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Seth Fowler

Seth Fowler is a licensed real estate sales professional with Williams Trew Real Estate in Fort Worth. Statements and opinions are his own - no matter how correct. Seth has been involved in the home sales and real estate business in DFW since 2004. He and his family have lived in the Fort Worth area for the past 15 years. You can reach Seth at 817.980.6636. Seth also loves bow ties.

04/16/19 9:45am

612 Rockledge Court in Point Vista at Parks of Aledo (photos: Norman & Young)

Point Vista at Parks of Aledo is where nature calls home.  If you’re tired of large cookie-cutter homes and concrete, this is the neighborhood for you.

Point Vista — The Place To Be

Located in the burgeoning town of Aledo, just 13 minutes west of Fort Worth, the Parks of Aledo neighborhood was established to meet the demand for quality homes close to pocket parks that fit into the landscape — not destroy it.

Point Vista at Parks of Aledo is an extension of the original neighborhood.  You will still find curvilinear streets surrounding pocket parks and a world-class mountain bike trail that stretches for miles and miles.

You probably remember my 1,000-plus word ode to Parks of Aledo from 2018 if you’ve followed this blog for a while.

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04/09/19 9:15am

 

 

According to a recent report from CoreLogic, home prices in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex increased by nearly 4 percent from February 2018 to February 2019.

In the State of Texas, Fort Worth took home first prize as the municipality where home prices increased the most during that span with 5.7 percent increase.  Not a prize to be proud of, necessarily.

This is nothing new.  We have seen home prices increase since the Great Recession.  While price increases certainly aren’t fun for home buyers, they haven’t stopped the Dallas-Fort Worth area from being one of the hottest relocation destinations in the United States

Tarrant Tax Appraisal District Doing Its Thing

What is unsettling is that local municipalities continue to abuse this housing boom and overall strong economy to inflate property values when it comes to tax appraisal time.

In a recent story by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Tarrant County chief appraiser Jeffrey Law was quoted that 2019 tax values would most likely increase 7 to 10 percent.

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04/02/19 9:00am
Peaceful isn't something you hear about in homes much these days

6712 Lahontan Drive in Mira Vista is a peaceful home with many water features  (photos Trey Freeze Media)

What is it about water that is so peaceful and relaxing?  We go to the beach to hear the waves, the lake to hear the lapping of the water, and if you’ve ever watched a front-loading washing machine go through a cycle, it’s quite mesmerizing.

People spend tons of money to have fountains installed in their gardens and there are even desktop gizmos that you plug in and hear the trickle of water while different colored lights shine.

Water is relaxing and peaceful and very comforting.  If you like the peaceful sound of water flowing, then you’ll love this home in the gated golfing community of Mira Vista Country Club.

No diving please

The fountain and splash pool is the focal feature of the interior courtyard at 6712 Lahontan Drive

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03/26/19 9:30am
First MCM in Ridglea Hills? Apparently

According to stories, 4415 Tamworth Rd. was the first Midcentury Modern home built in Ridglea Hills. 

First, let’s be honest — we love winners. Whether it’s the first place ribbon you got for the egg toss in second grade or picking the Final Four correctly, we love being first!

How about the opportunity to own the first ever Midcentury Modern home built in the glorious neighborhood of Ridglea Hills in Fort Worth?

According to stories, the first Midcentury Modern home was built in 1960 at 4415 Tamworth Road, and is the subject of today’s Tarrant County Tuesday column.

Kitchen of 4415 Tamworth has been recently updated

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03/19/19 9:00am

The home on Quarter Oak Ranch – wait til you see the horse stalls (photos: Norman & Young)

I’m the first to admit that I don’t know much about horses.  While I’m sure there is a bowtie-wearing cowboy out there somewhere, it’s not this bowtie Realtor.

However, when I heard about the Quarter Oak Ranch in Gainesville, Texas, I had to tell you about it.  Yes, yes, Cooke County is not quite within the boundaries of Tarrant County, but allow me some creative license.

Quarter Oak Ranch has it all

87 acres, 2 ponds, 1 heated pool, 5,800 ft. home, 64 horse stalls…quite a ranch!

The Quarter Oak Ranch

Gainesville is approximately an hour and a half from Fort Worth.  This Texas town of around 16,000 residents is known by many as being located in the heart of the Texas horse country.

Why is that?  It is conveniently located midway between two large destinations for horse shows and events (Fort Worth and Oklahoma City) and that the sandy loam soil is very friendly to horsey feet … we call those hooves in the horse biz.

The 87-acre estate that makes up the Quarter Oak Ranch is found at the end of a private road and yet five to ten minutes from “downtown” Gainesville and Interstate 35.

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03/12/19 9:45am
Master Down is highly valuable in Texas

3910 and 3908 Bryce Avenue are urban townhomes with the master on the main level (photos: Norman & Young)

Ask any builder and they will tell you that the most difficult product to design is the urban townhome with the master bedroom on the first floor.  It’s a tough nut to crack.

Most homesites in the Arlington Heights area of Fort Worth — walking distance to shops, museums, restaurants and the nearly completed Dickie’s Arena — measure 50 feet in width.  With a five-foot side setback from the property line you have about 40 feet of home.

3910 Bryce Avenue is under contract - but 3908 Bryce is available

Urban and contemporary – lots of natural light from large windows fill  the living/kitchen area of 3910 Bryce Avenue

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03/05/19 9:15am
College living isn't what it used to be!

The Skyrock Condos are only two blocks from the Texas Christian University campus in Fort Worth.

Close your eyes and think about where you lived in college. Did you enjoy the dorm experience?  How about an off-campus apartment up multiple flights of stairs?  Maybe you lived in a house during your college experience?

I started college living in a dorm room that might have been a 10-foot-by-10-foot square.  It was cozy, to say the least. (Especially with my potluck roommate’s 15 bottles of Chaps cologne … beats me why.)

I finished my four-plus years of higher learning by cramming five guys into a three-bedroom, one-bathroom house, which was a total blast.  I think I paid $350 per month in rent.  I’d do all of it all over in a heartbeat, too!

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02/26/19 12:00pm

(Full disclosure: I’m a Williams Trew Real Estate agent representing this development, but I’d be just as excited about it regardless.)

Allow me to introduce you to Fort Worth’s newest (and only) single-family, new urban construction, under-$400,000-priced homes located less than seven minutes from downtown Fort Worth.

Where else can you find such an offering?  You won’t find this offered in San Antonio.  You can’t find that product in Houston.  And this housing certainly doesn’t exist in Big D. Yes, literally 2.4 miles from these new homes is Sundance Square, Bass Hall, and world-class shops and restaurants.

Meet The Bluffs at River East.

 

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