texas: Allen, Texas - Market Statistic November 2017 - 12/27/17 05:11 PM

 
The City of Allen is located in Collin County, which is north of Dallas.  The city, just like many other cities in Collin County, has shown growth in many areas including the housing market.  Median home price in Allen in November 2016 was $305,000 and increased to $320,000 in November 2017.  There is no home under $150k.  45% of the homes are in the price range of $301k - $500k compared to 34.9% in November 2016, and average days on the market is 56 days compared to 45 days last year.
If you are looking to sell or purchase real estate in … (4 comments)

texas: The Fastest Growing and Shrinking Cities - 09/06/17 02:54 PM
 
Statistics released in May by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that that six of the 15 fastest growing cities are in Texas, two are in Florida, and one each in Tennessee and South Carolina. The remaining fastest growing cities are in Idaho, Oregon, Arizona, Utah, and Iowa.
 
Two of the 15 fastest shrinking cities are in Oklahoma, while the remaining 13 cities are in different states in nearly every region of the country. While fast-growing cities tend to have strong economies and affluent residents, most of the shrinking cities tend to have relatively low median household incomes.
 
 
Fastest Growing Cities
 
 
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texas: Back to School Fun Facts - 08/20/17 05:44 PM
Can you believe the summer is already almost over and the kids will be going back to school? Me neither! Here are some fun facts about back to school craziness to help you cope!
 
1. There are approximately 33 million elementary school children in the U.S, 17 million kids attending high school, and 8.8 little ones in nursery schools and kindergartens.
2. All told, including college students, and about 78 million kids head back to school every fall.
3. That’s 25% of the entire U.S. population over 3 years old!
4. There are about 8 million teachers in the U.S.
5. Add in parents, school staff, … (19 comments)

texas: Did you know? - 08/18/17 07:22 AM
 
A LOT IN A FEW - Of the 524 bank failures that have occurred in the USA during the 10 years ending 6/30/17, more than half have occurred in just 4 states.  51% of the total bank failures (269) have taken place in Georgia (92), Florida (72), Illinois (65) and California (40).  9 US states had zero bank failures in the last 10 years (source: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation).  
 
CUT IN HALF - There were 6.98 million out-of-work Americans as of 7/31/17.  There were 14.60 million out-of-work Americans as of 7/31/09 (source: Department of Labor).   
 
GETTING PAID IN DIFFERENT WAYS - … (0 comments)

texas: Tax Free Weekend - 08/06/17 02:32 PM
This year’s Tax Free Weekend is Aug. 11 - 13. Just like in previous years, the law exempts clothing, shoes, and school priced less than $100 from sales tax, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.

It’s basically applies to back to school items but can be confusing as some items are tax free and some are not. You may want to check the link below before starting on your shopping spree:
https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/publications/98-490/
 
 
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texas: US Economy in General - August 2017 - 08/03/17 11:52 AM
 
TOP SHELF INCOME - 1 out of every 24 individual income tax returns (4.2%) filed for tax year 2014 reported adjusted gross income of at least $200,000 (source: Internal Revenue Service).   
 
SOCIAL SECURITY STATUS REPORT - There were 61 million Americans who received Social Security benefits (retirement or disability) in 2016.  Social Security's total income (payroll taxes collected plus interest earnings) amounted to $957 billion last year, $35 billion more than the $922 billion of program expenditures and outlays.  Social Security actuaries project the program will have just 5 more years (2017-2021) where total income will exceed expenditures and outlays (source: … (5 comments)

texas: Active Plano Homes - Deerfield, as of August 1, 2017 - 08/01/17 05:11 PM
Deerfield is a community of about 700 single family homes located in Northwest Plano, and only a few minutes away from the Legacy Drive business park where we can find corporate campuses such as Hewlett Packard, Frito Lay,  Dr. Pepper, McAfee, Pizza Hut, Ericsson, J.C. Penney, and more.  It also close to the future Toyota North America, Federal Express and Liberty Mutual campuses. 
 
Deerfield is well known around the Dallas Fort Worth area for their wonderful display of holiday lights on approximately 75% of the neighborhood houses.  It is also close to great retails such as The Shops of Legacy and Legacy … (3 comments)

texas: Collin County June 2017 Market Report - 07/20/17 02:14 PM
Listings increased by 17.4% in June 2017 compared to June 2016.  Closed sales increased 8.7% and average sales price increase 6.6%.  Median sales price increased 7.9% and months supply of inventory is 3 months.  Days on the market until sale actually increased in June 2017 compared to June 2016 to 32 days from 29 days.  Overall it is a very strong seller’s market in Collin County.
 
* Information taken from MLS
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texas: Active Homes in Allen, Texas - Twin Creeks as of July 11, 2017 - 07/12/17 06:04 PM
Twin Creeks is a master planned community in West Allen, Texas.  The community is conveniently located less than 1 mile from Highway 121 and 75.  Homes here feed to many desirable schools in Allen, and the home price ranges from high $300k to millions.
 
The below are homes active on the market in Twin Creeks as of July 11, 2017:
(this list doesn't include the Village of Twin Creeks and Villas of Twin Creeks)
 
 
*Information taken from MLS
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texas: Free Things to do in Dallas Fort Worth - Part 3 - 07/10/17 09:32 PM
Thanksgiving Square
Enjoy art and architecture at Thanks-Giving Square
http://www.thanksgiving.org/thanks-giving-square/visit
 
 
Bishop Art District
Home to over 60 independent boutiques, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and art galleries, making it one of Dallas' most unique neighborhoods.
http://www.bishopartsdistrict.com/home
 
 
Swiss Avenue Historic District
Take a walk through history!
http://www.sahd.org/
 
 
US Department of Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Learn about money without paying any money.
https://www.moneyfactory.gov/fortworthtxtours.html
 
 
Mary Kay Museum
The museum showcases the many accomplishments and innovative business ideas of Mary Kay.
http://www.marykaymuseum.com/highlights.aspx
 
 
 
 
 
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texas: Wolf Creek - Plano inventory as of July 7, 2017 - 07/07/17 07:46 AM
Wolf Creek, a subvision between Spring Creek Parkway and Midway Road, is located about 2 miles away from the new Toyota headquarter. Home price starts from around $400k to $570k. It feeds to Plano ISD: Barksdale Elementary, Renner Middle, Shepton High, and Plano West Senior High.
Current inventory as follows:
 
*Information taken from Ntreis/MLS.
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texas: Plano - Shops at Legacy - 07/02/17 12:16 PM
Often people ask me where to go when they come and visit the Dallas area.  Whether they can find places to enjoy and look around.  Well there are tons of places to visit and enjoy in Dallas Metroplex.  If you are in North Dallas then one of my favorite places to visit is in Plano at the Shops at Legacy.  It is located between Parkwood and Legacy Drive. It consists of retails, boutiques, restaurants, and urban living.  This vibrant area is good for taking a stroll especially at night and obviously, very busy in the weekend. It’s perfect for a family … (7 comments)

texas: Plano Active Homes - Kings Ridge as of June 30, 2017 - 06/30/17 07:28 AM
 
 
 
*Information taken from the MLS
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texas: McKinney Single Family May 2017 Statistic - 06/23/17 10:59 AM
 
MCKINNEY SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL
SALES CLOSED MAY 2017
 
 
SOLD VOLUME                     $ 137,497,617
NUMBER OF SALES             387
MEDIAN PRICE                     $ 325,000
 
 
AVERAGE DAYS ON THE MARKET
                                                                        0 - $100K                    NONE
                                                                        $101K -  $150K … (4 comments)

texas: Frisco Single Family May 2017 Statistic - 06/21/17 08:43 PM
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texas: Don't Text and Drive! - 06/19/17 01:15 PM
Governor Abbott signed into law a measure that bans texting while driving effective September 1.
 
The bill prevents drivers from texting while their car is moving. Violators face a misdemeanor charge and a fine between $25 to $99, although penalties could be as much as $200 for repeat offenders.
 
Under the future law, Texas drivers could still talk on the phone while driving.  They need to have a hands-free device or blue tooth that only requires them to briefly touch the phone or use the car to begin or end a call.  It would not be a violation for a Texas drivers to … (11 comments)

texas: Plano Real Estate - December Statistic - 01/12/17 07:59 AM
 
 
 
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