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Sharon Gunter: Can you tell us the value a home builder gets when building a home?

– [Freeman] Welcome to Texas Top Homes where home buying, selling andfinancing are all simplified.

I'm your host Freeman Sawyer.

With me is my co-host Tracy Wesman.

Today we're chatting withone of Texas top builders Sharon Gunter with First Texas Homes.

– Sharon can you share with us some of the value you get when youbuild with First Texas out there in the preserve,mainly some of the things that are included with your home that maybe aren't includedwith the other builders or even in other First Texas communities.

– Sure.

Some of the things that are included that I think are reallyexceptional, first of all, are our cabinets throughout the home.

They truly are custom cabinets.

They're not box cabinets, every single cabinet in the home is custom built.

So I always tell peopleopen up the drawers, look at it, see how it's built and compare that.

There's not a bunch of little nails and that sort of thing.

– [Freeman] Alright soyou've got beautiful bathrooms and beautiful kitchens.

– [Sharon] Exactly.

Yes, they're very, they'rejust really above most builders.

Also we are an energy star builder.

A lot of builders are energy star but one of the things we also add are the tank-less water heaters.

To me, that is one of thebest things in the world.

I actually had them comeout and put one in my house and I can take a showerall day long (laughs) and not run out of hot water.

– [Tracy] I need one of those.

– I absolutely love that,that is one thing that most builders are going to charge you for.

– [Freeman] For a tank-less water heater? – Exactly.

Then we have the great wholehome automation system, the Savant System.

That is really cool, I can even program it which is, that's saying something.

So that you now havecontrol with your phone or whatever for music, cameras, the heating and air conditioning, the garage door opener, thelights, everything in your home.

That comes standard withour First Texas homes and there isn't anotherbuilder that I know of in the Dallas Fort Wortharea that has that.

That's really important, itcomes with some extra things like the surround sound pre wire, pre wire for cameras, pre wire for speakers.

You can even set upscenes so like at my model I have a scene that turnson the lights 15 minutes before I get there towork, turns them off.

Turns off the music, turns down the heater and the air conditioning.

If you're interesting in that, – [Freeman] I think that's awhole new wave that's coming to the home world is home automation.

It sounds like you guyshave easy home automation and what we've actuallymet the guys from Home Pro and they do a great job for you guys.

They're a lot of fun, but the Savant Systemsounds just wonderful.

– [Sharon] It is, andit used to be, years ago only really high end homes, I mean multi million dollarhomes had this sort of available.

Today First Texas hasthat in all their homes.

– [Freeman] And I'm thinking by the way you made that commentthat even you could do it, it does not require teenage tech support? – Oh no, no, no, no.

No I can do it.

I actually understood it when he was showing me how to do it.

Now that's something.

– That's great, that's great.

Sharon if folks wanna come out to Rockwell and pay you a visit andpick out a home site, what's your website and phone number.

– [Sharon] Our website is FirstTexasHomes.

Com and our phone number at the preserve is 972 722 1719.

Source: Youtube

How Much Can I Rent My House For?

Alright guys, I'm going to uh shoot a quicktutorial on, how to determine rents.

The other day somebody asked me, well how much can Irent my house for, if I buy this property over here.

This is what we use when we arenot too familiar with uh an area, it's rentometer dot com.

Uh, its easy to use and its Freeto use, okay just plug in your address right here, the address of the subject propertythat you are going to, you are thinking about buying or fixing it up to rent it out.

Uh,the rent and the bedrooms.

Let me just grab an address off of zillow dot com.

I am goingthere because they got addresses that are public.

I am not trying to pick on anybody'sparticular house.

Uh, lets go to uh lets go to Houston.

[pause] Alright, and we are goingto try and get a three bedroom, two bath, uh no apartments so lets filter this out here.

Home type, we just want a house.

By the way guys, if you are on our website, uh at weteach houses dot com, there's a, there's a module called Rental Properties, that willhelp you maximize uh your cash flow and how to get the most out of your rental properties.

It will help you out a lot,when you get a chance, look at it, review it.

I will leavea link to it on this post, Uh, apply here.

Alright guys, what we got here is three bedrooms,houses only, 2 or more bathrooms, so lets just filter or sort them through price here.

And I'm just looking for around fifteen hundred square feet, three bedrooms, two baths, that'sa little low.

Uh, seventeen hundred twelve thirty five.

I don't know that may be uh,lets go right here, Looks good [noise] Again we are just grabbing this, this address sowe can plug it in that rentometer.

oh, come on guys.

Zillow says its eleven twenty [pause]for that property, It should rent for and they're asking a thousand.

Lets go look atthis.

Okay, plug in your address, thousand dollars in rent, three bedroom, analyze mydeal.

Pull up some information here and you should have a map.

There's the subject propertyright in the dead center, the star in the in the box.

All of these little dots aroundhere are rental properties and they show you how much they rent for.

This one here, twentytwo hundred, wow that's pretty good.

Ten fifty and that's pretty close.

Eight hundred, nineseventy five, nine fifty, twelve hundred [pause] That's eleven hundred, and seventeen hundred.

Alright guys, this is based on forty six rental units.

They are all 3 bedrooms, these areall three bedrooms.

Alright, you want to stay as close as you can to the property.

Uh, youwant to compare apples to apples, so these guys are asking a thousand, they should beable to get it fairly easy, uh depending on what they got to do to improve the propertyor get it rent ready.

Uh, personally we would probably get eleven, eleven fifty and we wouldget that very easily.

Again, you can get all that information on the module we over hereon our website, uh rental properties.

So its in video format, its got a presentation inuh power point.

Uh, its got a lot of good information, so use it to help you out, ifyou need it and I hope this little tutorial helped you out on the rents, alright, y'allhave a good day.

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Source: Youtube