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City of Wichita Falls to Auction Home and 18.5 Acres

by Ashton Gustafson

Contact Barry Levy
City of Wichita Falls Public Information Officer
(940) 761-7401

 The City of Wichita Falls will be selling, at auction, a home and 18.5 acres of land, appraised at $111,195.00, on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 10:am at 4927 West Highway 258 (the location of the home and property). The minimum bid for the home and land is $70,000.00. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids. The successful bidder must tender a cashier's check for 10% of the bid by 1:pm Friday, November 4th and tender payment in full by cash, cashier's check or certified funds no later than 1:pm, Monday, November 14th, 2011, pending City Council approval.

  The home and property will be open for inspection, Friday, October 21st from 1:pm to 6:pm. For complete details including the property description and photographs go to and click on the article on the homepage under News and Announcements.

  For more information please contact the City of Wichita Falls Property Management Division at 940-761-8816. Use this URL address for a map of the location

New site for HUD Home purchases.

by Ashton Gustafson

Good morning.

I wanted to make you aware of some changes that have recently happened.

In the last few days, HUD has transferred its online marketplace for its repossessed homes from to

Simply go to the site, and search in Wichita Falls, TX.

We are licensed and capable to serve you in the purchasing of any of these homes. They all have bid deadlines, and there has been some difficulty with the site since its inception.

Nevertheless, we are here to serve if you have any questions.

Ashton Gustafson, e-Pro, CDPE

Owner - Bishop Realtor Group

Realtor Magazine Selected- 30 under 30

Wichita County Tax Sales

by Ashton Gustafson

From the Wichita County Sheriff's Office re: properties that are going to be sold by the Sheriff's Office.    The property that the WFSO sells will be for back taxes.  This list can be seen at the website of Perdue Brandon Fielders Collins and Mott, which is the tax attorneys for Wichita County.  Their website is  Below are instructions for the tax sales.
The WFSO receive numerous calls regarding foreclosures.  The office does not do foreclosure sales.   Foreclosures are filed in the County Clerk's Office and the sales are done by the mortgage company,  trustee or attorney for the mortgage company.
1.         Tax Sales are held the first Tuesday of the month between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the court house steps on the south side of the building. The address is 900 7th Street, Wichita Falls, TX.
2.         The Sheriff's Office nor the Tax Office or Tax Attorney's Office does not print out a list of properties to be sold.  A list is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway outside the Sheriff's Office for viewing.  Properties for sale are listed in a newspaperpublication for 3 consecutive weeks prior to sale.  Properties in Wichita Falls and Electra are published in the Electra Star News.  Properties in Iowa Park are published in the Iowa Park Leader and properties in Burkburnett are published in the Burkburnett Star News.  These newspapers are published each Thursday.  You also may get this information by going to the tax attorney's website .
3.         All sales are without warranty of any kind. Purchasers receive a Sheriff deed that is without warranty. Bidders should satisfy themselves concerning title and location of the property and improvements on the property including any encroachments prior to bidding. The tax sale is an "as is", "where is", "buyer beware" sale.  If you have any questions about specific liens or ownership of the property, you may research the title yourself or through a title company.  The Sheriff's Office, Tax Office and Tax Attorney's Office will not do the research for you.  The judgments in these cases list the parties included in the tax suit.
4.         If you wish to bid on a particular piece of property at the sale, you must first sign in.  The Sign- In- Sheet is passed around the morning of the sale for those wishing to bid on properties.
5. A minimum bid will be given at the beginning of the sale of each property.  Please do not call the Sheriff's Office, Tax Office or the Tax Attorney's office requesting the minimum bid, as the information will not release until the sale.
6.         The successful bidder of a piece of property will need to be at the front desk of the Sheriff's Office before 1:00 p.m. to pay  If the successful bidder fails to show up in time to make his/her payment, we will go back on the courthouse steps and re-sale the property.  Payment can be cash, cashiers check or money order.  NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Once payment is received, the bidder will be issued a receipt for payment.  Please do not lose the receipt.
7.         The tax attorney's office will prepare the deed which is WITHOUT warranty.  Once the Sheriff's Office receives the deeds, they will be signed, and then sent back to the tax attorney's office for distribution.  This should take anywhere from 3-6 weeks. 
8.         It will be up to the purchaser of the property to file the deed with the County Clerks Office.

Avoid Foreclosure - Ashton can help.

by Ashton Gustafson

It’s frustrating: homeowners facing tough

mortgage situations are finding it difficult to get

sound advice at a time when they need it most.

That’s why I’m providing an easy-to-understand

comparison of foreclosures and short sales, just

for you at:

This free report will provide you with more

information abot your options in these

challenging times. As CDPE, I am trained

to help homeowners evaluate their

options and come up with a plan. I offer


Visit my site and explore what’s

available. It’s time for a new

financial future.

I’m here to help.

Ashton Gustafson - Certified Distressed Property Expert

Bishop Realtor Group - Owner

This Week's Wichita Falls Foreclosures - 11-9-09

by Ashton Gustafson

Good morning to you!

Below you will find this week's list of available foreclosed/bank owned properties in Wichita Falls. Please let me know if I can set up a time for you to preview any of these.

4803 Shenandoah - $130,000 - 4 bed - 2 bath - 0 Lot Line - Needs carpet and paint. Bid deadline is Nov 12 @ 11:59 pm.

4822 Rhea Road - $105,300 - Just reduced nearly $12,000 - 3 bed - 2 bath - 1729 square feet.

1701 Tilden - $123,000 - 2000 sq ft - 4 bed - 2 bath -with back apartment.

1708 Tilden - $74,250 - reduced from $105,930 - 4 bed - 2 baths - 274 square feet.

4918 Silvercrest - $258,500 - 4 bed - 3 bath - 3 garage. Great home near the stadium in Swest Wichita Falls.

2304 Doris - $93,900 - Near Sheppard Air Force Base - 4 bed - 2 bath.

1579 Singleton - $137,500 in Edgemere - 4 bed - 2 bath

The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Wichita Falls Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Email me at to set up a time to preview any of these. Subscribe to a weekly list @

Wichita Falls Available Foreclosures - 11-4-09

by Ashton Gustafson

Looks like there are some great buys this week. Let me know if I can set up a time for you or anyone you may know to preview the homes below.

4918 Silvercrest - $258,500 - 4 beds - 3 baths - 3 garage

4822 Rhea Road - $117,000 - 3 bed - 2 bath - 2 garage. Bid deadline is daily @ 11:59 pm.

1701 Tilden - $123,000 - 4 bed - 2 baths - Backyard Apartment - Just reduced $26,000.

2907 Lawrence - $43,900 - 3 bed - 2 bath

4803 Shenandoah - $130,000 - 2251 square feet - 4 Bed - 2 Bath - 2 Garage - Bid deadline is November 12 @ 11:59 pm.

Hope all is well and I look forward to hearing from you.

This Week's Foreclosure List

by Ashton Gustafson

Good morning to you!

I've found 3 foreclosures this week, and they all look like true opportunities. Most foreclosures we see in our market are low end and in pretty bad shape...these are not. See below for the ones available at this time. If you know anyone in the market or have a desire to preview any of these, please let me know.

4918 Silvercrest - $258,500 - 4 beds 3 baths - 3 garage


4822 Rhea Road - $117,000 - 3 bed - 2 bath

2946 Lavell - $46,000 - 2 bed - 1 bath

Please call or email with any questions about how these can be previewed or aquired.

To subscribe to our foreclosure email list, see

Have a great week.

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Contact Information

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Ashton Gustafson
The Bishop Realtor Group
1916 N. Elmwood Ave.
Wichita Falls TX 76308
Office: 940-691-7355
Fax: 940-691-7363