Frisco, TX Real Estate News

By Tina Howell, Little Elm & Frisco Area Real Estate
(RE/MAX DFW Associates VI)
FREE LIVE MUSIC every Friday evening in June. Yet another reason to love living in Frisco, TX.  The second annual Frisco Grooves concert series will hit the stage in June at Warren Sports Complex, 7599 Eldorado Parkway.  Each Friday night in June at 7:30 p.m., a leading Texas artist will provide a live concert.   FRISCO GROOVES is produced by American Bank of Texas and made possible in part with sponsor Baylor Medical Center at Frisco, Embassy Suites Frisco, the Frisco Parks and Recreation Department, and the City of Frisco. Beatlegras, a collection of three very different musicians creating a new sound from the music of the Beatles, starts the series off June 1. Beatlegras infuses bluegrass and jazz, topped off with a classical twist.Jon Dee Graham, Musician of the Year at the Austin M...
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By Tina Howell, Little Elm & Frisco Area Real Estate
(RE/MAX DFW Associates VI)
Frisco Family Fun:  Movies in the SquareLooking for yet another reason to love living in Frisco?  How about this . . .FRISCO SQUARE TO HOST "MOVIES IN THE SQUARE" EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT THIS SUMMER.In the heart of Frisco sits our beautiful new Frisco Square, a master-planned lifestyle community which combines retail, restaurants, office space and homes. Frisco Square will host Movies in the Square featuring family-oriented movies each Friday evening at 9:00 PM beginning June 1 through August 10, 2007.  Each Friday night in Frisco Square the movies will be projected on a giant, 26' x 13' inflatable movie screen.  So everyone bring your lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the outdoor movies in comfort.    This is a free event.  However, summer-time refreshments such as snow cones, popcorn and nu...
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By Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents
(3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.)
This is the story about 2 farmers who needed rain. Both prayed for rain. But only one of them went out to prepare his fields to receive it. Which one do you think trusted God to send the Rain? The answer: The one who prepared his fields. Big Question: Which one are you? God will send the rain when He is ready. All you do is to prepare your fields to receive it. We serve a God that opens doors no one can shut. He shuts doors where no one can open. In Revelations 3, God said, "I have placed for you an open door that no one can shut. I know you dont have much strength yet you have kept my word and did not deny My name. Keep a tight grip with what you have so no one can distract you and steal your crown. I will keep you safe in the time of testing." God is not through with you. Until He is ...
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By Grant Howell, Broker/Owner 214-234-6901
(Alex Lowery Real Estate)
   Bowen Inventory Homes are ready right now at special pricing!!! Grayhawk is a master-planned neighborhood is only a few miles north of Plano and minutes from the Dallas North Tollway. Grayhawk is a world of its own, with more than 30 acres of scenic, naturally sculpted open spaces, a winding trail system and a series of boulders and welcoming park settings. A prime location and outstanding economic potential have made Frisco one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. While Frisco is winning awards for its progressive programs and setting records for its unprecedented growth, it remains committed to its rich heritage, with numerous historic landmarks and citywide programs and celebrations. The Grayhawk community contains an expanse of hiking and bike trails, a 40+ acre lake, gaz...
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By Grant Howell, Broker/Owner 214-234-6901
(Alex Lowery Real Estate)
Bowen Inventory Homes that are ready right now at special pricing!!!  Griffin Parc is a master planned development with a community pool, hike & bike trails and is conveniently located near baseball and soccer fields. In addition, the community has easy access near the Dallas North Tollway, golf course, Stone Briar Mall, and has a variety of restaurants and entertainment choices. One of the most original neighborhoods in Frisco! You'll love the neo-traditional feel of this french cottage style neighborhood! Click here to watch a HotOnHomes video about Griffin Parc Click here to watch a HotOnHomes video about Frisco Texas Click here to check out the Griffin Parc HOA website   All homes Include Most Features...... Bowen Best Kitchen with granite countertops, whirlpool stainless steal appl...
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By Tina Howell, Little Elm & Frisco Area Real Estate
(RE/MAX DFW Associates VI)
It seems everyday I drive by some open parcel of land in Frisco or Celina and wonder what is being built there? Yesterday as I drove out of the Cobb Hill community of Frisco I saw a new commercial sign on the corner of the Dallas North Tollway.  A little Google research and a phone call and I found out that Texas Health Resources recently purchased the 20-acre tract at the southeast corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Cobb Hill Drive in Frisco. At this time details on the development are unknown, but I'll keep you posted.  What we do know is Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit U.S. health care systems with 13 hospitals and more than 2,600 licensed beds.  It is also a large Dallas-Fort Worth area employer with 18,250 employees and 3,700 physicians.  The...
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By Tina Howell, Little Elm & Frisco Area Real Estate
(RE/MAX DFW Associates VI)
Can you guess the population of Frisco as of May 1st? It's NOT What You think!Every time I see Frisco's growth in numbers all I can say is WOW! This time I'm really saying WOW because I'm so used to telling you what big leaps and bounds our city has grown by.  For the first time I'm telling you our population has shrunk.  Yes, shrunk!  When I saw May's population numbers I was sure it was a mistake and I waited to write this post until I got a second report to confirm.So here it is, confirmed by NCTCOG, last month Frisco lost an estimated 757 residents.  But, so we lost a few, we are still not Lowry, SD population 90!!!It is still estimated that we will go over the 100,000 mark later this year. In fact, according to the Texas State Water Board, Frisco's population will continue to rise ...
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By Tina Howell, Little Elm & Frisco Area Real Estate
(RE/MAX DFW Associates VI)
Frisco Texas 75034 75035 ~ Real Estate Market Update for April 2007    The city of Frisco Texas is a residential community of homes with a great variety of pricing and home styles.  Frisco is conveniently spread through both Collin County and Denton County and North of Plano Texas and along the North Dallas Tollway, Preston Road, 423, and 380.  Current prices in Frisco for single family homes range from a low of $62,900 for a 3 bedroom 1 bath, 701 square feet, to a high price of $1,350,000 for custom build 4 bedrooms 6 baths at 5,658 square feet in the exclusive gated community of Starwood.   Numbers include:  Single family activity in Frisco Texas for April: 1309 re-sale homes currently for sale in the $100,000 to $1,350,000 price range. 199 homes received contracts and are listed as p...
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By Grant Howell, Broker/Owner 214-234-6901
(Alex Lowery Real Estate)
 The correct answer is; I have always been a good boy in a "High Delinquency" Area.I am writing this for the express reason that I know that the "wanker" I got into it with today will undoubtedly read this. Considering he did several hours of background research on me today and then had the nerve to call my broker, I thought he should read the letter above. Just because you have a law degree does not make you right all the time. Nor, does it make you a figure that people should bow down to. I won't say I told you so, but I will write it......I told you so!!!!I just have one question, what is an out of state attorney, who practices intellectual property doing advising people on real estate matters in Texas?My job is to represent my clients and that's just what I did today, so live with i...
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By Grant Howell, Broker/Owner 214-234-6901
(Alex Lowery Real Estate)
Join the MetroTex Association of REALTORS® and Wipe Out Graffiti on Saturday, May 19, 2007. MetroTex along with Sherwin Williams and the City of Dallas have formed a coalition with several other organizations to improve the appearance of neighborhoods in Dallas. Volunteers will be a part of a grassroots effort to paint over graffiti throughout the city. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to Noon followed by a wrap-up party at Fair Park with lunch from Carraba's Italian Grill, live music and fun. For more information call (972) 381-6594.
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By Grant Howell, Broker/Owner 214-234-6901
(Alex Lowery Real Estate)
    Don't miss this magnificent golf tournament at a great golfing venue. Texas Star Golf Club in Euless will be the host course for the 13th Annual TREPAC North Texas 99 Golf Classic. The format will be a scramble with teams of four (although singles are welcome). The event will take place on June 11, 2007 with a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $125 per player ALL of which will be a TREPAC contribution. If you are a 2007 "99 Club" Member the cost is $115 per player ALL of which will be a TREPAC contribution.  For more information contact Barbara Alsworth. 
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By Grant Howell, Broker/Owner 214-234-6901
(Alex Lowery Real Estate)
Frisco, Texas, Chosen to Host '07 National ChampionshipsJames P. McGuire Cup (Under-19 Boys) Dates Back to 1935 [link]Des Moines (IA), Las Vegas (NV), Oklahoma City (OK) and Portland (ME) to Host Regional ChampionshipsUS Youth Soccer is proud to announce the dates and locations for the 2007 US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the country's most prestigious national youth soccer tournament. After another banner year in 2006, the US Youth Soccer National Championships will be held at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas, July 24-29, 2007."We are excited to have the Championships at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco and look forward to working with the North Texas Youth Soccer Association," said Larry Monaco, president of US Youth Soccer. "Each year, the nation's top players look forward to an...
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By Grant Howell, Broker/Owner 214-234-6901
(Alex Lowery Real Estate)
Safety Town is a state of the art complex dedicated to teaching citizens about fire and life safety issues. Frisco Fire Safety Town features a mini village with roadways, traffic signals and a toll booth. Children will ride bikes or mini-jeeps through the town. In addition, interactive classrooms feature an actual fire engine cut down to kid size. There's also a home setting with window-like video screens simulating severe weather. And there's a bedroom that fills with simulated smoke. All this is intended to help teach safety to children. Frisco Fire Safety Town is excited to announce its Summer Safety Program lineup for 2007!   All Summer Safety Programs last approximately one-hour in length and include a safety presentation, hands-on interaction with students and a tour of the outdoo...
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By Grant Howell, Broker/Owner 214-234-6901
(Alex Lowery Real Estate)
PARTY IN THE PLAZA, FCD, CLAY AIKEN AND FIREWORKS For the second consecutive year, the City of Frisco and Pizza Hut Park have teamed up to host the City of Frisco's Freedom Fest, on Wednesday, July 4. The Independence Day festival will start at 4 pm, and also feature the FC Dallas' home game versus Chivas USA (5:30 pm), followed by a post-game concert by Clay Aiken and Symphony, and capped off by the largest fireworks show in the Metroplex, organized by the premier fireworks company - the Zambelli Family. • Frisco's Freedom Fest begins with the "Party on the Plaza" at Frisco Square, which is located across thestreet from the stadium and will feature: the Taste of Frisco; a community stage featuring live music from local talent; and a Children's Expo that will include face painters, ball...
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By Grant Howell, Broker/Owner 214-234-6901
(Alex Lowery Real Estate)
 Jimmy Buffett Played Frisco's Pizza Hut Park Saturday, April 28, 2007. He opened with Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again" but also did awesomecovers of Hank Williams' "Hey, Good Lookin'," Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl," Guy Clark's "Cinco de Mayo in Memphis," Lyle Lovett's "If I Had a Boat" and Crosby, Stills & Nash's "Southern Cross."  His back drop was a saloon that filled the stage and the clock: It was stuck on 5 p.m. Everybody in attendance knows that this refers to his 2003 hit with Allen Jackson, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere."The set lasted nearly three hours and was said to be one of his finest in recent memory. Videos of the parties in the parking lot earlier in the day Saturday played on the big screen. People dressed in Hawaiian skirts, wearing parrot noses and parrot head...
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By Meg Stewart, Appraiser-Frisco, Texas
(Reliable Appraisal)
The April 2007 Starwood Yard of the Month belongs to Renee Wills!She resides  in the Cross Timbers Village. The Yard of the Month Committee loved the variety of brightly colored flowers planted throughout the lawn. Renee takes a great deal of pride and pleasure in helping our community become a more beautiful place to live as she does all of the flower design herself. Please congratulate Renee Wills for winning April Lawn of the Month.As noted at http://www.starwoodhoa.com/pages/yard_of_the_month.aspx
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By Grant Howell, Broker/Owner 214-234-6901
(Alex Lowery Real Estate)
Frisco Square is excited to host Fair in the Square, a family-oriented carnival, beginning Wednesday, April 25th through Sunday, April 29th, 2007. Talley Amusements-who operates the rides, food and midway at both the State Fair of Texas and the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, among others-promises a fun, safe, clean, wholesome atmosphere filled with rides, food, games and attractions. A portion of the proceeds from Fair in the Square will be donated to the Frisco Education Foundation. Patrons will experience a quality fair environment similar to that of the State Fair of Texas, including many well-known rides such as a Carousel, Gondola Farris Wheel, Oriental Express Roller Coaster, 3-Lane Slide, Tilt-a-Whirl, Bumper Cars, Kamikazi, Starship 2000, and smaller-kid rides such as Bear Aff...
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By Grant Howell, Broker/Owner 214-234-6901
(Alex Lowery Real Estate)
Forest City plans Frisco project Forest City Development California Inc. is planning a 132-acre, mixed-use commercial project in Frisco.The project, at the intersection of the North Dallas Tollway and the Virginia Parkway Interchange, will feature major retail anchors, entertainment venues, specialty stores and restaurants.Cleveland based Forest City said Dallas-based architectural firm RTKL Associates Inc. will design the project and United Commercial Realty will be the company's local leasing partner.  Forest City is buying the land for the development from Ernest A. Mahard Jr. The Mahard family has owned land in Prosper and Frisco for generations and operatesMahard Egg Farm in Prosper. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Forest City Development California, also referred to...
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By Grant Howell, Broker/Owner 214-234-6901
(Alex Lowery Real Estate)
There's a large vacant lot behind a property I'm considering purchasing. What's going to be built there?The City can't predict what will actually be developed on a piece of property. However, you can get an idea of what the land might be used for by checking the zoning of the vacant property on the GIS Map, then using the land use chart in the Use of Land and Buildings to see what uses are allowed in the property's zoning Instructions: Type in the address you are interesting inPan left, right, up or down to the precise areaClick on the drop down menus to select the overlays you want to seeClick Update Map to add new overlaysClick Clear Map to remove the overlay(s)Click land use chart in the Use of Land and Buildings to see what uses are allowed in the property's zoning classification. I...
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By Grant Howell, Broker/Owner 214-234-6901
(Alex Lowery Real Estate)
The Housing Trust Fund offers two Down Payment Assistance Programs designed to help low and moderate income families who work in the city limits of Frisco also purchase a home in the City of Frisco. I also know of several other programs that provide assistance. Please contact me for further information at 214-234-6901.Program #1: The Frisco Down Payment Assistance Program (targeted to families working in the city limits of Frisco)Families with at least one adult working full-time in Frisco for at least 6 months can be assisted in purchasing a home in Frisco. The program provides forgivable loans of up to $10,000 to qualified homebuyers for the purpose of down payment and closing cost assistance. Eligible households must be first time homebuyers (with some exceptions) Income and purchase...
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