Addison, TX Real Estate News

By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Texas Pride Realty Group Brokered by HomeSmart Stars)
"I am Addison!"  That's the theme and slogan for the 2009 Addison, Texas calendar.  Town employees delivered the calendars to home owners last week (in the cold and wet, thank you!) and if you didn't receive yours, there are some available at the Addison Athletic Club. Of the 15 faces on the cover, I recognized three immediately.  They are starred (*) below. January - Neil Hewitt*, President Elet - Addison's Midday Rotary Club February - Terry Martin*, Producing Artistic Director for WaterTower Theatre March - Evie Miller, Addison Arbor Foundation Chairperson April - Truett Pool, Manager of the Crowne Plaza Hotel May - Liz & Jim Baron, Founders of Blue Mesa Restaurant June - Roberto Aguilar, Addison Resident July - Doug Jeanes, Executive Director fo the Cavanaugh Flight Museum August - ...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Texas Pride Realty Group Brokered by HomeSmart Stars)
Two nights ago, I received a phone call.  The polite young woman on the other end of the line asked if I had some time to answer questions about the Town of Addison.  Sure.  Why not? I was asked my opinion on how the town is being run.  Could I name the Mayor?  Did I know the names of the council members?  If the May election were to be held now, how would I vote?  The woman asking the questions had potential match-ups.  Wait a minute, I told her.  Who exactly commissioned this survey?  She said she certainly did not have access to that information. I continued answering her questions for about 20 minutes and then ended the call. In checking with some other Addison residents, I discovered I am not the only one  who received the survey calls.  There is rumored to be a group going door-to...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Texas Pride Realty Group Brokered by HomeSmart Stars)
Absolutely NOTHING happened in the Addison/Far North Dallas real estate world yesterday.  No new listings, no price changes, no homes under contract in option. I have a link on my website, called Powerpage, that allows anyone to select an area of Dallas, choose the current date or any of the last five days, and then see what's happening.  Imagine my surprise when I checked this morning and found no activity on Sunday!   Click on date to see activity for a given 24 hour period: CLICK HERE for an up-to-the-minute listing of the finest open houses currently scheduled in the DFW metorplex               December 10, 2008 December 11, 2008 December 12, 2008 December 13, 2008 December 14, 2008 December 15, 2008     You are viewing property status / information from 12:00 am, December 14, 2008 ...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Texas Pride Realty Group Brokered by HomeSmart Stars)
Looking for a little music with your coffee?  Here is the musical line-up at Dunn Brothers Coffe for the rest of December. Dunn's Brothers Coffee 3725 Belt Line RdAddison, TX 75001-4302 Saturday, December 13     8pm-10 Keith Reynolds/Jim McCrain - Classic Rock & Guitar PickinSunday, December 14:     6:30pm-7:30 - Tony Rey - Rock, Jazz, Classical, ExperimentalPerforming anything from Rock to Jazz, you never know what you'll hear next from Tony.  Beatles?  Jeff Buckley?  Maybe he'll squeeze some classical tunes in between The Police and Radiohead songs.  All you can really expect is a fantastic entertainer who can really deliver!     8pm-10:00 - Scarlet - Jazz (Quartet - Bass, Drums, Keys, Saxaphone)This group has such range!  Fun and Energizing, Tender and Affecting.  "Lots of cool soni...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Texas Pride Realty Group Brokered by HomeSmart Stars)
Yesterday as I climbed the stairway to get to the treadmills, I overheard Paul ask B.L., "How do people find out about the Addison Athletic Club?"  I'm sure he was asking because not just the parking lot, but the whole club was fairly empty.  I pondered that as I walked my 2 miles. This is my second time living in Addison.  Back in the eary 1980s, before the club was built, I learned about it because I volunteered to serve on the planning committee for the AAC.  My tenure was short-lived because I moved out of Addison before much happened and you have to be an Addison resident or an Addison employee to use the facility.  So, I knew about the club before it was built.  The Athletic Club was one of the many reasons I moved back to the Town of Addison. But how do new residents to Addison l...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Texas Pride Realty Group Brokered by HomeSmart Stars)
At the November meeting of the Addison Town Council, Methodist Hospital applied for a special use permit to build a "special surgery" hospital in Addison.  Plans include either a 3-story or 5-story buidling to house inpatients and outpatients for orthopedic, spine and ENT surgery, an emergency room, imaging services, physical therapy and rehab, and a laboratory.  They anticipate having 32 beds for acute care and 4 beds for intensive care.  The developer is Nueterra Real Estate and the architect is BOKA Powell.  Keep your eye on the tract of land west of the Tollway and east of Addison Road, just south of Excel Parkway!
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Texas Pride Realty Group Brokered by HomeSmart Stars)
Michelle Laurence, Animal Control Officer, spoke to the Addison Pacesetters at the monthly coffee klatch at Dunn Bros Coffee on Beltline Road last week.  She was entertaining and informative.  Topics ranged from bobcats to feral cats and from feeding the ducks in Les Lacs (please, don't) to walking cats on leashes (no leash law for cats, but keep your dog on the leash and the leash in your hand).  Michelle's position falls within the Public Works Department.  If your neighbor's dog barks at all hours, call her. If there are opposums, squirrels or other rodents on the loose, she's the one to contact.  All stray animals are held for 72 hours in the hopes that the owners will be reunited with their pets. For feral cat problems, Michelle will bring a trap and then works with an organization...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Texas Pride Realty Group Brokered by HomeSmart Stars)
Dennis Kraft, the Deputy Mayor Pro Tempore of Addison, Texas passed away last week due to complications from cancer.   Dennis was a warm, sincere public servant and he will be missed.  He was first elected to the Addison City Council in May 2005 and continued to serve on Council until his untimely death. The flags at all Town facilities are flying at half mast in recognition of his contributions and service to the Town. A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 7 at 2:30 pm at Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas TX. The family has requested that donations be made to either the American Cancer Society or the Addison Arbor Foundation. The remaining council members will appoint someone to fill his seat until the mayoral and council election in May, at ...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Texas Pride Realty Group Brokered by HomeSmart Stars)
Only nine homes came on the market in Addison, TX in November, 2008 (same as last month). In addition to the homes below, there are another 42 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, since inventory is so low! New Addison Listings: November 2008 Subdivision Street Sq Ft Bed/Bath/Gar Price CONDOS None this month         DUPLEXES Midway Meadows Sopras 2098 3/2½/2 $239,900 TOWNHOUSES District A Parkview 1667 2/2½/2 $279,947 District A Quorum 2172 3/3/2 $344,900 Towne Lake Towne Green 1974 3/2/2 $297,000 SINGLE FAMILY HOMES Addison Place Westgrove 2072 3/3/2 $214,900 Les Lacs Lakecrest 2347 3/2½/2 $347,500 Les Lacs Rive 1784 3/3/2 $234,900 Les Lacs Sherry Ln. 2362 3/2½/2 $33...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Texas Pride Realty Group Brokered by HomeSmart Stars)
It's time once again for the annual Addison Holiday Open House Brunch!  If you are an Addison, Texas resident, our Mayor, Joe Chow, and the city council are inviting you and your family to the Addison Conference & Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road on Sunday, December 7th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. In addition to bruch (catered in the past years by Blue Mesa and they'll most likely be catering this year, too), there will be complimentary photos with Santa, holiday music & entertainment, and children's arts & crafts. The dress is casual or holiday attire.  If you are an Addison resident and plan to attend, don't forget to RSVP by Wednesday, December 3rd! If you are not an Addison resident and would like information about moving here, let me know!  There are all kinds of housing options, f...
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By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
While it is only whispered among blog posters, the undisputed King of Active Rain members is Virginia-Washington, D.C. Re/Max Realtor, Brian Block. Earlier this year, he got a call from one of his Re/Max colleagues, Terry Rudman.  "Do you have a contact in Dallas who I can trust to help my daughter buy a condo?" she asked him. Brian recommended me.  What a compliment.  Terry did what every mom should do.  She called and talked to me to be sure that from my voice and answers, Brian had given her good advice.  (She used her very authoritative school teacher voice, probably to spook me into spilling the beans if there were any to spill.) Only then did she give me her daughter, Kathryn "Kat"'s phone number. Yesterday we found Kat's condo. Today we submitted Kat's contract.  Here's a picture...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Texas Pride Realty Group Brokered by HomeSmart Stars)
Only nine homes came on the market in Addison, TX in October, 2008 (down from 14 last month). In addition to the homes below, there are another 48 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, since inventory is so low! New Addison Listings: October 2008 Subdivision Street Sq Ft Bed/Bath/Gar Price CONDOS Aventura Addison Circle 1735 2/2/2 $250,000 Valley of Bent Tree Ledgemont 978 2/1/0 $99,900 DUPLEXES Midway Meadows Morman Lane 2038 3/2/2 $199,900 TOWNHOUSES Asbury Circle Everwood 2326 2/2.2/2 $306,419 Asbury Circle Everwood 2573 3/2.2/2 $325,278 SINGLE FAMILY HOMES Chatham Court Chancey 1753 3/2/2 $259,000 Les Lacs Garden Homes Rive 1113 2/2/2 $149,000 Oaks North Oaks North...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Texas Pride Realty Group Brokered by HomeSmart Stars)
The Addison Fire Department will be hosting an interactive open house at Fire Station #2 on Sunday, November 9th, 2008, from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.  This open house is is for all residents and businesses in Addison, Texas.  Visit with the fire fighters Tour the fire station View displays of the latest tools and equipment Members of the Fire Prevention Division will discuss: Fire Safety Home evacuation plans Residential sprinkler systems Bring the whole family, meet your Addison Fire Department members, enjoy the cotton candy, popcorn and beverages!  Fire Station #2 is located at 3950 Beltway Drive, next to the Addison Athletic Club.
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Texas Pride Realty Group Brokered by HomeSmart Stars)
Addison is well-known for KaboomTown, the annual Independence Day celebration with spectacular fireworks.  There are bound to be more fireworks at Mayor Chow's next Town Meeting on Monday evening, October 27th, 2008 at the Addison Conference & Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Rd.  On the agenda: the proposed bond program for the Addison Arts and Events District. This bond program includes funds to: create a world-class aviation museum by providing a permanent home for the aircraft in the Cavanaugh Flight Museum's collection expand the Addison Theatre Centre to include a 500-seat venue for the WaterTower Theatre build a parking garage These components should position Addison as a choice destination by creating an Arts District to complement the Dallas Arts District. Councilmember Todd Meier...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Texas Pride Realty Group Brokered by HomeSmart Stars)
Addison Town Councilmember Todd Meier will be holding an Open House (no, not in the real estate sense) on Wednesday October 15th, 2008 frpm 6:30-8:00 pm at the Addison Conference Center - 15650 Addison Road.  Topics on the agenda include: 2008-2009 budget property taxes the proposed $58 million bond package police activity sustainabiltiy efforts There will be snacks, beer, wine and cold drinks.  If you are an Addison resident and plan to attend, RSVP to 972-400-7299 or nell.garcia@hotmail.com. The bond package topic should generate some conversation.  There are signs all over town opposing this. There is another  Town Hall meeting scheduled for Monday, October 27th at 7:00 pm at the Addison Conference center.
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Texas Pride Realty Group Brokered by HomeSmart Stars)
Tuesday night, October 7th, the residents of the Midway Meadows subdivision in Addison Texas congregated at Dome park to celebrate National Night Out.  Thanks to Sam's Club, ice cream and water was available.  The Locked Out Comedy troupe performed.  Meatball sandwiches (yum!) were provided by Jane and Franceso Secchi, owners of Ferrari's restaurant. Addison police and firemen joined us, as well as Mayor Joe Chow and council members Greg Hirsch, Todd Meier and Roger Mellow.  Our city manager, police chief and fire chief were there, too. A big THANK YOU to Barbara Hirsch, who organized the event! Here are a few photos from the event.  
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Texas Pride Realty Group Brokered by HomeSmart Stars)
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum will salute Vietnam War Veterans on November 8, 2008 at the Addison museum, 4572 Clair Chennault, Addison TX  75001. Highlights: aircraft rides (subject to change due to weather and pilot availability) tour a Caribou cargo plane Seawolf Huey helicopter display screening of the documentary In The Shadow Of The Blade special symposiums - HAL-3 Seawolves, Elite US Navy Helicopter Attack Squadron Daytime events (9:00-5:00) FREE admission Evening events (5:00-9:00)Veterans: FREEAdults: $10.00Children: $5.00
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Texas Pride Realty Group Brokered by HomeSmart Stars)
Fourteen homes came on the market in Addison, TX in September, 2008 (up from 12 last month). In addition to the homes below, there are another 42 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!  New Addison Listings: September 2008 Subdivision Street Sq Ft Bed/Bath/Gar Price CONDOS Aventura Addison Circle 1636 2/2 ½/2 $210,000 Aventura Addison Cirlce 1979 2/2/2 $289,000 Brooktown Townhouse Brookhaven Club 1597 3/2 ½/0 $115,000 Valley of Bent Tree Ledgemont 696 1/1/0 $61,000 Valley of Bent Tree Ledgemont 739 2/2/0 $67,500 DUPLEXES Midway Meadows Morman Lane 2038 2/2/2 $199,900 TOWNHOUSES Town Home Addison Juliard 1422 2/2/2 $209,000 Town Home Addison Oberlin Way 1601 2/2/2 $215,000 Townhomes of District A Seab...
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By Randal Newhouse
(Texas Premier Realty)
Located west of the Dallas Tollway off of Beltline, this unique location offers 72 Townhomes near Addison businesses, nightlife and culture, starting in the upper $200's. Its the perfect home for the City Lifestyle. These Townhomes will feature 2-car rear entry garages, 3 bedroom plans, with options for dual master bedrooms or up to 4 bedrooms. The location provides quick access to the Dallas Tollway/Parkway. This community truly offers you the best location, location, location! Starting at $275,000.00 Click Here To View Video   Keep up with local real estate information. It is free and easy to use.   Free Market Analysis North Dallas Lifestyle   The internet is the most efficient way to locate real estate in the Dallas market. Or is it? Homebuyers spend hours searching site after site ...
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By Thomas Gooch
(WD Realty / ARC)
ADDISON TX REAL ESTATE - AUGUST MLS SALES STATSHere are the stats for the ADDISON area. Keeping with the typical trends, this Addison TX Real Estate Market Report shows Closed Sales DOWN (projected almost 19%) while Average Sales Price stays somewhat STABLE.  Home owners that do sale, are negotiating on average a little over 1% more OFF list price.  Days on market are actually DOWN!
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