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Congratulations: New Team Leader at Keller Williams - Dallas North - 12/31/08 01:14 PM
Shhhh! It's a secret. Don't tell anyone until Monday when it will be announced at the office meeting. Bonnie Monroe is sliding into the Team Leader position at the Keller Williams Dallas North office, 12700 Preston Road, #190, Dallas Texas. She's a tireless, dedicated agent who has been helping others throughout her real estate career. Congratulations, Bonnie! Way to go! (4 comments)
Update: Antiques Roadshow in Dallas Texas - 12/30/08 07:03 PM
Active Rain isn't the only AR around. Antiques Roadshow, the popular television series on PBS, taped in Dallas one weekend this past June for their upcoming season. The show was last here 10 years ago. The turnout at the Dallas Convention Center was tremendous. Over 6000 people showed up to see the appraisers, and more than 100 KERA staff and volunteers participated. Three episodes will be made from the footage filmed by the crew. These shows are scheduled to air January 26, February 2, and February 9, 2009 at 7:00 pm on KERA (channel 13). A sneak peek of what you (4 comments)
Oops! Too late! - 12/29/08 07:36 PM
There is a new listing in my neighborhood. It just came on the market last week. I wasn't surprised that today's mail brought a "Just Listed" postcard from the listing agent, but the postcard also told me about the open house. Unfortunately for the agent, the open house was yesterday! This is not my listing, but if you are looking for a one-story, 3 bedroom 2 bath zero lot home in Addison Texas, call me! Priced at $194,900 and there is a pool. 1480 sq ft.
Lorrie Semler, e-PRO, GRIKeller Williams - Dallas North972-416-3417 (8 comments)
Texas Legislature To Tackle Real Estate Related Issues in '09 - 12/25/08 07:00 PM
It may seem odd to outsiders, but the Texas Legislature convenes only every other year. The next session starts January 13, 2009. The upper house is the Senate and there are 31 Texas Senators. The lower house, the House of Representatives, has 150 members. Issues on the radar for the upcoming session that relate to real estate include: providing MLS data to mortgage fraud investigators disclosure requirements under the house bill passes in the 80th Legislature to combat mortgage fraud lender oversight water rights regulation of errors and ommissions insurance windstorm insurance eminent domain homeowners associations loopholes in the Private Real Property (6 comments)
Too Early for Resolutions? - 12/25/08 01:28 PM
If one of your New Year's Resolutions is to either 1) get in shape, or 2) become more involved in your community, put the 2009 (4th Annual) Rotary Resolution Run on your calendar. The event takes place on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at the Addison Conference Centre and includes a 1K Family Fun Run/Walk, a 5K and a 10K Run. In addition to the runs, the celebration includes live music, entertainment, food, beverages, and prizes. The event benefits arts in Addison and the Addison Midday Rotary charities: Dallas Wind Symphony Dance Councl of Dallas Richardson Symphony Shakespeare Festival of Dallas WaterTower (7 comments)
Addison Events 2009 - 12/23/08 02:29 PM
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 2009. Many events are FREE. RESOLUTION RUN - January 10Addison Conference CentreSponsored by the Addison Midday RotaryParticipate in a 1K, 5K or 10K run. This event benefits 5 arts groups that are active in Addison and The Addison Midday Rotary service projects.$20 before 12/14/08; $25 after 12/14/08; and $30 day of race OUT OF THE LOOP (0 comments)
Addison's Hazardous Waste Program - 12/23/08 01:17 PM
The Town of Addison entered into a partnership in October, 2008, with the Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center. Addison residents can take hazardous materials directly to the chemical drop off center, 11234 Plano Road, Dallas TX 75243. (Between Miller Road and Forest Lane, one mile north of 635.) To use this service, you'll need to bring a photo ID and a utility bill showing your Addison address. Hours of Operation:Closed Mondays, Fridays and SundaysTuesdays: 9:00 am - 7:30 pmWednesdays: 8:30 am - 5:00 pmTHursdays: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (2 comments)
Power Outage Darkens Addison - 12/22/08 08:00 PM
If you live in the Midway Meadows subdivision in Addison, Texas you were in the dark last night. Electricity flickered on and off for about 5 minutes, starting at approximately 5:50 pm, then went completely off. When I contacted the TXU "outage" phone line, I was told to expect the power to come back on within the hour. There is not much you can do without electricity when it is dark outside. No TV, no light for reading, no microwave. No fun! The power did not come back on at 7:00 pm. Or 8:00 pm. Those lucky enough to live on the (4 comments)
Addison 2009 Calendars Delivered - Get Yours Yet? - 12/21/08 12:00 PM
"I am Addison!" That's the theme and slogan for the 2009 Addison, Texas calendar. Town employees delivered the calendars to home owners last week (in the cold and wet, thank you!) and if you didn't receive yours, there are some available at the Addison Athletic Club. Of the 15 faces on the cover, I recognized three immediately. They are starred (*) below. January - Neil Hewitt*, President Elet - Addison's Midday Rotary Club February - Terry Martin*, Producing Artistic Director for WaterTower Theatre March - Evie Miller, Addison Arbor Foundation Chairperson April - Truett Pool, Manager of the Crowne Plaza Hotel May (9 comments)
Good News in Dallas Real Estate! - 12/20/08 10:24 AM
According to David Fair, attorney at Hexter Fair Title Company, there is a BIG difference between the Dallas economy & housing market and the rest of the country. The strong DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth) economy is keeping our real estate prices up. We have strong job creation here, continuing corporate and individual relocations, and a vibrant oil & gas industry (especially in the Barnett Shale which created 83k jobs in 2007 and generated $8.2 billion into the local economy). In 2007 Dallas area created 230 net new jobs per day, and 472 net new residents per day. Figures for 2008 are not yet in. (4 comments)
Dallas Area Real Estate Numbers Reveal Little Change in Sales Prices - 12/17/08 06:19 PM
Good news for the Dallas real estate market! The average sales prices in the areas served by the MetroTex MLS are holding firm. While the number of sales is down across the board and the average days on the market is up, the silver lining is the steady average sales prices.
I specialize in Addison but serve all the areas listed above! Lorrie Semler, e-PRO, GRIAddison Resident/Addison SpecialistKeller Williams - Dallas North972-416-3417www.LorrieSemler.com
Addison Telephone Survey - It's Not Who You Think is Calling! - 12/17/08 05:46 PM
Two nights ago, I received a phone call. The polite young woman on the other end of the line asked if I had some time to answer questions about the Town of Addison. Sure. Why not? I was asked my opinion on how the town is being run. Could I name the Mayor? Did I know the names of the council members? If the May election were to be held now, how would I vote? The woman asking the questions had potential match-ups. Wait a minute, I told her. Who exactly commissioned this survey? She said she certainly did not have access (8 comments)
The Day the Real Estate Market Stood Still... - 12/15/08 10:09 AM
Absolutely NOTHING happened in the Addison/Far North Dallas real estate world yesterday. No new listings, no price changes, no homes under contract in option. I have a link on my website, called Powerpage, that allows anyone to select an area of Dallas, choose the current date or any of the last five days, and then see what's happening. Imagine my surprise when I checked this morning and found no activity on Sunday!
This is pretty scary stuff! Having no activity in Addison is one thing. We are a small community of approximately 15,000 residents, including apartment dwellers. But nothing in all of (5 comments)
Looking for a little music with your coffee? Here is the musical line-up at Dunn Brothers Coffe for the rest of December. Dunn's Brothers Coffee 3725 Belt Line RdAddison, TX 75001-4302 Saturday, December 13 8pm-10 Keith Reynolds/Jim McCrain - Classic Rock & Guitar PickinSunday, December 14: 6:30pm-7:30 - Tony Rey - Rock, Jazz, Classical, ExperimentalPerforming anything from Rock to Jazz, you never know what you'll hear next from Tony. Beatles? Jeff Buckley? Maybe he'll squeeze some classical tunes in between The Police and Radiohead songs. All you can really expect is a fantastic entertainer who can really deliver! 8pm-10:00 - Scarlet - (1 comments)
Overheard at the Addison Athletic Club - 12/10/08 02:31 PM
Yesterday as I climbed the stairway to get to the treadmills, I overheard Paul ask B.L., "How do people find out about the Addison Athletic Club?" I'm sure he was asking because not just the parking lot, but the whole club was fairly empty. I pondered that as I walked my 2 miles. This is my second time living in Addison. Back in the eary 1980s, before the club was built, I learned about it because I volunteered to serve on the planning committee for the AAC. My tenure was short-lived because I moved out of Addison before much happened and (2 comments)
A Hospital in Addison? - 12/09/08 11:52 AM
At the November meeting of the Addison Town Council, Methodist Hospital applied for a special use permit to build a "special surgery" hospital in Addison. Plans include either a 3-story or 5-story buidling to house inpatients and outpatients for orthopedic, spine and ENT surgery, an emergency room, imaging services, physical therapy and rehab, and a laboratory. They anticipate having 32 beds for acute care and 4 beds for intensive care. The developer is Nueterra Real Estate and the architect is BOKA Powell. Keep your eye on the tract of land west of the Tollway and east of Addison Road, just south (2 comments)
Blackberry Bold or iPhone? - 12/08/08 01:22 PM
My trusty old Motorola cell phone is on it's way to the electronic graveyard. It has a cracked case, it randomly turns itself off, and it has seen better days. I hate to give it up because of the Call Forwarding Cradle - when in this recharger/forwarding unit, it rings the phone in the house and doesn't use up my airtime minutes. But the time is coming when the phone will just shut down and not reboot. And they don't make phones that fit in the call forwarding cradle any longer. So what's a girl to do? When I first got (10 comments)
Addison's New Animal Control Officer - 12/07/08 06:50 PM
Michelle Laurence, Animal Control Officer, spoke to the Addison Pacesetters at the monthly coffee klatch at Dunn Bros Coffee on Beltline Road last week. She was entertaining and informative. Topics ranged from bobcats to feral cats and from feeding the ducks in Les Lacs (please, don't) to walking cats on leashes (no leash law for cats, but keep your dog on the leash and the leash in your hand). Michelle's position falls within the Public Works Department. If your neighbor's dog barks at all hours, call her. If there are opposums, squirrels or other rodents on the loose, she's the one to contact. (0 comments)
Addison's Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Passes Away - 12/04/08 03:41 PM
Dennis Kraft, the Deputy Mayor Pro Tempore of Addison, Texas passed away last week due to complications from cancer. Dennis was a warm, sincere public servant and he will be missed. He was first elected to the Addison City Council in May 2005 and continued to serve on Council until his untimely death. The flags at all Town facilities are flying at half mast in recognition of his contributions and service to the Town. A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 7 at 2:30 pm at Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas TX. The family has requested that donations (0 comments)
Addison, TX Homes New to the Market in November 2008 - 12/02/08 05:33 PM
Only nine homes came on the market in Addison, TX in November, 2008 (same as last month). In addition to the homes below, there are another 42 that have been on the market for more than a month. Now is the time to buy! If you are looking for an Addison home, call me! Now is also the time to sell, since inventory is so low! New Addison Listings: November 2008
Lorrie Semler, e-PRO, GRIAddison Resident/Addison SpecialistKeller Williams - Dallas North972-416-3417www.LorrieSemler.com
Ah, Addison! Not a city, but a "town." The Town of Addison. The best place to live and work in North Texas. There's something to be said about a place that doesn't take itself too seriously. Note the exclamation point in the town's name. Here you'll find the ruminations, rants and raves of one of the town's realtors and residents.
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