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SEPTEMBER LUNCHEON: Date: September 28th, 2010 Time: 11:30am Location: First Baptist Church Event Center
TICKETS: Online Tickets online at Wylie Chamber $12.00 RSVP By 9-27-2010: $15.00 At The Door: $20.00 If you have not attended a chamber luncheon , give it try! You will find out what is going on in the community and meet some new friends! If you need information for any Wylie Event click on the website link above! (2 comments)
All Showcase homes built by Meritage Homes that are purchased this weekend only will receive a FREE front-loading Washer/Dryer and in addition, if you close by September 30th receive a Free 60" Flat Screen T.V! Many communities to chose from, Call today for the community near you! (0 comments)
The owner said NO Pets Allowed - 08/30/10 12:37 PM
The owner said NO Pets Allowed...... That was 10 properties ago.....8 of the 10 properties he accepted pets! All of these properties are on 1+ acres sites in the country. What we found is most folks have pets, especially in the country! The owner compromised and said okay no indoor pets. He even added some fencing to his property so the new tenants could have their pets outside.
Do people really keep their pets outside?? I don't think so! Especailly in Texas where we had triple digit days for over a month. I am not a pet type person, but I wouldn't want (3 comments)
Preparing the Front of Your Home For Sale - 08/30/10 12:19 PM
Preparing the Front of Your Home For Sale You have heard that the first impression is the most important impression? It is absolutely true! I have been out with clients ,showing them homes , which we scheduled from viewing pictures on the computer. Pictures can be deceiving though. When we got to a particular home they didn't even want to go in.....the first impression was not good !
If you are considering putting your home on the market make the first impression a good one! Entice the buyer to want to see more of your (4 comments)
High Energy Customs in Wylie, Texas - 08/29/10 01:44 PM
High Energy Customs in Wylie, Texas Wylie now has a custom bike shop! High Energy Customs offers motorcycle parts, service, repair, motorcycle customizing, as well as motorcycle and mini chopper sales. They also offer apparel for ladies!
Owner, Tim Colson, has many years of experience and has developed a strong background of education in parts, mechanics, and management. Tim has a very strong work ethic and is a perfectionist at everything he does! Tim's passion for cars and motorcycles began in Denver, Colorado, where he was born and raised. Possessing a very creative mind, Tim was always intrigued with (1 comments)
Sachse has new classes and anyone can register online. You do not have to be a resident of Sachse to enjoy one of the courses. Courses include : Nature Classes Preschool Club Baby Ballet Karate for Kids Yoga and many more ! You can also get information on Sachse's Annual Fallfest and Turkey Run! Go to www.cityofsachse.com/parks for more information. (0 comments)
Students and Parents of Wylie East High School Raiders:
The Wylie East High School Parent Teacher Student Association invites you to join with them to make a difference in the education, health and welfare of our children. All parents want to do what is best for children and WEHS PTSA can help you do that! We all know that children learn more and have better lives when parents, teachers, administrators and the community work together to share thoughts, ideas on programs and projects that benefit children. By becoming a member, your support will bring WEHS closer (0 comments)
Monday, August 23, was the first day of classes for the 2010-2011 school year. Along with the excitement of the start of the school year comes an increased risk of traffic-related injuries. To ensure the safety of our children in and around school zones, please remember that the use of hand held devices for calling or text messaging while driving in a school zone during established school zone hours is prohibited; and be sure to obey the posted speeds during school zone hours. (1 comments)
3818 Missouri Street 1239 Square Feet, Cul-de-Sac Lot for only $104,900
3109 Bryan Street 1263 Square Feet , Corner Lot $120,900 (0 comments)
RE/MAX Race to Recruit Week 2 - 08/25/10 04:59 PM
RE/MAX Race to Recruit Week 2 I just finished week 2 of the race to recruit! This week was about "Map Your Course". I did exercises to identify my destination and make it to Victory Lane! Are you laughing with me?? I know it sounds funny but this race is really motivating me to recruit!! My BIGGEST weakness as a Broker/Owner. as I stated in the past "Who has time to recruit when they are busy working to keep the doors open?" But I'm tired of working so much! I bought this business so I didn't have to work as much, right?? (0 comments)
Offer Dream Items On Your Listings - 08/25/10 12:57 PM
I watched this video this morning with our office about offering DREAM ITEMS on listings instead of reducing the price on a listing that is not getting any showings. The video said buyers are stimulated by what excites their senses ( aren't we all?!) Sight Smell Sound Do you have listings that you are reducing by $10,000, $20,000 or more? There are hundreds of properties on the market. The buyers make their final decisions based on the above emotions once they have seen all the homes in their price range and other criteria, then they pick the one that plays on their emotions. If your listing (2 comments)
Open Houses in Sachse Texas Saturday August 28th - 08/25/10 12:33 PM
Open Houses in Sachse Texas Saturday August 28th RE/MAX BY THE LAKES Presenting two homes in Salmon Estates in Sachse, Texas, this Saturday August 28th. Come out of the heat and into one of these two beautiful homes. One is a corner lot and the other is a cul-de-sac. 3818 Missouri Street
3109 Bryan Street-Lovely corner lot! Beautifully Landscaped with mature trees in front and side! Perfect starter home for first time home buyer. Sellers are motivated! 3 Bedroom 2 bath, brick home with solar screens. Brick fireplace, nicely painted with nice big backyard, wood deck perfect for outdoor entertaining! (0 comments)
RE/MAX Race to Recruit Workbook - 08/24/10 05:33 PM
RE/MAX Race to Recruit Workbook If you are having trouble locating the workbook to use in this race, that's because it is not on www.racetorecruit.com. Go to Mainstreet Main page, in the upper right hand corner type in the search box "race to recruit" and click search. The work book should come up as first item. RE/MAX of Texas told me that the workbook should be on the race to recruit website soon. So for now, if you need the 28 page workbook to get started, this is how to find it! I am off to listen to part 2 (0 comments)
Are you taking this challange? I admit I was not going to do this, recruiting is hard when you have to work to keep your brokerage running. Who has time for recruiting? I avoided this race thing until I received an email from Dana Tuggle from RE/MAX of Texas office asking me to try it. I want to recruit top agents so I don't have to work as much!! Isn't this why we all buy a franchise? I really hope this is the program that will give me the top agents in my (4 comments)
Estates of Lakeshore on Lake Lavon Texas - 08/23/10 04:33 PM
Estates of Lakeshore on Lake Lavon Texas Live Every Day in the Peacefulness and Tranquility of a Secluded Lakeside Setting Less than 30 Minutes from the Hustle and Bustle of Dallas
Acreage Lots, Starting at One Acre Prices Range from $49,000 to $179,000 Waterfront, Cul-De-Sac and Interior lots Gated Entrance (will be added) Scenic Rolling Hills Buy now , Build Later No City Taxes Some of the community restrictions are : Minimum build sizes of 2200 square feet for 1 story and 2700 for 2 story homes with masonry design only. Septic systems will be required and the community (0 comments)
Green Tips Taking Care of the Environment Tote It-Instead of Paper or plastic use canvas tote bag. Most stores have totes for sale now. Run Full Loads-Dishwashers and laundry machines, reduce the number of small loads. Clean It Green-Replace your brand-name, toxic cleaning supplies that aren't safe for the environment Use a Door Mat-Door mats minimize the amount of dirt, pesticides and chemicals that get tracked in Turn it Off-TV's, computers, electronics and charges should be turned off or unplugged when not in use Utilize Ceiling Fans-Ceiling fans will improve airflow and allow air conditioning to be minimized Green Your (1 comments)
Roundtable ideas working! - 08/19/10 06:03 PM
We started a roundtable discussion at our office two weeks ago. Our agents , we felt, needed a little nudge. It has been slow this summer so we are trying to come up with creative ways to get our name out in the community and attract some buyers. Here is a list of our ideas so far: Texas Affordable Housing Training Plano Texas Balloon Festival Volunteers Rodeo, have a booth Christmas Parade , have a float Visit more home builders Habitat for Humanity volunteer Customer pic-nic We are really trying to promote the importance of getting out every day and doing (6 comments)
A great established neighborhood in the heart of Wylie! Akin Elementary is within walking distance and is one of Wylie's exemplary schools. Homes in this area are hard to find for sale! In the last 6 months prices ranged from $142,000 to $180,000 for sale. Don't Wait ! This is a gorgeous established area! (0 comments)
Wylie East High School One of Wylie's most established subdivisions ! Many beautiful custom homes ranging from 1800 square feet to 4500 square feet. Enjoy the mature trees and gorgeous landscaped lawns. Wylie East High School is a sought after high school and Akin Elementary is within walking distance of many of the homes. Prices range in the last 6 months at approximately $159,000.00. You must watch this area closely if you want to live there, homes for sale are hard to find!
Avalon is a DR Horton Home Community in Wylie, Texas. The community is a homeowners association and pride of ownership shows! A short drive on 78 North is Lake Lavon and Lake Ray Hubbard. Schools are : Wylie East High School Burnett Jr High Harrison Intermediate Akin Elementary
Homebuyers Get 5% Down Payment Assistance - 08/18/10 10:19 PM
Homebuyers can get 5% Down Payment Assistance The state of Texas's way of helping you! The current interest rate is 5.50% for a 30 year fixed FHA or VA loan. In addition, down payment and closing cost assistance in the amount of 5% is available in the form of a 2nd lien with no monthly payments or interest. Who is eligible? Anyone who has not owned a principle residence in the past 3 years. Income and sales price limits will apply. Sound interesting? Please call us for further information. (1 comments)
Wylie Texas Educators 3% Down Payment Assistance - 08/18/10 10:11 PM
Wylie Texas Educator 3% Down Payment Assistance Teacher Bond Program The current interest rate for a 30 year fixed FHA or VA loan is 5.00%. In addition to this rate the program is providing 3% of the loan amount as a grant for down payment and closing cost assistance. First time home buyers only, no home ownership in the past 3 years. Income restrictions will apply. Who is eligible? All full time classroom teachers, Teacher Aides, School Librarian, School Nurse or School Counselor employed by a public school district in the state of Texas. Please call (2 comments)
Wylie Texas Chanpionship Rodeo 2010 - 08/18/10 10:01 PM
Wylie Championship Rodeo 2010 Friday and Saturday, September 17th & 18th 7:00pm - 10:00pm (Rainout Date: Friday and Saturday, October 1st & 2nd)The Wylie Championship Rodeo is a two-night UPRA sanctioned Rodeo held at the Wylie Agriculture Center in Wylie, Texas in September. In its 15th year, the Wylie Rodeo will attract an average of 2,000 people each night from Wylie and surrounding cities to experience the Rodeo action and take part in the family-fun available outside the arena.Aside from the rough stock Rodeo (Bull Riding, Bronc Busting and timed events), there are over 50 concession and vendor booth's with free (0 comments)
Cimarron Estates This beautiful subdivision is located off Highway 78N in Wylie, Texas. The subdivision is composed mainly of Fox and Jacobs Homes. The homes are from 1600 square feet to over 3000 square feet ! Recent sale prices range from the $120,000's to $150,000's. The subdivision has a park, covered picnic area, basketball court and walking trail. Minutes from two lakes, Lake Lavon and Lake Ray Hubbard. Don't worry about homeowner association dues here, there aren't any! If you want away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this might be (1 comments)
The City of Wylie was incorporated in 1887 along the rights-of-way of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway. It was named for Colonel W.D. Wylie, a Santa Fe Railroad official and Civil War veteran. By 1890, Wylie's population had increased to 239 and it's first one-room school was built. From 1890 to 1900, the population increased by 300% and a two-story schoolhouse was built along with the addition of a bank and gin mills. In 1920, Wylie received electrical service and streetlights; Ballard Avenue was graveled in 1923; and Wylie enjoyed the self-proclaimed "Onion (0 comments)
One of Wylie's premier subdivisions! There are 14 active listings for sale and many lots available by builders such as Warrington Homes Texas, DR Horton Homes & Altura Homes. The community has many different home builders such as Bowen Family Homes and Pulte Homes for resale. Prices range from $140.000.00 to low $200,000.00's. Enjoy walking around the pond or swimming in the gorgeous pool.
The community is east of the town in a quiet country atmosphere. Easy access to I-90 and two lakes! Enroll in Wylie Schools who are experiencing the best ratings (0 comments)
Cry Out America Rally September 11th - 08/08/10 03:18 PM
Tens of thousands of people are expected to gather in counties across the United States on September 11th for a Cry Out America rally. Please click on the link above to find your rally coordinator in your area, make contributions or receive a newsletter about this event. Consider being a part of the Spiritual Awakening in America
Only 17 percent of Americans attend church on any given Sunday! Moral Failure among Christian leaders continues to rise at an unprecedented level! America has become the 3rd largest mission field in the world! (0 comments)
Movers Edge Upward - 08/08/10 03:05 PM
After years of staying put, Americans are on the move again. But they aren't going very far. Roughly 12.5 percent of the US population, or 37.1 million people moved to a new home in 2009. This is up form 11.9 percent or 35.2 million in 2008, according to census figures. While it was the first percentage gain in the U.S. since 2005 mobility levels remain historically low. Interestingly, nearly all the new moves in 2009 also occurred within the same county! Adults ages 25-39, about one in four changed residences. Most held off moving for the following reasons: to get (3 comments)
Plano Texas Balloon Festival is in September 2010! - 08/08/10 02:43 PM
Set your Calendars for the Plano Balloon Festival ! It is an annual event in Plano that is coming up in September 17, 18 & 19th. I went last year for the first time and it was awesome!! It was very hot still, so plan to go early in the morning when they set up the balloons and it is not so hot. Bring lawn chairs, a blanket to lay on and plenty of water. For Parking, the closer you park the more you pay! We paid $10 to park and then $10 for tickets. Visit festival's website for offsite parking information, 2 (2 comments)
Several homes available in Farmersville Schools and Community Schools. Cities range from Farmersville, Royse City & Neveda. If you are looking for some nice homes on a little acreage in the country then these could be for you! Several for lease in Community Schools
Expand Your Circle of Acquaintances - 08/06/10 02:04 PM
Expand Your Circle of Acquaintances Expanding your circle of acquaintances expands your network and puts more people in contact with you. Sounds great you say , but how do I do that?
We all have a natural circle of people we are comfortable with. These people comprise our relational comfort zone. They all know we are in real estate and we really don't want to bug them too much because we don't want them to avoid us. " Oh gosh, here comes Tracy, I hope she doesn't try to sell me a house today!" Therefore we need to expand and (3 comments)
Low Home Prices There is widespread agreement that the housing market has reached the bottom, home prices aren't expected to spike upward. Instead, they are likely to skip along the bottom into 2011. Low Interest Rates Interest rates on 30 year fixed rate mortgages are at approximately 4.75%. This low of a rate could save a buyer thousands of dollars over the life of a loan. Other Tax Benefits Property tax benefits, m rtgage interest payments and mortgage insurance premiums are qualified deductions that can help reduce many homeowners (0 comments)
MARRIAGE When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand andsaid, I've got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly.Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.Suddenly I didn't know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her knowwhat I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly.She didn't seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly,why?I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away thechopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn'ttalk (0 comments)
Habitat for Humanity has broke ground in Wylie, Texas for the seventh habitat home in Wylie! Located at the intersection of Fleming and Cotton Belt, this home will be the first of six duplexes to be called "The Courts at Cotton Belt". Several of the homes will be for Wylie residents and the second duplex to be built is for a family from Ethiopia that fled their country to escape political persecution. For more information on this story please go to www.wylienews.com or pick up the Wylie News on your newstand (2 comments)
Allen -2.04% Celina -3.63% Farmersville -4.20% McKinney -2.93% Murphy -1.71% Nevada -1.51% Parker -1.65% Plano -4.42% Princeton -3.63% Seis Lagos -2.13% Wylie -1.2% Wylie predicted a 4.4 percent decrease in tax revenue, but the actual cecrease was 1.2 percent. The average home value in Wylie for 2010 was $152,304
Sage Creek in Wylie Texas Final Closeout! - 08/03/10 03:53 PM
Sage Creek in Wylie Texas Final Closeout! Now in its final phase -Ashton Woods Homes is closing out! Enjoy a country town feel while only minutes away form Plano, George Bush Tollway, and the Richardson telecom corridor. Priced from the $170's, Sage Creek features include 60x140 oversized lots and 3 car garage options. Amenities include 3 playgrounds, Junior Olympic size swimming pool, basketball court, clubhouse and walking trails. Recently developed shopping , including Target and Kohl's. restaurants and businesses located conveniently nearby. Sage Creek has only a handful of homesites remaining. Take advantage of historically low interest rates and final (1 comments)
My husband and I took a beautiful drive thru Oklahoma recently known as the Talimena Pass. We were coming back from OKC to Dallas and took a few days more the longway going I40 east ! We really needed some R&R. We spent the night in a Motel 6 in Fort Smith Arkansas (that was a bad idea, another story!) and headed south early in the morning. We entered "the pass" in the midway point allowing us to experience about 25 miles of it. The pass is actually about 50 miles long.
It was really breathtaking. We plan on going (1 comments)
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