Ty Williams, Will Northern, and Michael Crain will own WNC – Fort Worth’s largest independently owned real estate brokerage

Local Fort Worth Real Estate firms RJ Williams & Company and Northern Realty Group announced the merger of the two companies to form the largest locally owned real estate brokerage in the city.  The company will be called Williams Northern Crain (WNC) after the three principle partners.

Together, Ty Williams, Will Northern, and Michael Crain will own-and-operate a brokerage focusing on residential and commercial real estate along with property management in the greater Fort Worth area.

“We have all known one another for a while,” said Northern, “I was looking for someone to run operations at Northern Realty Group and Ty was looking for the same thing for RJ Williams.  When we both realized that Michael was the perfect person for both companies, we decided to combine our strengths into one company.”

WNC will open its doors with approximately 85 licensed real estate agents.  The goal is to exceed 100 agents by the beginning of 2020.

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I have always wanted to explore 5224 El Campo, and I finally did! (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

Are there certain houses throughout your city that you’ve always had your eyes on, and have yearned to explore?

For me, there are many like that.  Some homes are just massive castle-like dwellings that I can only imagine how over-the-top they must be.  Others are in intriguing locations.  Some just look unique from the outside and I’ve always wanted to check them out.

5224 El Campo is unlike any other home in Fort Worth, and that’s why you need to see it

I Want To See Inside That Home

5224 El Campo in Fort Worth has always been one of those homes for me. Built in 2002 by local builder Village Homes, it has a look and style that were ahead of its time — that’s probably what first drew me to the home many years ago.

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4109 El Campo Avenue is a well done flip by ScoMar Homes of Fort Worth (photos: Tour Max)

Remember the days when every other home in the older neighborhoods used to be a flip?

Many flippers did a fantastic job and took pride in their work.  They were able to take advantage of lower-priced home, did quality work, and were able to sell for a very nice profit.  A flip well done would help revitalize areas and reduce the number of dilapidated homes.

This is 4109 El Campo Ave prior to the flip … spooky!

With the popularity of all the flip shows on television and rising prices in the desirable neighborhoods, the flip opportunities just aren’t there anymore.  It’s a shame.

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Located on 1.5 acres along Ridglea Golf Course, 4404 Ridgehaven Road is private, exclusive and a great value! (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

Quick question: How many one acre (or larger) homesites exist within a 1.5-mile radius of three of Fort Worth’s most exclusive country clubs?

Quick answer: Not many.

Privacy comes with this home

Notice the mature trees surrounding 4404 Ridgehaven Road backing to Ridglea Golf Course

If you’re a fan of Tarrant County Tuesday (and I know you are) you probably see a unifying thread from last week’s post — exclusive country club homes on large golf course homesites. And 4404 Ridgehaven Road, backing to Ridglea Golf Course is exactly that.

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Updating vs Remodel debate begins

2417 Boyd Avenue is an exquisite remodeled home in Parkhill…minutes from Colonial Country Club (photos: Tourmax)

We’ve discussed this before but it never hurts to bring it up again.  There is a difference between “updating” and “remodeling.”

To this Bowtie Realtor, “updating” is doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  Maybe it’s not the bare minimum, but it’s certainly not going full-blown remodel.  Repainting a few rooms or cabinets, sprucing up the yard or changing fixtures — that’s what I would call updating.

To the left is the kitchen circa 2012. To the right is the remodeled kitchen, complete with  Viking appliances, Restoration Hardware fixtures, and all the trendy colors of today

Remodeling is where you nearly take the home apart and bring it back to life again.  New materials, new rooms, new everything — that’s what I would call remodeling.  Just wait to see the Tarrant County Tuesday home and you be the judge.

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Hamilton is a great street in this area

3720 Hamilton Avenue is a hit in the Monticello neighborhood of Fort Worth (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

What do you know about Hamilton? With the recent success of the hit Broadway musical with the same name, we probably know more than Alexander Hamilton knew about himself.  But I’m not talking about that Hamilton.

I’m talking about the new listing at 3720 Hamilton Avenue in the Monticello neighborhood of Fort Worth.

This traditional Colonial-style home sitting on a Double Homesite in one of Fort Worth’s finest neighborhoods

Side Note: Isn’t it funny how cities look to events that happened hundreds of years ago which had zero effect on that city or area for names. For instance, the Monticello neighborhood, Hamilton Avenue … you think there’s a Cowtown neighborhood with a Bowie Avenue somewhere in Virginia?  I doubt it.

Listed by Kendall Karr of Williams Trew Real Estate, this exquisite home of 4,500 square feet built in the Colonial tradition is definitely a home worth seeing.

Hamilton is a fantastic street

There is so much room both inside and outside this home. Truly unique in what it offers buyers.

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Windows everywhere - one of a kind

2600 W. 7th #1801 in Montgomery Plaza is a one-of-a-kind condo with amazing views (photos: Shoot2Sell)

“One of a kind.”  How many times have we heard that phrase? We often hear it when referencing athletes, jewelry, clothing or articles of interest, but what really is “one of a kind?”  Most of the time we aren’t even sure how to punctuate it. 

According to our friends in the worldwide interwebs, “one of a kind” means not like anything else in the world — truly unique. Maybe we need to re-think things when we use that phrase, but not when we talk about a one-of-a-kind condominium located at 2600 West 7th Street #1801 in the Montgomery Plaza building.

imagine having to Windex all those windows

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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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