Southlake, TX Real Estate News

By Debbie Gill, GRI, ABR, CDPE, SRES, NHS
(Keller Williams Luxury Homes )
Why Should You Live in Southlake Texas???  Try to find a reason not to move here! Southlake was rated #6 out of 63 North Texas cities.  Read what D Magazine had to say about Southlake, Texas. Demographics Median Age: 40.9 Population Growth: 11.7 % Population Density: 1195.1 ppl/sq mile Schools School District: Carroll ISD Students Passing TAKS: 97% Average SAT Score: 1161 Crime: Violent Crime Rate: 0.602 per 1,000 residents Non-Violent Crime Rate: 20.4 per 1,000 residents Southlake Town Square - Southlake, Texas If you're looking to do some shopping or sit on the patio and enjoy the outdoors then Southlake Town Square is the place to go!  One of my favorite places to eat is Brio's Tuscan Grill.  They have the best patio around.  If it's hot they have the ceiling fans on and the curtain...
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By Amy Steele Realtor SRS CNE NHS MRP LUXE, Amy Steele Estates Group LLC
(JP and Associates)
Testimonial for Amy Steele, DFW Realtor I try to get all of my clients to write me a short testimonial about their experiences with me as their Realtor.  Sometimes life gets in the way and I forget to get them or post them, which is not going to be the case going forward.  Watch out! I may try to get you on video next time... I will let my past clients tell you how happy they are that they hired me to represent them with their home purchase.  I know that you will be a satisfied client of mine too.  Call me! ********************************** Dear Amy, Bubba and I want to thank you for helping us find our dream house at Lake Gregory in Crestline. Your kind and loving patience during the last two years is beyond measure.  I believe you truly knew what we were looking for in a house, locat...
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By Amy Steele Realtor SRS CNE NHS MRP LUXE, Amy Steele Estates Group LLC
(JP and Associates)
Carroll ISD Back to school on August 27th! Well it’s that exciting time of year again when pens and notebooks are put into backpacks, pencils sharpened, books readied for each class, new outfits bought and picked out to be ready for the first day, wanting to look your best.  When kids are bummed summer is over and back to the grind, or nervous about heading back to a new school or a new grade in the Carroll School system.  Carroll Dragon seniors are glad that it’s almost over and about to make this the best year they have ever had. Parents are either glad that summer is over and their kids are back to being learning so they don’t have to be “entertained” for 14 hours a day or upset that they can’t spend more quality time with their offspring.    All in all school time heralds the coming...
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By Megan Phelps
(Newstream Realty)
Great question with an answer not easily found without several clicks of the Carroll ISD website school calendar! The official start date for students in Carroll ISD is Monday, August 27th, 2012. Carroll ISD is an exemplary school district in Southlake  - one of the best in all of Texas! If you’re looking for a home to buy or lease in the area, please don’t hesitate to call or email me for assistance. Kids, enjoy your new school year! Sincerely,   Megan Phelps RE/MAX Heritage 817-999-2211 soldbyphelps@aol.comwww.soldbyphelps.com  
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By Heritage Real Estate Group
(Heritage Real Estate Group(DFW))
Southlake Carroll Texas Football Schedule 2012-2013 Southlake Texas is known to have one of the greatest football teams any high school has ever had. With state title after state title, Southlake Carroll has proven to be among the most prestigious schools. Although southlake has been noted to be a great athletic school it also has got an amazing acadmic program for all of its students.   If you are interested in moving to Southlake Texas and would like more information please dont hesitate to give us a call at Real Living Real Estate Group where we can provide you with an ample amount of homes for sale in Southlake Texas. Give us a call today and schedule your private appointment with us.  
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By Amy Steele Realtor SRS CNE NHS MRP LUXE, Amy Steele Estates Group LLC
(JP and Associates)
Southlake Fourth of July was a Smash! Good evening, I realized that I haven’t shared my photos from the Fourth of July in the Southlake Town Square!  There are a few up on my Facebook business page(please see link at the bottom of my blog to follow me!) but here are a few more for your viewing pleasure. Make sure next year you make plans to come to this Southlake community event. It was a lot of fun.  I didn’t have my family with me this year because I had work to do and they went up to Missouri for the fourth of July, but I sat next to some nice people and had good conversation.  The people watching was pretty amazing.  I love seeing the kids get all excited with wearing their glow necklaces and playing with glow sticks.  The 10 foot tall Uncle Sam was a big hit and a lot of people tak...
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By Amy Steele Realtor SRS CNE NHS MRP LUXE, Amy Steele Estates Group LLC
(JP and Associates)
This part 2 of my blog post Grapevine and Southlake: A Mid-Cities Date Night Please visit HERE for part 1   Piccomolo Ice Cream Celebration in Southlake Town Square is probably hands down the best gelato/ice cream my husband and I ever had. Blue Belle ranks right up there in the top 3, and then rounding out the category would have to be Talenti gelato and sorbets.   The Piccomolo ice cream flavors are AMAZING and it’s super creamy and apparently mostly fat free.  We went in on a whim at the end of our evening (please see part one of our Mid-Cities Date Night), we just wanted to walk around the square to work off those cheese fries and Jer thought maybe we should get some ice cream.  I had said no initially since the point of walking around in the first place was to prolong our date nigh...
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By Amy Steele Realtor SRS CNE NHS MRP LUXE, Amy Steele Estates Group LLC
(JP and Associates)
  Mid-Cities Date Night   Good evening!  I wanted to tell you about how much fun it is to have a Mid-Cities date night in Grapevine and Southlake.  This is our third date night since our son was born almost 2 years ago and to be honest, we needed it.  When we moved here we didn’t know anyone and had our second date night only when we had family come down to visit us. Once we started making friends (Thank the Good Lord for my MOPS-Mothers of PreSchoolers group) I have friends that would watch our son for us.  The problem was I never took any of them up on it.  We just kind of had gotten in a routine and we do relish our family time.   The kick into action was this month’s Keller Williams DFW Southlake agent mixer.  It was held at the La Buena Vida Winery in Grapevine. I told my husband t...
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By Amy Steele Realtor SRS CNE NHS MRP LUXE, Amy Steele Estates Group LLC
(JP and Associates)
Finding a local bank in Mid-Cities DFW If you aren’t already banking at a national chain bank or even a sole online system then you are going to need to find a local branch to transfer your accounts towhen you move to the Mid-Cities area.  When we first moved here, our local credit union that we had been with for over 4 years didn’t have any branches here in Texas.  They were a wonderful small town bank that you could walk into and people knew you by name.    Once we were here we researched several banks that were local to the house and had a few branches. We decided to not go with a national chain simply because of our past experiences with bad customer service and procedures and because interest rates are so much lower.  I left the main research portion to my husband because he wanted...
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By Amy Steele Realtor SRS CNE NHS MRP LUXE, Amy Steele Estates Group LLC
(JP and Associates)
Relocating to DFW Texas “We Weren’t Born Here But We Got Here As Fast As We Could”   Moving your service for your dish provider is pretty simple. Make sure you call them  a week or two prior to your move to set up your change of service date.  They will send out a technician to install the new dish and get everything up and running again.   One thing that I wish someone had told me when we relocated was that all your favorite shows that you have set up to record WILL be different when you relocate here to the DFW.  Those recorded channels and times will not be the same ones and you will need to change your options for each show and find what channels they are now on for this area and your dish provider.  We didn’t discover this for nearly 2 weeks and were curious why our shows hadn’t be...
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By Amy Steele Realtor SRS CNE NHS MRP LUXE, Amy Steele Estates Group LLC
(JP and Associates)
Who’s ready for fireworks???   Southlake There will be fireworks and fun at the Southlake Town Square next week. The Stars and Stripes celebration takes place in Southlake Texas on Tuesday July 3, at 6 pm. The fun includes vendors and bands, along with concession stands with some local munchies.  Entertainment includes jugglers, balloon animals, and magicians for the kids.    You are allowed to set up chairs and blankets to stake out your spot for the fireworks show that starts at 9:30, but you can’t start setting up until 7pm.  Make sure you leave the alcohol and glass containers at home, and consider leaving your pets home also with some music or tv in the background if they scare easily from the booming.  Animals are sensitive to firework sounds and should be in a secure area.  It is...
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By Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
Southlake Texas Real Estate Sales were up 6% in March 2012 over the same month last year with 36 homes selling this month! For the year to date, overall home sales were at 77 homes sold, a 20% change from last year. Southlake Texas Real Estate total dollar volume of homes sold this month was $21,840,660 which is a 25% change from this month last year. For the year to date, the total dollar sales were at $42,470,505, which is a 26% change. The Texas home market for the first quarter 2012 in the DFW Metroplex is overall improved over the last year. With both prices and interest rates at historic lows, this is an idea time to purchase for both new home owners and current home owners moving to larger homes. The key is to have your financing and prequalification work in process to insure a s...
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By Brenda Magness, Brenda Magness Realty Group, Southlake, Texas
(Ebby Halliday REALTORS, Southlake)
www.1201EmeraldCircle.com Overview Maps Photos Description Market Stats $410,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 2,901 sqftLot: 1.02 acre(s) Location 1201 Emerald CircleSouthlake, TX 76092USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Brenda Magness Realty Group Ebby Halliday REALTORS, Southlake(817) 247-2947info@MBYRealty.comhttp://www.MBYRealty.com    Listed by: Ebby Halliday REALTORS Our recent listings Stunning custom home completely updated on 1.02 acre in Southlake and exemplary Carroll schools.Gorgeous home in immaculate condition.Gorgeous home with gleaming wood floors in almost every room!Gorgeous Home On An Unbelievable Lot!3909 Cedar Ridge Drive Bedford, Texas - Gorgeous...
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By Terri Camp Stevenson, GRI, Realtor, DFW Homes Sales and Property Management
(DFW Texas Homes, LLC)
I got my attitude adjusted at Gingerine Fresh Asian in Southlake Texas Don't you love when you stumble upon something great, simply by accident? That's what happened to me tonight. Hun and I were out just driving around when I decided I wanted to go to Steak and Shake in Southlake. Because you don't know Hun and me, you don't see how very strange that really is. He isn't a fast food kind of guy, although I do partake now and then. I've been on this kick of eating really good fresh stuff and I think I just wanted to reward myself with a juicy burger.  As Hun often does, (but don't tell him I said so) he missed the turn because we were talking (as we always do). He had to turn left off of 1709 in Southlake so he could turn around and (gasp) drive me thru Steak and Shake. We entered a par...
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By Hrisco & Associates, Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods
(Hrisco & Associates )
Break Out the Lederhosen! It's Oktoberfest Time Again! | Southlake TX | Southlake Town Square Break out the Lederhosen boys!  Ah, yes, it’s that time of the year again, Oktoberfest is celebrated in Munich, Germany, home of the original Oktoberfest dating back to 1810.  What could be more enjoyable than a 16-18 day Beer Festival.  Not much I would say.   Oktoberfest is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world’s largest fair.  Oktoberfest was originally started as royal event to celebrate the marriage of soon to be King Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen.  Boy, that was a tongue twister.  Since the original event, it has spread throughout cities around the world and most local celebrations are reduced to a 3-4 day event. Well, now your in luck, because th...
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By Hrisco & Associates, Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods
(Hrisco & Associates )
Welcome ActiveRain’s Newest Member Deb Jones Hello my ActiveRain friends and colleagues, please help me in welcoming one of ActiveRain' newest members as of yesterday, Deb Jones.  Deb is the most recent convert to the RE/MAX Family as of a couple of weeks ago, but she is not a new agent, Deb brings her years of experience and expertise to a rising star of an office in RE/MAX Heritage. Deb will be operating out of RE/MAX Heritage’s newest branch in Southlake, (TX), located at 2301 W. Southlake Blvd., Suite 500, Southlake, TX, 76092  scheduled to open 3rd November 2011 at the Grand Opening Ceremony from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Deb and I share a lot in common, we are both dog lovers, Deb and her husband have several doggies like myself.  Deb and I are both former KW agents, and Deb’s husba...
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By Hrisco & Associates, Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods
(Hrisco & Associates )
It's Time to Get Your Running Shoes On! | Northeast Tarrant County | Keller TX | Southlake TX | Ft.Worth TX Well folks, it is that time of the year again, the first official day of Fall is this week on Friday the 23rd September 2011.   With the fall season it means many things here in Northeast Tarrant County Real Estate; the start of High School Football, otherwise known as "Friday Night Lights" here in Texas.  There is also Major League Baseball Playoff season getting ready to start and because “Your Texas Rangers” are defending American League Champions, it looks like they have the American League West Division almost locked up.   It also means that hockey preseason has started and the NBA season is right around the corner, and North Texas has a lot to be excited about this season, s...
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By Hrisco & Associates, Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods
(Hrisco & Associates )
Places To Eat | Southlake Texas | Five Guys Burger and Fries While out and about this past Friday in Southlake, Texas after visiting our Chiropractor, my wife and I were starving and trying to figure out where to go and grab a quick bite to eat.  So we headed over to the Southlake Town Square.  There are many shops and restaurants to choose from in Southlake Town Square.  Since it had been a while since we had been in there, we opted for Five Guys Burger and Fries while there.  Five Guys Burger and Fries is recognized as one of the best, overall hamburgers in the country.  I decided I would get the Bacon Cheeseburger, which comes with double patties, cheese, and then you can pick your toppings, however many you want for free.  So I opted for grilled mushrooms, and jalapenos, along with ...
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By Mike Pannell
(Nu Home Source Realty LLC)
Living in Southlake, Texas is an experience that seems to come right out of dreams. The extremely affluent suburb offers luxury neighborhoods that are known for some of the largest and most elegant homes in the North Dallas area. Part of the Dallas metroplex, there are great amenities that are offered to residents of Southlake, making it a perfect residential suburb to call home. So, what kinds of homes are present in the area? There are homes that can range from 3 to 5 bedrooms, sometimes even more, with up to 6,000 sq. feet to the properties, and up to 3 or more acres in land. This upscale neighborhood is home to one of Texas’ most affluent shopping centers – the Southlake Town Square, which offers supreme shopping for residents, tourists, and visitors to the area. The most influentia...
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By Hrisco & Associates, Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods
(Hrisco & Associates )
If you are looking for places to eat in the town of Southake,Texas then look no further than the “Fish City Grill”.  I know there is an abundance of restaurants in Southlake, TX to choose from, especially around the area of Southlake Town Square.  And a lot of times you might feel overwhelmed about choosing a nice place to eat.  My wife and I recently tried out, (a new place to us at least), “Fish City Grill” located at 2750 E. Southlake Blvd, #130 Southlake, Texas 76092.  It is located just down the street to the east, from Southlake Town Square.  “Fish City Grill” is known as the Home of the Oyster Nacho! (I meant to take a picture of the neon sign) with their “Love at first bite guarantee: if you don’t love’em, we’ll buy’em”.  Upon entering, it was a very cozy and inviting atmospher...
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