Wylie, TX Real Estate News

By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Veterans Memorial Monument Unveiling on Memorial Day in Wylie, TX 75098   On Monday, May 31, 2010you are invited to join veterans, their family and friends, in the unveiling and dedication of Wylie's first Veterans Memorial Monument in Olde City Park, just south of Historic Downtown Wylie.  Two years of work will culminate in an event on Memorial Day 2010 that will impact the area for years to come.  Please Note the Schedule of Events and Ceremony taking place that day: MONUMENT DEDICATION EVENTS: 7:30am:    Flag Raising Ceremony 11:30am:  Monument Unveiling & Dedication Ceremony 5:30pm:    Reading of the Names 6:00pm:    Honor & Remembrance Hour 8:15pm:    Sunset Service ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE: 2:00pm:    Kylie Rae Harris 3:15pm:    Jerry Galloway 4:00pm:    Kenny as the King 4:45pm:  ...
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
What are your kids doing this summer...Check out Wylie Wave Summer Day Camp! The City of Wylie has a great summer program that I think you will be interested in.  Each week they are offering a different themed summer camp for 1st - 8th graders featuring arts and crafts, sports, time building, swimming and field trips. Camps: Camp Site: 100 West Oak Street, Wylie TX 75098 Phone: 972.442.8119 Email: recreation@wylietexas.gov Cost: $90.00 per week For more information on living in Wylie Texas please check me out on face book @ Live Wylie Texas.  I would love your input so feel free to post on Wylie happenings on the wall.  As always feel  free to call me for all your real estate needs in Wylie, Murphy, Sachse area.
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Wylie Chamber May Luncheon Sponsored By: Date:  Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 , 11:30am Location: First Baptist Church Event Center in Historical Downtown Wylie Phone: (972)442-2261 Leadership Wylie Class VII Graduation!! TICKET PRICE: $12.00-Online Order $15.00-Phone RSVP before 5/24/2010 $20.00 at the door TO RSVP: Call the Chamber at 972-442-2804
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
Time to Protest Property Taxes Again!  Collin County Deadline is June 1st 2010. www.collincad.org                                                     I'm sure many of you have received your tax bill estimates in the mail over the last couple of weeks. I did!   If you believe your assessed value of your real estate is too high, now is the time to protest.  On the back of your appraised value there is a Notice of Protest.  Once this Notice of Protest is completely filled out, you will need to request an informal review. There are three ways to request:     •1.         In Person - 250 W. Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney Tx   (Wait times typical 45 minutes but review usually finalized at meeting.) •2.       By Phone - 469.742.9200 or 866.467.1100 •3.      Mail - 250 W. Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney Tx 75...
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
The other day I had to stop in at Tractor Supply in Wylie for some great yard spray called "Pest Away".  It's wonderful at keeping the cats out of my flowerbeds. Anyways, I noticed the parking lot was full of people and their pets.  Veterinary Medical Care is offering basic pet vaccinations and heartworm test for cheap.  What a great service!  Tractor supply hpas heartworm preventatives and flea/tick control, so it's a one stop shop! First Saturday of the month from 9am to 4pm outside! So if you live in the Wylie, Murphy, or Sachse area  and have a beloved pet check it out!  
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
    Whitt Cubs Looking for Flags to Retire Cub Scout Pack 1492 of Whitt Elementary in Sachse (Wylie ISD) will be conducting Flag Retirement ceremonies at the school from:   8am to 8:50 am May 18th   9 am to 9:50 am May 19th   Donations' of worn or torn flags are needed.   Contact Jeanine Stevens at tardam@aol.com or 972.442.6963 and arrangements will be made for flag pickup.   For more information on Wylie, Sachse, or Murphy real estate please do not hesitate to contact Cindy Roeschen at 214.682.4259 or Cindy@TheTrinityGroup.org
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
  May 2-7 is Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week!  This is a good time to show the Teachers and Staff at Wylie ISD how much we appreciate them.  For more Wylie ISD events and information please check out www.WylieISD.net. For more information on homes or leases in Wylie, Sachse, or Murphy Real Estate please contact me at Cindy@TheTrinityGroup.org or 214.682.4259    
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By Melissa Hailey, Collin County Realtor-Lucas, Murphy, Plano, Parker
(North Texas Top Team, REALTORS (Plano, Murphy, Wylie))
The Annual 500 Pedal Car Race (courtesy of Wylie Downtown Merchants) will be held on Sunday, May 2, in Historic Downtown Wylie on Ballard Street.  Kids ages 2-5 are eligible to race.  Race day registration ($10 entry fee includes t-shirt) begins at 1 p.m. with races starting at 2 p.m.  Proceeds benefit Wylie Special Olympics and Downtown Wylie beautification. Please come out and support the kids who participate and the businesses that make it all possible!
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Wylie TX , 75098 Chamber Luncheon April 2010 Sponsored By:   Date:  Tuesday, April 27, 2010 , 11:30am Location: Woodbridge Country Club7400 Country Club Dr., Wylie, 75098 Phone: (972)429-5100 Guest Speaker: Annual Meeting Featuring: Chamber President Mike Agnew presenting the State of the Chamber Address TICKET PRICE: $12.00-Online Order $15.00-Phone RSVP before 4/26/2010 $20.00 at the door TO RSVP: Call the Chamber at 972-442-2804
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
5th Annual Muddy Creek Fun Run   Saturday - April 24th, 8 a.m. 800 Springwell Pkwy. Register at www.SageCreekHOA.com   1 Mile starts at 9:00 a.m. 5k starts at 9:30 am.  Entry Fee: 1 non perishable food item to support The North Texas Food Bank   More than 250 runners participate in this event which benefits the Wylie Christian Care Center.  The course is certified by USATF (USA Track & Field), and professionally timed using the same technology as the NYC and Boston Marathons.  For more information visit http://muddycreekrun.blogspot.com/ For more information on Wylie, Murphy, and Sachse Real Estate please call 214.682.4259  
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By Melissa Hailey, Collin County Realtor-Lucas, Murphy, Plano, Parker
(North Texas Top Team, REALTORS (Plano, Murphy, Wylie))
Wylie ISD is holding Kindergarten Roundup at all elementary campuses Thursday, April 29, 4-7 p.m.    The district offers full-day Kindergarten to students who are five years old, on or before September 1, 2010.  Parents attending the orientation will complete registration packets.  Students must be registered at the campus for which they are zoned.   For questions, contact the campus principal or visit WWW.WYLIEISD.NET *Note-Those students zoned to attend Watkins Elementary opening in August 2010 should register at the campus they are zoned for currently.
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Tips for air conditioning maintenance, from an inspector, to do this spring! • Get your unit serviced at least annually Regular service will save money in the long run as well as ensuring your comfort. • Change your filters regularly Standard disposable filters should be replaced every month during the cooling season. While you may be tempted to buy the high priced versions that promise to take allergens out of the air, use the more moderate priced versions since a filter that is too restrictive makes the unit work harder and does little as far as reducing dust in the home, in my opinion. Some homes have the super thick (4 inches) filters designed to last up to an entire year but they should still be checked periodically. • Keep vegetation away from the unit Vines and shrubs may look c...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
RIBBON CUTTINGS  Ribbon Cuttings in Wylie, Texas 75098 Bulldog Plumbing Date: April 21st, 2010 Time: 9am After the Business Card Exchange @ Woodbridge Country Club Come out and support your communities newest businesses. 
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship in Wylie, TX 75098 was burglarized on Sunday April 11, 2010 just hours before their Special Olympics Region 10 Horse show, resulting in the loss of vital equipment and machinery to transport therapy horses and maintain the property. The Joe M. and Doris R. Dealey Family Foundation and Black, Mann & Graham LLP have both generously pledged to match monetary donations given to Equest to cover their losses following the robbery at the therapeutic riding center. Each will match up to $10,000 in recovery funds received by May 15, 2010. Donations may be made online at www.equest.org or by mailing to: Equest PO Box 2109 Wylie, TX 75098 Equest-3800 Troy Road Wylie, TX 75098 Phone: 972-412-1099 Email: equest@equest.org Equest is a non profit organization.
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Taste of Wylie Date: April 19th, 2010 Time: 11am-2pm This is a really fun event! They usually have a silent auction. You can browse the tables and bid on many great items. Get there early for the best food!  I always fill my plate with a little taste of everything! Location: First Baptist Church Event Center For more info call: Sandy Nelson (972) 742-8999
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Home Energy Checklist Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting Check if your water heater has an insulating blanket Start using energy saving settings on refrigerators, dishwashers, washer & dryers Replace your incandescent lights fluorescents Replace older appliances with newer, more energy efficent models Replace furnace, air-conditioners & heat pumps Caulk leaky windows Inspect your attice or crawl space for insulation Insulate water pipes Install an automated thermostat Upgrade leaky windows with more energy-efficient models Tune up you heating & cooling systems  
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Wylie - Sachse - Murphy Special Olympics Spirit Night Visit Murphy Chick-fil-a on Friday ***** April 9th ***** 5pm - 7:30pm and tell them you support Special Olympics and Chick-fil-a will donate 15% of the total receipts placed in the "special box" to W-S-M Special Olympics! The proceeds will aid athletes' participation in the National Olympic Games in Nebraska this summer. Great Fun and Food! Drive-Thru or Dine-In Thank you for your support
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
6 Deadly Deal Busters When Buying a Home Property Appraisal is too low Repairs required in the contract haven't been completed Sellers say they can't make the move-out date Buyers can't qualify for a large enough mortgage The buyer purchases a new car two weeks before closing The inspecor finds mold in the home's crawl space You worked hard to get the purchase contract signed but be aware of these deal busters lurking and be ready. Your agent should be able to quide you through any situation that arises.  Choose your agent carefully!
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
9 Structural Red Flags No home is perfect. Homebuyers must understand what's normal and what's not. Most foundations have cracks, and 90 percent are normal.  The biggest problems: Foundation Cracks-those that have ridges or have lateral movement Load-bearing walls removed-look for ceiling sags or cracked walls Faulty or insufficient wiring-not easy to spot Water,water everywhere-stains may indicate prior water problems Leaky roofs-if new roof, ask what problem was and how it was fixed Ineffective windows-fogged windows or can't open and close Damp facades-look for stains on wood siding or moisture around bricks Pesky pests-look for mud tubes and sawdust Rot-wood that is not treated will look crumbly and decayed If you are required to make repairs before closing get more than one recomme...
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
Live in Wylie Texas and are looking for a Mom's and More network? Look no more!   Moms & More is a networking group offering activities for children and their caregivers.  The group meets for playgroups and other activities during the day, evenings, and weekends.    All stay-at-home caregivers from Wylie and surrounding communities are welcome, club officials said.   For more information, visit www.wyliemomsandmore.org or email diva@wyliemomsandmore.org Call 214.682.4259 for more information on Wylie Homes for Sale, Wylie Short Sales, and Wylie Foreclosures.
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