Wylie, TX Real Estate News

By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
City of Wylie Real Estate  Market Update for January 2010 from Collin County Association of Realtors    January       2009 2010 Change New Listings 113 127 +12.4% Closed Sales* (reported) 51 33 -35.3% Closed Sales*(projected) 51 37 -27.5% Average Sales Price ** $170,917 $162,764 -4.8% Median Sales Price** $155,900 $144,105 -7.6% Percent of Original List Price Received at Sale** 91.8% 93.7% +2.1% Average Days on Market Until Sale 98 92 -5.9% Single-Family Detached Inventory 331 312 -5.7% Townhouse-Condo Inventory 2 1 -50.0%             Entire Year       2009 2010 Change New Listings 113 127 +12.4% Closed Sales* (reported) 51 33 -35.3% Closed Sales*(projected) 51 37 -27.5% Average Sales Price ** $170,917 $162,764 -4.8% Median Sales Price** $155,900 $144,105 -7.6% Percent of Original List...
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By Melissa Hailey, Collin County Realtor-Lucas, Murphy, Plano, Parker
(North Texas Top Team, REALTORS (Plano, Murphy, Wylie))
Wylie Crime Rate Drops for Second Year in a Row The Wylie Police Department has reported that the City’s 2009 crime rate dropped by 4% over 2008. The city has continued to grow (despite the current downturn in the economy) and faces the same types of crime that any other city faces, yet the Wylie Police Departments continued commitment and dedication to the safety and well being of our citizens and our community is evident in these statistics. Additionally, more citizens are taking an active role in crime prevention through the Neighborhood Crime Watch Program and the new Citizens Police Academy. Crime rate numbers are based on the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system.
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
  Thursday's snow brought about the biggest snowflakes I ever recall seeing. It was a record snow fall for the metroplex with a reported fall of 12.5 inches at DFW airport. If you or someone you know is looking for a full service Realtor, please give me a call to discuss options and available homes in your area.    
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Who dat? is a term that was widely introduced to Americans in recent months. For those of you not familiar with its use, it is a term associated with New Orleans and adopted by the New Orleans Saints fans as their battle cry during Super Bowl XLIV. I would like to make a formal note of congratulations to the Saints on their much anticipated, long awaited win. Their win represents the Saints first Super Bowl trophy in the history of the franchise. For me, who dat? brings to mind a neighbor and friend in the community. During the Super Bowl watch party, I had the opportunity to meet a couple of other families that have made our community home. These families relocated from New Orleans because of the devastation of Katrina. We are glad they chose to be our neighbors and friends. Diversity...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Collin County Texas Vegetable Growers Program Are you interested in growing vegetables on a large scale or for commercial production? If so, the Texas AgriLife Extension Service will present an educational program entitled:  "Vegetable Production for North Texas" Friday, March 5th, 2010 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noonMyers Park and Event Center, McKinney Texas. The program will consist of 3 major topics, which include: Basics of Commercial Vegetable Production Pest Management for Vegetables Vegetable Disease Management  Hope you will be able to attend this informative program. Happy Gardening, Collin County Master GardenersVisit online at www.ccmgatx.org The Collin County Master Gardeners Association is an educational service organization associated with the Texas AgriLife Extension Program. We...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
The Wylie High School Track and Field Team is holding the Annual Commonwealth Relays, Saturday, February 27. Field events begin at 8 a.m., prelims at 9 a.m. with finals starting after lunch. In addition to the Wylie high schools, five other teams are participating in this favorite community event. Volunteers are needed; anyone interested should contact Coach Kate Wright kate.wright@wylieisd.net or Coach Daren Rodriguez at daren.rodriguez@wylieisd.net.
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Wylie, Texas 2010 WISD Teachers of the Year! Congratulations to our 2010 WISD Teachers of the Year! Sue Wilson, from the Achieve Academy, is the WISD Secondary Teacher of the Year, and Julie Vaughan, from Bir¬mingham Elementary, is the WISD Elementary Teacher of the Year. Sue teaches D.A.E.P. and Julie teaches kindergarten. They received their honors at the 32nd Wylie Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Satur¬day, January 30. The 16 other campus teachers of the year were also presented and recognized at the event. They are: Amy Herzog - Akin Elementary, Second Grade Natalie Fritsche - Cox Elementary, Pre-Kindergarten Teresa Abrams - Dodd Elementary, Kindergarten Amy Poole - Groves Elementary, Third Grade Nancy Ward - Hartman Elementary, First Grade Debra Bottoms - Smith Elementary, Second Gr...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Wylie Community News for Thursday, February 04, 2010Join his friends and colleagues on Monday, February 15, at a reception honoring Mark Ball and thanking him for 13 great years of service to the Wylie ISD. The 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. event will be held in the Learning Center at the WISD Educational Service Center, 951 South Ballard Avenue. Come and say goodbye to Mark before his end-of-month departure to Lubbock ISD where he will serve as executive athletic director.
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Wylie Chamber Of Commerce Luncheon in Wylie, TX 75098 FEBRUARY LUNCHEON    SPONSORED BY: JAL DENNIS GROUP!! DATE: 2/23/2010 TIME: 11:30am LOCATION: First Baptist Church Event Center PHONE: (972)442-2261 SPEAKING: Mayor Hogue will present the State of the City Address   TO RSPV: Call the Wylie Chamber: 972-442-2804 or RSVP online at www.wyliechamber.org Mayor Hogue is an engaging speaker who has a heart for Wylie, don't miss this event.  Please use the address above for more Wylie Chamber Events.  Work in the City, but live by the Lakes!
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Woodbridge Country ClubSPLIT MASTER FEATURING JETTED TUB, SEPERATE SHOWER & WALK IN CLOSET. OPEN KITCHEN OVERLOOKS LIVING AREA,THAT IS WIRED WITH SURROUND SOUND. SECONDARY BEDROOMS HAVE A GAMEROOM BETWEEN THEM! GARAGE HAS APOXY FLOORING. BACK PATIO IS COVERED & LARGER THAN STANDARD. SPRINKLER SYSTEM. QUIET CUL-DE-SAC. THIS COMMUNITY OFFERS PGA GOLF COURSE, WALKING PATHS & SWIMMING POOLS. IN THE WYLIE SCHOOL DISTRICT!!             Please call our office for a private showing.
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
                                Texas Educators & Heroes Program in Wylie, TX 75098    Program Details Assistance Grant: 3% of the total loan amount, for down payment and closing costs First Time Home-buyers , no home ownership in the past 3 years Income Restrictions Apply 5.25 % 30 year fixed rate Borrower must be a Full Time Texas Educator, Police Officer or Firefighter Credit & collateral are subject to approval. Approved loan types are FHA,VA & USDA Rural If you know a teacher, police officer or firefighter please have them call our office for more details !  
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND SAVE THE DATE FOR: The Wylie Chamber of Commerce 32nd Annual Community Awards Banquet An Evening of Excellence Sponsored By:    SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2010 6:30pm - 10:30pm Hyatt Place Garland 5101 N. George Bush Hwy (1-block West of N. Garland Rd. & 190 George Bush)    TICKETS: $45 per Person OR Table of 10 for $400 (Bring the office or nine friends and save $5)    SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AND DETAILS TO COME AFTER THE HOLIDAY    RESERVE YOUR TICKETS BY CONTACTING THE CHAMBER AT (972)442-2804       
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
UPCOMING OPEN HOUSE   Founders Plaza Nursing and Rehab  Date: 2/6/2010 Time: 2pm-4pm          Location: 721 S. Hwy. 78          Wylie, TX 75098    Phone: (972)303-8100 Come out and join the Wylie Chamber of Commerce for the Open House of Founders Plaza Nursing and Rehab Facility.  Wylie is no longer a sleepy little town. There are opportunities like never before in this town.  Wylie is located close to Firewheel Town Center , Lake Lavon and Lake Ray Hubbard.  Wylie Independent School District is home to 19 Campus's many being highly rated.  If you haven't been out our way in awhile, please call us , we would love to show you around!
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Another Short Sale is gone! I closed on this short sale today. After many months of waiting for the right buyer, the lender to accept the offer and an appriaisal ,this one is SOLD! The seller does not have to worry about a foreclosure being on her record and her credit score dropping by 200 points. She will have this statement,  "agreed settlement short of full payment" , which is better than a foreclosure and 7 years on her credit report. Sellers,  if you are in a distress situation please call me. I am a certified SFR-Short Sale Forclosure Resource specialist. I can walk you through the short sale process and confidentially help you save your credit without a forclosure on your record.
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
  2010 Relay for Life in Wylie, Texas 75098  Wylie/Sachse/Murphy KICKOFF EVENT Date: Tuesday January, 26th 2010 Time: 6pm Location: American National Bank-Wylie Address: 301 S. Hwy. 78       Wylie, Tx 75098 For more information or to register online go to: www.RelayForLife.org/wylietx This is a really big event in Wylie. I went to this last year and was so suprised by all the volunteers helping with this event! More information to come!
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
I was in Waco yesterday, therefore I was unable to do my Monday Morning Reflection.        So here is Tuesday reflection Recently a trauma surgeon expressed her fascination with the human body: "You can cut open the body and tear the flesh and yet, in spite of the damage, somehow this tissue has the ability to reorganize and reconstruct itself, to heal...This never stops amazing me!" As one who sees some of the most damaged patients admitted to the hospital, she remains in awe of the miracle of healing. Surely, as God graces our bodies with the ability to mend, God also promises healing of the spirit and frail hearts of human beings. Have a Super Week!
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Top Ten Reasons to Move in 2010 to Wylie, Texas 75098 1.  Free Money-$8000 for new buyers and $6500 for move up buyers! This is free money from the federal government you don't have to pay back! 2.  Tax Breaks- The IRS allows you to deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes and in many cases for those who qualify, some of the costs to buy your home and mortgage insurance. Owning a home is a great way to lower your tax bill. 3.  Build Wealth- Unlike paying rent, with each mortgage payment you make, you build equity and you decrease your income tax liability. Owning a home is still the best long-term investment. 4.  Appreciation-As home prices have fallen precipitously in today's tough economy, the basis for realizing appreciation in future years is very strong. 5....
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
You May Qualify for a Free Energy Audit Do you have rooms in your home that are always hotter or colder than the rest of the home? Are there drafty areas that are always uncomfortable? With cold winter temperatures in the air, a few simple steps can keep your home cozy and warm this winter. Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems In Texas, up to 70 percent of your electricity bill can be from heating and cooling your home. HVAC systems lose efficiency over time. A 10 year old furnace may cost twice as much to run as a newer high-efficiency model. Ductwork In a typical Texas home, damaged, leaky and poorly connected ductwork allows 20 percent of your heated air to escape attic before it ever reaches your living areas. Poor Insulation A majority of Texas homes have insufficient insulation, a...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Market Report For Active Homes For Sale in Seis Lagos Subdivision Wylie & Lucas, Texas Current Active Properties on The Multiple Listing Service Wylie Side & Lucas Side Property Type:   Single Family       Status:   Active Subject Property                             Address City BR Bth Gar/Cp/TCP SqFt Acr Blt PL  CDOM Orig Price $/ SqFt List Price LP% OP 405 Riva RDG  Wylie  4  2.0  2/0/2  2,692  0.500  1996  N  83  269,000  90.97  244,900   91  13 Los Alamitos CIR  Wylie  4  3.0  2/0/2  2,991  0.544  1984  N  18  275,000  91.94  275,000   100  917 Santiago TRL  Wylie  4  3.0  3/0/3  2,944  0.460  2004  N  35  295,000  100.20  295,000   100  201 Riva RDG  Lucas  4  3.0  2/0/2  2,644  0.742  2004  N  99  319,900  117.21  309,900   97  5 Ventura CIR  Lucas  4  3.1  3/0/2  3,116  0.500  1...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
The Wylie Chamber of Commerce Presents   An Evening of Excellence 32nd Annual Community Awards Banquet Sponsored By:    SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2010 6:30pm - 10:30pm  Where?    Hyatt Place Garland 5101 N. George Bush Hwy (1-block West of N. Garland Rd. & 190 George Bush)    To Purchase TICKETS: $45 per Person OR Table of 10 for $400 (Bring the office or nine friends and save $5 each)    YOU CAN ALSO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS BY CONTACTING THE CHAMBER AT (972)442-2804   OR TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE AT: www.wyliechamber.org
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