Murphy, TX Real Estate News

By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
It seems that the folks in Murphy,Texas have gravitated to the newest sub shop in town. By means of an unofficial pole conducted on my facebook business page, Murphy Texas It’s a Good Life, there are more votes for Firehouse Subs located on FM544 than Subway. I can understand the appeal of the subs as each one is toasted bringing out the unique flavors of the menu items. I particularly like the Club sub and would cast my vote for that one any day. Another personal appeal of Firehouse Subs is that they gave you a free sub sandwich on your birthday. Now isn't that special!If you would like to know more about the growing community of Murphy, Texas please take a moment to “like” my page on facebook.    
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
The City of Murphy finished out the year of 2010 with 77 single family homes available for sale and that count does not include homes for sale by owners. Another 11 homes were under contract with 7 of the homes in a sales pending status. There was a total of 13 homes SOLD in Murphy during December. Some of the higher-end homes lingered longer on the market leaving their impact on the average days on the market which topped out at 125 days for December.  
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By Robert Lerner, Allen ,Frisco, McKinney, Plano homes
(RE/MAX Premier Properties-Allen,Frisco,McKinney,Plano home)
MLS Sales Statistics for Homes Located in the City of Murphy  Average Sales Price per Square Foot in Murphy     $81.64 Lowest Sales Price per Square Foot in Murphy     $57.74 Highest Sales Price per Square Foot in Murphy     $110.92         Average Days on Market in Murphy     85 Fewest Days on Market in Murphy     6 Most Days on Market in Murphy     390         Average Size of Homes Sold in Murphy (sq .ft.)     3,136 Smallest Home Sold in Murphy (sq .ft.)     1,999 Largest Homes Sold in Murphy (sq. ft.)     4,570         Average Sales Price/List Price % in Murphy     97% Lowest Sales Price/List Price % in Murphy     79% Highest Sales Price/List Price % in Murphy     103%         Number of Single-Family Homes Sold in Murphy     19 The above sales statistics are based on MLS sales statis...
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Below you will find the November 2010 market report for Murphy, TX in Collin County. The report is for residential single family homes. All sales statistics are taken year-over-year (2009 vs. 2010) from our local MLS. If you would like to buy or sell a home in this area, please contact me. I would be glad to work with you! Click here to view Murphy Listings If you would like to view the slide show in a larger format, you can do the following: 1. Click Menu, then click View Fullscreen (in the left corner). 2. OR, click View on Slideshare (in the right corner). Murphy TX - Housing Market Report - November 2010 View more presentations from Valarie Littles.
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By Brent Wells, Real Estate Broker serving all of North DFW
(The LivingWell Team)
135 Post Crest Drive MURPHY, TX A beautiful 2 story home in Murphy TX with a big beautiful back yard and open floorplan. 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House $180,000 Year Built 1999 Sq Footage 2,491 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size .23 acres HOA/Maint $36 per month DescriptionDiscover your next home in this clean & spacious, beautiful two story home. Walk thru the front door into an entry that welcomes you with art niches, ceramic tile floors, and a spindled stair case. To the left of the entry, you'll find stacked formals that showcase crown molding, chair rail, picture frame molding, designer neutral paint, and carpet. The entire home has been freshly painted on the inside and is move-in ready. The open kitchen and family room create an awesome ...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Sunday Sunset North Hills Park, Murphy TX 75094 October and Autumn brings cooler weather, gorgeous sunsets and time to be out in the great outdoors enjoying it all with the ones you love. Photo was taken with Droid Eris so you can imagine how brilliant colors really were.                                                     Additional views taken in the park while walking about...                     Have a good week ahead!
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
This past Wednesday I had the opportunity to attend a Realtor luncheon with a couple of homes that were presented in all their splendor. The one home, in particular, on Moonlight Dr is a stunning custom built home located in a desirable and secluded area of Murphy. The home is situated on a one acre lot and sits back away from the street with trees across the front to protect the privacy of the occupants. The photo below was taken as I walked up the long driveway from the street. The home offers four bedrooms with one of the bedrooms downstairs including the master suite. The one downstairs bedroom is well-suited for an office which the present owners have done. It also has 3 baths. The master bath shares a two way fireplace with the master suite. There are so many attributes to the hom...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Murphy Texas Housing Trends 75094        September, known as a time of change as everyone makes the transition from the summer season into the fall. Although the changing of the season is always welcomed here the housing market does tend to slow down. Typically the drop off is explained due to the focus of the family shifting to school and other outdoor activities. The housing market data results given below offer the home buyer or seller a snapshot of the current trends during the month of September. As of September 1, 2010, the housing market shows consistency in the number of homes that are available for sale. While the actively listed inventory remains consistent the results indicate a drop in the number of homes under contract for purchase and in the number of homes sold during the...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
On Saturday, October 9, 2010 the Murphy Fire Department will be hosting its 6th annual Open House for the public. In the early days of Murphy the residents were dependent on the city of Plano to provide any needed fire rescue services. By the early 1970's the expense of relying on the city of Plano became burdensome to its residents. With humble beginnings the volunteer fire department was organized and put into service. It was housed in the Old Murphy School building located on N Murphy Rd. The yellow fire truck, known as "Old Yeller" by residents and families of the volunteer firemen, as seen in the picture is traveling on Murphy Rd. During those early days the city of Murphy remained a small, rural area. The photograph is provided courtesy of Steve Thurman whose dad was one of the fi...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Chick-fil-A Chow Down between Wylie High & Wylie East High in Murphy Texas October 11 2010 Mark Your Calendar for October 11 The week of October 15, the Chick-fil-A in Murphy is hosting a cross-town-chow-down between WHS and WEHS. During the week, receipts will be collected for either WHS or WEHS and the "winner" of the chow-down will be announced during the October 15 football game.  During the announcement the Chick-fil-A COW will present a scholarship check to both schools.  When visiting the Chick-fil-A, customers inside or in the drive-thru need to let the associate know which "bin" to put their receipt in.  The owner, Matt Webber would like to invite each school to have a night at Chick-fil-A where fans can come and meet some players, cheerleaders, mascot, drill team, ROTC, band m...
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Neighborhood Wide Garage Sale in the Gables and the Ranch Today has been an absolutely gorgeous day with clear skies, sunshine and a light, cool breeze from the north. Some households have spent the morning preparing for a neighborhood wide garage sale. Although my personal preference would be to spend the day at the State Fair at Fair Park just east of downtown Dallas. Yet, it is the big weekend for the local neighborhood wide garage sale for the Gables and the Ranch in the city of Murphy. And you never know what treasure you may find in someone else's garage. The garage sale begins on Friday, October 1st through Sunday, October 3rd. All homes participating will have balloons on their mailboxes and/or signs in their yards. Come on by and check out all the goodies or say hello to friend...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Yesterday I took some time out of my day to visit Mustang Park located on Mustang Ridge, Murphy, Texas. It was a great opportunity to enjoy some of the gorgeous fall weather we are experiencing in North Texas. I must have arrived at the right time before the little ones were awaking from their naps. Initially I only saw a couple of the little ones running around the playground which gave me the chance to snap a few photo shots to share with you. By the time I was ready to leave several young moms with toddlers in tow were arriving. One of Murphy's finest elementary schools, rated exemplary by the Texas Education Agency, Boggess Elementary is located nearby Mustang Park. I suspect that some of the vehicles filling up the parking area of the park belonged to a parent or two awaiting to pi...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Today should have been a payoff day. A time to reap the benefits of all our hard work.  Our plans were made. Activities were created. Gifts were donated. The stage was set. We were ready to wow the public with our realty gifts and treats. And here came the rain. Murphy was saturated with a heavy downpour of rain and strong winds in the wee hours of the morning. To our dismay the rain continued to make its presence known throughout the morning hours. The city officials were forced to make a call that no one really wanted to hear. They canceled the Maize Days festivities. Canceled. There was to be no corny jokes or Karaoke Corn Idol. There was not going to be a corn-spitting contest. Kidz Zone was taken away, the stage was dismantled and the hopes of 59 merchant booth sponsors was washed ...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Maize Days are fastly approaching in the city of Murphy, Texas. The festivities begin on Friday, September 25th and launch a two day event. They are held on the grounds surrounding the city municipal complex located off of N. Murphy Road. Murphy was once a farming community with corn fields plentiful. Because of its history, the city selected the name Maize Days to represent the festival. It came about due to the city's desire to recognize its 50th anniversary with the festival designed as a part of that celebration. It was such an overwhelming success with the citizens that the festival now known as Maize Days has continued as an annual event every year thereafter. People of all ages can find something to entertain and delight them during the two days of activities. This year is the la...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
In a recent news release the city of Murphy reported that the FBI placed Murphy as one of two safest cities in regards to violent and property crimes during the year of 2009. The FBI's annual Uniform Crime Report is a national report of over 18,000 locations. The city of Murphy falls within the category of North Texas cities that have an area population of 10,000 to 100,000 residents. Local residents would agree that living in Murphy does have a certain atmosphere of safety. And it is nice to live in a community where the police and the fire department participate in the neighborhood events regularly. They tend to make a grand entrance arriving in a parade of emergency vehicles. The children gather quickly around these vehicles especially the fire truck. The fire men are always ready an...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Murphy Middle School is located in the heart of the city of Murphy, Texas at 620 N Murphy Rd. It is one of three middle schools that Murphy residents send their children to learn. It is the only one of the three that is rated exemplary by the Texas Education Agency. To achieve the exemplary rating the students enrolled must pass 90% of each subject on their TAKS, Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test. The city of Murphy meets its public educational requirements through two school districts, Plano ISD and Wylie ISD. Plano ISD sponsors Murphy Middle and Armstrong Middle. Both of these schools provide for 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Wylie ISD sponsors Cooper Jr High which is for 7th and 8th grades only. 5th and 6th grades go to Harrison Intermediate before promoting to Cooper Jr High....
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Remember when you were a kid how traveling in the car could get way too long? On our family road trips we kids would often play a version of the game I SPY. It would help to make the miles go by. At least until we would get on the rowdy side and dad would put an end to the game. I always enjoyed those games of play. Today's games are electronic and way more technical than our games ever were. Facebook alone gives us games, networking and business pages. I have a page on Facebook called Murphy Texas It's a Good Life. One day I decided to use a form of the game I SPY to connect with the people on my page. I have only been doing it for a few weeks but the response has always been good and fun. I play it a little different on the page but the players have caught on to the play quickly. I ha...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Murphy Texas Housing Trends        August has been a decent time to sell a single family home in Murphy Texas. Some analysts projected a drop in the housing market due to the fact that school started as well as the earlier fall out of buyers from the first time homebuyers tax credit. It is certainly not reflected in city of Murphy. The market data results given below offer the home buyer or seller a snapshot of the current housing trends during the month. As of August 1, 2010, the market shows an increase in the homes available. Normally an increase in housing inventory could cause a concern for sellers but Murphy also shows an increase in the number of homes sold as well as the number of homes under contract. The monthly statistics* are below. 102 homes available for sale 20 homes are ...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Good Morning! Murphy,Texas. It is a beautiful August morning in the city. The sun is rising to greet us in the east. The air is cool and the birds are chirping their songs.  Early morning commute is well on its way. Murphy has its neighboring city of Wylie residents passing through the city on their way into their places of work all around the Dallas metroplex. Commuting around Dallas from Murphy begins and ends with FM 544 and Murphy Road. Both roadways will take you directly to major highways and main streets connecting you to all parts of the Dallas metroplex. Yet daily living in Murphy offers the quiet comfort of a small community tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. If you find yourself passing through be sure and stop for awhile. Folks are friendly here in Murph...
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Below you will find the July 2010 market report for Murphy, TX in Collin County. The report is for residential single family homes. All sales statistics are taken year-over-year (2009 vs. 2010) from our local MLS. If you would like to buy or sell a home in this area, please contact me. I would be glad to work with you! Click here to view Murphy Listings If you would like to view the slide show in a larger format, you can do the following: 1. Click Menu, then click View Fullscreen (in the left corner). 2. OR, click View on Slideshare (in the right corner). Murphy TX - July 2010 Market Report View more presentations from Valarie Littles.
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