rio Community Church is a young family oriented Christian Church with a love for Jesus Christ, the word of God, and fellowship among believers. The Rio's slogan is "Interested in God but not in religion?" This question aims to spark interest in people who have a hunger and thirst for God and want to pursue Him without traditional, rules, legalism, and blame. This Christian church in El Paso does this by simply looking at the Bible and believing what it says without adding to it or taking away from it. The Rio doesn't require that you "clean up your act" or fix your problems before coming. There is no questioning whether you're good enoug...
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By Ryan Visser
(LiveHome El Paso / Keller Williams)
El Paso Homes For Sale Under $100,000  If you're searching for real estate in El Paso, TX area then I want you to know that you have a lot of options. I'll prove it with some valuable statistics. Click the following link if you want to search for homes for sale in El Paso As of today, there are 3,157 homes for sale in El Paso (active listings, excluding pending sales). Of these houses, 510 are priced at or below $100,000. If you're on a tight budget, chances are you can still find a home you would like. Hopefully 1 out of the 510 will fit your criteria.  There's even better news. 24 of these homes for sale are brand new! The builders of these homes are Accent Homes, Cisco Homes, Pointe Homes, Tropicana, Vista Serena, and Zia Homes. Some of these are even Energy Star Certified and have r...
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By Quinton Renfro
(Baton Rouge Area Homes)
Home sales numbers are out for January 2011 for El Paso, Texas and it looks like it was a good month! There were 339 homes sold in January 2011 as compared with 253 in January 2010.  The average sales price jumped way up to $195,100 and months of available inventory declined to 6.6. El Paso continues to have a strong real estate market due to a number of factors - Ft. Bliss, higher education student population growth and migration from Mexico. Even though the unemployment rate is relatively high in El Paso, the city is expected to add jobs throughout 2011.  Healthy real estate and job markets will continue to drive individuals and families to relocate to El Paso. If you are contemplating relocation to or within El Paso, MoveVantage would like to see how we can assist you in your move. W...
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By Sell Your Home For $39.95/m 0%Commission - (915-240-5276) - Se Habla Espanol
(Washington Group - Real Estate Agents)
Stay Safe in El Paso Texas The New Trend Of El Paso Tx Green Homes - view-homes-for-sale.com El Paso Tx green homes are the new trend in housing. This trend describes houses that have a better impact on the environment compared to normal houses. The trend to go green is growing fast and becoming more than just a “novelty”. This need for green will grow as every year passes due to the high cost of power, more awareness of the climate and a society than is more informed about building eco-friendly homes and properties. In the long run, new El Paso Tx green homes are much cheaper to run and maintain. Savings run in the form of recycling, harvesting water and using energy efficient power systems. Green properties also have a positive effect on the health of the community, drastically reduc...
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By Sell Your Home For $39.95/m 0%Commission - (915-240-5276) - Se Habla Espanol
(Washington Group - Real Estate Agents)
Stay Safe in El Paso Texas The Real Cost Of Owning An El Paso Tx Home The cost of owning a El Paso Tx home goes far beyond the mortgage repayment amount each month. In addition to paying your mortgage every month, you must consider the cost of insurance, property tax, and maintaining and improving your home. Many people only consider how much they can afford in terms of a mortgage and forget to consider other costs related to the home. These are real costs that you will have to deal with and should be taken into consideration when you are purchasing a El Paso Tx home. Home Maintenance There are certain aspects of owning a El Paso Tx home that require regular maintenance. These include the heating and cooling system, the plumbing of the home, drainage, painting the exterior and the inte...
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By Sell Your Home For $39.95/m 0%Commission - (915-240-5276) - Se Habla Espanol
(Washington Group - Real Estate Agents)
Stay Safe in El Paso Texas Timeline For A El Paso Tx Home Purchase - Homes Sale El Paso Texas A common question potential homebuyers ask is when the best time is to seek financing when one is considering a El Paso TX home purchase. The simple answer is as early as possible. In order to avoid running into credit issues, you should start improving your credit rating and start talking to potential lenders well in advance. This will make it easier and faster for you to secure financing when the right time comes. You stand a better chance to seal a good home purchase deal if your finances are in order when you make an offer for a home for sale. Here are some tips on how to ensure that you are well prepared financially when considering a El Paso TX home purchase.  Three months before making ...
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By Sell Your Home For $39.95/m 0%Commission - (915-240-5276) - Se Habla Espanol
(Washington Group - Real Estate Agents)
Stay Safe in El Paso Texas Tips For Holding A Successful El Paso Open House A El Paso open house gives you a great opportunity to find a potential homebuyer. If not well managed, the results can be the opposite, scaring away potential homebuyers. Your goal is to get a potential buyer to make a commitment.   How then can you make your open house sessions to attractive that potential buyers line up to make you an offer? Here are some useful tips that can help you seal a profitable deal.   Take Time with Each Potential Buyer   If you want to make a sale, give each potential buyer your time and attention. Walk each buyer around the home and allow them to check anything they want to check and ask you any questions they may have. Don’t rush anyone that has questions to ask. Highlight the goo...
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By Sell Your Home For $39.95/m 0%Commission - (915-240-5276) - Se Habla Espanol
(Washington Group - Real Estate Agents)
  Tips To Get Tenants To Renew Their El Paso Property Lease Every Year   Sometimes it seems impossible to find a good tenant to rent out your El Paso property to. Tenants are not staying for too long in one rental unit nowadays and you don’t want to spend a lot of money preparing your property for the next tenant. A lot of damage happens when tenants are moving in and out of a unit, which leads to the added cost of repairs. During the times when your property is vacant, you have to look for other sources of income to cover your mortgage repayments. A lot of time and money is wasted. Is there anything you can do to ensure that you get good tenants who will keep renewing their lease each year? Here are some tips to make this possible.   Maintenance   In order to ensure that your tenant re...
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By Sell Your Home For $39.95/m 0%Commission - (915-240-5276) - Se Habla Espanol
(Washington Group - Real Estate Agents)
  El Paso Texas Condos And Pets - A Winning Combination Or A Recipe For Disaster?   If you have been looking around at El Paso Texas condos and have decided that this is a lifestyle you'd like to pursue, you'll have to think about it from your pet’s point of view and from the condo association's viewpoint as well. Although you desperately love your furry little creature you're going to have to realize that not all others share in your love for animals. Some people have allergies while others just don't care to socialize with four-legged creatures.   If getting rid of your pet is not going to be a part of your move you're going to have to work closely with your real estate agent when you are looking at El Paso Texas condos. Let him know that your pet goes wherever you go and that you nee...
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