Alas, the hotter days of summer have past! Fall is here and while we still have our share of warmer days here in Texas, it is great to get out and about more in the cool mornings and evenings. With the end of summer comes more economic activity in general, more home improvement projects and plans for moving. I've put a couple of good articles on such from our HouseLogic site for your enjoyment.

To give you an idea of what is actually going on, here are the numbers.
Sold or Pending so far this year by city; (Active For Sale )

Dallas; 6,676 (5,039)
Addison; 82 (59)
Garland; 1,442 (800)
Richardson; 692 (395)
Sachse; 229 (129)
Roweltt; 524 (318)
Wylie; 480 (280)
Carrollton; 884 (473)
McKinney; 1,868 (824)
Frisco; 1,890 (856)
Farmers Branch; 180 (98)

Steady news for those wanting to make a move this year. With interest rates at all time lows, there are still plenty of lenders providing loans. While most of the zero-down options are no longer available, the VA still has zero-down loans, FHA offers 3.5% down and of course conventional loans are still available with a variety of terms. The key is just not to bite off more than you can chew comfortably and remember you don't want to get so much house that you don't have maintenance costs, emergency funds,savings and quality of life costs available so you can enjoy your home vs. scrambling to stay in it.

I hope you all have a pleasant autumn and of course check out the Featured Homes and MLS searches of all available homes in North Texas at my website. I am currently offering a superbly layed-out condo in Lake Highlands and a terrific 3 bedroom home in Lockwood North, both updated and ready for occupancy.

Best Regards,
Greg Foster