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Addison, TX Real Estate News

By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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Warm up those taste buds!  It's almost time for the annual Taste Addison event in Addison Texas - this year it's May 9-11.  Over 50 restaurants will be participating and there will be wine tastings, music, children's entertainment, carnival rides and games.  Come to Addison Circle Park (4970 Addison Circle Drive) for the festivities.Friday, May 9th: 5 PM - MidnightSaturday, May 10th: Noon - MidnightSunday, May 11th: Noon - 6 PM Entertainment:Grace Potter and the NocturnalsThe Black CrowesThe AftersParticipating Restaurants:300 DallasAmado's Mexican CuisineAstoria Cafe & Wine BarAvanti Euro BistroBerry Berry YogurtBJ's RestaurantBlack FinnBlue Goose CantinaBlue Mesa GrillBuffalo Wild WingsCafe MisoCantina LaredoChamberlain's Fish Market & GrillChamberlain's Steak & Chop HouseClay PitCris...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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New construction is everywhere in Addison!VITRUVIAN PARK (AKA THE BROOKHAVEN PROJECT)United Dominion Realty has bought nine old apartment complexes, will tear them down and build new multi-family housing.  This $1 Billion project will bring 5,400 new residential units to Addison.  KELLER SPRINGS LOFTSIcon Partners will soon be under construction on a 362-unit multi-family project at the southeast corner of Keller Springs Road and Addison RoadALLEGROSNK Realty is currently under construction on a 272-unit multi-family project, with associated retail uses on the ground floor, in Addison Circle, between Spectrum Drive and the Dallas North Tollway.  FAIRFIELD ADDISONFairfield Residential is currently under construction on 414 new multi-family units in Addison Circle, on the west side of Quo...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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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: the redevelopment of Brookhaven Club Drive and expansion of the trail systeman update on Addison CircleAddison's websitespecial events (Taste of Addison, Kaboom Town are coming up!)the Dallas Independent School District Bond ProgramThis 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 ...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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All politics is local, as the saying goes.  And it doesn't get any more local than city council elections (except at the HOA level).  It's time, once again, to vote for Addison Town Council members.There are 4 candidates for 3 seats in the May 10, 2008 election: incumbents Tom Braun (Mayor Pro Tempore), Dennis Kraft (Councilmember), and Roger Mellow (Deputy Mayor Pro Tempore).  They are joined by Blake Clemens who ran unsuccessfully last year and is hoping for different results this time.As reported last year in The Dallas Morning News: "A routine background check by The Dallas Morning News revealed that Mr. Clemens was arrested in Florida in 1993. His former wife accused him of threatening her during their divorce, according to police reports. Prosecutors dismissed the case against him...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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It happens twice a year - the first Saturday in May and the first Saturday in October: The Addison Community Garage Sale!  Shoppers come from far and wide for this semi-annual event.Any resident of the town can reserve one "booth" per Addison address under the tent in the Sam's Club parking lot by submitting $20 and proof of residency (water bill, tax notice, lease agreement, drivers license) to the Town of Addison Environmental Services Department.  You get a table and 2 chairs, but you can bring more tables, clothes racks, display stands, saw horses and planks, you name it.While selling unwanted "stuff" can be fun and profitable, I'd much rather browse through my neighbors' castoffs and junque.Officially, set-up begins at 6:30 am and the wise shopper will be there that early, too.  Te...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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Addison, Texas: a fun place to live, work and play!  If you're moving to the North Texas area, Addison is THE place to be.  This relocation package should answer some of your questions about the Town of Addison.  If I've missed a topic important to you, let me know and I'll get you answers.  Situated along the Dallas North Tollway (aka Dallas Parkway) between LBJ Expressway (I-635) and the George (H.W.) Bush Turnpike (I-190), Addison is convenient to anywhere you want to go in North Dallas. While it is small in size (only 4.3 sq miles), Addison is not lacking in things to do, places to eat, stores to shop in, or homes to settle into. If you are not familiar with Addison, a great place to begin is at the beginning: An Introduction to Addison. Live in Addison Addison Apartment Living Why ...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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Live, work and play is Addison's slogan.  Some of the largest employers in the Addison area:MBNA Information Systems, Inc.16001 Dallas PkwyAddison, TX , 75001-3311  Phone: 972-233-7101Computer related maintenance service Data services, Internet services, Software maintenance and support, Computer services, Software or hardware engineering, Computer programmers, Management information systems MIS, System administrators, Information retrieval systems Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc.16251 Dallas PkwyAddison, TX , 75001-6801  Phone: 972-687-6300FAX: 972-687-1604Manufactures cosmetics & toiletries; manufactures leather cosmetic bags; manufactures compacts, except precious metal; travel agency Travel agents, Tour arrangement services, Travel agencies, Chartering services, Personal care products, Dent...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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If you're moving to Addison, TX you may prefer to rent before you purchase. Addison has 22 different apartment complexes, with a wide variety of floor plans and amenities to suit any budget. Find everything from efficiencies to 3-bedroom split-levels within Addison's four and a half square miles. Begin your search using this list:         Apartment Address Telephone The Addison at Brookhaven 4010 Brookhaven Club Dr. 972/241-0047 Addison Circle Quorum Drive at Addison Circle 972/392-6000 Bent Tree Brook Apts 4820 Westgrove Drive 972/931-7413 Bent Tree Court 4500 Sojourn Drive 972/931-0071 Bent Tree Fountains 16400 Ledgemont Lane 972/931-0741 Bent Tree Gardens Apts 16651 Addison Rd. 972/931-2426 Bent Tree Oaks Apartments 4815 Westgrove Dr. 972/380-2799 Bent Tree Trails Apts 16300 Ledgemon...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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Addvocates is the Addison Volunteer program.  Addvocates are people who wish to give something back to the Addison community but who may not have lots of time in their busy schedules.  Volunteering can be difficult, but with the Addvocates program, you can volunteer as much or as little as your schedule allows.  And you can select from opportunites suited to your interests.There are opportunities to volunteer in:recreationspecial eventsmunicipal courtvisitor servicesTo become an Addvocate or to learn more about volunteer opportunities in Addison, contact the Town of Addison at 972-450-2817 or drop me a note and I'll get you connected.  I'm an Addvocate and I volunteer at 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
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Whether you are new to Addison or a long-time resident, you can plan an all-Addison Valentine's Day for your sweetie!JEWELRYJools - 5100 Belt Line Rd. #708 (972-788-4143)Jordan's Jewelry - 4965 Addison Circle (972-774-1880)Fullers Jewelry - 15164 Marsh LnAddison (972-484-7581)FLOWERSThe Urban Blossom - 5035 Addison Circle East (972-763-0808)May Flowers - 16200 Midway Rd. (972-248-6127)Tom Thumb - 14280 Marsh Ln. (972-241-4485)CHOCOLATES & SWEETSJ Dorian Chocolatier - 5312 Belt Line Rd. (972-392-9499)La Spiga Bakery - 4203 Lindbergh Dr. (972-934-8730)Delicious Cakes, Inc. - 14819 Inwood Rd. (972-233-2133)Lavish your loved one with a unique Valentine's Day experience without leaving Addison!
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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If you're new to the Addison area and don't want to watch the big games alone, check out these fine establishments with big screen TVs.  They serve food, fun, and liquid refreshments!Addison Point: 4578 BeltLine Road, 972-661-2230BlackFinn: 4440 Belt Line Road, 469-374-7667Bennigans Sport: 5260 Belt Line Road, 972-233-2107Buffalo Wild Wings: 5000 Belt Line Road, 972-701-9464Champps: 4951 Belt Line Road, 972-991-3335Duke's Roadhouse: 4180 Belt Line Road, 972-503-2337Hooters: 5005 Belt Line Road, 972-392-9464Humperdink's: 3820 Belt Line Road, 972-484-3051Ker's WingHoue & Grill: 4080 Belt Line Road, 972-716-9464Logan's: 5920 Belt Line Road, 972-503-5603Sherlock's: 5100 Belt Line Road, 972-726-6100Stadium Cafe: 4872 Belt Line Road, 972-701-0030 Lest you think that Addison is a one-street to...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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As noted in a previous post, there are no public schools in Addison. The town is served by both the Dallas Independent School District  and the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD.  There are, however, two private schools within the Addison city limits.Greenhill School4141 Spring Valley Rd., Addison TX  75001972-628-5400Co-ed, non-secterian, grades K-12Founded in 1950Student enrollment: 1700 (approximate)Mascot/Colors: Hornets/Gold & hunter greenStudent/teacher ratiosPre-kindergarten and kindergarten, 8:1Grades 1 through 4,   16:1Grades 5 through 12,  18:1Trinity Christian Academy17001 Addison Rd., Addison TX  75001972-931-8325Co-ed, Christian affiliation, grades K-12Founded in 1970Student enrollment: 1500 (approximate)Mascot/Colors: Trojans/Royal blue & whiteStudent/teacher ratio: 17.5:1Othe...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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Depending on where you live in Addison TX, your children will either go to a school in the Dallas Independent School District or to a school in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD.  Addison doesn't have a public school system of its own.  There ARE private schools and those will be the topic of another blog post.The CFBISD schools serving those living in the Brookhaven Club Drive/Marsh Lane area of Addison are:Janie Stark ElementaryPrincipal: Abby McCone12400 Josey Lane (map)Farmers Branch, TX 75234Phone: 972-968-3300Fax: 972-968-3310Report to Community (Campus Fact Sheet)Vivian Field Middle SchoolPrincipal: Dan Ford 13551 Dennis Road (map)Farmers Branch, TX 75234Phone: 972-968-3900Fax: 972-968-3910Report to Community (Campus Fact Sheet)R.L. Turner High SchoolPrincipal: Lance Campbell 160...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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Need a place to stay while you're looking for your dream home in Addison?  Try one of these hotels. motels, or inns! On Addison RoadHawthorn Suites Addison: 15220 Addison Road, 972-386-4800 On Arapaho RoadHoliday Inn: 4960 Arapaho Road, 972-490-1212 On Belt Line RoadBest Value Inn: 4005 Belt Line Road, 972-770-0070Comfort Suites North/Galleria: 4555 Belt Line Road, 972-503-6500Hilton Garden Inn: 4090 Belt Line Road, 972-233-8000Homewood Suites by Hilton: 4451 Belt Line Road, 972-788-1342Motel 6: 4325 Belt Line Road, 972-386-4577Quality Inn & Suites: 4103 Belt Line Road, 972-991-8888 On Beltway DriveHampton Inn: 4505 Beltway Drive, 972-991-2800Holiday Inn Express: 4355 Beltway Drive, 972-503-7800Super 8 Motel: 4150 Beltway Drive, 972-233-2525 On Dallas ParkwayIntercontinental: 15201 Dall...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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Addison, Texas is one of the country's "top five sexiest suburbs" according to Barbara Cocoran, a New York real estate mogul and contributor to ABC's The View. There's always something to do in Addison.  It's planned that way.  Really!Here's the schedule of events for 2008.  Many events are FREE.RESOLUTION RUN - January 5Addison Conference CentreSponsored by the Addison Midday RotaryParticipate in a 1K, 5K or 10K run.  Drawings for prizes from Addison restaurants, hotels and museums, including a ride in a vintage aircraft from the Cavanaugh Museum.  This charity event benefits Angel Flight and The Addison Midday Rotary service projects.$20 in advance, $25 day of raceOUT OF THE LOOP FESTIVAL - March 6-16Addison Theatre CentreTen days of exhilarating entertainment and contemporary works i...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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MARKET UPDATE   7/1/07 - 12/31/07Addison's Midway Meadows Single Family Detached Homes (including those in the Addison Timbers HOA):There are currently 5 homes on the market, ranging from $179,900 to $258,000.Between July 1, 2007 and December 31, 2007, there were 2 sales in the neighborhood with $94.63 being the average price per square foot.  Homes sold from a low of $173,000 to a high of $203,450. Higher priced sales typically reflect homes that have had some updating.  The highest sale was at $96.33 per sq ft.Addison's Midway Meadows Duplex Homes:There are currently 5 homes on the market, priced from $199,999 to $224,500.Between July 1, 2007 and December 31, 2007, there were no sales in the neighborhood. Call for a COMPLIMENTARY MARKET ANALYSIS and suggestions on getting your home re...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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What I know about Feng Shui might only fill a thimble.  But it was enough to break the ice and get me some buyer clients!  I will usually take a buyer out to just a few homes to see if we are a good fit for each other before I pull out the Buyer Representation agreement for signatures.  On Sunday, I showed one of my listings from a phone call off the sign in the yard.  Two very sweet women pulled up and we walked through the home.  They continually chatted with each other in a language I did not understand and I was having a difficult time getting a "read" on them, their seriousness about purchasing a home, and exactly what they were looking for.  The asked if there were any other homes in the neighborhood, so I showed a slightly larger one, a foreclosure, but essentially the same floor...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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ADDISON ESTATE SALE!!  The contents of this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home will be sold this Friday & Saturday, 9:00-5:00.  The address is 3796 Brookhaven Club Dr., Addison TX  75001. The condo is also for sale.Sale Highlights:Living room, dining room, bedroom, patio furniture Decorative art  Lamps  Collector plates  Dinnerware  Women's clothing & handbags  Books & records  Playbills/Stagebills  Sewing machine  Quilts  Glassware  Plants  Refrigerator  Washer & dryer  Costume jewelry  Towels, linens, bedspreads  ...And more!!!   Cash, debit cards, Visa and MasterCard accepted.Pictures of some of the items are available for viewing here.
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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The Town of Addison (TX) opened its signature bridge on January 5, 2006.  Spanning Midway Road, the bridge is an extension of Arapaho Road, and makes the street continuous between Addison Road to the east and Surveyor Boulevard/Marsh Lane on the west.The largest public works project undertaken by the Town, the bridge provides additional capacity for traffic traveling through Addison and alleviates congestion on Belt Line Road.Three additional pocket parks were created along with the bridge and they provide a landscaped oasis with more than 600 trees and shrubs, along with a hike-and-bike trail.Structurally, the bridge is a construction marvel, designed as a true arch with a suspended, 4-lane roadway and over 220 lights to enhance visibility and security for both drivers and pedestrians....
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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If you currently rent in Addison TX, you're already familiar with the amenities the town offers.  Build equity through home ownership!  There are abundant opportunities to own a home here.  As of today, here are some housing choices for you:1 BR condos from  $  70,0002 BR condos from  $104,4003 BR condos from  $259,0002 BR duplexes from  $200,0003 BR duplexes from  $214,9002 BR townhouses from  $208,0003 BR townhouses from  $259,9004 BR townhouse  from   $349,9002 BR single family from  $169,0003 BR single family from  $189,900Contact me to explore the possibilities!Lorrie Semler, e-PRO, GRI, REALTOR®Keller Williams - Dallas Northwww.LorrieSemler.com
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