Budgeting For Your House Payment, Down Payment and Beyond

February 15, 2018 Posted by: Travis Franklin

BUDGETING FOR YOUR PAYMENT, DOWN PAYMENT AND BEYOND! How much money do I need in the bank to buy a house? What payment fits my budget? What is the truth about what I should spend for a mortgage, regardless of what my lender tells me that I qualify for? Let’s start with understanding down payment and closing costs. They are not the same thing. Your down-payment is an amount the lender requires you to pay up front, based on the type of loan program you are using. For example, FHA […]

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Press Release 10/10/2017

October 10, 2017 Posted by: Travis Franklin

Well, we’ve gotten our first press release! Here it is in it’s entirety! Contact Travis Franklin Broker/Owner, Franklin Real Estate Brokerage 817-891-1783 travis@franklinbrokerage.com www.franklinbrokerage.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2017 Travis Franklin Opens Franklin Real Estate Brokerage in North Texas Southlake, TX –Travis Franklin, Fort Worth native, entrepreneur, author, coach and real estate broker, opened the doors to the Franklin Real Estate Brokerage; with a mission to groom high-quality agents to better serve the specific and growing needs of the over 55 community in Texas. A University of Texas at […]

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Over 55 and own a home? This is a MUST READ!

August 30, 2017 Posted by: Travis Franklin

Once we reach our 50’s our perspective begins to change, as do the things that are important to us. We have more knowledge, more perspective and more wisdom. Retirement is frequently at the front of our minds. What does retirement look like to you? What do you stay awake nights worrying about? In a perfect scenario, what do you want to do? Do you want to travel? Maybe open that boutique or small business you’ve always dreamed of? Seniors make great Realtors by the way! (we’re hiring!) If you haven’t […]

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Buyer Beware – The Flipped House

July 26, 2017 Posted by: Travis Franklin

BEWARE THE FLIPPED HOUSE… With the number of investors in our market, both savvy professionals and DIY lovers of reality TV, we are uncovering a new set of problems for buyers. Several stories I’ve heard recently are quite disconcerting. Some of these issues could have been avoided with seasoned, professional representation and some maybe not. One buyer bought a house where an investor had come in and replaced everything, flooring, paint, counter tops, bathroom, all the way. Some investors are thorough, some are doing it as cheaply as they can. […]

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Truth Part 2 How to Succeed in any Market

June 29, 2017 Posted by: Travis Franklin

Thanks to a part time job and my parents’ generosity, I was able to double major in Finance and Real Estate at The University of Texas in Austin. I was excited to attend my first real estate investments class, and the very first thing my teacher asks the class is “How do you make money in real estate”? Answers, strategies, stories, everything you can imagine were offered. I just watched. The professor shook his head, turned his back on the class and wrote “BUY LOW, SELL HIGH” on the board. […]

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Truth – Part 1  The market is not awesome.

June 25, 2017 Posted by: Travis Franklin

The market in DFW has never been better, right? Well… Maybe not and here’s why. Our market is out of balance. There are more buyers than sellers. Economics 101, supply and demand. People from other parts of the country continue moving here in droves due to plentiful jobs, temperate climate and the many entertainment options. Additionally, people who already live here aren’t leaving. In a good market, everyone who wanted to move could easily do so in 45-60 days. As it is, if you’re buying a starter home, which is […]

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