Murphy, TX Real Estate News

By Bernadine Eberle, Home Sales in Collin County
(Keller Williams Realty - Texas)
Homes for sale in Murphy Farms. Looking for homes in Murphy Farms, or homes for sale in Murphy, TX or need to sell your current home? Call 214-282-2945 or Complete the form for your Complimentary home estimate.Murphy Farms is a community of homes built by D. R. Horton located off of Murphy Road, between Renner and Campbell Roads in Murphy TX. Perfect for the commute to major businesses near the Richardson Cityline or Telecom Corridor.   State Farm at City Line, Raytheon at city Line Blue Cross Blue Shield just to name a few make living in this desirable area an easy commute to these locations. The homes were built in three phases from 2000 to 2004. Larger lot sizes, mature trees and winding streets in the subdivision intertwine nicely to foster the  country living atmosphere characteris...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
New Cost Savings for Landlords  This year’s legislative session resulted in several new or revised real estate-related laws . One of them for landlords.   The Texas Property Code requires a Landlord re-key all security devices after each tenancy. Landlords will be able to deduct the cost of rekeying a security device from a tenant’s deposit when the tenant vacates a rental property in breach of a written lease, as long as the lease includes specific language. The TAR Residential Lease has been revised to include this language.  If you are a Landlord consider a property management service who keeps abreast of the changes in Property Management.
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
The Christmas parade. That's right! Little ol' Murphy has added a Christmas parade to its annual Christmas in the Park celebration. The parade will begin at 5 pm today, December 3, 2015 located at the Murphy Municipal Complex, 206 N Murphy Rd.Following the Christmas parade there will be other family events such as marshmallow roasting, fun crafts for the children and holiday performances. You really don't want to miss the lighting of the Christmas tree. Last year's weather was a little on the wet side but tonight is expected to be clear and dry. Come on out and enjoy the festivities and celebrate the season.And don't forget about Santa's Ride beginning on December 7th and will continue until all of Murphy has been covered. The rides will start promptly at 6:30 pm and continue until appr...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
The holiday season may bring less daylight hours but the activities are plentiful and for those residents in Murphy TX Christmas in the Park proved to be eventful. The city of Murphy hosted the celebration on Thursday, December 4th keeping it from conflicting with the much larger events in the area. The festivites began at 5:00 pm as did the rain - light thank goodness. It didn't keep the choirs from local schools from singing nor did it turn us away from the tree lighting at 6:20 pm which by that time the rain had let up. Along the sides were vendors of all sorts selling their holiday wares or foods. In the back was a fire pit roaring for all those willing to roast marshmallows. Santa was there but my eyes were focused on the lighting of the tree. The Christmas tree has always been my ...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Yahoo! Murphy scores #5 for the Best Suburb in Dallas! That's right folks! little 'ol Murphy that was once a quiet, bedroom community located northeast of Dallas has won the respect of the metroplex in D Magazine's annual list of best suburbs. Murphy is now a vibrant, small-town of a city with a motto that says it all - life lived at your pace. Within the 5.7 square miles of Murphy residents enjoy the peace and quiet of small-town living with the extra perks of a growing metroplex.  Although some of the roadways have expanded to 4 or 6 lanes all of the schools, parks, shopping, dining and entertainment are within minutes of home. Here are a few of the local spots in Murphy: Murphy Central Park and Amphitheatre Tom Kimball Stadium Murphy PSA Murphy Community Center Boomer Jack's Cici's P...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
One day these youngsters will look back fondly at their first ever stage appearance on the city of Murphy Amphitheatre remembering a day when they had that stage all to themselves. It won't be happening again anytime soon though. Especially not after the huge success of last Friday night's performance. Families all over Murphy came out to enjoy the Sounds of Sundown. They brought along with them chairs, blankets and coolers filled with picnic goodies. Others relished the offerings of local vendors such as Chick Fil-A or Mel's grill. Some brought along their favorite pizza. And the children were all-aglow with the light sticks after the sunset while everyone enjoyed the sounds of the band a Hard Night's Day.   Hard Night's Day is a local favorite that plays a tribute to the Beatles and i...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Today's look at the new home listings in Murphy indicates a drop in all price ranges except for those priced $354,900 and above. Two factors that play a major role in the increase of the higher price range has to do with the increase in recent months of the sales price of homes and the new construction that is being built in several of Murphy's neighborhoods. Homeowners remain hesitant to step out into today's market which weighs heavily on the number of new listings on the market.  Last summer really brought home this fact to buyers when the market flipped. It became a seller's market in what seemed like overnight to unsuspecting buyers. It was evident in the early part of 2013 as seen by the numbers but was a major influence by summer. And it remains a seller's market due to even less...
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By Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate
(214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com)
Are you looking for a Community that has amazing Resort Style Amenities, Large Home Sites/Lots, Centrally Located to living conveniences & a Friendly Family atmosphere? If so, then look no further than Maxwell Creek in Murphy TX! Yes, Murphy TX, the same town that was voted in the Top 10 of the "Best Dallas Suburbs 2012" by D Magazine!   Maxwell Creek in Murphy TX is a well thought out Master Planned Community that is just minutes from I-30 & the George Bush Tollway, your daily shopping needs, grocery stores, Firewheel Towne Center, & of course, the beautiful Lake Lavon. Maxwell Creek in Murphy TX offers a huge Community Pool area that has 2 Water Slides, a 5.4 mile Hiking Trail, Playgrounds, & Ball Fields!                            In addition to all that, there is also an Elementary ...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
City of Murphy opens Murphy Central Park and the child in me is delighted! It is located at 206 North Murphy Road just north of the City's Municipal buildings and adjacent to Murphy's PSA. Recently I visited the park with some very special people there to help me explore all that the park offers. Our first stop was at the amphitheater where they graciously provided a live song on-stage for the first time. No autographs were given. The water park (not photographed) was not operational as the weather remains on the cool side. But the most fun was found on the playground with the spider web climb, spinning spiral and rings. The pond sits to the east of the playground and further exploration of the pond will happen when the weather warms in the City of Murphy.
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Friday night in Murphy at the local Racetrack on FM 544 finds us fueling up for the weekend and some local cruising time. Sitting there in the car reminded me of a recent experience on our trip to Denver. Having returned home only a few days ago my thoughts turn to what most travelers or relocated homeowners must feel in a community they are not familiar with. Our traveling days are normally limited to a long weekend rarely exceeding 5 days; I prefer 3. I am a home body. But we had a special reason to go to Denver. Baby granddaughter was awaiting to meet us. It was absolutely wonderful spending time with her for 9 whole days but did it ever put us outside of our comfort zone. Anytime we decided to venture out on our own for even the simplest of life's pleasure like finding a doughnut s...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Knowing when you are ready to sell includes understanding the turn over rate. The turn over rate is a look at the percentage of homes sold within a specified period of time for a particular area. It is one of several key numbers that can tell a story about where you live. As a listing agent in Murphy I know that the turn over rate tells me something about the area's dynamics. On average most neighborhoods have a 10 maybe 20% turn over rate. A number greater than that can indicate a neighborhood of young residents that are more mobile than others. Or it could be an indication of the overall market such as the downturn we saw happen in 2008. Let's take a look at the neighborhood of the Ranch, a D.R. Horton community located on the far north border of Murphy and east of N. Murphy Rd. This ...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
PSA Murphy is a hot spot for Saturday nights!  It's quality time with the ones you love right in the heart of the city of Murphy; located at 330 N Murphy Road, Murphy Tx  75094. PSA Murphy is the third center opened by Plano Sports Authority and the first one to be outside of the city of Plano. It was built adjacent to Murphy's Central Park.
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
MRC, Murphy Realty Connection turns 4 in 2014. Although February was the official 4 year anniversary the celebration itself will be held during the March 2014 meet up. It seems like only yesterday that we celebrated MRC's first anniversary. Few things have changed over the years as MRC grew but it all points to its popularity of the benefit it offers to the local agents. Most all of the charter members remain active with the group which is a good indication of its huge success. New members have joined and new members are always welcomed. One of the group's guidelines to be considered as an active member with the option to show your listings is that you must be present for 8 of the 12 monthly meetings. That's not been too difficult given that for most of Murphy Realty Connection, MRC' s ...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Central Park in Murphy TX is scheduled for its grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The grand opening will take place in conjunction with Experience Murphy - the first annual spring event for Murphy. Ribbon cutting is set to take place between 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm following the community improvement initiatives. Some features of the park are an amphitheater/stage, restrooms/concession stands, a spray park, a playground, a pavilion, a pond (catch and release fishing is anticipated), a nature trail as well as a concrete hike and bike trail. Future development plans include lighted sports fields and tennis courts. The park is adjacent to the recently opened  PSA Murphy, a part of the Plano Sports Authority. Within the city of Murphy Central Park is located betwe...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Admid all the extreme cold, flu's and other ailments people were experiencing myself included others were still out buying and selling homes in Murphy TX during January 2014. There were 21 homes recorded as sold in Murphy TX. Top selling neighborhoods were Maxwell Creek and Rolling Ridge. Both neighborhoods had 5 homes sold. Rolling Ridge had 3 of the 5 homes that were sold to be part of the new construction and final phase of the neighborhood. Sales prices ranged from $220,000 - $694,832 with an average sales price of $358,620. Calendar days on market ranged from 0 - 153 with an average of 59 days on market. Looking for Murphy TX homes for sale? You can find your dream home here or give me call.  
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By Nick Good, www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com
(The Good Home Team with eXp Realty)
Nick Good a top Murphy Tx Realtor is listing a completely renovated ranch style home in the next few weeks in the highly sought after Skyline Acres subdivision.  If you are searching for a Murphy Tx Home For Sale then you will want to schedule a private showing before this home goes on the market!  Call us at 972-696-7141 to schedule your showing today! This Murphy home is sits on close to an acre and is a 4 bedroom 3 full bath home that features handscraped hardwood flooring throughout, black granite countertops in the kitchen and all the bathrooms, new stainless steel appliances, and be sure to checkout the awesome gas fireplace!  
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
ABC News recently reported that for the first time the Super Bowl and Groundhog day fall on the same day. Punxsutawney Phil isn't expecting much competition from either team though given his early morning spot. Who knows! Maybe Punxsutawney Phil will tells us who is going to win the Super Bowl. Shadow or no shadow I can tell you that the housing market is hot in Murphy TX with 33 active houses for sale; 19 houses sold in January and 19 houses are currently under contract. You can browse for Murphy Houses For Sale or give me a call and we'll do the looking together.  
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Just in time for Spring 2014 Braum's Ice Cream and Dairy Store will open its doors to residents of Murphy TX. Braum's just so happens to be one of my local favorites and I am delighted to see them opening in Murphy. Braum's offers more than delicious ice cream. It's like having 3 stores in one. They have a grill to make some of your favorite foods.  An old fashioned soda fountain for getting all your favorite drinks and ice cream. And a market area that includes a dairy section, fresh produce and a full line of beef and pork. Braum's will be a great place to gather with family and friends or meet the neighbors. If you would like to know more about life in Murphy TX come join my Facebook page - Murphy TX - It's a GOOD Life.    
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
A fun, family event planned on the grounds of the Municipal complex. Come on out on Saturday, February 22, 2014 and try your fishing skills in a pond full of rainbow trout. Age categories are listed above but if you want more information you can go to www.murphytx.org. You can catch up to 5 fish per person and best of all - you get to keep them!  
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
The city of Murphy will be celebrating their annual Christmas in the Park festivities located on the municipal grounds. The event was rescheduled to Wednesday, December 11, 2013 due to the icy conditions last Thursday evening. There will be plenty of family fun including photos with Santa. The festivities begin at 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Come and watch the light up of the city's Christmas Tree and join in the fun with your friends, family and neighbors.
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