Rockwall, TX Real Estate News

By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX Heritage/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Brand New Altura Home in Rockwall MOVE IN December 2017!If you have been wanting a brand new home NOW is the time to buy. Builders are slashing prices for year end sales on MOVE IN DECEMBER Homes! This floorplan is only $270,000! The Beaumont floorplan is a single story home with arched dining and an open concept family room.  Oversized curved island and built in window seat. Roomy bedrooms with separate garden tub, built in seated shower, his and her closets and huge closet in the master bedroom. Cedar garage door, full sprinkler, board on board fencing, upgraded carpet, granite countertops,  tankless water heater, energy package and MORE! CALL ME TODAY ! I can help you negotiate with the builder and get you a new home in time for Christmas!
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX Heritage/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Eat at Chipotle951 E Interstate 30 Ste 111 in Rockwall, TX on November 15, 2017 and 50% of the proceeds will go to Women In Need  Women In Need   Help, Hope & Healing  to victims of Domestic Violence They are located in Rockwall and Greenville, TexasClick HERE  for more information or to get involved! 
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By Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate
(214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com)
Rockwall Farmers Market Facebook page The Rockwall Farmers Market has been a summer staple since 2008! It's open every Saturday morning from 8-12p from May 6th to the end of September, at the newly renovated Historic Downtown Rockwall Square (101 Rusk St).   If you haven't been yet, you owe it to yourself to stop by and see what over 30 vendors have to offer. You can find anything from local honey & fresh baked breads (my favs which i picked up!) to fresh produce and meats from Rockwall Farmers Market Facebook page local growers and ranchers! You can also find fresh farm eggs and a plethora of jams as well as other canned/pickled delights! In addition to the various food vendors, you'll also find booths dedicated to hand made items and crafts and get to enjoy entertainment from local m...
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By Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate
(214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com)
One of the greatest things about living in the Lake Ray Hubbard area is the Summer Fun!   Every Thursday night from May through July, people gather on the Rockwall Harbor Amphitheater lawn that over looks Lake Ray Hubbard for the Concerts by the lake, 2074 Summer Lee Drive, Rockwall, TX 75032.     This Summer Fun is provided by the City of Rockwall and is free of charge to the public!  It’s a family friendly time to spread a blanket, listen to live music, sip a beverage, enjoy eats from nearby restaurants or a packed picnic and enjoy the fresh air and scenic views. People meet new best friends, kids play, random people dance, and every now and then, you might just see a proposal and participate in the general cheering.  Summer memories don’t get any better!   The schedule for the rest o...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX Heritage/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
How many people can I allow to live in my rental  house??Does the owner's occupancy standard have to be at least two-persons-per-bedroom for non-families?NO: The two-persons-per-bedroom occupancy standard applies only to families. When rental applicants or renewal residents are not a family with the meaning of the fair housing laws, the owner is free to adopt stricter occupancy standards, for example: (1) only one adult per bedroom2) only one adult per dwelling(3) only one married couple per dwelling(4) no unmarried adults in the same bedroom(5) unmarried adults only if they are related, etc.
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By Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
January 2017 Real Estate Market Summary for Rockwall, TX (MLS Area 34)   Month Year to Date   2017 2016 % Change 2017 2016 % Change New Listings 173 215 24.3 173 215 24.3 Closed Sales (Reported) 115 116 0.9 115 116 0.9 Closed Sales (Projected) 115 130 13.3 115 130 13.3 Listings Under Contract 131 165 26.0 131 165 26.0 Average Sales Price $266,979 $300,343 12.5 $266,979 $300,343 12.5 Median Sales Price $229,500 $282,183 23.0 $229,500 $282,183 23.0 Percent of Original Price Received 95.9 95.1 -0.8 95.9 95.1 -0.8 Days on Market Until Sale 60 52 -13.0 60 52 -13.0 Inventory of Homes for Sale 390 3900.0         Months Supply of Inventory 2.3 2.2 -1.9       Recorded houses sold this month underwent an improvement of 0.9% compared to January 2016, with 116 sold total. Year to date the number o...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX Heritage/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Breezy Hills New Construction Homes on Half Acre Lots Gorgeous subdivision in a very serene area of Rockwall. No road noise here! Stunning exteriors, square footages from 3236-4471, all have 3-4 bathrooms, 2-4 garages, some half acre lots, winding walkways and community pool. The area really will catch your eye! The builders did an amazing job of creating a community that is sure to impress all buyers who want custom homes in a ideal setting near Lake Ray Hubbard. 
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX Heritage/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Rockwall is unique in many ways!   One unique character is most cities in Texas are named after a person but Rockwall is named after a narrow row of hard mineral stones that appear to be stacked on top of one another, forming what looks like a "Rock Wall". I went to highschool in Rockwall and I never saw this wall but I have heard it is on private land. The city tried to pass a bond program to purchase the land, excavating the wall and preserving it but the bond program failed.  Other ways Rockwall is unique is it is the "smallest" county in Texas on one of the "bigger" lakes, Lake Ray Hubbard. Residents enjoy the Harbor area for movies, dining and boating.   It also has a unique revitalized downtown square with an assortment of dining and shopping! One of my favorite places is Charlie...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX Heritage/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
I am building a home near Rockwall so I decided it was time to move my Active Rain Blog to Rockwall County. I will still sell all over North Texas as the I always say "have license, will travel" ! I recently sold a home in Waxahachie, which was a wonderful experience. I love to show in areas all over and willing do so for my clients! I went to highschool in Rockwall so I know Rockwall County and all Counties surrounding it. My kids grew up in Wylie so I will always work in that area too!I will soon be enjoying this view! 
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By Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
December 2016 Real Estate Market Summary for Rockwall, TX (MLS Area 34)   Month Year to Date   2016 2015 % Change 2016 2015 % Change New Listings 106 110 3.8 2601 2688 3.3 Closed Sales (Reported) 166 164 -1.2 2010 2081 3.5 Closed Sales (Projected) 166 184 11.0 2010 2101 4.5 Listings Under Contract 107 129 20.6 2041 2083 2.1 Average Sales Price $280,649 $306,838 9.3 $276,612 $298,744 8.0 Median Sales Price $249,950 $261,500 4.6 $235,000 $256,000 8.9 Percent of Original Price Received 96.0 96.3 0.3 96.6 97.0 0.4 Days on Market Until Sale 56 51 -8.7 48 44 -9.3 Inventory of Homes for Sale 411 385 -6.3       Months Supply of Inventory 2.5 2.2 -9.5       The number of reported housing units sold in December 2016 reached 164 total, a dip of 1.2% from the same point in time last year. There we...
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By Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
November 2016 Real Estate Market Summary for Rockwall, TX (MLS Area 34)   Month Year to Date   2016 2015 % Change 2016 2015 % Change Closed Sales (Reported) 142 175 23.2 1844 1913 3.7 Closed Sales (Projected) 142 197 38.5 1844 1935 4.9 Listings Under Contract 131 150 14.5 1934 1955 1.1 Average Sales Price $287,937 $305,806 6.2 $276,248 $298,238 8.0 Median Sales Price $252,500 $264,880 4.9 $235,000 $255,000 8.5 Percent of Original Price Received 95.5 95.7 0.2 96.7 97.1 0.4 Days on Market Until Sale 54 41 -24.0 48 43 -9.2 Inventory of Homes for Sale 478 467 -2.3       Months Supply of Inventory 2.9 2.7 -6.7       In November 2016 housing sales was up 23.2% in contrast to the same point in time last year, with 175 housing sales this month. The number of property sales year to date in Rock...
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By Bernadine Eberle, Home Sales in Collin County
(Keller Williams Realty - Texas)
New Homes for sale in Stone Creek Estates, Rockwall, TX. This community is located just minutes north of Interstate 30 and east of President George Bush Turnpike providing easy access to the surrounding areas. Stone Creek Estates offers a community pool, bike/hike paths, and green belt home sites.The custom community of home builders include: Megatel, Drees Custom Homes, Winsor Homes, Meritage Homes.  I had the pleasure of viewing this home by Meritage.  Energy star appliances, spray-foam insulation, programmable thermostats, water efficient fixtures, seer 15 HVAC,  are some of the energy-saving standard features. Available homes built are three bedroom through 5 bedroom homes. Price points as of this writing (Meritage Homes) are from $337,900 through $422,900 based on elevation selecte...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The Legacy Group is happy to announce a new mobile app that allows home buyers to search for real, up to the minute, live MLS listings. The app is called “Home Scouting” and is a free home finding service provided directly to consumers by Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc, a licensed brokerage services company. Whether you’re ready to buy a home or just browsing, you’ll want to take advantage of the free Home Scouting app. This convenient app makes finding your dream home fast and easy. Home Scouting provides you with 100% of the active MLS listings, unlike some other public home search websites and apps. You receive the most accurate information available and with Home Scouting you can:  View every MLS listing·       Schedule a home showing  View sold home information  See detailed school ...
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By Bernadine Eberle, Home Sales in Collin County
(Keller Williams Realty - Texas)
Homes for sale near The Harbor - Rockwall, TX.Looking for homes near The Harbor in Rockwall, TX or homes for sale in Rockwall, TX or need to sell your current home? Call 214-282-2945 or Complete the form for your Complimentary home estimate. Offering the serenity of small town living with a population under 50,000, yet is close enough to Dallas for those who like to experience the wide variety of big city life. Rockwall boasts communities on or near the lake, golf course and recreation trails for close proximity to hiking, biking or jogging!Rockwall has an historic downtown (founded 1854) in the heart of the city, where you will find an amazing assortment of fine shopping, dining and services. The Harbor on the hillside of Lake Ray Hubbard is Rockwall’s premier recreation spot for relax...
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By Bernadine Eberle, Home Sales in Collin County
(Keller Williams Realty - Texas)
Find homes for sale in The Preserve or nearby homes for sale in Rockwall, TX.Looking for homes in The Preserve or homes for sale in Rockwall, TX or need to sell your current home? Call 214-282-2945 or Complete the form for your Complimentary home valuation.The Preserve has luxury custom homes that were built by MHI Coventry, KHovnanian, Chesmar Homes and First Texas Homes. These custom homes may already have these items in their builder packages: granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, tank less water heater, old world lighting fixtures, rounded corners, with decorative niches, wrought iron railings, energy star features and much more. Of course, each home is custom built to suit the home buyer, so each home is unique in design and builder plan.  The building plans offered hav...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX Heritage/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Rockwall Texas Market Report for March 2016Rockwall has had an increase in listings and closed sales from March 2015. The average sales price has fallen slightly, but will likely increase as we head into the spring selling season. Over 200 listings are currently under contract with days on market down. I believe these sales will raise the average sales price as many homes are being bid on by a surplus of buyers. Rockwall was my highschool hometown! I can take you on a tour showing you  all the changes while we look at beautiful homes and subdivisons! 
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX Heritage/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Avoid Stress-Hire a Property Manager ! A property management company exists for the sole purpose of taking stress off of an owner's shoulders. Most owners are more than happy to pay a small monthly fee to a property management company to take care of handling tenants, payments, repairs and notices. Whether you live around the corner or in another state why not entrust your investment to a property manager?A large percentage of properties we manage are for owners who live in another state. They do not have the time to take care of a tenant or repair requests from afar. The other percent of properties we manage are local home owners who see the advantage of not handling the property themselves. For example: We recently discovered a tenant had moved in a boyfriend. We confronted the tenant...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The area surrounding Rockwall,Texas is great for mortgages to help with your home purchase needs as a result of USDA home Loans. A down payment option of 0% exists to home buyers searching for home purchases in Rockwall,Texas. A lot of home buyers realize the significance of keeping their cash reserves for other purposes than home down payment.Fortunately, a special USDA loan government program is available that can help with this. An important part (for several reasons) for home buyers success is post closing reserves. It is always a good idea for the owner of a home to have 6 months or more of reserves on hand in case of emergencies, so that items can be replaced like oven, disposal, stove, air conditioning/heating and hot water heaters Next, many home owners want to purchase new furn...
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By Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
February 2016 Real Estate Market Summary for Rockwall, TX (MLS Area 34)   Month Year to Date   2016 2015 % Change 2016 2015 % Change Closed Sales (Reported) 109 122 11.9 190 233 22.6 Closed Sales (Projected) 109 137 25.8 190 248 30.6 Listings Under Contract 145 171 17.9 267 302 13.1 Average Sales Price $278,341 $280,428 0.7 $269,373 $273,994 1.7 Median Sales Price $220,000 $224,500 2.0 $214,963 $224,750 4.6 Percent of Original Price Received 96.1 95.7 -0.4 95.9 95.7 -0.2 Days on Market Until Sale 60 56 -6.0 59 58 -0.8 Inventory of Homes for Sale 431 374 -13.2       Months Supply of Inventory 2.7 2.2 -18.3       In February 2016 there were 122 home sales recorded, which was a gain of 11.9% from last year. The number of reported units sold year to date showed an uptick of 22.6% from Febr...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX Heritage/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
  Renovation Loans Aren't Just For Foreclosures   Did you know that renovation loans can be used on more than just homes that have been foreclosed upon or being sold by HUD?  It's true!     You have found a your perfect location and great home in a wonderful established neighborhood ! It is not a foreclosure and it is being sold by the by the original owner BUT:  It is living in the 80's decor The house needs minor repairs plus upgrading You want a swimming pool  You want to add a shop The elevation needs updating    NO PROBLEM !!!   You can use the FHA 203k REHAB LOAN to finance AND rehab the home BEFORE you move in !!      But EVERY room needs upgrading?? "Can I afford that!?"  you say.  Not a problem using the Fannie Mae HomeStyle Renovation loan - finance up to the conforming loan ...
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