Murphy, TX Real Estate News

By Melissa Hailey, Collin County Realtor-Lucas, Murphy, Plano, Parker
(North Texas Top Team, REALTORS (Plano, Murphy, Wylie))
  Parker TX Real Estate – Murphy TX Real Estate   Real Estate Market Report for January 2013       It is still a STRONG Seller’s Market in Parker Texas & Murphy Texas!!!  Anytime there are less than 6-months of inventory available for purchase it is considered a Seller’s Market because there are more buyers than there are homes available for sale.  This means that homes are selling more quickly and usually for top dollar.        Here’s a recap of the real estate market in Parker TX & Murphy TX for  January 2013.   Inventory is down:  The number of homes available for sale in Parker & Murphy Texas is down 12.7% from January 2012.   Homes are selling quickly:  Last year the average time to sell a home was 148 days on the market.  In January 2013 the average time is 97 days on the market –...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
 What's That Smell - City of Murphy Water There’s a chance that Murphy residents may notice a slight change in the taste and/or smell of the water. The annual maintenance of the water system begins Monday, January 14, 2013 and ends Monday, February 11, 2013. The annual testing does not alter the quality or purity of the water itself.  The North Texas Municipal Water District, NTMWD is undergoing its yearly free chlorine maintenance. Check for further details and information on the City of Murphy website. Check here for homes for sale in Murphy website.    
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Here in the Ranch the snowman is a popular theme although we do not have a White Christmas very often. This year the weatherman is telling us that we may see snow on Christmas night and, in Texas, that may is as big as the state!     Please don't keep me a secret; if you or someone you know is looking for a Realtor® I would appreciate the referral.   Murphy TX Homes For Sale
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Murphy TX Skyline is Changing...Walmart is Coming! Driving down FM544 in the City of Murphy you can’t help but notice a change taking place on the north side of the road. Residents of Murphy have been anticipating this change for some time - some hoping it would not happen. Others welcoming it with the excitement of shopping fever.In Murphy’s small quiet, bedroom community the building of a super Walmart is underway. The location will wrap itself around the already existing businesses of the Sonic Drive-In and Walgreen’s located on the north west corner of N. Murphy Rd and FM 544. There is some sadness initially in losing the country look and feel of our local Sonic where people of all ages have come to enjoy Murphy’s community.Construction is still in its early stages but you can watch...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
920 Chestnut Ct in Maxwell Creek North, Murphy TX 75094 Sold in 24 Days!   Are you looking to buy or sell in Murphy or surrounding area? Contact Teral McDowell for all your local area real estate needs. Plano Homes and Rentals - Keller Williams Central - 104 N Murphy Rd Suite 212 - Murphy Marketplace - Murphy TX Homes for sale in Murphy TX
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Homes For Sale in Maxwell Creek North give the Murphy TX home buyer several options whether purchasing resale or new construction. Maxwell Creek North borders the northeast side of the city of Murphy. The neighborhood runs alongside McCreary Rd. If you happen to be in the city of Plano and would like to visit Maxwell Creek North go east on FM544 to the city of Murphy.  Most local residents are familiar with Plano Parkway and 14th Street which both streets feed into FM544 and will take you right on into Murphy.A commonly asked question about Maxwell Creek North goes something like this  “Is that the one with the big slide?”.  Yes it is. The big yellow slide is one of the first attractions to catch newcomers eyes. The pool with slide is  located on the north side of the railroad tracks (d...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
A good way to share a lunch with someone in Murphy is at the Murphy Firehouse Subs accompanied by one pretty little firefighter, I do believe she is the prettiest little Murphy Firehouse Sub firefighter I have ever seen. By the way, the subs are really good too. I especially like the Hook & Ladder sub. This little firefighter likes the meatball sub with a Murphy Firehouse Subs cookie.    
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Murphy Police Department Effectives Improves with Community Cooperation In a recent Murphy Police Department news release Police Lieutenant Adana Barber was quoted as saying “Police Departments around the nation all agree that they become better and more effective when the community participates by actively reporting crime, exposing suspicious behavior and eliminating the opportunities for crime to occur.”One particular program that the police department would like to make Murphy residents aware of is called the House Watch program. The Murphy Police Department would like to encourage all residents to utilize it while away on vacation. To find out more about the house watch program log onto www.murphytx.org and go to the Community Relations tab on the Police Department page. Here you ca...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
314 High Point Drive Murphy, TX 75094 4 beds, 3 baths, $289,900 Listing Information: Address: 314 High Point Drive City: Murphy State: TX Zip: 75094 Area: 20 County: Collin Price: $289,900 Listing #: 11773836 Property Type: Single Family Listing Type: Resale/New Subdivision: Rolling Ridge Estates 02 Status: Active   Property Information: Style: Traditional Bedrooms: 4 Total Baths: 3 Full Baths: 3 Year Built: 2004 Sq. Feet: 3400 Lot Size: 0.31 Basement: Slab Garage: Attached, Side Taxes: 5779 Air: Central Air-Elec, Zoned Pool: N Construction: Brick Stories: 1 Exterior: Covered Porch(es), Gutters, Patio Covered, Sprinkler System Interior: Cable TV Available, Flat Screen Wiring Appliances: Built-in Microwave, Cooktop - Gas, Dishwasher, Disposal, Double Oven, Water Line Utilities: City Wat...
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By Melissa Hailey, Collin County Realtor-Lucas, Murphy, Plano, Parker
(North Texas Top Team, REALTORS (Plano, Murphy, Wylie))
What happened in Murphy TX Real Estate – March 2012  Well it’s officially a Seller’s Market!!!  For the past 3 months, there have been less than 6-months of inventory available for purchase.  That means there are more buyers than there are homes available for sale.  This means that homes are selling more quickly and usually for top dollar.  Here’s a recap of what the real estate market in Murphy TX was doing in March 2012. Homes priced $0 - $300k - Murphy saw 9 homes sold and closed in March 2012.  Of these 9 homes sold; 2 of them were priced below $200,000.  The average timeframe to sell was 128 days.  Homes priced $301k - $500k - 3 homes sold and closed in March 2012, and ALL of them were under $400,000.  The average timeframe to sell was 79 days. As buyers begin looking at homes to p...
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By Melissa Hailey, Collin County Realtor-Lucas, Murphy, Plano, Parker
(North Texas Top Team, REALTORS (Plano, Murphy, Wylie))
If you live or work in Murphy, Texas (or even Parker and Wylie) you may have seen workers over the past 6-months or so, relocating utility lines along Murphy Road.  This was in anticipation of the reconstruction of North Murphy Road…and it has just begun.  I have already seen detours and road closures near the new McMillian High School and Murphy Middle School.  You can no longer drive from Southfork Ranch to FM544 without a detour.This construction will mean traffic disruptions, and delays…and it will certainly try our patience.  However I am sure that the end result will be better for everyone.For the next 24 months, we will have to exhibit patience, understanding, cooperation, courtesy and kindness.   Plan an alternate route if you are in a hurry…..just in case!
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Murphy TX : FREE Popcorn Moonlight Movies Tonight, Friday April 13th,  the city of Murphy TX kicks off its 2012 Moonlight Movies in the new Murphy Community Center. The former Murphy School building was recently renovated to provide a community center for the residents of Murphy. It is located at 205 N. Murphy Rd across the street from City Hall.Tonight’s featured movie, Furry Vengeance is a family comedy rated PG and the first of several movies planned for the entertainment of the community.Bring the family! Popcorn is FREE!  
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Murphy TX Breaking News! the Bunny has been Spotted in the Ranch! It happened today while I was out and about in one of the fine neighborhoods in Murphy TX - the bunny! Yes! indeed the Easter bunny can be seen in the Ranch. This neighborhood is to the far north border of city of Murphy and on the east side of N. Murphy Rd. While stopping by to check out the bunny if you see one of several fine homes for sale in the Ranch that fits your family's needs give me a call. I will be happy to show you the home or any other home available in the city of Murphy.  Presently there are 109 homes on the market in the city of Murphy TX ranging from $144,900 to $639,990. Murphy TX It’s a Good Life!
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Murphy TX Water Restrictions Ease Homeowners in Murphy TX will be happy to learn that the water restrictions imposed by Stage 3 Restricitons are going to be eased a bit. The recent rains received in North Texas has elevated our local lakes namely Lake Lavon and Lake Ray Hubbard to levels at or above their normal range. Although Stage 3 Restrictions still do apply a once a week watering will be allowed for homeowners effective in April 2012. Homeowners whose address ends in an odd number (1.3.5.7.9) may water on Mondays only. Homeowners whose address ends in an even number (2.4.6.8.0) may water on Wednesdays only. All watering is prohibited between 10 am and 6 pm. Even though the restriction has been eased to accommodate for weekly watering the wasting of water should not occur. Every re...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
720 Country Meadow Murphy, TX 75094 Immediate Movein...Murphy TX is the place to be ! Home Photo Gallery Virtual Tour Property Map Payment Info Request Showing Tracy Lee Parker Broker Agent Office:972-442-1277 Mobile:972-365-7198 Website:Visit Website Price : $254,900 Bedrooms : 4 Bathrooms : 2.1 Square Foot : 3,337 County : Collin Property Type : Detached Year Built : 2000 MLS Number : 11676275 click for more information and pictures Property Description IMMEDIATE MOVEIN! Four Bedroom home with Media Room, Gameroom Study. RECENT UPDATES: New Hot Water Heater, New AC Units, Fresh Paint Full Guttering. FEATURES: Austin Stone Elevation, Extended Swing Drive, Sprinkler System, Culdesac Lot, Stainless Steel Appliances, Tile Backsplash,Island, Wood Floors, Corian Countertops, Master Down, W...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Murphy Home Sales Bringing in the Buyers In the past week alone 14 homes in the city of Murphy went under contract including the one pictured to the left. Currently there are 27 homes under contract with 6 homes S-O-L-D since March 1, 2012. During the entire month of February there were only 12 homes S-O-L-D. With numbers popping up like these the forecast for Murphy home sales Spring 2012 is looking bright and good news for Murphy home sellers and its residents. Coming soon! the City of Murphy will have its own florist. Flowers by Dawn will be opening next door the State Farm Insurance office just south of FM544 on S. Murphy Rd.  
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Meet Marv Williams Meet Marv Williams. Who is he? He is a homeowner in the City of Murphy and has been for a number of years. Marv runs a successful home-based business besides being an outstanding citizen. He is a long standing member of his local church who not only believes but practices his faith in his daily walk. Marv actively participates in other organizations such as the Murphy Chamber of Commerce or the Murphy Exchange Club to help promote local businesses and the quality of life within the community of Murphy.Marv’s business also promotes quality of life by offering products that will improve the air, water and environment. If you haven’t met Marv perhaps you have heard of his products.The EcoBusiness Healthy Living Products - they have helped homeowners like us live a better...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Murphy TX Real Estate Market Report for October 2011October home sales in Murphy TX continue to climb up! There were 26 homes sold with a median sales price of $285,089. Last year during the month of October 18 homes sold with a median sales price of $276,503. The average days on market during 2011 was 83 days and in 2010 114 days. What’s really interesting is the number of new construction homes that were sold last month.Nearly 40% of the home sales in October were due to new homes being built in Murphy. It is good to see new construction taking off again. And a good indication of the economy in Murphy. One contributing factor could also be that interest rates on home loans has started to edge upwards. The lower the rate the more home a qualified buyer can purchase. That’s a good indic...
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