Big new high school in Prosper builds small-town pride Coleman Street heads north out of tiny Prosper past porches and hayfields until it passes a column-studded brick edifice that seems to span the horizon.
Welcome to the modern American high school, Texas style. Prosper High School is a $113.5 million, 590,000-square-foot behemoth, complete with a medical tech lab, a restaurant-worthy kitchen, a greenhouse, a broadcast studio and, of course, an indoor football practice facility. All this in a still-sleepy town of just 7,000 people.
The school opened last week at half its capacity, but district officials say it will soon fill … (0 comments)

prosper golf course lot: PROSPERING IN PROSPER TEXAS - 11/05/09 05:02 AM
Located mainly in Collin County, with a small portion spilling over into neighboring Denton County, Prosper is a community brimming with potential. Right in the heart of one of the fastest growing regions in Texas and the rest of the country as a whole, this small town is welcoming new residents and businesses practically every day, and Prosper, Texas homes and land are becoming increasingly sought-after among homebuyers of all kinds. Conveniently connected to the rest of the Metroplex through the North Tollway, Preston Road and Highway 380, Prosper’s location has inspired its business leaders to coin the catchy “All roads … (0 comments)

prosper golf course lot: WHAT'S YOUR HOME WORTH ?? - 10/06/09 07:25 PM
What's your home worth?
When putting your home on the market, there are two ways to go about estimating what your property is worth. The first is a professional appraisal, and the second is a comparative market analysis (CMA). If you are thinking about listing your home, talk to your Texas REALTOR® about hiring a professional appraiser, conducting a CMA, or doing both.
A professional property appraisal is done by a certified appraiser and estimates your home's value based on a variety of things, including square footage, design and floor plan, the neighborhood, schools, landscaping, any additions or updates, and more. … (1 comments)

prosper golf course lot: DO I HAVE TO DISCLOSE ?? - 10/06/09 07:20 PM
Do I have to disclose?
Intentionally withholding information about a property when you sell can have serious legal consequences. Talk to your Texas REALTOR® and attorney and make sure you understand your disclosure responsibilities. You don't want to inadvertently leave something out - and then deal with the expense, hassles, and possible legal consequences later. The TAR Seller's Disclosure Notice asks sellers to provide buyers with copies of inspections reports from the past 4 years.
Disclosure also applies to federal laws. For example, those selling homes built before 1978 must provide buyers with specific information regarding lead-based paint.
Don't be afraid to disclose … (0 comments)

prosper golf course lot: ENTICE BUYERS WITH EXTRAS - 10/06/09 07:08 PM
Entice buyers with extras
If you're putting your home on the market, or if it has been on the market for a while without solid offers, you may consider including some appliances, furniture, or other extras in the asking price. This could help you attract buyers.
Nobody is suggesting that you part with valuable antiques or sentimental items, but you probably aren't that attached to your washing machine. Maybe you're moving to a home that won't be able to accommodate your outdoor furniture-if that's the case, you could offer your existing patio table and chair setup to your potential buyers. It … (0 comments)

prosper golf course lot: COMING TO YOUR SENSES - 10/06/09 07:02 PM
Coming to your senses
The more you do to prepare your home for market, the more money you can expect to pocket at the closing table. First impressions are critical to selling a home for the right price, and improving the sensory appeal is just one way you can stage your home to sell. Here are a few things you can do to capture the most interest in your property:
Hire a professional cleaning crew to come in and make your home sparkle. Make sure to get your windows cleaned inside and out, too. Shine up your appliances, especially if they … (1 comments)

prosper golf course lot: ANY TIME IS A GOOD TIME.... - 09/30/09 07:15 PM
Any time is a good time
"Now's not the best time ... can we set something up for later?"-these are words that a buyer and his agent do not want to hear when they're out looking for a property.
As a home seller, you retain the right to require appointments and to show the house on your schedule. It's a good idea, though, to either always be ready or not make such restrictions on the home's accessibility. If your home is not readily available to show, you're decreasing the number of potential buyers that see it, and the chances of that home … (65 comments)

prosper golf course lot: BUYING A HOME IN A HOA NEIGHBORHOOD... - 09/24/09 07:44 PM
Buying in an HOA
If you are thinking about buying a home in a new subdivision, common interest development (CID), or planned unit development (PUD), chances are good that you will automatically become a member of the local homeowners' association. These associations help protect property values by ensuring each home is up to neighborhood standards, but be sure the rules and regulations are compatible with your lifestyle and pocketbook.
The primary purpose of an HOA is to provide maintenance, enhancements, and protection for the community's common areas. An example might be tennis courts, a pool, a playground, or trails - all … (2 comments)

prosper golf course lot: DOWN MARKET..TIME TO INVEST $$$$$$$ - 09/24/09 07:42 PM
Landlord in the making?
Are you considering buying an investment home as a rental property? This may be a good time to start.
Don't be misled by national news; real estate markets are highly localized. Even in a small city, there may be a neighborhood where home values are consistently growing, yet just down the road, another neighborhood may have leveled off. Historically, though, investments in real property in Texas have performed well and are fundamentally solid.
First, ask yourself if you're willing to become a landlord. Do you have experience with tenants? Is there a steady stream of tenants in … (0 comments)

prosper golf course lot: BE READY TO BUY AND MAKE AN OFFER QUICKLY... - 09/24/09 07:39 PM
Be ready to buy
If you find what you're looking for in a home, you should be prepared to make an offer quickly. Even if homes are staying on the market a little longer in your neck of the woods, it only takes one other interested buyer to snatch the home or create a bidding war.
You can help the offer process by being ready. In addition to being pre-approved for a loan before you begin looking at properties, it's wise to be honest with yourself. You know exactly what you want in a home and how much you can actually … (1 comments)

prosper golf course lot: IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE HOUSE.... - 09/24/09 07:37 PM
Not just the house
After you've made the decision to buy a home, it pays to prioritize your needs and wants. It goes without saying that when you do this, you'll consider standard home features, like number of bedrooms and bathrooms, square footage, living areas, kitchens, and outdoor amenities. That covers the basics of the house itself, but what about features of the neighborhood?  
School quality is the major factor for many buyers-particularly those with children. Even people without children value good schools-they typically are one of the major factors in the home's resale value. There are lots of ways … (0 comments)

prosper golf course lot: RESIDENTIAL HOME WARRANTIES..WHAT ARE THEY?? ARE THEY WORTH THE MONEY?? - 09/24/09 07:28 PM
Home warranties
After you buy an existing home, let's face it-the last thing you want to worry about is a broken big-ticket item like the air conditioner or oven. For this reason, it's a good idea to get a home warranty plan (also called a residential service contract).
The general idea behind a home warranty is this: If a covered item malfunctions, the homeowner calls the home warranty company, which contacts a contracted local service provider. The local provider makes an appointment with the homeowner to evaluate the failed equipment. If the item can be fixed, it will be. If it … (0 comments)

prosper golf course lot: SELLING A VACANT HOUSE...CALL TIFFANY SHARKEY OR TONYA PEEK 972-977-2254 - 09/24/09 07:23 PM
Selling a vacant house
So you've accepted your new job and have moved on to your new life in a different city.
The only problem is that your previous house hasn't sold yet and now you're faced with the prospect of selling a vacant house-a sure way to look desperate, lose money, and ensure the place languishes on the market, right? Not necessarily. There are steps you can take to make your house more appealing and marketable, even though it's-gasp-unoccupied.
Vacant or not, the curb appeal of your house is important. Since your house is uninhabited, it's important to make sure … (0 comments)

prosper golf course lot: FINDING THE RIGHT NEIGHBORHOOD AND REALTOR... - 09/24/09 07:21 PM
Finding the right neighborhood    
Picking a neighborhood that fits your lifestyle and desires is an important part of the homebuying process. It can be challenging, though ... there are so many things to consider.
For a lot of people, quality schools top the list of desirable neighborhood amenities. It may surprise you that being in an area with good schools is important even for people without children because good schools mean a higher resale value.
As unpleasant as it may be, the crime statistics of an area are important, too. Take your time and do your research on this one ... … (0 comments)

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