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Little Things Mean A Lot

Make Your Landscape Beautiful If you are you considering selling a Lake Kiowa investment property, or a Lake Kiowa Home, Lake Kiowa Realty invites you to learn some little ways to impress your buyer when they tour your home.  Ward Lowe from the Texas Association of Realtors also has some very interesting things to say about the prospect of selling your Lake Kiowa home or Lake Kiowa Investment Property. Learn a few tricks of the trade as we try to sell your home.

Take it from the pros, "It doesn’t take much to change a buyer’s impression of a home."

As a realtor in Lake Kiowa TX, showing a home  could be bring to the surface some negative aspects to an older home that you may not have addressed. Seeing some peeling paint, a leaky faucet, and dirty dishes in the sink of an otherwise appealing house, could suddenly put the prospect we bring to your home on the defensive. The result could be that this prospect or potential buyer crosses that property off his list. Minor imperfections can turn off a buyer, and as your agent we believe that even a few small actions you can do will make your home seem even more appealing. The subtle apple pie baking in the oven may seem like nothing to you, but to a potential buyer it may smell like home. The little things you can do may mean a lot to that next homeowner and push the house sale in your direction.

Making repairs, paint, fixing that leaking faucet, adding simple plants and beauty to the exterior curb appeal helps to remove negative aspects of this type of conspicuous problem. You may find your home stays on the buyers list as a very possible home for purchase by putting your home's best foot forward. If budget is an issue, try to at least fix obvious items that you will be sure to see as a potential buyer. For instance a buyer will notice the rotten porch railing or cracked window pane on a casual walk-through, and you may lose a sale. It simply may mean to them wonder what else haven't they taken care of in the back of their mind. As a seller, you want to make sure they know you have taken care of the property.

Here are some great ways to breeze through scrutiny of any potential buyer:

Show the owner’s manuals by providing information to them at the time they see your home in the MLS listing.

  1. If you can put everything in the listing and available online to see
  2. Know the model number of your oven, dishwasher, and microwave so if something breaks they know what you have already replaced
  3. Show buyers that you’ve kept that information and let them know you have cared for the home
  4. Pay attention outside and in the back yard, make it beautiful from the the street
  5. Short grass makes bare patches less obvious or replant and fertilize a month before you list
  6. Add bags of mulch around trees and in flower beds and make visible an otherwise lackluster yard
  7. Add in a planter of colorful flowers by the front door and walkways, and you’ve added significantly to your curb appeal
  8. Paint the front door, powerwash all the concrete around your home professionally if possible
  9. Get the windows cleaned professionally. Your realtor can help by asking them to use their available sources
  10. Stage your home if vacant, it helps your potential buyer visualize their furniture in your place
  11. Touch up paint especially if you can in everyroom; everyone can smell right away if a home has been painted
  12. Clean carpets and polish wood floors; make those floors shine
  13. Change out all light bulbs inside and out that are not working

If you are selling any Lake Kiowa Lots, be aware that the potential buyer does want the lay of the land highly visible. Keep all grass, and weeds trimmed short. Remove all trash and debris. Repair any fencing, and make sure the property is clearly marked. Take care in providing all county title diminsions where possible and take professional pictures where possible.

Remember that a little effort goes a long way with buyers, so ensure your home makes a great first impression. BTW, it makes a good impression on your realtor as well becuase they enjoy showing a home that is ready for a buyer to purchase.

Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate looks forward to many years of serving the Lake Kiowa community. Please come see us for all of your real estate needs, but feel free just to stop by any time and say hello too!  Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate is open 7 days a week – Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The agents of Lake Kiowa Realty are always available to help you with any questions or concerns. We invite you to contact us today 940-665-0724

Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate looks forward to many years of serving the Lake Kiowa community. Please come see us for all of your real estate needs, but feel free just to stop by any time and say hello too!  Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate is open 7 days a week – Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The agents of Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate are always available to help you with any questions or concerns.

940-665-3300

- See more at: http://www.lakekiowarealestate.com/#sthash.KySbcqi8.dpuf

Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate looks forward to many years of serving the Lake Kiowa community. Please come see us for all of your real estate needs, but feel free just to stop by any time and say hello too!  Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate is open 7 days a week – Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The agents of Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate are always available to help you with any questions or concerns.

940-665-3300

- See more at: http://www.lakekiowarealestate.com/#sthash.KySbcqi8.dpuf

Home Sales Are At An All Time High

02/21/2017 | Author: Texas Association of Realtors Editorial Staff

Lake Kiowa Homes Information

Did You Know? The 2016 Texas Real Estate Year in Review Report released February 21, 2017 by the Texas Association of REALTORS® reveals that home sales volume and prices reached all-time highs for the second year in a row. This is great news if you are interested in considering placing a home in Lake Kiowa Tx, on the market, or evaluating the purchase of a new home for investment purposes.

"Strong gains in end-of-year home sales activity were a key factor in making 2016 another record year for Texas real estate," said Vicki Fullerton, chairman of the Texas Association of REALTORS®. "Last year’s record home sales activity was fueled by the momentum of multiple years' strong job and population growth across the state, despite the fact that Texas job and economic growth began to slow in 2016."

For those of you who follow the real estate market on a regular basis, let us provide some additional key information that will help you make the best decision for your Lake Kiowa investment property. Regardless if your home is where you currently reside, or you are leasing a property at Lake Kiowa, have a Lake Kiowa home for rent, or have or interested in a Lake Kiowa real estate purchase for investment opportunities; you may find this information very interesting at this particular time.

  • The median Texas home price in 2016 was $210,000, up 7.7% from 2015.
  • Home sales volume in the same period was up 4.6%, to 324,924 homes sold.
  • Low housing inventory remained constant in 2016, with 3.3 months of inventory in December.
  • A balanced market has between 6 and 6.5 months of inventory, according to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.
  • Texas homes spent an average of 58 days on the market in 2016—about the same as in 2015—and active listings increased 6% from 2015 to 2016.
  • Plan accordingly for placing a home on the market and be sure to give your agent as many opportunities to show the property listings.
  • Celebrate this Review Report in all your sales information book for every current listing as well.

"Rising home prices and skyrocketing property taxes are driving up the cost of homeownership at an alarming rate," Fullerton said. "Growth in property values makes homeownership a strong investment, but must be balanced by lower tax rates so that Texans are not being forced out of their homes.

This report is great news for you! Why? For all these reasons:

  1. If you currently own Lake Kiowa Real Estate as a home or lot
  2. If you have any Lake Kiowa Homes For Sale
  3. If you have any Lake Kiowa Lots for Sale
  4. If you currently own one or more Lake Kiowa Homes
  5. If you currently own any Lake Kiowa Lots
  6. If you have any Lake Kiowa Homes For Rent
  7. If you or a family member has a home or lot as aLake Kiowa Investment Property
  8. Want to consider the purchase of one or more Lake Kiowa Lakefront Homes
  9. Are interested in any Lake Kiowa Golf Course Homes
  10. Want to consider having any Lake Kiowa Rentals available
  11. Want to live at Lake Kiowa Texas

Your interest is our first priority here at Lake Kiowa Realty. And, since  The Texas Association of REALTORS® urges state legislators to pass legislation that ensures an honest and transparent conversation occurs at the local level if more tax revenue is needed and gives property owners the right to decide when their tax rates should be raised.” you need to be in the know about Lake Kiowa. 

If you have questions about any of the information and how it concerns your property values in Dallas, or here at Lake Kiowa, please contact one of our qualified agents here on the website. We welcome referrals as well and look forward to meeting you and discussing your current investment holdings, friends looking for a new home, or business partners looking to purchase for investment purposes.

Schedule of Events This Week!

Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!

The Lake Kiowa Real Estate office wishes you peace, joy and prosperity throughout the Christmas season and coming new year. Thank you for your continued support and partnership. We look forward to working with you for all your real estate needs in the years to come. Please remember to have a safe Holiday Season if you are traveling.

For those residents who will be celebrating Christmas and New Years here at your homes with family, pay attention to the special events this week.

Remember The Lodge Dining Schedule Hours:

December 22 - 11 am to  9 pm
December 23 - 11 am to 10 pm
December 24 - 11 am to  4 pm
December 25 - Closed
December 26 - Closed

Also Come Visit Santa at 210 Pueble Drive December 22, 23, & 24 from 6 pm to 8 pm


Texas Holdem @ the Lodge December 22, and 23 from 6:45 pm See You There!

Texas Association of REALTORS® releases 2016 Texas Annual Housing Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—

CONTACT: Danielle Urban - Pierpont Communications, 512-448-4950

Texas Association of Realtors Annual ReportDec 01 2016 — Austin, Texas

The demand for Texas real estate grew in 2016 with robust sales activity among several types of property, according to the Texas Annual Housing Report released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®.

“Texas is a national leader in real estate growth, housing demand and development, which attracts homebuyers from across the country and around the globe,” said Leslie Rouda Smith, chairman of the Texas Association of REALTORS®. “Texas’ diverse economy, rapid population growth and high quality of life continue to fuel home sales activity across the state.”

Texas real estate demand increased among first-time homebuyers, single women and international homebuyers over the last year. The Texas Homebuyers and Sellers Report showed that 30 percent of homebuyers in Texas were first-time homebuyers and that single women were twice as likely to purchase a home than single men.

According to the Texas International Homebuyers Report, Texas real estate is increasingly in demand among international homebuyers from Asia. International homebuyers from India purchased more homes in Texas than any other state, with one in five homebuyers from India purchasing a home in Texas.

Condominiums, new homes, luxury homes and small land parcels also saw higher demand. The Texas Condominium Mid-Year Sales Report showed condominium sales experienced double-digit growth in most of Texas’ major metropolitan areas in the first half of 2016.

Small land sales were the highest-performing segment of Texas real estate, with small land sales volume increasing nearly 19 percent year over year. According to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Texas families are increasingly viewing small land purchases as a wise investment strategy as well as making land purchases for a second home, recreational property or agricultural operation.

New-home sales activity continued at a strong pace in 2016. The Texas Homebuyers and Sellers Report showed that 30 percent of Texas homes purchased in a 12-month period were new homes, while the Texas Luxury Home Sales Report showed that sales of homes priced $1 million and higher continued to rise throughout the state.

The 2016 editions of the Texas Quarterly Housing Report indicated that the total number of Texas home sales is on track for another record year in 2016. Texas home sales posted modest but steady gains throughout the year, while statewide housing inventory continued to remain low.

Chairman Smith concluded, “The continued growth of the Texas housing market this year despite a slowing Texas economy has been remarkable. As in 2016, housing development and affordability will remain key areas of focus throughout the state next year.”

NEW Water Meter Installation

Here At Lake Kiowa

Lake Kiowa Water Meter InstallationIn June the Lake Kiowa Utility District announced they were currently in the process of installing new meters as shown above to assist in creating a fixed based reading system. Once all the meters are changed out and the fixed based system is completed, they will be able to receive daily notifications of high usage on meters that will assist us in notifying all Lake Kiowa customers that they might have a possible leak. There also will be a customer login where each customer will be able to setup an account to monitor their own usage. LKSUD will notify customers when this is available. We hope that this will enable you to be more aware of how much water you are using and let you control your cost.

Once the installation is complete all meter boxes will have lockable lids and it is very important that all customers locate their own shut off valve. Please understand if you need help with the location of this new meter, please contact us here at the LKSUD office. If you have an emergency leak in your home, you need to have a working valve that can be found and that is usable. Most homes already have a shut off valve installed but some are hard to locate and some may not work due to age. They might be located just outside of the meter box or in front of an outside faucet where the water line enters the home. As shown in the pictures the new water meter has a five-foot cable attached to the lid and if the cable or meter gets damaged the customer will be responsible and will be billed for the replacement.

The Lake Kiowa Special Utility District is taking every step possible to conserve our precious resource water. Please watch for more information to follow on the status of the fixed based system. If you have any questions you may contact the LKSUD office. Remember the mission here at Lake Kiowa Special Utility District will continue to provide dependable water service that consistently meets or exceeds TCEQ water quality standards.  Services will be delivered at a fair and reasonable price that reflects the cost of producing, testing, storing, and distributing this precious treasure.

It is the stated goal at LKSUD to always treat our customers at Lake Kiowa equally with respect and honesty.

Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate looks forward to many years of serving the Lake Kiowa community and working with all community utilities in keeping our Lake Kiowa residents informed. Please come see us for all of your real estate needs, information about the community and please feel free just to stop by any time and say hello too!  Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate is open 7 days a week – Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The agents of Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate are always available to help you with any questions or concerns. 940-665-3300

Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate looks forward to many years of serving the Lake Kiowa community. Please come see us for all of your real estate needs, but feel free just to stop by any time and say hello too!  Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate is open 7 days a week – Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The agents of Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate are always available to help you with any questions or concerns.

940-665-3300

- See more at: http://www.lakekiowarealestate.com/#sthash.LsBjJ3YP.dpuf

Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate looks forward to many years of serving the Lake Kiowa community. Please come see us for all of your real estate needs, but feel free just to stop by any time and say hello too!  Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate is open 7 days a week – Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The agents of Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate are always available to help you with any questions or concerns.

940-665-3300

- See more at: http://www.lakekiowarealestate.com/#sthash.LsBjJ3YP.dpuf

All Residents Are Required To Complete This Course

Lake Kiowa Boating And Safety TestAre you a new resident here at Lake Kiowa? The everyone here at Lake Kiowa Realty wants to welcome you and your to the Lake Kiowa Community. If you are new then you have probably been given a lot of information about the Lake itself, the Lodge, and the Golf Course. We would also like for you to read this article and take the Boating & Safety Test. This piece is specifically geared towards the education about Boating Requirements & Rules on Safety here at Lake Kiowa. More specifically if you own a boat, will be using a boat, or are in the process of purchasing a boat, you will be required to comple the Online Boater Safety Test of 2016. Please make sure you are aware of the Rules regarding this matter as soon as possible.

Enjoy Your New Boating Experiences!

All homeowners and residents here at Lake Kiowa need information about the Online Boater Safety Test - 2016.  Everyone must take Lake Kiowa's Boater Safety Course. It's the law and this means if you live here, are a renter here, and will be using a boat on the lake, and if you were born after 9-1-1993, you must complete the State of Texas Mandated Texas Boater Safety Course and Must Carry the Boater Education Card on board the vessel you drive and make it available for inspection by an enforcement officer. You do not have to be a Texas Resident to complete this test, but if you will operate a boat on the Lake here, you must complete the exam.

If you want to take the test, please click on this link below and start the process:

Take The Test Here:

Lake Kiowa Realty looks forward to many more years of serving the Lake Kiowa community. Please come see us for all of your real estate needs, but feel free just to stop by any time and say hello too!  Lake Kiowa Realty is open 7 days a week – Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The agents of Lake Kiowa Realty are always available to help you with any questions or concerns. 940-665-0724

 

940-665-3300

 

Please come see us for all of your real estate needs, but feel free just to stop by any time and say hello too!  Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate is open 7 days a week – Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The agents of Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate are always available to help you with any questions or concerns.

- See more at: http://www.lakekiowarealestate.com/#sthash.LeVN5UEi.dpuf
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