Addison, TX Real Estate News

By R. Bruce Lynn, Broker Associate and Your Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty-DFW Preferred)
I often run across people looking for foreclosure homes.   What I have found is that most foreclosures in this part of the metroplex are great to buy, fixup and live in for a few years.  Rare is the one I find that has enough room to flip.  To be able to flip properties most good investors will need to buy at about 50% of the ARV to have enough room for closing costs, rennovations, holding costs, and closing costs again on the sell side.   We purchased foreclosure homes ourselves and we've help many clients buy HUD foreclosures, bank REOs, and other foreclosures.   Here is a list of the foreclosures in Addison currently on the market as of 4/21/2010.    For a current list, just send us an email and we'll send you the latest updates.   Act quickly on these homes.  They often get lots of ...
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By austin ellis
(David Ellis Real Estate )
Addison homes for sale is a great area, and tons of great people live in the addison real estate area.  These homes are great and everyone wants to live in them which is why the addison real estate market is going up and value. If you would like to know more info on the addison homes for sale area then give us a call today and we would be more than happy to have an agent meet with you
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
Addison Texas Real Estate: Properties Listed in March, 2010 27 homes came on the market in Addison, TX in March, 2010 (down from 34 last month). In addition to the homes below, there are another 83 that have been on the market for more than a month. Now is the time to buy!  If you are looking for an Addison home, call me!  Now is also the time to sell, while inventory is still relatively low! New Addison Listings: March, 2010 Subdivision Street Sq Ft Bed/Bath/Gar Price CONDOS         Aventura Addison Circle 1906 2/2½/2 $249,900 Aventura Addison Circle 1912 3/2/2 $289,900 Brooktown Townhomes Brookhaven Club 1523 2/2½/0 $85,000 Valley of Bent Tree Ledgemont 746 1/1/0 $69,500 Valley of Bent Tree Ledgemont 978 2/1½/0 $107,000 DUPLEXES         Midway Meadows Morman 1918 3/2½/2 $229,000 TOWNH...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
2010 Midway Meadows Block Party, Addison TX. Midway Meadows is a small subdivision of approximately 200 homes in Addison Texas just south of Beltway Road and west of Midway.  The annual Midway Meadows Block Party is scheduled for Sunday, April 18, 2010 at Dome Park (corner of Dome and Sherlock) from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. If you live on any of the following streets, you are invited: Le Grande Pokolodi Leadville Rush Winter Park Sherlock Dome Bobbin Tickets are $7 per person, $5 for kids ages 8 and under.  Tickets will not be sold at the party, so please RSVP by April 5th.  Food is being catered by Jimmy John's and includes 8" subs for adults and 4" subs for kids. Chips and dessert are included.  Water and soft drinks will be provided.  The party is BYOB if you'd like something a little stronge...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
It's that time of year again!  Time for the semi-annual Town of Addison Meeting - like a state of the union address, but with local content. This will be hosted by the Mayor (currently, Joe Chow) and the Town Council. These meetings are always informative and enlightening. This is NOT the same thing as a city council meeting!  On the agenda: updates on Addison economic development updates on major initiatives and community projects 2010-2011 budget issues & resolution what citizens can do to help Addison This is a great way to meet your neighbors and get up close and personal with our elected Addison officials.  There's usually a time for questions from the audience at the conclusion of the presentations.  Come on out on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 7:00 pm to the Addison Conference & T...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
If you're looking for Indian food in the Dallas area, try the "casual Indian restaurant" Masala Wok in Addison, Texas.  Located on the southwest corner of Belt Line Road and Quorum, Masala Wok features Indian and Indo-Chinese dishes.  The food is fresh and made to order, prepared with fresh ground spices, vegetables and meat. I had dinner there a few weeks ago and will definitely be going back.  The Chicken Korma Masala was tasty and very reasonably priced at $8.49.  It is listed under Signature Dishes on the menu.  The nan (bread) was a little on the dry side, but I used it to sop up the korma sauce - yum! In addition to the Signature Dishes at Masala Wok, there are menu entries under the following categories: Masala Kabobs, Wraps & Biryani Wok Entries Rice & Noodle Bowls Starters Dess...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
Get Looped in Addison It's that time of year for the annual Out of the Loop Fringe Festival in Addison, Texas. This WaterTower Theatre's festival has wowed audiences for the past 8 years with exciting and unmatched artistic lineups. This year's festival is now underway and runs through March 14th. The Out of the Loop Fringe Festival provides opportunities for existing and emerging theatre, dance and music companies and artists to present work that may vary in form and presentation from their typical content. Together, these companies provide the North Dallas and surrounding areas with a diverse range of artistic endeavors. National, regional and Dallas-based artists in theatre, dance, music, comedy, puppetry, and poetry will be presented side by side throughout the festival. Festival he...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
Addison Pacesetters (the 50+ group) meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse on Beltline Road and learn about the Town of Addison.  This month, Byron Cain, Jr., the director of Heritage Tours, spoke to us.  Here are some interesting tidbits from his presentation. Heritage Tours will be conducting the Pacesetter's tour to the Hill Country of Texas  May 3-4. This is predicted to be the best year for wildflowers. The focus of the tour: see, eat and drink. First stop on the tour: the town of West, a center for Czech immigrants, know for its kolaches. Lunch the first day will be at Ruby's in Georgetown. There will be a stop at the Texas Hills Vineyards for a tour and wine tasting. There will be time for shopping in Fredericksburg before retiring for the night at the F...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
New Addison Real Estate Listings: February, 2010 34 homes came on the market in Addison, TX in February, 2010 (up from 22 last month). In addition to the homes below, there are another 47 that have been on the market for more than a month. Now is the time to buy!  If you are looking for an Addison home, call me!  Now is also the time to sell, while inventory is still relatively low! Subdivision Street Sq Ft Bed/Bath/Gar Price CONDOS         Aventura Addison Circle 2065 2/2½/2 $280,000 Aventura Addison Circle 2384 2/2½/2 $499,900 *Brooktown Brookhaven Club 1523 2/2½/0 $85,000 La Mirada Proton 1430 2/2½/1 $162,900 La Mirada Proton 1473 3/2½/1 $169,900 DUPLEXES         Midway Meadows Morman 1761 3/2½/2 $178,500 Midway Meadows Sopras Circle 1752 2/2/2 $200,000 TOWNHOUSES         Asbury Circ...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
Counting (On) You - Part IV - Employment Opportunities with the 2010 Census  The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for people to become a part of the 2010 Census Team.  Some of the benefits: Earn good pay Get paid weekly Work flexible hours Receive reimbursement for authorized mileage and other work-related expenses Help your community have a successful 2010 Census Some of the positions that must be filled: Census Takers (aka Enumerators) Census Crew Leaders Census Crew Leader Assistants Recruiting Assistants Census Clerks You will have to take and pass a test.  All census data received is confidential.  All Census Bureau employees are sworn for life to protect your confidentiality.  If any Census Bureau employee violates this law, it is a federal crime subject to severe penalties, includin...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
Counting (On) You - Part III - Counting Every Person in Addison, TX in the 2010 Census. You count!  Before April 1, 2010, make sure you are counted! Part I covered the requirement of conducting the 2010 Census and the formation of the Addison, Texas Complete Count Committee. Part II discussed the 5 key steps to counting everyone in the U.S. In this, Part III,  let's look what the Addison Complete Count Committee is doing and why, to make sure that Addison is accurately counted so that it gets its fair share of the $400 billion allocation of federal funds to communities. Addison has been deemed to be a "hard to count" community because 10 years ago for the 2000 Census, Addison had a return mail-in rate of only 43%.  Of the 15,000 or so households in Addison, about 20% are single family h...
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By Geoffrey Davis
(BANK of the OZARKS)
Condo for Sale:  So my friend is on the move and his condo just went up on the Market.  In Addison Circle - great central location.  Even has the history of a past MLS player to have once owned it! Geoffrey Davis Davis Family Lending, LLC 214-975-1266- fax 214-529-9622- cell   Geoffrey is the "Frisco Mortgage Guy"!   p.s.  Frisco Sunrise Rotary is promoting a 5k and 1 mile fun run/walk on March 13th.  Join us at the 2nd annual Lochrann's Paddy Dash in beautiful Frisco Square to benefit Frisco Family Service Center (FFSC).  Kids 8 and under can run in the Piddy Pat 50 yard dash and you can enter your dog in the Piddy Paw where all proceed go to the Frisco Dog Park group.  More than just a run, this event is intended to have something for the whole family. There will be bounce houses for ...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
Addison Pacesetters (the 50+ group) meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse on Beltline Road and learn about the Town of Addison.  This month, Carol Butler, the publisher of the bi-monthly Senior Voice newspaper, spoke to us.  Here are some interesting tidbits from her presentation. The idea for the paper was conceived 7 years ago. Today's circulation is 20,000 copies, 6 times a year There is space in the paper for poets and writers and Dallas/Fort Worth news Carol is not only the publisher, but the editor and owner as well The publication is free or a subscription can be purchased for $12/year A new website is under construction and will showcase events, blogs, resources and movie & book reviews. In the next issue of the paper - an interview with Curtis Rooseve...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
Addison, Texas Real Estate: Properties Listed in January, 2010. 22 homes came on the market in Addison, TX in January, 2010 (up from 6 last month). In addition to the homes below, there are another 35 that have been on the market for more than a month. Now is the time to buy in Addison!  If you are looking for an Addison home, call me!  Now is also the time to sell, while inventory is still relatively low! New Addison Listings: January 2010 Subdivision Street Sq Ft Bed/Bath/Gar Price CONDOS         Aventura Addison Circle 1983 2/2½/2 $294,900 Aventura Addison Circle 1812 2/2/2 $259,900 Aventura Addison Circle 1296 1/1/1 $199,000 DUPLEXES         None this month         TOWNHOUSES         *Stanford Court Villas Stanford 2360 3/3/2 $354,900 *Stanford Court Villas Stanford 2360 3/3/2 $354,...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
Posted Addison Foreclosures for February, 2010 Addison, Texas has not been as hard hit with foreclosures as other parts of the country, but foreclosures do exist here.  The foreclosure auction is held at the county courthouse on the first Tuesday of each month.  Properties on the following streets are posted for the February 2, 2010 auction and include 1 condo and raw land: Addison Circle (condo at Aventura) Dallas Parkway (raw land)   If you think you might be interested in purchasing a property at the foreclosure auction, I suggest that you attend the auction for a few months, learn the procedure, and do your research about any property you might want to bid on.  In Dallas County, the auctions are in the basement of the courthouse and trustees representing multiple banks sell at the s...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
Super 8 Motel in Addison Wants P&Z Variance. If you live near Midway Road and Beltway in Addison Texas, you are probably aware of the Super 8 motel that sits behind Jaxx Steakhouse.  Be advised that the owner of the Super 8 has requested that the Planning & Zoning Commission allow a tower to be built atop the hotel so that he can display signage on all sides of the tower.  Specifically, he is proposing an amendment to an Addison ordinance to allow a change in building height above 35 feet.   A public hearing on the matter is being held by the Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday, January 28, at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber of the Addison Town Hall, 5300 Belt Line Road. Homeowners in the Towne Lake Townhomes to the west of the motel are opposed to the variance and plan to attend t...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
High Tea at Chocolate Angel. Twenty two Addison Pacesetters spent an enjoyable afternoon last Friday at Chocolate Angel, a delightful restaurant in Richardson, Texas.  High Tea included finger sandwiches, scones with cream, and a delicious assortment of dessert delicacies, not to mention a variety of teas.  We rode in style in a minibus with an interior fitted out like a limo. Addison Pacesetters are those members of the Addison Athletic Club (available to anyone living in the Town of Addison for a one-time $10 fee) who are 50+.  Contact Deena Hermes at the AAC, 972-450-7048, for the Pacesetter monthly schedule of events. The Chocolate Angel is located at 635 W. Campbell Road in Richardson, Texas.
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By austin ellis
(David Ellis Real Estate )
Addison homes for understanding are great artefact to invest in the Dallas area actual estate market right now. As the Dallas area becomes hotter and hotter as more and more areas around the land are losing and have lost so much on their housing markets. Not to menton that addison actual estate is a great buy, because more and more jobs seem to be opening up in the Addison area. This being said more and more grouping are going to follow the jobs, and move into the Addison area to live. Right now Addison homes are very inexpensive and not going to blackball you in the pocketbook. Yes a actual estate investment in most often the most expensive purchase you will ever have, but compared to another high end areas of Dallas this area is still not out of question for most. For more info on Dal...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
Art Imitates Life at Addison WaterTower Theatre's Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Conan O'Brien may be getting the boot from NBC, much the same way the fictional character Max Prince is dismissed by NBC in Neil Simon's play Laughter on the 23rd Floor.  Set in 1953, the production centers around Max, the  funniest comedian on televison, and his writers. Laughter on the 23rd Floor is based on Simon's days of writing for Sid Caesar's TV gig, Your Show of Shows and the characters are based on real people: Character: Based on: Kenny Franks Larry Gelbart Val Slotsky Mel Tolkin Brian Doyle Michael Stewart (playwright) Milt Fields Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks Carol Wyman Selma Diamond Ira Stone Woody Allen Harry Prince Dave Caesar (Sid's brother) Laughter on the 23rd Floor is running through February...
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By austin ellis
(David Ellis Real Estate )
Addison homes for sale are great way to invest in the Dallas area real estate market right now.  As the Dallas area becomes hotter and hotter as more and more areas around the country are losing and have lost so much on their housing markets.  Not to menton that addison real estate is a great buy, because more and more jobs seem to be opening up in the Addison area.  This being said more and more people are going to follow the jobs, and move into the Addison area to live.   Right now Addison homes are very affordable and not going to kill you in the pocketbook.  Yes a real estate investment in most often the most expensive purchase you will ever have, but compared to other high end areas of Dallas this area is still not out of question for most.   For more info on Dallas homes for sale,...
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