Wylie, TX Real Estate News

By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
The seller withdraws his acceptance of your offer! This is a sentence I have said quite a bit lately, in writing of course! In this sellers market, time is of the essence!   Sellers are getting multiple offers on their homes and if your agent gets a verbal acceptance of your offer, you better get signatures fast!  I work with agents the best I can,  either by email or text when countering. Once a decision is made,  then the changes are done on the offers, with initials and signatures gotten. I have agents who don't use docusign or esign which may cause a significant delay! Driving around getting signatures ia slow and wasteful. (Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. Some people don't have internet access) Anyway, buyer and seller don't have a contract, only a verbal agreem...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
  Starting TODAY,  it will be a little bit harder to get a home mortgage. Or more precisely, banks and lenders will have to work a little bit harder to make sure borrowers can afford to buy a house!!!     Jan. 10, 2014, is the day that the new  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) steps in to oversee the mortgage industry.   Sounds scary,  like the CFPB is WATCHING you!!       To understand the new CFPB rules you need to know these two terms: Ablity-To-Repay (ATR) Qualified Mortgage (QM)     Ability-to-repay: This is a blanket rule requiring most lenders to make a concerted effort to ensure the borrower will be able to repay the mortgage. It means banks and other mortgage originators will have to look at more documents proving a borrower's income, assets, credit history, monthly ...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
  Home Sales Market Report for Wylie Texas November 2013 Comparing sales with November 2012, I am seeing some significant changes in the home sales market for Wylie, Texas in November 2013. I am sure this report is an indication of changes for all of North Texas. Fewer Listings Median Sales Price Increases Lower Days on Market Lower Supply Lower Closed Sales As indicated on the chart below the median home sales price had a 20.9% increase in sales price. This means in 2013 the median increase in sales price was $32,700! WOW !  That is a great news! The bad news is not many people are putting their homes on the market! Now is the time to sell! Please contact me for a Comparative Market Analysis to see if your home has gone up in value since last year.    
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
  This years ice storm in North Texas damaged a lot of homes, trees and took an emotional toll on some. One of my customers was very upset that he is losing an oak tree in his back yard that he has had over 25 years! Thank goodness the sun came out and started melting all the ice. Made for some beautiful photos!   Here is some information on the Debris Pickup by the City of Wylie: Community Waste Disposal will pickup residential storm debris for the City of Wylie December 20 – 22.Limbs and brush must be cut into 4-foot lengths, stacked with limbs facing the street, and placed curbside at the front of the property by December 20.  The city is asking to make sure that debris does not encroach (hang out into!) the street. Storm debris may exceed the bulk pick-up limit of six cubic yards, w...
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By Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
Wylie Texas Home Sales were up 3% in September 2013 over the same month last year with 80 homes selling this month! So far this year, overall home sales were at 823 homes sold, a 13.5% change from this time last year. New Wylie Texas Real Estate listings changed 28% for the same period last year with 86 homes listed this month. So far this year, overall home listings underwent a 6% change with 1,013 homes listed. Current listings pending sale this month underwent a change of 14%, with 75 homes contracted. All listings under contract for the year to date experienced a change of 13%, with 851 homes under contract for this month. Click here for the full report.. Wylie Texas Real Estate Reports Register online for monthly updates on your city and neighborhood homes, automatically emailed to...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
 Open House 12/14/2013 in Wylie, Texas  2-4PM Cozy home on a great lot. Enjoy a private patio with no home directly beside you! 2 bedrooms with each room having a full bathroom! Brick gas fireplace, 2 car garage, landscaped, new carpet in master bedroom, walk in closets,upgraded lighting,stained glass front door, gated yard, laminate floors, open patios & covered patio! Kitchen has great cabinets with stainless steel applicances, kitchen window & large pantry.   
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Dont miss this nice 3 bedroom,2.5 bath,2 car garage townhome in Wylie! The homes are connected at the garages so no neighbor noise! Walk to 8 grades, close to walking trail, skate park, Lake Lavon & I90! BRAND NEW CARPET installed 112013. Enjoy your covered front porch overlooking rose bushes & a large backyard. Master bedroom has a large walk in closet & private bathroom. These homes dont last long!     
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
First Baptist Church of Wylie will be hosting its annual Wrap It Up event. This year will be the 3rd year for the church and its volunteers to offer free gift wrap to the public. The event will be held in the same location as previously - Woodbridge Shopping Center located off of FM544 and McCreary Rd. The hours are Monday - Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm and Sundays 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be served while shoppers await the wrapping of their gifts. Come on by and say hi - I'll be there!
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Don't forget to stop by a Wylie Bank while you are out and about today! They will have fresh homebaked goods for you to purchase. This is a great opportunity for you to help this holiday season. All proceeds go to local families in need. This means you are helping someone in YOUR community   There are a few banks outside Wylie in Sachse and Lavon. Hope you have a chance to stop by and grab some goodies!  I know I am going right now! My sweet tooth is calling and all dieting is off until next week!
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Wylie Arts Festival is here again! December 7, 2013 First Baptist Church Events Center200 N. Ballard Avenue The City of Wylie and the Public Arts Advisory Board will be presenting  "Wylie Arts Festival " on December 7 in the First Baptist Church Events Center, 200 N. Ballard Avenue.  Shop for fine art and handmade crafts; listen to the sounds of the season; and enjoy festive foods.  ADMISSION IS FREE ! Wylie Arts Festival First Baptist Church Events Ctr. 10 am - 7 pm Festival of Lights Parade Historic Downtown on Ballard 5:30 pm Tree Lighting Olde City Park  7 pm 100+ Art & Craft Vendors Shop from the vendors with a diverse, unique selection of quality handmade fine art and craft items.  From jewelry to home décor to clothing to paintings to gift items you will not find anywhere else, t...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Wylie Independent School District is rezoning! The effort is to relieve crowded campuses. When I moved to Wylie we had 5 campuses, there are now 20 campuses!! The plan is to make Hartman Elementary a dual-language campus only. This is Wylie's oldest campus and has my heart,  as this is where my kids attended! They want to move the current students to other campuses with most of the teachers. I wonder how they feel about that? All changes are planned to take effect for the 2014-2015 school year. To find out how this will effect your student before the final vote on 01/20/2014,  you can contact Dr. David Vinson 972-429-3005 or email vinson@wylieisd.net. Wylie is growing and will continue to grow! The schools are being proactive in making positive changes now! Considering moving to Wylie? ...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Watermark Subdivison is on the Northwest end of Lake Ray Hubbard .  Close to so many places: The Harbor on Lake Ray Hubbard George Bush Freeway Firewheel Mall Wylie Theatres Lake Lavon Lake Ray Hubbard Interstate 30 Rockwall Wylie Rowlett New construction homes can be purchased in this subdivison with lake views!  Please call me for more information, viewing the area, pricing and more!  There are so many great things about this area, you won't want to miss this opportunity!
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Today's gratitude is wrapped up in the role of volunteering. Being a volunteer provides such blessings, friendships and joy in giving back to the local community. Wylie's Women League is a diverse group of volunteers coming together to see what they can do for their local community. November's general meeting was a time of preparing for the sale of poinsettias. The proceeds from this sale will go to the league's scholarship fund that is awarded to seniors at the end of each school year who meet the guidelines established by the league. To be eligible seniors must attend 1 of 2 Wylie High Schools. Funds for these scholarships are raised by several different activities throughout the league's year which happens to correspond with the school year. Personally I have a favorite scholarship f...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
There is always something we can be grateful for such as the 30 Days of Gratitude, a blogging challenge for November. Today my plan was to express my gratitude for the stationary bike I will soon be off to ride in the Wylie Recreational Center gym. Then it occured to me that the reason I intended to blog about the bike was another gratitude for the day - rain. It is wonderful to have a place to go and exercise keeping us out of the elements of weather. Yet here in the great state of Texas we are so grateful for every drop of rain we receive. These last couple of years we have been in a drought. I am looking forward to the day our lakes are full again. It sure makes for a wonderful day when we can count our blessings and give thanks for each one of them. How are you blessed today?  
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
September 2013 Housing Market Report for Wylie, Texas 75098 September 2013 is higher on all points for home sales except Inventory. We are still experiencing low inventory or few homes listed for sale on the market. This is a sellers market which means sellers typically have an advantage over buyers. They can expect to receive about 96.9 % of their list price and sell within 30 days! If you have been on the fence about selling your home, read this report from last month. The average sales price is up 3% from last year at this time! I can perform a Comparative Market Analysis of your home if you have been considering selling your home.  
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
  Ready to Move In New Construction Homes in Collin County Texas   Two great locations for Brand New Construction Homes Near TWO Lakes...Lake Ray Hubbard and Lake Lavon!!        These are sample pictures and may or may not be the elevation available. These homes have fabulous elevations and features that you won't believe!! Prices range from $204,000 to $339,000. There are many financing options too! You can apply for 100% financing or bring a down payment , the choice is yours! First time buyers? I can answer all of your questions! Need to sell your existing home, I can help! Give me a call to see new construction homes!  Wylie Texas and the surrounding areas of Collin County and Rockwall County!      
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By Melissa Hailey, Collin County Realtor-Lucas, Murphy, Plano, Parker
(North Texas Top Team, REALTORS (Plano, Murphy, Wylie))
  Looking for something fun to do with the family this Fall?       Several of the Wylie ISD schools are working together to host the 2nd Annual “Marauders Fright Fest” which is sure to be a treat!       Thursday, Friday, and Saturday -- October 24, 25, and 26th from 6:00-9:00 pm.       They will have a Haunted House, Free Bounce Houses, Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin Decorating, Food Trucks, DJ, Light Show, and More!       $5 per person entry to the Haunted House located in the Davis Intermediate School Gymnasium.       $1 per coupon. Coupons good for Food, Drinks, and other activities.           Hope to see you on October 24-26th from 6pm-9pm      
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits to a pre-approval and not a pre-qualification for Wylie TX Home Loans.      A lot of consumers are not educated enough on how they should go about buying a home.  This can be extremely stressful or enjoyable depending on how you choose to go about the home buying process for homes in Wylie TX and the surrounding areas. The key is to take the proper steps to educate yourself on your buying power, initial investment, and taking some time to think about your lifestyle choices. This article will cover all of these.     Education     The steps necessary to purchasing a home in Wylie, Texas starts with getting pre-approved for your home loan. Please note that we did not say to get pre-qualified, in today's mortgage world a pre-qualification means nothing. It is important to choos...
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By Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
Wylie Texas Home Sales were up 17% in August 2013 over the same month last year with 109 homes selling this month! So far this year, overall home sales were at 738 homes sold, a 14% change from this time last year. New Wylie Texas Real Estate listings changed 15% for the same period last year with 108 homes listed this month. So far this year, overall home listings underwent a 4% change with 927 homes listed. Current listings pending sale this month underwent a change of 2%, with 86 homes contracted. All listings under contract for the year to date experienced a change of 13%, with 779 homes under contract for this month. Click here for the full report.. Wylie Texas Real Estate Reports Register online for monthly updates on your city and neighborhood homes, automatically emailed to you.  
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Clear out the closets, check the garage! This is the event you have been waiting for to recycle all of your old Electronics, Appliances, Tires and Old Documents!  WHEN: NOV 9, 2013 TIME: 8AM-4PM WHERE: 949 HENSLEY LANE , WYLIE TX 75098 CLICK HERE FOR A MAP TO THE SITE   The City of Wylie and Community Waste Disposal provide FREE RESIDENTIAL collection and disposal services for the following items: Household Hazardous Waste Electronics Household Metal Appliances Automotive Tires Document Shredding   Household Hazardous Waste: Aerosols RCRA Empty  Cylinders Corrosive (acids, bases)  Pesticides & Herbicides Oxidizers Flammables Organic Peroxides Oil Base Paint Organic Compounds  Latex Paint Lighting Ballast (assume PCB content)  Gasoline MNiMH & NiCAD Batteries Antifreeze Lithium & Li-ion ...
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