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MSU NCAA II Softball World Series Bound

by Ashton Gustafson

The 2011 NCAA II Softball Championship will be held in Salem, Virginia, May 26 -30.  The Mustangs will open the tournament against top-ranked AlabamaHuntsville, Thursday night at Moyer Complex at 6:30 p.m. central daylight time.   Teams from each of NCAA Division II's eight regions
advance to the World Series which is played in two separate four-team double elimination brackets.  Winners will be moving on to the national championship game set for Monday at 11 a.m. The championship game will air on CBS College Sports.  Start getting your friends together now for your very own MSU watch party.  Don’t miss a single play of any game, catch live stats or listen to
the games by clicking on the following link,  Games will also be available the day of the game at  For questions, please call 940-397-4779.

4901 Picasso Just Listed - Wichita Falls

by Ashton Gustafson

4109 Picasso - Townhouse just listed - Wichita Falls, TX

Located in the heart of Wichita Falls, this a mint condition townhouse that is easy to maintain and move in ready. Updates include:All new hardwoods throughout the home, crown moulding, fresh paint, new tile, updated kitchen appliances, water heater, HVAC,recessed lighting, and more. This property offers wonderful areas for gardening, a shaded courtyard, and 2 car garage. In the backyard you relax on the covered back patio surrounded in new privacy fence.

Virtual Tour:

Call us today @ 940.691.7355 to view this property.

Ashton's Wichita Falls Real Estate Update - May 23, 2011

by Ashton Gustafson

Good Monday morning to you!

Thought About College Lately?
My financial planner told me this month that 4 years of college at a state school would cost approximately $178,000 for my daughter in 2029. $475,000 for a private institution!!! How am I going to pay for that????? My plan is to purchase 1 investment property a year for her and have renters pay the mortgage. 15 years from now they will be paid and full and I'll sell 1 per year for her to attend the school of her choice. Want to join me in this venture? Email me and I'll share with you my action plan.

What's The Going Rate?
RATES HAVE NEVER BEEN THIS LOW and INVENTORY HAS NEVER BEEN THIS HIGH. And this means opportunity. I saw rates with local lenders this week under 4% on a 15 year note. Incredible. To see how great this opportunity is, see

I am looking to buy - Where do I start?
Simple - As of today, over 3000 individuals have registered and made this their site for buying a home in North Texas. No other company offers a better web-site to find your next home. Check it out today.

I am looking to sell - Where do I start?
Simple too -
Within 48 hours I will have a market analysis to you and will set up a time with you to come preview your home.

Best of luck in all you do this week.

If I can help you or anyone you know, I'm here and ready.

"Leading is a skill, not a gift." Seth Godin

The MSU Mustangs will host West Texas A&M in the 2011 NCAA Division II Super Regionals. The tournament will be played as a best-of-three game series with the winner advancing to the NCAA Division II Championships at the Moyer Complex in Salem, Va.  The first game against the Lady Buffs will be at 5 p.m., Friday, May 20.  Game two is set for 2 p.m., Saturday, May 21 and if needed, game 3 following at 4:30 p.m.  All-session tournament passes are $10 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens.  Single session tickets may bepurchased at a cost of $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens. 

For more information, contact the MSU Ticket Office at (940) 397-4779. 
                 Get Loud, Be Proud, and Support your Mustangs!

Live @ the Lake - Ashton In Concert

by Ashton Gustafson

Join the Museum of Art at MSU  6 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011.
on the lawn between the Museum and Sikes Lake
for the season’s first music concert.
Local musician Ashton Gustafson will perform.

 Bring a lawn chair or spread a blanket on the cool grass
and enjoy the live music in a terrific outdoor setting.
(In the event of rain, the program will be moved indoors.)
For more information, call the Museum
at 397-8900.

Ashton's Real Estate Update - April 2011 stats

by Ashton Gustafson

Good Monday morning to you!

Market Update

Below you will see the transactions that closed for the month of April this year in the Greater Wichita Falls MLS. As always, the $110,000 - $140,000 price range was where the most activity was found. You will also notice the investor presence in the under $30,000 range. If you have questions about this, please let me know.

The Luxury Market

We tend to see an increase during the summer months in our local upper end properties. To get a daily updated list of properties in this criteria, you can simply subscribe at

For every other property on the market for sale, check out See why this site has become the most used site for buyers in North Texas.

Is It Time To Move?

If so, go to Complete the required information on your home and you will receive a complimentary Computer Analysis, indicating your home's approximate present value on the market today. You will receive this information quickly, by email within 48 hours.

Live @ The Lake

This Thursday, Kevin Rhine and I will be taking the stage at MSU's Summer Opening Session of Live @ The Lake! The fun begins at 6:00 - see you there!

"Leaders don't get a map or a set of rules. Living life without a map requires a different attitude." Seth Godin

Ashton's May Real Estate Pod Cast is Up

by Ashton Gustafson 

This month's edition covers Greater Wichita Falls real estate market activity and then we'll discuss the art of staging. 

Features special guest Terri Murphy of US Learning. 

Appealing your property taxs - Wichita Falls, TX

by Ashton Gustafson

Appealing Your Property Taxes

What the county assesses your home is worth, for tax purposes, has a significant impact on your financial well-being...this year and well into the future.

Appealing your taxes is an easy process if you know the steps and are armed with the supporting data.

If you do not already know, I can provide complimentary support to help you appeal your property taxes -- or at the very least to help you determine if you have grounds to protest. See to start today.

Other Web-Sites To Serve You - Our Areas #1 Site to find your next home! - Local market update. - Endless information for and your real estate questions.

This Week

If we can you or anyone you may know this week, please let me know. Have a great week!


"Only through focus can you

Don't Walk Away From Your Mortgage

by Ashton Gustafson

If you are at the crossroads of deciding whether or not to walk away from your mortgage or "strategically default," you'll find there is nothing strategic about foreclosure, especially when there are solutions to avoid it.

One in four American homeowners is underwater, and millions more are having a hard time making mortgage payments.

The good news is I can provide solutions that may help you or someone you love avoid foreclosure. I've prepared a free, no obligation report regarding these options that you can download here in the privacy of your home:

Make an informed decision and take a truly strategic step toward securing financial stability … call me today!


Ashton Gustafson
Bishop Realtor Group
(940) 224-0881


March Wichita Falls Numbers are Posted

by Ashton Gustafson

Good morning to you!

The Market

In the last 70 days, we here at the Bishop Realtor Group have put over 70 properties in contract. While we feel the market is still moving very well for our office, the overall market does have varying levels of sluggish price points. Below are the stats from the Wichita Falls Association of Realtors on what SOLD in March of 2011. As always, $120,000 price point was the winner. As long as rates continue to stay where they are at, we look for a very strong Summer run in the market.

Thinking of Selling?

Ever wonder what homes have sold for in your neighborhood? Thinking of selling this Summer? See - I will have a market analysis to you within 48 hours.

Thinking of Buying?

3 years ago I launched what has turned into the #1 web-site for buyers looking in our market. Check out for every home available within your criteria. Here you can request more information or even set up at a time to view any property available for sale.

The Word on the Street

Our clients have spoken. If you are thinking about participating in any way in the Real Estate market, I encourage you to check out

Ashton's Thought of the Week

Go. Start. Create. In whatever you do or find passion in - go. We need more imagination, more creating, and and more starters in the world. And may you and yours enjoy a peaceful Easter weekend.

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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