Rockwall, TX Real Estate News

By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Buy Homes Now | Search MLS | Rockwall County Three reasons to buy homes NOW: Historic Low Interest Rates                    Be The First to Know!   Receive Alerts for New Listings! Available Inventory Affordable Prices These are historic times in the real estate market and savvy buyers realize that NOW is a good time to buy a home with interest rates being lower than anytime in the past 60 years.  Savvy buyers are deciding to act now rather than waiting and waiting to see if one more better deal comes along or if interest drops another sliver of a percent.  Finding a home at a few thousands dollars less can quickly become "not a good deal" if the interest rates jump up even a little. Rockwall County is on the move and buyers are moving to Rockwall County to one of the great hometowns ar...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 Things to Do in Rockwall | Farmer's Market | Downtown Square | Rockwall  Out & About Rockwall The Downtown Square in Rockwall in a happening place and the Farmer's Market is a favorite destination every Saturday morning through October 7.  It is a great chance to get out and enjoy being outdoors, and chatting with friends and neighbors while selecting your fresh produce choice for the coming week.  The Farmer's market offers lots of organic, fresh, and gourmet foods....no need to go to Central Market when you can find it all in Rockwall!  Many people like to plan on eating Saturday morning breakfast on the square, stopping by the coffee shop or drop in local shops.  A couple of visits to the Farmer's Market on a Saturday morning and it will quickly become a weekend tradition - a great ...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Things to Do in Rockwall | Dock Your Boat at The Harbor | Buy a Home | Rockwall Come to the Sweet Side of Dallas! Come for an hour, a week, or move to Rockwall on Lake Ray Hubbard!  It is THAT time of the year again!  People are wanting to spend evenings getting out & about on Lake Ray Hubbard in their boats and the sunsets are awesome!  Evenings will be getting cooler and the sunsets are coming just a little earlier and it is a great time to get out & about Rockwall on Lake Ray Hubbard.  Cruise on over to The Harbor!  Dock your boat free of charge and dine in one of the casual to elegant dining establishments or catch a movie.   The Harbor awaits your pleasure - find it all on the waterfront of Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall.   Dock your boat, drive your car or walk from one of Rockwall'...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 FREE Things to Do in Rockwall | Movies in the Park | Family Fun Fridays | Rockwall Out & About Rockwall Things to Do in Rockwall Family Fun Fridays!!!  September 16 @ Hickory Ridge Park Toy Story 3 Family Fun Fridays are back!  Don't miss this one!  Let the family know they are in for a treat in Rockwall on Friday, September 6.  Expect to enjoy a fun packed evening, bring your lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and enjoy getting out and about in Rockwall.   Living is easy on the sweet side of Dallas, Rockwall so get out & about the towns around Lake Ray Hubbard.  Bring the baby, bring the kids, call your friends....call your mother-in-law....EVERYONE will enjoy seeing "Toy Story 3".  Get on the phone!  Call your special people to join you Friday night at Hickory Ridge Park for a night at th...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 The Way We Were...  9/11/2001  -  Then  - We Can Never Go Back!      9/11/2011    Now  -  We Can Never Forget! You can never go back!  I treasure this picture made less than a year before the fateful 9/11/2001. This was a care free day of sight seeing with three good friends.  A friend of mine from Rockwall and I had met two other good friends from San Fransisco in New York.  I remember almost every minute of that exciting day.  This was in that "other" world, the "before" world!  Before the world changed forever! I did go back one more time before 9/11/2001, taking my two grand daughters for a week of "doing" New York.  One entire morning was spent in the World Trade Center and we took pictures in the same location as the one with my friends.   This was in June of 2001 just a few sho...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
I attended ActiveRain Camp today!  What was different about this from the other ActiveRain Camp I attended?   I was at my home office early and took care of all my ActiveRain biz - posted, commented, etc. No travel time. I took care of my personal business rather than spending time traveling. No travel expense!  Yea!!! Attended entire Rain Camp from my office. Immediately back at work once camp ended. (I never left!) No distractions such as breaks, long lunch, long trips down the hall to the lady's room, etc. Bob Stewart - EXCELLENT HOST! Presenters - TOTALLY AWESOME!  Bob Kinney, Katerina Gasset & Chris Alston - THANK YOU ALL, for all the golden nuggets! What was missing?  The face-to-face meetings!  ActiveRain is taking care of this with the Meet Ups in different areas!  Genius!  I wa...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 10 Years | We Remember | Hear First Responder Lou Rios | He Was There  Mark Your Calendar - Hear Lou Rios on 9/11/11 Lou Rois, formerly of the New York Fire Department, served on the infamous day of 9/11/2001 as a first responder on that fateful day.  His message is powerful - one you will not want to miss.  Speaking at 10:30 AM on 9/11/2011 at The Father's House in Wise County.  Celebrate Life on 9/11/11 by hearing first responder Lou Rois share his amazing story about the day our world changed.  Lou will be speaking at The Father's House in Wise County.  Lou's story is like no other you have heard - mark your calendar and plan on getting out to hear Lou Rios on 9/11/11 at 10:30 AM.   Lou Rois, formerly of the New York Fire Department, served on the infamous day of 9/11/2001 as a firs...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Rockwall | Things to Do in Rockwall | Canoeing Anyone | Rockwall   Out & About Rockwall Spotlight on Things to Do in Rockwall Basic Canoeing  There is always plenty to do out and about Rockwall!  Rockwall may be the smallest county in Texas, but you will meet lots of friendly people here and there is never a lack of fun and exciting things to do.  Something for every interest and age group is planned on a regular basis to entertain, educate and inform residents of Rockwall providing a full calendar of things to do through out the year.   Living is easy and enjoyable on the sweet side of Dallas!  Get out & about the town!    Come at Sunset & You'll Never Want to Leave!    Canoeing anyone?  The Rockwall City Parks Department is offering a class in Basic Canoeing which will include on-land...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 Things to Do in Rockwall | Family Fun Fridays | Movies in the Park | Rockwall Out & About Rockwall Things to Do in Rockwall Spotlight on Families Family Fun Fridays!!! Family Fun Fridays are coming back as some of the fun things to do in Rockwall.  Mark your calendars as Family fun Fridays start up again in Rockwall on Friday, September 9.  There is always plenty of fun free things to do when you live and get out & about in the great hometowns around Lake Ray Hubbard:  Rockwall, Heath, Royse City, Fate and Rowlett.  Family Fun Fridays are an opportunity to bring families closer, enjoy free entertainment and fellowship as well as build family traditions and memories.  Living is easy and summers are fun times out & about the towns around Lake Ray Hubbard.  Family Fun Fridays have been on...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Things to Do in Rockwall | Adults | Cardio Core Camp | Rockwall   Out & About Rockwall Things to Do in Rockwall Spotlight on Rockwall Adults Calling All Rockwall Adults - Get Out & About Rockwall Don't Be a Slacker!  Get Fit!  Have Fun!   Cardio Core for Weekend Warriors - Register Now! The Rockwall Department of Parks and Recreation continues to provide plenty of things to do in Rockwall, including excellent adult programs.  Don't be a couch potato - join the Cardio Core Camp for Weekend Warriors. The early morning start time will allow you to give your weekend a kick start while having plenty of time left over for other activities.  Energize your weekend by starting off with a total body workout which combines a cardio element with core strengthening and stretches. Already have a work...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 Pay It Forward ..... With Time.....To Two Special ActiveRain Members I noticed a few days earlier that two of my dear ActiveRain friends, Mona Gersky and Connie Goodrich, were pretty close to reaching ActiveRain Mile Markers.  I wrote a post for each one and checked on their progress each day for a week or so.  I had a post ready to send out to each one congratulating them and asking other ActiveRain members to go over and offer them congrats!  I wanted each post to go out immediately upon their reaching the goal. Would you believe that Mona and Connie were close....and that they each passed their mile marker within an hour of each other!   LOL - this meant I had to push these two posts out quickly!  Sometimes I just have too much fun in ActiveRain and paying tribute to ActiveRain memb...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
This Pay It Forward Was A Blast!    Christmas in August!      You may have heard that it has been a long hot summer in Texas!  My two team members, Darlene and Marnie, have worked hard all summer to make things happen for our clients as well as working hard with me to take our marketing to the highest level.   Darlene - my personal assistant, my right hand, the one who works quietly and quickly behind the scenes to "just make it happen" regardless of how difficult something might be. She works tirelessly to find new affordable technology to add to our marketing.  She has not told me, but I believe that her goal must be to learn one new thing each day...because she seems to do this.   I might add that she has been with me over 10 years and I have never seen her lose her cool!  She cares ...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Things to Do in Rockwall | The Harbor | Lake Ray Hubbard | Rockwall                                                           Spot Light On Rockwall Things to Do! There are many exciting things to do in Rockwall at The Harbor on Lake Ray Hubbard.  The summer series of Concerts By the Lake are over for the season but the weeks are filled with many exciting events.  Out and About Rockwall will keep you posted as the weeks. Preview the schedule now and put your favoritres on the calendar!  Don't miss out on all the fun things to do in Rockwall at The Harbor on Lake Ray Hubbard.  Get Out & About and enjoy living and loving Rockwall and Lake Ray Hubbard!  Don't miss these upcoming events at The Harbor:   Friday - August 26 - Wooden Boat Show  Friday - September 16 - The Harbor Arts Week Satu...
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(Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals Lynn911.com )
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 Things to Do in Rockwall | Rockwall Youth Advisory Council | Apply Now | Rockwall Have you heard about the Rockwall Youth Advisory Council?  People are talking about this exciting youth program which is sponsored by the City of Rockwall.  Also known as YAC, the Rockwall Youth Advisory Council is a program which involves students being able to participate in the municipal government.  Today's youth are the future of our communities and nation.  Programs such as the Rockwall Youth Advisory Council will allow participants to learn first hand knowledge of how municipal governments work.  Experiences such as serving on the Rockwall Youth Advisory Council will lead today's youth into adult life well prepared to become involved citizens.   The benefits to students being part of the Rockwall Y...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Things to Do in Rockwall | Concerts By the Lake | Fastlane's Eagles Tribute | Rockwall Out & About Rockwall Pick of the Week - Concert By the Lake - Fastlane  - Eagles Tribute Concert Night!  August 11.  Put it on your calendar!  Only two concerts left this summer so don't miss the fun. There is nothing like being out & about on Lake Ray Hubbard on these hot Texas summer days and finishing up on the waterfront in the evenings  with that "Peaceful Easy Feeling"  performed by Fastlane - a tribute to the Eagles. FastLane - a tribute to the Eagles has been together since 2005 and plays to thousands each year at Festivals, Clubs, and Special Events. They are one of the favorites of the Concerts by the Lake in Rockwall.  The Concerts By The Lake Series are one of the most popular destinations...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Real Estate Recovery | Home Buyer Tip #1 | Get Pre-Qualified | Homes For Sale | Rockwall Real Estate Recovery is happening in Rockwall with one of the first signs being that Buyers are buying rather than waiting and waiting to see if something better comes on the market.  Buyers still want good deals and are concerned with making a good business decision along with buying a home they love.  Buyers continue asking about Foreclosures, but  often decide to buy one of the individually owned well priced homes after considering the costs involved with buying foreclosures that are not in good condition. Buyers, THE #1, Number One, Home Buyer Tip is to get Pre-Qualified BEFORE starting your search for your dream home!    This is an easy process and can happen pretty quickly, but you do need to ...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Things to Do in Rockwall | Rockwall Event | Doggie Splash Day | Rockwall Out & About Rockwall Pick of the Week Things to Do in Rockwall | Rockwall Event |  Doggie Splash Day | Rockwall Calling All Dogs, this is THE event of the season!  It's official now, time & date has been announced for Doggie Splash Day in Rockwall at Harry Myers Park.  Saturday, August 13 is the day and the time is 10:00 AM.   Who let the dogs out?  The Parks & Recreation Department is letting the dogs out the Saturday after the pool closes for the season.  Take a look at the special events of the day: Swim suit contest Dog paddle race Retrieving contest   This unique Rockwall Event is just one of the cool events to put on your Things to Do in Rockwall list, and will likely be one of the most unique summer events o...
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By Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate
(214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com)
The Rockwall Animal Shelter is having a Groovy "Summer of Love 60's Power" promotion for the month of August!  Rockwall Animal Shelter is lowering the adoption fee by $60 for any DOG or CAT who has been a Resident at the Shelter for 60 or more days.  This promotion makes the adoption fee for Dogs just $25 and FREE for Cats!!!   Since a number of the Rockwall Shelter dogs & cats are at various locations like Stonebridge Veterinary Hospital, Ridge Rd Animal Hospital, Ponderosa Pet Resort & Fostered at private homes, please visit the Rockwall Pets website to see all of their pets available for adoption. As of today, Aug 2nd, the eligible doggies are Alice, Birdie, Holly & Jake ... and Ms Stella the cat.  The promotion is being underwritten by donations to Rockwall Pets, a nonprofit organiz...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Things to Do in Rockwall | 55 & Better | Trip to Texas Freshwater Fisheries | Meet in Rockwall Out & About Rockwall Pick of the Week - 55 & Better Things to Do in Rockwall | 55 & Better | Trip to Texas Freshwater Fisheries.  There is always exciting and fun outings planned for the 55 & Better crowd in Rockwall so there is never a reason to wonder What to Do in Rockwall - just get out & about and enjoy!  Watch for the schedule - Out & About Rockwall will keep you informed! Wednesday, August 15, Register at The Center, 108 E. Washington, Rockwall - 972-771-7740 Meet at the Center in Rockwall - A happening place! The Center in Rockwall offers a full schedule of cool things for the 55 & Better crown in Rockwall and this week's scheduled happening is to visit Texas Freshwater Fisheries Cente...
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