Addison, TX Real Estate News

By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Addison Semi-Annual Community Garage Sale: May 4, 2013.It’s time for my favorite Addison event: Addison’s Community Garage Sale!If you’re an Addison resident and would like to sell your “stuff” at this event, it’s too late for the May sale. You’ll have another opportunity to get a table in the October sale. You’ll have to fill out the online application (and pay the $20 fee). And you have to provide proof of Addison residency. The spring event is sold out!Shop at the Addison Community Garage Sale on May 4th from 8-2.Under the big tent in the Sam’s Club parking lot is where you will find hundreds of shoppers making purchases and finding bargains from dozens of Addison residents selling their unwanted items. Although the event officially opens at 8:00 am to the public, savvy shoppers arri...
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By Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
Home Sales in the Addison Place subdivision in Addison, Texas have been brisk in 2012, with 6 houses sold. The houses sold were built between the years 1982 and 1999, and the average sales price for a house in the Addison Place subdivision was $171,867. Click here for the full report. Addison Texas Real Estate Reports Register online for monthly updates on your city and neighborhood homes information, automatically emailed to you.  
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Addison Addvocates are Appreciated. One of the many wonderful things about living in Addison, Texas, is not just the opportunity to volunteer in the town's various departments and at the renowned events, but to be appreciated for doing so. On Tuesday morning, I got a call asking me when I'd be home to receive a delivery package. What a pleasant surprise to get a box of cookies from Ron Whitehead, city manager; Stacey Love, volunteer coordinator; and Passion Hayes, HR department for the Town of Addison. Tiff's Treats is a local, Addison cookie delivery company and their product is delicious! The box was filled with a dozen, assorted variety cookies when delivered.  I'm not telling how many are left 2 days later! If you'd like to join the Addison Addvocates volunteer program, fill out the...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Project Walk, an Addison Hidden Treasure. At the corner of Beltway Drive (east/west) and Beltway Drive (north/south) in Addison, Texas, just south and across from the Cantina Laredo restaurant, is a remarkably unassuming row of small offices. In one of those office spaces is where you'll find Project Walk, one location of the world's largest non-profit spinal cord injury (SCI) recovery center.  Traditional rehabilitation for SCI patients is focused on adapting to life in a wheelchair. Project Walk has a different approach. They use intense, exercise-based programs, along with education, support and encouragement. Their efforts lead to improved quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injuries through load-bearing activities leading to potential increases in function, bone densit...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Sold!   Call or text me to see other great Addison homes: 972-416-3417     Lorrie Semler | Keller Williams Realty | (972) 416-3417 3921 Winter Park Rd, Addison, TX For Sale: one-story single family in Addison's Midway Meadows subdivision. 3BR/2BA Single Family House   Offered at $230,000 Year Built 1980 Sq Footage 1,850 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking Unspecified Lot Size 6,033 sqft HOA/Maint $33 per month DESCRIPTION Darling one-story single family home in Addison's Midway Meadows subdivision. Light and bright floor plan makes great use of 1850 square feet. Living area and master bedroom have tall ceilings and look out to pleasant courtyard. Sunken tub, separate shower in master bath; shutters on windows; eat-in kitchen and breakfast bar; dramatic uplighting. Fo...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
There's a new frozen yogurt shop in Addison, sweetFROG. It's self-serve, with 14 flavors to choose from, and you get to pick all the toppings you want from their selection of 70 options. The price is based on the weight. I've been in several times and I plan to go back. Often. I love frozen yogurt (froyo) shops that have a wet walnut topping!   Check out sweetFROG for yourself. They're located at 3750 Belt Line Road #118c, Addison, TX 75001 (near Einstein's bagels).Their hours vary, so call first: 972-707-7039.
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By Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
Addison Texas Home Sales were up 6% in January 2013 over the same month last year with 70 homes selling this month! So far this year, overall home sales were at 70 homes sold, a 6% change from this time last year. New Addison Texas Real Estate listings changed -1% for the same period last year with 159 homes listed this month. So far this year, overall home listings underwent a -1% change with 159 homes listed. Current listings pending sale this month underwent a change of 18%, with 127 homes contracted. All listings under contract for the year to date experienced a change of 18%, with 127 homes under contract for this month. Click here for the full report.. Addison Texas Real Estate Reports Register online for monthly updates on your city and neighborhood homes, automatically emailed t...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Addison Pacesetters Learn About Addison's Economic Development Manager. Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. on Belt Line Road and learn about the Town of Addison. This month, Ben Magill, Addison's Economic Development Manager, spoke to us. Here is some interesting information from his presentation and the Q & A session that followed: Ben is from Oklahoma, but his wife is a Texan. Before coming to Addison, he worked in Arlington in Economic Development. The way economic development works: 1) wealth comes in, 2) wealth is circulated, 3) wealth exits.  Ben's job is to keep wealth circulating within Addison. He brings wealth in through corporate recruitment, placed advertisements, business registration, and pro...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
PUD Muddle or mud puddle? Either way, it was a big mess. Shortly after my sellers signed the closing documents on Friday morning, the buyers agent and I congratulated ourselves on an easy, smooth transaction. Unfortunately, the celebration was a bit premature. The sellers were at the title company at their scheduled time, 2:30. At 3:30 I got  the phone call. Did I know anything about the PUD (Planned Unit Development) for the community? Um, no.  There is no home owners association for that subdivision. Could I check with the sellers to see if they ever received bills, or if there were any restricitions?  Sure, but the answers were still "no" and "no" after verification. The buyers were presented with a 75 page document for the PUD and were most unhappy that this little surprise was thru...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Market Report for Addison, Texas: March 2013. Residential Real Estate For Sale in Addison Texas The total number of available residential properties for sale in Addison, Texas is 40 (down from 41 last month). Currently for sale, there are: 16 single family homes (3 of those are in option). No half-duplexes. 13 condos. 11 townhomes (1 in option). There is also 1 residential lot for sale. 25 homes have been on the market for longer than 30 days. The average number of days on the market for the “active” status homes is 92 days, as of the end of the month, down from 99 days last month. New listings in March 15 homes came on the market in Addison, TX in March 2013 (down from 19 the previous month). Subdivision Street Bed/Bath/Gar Sq Ft Price CONDOS         District A Breedlove 2/2.1/2 1940 $...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Now More Than Ever: Why You Need Your Pre-Approval Letter First. You search and search. Finally, you find the perfect home! You (and several other happy families) submit an offer. Unless your agent sends the lender's pre-approval letter along with your offer, chances are, your offer will not get the serious consideration it deserves if the other happy families have sent pre-approval letters with their offers. It has become a seller's market. The number of homes for sale is down, the demand is up. Sellers do not want to risk taking your offer only to find out later that you can't get a loan. So before you begin the search for your home, contact a lender (or two or three). Find out how much you can afford, find out what the payments will be. At a minimum, you'll need the following: paystu...
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By Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
Addison Texas Home Sales were up 28% in December 2012 over the same month last year with 104 homes selling this month! For the year to date, overall home sales were at 1414 homes sold, a 29% change from last year. New Addison Texas Real Estate listings experienced a -14% change for the same period last year with 85 homes listed this month. For the year to date, overall home listings underwent a -1% change with 2,170 homes listed this year. Listings pending sales this month underwent a 24% change, with 83 homes contracted. Listings under contract for the year to date experienced a 30% change, with 1,439 homes under contract for this month. Click here for the full report.. Addison Texas Real Estate Reports Register online for monthly updates on your city and neighborhood, automatically em...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Is Something Bugging You in Addison, Texas? Gets the bugs out!  Arrow Exterminators, welcome to Addison!!  Larry Cruise and Pedro Esqueda recently opened their area headquarters at 16210 Midway Road, Addison. They handle a variety of pest problems including unwelcome visitors in your attic, and mosquitoes. They suggest that to make a real dent in our mosquito population, we need about 6-8 consecutive days of temperatures below freezing. Since we have not had that this year, it's going to be another bad mosquito season this summer. There are ten professionals available to assist with what's bugging you and they are offering a special free initial fire ant service with a new annual service agreement.  Real estate agents, listen up! Arrow Exterminators can do termite inspections for your b...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Addison Pacesetters Learn About the Town's Assistant to the City Manager. Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. on Belt Line Road and learn about the Town of Addison. This month, Charles Goff, Addison's Assistant to the City Manager (Ron Whitehead), spoke to us. Here is some interesting information from his presentation and the Q & A session that followed: Charles help City Manager Ron Whitehead to stay focused. He has 3 degrees from Baylor University. Charles had an internship with the Texas legislature 2 years ago and decided he didn't want to work at the state level. He got a Masters of Public Administration at UNT and did an internship in Addison in the Economic Development Department. He's been in his cu...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Market Report for Addison, Texas: February 2013. Residential Real Estate For Sale in Addison Texas The total number of available residential properties for sale in Addison, Texas is 41 (up from 38 last month). Currently for sale, there are: 17 single family homes (3 of those are in option). No half-duplexes. 13 condos (1 in option). 11 townhomes (5 in option). There is also 1 residential lot for sale. 22 homes have been on the market for longer than 30 days. The average number of days on the market for the “active” status homes is 99 days, as of the end of the month, down from 102 days last month. New listings in February  Nineteen homes came on the market in Addison, TX in February 2013 (up from 14 the previous month). Subdivision Street Bed/Bath/Gar Sq Ft Price CONDOS         District...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Addison Pacesetters Learn About the Town's Communications & Marketing Director. Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. on Belt Line Road and learn about the Town of Addison. This month, Carrie Rice, Addison's Communications & Marketing Director, spoke to us. Here is some interesting information from her presentation and the Q & A session that followed: The rebranding survey for the Town of Addison is now available. You can access it at http://www.addisontexas.net/ and click on the We'd Like to Pick Your Brain and Fatten Your Wallet link. You don't have to be an Addison resident to complete the survey. The survey will be available through the end of February, 2013. On March 8th, the results of the survey will b...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Market Report for Addison, Texas: January 2013. Residential Real Estate For Sale in Addison Texas The total number of available residential properties for sale in Addison, Texas is just 38 (down from 46 last month). Currently for sale, there are: 14 single family homes (2 of those are in option). 1 half-duplex (in option). 15 condos (1 in option). 8 townhomes (1 in option). There is also 1 residential lot for sale. 24 homes have been on the market for longer than 30 days. The average number of days on the market for the “active” status homes is 102 days, as of the end of the month, down from 126 days last month. New listings in January Fourteen homes came on the market in Addison, TX in January 2013 (up from 10 the previous month). Subdivision Street Bed/Bath/Gar Sq Ft Price CONDOS     ...
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By Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes
(United Real Estate Dallas )
Chamberlain's Fish Market Grill 4525 Belt Line Road Addison, TX 57001 972.503.3474   Chamberlain's Fish Market Grill, one of my favorite seafood restaurants in the Dallas area, is offering a Tuscan Cooking Demonstration to lovers of seafood and fine wine. Chef and owner Richard Chamberlain, one of the leading chefs in the country, has invited Chef Enzo Minopoli to join him for a delicious evening of Italian food and wine. The menu will be unveiled the evening of the dinner and paired with fine Italian wines to compliment the flavors of the evening.   Minopoli is well known for his tours of Tuscany that focus on food and wine. He aptly calls his company Chianti Inside and Out. When he is not leading tours, Minopoli works as a private chef. I am certain that some of the lucky foodies who ...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Try "Putting It Together". On the main stage at Addison's WaterTower Theatre. This musical "review" highlights the words and music of Stephen Sondheim. The 5-person cast, consisting of Bob Hess, Alex Organ, John Campione, Diana Sheehan, and Sarah Elizabeth Smith sing songs written by Sondheim from 13 different plays and movies such as The Frogs, Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along, Do I Hear a Waltz, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Into the Woods, A Little Night Music, Company, Sweeney Todd, Dick Tracy, Follies, Assassins, and Anyone Can Whistle. The "plot" follows the entangled relationships of five guests attending a Manhattan cocktail party as they are confronted with the troubles of marriage, infidelity and divorce. Putting It Together runs January ...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Addison Pacesetters Learn About the Town's Parks Landscape Supervisor. Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. on Belt Line Road and learn about the Town of Addison. This month, Gerald Johnson, Addison's Parks Landscape Supervisor, spoke to us. Here is some interesting information from his presentation and the Q & A session that followed: It's time to plant the 75,000+ tulip and daffodil bulbs throughout Addison. The Parks Department personnel plant 8 - 10 cases a day. There are 500 bulbs per case. It takes 4 weeks to plant them. It is also tree pruning season. You shouldn't prune trees in the heat. Two half-days a week, department personnel pick up trash in Addison parks. March is a better time to prune crepe ...
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