Murphy, TX Real Estate News

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 TX Goes to Stage 3 Water Restrictions Stage 3 Water Restrictions will be implemented for all consumers of the North Texas Municipal Water District. The new restrictions will take effect on November 1st allowing only two watering days during each month, November 1 through March 31. The restrictions apply for watering with sprinklers or other irrigation systems. The city is encouraging home owners to place their irrigation systems in the OFF mode using only the manual mode on their assigned watering days. There will not be any warnings issued for violators; citations may be punishable by significant fines for each violation.The City of Murphy has been divided into three zones. Anyone living south of FM544 are in Zone 3. Residents living north of FM544 and east of Murphy Rd are in Z...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
MRC Home Tours Do Have Their RewardsToday was our monthly homes tour for MRC, Murphy Realty Connection. The morning started out with showers but by noon the sky was clear and the sun was bright. We meet at the Standard Pacific Homes in Maxwell Creek, Murphy. They provide us an awesome lunch and occasionally they do drawings. Today they were giving away three gorgeous baskets of goodies. To my joy and pictured to the right I was the blessed recipient of one basket. On tour today were four homes available ranging from $155, 000 to $625,000*. Click on the neighborhood to see these lovely homes available for sale. Sage Creek Hunter's Landing Rolling Ridge *home is not on market yet If you see a home you would be interested in buying please contact me or I would be happy to help you find you...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Residents of Murphy TX greeted the coming of Autumn with a celebration after a long drought in the summer made up of record-making temperature days. The first full day of autumn offered up for Murphy residents a picture-perfect day with cool breezes, sunshine and temperatures in the 80's. Murphy TX It's a Good Life.  
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
An A’Maizing Day in MurphyMurphy Maize Days, September 24, 2011Maize Days in Murphy promises to be an entertaining day of fun for the whole family. The festival started out as an event to celebrate Murphy’s 50th Anniversary. The event was so well-received by the community that it has now become an annual event. The name Maize Days was selected due to the fact that corn was the area’s biggest crop in days past.Murphy Maize Days, September 24, 2011 will be held on the city’s municipal grounds located at 206 N. Murphy Rd. Parking will be provided in the Plano ISD complex, Tom Kimbrough Stadium, and a shuttle service will be available for those that prefer not to walk. Festivities begin with an 8:00 am fun run followed by an A’Maizing 5K run at 8:30 am. The festival hours are 10:00 am until...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
I’ve Seen Fire and I’ve Seen Rain | Murphy TX In the words of James Taylor “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain” only I am not singing. In the late morning hour today a scattered shower came through Murphy dropping a lot of rain. It passed through about as quickly as it came leaving in a blaze. One of Murphy’s homes on High Point was struck by lightning. Murphy Fire Department responded quickly and was able to get the blaze under control. Needless to say this is not one family’s high point of the day. But it should serve as a reminder to all home owners to keep their home owners’ insurance current and in-line with today’s costs. And it wouldn’t be a bad idea to look at the cost of installing a lightning rod.On Thursdays Activerain’s Rainmakers like to celebrate the day as Thankful Thursda...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
High Winds Blow Through  Murphy TexasSunday night a thunderstorm came rolling into Murphy Texas (you can see the thunderstorm photo here) and it was not until Monday that the residents of north Murphy began to see the storm’s aftermath. It appears that the brunt of the storm came rolling across Murphy at the the intersection of FM544 and Murphy Rd. In this intersection on the southwest corner is a Walmart Neighborhood store, Jack-in-the-Box and Starbucks fast food stores. The parking lot particularly at this time of the year is visited by many birds migrating south. The winds were so strong that literally hundreds of birds were thrown to the ground meeting an untimely death. But the force of the winds did not stop with the birds.On the northeast side of the intersection several building...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Rural Murphy - Wordless Wednesday   Signs of the rural living that once populated Murphy Texas are still found in various locations within the city. The three goats grazing peacefully were found at the corner of S. Maxwell Creek and Kinney Dr. They were unfazed by the local traffic on FM544.
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
The City of Murphy TX  was voted number 27 of the 100 Best Places to live in a small community (population of 50,000 or less) per a recent finding in Money Magazine. To find out more about Murphy TX follow us on Facebook and see why it’s a great life! During the month of August 25 single family residences SOLD.   Area/Neighborhoods # of Sold Last Month Last Year City of Murphy 25 23 21 Maxwell Creek 4 5 2 Glen Ridge 4 0 1 Murphy Farms 4 0 2 Rolling Ridge 4 3 4 Looking at the chart above home sales were evenly represented all over town even though August was one of the hottest months on record. Daily temperatures remained well over 100 degrees. The top selling neighborhoods all tied in number with 4 sales each for 4 neighborhoods. The overall average home sales price was $287,710.Last ye...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Where can you go to get your haircut and pick up pizza for lunch, ship a package to Alaska, drop off clothes to be dry cleaned and pick up a fancy dessert for dinner all in one stop? You can do it all in Murphy TX and live the Good Life. Maybe that’s why Murphy was voted as #27 in 100 Top Best Places to Live.
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Stage 2 Water Conservation in Murphy That sign is becoming a common site in the area. Many communities have implemented some sort of water conservation in light of the ongoing drought that has been plaguing Texas over the summer months. According to the local weathermen rain is not in our forecast over the upcoming week either.The City of Murphy implemented its Stage 2 Water Conservation on Monday, August 15th. They have said that they would allow for a ten day grace period to allow all residents amble time to learn of the restrictions before ticketing offenders. In addition to the signs telling of drought conditions the message has been in the paper and communicated through HOAs plus a city-wide mail distribution was done to insure every resident was aware of the circumstances.For the ...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
3 Things to Do in Murphy TXCommunity News Murphy Murphy is a small community in comparison to some of the other communities that share its borders. Yet one can always find things to do and places to go to enjoy their lifestyle in or around Murphy. Take for example our first stop at Facelogic located in the Murphy Marketplace. Facelogic happens to be one of my favorite spots to patronize in Murphy. Going into Facelogic it is quite possible that you may be feeling tired from all the activities involved in our daily lives. Upon leaving Facelogic one feels pampered and glowing or at least  that’s how I feel. I really like going for that first appointment in the morning as it sets a great tone for the rest of my day and I feel pretty.Another community favorite is the 24 Hour Fitness which is...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
First Sunday Murphy Open HousesOpen House 610 Candlewood, Maxwell Creek, Murphy TX It’s that time again! First Sunday and for the members of MRC, Murphy Realty Connection that means it’s time to open your houses. Although July’s first Sunday falls on a holiday weekend there will be MRC members hosting open houses on Sunday, July 3rd from 2 pm until 4 pm.I will be hosting 610 Candlewood in the Maxwell Creek neighborhood. House was built by Colonnade Homes in 2001. Features include 4 bedrooms with a split floor plan and 2 full baths. It is a one story house with lots of space and amenities. It has been well-cared for and shows in its appearance. The community has a pool, clubhouse, parks and trails. The local elementary is Tibbals  and is in walking distance from the house. There is a nei...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Find your Murphy home around North Hills Neighborhood Park   One of the benefits of living in a great neighborhood is its park. Neighborhood parks are scaled to meet the needs of its residents. They are centrally located and become the focal point of  interaction amongst the neighbors.  Consider your family’s lifestyle and make it a point to check out the neighborhood park when looking for your new house. In the city of Murphy there are 8 neighborhood parks. They are maintained under the administration of the city’s park and recreational department. Today's focus is on North Hills Park.North Hills Park opened in the summer of 2010 offering a loop concrete trail, a sand volleyball court, a basketball court, shaded playground area and a large pavilon with electrical outlets. There are als...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Splash Day at the Gables / Ranch in Murphy TXWhat do families do on a hot day in Texas? Well, if you are a resident of Murphy and live in the Gables or the Ranch neighborhoods you came to the community neighborhood pool for the annual Splash Day ~ families keeping cool in the pool. The event is sponsored each year by the Home Owner’s Associations and volunteers were on-hand to help. They handed out ice cold bottles of water along with delicious cookies. Children received other goodies such as  bottles of bubbles or colorful plastic lei’s.It was a good afternoon for Splash Day at the Gables / Ranch in Murphy TX.  
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
The City of Murphy TX continues to be a desirable community for families moving into the local Plano area or looking to get further away from the congestion of the big city but not so far from all the advantages. It ranks within the top 10 communities of Dallas. During the month of May 17 single family residences SOLD.     Area / Top Neighborhood # of Sold Last Month Last Year City of Murphy 17 28 26 Maxwell Creek 4 10 5 Glen Ridge 3 5 2 Hunter’s Landing 3 1 4 Looking at the chart above reveals a drop in the sales from last month in April. This drop is typical for the time of year represented being that most families are focused on the end of the school year. It is also the first holiday weekend of the summer. Last year in 2010 the City of Murphy saw an increase in sales that is most li...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
School's Out for the Summer!   and all of the local neighborhood pools were brimming with activity.   Today was the last day of school for Plano Independent School District. Wylie Independent School District released last Thursday, June 2nd. Most of the neighborhoods in the Murphy area are feed into Plano ISD.   Some children were being treated extra special today with a delivery of pizza directly to the pool. Overall, it was a Marvelous Monday.   Wishing everyone a safe and happy summer in 2011.  
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By Nick Good, www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com
(The Good Home Team with eXp Realty)
JUST SOLD 119 Windsor Dr. Murphy, Tx 75094         The Good Home Team is please to announce that 119 Windsor Dr. in Murphy, Texas JUST SOLD!  The buyer is very happy with their new home and the seller is happy that their home sold in just 98 days for 97% of their asking price!    Call The Good Home Team today to get your home sold quickly and for top dollar!  972-468-5017 or you can go to our website at www.TheGoodHomeTeam.comSearch Murphy Tx Homes For Sale Here The Good Home Team with Keller Williams Realty is a top producing and highly sought after team that services the North Dallas area including Richardson, Allen, Plano, The Colony, Mckinney, Frisco, and Fairview Texas. Contact The Good Home Team by calling 972-468-5017 or visit us on the web at www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com.
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Raincamp Dallas Rocks the Blogosphere Cont’dRaincamp Dallas was full of entertaining thoughts like the last one that I left you with on my previous Raincamp post. I am not sure why the thought of a mouse trap and an URL tickled my thoughts so. Perhaps it was because of the image created in my mind. It was, after all, exactly the point Bob was trying to get across to everyone while some were still fast and furiously debating the need for link backs, etc.The mouse trap and the URL that anchors your text have the same purpose. One catches the mouse. The other is set on the intention of catching the attention of a home buyer or any other subject of the URL for that matter. Below is an image of a house that will serve as a “mouse trap” in the illustration of the point. A prospective buyer re...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
The City of Murphy has its own CPA, Citizen’s Police Academy. The Citizen Police Academy is a program designed by the local police force to acquaint residents with the activities of the police officers. Its primary purpose is to promote better relations between the local citizens and the police force.Murphy Police Department will be hosting another academy every Tuesday from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. starting on March 22, 2011 and ending on May 24, 2011. Training will incorporate a sampling of the training that police officers go through. If you are interested in joining the academy you must meet these requirements: be 18 years old be a resident of or employed in Murphy have a clear criminal background Applications for the academy are availabe at the Murphy Police Department located at 206...
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