Land for Sale In Kerens Texas

Beautiful land for sale near Lake Richland Chambers.

Four tracts each approximately 18-21 acres availale.
Prices start at $70,000

Pasture Land Located In The Country with AG Exemption And No City Taxes. Homes And Barns Are Welcome. Multiple Water Meters And Electricity Are Immediately Available. Horses, Cows, And Goats Are Welcome. Kerens ISD. Property Has Over 500 Feet Of Road Frontage. More Acreage Is Available If Needed. For More Information Contact Beth Terminella at 214-801-9801 or Beth Terminella 214-801-9801

Coming Soon to the Waxahachie Housing Market

COMING SOON – 302 Richmond Waxahachie!… – Leslie J Armstrong

302 Richmond Waxahachie Texas

This delightful home with lots of windows will be on the market in a couple of days. We wanted to give you just a sneak peak of what it has to offer.

Updated throughout but still has a lot of original charm!

Three bedrooms and three full bathrooms gives this 1950s ranch a place for everyone! Original hardwoods, floor to ceiling windows and open kitchen are just some of the things you will love about this home.

The home is located about a mile from downtown Waxahachie, walking distance to local elementary and secondary schools.

Large lot with trees, storage building and two car garage.

For more information about this home please contact Leslie Armstrong at 817-980-4760 or Beth Terminella 214-801-9801. Visit our website at!

Buying a home in this market, Timing is everything

Buying a home isn’t a process to be rushed.

Yet with all the variables that go into purchasing property—your existing finances, mortgage rates, competition from other buyers, assistance programs, and government policies—the smart buyers are the ones who are ready to jump at the right deal. Buyers will learn that buying a home in this market, Timing means everything.

Set yourself up for success!
Have all aspects of the buying process you can control squared away as far advance as possible. That might mean working on your own finances, current housing situation, or applying for assistance programs as early as possible. This could mean months ahead of when you start house shopping in earnest.

Ask a professional
Make sure you’re going into the buying process with a team of professionals to help, as well. That may include knowing a good real estate attorney, researching reputable home inspectors, establishing a relationship with a mortgage broker, and of course, finding a REALTOR® you feel comfortable with. Of first-time homebuyers in Texas, 71% said their real estate agent helped them understand the process of buying home and 51% of all buyers said they received better contract terms because of their agent, according to the 2016 Profile of Texas Homebuyers and Sellers. Start the search now for a Texas REALTOR® who fits your needs at

Contact us!
Beth Terminella and Leslie Armstrong have been working with buyers in Ellis County for over 20 years. Give us a call 972-827-1129 or visit our website at

Doing the Home Repairs in Real Estate before on the market day

Home repairs done before going on the market could add dollars to your bottom line. We have all said “I will get to that this weekend”, or “It is not that bad, no one will notice”. Guess what.. They will notice and it could cost the seller in the end. Do those minor and major Home Repairs in Real Estate before market day.

To Do and What not to Do?
Repairs left undone will cost you more money than the repair itself. Repairs that you’ve been meaning to do will be a lot less expensive to complete if you do them BEFORE you sell your home.

Money spent today could mean more money in your pocket later!
It is true, once the needed repair is evident to a Buyer, the buyer will pad the actual cost of the repair with the stress of getting it done.

Buyers want to buy a home that is ready to go, and not worrying about what else needs to be done.
Don’t let the buyer pad the actual repair with that emotional baggage.

Ask a professional
If you are considering putting your house on the market let a professional help.

Acker Home Team local Experts
Contact the Acker Home Team located in Waxahachie specializing in Ellis County.

Leslie Armstrong and Beth Terminella are available to help with walking through your home and reviewing items that a buyer might find a concern.


You can reach Leslie Armstrong at 817-980-4760 or Beth Terminella at 214-801-9801

Visit Leslie and Beth on their website at

What is Selling Ellis County? Pricing Matters

Home Priced Right

Homes priced right to sell

Price your home to sell. From the very first day that you list your home for sale, you will attract the most qualified and most interested Buyers. The first few weeks of a new home listing shines brightest. A fresh new listing draws the attention of Buyers waiting for a new home to hit the market and those Buyers who just started looking will see your home priced right, and will break down your front door to take a closer look.

On the other hand, a listing that stagnates on the market for weeks and months on end becomes stale. Buyers begin to wander “What is wrong with the home?”. If Buyers think that something is wrong, they’ll want a discount. Buyers will think you’re beginning to get desperate because your home hasn’t sold and that you’d likely start to consider taking a discount.

Avoid the discounts, price it right, and increase your chances of having multiple interested Buyers.

Call a Professional for Advice
Many realtors can take a look at your home and give you advice. A local Realtor with knowledge of the market can Sale your home for you.

Call the Home Team anytime
Beth Terminella 214-801-9801 or Leslie Armstrong 817-980-4760

What is Selling Ellis County? De-cluttering your home

Cluttered Home

Is it better for the home to be vacant or lived in? The happy medium lies somewhere between.

A clean, uncluttered home sells – A dirty home knocks thousands of dollars off of your profit. It’s true, a big chunk of money can be lost for not putting in a little elbow grease. Perhaps one of the greatest payoffs to home selling will be the time you spend cleaning and decluttering your home.

For more information on tips to sell your home give us a call 214-801-9801 we have a staging department that can change your home from on the market to SOLD!

Waxahachie’s 6th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

It is the 6th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance hosted by the Waxahachie Civic Center. “Be Our Guest” as princesses from all over Waxahachie join their Daddy’s to dance.
“Be Our Guest”
Waxahachie Civic Center
Tickets $15 per person
Tickets can be purchased at the Civic Center during business hours and will go on sale January 3rd. Tickets will NOT be available the night of the dance.

Remodeling Projects That Will Boost Your Home’s Value

There are two ways to think about remodeling projects that will boost your home’s value; you can get one or two major remodels done or opt for a bunch of small fixes. Depending on your budget and your timetable, one approach may be better for you than the other.

For instance, if you have an unfinished basement, maybe your dream when you first moved into your home was to refinish it. It never happened. But now that you are thinking about selling your home, you feel that a prospective buyer would really appreciate a full finished basement. Is that the remodeling project that you should do before selling?

On the other hand, you want to spend as little as possible to squeeze as much value out of your home. Maybe you would prefer to just spruce up the kitchen cabinets or repaint the house. Whichever camp you fall into here are some remodeling project ideas that usually add at least a few thousand dollars to the value of your home.

Interior Improvements

Depending on where you live, some remodeling projects bring in more dollars on resale than others. Here are some of the interior remodeling projects that can help boost your home’s value:

Kitchen Upgrades: Potential buyers these days want spacious, modern kitchens. Simple upgrades like adding new appliances, granite countertops, or new cabinets can pull in the big bucks. Some big-ticket improvements that usually add value include:

  • Adding an island
  • Adding a breakfast nook
  • Adding new ceramic flooring
  • Adding accent lighting

Removing Walls: The style right now is open concept kitchens and living rooms. If you have an older home, you could knock down a wall or two to really open up more interior space. If they’re load-bearing walls, removing them will usually push the price tag up. But non-load-bearing walls are easy to take out to add a pass-through window or a bigger entryway. Use a professional contractor to make sure the job is done right.

Room Additions: Believe it or not, adding a new room to your home is not as expensive as you might think and can greatly increase your home’s value. Think about converting your attic into a spare room or building a new room addition onto your house. The added space increases the overall square footage of your property and will push your asking price up.

Exterior Improvements

They are often overlooked when making improvements to your home, but there are a number of exterior projects that can boost your home’s value. Here are just a few ideas for exterior improvements:

Outdoor Living Space: Especially in warm weather climates, buyers want a home with comfortable outdoor living spaces. That could mean adding in a slate patio or a wooden deck. Make your outdoor living space an oasis by adding in path lights, pathways, plants, shrubs, and trees.

Siding Upgrades: If you are making simple upgrades on the cheap just to spiff up your home exterior, a good paint job will do. To really boost your home’s value try adding new siding. If you replace portions of your siding with stone veneers, it will greatly improve curb appeal and your home’s value.

Driveways/Garages: If you haven’t paved your driveway in a while, new paving is an excellent exterior improvement that makes a good impression as soon as buyers pull up to your home. Your garage doors and exterior also make a good or bad impression. Even if you do not make any changes to your garage, you should clean it out and organize its contents for resale. Replace broken windows and locks and give it a good paint job.

A qualified agent with years of experience in the real estate market can help you determine the best improvements to make based on your particular market. When you’re ready to learn more, connect with me today. I’m happy to help!

Signs that Now is the Time to Sell Your Home

There are many reasons why it may be time to sell your home. You may need more space to make room for a growing family or you need to downsize after your kids leave the nest. Whatever your motivations, you want to make sure that you’re timing it right.

If you sell when home prices are plummeting, you may end up losing on the deal. If you sell when home prices are highest, there may not be a lot of buyers looking to move. So how do you know when it’s a good time to sell?

A qualified agent can help you determine if the market puts you in a good place or not. But for your own personal situation, here are the signs telling you that now is the time to sell your home.

You’ve Outgrown Your Home

Whether you are expecting another child, caring for an aging parent, or have taken in your adult children, when you’ve outgrown your home, it may be time to sell your home. Consider the permanency of the change. Will the kids be there for a long time? How long will you be able to care for your aging parent? Buying a bigger home is one of the main reasons why homeowners choose to sell.

You Need to Make a Change

Change is inevitable. Maybe you’re tired of shoveling snow and you want to live in a warmer climate. Maybe you have to move so you can go after your dream job or you want to be closer to family. When change entails moving, then a home sale becomes necessary.

Home Prices are on the Rise

This is one of the riskiest reasons to sell your home. Sure you may get more than you ever dreamed for your home when prices are on the rise, but that also means that you will pay more for another home. Perhaps your agent can help you find a steal in a new location where prices are more level. Then you will have made a huge profit and a smart move.

You Need to Downsize

Many homeowners are selling in order to downsize. The baby boomer generation is moving into their golden years. The kids are all out of the house and you just don’t need all that space anymore. Selling now could add a nice healthy sum to your nest egg as well. As long as you are smart about how much of that profit to spend on a new place, downsizing could be just the right move for you financially.

You Can No Longer Afford Your Home

Sadly, there are homeowners who just can no longer afford their home. Whether it is due to divorce, illness, a death, a skyrocketing mortgage payment, or the loss of a job, change in your financial circumstances is a big red flashing sign that now is the time to sell your home. Waiting any longer could have catastrophic financial consequences.

In any situation you find yourself in, an experienced agent is the key to helping you achieve your goals. Learn more about how to determine if now is the time to sell your home by speaking with agent now.

Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Most homebuyers start the process anxious, excited, nervous, and some are downright terrified. It’s natural. A home is the largest and most expensive purchase that most people will make in a lifetime. It can either turn out to be a complete financial disaster or a smart long-term investment.

The person standing between it being a huge financial mistake or a valuable asset is you, the agent. Still, the agent can only help as much as the buyer allows. As vital as having an experienced agent by their side is, there are things that first-time homebuyers have to do.

Here is a list of tips to help first-time homebuyers help you the agent do the best job that you can do. When you are approached by a first-time homebuyer, share this list with them to help them get off on the right foot.

  • Make Lists: Write out a list of the things that you want and a list of the things that you need in a new home. Share this list with your agent so that they can better help find what you are looking for. Update or add to your list as you think of things and share those changes with your agent.
  • Keep Notes: Your agent is going to keep solid records of the homes that you see. However you should also keep your own notes as you go to open houses. After each home, share what you liked and what you didn’t like with your agent. That will help him or her narrow the search down for you.
  • Organize Your Documents: Keep your documents organized and all in one place. If you have a pre-approval letter, keep that with you on house hunts in case you decide to make an offer. Any documents that you will need like inspection reports or appraisals should be readily available as you search for homes.
  • Stay Positive: Maybe the most important tip for first-time homebuyers is to stay positive. Even after you have found the home that you want, made an offer, and had it accepted, the process of closing the deal can sometimes take longer than you’d like. Stay positive. If you’ve looked at several houses and still haven’t found what you want, stay calm. Trust your agent to get it right for you.

Speaking with an Agent

An agent for first-time homebuyers is an invaluable asset. They can help you navigate the process  when you are unsure of what to do next. You could call and speak with an agent if you have  general questions. However, if you are ready to seriously start shopping for a home, you need an  agent now. Feel free to contact agent with your specific questions.