Rockwall, TX Real Estate News

By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Zillows Dueling Digs Vote on favorite pools, kitchens etc... I was updating my Zillow profile today when I noticed Zillows Dueling Digs. It is an area on their site that allows you to vote or "duel" on pictures of kitchens , swiimming pools, home theatres and more! They flash various pictures and you pick the one you like best. I especially like the swimming pool pictures because I really want one!!! I sold my home with a swimming pool and I really miss it in the summer.  This pool was my favorite ! I looks so natural, don't you think?? Vist the "Dueling Digs" here.
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Rockwall, Texas Is Relocation Destination, Barbara Hensley, The Barbara Hensley Collection, RE/MAX Hometown Living & Loving Rockwall County, Texas Barbara Hensley, The Barbara Hensley Collection, RE/MAX Hometown You are invited to visit Rockwall, Texas....on the Eastern Shores of Lake Ray Hubbard Come at Sunset and You Will Never Want to Leave! Texas is one of the top ten searchs for real estate in today's market. Dallas comes up high in the Texas search...thus many people are looking seriously at Rockwall, Texas.  Rockwall is ideally situated a brief commute to Dallas on the the eastern shores of Lake Ray Hubbard. 
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By Diane Lipps, Broker "Lake Ray Hubbard Real Estate"
(DA Rock of Homes - Broker/Owner/REALTOR (469-879-1301))
Market Report for Rockwall Texas for the year 2010 shown monthly. - - - Information herein deemed reliable but not guaranteed  - - - The median price of homes for sale in the Rockwall areais down 9% from December 2009 and the median price of sold properties is down 5% also from December 2009.   May of 2010 had the most number of homes sold with a little over 80 and June right behind it with just under 80.         Diane Lipps DA Rock of Homes – Broker http://www.dianelipps.com (469) 879-1301    
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By Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate
(214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com)
Rockwall Daddy Daughter Dance That's right Daddy's, it's time to brush up on your dance moves … it's time for the 11th Annual Daddy/Daughter Ball!  This year the Ball will be on Friday, January 28th and will again be at the Hilton Bella Harbor. If you're not a resident of the City of Rockwall, that's OK, Daddy's from Fate, Heath, Rowlett, Garland, & other neighboring cities around Lake Ray Hubbard are more than welcome! Tickets per couple are $45 for City of Rockwall residents and $68 for Non-Residents and can be purchased at “The Center”, located at Rockwall City Place (972-771-7740). The ticket also includes a Professional Picture & a Commemorative Flower. Don't miss this opportunity to make your daughter feel like a princess & have this special date with her daddy! Take it from an o...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
The Potter House SOLD in the Shores of Rockwall TX. It is a wonderful experience every time I get to be a part of the process when a client finds and closes on their dream home. With key in hand this family is ready to begin a new chapter in their life while living in this beautiful home located in the Shores of Rockwall TX. If you or someone you know is looking to find a new home of their dreams I would be happy to assist you. It's a new year, a new decade and no better time than today to make a home purchase.    
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Barbara Hensley, The Barbara Hensley Collection @ RE/MAX Hometown Sends Happy New Year Wishes to Rockwall, Texas! Hello, Rockwall!  Best Wishes from Barbara Hensley! Rockwall, Texas you are the greatest EVER hometown.  I have been here when we were a one red light town, and now it seems like they are being dropped in at night while we are sleeping.  We have shopping, dining, theater, concerts...AND...those awesome lake views!  The people in Rockwall are also the best!  I am glad that I call Rockwall, Texas my hometown....Happy New Year to each and every one! I also want to send out Happy New Year wishes to my many awesome clients, buyers, sellers and tenants, an awesome New Year in 2011!  Thank you for trusting me to assist with the many transactions during 2011.  There were some great ...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Mogio's Pizza in Rockwall, Texas 75087 I had some of this delicous pizza today. My favorite is the crispy wheat crust pizza topped with cashew chicken and spinach! Yummy! It is healthier than most pizza because it is not loaded down with cheese...this way I can eat more!!  Visit their website here. You can view the full menu and store locations. They also have a store located in Murphy , Texas. Other menu items include Greek Salads, Pastas and desserts such as cheesecake!! Next pretty day swing by one of these locations , order up some really good food and sit outside enjoying the beautiful weather!
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By Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas
(RE/MAX Properties)
Dear Santa This Is All I Want for Christmas!  Here's My Business Christmas Wish List! Guys, this is not my personal or spiritual list...but it an important Christmas Wish List! Time is short, clock is ticking, the hours are quickly passing and now I am counting down to the end of the year.  WOW, this was quite a year! At the end of the day, or rather the year I am going passionately forward to 2011!  However, I do find myself with a Business Wish List, hope you are reading this, Dear Santa! 1.  New video camera 2. Verizon's iPad 3. Lights for video shooting Now, Dear Santa, please remember this is only my Business Wish List.  I have been very good this year and am ready to take my business to the next level....so please, please read my list. Barbara Hensley, The Barbara Hensley Collecti...
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Below you will find the November 2010 market report for Rockwall, TX in Rockwall County. The report is for residential single family homes. All sales statistics are taken year-over-year (2009 vs. 2010) from our local MLS. If you would like to buy or sell a home in this area, please contact me. I would be glad to work with you! Click here to view Rockwall listings If you would like to view the slide show in a larger format, you can do the following: 1. Click Menu, then click View Fullscreen (in the left corner). 2. OR, click View on Slideshare (in the right corner). Rockwall TX - Housing Market Report - November 2010 View more presentations from Valarie Littles.
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
You are approved for a home loan ! Yea....now you can go shopping! You will need furniture and curtains for the new house.  You may also decide to make another big purchase like a new car.  STOP !! Read these Credit Do's and Dont's during the Loan Process when Purchasing a New Home. Don't apply for new credit of any kind -This includes those "you have been pre-approved" credit card invitations that you receive in the mail. Every time that you have your credit pulled by a potential creditor you lose points from your credit score Don't close credit card accounts-If you close a credit card account it will appear to the FICO that your debt ratio has gone up. Don't max out or overcharge on  your credit card accounts-This is the fastest way to bring your score down. Try to keep your credit ca...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
I was reading Yahoo news today and the headline "Companies yank the cord on residential white pages" caught my eye...I don't no why , except that maybe I have been wondering for awhile,  when will they ever quit putting these big telephone books on my front porch??  I pick them up and walk straight to the recycle bin!!  Finally they are going to stop printing these "musty fixtures of America's kitchen's"  per the article on Yahoo news.  I am laughing out loud here!!! Even though I am glad they are gone I relied on that book growing up. they are antiques now????  I remember looking in the "white pages" for a cute guys address or someone to prank call! For now though, you will have to cart the "yellow pages" to the recycle bin. I don't understand why the telecommunication companies don't ...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Dalton Ranch in Rockwall, Texas 75087 Visit one of DR Hortons newer communities in Rockwall !  Elementary School in the subdivision!   D.R. Horton's premier new community with small town charm! Close to the lake and walking distance to the new elementary school! D.R. Horton's flexible home designs, attention to detail and affordable pricing makes them America's Builder! Oversized Lots Minutes to Hwy 30, 66 and 78 Close to Lake Ray Hubbard Close to Dining and Shopping From Dallas, Take I-30 East, Exit Ridge Road, go North, Turn Left/North on 205/Goliad, To Dalton Road/FM552, turn Right, Dalton Ranch will be 1.5 miles down on Right just before 1141 For more information on this area or other areas in Rockwall give us a call!  
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
10 Steps for Maintaining Foundations Make sure that the soil around your foundation is graded so that the water flows away from the foundation. Water can be trapped by raised flower beds that the borders do not allow water to escape. Place soaker hoses around your foundation to keep the soil damp during dry periods. Keep the majority of the shrubs around our house under 3 feet tall they need less water.   Install root barriers to keep the larger trees from pulling water out from under the foundation. Use the downspout extensions or splash blocks on all down spouts. Make sure that all paved surfaces that border foundations slope away from your foundation. Keep the soil around your foundation between 2 to 4 inches below the brick line or siding line. If your sewer becomes blocked or backe...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
  Today's Buyers Save Well Into the Future Everyone asks me "How is the Market?" OR "Is this a good time to buy a house?".  My answer is always a yes! I am not just trying to make a sale , but I really do think buying now , especially for 1st time home buyers, is the perfect time to buy.   Many factors influence the decision to buy a home - job status, financial resources, and family considerations among them. But one of the most compelling reasons to consider becoming a homeowner in the current market is the affordability factor, which will benefit today's buyers for many years to come. Let me put this in perspective: A buyer who purchased a median-priced home five years ago with an FHA mortgage requiring a 3 percent down payment would have a monthly mortgage payment of approximately $...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Credit Repair Services in Wylie Texas 75098 A couple of guys walked in our office recently with business cards for a credit repair business. I have had these type businesses come in our office but most of them were way over in North Dallas area.  I like to refer my clients with credit issues to these type of business because they have no idea what to do to repair their credit or how to bring up their score. However, I like to do business locally when possible. Anyway, I politely listened and was ready to give the "I am real busy speech" when they said they were located in Wylie! I can actually refer clients who live in Rockwall, Sachse, Murphy, Rowlett, Lavon and Wylie area. They won't have to drive into Dallas. This is good news!  The company is called America's Credit Resolve, you can...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Spay/Neuter Shuttle in Rockwall Texas 75087 Low-cost Spay/Neuter Shuttle scheduled   The low-cost Spay/Neuter Shuttle, sponsored by Rockwall PAWS and KCAAP, will depart at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 18 from the Wal-Mart parking lot and return at 6:30 p.m. after the pets are spayed/neutered. For an appointment call 972-472-3500 (hablamos Español). Prices can be viewed at spayneuternet.org. For more details call Rockwall PAWS at 972-310-1354.
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
September 2010 Home Sale Report for Rockwall County 75087 New Listings   184 Closed Sales Reported 95 Closed Sales Projected 106 Listings Under Contract 78 Average Sales Price $200,828 Median Sales Price $169,585 Percent of Original List Price received 9.28% Average Days on Market Until Sale 93 Single-Family Detached Inventory 786 Townhouse-Condo Inventory 32 All information from the Collin County Association of Realtors  
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
I offered on a Foreclosed Home, now what? There have been more than 608,000 foreclosure sales year-to-date -- accounting for more than 26% of all real estate sales, according to RealtyTrac.com. In August alone, foreclosure filings hit 338,836, according to the firms latest data, which means another influx of homes waiting for buyers. The lenders will probably but the homes out in batches as not to flood the market with lower priced homes. Here are some questions people have asked me: If I'm buying a foreclosed home and I have submitted an offer that's caught in the freeze what can I do? Be prepared to be in limbo until the lender decides if the home foreclosure was accurate. Your agent can check in weekly, don't expect the bank to call you. Being persistent may push the offer through fa...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Come out to the lakeside community of Rockwall, Texas where you will find the most beautiful, spacious D.R. Horton homes in the area. Rockwall has one of the highest academic ratings for their school system. You will feel the small-town atmosphere with all the culture of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. Pool, Park, Hiking Trails with Recreation Center Country Living Caruth Lake1272 Waters Edge DriveRockwall, TX 75087School District:Rockwall ISDHome Type:Single-Family HomesSales Office:(972) 772-3648Fax:  (972) 772-5018Hours: Mon-Sat 10-7Sun 12-6  
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