real estate: Plano Balloon Festival - 09/24/07 06:36 AM
This past weekend was the EDS credit union balloon festival in Plano - The photo above was sent by one of our clients from their backyard.  What an awesome view to look forward to every year. And guess what? It's for Sale! 2604 Dublin Park is ready for new owners, move in ready and priced to sell. Take a look and see if this 1 acre estate is right for you or anyone else you know that's looking for a pristine, new property that's barely been live in.
Take a lookHere is the link for the balloon festival.

real estate: Market Conditions for Dallas - Plano - 09/10/07 03:25 AM
 Calm before the Storm
 As I'm writing this it is raining cats and dogs, kinda the feeling of August Stats...
Overall the market is in a holding pattern because of the mortgage mess and media madness! Real estate is retail so if the consumer doesn't feel good, things slow down.  I preface this by saying it has been a little over a month and we all start to get antsy.  When the Feds lower interest rates on Sept. 18th (being optimistic here) - that should start a pre holiday round of activity. Overview of the market in August shakes out … (0 comments)

real estate: Plano Market Update and Real Estate Advice - 08/27/07 05:44 AM
Monday is an office day so we look at the market to determine what is going on to help buyers and sellers in this market. There are 1801 homes for sale in Plano that have been on the market for an average of 75 days.  The median price is $260,000. For the past month or so the days on market has been trending up but the inventory and market action has remained flat, which basically means in layman terms, no strong indicators. Homes that are selling are under $325,000, 81 units sold last week. Only 8 homes sold last week over … (0 comments)

real estate: New Construction! Townhomes - N. Oak Lawn - Dallas, TX 75219 - 07/24/07 10:16 AM
4520 Gilbert Avenue - Dallas, TX 75219 - North Oak LawnLocation: North Oak LawnLook no further! New Construction! Prime Oak lawn location, steps from Highland Park on quite street. State of the Art - 3 Story Townhome with all the amenities - Hand Scraped Hardwoods, Travertine Marble, Granite, Viking Stainless Steel Appl. with Fridge & 2 wine coolers. Lux living on all levels, Private Media & Gameroom, many built ins, 2 outdoor slate patios, downtown view. Excellent floorplan & priced to sell - nice small yard for our 4 legged friends. You will not find a better price for the area … (0 comments)

real estate: Luxury Living in Dallas - Plano - 07/03/07 10:59 AM
 As the holiday approaches and we give thanks for our independence, many of you will be taking a well deserved day off.  If you are looking for luxury homes in the Dallas Metro area - you may find them all here - NEW DEVELOPMENT and RESALE. Check these links for direct access to the MLS by community of luxury homes in Dallas and Plano.
Plano Luxury communities Plano Golf communities Park Cities Preston Hollow Uptown Each of these links have more drill downs by neighborhoods which are active listings available for sale. You can see lots of photos, virtual tours, maps, mortgage … (2 comments)

real estate: Are you looking for 1 Acre in Dallas - Plano Area? - 06/13/07 04:44 AM
We get a lot of requests for land in Plano, which is hard to find. Just east of Plano is Parker, conveniently located by shops, 190 & I 75.  This is considered a close in location with a 1 acre lot in a very prestigious30 home community named Dublin Park Estates.  It is a brand new listingand this custom home is looking for new home owners, see if this one is for you or someone you might know.  Check this link for tons of photos and MLSinfo and more about the area. Commute to downtown is easy.

real estate: Plano TX 75093 - Hills at Prestonwood -1/3 Acre Lot! - 05/25/07 03:33 AM
Over 1/3 Acre - 2501 Prestonwood - Plano , TX 75093Location: Hills at PrestonwoodNEW PRICE! A rare opportunity to own over one third acre in West Plano on a desirable private cul de sac lot. Beautiful Traditional with a bright and open floor plan that has barely been lived in. Hardwood floors in foyer, kitchen and walkways. Lovely mature landscaping with trees and herb garden, several sitting areas around the pool with fountain and arbor plus a huge yard for the family. Great deal to own land in 75093! Super convenient location to parks, schools, highways and located in a golf … (0 comments)

real estate: Collin County Foreclosures up 30%, so far this year - 05/21/07 08:49 AM
     is for Foreclosure... Foreclosure postings are up 14% for the whole North Texas Metro area.  What does that mean if you are in the market for buying a home?  Some really good news,  if you are willing to do some repairs and put in some extra elbow grease to bring the home up to the neighborhood standards. The largest increase for foreclosed properties is Collin County - 428 postings for June, up 30%!  Here's a run down of the other North Texas Counties: County            Postings          Change Dallas                  1733               +10% Tarrant                 1188               +19% Denton                  386               +23% Rockwall                 64                +8% D-FW area           … (0 comments)

real estate: Updated Real Esate Search Tool on Plano Homes and Land - 04/18/07 07:08 AM
Wednesday, 18 April 2007 The search tool on Plano Homes and Land has just been upgraded by MLS finder.  It now includes an extra security feature so you will not get spam, you know that junk! So if you decide to save a search for yourself, please know you are protected here.  Also, if a listing has a virtual tour it will now download when you view details of a property, just click the spinning circle. You will also be able to view any still photos that are downloaded from the MLS, right under the main photo. What makes our home … (0 comments)

real estate: The Transparent Realtor® - 02/13/07 08:09 AM
Now that you can find just about anything you want on the internet, anywhere, any time, any day, any device, it is like having another brain, extra smaaart! As a Realtor, you need to be on top of your game and know what technology works and doesn't for your clients.  There is such an onslaught of products that all of them cannot make it, but the mashing together of information is incredible and the first one to get it right...WINS!! The brokers, Realtors and agents that don't have clue are going to have to learn or hire someone to help them, … (0 comments)

real estate: Dallas Real Estate Market is Alive and Well! - 01/11/07 06:03 AM
A couple days ago in the Dallas Morning News on the front page of the business section is the title.
Dallas - FW housing sales fall 5%, big bold and only part of the picture, compared to the rest of the nation where in some areas 30-40% declines are looming. We should feel lucky we are in a normal, healthy, not an out of control market. We are a state to watch for 2007, high growth potential and people are moving here...look closely at year to date numbers below.
Overall North Texas Market: Dec 06 for Single Family:  Sales … (0 comments)


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