Frisco, TX Real Estate News

By Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents
(3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.)
Follow this tour. Evaluate if your Frisco TX home brings the right energy to your buyers: House hunting brings excitement to most buyers. When that happens, the ENERGY is up. While driving through the Frisco TX neighborhood, cars are parked everywhere. The grass is brown because of winter. The ENERGY goes down a little. As your reach the front of the house, the curb appeal is inviting. Your ENERGY is back up again. Your anticipation of what's more to come is building. The ENERGY is going up and up. As you open the front door, the house is bright and breezy. Your ENERGY is going up. But then, you smell what the seller had for dinner last night because the scent lingered on. It's not quite what you like. Too much spicies for your taste. Your energy goes down a little, but overall still pr...
Comments 7
By Grant Howell, Broker/Owner 214-234-6901
(Alex Lowery Real Estate)
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. Some of the country's finest builders are doing their part to distinguish Grayhawk, with an outstanding array of new home designs and prices that make sense. Children living in Grayhawk attend the highly regarded Frisco schools. A neighborhood elementary school is located nearby, and additional future school sites are within walking distance. 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...
Comments 1
By Tina Howell, Little Elm & Frisco Area Real Estate
(RE/MAX DFW Associates VI)
FriscoIn January of 2007, the median price of a single-family home in Frisco increased, from the same period last year, by 7.7 percent to $297,510. The median price is the point where half of all houses are more expensive and half are cheaper.  Median home prices are generally a better indicator of home price trends than mean, or average, home prices.Home sales volume in Frisco remains steady, with 126 home sales closed in January.  Most sales activity is occurring in the price range of $245,000 to $275,000.  Additionally, sellers are receiving an average of $99 per square foot and their homes are selling for 97% of list price. During the cold & hectic month of January, the average time for a home on the market in Frisco was 81 days.  Frisco remains a strong market with 540 new home lis...
Comments 1
By Tina Howell, Little Elm & Frisco Area Real Estate
(RE/MAX DFW Associates VI)
Building Permit Data for January 2007:In January 2007, 166 permits were issued for new single-family homes, down from January 2006 when 201 single-family permits were issued. For the 2006 / 2007 Fiscal year Frisco issued 761 single-family permits, a 24.8% decrease from the total of 1,011 permits issued during the same period in the previous year. A total of 27 Commercial permits were issued in January 2007 compared to 32 issued in January 2006. Thanks to City Council Member Matt Lafata for this recent data.If you are in the market for a New Home in Frisco TX please let me share my expertise and love of this city with you. Tina Tina Howell, Realtor® 972-762-0658Tina@TinaHowell.comFrisco, TX 75034http://www.tinahowell.com/"Proudly serving one of the fastest growing cities in our Nation, F...
Comments 1
By Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents
(3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.)
I attended my very first realtor's designation several weeks ago: Accredited Staging Professional. I opted for the ASP Realtor title as I plan to offer staging to my clients as a value-added service. My feedback on the course is overwhelmingly positive. I am extremely enthusiatic about offering this service to my clients as I gained valuable insights and ideas to better serve my customers. The class was taught by an approved instructor: Bette Vos (for mine). Bette is such a fine lady. She conducted the class very well. More importantly, I think the founder of Staged Homes, Barb Schwarz had carefully put together a well-thought out syllabus for both realtors and stagers alike. I have done many listing presentations in the past. After I attended this class, I gained more confidence to ump...
Comments 12
By Meg Stewart, Appraiser-Frisco, Texas
(Reliable Appraisal)
A good personal friend of mine, Shelley Reynolds,  owns Reynolds Signature homes.  Shelley is a resident of Starwood in Frisco and has built many beautiful homes in the neighborhood, including mine.  Please allow me to introduce her and her company.Shelley Reynolds                              President and OwnerYou could say that building is in Shelley Reynolds' blood. Her father is a builder in Michigan. While growing up, it would not be unusual to find Shelley working for her father on a project. Whether it was framing or roofing a house, there was plenty of on the job training. She never knew this experience would help build the foundation for her own business.                                       After Shelley and her husband Jeff built a custom home, Shelley had the desire to get...
Comments 0
By Tina Howell, Little Elm & Frisco Area Real Estate
(RE/MAX DFW Associates VI)
Once Upon a Dream . . . in Frisco, Tx, Part 2Ball Gown (& alterations) for 5 year old . . .  $65Matching Gloves & Crown . . .  $14Shoes, Stockings, Purse, etc . . .  $30Tickets to Frisco's Daddy-Daughter Dance . . . $24These photos and memories . . . Priceless.  Thank you Frisco for making this such a special place to raise a family.  The Frisco Parks & Rec Dept. puts on an amazing ball each year for our residents.  According to my husband & daughter EVERYONE there was having the time of their life.  The event was organized extremely well so they truly felt like they were whisked away to fairytale land.  In case you missed my sentimental part 1 :)Tina Tina Howell, Realtor®972-762-0658Frisco, TX 75034Tina@TinaHowell.comhttp://www.TinaHowell.com"Proudly serving one of the fastest growing ...
Comments 2
By Grant Howell, Broker/Owner 214-234-6901
(Alex Lowery Real Estate)
 Last night was the Annual Daddy Daughter Dance in Frisco. I really have to say that this has got to be one of the best events the city puts on. The complete event was sold out. Every age group had their own time slot starting with the younger girls from 4:00 until 5:30. Its really hard to believe how many kids there are in Frisco, but I am Glad the the city goes way out of it's way to make this a family friendly place to live.Me and my buddy Chris and our two Princesses How can dad say NO??I think I am in trouble..................Taking a break from the dance floorPrincesses can ROCK... anywhere!!! I did not know this about my daughter 
Comments 3
By Tina Howell, Little Elm & Frisco Area Real Estate
(RE/MAX DFW Associates VI)
Cobb HillAbout Cobb HillJust a few miles up the Dallas North Tollway on the corner of Eldorado Parkway is one of Frisco's newest communities.  Offering the unbeatable combination of a great location in the prospering city of Frisco along with the prestige and quality of top-notch builders, Cobb Hill is a wonderful place to call home.Neighborhood ParksThe intimate community features a beautifully landscaped 4-acre park that includes stone pavilions, an open play area and walking trails. EducationThe Frisco Independent School District consistently scores among the highest in the North Texas region.  Cobb Hill residents attend four of Frisco's finest schools.  Frisco High School/Wakeland - Wakeland High School offers students in grades 9 through 11 an education second to none. Its outstand...
Comments 2
By Tina Howell, Little Elm & Frisco Area Real Estate
(RE/MAX DFW Associates VI)
Pearson Farms About Pearson FarmsOpened in the summer of 2006, Pearson Farms provides small town atmosphere just minutes away from the many conveniences of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex.  Pearson Farms offers the serenity of a relaxed lifestyle with a sought after West Frisco address. Just minutes away, the Dallas North Tollway provides easy access to major employment centers such as Hall Office Park and Legacy Business Park. Shopping, dining and entertainment are nearby at Stonebriar Center and the many Frisco entertainment and sports complexes. Neighborhood ParksA large city park near to the community includes playgrounds for tots and older children, a shade pavilion, meandering walking and jogging trail. In addition, residents of Pearson Farms enjoy a private community swim center w...
Comments 1
By Tina Howell, Little Elm & Frisco Area Real Estate
(RE/MAX DFW Associates VI)
StarwoodAbout StarwoodStarwood is a master planned community spanning over 550 acres; encompassing beautiful Spanish Oak trees, lakes, creeks and dramatic hilltop views. All with a fabulous Tollway location, just 2 miles north of Legacy Business Park.  Developed in 1998, Starwood is known throughout Dallas as a premier residential neighborhood.  Starwood is the ultimate address in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Starwood is a community by Blue Star Land, LP, owned by Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones of the Dallas Cowboys Football Club.Community Amenity Center and Neighborhood ParkStarwood's private community center offers indoor half-court basketball, cardiovascular/weight training area, swimming pool, tot pool, playground, tennis courts and more.  You will love the beauty of the hike and...
Comments 2
By Tina Howell, Little Elm & Frisco Area Real Estate
(RE/MAX DFW Associates VI)
Chapel Creek    About Chapel Creek Conveniently located in Frisco just minutes from the Dallas North Tollway and Preston Road, Chapel Creek is a short drive from Dallas as well as DFW International Airport and Love Field.  Chapel Creek's native trees and creeks combined with extensive green space, hike-and-bike trails and park sites provide a scenic setting for estate and custom homes by the area's top homebuilders. A sparkling pond and beautifully landscaped entrance welcomes you to the prestigious community of Chapel Creek. Creek lots with jogging trails are a luxury in this sought-after Frisco development. Enjoy property features such as a patterned concrete driveway and lead walks, copper gutters, wood windows and cedar garage doors. Custom features on select properties include arch...
Comments 3
By Grant Howell, Broker/Owner 214-234-6901
(Alex Lowery Real Estate)
Most realtors who have their own website have struggled with the questions of how optimize their site on search engines. After all, what's the good of having a great website, if no one can find it when they search the web? The competition is fierce for Realtors competing for the top spots on search engine results. I live in Frisco, Texas and if you do a google search for "real estate in frisco" or "frisco tx realtor" you literally get hundreds of results. So how do you climb to the top?I think I have read almost every book or article on website optimization and employed their strategies. I have to say, it did help a little bit, but when you're competing with so many others and those using pay per click, you can only do so well. I caved in and did what I said I would never do, I now use ...
Comments 14
Heather Ridge Estates About Heather Ridge Estates Opened in the summer of 2000, Heather Ridge provides small town atmosphere just minutes away from the many conveniences of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex.  Heather Ridge offers the serenity of a relaxed lifestyle with a sought after West Frisco address. Just minutes away, the Dallas North Tollway provides easy access to major employment centers such as Hall Office Park and Legacy Business Park. Shopping, dining and entertainment are nearby at Stonebriar Center and the many Frisco entertainment and sports complexes. On a personal note, I have many friends that live in Heather Ridge and they are always raving about their great neighbors.  They have several fun filled block parties each year and during the nice weather you always see kids p...
Comments 4
By Grant Howell, Broker/Owner 214-234-6901
(Alex Lowery Real Estate)
Stonebriar Ice offeres a great way to introduce kids to ice skating. Lessons are offered for ages 3 and up in small groups with multiple instructors. For $99.00, kids receive 8 lessons with free open skating after the lesson and free skate rental. My daughter loves it and it warms my heart watching her gain confidence and learn to ice skate.This NHL-size ice arena is the largest rink in any Dallas area mall! Being an old hockey player, I am thrilled to have this great amenity right here in my home town of Frisco. If your looking for something fun for the family, give it a try.The Ice at StonebriarLocated in Stonebriar CentreAt 121 & Preston Road972-731-9600 http://www.stonebriarice.com/ 
Comments 0
By Tina Howell, Little Elm & Frisco Area Real Estate
(RE/MAX DFW Associates VI)
The Friends of the Frisco Public Library present the 12th annual Frisco Spelling Bee! This year's theme is "007 - Licensed to Spell" . This spelling bee for adults is open to teams from businesses, community organizations, neighborhoods, or other interested groups.  The Bee will be held in the Frisco City Council Chambers at George A. Purefoy Municipal Center.  Proceeds will go to expand the library's international book and audio-visual collection. The annual Spelling Bee is great fun for a great cause.  The Friends of the Frisco Public Library is a non-profit organization that helps enrich our community by inviting its members to volunteer for programs that promote public relations and fundraising opportunities on behalf of our library. The Annual Frisco Spelling Bee will be held Satur...
Comments 2
By Grant Howell, Broker/Owner 214-234-6901
(Alex Lowery Real Estate)
I wanted to give a glowing review to Deb Sadler of 20/20 HOME INSPECTIONS, INC. Deb is a fellow member of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and has been a licensed real estate home inspector since 1998.  Deb has also been featured in The Dallas Morning News several times. I have always found her service to be fast, friendly, and thorough. Deb's services include New, Pre-owned, and 12th month Builder's Warrenty inspections. Her inspections cover Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and Structural.I have invited Deb to join us here on AR and hope she will be joining us soon. http://www.2020homeinspection.com
Comments 0
By Meg Stewart, Appraiser-Frisco, Texas
(Reliable Appraisal)
                                                                        Frisco Family Services Center                              invites you to join us for our signature fundraising gala                                                             BOOTS, BANDANAS & BOWTIES.       http://www.friscocenter.org/index.php?submenu=Home&src=gendocs&ref=gala_Home&category=Gala2007                                                                                                                 This event brings together business leaders, community members and loyal supporters - all demonstrating their commitment to assist those in need in our very own community. Our special evening of fundraising, inspiration and excitement takes place on Saturday, March 3, 2007 at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Fris...
Comments 1
By Tina Howell, Little Elm & Frisco Area Real Estate
(RE/MAX DFW Associates VI)
Once Upon a Dream . . . the Daddy/Daughter Dance Tradition Continues in Frisco, TX February 17th.    This time of year always has me reflecting on the last several years.  Why now you may ask?  Why not 6 weeks ago on New Years' like the rest of America.  You see, my husband, daughter and I (plus 2 dogs & 2 cats) made the big move from Washington DC to Frisco, TX in late January 2003.  This will mark our 4th winter in Texas (a very cold one at that) and our 4th year reading and hearing all about Frisco's Daddy Daughter Dance.     I remember vividly February 2003 because we had just closed on our home in West Frisco, there was tons of unpacking to do, and I didn't know a soul in town yet.  If you've ever packed up your whole life and made a big move like that you know there is a fleeting ...
Comments 2
By Tina Howell, Little Elm & Frisco Area Real Estate
(RE/MAX DFW Associates VI)
Everytime I see Frisco's growth in numbers all I can say is WOW!  Now, I'm no stranger to metropolitan areas because I grew up in a New York City suburb and then moved to Washington DC.  But, I've never lived in a place that adds over 600 residents a month.  Just another reason this city is so dynamic!!! Frisco Population Feb 1, 2007: 93,988  +   642Jan 1, 2007: 93,346  + 1,148Dec 1, 2006: 92,198  +   769Nov 1, 2006: 91,429  +   831Oct 1, 2006: 90,598  +   782Sep 1, 2006: 89,816  +   745Aug 1, 2006: 89,071  +   602Jul 1, 2006: 88,469  +   729Jun 1, 2006: 87,740  +   769May 1, 2006: 86,971  +10,211May 1, 2005: 76,760  +11,281May 1, 2004: 65,479      2006 Average852 people per month moved to Frisco2005 Average768 people per month moved to Frisco **Adjusted with NCTCOG numbers Source:  Fri...
Comments 4
Explore Frisco, TX