Monthly Archives: February 2016

Fabulous curb appeal-cul-de-sac lot-walk to comm pool-playground-tennis! Gorgeous inside-out! Open formal dining-unique ceiling-study w-French doors-hardwood floors! $340,000 1013 ALAMEDA COURT ALLEN, TX

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$340,000 1013 ALAMEDA COURT ALLEN, TX

MLS: 13325766   Type: Single Family   County: Collin   City: Allen   Area: Allen Area   Neighborhood: Watters Crossing #1   Zip:75013   Style: Traditional   # Rooms: 10    Stories: 2   Taxes: $7,143

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Fabulous curb appeal-cul-de-sac lot-walk to comm pool-playground-tennis! Gorgeous inside-out! Open formal dining-unique ceiling-study w-French doors-hardwood floors! Large open family room-gas log stone Fire Place! Dine-in island kit-breakfast bar-granite-gas stove-micro-pantry-spacious breakfast nook. Split master down-bay sit area-luxury bath-his-her van-makeup counter-garden tub-shower-2 Walk In Closet. Covered patio-ceiling fan-great yard-iron-BOB fences. Sec-sprinklers. Multiple parks.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

Norton
Distance: 0.37 Miles
Lowery
Distance: N/A Miles
Allen
Distance: 1.81 Miles
Association Fee Frequency Annual
Association Type Mandatory
Block C
Energy Saving Features Ceiling Fans, Gas Water Heater, Programmable Thermostat
HOA Fee 575
HOA Fee Includes Full Use of Facilities, Maintenance of Common Areas, Management Fees
Handicap Access 0
Listing Area ALLEN AREA (51)
Lot Number 44
Other Equipment Built-in Microwave, Cooktop – Gas, Dishwasher, Disposal, Range/Oven-Gas, Water Line to Refrigerator
Property Type Residential
School District Allen ISD
School Name Norton
Sub Area Allen Area (1)
Transaction Type For Sale
Type RES-Single Family
Year Built Details Pre owned

INTERIOR FEATURES

Fireplace Gas Logs, Gas Starter, Stone
Fireplaces Total 1
Flooring Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Wood
Heating Central Air-Elec, Central Heat-Gas
Interior Features Bay Windows, Cable TV Available, High Speed Internet Available, Loft, Vaulted Ceilings
Number Of Dining Areas 1
Number Of Living Areas 2
Room Count 10
Security System Yn 1
Sq Ft Total 2626

EXTERIOR FEATURES

Community Features Club House, Community Pool, Jogging Path/Bike Path, Park, Playground, Tennis
Construction Materials Brick, Rock/Stone
Exterior Covered Porch(es), Gutters, Patio Covered, Sprinkler System
Fencing Iron, Wood
Foundation Details Slab
Garage Depth 20
Garage Width 19
Lot Cul De Sac, Interior Lot, Landscaped, Some Trees, Subdivision
Lot Area Less Than .5 Acre (not Zero)
Lot Size Area 0.150
Lot Size Area (acres) 0.150
Lot Size Area (sq Ft) 6534
Lot Size Units Acres
Parking Features Attached, Covered, Garage, Garage Door Opener, Rear
Parking Spaces Carport 0
Parking Spaces Covered Total 2
Parking Spaces Garage 2
Pool 0
Structural Style Single Detached
Style Traditional

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Real Estate Marketing Tips: How To Get The Most Money When Selling Your House

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Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible.

1. Price it a LITTLE LOW

This may seem counter intuitive. However, let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their home a little OVER market value will leave them room for negotiation. In actuality, this just dramatically lessens the demand for your house (see chart below).

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Instead of the seller trying to ‘win’ the negotiation with one buyer, they should price it so that demand for the home is maximized. In that way, the seller will not be fighting with abuyer over the price, but instead will have multiple buyers fighting with each other over the house.

Realtor.com, gives this advice:

“Aim to price your property at or just slightly below the going rate. Today’s buyers are highly informed, so if they sense they’re getting a deal, they’re likely to bid up a property that’s slightly underpriced, especially in areas with low inventory.”

2. Use a Real Estate Professional

This too may seem counter intuitive. The seller may think they would net more money if they didn’t have to pay a real estate commission. With this being said, studies have shown that homes typically sell for more money when handled by a real estate professional.

Research posted by the Economists’ Outlook Blog revealed that:

“The median selling price for all FSBO homes was $210,000 last year. When the buyer knew the seller in FSBO sales, the number sinks to the median selling price of $151,900. However, homes that were sold with the assistance of an agent had a median selling price of $249,000 – nearly $40,000 more for the typical home sale.”

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Bottom Line

Price your house at or slightly below the current market value and hire a professional. That will guarantee you maximize the price you get for your house.

 

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Spectacular curb appeal with custom finish levels throughout. Exquisite hand scraped wood floors and study w/ glass french doors to left upon entry. $464,900 1121 DOWNING PROSPER, TX

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$464,900 1121 DOWNING PROSPER, TX

MLS: 13326887   Type: Single Family   County: Collin   City: Prosper   Area: Prosper Area   Neighborhood: Village At Prosper Trail #1 The   Zip: 75078   Style: Traditional   # Rooms: 11    Stories: 2   Taxes: $9,590

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Spectacular curb appeal w custom finish levels throughout. Exquisite hand scraped wood floors and study w glass french doors to left upon entry. Elegant curved staircase leads to 2nd floor game and media rooms as well as spacious 2ndary BRs. Gourmet kitch w granite, ss applcns and brkfst bar overlooks beautiful LA with vaulted ceiling, cast stone FP and views of the INCREDIBLE bckyrd pool, spa and cvrd patio with fire pit. MUST SEE pics!

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

Light Farms
Distance: N/A Miles
Rogers
Distance: 2.96 Miles
Prosper
Distance: 0.89 Miles
Association Fee Frequency Annual
Association Type Mandatory
Block I
Energy Saving Features Ceiling Fans, Gas Water Heater, Programmable Thermostat
HOA Fee 500
HOA Fee Includes Full Use of Facilities, Management Fees
Handicap Access 0
Listing Area PROSPER AREA (59)
Lot Number 7
Other Equipment Built-in Microwave, Dishwasher, Disposal, Range/Oven-Gas, Vent Mechanism
Property Type Residential
School District Prosper ISD
School Name Light Farms
Sub Area Prosper Area (1)
Transaction Type For Sale
Type RES-Single Family
Year Built Details Preowned

INTERIOR FEATURES

Fireplace Gas Starter, Stone
Fireplaces Total 1
Flooring Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Wood
Heating Central Air-Elec, Central Heat-Gas
Interior Features Decorative Lighting, Smart Home System, Sound System Wiring, Vaulted Ceilings
Number Of Dining Areas 2
Number Of Living Areas 4
Room Count 11
Security System Yn 1
Sq Ft Total 3449

EXTERIOR FEATURES

Community Features Perimeter Fencing, Playground
Construction Materials Brick, Rock/Stone
Exterior Covered Porch(es), Gutters, Outdoor Fireplace/Pit, Outdoor Living Center, Patio Covered, Sprinkler System
Fencing Wood
Foundation Details Slab
Garage Depth 20
Garage Width 20
Lot Interior Lot, Landscaped, Lrg. Backyard Grass, Some Trees, Subdivision
Lot Area Less Than .5 Acre (not Zero)
Lot Size Area 0.262
Lot Size Area (acres) 0.262
Lot Size Area (sq Ft) 11412
Lot Size Units Acres
Parking Features Attached, Covered, Front, Garage, Garage Door Opener
Parking Spaces Carport 0
Parking Spaces Covered Total 2
Parking Spaces Garage 2
Pool 1
Pool Features Attached Spa, Cleaning System, Heated, In Ground Gunite
Structural Style Single Detached
Style Traditional

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Private park-picnic table & gazebo. Near Preston Ridge Trail-walk-jog-park & playground. Combo formals-high ceilings-Plantation shutters. $269,900 4028 RAPHAEL DRIVE PLANO, TX

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$269,900 4028 RAPHAEL DRIVE PLANO, TX

MLS: 13326740   Type: Single Family   County: Collin   City: Plano   Neighborhood: Whiffletree Villas   Zip: 75093   Style:Traditional   # Rooms: 10    Stories: 2   Taxes: $4,472

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Private park-picnic table & gazebo. Near Preston Ridge Trail-walk-jog-park & playground. Combo formals-high ceilings-Plantation shutters. Open family room gas log Fire Place-TV alcoves. Wood-like floors. Dine-in kit has a breakfast bar, electric stove, micro, pantry & spacious breakfast nook. Split master bdrm & bath down with his-her vanities-makeup station-garden jet tub, shower & Walk In Closet. Loft, 2 bedrooms & bath up. Lots of yard for pets-wood fence, sec & sprinklers.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

Daffron
Distance: 0.63 Miles
Robinson
Distance: 1.26 Miles
Jasper
Distance: 1.17 Miles
Association Fee Frequency Annual
Association Type Mandatory
Block B
Energy Saving Features Ceiling Fans, Electric Water Heater, Programmable Thermostat, Storm Door(s)
HOA Fee 180
HOA Fee Includes Full Use of Facilities, Maintenance of Common Areas, Management Fees
Handicap Access 0
Listing Area PLANO AREA (20)
Lot Number 13
Other Equipment Built-in Microwave, Dishwasher, Disposal, Range/Oven-Electric, Water Line to Refrigerator
Property Type Residential
School District Plano ISD
School Name Daffron
Sub Area PLANO (6)
Transaction Type For Sale
Type RES-Single Family
Year Built Details Preowned

INTERIOR FEATURES

Fireplace Gas Logs, Gas Starter
Fireplaces Total 1
Flooring Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Laminate
Heating Central Air-Elec, Central Heat-Gas
Interior Features Cable TV Available, High Speed Internet Available, Loft, Plantation Shutters, Vaulted Ceilings
Number Of Dining Areas 2
Number Of Living Areas 3
Room Count 10
Security System Yn 1
Sq Ft Total 2221

EXTERIOR FEATURES

Community Features Greenbelt, Park
Construction Materials Brick
Exterior Gutters, Lighting System, Patio Open, Sprinkler System
Fencing Wood
Foundation Details Slab
Garage Depth 19
Garage Width 18
Lot Interior Lot, Landscaped, Some Trees, Subdivision
Lot Area Less Than .5 Acre (not Zero)
Lot Size Area 0.100
Lot Size Area (acres) 0.100
Lot Size Area (sq Ft) 4356
Lot Size Units Acres
Parking Features Attached, Covered, Garage, Garage Door Opener, Rear
Parking Spaces Carport 0
Parking Spaces Covered Total 2
Parking Spaces Garage 2
Pool 0
Structural Style Single Detached
Style Traditional

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Open house weekend Plano Area! Make sure to check them out! Call us for more information: 214-284-8779

 

Open house weekend Plano Area! Make sure to check them out! Call us for more information: 214-284-8779

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Market Watch: Existing Home Sales Inch Up In January

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Some Highlights:

  • Existing Home Sales rose to an annual rate of 5.47 million, representing an 11% increase year-over-year.
  • Inventory levels remain below the 6-month supply needed for a normal market at a 4.0-month supply.
  • Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist, warns: “The spring buying season is right around the corner and current supply levels aren’t even close to what’s neededto accommodate the subsequent growth in housing demand.”

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Rare Willow Bend Park 1-story, incredible, private, wooded-landscaped backyard. $515,000 2412 MARBLEWOOD DRIVE PLANO, TX

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$515,000 2412 MARBLEWOOD DRIVE PLANO, TX

MLS: 13322690   Type: Single Family   County: Collin   City: Plano   Neighborhood: Willow Bend Park #2   Zip: 75093   Style:Traditional   # Rooms: 13    Stories: 1   Taxes: $10,139

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Rare Willow Bend Park 1-story, incredible, private, wooded-landscaped backyard. Grand entry, beautifully appointed finishes-Plantation shutters, designer window shades, triple crown moulding, Lutron lighting, hardwood floors, slate & Travertine floors, high-end fixtures. Tons of windows view lovely water feature. Gourmet kit, granite, SS appliances. 4th bdrm with built-in shelves can be a study, office or media. Gated driveway, 3 car gar. New Roof 6-2014

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

Centennial
Distance: N/A Miles
Renner
Distance: N/A Miles
Shepton
Distance: N/A Miles
Association Type Voluntary
Block 2
Energy Saving Features 12 inch+ Attic Insulation, Ceiling Fans, Double Pane Windows, Gas Water Heater, Programmable Thermostat
Handicap Access 0
Listing Area PLANO AREA (20)
Lot Number 4
Other Equipment Built-in Microwave, Cooktop – Electric, Dishwasher, Disposal, Double Oven, Other, Oven-Electric, Water Line to Refrigerator
Property Type Residential
School District Plano ISD
School Name Centennial
Sub Area PLANO (1)
Transaction Type For Sale
Type RES-Single Family
Year Built Details Preowned

INTERIOR FEATURES

Fireplace Brick, Gas Logs, Gas Starter
Fireplaces Total 1
Flooring Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Other, Slate, Wood
Heating Central Air-Elec, Central Heat-Gas, Zoned
Interior Features Bay Windows, Cable TV Available, Flat Screen Wiring, High Speed Internet Available, Plantation Shutters, Sound System Wiring, Window Coverings
Number Of Dining Areas 2
Number Of Living Areas 2
Room Count 13
Security System Yn 1
Sq Ft Total 3177

EXTERIOR FEATURES

Construction Materials Brick
Exterior Gutters, Lighting System, Patio Covered, Sprinkler System
Fencing Metal, Wood
Foundation Details Slab
Garage Depth 31
Garage Width 20
Lot Heavily Treed, Interior Lot, Landscaped, Subdivision
Lot Area Less Than .5 Acre (not Zero)
Lot Size Area 0.310
Lot Size Area (acres) 0.310
Lot Size Area (sq Ft) 13503
Lot Size Units Acres
Parking Features Detached, Opener, Rear, Workbench
Parking Spaces Carport 0
Parking Spaces Covered Total 3
Parking Spaces Garage 3
Pool 0
Soil Type Unknown
Structural Style Single Detached
Style Traditional

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Market watch: Low Inventory Causes Home Prices to Accelerate

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The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Quarterly Metro Home Price report earlier this month. The report revealed that home prices are not only continuing to rise but that the increases are accelerating. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR, discussed the impact of low inventory on buyers in the report:

“Without a significant ramp-up in new home construction and more homeowners listing their homes for sale, buyers are likely to see little relief in the form of slowing price growth in the months ahead.”

Here are the percentage increases of home prices for the last two quarters:

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What this means to sellers

Rising prices are a homeowner’s best friend. As reported by CoreLogic in a recent blog post:

“With demand strong and inventory thin, the share of homes selling for the list price or more has also returned to pre-bust levels. With inventory tight, homes are more likely to sell above the asking price.”

What this means to buyers

In a market where prices are rising, buyers should take into account the cost of waiting. Obviously, they will pay more for the same house later this year. However, asConstruction Dive reported, the amounts of cash necessary to buy a home will also increase.

“These factors have created a situation where the market keeps moving the goalposts in terms of the down payment necessary for first-time homebuyers to get into a home.”

Bottom Line

If you’re thinking of selling and moving down, waiting might make sense. If you are a first time buyer or a seller thinking of moving up, waiting probably doesn’t make sense.

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Mortgage Rates Again at Historic Lows

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Just two weeks ago, we posted an article discussing where mortgage interest rates may be heading over the next twelve months. We quoted projections from Fannie Mae,Freddie Mac, the Mortgage Bankers’ Association and the National Association of Realtors. Each predicted that rates would begin to rise slowly and steadily throughout 2016.

However, shaky economic news and a volatile stock market have actually caused rates to drop six out of the last seven weeks, and have remained at 3.65% for the past two weeks.

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Rates have again fallen to historic lows yet many experts still expect them to increase in 2016. The only thing we know for sure is that, according to Freddie Mac, current rates are the best they have been since last April.

Bottom Line

If you are thinking of buying your first home or moving up to your ultimate dream home, now is a great time to get a sensational rate on your mortgage.

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