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July 2014 MLS Statistics

by Ashton Gustafson

Here are the details from July 2014. Should you have any questions on this information, please call us at 940.691.7355.

December Pod Cast is Up

by Ashton Gustafson

Ashton Gustafson of The Bishop Team presents:

This month's edition covers Greater Wichita Falls real estate market activity and then we offer some special advice to help buyers and sellers make the most of this holiday season.

Features special guest Terri Murphy of US Learning.

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Plan, Prepare, Succeed

by Ashton Gustafson

Good Monday morning to you!

The famous UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden, once said - "When opportunity arrives its too late to prepare." I heard that quote this week and it has not left my thoughts. We must plan, we must prepare, and only then can we expect to win and find success. Essentially what he was saying is, success and achievement is not an accident.

The reality is opportunity is HERE, and no one knows for how long. We have never seen this much available inventory, and we have never seen interest rates this low. These two facts, truly, make this a great time to participate in the market.

A great place to prepare and watch the market is @ Here you will get your choice of either weekly or daily updates of new listings and price adjustments.

Did you know that the stock market was flat from 2000 - 2010?

Did you know that the Real Estate market is up 20% from 2000, and that is after the biggest drop in values ever?

Did you know that the difference in a loan of $200,000 from where interest rates were 2 years ago is almost $100,000 in interest paid over the life of that loan?

Opportunity is here, and I want to play a roll in your preparation and ability to capitalize on it.

If I can serve you or anyone you may know, please let me know.

Pride in The Falls

by Ashton Gustafson

 Pride in The Falls!

Wichita Falls is already reaping benefits thanks to our investment in "Pride in the Falls." Join us for a first-class lunchtime event as we show the progress we’ve made and take an insider’s peek at the next phase of this amazing campaign. We’ll mix and mingle with food and beverage, look at our future, and host a door prize of two American Airlines tickets anywhere American Airlines flies in the continental U.S., Canada or Mexico. Join Us.

"Mix and Mingle"

Friday, October 1

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wichita Falls Country Club


Join us at the

Wichita Falls Country Club as we review what The Pride in the Falls campaign has accomplished so far this year, and take an insider’s peek at the plans for 2011. This is not your usual chicken lunch and will be a great venue to network! Tickets are $30, if still available. Get your tickets now – remember that our last few events have sold out! Call The Chamber at 723-2741 to RSVP!

You have questions...we have answers.

by Ashton Gustafson

Good Monday morning.

Well, the Cowboys we should all be on our way to a great week! If Romo and the Boys kept you from getting out yesterday to see an open house, go to Here you can find every home within your criteria, see virtual tours, view Google Earth images, and create a favorites list.

One of our Values is Rapid Response. The Real Estate business, like every industry, is now changing daily. You want your answers and information faster than ever. With our Internet creations, nearly every question you have has an answer that can be found in mere seconds. The markets will continue to change and we will continue to rapidly respond.

Wondering what's out there?

What is my home worth?

Having mortgage problems?

Are there any repos?

Should I buy now?

Who is this Ashton guy?

Are you hungry???????

You were born to win...make it a great week. If I can serve you in any way, please let me know.

"In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists." Eric Hoffer

Ashton's Weekly Update - Time to Buy.

by Ashton Gustafson

Good Monday morning to you!

Did you know that you have 92,750 reasons to be happy if you missed the 1st Time Home Buyer Tax Credit?

Less than 2 years ago, rates were at 6.5% fixed on a 30 year conventional loan.

Lately, with Wichita Falls local lenders, rates have hit 4.5% and below on a 30 year conventional loan.*

If you took a $200,000 loan out, this change in interest charged would save you $92,750 over the life of the loan, as compared to where rates were not long ago.

This is a HUGE savings and should not be taken lightly. See for every home available at this time in our market. Simply click request a showing, and I'll meet you there at a time that works for you.

And if you want to invest, see

Best of luck in all you do this week.

"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value." Albert Einstein

Labor Day Market Update - Wichita Falls, TX

by Ashton Gustafson

Happy Labor Day to you!

Its hard to believe that September marks two-thirds of the year being behind us. As we finish up the final third, our firm looks to finish strong and re-write the record books in what has been a very volatile time.

If you get a chance, listen to this month's Pod Cast @ My focus here is buying NOW. If you are at a place in life where you can invest, now is the time. The more rentals in your portfolio, the more you will succeed in the coming years. Rates have one way they can go....up. And when they go up, the consumer's payments become higher, and the market's demand for rentals becomes very high.

Don't forget our other sites: -  Looking to sell? - The Falls' own buyer's site.

I wish you all the best today - call me if I can do anything for you.

Ashton's Wichita Falls Update

by Ashton Gustafson


Good Monday morning to you!

Local Market News

Local lenders this last week locked in my clients with 15 year rates @ 3.75% - no points paid. That is unbelievable - remember, to see just how GREAT these rates are.
The Prairie

If you have not taken the short drive out to The Prairie Development, please do. The Prairie is a residential green development located  just 10 minutes from Wichita Falls, Texas off of FM 1954 on Decker Road. It consists of 200+ acres with 28 available home sites made up of five to seven acres each. See for more information.

Ashton's View

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb.

So true. I find this Proverb very insightful, in regards to Real Estate and Real Estate Investment. Think about it...we have never seen interest rates like we have right now (affordability). Furthermore, there has never been more inventory available for sale (opportunity). You may not be looking to invest today, but I encourage everyone to start thinking about it. One of my goals is to have as many people I know increase their wealth, and understand the beauty of owning income producing properties. How predictable, stable, and profitable do you want your future to be income stream? If you're interested, let's talk about planting a tree soon.

Don't forget

Make it a great week!

Ashton Gustafson, e-Pro, CDPE
Owner - Bishop Realtor Group
Realtor Magazine Selected- 30 under 30

Wichita Falls Real Estate Update

by Ashton Gustafson

Good Monday morning to you!

Texas Ranch Roundup

One of the finest traditions our community has is the Texas Ranch Roundup. This 2 day event allows us all to revisit the historical ranching heritage of Texas and the true working cowboy. This event will be August 20-21 @ MPEC. I have 2 tickets that I'm going to give away. All you have to do is email me with Ranch Roundup in the subject line and attach your Name, Number and Address. Good luck! For ticket information call the K.Y.C. box office at (940)716-5555 or

AG Referral Program -

By referring your friends to myself or the Bishop Realtor Group, you could receive dinner for 4 at Salt and Pepper, Pasquals, or the restaurant of your choice.  Do you have friends, family or co-workers who may be interested in selling their home or even buying a new home in the next 6 months? Please send us the contact information of referrals that may be looking to buy or sell in the near future. And go to for more information!

Foreclosure Answers

Today, nearly 1 out of every 6 homeowners in America is behind on mortgage payments. These are tough and frustrating times. Now more than ever, it's important to identify your options. Foreclosure can be avoided, your credit can be saved, and your financial future can be salvaged. Through my experience handling distressed properties, I've found that homeowners today have more questions than answers about their circumstances. I have created this site,,  to help you understand the possible solutions to foreclosure, as well as provide a detailed explanation of short sales, which may be the best course of action for some homeowners.

If there is anything else I can do for you or someone you may know this week, please let me know!

Make it a great week!

"Find what you do well and perfect it." David L. Cook

Ashton's Weekly Update - and LIVE @ The Lake!

by Ashton Gustafson

Good Monday morning to you!

A summer tradition has begun in Wichita Falls and its called LIVE @ THE LAKE. Every Thursday evening from 6:00 - 7:30, a local artist will perform at the Museum and Art Center by Sikes Lake. This week it will be myself and my good friend Kevin Rhine taking the stage. Beverages are provided by Falls Distributing and pizza is provided by The SPOT. If you're free this Thursday evening, please come by and enjoy a great time...oh, and don't forget a lawn chair!

Now back to Real Estate.....

You may have seen my blog, "I'm a Happy Buyer" last week. If not, take a look @ This is a great visual of just how terrific these current interest rates are.

Also, has now launched. This is a FREE service to help area home buyers view the finest homes Wichita Falls has to offer, the minute they hit the market. Your first email will list all homes currently for sale that meet your search criteria. Then each morning you will be emailed a list of all of the new homes for sale and price changes since your previous search. No more having to rely on manual searches. I look forward to unlocking the door to spectacular real estate on your behalf.

And remember our other sites for fast answers: - every home for sale in our area. - thinking of selling?

Make it a great week!

"Focused intensity over time multiplied by God creates unstoppable momentum." Dave Ramsey

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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