Rockwall, TX Real Estate News

By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Living & Loving Rockwall County, Texas Tribute To Elvis Presley - Big Night on Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall, Texas! Don't Forget - Concerts By the Lake Kicks Off This Thursday May 5Th , 7:30 PM at The Harbor, Rockwall Concerts By the Lake is one of the most popular summer events - happening every Thursday Night in Rockwall at The Harbor.  What better way to start the concert season than with a walk back in time with fond memories of the King.  No one does it better than David Allen who says, "I am not an Elvis impersonator, I do a tribute to Elvis". David Allen has a strong following of loyal fans and this is a great opportunity to see him under the stars on Lake Ray Hubbard.  Come early, stay late, bring your lawn chairs, blankets, a picnic & ice chest...just come on out to Rockwall to...
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By Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate
(214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com)
  It's that time again … the annual TASTE OF ROCKWALL & BUSINESS EXPO … is tonight, Thursday, April 28th, from 5:-9p (or until the food runs out) at Rockwall High School (901 W. Yellowjacket Ln / behind the Walmart off I-30).   This is a perfect chance to sample Food & Beverages from over 24 area eateries! There will be a wide range of appetizers, sandwiches, entrees, side dishes, desserts, & drinks to try … all for 1 ticket price of $12 adults (12-up) / $5 children (5-12)! In addition, you'll be able to learn more about the different businesses in the Rockwall area.   Come join in the festivities & see why last year over 2,000 people attended this fabulous fund-raising event for the Rockwall Noon Rotary Club & the Rockwall Chamber!  
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Living & Loving Rockwall County, Texas Shopping for shoes can be both fun and an act of charity at the same time!  Need a new pair of shoes...shop Downtown Rockwall at Groovy's and experience the act of giving when you purchase a pair of TOMS Shoes! If you haven't heard of Toms Shoes by now, it's just a matter of time. There's plenty of buzz going around about the shoes, as well as the unique business concept behind them.  TOMS Shoes - you buy a pair of these simple, stylish and comfortable shoes and they in turn give a pair to a shoeless child.  Check out TOMS Facebook NOW - http://www.facebook.com/toms - you have to read this amazing story! Blake Mycoskie, an American traveling in Argentina in 2006, befriended children when he found they had no shoes to protect their feet.  With a des...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Living & Loving Rockwall County & Rockwall, Texas! A Fun Place to Live & Play......West to East....Rockwall Has Something for Every Interest! If you live in or visit Rockwall, Texas, the County Seat of the smallest county in Texas, you won't have far to go in any direction - Go East - Go West - Go North - Go South - there is something for every possible interest and person, regardless of age.    Living & Loving Rockwall County Features Two Great Attractions On the western side of Rockwall along the eastern shores of Lake Ray Hubbard is The Harbor.  Locals and people from all the surrounding counties treat The Harbor as their destination for dining, entertaining and viewing fantastic sunsets.  A unique Dallas area shopping and entertainment center with lakeside dining at its best; all wi...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Lil' Kickers Easter Extravaganza Rockwall, Texas Rockwall offers an abundance of community events, many of which are free, allowing families opportunities for quality entertainment without impacting the budget.  Rockwall offers a huge variety of neighborhoods and property types, Rockwall Schools are well located throughout the county, and the downtown square are a few of the reasons Rockwall, Texas is such a great Hometown!  Rockwall Indoor Sports Expo will be hosting a Lil' Kickers Easter Extravaganza, Saturday, April 16th. The event begins at 12:30p and will end at 2p.  The Egg Hunt begins promptly at 12:45 pm. This is a FREE afternoon of FUN!  The egg hunt is for children ages 18 months to 9years.   If you or a friend has a child that age, we have an Easter Egg for them!!! So come on...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Cell Phone Numbers Go Public This Month!  You Can Stop Pesky Sales Calls....for which YOU will be charged! Ring, Ring, Ring..... I have grown to dread the Monday Morning rash of telemarketing callers!  Monday mornings are busy for me and I spend precious time every week answering these calls.  I understand that they come in on my business phone and the office phone...BUT HEY, DON'T CALL MY CELL!!! I freely provide my cell number to clients, other agents, friends & family....but....seriously, no           telemarketers, please!  I don't know about you....but I do not want any more telemarketing calls than I already get!  I am making the call right now for my cell number to be put on the Do Not Call List!  Follow These Instructions to Delete Your Cell Number! REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers ...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Rockwall's Home, Home & Garden Event at the Hilton Bella Harbor Hotel in Rockwall, Texas Living & Loving Rockwall Texas Announcing Another Great Local Event Rockwall, nestled along the eastern shores of Lake Ray Hubbard, contines to be a destination, not only for where to live, but dining, shopping, cultural events and watersports.  Sunset watching is in vogue and things seem to slow down at this special time of the day in Rockwall. Lakeside Home & Garden Show in Rockwall, Texas benefiting the Rockwall Soroptimist will be held at the Hilton Bella Harbor Hotel on the shores of beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard. April 3rd  11:00am - 5:00pm The Lakeside Home & Garden Show in Rockwall, the ONLY place for you to experience what's new in Home, Gardening, Remodeling, Home Decor, and More! You'll have...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 Special Event - Rockwall ISD District Annual Art Show Rockwall, Texas Living & Loving Rockwall, Texas A Happening Place to Live & Play....A Great Hometown! The Rockwall ISD District Art Show annual event celebrates the talents of the student body and the leadership of its art teachers.  The creativity of the Rockwall ISDart students will be on display at the annual Rockwall ISD District Art Show.The pieces will be on display at Rockwall-Heath High School in the Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 1 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, April 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. The Rockwall ISD District Art Showis put on with help from all of the district art teachers.   The event is open to the public and free of charge.  Visitors will have an opportunity to browse art in categories from drawing, pa...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Concerts by the Lake Summer Schedule, The Harbor on Lake Ray Hubbard, Rockwall Texas Living & Loving Rockwall Texas Plan your summer evenings around the great Concerts by the Lake schedule.  It is going to be a great season on the Shores of Lake Ray Hubbard as the 2011 season kicks off....you won't want to miss the very first one, and you will want to catch all the others as well. No where but Rockwall, Texas will you find this quality of entertainment at such an affordable price...IT IS FREE!   People of ages will flock to The Harbor on Lake Ray Hubbard to spend their summer evenings.  This year's summer Concerts by the Lake  at The Harbor, Lake Ray Hubbard, Rockwall will start May 5th and run through August 18th.  Concerts start at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings at The Harbor Amphithe...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Event Noice.... Easter Egg Hunt Rockwall Texas Living & Loving Rockwall, Texas It's A Happening Place, A Fun Place A Great Hometown! Rockwall offers an abundance of community events, many of which are free, allowing families opportunities for quality entertainment without impacting the budget.  Rockwall offers a huge variety of neighborhoods and property types, Rockwall Schools are well located throughout the county, and the downtown square are a few of the reasons Rockwall, Texas is such a great Hometown!  Parent & Kids...Put This on Your Calendar!  One of the most popular events is coming up soon, grab your Easter baskets and join in the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.  Spread the word to your friends and tell them to meet you at the Egg Hunt.        9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by th...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Search MLS Homes For Sale in Chandlers Landing Waterfront Community, Rockwall Texas 75032 Living & Loving Rockwall, Texas A Great Place to Live.....An Awesome Hometown! This Is Your FREE MLS Search For Homes For Sale in Chandlers Landing Chandlers Landing is a gated waterfront community on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall with 24-hour patrolled security.  Chandlers Landing offers a wide variety of sizes and styles of homes for sale. The meandering streets offer a variety of lot sizes and types, waterfront lots, lots backing to wooded areas, lots with views of water and private cul-de-sac settings.    Spacious greenbelts, heavily-wooded parks, fishable ponds, community pool and tennis courts provide for year-round activities. Chandlers Landing  is ideally located off Ridge Road...
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By Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate
(214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com)
Foreclosures-Foreclosures-Foreclosures ... the housing market has been greatly affected by them for the past 3 years. However, with the controversey of foreclosure paperwork being a "rubber stamped" process at the end of last year and with it still being tweaked, the number of foreclosures on a national scale has continued to decrease. According to RealtyTrac's latest report, February saw a 27% decrease from February 2010. As of the end of February, RealtyTrac has Texas ranked as #23 with a total of 11,562 houses that are in the foreclosure process.  So what does that mean for us in the Lake Ray Hubbard area? Like the national outlook, foreclosures are still affecting our Housing Market and the prices. See below to get a peak of the Foreclosures in your City.   GARLAND   2011 ... 112 F...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Rockwall Community Playhouse Theatre Presents Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a Pulitzer Prize winner by Tennessee Williams.  It's a story of a Southern family in crisis gathering at the family plantation home in the Mississippi Delta to celebrate the birthday of wealthy cotton tycoon and patriarch, Big Daddy.  The play examines the relationships among members of Big Daddy's family, primarily between Brick, his ex-football son and his trophy wife,  Maggie, whom have gathered with his brother's family to celebrate Big Daddy's 65th birthday. Unbeknownst to Big Daddy is that he is dying of cancer and what ensues is each couple's attempt to discredit the other and to put themselves in the position to inherit Big Daddy's enormous wealth. Adult Themes    Performances Held: Mar...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Spring Breaks Arrives in Rockwall, Texas From our kindergarten days we are conditioned to anticipate the annual spring holiday. Spring Break! We look forward to it. We count down the bleak cold winter days until that fresh breath of Spring Break air arrives. It's a much anticipated reward for all of those cold early morning awakenings to get to school. Spring Break in Rockwall is March 14 - 18 Looking for some fun for the kids this Spring Break that won't break the bank? Rockwall has the answer! The Rockwall Public Library invites you to head over and Celebrate With Books!  Activities for children ages 6-10.  For more information, please call the Children's Service desk at 972-204-7740. The Rockwall Parks & Recreation will be hosting Rock Spring Break Camp. This camp is for kids ages 6-...
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By Diane Lipps, Broker "Lake Ray Hubbard Real Estate"
(DA Rock of Homes - Broker/Owner/REALTOR (469-879-1301))
Thomas A Edison once quoted:   "I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work" Yes, that is what we face when we are marketing, trying build our business or simply rearranging furniture.  This quote from Thomas Edison is a positive reminder that just because you don't get it right the first time, second or third time, it doesn't mean you are a failure.  You just have not found what works for you.  It can be restated as:  don't ever, ever give up!  Great things don't happen overnight.  You need to be persistent, patient and have a passion for what you are trying to accomplish. "By Perserverance, the snail reached the ark"     So, whatever you are trying to accomplish: Keep Your Head Up Keep Your Integrity Intact Keep Your Feet On The Ground and...don't ever, ever give up!     ...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
 Chandlers Landing Yacht & Tennis Club on Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall, Texas Chandlers Landing is a private lakeside gated community with  24-hour security, and is nestled in the hills along the eastern shores of LAKE RAY HUBBARD in Rockwall, Texas.  Lifestyle opportunities in Chandlers Landing attracts people from all corners of the world.  Whether you enjoy fishing, sailing, nature walks, bicycling, visiting with friends or just watching our fabulous sunsets, you will find something fun to do as a resident in Chandlers Landing.  Be sure to take time to watch the Sunset! Spacious greenbelts, heavily-wooded parks, fishable ponds, community pool and tennis courts provide year-round activities at Chandlers Landing Yacht & Tennis Club.  Marine Quest Marina at Chandlers Landing is also a l...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Living & Loving Rockwall, Texas....My Kind of Hometown! Come to the Sweet Side of Dallas, Come at Sunset & You'll Never Want to Leave! The Harbor, One Amazing Waterfront Destination, Rockwall Texas on Lake Ray Hubbard The Harbor is Rockwall's premier destination district for musical entertainment, festivals, weddings and relaxation in a picturesque setting offering magnificent water features and the serenity of Lake Ray Hubbard against the backdrop of breathtaking sunsets.  People come from all around Dallas to dine, relax or celebrate special events.  EntertainmentThe Concert By The Lake series is the third Thursday of the month this summer.  Bring out the entire family for the best summer entertainment in Rockwall.   Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and ice chests and enjoy great musi...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Living & Loving Rockwall, Texas....My Kind of Town! Barbara Hensley Suggests You'll Love Living in Beautiful Rockwall, Texas "Come at Sunset and You'll Never Want to Leave!" Life is Better by the Lake!  Rockwall is located just minutes east of Dallas along the stunning eastern shores of Lake Ray Hubbard.  Rockwall is the smallest county in Texas and one of the fastest growing counties in the United States.  People come from all around to enjoy exceptional fishing, boating, and sailing, in addition to 330 acres of parkland and dedicated open space to enjoy as well as two community pools, three exceptional golf courses and an award-winning Parks and Recreation program.  Rockwall proudly maintains one of the highest-ranking school systems and one of the lowest tax rates within the State of...
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By Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate
(214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com)
  PARADISE BURGER COMPANY at the Rockwall Harbor on Lake Ray Hubbard is a must stop! My honey and I had a date night last Friday ... diner & movies & drinks afterwards. It's been a few weeks since we'd been to the Harbor & noticed the new Burger Joint across from the Movie Theater was opened (yeah!).  PARADISE BURGER COMPANY is the name & delicious fresh made food is their game! They've got everything you could want for a hang-out spot ... flat screen TV's on all the walls, music playing when there's not a live band, a fully loaded bar (with drink specials!), & friendly service! The atmosphere is Fun & Inviting! Outside there's a Tiki Patio, which has a view of the Movie Theatre as well as the Water Fountain & Lake!  For the summer, they have an outside Ordering/Pick Up Window that's su...
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Valentine's Day Daddy/Daughter Dance, Hilton Bella Harbor, The Harbor, Rockwall, Texas It's Date Night in Rockwall, Texas....for Dads & Daughters! Fathers are invited to bring their best girls -- their daughters -- out for a magical night of dancing and fun.  It's happening in Rockwall, Texas! The dance will be held at Hilton Bella Harbor, The Harbor, in Rockwall, Texas on Friday, January 28, from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM. Tickets are available now at The Center at Rockwall City Place. $45 Resident Couple / $67 Non Resident Couple. Dad don't miss this opportunity to dance the night away with your "Princess" and capture the memories forever with a picture from a professional photographer included in the price. The evening will be filled with music, dancing and fun!  Light refreshments will be s...
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