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Trish Ricklefsen

Houston Metro Properties

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Ask me any question and I'll try to answer it for you. Go for it!. I've been in Houston since 1977, lived, worked and played in many of the areas in town. I've worked in a variety of areas in real estate and have a wide knowledge base of information.

Proposition 6 - Nov 2013 Ballot


October 17th, 2013

 I DO have an opinion on this and agree that the State of Texas & landowners needs water. This will be shown as Proposition 6 on the Nov 5, 2013 ballot. Please vote 'For' Proposition 6....
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Proposition 5 - Nov 2013 Ballot


October 17th, 2013

 This is for educational purposes only to inform you about Proposition 5 coming up on the Nov ballot in Texas. I do not have an opini...
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Houston Real Estate Market Changes


December 9th, 2011

Industry professionals predict another wave of distressed properties hitting the market soon (REO, BPO, Short Sales, Foreclosures)....
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A Victory for Loan Limits


November 23rd, 2011

Last week Congress voted to restore loan limits and the maximum cap for Federal Hous...
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Investment Property - Leasing in Houston is BRISK!


November 19th, 2011

If you are wondering, the rental market in Houston is brisk! Relative to the national market, our job market is healthy. As a result, people are moving to Houston like they did in the 80's. I don't think the statistics accurate...
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Recording Transactions in the County Grantor/Grantee Real Property Records


October 24th, 2011

This is one of many reasons why buying title insurance is a good idea!http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Harris-County-to-sue-over-mortgage-reveues-2232727.php...
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Tightening Limits on Jumbo Loans


July 15th, 2011

According to The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM) "on October 1st Fannie, Freddie, and the Feds will be lowering the maximum amount the government will guarantee on Jumbo loans. The new limits will vary by region. Under...
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Spring Branch + Spring Valley - Houston, TX


June 24th, 2011

 Market activity in Spring Branch (including Spring Valley) is brisk. Search zip code 77055 to see recent activity. Email me for recent comparable information....
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Mortgage Underwriting Changes - A Letter From Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison


June 20th, 2011

**A Letter From Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison**Dear Friend:...
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Activity - Spring Branch - Houston, Texas


June 20th, 2011

June 20, 2011: Since 6/1/2011 single-family home sales in Spring Branch (zip 77055) have been steady. With an inventory of 236 homes, 6% sold/closed, 4% went into 'pending' status, 7% of homes continued in 'pending sale' stat...
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