McKinney, TX Real Estate News

By Joshua Harley, CEO, Tech Geek, Innovator, Disruptor, US Marine
(Fathom Realty)
If you love to run... or just prefer to watch others do it, then join us, this Saturday, August 9th, at the third annual McKinney Historical Run. This event is a 5K for runners or walkers. The course takes you on relatively easy terrain through McKinney Historical District, beginning at the Old Library. Click here to view the map! Come and bring your family to join the McKinney community, enjoying free snacks and music after the race. The first 200 people to enter the race get a t-shirt. It's not too late to register! On-site registration is $20. Check-in is at 221 N. Tennessee, McKinney, TX. The gun goes off at 7:30am, so they recommend that you arrive prior to 7:00am. For more event information visit the event website at McKinneyHistoricalRun.com. There are twelve divisions ranging fr...
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By Angela Willis, "The Matrix Woman"
(Keller Williams Realty)
Greetings Everyone! In today's society, it seems like technology has almost overtaken the world.It definitely has added incentive to a lot of us businessmen and businesswomen that use to end up paying hundreds and thousands of dollars on using hardware products, sending mailouts, and using the postal system at the end of the year. Now we can multi-task, by being computer saavy.  My agenda this year and following years is to incorporate more technology into my business. However, that does not keep me from going out to meet a prospect or shaking someone's hand on a business deal. I still plan to  keep the old fashion business tactics in conjunction with meeting new prospects at my fingertips for my business. 
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By Angela Willis, "The Matrix Woman"
(Keller Williams Realty)
 This was reported in the Yahoo news. Last Sunday, my own pastor spoke about the crisis or predictament  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are currently in. I thought to myself what will I say if a client or prospect client ask me about these two entities. So I did a little follow up on Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae and found that according to Yahoo news Ben Bernanke, chairperson of the Federa Reserve Bank, stated that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are in no danger of failing. This was music to my ears. I must admit that I loathe news reporter that try to scare and twist what is suppose to be unbiased information to the public.
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McKinney Texas has had 1036 Single Family Sales total in 2008 YTD, down 24% from last year at this time Average Sales Price is $223,532, down 2% from last year at this time Days on market averaged 80, which is up 14% from last year    Resource is NTREIS Activity Report Collin,  Dallas & Denton - 6/2008 YTD - Single Family compiled by Hexter-Fair Title Company from the NTREIS website 
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By Benny Dinsmore
(Coldwell Banker Residential )
Builders especially publically traded home builders have fiscal year ends to their calender years. I bet you can guess what times of the year within their fiscal year they are giving the most discounts and incentives, right? Even smaller builders have fiscal year ends. Not all builders year ends on December 31st! Most ends at different times of the year. I know the year ends with the builders because I used to work for the builders! I have 6 1/2 years experience with several pubilcally traded builders and I can certainly assist you in saving and getting the biggest bang for your dollar! Let me be your guide in getting the most out of the builders.  I can reached at bcdinsmore@sbcgloba.net or on my cell, which is 469.878.5585. Thank you for continued support and I look forward to your c...
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By Rebecca Byers
(Century 21 Judge Fite Company)
1.  Third fastest growing city in the US. 2.  Location to Dallas 3. Family Environment 4. Historical Downtown 5. Country Club communities 6. Schools 7. Golfing is superior 8.  Affordable Housing 9.  Retail proximity 10.  Community Spirit
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By Ron Hunt, The Hunt Team
(Keller Williams Realty )
We proudly operate our business with Keller Williams Realty.  As Realtors, we are allowed to build careers worth having and lives worth living.  We build our business with our own mission rather than pushing our broker as the perceived stability of our services.  Keller Williams Realty is truly our business partner, and I am able to build my business my way.  I encourage you to see how we are different, and why Keller Williams is the company of choice for over 80,000 Real Estate Professionals.  Click to play the short video below. You can find great local Mc Kinney, Texas real estate information on Localism.com Ron Hunt, The Hunt Team is a proud member of the ActiveRain Real Estate Network, a free online community to help real estate professionals grow their business.
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1.) Honesty - make sure your agent is honest and truly knows the business. 2.) Integrity - Your agent should not only know the right thing to do...  they should always make the right choice. 3.) Knowledge - This business is an always changing business.  Your agent needs to be well trained and know how to protect you as a client.
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By Kim Dean, Simply Texas Real Estate - Broker/Owner
(www.GoSimplyTexas.com)
I couldn't be more excited about McKinney's first 4th of July fireworks show and family event. As a kid growing up in Carrollton, TX, we always went to Addison's Boomtown. I loved going to watch the fireworks with my family, enjoying that I got to "stay up" late to watch 'em. As an adult, I wished McKinney had something local that my kids could grow to love. Last year we watched the fireworks at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, but it wasn't the same. I have high hopes for McKinney's show this year. Here's a lineup of what's to be expected this Friday: When: Friday, July 4, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Where: McKinney Downtown Square, McKinney Fourth of July Festivities at Historic Downtown McKinney and McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch Schedule of Events Friday, July 4th - Downtown McKinney Home...
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By Linda Box Taylor, Your Plano, TX Realtor
(Castle Connections Realty)
Below is the current market information and sales for McKinney, TX in May 2008. Contact me if you are interested to know how this data affects your next home sale or purchase. May 2008   . May 2007   Sold Volume $44,235,960.00 . Sold Volume $59,986,076 # of Sales 212   # of Sales 266 Avg. Price $208,660.00   Avg. Price $225,173 New Listings 407   New Listings 459                     Average Days on the Market - May 2008               0 - $100K .                    80     $101K - $150K 55     $151K - $200K 103     $201K - 300K   98     $301K - $500K 85     $501K - $750K 284     $751K +                  None                         Sale Price as a Percentage of List Price               0 - $100K   95.1%     $101K - $150K 99.1%     $151K - $200K 97.8%     $201K - 300K   95.8%     $301K - $...
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By Chris Harden, Broker
(RE/MAX Four Corners)
Wow! I love this question! Such an open-ended question. "My house is worth what someone will pay for it"...nope. Won't appraise. "My house is worth what it will appraise for"....seriously...are you kidding? "My house is worth what the market analysis says it is worth."...maybe...but let's talk about the blue carpet and the Salmon colored walls. "What is my home worth?" You can probably add a few answers of your own here but I always find it is a mix of items from the market analysis numbers, to the condition of the property, the clients desire to sell in a certain time-frame, and maybe, that appraisal is right. I always find that you have to ask the right questions...open your eyes to the property and then look at the numbers to determine a true value for a home.
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By Brad Holden
(Holden Real Estate)
A new website called CraigRanchVIP.com has launched in helping with the marketing the land and lots of Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas in Collin County Texas. If you or you have any clients that would be interested, please call me directly at 469-733-2723 for more info or a free tour.   Thanks and good luck! 
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Everyone knows that Plano has been recognized for years as a wonderful place to raise your family, but, did you know McKinney is also? In fact, McKinney, TX with its beautiful rolling hills, shade trees, trickling streams and ever growing culture has finally made the list!  In fact, McKinney is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and now you know why!  When looking to raise a family, you want your kids to be safe, the schools not too crowded, the test scores above average, and a respectable budget for each pupil.  You look for museums and parks... a decent commute... shopping and sports... a low crime rate... and what do you find? Welcome to McKinney, Texas!! Congrats McKinney.  I am so proud to call you home!
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By J. Preston Ford
(NorthStar Realty Group)
Here is a great website for Dallas Real Estate: http://www.dfwhousingfacts.com/
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By Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents
(3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.)
Spring 2008 Parade of Homes (TM) will be held at Tucker Hill, McKinney from May 17 through June 8, 2008. Hours are from 10:00am - 8:00pm from Wednesdays through Sundays. They are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays with the exception of the Memorial Day. If you are a real estate professional, just present your business card at the door on May 21, you will receive a free entrance. Tickets to the event can be purchased at the door for $12 or online for $11. At Tom Thumb, you can purchase the ticket for $10. There are 8 homes on showcase. Each with a unique design and theme. The public can learn about the latest innovative building technologies at these homes. Tucker Hill McKinney is the latest master-planned community located in McKinney off Highway US 380 and Stonebridge. If you are looking f...
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By Sara K. Braden
(Bloomfield Homes)
Indulgent 2 story home with gourmet island kitchen completely decked out for the chef in your family.  Spacious walk in pantry and beautiful granite countertops are accented with stainless steel appliances.  EVERY one of the 4 abundant bedrooms has a walk in closetand the game room is enormous!  2" blinds, low-E vinyl windows, PEX manifold system, and every home tested energy guarantee make this home perfect for the intelligent consumer.  Tile, hard wood, rounded corners, want it all?  Here it is.  Aprox. 2800 sq ft and breath-taking! Fairways at Westridge Facts: · Exemplary Frisco ISD · #5 Overall Golf Course by Avid Golfer · Low 2.4 % Tax Rate · 25 Acre Park with Stock Pond · Community Pool and Playground · 4 Abundant Bedrooms · 2 1/2 Bathrooms · Approximate Sq ft 2800 · Spectacular ...
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By Sara K. Braden
(Bloomfield Homes)
Fairways West at Westridge is a gorgeous golf course community located on the 5th ranked "Overall Golf Club" by Avid Golfer's Magazine.  We currently have inventory on the ground and are paying a wonderful 3%, 4%, 5% commission structure AND $1,000 Realtor Bonus!  We know that is not why you visit, but, it is nice to know you will be cared for as well as your client!  We always welcome Realtors and are hopeful this community will be 100% Realtor driven!  Wouldn't that be wonderful? Our beautiful community is in the exemplary Frisco ISD and our schools are close by. We enjoy a low 2.4% tax rate and amenities that are out of this world.  We have a pristine community pool and playground as well as a 25 acre park and pond right here in the neighborhood!  We are just minutes from Central 75,...
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By Kim Dean, Simply Texas Real Estate - Broker/Owner
(www.GoSimplyTexas.com)
So how did the Four Corners real estate market shake out for April 2008? Here's a breakdown: Allen: 414 sales (-15% from prior yr); Avg sales price $251,824 (+10% from prior yr); Avg Days on Market: 91 (+ 30% from prior yr) Frisco: 840 sales (-9% from prior yr); Avg sales price $300,379 (+3% from prior yr); Avg Days on Market: 98 (+29% from prior yr) McKinney: 605 sales (-28% from prior yr); Avg sales price $223,529 (+1% from prior yr); Avg Days on Market: 84 (+14% from prior yr) Plano: 1080 sales (-11% from prior yr); Avg sales price $273,391 (+4% from prior yr); Avg Days on Market: 73 (+30% from prior yr) The number of sales are down across the board. Average days on market are drastically up for all cities compared to 2007, most close to 30% longer.  What does this mean for home sell...
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By Mike Cole, Your Texas Realtor
(Keller Williams)
On July 4 and 5, the city of McKinney will host a community-wide celebration of freedom, family fun, food and entertainment. All Red, White and BOOM! activities are free and open to the public. The two day festival will feature non-stop activities for the whole family to enjoy at locations through out the city. This hometown event will kick off at 10 a.m. on Friday July 4 in Historic Downtown McKinney. Activities include a parade, Veterans Salute, Antique Car Show, and Sidewalk Sale for Patrons to enjoy while experiencing the unique atmosphere the town square has to offer. At 4:30 p.m., residents from all over the Metroplex and beyond will join us at the Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch for and evening of chart topping music, food and fun! The evening will start out with a BANG with the in...
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