Fairview, TX Real Estate News

By Brent Wells, Real Estate Broker serving all of North DFW
(The LivingWell Team)
How's the Fairview real estate market doing? The Fairview real estate market is doing great! Now to prove this point you need to understand what these numbers mean. New listings are down now over last year by almost 20%. This means there are less homes for sale, so buyers are trying harder to buy your Fairview home. Head on over to our full blog post and read all about How's the Fairview real estate market doing?
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By Tom Branch, Broker, CDPE, SFR, ACRE, Plano TX Ambassador
(RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs)
There is an alarming trend among many buyers of real estate these days. We're seeing more and more people who want to "place bids" rather than to "make offers" on a home. Real estate is not eBay. While some real estate is sold in an auction format, the vast majority of sales are not. I realize that in some markets buyers are in full control given the volume of short sales and foreclosures, but in many places the markets are balanced and in some places there are seller's markets. In the north Dallas suburbs, there is a severe shortage of good properties under $150k. Last weekend I was out with some first time homebuyers who had been looking for weeks. We found a home the first day it was on the market. By day 3 there were multiple offers and my clients actually had to offer more than li...
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By Heather Anderson, Real Estate Concierges
(214-317-1964- www.REConcierges.com)
  Thank you Ray Dunlap for allowing us the opportunity to gain knowledge about Fairview and what it has to offer to our potential clients!  We learned an abundant amount of information that is sure to help us better educate our past, present, and future clients!  Please contact me if you would like any information on the town of Fairview, TX.  I'm happy to help!  
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By Tom Branch, Broker, CDPE, SFR, ACRE, Plano TX Ambassador
(RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs)
Fairview TX is a small bedroom community located east of US 75 at Stacy Road. According to the Fairview Texas Website: Fairview offers the warmth of a small town and the convenience of a big city. Located north of Dallas at U.S. Highway 75 and Stacy Road, Fairview is an alternative to the North Texas communities that are known for their cookie-cutter sub- divisions. The majority of Fairview is zoned for residential lots that are one acre or larger, with a few areas reserved for smaller home sites. The housing market is Fairview is very stable. This month we'll present median sales price, days on market, and months supply of housing charts. Click on any chart for a larger view. Median Sales Price   The median sales price in Fairview has recovered nicely from the low in the summer of 200...
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By Brent Wells, Real Estate Broker serving all of North DFW
(The LivingWell Team)
Welcome to Tranquility Farms This custom home community in Fairvew was designed with more than a piece of paper, a pen and a bunch of capital.  It was built with heart.  While every home is gorgeous and provides all the amenities you could think of, it’s the small details that make all the difference; the green spaces that encourage you to venture outdoors, the lights out policy that enables you to gaze at the starry sky, the friendly facades that make it more likely that you’d know your neighbors… Read more at our blog...
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By Brent Wells, Real Estate Broker serving all of North DFW
(The LivingWell Team)
Welcome To Sloan Creek Estates Trees, ponds, creeks, over sized home sites and beautiful homes are what Sloan Creek Estates offers in beautiful Fairview Texas. You are minutes from fine dining and shopping in the Villages of Fairview and the Villages of Allen or take in some bargains at the Allen Outlet Malls. How about a fun night out at the exclusive iPics theater or upscale bowling Splitsville. For more information visit our blog and continue reading...
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By Melissa Hailey, Collin County Realtor-Lucas, Murphy, Plano, Parker
(North Texas Top Team, REALTORS (Plano, Murphy, Wylie))
If you currently live in the Town of Fairview Texas, (or if you live nearby in Allen, Parker, or Lucas) you may already be aware of the signs of growth that are coming your way with the widening of Stacy Road from Highway 5 to FM 1378/Country Club Road.  The Texas Department of Transportation has completed the environmental clearance and is beginning to buy the rights-of-way to complete the road.  You can see the current plan schematic to see where the proposed changes will be. For more details you can view the progress here or contact TXDOT’s area office in McKinney, TX.          
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By Tom Branch, Broker, CDPE, SFR, ACRE, Plano TX Ambassador
(RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs)
Fairview TX is a small bedroom community located east of US 75 at Stacy Road. According to the Fairview Texas Website: Fairview offers the warmth of a small town and the convenience of a big city. Located north of Dallas at U.S. Highway 75 and Stacy Road, Fairview is an alternative to the North Texas communities that are known for their cookie-cutter sub- divisions. The majority of Fairview is zoned for residential lots that are one acre or larger, with a few areas reserved for smaller home sites. The housing market is Fairview is very stable. This month we'll present median sales price, days on market, and months supply of housing charts. Click on any chart for a larger view.Median Sales PriceThe median sales price in Fairview has recovered nicely from the low in the summer of 2009. Z...
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By Nick Good, www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com
(The Good Home Team with eXp Realty)
Heritage Ranch Homes For Sale You can't find this home on the Multiple Listing Service!  This 3 bedroom 3 full bath and 1 half bath homehas all the upgrades you would want in Heritage Ranch... Golf Course views, great covered patio for entertaining, hardwood floors, granite counters,3 car garage, and a custom made spa!  Go to www.SearchDallasHomesNow.com to request photos of this immaculent home!   Heritage Ranch is an active adult community, meaning at least one resident needs to be 55 years or older to live there.  Heritage Ranch offers an 18 hole championship golf course, walking trails,  24,000 square foot clubhouse, and indoor and outdoor swimming pool.  For more information about click on Homes For Sale In Heritage Ranch in Fairview, Tx.   Needing to Sell Your Heritage Ranch Home?...
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By Tammy Pearce, Tammy Pearce
(Haute Realty 214-994-6474)
I'm so excited to have seen the awesome talent of the Lovejoy Lady Leopards Volleyball team last night!  They won 3 straight sets to move on to the Regional Finals today.  I just heard that their victory today was just as impressive. Next step?  They will return next weekend for their 4th straight Championship Finals.  It's important to note that they have won 3 State Titles in the 3-A Division in a row.  If they win next weekend, they will be setting a State Record by winning 4 in a row!  Oh....and did I mention that they have won those Championships each year of their Varsity eligibility?  That makes it even more impressive!       GO, LADY LEOPARDS, GO!!!!!!!!!!!
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By Tammy Pearce, Tammy Pearce
(Haute Realty 214-994-6474)
I was just about to share an ad from the Village shopping center in Allen/Fairview promoting the arrival of Santa when I noticed that the entire ad omitted the mention of Christmas.  You know....the holiday that puts the MOST MONEY in their pocket during the entire year!  They can say "holiday" all they want.  It's free speech, right?  However, Santa is ONLY associated with Christmas!  If you want to profit from the Big Guy, get his story straight, retailers! The older I get, the more it has begun to bother me that not only are retailers advertising gift giving earlier and earlier this year. (what happened to Thanksgiving?!!) But, they are also attempting to take a very important holiday (their biggest money maker, remember) away from me.  I resent that!  And you know what? I am exercis...
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
Heritage Ranch in Fairview, Texas is big on size and big on amenities. With 1,144 homes this completed active adult community offers something for everyone with home prices ranging from the mid $100’s to the high $500’s.  Built between 2000 and 2007, this gated Texas active adult community boasts an extensive line-up of amenities as well as an exciting social lifestyle. The location of Heritage Ranch is just give minutes from a major expressway ensuring easy access to wonderful shopping, dining, entertainment, healthcare, cultural venues and professional sporting venues. Fairview, Texas is a Northeast suburb of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Residents appreciate the quiet atmosphere of Fairview yet enjoy being just minutes from the wonderful amenities in Dallas and Ft. Worth. It’s also...
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By James Hurt
(Broker)
To get organized for back to school rule number one is do not wait until the last minute. Organization for this time of year is a process. Kids not only need the school supplies and the clothes to return to school in but they also need the return of any structure that has been permitted to slip. Most grown ups need this too in order to get the kids off to school on time.   Waiting until the last possible moment may seem like it's allowing your kids as much freedom as the can handle. In reality, the opposite effect often happens. Instead of enjoying the extra time in the summer the sudden halt and return to school schedules can become immediately ground shaking. Start at the beginning of the previous month and school time becomes an easier transition.   Bed time is one of the areas where...
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By Tammy Pearce, Tammy Pearce
(Haute Realty 214-994-6474)
              Lovejoy ISD Board Meeting - Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Time:  7:30 pm Location:  Lovejoy Administration Building, 259 Country Club Road, Allen, TX. Regular Board Meetings are typically scheduled for the third Tuesday of the month. All meetings are posted 72 hours in advance.  The workshop meeting is open to the public. Click here to download Board Meeting Dates for 2011-2012 school year. Click here to view Live Webcast of Board Meeting Visit Lovejoy ISD website for more Back to School Information Have a question about events in the community?  I'm happy to help!
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By Tammy Pearce, Tammy Pearce
(Haute Realty 214-994-6474)
  2011-2012 Bus Routes for Lovejoy ISD The 2011-2012 Bus Routes are online and accessible by entering your street address. Pickup and drop-off times are approximate, and may vary. Online Route Finder     If you have any questions regarding the LISD Transportation Policies and Procedures, you may view them by going to: http://www.lovejoyisd.net/, select Departments, then Transportation. If you have any Transportation related questions, please contact: Cindy Goodrich 469-742-8009 cindy_goodrich@lovejoyisd.net Jerry Graham 469-742-8028 jerry_graham@lovejoyisd.net   For other Back to School information at Lovejoy School District, click here.  
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By Tammy Pearce, Tammy Pearce
(Haute Realty 214-994-6474)
Sales Tax Holiday - Back to School Shopping in Fairview Texas! WHEN:  August 19-21, 2011 WHAT:  Save LOTS of MONEY on School Supplies and Clothing for School WHERE:  At the many shops and department stores located in the Villages of Fairview and Allen   Click here for a complete 2011 list of eligible items and limits in Texas. Don't have kids in school?  You can also purchase personal clothing items. Have a favorite charity or cause to help those in your community, such as the Allen Community Outreach?  Stock UP and Donate!  You can purchase up to 10 backpacks and SAVE MONEY while helping others! Would you like a Virtual Tour of the Villages of Allen and Fairview to plan your visit?  Click here! As always, I am here to help with your Real Estate needs in the Greater Dallas and Collin Co...
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By Tammy Pearce, Tammy Pearce
(Haute Realty 214-994-6474)
Fairview Texas Market Report - Thompson Springs Jan. 1 - June 30, 2011     Thompson Springs is a luxury custom home community featuring remarkable homes designed and built by Paul Taylor Homes and located in the city of Fairview, Texas. Market activity so far in 2011 shows one home being sold and one home currently available. Thompson Springs Jan.1-June 30, 2011 HOMES SOLD in THOMPSON SPRINGS City         ListPrice         ClosePrice    Concessions    DOMP Fairview   $600,000         $582,350         $0              80 HOMES AVAILABLE in THOMPSON SPRINGS City          ListPrice         MLS#            Address        DOMP Fairview    $539,900   11564314    1821 Hammerly     101   Why is this luxury community in such hot demand?  1.  Each home features at least 1 acre homesite 2.  Master-...
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By Tammy Pearce, Tammy Pearce
(Haute Realty 214-994-6474)
Fairview Texas Market Report - Oakwood Estates - Jan. 1 - June 27 RESALE Luxury homes that sold in The Oakwood Estates luxury community in Fairview Texas Jan. 1-June 27 are showing that buyers need to come prepared to make the deal.  With the exception of one property, these homes sold within a week of the listing date.  One home even sold the day it was listed! SOLD IN OAKWOOD ESTATES as of June 27, 2011:   Why is this luxury community in such hot demand?  1.  Each home features at least 1 acre homesite 2.  Unique styles, designs, and floorplans set the home apart 3.  Lovejoy Independent School District is Exemplary in every way 4.  Mature trees, antique lampposts, and cobblestone accent the drives through the community 5.  Easy access to McKinney Airport for executive travel, the Nort...
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  A short sale sounds like it should be an easy, quick fix to your mortgage problems. However, that's not necessarily how it works. The idea is to offer you an alternative to the process of bankruptcy and foreclosure. Neither of those options is very suitable for most people so the arrangements that create things like short sales might be a better alternative to such drastic actions.   Basically, this type of sale has nothing to do with how long it takes to sell your home or property. It is called a short sale because the sale produces funds that falls short of the actual value of the home. This is a method of paying off the lender in a time efficient manner. Of course, this also means that the lender has to be willing to make a legal arrangement that releases you from the remainder of ...
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  The use of technology in selling homes has allowed for faster home sales and often higher first offers. First and foremost, technology speeds up the process. It allows buyers to enter search criteria into a focused search engine that outlines their requirements. This brings the relevant homes for sale right to the buyers' computers. Once they have their criteria narrowed down they can then move forth with the selection process.   If a buyer wishes to see only 4 bedroom homes within a certain price range, the use of technology in selling homes means that they no longer have to take the time to flip through marketing papers or call a realtor and take a single tour at a time. This naturally helps the seller because there are more qualified and interested buyers taking up their showing ti...
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