Mantra - you buy your home to sell your home - that fits for this home!

6110 Locke Avenue is a single-story home in Ridglea North with so much to offer. (Photos: Trey Freeze Media)

When meeting with new clients the No. 1 thing I tell them is this: “You buy your home to sell your home.”  They’ll probably hear that mantra 100 times when working with me.

I know I’ve mentioned this before in Tarrant County Tuesday and it rings true still.  Many buyers are so excited and anxious that they will overlook glaring issues with a home that might not bother them, but could hinder selling the home in the future.

When considering a home, you want it to fit your needs of today but also fit the needs of future buyers as well. If the kitchen is too small now, it’s going to be too small later.  A house located on a busy street, it always going to be on a busy street. A two-story home will never work for someone who doesn’t want to climb stairs.

This 3,000-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bath home has very inviting entrance with tons of charm.

Which brings us to the single-story house at 6110 Locke Avenue in the Ridglea North addition of Fort Worth. This home perfectly fits my mantra in many ways.

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Another year of Tarrant County Tuesday is coming to a close.  In the words of the Grateful Dead song, “What a long strange trip it’s been.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about the homes, neighborhoods and issues I’ve presented in this weekly blog for 2017.  It has been my utmost pleasure helping to showcase the spectacular real estate in Tarrant (and Parker) County.  Now for some awards … remember, no wagering please!

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Can't you just hear Kenny Loggins singing "Celebrate Me Home"

Colonial revival architecture like 2012 Hawthorne Avenue seem a fan favorite in Christmas movies. (photos: Josh Moore, TreyFreeze Media)

Have you noticed that many Christmas-themed movies or TV shows always feature a traditional, Colonial Revival home for the holidays?  Why is that?

Maybe I have been forced to watch too many Hallmark Channel specials over the past few weeks, but it certainly seems that the home style of choice for holiday movies is the Colonial Revival home.

2012 Hawthorne is a traditional Colonial Revival home in Berkeley

Large formal dining room with fireplace is the perfect spot for family meals during the holidays — and any occasion.

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Built in 1926 for Fort Worth businessman Fred Wimberly

2201 Lipscomb Street was registered as a historic place in 1990 (photos: showcasephotographers.com)

In 1926 a stately Georgian Revival brick home was built for Fred W. Wimberly in the Fairmount neighborhood of Fort Worth. The Wimberly House at 2201 Lipscomb Street consists of  3,890 square feet, five bedrooms, three-and-one-half bathrooms and is currently on the market.  The home also has original hardwood floors upstairs-and-downstairs.

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1512 Thomas Place is blocks from Rivercrest Country Club

If homes could talk, 1512 Thomas Place would have lots to share! (Photos: Trey Freeze Media)

If you like reading about homes with an interesting history, this traditional in Rivercrest at 1512 Thomas Place is the home for you!

As one story goes, the original owners of this beautiful 4,192-square-foot home just blocks from Rivercrest Country Club closed on the home November 23, 1963 … let that date soak in for a few seconds. Just one day prior, on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald (allegedly).

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Crestwood is one of the most unique areas in Fort Worth

624 Edgefield located in Crestwood has amazing tree canopy (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

If you are not too familiar with Fort Worth and all the unique neighborhoods that make up this great city, let me tell you about Crestwood. Located north of Monticello and Rivercrest neighborhoods, and backing to the Trinity River, Crestwood is unlike any other area in Cowtown.

Established in the late 1930s the neighborhood is filled with curvilinear (it’s a word — look it up) streets, access to the Trinity Trails, mature trees, a neighborhood park, Little League baseball field, and the home at 624 Edgefield Road.

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5128 Colinwood was built in 2014

5128 Collinwood Avenue in the Fort Worth Cultural District is part of the XTO Energy exodus (Photos: Trey Freeze Media)

This past June, Exxon Mobil Corporation announced it will move 1,600 of its XTO Energy employees from Fort Worth to the Houston Area.

This news sent shock waves through the Cowtown community.  While many of us will grieve friends and family who will be leaving the area, new commercial and residential inventory will be a much needed boost to the real estate market.

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3344 Hamilton Avenue with an inviting front porch in LoMo (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

Did you know that homes with a front porch outsell homes without a front porch? It’s true.  Surf the internet and you will find tons of articles about the value a front porch brings to a home. There is just something welcoming about a beautifully designed and furnished front porch that makes you feel at home and at ease. What goes hand-in-hand with a front porch?  A neighborhood where people can get out and walk around and get to know their community and neighbors.

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