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  • Steve Young 10:51 AM on October 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Good article from Texas Association of Realtor’s for Consumers 

    Hey, Internet, why are you such a tease?

    I admit it … I got sucked in.

    I was poking around on Zillow when a photo of a beautiful bathroom caught my attention. A little tag at the top said, “Estimate: $15,500.”

    Wow! I was instantly transported to daydream mode, imagining this stunning bathroom in my home.

    Then, like a needle scratching across a record, a user comment below the photo jerked me back to reality. “Lots o’ luck,” said this person, identifying him or herself as a remodeling professional. The remodeler projected that the cost was off by at least 100%. Another commenter pegged the price at about $60,000.

    Daydream over.

    I should’ve known better. Zillow is an interesting website. But I know their “zestimates” for home values are all over the place, often wrong by 20% or more. I’ve seen them designate the University of Texas as a nearby neighborhood to Lakeway. (Hey, it’s only about a seven-hour walk!)

    Still, for a second there, I thought I could update my 1960s-era bathroom into a modern dream bathroom for a quarter of the real cost.

    In the future, if I want to know what a bathroom remodel will set me back, I’ll ask a contractor. Just like when I’m ready to sell my home and want to know what it’s worth—or I’m looking to buy and need to know if one neighborhood is near another—I’ll contact an expert who really knows what’s going on … I’ll talk to a Texas REALTOR®.

    While the Texas Association of REALTORS® has used reasonable efforts in collecting and preparing materials included here, due to the rapidly changing nature of the real estate marketplace and the law, and our reliance on information provided by outside sources, the Texas Association of REALTORS® makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee of the accuracy or reliability of any information provided here or elsewhere on TexasRealEstate.com. Any legal or other information found here, on TexasRealEstate.com, or at other sites to which we link, should be verified before it is relied upon.

  • Steve Young 9:42 AM on October 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Steve Young’s October 2014 Newsletter 

    Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general.

    Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends October 2014 Newsletter:            

    Steve Young’s October 2014 Housing Trends Newsletter

    If you are interested in determining the value of your home, click the “Home Evaluator” link for a free evaluation report:

    I want to find out what the value of my home or property

    Sound decisions can only be made with accurate and reliable information, and I am happy to be a trusted resource for you. Thank you for the opportunity to provide you with this monthly eNewsletter, and I look forward to answering any questions you may have and to the opportunity to be your REALTOR® in the future.

    RE/MAX Childrens Miracle Network

  • Steve Young 4:24 PM on October 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    A little story with a huge truth 

    This was in an article I read regarding scouting. It deals with scouts but sure applies to my life and business as well. Yep, even at 61 there are foundational truths that never grow old.

    In sales, no matter how good your cause is (or no matter how cute you are in your little Scout uniform) people don’t owe you anything. They have to have a reason to want your product or “service.” Most people who donated or bought popcorn told the kids that they wanted to support the Scouts because they themselves or their children had been Scouts. My guess is that they knew the good works that Scouting does for kids and it made them feel good to make a small investment in that.
    I agree with this theory. Even if the Scout doesn’t go into sales as a career, he’ll still hear “no” a lot in life. But he’ll have the strength to keep his chin up and keep pressing for that “yes.”

    How about it’s application to our lives, whether we are in sales or not.

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  • Steve Young 9:33 AM on October 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    New BSA site up and running… 

    Welcome to the Longhorn Council’s brand new website. Per JOHN COYLE, SCOUT EXECUTIVE and the author of this article, “The majority of the site is functional right now and I think you’ll find what is functional is much more responsive and intuitive than our former site. I also think you will also see that it is easier to find what you are looking for.”

    I know they have been working hard to make changes to the site and institute a much better social media campaign and we are seeing the fruits of their labors!

    Again, the new web site is:  http://www.longhorncouncil.org/

    Steve Young

    District Chairman, Cross Timbers District


  • Steve Young 10:30 AM on October 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Handing out some fishing rods…and love! 

    So looking forward to being at Cook Children’s Hospital today to hand out 50 fishing rods to the kids! This is the 5th year for our Organization to do this and we want to thank one of our partner sponsors, Providence Title for donating the rods.

    Last year a lady came up to meet me with her son and I noticed he had a fishing rod in his hand and ready to fish in the kids tournament. His Mom told me they had been at Cooks Children’s last year and he was one of the kids that wanted a fishing rod. Now I say that is what this organization is all about and brings a very big smile to my heart! My headline stated handing out love…but probably not near as much as we get back!

    Acts 20:35 “In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

    Rods for kids' visitAT_Cook_Childrens_Hospital

    Cara Young Fish for Life is a 501(c) (3) Non profit public charity organization

  • Steve Young 6:21 PM on October 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    October 12th, 2014, Lakeview Marina, Eagle Mountain Lake 

    From Ft Worth go north on I35, exit US 287 north, exit W. Bonds Ranch Rd. then left (west) to Bus. 287, turn right on Bus. 287 (north) then left (west) on E. Peden Rd. approx. 6 miles to marina.

    (note: you will have to turn right on FM 1220 then back left on Peden before you reach marina)

  • Steve Young 12:54 PM on October 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Cara Young Fish For Life update 

    Check out just a few of the silent auction items we will have for you to bid on this Sunday. My RE/MAX family donated a family game and fun basket and, if there are games or items you already have those could be used for great Christmas gifts! My favorite and one I’ll for sure be bidding on is the food and cooking basket from RE/MAX Associates as well. We also have a really nice basket donated by our friends at Babe’s Chicken…yum. Along with these bid items I’ll be bringing two Dallas Stars tickets valued at $216.00, two $50.00 gift cards to one of my favs…Mac’s Bar and Grill, Apple store gift card and much much more. Below is pics of the family and food baskets.Cooking_food basket Family_game and fun basket

  • Steve Young 9:01 AM on October 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Happy Founders Day Burleson TX 

    Founded on this day, October 10th 1881, Burleson began when the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad planned a railroad from Fort Worth to Hillsboro in 1881 and established a depot on the townsite. In it’s first fifty years Burleson was a stable community organized around agriculture and livestock raising. By 1890 it had a population of 200, grocers, druggists, a general store, and several cotton gin-gristmills. Ten years later the community had a newspaper, the Burleson Banner, and an artesian well and waterworks that supplied water to area homes and businesses. In 1899 Burleson shipped 2,000 bales of cotton, eighty cars of wheat and oats, and thirty cars of cottonseed. (courtesy of The Texas State Historical Association)

    The 22nd annual Founders Day, is slated for Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in Old Town Burleson (124 W. Ellison
    St.). Sonny Burgess, a Country Music Association artist winner and Texas Country Music Hall of Fame member will be entertaining the crowd on the City stage with a concert that starts at 4 p.m. in the City parking lot at the corner of Warren Street and Ellison. (Courtesy of City of Burleson)

    Sonny is a huge supporter of Cook Children’s Hospital and the Cara Young Fish for Life, a 510(c)3 Foundation and we appreciate his service to the community and our kids. Speaking of Burleson TX, we also have a Cook Children’s Pediatrics as well!

    Wanted to share a message I received from one of my clients, she beautifully sums up why we do what we do, giving the Lord ALL the thanks, praise and glory…

    Steve, My prayers are with you as you prepare for Cara’s Fish for Life event this weekend. May God grant you much success in this worthy endeavor that honors Cara’s life, proclaims your own life of faith and service, and seeks to help other children have a healthy future.Fish4Life ck9-26-13

  • Steve Young 10:23 AM on October 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Cara Young Fish for Life Tournements and Benefits Oct 12th 

    The 5th annual event is just only days away. Can’t believe how fast a year has gone by. Come on out and have breakfast at Poppy’s, bring the kids and let them do a little fishing, buy some raffle tickets or place a bid on our great auction items!

    Enjoy some fine tunes from the following artists:

    Playing from 11-11:45:
    Parris Pittman
    Kris Smith

    Playing from 12-12:45:
    James Nored
    Ashley Weaver

    Playing from 1-1:45:
    Jennifer and Shane
    (Stagecoach Gypsies)

    Playing from 2-3:
    Brendyn Kyle
    Heather Roberts

    Look forward to seeing you at the lake! Thank you for supporting our event and Cook Children’s Medical Center.

    Post from:  The Cara Young Fish for Life Tournaments  a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.Cook HospitalCara

  • Steve Young 9:14 AM on October 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    The Thirsting Soul Satisfied in God. 

    Listening to the song, my heart yearns for Thee this morning reminded me of all the times I’ve been in those dry and weary places in life, you know, the ones that make you think…might as well just give up? or try to get us in one of those pity parties? My Grandma used to say a pity party is a party that only you show up for…because no one else wants to be there!

    That is not my nature but I’ve sure been there. As the writer of Ecclesiastes states…vanity vanity, all is vanity!  And then the voice of Truth that tells me a different story and as the song states, I will choose to listen to the voice of Truth. Notice the most powerful word in that last sentence? The power to choose, the power of choice!

    Even before I asked Jesus to come into my heart and save me I remember my Mom and Grandma’s teaching about who you can turn to in these times, calling on the Name of the Lord to be saved and it ties in so well with the song…oh how my heart yearns for Thee, more than the watchman waits for the morning, Lord I am yearning for the.

    The Psalmist David discusses some tough times and in Psalm 63 he declares who his God is and that he thirsts and yearns for the Lord. Then David goes on to make the powerful choice of seeking, seeing, praising with joyful lips and meditating on the Power and magnificent promises of God. You do know that when we give in and don’t turn to Jesus to be saved that there is great power in that choice as well? We have the privilege and power to make the RIGHT choice!

    You can do that today for the Word states that while today is still called today, do not harden your hearts and in another place that today, right now is the day of Salvation and deliverance. 

    We’ve ALL many times made the wrong choices with myself being the foremost of making these bad decisions but join with me today in making what I call a quality decision, making those choices that lift up and give honor and glory to Jesus in our life. And, as it states in Hebrews 12…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith and salvation.

    Little Tootie

    as always you can click on the links that will take you to corresponding verses and songs I highlighted!

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