Easy to see why it's my favorite

224 Clementine Court in Rivercrest Bluffs is the 2018 winner of Seth Fowler’s Favorite Home in Tarrant County (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

It’s almost August and yet I’ve already found my Favorite Fort Worth Home for 2018.  Guess that’s going to spoil my year-end blog, but I can’t help it.

Drumroll please…..

Seth Fowler’s 2018 Favorite Fort Worth Home is … 224 Clementine Court in the new gated community of Rivercrest Bluffs in The River District of Fort Worth.

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Affordable painted brick homes! Yes please!

Shane Avenue just 19 minutes from Downtown Fort Worth has been transformed…and affordable (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

No, no, no … we are NOT talking about affordable housing when it comes to government subsidized and regulated homes.  That’s an entirely different discussion and mess that Tarrant County Tuesday isn’t going to deal with.

You Say Affordable, I Say Affordable …

When I say “affordable,” I’m talking about homes under $250,000 that aren’t miles and miles and miles away from civilization simply to make them cost less.

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A slowdown isn't a bad thing for real estate

The slowdown in the real estate market is more like a shift toward balance for sellers and buyers.

WOW–tremendous responses and feedback on Part I of this real estate slowdown blog topic from last week.  Thanks so much!  Nice to know people are reading, following and giving thought to #tarrantcountytuesday.

Last week we established (with data) that there indeed is a slowdown or market shift in the housing market.  One Dirty Reader asked about this “recession” and I would strongly caution the use of that word.  There’s a big difference from a slowdown to a recession.

Is This Slowdown a Good Thing?

Many have indicated that this shift from a sellers’ market to a buyer-friendly market might actually be a good thing.  I would agree.

As the data indicated, when prices are increasing so quickly, interest rates are going up and individual incomes not keeping pace buyers aren’t buying.  That’s not good for anyone in the real estate business. (more…)

One of the first completed homes in Walsh

13809 Green Elm Road still has that new home smell. (photos: Shoot2Sell)

News Flash: Life happens.  As a real estate sales professional, when a buyer tells me they’re looking for their “Forever Home” I smile and nod, but inside I know life happens … even in Walsh.

Buyers of all ages, sizes, price points all want (or think they want) that perfect home that meets their needs, and where they’ll live for a long time.  Then, yep, life happens.  Households grow, shrink, age, get transferred, make less money, make more money, or just want something different.

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amazing revival house

Before-and-after photos don’t do it justice at 3771 W. 4th Street in Monticello.  (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

I have a great idea! HGTV should make a TV show where they take a total clunker of a home and turn it back to its original greatness … they could call it “Revival House” or something like that.  (Of course I would star in the show, too!)

The first episode would feature the home located at 3771 West 4th Street in the beautiful neighborhood of Monticello in Fort Worth.

When the Seller of this charming 1,520-square-foot, two-bedroom, one-bathroom home first bought it, it was … well … shall we say politely … it was in need of a drastic revival!

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Monterey Colonial architecture is rarely built in Fort Worth

2708 River Forest Drive with its Monterey Colonial style is a memorable home for sure. (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

Monterey Colonial architecture.  What is it and what’s it doing in one of Fort Worth’s most desirable gated communities, River Park?

Originally created when California was under Mexican rule in the mid 1800s, this unique style is characterized by hip roofs and a cantilever balcony that spans the front of the home.

Monterey Colonial Architecture — Cowtown Style

In 2006, Rob Sell, then of Village Homes, designed the home at 2708 River Forest Drive in the gated neighborhood of River Park in true Monterey Colonial manner.  The home has become the most iconic home in River Park due to the rarely seen front exterior design.

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You never know what you're going to get

4013 Clayton Road East in Ridglea Hills is like a box of chocolates (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

To paraphrase from the great Forrest Gump:”Some homes are like a box of choc-o-lates … you never know what you’re going to get.” 

(Side note: how did Gump beat out Shawshank Redemption for Best Picture in 1994 … preposterous!)

Truer words could not be spoken when referring to this week’s Tarrant County Tuesday home located at 4013 Clayton Road E in the Ridglea Hills neighborhood of Fort Worth.

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Steps away from Texas Christian University

2718 Cockrell Avenue is a 1926 bungalow with wonderful wrap-around porch. (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

There’s something about living in a university town.  While there is much more to Fort Worth than Texas Christian University, the city benefits greatly from having a beautiful campus smack-dab in the middle of town.

Kitchen of 2718 Cockrell Avenue features double ovens, open feel and lots of counter space

If you’ve never been to the TCU campus, you certainly need to check it out.  While they might have overdone the blonde brick all over the place, the campus is spacious, filled with mature trees, and fits nicely within the surrounding residential neighborhoods.

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