Plano, TX Real Estate News

By Bernadine Eberle, Home Sales in Collin County
(Keller Williams Realty - Texas)
Homes in West Creek Estates - Plano, TX This subdivision has 250+ homes located off Legacy Drive in Plano,TX. Most homes were built in the later 1980's. Grand front entrances, mature landscaping, big backyards and well defined areas make this an area where residents of one or two story dwellings call home. West Creek Estates does have an active HOA membership. Click here for their website information.  Interested in finding homes for sale in West Creek Estates, PlanoTX? Click that link to find all the currently available homes in this area of Plano. The homes you would expect to find for sale in West Creek Estates are going to range between 1821 and 4219 square feet, according to the original building plans. These homes were originally built back in 1988, while the last set of homes in ...
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By Bernadine Eberle, Home Sales in Collin County
(Keller Williams Realty - Texas)
Springtime in Downtown Plano, TX.  Urban living, local artists, shopping, restaurants, DART Plano Station and much more are in this present day locale of historic downtown Plano, TX. Haggard Park as it's anchor with plenty of green space for picnics, with a playground and gazebo. Interurban Railway Museum is a historic train station within walking distance of Haggard Park. Come enjoy the concerts series beginning in April this year. They are free and open to the public. Here's a preview of what's coming soon.  The local Farmers Market is located across from the park with plenty of fruits, vegetables, coffee, teas, plants and much more.   The Plano DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) station is located just steps from Haggard Park. Here is a DART schedule for the rail. With it's 71.6 square...
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By Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
So far this year, housing sales are at 3,933, which is a 2% decrease from a year ago. This December, there were 276 homes sold in Plano, a 11% surge from last month. Year-to-date, housing sales gained 5% relative to the same month last year, with 3,933 houses sold. There were 225 new homes listed this month. New homes listed this December in Plano increased 20%. Plano listed homes under contract were at 210 properties during December, which is a 5% upturn from the previous month. Current listings under contract year-to-date climbed 1% compared to the same month last year, with 3,949 houses sold this year. The average home sales price in Plano increased 8% in December 2015 . Year-to-date, houses sold grew 8% compared to the same period last year, the average sales price being $338,473. C...
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By Bernadine Eberle, Home Sales in Collin County
(Keller Williams Realty - Texas)
Homes in Cross Bend, Plano, TX  The homes in Cross Bend along Chisholm Trails, in Plano, offer quaint, low key living with mature trees on each street. Interested in finding homes for sale in the Cross Bend, Plano, TX? Click that link to find all the currently available homes in this area of Plano. The homes you would expect to find for sale in the Cross Bend Subdivision are going to range between 1598 and 3298 square feet, according to the original building plans. Most of the homes were built in the late 1970’s with unique design in each home. One of the prettiest parks in the city of Plano with Big Lake as it’s anchor shows well after the recent trail improvements.     Not only is this area a great place to walk, there are biking trails along the city of Plano. Here is a map of all th...
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By Bernadine Eberle, Home Sales in Collin County
(Keller Williams Realty - Texas)
Have your filed your homestead exemption application?   Each year I send out a reminder to my clients to file an application to claim their property for a homestead exemption.  I want them to save money and it’s free to file.  It’s not just for new home buyers. You can save money too! The application is found on each appraisal district. It is free to you so there is no need to pay an outside vendor to file for your homestead exemption.  Make sure that the property you are claiming exemption for matches your driver’s license/id.  Example: if you moved from Allen to Plano, your driver’s license/ id must match the property address you are claiming exemption for. And you have not claimed homestead exemption on any other property. Sample page one of an application:    You have until April 30...
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By Bernadine Eberle, Home Sales in Collin County
(Keller Williams Realty - Texas)
  Find homes for sale in Pasquinellis Glenridge Estates. For sale property information for Pasquinellis Glenridge Estates is a direct feed from the NTREIS, commonly known as MLS and is updated multiple times per day.Community:This community of townhomes is just minutes from U.S. Highway 75 for an easy commute to work, shopping and restaurants. These townhomes of approximately 100+ homes were built in 1999-2000 and has an active homeowner's community. Full use of the facilities and community pool are some of the nice features of this subdivision. Find homes available in Plano, TX.Schools:Pasquinellis Glenridge Estates feeds into Plano ISD with Hedgcoxe elementary,Hendrick Middle, Clark High.Free Market Report For The Homes in Pasquinellis Glenridge Estates. The data used in this Free Mar...
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By Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
While it is comforting to know the authorities are involved, yesterday's breaking story about TDI's takeover of Millennium Title is sweeping the local DFW market this morning. The owner, along with millions of dollars of customers' money, appear to be missing.The state has set up this website for buyers and sellers in the process of buying or selling a property held in escrow with Millennium Title.  According to NBCDFW.com, State caretakers are now stepping in to close transactions currently in process, and TDI speokesman, Jerry Hagins, assures the public that money in escrow up to $250,000 is insured, and promises little disruption to consumers. Reporter, Scott Gordon, has the full story.Screenshot Source: www.nbcdfw.comHelp for Affected Consumers: TTIGAThe Texas Title Insurance Guaran...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Plano TX Veterans Loans is the best loan program in Texas!   Designed for both active duty military and honorable discharged Veterans, VA MORTGAGE LOANS are one of the best mortgage loanPROGRAMS available today.   Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program:  - Up to 100% FINANCING, with no down required.  - No monthly MORTGAGE insurance.  - Easier credit qualifying compared to other types of MORTGAGE LOANS.- VA Mortgage Rates are low compared to other types of HOME LOANS.   So how do you qualify for Plano TX Veterans Loans?  First of all, you must VERIFY YOUR eligibility. This is done by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. You can work with an approved Texas VA MORTGAGE LOAN  lendertoORDER your COE quickly, or you can contact the VA to obtain a copy. If d...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
 NEW CONSTRUCTION The long wait is finally over. My buyers signed the papers with the Builders in April 2015. Although the contract states it can take up to two years to build, the builder thought it could be ready last summer; then late fall. It has been a little more than nine months. We closed today, January 29, 2016! WAS IT WORTH THE WAIT?I had to know... What did my Buyers think? At the closing table I asked, knowing what you didn't know when you decided on new construction rather than pre-existing, would you do it all again? YES! I WOULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAINWithout any hesitation, they both agreed buying New Construction was worth the time and the wait for the following reasons:  They got to pick out exactly what they wanted. They took pictures every step of the way & know what's ...
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By Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
House shopping is a big job with lots of moving parts. Buyers usually realize that they must consider more than the house alone...  The immediate neighbors, the neighborhood, and the schools can bear a significant impact on the property value. Photo Credit: Vincent Disanza Our friend, Vinny Disanza, is both a licensed agent and Certified Residential Appraiser in California. He frequently shares interesting and unusual tidbits from situations he encounters in his daily field work. We've learned a lot from Vinny through the years, and this recent question really grabbed follower attention.Can street name negatively affect market value?The short answer is yes. Vinny explains that appraisers will adjust for street name if there is evidence that street name affects property value, stating, "...
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By Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
Year-to-date, housing sales are at 3,656, which is a 3% drop compared to the same month last year. In November of this year, Plano houses sold dipped 10%, with 270 houses sold this month. Year-to-date new listings are at 4,558 overall, which is a 4% decrease from a year ago. There were 256 new real estate listings this November, which is a 8% upturn from a month ago. Listings under contract in Plano increased 5% this month, with 272 homes currently listed under contract this month. So far this year, current listings under contract have reached 3,738 in all, which is a 1% increase relative to the same month last year. The average price for a house year-to-date climbed 8% compared to the same month last year, with $340,256 being the average price for a home. The average price for a house ...
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By Bernadine Eberle, Home Sales in Collin County
(Keller Williams Realty - Texas)
Homes for Sale in the Creek Trails subdivision, Plano, TX  Creek Trails, a neighborhood of single family homes that is conveniently located just 1 mile west of Highway 75 off of Legacy Drive in Plano, TX. Plenty of greenbelt space, a community playground within walking distance and the small bridge through the greenbelt connects the neighborhood nicely.Looking for a home in Creek Trails?Interested in finding homes for sale in the Creek Trails, of Plano, TX? Click that link to find all the currently available homes in Creek Trails and in Plano, TX.The homes you would expect to find for sale in the Creek Trails subdivision are one to two story with a range between 1239 and 2389 square feet.  Most of the homes were originally built back in the late 1980's. The last set of homes in this sub...
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By Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
Are you a NTREIS subscriber?NTREIS is the MLS database for North Texas, and Matrix is the platform most subscribers use to access the NTREIS database. CSS is the acronym for Centralized Showing Services, the predominant service used by brokerages in the North Texas market to manage showing appointments.This quick tutorial will demonstrate how listing agents can link listings to CSS, giving buyer's agents the convenience of being able to "click" to schedule a showing.You will know you have set up your listing correctly when you see the CSS icon appear under the right hand corner of the main listing photo. STEP 1Under listing input, find the "Showing Info" tab.STEP 2It isn't enough to select CSS under the "Call for Appt" drop down... To link the listing, the key action is to make sure the...
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By Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
As we welcome in January, Winter Wonderland lyrics may be back on the shelf, but the beautiful message that it paints still inspires, especially on this initial day of 2016. While goal achievement can add to a sense of accomplishment and well being for that "High D" sales personality that is common among successful real estate agents, it can also be an addictive element that steals focus from other areas of our lives, leading to the deprecation of happiness or a deteriorating perspective about those around us. Amidst setting business goals and committing to the long list of resolutions for fitness and health,  many people risk  missing the bigger picture… living an excellent life and loving our day to day -- no matter what life brings our way. Our mental and emotional happiness often co...
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By Bahman Davani, CM at Texas Five Star Realty, Plano, TX (214) 457-7055, Homes for Sale in Plano, Frisco, Prosper, Allen TX
(Texas Five Star Realty, Plano Texas)
Plano Family Self-Sufficiency Program helps families become financially independent Plano is a city north of Dallas in the state of Texas, located mostly within Collin County. Plano is named for the flat plains of the area. What is the Plano Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program?The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is voluntary program that helps families become financially independent and become free from government assistance. The program is designed to help participantsmeet their short & long term personal, educational, and professional goals. The program will also assist in building a savings account which is then given to the participants upon successful graduation. The FSS Program is free to join.  Who Can Participate in the Plano FSS Program?Any family who has participated i...
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By Greg Knapp, - Experience Counts!
(Artistic Real Estate Group)
Here is a recent listing in Audubon Place in Plano 75023                    MLS#: 13281226   Active 3300 Tree House LN Plano 75023 LP: $323,000                     1 / 28                                                                                Category: Residential Type: RES-Single Family Orig LP: $323,000 Area: 20/1 Also for Lease: N Lst $ / SqFt: $107.31 Subdv: Audubon Place Lease MLS#:       County: Collin Lake Name:   Parcel ID: R001900500101 Plan Dvlpmnt:   Lot: 1 Block: 5 Legal:   Multi Prcl: No MUD Dst:No Unexempt Taxes: $4,456                   Bedrooms: 4 Tot Baths: 3.0 Liv Areas: 3 Stories: 1 Fireplaces: 1 Full Baths: 3 Dining Areas: 3 Pool: Yes Sec Sys: No Half Baths: 0           SqFt: 3,010 / Appraiser Appraiser Name:   Hdcp Am: No # Gar Spaces: 0 Cvrd Park: 2   # Carp...
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By Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
Working with an experienced Buyer's Agent is worth it's weight in gold. Not only are Buyer Agent services free to a Buyer, their professional services can save a buyer time and money by helping to avoid costly buying mistakes.Last week, our office began searching for a first-time home buyer in Dallas, TX. This Client plans to use FHA financing, and is both pre-approved and eager to find her perfect home match.FHA is more stringent than other loan types when it comes to qualifying property condition. The home pictured below was advertised by a local listing broker as being compatible with FHA financing types, and the listing photos used in the MLS were carefully angled to exclude visibility of the power lines running along the adjacent street. Our Buyer selected it from her search matche...
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By Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
Whether you are visiting for the Holidays or you already call the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex home, DFW is bursting with cheer, and offers a multitude of family-friendly activities that will help make this Season a special memory for years to come."When December comes, can 'The Nutcracker' be far behind? No, it can't - not in America, anyway." -- Robert Gottlieb  "Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!"  -- Charles Dickens   Date and Time Venue December 1 -20, 2015 Grapevine, TX Christmas on Main Step back in time this season at Christmas on Main! With the beautiful backdrop of the Victorian-style buildings dressed up with ...
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By Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
Have you heard about 24 Days of {random} Acts of Kindness? Don't worry... if you didn't know about it before today, there is still time left to start! Make yours 23 Days of {random} Acts of Kindness - or even 364 Days of {random} Acts of Kindness!So, you like the idea, but wonder how you can effectively contribute to this sweeping movement?In the same fashion as Cindy Lou Who (Whoville, USA), all it takes is the smallest bit of inspiration coupled with the decision and good will to make it happen 24/7/365.ActiveRain members have a clear runway for touching thousands of lives -- consumers (buyers & sellers alike), colleagues, and future generations of readers by simply blogging on a daily basis. What you know matters. What you've lived through -- MATTERS! Whether you share your success s...
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By Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
The Gift of Orange PeelsFrom potpourri pot to stove top, one of the most magical fragrances of fall is FREE if you have some standard spices in your pantry and you save your orange peels!Whether planning for an open house, a festive family get-together, or if you just wanted to change the atmosphere and lighten the mood around your home, this recipe works wonders. And, it's SO EASY!IngredientsDiced orange peel from 1-2 oranges1 cinamon stick or (1 tsp gound)12 whole cloves (or 1 tsp ground)Optional1 or 2 star anise1 tsp all spice3 whole cardamom podsInstructionsPlace ingredients in a potpourri pot (or in a sauce pot on your cooktop / low setting) and cover completely with water.  Simmer. Do not allow potpourri to boil dry. Check water level periodically. FOR AGENTS ONLYBONUS GIFTABLES: ...
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