Rockwall, TX Real Estate News

By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Rockwall Concerts By the Lake Series - Rockwall Event, Lake Ray Hubbard, Rockwall, Texas Out & About - What's Happening at Lake Ray Hubbard?  Concert By the Lake June 30 - Hanna's Reef - Texas Beach Music in Rockwall, Texas Just do it - get out & about, come on down to the Lake for a bit of Margaritaville and good Texas Beach Music by  Hanna's Reef - on Lake Ray Hubbard, The Harbor, in Rockwall!  Concert By the Lake Presents  "Jerry Diaz & Hanna's Reef"  -  Thursday, June 30 - 7:30 PM - This will be a special invitation to Margaritaville, Lake Ray Hubbard style at The Harbor.  Who doesn't like a great Jimmy Buffett Tribute such as provided by Hanna's Reef - just plain great Texas Beach Music.  As always, a great FREE event and you can bring your own blanket or chairs, cooler & treats......
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Out & About Rockwall What to Do July 4 Weekend!  Sail on The Seawolf, Only in Rockwall, Texas Out & About Pick of the Week Sailing with Scott on Lake Ray Hubbard Out & About just got the news from Captain Scott Self that there is still time to reserve space for July 4th weekend for an exciting sail on Lake Ray Hubbard on the famous Seawolf.  There is much going on at The Harbor and all around the shore line of Lake Ray Hubbard this weekend and the best seat on the lake is on The Seawolf.  Sail with Scott for the most memorial July 4th weekend ever.  No where but Rockwall can you find an event this exciting for these affordable prices.  Sail with Scott offers group, shared, and private sailing charters aboard the Seawolf, a beautiful 40 ft. wooden catamaran in Rockwall, Texas. Fireworks...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Out & About Rockwall - Help Keep Rockwall Beautiful!  Work Days in the Parks, Rockwall, Texas Rockwall Residents - this is an opportunity to give back to our community!  Rockwall offers so much toward quality living and a wide variety of lifestyle opportunities.  There are many beautiful parks which greatly enhance our neighborhoods and city.  Now YOU have an opportunity to give back to our great community!  The Rockwall Parks and Recreation Department invites all interested persons to join the "Work Days in the Parks" in specific parks.  The City of Rockwalll will provide hand tools, safety vests and safety glasses for volunteers.  You will need to bring work gloves, hat, sunscreen and drinking water.  July 30 and August 27 are scheduled work days in the parks. Cleanup is from 9 a.m. u...
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By Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate
(214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com)
Wow … Can you believe it’s almost the 4th of July!?! What are your plans for Celebrating the holiday? In typical Lake Ray Hubbard fashion, there are lots of Fun, Family, FREE events going on to Commemorate the 4th! ROCKWALL … Celebrate with the Freedom Fest at the Harbor! Friday, July 1st enjoy Live Music at the various Restaurants & Bars and a Firework Show over the Lake at dark. Saturday & Sunday the Freedom Fest continues from 12-5 at the Harbor with Live Music on the Main Stage that overlooks the Lake, 2nd Annual Boat Show, & Vendor Booths. ROWLETT … Celebrate the 4th of July on Main St in Downtown Rowlett (4000 Main St) from 6-10pm. There’ll be Live Music from the “Time Machine” (one of DFW’s top cover bands), Food, Children’s Activities, & MORE. GARLAND … At the Firewheel Town Cen...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Pay It Forward......Mary Cook at American Title....My Dream Closer, Only in Rockwall, Texas! Mary Cook at American Title is an example of what the words "service" & "excellence" mean.  I have closed transactions with Mary for years and she has a knack for making me feel like I am her only client.  I have never known her to be impatient and she treats my clients like they are gold!  I am sure her other clients feel the same way! Mary picks up my new contracts at my office and shows excitement over each and every one, regardless of the price.  Mary hand delivers our commission checks to us at what seems like the speed of light to me - she comes in smiling and always offering her sincere thanks for the business.  Get it to Mary, means "getting it done" as she will handle it in quick time a...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 Rockwall News - HomeGoods Store Grand Opening - Get Out & About Rockwall, Texas   Shop Rockwall!  News - HomeGoods opens Sunday, June 26 in Rockwall.  Rockwall residents have been anxiously waiting for the new HomeGoods store to open in Phase 2 of Rockwall Plaza at 1059 IH 30.  HomeGoods offers an eclectic display of most anything to do with furnishing and accessorizing homes.  HomeGoods is not new to the Dallas Metroplex so Rockwall residents have already had a preview of the store's offerings in their other Metroplex locations.   HomeGoods is a great place to buy gifts, update your current home, or shop for new furnishings when purchasing a new home.  Many Interior Decorators and Home Stagers enjoy shopping for their clients taking advantage of the advertised 20 - 60% off department ...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
What to Do in Rockwall! Family Fun Fridays, June 24, Shores Park, Rockwall, Texas Family Fun Pick of the Week! Bring the baby, bring the kids, call your friends....call your mother-in-law....EVERYONE will enjoy this Family Fun Event!  Don't miss this one! There is always plenty of fun free things to do when you live and get out & about in of the great hometowns around Lake Ray Hubbard, Rockwall, Heath, Royse City, Fate, Rowlett, Forney and Sunnyvale.  Living is easy and summers are fun times out & about the towns around Lake Ray Hubbard.  Family Fun Fridays have been one of the most popular summer time events in Rockwall. This Friday night, June 24, the action takes place at the Shores Park starting at 6:00 p.m.  Family games and all sorts of activities includes bounce house, always a f...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Out & About Rockwall & Lake Ray Hubbard - The News Is Out - KIDS BOWL FREE - Fun Things to Do Out & About Rockwall, Texas! The Texas summers can be brutal and kids need cool places to spend time away from television - Shenaniganz in Rockwall is part of the Kids Bowl Free program which is designed by bowling centers to provide free entertainment by offering a nice safe, cool and fun way to enjoy these long hot summers.  Don't forget - IT IS FREE!  Join our Out & About Boys in all the fun stuff to do in Rockwall, Lake Ray Hubbard and the great hometowns around the lake:  Rowlett, Royse City, Fate, Forney, Heath....have a blast this summer! A select number of bowling establishments across the nation has joined in the program Kids Bowl Free program.  Out & About Rockwall & Lake Ray Hubbard ...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Rockwall Out & About Pick of the Week - Concert By the Lake - June 23 - Django Walker - Rockwall, Texas Pick of the Week - June 23 - 7:30 PM 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 for some hot country music is the perfect way to finish the day,  Rockwall welcomes Django Walker and his sizzling country music.   It's FREE! Songs & Sunsets - Lake Ray Hubbard - Put it on your calendar!  Visit Django Walker to learn more about this popular country performer, then join him on Thursday night at the Concert By the Lake.   The summer long party on Lake Ray Hubbard continues....same drill...another great new performance this week!  Come early, stay late.....just get out & about the waterfront on...
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By Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate
(214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com)
Summer Time is here ... let the Home Improvement projects begin!  Whether they're classified as maintenance, updating or energy saving, they should make your homeownership more enjoyable while increase the value of your home! Remodeling magazine's 2010-11 Cost vs. Value Report suggests that some improvements are a better investment than others.  Front door and garage door replacements are two of the easiest and return the greatest percentage of cost on resale. Kitchen and bathroom updates transform an older home and instantly give visitors and buyers a fresh impression. Countertops and appliances can be expensive but yield great results.  Painting the cabinets and replacing the hardware is much less expensive to change the look and feel of the rooms. Energy efficiency enhancements can i...
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By Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate
(214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com)
  It's time again for Dallas Race Week on Lake Ray Hubbard. What is “Dallas Race Week” on Lake Ray Hubbard you ask. Good question … simply put, it's Sailboat Racing. But not just any Sailboat  Racing. Top sailors from around the area including World Champions, National Champions, Olympic sailors, and Regional Champions will all be racing to win the final prize. It's also a Charity Event for the Rockwall Breakfast Rotary Club, who raise money for many worthy causes in the Rockwall area. Dallas Race Week on Lake Ray Hubbard will be from Sunday, June 19th-Friday, June 24th. Races start at 7pm and typically last 45mins. Their will also be events after the races. Click HERE to find out more on the Schedule of events. The best place to watch these awesome Sailboat Races is on the  “SeaWolf”, ...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Call Your Friends!  Call Your Neighbors!  Call Your Family!  Tell them to meet you at the Concert!  Better call your boss as you will likely be late for work Friday!   What type of music do you like?  Out & About Rockwall found out that The Pictures Band is coming to Rockwall on Lake Ray Hubbard at The Harbor to perform in the Concerts By the Lake Series.  Who likes a little good Country music?  How  do feel about Funk?  Perhaps you are dreaming about Disco!  Some of you may be stuck in the 50s, maybe the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s....NOT TO WORRY....The Pictures do a little bit of all this!  Let's just cut to the chase, many of you just want to hear the Top 40!     The Pictures Band is known as a Cover and Variety Band for All Occasions!  Folks will be coming from throughout North Texas to lis...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Out & About Rockwall - The News Is Out!   In-N-Out Burger Coming to Rockwall! The wild and crazy popular California based burger chain opened in Allen and Frisco recently with a grand opening that was strictly straight out of Hollywood....with a big Texas over the top promotional event!  Unbelievable, but true, people camped out waiting to be among the first to enter when the doors opened for the first time.  It was rumored that everyone who was anyone was there....and we know three of them. Two of our favorite little "Out & About" Boys waited in a long line to check it out.  Well...they actually did not plan to check it out!  Here's a true story of what happened!  Mommie, Carter & Camden were out & about doing errands and happened to get into an incredibly bad traffic jam!  The traffi...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Concert by the Lake - June 9 - Blaze of Glory - Bon Jovi Tribute - Get Out & About in Rockwall, Texas Pick of the Week Live Music Capital of North Texas Summer has landed in Rockwall and summers always seem better on the water!  There is so when you get out & about in Rockwall on Lake Ray Hubbard, and the biggest lure of all on Thursday evenings are the famed Concerts on the Lake series.  The Pick of the Week is the popular Blaze of Glory, the only Bon Jovi Tributein the southwest.  They are planning a triumphant return to Lake Ray Hubbard and their fans quickly put June 9 on their summer schedule as a "do not miss this".  Members of Blaze of Glory include Trae Doss, Ray lee Nelson, Wayne Tullos, Boris Koral, and Kenny Schiumo.  The event is expected to bring fans from throughout North ...
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Out & About Rockwall - Concert By The Lake, Thursday, June 2, Escape - Dallas Journey Tribute Band - Lake Ray Hubbard, Rockwall, Texas                                                         Pick of the Week Living and Loving Rockwall Just Get Out & About Rockwall and Do Something!  School is out, the weather is awesome...and there are lots of exciting happenings Out & About Rockwall.  The Concerts By the Lake Series are a MUST for summer time fun on Lake Ray Hubbard!  Pick of the Week is the Dallas Journey Tribute Band. Escape, rocking it out on Lake Ray Hubbard at The Harbor on June 2 @ 7:00 PM. Concerts by the Lake Series is one of the most popular summer events - happening every Thursday Night in Rockwall at The Harbor.  Don't miss the Concert by the Lake on  June 2. ESCAPE -  Dalla...
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By Diane Lipps, Broker "Lake Ray Hubbard Real Estate"
(DA Rock of Homes - Broker/Owner/REALTOR (469-879-1301))
Purchasing a condo - things to ask.... Condo living is one of those tricky areas in real estate that you need to do your homework on before you pursue purchasing one.  Living in one can be one of the greatest things to have for those not wanting yard maintenance, as a 2nd home, investment purposes or the frequent traveler.  But, if you are in the market to purchase a condo, there are certain things you should be aware of that is different than a normal single family home.  Be sure you have clarity in the issues upfront before you make your offer. (Condo abbreviated for condominium)  Find out about the condo's HOA.  1. See exactly what is covered in the fees and what is not.  Sometimes they have things like water or gas included which would affect your monthly expenses. 2. Ask for their...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Sail on the Seawolf with Captain Scott from The Harbor on Beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard, Rockwall, Texas   Living & Loving Rockwall County, Texas Rockwall, A Great Hometown  Living is easy on Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall.  Sunsets have long been a lure attracting people to the area and there is no better way to enjoy a sunset then with Scott Self on the Seawolf.  Scott offers an affordable sailing charter for shared cruises on Lake Ray Hubbard.  Your cruise sails out of Bella Harbor on the eastern shores of Lake Ray Hubbard, the best sailing waters of the Dallas area.  The Seawolf is a 40 foot long by 25 foot wide sailing catamaran built of beautiful Spanish cedar and has a capacity of 49 passengers, with comfortable seating for everyone.  For a cruise, the Seawolf is docked at the lightho...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Concert By the Lake, May 26 - Me and My Monkey Presents A Beatles Tribute, Lake Ray Hubbard, Rockwall, Texas DON'T  MISS  THIS  ONE ! ! !   Memories of John, Paul, George & Ringo!    A good time will be had by all!  There is no better way then to spend a Thursday evening than at Lake Ray Hubbard enjoying the outdoors, sunsets and a great tribute to the Beatles. Me and My Monkey will be there on May 26 with their Beatles Tribute.  You will want to get this one on your calendar for sure and plan on coming out early to make this an evening to remember.   May 26 - Me and My Monkey - Beatles Tribute May 26 - Me and My Monkey - Beatles Tribute John, Paul, George and Ringo!  With incredible attention to detail, Me and My Monkey is a Beatles tribute band that recreates the feeling of seeing a l...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
2755 State Highway 66, Horse Property, For Sale in Rockwall, Texas - Visit the individual property website for additional photos and complete details of this outstanding Rockwall County horse property.    Location!  Location!  Location!  the Horse Property at 2755 State Highway 66 in Rockwall, Texas is the best of all worlds!  The property is situated in Rockwall, one of the most in-demand relocation destinations area, yet is within a brief drive to the world class city of Dallas, Texas. Featured By The Barbara Hensley Collection Exceptional Property, a landmark in the area featuring 17 gorgeous rolling acres.  Enter through electronic gates to this well maintained Horse Property and be prepared to be WOWED.  The One-Owner Custom Home has three spacious bedrooms, formal living and dinin...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Living & Loving Rockwall County, Texas! Did you hear that Rockwall is going to the dogs?  It's true, finally happening!  Actually, this is a long awaited and well planned event for which the Animal Services staff, Rockwall PAWS members and faithful volunteers have worked long and hard.  Dog owners throughout Rockwall County have been watching, and waiting for the completion of the Dog Park at Harry Myers Park.  It's finally here! Dog Park Grand Opening!  The Start of Another Rockwall Tradition....You're gotta love this, but, yes, Rockwall is going to the dogs! What:  Grand Opening of Rockwall's first ever off-leash dog area Where: Harry Myers Park 815 East Washington St. Rockwall, TX 75087 When: Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 10:00am     Ribbon Cutting at 11:00 am. Mother's Day may be Sunday,...
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