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)
Face painting!  Hay rides! Pumpkins!  Costumes! It must be fall in Addison!Register now for either or both of these free programs for kids and families. Call 972-450-7048 or stop by the desk at the Addison Athletic Club to sign up.Pumpkin Picking - Saturday, October 12, 2007Enjoy an outing at the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch.  Bring the whole family. There will be face painting, hay rides, mazes built from hay bales, and lots of great photo ops.  Pick out the perfect pumpkin (there is a charge for pumpkins). Depart from the Addison Athletic Club at 11:00 am and return at 2:00 pm.  Bring a sack lunch or purchase one at the pumpkin patch.Annual Halloween Bash - Tuesday, October 30, 2007Kids, put on your costume, grab your goodie bag and head on over to the bash at the Addison Athletic Club,...
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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)
According to Addison Magazine, the Fall 2007 issue, a major redevelopment project is about to begin in Addison.  United Dominion Realty Trust (UDRT) is acquiring approximately 2,400 rental units near Brookhaven Country Club with the intention of tearing them down and rebuilding new ones in their place.  These are the apartments currently on Brookhaven Club Drive and may possibly include some along Marsh Lane and Spring Valley Road.UDRT plans to include office space and retail space in the reconstruction, expected to take 6-10 years.  The new west side development will rival Addison Circle, the north side self-contained master-planned community with brownstone style apartments intergrated with retail, dining and office storefronts.  The plan is to continue the new urbanism theme, blendin...
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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 Pacesetters is the program of activities for Senior Adults (50+) who reside in Addison.  The following programs are free of charge, but registration is required.  Call the Addison Athletic Club at 972-450-7048 to register, or stop by the front desk and register there.  You must be an Addison resident.  If you're not, I can help you find your new Addison home!  Call me!Addison Fire Station TourFire Station #2 is located next door to the Addison Athletic Club.  Take a tour, meet the firemen, show your support.Saturday, September 29, 200710:00-11:00 a.m.Election Pancake BreakfastStop by the Addison Athletic Club for breakfast before voting at the Fire Station next door.Tuesday, November 6, 20077:00-8:30 a.m.Annual Thanksgiving DinnerRegister to bring a side dish or dessert.  The To...
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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 not too early to subscribe for the upcoming season at The WaterTower Theatre at the Addison Theatre Center!WaterTower Theatre, completed in 1992, is the resident theatre company of the Addison Theatre Centre, a 32,000 square foot state-of-the-art, custom-designed space. It was designed to be used in a myriad of configurations. Whatever the production, the entire space can be adapted to create the ambience of a performance, putting the audience directly into a thrilling experience.The theatre is easy to get to.  The address is 15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001. It's across from the fuel tanks at Addison airport.The 2007-2008 season:The Great American Trailer Park Musical     September 27 - October 21, 2007Book by Betsy KelsoMusic & Lyrics by David Nehls There's a new tenant in A...
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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 Aventura is Addison's high-rise condominium development  located in the heart of Addison Circle. An eight-story building with two-story garage, the Aventura is within walking distance to restaurants, shops, 4 parks, and the future Addison DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) light rail station.  Residents can also walk to Addison events including Kaboomtown, concerts in the park, Oktoberfest, and the Addison Water Tower Theater. The Building Covered porte-cochere at the front entrance to protect residents and guests from the elements and to provide a stylish, impressive arrival Entrance to building via key fob for residents and phone entry for visitors 2-level parking garage with assigned spaces and tolltag keyed entry, eliminating the need for a separate remote Grand lobby with 2-story...
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By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
 The Dallas Chapter of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals (DIRC) invites YOU, your clients, friends and family to join us today , Friday, July 27th, 2007 4:00 - 8:00 PM, at  the CORT Furniture Showroom at 14215 Inwood Dallas, TX for a Summer Fiesta Benefit Party benefiting DIRC's Charities.  There will be free food and drinks, a silent auction, discounts and so much more!  If you haven't met a stager in the Dallas area, there will be many on hand to meet and greet and get information from.  If you are a stager in the area or interested in becoming one come on by and check it out! There will be a FREE staging seminar at 2:30 PM given by Barie Pinnell, DIRC Chapter President.The location is in the city of  Addison, TX and if you're familiar with the area you could...
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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)
THIS YEAR'S KABOOM TOWN!  IS BOOMING WITH EXCITING NEW FEATURES AND SURPRISES - JULY 3, ADDISON, TEXASThe Town of Addison is heating up as it prepares for the 22nd annual Kaboom Town!, nationally recognized as one of the America's Top 10 Independence Day spectaculars. A special treat every July 3 for all of North Texas, this year's event will be even more unforgettable as the Addison Airport celebrates its 50th Anniversary. To commemorate this momentous occasion, several thrilling features like warbirds, skydivers and military fly-bys have been added to make Kaboom Town! even more exciting for the whole family. COMPLETE KABOOM TOWN! SCHEDULETuesday, July 3, 2007, 5:00 p.m. - midnight (all times are approximate) 5:30 p.m.   The 531 Air Guard Band plays7:00 p.m.   Kick-off Parachute drop ...
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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 Addison Fire Department is concerned about pets.  Humans know that they should leave a burning building, but house pets usually hide during a fire, making rescues difficult.  Our pets are more likely to suffer smoke inhalation than their owners.Recently, the Addison Fire Department equipped each ambulance with three sets of pet oxygen masks.  These cone-shaped plastic masks fit snugly on snouts and can be used on dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds.Those handsome dudes in the photo, Knickknack (right) and Bricabrac (left) hope they don't ever need the services of the Addison firefighters, but they catnap more soundly knowing that the oxygen masks are available.
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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 RESIDENTIAL, SINGLE FAMILY SALESCLOSED MAY 2007  MAY 2006 MAY 2007AREA TOTALSSOLD VOLUME -------$4,659,616 SOLD VOLUME -------$3,435,500NUMBER OF SALES ------------18 NUMBER OF SALES ------------ 14AVERAGE PRICE -------$258,867 AVERAGE PRICE --------$245,392      AVERAGE DAYS ON THE MARKET0 - $100K ---------------------NONE 0 - $100K ---------------------NONE$101K - $150K ----------------------5 $101K - $150K ----------------------4$151K - $200K ---------------------11 $151K - $200K ---------------------28$201K - $300K ---------------------70 $201K - $300K ---------------------79$301K - $500K ----------------------9 $301K - $500K ---------------------78$501K - $750K ---------------NONE $501K - $750K ---------------NONE$751K+ -----------------------NONE $751K+ -------------------...
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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)
 Rescheduled for Friday evening, July 13th! TRY, TRY AGAIN.  BECAUSE OF THE LIGHTNING ON JUNE 29TH, THE MOVIE WILL BE RESCHEDULED YET AGAIN.  DATE WILL BE POSTED WHEN ANNOUNCED.  WILL THE 3RD TIME BE THE CHARM?DUE TO THE WEATHER, POOL FLIX HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 29TH, 2007.It's annual movie night at the Town of Addison's Athletic Center's outdoor pool! Showing Friday night, June 15, 2007: Over the Hedge8:30 pmFree to Addison kids and Addison residents of all ages!Come float in the pool or lounge on the deck and watch the movie.3900 Beltway, Addison TX  75001
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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)
There's lots to do in Addison this summer and you won't have to spend a dime.  Check out these FREE events.Summer SalsaSpice up your Friday nights with free sala music.June 8 -    Havana NRGJune 15 -  La Onda TropicalJune 22 -  Norte De HavanaJune 29 -  Latin Vibes7 PM salsa dance lessons by Dance Council8 PM - 10 PM Location: Esplanade ParkSponsored by Mix 102.9Cinema in the CircleEnjoy outdoor movies on the big screen.June 2 -   Sound of MusicJune 9 -   Guys & DollsJune 16 -  West Side StoryJune 23 -  Singin' in the Rain9 PM - MidnightLocation: Addison CircleSponsored by Mix 102.9Addison Kaboom Town!®July 3rd5 PM - MidnightLocation: Addison Circle Park and Other Locations in AddisonRated one of the 10 best places to watch fireworks in the country by the American Pyrotechnics Associati...
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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 is a dog-friendly place.  The town boasts two dog parks where dogs can run off-leash safely.  The smaller park, situated near the south end of Les Lacs Trail, is open from 5:00 am til 11:00 pm, while the newer park, accessible through the trail at the south end of Le Grande Dr., is open from 7:00 am to dusk.  This second park has separate areas for large dogs and small dogs.  Both parks have bench seating for the humans, pooper scooper stations, and doggie water fountains.  These dog parks are for Addison residents only!   Complying with the rules (below) for the dog parks is a condition of using the parks: Human Food & Dog Treats - are not allowed in the off leash area.  This can cause fights among dogs.  Consume or dispose of human food before entering.  Leave pet treats you...
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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 outlined the current and planned real estate developments at the semi-annual Town Hall meeting on April 11, 2007.  The real estate highlights from his presentation:City Homes Development - Addison Circle183 unit owner-occupied condos80% completedPrices ranging from $250,000 - $400,000Fairfield Development - Addison Circle414 apartment unitsUnder constructionAnticipated leasing at $1.25 per sq ftStanford Court - SE corner of Montfort & Celestial19 owner-occupied townhomesUnder constructionAnticipated pricing: $400,000S & K Realty - Addison Circle272 unit owner-occupied condosTwo 4-story buildingsAshton Woods - SW corner of Belt Line & Commercial72 owner-occupied townhomesAnticipated pricing: $300,000Woodmont Development - SE corner of Keller Springs & Addison Rd.3...
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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)
 Antiquing in Addison is over.  After 21 years, the Unlimited Limited Antique Mall closed the doors forever on February 28th. Once considered THE antique mall in North Dallas, the store succumbed to rising rents, competition from the Internet, and a general lack of interest by the buying public.Some of the dealers in this 200+ multi-vendor mall have moved on to other venues.  Others are retiring.  A few are placing their inventories in storage, waiting to see if the proverbial pendulum will soon swing back.  All spent considerable time packing, boxing and hauling the contents of their booths and showcases out of the building.  The commercial space occupied by the mall is now for lease.  Other tenants at the north end of the building include a furniture store and an office furniture stor...
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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, 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 2007.  Many events are FREE.RESOLUTION RUN - January 6Addison 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 1-11Addison 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)
  If you are unfamiliar with the Town of Addison, here's a quick introduction.Addison sits at the northern (and slightly western) edge of Dallas, TX in Dallas County in an area once called Peters Colony. Settlement began in 1846 when Preston Witt built a house on White Rock Creek. But the area was not known as Addison until 1902. It is named after Addison Robertson, the community's second postmaster (1908-1916).  OK, enough with the history.Today, Addison is known for its restaurants, shopping and events.  While the business and daytime population exceeds 100,000 a day, there are only about 15,000 residents in its 4.3 square miles. And as it says on its two websites (http://www.addisontexas.net/ and http://www.ci.addison.tx.us/):  "World-class shopping, excellent restaurants, friendly p...
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