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  • Steve Young 7:06 AM on February 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Little things that make big impressions on buyers 

    It doesn’t take much to change a buyer’s impression of a home.  Add some peeling paint, a leaky faucet, and dirty dishes in the sink of an otherwise appealing house, and suddenly the buyer crosses that property off his list. Just as minor imperfections can turn off a buyer, a few small actions by you can make your home seem even more appealing.

    Fix conspicuous problems. You want to put your home’s best foot forward. If you can’t afford to remedy all the problems with the house, at least fix obvious ones. 

    Show the owner’s manuals. Sure, everything’s available online, but you still need to know the model number of your oven, dishwasher, and microwave when something breaks. Showing buyers that you’ve kept that information suggests that you’ve taken care of other things related to the house. If you can’t find your manuals or just moved into a home that didn’t have them, try manualslib. It’s a great resource to obtain these! 

    Make an effort outside. Short grass makes bare patches less obvious, and a few bags of mulch around trees and in flower beds can work magic on an otherwise lackluster yard. Add in a planter of colorful flowers by the front door, and you’ve added significantly to your curb appeal.

    A little effort goes a long way with buyers, so ensure your home makes a great first impression. 

    720 Woodcrest Dr., Hurst, TX for Lease at $1,575 month. Click on the address or picture to see more information!

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    4105 S. Bowen Rd.

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  • Steve Young 1:33 PM on February 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Commercial Bld. Leases Available 

    6890 Hudson Village Creek, Building G, Kennedale TX $1,750 month. Min. 2 yr lease.

    Super clean building on a level lot but also has spacious office upfront. Half bath located in the main shop area + work sink. 2 12′ wide x 10′ overhead doors and large extra parking in back and along side. Water PD by landlord up to 3,000 gal. Single phase elec. but if 3 phase needed landlord will pay to bring it to bld., all other costs after that will be tenants responsibility.

     

    6890 Hudson Village Creek, Building R, Kennedale TX $2,500 month. Min. 2 yr lease.

    Super clean building on a level lot but also has spacious 20×12 office upfront with laminate flooring and a full bath. Half bath located in the main shop area + work sink. 3 12′ wide x 10′ overhead doors and extra parking in back only. Water PD by landlord up to 3,000 gal. Single phase elec. but if 3 phase needed landlord will pay to bring it to bld., all other costs after that will be tenants responsibility.

     

     

     
    • Margit 4:36 PM on February 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Steve, if you get anything about 1/2 that size and 1/2 the $$$, I would be interested…. Margit

      • Steve Young 4:44 PM on February 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Will do. Might have another coming up but it’s farther SW, toward Burleson. Do you need to stay closer to Arl?

        Thank you

  • Steve Young 7:43 AM on February 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    New on Market for Rent 

    720 Woodcrest Dr, Hurst TX. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 living/2 dining and full 2 car garage.

    $1,575-month rent.

    Ready for you to enjoy this beautiful home that is situated on a wooded lot in an area of heavily treed lots and manicured lawns, there is easy access to Highway 183 or loop 820, close to NE Mall, parks and restaurants!

    2 living and 2 dining areas and very spacious rooms throughout! A bonus sun room will also be a nice place for plants, etc. Paint, carpet, tile, appliances and A_C replaced in 2012.

     

     
  • Steve Young 4:08 PM on February 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    January 2016 Newsletter by Steve Young 

    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 January 2016 Newsletter

    Steve Young’s Housing Trends Newsletter 

    The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau, Realtor.org reports and other sources.

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

    What’s My Home Worth Home Evaluator

    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.

    Sincerely yours,

    Steve Young
    RE/MAX Associates
    4105 S Bowen Rd Arlington TX 76016 817-276-5149

     
  • Steve Young 8:27 AM on February 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Supreme Court 

    Good read by Kerby Anderson with Point of View

    The battle over every Supreme Court nominee illustrates how the court has become more powerful and influential than the framers ever envisioned. Alexander Hamilton, writing in the Federalist Papers, concluded that the judiciary would probably be the least dangerous branch of government. His reasons were simple. The court lacked “the power of the executive branch and the political passions of the legislature.”

    The high court has much more power and is deciding more cases than the framers would have predicted. That is why every Supreme Court nominee is heavily scrutinized.

    Not only is much at stake but also predicting how a nominee will rule in the future has been difficult, especially for Republicans. Marc Thiessen reminds us that Democratic presidents have appointed four justices (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor) who have all remained consistently liberal. By contrast, Republican presidents have picked seven justices (Sandra Day O’Connor, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, David Souter, Samuel Alito, and John Roberts). He says, “more than half have defected to vote with the court’s liberal bloc on critical issues. Democrats have a perfect record, while Republicans are not even batting 500.”

    We will probably see an additional battle over a Supreme Court nominee in the near future. Ruth Bader Ginsburg turns 84 in March. Anthony Kennedy is 80. Stephen Breyer is 78. Although the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch will be controversial enough, the battle to replace a second Supreme Court justice could generate even more fireworks. Both sides understand what is at stake by confirming a justice for a lifetime appointment to the high court.

    I encourage you to watch the hearings and to pray for the senators who, according to the Constitution, must provide “advice and consent” to the appointments made by the president.

    POV

     
  • Steve Young 10:11 PM on February 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    A Great Big Thank you… 

    …for all the wonderful birthday wishes, messages and love! I couldn’t fit all on here so I picked out a few of my favorite cards that were sent.  They said the one with the Dinosaurs is some friends that showed up to party. 

     
  • Steve Young 11:12 AM on February 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Houston-to-DFW Rail Project 

    Very good article from The Real Estate Center

    COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (Real Estate Center) – Texas Central’s planned, controversial high-speed railroad between Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth is one of about 50 infrastructure projects that have garnered support from the Trump administration. However, for the project to move forward, Real Estate Center Research Attorney Rusty Adams says the state, landowners, and Texas Central have to sort out issues regarding the use of privately owned land.

    “The Big Legal Question in all of this is whether Texas Central has the right to take the property needed to build the railroad,” Adams writes in his latest article, “Courts, Trains, and Eminent Domain.” “The law calls this eminent domain.”

    Eminent domain is the power of the government to take property for public use without the owner’s consent. In some cases, the government can grant that authority to private persons or corporations for projects that benefit the general public. The process of actually taking the property is called condemnation.

    “This is how we get roads, sidewalks, water supply systems, pipelines, and electrical transmission systems,” Adams says. “But the landowner must be adequately paid for the property.”

    Texas Central might claim to have eminent domain authority under two statutes of the Texas Transportation Code.

    One provides that a “railroad company” may acquire property by condemnation if the property is required for certain purposes listed in the statute, such as right-of-way, a roadbed, or the construction and operation of tracks.

    Texas Central claims to be performing some of the purposes listed in the statute, but landowners disagree.

    “The landowners say that a company with no right-of-way, no tracks, and no trains—and not enough money to buy them—cannot possibly be operating a railroad,” Adams says. “If a person can’t buy a ticket and ride a train, they contend, it’s not a railroad, and it certainly isn’t ‘operating.’”

    The other statute defines “interurban electric railway company” as a corporation chartered under Texas law to conduct and operate an electric railway between two municipalities in Texas. That section provides that such a company may exercise eminent domain powers the same as a railroad company, and may condemn to acquire right-of-way on which to construct and operate rail lines, as well as sites for depots and power plants.

    To learn more, read Adams’ latest research article, “Courts, Trains, and Eminent Domain,” now online at Courts, Trains, and Eminent Domain

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  • Steve Young 7:00 AM on February 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Groundhog Day 2017 

    groundhogday2017 Yes but I figure about the same ratio of being correct on their predictions…

     
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