Fort Worth Real Estate Online

head_left_image

Fort Worth New Homes... See What $125,000 Can Buy...

The Fort Worth real estate market is thriving.  Many fence-sitters have hopped off their perch... and jumped into the market.

Oh sure... at first it was less of a jump, and more like sticking your little toe into the water... but once new home buyers find that the water is just fine... in they jump !

This is an example of what your new home dollars can buy in Fort Worth, Texas for around $125,000.  And yes... it is very possible to pick out your own home design, select all the interior goodies... and have it built "just for you."

I was so excited for being able to find such a nice home for this young family... that I took the picture before the lawn was put in.  The home is just over 1500 sq ft... and has three spacious bedrooms, a large great-room living area, a country kitchen, and a walk-in pantry/utility room that is almost as large as a bedroom... and it comes with a two-car garage.  Fencing is included... as is partial brick, and partial stone front.

If you are a buyer... and think you cannot get a new home for a monthly payment of around $1,000 a month... we need to talk !

Comment balloon 29 commentsKaren Anne Stone • August 07 2011 12:53PM

Comments

Karen, you have described a really nice home for families moving into Ft. Worth; congrats on the sale.

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) over 6 years ago

Karen - This home looks great!  I can't believe the great prices down there for  a new home.  In the future I plan on moving to Texas, I just don't know where I want to move to!!

Posted by Debbie Atwood, Real Estate Broker (Century 21 Real Estate Center Everett, WA) over 6 years ago

Looks like a fabulous buy  for new constuction!

HelpfulHannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 6 years ago

Holy Cow?  No way we could touch that here in Billings Montana.  More like $170,000, at least.  What an affordable home, and so nice too!

Posted by Wanda Thomas, Billings Montana Real Estate (Montana Homestead Brokers, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, RN) over 6 years ago

Hello Karen Anne -- it's always interesting to me to see values across the country -- $125,000 goes a long way in Fort Worth.  Congrats on the sale and best wishes to the purchasing family.   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 6 years ago

Would the builder paint a Dallas Cowboy's helmet in the master bedroom? Nice place!

Posted by Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent (Bayou Properties) over 6 years ago

With that example Karen Anne it sure does show how far money will take a buyer in Ft. Worth. Great deals to be had with folks searching with you...

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 6 years ago

Karen Anne - that's one great home and the payment is less than renting!!! 

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) over 6 years ago

What a great deal Karen! Couldn't touch anything around here for that price - well, maybe in Richmond, and parts of Oakland.

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) over 6 years ago

Karen, your blog is making me think that maybe, possibly we should take orders to TX! Wow, the price is mind-blowing to me, not much you can get in Central MD for that amount, let alone a new construction. Very nice and I'm sure your buyers will enjoy it for many years to come!

Posted by Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond (Thompson Company, REALTORS®) over 6 years ago

Hi Karen, very nice blog.  It lets people see how afforadable homes are!  I love Texas!

Posted by Cathy Criado, Making Real Estate Profitable (Criado Realty ) over 6 years ago

$125,000 sure does buy a lot in Ft. Worth. Unfortunately, it doesn't buy anything one can live in in New York.

Posted by Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate (Broker Associate, Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!") over 6 years ago

That is one very nice home and one that many can afford. We have a builder here building in the same price line. I think that slowly they are getting the picture.

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) over 6 years ago

Karen Anne - sounds like a steal to us in NY who pay over $3000 for a rental... LOL G

Posted by Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets! (Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty) over 6 years ago

Teral, this really IS a very nice homes... and it has some decent bells and whistles... and some very impressive "green" features as far as insulation is concerned.

Debbie, Yes... excellent pricing.  And one of the reasons that I featured this... is that it was built specifically for this buyer... and not a spec that had been sitting waiting for an offer.  Lots of land to build on here in Fort Worth.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 6 years ago

Hannah, it actually IS a fabulous buy... but it is NOT out of the ordinary.  There are more where this came from.  This is typical pricing for this builder.

Wanda, yes... lots of nice features.  And... the building lot is decent size as well.  Front sod, a sprinkler system, rear yard is fenced... (they all are fenced here in DFW), A/C of course... with a SEER of I believe 14.

But... as far as the Holy Cows are concerned... sorry.  The yard is not big enough for livestock.  You have to go further west or north for that... LOL.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 6 years ago

Michael, the buyers are just thrilled.  And... if it weren't for pricing like this... these folks, and buyers in this range... would probably be renting for years and years.

Doug, sure... Dallas Cowboy's helmet in the Master... but would you like it on the wall, or on the ceiling ?  And, of course, only after closing.  And yes... it IS a nice place.  And again... this is typical pricing here in the West Fort Worth area.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 6 years ago

Gary, I am sure you cannot touch a home for this price up in your neck of the woods in Flower Mound.  There is just so much open and available land for building to the west and northwest of Fort Worth.  Great values... and all these buyers have to do... is call ME !  LOL.

Juli, this home in Scottsdale... I am sure you couldn't even get close.  It sure is nice building equity... with the GRADUAL growth that values have had in the Fort Worth area.  No real estate bubble here... so no bubble to burst.

And yes... this buyer was renting for about the same monthly amount.  Oh... I forgot.  I was able to get the builder to pay almost all of the buyer's closing costs.  Yum !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 6 years ago

John, the San Francisco Bay area is so lovely... but the pricing there is also... ummm... errr... "lovely."  <impish grin>  And... there actually ARE trolly cars in downtown Fort Worth.  No Rice-a-roni, though.  And the police here wear shorts, and ride those nubby-tired mountain trail bikes.

Andrea, as you know, I am fairly familiar with the Central Maryland market... and you probably cannot get anything like this for triple the price.  My buyers are thilled.  Now... if I could only pick this home up... and move it up to the Eastern Shore... LOL.

Yeah... get them orders going.  Fort Worth has the Joint Reserve Base Naval Air Station.  Lots of Military folks here.  And whenever I see them... I go over to them, and thank them for their service to our country.  You should see the smiles on their faces.  So fun !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 6 years ago

Cathy, I love Texas as well.  Or, as I call it... The People's Republic of Texas.  I am sure you have values just like this in San Antonio.  By the way... I actually lived in Cibolo for a short while while I was with a new home builder in San Antonio.

Jill, ok... woman... just how much would something like this home sell for if it were on Long Island's South Shore.  It might be too small for them to allow it to be built there.  I've been to Manhattan... just once... but never to your neck of the woods.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 6 years ago

Sussie, there really needs to be homes like this built down in your area.  Who needs those huge homes ?  Not any of the first-time buyers that I know... or work with.  There is just something magical that happens when I show a buyer that homes like this... at this price... actually exist.

Gay, the monthly payment for a home like this would probably be a tad less than renting it.  And with these rates so incredibly low... once these buyers find out about it... it IS hard to resist.  Off the fence they go.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 6 years ago

thats good information to share with buyers so they know exactly what $125,000 will buy in Ft Worth!  I think I am going to do something similar in a future post!

Posted by Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor (Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s) over 6 years ago

Amazing that you can get such a nice home for a reasonable price.  Best wishes to your buyers.

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 6 years ago

What a wonderful opportunity for young homebuyers in the Ft. Worth area!  If this home is any indication of the quality and choice of homes ... they are lucky on that count too.  Hope that many "dip their toe" in the upcoming months ...

Gene

Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 6 years ago

Marilyn, I have been saying this for four years, now, and it still surprises a lot of people.  You really can get a lot of home in Fort Worth.  And it's not a townhouse, either.  No "attached housing."  And all the homes have two-car garages... which gets so many of those cars off the street.

Stacey-Ann, yes... reasonable is the key word here.  My buyers are thrilled.  Lots of great features... and a rear and side yard they can actually DO something with.  Such a great alternative to living in an apartment.

Gene, lots of opportunity, here.  This is typical of the new homes in the Greater Fort Worth area.  Again... there is just so much open land to be built on... and it is not all squished together like one might think.  Hopefully as more of those fence-sitters see the brave ones "dipping their toes" in the water... they will jump into the pool as well.  <ps... love the picture.  also love the one with you holding your child close>

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 6 years ago

That's an amazing price Karen Anne.   That would buy you a studio around here - and not even a condo - a cooperative will go for about $90k - maybe $550 sf.

Posted by Ruthmarie Hicks (Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605) over 6 years ago

Karen Anne, I have that silly diet pop commercial stuck in my head now. The one with the Punxsutawney Phil, the misfits and Santa.

'They really DO exist!'

This looks like a lovely home for the price.

Jacque & Larry

Posted by Larry & Jacque Ficek, Realtors - Wasilla Alaska (Alaska Dream Makers) over 6 years ago

Karen:  You made my day!  That little cutie is not my child, but my GRANDchild.  LIke I said, you made one GRANDpa very very happy ...   lol

Gene

 

Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 6 years ago

Wow, I have not seen "row" houses for a long time. So cute, I am sure, in a few month landscaping will be done, that young family will enjoy living there. Thank you, Karen, great post! Always enjoy reading your blog.

Posted by Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.com 305-931-6931 (SIB Realty) over 6 years ago

Participate