Addison, TX Real Estate News

By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Whether you are new to Addison or a long-time resident, you can plan an all-Addison Valentine's Day for your sweetie!JEWELRYJools - 5100 Belt Line Rd. #708 (972-788-4143)Jordan's Jewelry - 4965 Addison Circle (972-774-1880)Fullers Jewelry - 15164 Marsh LnAddison (972-484-7581)FLOWERSThe Urban Blossom - 5035 Addison Circle East (972-763-0808)May Flowers - 16200 Midway Rd. (972-248-6127)Tom Thumb - 14280 Marsh Ln. (972-241-4485)CHOCOLATES & SWEETSJ Dorian Chocolatier - 5312 Belt Line Rd. (972-392-9499)La Spiga Bakery - 4203 Lindbergh Dr. (972-934-8730)Delicious Cakes, Inc. - 14819 Inwood Rd. (972-233-2133)Lavish your loved one with a unique Valentine's Day experience without leaving Addison!
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
If you're new to the Addison area and don't want to watch the big games alone, check out these fine establishments with big screen TVs.  They serve food, fun, and liquid refreshments!Addison Point: 4578 BeltLine Road, 972-661-2230BlackFinn: 4440 Belt Line Road, 469-374-7667Bennigans Sport: 5260 Belt Line Road, 972-233-2107Buffalo Wild Wings: 5000 Belt Line Road, 972-701-9464Champps: 4951 Belt Line Road, 972-991-3335Duke's Roadhouse: 4180 Belt Line Road, 972-503-2337Hooters: 5005 Belt Line Road, 972-392-9464Humperdink's: 3820 Belt Line Road, 972-484-3051Ker's WingHoue & Grill: 4080 Belt Line Road, 972-716-9464Logan's: 5920 Belt Line Road, 972-503-5603Sherlock's: 5100 Belt Line Road, 972-726-6100Stadium Cafe: 4872 Belt Line Road, 972-701-0030 Lest you think that Addison is a one-street to...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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As noted in a previous post, there are no public schools in Addison. The town is served by both the Dallas Independent School District  and the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD.  There are, however, two private schools within the Addison city limits.Greenhill School4141 Spring Valley Rd., Addison TX  75001972-628-5400Co-ed, non-secterian, grades K-12Founded in 1950Student enrollment: 1700 (approximate)Mascot/Colors: Hornets/Gold & hunter greenStudent/teacher ratiosPre-kindergarten and kindergarten, 8:1Grades 1 through 4,   16:1Grades 5 through 12,  18:1Trinity Christian Academy17001 Addison Rd., Addison TX  75001972-931-8325Co-ed, Christian affiliation, grades K-12Founded in 1970Student enrollment: 1500 (approximate)Mascot/Colors: Trojans/Royal blue & whiteStudent/teacher ratio: 17.5:1Othe...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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Depending on where you live in Addison TX, your children will either go to a school in the Dallas Independent School District or to a school in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD.  Addison doesn't have a public school system of its own.  There ARE private schools and those will be the topic of another blog post.The CFBISD schools serving those living in the Brookhaven Club Drive/Marsh Lane area of Addison are:Janie Stark ElementaryPrincipal: Abby McCone12400 Josey Lane (map)Farmers Branch, TX 75234Phone: 972-968-3300Fax: 972-968-3310Report to Community (Campus Fact Sheet)Vivian Field Middle SchoolPrincipal: Dan Ford 13551 Dennis Road (map)Farmers Branch, TX 75234Phone: 972-968-3900Fax: 972-968-3910Report to Community (Campus Fact Sheet)R.L. Turner High SchoolPrincipal: Lance Campbell 160...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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Need a place to stay while you're looking for your dream home in Addison?  Try one of these hotels. motels, or inns! On Addison RoadHawthorn Suites Addison: 15220 Addison Road, 972-386-4800 On Arapaho RoadHoliday Inn: 4960 Arapaho Road, 972-490-1212 On Belt Line RoadBest Value Inn: 4005 Belt Line Road, 972-770-0070Comfort Suites North/Galleria: 4555 Belt Line Road, 972-503-6500Hilton Garden Inn: 4090 Belt Line Road, 972-233-8000Homewood Suites by Hilton: 4451 Belt Line Road, 972-788-1342Motel 6: 4325 Belt Line Road, 972-386-4577Quality Inn & Suites: 4103 Belt Line Road, 972-991-8888 On Beltway DriveHampton Inn: 4505 Beltway Drive, 972-991-2800Holiday Inn Express: 4355 Beltway Drive, 972-503-7800Super 8 Motel: 4150 Beltway Drive, 972-233-2525 On Dallas ParkwayIntercontinental: 15201 Dall...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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Addison, Texas is one of the country's "top five sexiest suburbs" according to Barbara Cocoran, a New York real estate mogul and contributor to ABC's The View. There's always something to do in Addison.  It's planned that way.  Really!Here's the schedule of events for 2008.  Many events are FREE.RESOLUTION RUN - January 5Addison Conference CentreSponsored by the Addison Midday RotaryParticipate in a 1K, 5K or 10K run.  Drawings for prizes from Addison restaurants, hotels and museums, including a ride in a vintage aircraft from the Cavanaugh Museum.  This charity event benefits Angel Flight and The Addison Midday Rotary service projects.$20 in advance, $25 day of raceOUT OF THE LOOP FESTIVAL - March 6-16Addison Theatre CentreTen days of exhilarating entertainment and contemporary works i...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
MARKET UPDATE   7/1/07 - 12/31/07Addison's Midway Meadows Single Family Detached Homes (including those in the Addison Timbers HOA):There are currently 5 homes on the market, ranging from $179,900 to $258,000.Between July 1, 2007 and December 31, 2007, there were 2 sales in the neighborhood with $94.63 being the average price per square foot.  Homes sold from a low of $173,000 to a high of $203,450. Higher priced sales typically reflect homes that have had some updating.  The highest sale was at $96.33 per sq ft.Addison's Midway Meadows Duplex Homes:There are currently 5 homes on the market, priced from $199,999 to $224,500.Between July 1, 2007 and December 31, 2007, there were no sales in the neighborhood. Call for a COMPLIMENTARY MARKET ANALYSIS and suggestions on getting your home re...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
What I know about Feng Shui might only fill a thimble.  But it was enough to break the ice and get me some buyer clients!  I will usually take a buyer out to just a few homes to see if we are a good fit for each other before I pull out the Buyer Representation agreement for signatures.  On Sunday, I showed one of my listings from a phone call off the sign in the yard.  Two very sweet women pulled up and we walked through the home.  They continually chatted with each other in a language I did not understand and I was having a difficult time getting a "read" on them, their seriousness about purchasing a home, and exactly what they were looking for.  The asked if there were any other homes in the neighborhood, so I showed a slightly larger one, a foreclosure, but essentially the same floor...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
ADDISON ESTATE SALE!!  The contents of this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home will be sold this Friday & Saturday, 9:00-5:00.  The address is 3796 Brookhaven Club Dr., Addison TX  75001. The condo is also for sale.Sale Highlights:Living room, dining room, bedroom, patio furniture Decorative art  Lamps  Collector plates  Dinnerware  Women's clothing & handbags  Books & records  Playbills/Stagebills  Sewing machine  Quilts  Glassware  Plants  Refrigerator  Washer & dryer  Costume jewelry  Towels, linens, bedspreads  ...And more!!!   Cash, debit cards, Visa and MasterCard accepted.Pictures of some of the items are available for viewing here.
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
The Town of Addison (TX) opened its signature bridge on January 5, 2006.  Spanning Midway Road, the bridge is an extension of Arapaho Road, and makes the street continuous between Addison Road to the east and Surveyor Boulevard/Marsh Lane on the west.The largest public works project undertaken by the Town, the bridge provides additional capacity for traffic traveling through Addison and alleviates congestion on Belt Line Road.Three additional pocket parks were created along with the bridge and they provide a landscaped oasis with more than 600 trees and shrubs, along with a hike-and-bike trail.Structurally, the bridge is a construction marvel, designed as a true arch with a suspended, 4-lane roadway and over 220 lights to enhance visibility and security for both drivers and pedestrians....
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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If you currently rent in Addison TX, you're already familiar with the amenities the town offers.  Build equity through home ownership!  There are abundant opportunities to own a home here.  As of today, here are some housing choices for you:1 BR condos from  $  70,0002 BR condos from  $104,4003 BR condos from  $259,0002 BR duplexes from  $200,0003 BR duplexes from  $214,9002 BR townhouses from  $208,0003 BR townhouses from  $259,9004 BR townhouse  from   $349,9002 BR single family from  $169,0003 BR single family from  $189,900Contact me to explore the possibilities!Lorrie Semler, e-PRO, GRI, REALTOR®Keller Williams - Dallas Northwww.LorrieSemler.com
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
For a town of only 15,000 residents, there sure are a lot of parks in Addison:ADDISON TOWN PARK3799 Sidney Dr.Corner of Woodway Dr. & Sidney Dr.  One block north of Spring Valley Rd.Features include a .5 mile lighted, looped jogging trail; playground; park benches; and on-street parking.BOSQUE PARK15675 Quorum Dr.Between Airport Pkwy & Addison Circle Dr.This one-acre park is nestled between apartment buildings in the Addison Circle District. A naturalized park, it features an original strand of red cedar trees; lighted walking path; fountain; patio tables; park benches; pet waste dispensers; and on-street parking.CELESTIAL PARK5501 Celestial Rd.North side of Celestial Rd. at Bellbrook Dr.  One block east of Montfort Dr.A neighborhood park, featuring: jogging trail; human sundial; park b...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
What a great time to be a buyer!  Addison abounds in housing opportunities.  Here's a sampling of what you can choose from right now:There are 3 condos on the foreclosure list for the December auction at the Dallas County Court House. Two units are in the Brooktowne Townhouse Condominium Complex and one is in the Aventura at Addison Circle.You can choose from 31 "active" single family residences, not including 4 in option and 1 pending.  The smallest available is a 1113 sq ft, 2 BR home, priced at $159,900.  If you prefer something larger, try the 6324 sq ft, 4 BR home, priced at $1.8 Million.If a half duplex is more to your liking, there are 5 on the market.  For $194,900 you can purchase a 2 BR with 1752 sq ft and for $224,500, a 3 BR with 1918 sq ft can be yours.  The second side of ...
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By Keith Dobbs, Dallas Real Estate
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Addison Texas real estate is for the hip at heart. Addison Texas is a city that's considered to be in "North Dallas" and that is a part of Dallas County. Addison is a major restaurant area with more restaurants per capita than other cities in the area. Beltline Road runs through the middle of Addison from the far eastern part of DFW. Addison is a big cultural area with several festivals being held there such as the Shakespear Festival, the taste of Addison Festival and Octoberfest. The jewel of Addison is Addison Circle which integrates modern loft apartments with owned townhomes by CityHomes and highrise condos as well. The area also serves as headquarters to many businesses such as Noble Royalties and the Staubach Company. View Addison TX Homes for Sale
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Addison Mayor Joe Chow will be front and center at the next Addison Town Hall meeting, scheduled for Monday, November 5, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.For the past 12 months, many town residents have participated in Citizen Advisory Committees.  Mayor Chow will report on the results coming out of the committees and outline this most recent "visioning" process.Members of the various committees who contributed to "the next great ideas for Addison" will be in attendance.  Come listen to the Mayor's report and meet the committee members.  Location:  Addison Conference Centre15650 Addison RoadAddison, TX  75001You do not have to be an Addison resident to attend.
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Get caught picking up after your pet in Addison and you might be rewarded!  Addison's Park & Public Works staff members who see pet owners scoopin' the poop may bestow a $5 off coupon for pet supplies and services on the pet owner.  These coupons are redeemable at the PetSmart store at 3800 Beltline Road in Addison.According to Chris Terry, Assistant City Manager, "Our animal control officer could, of course, issue a citation when she observes someone not cleaning up after their pet, but we'd really rather reward citizens for doing the right thing rather than penalize them."Thanks to PetSmart for supporting the Town's efforts!
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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ATHOA consists of 104 zero lot/garden style homes in the Midway Meadowssubdivision of Addison Texas.  The subdivision was developed by R.C. Williamson in 1980 and consists of the homes in ATHOA plus other single family residences and duplexes.  Houses in the homeowners association can be identified by the front entry garages and are on Le Grande, Pokolodi, Leadville, Rush, the north side of Winter Park, and 2 homes on Sherlock. The remaining lots on Sherlock, Winter Park, Bobbin and Dome were built by other builders and are not members of the association. The association was created to provide an orderly, structured way for the homeowners to foster and maintain the value of the properties and the main activity is common maintenance of the front yards.  This helps to create a more attrac...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
It's time for the Addison annual health fair!  Mark your calendars for October 15, 2007 3:00 - 6:00 pm at the Addison Athletic Club, 3900Beltway Drive, Addison TX.Don't forget to reserve your $25 flu shot by calling the Addison Athletic Club at 972-450-7048.  The deadline for reservations is Friday, October 12.  The shots will be given during the health fair and for one hour afterwards (to accomodate those returning home after work).The health fair is sponsored by the Town of Addison's Employee Action Committee and is open only for residents of Addison and Town of Addison employees.  There will be a well-rounded sampling of many health options available for individuals of all ages at the fair. Not an Addison resident?  Call me to find your Addison home!
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
The Bookworm Bash is an annual  Addison event where you can buy books at terrific bargain prices.Thousands of books are donated and the sale benefits Senior Adult Services, a local nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of seniors and caregivers in Addison, Carrollton, Coppell and Farmers Branch.  This year's sale is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, November 2-3, 2007, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  The event is held at the Addison Circle Park Pavillion, 4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison TX.  Admission is free, as is the parking.You can find new and slightly used classics, paperbacks, coffee table books, children's books, references, cookbooks, history books, periodicals and more.The public can donate books at all Town of Addison buildings until October 15th. 
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
It's Oktoberfest time again in Addison!  The 2007 festivities (the 20th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration in Addison) kick off on Thursday, September 20 and run through Sunday, September 23.  There's lots to do and see this year, including an attempt to shatter the world record for the Largest Simultaneous Yodel.  The folks at the Guinness Book of World Records will be on hand for the event, Friday, September 21.  Registration starts at 8:00, with the yodel at 9:00pm.  But wait!  There's more!The official "tapping of the keg" is Friday at 7:00 p.m.  Addison Mayor Joe Chow will tap the first keg of Paulaner from Germany, hopefully without spilling any bier.  Maxwell had a silver hammer, but the Mayor will use a wooden mallet to hammer the bronze spout into the keg.On Saturday, the Addison O...
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