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02
Jul
10

Choosing the Right Buyers Agent

You got your loan pre-approved and you’ve been window shopping for weeks before you had it. The houses that interest you the most are still on the market, and all the agents you called to get the information from have all been sending you emails about the homes on the market in your price range.

No one has told you anything about choosing an agent or how to deal with the 20 agents that call and email you daily. What next? Now you have to decide which agent will be the best for you. Here are some things to consider when choosing your agent.

Do you feel comfortable with this agent? You have to be comfortable when working with someone as you will be discussing your finances to a certain extent and will be resistant to that if you are not comfortable.

  • Has this agent been sending you properties that you feel will truly fit what you are looking for, or do you feel they are always targeting a higher price range than you specified?
  • Is it easy to reach this agent? You need to be able to get in contact with your agent. Good communication is urgent for a smooth closing when you decide on a home to purchase.
  • Do you feel the agent is knowledgeable in the area you are going to buy a home in?
  • Is this someone you like or just someone that was recommended? The right agent for your parents or best friend may be great for them, but not so much for you.

Choosing the right agent now will save you many headaches and heart breaks when looking for your new home. When you choose the right agent for you, you have already put yourself one step closer to finding the home of your dreams.

29
Jun
10

Killeen Texas First Time Home Buyers!

So happy to report that I was able to help a first time home buyer couple- with their first purchase! They had lost hope- after having a tough time getting prequalified- and finding the right house in their price range. We were able to find them a lender who works with a local Killeen Texas bond program for down payment assistance- and then a seller who was willing to pay all their closing costs, upfront inspection AND appraisal! Because of the affordable market in the Killeen – Fort Hood area – they are buying a 3 bedroom 2 bath house WITH a pool for $76,000!! I am so happy for them!!

It was meant to be! They are so happy- and these are the deals that make me feel like a good Realtor. Even though I make the least money on them- at the end of the day- these are my favorite ones.

Congratulations to the Moore Family!! You will be HOME SWEET HOME very soon!!

Thinking of moving to  or investing in the Killeen Texas real estate market? Great homes for sale here in this Fort Hood area – let me know how I can help you! www.PaulaSOLDit.com Texas Heritage Real Estate

14
May
10

Beautifully maintained home in popular Hymesa Estates

Beautifully maintained home in popular Hymesa Estates
4311 Kit Carson, Killeen, TX 76542
Picture of House Beautifully maintained, elegant home in the popular neighborhood of Hymesa Estates in Killeen.

A built in BBQ grill in the large back yard, surrounded by a wood privacy fence. Just imagine the summer fun!

This home boasts both a formal dining room and an eat-in kitchen with a breakfast nook. There is plenty of counter space, and an abundance of cupboard space for all of your gadgets.

The master bedroom is large enough for a king size bed, and master bathroom is fit for a king as well!

This well-maintained has lots of curb appeal, including a large, lush front yard, beautiful brick and shade from the trees. Drive by and see for yourself!

Seller is motivated, and all offers will be considered.

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125,000

158808

1650

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Hymesa Estates

1998

Paula Raymond
Realtor®

Dir 254-554-3342

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Property Amenities
– Range/Oven
– Sink Disposal
– Full Refrigerator
– Dishwasher
– Fireplace
– Patio
– Grass Lawn
– Yard
– Fenced Yard
– Tool Shed
– Tile floor
– Living room
– Breakfast nook
– Laundry area – garage
11
May
10

Foreclosure Homes for Sale in Killeen Texas

In searching for buyers lately- for homes for sale in Killeen Texas …wow I have ran across some GEMS!

There are several very nice foreclosures on our market right now- and some are virtually “move in ready!” I have seen many single family homes in our first time buyer range of around $80K to $120K – and that put them right in the middle of the competition of homes for sale in Killeen.

Typically the sellers of these foreclosures will pay for surveys, title policies and sometimes even the home warranty. It all depends on the asset manager handling the seller’s side of the deal. We have even been able to negotiate for buyer closing costs and concession in some cases.

Homes are generally priced according to their condition- so if in good shape – you might not find them as deeply discounted as ones needing a substantial amount of repair. For instance, an investment buyer picked up a home in a typical $110K – $120K neighborhood the other day for $75K! It needed about $12K in repair work- but if you can do math- its not hard to see he got a great deal! This particular home would not have worked for someone trying to use VA or FHA financing-  but those deals are out there too.

Here is today’s link ofForeclosure Homes for sale in Killeen Texas;

https://www.fhaarmls.org/fht/maildoc/sd_AAAa001hz20100511182317.html

Please let me know if you or someone you know would like to see more information on these or any other homes for sale in Killeen Texasor the surrounding areas of Harker Heights, Copperas Cove, Nolanville, Fort Hood. I can set you (as an agent or buyer) up on an automatic update of foreclosure homes or multi-family homes for our ENTIRE MLS! Contact me on the web at www.PaulaSOLDit.com or my cell (254) 291-6826

08
May
10

Happy Mother’s Day!

Wishing all mother’s and those who play the role of mother for others…(I know a few of those!) a very Happy Mother’s Day. As for me- I am enjoying my first mother’s day as the mother of a DAUGHTER! My boys are 16 and 20…and last September we welcomed little Sadie Alice to our crew. Having a little girl has brought a whole new meaning to being a Mom.

I just returned from delivering a gift to a lady who has been more of a mother to me in the past 7 years – than I could have ever wished for! Thanks Barbara– I love you so much! Not only was she the person who gave me my start in real estate – but she became my mentor, then my friend and now I consider her family.

Then there is Sadie’s Nanny- Brittany. She isn’t technically a “mother” yet- but she is the “next best thing” to one for my daughter. All mom’s should have an “Assistant Mom” – and this girl should be heading up the class for sure! Thank you Brittany for sharing your love and time with our family and for taking such amazing care of my baby girl.

Hope everyone enjoys their kids and family this weekend- and ALL weekends! Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Sadie Alice

07
May
10

Attention Investors – Investment Properties in Killeen Texas

Attention INVESTORS! Below is a link for today’s active & available residential investment properties in the Killeen / Fort Hood area in Central Texas. We currently are assisting several investment buyers from in and out of state with purchases – but there are still plenty to go around!

Fort Hood Army Base keeps our rentals FULL and makes this area a great place to invest in real estate. Rents are great- and there is always an abundance of potential tenants. Texas Heritage Real Estate offers professional property management as well – check out our website to see how we market vacant properties. www.thprentals.com 

Take a look and let me know if you or a buyer you are working with would be interested in seeing more information about a property for sale! You can also reach Richard Raymond (Broker and Property Manager) with questions about management, possible rents, ROI and suggested properties at Richard@texas-heritage.com or Paula (me) at Paula@texas-heritage.com

Click this link to view properties for sale;

https://www.fhaarmls.org/fht/maildoc/sd_AAAa0043D20100507113152.html

29
Apr
10

Day off- and more busy than usual!!

Since the Nanny is off today- I decided not to book any appointments and just use this day to catch up on personal errands and straightening the house. I had no idea how overwhelming this was going to be! haha! I have the baby to tote around all day with me- and the thought of carry her in and out and in and out -grocery store, attorneys office, my office, just makes me tired already! I am preparing for a crawfish boil at my house on Saturday- I think we will have around 30 people here..should be fun but lots to do! I will be thankful when Monday rolls back around and I can get “back to work!”

28
Apr
10

FannieMae- GOOD NEWS for REPO’s!

Check out this great news for buyers who are interested in purchasing a foreclosed property! Closing cost allowance and appliance incentive being extended to June!

CLICK HERE!

28
Apr
10

Killing Birds- with an OPEN HOUSE!

In my market (Killeen / Fort Hood – Texas) open houses don’t work very well- but that doesn’t stop 100 Realtors a week from having them. Our open houses are generally for Realtors- around lunch time- and isn’t it weird that the same 8 people always show up?? LOL! I was at an open house last week for a friend (because she called and personally invited me) I felt so bad for her… she is a Coldwell Banker United agent- officing with a TON of other agents- and NOT ONE of them- including the manager bothered to show up! Her attendees were ME and one other agent from another brokerage. Shame on her office! I love you Kelly G. and I will always come to your open houses girl! (Especially if you keep serving that key lime pie!)

I know that sellers expect an open house- I KNOW I KNOW. This is the result of too much “real estate TV” – if you ask me. “Have an OPEN HOUSE and sell your house in 2 minutes!!!” Those shows have just made our jobs harder- but on a lighter note- they also have given us something to laugh at! (I know I do!)

Every once in a while- I like to do an open house and kill 2 birds with 1 stone. 1st Bird: Make the seller of a great house happy! 2nd Bird: Catch up with my Realtor friends over some wine and good munchies! SOMETIMES…there’s even a THIRD BIRD! 3rd Bird: We sell the house!

Monday we are hosting an open house “Happy Hour Style!” at one of our new construction homes by TBR Builders in Killeen Texas. TBR builds a great custom-style home with unique features that you likely won’t see elsewhere in our area. Lots of great stone work -inside and out, amazing kitchens, spa-like master bathrooms… everything it takes to build a great home that any Realtor would be proud to show off!!

If you can join us in person…please do at 4411 Canine in Killeen Texas (Onion Creek Estates) between 4PM & 6:30PM on Monday, May 3rd. If you can’t join us in person- just join us in spirit- check out the flyer below while sipping on a good glass of wine and a couple of pretzel sticks! (I will post a new flyer before Monday with updated pics now that the house is finished!!) https://www.fhaarmls.org/fht/maildoc/sd_AAAa005hB20100428103313.html

If you or someone you know are in need of real estate assistance in the Killeenm Harker Heights, Fort Hood, Copperas Cove, Nolanville, Central Texas areas… please call me at (254) 291-6826 or visit me on the web at www.PaulaSOLDit.com

27
Apr
10

Finally some time to work!

I bet there is a common misconception among the general public about what “work” is for a Realtor. I would think that most people consider our “showing” appointments to be our “work.”  I WISH!  Showing homes is a nice break from the “real work” we do – which in my case is A LOT of prospecting, calling, follow-up, marketing, etc… all the things that bring in the clients- so we can enjoy those “breaks” and get out to show!

Today, I have no appointments, no showings, no meetings, no errands….so I can WORK! I have CMA’s to do, emails to answer, ads to proof, and blog entries! I wish I could say that its “all in a days work” – but I don’t have time every single day to do it. It would be nice- but I usually only get about 2 days a week to handle my “backroom” work. Thank goodness for my assistant April- who keeps my leads handled and keeps my Facebook and Twitter up to date! And just as much thanks to Julie my closing coorindator who handles my under-contract files from contract to closing. Without them…I could NOT do this job and offer the level of service that my clients need and deserve.

Have clients relocating to Killeen or Fort Hood Texas? Need top-notch real estate service that you and they can count on? Call me (254) 291-6826 or visit me online at www.PaulaSOLDit.com




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