Plano, TX Real Estate News

By Dawn Rose
(Keller Williams Realty)
It seems premature to type this on only January 14 of the new year, but the DFW real estate market is already hopping and it's only 2 weeks in to 2009.  I guess it could be that it's that time of the year and people are anxious for a change but more likely it is the unbelievable drop in interest rates!  The rates are lower than they have ever been in my lifetime, which may not seem like very long to some but to me is quickly approaching 36 years... that's a long time to wait for rates below 5%!  Buyers are coming out of the cold to see my listings and people are trading up in to larger, more upgraded homes with the same monthly payment.  Compared to much of the country, Texas is in much better shape when it comes to it's real estate market.  Compared to the rest of the state of Texas, C...
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By James Hurt
(Broker)
The endangered no money down home loan has been discovered in the suburbs of America. It seems that the media wants everyone to focus on the negative when some of the greatest homes buying programs are still available.  Also not only does the 100% financing is available there are many bond and rebate programs which also can equal no money down home loans. But wait there's more the lowest interest rates in decades. So what are you waiting for the media to tell you it's ok to own a home?
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By Harry Ridge
(VIP Realty Platinum)
On Your Mark... The first order of business should include finding a qualified, reputable Plano Real Estate Agent. The best way to find a good real estate agent is to ask friends, family members and neighbors for referrals. Next, you'll need to narrow down your neighborhood choices, price, type of home and features, and define your goals. Using the Internet is an easy way to learn about different communities in any given area. A good real estate agent will listen to your needs and wants and only show homes which meet your criteria. He or she will also preview the homes before showing them to you to further eliminate the need to visit homes which are not in line with your objectives and goals. Get Set... Now that you've narrowed down your choices regarding price, location, type of home a...
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By Robert Lerner, Allen ,Frisco, McKinney, Plano homes
(RE/MAX Premier Properties-Allen,Frisco,McKinney,Plano home)
How Long Does It Take To Sell a Home In Allen, Frisco, McKinney And Plano? I am often asked how long it takes to sell a home in Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano. The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University just released preliminary sales figures for 2008. The following contains days on market information for Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano homes: 82 days on market for Allen homes 89 days on market for Frisco homes 79 days on market for McKinney homes 68 days on market for Plano homes The above information represents the time it takes from when a listing was first inputted into the MLS computer system until there was a written purchase contract negotiated between buyer and seller. To view all of my other Blog posts about Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano, please click www.AllAboutN...
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By Denver Kemery
(Keller Williams)
 5768 Robbie Road $285,000 2 bed 2.1 bath Great location near shops and restaurants with easy access to Dalls North Tollway. Granite counter tops, wood floors, two masters, and lots of storage!  Directions: N.Dallas Tollway North to Plano Exit Legacy go east (R) on Legacy to Bishop turn left on Bishop to Robbie on your Right.  
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By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
Today I did my thrift store roundup to shop for some inventory for my home staging prop library and hit my local Salvation Army, Goodwill and Habitat ReStore.  Some great deals were to be found! At my Habitat ReStore stop in South Collin County I found a great deal on new plastic storage bins for what else, storing inventory! Problem was, they were in a tight space and stacked about 4 feet high and I only needed 6. As I was thinking about how to get them one of the staff was walking towards me, a young woman, and I started to tell her the situation - "I'd like 6 of these but I can't get them easily." As I was speaking with her in the hallway, out of the room I had just been in pops a young man with a mohawk and some piercings.  I didn't even see him while I was in the little room with t...
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By Robert Lerner, Allen ,Frisco, McKinney, Plano homes
(RE/MAX Premier Properties-Allen,Frisco,McKinney,Plano home)
How Much Did Median Home Prices Change in 2008in Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano? The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University just released preliminary sales figures for 2008. The median sales price changes for Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano are as follows: +2% Allen-2008 median sales price compared to 2007 median sales price -1% Frisco-2008 median sales price compared to 2007 median sales price  0% McKinney-2008 median sales price compared to 2007 median sales price  0% Plano-2008 median sales price compared to 2007 median sales price Fortunately, median sales prices in Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano remained steady in 2008.  To view all of my other Blog posts about Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano, please click www.AllAboutNorthTexas.com I update my Blog with new posts abo...
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By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
Yes, it's a no brainer - my company's, Home Star Staging, success supports not only Collin County's economy but every area I do business in and that includes Dallas, parts of Denton and sometimes Tarrant counties as well. As I go through the always fun task of getting my year end receipts together I was looking at the businesses I frequent for goods and services in my day to day life as a home staging professional in North Texas. These businesses depend on me and you to patronize them in order for them to stay in business too. And if I'm a viable business I can afford to help keep their doors open too. Below are some of most the frequently visited businesses I've supported specifically in Collin County this past year, including: Where the business is located How many times I purchased s...
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When considering buying a new home many people get caught up in the media. When buying a new home you should only consider if the home is right for you and your family. This means is the home large enough and doe sit have the features you want. After that consider if you can afford it and do you like the neighborhood. If you don't allow the media to scare you into decision you should make the right one.
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By Robert Lerner, Allen ,Frisco, McKinney, Plano homes
(RE/MAX Premier Properties-Allen,Frisco,McKinney,Plano home)
Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano Residents Have Several Nearby Hospitalsto Choose From For Their Medical Care Another major concern many newcomers have is the proximity of hospitals to Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano. As Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano have grown, so has the number of nearby hospitals. The following is a list of the closest hospitals for Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano residents: McKinney Medical Center of McKinney Frisco Centennial Medical Center Plano Presbyterian Hospital of Plano Medical Center of Plano Children's Hospital of Plano Allen Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen Far North Dallas Medical City Children's Hospital To view all of my other Blog posts about Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano, please click www.AllAboutNorthTexas.com I update my Blog w...
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By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
When estimates in excess of 86% of buyers are shopping ONLINE on the internet for everything from CD's to furniture then consider that the first showing of your home will more than likely take place online, not in your actual house. For more on this subject check out my blog at       Where you'll find FREE ADVICE from Real Estate Professionals all over the country, from Realtors to home staging professionals, www.energizedseller.com is leading the way to connect home sellers to the information they need in order to sell a home in today's real estate market. Karen Otto is professional home stager and owner of Home Star Staging, a Collin County, TX based real estate staging and consulting company.  Karen is a professional member and author at www.energizedseller.com , the website for Dedi...
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By Robert Lerner, Allen ,Frisco, McKinney, Plano homes
(RE/MAX Premier Properties-Allen,Frisco,McKinney,Plano home)
Shopping Centers in North Texas If you are moving to Allen, Frisco, McKinney or Plano, then you are probably curious about the closest major shopping centers. Allen Allen Premium Outlets Frisco Stonebriar Mall Plano Collin Creek Mall The Shops at Willow Bend To view all of my other Blog posts about Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano, please click www.AllAboutNorthTexas.com I update my Blog with new posts about Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano on a regular basis. Please be sure to bookmark my Blog  www.AllAboutNorthTexas.com and visit often. To search the MLS inventory of Allen homes for sale, Frisco homes for sale, McKinney homes for sale and Plano homes for sale, please click Search MLS If you have any questions about Allen, Frisco, McKinney or Plano homes and real estate, then please ...
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By Robert Lerner, Allen ,Frisco, McKinney, Plano homes
(RE/MAX Premier Properties-Allen,Frisco,McKinney,Plano home)
Wow! North Texas Mortgage Interest Rates Are Near Historically Low Levels Now is a great time to purchase a home in Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano or other North Texas cities. Mortgage interest rates are near historically low levels. On December 16, 2008, Bankrate.com had an advertisement from Lendability.com showing a 5.315% APR on a 30-year purchase money mortgage. To find out more details, please visit Bankrate.com. To view all of my other Blog posts about Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano, please click www.AllAboutNorthTexas.com I update my Blog with new posts about Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano on a regular basis. Please be sure to bookmark my Blog  www.AllAboutNorthTexas.com and visit often. To search the MLS inventory of Allen homes for sale, Frisco homes for sale, McKinney h...
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By Robert Lerner, Allen ,Frisco, McKinney, Plano homes
(RE/MAX Premier Properties-Allen,Frisco,McKinney,Plano home)
What is the Weather Like in Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano? If you are considering relocating to Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano or other North Texas cities, then you are probably curious about our local weather. According to the National Weather Service, the average high temperatures for North Texas are as follows: 55° January 59° February 68° March 76° April 83° May 91° June 96° July 96° August 88° September 79° October 66° November 58° December   The average low temperatures are as follows: 34° January 38° February 46° March 54° April 63° May 71° June 75° July 74° August 67° September 57° October 45° November 37° December Overall, our weather is North Texas is great. June, July and August are very hot, but the rest of the year is pleasant. To view all of my other Blog posts about A...
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By Robert Lerner, Allen ,Frisco, McKinney, Plano homes
(RE/MAX Premier Properties-Allen,Frisco,McKinney,Plano home)
North Texas Median Sales Prices Are Steady North Texas home prices have actually held up fairly well. The latest figures just released by The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University are  through November 2008. For purposes of this blog post, I am going to focus on the median sales price changes for homes in Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano.   0%   Plano-November 2008 year-to-date median sales price change compared to November 2007 +2%   Allen-November 2008 year-to-date median sales price change compared to November 2007   0%   McKinney-November 2008 year-to-date median sales price change compared to November 2007 -2%    Frisco-November 2008 year-to-date median sales price change compared to November 2007 North Texas did not experience the dramatic price increases that California, Ar...
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By Robert Lerner, Allen ,Frisco, McKinney, Plano homes
(RE/MAX Premier Properties-Allen,Frisco,McKinney,Plano home)
How does the Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano cost of living compare to the United States average? If you are thinking about purchasing a home in Allen, Frisco, McKinney or Plano then you are probably curious about cost of living statistics. The following are cost of living scores for Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano: 93   Allen overall cost of living score 97   Frisco overall cost of living score 89   McKinney overall cost of living score 95   Plano overall cost of living score 100  United States overall cost of living score Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano all have below average cost of living scores when compared to the United States average cost of living score. If you would like to try out the cost of living calculator, then please visit my Website/Blog www.AllAboutNorthTexas.com  ...
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By John Hardimon, National Mortgage Consultant, Collin Co.
(PrimeLending, a Plains Capital Corp.)
Hello all you awesome real estate-minded folks!  Just wanted to share an awesome story from last month's closings.  With all the negative poop (that's a technical term) out there about our industry, maybe it will helpful to remember what we do, and why.  Case in point:  I had a lovely empty-nester couple wanting to buy their retirement home, and really fix it up well.  One is a retired pastor, the other finishing up their career in the next few years.  They know it's a great time to pick up a bargain, and they did - a foreclosure in north Plano with a nice amount of equity.  They were so thrilled, BUT they didn't want to pay for all the repairs after the down payment - after all, retirement is looming for this couple.  They had approached their bank, but the rates and fees to pull that ...
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By Nick Good, www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com
(The Good Home Team with eXp Realty)
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By Robert Lerner, Allen ,Frisco, McKinney, Plano homes
(RE/MAX Premier Properties-Allen,Frisco,McKinney,Plano home)
How Much Do Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano Homes Sell For In Relation To Original List Price? Buyers and sellers are always curious how much Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano homes sell for in relation to list price. The most recent Multiple Listing Service (MLS) sales figures available from the North Texas MLS Computer (North Texas Real Estate Information Service) are through October 2008. The following sentences show the average sales prices/original list prices: 94.3%  Allen homes (sales prices/original list prices) 93.6%  Frisco homes  (sales prices/original list prices) 94.0%  McKinney homes  (sales prices/original list prices) 94.8%  Plano homes  (sales prices/original list prices) For example, a Plano home with an original list price of $200,000 would sell for about $189,600 (...
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By Robert Lerner, Allen ,Frisco, McKinney, Plano homes
(RE/MAX Premier Properties-Allen,Frisco,McKinney,Plano home)
 How Long Does It Take To Sell a Home In Allen, Frisco, McKinney And Plano? I am often asked how long it takes to sell a home in Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano. The most recent MLS sales figures available from the The Real Estate Center at Texas A & M University is through October 2008. The following contains Days On Market information for Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano homes: 80 days on market for Allen homes 90 days on market for Frisco homes 79 days on market for McKinney homes 68 days on market for Plano homes The above information represents the time it takes from when a listing was first inputted into the MLS computer system until there was a written purchase contract negotiated between buyer and seller. To view all of my other Blog posts about Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Pl...
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