Explore The Colony, TX
By Mark Hitz
(Keller Williams )
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The $1 Home Security Solution.  It's called a window thumb lock and it costs a buck. It takes no tools to install.  No handyman needed.  Yet these little aluminum thumb locks really work to keep burglars from opening your windows and coming on in.  Homeowners spend a lot of money on a sturdy door and deadbolt lockset but forget that their windows are the most vulnerable access point for a burglar.   Here are some pictures I took of the thumb locks I use on my windows. Easy install. No skill required. With the thumb lock in place you cannot open the window, even with the regular lock unlocked. Here's a really nice feature.  You want to have your windows open a few inches for a cool breeze but you don't want to leave your windows unlocked.  With this thumb lock you can position it so the ...
By Mark Hitz
(Keller Williams )
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Attention: The Colony Texas Homeowners  GO VOTE AT THE COLONY TX CITY HALL LISD Tax Increase Early Voting is Occurring Now.  Homeowners Property Taxes are being effected. LEWISVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE; and THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 1.2223 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $12.80 Where to vote:  THE COLONY CITY HALL - 6800 Main Street , The Colony, Texas 75056 Early voting Aug. 30 - Sept. 3 and Sept. 7-10 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
By Mark Hitz
(Keller Williams )
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The Colony Texas ranks 15th in Best Dallas Suburbs ratings by D Magazine published July 2010.   The Colony ranks better than all it's surrounding cities including Frisco 19th; Little Elm 29th; McKinney 24th; Lewisville 34th;  Carrollton 40th; and Plano 18th.  The Colony's rank of 15th may not be in the top 10 but considering there are 62 Suburbs being ranked, The Colony TX ranks as a really good place to call home. The 62 Suburb ranking is based on four factors: safety 25%, education 25%, housing values 25%, and ambiance 25%. The first three measures involve data and objective analysis.  The fourth "ambiance" is of course subjective and having 34 miles of Lewisville Lake shoreline was certainly a factor.      Here is a link to D Magazine's Rating The Best Suburbs article. If they just r...
New Short Sale & Pre Foreclosures in The Colony - Denton County - 75056 100% Free Search - CLICK HERE TO INSTANTLY VIEW HOMES The Colony is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States, and a suburb of Dallas. The population was 26,531 at the 2000 census. The current population is estimated at just over 40,000 residents.The Colony is home to the 5 Star Athletic Complex, which was completed in 2003. The Colony was named the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Sports Town of The United States in that same year. The city is home to Pizza Inn's corporate headquarters, as well as an Edward Don distribution center and a variety of small and medium-sized businesses.Located on the southeast side of the city, across from 121 Toll Road, is Austin Ranch, a mixed-use development consisting of ret...
Below you will find the July market report for The Colony, TX in Denton 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 The Colony 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). The Colony - July 2010 Market ReportView more presentations from Valarie Littles.
By Mark Hitz
(Keller Williams )
Comments 6
 "Staging and Showing Homes with Cats" My Cat Owners Guide to Home Staging ~ realistic solutions for selling your home.   You will never see a HGTV "Home Staging with Cats" episode because of all the outraged cat lovers.  First off, I like cats so don't shoot the messenger.  Your number 1 goal is to sell your home in the least amount of time for the most amount of money, so take this home staging article seriously.  If you like being called "the cat lady" by your neighbors then this article will make little sense to you. Change Your Thinking from Home Owner to Home Seller Depersonalize the home and your cat is personal.  Prospective home buyers are consciously and subconsciously trying to picture your home as their home.  Professional Home Stagers mantra is "depersonalize the house".  T...
By Valarie Littles
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Below you will find the June market report for The Colony, TX in Denton County. The report is for residential single family homes. All sales statistics are taken year-over-year 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 The Colony 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). The Colony - June 2010 Market Report View more presentations from Valarie Littles.
By Valarie Littles
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Below you will find the May market report for The Colony, TX in Denton County. The report is for residential single family homes. All sales statistics are taken year-over-year 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 The Colony 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). The Colony - May 2010 Market Report View more presentations from Valarie Littles.
By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
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Open House in Legend Crest, The Colony - Saturday May 8th from 2 to 5 p.m. - $225,000.00Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 2.5Parking Spaces: 3Year Built: 2001Subdivision: Legend Crest Ph 3Lot Size: .126Garage Size: 35x19School District: LewisvilleSquare Footage: 3073Agent Name: Leigh Bates & Cindy RoeschenBroker: Keller WilliamsPrice: $225,000.00Flexibility: Negotiable5524 Green Hollow LaneThe Colony, TX 75056View MapView More PhotosSearch More Homes in The ColonyRange/OvenFull RefrigeratorDishwasherSink DisposalMicrowaveSatelliteFireplaceSecurity SystemKitchen IslandVaulted CeilingsAtticPatioFenced YardHot TubGrass LawnASKING $225,000 WITH FULL ASKING PRICE & UNDER CONTRACT BY MAY 31,'10! $225,000 PRICE INCLUDES 62 INCH PIONEER LARGE SCREEN TV IN MEDIA RM,SIDE BY SIDE FRIDGE(with ice maker & water...
By Valarie Littles
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Below you will find the latest market report for The Colony, TX in Denton County. The report is for residential single family homes.  All sales statistics are taken year-over-year 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 The Colony 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). The Colony TX - April 2010 - Market Report View more presentations from Valarie Littles.
By Justin Henry
(Ulitma Real Estate)
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By Peter Twain
(Progress)
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Beautifully maintained and updated Home with serene views backing to Trees, Golf Course and offering distant views of Lake Lewisville. Your life will slow down enough to enjoy the updates that went into this David Weekly Custom Home. Newly added wood floors, tile, window coverings, stained concrete floor, a possible 4th bedroom or study and a low maintenance hip style roof are among some of the features that make this home your dream home! To directly access this property, use this shortcut: http://www.fizber.com/texas-buy-single-family-home-11646041.html
By Donna M. Lella
(Keller Williams Realty)
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This past Saturday while excuting a contract the listing agent asked my client what room she was going to be putting her new baby girl in.  Well it will be a pink room we will have to paint it. The agent then said that room was pink but due to feed back we painted it a nice cream color.  So we all said this is funny.  My clients are looking forward to closing and painting the room pink. lol
By Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents
(3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.)
Comments 9
If a home with the picture perfect view is what you are looking for, look no further The Tribute at the Colony, TX. Be it a golf-course view or a lake view, you are sure to find it at The Tribute - one of the latest the Colony project developments in the area. The Tribute offers two world class golf courses (The Tribute Golf Course) anchored with a clubhouse with restaurant and meeting facilities. Along with the golf course, The Tribute is built right off Lake Lewisville, the largest lake in the area. The Tribute home owners amenities include resort-style swimming pools, 6 miles of hike and bike trails, parks and playgrounds, on-site Hackberry Elementary, and extensive landscaping to make the community highly desirable. The Tribute offers over 200 acres of beautiful landscapes with orna...
By Melody Botting, You Deserve The Best
(Broker Associate PenFed Realty)
Comments 28
I have to admit my eyebrow was raised when I saw the sign "Zaxby's Coming Soon" by the roadside.  As in everything, google lead me to the answer.  It is a very popular chicken franchise restaurant.   I dropped in to take pictures but the manager said I needed corporate approval so I cannot post them.  I ordered wings to try them out.  In my humble opinion I wouldn't say they are better than KFC (considering I love KFC).   So if you are in The Colony, TX. I suggest you give them a shot.  They are located at 4547 Main St.  You cannot miss them.   BTW- The crushed ice is a nice perk with the soft drinks.
By Melody Botting, You Deserve The Best
(Broker Associate PenFed Realty)
Comments 22
Yesterday I wrote a post regarding SNOW DAY.  It had been raining in my area for a couple of days and the temperature was threatening to drop below freezing.  The kids had a day off from school but it was a joke.  There wasn't much ice and we all got a little bored. Today is a different story.  It started to sleet around 8pm last night and didn't stop until about 3am this morning.  How do I know?  My electricity went in and out.  It is 21.9 so the precipitation is now a glaze on all the roads.  Now this is what I call a snow day, without the snow.  There is no chance we will leave the house today. Yesterday was full of baking, playing Wii, watching movies, cooking a nice dinner, etc...  If I had known we would be stuck again I would have stretched out some of that fun.  Now what do we d...
By Melody Botting, You Deserve The Best
(Broker Associate PenFed Realty)
Comments 53
In the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex we have enjoyed a mild winter thus far.  Most days we can get away with a light jacket or sweater to keep us warm.  BUT NOT TODAY!  It has been raining since yesterday and the temperature is continuing to drop.  My children excitedly announced there would be no school today.  (I double checked, just in case). So what do we do when there is a school closing?  Typically we bake and watch TV all day.  The kids shrugged when I suggested this.  I would love to get new suggestions on how to spend an 'ice day'.  (Cleaning out the closets didn't go over well either). How long do you think it would take to clean out these closets? This picture has nothing to do with this post.  I took it and I like it!
By Melody Botting, You Deserve The Best
(Broker Associate PenFed Realty)
Comments 37
For my first Thankful Thursday post I would like to introduce Abigail.  I call her Abby, Abbysmell, and anything cute that pops into my brain at the time. I wanted a small dog.  I have been a dog parent for many years but they have always been large.  You see, my dogs are rescued.  Shelters usually have large dogs and I just cannot resist their big brown eyes.  The sadder the story, the more likely I will welcome them into my home. My husband is an even bigger sap than I when it comes to these hairy creatures.  He refuses to adopt from a breeder because he says there are too many good dogs put down every day.  By adopting from a shelter you are not only saving a life you may put an irresponsible breeder out of business. It is no big surprise he was against me adopting a Chihuahua.  His ...
By Melody Botting, You Deserve The Best
(Broker Associate PenFed Realty)
Comments 42
I received an interesting call from my mother two days ago.  She had been contacted by someone regarding her mortgage.  He told her she could get a loan modification and here is how, "Don't pay your mortgage.  When you receive a letter from the lender regarding the late payments I will contact them on your behalf.  They will make arrangements to modify your loan.  My fee is $299, but you will save at least two months of regular payments." My heart sank.  I asked, "Are you late?  Why did this person call you?"  She explaned she hadn't been late but has an ARM (adjustable rate mortgage) and he mentioned he knew.  My question is how did he know?  He also told her the rate was about to go up. I am glad she called to let me know about the latest scam.  She was smart enough to ask him to send...
By Heather Anderson, Real Estate Concierges
(214-317-1964- www.REConcierges.com)
Comments 0
Over 1500 addresses fill the mecca of Austin Ranch located in a once lonely city called The Colony, TX.  This attraction is conveniently located off of Windhaven Parkway and the Dallas Tollway and within minutes from the entertainment induced city of Frisco, highly attractive City of Dallas, a brisk 4 mile drive to Pier 121 Marina at Lake Lewisville, and a swift 20 minute drive down HWY 121 to DFW Airport.  And for the entertainment, you will not go away unimpressed.  You will not have a problem finding a lounge chair at the one of the 5 elaborate pools throughout the property.  Is sand volleyball your hobby, eating out within walking distance from your front door or what about nature walks through the 'Texas Hills' on the west side of the property?  Welcome home if so.  During the Summ...

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