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Are you looking for a Brand new Home? Check this out! New Construction Homes in Frisco! All under $350,000! ‪

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Are you looking for a Brand new Home? Check this out! New Construction Homes in Frisco! All under $350,000!

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Barely 1 yr old DR Horton-Charleston plan in pristine condition! 2,176 SqFt. $249,900 1408 CHRISTINA CREEK DRIVE LITTLE ELM, TX

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Barely 1 yr old DR Horton-Charleston plan in pristine condition! 2,176 SqFt. $249,900 1408 CHRISTINA CREEK DRIVE LITTLE ELM, TX

$249,900 1408 CHRISTINA CREEK DRIVE LITTLE ELM, TX

MLS: 13286032   Type: Single Family   County: Denton   City: Little Elm   Area: Denton County South Of 380   Neighborhood: Paloma Creek South Ph 7c   Zip: 75068   Style: Traditional   # Rooms: 11    Stories: 2  Taxes: $5,698

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BATHS

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LOT SIZE

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3

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2,176

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Barely 1 yr old DR Horton-Charleston plan in pristine condition! One & half story has upstairs game room with full bath, can be 4th bedroom for guests. Hardwoods thru-out downstairs. Frigidaire Gallery stainless-steel appliances, gas range-oven & walk-in pantry. White Quartz counter tops, island & breakfast bar. Huge laundry room has freezer space plus storage closet under stairs. Large master with dual sinks, garden tub, shower & WI closet. Split bedrooms

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

Providence
Distance: 2.56 Miles
Navo
Distance: 1.48 Miles
Denton
Distance: 12.71 Miles
Association Fee Frequency Annual
Association Type Mandatory
Block J
Energy Saving Features 12 inch+ Attic Insulation, 13-15 SEER AC, Ceiling Fans, Double Pane Windows, Gas Water Heater
HOA Fee 335
HOA Fee Includes Full Use of Facilities, Maintenance of Common Areas, Management Fees
Handicap Access 0
Listing Area DENTON COUNTY (31)
Lot Number 3
Other Equipment Built-in Microwave, Convection Oven, Cooktop – Gas, Dishwasher, Disposal, Oven-Gas, Plumbed For Gas in Kitchen, Range/Oven-Gas, Water Line to Refrigerator
School District Denton ISD
School Name Providence
Sub Area Denton County south of 380 (4)
Transaction Type For Sale
Type RES-Single Family
Year Built Details Preowned

INTERIOR FEATURES

Fireplace Gas Starter, Wood Burning
Fireplaces Total 1
Flooring Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Wood
Heating Central Air-Elec, Central Heat-Gas
Interior Features Cable TV Available, Decorative Lighting, High Speed Internet Available, Vaulted Ceilings, Window Coverings
Number Of Dining Areas 1
Number Of Living Areas 2
Room Count 11
Security System Yn 1
Sq Ft Total 2176

EXTERIOR FEATURES

Community Features Club House, Community Pool, Greenbelt, Jogging Path/Bike Path, Park, Playground
Construction Materials Brick
Exterior Covered Porch(es), Patio Covered, Sprinkler System
Fencing Wood
Foundation Details Slab
Garage Depth 20
Garage Width 18
Lot Area Less Than .5 Acre (not Zero)
Lot Description Interior Lot, Landscaped, Lrg. Backyard Grass, Some Trees, Subdivision
Lot Size Area 0.130
Lot Size Area (acres) 0.130
Lot Size Area (sq Ft) 5662
Lot Size Units Acres
Parking Features Attached, Front, Garage Door Opener
Parking Spaces Carport 0
Parking Spaces Covered Total 2
Parking Spaces Garage 2
Pool 0
Special Notes Deed Restrictions, Verify Tax Exemptions
Structural Style Single Detached
Style Traditional

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American Dream of Home ownership Still Very Much Alive

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In a recent post, Trulia examined whether homeownership was again being seen by adults in the US as a “part of their personal American Dream.” Over the last five years:

  • The percentage of U.S. adults who believe homeownership is part of their American Dream increased from 70% to 75%
  • The percentage of 18-34 Year-olds who believe homeownership is part of their American Dream increased from 65% to 80%

Here is a graph of the survey over the last five years:

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Bottom Line

As the housing industry recovers from the crisis of 2008-2010, Americans belief in home ownership as part of their own personal American Dream has also made a strong comeback.

 

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Fresh listings! New Construction Homes! Mckinney Area, Make sure to check them out!

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Fresh listings! New Construction Homes! Mckinney Area, Make sure to check them out!

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Thinking of Selling Your Home? Get Ready to Negotiate!

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Now that the market has showed signs of recovery, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their home on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate professional.

Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation. In most cases, the seller is not. The seller must realize their ability to negotiate will determine whether they can get the best deal for themselves and their family.

Here is a list of some of the people with whom the seller must be prepared to negotiate if they decide to FSBO:

  • The buyer who wants the best deal possible
  • The buyer’s agent who solely represents the best interest of the buyer
  • The buyer’s attorney (in some parts of the country)
  • The home inspection companies, which work for the buyer and will almost always find some problems with the house.
  • The termite company if there are challenges
  • The buyer’s lender if the structure of the mortgage requires the sellers’ participation
  • The appraiser if there is a question of value
  • The title company if there are challenges with certificates of occupancy (CO) or other permits
  • The town or municipality if you need to get the COs permits mentioned above
  • The buyer’s buyer in case there are challenges on the house your buyer is selling
  • Your bank in the case of a short sale

Bottom Line

The percentage of sellers who have hired a real estate agent to sell their home has increased steadily over the last 20 years. Meet with a professional in your local market to see the difference they can make in easing the process.

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Market Watch: Don’t Let Rising Rents Trap You!

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Market Watch: Don’t Let Rising Rents Trap You!

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There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top ones is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.

Don’t Become Trapped

Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist at realtor.com recently reported on what he calls a “Rental Affordability Crisis”. He warns that,

“Low rental vacancies and a lack of new rental construction are pushing up rents, and we expect that they’ll outpace home price appreciation in the year ahead.”

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University recently released their 2015 Report on Rental Housing, in which they reported that 49% of rental households are cost-burdened, meaning they spend more than 30% of their income on housing. These households struggle to save for a rainy day and pay other bills, such as food and healthcare.

It’s Cheaper to Buy Than Rent

In Smoke’s article, he went on to say,

“Housing is central to the health and well-being of our country and our local communities. In addition, this (rental affordability) crisis threatens the future value of owned housing, as the burdensome level of rents will trap more aspiring owners into a vicious financial cycle in which they cannot save and build a solid credit record to eventually buy a home.”

 “While more than 85% of markets have burdensome rents today, it’s perplexing that in more than 75% of the counties across the country, it is actually cheaper to buy than rent a home. So why aren’t those unhappy renters choosing to buy?”

Know Your Options

Perhaps, you have already saved enough to buy your first home. HousingWire reportedthat analysts at Nomura believe:

“It’s not that Millennials and other potential homebuyers aren’t qualified in terms of their credit scores or in how much they have saved for their down payment.

It’s that they think they’re not qualified or they think that they don’t have a big enough down payment.” (emphasis added)

Many first-time homebuyers who believe that they need a large down payment may be holding themselves back from their dream home. As we reported last week, in many areas of the country, a first-time home buyer can save for a 3% down payment in less than two years. You may have already saved enough!

Bottom Line

Don’t get caught in the trap so many renters are currently in. If you are ready and willing to buy a home, find out if you are able. Have a professional help you determine if you are eligible to get a mortgage.

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