Wylie, TX Real Estate News

By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Market Statistics for Wylie, Texas 75098  Market Statistics for December of 2009 for Wylie, Texas are: Active Residential Listings : 305 Sold Listings: 47 Pending Listings: 33 Average Days On Market: 75 Average Sold Price: $68.69   For first time homebuyers the tax credit it extended to June 30,2010. You have to be in contract on a home by April 30, 2010 and close by June 30,2010. If you have not owned a home in the past 3 years you may qualify for a tax credit of $8000.00!  Please call our office if you would like more information on this or any real estate needs you have! Have a blessed and happy new year!  Have a blessed and happy new year!
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
The best excuse for late rent this month was this message: I can't pay rent because I hurt my back and have not worked all month. I put it on FACEBOOK, didn't you see it? WHAT? I am supposed to check FACEBOOK for tenant comments or excuses for nonpayment of rent?  Most of the lateness though is from our tenants saying they will be late on their rent because of the holidays.  I am so sorry folks, but you knew your rent was due when you went shopping and bought little Johnny those toys or purchased too many gifts for your extended family.  As soon as we receive the call or text, we tell them to include the late fee and the per day fee. I hate to be a scrooge but this is a business and I don't own the home! I have someone to account to. This is a great reason to use a property management c...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Move to Wylie Texas   Live in Bozman Farms Subdivision Wylie, Texas   Property Type:   Single Family       Status:   Active Listings                             Address City BR Bth Gar/Cp/TCP SqFt Acr Blt PL  CDOM Orig Price $/ SqFt List Price LP% OP 1314 Iron Horse ST  Wylie  3  2.0  2/0/1  1,718  0.177  2005  N  497  150,000  87.31  150,000   100  1300 Clear Creek RD  Wylie  3  2.0  2/0/2  1,727  0.199  2006  N  30  159,900  92.59  159,900   100  1323 Canyon Creek RD  Wylie  4  3.0  2/0/2  2,492  0.226  2008  N  70  168,000  67.42  168,000   100  1320 Cedar Branch DR  Wylie  4  2.0  2/0/2  2,150  0.228  2005  N  65  188,000  86.05  185,000   98  1215 W Collins CIR  Wylie  4  2.1  2/0/2  2,547  0.172  2004  N  91  218,000  85.59  218,000   100  1301 W Collins CIR  Wylie  5  3.1  3/0/3 ...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Nice home in non HOA in Wylie, Texas 75098 Enjoy nice backyard with large trees, wood deck & fenced dog pen or garden area. Very large eatin kitchen with lots of cabinet space,built in microwave, double sink & lots of bright light. Master is roomy with walk in closet, upgraded ceiling fan,dual vanities,garden tub & seperate shower. Formal Dining & brick fireplace.   Walk to Elementary, Intermediate & Jr High Schools. Highschool is the newest , Wylie East!
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
You come home to find out the home you have been renting FORECLOSED! What do you do??  Your first line of defense would be to contact your attorney, but you may just be wasting your time because the owner probably doesn't have a whole lot of money if he is not paying the mortgage.  This is a scary and frustrating situation to be in!! Before that day your landlord likely still owned it. You probably would not be due any funds back other than your security deposit. Hopefully, the property was managed by a good Property Management company who held your security deposit in an escrow account. They should return it promptly to you.  They were most likely sending your rent to the owner, but did not know the owner was not paying the mortgage. Some other suggestions are:  You can call OCWEN 888-...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Monday Morning Reflection This is one of my Active Rain resolutions for the new year. I am going to take time out each Monday morning to reflect and post something inspirational before I get started on a busy week. I am going to  shut my office door and sip my coffee and pause for a moment. Real Estate is not all about transactions, it is about helping others, staying positive and taking time to reflect. If you study the lives of great people you will find every one of them had to draw themselves apart from the hustle bustle of live for rest & reflection. Great poems were not written on crowded streets, songs were not written in the midst of chaos; visions come when we stop. The Psalmist said, "Be still, and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10.  Sometimes God puts us on our backs in order t...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Woodbridge Country Club Wylie, Texas Located of Highway 78 & I90 inbetween Sachse and Wylie is Woodbridge Country Club complete with public course, restaurant, club house, jogging trails, community pools & jogging trails. Cox elementary is also located within the subdivision. The community is split between Colling & Dallas counties. Super easy access to the new Firewheel Mall and George Bush Freeway I-90. Golf Lovers Woodbridge Golf Club offers a scenic, challenging golf course that is enjoyable for a golfer of any level. Book your tee-time on-line or give them a call to reserve your tee-time at 972-429-5100 ext 4.Additionally, they offer full event and golf tournament planning. Whether you are planning a full field event or just want to entertain corporate guests, Woodbridge Golf Club ...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
For Sale in Wylie, Texas No HOA! Enjoy nice backyard with large trees, wood deck & fenced dog pen. Very large eatin kitchen with lots of cabinet space, built in microwave, double sink & lots of bright light. Master is roomy with walk in closet, nice ceiling fan, dual vanities, garden tub & seperate shower. Walk to schools, close to HWY 78 & I90 access. 
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Must see Home in Wylie, Texas Barely lived in & condition shows! Large corner lot with bricked front covered porch, lush landscaping & sprnk system. Open kitchen has many cabinets,good counter space,large pantry,tile backsplash,ceramic tile floor,built in microwave,breakfsst bar & double sinks. Split master has dual vanities, medicine cabinet,walkin closet & garden tub. Other bedrooms are oversized, one has walkin closet. Study & formal dining too! Walk to community pool! Must See!       ONLY $159,000.00 !
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Christmas Trivia "White Christmas" is the best selling Christmas song of all time Alabama was the first state to officially recognize Christmas as a holiday in 1836 One famous reindeer, "Donner" was named "Donder" but due to mispronunciations became "Donner" "Jingle Bells" was originally associated with Thanksfiving, not Christmas! A Christmas wreath on the front door symbolizes a sign of welcome & long life to every person entering your home The first mass produced Christmas tree lights were introduced to the public by the Edison General Electric Co. in 1901 Joel Poinsett, the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, brought the poinsettia plant from Mexico to the U.S. in the early 1800's The first White House Christmas tree was placed by President Franklin Pearce in 1856 HAPPY HOLIDAYS & MERR...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Newer home for sale in Wylie, TX Newer home needs carpet, paint, couple of windows, one panel on garage replaced & oven door repair to bring it back to good condition. Open kitchen has breakfast bar with large eating area. Front swing drive, large split master & covered patio. Wylie ISD ! This home is priced at $125,000.00. It is a great deal you must see! The newest Highschool in Wylie is about 1.5 miles from this home. Also very close to Walmart!    
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Nice Home for Sale in Wylie,TX   Great David Weekly Floorplan! Split Master with gameroom between the secondary bedrooms. Formal Dining room, study, open kitchen,tile backsplash, full sprinkler system, nice eating area & crown moldings. Covered front & back patios with no homes built behind. Community close to I-90 & Firewheel Mall. Clubhouse with restaurant, Golf, Swimming, Jogging trails & playgrounds! Wylie Schools! 
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
I have been working on several short sales since August of this year. Both homes have had several offers and both had two buyers that waited for the lender decision on whether or not their offers were accepted. I was so excited that some buyers actually waited! Well, so much for enthusiam! One buyer ,after waiting for months decided she did not have the right "feel" for this home and opted out. The inspection wasn't bad she just didn't feel it.  That is her right I guess.  The second buyer waited and extended the short sale option.  She had an inspection and now wants a new roof!! So I redid the HUD settlement statement and asked the lender to include a new roof.  Highly unlikely that they will approve it. It is just so frustrating to wait for months and then have buyers back out or ask...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Four Bedroom Home For Sale in Wylie, Texas Barely lived in & condition shows! Large corner lot with bricked front covered porch,lush landscaping & sprnk sys. Open kitchen has many cabinets,good counter space,large pantry,tile backsplash,ceramic tile floor,built in microwave,brkfst bar & double sinks. Split master has dual vanities, medicine cabinet,walkin closet & garden tub. Other bedrooms are oversized, one has walkin closet. Study & formal dining too! Walk to community pool! Walk to elementary, intermediate & junior high schools. Must See!  Directions: FM 544 to Country Club (FM 1378) turn left, to Park right, to Mobile left. On left side of street, corner lot. 
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Cute 3 Bedroom , 1 Bath, 1 car rear entry garage.  Quiet cul-de-sac area with established homes. Chain link fence with large backyard.  Has a large living area with a brick fireplace. Washer & dryer connections. Refrigerator stays. Must see inside!  If you work near the Firewheel Mall area, this is a great location for you. The property is off Firewheel Parkway and Pleasant Valley. Give us a call for your a showing.
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
  Here are some options for homeowners in distress: Refinance -Must be current with your mortgage payment Sell and bring cash to closing-May have to liquidate assets Lender workout-lenders may reduce or rollback interest rates Short Sale-lender may accept less than what is owed   Deed in lieu of foreclosure-trades the property to the lender in exchange for the cancellation of the note Foreclosure Doing nothing and walking away may not be a viable option and if it is, there will often be additional financial consequences. If you find yourself in a distress situation please give us a call. We can do a market analysis on your property and determine the best solution for you. You may even consider leasing your home until the market and the value both improve. We have property management sol...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
What I found on a Walk-Through One of our tenants decided to renew his lease and we scheduled a walk through the following week. I arrive at the property and the outside looks great.  I proceed inside and the wood floors look fantastic! Not a scratch in site and the kitchen chairs had the little footies on them to prevent scratching while dining. Great! As I walked room to room I was thinking , wow,  this is the cleanest home I have ever seen. I can't wait to tell the owner. I proceeded to the master bathroom. Not one item on the vanity except a soap dispenser, the tub and shower spotless. Wonderful!  I was leaving the room and out of the corner of my eye what did I see???? Yikes............ Oh... Mr. Tenant !! What is this??? "Oh yeah," he says, "I forgot to tell you about that, we jus...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
The Process of Foreclosure Pre-Foreclosure Borrower misses payment(s) Lender attempts to contact borrower Lender sends notice of default (NOD), officially starting the foreclosure process If borrower does not reinstate loan within required amount of time, notice of sale is recorded and published Reasons for Foreclosure The underlying reasons for foreclosure filings are numerous, but here a few common reasons Job loss Business failure Payment increase or mortgage adjustment Divorce or death of a spouse Illness Relocation Reduced income Mortgage fraud Predatory lending For most owners, mortgage default and foreclosure proceedings represent uncharted , nerve-wracking territory. If you find yourself in this situation we can help you stop the foreclosure process with a "Short Sale" We will g...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
The Effects of Foreclosure on Everyone Foreclosures are often expressed in popular media as occurring in "waves," e.g.,the foreclosure wave due to the reset of option adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rates , the foreclosure wave due to increases in unemployment. I am hearing there is another "wave" of foreclosure's that is going to hit the market soon. Foreclosure has a ripple effect on neighboring homeowners by applying downward pressure on property values.  Distressed Homeowners   Loss of Home Loss of Equity Damage to Credit   Neighboring Homeowners  Declining Home Values Loss of Equity Increased possibility for vandalism & theft   Surrounding Community Declining Home Values Reduced taxpayer base Increased possibility for vandalism & theft Foreclosure lowers credit score by 200...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Open House in Sachse, TX Saturday 11am-1pm December 04, 2009 Please come by and see this home ! Inside and out are beautiful! This is it if you want a little acreage in the city! Click on the link below to view more pictures and information about the area http://1703blackburnroad.isnowoffered.com/ Beautiful landscaping circles this 4 bedroom 3 bath home on .873 acre corner lot with detached 2 car garage! Private oasis backyard with iron fencing,wood fencing & electric gate! The master is down with dual vanities,garden tub,ceramic tile,huge walkin closet & seperate shower. Open kitchen with ceramic tile, brkfst bar & large pantry. Upstairs features gameroom & 3 nice size bedrooms. Large den downstairs, formal dining & living! Close to I-90. 
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