relocation package: Addison Events 2009 - 12/23/08 06:29 AM
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)

relocation package: Addison TX Relocation Package - 03/01/08 09:10 AM
Addison, Texas: a fun place to live, work and play!  If you're moving to the North Texas area, Addison is THE place to be. 
This relocation package should answer some of your questions about the Town of Addison.  If I've missed a topic important to you, let me know and I'll get you answers. 
Situated along the Dallas North Tollway (aka Dallas Parkway) between LBJ Expressway (I-635) and the George (H.W.) Bush Turnpike (I-190), Addison is convenient to anywhere you want to go in North Dallas.
While it is small in size (only 4.3 sq miles), Addison is not lacking in things to do, places … (6 comments)

relocation package: Addison's Top Companies - 02/26/08 12:54 PM
Live, work and play is Addison's slogan.  Some of the largest employers in the Addison area:
MBNA Information Systems, Inc.16001 Dallas PkwyAddison, TX , 75001-3311  Phone: 972-233-7101Computer related maintenance service Data services, Internet services, Software maintenance and support, Computer services, Software or hardware engineering, Computer programmers, Management information systems MIS, System administrators, Information retrieval systems Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc.16251 Dallas PkwyAddison, TX , 75001-6801  Phone: 972-687-6300FAX: 972-687-1604Manufactures cosmetics & toiletries; manufactures leather cosmetic bags; manufactures compacts, except precious metal; travel agency Travel agents, Tour arrangement services, Travel agencies, Chartering services, Personal care products, Dental, Bath and body  Pizza Hut14841 Dallas Pkwy.Dallas, TX 75254Phone: … (1 comments)

relocation package: Addison Apartments - 02/26/08 11:25 AM
If you're moving to Addison, TX you may prefer to rent before you purchase. Addison has 22 different apartment complexes, with a wide variety of floor plans and amenities to suit any budget. Find everything from efficiencies to 3-bedroom split-levels within Addison's four and a half square miles. Begin your search using this list:

Prefer to lease a house rather than an apartment?  Call me and I'll check the available rentals in the MLS.  When you are ready to buy, let me find you an Addison home!

relocation package: Texas is a Non-Disclosure State - What does that mean? - 02/21/08 05:22 AM
Earlier this week, I took the mandatory 3-hour Legal Update and the 3-hour Ethics courses to renew my real estate license.  The concept that surprised most of the agents in the class: we are not to disclose the sales price of homes that have sold.  Yes, we can discuss the solds with clients. Yes, we can show the information as part of a comparative market analysis. But we cannot leave the information in print form with anyone who is not a licensee.
Information that is recorded at the court house includes the amount of the loan, if there is one.  The final sales price of the … (33 comments)

relocation package: Powerpage: The Real Estate Equivalent of the Stock Market's Big Board - 02/17/08 02:00 AM
Up-to-the-minute listings are available to the general public from my website, along with Dallas area foreclosures and I love it!  So do buyers, neighbors, other agents, and folks relocating to the Dallas area.
Price changes and changes in status (from active to option) are shown in addition to new listings.  There's even a section just for foreclosures.  Want to see all this in map format?  It's there, too.
Select one of the geographic areas in the Dallas MLS and you can choose from the current date or any of the five previous days.  When you find a property you like, mouse-over the thumbnail photos … (4 comments)

relocation package: Addison Addvocates - 02/11/08 12:19 PM
Addvocates is the Addison Volunteer program. 
Addvocates are people who wish to give something back to the Addison community but who may not have lots of time in their busy schedules.  Volunteering can be difficult, but with the Addvocates program, you can volunteer as much or as little as your schedule allows.  And you can select from opportunites suited to your interests.
There are opportunities to volunteer in:
recreationspecial eventsmunicipal courtvisitor servicesTo become an Addvocate or to learn more about volunteer opportunities in Addison, contact the Town of Addison at 972-450-2817 or drop me a note and I'll get you connected.  I'm an … (4 comments)

relocation package: Valentine's Day Planning in Addison TX - 02/08/08 01:31 AM
Whether you are new to Addison or a long-time resident, you can plan an all-Addison Valentine's Day for your sweetie!
Jools - 5100 Belt Line Rd. #708 (972-788-4143)Jordan's Jewelry - 4965 Addison Circle (972-774-1880)Fullers Jewelry - 15164 Marsh LnAddison (972-484-7581)FLOWERS
The Urban Blossom - 5035 Addison Circle East (972-763-0808)May Flowers - 16200 Midway Rd. (972-248-6127)Tom Thumb - 14280 Marsh Ln. (972-241-4485)<!--  <a href="#">push2talk</a> //-->CHOCOLATES & SWEETS
J Dorian Chocolatier - 5312 Belt Line Rd. (972-392-9499)La Spiga Bakery - 4203 Lindbergh Dr. (972-934-8730)Delicious Cakes, Inc. - 14819 Inwood Rd. (972-233-2133)Lavish your loved one with a unique Valentine's Day experience without leaving Addison!

relocation package: Addison TX Sports Bars and Restaurants - 02/02/08 12:34 PM
If you're new to the Addison area and don't want to watch the big games alone, check out these fine establishments with big screen TVs.  They serve food, fun, and liquid refreshments!
Addison Point: 4578 BeltLine Road, 972-661-2230BlackFinn: 4440 Belt Line Road, 469-374-7667Bennigans Sport: 5260 Belt Line Road, 972-233-2107Buffalo Wild Wings: 5000 Belt Line Road, 972-701-9464Champps: 4951 Belt Line Road, 972-991-3335Duke's Roadhouse: 4180 Belt Line Road, 972-503-2337Hooters: 5005 Belt Line Road, 972-392-9464Humperdink's: 3820 Belt Line Road, 972-484-3051Ker's WingHoue & Grill: 4080 Belt Line Road, 972-716-9464Logan's: 5920 Belt Line Road, 972-503-5603Sherlock's: 5100 Belt Line Road, 972-726-6100Stadium Cafe: 4872 Belt Line Road, 972-701-0030 Lest you think … (3 comments)

relocation package: Addison TX Private Schools - 02/01/08 12:44 PM
As noted in a previous post, there are no public schools in Addison. The town is served by both the Dallas Independent School District  and the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD.  There are, however, two private schools within the Addison city limits.
Greenhill School4141 Spring Valley Rd., Addison TX  75001972-628-5400Co-ed, non-secterian, grades K-12Founded in 1950Student enrollment: 1700 (approximate)Mascot/Colors: Hornets/Gold & hunter greenStudent/teacher ratiosPre-kindergarten and kindergarten, 8:1Grades 1 through 4,   16:1Grades 5 through 12,  18:1Trinity Christian Academy17001 Addison Rd., Addison TX  75001972-931-8325Co-ed, Christian affiliation, grades K-12Founded in 1970Student enrollment: 1500 (approximate)Mascot/Colors: Trojans/Royal blue & whiteStudent/teacher ratio: 17.5:1Other nearby private schools include:Carrollton Montessori Midway, 3255 Belmeade Dr., Carrollton 75006 (972-380-2395)     PK … (2 comments)

relocation package: Addison TX Public Schools - There Aren't Any!!! - 01/28/08 11:04 AM
Depending on where you live in Addison TX, your children will either go to a school in the Dallas Independent School District or to a school in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD.  Addison doesn't have a public school system of its own.  There ARE private schools and those will be the topic of another blog post.
The CFBISD schools serving those living in the Brookhaven Club Drive/Marsh Lane area of Addison are:
Janie Stark ElementaryPrincipal: Abby McCone12400 Josey Lane (map)Farmers Branch, TX 75234Phone: 972-968-3300Fax: 972-968-3310Report to Community (Campus Fact Sheet)Vivian Field Middle SchoolPrincipal: Dan Ford 13551 Dennis Road (map)Farmers Branch, TX 75234Phone: 972-968-3900Fax: 972-968-3910Report to … (3 comments)

relocation package: Addison Texas Hotels - 01/25/08 02:05 PM
Need a place to stay while you're looking for your dream home in Addison?  Try one of these hotels. motels, or inns!
On Addison RoadHawthorn Suites Addison: 15220 Addison Road, 972-386-4800
On Arapaho RoadHoliday Inn: 4960 Arapaho Road, 972-490-1212
On Belt Line RoadBest Value Inn: 4005 Belt Line Road, 972-770-0070Comfort Suites North/Galleria: 4555 Belt Line Road, 972-503-6500Hilton Garden Inn: 4090 Belt Line Road, 972-233-8000Homewood Suites by Hilton: 4451 Belt Line Road, 972-788-1342Motel 6: 4325 Belt Line Road, 972-386-4577Quality Inn & Suites: 4103 Belt Line Road, 972-991-8888
On Beltway DriveHampton Inn: 4505 Beltway Drive, 972-991-2800Holiday Inn Express: 4355 Beltway Drive, 972-503-7800Super 8 … (3 comments)

relocation package: Addison Events 2008 - 01/22/08 01:24 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 2008.  Many events are FREE.
RESOLUTION RUN - January 5Addison Conference CentreSponsored by the Addison Midday RotaryParticipate in a 1K, 5K or 10K run.  Drawings for prizes from Addison restaurants, hotels and museums, including a ride in a vintage aircraft from the Cavanaugh Museum.  This charity event benefits Angel Flight and The Addison Midday Rotary service projects.$20 in … (8 comments)

relocation package: Addison TX Market Update - Midway Meadows Subdivision - 01/16/08 11:04 AM
MARKET UPDATE   7/1/07 - 12/31/07
Addison's Midway Meadows Single Family Detached Homes (including those in the Addison Timbers HOA):
There are currently 5 homes on the market, ranging from $179,900 to $258,000.Between July 1, 2007 and December 31, 2007, there were 2 sales in the neighborhood with $94.63 being the average price per square foot.  Homes sold from a low of $173,000 to a high of $203,450. Higher priced sales typically reflect homes that have had some updating.  The highest sale was at $96.33 per sq ft.Addison's Midway Meadows Duplex Homes:
There are currently 5 homes on the market, priced from $199,999 to $224,500.Between … (0 comments)

relocation package: Addison TX Bridge Celebrates 2 Year Anniversary - 01/06/08 01:09 AM
The Town of Addison (TX) opened its signature bridge on January 5, 2006.  Spanning Midway Road, the bridge is an extension of Arapaho Road, and makes the street continuous between Addison Road to the east and Surveyor Boulevard/Marsh Lane on the west.
The largest public works project undertaken by the Town, the bridge provides additional capacity for traffic traveling through Addison and alleviates congestion on Belt Line Road.
Three additional pocket parks were created along with the bridge and they provide a landscaped oasis with more than 600 trees and shrubs, along with a hike-and-bike trail.
Structurally, the bridge is a construction marvel, designed as a true … (4 comments)

relocation package: Why Rent in Addison? You Could Own! - 12/22/07 12:15 PM
If you currently rent in Addison TX, you're already familiar with the amenities the town offers.  Build equity through home ownership!  There are abundant opportunities to own a home here.  As of today, here are some housing choices for you:
1 BR condos from  $  70,0002 BR condos from  $104,4003 BR condos from  $259,000
2 BR duplexes from  $200,0003 BR duplexes from  $214,900
2 BR townhouses from  $208,0003 BR townhouses from  $259,9004 BR townhouse  from   $349,900
2 BR single family from  $169,0003 BR single family from  $189,900
Contact me to explore the possibilities!
Lorrie Semler, e-PRO, GRI, REALTOR®Keller Williams - Dallas

relocation package: Addison Parks - 12/14/07 05:46 AM
For a town of only 15,000 residents, there sure are a lot of parks in Addison:
ADDISON TOWN PARK3799 Sidney Dr.Corner of Woodway Dr. & Sidney Dr.  One block north of Spring Valley Rd.Features include a .5 mile lighted, looped jogging trail; playground; park benches; and on-street parking.
BOSQUE PARK15675 Quorum Dr.Between Airport Pkwy & Addison Circle Dr.This one-acre park is nestled between apartment buildings in the Addison Circle District. A naturalized park, it features an original strand of red cedar trees; lighted walking path; fountain; patio tables; park benches; pet waste dispensers; and on-street parking.
CELESTIAL PARK5501 Celestial Rd.North side of Celestial Rd. at … (0 comments)

relocation package: Addison's Pooch Patrol - 10/08/07 11:55 AM
Get caught picking up after your pet in Addison and you might be rewarded! 
Addison's Park & Public Works staff members who see pet owners scoopin' the poop may bestow a $5 off coupon for pet supplies and services on the pet owner.  These coupons are redeemable at the PetSmart store at 3800 Beltline Road in Addison.
According to Chris Terry, Assistant City Manager, "Our animal control officer could, of course, issue a citation when she observes someone not cleaning up after their pet, but we'd really rather reward citizens for doing the right thing rather than penalize them."
Thanks to PetSmart for supporting the … (5 comments)

relocation package: Addison Timbers Homeowners Association (ATHOA), Addison TX - 10/06/07 11:26 AM
ATHOA consists of 104 zero lot/garden style homes in the Midway Meadowssubdivision of Addison Texas.  The subdivision was developed by R.C. Williamson in 1980 and consists of the homes in ATHOA plus other single family residences and duplexes.  Houses in the homeowners association can be identified by the front entry garages and are on Le Grande, Pokolodi, Leadville, Rush, the north side of Winter Park, and 2 homes on Sherlock. The remaining lots on Sherlock, Winter Park, Bobbin and Dome were built by other builders and are not members of the association.
The association was created to provide an orderly, structured way … (2 comments)

relocation package: Addison Redevelopment Project - 09/03/07 12:45 PM
According to Addison Magazine, the Fall 2007 issue, a major redevelopment project is about to begin in Addison.  United Dominion Realty Trust (UDRT) is acquiring approximately 2,400 rental units near Brookhaven Country Club with the intention of tearing them down and rebuilding new ones in their place.  These are the apartments currently on Brookhaven Club Drive and may possibly include some along Marsh Lane and Spring Valley Road.
UDRT plans to include office space and retail space in the reconstruction, expected to take 6-10 years.  The new west side development will rival Addison Circle, the north side self-contained master-planned community with brownstone style apartments intergrated … (5 comments)

Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area.                   Call/text 972-416-3417,            Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate (United Real Estate)

Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417

Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

Addison, TX

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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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