Rockwall, TX Real Estate News

By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
It was pure hail at my house this morning in the pre-dawn hours!  My time of the morning is 5:30 AM, yes, that's right!  I normally get up about that time!  I thought my house was exploding this morning before time for the alarm.  WOW, the noise was coming from every direction!   I jumped up and flew to my window to see what was the matter!  The sky was solid white and it appeared that giant sized pop corn was popping and bouncing on my patio.  The stuff was quickly piling up around my house and yard.  It was pure hail!  Two had a half hours later I was leaving and snapped the pictures of the white stuff that was still hanging around.  Driving by around noon I saw that much of the stuff was still there.  It had been over 90 degrees yesterday but I have mounds of frozen stuff in every co...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Out & About Rockwall County, Texas enjoying my freedom! How can we say "THANKS"?  We may be going through some rough times these days, but this is still be best country in the world to live!  The past and continued service and sacrifice of the men and women who have served and protected our country must never be forgotten.  How soon we forget and how much they gave up! I feel proud and happy to be an American today as I watched the many Memorial Day celebrations.  My tears came often this morning seeing some of the stories about our heroes.  I can't seem to stop thinking about each story, but it is only early afternoon....how long will I think about this?  Will I remember as I go full blast into the work week?  Will YOU remember? These heroes's have impacted each of us in ways we likely...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 Get Out & About | Get in the Water | Lake Ray Hubbard | Rockwall Texas Daisy's Tips for a Great Summer of Fun!  According to Daisy!  Lake Ray Hubbard is the place to be!  There is nothing quite like feeling the wind in your hair as you are sailing around beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard enjoying the sights.  The views are ever changing depending on what time of day you get on the lake. The Concert on the Lakes Series will be starting in May.  Plan to get out and about each Thursday, anchor your boat and spend an evening of listening to some of the best bands to be found in North Texas.  You can't plan a better evening - vivid sunsets, cool lake breezes and music under the stars!  By the way it is FREE! There are great opportunities for foodies to get their fix for their favorite foods and sn...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 Cost of Home VS Price of Home |  Buyer Tip | Rockwall Texas   Cost of the Home VS Price of Home??? Buyer Tip - Make a Wise Buying Decision! How Much Does That Home Cost?   Savvy buyers should be concerned with how much a home will cost rather than get hung up on the price of the home.  It is easy for buyers to get hung up on the price of a home and deals are often lost over a few thousands of dollars.  There are many factors that will impact the actual cost of living in the home including a low interest rate that may change, changes in programs such as the recent changes in FHA loans and limited time programs such as First Time Buyer Assistance.  A knowledgeable Realtor and lender can figure the difference and the results may be surprising.    Buyer Tip:  Before getting to the point of...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 Happy Easter!  Old Traditions!   Start a New Easter Tradition!It's Tradition!  The Easter season always provides those great photo moments among our Texas Blue Bonnets!  Easter egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, peeps, ham, deviled eggs and more sugar opportunities than the mind can imagine and the body endure.  These things are fun and should be enjoyed, but there IS a larger reason for the season. Easter is a day of love!  All the problems of our great country, America, could be solved if only we ALL would reach out and show our love for others on this day and each day during the year.  Reach out and touch others, people you know and strangers who are in need of assistance and encouragement.      Smile, laugh, hug, donate time and resources for those in need.  Be thankful for all your ble...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Texas Weather Gotta Love It | Pick a Patio | Dining in Rockwall Texas March, April, May - experience it all in one week! One Week of Texas Weather!  What a glorious weekend it was in Texas!  Temps in the 80's, sunny days, beautiful skies and vivid sunsets! Folks, get ready for another awesome forecast!  According to the local extended weather forecast on local FOX this week covers last week in March, first of April AND stunning news about May.   Seven Day Extended Weather Forecast & a Side Note Regarding May!  March - March is going out in a blaze of glory with brilliant blue skies and vivid sunsets.  The extended forecast is that the last week in March will bring more sunny skies and temps in the 80's. April - WOW, April is already in the seven day extended forecast.  What the heck hap...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
  Show Time! Rockwall Summer Musicals!    This is the second season for the Rockwall Summer Musicals and it is going to be a great season!  Two family favorites, Rogers and Hammerstein's Annie Get Your Gun, and Irving Berlin's Gypsy are scheduled and you will not want to miss either!  Each will be presented at the RFS Performing Arts Center at Utley.       Rockwall Summer Musicals presents 2012 SeasonANNIE GET YOUR GUNJune 14, 15, 16, 17 GYPSYAugust 9, 10, 11, 12All performances will be at Rockwall High School (RHS) Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Utley1201 T.L. Townsend DriveRockwall, TX 75087 Season Subscription & Single Tickets will be available.   BEST reserved seating online or call our ticket HOTLINE: 1-888-71-TICKETS Thursday, Friday & Saturday night curtain is at 7:30 pmSunday m...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Market Alert | Signs of Upward Economy | Harry Myers Dog Park | Rockwall Texas Signs of Spring! Signs of Upward Economy! Big $$$ Being Spent on Pets! Signs of an improving upward trend in the economy in Rockwall County, Texas!  According to Fox News this week pet owners have recently spent in the billions of dollars on their pets.  In the recent past some pet owners have gotten rid of their pets because they could not afford them.  Sales of pet related purchases were down.  Business is now booming for all pet related services and purchases! Now spring is in the air and pet owners are spending the big bucks again.  Dogs are out walking their owners again and business is brisk at pet stores.  Cat owners are out & about shopping also. It's a romp in the park for dog owners and their precio...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
THE Event of the Season!  Wear Your Boots! Rockwall Women's League Annual Charity Ball!  The Rockwall Women's League has long been recognized for their outstanding contributions to charities.  They are also noted for the exciting theme annual ball events.  No one does it better or with more style and class than the Rockwall Women's League.  Google Rockwall Women's League for a hint of the legendary work done by this local group of hard working and fun loving women. BRAVO, Rockwall Women's League!  You never fail to support local charities and causes through your outstanding contributions!    “Waltz Across Texas”   Here's the details of this "won't want to miss" event! Date:  March 31, 2012 Where:  Black Star Farms, Hwy. 549, Rockwall, Tx. 75032 Between Hwy. 205 & Horizon Road. Attire:  ...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
  National Puppy Day!  Get Out & About Rockwall! Make a Difference! Wow!  Who would have thought there would be a National Day for Puppies?  Well there is!  YOU can make a difference by adopting a puppy today in Rockwall, Texas. Colleen Paige, Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert, created the Official page for National Puppy Day in Facebook to support the ban of Puppy Mills and save shelter puppies on this day.  Part of the mission was to try to save as many puppies as possible on March 23rd as well as every day!  Check out the Facebook page learn more about the mission, join the cause to save 10,000 homeless puppies nationwide.  "Like" and join the cause! Surprise someone you love with a puppy today! Rockwall, Texas residents, you can do your part in this worthy cause while adding new fun an...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Are you listening to your customers?    I was thinking the other day about my clients and how different they all are! Some are analytical, some are laid back, some are funny and some are quiet and serious. No matter what type person they are,  I have to be able to adjust to their personality and listen to their needs.    I do this by listening very carefully and watching very closely! You see, it is not about us, it is about our customer.....rarely do they know I have kids, I scrapbook, I own my company, I am a top producer and I like to travel.....because I am listening to their needs not bragging about myself! For Example: I recently met a woman from a sign call. I asked her if she was driving around calling signs, yes she was. Was anyone helping her? No, she said she was not ready fo...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Happy St. Patrick's Day |  Do the Green | Discover Rockwall Tx.  Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Discover Rockwall!   Wear Your Green!  Drink Something  Green!   Plant Something Green!  Have Some Fun!   Rumor has it that Dodie's Cajun Restaurant at The Harbor in Rockwall has some special offerings.  In addition to the great home-cooked Cajun food Out & About has heard they will be serving up Enchanted Rock Texas Vodka in all sorts of St. Patrick's Day inspired cocktails.   The Harbor will be a great people watching place as well as the place to be on St. Patrick's Day. Whatever you do, stay in Rockwall!  There is always something fun to do Out & About in Rockwall!    Come to the Sweet Side of Dallas, Rockwall     Rockwall Is A Great Place to Live!        Barbara Hensley, RE/MAX Hometown   bar...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
  Event | Easter Egg Hunt | Harry Myers Park | Rockwall  Rockwall Parks and Recreation Department 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt     Kids bring your Easter Basket. This exciting hunt includes hundreds of Easter eggs, candy and special eggs  that could win you prizes. Prizes, Bounce House, Games, Balloons, "Special Guest" and More!  Plan to attend the Easter Egg Hunt at Harry Myers Park! Click flyer to see Rockwall Parks and Recreation Department & Easter Egg Hunt! Get Out & About, Discover Rockwall and the many lifestyle opportunities provided residents of this great hometown. Barbara Hensley RE/MAX Hometown 972-772-9699     barbara@barbarahensley.com www.barbarahensleysellstexas  Event | Easter Egg Hunt | Harry Myers Park | Rockwall
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Rockwall Event | Brown Bag Lecture Series | Rockwall Tx  Brown Bag Lunches & History of Rockwall! History Buffs -  Who Knew? The once a month Brown Bag Lectures series provide an insight into historical Rockwall.    You may missed this series but it is not too late, just show up at the next brown bag lunch for a delightful glimpse into Rockwall's past.  Be sure to click on the website below for an awesome display of pictures providing a blast from the past. Brown Bag LecturesThe Rockwall County Historical Foundation, in conjunction with the Rockwall County Historical Commission, presents the Brown Bag Lecture Series for 2012. The Brown Bag Lecture Series is free and open to the public. All programs are from noon until 1 p.m. in the second floor courtroom at the historical courthouse in ...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 Rockwall Community Playhouse | Of Mice & Men | Discounted Tickets | Rockwall Texas  Rockwall Community Playhouse Presents Of Mice & Men  Discounted Tickets Available!  Attending a production by the Rockwall Community Playhouse is a great way to start of the Spring season.  A limited number of discounted tickets are available now through Friday, March 9.  Coming Soon! Save the Dates!   March 16 - 18 March 23 - 25 April 1   Rockwall Community Playhouse is located at 609 East Rusk in Rockwall.  Contact for additional information by calling 972-772-3399 or info@rockwallcommunityplayhouse.org.  Be sure to visit the Playhouse website below for information about Of Mice and Men as well as other productions.  The Rockwall Community Playhouse continues to produce first class productions through...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Out & About Rockwall | Spot Light on Parks | Foxchase Park | Rockwall Texas Spot Light on Rockwall Parks Featuring Foxchase Park The Park at Foxchase is located on 10 gorgeous acres.  The Park at Foxchase is a great place to spend the day, take a walk, read a book or plan a party or event.  Adults and children all love the Park at Foxchase! Have a picnic or spend the day relaxing. Enjoy the beauty of nature and a memorable day. It feels like a world away from the city.   You will love the Park at Foxchase! 10 Beautiful Acres Trees, Trees, Trees Fishing Pier on a Lake Walking Trails Playground Sprayground Basketball Court Party in the Park at Foxchase!  Reserve Your Event! Foxchase Pavilion can be reserved at the City of Rockwall.  Plan and reserve your party or event for as many as 50 p...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
It's Leap Year!  We Have An Extra Day This Year! Today is an extra day in 2012!  An entire extra day!  What will you do with your day?  Will it be any different than every other day in 2012? February is way too short anyway and I am always scrambling to get everything done.  Thinking about it, this day will likely not be much different than any other day, but I can dream, can't I? Here's my dream!  I am always wishing for a secret day!  A day that no one else knows about.  A day I can do anything I want to do and not get behind because of taking a day out of my always busy schedule. What could I do?  What would I do with my secret day?  It's only a day, not long enough to go away for a trip or organize my home and office to perfection.  I could...... Watch an early morning sunrise rathe...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Fun Things to Do | Lakeside Bridal Fair | Hilton Bella Harbor Hotel | Rockwall  Out & About Rockwall Last Minute Reminder - Attend the Lakeside Bridal Fair!  Brides, this is a great opportunity!    Attention all Brides - the Lakeside Bridal Fair is coming to Rockwall at the Hilton Bella Harbor Hotel in Rockwall.  Round up your wedding party, bring your groom, best friend or mother!  Attending the Lakeside Bridal Fair at the Hilton Hotel in Rockwall will provide the opportunity to check out the best wedding vendors in North Texas. The Lakeside Bridal Fair will provide unlimited ideas for your weddings.  Make your plans now to attend and prepare to be dazzled with the many exquisite designs.  Every bride will get a goodie bag and the first 100 brides get a $50.00 gift card. Visit site lin...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Leased Homes Market Report for Rockwall County Texas January 2012 Thirty Three homes have leased in Rockwall since the beginning of 2012. Rockwall may be the smallest county in Texas, but it is BIG on everything else renters are looking for ,in my opinion! I went to highschool in Rockwall and have seen an amazing growth in this small town over the years. You can lease a townhome or home with a magnificent lake view !!! Rockwall also has shopping, restaurants, movie theaters and easy access to I-30 and the new I-90 Freeways. Renters here have the lake to play in with drive up boating to shops and restaurants.  It is the place to be for people who don't want to drive far on the weekends for entertainment. The least rental amount leased was $725.00 for a townhome. The highest rental amount...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Neighborhoods | Chandlers Landing | Lake Ray Hubbard | Rockwall Enjoy the Good Life!  Swim!  Tennis!  Sailing!  Motor Boating!  Dining!   Search for Homes in Chandlers Landing  Chandlers Landing is a waterfront community located in Rockwall nestled on the eastern shores of Lake Ray Hubbard. This gated community has several greenbelts, parks, ponds, community pool, tennis and yacht clubs.  Moving to Chandlers Landing on Lake Ray Hubbard provides a lifestyle like no other and there is something for every interest.  Purchase a second home or live in Chandlers to enjoy resort living every day! There are 844 lots in the subdivison with a wide range of homes types, styles, sizes and price ranges.  The HOA dues are $90+ monthly.  Schools are: Dorothy Smith Pullen Elementary School, Maurine Cai...
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