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$700,000-­�  $799,999  

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$600,000-­�    $699,999   $400,000-­�   $499,999   $500,000-­�     $599,999  

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          N/A                  8.5            10.66              10.0  

            70   123  

$200,000-­�    $249,999   $250,000-­�   $299,999  

81  116  

$100,000-­�  $149,999   $150,000-­�   $199,999  

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            5.34                6.23   6.44                6.48   5.78   6.44   3.03  

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Months  Supply  of   Inventory    

Number  of   Active   Listings  

N/A  N/A   N/A   N/A   1   1   N/A   2   5   4   12   20   98   47  

2    Bedrooms   or  Less  

N/A  1                N/A   1   5   2   15   43   37   57   152   370   339                38  

3  Bedroom  

12  2   3   17   11   29   55   78   39   55   102   50   46   3  

            N/A   N/A   N/A   1              N/A   3   8   14   20   19                    55   91   95   35  

N/A  N/A   1   1   N/A   N/A   1   8   2   3   16   17   29   7  

4  Bedroom   Number  of   Monthly   Or  More   Pending   Expireds   Contracts  

              2   4   3   4                4   7   24   53   31   35   94   180   193   60  

Number  of   Expired   YTD  

1         N/A            N/A   N/A   2   3   7   23   13   18   41   76   75   29  

Monthly  Solds  

2  N/A   1   2   5   9   13   50   45   63   148   296   252   74  

Number  of  Solds   Three   Months  

              2  

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N/A  2   5   6   20   28   87   92   134   305   630   576   166  

Number  of  Solds     YTD  

N/A  $796,250   $745,000   $634,943   $513,424        $433,104   $337,105   $269,128   $218,121   $167,530   $119,293   $76,497  

95.45%    N/A        95.58%        96.59%   95.20%          91.72%   95.72%        95.99%   96.37%   96.74%          96.82%          96.82%   95.81%   91.78%  

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List  to   Sales   Price   Ratio    

Average  Sold   Price  Last   YTD    

76  N/A   79   129   159   169   137   135   134   104   107   104   107   105  

Average  Days  on   Market    

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Total  Market  Overview   Residential  and  Single  Family  with  Acreage   Year  to  Date  as  of  August  31,  2011   Numbers  pulled  from  Navica  9/7/2011   Lubbock  Association  of  REALTORS  

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Low-Cost Kitchen Storage: Cheap Stress Reduction

The Diamond Group Current Listings Listen to recorded property information by calling 1.888.295.9686 & enter property code #

4720 22nd Street /XEERFN7H[DV 4/4.4/3 Approx. 4334 Sq. Ft.

$599,000 2503 43rd Street

Property Code # 6308

Property Code # 687

5422 32nd Street /XEERFN7H[DV 3/2/2 Approx. 1603 Sq. Ft.

2515- 110th Street /XEERFN7H[DV 3/2/2 Approx. 1077 Sq. Ft.

$79,500 Property Code # 6140

3404 Justice Ave /XEERFN7H[DV Under Contract in 1 DAY!!

4014 38th Street

$69,000

4806 17th Street /XEERFN7H[DV 3/2/2 Approx. 2400 Sq. Ft.

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$185,000 Property Code # 6327

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$60,000 Property Code # 6187

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$95,000 Property Code # 6100

Good news for budget-minded cleaning compulsive: Getting organized in the kitchen wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drain your piggy bank. Stash more cash and control the chaos with these low-cost kitchen storage solutions, all readily available at home centers, discount stores, and online. Rack attack: Store pots, everyday dishes, spices, and wine on racks that are freestanding, wall-hung, and ceiling-hungâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and voila! Everything is in its own location, visible, and easily accessible!

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Elevated thinking: Wire stacking shelves have legs to elevate the storage surface. Set a stacking shelf on a countertop, existing shelf, or inside a cabinet to increase kitchen storage space. Use a stacking shelf for canned goods, dishware, spices, and more. Hang ups: Install pegs or hooks along a backsplash, inside cabinets, or anywhere on a kitchen wall to create a place for cups, hot pads, cooking utensils, keys, and recipe FOLSV+RRNVDUHDYDLODEOHWKDWĂ&#x20AC;WRYHUGRRUVRUFRPHHTXLSSHGZLWKPDJQHWVWKDW adhere to any metal surface. Basket case: Baskets come in a variety of materials to complement your dĂŠcor, from natural woven grasses to canvas to colorful plastic bins. Set baskets on open shelves, inside cupboards, and on the kitchen counter to round up small items, such as napkin rings and bamboo skewers. With four home renovations to her credit, Jan Soults Walker is a devotee of improvePHQWVSURGXFWVDQGWUHQGVIRUWKHKRPHDQGJDUGHQ)RU\HDUVVKH¡VZULWWHQIRU a number of national home shelter publications, and has authored 18 books on home improvement and decorating. (for more on this article and others like it visit houselogic.com)


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Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Moving Service Company We make moves for you! 806.543.9986 Andy Torres

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Dear friends, Many homeowners are slaves to their landscaping, spending much of their free time mowing, trimming, watering and otherwise maintaining their lawns. This is time that could be spent with family, friends or a hobby. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to reclaim your weekend! Look to the article in this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newsletter below on How to Create a Sustainable landscape. These low-maintenance landscapes incorporate native plants and innovative irrigation technologies that can save homeowners time DQGPRQH\DVZHOODVFRQVHUYHZDWHU3DJHWZRGHOYHVLQWRWKHEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WVRI growing your own vegetable garden, integrating the principles of companion planting to reduce the need for fertilizer and pesticides. Feel free to share this information with your family and friend! Sincerely, Sandra Scott Hometrust Mortgage

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Meet The Diamond Group Elizabeth loves her career! She has consistently been a multi- million dollar producer and looks forward to working with you whether you have a small or unlimited budget. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your hard earned money, and we need to spend it well. She is an active member of the National Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, and Lubbock Association of Realtors. She has sat on many committees and especially enjoys teaching and learning about new and innovative methods to be a better businesswoman. She is committed to keeping herself fully educated on top of the line technology for her profession. Her designations place her within a small percentage of REALTORSÂŽ nationwide. Elizabeth is married to Roger and has a wonderful son, Alain. Alain is an engineering student at Texas Tech University and is a proud Red Raider. In her spare time, Elizabeth likes to read and study Genealogy. You FDQĂ&#x20AC;QGKHUZRUNLQJRQSLFWXUHVDQGIDPLO\KLVWRU\LQKHUVSDUHWLPH  (OL]DEHWKLVYHU\DFWLYHLQRXUFRPPXQLW\DQGĂ&#x20AC;UPO\EHOLHYHVVKH owes her community a payback for allowing her to be a successful businesswoman. She is a member of The West Texas Museum Association and enjoys helping children achieve through the arts and sciences. Elizabeth is a self-starter, trustworthy, results-oriented, optimistic, competitive and innovative. She is a negotiator, problem solver, dedicated, sociable respected and says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to be YOUR REALTORÂŽ â&#x20AC;&#x153;.

If you know of someone who would appreciate my services, please call me with their name and number and I will be happy to help them! Meet Amy! Amy has worked as The Diamond Groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s committed Marketing & Administrative Assistant for almost 2 years. Amy enjoys gaining experience and working for the best in the Real Estate Industry! Amyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enthusiasm and energy in life carry over into the workplace. Amy loves people and is eager to serve the needs of potential clients. She knows the value of teamwork and shared ideas. Amy is hard-working and passionate about her work and her relationships with people. Spending time with her family and friends and learning new things are what she likes to do in her spare time. In addition to being active in her church, Amy is pursuing a degree in Design Communications with an Art Specialization at South Plains College. 

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September 2011 Lubbock Connection  

The Diamond Group @ Keller Williams Realty presents Lubbock Connection- September 2011

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