Monday, September 27, 2010

Wow....Did Fort Worth Have Rain.........So what did you do on Saturday?

On Friday, I drove through the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and jumped out of the care for a few shot of one of my favorite Fort Worth parks.

I got this shot of the main rose garden with the fountain below.  I took it from the beautiful structure that was built by the WPA in the 1930s....You can see the old sign in my next photo. If you enlarge the photo, you can read about the project that has so benefited Fort Worth's Botanic Gardens. 

Wonder if there are any current so called Stimulus projects that will be this nice in the future.

And then on Saturday morning........the Heavens opened and Fort Worth had another really big rain...........The Will Rogers Complex was in the clouds and it's automatic lights were on at 9:30 AM....when my grandson and I were driving I snapped this next photo.
How eery it looked at that time of the morning.
The rain continued to come down until well afternoon.....when everyone was inside watching the marathon of football games.  I drove back to the gardens later in the day........and this was the result.

Water droplets on the plants...
reminding me that things are all so clean after a rain.  Nature has a way of cleaning up things.........
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

DiAnne Arnette Blogs Real Estate Tarrant County: What a Difference a Day Makes...........So how abo...

DiAnne Arnette Blogs Real Estate Tarrant County: What a Difference a Day Makes...........So how abo...: "We know that if we wait, something will happen eventually. However, if we actually do something, something may happen a lot quicker! So wh..."

What a Difference a Day Makes...........So how about a Year?

We know that if we wait, something will happen eventually.  However, if we actually do something, something may happen a lot quicker!  So why be in a hurry to buy a home right now?  Well....if you do nothing things Will Change....but they may not change the way you think

Remember the first time home buyer tax savings? It went away April 30, 2010.....and has not come back!
These photos of the Will Rogers Complex show just how fast things can change!
Two days ago, we had a sunny balmy day....and today .........
the rain has been pouring since early morning.

Keller Williams has a large research department that stays up to date on the latest real estate economic trends. 
Will Rogers Complex Sept. 25 morning

We know that we cannot control the National Economic trends, but we as individuals can chart our own trends and reach our goals.  The fact remains that home ownership is still a sound decision. And it is a fact that prices and interests rates are still at an all time low...
These are points to consider
At a Glance:

Why NOW is the Prime Time to Buy!

Near Schools, Near Shopping....priced less than 2 years ago!
Home affordability is at an all-time high. The                              
median mortgage payment on the median priced

home as a percentage of the median household

income is lower than it’s been in a generation.

Mortgage rates are at rock bottom. It’s hard to

imagine interest rates going much lower, and

when they start to inch back upwards, monthly

payments and total loan costs will spike upwards.

Home prices are back on the rise. After declining

for 30 months, home prices are trending back

This home is priced below its tax value!
Seller is willing to negotiate!
upward. The time get in to the market is NOW!         

Sellers are motivated. This means that buyers

have the upper hand! From banks looking to

dispose of foreclosed properties to homeowners

who are fiercely competing among an excess of

housing inventory, buyers have untold choices and

negotiating power.

Financing is readily available! Banks are back

in the game and ready to lend to well-qualified


Owning vs. renting is increasingly favorable.

Since 2009, the average principal and interest

payment has fallen below the average rental rates,

and the gap is now wider than it’s been in the past

22 years.

Home ownership is still at the core of the

American Dream! Owning a home is critical

to financial stability and wealth building. It’s

a forced savings account, a place to live and a

fabulous tax deduction.

For First time buyers...........if you have a stable job and are still renting.  Take a step toward investigating the costs and the benefits of home ownership. If you have owned before and want to move to a larger home, we may be able to get you that move..........Talk about it with a REALTOR.
If you are in trouble with your mortgage, or being forced to consider leaving your home........DON'T DO THIS until you call me and we discuss your problem.  There is a lot of help that I can offer.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fort Worth is Great ...September is Cooling...Finally!

Beautiful Minnie at Fort Woof
Fort Worth is great in September! We can see evidence of Fall beginning to come and the dogs are enjoying the great, best in the country dog park, Fort Woof, on these cooler afternoons.

Today, in my real estate outings, I could not help but marvel at how the clouds are changing as Fall approaches on this FIRST DAY OF FALL!

Will Rogers Complex...look at these clouds welcoming Fall
I took this photo when on my way home at 5:00 PM!
I saw neighborhoods as more beautiful, fall colors in the yards, and the grass looking a little greener with the cooler high eighty degree days rather than all 90 and above!

I meandered my way home through the Arts district and stopped to take this photo of the Will Rogers complex because the clouds were so distinctive.  Rain was in the distant forecast, but the clouds were enough for me!

Real Estate seems to have a little boost this week. I have a previous client who is purchasing in the Eagle Mountain Lake area, and we have looked at homes this week and hope to make a decision by the weekend.  The compliment of past clients who are repeating clients makes me so happy!  I try to make each and every client feel important, and they truly are important to me.  These clients left Fort Worth and are returning............home!  Fort Worth, that's home for them.

Fort more information about Fort Worth neighborhoods, please contact me at anytime.

DiAnne Arnette Blogs Real Estate Tarrant County: Fort Worth is Great ...September is Cooling...Fina...

DiAnne Arnette Blogs Real Estate Tarrant County: Fort Worth is Great ...September is Cooling...Fina...: "Beautiful Minnie at Fort Woof Fort Worth is great in September! We can see evidence of Fall beginning to come and the dogs are enjoying th..."

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fort Worth Downtown, Always Active and Interesting!

Downtown Fort Worth from The Tower Outdoor Patio
Downtown Fort Worth is a weekend destination that always has something new and exciting to see and participate in. This past weekend, there was a Festival-like atmosphere with antique cars, music and free Prostate Screenings for me.  They were very creative in combining the antique car show with a vital men's health issue, and the turn out was great. 

It seems that almost every weekend, during the day and early evening you will hear music and see lots of people milling around. Parking is easy and there are restaurants for every taste. With so many Historical buildings and just plain interesting views, the area is always teaming with photographers.

I was listing a condo in The Tower (1 bedroom, 2 living, great view on the 20th floor) and with the activity that I could see below, it just made me realize again, what a great place Fort Worth is and how lucky we are to live here.

Entry into #2006 condo
500 Throckmorton is the premier condo complex. The best location and most luxurious of all of the downtown complexes.  The location can't be topped, and the 24 hour security and staff are friendly and curteous.  It is a great place to live no matter what your age.  The unit that I listed has 2 covered parking spots which is a valuable asset! 

The price is great..........much more affordable than you might think...

So, if you or someone you know may be thinking of a new lifestyle, this might be one to consider.

I will be happy to schedule a showing anytime...DiAnne Arnette 817 925-6540

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