Allen, TX Real Estate News

By Heather Anderson, Real Estate Concierges
(214-317-1964- www.REConcierges.com)
Intertwined in the Lush nature preserve and prestige of the ever popular Twin Creeks in Allen, TX, The Villas at Twin Creeks is a buyer's dream come true.  If top rated schools encumbered by Allen ISD rule your essentials list, then look no further than this townhome!  Centrally located off McDermott in the prestigious West Allen, you are only minutes from I-75, Hwy 121, Golf, 6 miles of Hike and Bike Trail, and Allen's sought after and family friendly Watters Creek. 1,681 Square Feet, 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, Bonus Room, and 2 Car Garage complete this corner lot unit.  Designed with unique touches including, but not limited to elements that make this ‘house' feel like a HOME: - Upgraded Carpet - Ceiling Fans Throughout - Granite Countertops - Garden Tub in Master (1st Level) - Util...
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By Terri Pescatore, The Pescatore Team
(Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors)
While viewing the City of Allen Website we came across a news release that named Allen as one of the safest cities in the nation. Allen ranked number 9 out of 385 communites in a study release by CQPress, Congressional Quarterly, that used FBI statistics for the 2007 calendar year. To view the entire list visit: http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/CityCrime2008_Rank.pdf Besides terrific schools, a vibrant economy, and terrific housing values, a dedicated police force promotes a quality of life in Allen that is very desirable when you're thinking of moving to a new community. Our hats off to the fine professionals in the Allen Police Department. Thanks for keeping us safe.
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By Terri Pescatore, The Pescatore Team
(Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors)
Well, here it is the end of another year. And what a year it's been! We've seen the highest gas prices ever and then a drastic plunge to 2003 levels as we cut back on our wasteful use of resources. Our Allen Eagles football team traveled to Houston December 20th and rallied past Fort Bend Hightower to capture the Texas 5A Division 1 state championship. We've seen the economy come to a complete halt in many areas of the counrty yet here in Dallas/Ft. Worth at a recent business summit, 11 of the areas top business leaders expressed that our area is still probably the best area of the country to weather the continuing economic storm. Our local housing industry, while not as strong as in years past, has not seen the type of freefalling property vaules as some other parts of the country. The...
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By Heather Anderson, Real Estate Concierges
(214-317-1964- www.REConcierges.com)
Allen Premium Outlets located on I-75 and Stacey Road in Allen, TX. If you’re looking for impressive savings from some of the top retailers, then look no further than the Allen Premium Outlets. The APO is just 25 minutes from downtown Dallas, 10-15 minutes from McKinney, and 20 minutes from Frisco, Little Elm, and The Colony. There are over 100 outlet stores available in this shopping center and a food court for those that build up an appetite while shopping. If you need to get some deals and save some money then I recommend visiting the outlets; especially with Christmas approaching in the next couple of weeks. Anyone visiting can find impressive savings from Banana Republic, Coach, Cole Haan, Michael Kors, etc. For a complete list of the stores available, click here www.premiumoutlets...
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By Barbara Pasmore, Experience has its rewards
(Re/MAX Select Homes)
  Tips for finding a job in Tough markets: Finding a job during tough economic times doesn't have to be tough...if you know which strategies work. Here are some tips for beating the odds: Take Networking to the Next Level: Networking is always a great job strategy, but in the current economic climate, you need to go a step beyond letting your contacts know you are looking for a job, since many other people may be doing the same thing. Instead, develop a compelling business idea for your field or the field you would like to enter. Then, when you call or email your contacts, let them know you are researching your idea and would like to meet with industry insiders to discuss its viability. With this strategy, people will see you as someone with something to offer them, rather than as someo...
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By Melody Botting, You Deserve The Best
(Broker Associate PenFed Realty)
I had to take my car into the dealership today for various reasons.  It is a three year old Black Cadillac CTS.  Though it has been the love of my life since day one, I cheated.  I was given the latest upgraded model of the same car in a different color.  Let me tell you something, when I turned it on it certainly returned the favor. Since I had a little time on my hands I decided to treat myself to lunch.  Allen, Texas used to be a small farming town.  Things have changed as of late.  There are many new and exciting things going on.  One is the opening of a new shopping center called Waterscreek.  It has everything you would need to spend an afternoon or evening.  There are lofts and condos as well.  The shopping and restaurants are second to none. I love the landscape and sound of the...
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By Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents
(3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.)
Allen TX Homes for Sale - October 2008 Real Estate (Residential) Housing Report. 74 closed (Sold) transactions. Currently 437 homes available on the market. Lowest $87,000 Average 4 bedrooms. 2,700 square feet at $225,000. DOM 84. Highest 5 bedrooms. 5,200 square feet for $510,000. It took 345 days to sell. Total real estate value of  $16,596,011 not including real estate sales not listed on the MLS systems such as for sale by owners and home builders. Average DOM Breakdown and Average % of List Price received on Solds by Market time: Information provided is deemed reliable and taken from the North Texas Real Estate Information MLS Systems.    0-30 Days   31-60 Days   61-90 Days   91-120 Days   120+ Days   No. of Listings   15    19    14    10    16   Breakdown %   20.27    25.68    18...
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By Melody Botting, You Deserve The Best
(Broker Associate PenFed Realty)
I went to one of my favorite restaurants with a close friend.  The service was unusually slow.  When the waitress finally took our order I had sinking feeling she would get it wrong.  (Sometimes you just know).  I made a point to explain it clearly twice.  After an unacceptable period of time a manager came to the table to tell me they didn't have what I ordered.  I was disappointed because I was ‘in the mood' for something particular but I couldn't have it.  Being that I had invested time already I decided to stay and deal with the change.  When the order was delivered to the table it was wrong.  I was getting irritated and made it a point to tell the waitress what was on my mind.  She was apologetic and made things right immediately. Then the check came.  It was a lot less than what I...
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By Randal Newhouse
(Texas Premier Realty)
Located in Allen, Texas, Windgate Manor is a family-friendly community with many amenities, including a convenient location near Celebration Park, the natatorium and Allen Station Park. Residents here also enjoy:   Close-out!  Visit our model in Cypress Crossing for details! Walking trails Greenbelts Allen outlets nearby Shopping and entertainment nearby Starting at $240,000.00 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 trying to find the perfect home at the best price. And when they do find a great home, they try to contact the agent and never ...
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By Randal Newhouse
(Texas Premier Realty)
This  charming community boasts beauty and convenience at the same time!  Amenities include Jr. Olympic sized pool, hike and bike trails, and an adjacent park with ball fields, playgrounds, picnic areas and greenbelts.  K. Hovnanian features a Goodman Series that range from $320-$500's and square footage ranging from 2359 to 5700 square feet. The Allen ISD has plans to build a future elementary within Waterford Parks as well as a city park. 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 trying to find the perfect home at the best price. And when the...
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By Randal Newhouse
(Texas Premier Realty)
The eclectic combination of custom flair and luxury offers buyers the perfect balance of nature, sophistication and resort-style amenities, in a great suburban neighborhood. All of this is waiting for you at Allen's newest luxury townhome community. Nestled in one of West Allen's most elite neighborhoods, we provide a zero to low-maintenance lifestyle for today's busiest buyers. Suncreek Villas offers the convenience of being near I-75, SH 121 and the George Bush Turnpike. Suncreek Villas is townhome living at its finest! Starting at $170,000.00 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? Homeb...
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By Randal Newhouse
(Texas Premier Realty)
Twin Creeks is a masterplanned community in the city of Allen coined for its beautiful tree-lined creeks. You can come home to an Arnold Palmer designed championship golf course, 2 Jr.-Olympic pools, basketball courts, sand-court volleyball and hike and bike trails or merely relax in the comfort of Home. Starting at $235,000.00 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 trying to find the perfect home at the best price. And when they do find a great home, they try to contact the agent and never get a response or even worse they find out that the...
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By Tiffany & Tonya Sharkey, Peek Group
(Ebby Halliday Realtors)
Wimberly Place provides one-of-a kind estate sites in the highly sought-after master planned community of Twin Creeks in Allen, Texas.  73 Estate-sized home sites, ranging up to 1 acre in size, are nestled in a dramatic private location of lush landscaping, mature trees and tree lined creeks.  Some of the areas most distinguished builders call Wimberly Place home, making it one of the most exclusive luxury communities in North Texas.   Homeowners enjoy a plethora of recreational amenities that enhances the rich lifestyle that defines the development.  These include a fountain lake, two private swim clubs, basketball courts, ball fields, playgrounds, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, and to top it off an Arnold palmer 18 hole championship golf course. Spectacular estates, ranging f...
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By Randal Newhouse
(Texas Premier Realty)
Silhouette in Allen has the small town feel with big city offerings. Lot sizes are approximately 70x110 and square footage will range from 2000-3700 square feet and prices range from the 230's-300's. Allen I.S.D. has an outstanding school system including Marion Elementary School. Marion is an easy walk for children living in the Silhouette community. Hike and bike trails, a park and a playground will also be available in this family friendly community. 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 trying to find the perfect home at the best price....
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By Randal Newhouse
(Texas Premier Realty)
Shaddock Park in Allen is located just off the Stacy corridor with easy access to US75 and SH121. This community has an abundance of fine dining, shopping and entertainment nearby. This luxurious community offers residents excellent community amenities including winding walking trails, bike trails as well as an inviting park for families to enjoy. Starting at $445,000.00 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 trying to find the perfect home at the best price. And when they do find a great home, they try to contact the agent and never get a r...
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By Randal Newhouse
(Texas Premier Realty)
Morgan Crossing - Last chance in East Allen! Morgan Crossing offers an intimate community setting with beautiful ponds and park. Great variety of home plans offering 1 and 2 stories and 3 car garage options available. We can customize your new home to suite your specific needs. Come and see Morgan Crossing today. Easy access to Hwy 75. Country living right here in town. Beautiful ponds with walking trails. Starting at $185,900.00 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 trying to find the perfect home at the best price. And when they do find a...
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By Randal Newhouse
(Texas Premier Realty)
Nestled behind the rows of trees lining Cottonwood Creek is the low maintenance Townhome lifestyle you've been dreaming of! Stroll down the hike/bike trail, relax at the private pool/cabana, & shop across the street at the Allen Premium Outlets (over 100 designer fashions and brand names). The nearby highways will quickly take you to numerous choices in dining, entertainment, and retail! Starting at $175,000.00 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 trying to find the perfect home at the best price. And when they do find a great home, they t...
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By Heather Anderson, Real Estate Concierges
(214-317-1964- www.REConcierges.com)
Why would you want to move to Dallas….Becauase it is fabulous and there is probably a job for you!!! Dallas/Fort Worth as a whole welcomes 92,600 brand new North Texans every year, which breaks down to 253 people every day relocating and calling DFW their new home.  Did you know that Texas is now the #2 retirement location behind the ever popular Florida.  If DFW houses a large majority of retirees, then that means that DFW will also be the host city for multiple elderly focused businesses and healthcare centers to accommodate this new market that will demand it.  With those new companies starting or relocating here for follow their consumer, job growth is instantly enacted both locally with construction, real estate location, marketing, and soon to be locally with the relocation of top...
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By Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents
(3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.)
Allen TX Homes for Sale - Summer 2008 Real Estate (Residential) Housing Report from Memorial Day 05/26/08 through Labor Day 09/01/08. (Allen's busiest real estate season). 411 closed transactions (in 2008) Lowest $63,000 Average 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (either 3 full bathrooms, or 2 full with 1 half bath). 2,700 square feet at $242,000. DOM 75.Highest 6 bedrooms, over 6,200 square feelt for $1 million dollars. It took 397 days to sell.Total real estate value of  $99,847,347  not including real estate sales in Allen TX not listed on the MLS systems such as for sale by owners and home builders. Average DOM Breakdown and Average % of List Price received on Solds by Market time:Information provided is deemed reliable and taken from the North Texas Real Estate Information MLS Systems.    0-3...
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By Thomas Gooch
(WD Realty / ARC)
ALLEN TX REAL ESTATE - AUGUST MLS SALES STATSHere are the stats for the ALLEN area. Keeping with the typical trends, this Allen TX Real Estate Market Report shows Closed Sales DOWN (projected over 30%) while Average Sales Price stays somewhat STABLE increase.  Home owners that do sale, are negotiating a little over 1% more OFF list price.  Days on market stayed the same.
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