Highland Village, TX Real Estate News

By Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
Home Sales in the Briarhill Estates subdivision in Highland Village, Texas have been brisk in 2012, with 17 houses sold. The houses sold were built between the years 1987 and 1994, and the average sales price for a house in the Briarhill Estates subdivision was $248,553. Click here for the full report. Highland Vilage 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 Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
      The Happy Birthday Greyhound Adoption League of Texas took place on Saturday, April 20 at Doubletree Ranch Park in Highland Village, Texas. I was proud to be in attendance. What I saw was the beautiful connection between families and Greyhounds. Many owners do not stop with one Greyhound and there were plenty to choose from for those who were ready to make a commitment to adopt. One lady went to the extreme of adopting a Greyhound from Spain, and she managed to pay for her pet’s airfare and transportation. Greyhounds come from all over the world and there are plenty available both locally and overseas. Afflictions and neglect are many; love conquers and heals that’s why Adoption works.     What I discovered were kind, loving, compassionate humans with a deep passion to assume resp...
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
Just when you think it's too early to think about your baby heading off to one of the great elementary schools in the Lewisville Independent School District, it's that time of year!   April 9th and 10th at your child's future elementary school will be the annual Kindergarten Registration.  Your little needs to turn five years old by September 1, 2013 and on the day of registration, you need to bring the following pieces of information: Child’s original birth certificate Child’s Social Security card (if child has one) Up-to-date immunization records Proof of residence: current water, gas, or electricity bill, or lease showing utilities paid Parent photo identification Don't know which school your child will attend?  Check out this great link that allows you to put your address in and sho...
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By Brian Rayl, Active Agent and Co-founder Of Home Value Leads
(Home Value Leads)
Highland Village, Texas is a growing and affluent community located in Denton County but within the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Homes for sale in Highland Village, TX represent an opportunity to become part of a dynamic community with an interesting heritage. In 1963, 100 working professionals decided to incorporate Highland Village after finding that their weekend getaway really was the place they wanted to live. Highland Village continues to reflect that working professional heritage, where most of the residents have at least one college degree. A home in Highland Village gives new residents access to great schools, entertainment, and a progressive local government. The city is close to Lake Lewisville for fishing or reset and relaxation. Highland Village has access to bus a...
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
There are so many great events in my neighborhood, Castlewood, in Highland Village, Texas.  I'm not sure if it's the first sign of spring or the smile on my kid's faces sprinting to get those eggs but the annual Easter egg hunt is my favorite. This Saturday, March 23 at 1:30 pm at the Castlewood Clubhouse is this year's Easter egg hunt.  With fun activities, crafts and maybe even a visit from EB himself, it's certainly an event you shouldn't miss.  See you Saturday!
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
Orange cones.  Two-lane traffic.  Vehicles trying to turn left to get their car washed at the Speedy Bee. Ah, construction.  Love it, don't ya?!  With progress comes months (or years!) of inconveniences like these.  But the good news is that it seems like this is going to be getting better soon! Be sure to make alternate plans March 11-22 if you normally travel on 407 at night.  TXDot will be paving portions of the road starting at 8 pm and ending at 5 am and they are advertising "major delays". For additional information, visit the Highland Village website here.
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
I love my neighborhood.  We had no idea that when we moved to Castlewood in Highland Village, Texas that we would have such fun events to help us suburbanites have a little fun on Friday nights. If it involves wine and friends, my husband and I are usually in.  This Friday, March 1st at 7 pm is the always popular "Blind Wine Tasting" at the Castlewood Clubhouse.  Each couple brings a bottle of wine to share that will be wrapped up to look like a bum on the street's favorite treat.  Everyone will get a chance to taste and then vote for their favorite wine and the couple who brought the winning wine, gets a gift.   So, I can taste wine with friends and neighbors I haven't had the pleasure to get to know and walk home if necessary?  I'm in!
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
i take a lot of pride in shopping local.  If I were completely honest, I have to admit that I do a wide variety of shopping.  Yes, I grocery shop at Walmart, Costco and Sprouts.  But I also visit stores like Megan's Lifestyle Boutique and The Flour Shop in the Shops at Highland Village.  Unfortunately, I have seen great stores go under like Chicks Dig It, Brilliant Sky and Just What I Wanted.   Shopping local isn't just something to do on occasion.  Supporting our local entrepreneurs keep the economy vibrant, alive and help us all to realize that the American Dream isn't something you hope for.  It's something you strive for!   As a self-employed individual, I take pride in the business I have built by myself, but not without the help of my neighbors, friends and people who put their tr...
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
It is a proven fact that working out with others increases your chances for success. One of my Castlewood neighbors is hosting a FREE...yes, FREE workout at the Castlewood Clubhouse in Highland Village, TX.  Amber Bailey says participants will have a blast doing various workouts from the Beachbody library (Insanity, Turbofire, P90X, Combat, Brazil Butt Lift, etc). To change things up, she will also teach a PIYO class or take things outside one week. All fitness levels are welcome!  Classes start Friday, February 1st at 9:30 am and go until Friday, March 8th, always at the same day/time... so drop your kids at school and come join the fun! Time to start getting ready for warmer weather, this is a FUN, FREE way to stay motivated for the six weeks leading up to Spring Break!  If you are lo...
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
If you are a resident of Highland Village and have a daughter, this is really an event you won't want to miss. This is my daughter and husband almost a year ago.  She looks totally different in just 11 months!  She has told her daddy that she plans on attending this soiree with him until she is 17 years old.  We will have that on video so she can remember what she said when she wants nothing to do with us! If you are a resident of Highland Village, TX you can purchase your tickets for $25 each.  Non-residents pay just $5 more but space is limited!  Friday, February 8th at Celebrations Event Center from 6:30-9:00 pm is the date and time.  I would love to be there to see those sweet young ladies and their dads performing the heck out of "Gangnam Style".   To sign up for this year's event,...
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
One of the reasons I love Christmas Eve is because it's almost like "the calm before the storm". It's a chance to revel in the work you've put in decorating, shopping, wrapping and baking before the madness begins. One of the traditions we have in our family is to go to church Christmas Eve and then out to dinner (not cooking is the best part!).  A few years, ago, we found it hard to find restaurants that were open later than the dinner hour.   So, to save you frustration like I've experienced in the past, here is a list of popular restaurants and their close times on Christmas Eve in the Highland Village and Flower Mound areas. The Grotto              9 pm Patrizio                  10 pm Blue Goose             4 pm Mt. Fuji                 10 pm Rockfish                 8 pm Snuffers  ...
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
Ho Ho Ho!  It's that time again!  There are so many great events in my neighborhood Castlewood in Highland Village, Texas.  Tomorrow, December 1, from 8:30-10:30 am at the clubhouse is Breakfast with Santa! I usually get my Christmas card pictures at this holiday kick-off.  Santa and Mrs. Claus are dressed to the nine's and the clubhouse is festive and beautifully decorated.  There's food, snacks, drinks and crafts to be made and our resident volunteers always do a wonderful job putting events together. These are the pictures I took the past two years.  I am curious to see how my youngest does with Santa.  It's always that 18-24 months where the toddlers want nothing to do with the fat man!  
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
Tomorrow is the big day, if you didn't take advantage of early voting like I did! Thanks to the Highland Village Police Department for the voting map and locations.  Citizens can see which precinct they are required to vote at. All voters must vote at their assigned precinct locations. Additional information can be obtained regarding voting by calling Denton County Elections at 940-349-3200 or visiting their website.   Election Day Poll Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Election Day Voting Locations for Highland Village Residents are as follows:   Precinct 3002 (Old 302) Briarhill Middle School 2100 Briarhill Blvd   Precinct 3003 (Old 322) Heritage Elementary School 100 Barnett Blvd   Precinct 3004 (Old 316) Briarhill Middle School 2100 Briarhill Blvd.   Precinct 3005 (Old 313) Highland Vill...
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
Can we all agree that nothing is more important than our children's well-being?  This is my precious daughter Trinity on her way to see The Wiggles.  She's grown out of that car seat and will turn eight in March but she has two younger brothers that are still strapped into these bad boys.   After a series of odd, yet amusing, events, it turns out that the Highland Village Police Department will respond very quickly to a child locked in a car.   DID YOU KNOW: Those rubber mat seat protectors are not a good idea.  They can compromise the integrity of the car seat as it relates to the "connection" with the seat. If you get into an accident and your child is injured because of a car seat issue, they may deny your claim should you have a seat protector under the car seat. There should be les...
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
Garage sales can be tricky.  I don't know about you, but if I set out to find something specific at a garage sale, not only do I not find what I am looking for, but I end up getting something that I really don't need!  Insanity! If this is you, yet you still can't get enough of the thrill of the hunt, head out to Castlewood in Highland Village, Texas for the semi-annual neighborhood garage sale.  Most participants will start at 8 am Saturday, October 13, but a few may be out even earlier.  Since this is a neighborhood with a lot of young families, you can typically find great deals on things for babies and young children.   Two years ago I was selling only baby clothes and my maternity diggs.  I even put a sign up on my front lawn and said "Baby and Maternity ONLY".  I joked to my husb...
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
Recently, some clients decided to put an offer in on a home and of course (as it seems to be in our market these days!), there was another offer.   Here we go.   Multiple offer situation.   We came in with minor changes to the offer but it needs some work and these are first-timers so they are being conservative with their hard-earned money. The suspense was killing them but finally!  I got a call back from the agent.  This is not a new agent.  This is a top performing team in our area with a fine-tuned professional offering in real estate.  Her answer was... "They can't sell this house.  They can't afford to.  I don't know what they were thinking in listing at that price but they would have to sell at $3000 more than what it's listed at to break even.  Unless your clients don't want he...
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
I remember like it was yesterday. The first time I used DocuSign was for a property that was on the market for less than 12 hours and already had the rumor of two offers coming in.   It was the 4th of July weekend 2009.  My non-contingent, first time homebuyer knew this house was THE ONE.  Before I went back to my office I told her "I can send this through for you to sign electronically".  Of course the first question was "Huh?"  followed by "Really?"   I firmly believe that the #1 reason my client got that house was because I had a completed offer to the listing agent less than two hours from when I showed it.  I believe that using DocuSign is like days of old before cell phones, DVR's and GPS...you don't know what your missing until you have used it.  I mean, could you imagine going b...
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
I have never been a big fan of buyer's agent bonuses.  I will never encourage my clients to buy a home that isn't exactly what they want for an extra payday for me.  I don't know about you but I've seen bonuses ranging from gas cards to trips, restaurant gift cards and cash money.   The one I saw today takes the cake.  How about an $8 CASH bonus and an expired Arby's coupon?  Anyone?  Anyone? This just strikes me as weird.  What's the strangest bonus you've come across?     image courtesy of Wikipedia
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
You know that school has started! I have joked that when all three of my kids are finally on the bus to school, I will run down my street naked. But until that day comes, this is your friendly reminder that in Highland Village along with most of Texas, school does start tomorrow! Fresh-faced little ones with new backpacks, pretty ponytails and sparkling clean shoes will be at bus stops and crosswalks all over our neighborhoods. Remember that it is AGAINST THE LAW to hold your cell phone in school zones.  Even if you are tempted to shoot a video of a naked woman running through the streets.  Let's keep our kids safe!
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By Candi Munguia, REALTOR®, Texas Dream Homes
(Munguia Group (Keller Williams Dallas Metro North))
Located along the shores of Lewisville Lake, the small, but highly desired, city of Highland Village, Texas has shown improvement in all areas of single family home sales in the first 6 months of 2012.  The number of single family homes sold increased by 39% (118 in 2012 versus 85 in 2011).  The average sales price also increased by 10% in Highland Village.  And, the average days on market dropped by 19%, decreasing from 104 days in 2011 to 84 days in 2012.  If you are thinking of selling your home in Highland Village, contact me right away as we may have buyers waiting for your home!   Below are the detailed figures: 118 single family homes closed in Highland Village from January 1 through June 30 in 2012, average sales price $303,614.  They were on the market an average of 84 days. 85...
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