Wylie, TX Real Estate News

By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Texas is a Community Property State Community Property may be defined as all property acquired by either spouse during marriage. EXCEPT that which is the separate property of either.  CONFUSED ?? Separate property may be defined as "All property owned or claimed by either spouse before marriage and also that acquired afterward by gift, devise or descent." Okay, exactly what constitutes separate property is a question of fact because property acquired during marriage is generally presumed to be Community Property. Therefore, for the purpose of insuring title, the burden of proof is on the spouse who claims the property to be separate in nature. THEREFORE, any buyer seeking to purchase property in Texas by financing part of the payment for the property, must include the spouse on the Deed...
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By Melissa Hailey, Collin County Realtor-Lucas, Murphy, Plano, Parker
(North Texas Top Team, REALTORS (Plano, Murphy, Wylie))
Public Art Projects Approved for New Municipal Complex in Wylie Texas Nationally known artists Steve Gillman, Po Shu Wang and Louise Bertelsen were selected during the March 9 City Council meeting to design original works of art to be installed on the grounds of Wylie's new Municipal Complex currently under construction.  "The entire Wylie community should be proud of these works of art," said Mayor Hogue. "The level of community participation and input that helped shape the two projects was unprecedented; they truly are the peoples work developed in the spirit of public art." Artist Steve GillmanGillman is an award winning artist with many years of experience in public art. In 2008, Gillman was recognized by the Americans for the Arts for having one of the best public art projects of t...
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By Gina Rogers, Realtor, SFR
(RE/MAX By The Lakes)
Wylie, TX  Chamber of Commerce is having their 25th Annual Golf Classic! It sounds like a blast! It will be held Friday, April 16th at 1:00pm at the Woodbridge Country Club, Wylie, TX . What a way to pick up your spirits after TAX day! The tournament will consist of lunch and a shotgun start where 4-person teams can compete for PRIZES!  This event is sponsored by Baylor Medical Center of Garland, Texas       At 10:30am that same day they will launch the first Chamber Throw n Putt, where 4-person teams can heave the ball down the fairway and, once they get on the green, putt to compete in a 6-hole golf tournament for the non-golfer. Prices have been lowered and benefit has increased as you can sign-up to play or be a sponsor for both events.  I hope to see you on the green!!!  
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
An inspirational Poem to start your day.....   Don't Quit When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low and the debts are high And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don't you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about When he might have won had he stuck it out; Don't give up though the pace seems slow-- You may succeed with another blow, Success is failure turned inside out-- The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems so far; So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-- It's when things seem worst that you must...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
What type of Negotiator are you??... PART 1 Conflict is a so much a part of our daily routines that we barely notice it in the majority of cases. We have conflicts with dozens, sometimes hundreds of people in a day, including our own family! You are no doubt using the techniques of negotiation with family, coworkers and other people in your field. Whether it is routine or trivial, HOW you handle it has a BIG impact on your life!!! If you choose, you can turn each conflict situation into an opportunity to maximize what you get out of it: whether what you seek is a bigger piece of the pie for yourself or your client; OR a collaboration that grows the pie for all, this series will show you how to do BOTH! STAY TUNED FOR AN ASSESSMENT TEST: a tool designed to help you diagnose the negotiati...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Spring is a great time to let go of bad habits and start fresh:  especially if you didn't follow your New Year's Resolutions! 1. EXERCISE When nothing is going right squeeze in a workout. Go for a walk, ride a bike, swim or join a gym. Exercise improves your mood by releasing endorphins in your brain triggering a feeling of euphoria.  This is a great stress reliever. 2. READ AND STUDY MORE Become better educated on your market. Read REALTOR.org or review your local association statistics,  to keep up with resources and the changing marketplace. 3. EAT YOUR BIG FISH FIRST Don't put off problems with clients or other agents. Tackle them first thing in your day so you don't intensify or prolong the stressful situation. 4. USE CHECKLISTS This will help streamline your day and make you more ...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Make Plans to Attend the Wylie Chamber 25th Annual Golf Classic Sponsored By Baylor Medical Center at Garland Grip it and Rip or Pick it up and Throw it on April 16th! The Wylie Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, April 16 at 1:00pm at Woodbridge Golf Club, The tournament will consist of lunch and a shotgun start where 4-person teams can compete for prizes using golf skill and finesse.  At 10:30am that same day we will launch our first Chamber Throw n Putt, where 4-person teams can heave the ball down the fairway and, once they get on the green, putt to compete in a 6-hole golf tournament for the non-golfer. Prices have been lowered and benefit has increased as you can sign-up to play or be a sponsor for both events.  Scroll down for detailed cost and s...
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By Melissa Hailey, Collin County Realtor-Lucas, Murphy, Plano, Parker
(North Texas Top Team, REALTORS (Plano, Murphy, Wylie))
Founders Park and Community Park Projects Move Forward The Wylie Texas City Council approved a contract to proceed with the expansion and renovation of Founders Park.  The contracts are a result of years of hard work by the Parks and Recreation Board and input from citizens and athletic associations during countless public meetings. The project is funded through a 2005 Bond Campaign approved by voters.  The $4.06 million Founders Park project will begin in the coming weeks and is projected to take less than a year to complete. Park Improvements Include:-283 additional lighted parking spaces-More than 9,400 feet of concrete hike and bike trail-Concession stand and restrooms in two locations-Large shade structures for the south plaza, baseball/softball fourplex & playground areas-Two new ...
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By Melissa Hailey, Collin County Realtor-Lucas, Murphy, Plano, Parker
(North Texas Top Team, REALTORS (Plano, Murphy, Wylie))
Now that you have changed your clock for Daylight Savings, it's time to do something even more important....change the batteries in your smoke detectors.  Each year we "Spring" Forward by moving our clocks ahead one hour and then we "Fall" Back by moving our clocks back one hour.  When you do this it is advisable to change out the batteries in your home smoke detectors too.  This will ensure that you have fresh batteries twice per year and that your smoke detectors will be ready to function when they are needed most. "Each year nearly 3,600 Americans die and 18,600 are injured as a result of residential fires," says Wylie, Texas Assistant Fire Chief Noe Flores.  "There is time to escape most house fires with an early warning from smoke detectors.  They are effective, reliable, and inexp...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
I have been asked this question over and over since last fall: So how is the market? Is it coming back? Are you selling? I also have heard agents say "I'm waiting for the market to come back" to build my business. I call these the fear questions. If you listen to what associates and clients are saying , you will hear fear. It doesn't matter when the market comes back, real estate is a numbers game. If you get yourself in front of enough people you will create a successful business. People will always be moving! Jobs change, kids graduate, people retire and life goes on! Agents:  Learn to listen to fears of your clients and hold their hands through this scary time. People will be grateful and become customers for life. Stay educated on what loans and credits are available to your clients...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Planning a "stay-cation" for spring break? Wylie ISD students have several opportunities to participate in sport skills clinics while enjoying their time away from classes. The WHS Pirates and the WEHS Raiders are offering various clinics and leagues including volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball and soccer.  Follow the link http://www.wylieisd.net/athletics/default.wspx  and click on the desired sport.  
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
There is still plenty of time to get tickets to this year's Boots 'n Barbecue Gala sponsored by the Wylie ISD Education Foundation. The March 27 event will be held at Southfork Ranch at 6 p.m. and the cost of an individual ticket remains $45, the same as last year. The cost to sponsor a table is $500. Local recording artist Jolie Holliday will perform at this seventh annual event. The foundation uses the proceeds to fund educator grants for the district. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded approximately $300,000 in grants to teachers and administrators in Wylie ISD.  
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
The Smith Library is hosting an Open House, Thursday, March 11 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Stop by and see the progress of the new library   Mayor Eric Hogue will speak at 6:30 p.m. about the new municipal complex.  The library is located at 800 Thomas Street (next to Community Park)  For more information call 972-442-7566.  or contact   Rachel Orozco Library Director Smith Public Library 800 Thomas Street Wylie, Texas 75098 www.wylietexas.gov 972-442-0177 fax: 972-442-4075
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Vote for your favorite Business in Wylie, Texas 75098 The Wylie Chamber of Commerce is asking for your help in selecting our February Business of the Month.  Below are the criteria.  Please reply with your nominees by March 22nd, 2010 .  We appreciate your involvement in this process!  BUSINESS OF THE MONTH CRITERIA    1.  Must be an active member in the Chamber in good standing 2.  Must have local presence in the Wylie area 3.  Must demonstrate civic involvement 4.  Must exemplify professionalism and commitment to Wylie and its economy 5. Must have done something in customer service/service to the community in the month for which they are being nominated (please list).    
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Wylie Chamber March Luncheon   Speaker : Dr. Fuller State of the School Address Date: 3/23/2010 Time: 11:30am Location: Woodbridge Country Club  TICKET PRICE: $12.00-Online Order $15.00-Phone RSVP before 2/22/2010 $20.00 at the door
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Friends of the Library Open House: Time: 12pm-8pm Location: Friends of the Rita and Truett Smith Public Library Address: 800 Thomas, Wylie 75098 For more info call: 972-442-7566; www.wylietexas.gov         
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Wylie Chamber March Luncheon   Speaker: Dr. Fuller State of the School Address   Date: 3/23/2010 Time: 11:30am Location: Woodbridge Country Club   TICKET PRICE: $12.00-Online Order $15.00-Phone RSVP before 2/22/2010 $20.00 at the door
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
If you are a home buyer on the lookout for a reasonable priced property located in a good residential area you are sure to find some lucrative deals through www.WylieHomes4U.com.   The ongoing economic crises has resulted in a large number of foreclosures all over the country and as these homes are being sold at much lower prices than their market rates, real estate buyers and investors can choose from a large variety of properties at some great bargain deals. Currently Wylie Texas Real Estate offers 12 bank owned properties with an "Active" status...meaning, no other offer has been accepted at this time.    To get more information on these great Wylie foreclosures or other Wylie homes please call 214.682.4259 or email Cindy@TheTrinityGroup.org today!
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
Wylie Named Top Nine High Growth Area! The Gradberry Group, a firm that provides top demographic and city data, named Wylie TX as number eight on its list of the top nine most notable high-growth, recession-resistant areas in the United States.  Way to go Wylie!  For more information on Wylie Economics go  to WylieTexas.gov and for more information on Wylie Homes, Wylie Foreclosures, Wylie Short Sales, and Wylie rental properties go to www.TheTrinityGroup.org
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
And now you're worried about losing your home and having your credit destroyed. It doesn't have to be that way! If you live in the North Dallas Area I can help.  I'm a Certified Distressed Property Expert specializing in the North Dallas Area.  Serving Wylie, Murphy, Plano, Allen, Sachse, Garland, and Rowlett. You ask yourself how is a Certified Distressed Property Expert different from any other real-estate agent?   A Certified Distressed Property Expert®is a real estate professional with specific understanding of issues confronting the real estate industry, and the foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. Through comprehensive training and experience, CDPEs are able to provide solutions for homeowners facing hardships in today's market, specifically short sales.  The pr...
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