• The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?

    Which month do you think most people who are considering buying a home actually start their search? If you’re like most of us, you probably think the surge happens in the spring, likely in April. Not anymore. According to new research, January 2019 was only 1% behind February for the most monthly views per listing on realtor.com. So, what does that mean? The busiest season in real estate has just begun. The same research indicates, “Historically, April launched the kickoff of the home shopping season as buyers would come out of their winter hibernation looking for their new home. However, the spring shopping season now starts in January for many…

  • 2011 North Madison Court, Belton, TX

    2011 North Madison Court is a quaint but roomy 1894 sq. ft., three bed, two bath home located in Liberty Valley, Belton, TX. Less than ten minutes away from restaurants, stores, and shops, North Madison is a great location to live in!

  • 1936 Bold Sundown Dr, Leander, TX

    1936 Bold Sundown Dr. is an elegant yet cozy home situated in Crystal Falls, Leander. Three beds, two and a half baths, with an open floor concept makes this 3230 sq. ft. home feel massive. At least fifteen minutes away from nearby restaurants, stores, and shops, Bold Sundown is prime selection.

  • 23 Golden Poppy

    SOLD! 23 Golden Poppy – Morgan’s Point

    Living in Morgan’s Point has many benefits … lake living, smaller community on the outskirts of Belton, plus it’s in close proximity to Belton, Harker Heights, Killeen, and Temple. If you’re considering making a move out of a larger city (like Austin), consider 23 Golden Poppy in Morgan’s Point. Price: $165,000 3 bedrooms 2 baths 1520 sq ft New carpet and paint within the last 12 months Stove and microwave are less than a year old Cute wood tile floor in the main living area Wooded property Minutes to Belton Lake For more information about 23 Golden Poppy, email us at johnduketeam@gmail.com or call Meredith Duke, the listing agent, at…

  • February 2019 market Stats

    February 2019 Market Stats

    The February 2019 market stats are out! Check out the stats for both Williamson and Bell Counties. Compared to this time last year, Bell County stats are generally increasing: Monthly sales are up 17% (number of houses sold) Monthly sales volume is also up 23% ($$ of houses sold) The average price per home has increased 5% Total listings has decreased 12% Months of inventory has also decreased 16% putting the Bell County market in a solid seller’s market. What does a seller’s market mean? There are more buyers than homes available. That’s a great thing when you have a house to sell. It’s tough when you’re a buyer and…

  • 10 acres - Liberty HIll

    10 Acres – Liberty Hill

    We have listed 10 acres of amazing land in Liberty Hill. This is raw land, with no known restrictions (per 2 title agents). Beautiful land with both open spaces and a grove of trees. Build your house on the prairie or tuck it back under the trees for privacy. Lots of oaks! New owner will need to add a septic and well. It truly is a beautiful piece of Texas. Property is located on the north side of Liberty Hill – 370-3 CR 204…about 4 miles north of Highway 29. It’s in the acclaimed Liberty Hill ISD school district. Live the country life! Bring your critters. And yet, you’re still…

  • January 2019 Stats

    January 2019 Real Estate Stats

    The January 2019 real estate stats are out from the local boards. I’ve compiled a list of both Williamson County and Bell County. If you need another county, just let me know. Here’s what the numbers mean: Months Inventory: This number indicates how many months it will take current home inventory to sell Monthly Sales: How many homes sold this month $$$ Volume: The total sales volume of all homes sold that month Average Price: This is the average price of the sold homes Total Listings: How many homes are on the market this month And here are the January 2019 stats for Williamson County.

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    How does the loan process work?

    There are many moving pieces when purchasing a home- whether it’s getting pre-approved, finding the right house, inspections, appraisal, etc. One piece you might be wondering about is, how does the loan process work? Tom Hallock with Bank of Texas Mortgage takes a few minutes to explain the loan process, including the time involved. Believe it or not, once you find a home, you could be closed and moving in within 30-45 days. Let’s see what Tom has to say. This is a great 2 minute video…definitely worth the watch. Keep in mind that to be pre-approved, you’ll need to supply this information to your lender (this is not an…

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    How Do Interest Rates Affect a Home Loan?

    Whoa. This is a biggy. Interest rates are rising slowly and that can affect how much home you can afford. John Duke and Tom Hallock with Bank of Texas Mortgage have teamed up once again to go over how rising interest rates can affect how much home you can purchase. Just like Tom mentions in the video, for every 1% increase in interest rates, a person’s buying power drops by 11%. Check out the info in the graph below. If your maximum monthly payment is $2000, with rates at 4.5% a buyer can purchase a home at $495,000. However, if the interest rates increase to 5.5%, the maximum home loan…

  • Belton/Temple December 2018 stats

    Temple/Belton December 2018 Stats

    The Temple/Belton December 2018 stats are out! Our real estate market is doing great! We have only 2.9 months of inventory (which means it would take 2.9 months to sell the houses that are currently listed). Anytime that inventory number is less than 5-6 months, that is a seller’s market. We do not have the inventory of homes for the number of people who are moving here. In addition, the average price per home is right around $222,000.