Richardson, TX Real Estate News

By Ashley Sharum, Ebby Halliday Realtors
(972.978.3109)
May 2 - May 6, 2011 marks Teacher Appreciation Week and offers each of us a time to honor those that work daily with our children.  Though I don't have any children of my own, Teacher Appreciation Week gives me the opportunity to reflect over those instructors that impacted my life in a great way - so many names come to mind, some of which I am still in communication with due to their lasting impression on my upbringing and education.  With many friends that have taken an interest in teaching, it's inspiring to see the dedication and care that these individuals take with their students. The pride that they get when a student confides in them as a trusted source and the sense of accomplishment they feel when their students perform well on a test... their 'Teacher' hat is never taken off....
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By Mindy & Jay Robbins, Expect Excellence from Robbins Real Estate
(Robbins Real Estate)
When I first met Brenda in March, I was a little worried.  Her house had great potential and a great location, but it lacked pizzazz.  There wasn’t anything ‘wrong’ with the house.  It was simply missing some of the things people look for in the Richardson Heights area – hardwood floors, updated appliances, sprinkler system, new fixtures, etc. So along with Brenda and her daughter Suzie, I came up with a list of things to do to spruce the place up.  Most of the tasks were very inexpensive – painting, cleaning out closets, planting flowers, etc.  I told Brenda that if she completed the list, we could ‘stretch it’ and put the house on the market for $175k.  At the time, $175k was absolutely the top dollar for a comparable home in the neighborhood. A few weeks later, Brenda told me her hou...
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By Marie Walton, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(Ebby Halliday, REALTORS)
Unfortunately sales dropped back into negative territory in March from gains in February. Sales were down by 17%. We continue to see increases in the average and median sales prices which were up by 7% and 4% respectively. These increases continue to be caused by a larger number of sales in the upper price ranges pulling up the average. The number of new listings declined by 11%. The active listings climbed by 16%. The months of inventory currently standing at 5.3 months is one of the lowest in the area. Pricing is crittical in this market. Homes that are priced correctly for their condition are selling. Over-priced homes are just sitting on the market. The number of pending sales was down by 8%. There has been an increase in the number of buyers out looking. Time will only tell if thes...
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By Brenda Mancil, Texas Five Star Realtor
(RE/MAX Premier Properties)
I visited Brick Row in Richardson recently to check the area out for a client. Who knew an urban feel type community was in the development phase at Spring Valley and Greenville in Richardson? Where there used to be older Main Street type shops and run down buildings, has been transformed into the Dart Rail Line, a large Apartment Complex with shops, a David Weekly Townhome Development, and space for retail. Although a long way from being fully developed, the plan is in place and moving along at a steady pace. The Townhomes (Brick Row) range in price from $229,216 to $253,567 for 3 bedrooms and features granite, stainless steel, and more upgrades in the kitchen. See attached link for some of the inventory. It will be interesting to see how all this comes together, and if the other retai...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
It's warm in Richardson; temps hitting the upper 80's already. And it's windy. With all these prevailing conditions I persuaded my husband to come along with me for a walk around the pond at Breckenridge Park. It is located on Brand Rd between Renner Rd and Campbell Rd in Richardson, TX.Yesterday I signed up to participate in the Walk-It Challenge on May 22nd. I already found a group online forming to walk at Breckenridge Park. It's only 6 weeks away and I will have to do some serious walking to meet the 5K challenge.About 7 yrs ago I would meet a girlfriend at Breckenridge 3 times a week to walk. We could walk 3 miles then. Times change and weight shifts. My husband says he will walk the challenge with me. It will be a piece of cake for him. But it's nice to have his support.Photograph...
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By Mindy & Jay Robbins, Expect Excellence from Robbins Real Estate
(Robbins Real Estate)
  We are hosting 3 Open Houses this weekend!  We are serving lunch! 803 Northlake Drive 3/26/2011 Saturday 12-2PM http://www.teamrobbins.com/blog/?p=81 714 Newberry Drive 3/26/2011 Saturday 2-4PM http://www.teamrobbins.com/blog/?p=127 635 Stardust Drive 3/27/2011 Sunday 2-4PM  http://www.teamrobbins.com/blog/?p=153  
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By Leslie Don Wilson, REALTOR ABR ALHS CIPS CRS GREEN GRI MCNE SFR SRES
(281-804-2291)
In today's Richardson Real Estate market Richardson Foreclosures make up just a small % of properties for sale. However more and more Richardson Buyers are looking for the great deals that are available when purchasing a Richardson Foreclosure. These great deals can be found on www.HotDallasForeclosures.com. We specialize in helping individuals with the purchase of Richardson Foreclosures, Richardson Short Sale, Richardson Bank Owned & Richardson HUD Owned properties. As a Short Sale Foreclosure Resource Certified (SFR) agents we are here to help guide you with your next real estate purchase. Is Your Richardson Home Worth Less Than What You Owe?Are You Having Trouble Making Your Mortgage Payments?Is The Foreclosure Date Approaching?We are DFW Area Short Sale Experts! We are a Richardso...
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By Alexander Landman, Texas Real Estate Broker
(Apartments Rent Rebate Inc | Alexander Landman Realty Inc)
The City of Dallas is known for its vibrant communities and friendly neighborhoods generating it the best location for senior citizens to take pleasure in the rest of their lives. Dallas provides senior citizen apartments which will make life worth living. A number of the key areas where they are going to surely get pleasure from strolling are Downtown which the center of the city is. You will find also chain of restaurants and shopping centers. An afternoon walk is excellent in recreation parks like the North Park Center. If you're searching forward for a far more relaxed and tension free of charge life soon after retirement, then living in Dallas is greatest for you. Dallas with its apartment market ever growing can facilitate people today in searching for locations to remain when th...
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By Mike Pannell
(Nu Home Source Realty LLC)
When you are looking for neighborhoods in Dallas, Texas, you come across many that are also considered small towns within the Dallas metro area. Richardson is one such city that is amassed across 28 square miles, offering over 5,000 businesses and a large section of the Telecommunications companies within Dallas, serving as the home of Telecom Corridor. You can find several of the leading telecommunications companies of the U.S. including: AT&T Verizon Cisco Systems Samsung Fujitsu There are many reasons why people choose Richardson for their Dallas living, such as many awards that have been given to the small city of Dallas, including: 2006 U.S. “Best Place to Live” by Money Magazine 2006 Texas “Best Place to Live” by Money Magazine 2007 69th “Safest City” in America by Morgan Quitno 1...
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By Marie Walton, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(Ebby Halliday, REALTORS)
Richardson bucked the trend this month and saw a 12% increase in sales. The average sales price increased by 18% while the median sales price increased by 1%. These increases as in past months are caused by higher than normal sales in the upper price ranges. The first time buyers who traditionally buy in the lower price ranges are still out of the market. The number of new listings dropped by 37%. The number of active listings increased by 26%. This percentage increase in the active listings is a little misleading because in February of 2010 the active listings in Richardson was very low. The simple fact is there are only 338 homes for sale spread across all the price ranges and all of the area. In any given neighborhood you will not find many homes for sale. The months of inventory now...
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By Nick Good, www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com
(The Good Home Team with eXp Realty)
JUST SOLD1712 Arvada Dr.Richardson, TX 75081The Good Home Team is please to announce that 1712 Arvada Dr. in Richardson, Texas JUST SOLD!  Our buyer got a smoking deal on a Richardson Tx HUD Home and there are still plenty of these HUD homes for sale in the area! Search Richardson Tx Homes For Sale Here The Good Home Team with Keller Williams Realty is a top producing and highly sought after team that services the North Dallas area including Richardson, Allen, Plano, The Colony, Mckinney, Frisco, and Fairview Texas.  Contact The Good Home Team by calling 972-468-5017 or visit us on the web at www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com.
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By Mindy & Jay Robbins, Expect Excellence from Robbins Real Estate
(Robbins Real Estate)
Click below for property details and more photos OPEN HOUSE AND BRISKET SUPPER907 Beechwood is a real gem.  Located on one of the nicest blocks in Richardson Heights Estates, this gorgeous home has a beautiful lot, beautiful trees, lots of natural light, and storage galore!  One of the closets is so big, the current owners use it for an office!Hardwood floors, new carpet, an updated master bath, and a large kitchen might just put this one at the top your list. Instead of burgers this week, we've asked WholySmokedBriskets.com to provide us with some of their delicious brisket.  We think it's the best in town!  So even if you're not on the market for a house, please come by, eat some brisket, and let us know what you think of the house. As usual, you can enter for your chance to win a $5...
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By Mindy & Jay Robbins, Expect Excellence from Robbins Real Estate
(Robbins Real Estate)
    Copyright © 2011 Mindy & Jay Robbins.All photographs on this blog are the property of Mindy & Jay Robbinsand may not be reproduced, used, or transmitted without written permission. If you are looking for a real estate broker in Richardson, Dallas, or the North Dallas suburbs, call the company that will exceed your expectations. Call Mindy and Jay Robbins with Robbins Real Estate Group. 214-563-4584 direct teamrobbins.com
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By Mindy & Jay Robbins, Expect Excellence from Robbins Real Estate
(Robbins Real Estate)
        Copyright © 2011 Mindy & Jay Robbins.All photographs on this blog are the property of Mindy & Jay Robbinsand may not be reproduced, used, or transmitted without written permission. If you are looking for a real estate broker in Richardson, Dallas, or the North Dallas suburbs, call the company that will exceed your expectations. Call Mindy and Jay Robbins with Robbins Real Estate Group. 214-563-4584 direct teamrobbins.com        
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By Marie Walton, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(Ebby Halliday, REALTORS)
Sales continue to remain slow in Richardson. Sales were down by 28% in January. The average sales price declined by 10% and the median sales price was off by 13%. The number of new listings declined by 5% while the number of active listings showed a 40% increase. The number of active listings is distorted due to the fact that last year at this time the number of active listings was extremity low.  The months of inventory now stands at 4.8 months. This is still a very good number and with any pickup in sales we could be back to a shortage of homes on the market very quickly. Interest rates have been climbing and if you are thinking about buying a home now is a very good time. Sales: 34 Average Sales Price: $162,299 Median Sales Price: $153,000 New Listings: 86 Active Listings: 321 Months...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
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By Marie Walton, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(Ebby Halliday, REALTORS)
Richardson went against the trend in December and sales were up by 28%. The average Sales price and the median sales price were both down by only 1%. The number of new listings declined by 13%. The active listings increased by 53% but it must be remembered that last year the number of active listings was very low. The pending sales number was down by 24% which does not bode well for next month. Sales: 69 Average Sales Price: $185,556 Median Sales Price: $167,000 New Listings: 71 Active Listings: 353 Pending Sales: 32
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By Ashley Sharum, Ebby Halliday Realtors
(972.978.3109)
Well, the news and every other media outlet is talking about it, so I may as well throw in my two cents. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex fell victim to a cool front and snow "storm," crippling Texas life and driving. Okay, maybe not crippling... but the majority of Texans seemingly lose all sense of driving ability when precipitation enters our little worlds (see: wrecks in Dallas). Here are some of my pictures from the snowfall for your enjoyment. Northern areas of the Metroplex received just over 6" of snowfall and the majority of school districts were closed today, acknowledging the dangers in driving over iced bridges and passages.  Temperatures are hovering in the thirties and are expected to dip into the teens over the next 3-4 nights. And while the snowfall comes as a headache to...
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By Mindy & Jay Robbins, Expect Excellence from Robbins Real Estate
(Robbins Real Estate)
  Copyright © 2011 Mindy Robbins. All photographs on this blog are the property of Mindy Robbins and may not be reproduced, used, or transmitted without written permission. If you are looking for a real estate broker in Richardson, Dallas, or the North Dallas suburbs, call the company that will exceed your expectations. Call Mindy and Jay Robbins with Robbins Real Estate Group. 214-563-4584 direct www.teamrobbins.com/blog http://robbinsrealestate.smugmug.com/Richardson-Texas-Homes-for/816-Northlake-Drive/14586097_23McW#1084488241_SpcLS-A-LB
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By Nick Good, www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com
(The Good Home Team with eXp Realty)
Looking at Homes for Sale in Richardson Heights or Thinking of Selling your home in Richardson Heights? There are currently 78 Homes for sale in Richardson Heights that range in price from $79,900 up to $437,500 with the average list price $181,401.  The sizes of homes range from 1130 up to 4375 with the average size home being 1756 square feet. Homes For Sale in Richardson Heights ACT - 78 Properties Found Square Feet Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths List Price Price per Square Foot CDOM Min 1130 2 1 0 $79,900 $58 2 Avg 1756 3 1 0 $181,401 $103 103 Max 4375 5 4 1 $437,500 $140 384 Homes That Have Sold in Richardson Heights SLD - 72 Properties Found Square Feet Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths List Price Sale Price Price per Square Foot CDOM Min 1062 2 1 0 $80,000 $71,000 $56 0 Avg 1695 3 1...
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