Explore Plano, TX
By Susie Kay, North Dallas Specialist
(Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth)
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Plano just like many other cities in Collin County, Texas, shows a very strong seller’s market for second quarter 2017.  On average homes are sold 0.8% more than list price.  Median sales price leaped to $342,500 compared to $319,450 same period last year. Most homes in Plano are in the $300,000 - $500,000 range.  Inventory is less than 3 months for homes under  $750,000 and about 8 months for homes above $750,000. *Information taken from Ntreis
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Plano TX VA Loans with 100% financing on Plano TX VA Loans where we offer the best loan program in Texas!   VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for both honorably discharged Vets and active duty military personnel.   Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program:   - 100% financing, no down payment required.  - No monthly mortgage insurance.  - Easier credit qualifying compared to other types of mortgage loans. - VA Mortgage Rates are low compared to other types of home loans.    How do you know if you qualify for Plano TX VA Loans?   The first step is to verify your eligibility. This is done by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. A Colorado VA loan lender can order your COE quickly for you, or you can go directly to ...
By Susie Kay, North Dallas Specialist
(Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth)
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Deerfield is a community of about 700 single family homes located in Northwest Plano, and only a few minutes away from the Legacy Drive business park where we can find corporate campuses such as Hewlett Packard, Frito Lay,  Dr. Pepper, McAfee, Pizza Hut, Ericsson, J.C. Penney, and more.  It also close to the future Toyota North America, Federal Express and Liberty Mutual campuses.  Deerfield is well known around the Dallas Fort Worth area for their wonderful display of holiday lights on approximately 75% of the neighborhood houses.  It is also close to great retails such as The Shops of Legacy and Legacy West. Active homes in Deerfield as of August 1, 2017 as follows: Address   SqFt Total   Beds   Full Baths   Half Baths   Pool   Current Price 4633 Home Place   2,555   4   3   none   No...
By Susie Kay, North Dallas Specialist
(Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth)
Comments 2
Avignon Windhaven is one of the most prominent subdivisions in Plano close to the new Toyota Headquarter.  The homes are zoned to Plano ISD:  Brinker Elementary, Renner Middle School, and Shepton High and Plano West Senior High.  Current inventory as of July 24, 2017 as follows: Address SqFt Total Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Pool Current Price 5744 BERNAY Lane 4,010 4 4 1 No $710,000 5752 Cadence Lane 4,055 5 3 1 Yes $765,000 5744 Adair Lane 4,251 5 4 none No $779,000 6108 JACQUELINE Drive 4,275 4 3 1 No $779,000 5760 Bernay Lane 5,052 4 4 1 No $864,000 5605 Chalice Drive 5,369 5 5 2 Yes $1,274,900  *Information taken from MLS  
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 1
Buying your own home first is one of the happiest times of your life! However, a lot of paperwork and time goes into it and finding a lender with great reviews will ease much of the stress. But, the satisfaction you get from your first home closing is something you will never forget! Being a First Time Home Buyer in Texas makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a  home owner  and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increases after every lease you renew. The benefits of being a First Time Home Buyer  in Texas greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:           Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in value the olde...
By Susie Kay, North Dallas Specialist
(Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth)
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Often people ask me where to go when they come and visit the Dallas area.  Whether they can find places to enjoy and look around.  Well there are tons of places to visit and enjoy in Dallas Metroplex.  If you are in North Dallas then one of my favorite places to visit is in Plano at the Shops at Legacy.  It is located between Parkwood and Legacy Drive. It consists of retails, boutiques, restaurants, and urban living.  This vibrant area is good for taking a stroll especially at night and obviously, very busy in the weekend. It’s perfect for a family or for a date.Some of the wonderful restaurants and cafes available are: Cafe Express Del Frisco’s Grille East Hampton Sandwich Co. Gordon Biersch Henry’s Tavern Jasper’s Kenny’s Smoke House Pepper Smash Potbelly Salata Sambuca 360 Seasons 52...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
In this blog, we will discuss how you can acquire 100% USDA financing in Plano TX. 100% financing on USDA mortgage loans are available for home purchasing in Plano. A no down payment option program is available to home buyers in Southlake seeking to purchase a new home.  A significance to home buyers is the ability for them to keep their cash reserves rather than spend it on a down payment for a new home.  Thankfully, a special government loan program exists to help with home buyers.  An important part to home buyer success is the post closing cash reserves they will receive.It would be a great benefit to  a home owner to have at least 6 months of reserves such as hot water heaters, air conditioning and heating units, a washer and dryer, among other appliances like a stove, oven and dis...
By Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
Comments 4
Texas real estate contracts provision for temporary leases for both Buyers and Sellers to accommodate for either early possession (ahead of the closing date) or deferred possession (after the closing date).Temporary leases under a purchase agreement are different from standard lease agreements in several ways, most notably:• these temporary agreements have restrictions on the term (duration / number of days). Specifically, a Buyer's Temporary Residential Lease is strictly limited to a term of no more than 90 days PRIOR to closing.• these agreements do not impose Property Code compliance requirements for matters of repairs and maintenance, smoke alarms, and security devices.In recent years, we have encountered push-back from lenders who claim that FHA Buyers putting less than 15% down, i...
By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Comments 0
HUGE ESTATE SALE IN PLANO2209 Colonial Drive, Plano 75093Willow Bend Lakes SubdivisionThursday, June 1st: 9-4Friday, June 2nd: 9-4Saturday, June 3rd: 9-4Come see what's in this 8,000 square foot house!  The house is for sale, too. Ask Lorrie Semler, United Real Estate agent licensed in Texas for details.Valuable items are removed from the home until the day of the sale.Please view the photos (scroll down for link). Not all items have been photographed. There's just too much to show you everything!Sale highlights:Here's a very small sampling of what's in this sale: Jewelry (ALL JEWELRY AND STERLING ORNAMENTS ARE KEPT OFFSITE UNTIL THE MORNING OF THE SALE): Konstantino Begay Stephen Dweck Michael Dawkins David Yurman Saint Lagos James Avery Har Swarovski Dior Richelieu BSK 2013 St. John I...
By Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
Comments 1
Finding a new home for under $200K in North Texas was a breeze in the not so distant past. Much has changed between 2013 and 2017.Metrostudy has recently released their first quarter 2017 report showing what local real estate experts know to be true from day-to-day experience: finding affordable housing is "nearly impossible".Paige Shipp, Director of Metrostudy's Dallas-Ft. Worth region, states, "finished vacant inventory priced below $249,999 are in the shortest supply. Conversely, the months of supply for homes priced above $400,000 grows every quarter. Again, this demonstrates that the strongest demand is for homes below $400,000."Metrostudy's 1Q17 report summarizes this quarter’s dramatic drop in starts below $199,999, which marks the near extinction of that price point for new home...
By Richard Woodward NMLS#217454, Service Beyond Expectations! Your Texas Lender
(Service First Mortgage, NMLS #166487)
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FHA Home Loan An FHA home loan is (Federal Housing Administration) is a loan backed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for first time home buyers in Plano Texas. Not only are FHA home loans are a viable option for many Plano, Texas first time home buyers, they are even great loans for step up buyers. Although FHA home loans are government-backed, they are not grant or down payment assistance home loans. Lenders make these loans to home buyers and follow HUD guidelines. However, FHA insures the loan for the lender for offering the loan with such a low down payment. The insurance is provided only to individuals, and approved by HUD through a fixed set of regulations and guidelines. Service First Mortgage is FHA approved by HUD to offer first time home buyers in ...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
Plano TX VA Loans is the best loan program in Texas!   Designed for both active duty military and honorable discharged Veterans, VA MORTGAGE LOANS are one of the best mortgage loanPROGRAMS available today.   Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program:  - Up to 100% FINANCING, with no down required.  - No monthly MORTGAGE insurance.  - Easier credit qualifying compared to other types of MORTGAGE LOANS.- VA Mortgage Rates are low compared to other types of HOME LOANS.   So how do you qualify for Plano TX VA Loans?  First of all, you must VERIFY YOUR eligibility. This is done by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. You can work with an approved Texas VA MORTGAGE LOAN  lendertoORDER your COE quickly, or you can contact the VA to obtain a copy. If discharged, y...
By Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
Comments 2
In Texas, a common question Sellers ask is "when do I get my money?"What is Closing?Closing is the process of signing the paperwork. In Texas, it is customary for Buyer and Seller to each have their own closing appointment scheduled with Title, and to meet individually with the Escrow Officer or mobile notary to complete their document set. Closing is one step in the process that must be completed before funding can occur.But, Title Said They Have The Wire Funds?Yes, it is possible at any time during the transaction process a Buyer or Lender party could wire funds to Title. It isn't uncommon for a Lender to wire the Buyer's loan monies to Title in preparation for closing on the morning of the big day... but receiving a wire doesn't give Title permission to disburse funds. The closing pa...
By Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
Comments 2
Plano residents are aflutter with excitement following Texas Senator, Van Taylor's, progress toward barring cities from imposing bans on backyard chickens in suburban communities. Senate Bill 1620 has passed with flying colors, and -- no joke -- looks to be carried forward into the House by none other than Representative Linda Koop.The growing trend for small-scale urban self-sustainability is making an impact in local neighborhoods across Collin County, TX and the Dallas / Forth Worth Metroplex. From conservation and upcycling interests, to community gardens and the adoption of homesteading techniques (e.g., rain barrels, compost bins, worm farms, home gardening and raising backyard fowl), citizens are learning more ways to become involved with where and how their food is cultivated an...
By Richard Woodward NMLS#217454, Service Beyond Expectations! Your Texas Lender
(Service First Mortgage, NMLS #166487)
Comments 0
Fannie Mae launched a new First Time Home Buyers program called HomeReady designed to encourage home ownership. For those clients looking for larger properties or that have higher credit scores, HomeReady is an excellent choice. As a home buyer, our team will provide you with all the tools and a customized analysis to ensure you are getting the best loan program at competitive rates to suit your needs. We are dedicated to you – the home buyer – and to the principle that all transactions should be on time and as agreed.™There are many benefits for a borrower using HomeReady mortgages. Besides that it is accessible and the financing is practical here are a few more borrower benefits: There is a low down payment. The down payment is only 3% for loans up to $424,100 in Mckinney Texas and al...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
 Plano Texas Veterans Loans is the best loan program in Texas!   Designed for both active duty military and honorable discharged Veterans, VA MORTGAGE LOANS are one of the best mortgage loanPROGRAMS available today.   Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program:  - Up to 100% FINANCING, with no down required.  - No monthly MORTGAGE insurance.  - Easier credit qualifying compared to other types of MORTGAGE LOANS.- VA Mortgage Rates are low compared to other types of HOME LOANS.   So how do you qualify for Plano Texas Veterans Loans?  First of all, you must VERIFY YOUR eligibility. This is done by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. You can work with an approved Texas VA MORTGAGE LOAN  lendertoORDER your COE quickly, or you can contact the VA to obtain a cop...
By Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
Comments 0
January 2017 Real Estate Market Summary for Plano, TX (MLS Area 20)   Month Year to Date   2017 2016 % Change 2017 2016 % Change New Listings 296 349 17.9 296 349 17.9 Closed Sales (Reported) 216 180 -16.7 216 180 -16.7 Closed Sales (Projected) 216 202 -6.4 216 202 -6.4 Listings Under Contract 274 285 4.0 274 285 4.0 Average Sales Price $325,707 $366,196 12.4 $325,707 $366,196 12.4 Median Sales Price $283,750 $323,000 13.8 $283,750 $323,000 13.8 Percent of Original Price Received 97.3 97.1 -0.2 97.3 97.1 -0.2 Days on Market Until Sale 43 48 11.5 43 48 11.5 Inventory of Homes for Sale 390 451 15.6       Months Supply of Inventory 1.2 1.4 20.0       In January 2017 the number of home sales was lower 16.7% compared to last year, with 180 home sales total this month. Properties sold year t...
By Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
Comments 1
December 2016 Real Estate Market Summary for Plano, TX (MLS Area 20)   Month Year to Date   2016 2015 % Change 2016 2015 % Change New Listings 226 185 -18.1 4786 4705 -1.7 Closed Sales (Reported) 312 291 -6.7 3880 3789 -2.3 Closed Sales (Projected) 312 327 4.8 3880 3825 -1.4 Listings Under Contract 210 190 -9.5 3942 3743 -5.0 Average Sales Price $319,353 $369,955 15.8 $338,336 $358,592 6.0 Median Sales Price $293,500 $332,875 13.4 $290,000 $315,000 8.6 Percent of Original Price Received 98.0 97.0 -1.0 99.0 98.5 -0.5 Days on Market Until Sale 35 38 8.6 27 29 7.4 Inventory of Homes for Sale 420 459 9.3       Months Supply of Inventory 1.3 1.5 11.9       In December 2016 the number of property sales saw a dip of 6.7% from December 2015, with 291 sold total. There was a decrease of 2.3% in...
By Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
Comments 0
In the Cross Creek subdivision, the city of Plano, there have been 74 homes sold during 2015. The age range of the homes sold is in between the years 2005 and 2013. A home in the Cross Creek subdivision sold at $216,484 on average, the lowest selling price at $138,900, and the highest at $382,850.Click Here for the full report. Plano Texas Real Estate Reports Register online for monthly updates on your city and neighborhood homes information, automatically emailed to you.  
By Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
Comments 0
Home sales in the Chase Oaks Village subdivision in Plano have reached 12 homes sold for 2015. The age range of these homes is in between 1979 and 1984. The Chase Oaks Village subdivision homes have an average price of $214,325. The lowest sales price was $202,900, and the highest was $228,400.Click Here for the full report. Plano Texas Real Estate Reports Register online for monthly updates on your city and neighborhood homes information, automatically emailed to you.  

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