Michael Bray's Blog Posts

Michael Bray's Blog Posts

May 7 2017 1332 1
First Quarter numbers for the El Paso Housing Market are in with good news for both buyers and sellers.Read the graphic...

The FHA Mortgage Insurance Turmoil Discussion
https://elpasoblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/23/the-fha-mi-turmoil-discussion/...

Single Women Kick Butt In The Housing Market
Over the past 12 months, single women made up 17 percent of all homebuyers, purchasing at twice the rate of their single male counterparts, according to a new annual report&nb...

Winterizing Your Home
See what Bob Vila says about winterizing your home!  Don't let yourself suffer the damage caused by pipes that burst!  http://www.bobvila.com/articles/winterizing-pipes/...

El Paso County Sets Important Framework
El Paso County Commissioners approved a proposal that will soon allow business owners and developers to tap into the Texas Pace program. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) ...

Renting Vs Buying A Home
This New York Times article spells out many important factors to consider when faced with this decision.  I live in an area where there are a lot of military personnel.  ...

Time To Prep For The Buying And Selling Season
if you plan on moving this spring/summer, NOW is when you need to start prepping for the big change!If you need to sell your home this upcoming spring, here's what you need to be d...

Credit Repair Scares
It is no surprise that many El Pasoans are credit challenged. According to WalletHub, El Paso came in at 2,032 of 2,570 U.S. cities ranked for their average credit score. (Tha...

The Best Time To List YOUR Home
When it comes to home selling, we hear the best time to put your home on the market is... the spring. But when in spring? And when can you expect to get the most money for you...

Should You Buy That Fixxer Upper
For people who love old houses — and love to work on them — the notion of buying a fixer-upper can be irresistible. Just think: You can snag a rundown place in a good neighborh...

Get Into A New Home For The New Year
HAVE YOU MADE A NEW YEARS RESOLUTION FOR 2016? WHY NOT GET YOURSELF INTO A NEW HOME!Whether this home is new to you or a brand spanking new home, the time to start is now. Make sur...

Dodging Drafts This Winter
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, drafts can waste 5% to 30% of your energy use. Start simple and adopt that old Great Depression fixture -- thedraft snake, which you can...

The New Year Is Coming
As we end this year I am reminded how much can change when you work hard. It can be a new job, a new home, a bigger family, etc. The most important thing to remember is to do the&n...

Home Buyers Please Use A Realtor
 You have been saving money for years to buy your dream house or the lot to build your dream house on. You saved a considerable amount of money and you are ready to give ...

Nov 6 2015 16350 1
Open House Time!Hosting my first open house on Saturday November 7th from 12-3 ...Hope to see you there!...

El Paso Real Estate And Market
The median home price in the El Paso housing market is approximately $143,700. That is a far cry from the national average, which is just over $208,000. What’s more, El Paso real...

Hail During Your Home Sale
Marble-sized hail pounded parts of El Paso’s Upper Valley and southern Dona Ana county Tuesday, following similar storms in far east El Paso county earlier this month. Not only d...

THE TRUTH ABOUT RENT TO OWN
THE TRUTH ABOUT RENT-TO-OWNIncreasingly, I am getting requests for lease purchase or lease option homes, aka rent-to-own. Not just from buyers, but sellers who are finding it diffi...

How Long Will It Take My Home To Sell
There is one question every home owner has when it comes down to selling their property, how long will it sit on the market? This is very important and can strongly effect the ulti...

Experience The Breathtaking Season Of Fall At The Guadalupe Mountains
 Filled with vibrant autumn colors, the turning foliage of trees brings life to the remarkable McKittrick Canyon at the Guadalupe Mountains. Surround yourself with exception...

Need To Sell Your Home Or Need To Find The Perfect Home
Need to Sell your home?   Ask me how I can help using the latest technology and advanced tools to market, list and sell your home.Need to Buy a home?  I ca...

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The 10 HomeBuying Costs You May Not Know About
The 10 Home-Buying Costs You May Not Know AboutIn my experience (little as it is) as a REALTOR® in El Paso, the majority of the buyers I meet are buying for the first time! Most k...

5 Reasons Its Still A Great Time To Buy A New Home
After years of sluggish sales and false starts, the real estate market is on a tear this summer, with prices posting double-digit gains every consecutive month since April.Prices h...

BUILD YOUR CREDIT HISTORY
BUILD YOUR CREDIT HISTORY and buy the house you’ve been dreaming of.-Apply for a revolving credit, or secured credit card at your local bank.-Make a security deposit; it can be a...

National Average Interest Rates As Of July 2015
Today's Interest Rates  Today's Rates - National Averages ...

6 Musts Before Buying A Home
6 must-do's before buying a homeCheck off these 6 items before buyingYou may think you're ready to be a homebuyer, but have you done your homework? Do you know about credit sc...

Top Reasons To Buy A Home In 2015
Are you thinking about buying a home in 2015? Are you still on the fence? Here are five really good reasons to buy a home in the New Year.1.   Interest RatesAlthough...

The Most Popular Zip Code In El Paso And What This Means For You
More homes are being sold in El Paso this year compared to last year.That’s the good news!But the majority of those homes sold sit in just 4 of the 19 zip codes here in town.We t...

Curb Appeal Under 100 Dollars
There are dozens of small, inexpensive home improvements that you can do to your house to add instant curb appeal. Adding curb appeal to your house not only makes it easier to sell...

El Paso Foreclosed Homes
Want to find a fixer upper? Want a foreclosed home? Wan to invest in property? Click below for the listings of El Paso foreclosed homes. http://www.hubzu.com/searchResult?searchBy=...

How NOT To Get Stranded At Closing This Summer
The New Rules that Could Impact Your Home PurchaseNew requirements from the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau go into effect August 1, 2015. The new rules are set to help buyers u...

El Paso Real Estate Market Trends
El Paso: Real Estate and Market TrendsBy Than Merrill onMarch 23, 2015The median home price in the El Paso housing market is approximately $143,700. That is a far cry from the nati...

Apr 17 2015 7331 1
The Northeast is starting to look a little different!  New commercial construction in the North Hills area will make conveniences much better for homeowners!  "One of Nor...

Top 8 House Hunting Mistakes
Top 8 House-Hunting MistakesBy Amy Fontinelle Buying a home is a very emotional process, but if you allow those emotions to get the best of you, you may fall prey to a number of c...

How To Claim Rental Depreciation On Your Taxes
How to Claim Rental Depreciation on Your TaxesMany landlords know that they can claim rental property expenses like insurance on their federal tax returns. However, one of the bigg...

Greater El Paso Association Of Realtors February Stats
Greater El Paso Association of Realtors ® February Stats.  ...

Five Smart Homebuyer Strategies
The National Association of REALTORS® has announced that there's a housing supply shortage. Homes are selling quickly and home prices are starting to inch up again. It's becoming ...

Mar 16 2015 10921 1
People that never take risks, live their lives wondering, "what if I had done this or that, would my life be better?"  Of course, they will never know because they didn't take...

How To Choose A Real Estate Agent
When it comes to choosing an agent where do you start? For most home owners that is where the problem starts. Not all agents are the same. Actually most are. They come to your...

A New Year A New Career
What is 'Home'?It's a hard feeling to describe. For me, it's where you feel safe, secure, and loved.When I came to El Paso 7 years ago as a television news reporter, it was ne...

Is Remodeling Your Home Worth The Cost
Check out some great thoughts about home makeovers from Realtor.comAsk These Questions for Your Home MakeoverUnderstanding your intentions for your house can go a long way toward...

El Paso Texas First Time Homebuying Assistance Info
City of El Paso First Time Homebuyers ProgramThe purpose of the City of El Paso’s First Time Homebuyer Program is to assist low and moderate income individuals and families in ac...

Top 5 Reasons To Buy A House Right Now
Buying a house is a highly individual decision—and a local one—but current trends are creating a favorable situation for many would-be homeowners.Interest rates are low, e...

10 Steps In Homebuying
Understanding how to find and finance the perfect home for youBuying a house requires a lot of time and effort, but these 10 steps can help make the home buying process manageable ...

Over 1700 Realtors In El Paso Why Choose Me
There are over 1700 Realtors in the El Paso, TX area, so why should you choose me? Choosing a Realtor is such a difficult thing to do. Most people think that all Realtors are the s...

Feb 9 2015 10921 1
Jealous of your girlfriends' new house? " How did she qualify if I make more money than she does?" you ask yourself. The truth is, you don't have to be a millionaire to afford your...

Feb 8 2015 10921 1
Tired of renting but think you can't afford to buy a home of your own? Call me today and let me help you become a homeowner. Call Fred Alarcon at Exit Realty at 915-240-7054....

El Paso Homes For Sale
Would you like to know when houses became available for sale as soon as they are listed on the market? Let me know what kind of house you are looking for and your pr...

2015 Sales Expected To Pick Up Where 2014 Left Off
The link below offers a look at what the expectations are for this years home sales trends. If you are curious about selling your home and need more information call me! That is ex...

Whats Your Selling Competition In The Upper Valley
Are you wondering what is new on the market in the upper valley in great El Paso? Click the link below and it will show just that. Let me know if you would like to list your home o...

Housing Is About 75 Back To Normal Report
The U.S. housing market continues to improve, but it's not quite there yet. In fact, it's about three-quarters of the way back to, "normal." That is the conclusion of a new report ...

Are You An Investor
Are you looking to invest or looking or a foreclosure in the El Paso area? Let me help you! Click the link below to look at all the foreclosures in El Paso. I can take you to any p...

Seling Your Home In El Paso
Are you thinking about selling your home? Are you wondering what the best price is to list your home? Let me tell you! I can do a market evaluation of your home. That means that I ...

Greater El Paso Association Of Realtors JULY MLS Stats See Whats Selling
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Existing Home Sales By National Association Of Realtors
Total Sales Price of Existing Homes provided by National Association of Realtors®...

Are You A First Time Home Buyer
GOOD NEWS FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS!No matter what your political views are, if you are a first time home buyer, you will be happy! Yesterday, In a move designed to bring more fir...

Will Housing Be More Affordable
While President Obama's announcement later today will be good news for our local housing market, there is more to the story.www.facebook.com/michael.bray.52/posts/10204964654388065...

Predictions For 2015
I predict -Business will continue to go where invited and remain where appreciated.I predict - Reputations will continue to be made by many acts and lost by one.I predict - Peopl...

FHA Loans Will Be More Affordable
In a move designed to bring more first-time homebuyers into the housing market, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the government insur...

Intersted In Selling Your Home
Are you wondering what the first steps are to selling your home? Are you wondering what it is worth? Let me tell you! I can come do an evaluation of your home and compare it to pro...

How Much Is Your Home Worth
Do you know how much your home worth? Are you thinking about selling but don't know if you have enough equity to get that big house down the street? Let me do a Comparative Market ...

Jan 6 2015 10217 2
GEPAR Orientation for new agents is tomorrow 1/7/15 8-3...

Jan 6 2015 9478 2
Are you looking for an El Paso home? Are you looking to Invest? Are you wanting to list your home? Call me! Let me share with you what I can do for you. I am a very proactive agent...

Jan 6 2015 9478 1
Have you ever thought about investing?With all the Short sales popping up all over El Paso I believe this is a great opportunity for you to spend your money in an effective way,Rig...

Jan 4 2015 10217 1
Exit East Realty wishes everyone a very Happy Holiday Season...

Proposition 1 On Ballot Good For Texas
#Proposition1 on the statewide ballot will provide more money for roads with no new taxes, no new debt, and no new toll roads. That’s good for the economy and good for Texas. Vis...

October Is Time To Fall Into Action
10 Tips For Your Home's Maintenance Clean rain gutters after the leaves fall.Inspect and maintain your heating system.Make any necessary repairs to your roof and siding.Shut o...

Simple Ways To Allergyproof Your House
Protecting yourself from household allergens can be a daunting task, but start simple and you might see quick result. The following steps will help you.Take off your shoes wh...

Hurry What Is Your Opinion
City of El Paso seeks additional community input on signature projects of 2012 Bond Program EL PASO – The City of El Paso has scheduled additional opportunities for members of...

Having Trouble Catching Your ZZZZs
Successful people understand that establishing great sleeping habits is critical to their success. That’s why bedtime routines are a ritual that is non-negotiable! Here are ...

UTEP Centennial Celebration Open House This Week
Centennial Events Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle on April 9, 2014 6:00 pm ·         UTEP OPEN HOUSE on April 10 – 12...

Bad And Good News About Rental Affordability Crisis
U.S. in ‘Worst Rental Affordability Crisis’ Ever As rental demand grows, soaring rents are taking a bigger bite out of households’ pocketbooks. About half of renters ...

Hurry To Get The Biggest Bang For Your Buck
I just wanted you to know that there will likely be a change to home mortgage qualifying guidelines that go into effect on 1-10-14.  Currently pre-qualified and pre-approved...

I Do Not Want To Be THE Social Media Expert
I don't want to be THE Social Media Expert. I just want to have a better understanding of how it can make my life a little better. Forget what you THINK you know about Social Me...

Unforeseen Utility Work Forces Complete Closure Of Country Club Road
Country Club Road will be closed to all traffic between Doniphan Drive and Love Road beginning on Monday, November 18, 2013. The complete closure is expected to last until March...

If You Get This One Thing Right You Will Sell Your Home
There are many steps you should take to sell your home … things like clearing clutter, making repairs, and freshening up the landscaping. But there’s only one factor that, ...

2 Scams To Avoid When Buying Your Home
A new family moved in next to us, and my wife and I stopped by to welcome them. They asked us when trash pickup is (Tuesday), if the city will fix the broken streetlight next to ...

How Texas Real Estate Won On Election Night
All nine proposed amendments to the Texas constitution passed in the Nov. 5 election, including Propositions 5 and 6. Here's how these two wins are good for Texas and ...

Reproposed Definition Of Qualified Residential Mortgages
The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) added its comments to those of other housing groups about a re-proposed definition of qualified residential mortgages (QRM).  Si...

Will The Year Long Construction On Country Club Affect You
COMMUNITY MEETINGMONDAY, AUGUST 19, 20135:30PMISARON HALL1071 COUNTRY CLUB ROADThe City of El Paso’s Engineering and Construction Management Department has scheduled a community ...

How Frank Lloyd Wrights Taliesin Survived Murder Fires And Constant Change
The architect's home may be best known for the fire that killed his mistress. But it's a masterpiece of marrying design and landscape. MORE ...

Container Home Causing Stir In West El Paso Neighborhood
A container home that is built from recycled steel shipping containers is currently being built in El Paso.  According to Darren Hunt at ABC-7 it is causing quite a stir with ...

El Paso Housing Finance Corporation Announces New Program
After a highly successful program that produced 740 new home owners and over $80 Million in mortgages originated ended last year, the El Paso Housing Finance Corporation (EPHFC) is...

Become A Digital Ambassador In El Paso
Are you interested in knowing what is going on in El Paso?  Do your friends and family look to you to be "in the know"?Then become an El Paso Digital Ambassador!...

So Exactly What Is There To Do In El Paso
Check out the latest to do in El Paso at www.VisitElPaso.com....

NAR Launches Call For Action On Tax Reform
On July 10, 2013, The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) launched a Call for Action (CFA) in response to the Senate Finance Committee’s plan to use a “blank state appro...

Congressional Action On Housing Reform
Last week House Financial Services Chairman Hensarling (R-TX) introduced a comprehensive discussion draft on Housing Finance Reform. The draft bill, called the Protecting America...

Gadgets That Reduce Your Summer Utility Bills
As much as ten percent of the cost to power electronics and household devices is wasted on vampire load, the energy consumed by plugged-in devices not in use. If your energy bill i...

Rising Rates Wont Affect Median Income Families Yet
Although interest rates for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages are expected to reach nearly 4% during the second half of this year, rates would have to be nearly 7% before a U.S. media...

Theres Nothing To Do In El Paso
I have lost count of how many times I have heard that comment over the past 30 plus years of living here.  And maybe, in the past, you might have been hard-pressed to come u...

Thinking Of Selling On Your Own
Think Again!...

What’s the smell of successful open house?
It’s not cookies… You've probably heard at some point that having cookies, pie, or other baked goods heating up in the oven during an open house will make a positive i...

Dia del Planeta Tierra
El 22 de Abril se celebra en todo el mundo el Dia Mundial de la Tierra. Esta fecha se instauro en Estados Unidos  el 22 de abril de 1970, para crear conciencia sobre los probl...

Domingo de Resurrecion
El Domingo de Resurrección o de Pascua es la fiesta más importante para todos los católicos, ya que con la Resurrección de Jesús es cuando adquie...

Glory to The Lord
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The Future of Lending
How would you like to go to Walmart to get your mortgage loan? I think it is a great idea. Not only Walmart would be a good choice for generating loans for mortgages but how about ...

FHA to increase cost and extend insurance term
Get the pens out and write the contracts as The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has increased the cost and the duration of the mortgage insurance premium (MIP) and the upfront...

Home Buyers are back but are the homes
Thats right where are the homes? September of last year there was a surplus of 8.9 months of homes on the market for buyers to pick and choose from now a year later  there are...

9 Unexpected Energy (and Money) Savers
Here are a few surprising and simple ways to cut your energy bill this season. Put lamps in the corners: Did you know you can switch to a lower wattage bulb in a lamp or lower it...

NEW PROPERTY HOMESTEAD LAW IS NOW IN EFFECT
A new state law that took effect on September 1, 2011 has changed the proof of residency requirements for Texas homeowners applying for a homestead exemption. In order to be able t...

Unique Online Holiday Ideas
Send holiday mail with your own photo on postage stamps by going to www.photo.stamps.com Families that sing together have more fun . Print out lyrics to thousands of songs from w...

HUD poised to extend investor flip waiver
HUD is set to extend the waiver on anti-flipping of REOs.  Put simply, that means that Investors will be allowed to flip HUD homes for another 2 years at least.  That's b...

Housing prediction for 2013: Prices will rise
Home prices will continue to rise, anywhere from 5 to 7 percent in 2013 from 2012. These prices will be driven by continued competition among investors in the distressed market, as...

Asarco smokestacks a TALL story
Alas, another old El Paso landmark will be no more than just a pile of bricks and concrete to be hauled away. Like the saying goes the only constant is change. Even though the stac...

HAMP ERING the Economy
  HAMP-ering the Economy Although very well intentioned, the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), is proving to be a big failure so far.&n...

Mortgage Rates Fall into Record-Breaking Territory
  Fixed-rate mortgages dropped to new all-time lows this week, pushing homebuyer affordability even higher for those who can qualify. “Fixed mortgage rates eased thi...

Honor our Veterans on Veterans Day
I would like to take a moment of our time and would ask that for a moment we reflect on all that has happened to us as a nation in the last twelve years. We as a country with the s...

Extra Touches to Help Sell This Fall
DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2012 Homes can look less inviting in the fall and cooler months, but there are easy ways you can evoke that “homey” fe...

New Home Sales Hit Two Year High
Good news for the housing recovery as sales and prices coupled with low rates fuel increases in new home sales as the following story highlights: NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- In another ...

Another Federal suit against another big bank
Another case similar to the recent filing against Bank of America for alleged selling of notes to the Fed as sound certified loans. Now Wells Fargo gets the preverbiale  slap ...

Mortgage rates remain near historic lows
A recent article posted from CNN.Money shows that rates for a 15 year note are extremely low at 2.66%. Even on the 30 year 1st time mortgage it rose from 3.36 to 3.37 % a promissin...

Make Your Money Grow
Would you like to end this year in a better financial condition than you did last year? Well, now you can. Here are three simple steps you can take today that’ll help your mo...

Good signs for the economy
Although slow in materializing Gross Domestic Product gained although modestly. The economy shows signs of a modest increase at 1.6 GDP to 2.0 percent. Even though this is lower th...

El Paso and Texas First Time Homeowner programs
Did you know that there are first time home buyer programs in the City of El Paso and The State of Texas that offer financial incentives at great rates for people looking to become...

How long does that affect my credit (USDA)
This is the final installment in the series of how long derogatory information stays on a credit report after a negative credit event listed below. In this economy things have been...

VA guidelines for derogatory credit information part three
Here are the derogatory events associated with a Veterans Administration Loan and the waiting periods associated with a derogatory credit event to be able to re-qualify. This in ge...

Buying a house
Buying a home is one of the most important financial decision you'll ever make. A home can be an excellent investment because most houses increase in value over the years. Home own...

Buying a house
Buying a home is one of the most important financial decision you'll ever make. A home can be an excellent investment because most houses increase in value over the years. Home own...

FHA guidelines for derogatory credit information Part Two
This is part two of the continuing series on the length of time required to get detrimental information off your credit file for an FHA loan.   For an FHA loan (the credit inf...

Real Estate Wealth Supports Texas Economy
COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (Real Estate Center) – Texas is wealthy, and real estate is a big reason.   Texas’ 2011 real estate wealth was valued at $1.6 trillion or $...

info about credit events on a credit report
In the past several years many people have experienced a foreclosure, short sale, or bankruptcy. Although a traumatic experience there is still a possibility of owning a home in th...

Appraisals should have more transparency
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants you to see the full appraisal report on the house you’re buying or refinancing as early in the mortgage process as possible, an...

Modest Gains for El Paso Home Values
Home prices are up in El Paso, according to the latest data from the National Association of Realtors. El Paso’s median home price jumped to $135,000 in the second quarter, u...

Border Metros Headed for a Million
Two Texas border metros are on track to join the one-million-inhabitants club sometime in the next 30 years. According to a report by JHS Global Insight, McAllen-Edinburg-Mission a...

VLB Land Loan Interest Lowest Ever
Veterans Land Board) – Texas veterans can now take advantage of record interest rate loans from the Veterans Land Board (VLB). As much as $100,000 may be borrowed to buy land...

TDHCA lets $48.6M in housing tax credits
TEXAS - The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has allocated $48.6 million in housing tax credits to developers of affordable rental properties. The awards, ...

El Paso Fountains at Farah
EL PASO - Best Buy has signed a lease to open a 37,740-sf store at The Fountains at Farah, a 600,000-sf power lifestyle center located at the northeast corner of I-10 and Hawkins B...

El Paso apartment 1Q 2012: Hendricks & Partners
EL PASO - Net apartment move-ins declined to 128 units in first quarter 2012, down from the 856 units absorbed during the same period in 2011, according to Hendricks & Partners...

El Paso's Sun Metro ranks sixth in U.S.
EL PASO - Sun Metro’s transit coverage of the El Paso metropolitan area has been ranked sixth in the nation for its ability to connect workers to opportunity and jobs, accord...

Socorro ISD's growth fuels projects
EL PASO - Socorro ISD is now the second largest school district in El Paso. The district has 45,000 registered students for the fall semester, more than Ysleta ISD's latest enrollm...

UTEP begins $25M facelift
EL PASO - A $25 million facelift has begun on the campus of University of Texas at El Paso. The changes will restore an arroyo currently buried under a parking lot, create public p...

Socorro ISD’s $35M worth of LEED Gold
EL PASO - Socorro Independent School District has started construction on a $35.3 million, 237,000-sf kindergarten through eighth grade facility that is expected to be El Paso&rsqu...

Texas cities lead the South in population growth
TEXAS - Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Dallas added more residents than any other Southern city between April 2010 and July 2011, the latest span for which official statistics ar...

Texas Tech approves El Paso's nursing school
EL PASO - Work is expected to begin next spring on a new home for Texas Tech’s Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing in El Paso. The facility, funded in part by an $11 million g...

Fort Bliss adding new $15M aquatics center
FORT BLISS - A new $15.1 million indoor aquatics center at 20733 Constitution will double the number of swimming pools at Fort Bliss. The center is being built across from the Soto...

Fort Bliss Beaumont Medical Center gets funding
FORT BLISS - Fort Bliss has received a $946 million congressional allocation towards construction of the new $1 billion Beaumont Army Medical Center on a 270-acre site at Loop 375 ...

Canutillo ISD orders $21M combo
EL PASO - Canutillo Independent School District is moving forward with plans to build a $21 million combination school. The 146,977-sf school will be built at Paseo del Norte Dr. a...

Down town Ballpark Update
The next meeting of the Committee for a Future El Paso will be at Ay Caramba Restaurant, Cotton & Montana, on Saturday, August 25.  The meeting will begin prompt...

Where to spend your retirement
How will you decide where to spend your retirement? You would want to pick up a state where life expectations run high, crime rates are low, and people tend to prosper. There are 1...

What you must disclose about your sister
My sister is looking for a new home, and I’m acting as her buyer’s agent. Am I required by TREC rules or the Code of Ethics to disclose to the seller that the buyer is ...

FREE Outdoor Movies in the Canyon schedule
FREE Outdoor Movie Series “Movies in the Canyon” Line Up Announced - Starts THIS Weekend! The El Paso Convention & Performing Arts Centers are pleased to announce t...

July Housing Statistics for El Paso Texas
During the month of the 30th Olympiad, housing medaled in several arenas. A few short years ago, housing was considered a headwind to economic recovery. Today, housing is seen as a...

When do buyers get the keys
   if the sellers remain in the property past closing? We are getting ready to close a residential transaction in which the seller will remain in the propert...

Does an amendment give seller leverage to terminate?
  After completing his inspection, the buyer sent a TREC Amendment form to the seller which provided that the seller would do several repairs to the property. The seller re...

Country Club Road Reconstruction
2nd Community Meeting to take place The Engineering & Construction Management Department is currently in the design stage of the Country Club Road Reconstruction Project....

Dog Day Swimming Event
The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 4th Annual Dog Swim Day at the Nations Tobin Aquatic Center, for $2 per dog (owners are free).  The eve...

El Paso’s Montecillo begins senior apartments
EL PASO - The first phase of development at the $777 million, 293-acre Montecillo urban village is set to open. Residents are set to move into The Venue at Montecillo, a smart-grow...

El Paso job growth solid
EL PASO - El Paso's jobs grew 1.1 percent in first quarter 2012, compared to an average 0.5 percent average growth rate for the nation's 100 largest metros, according to Brooki...

The Third Income Stream for Real Estate Professionals
Real estate is cyclical. The market follows rhythms year over year but also month to month. In North America, late spring and early summer are traditionally times of high real esta...

Texas Home Programs Provide Valuable Help
Texas Home Programs provides a summary of housing-related programs for homebuyers in the state of Texas. A number of programs provide home buying assistance to individuals based on...

Keep My Texas Home
KeepMyTexasHome is a comprehensive resource for Texas homeowners who are, or who may become, behind on their mortgage. This can happen for many reasons, including job loss, divor...

Texas ranks No. 1 for job gains
Texas tops the list of nine states and the District of Columbia that have regained all of the jobs they lost during the recession, a new analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...

Dispelling a homestead exemption email myth
An old email about Texas homestead exemptions seems to pop up whenever an election approaches. In this message, the sender warns seniors and disabled citizens about losing their ho...

Things Home Buyers Do that Turn Sellers Off
5 Things Home Buyers Do That Turn Sellers Off (and Kill Deals) On today’s market, every savvy seller wants to know what turns buyers off, so they can get their homes sold a...

Are You Getting a Good Deal
4 Ways to Tell if You’re Getting a Good Deal – on Your Home!   ·View RSS feed · · close [x] Buying or selling a home is a funny endeavor ...

El Paso ranked highly in liveability
This article ranks El Paso highly in liveablity Earlier, Zipcar published its Future Metropolis Index. To develop the Index, the company teamed up with KRC Research to rank the top...

June El Paso Housing Market Report
Spring has brought both change and clarity to our local market. Some sellers are seeing competing bids on their properties which have lead to modest price gains. Buyers have fewer ...

$20,000 Home Renovation Contest
  HouseLogic.com, the award-winning comprehensive website for home owners from the National Association of Realtors®, is conducting a contest offering a chance to...

I LOVE Fried Chicken!
...especially on holidays like July 4th!! But I love being lean and fit more.   Fortunately, you can enjoy both this summer with this delicious    fried chicken reci...

Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality Health Reform Law
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LAST DAY Register Vote Primary Runoff
TODAY is the LAST DAY to Register to Vote for the July 31st Primary Run-off The Primary Run-Off will take place on July 31st. Registered voters who voted in the Primary can vote in...

Hottest Remodeling Job Isn’t the Kitchen
Kitchens are usually considered a key ingredient in luring home buyers to a home and, as such, are often the top project targeted by remodelers to increase a home’s value. Bu...

Existing-Home Sales: Prices Up, Inventory Down
Limited supplies of housing inventory held back existing-home sales in May, but sales maintained a strong lead over year-ago levels and home prices are on a sustained uptrend in al...

NAR Supports U.S. REIT Act
  On June 11, 2012, a coalition of real estate organizations, including the National association of REALTORS (NAR), wrote to Reps. Tiberi (R-OH) ...

Cash Down Payments Continue to be High
Cash Down Payments Continue to be High The December 2011 Realtors Confidence Index survey reports that cash down payments are at or above 20 percent of the home sales price in 34 p...

Real Estate Career Day this Saturday
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Preview of new First Time Buyer program
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May Housing Report for El Paso
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Exit West Agent Resources
MLS Login Zip Forms Online El Paso House Tax Value El Paso Central Appraisal Property Tax Balance Lookup T.R.E.C. Mongo Fax Realtor.org G.E.P.A.R. Texas Realtor EXIT ERC ...

A veggie showdown at the dinner table
A veggie showdown. Many parents have seen the veggie showdown take place at their dinner tables. Every parent wants the best for their children and we know that vegetables are one ...


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