Rockwall, TX Real Estate News

By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
City of Rockwall Thanksgiving Schedule | Holiday Hours | Rockwall  Thanksgiving Is Coming! Thanks to the City of Rockwall for Providing Great Service to Our  Community!   City of Rockwall Announces Holiday Schedule!   The Rockwall City Hall will be closed Thursday & Friday, November 24th & 25th. The Center, 108 E. Washington, will be closed Thursday through Saturday. The Animal Adoption Center will be closed on Thursday and Friday and will be open again on Saturday, November 26th. Garbage/Bulk Pickup will be on Friday, November 26th and recycling will be picked up on Saturday. Happy Thanksgiving!   There is always plenty of fun things to do in Rockwall - Get Out & About and enjoy the Rockwall Hometown Experience.   Out & About Rockwall is sponsored by Barbara Hensley, Re/MAX Hometown, a...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 Things to Do in Rockwall | Dine Out Thanksgiving Dinner | Rockwall County Tx.   Thanksgiving Dinner Is Served! Dine Out forThanksgiving Dinner in Rockwall! Make Reservations! Many Rockwall restraurants will be open to serve YOU on Thanksgiving!  Hang up your apron and make reservations, not a mess in the kitchen!  The selection of places to eat is awesome these days in Rockwall.  There are several new restaurants in town as well as the old favorites.  Pick an old favorite or try one of the new places to enjoy great dining in Rockwall. Dining out will free up the rest of the day to watch a ball game, grab a movie or hang out at The Harbor people watching AND you can be home in minutes.  Think Rockwall restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner this year, stay out of the kitchen, stay in Rockwa...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 Things to Do 30 Minutes from Rockwall | Dallas Christmas Spectacular | Rockwall Texas    Out & About Rockwall for the Holidays! 'Tis the Season! Christmas Tree Lighting! Dallas Style! Sat. November 19 WOW! One great thing about living in Rockwall is that you can be in Dallas in minutes!  Don't miss this Christmas Tree Lighting - DALLAS STYLE!  There are so many exciting Christmas Holiday events planned in Rockwall County and Rockwall residents really do not have to leave Rockwall.  HOWEVER,  this may be one event to hop in the car for the brief trip to Dallas and attend the lighting of the awesome 60 foot Christmas tree, enjoy the music and the spectacular holiday event.   The drive back to Rockwall is brief and you can be back in time for all the exciting things planned when you get o...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Dallas Makes Top 12 List | People Are Moving to Rockwall | Search Homes For Sale | Rockwall    People Are Moving to Dallas!  Dallas makes the Top 12 Most-Searched Housing Markets List, coming in at #9 in the nation. Don't Move to Dallas, Until You See Rockwall on Lake Ray Hubbard! Lake Ray Hubbard and Rockwall County continue to be key locations for people moving to the Dallas, Texas area.  The sunsets are the icing on the cake!  The living is easy on the sweet side of Dallas!      Come at sunset & you'll never want to leave.   The vivid sunsets are one of many reasons people come to Rockwall.   The Rockwall County area consists of several in-demand cities:  Rockwall, Heath, Royse City, Fate and part of Rowlett.  Lifestyle Sunsets Waterfronts Lakeview Country Realtor.com recently releas...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Out & About Veterans Memorial New Courthouse Veterans Day, November 11, 2011  This in an exciting day for Rockwall County!  Mark your calendars and plan to attend this long awaited event, dedicating two important happenings!  The American Legion, Commissioners and many citizen volunteers will dedicate the Rockwall County Veterans Memorial.  Don't miss this historical event from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Rockwall will celebrate the opening of the new Rockwall County Courthouse with a celebration on the courthouse steps at 5:30 PM.  An Open House will follow immediately. Have you seen the new Rockwall County Courthouse!  WOW is the best word to describe the new Rockwall County Courthouse, which is a great tribute to all the growth Rockwall County has experienced in recent years.  Rockwall County p...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Things to Do in Rockwall | Studio Days | Create Your Own Art | Living & Loving Rockwall County    Out & About Rockwall County Pick of the Week Activity! Tuesday, November 8   There is the heart of an artist in most of us!  Reaching deep inside to find the confidence and desire to put our creative juices flowing and pull out amazing artistic results is often a challenge. The Rockwall Art League comes to the rescue!  You are invited to join them for Studio Days and create your own art!   Grab this chance to paint with some of the best artists in the Rockwall area who enjoy being able to encourage and teach others in the art of painting.  Set Time Aside to Create Your Own Art!  Find the Artist Dwelling Within You!    You will be amazed at how much can be accomplished in one day with no out...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Market Report | Chandlers Landing | Lakeside Living | Homes for Sale | Rockwall   Out & About Rockwall      Market Report for Chandlers Landing - October 2011  Homes for Sale Chandlers Landing Search Homes for Sale Rockwall Find Value of Your Chandlers Landing Home Market Stats -Chandlers Landing - 30 Day Report. Chandlers Landing - It is more than lakeside living, it is a lifestyle! Market Report for Chandlers Landing - October 2011 Market Stats -Chandlers Landing - 30 Day Report. Chandlers Landing is situated in the hills along the eastern shores of Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall County.  Chandlers Landing is a gated community and offers 24 hour security.  The type and price range of homes is varied and offers something for almost every interest starting at 1200 square feet on up to 650...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Things to Do in Rockwall | Home for the Holidays | Hilton Bella Harbor | Rockwall Texas Out & About Rockwall! Second Annual  Home for the Holidays Benefiting Rockwall County Helping Hands November 5th  This is the season to get out & about in Rockwall to kick of the holiday season - starting with the second annual Home for the Holidays, a day long event packed day. Where:  Hilton Bella HarborWhen:  Saturday, November 5th The action starts at 10:00 AM so plan on getting out & about Rockwall early and spend the day.  The event starts with Breakfast with Santa and ends with the Gala.  There is a Festival of Trees and a Holiday Market. The Bella Hilton Harbor is THE place to be out & about Rockwall enjoying the beautiful fall weather and meeting and greeting your friends at the happening pl...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Things to Do in Rockwall | Breakfast with Santa | Hilton Bella Harbor | Rockwall Texas Out & About Rockwall! Don't Miss Breakfast with Santa! Start the Holidays with Santa  Saturday, November 5, 2011 Santa is coming to Rockwall!   The news is out that Santa has agreed to make a special appearance to have breakfast with all the kids in Rockwall....so come on down to The Harbor and kick off the season with Santa! Hello Rockwall Kids......Here's what is in store for this Holiday kick-off event: Enjoy the Waffle Wonderland Polar Express Cinnamon Prancer's Pancake Party Tour the Festival of Trees Share your Christmas wishes Make a holiday craft Get a keepsake photo taken with Santa Here's the details: Date:  Saturday, November 5 Time:  9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - 3 seatings Where:  Hilton Bella H...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 Things to Do in Rockwall | Casa 5-K Walk/Run | Speak Up For Kids | Rockwall  Out & About Rockwall   Speak Up For Kids Casa 5-K Walk/Run 11/5/2011 Every one loves a race!  Who doesn't love participating or watching races, marathons, walkathons?  We all love supporting our favorite causes and getting out and about in the beautiful fall weather in Rockwall. What:  Speak Up For Kids Casa 5-K When:  Saturday, November 5, 2011 Main Distance: 5-K     8:30 AM Other Distances: 1-K   9:30 AM Event Size: 350 Participants Course Cert. No.:  TX09103ETM Registration: http://casa5k.org.   Contact:  Karen@lonestarcasa.org or 972-772-5858   For additional information check out the Casa website http://lonestarcasa.org. The Speak Up For Kids Casa 5-K is a statewide event and is held in over 19 Texas coun...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 Things to Do in Rockwall | Campisi's Is Opening | The Harbor | Rockwall  Out & About Rockwall The News Is Out! Campisi's Is Coming! Opening This Week! November 1 Almost every Dallas area resident knows CAMPISI'S.  Now Campisi's is coming to Rockwall at The Harbor on Lake Ray Hubbard.  Going to the original Campisi's is a tradition with many people and it is a fun place to take out of town visitors.   Campisi's Egyptian Restaurant was established in 1946 by the Campisi family and they introduced pizza to Dallas, Texas.  It's been a love affair ever since!  They were also one of the first restaurants to get a liquor license.  The restaurants are now owned and operated by third and fourth generation family members.  Take a look at some of the famous menu items. Learn other interesting fac...
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By Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate
(214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com)
The Real Estate Market might be Spooky in other parts of the US, but over here in the Shores Community in Rockwall, the market is still handing out Treats but things have definetly started to slow down! In the fabulous masterplanned community, that had a stellar September!  How can I say that a slow market is still handing out Treats you ask. I say this because although Home Sales Dropped during October by over 75%, their Sales Price were 98% of the Listed Price! That's a great thing in the Real Estate world :) Here's a snap shot of the houses that Sold & are currently have a Contract Pending:  2 Houses SOLD- Prices Ranged from $145,500 for a 3bd/2bth with 1,614 sqft to $220,00 for a 3bd/2bth with 2,390sqft 1 House is PENDING- for $199,700 for a 3bd/2bth with 2,685sqft  There's still gr...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
New Home Construction Median Sales Price In Rockwall Texas New home prices have fallen in the Rockwall area over the last 3 years. The Median New Consutruction Sales Prices: September 2009- $281,323 September 2010- $254,749 September 2011- $265,840 Builders are also offering to help buyers with their closing costs, paying for title policy and upgrading appliances. If you find a new built home that has been on market for over 90 days, the builders are willing to drop the sales prices too. I sold a new home in Rockwall that had been on the market for awhile, and was listed for $229,000.00. The builder dropped the price to $175,000.00 to get the home sold. Be willing to walk away at the first negotiation and let the builder think about it. They don't want the carrying costs and are willing...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Out & About Rockwall Pick a Park Plan a Play Day! Rockwall has first class parks scattered throughout the community  and neighborhoods with something for most every interest.  Get out & about Rockwall and check out the many parks.  Find a bench, relax, read a book, watch your kids play, walk your dogs.....just get out & enjoy the best of Rockwall and these gorgeous fall days.  The park bench photos were contributed by Carol Mitchell from her benches around Texas collection.      Community Parks & Neighborhood Parks The City of Rockwall currently has one large community park - Harry Myers Park. Harry Myers Park has pavilions, fishing ponds, restrooms, a spray ground, and plenty of parking. Have you visited the Dog Park at Harry Myers Park?      Eleven Neighborhood Parks   Dalton Ranch P...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Halloween Costumes | Homemade Costumes | Designer Costumes | Join the Scary Halloween Fun | Rockwall Texas  Oh My, Oh My, What Shall I Wear! I Might Be a Devil....I Might Be a Cowgirl!   I Will Be Scaring Up Some Fun in Rockwall! Everyone, simply everyone who is anyone is going to be out & about on Friday night, October 28!  The silly & scary Style Show, when  the latest Halloween costumes will be seen out & about Rockwall starting early with tots & toddlers in their silly & scary Halloween costumes.  The bad ghosts and goblins will start showing up after the witching hour in their dreadfully scary and funny Halloween duds.   This is a chance to see the very latest in Halloween costumes.  The latest in Witch Wear from homemade to designer duds can be seen out & about Rockwall on Hallowe...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Forclosure Homes in Rockwall Texas There are over 40 homes for sale in Rockwall County that are Foreclosures!  Prices range from $1,200,000.00 to $79,000.00, so there is something for every buyer.  Call me for a list. I can email it to you and we can start bargain hunting now ! Some have views like this of gorgeous Lake Ray Hubbard I can give you a list of foreclosures in any area in North Texas!
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Nice Guys Don't Win was a talking point on a morning national television show today.  Say what? This morning I heard on a national television morning news show that being nice may not always pay off!   The message was that "nice guys" do not always win, and that saying thank you and please at work may not pay off.  They went on to say that the more aggressive tougher and even rude people were likely the ones to be picked for promotion and higher pay.   Excuse me, but I had not been aware that saying please or thank you or perhaps holding a door open for someone was a sign of weakness.  I must have missed that memo!  Today's tough economic times seems to have brought out the worst in many people's behavior.  I certainly have seen this trend in my industry - listing and selling real estat...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 Condos For Sale | Townhomes For Sale | Resort Living | Lake Ray Hubbard | Rockwall Resort Living Own Your Own Condo! Dreams Do Come True!  On the Sweet Side of Dallas! Have It All in Rockwall!         Dallas in my rear view window, headed out to Rockwall, home of vivid sunsets & blue water!    How about living year 'round in your own condo on or near Lake Ray Hubbard in the heart of one of the most in-demand dining, entertaining, shopping....relaxing areas in Texas?  The Harbor is Rockwall's waterfront destination for all things fun!  There are condos for sale within walking distance of this dining, movies, concerts, shopping happening place! There is always something to do in Rockwall and Lake Ray Hubbard. Grab those bags and move on out to the sweet side of Dallas, Rockwall.  Rockwal...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 My Pay It Forward this week was a fun thing!  My Granddaughter goes to Baylor University in Waco and she called me on Friday afternoon saying she was going to be in town for an event and to spend the night with friends. What a sweetie!  She wanted to come by to see me and would have a girl friend with her.  I invited them to dinner and ordered steaks and all the trimmings to pick up at a local steak house.  No, I did not cook...that was in a past life!  I set the table in my bistro with my most girlie fun dishes and lighted tons of candles.  A pretty cool and quick fix for my two unexpected young guests.  I have a collection of Marilyn Merlot Wines, a bottle for each year going back well over twenty years!  The labels are gorgeous - all classic pictures of Marilyn Monroe. These are all...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 Things to Do in Rockwall | Pumpkin Patch | Pumpkin Carving | Halloween Costumes | Rockwall  Out & About Rockwall Attention Dads & Mummies, Boys & Ghouls!  Get out & about Rockwall and head on over to the Pumpkin Patch 2011 in Rockwall.  Carving Pumpkins is lots of fun and you might even win a prize.  Carve a funny face, a sad face or  a really scary face on that old Pumpkin face. Calling all Rockwall peeps...dig out that Halloween costume, the scarier  the better.  Time to grab your favorite Pumpkin, Carve it or decorate it....just give it a face.  Carving Pumpkins is one of the most fun things to do in Rockwall this time of the year.  Give your Pumpkin a special face! Dads & Mummies, Boys & Ghouls....grab your costumes...get out and about in Rockwall and scare up some fun things to do...
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