Good News For Caribbean Buyers

Recently, the government in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) announced plans to help stimulate real estate sales by relaxing restrictions for foreign buyers. Learn more from the Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection Blog here: Good News For Caribbean Buyers

Associates Say The Spring Real Estate Market Looks Promising

The First Quarter 2009 Breakfast of Champions was held this morning at the Park City Club. Associates from Ebby Halliday, REALTORS, Ellen Terry, REALTORS and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates enjoyed updates from company President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson, Sr. Vice President & Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko, special guest Ebby Halliday as well as other members of the Senior Management Team.

Associates were also able to network with each other and share information about various market trends across the Metroplex. If this morning’s discussion is any indication, it’s going to be a very busy Second Quarter – the Spring market seems to be in full swing.

You can see candid pics from the event on the Official Ebby Halliday Facebook Page, here.

DFW Economy Update

The Dallas – Fort Worth area continues to thrive compared with many other parts of the country.

A recent study of large metropolitan areas ranked the Fort Worth and Dallas markets number 4 and 5 on a list of 333 “Best Cities for Jobs”, according to

Here are the top 10 large metro areas:

1. Austin – Round Rock, TX

2. Houston – Sugar Land, TX

3. San Antonio, TX

4. Fort Worth – Arlington, TX

5. Dallas – Plano – Irving, TX

6. Seattle – Bellevue, WA

7. Salt Lake City, UT

8. Raleigh – Cary, NC

9. Oklahoma City, OK

10. Portland – Vancouver, OR-WA

The dynamic job market and high rate of employment in Texas, especially in the DFW area, continue to support a strong real estate market.

That, coupled with historically low interest rates, moderate real estate prices, tax credits for some buyers, and a wide selection of properties for sale, makes the DFW market especially strong.

It’s a great time to buy a home! And there’s no better place to start your search than

No Better Time To Buy!

There may never have been a better time to buy a home than today! Interest rates are at record lows – less than 5% for a 30-year fixed-rate loan. Home prices in the DFW area are some of the most affordable in the nation. With more than 43,000 DFW Metroplex homes on the market, there is an excellent selection of homes available to suit any buyer s needs.

Those who have not owned a home in the past three years may be eligible for a Federal Income Tax credit of up to $8,000 on a home purchased by December 1, 2009. A Home Team Mortgage loan officer can provide complete details on qualifying for a home loan and the 2009 Tax Credit. You can also find more details here.

Today s real estate market offers a truly unique opportunity to buy! Don t miss it!

The Truth About Texas Real Estate

With so many misperceptions created by the national news about the real estate market, the video below is a great way to put the national news in perspective and show the public what s really going on in Texas.