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Tuesday, June 27, 2023   /   by Cherié Bell

May 2023 Market Reports >> Click to see the reports

Inventory was static for the third month in a row with only 2 months of inventory in Fort Worth and Tarrant County in the last quarter of the year. Meanwhile, home prices continued their slow climb. The median home price in Fort Worth was $340,000, up from last month but a 7.4 percent decrease from last year. Market Reports for Tarrant, Parker, and Johnson County are listed below. ...

Wednesday, May 3, 2023   /   by Cherié Bell

Buying Your Fort Worth Home and Closing Costs

Buying a Fort Worth home is fun and easy when you work with the right professional to assist, guide and counsel you all along the way.  Many times home buyers ask about Closing Costs, what are they, how much are they, etc.
Here is a delightful video explaining the basics of what Closing Costs consist of when you buy a Fort Worth home.  
We have local title companies we routinely use so feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about closing costs on your home purchase or a referral to a local title company! 

Home Sale Pro
Cherie' Bell
Ultima Real Estate


Monday, April 3, 2023   /   by Cherié Bell

Finding Your Ideal Fort Worth Home

If you're in the market for a home this year, look beyond its four walls and directly at the neighborhood where the home is located. Check out the prospective neighborhood before plunking down hundreds of thousands of your hard-earned dollars and make sure it will provide you with the lifestyle you want in your Fort Worth home.
Tips for finding your ideal Fort Worth Home and Neighborhood!
• Contact the community association for the neighborhood you are considering. Often, it publishes newsletters, holds meetings, or sponsors community activities, all of which hold potentially useful bits of information about your neighborhood.
• Subscribe to the local paper or call and ask for a sample of back issues.
• Locate the community hang-outs. Is there a neighborhood pool or community center? If so, try and visit so you can get a sense of who lives in the area and whether there is a strong community feel.
• Look for sidewalks. For us, living in a part of the neighborhoo ...

Friday, March 24, 2023   /   by Cherié Bell

5 Easy Steps To Your Fort Worth Home Purchase

Buying a home should be FUN, not stressful. As you look for your Fort Worth dream home, these 5 easy steps will help make the process of buying your Fort Worth home as easy as possible.
 1. Plan ahead. Getting pre-approved by a local mortgage professional is a CRITICAL first step to buying a home. Not only will you be able to make a stronger offer to the seller as a pre-approved buyer, you will reduce your stress by knowing in advance that you can qualify to buy the Fort Worth home you love.  
2. Remember, there’s no “right” time to buy, just as there’s no perfect time to sell. If you find a home now, don’t try to second-guess interest rates or the housing market by waiting longer — you risk losing out on the home of your dreams. The housing market usually doesn’t change fast enough to make that much difference in price, and a good home won’t stay on the market long.

3. Don’t ask for too many opinions. It’s na7 ...

Tuesday, February 1, 2022   /   by Cherié Bell

Why Do I Need A Home Inspection On My Fort Worth Home?

As a Fort Worth Home Buyer once you have found a home you want to buy and have a signed (executed) contract between you and the seller the next step will be to get the home inspected during your option period.  No matter if the home is new construction or decades old you should always hire an independent TREC licensed home inspector to perform this very important inspection for you.  There are hundreds of items an inspector will check for and by hiring a TREC licensed home inspector you can be confident that you are hiring a professional with the experience, knowledge and skills to identify any issues with the home.

Watch this short video for a good idea about some of the things a home inspection will cover for you.   ...