Wylie, TX Real Estate News

By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
Wylie Pumpkin patch plus opens at WUMC Saturday, October 6th.Vendors offering a wide variety of products will be on hand for the Wylie United Methodist Church's annual pumpkin patch opening Saturday, October 6th.There will be shopping, food, bounce houses, pony rides and hayrides, organizers said.Wylie United Methodist Church  is located at 1401 FM 1378.For More information, visit the church's website http://www.wylieumc.org/.  Courtesy of:Cindy RoeschenThe Trinity GroupKeller Williams214.682.4259Cindy@TheTrinityGroup.orghttp://www.thetrinitygroup.org/http://www.valuemyneighborhoodonline.com/
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
Pirate-themed haunted house runs through October!Lafitte's Landing Haunted House has returned for the month of October.  General admission is $15.00; VIP admission is $25.00 and includes front line access, unlimited same-night entry, use of VIP facilities, a souvenir LED pirate pin and behind-the-scenes view of makeup and costume areas.  The haunted house will be open from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday through October.  Hours Halloween night will be 7 p.m. to midnight.Proceeds from the haunt will go to InSync Exotics Wildlife Refuge. For more information, visit the website http://www.lafitteslanding.com/ or call 214.PIRATES.  A discount coupon is available on the website. Cindy RoeschenThe Trinity GroupKeller Williams214.682.4259Cindy@TheTrinityGroup.org...
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
Wylie's 2007 tax rate $0.73325 per $100 home valuation will increase the average homeowner's tax bill by about $42 annually.  The increase is about 3 cents more than last year's tax rate.-source City of WylieThe Wylie city Council approved and increased tax rate at their Sept 11 meeting.The tax rate will be 40.73325 per $100 of home valuation.  That's about 3 cents higher than last year's rate and will increase the average homeowner's tax bill by about $42.Operations and maintenance expenses will be covered by 56 cents of the tax revenue, and 17 cents will go to the General Debt Service Fund.  "This tax ordinance will generate new levies of $11,378,107 for the General Fund and 43,468,429 for the General Debt Service Fund," Finance Director Larry Williamson said.  "For all Budgeted fund...
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
  Would you like to see Wylie have two ninth-and-10th-grade centers feeding into one senior high school or three ninth-through-12th grade high schools?At a special session Sept. 13, the WISD Board of Trustees resolved to solicit input from the community about the future of the district's high schools.  The first input session will be at 3 p.ml. Oct. 8 at Wylie East High School.  Although this meeting is open to the public, it will be primarily for gathering input from teachers, and they will be allowed to speak first, trustees decided.  Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 3:45. Meetings for the community at large will be held on at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Wylie East and 7 p.m. Oct. 29at Wylie High School.  Two scenarios are being presented:•·         2 ninth-an...
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By Cori Sharp, Cori Sharp- Realtor
(William Davis Realty)
This business seems to be changing on a daily basis. As a realtor, I'm finding .....especially in the last 6 months, that even ready, willing and able buyers can't get approved.We are just now dealing with a scenario of an investor buyer with 10% down being declined because of banks requiring 20% down. It hasn't been that long ago, months, really that investors could buy with no money down. Of course we've seen where those loans have led to....the foreclosure problem..It's a guessing game right now really. Even with preapproval letters from lenders...and buyers with money to put down, still the banks have tightened the reins and further hurting the market.This is my experience from buyers not being approved close to closings and well priced listings just sitting!It's tough...sellers and...
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By Cori Sharp, Cori Sharp- Realtor
(William Davis Realty)
I have had my mind on enclosing a formal living room we don't use....for a bedroom I could  use for my older boys. I had it all figured it...just take down the built in bookcase, move it into my office and finish enclosing the room! Ha! Have you ever noticed...when doing most anything, there are soo many steps before you can even start, much less finish.First I had to pack up the loaded bookcase about 9 foot by 8 ft.,  Of course, I had to first get boxes...load them up, stack them up ( a ton of steps in between like throwing out...dusting...looking at books and pictures.. )and then my husband started pulling the bookcase down.    .Of course that meant I had to rearrange my neatly organized office. (I"m kidding its a disaster) I had to organize throw away, move the internet and phone con...
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
   Wylie Championship RodeoTwo days of championship ropin' and ridin'     15th Annual Wylie Championship RodeoSeptember 14th & 15th6:30 pm to 11:30 pmAdjacent to the Birmingham Agricultural Facility off Hensley Ln. TicketsAdults: $10 for one night, or $15 for two nightsChildren: 12 and under $5 for one night, $8 for two nights              3 and under FREEFamily Pack: $25 for one night, $40 for two nights*Family Pack includes 2 adult tickets, 2 children tickets, and 2 Kiddie Corral Passes ScheduleFriday 9/146:30 pm Mutton Bustin8pm Grand Entry/Rodeo Begins10:30pm Post Rodeo Concert - Keith Mitchell Band Saturday 9/156:30pm Team Penning/Cutting Exhibition8pm Grand Entry/Rodeo Begins10:30pm Slack
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Presented by the Wylie Downtown Merchants Association, the Downtown Trick or Treat and Family Festival is a safe trick or treat alternative for Wylie families as they can walk through downtown and receive candy and treats from local merchants. The downtown streets are transformed into a Halloween Wonderland featuring trick or treating, live music, and carnival games.Thursday, October 25th                   6pm - 8pmThe event is free and is the Downtown Merchants way of saying "thank-you" for your support and patronage throughout the year. The Wylie Downtown Merchants Association's mission is to promote, revitalize, and increase business activity in downtown Wylie and the City of Wylie; while supporting programs of civic, social, and cultural nature which are designed to increase the fu...
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
Wylie Bus Route Locator On-lineWylie ISD's new automated school and bus route locator system is now available...hip hip horary!                     To find the bus route and pickup spot for your residence, visit the district's website http://www.wylieisd.net/ and click on either Parent or Student Resources and then Bus Routes.  There will be directions to follow to find your school or bus route.   For questions or more information, call the WISD Transportation Department at 972.429.2300 or 972.429.2313                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Please feel free to call 214.682.4259 or e-ma...
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By John Pohly, Builder Coupons
(Builder Coupon LLC)
John Pohly was asked to become a Local Ambassador for the Wylie (TX) real estate market. The link below features his commentary on this fast growing Texas city as well as his Top 12 Wylie Homes each week.Wylie is a great market for a number of reasons:1. Great Schools.2. Located near business and major employment centers.3. Located near major Lakes.You can learn more about the #8 Fastest Growing Suburb in the country at Live Wylie  You can find all of the research that you need at our Wylie Research Center on searchMLS.TV Look up demographics, Wylie ISD (Wylie Independent School District), City of Wylie, and articles and commentary on the Wylie, Texas building boom.When you need help with a real estate transaction in Wylie, call the experts! Ashton Woods, Beazer Homes, Centex Homes, Dav...
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
Wylie ISD School Holiday Calendar for 2007-2008 Hope this calendar helps aid you in making your vacation plans durning the 2006-2007 school year. Holidays July 4 September 3 November 21-23 December 24-Jan4 March 17-21 March 24 March 26 Student Holiday/Professional Development August 20-23 October 8 January 21 February 18 April 21 For more information on the Wylie School Calendar please check out www.wylieisd.net
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
2007-2008 Elementary and Intermediate School Supplies  **Seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students will receive supply lists from teachers on the first day of school.Kindergarten School Supply List 2007-20083 Folders with brads & pockets (1 red, 1 yellow, 1 blue) 2 Primary Composition Notebooks-with dotted, lined paper w/ a blank space at the top for a picture 1 orange folder with brads & pockets (Writing Portfolio) 2 packages 12x18 manilla drawing paper 2 packages 12x18 multi-color construction paper 1 box of classic colors Crayola Washable big markers 3 boxes of 24-count Crayola crayons 1 box of water colors 3 bottles of 4 oz. glue 12 #2 pencils 1 pair Fiskars' 5" blunt scissors" 1 box reclosable bags (Girls- 2 quart size boxes, Boys- 1 gallon size box) 2 boxes tissue (230 Count) 2 gl...
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
WISD Clarifies 5-12 Standard Dress Code  The Wylie ISD has made clarifications to its Standard Dress Code for Grades 5-12 which should reduce confusion and questions in three major categories:  Shirts/Turtlenecks, Sweatshirts/Sweaters and Outer/Winter Wear.   Shirts/Turtlenecks Area:    One clarification is that undershirts (worn under collared knit buttoned polo, Oxford-style, dress shirts or turtlenecks) must be a solid color.  Also in this area, clothing with hoods will not be considered shirts but will be outerwear.    Sweatshirts/Sweaters Area:   White has been added to approved colors, but the garments must be appropriately sized.  They will also be long-sleeved and a minimum of waist length.   Upper garments that zip in front, snap, button, are open-fronted, or cardigan style are...
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
City Lifts Mandatory Water Restrictions Wylie, TX - In response to North Texas Municipal Water District's end to the mandatory water restrictions, the City of Wylie is lifting its restrictions effective immediately. NTMWD is now moving from its Stage 3 Drought Conservation Plan to implementation of a Water Conservation Plan. The City of Wylie will be working in conjunction with the NTMWD Member Cities to develop this plan. Upon completion, the Water Conservation Plan will be presented to Wylie City Council for their discussion and possible adoption.
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Fantastic family home on an extra large lot. Spacious 1.5 story home has open and bright floor plan. Vaulted ceilings and spacious family room greet you as you walk through the door. Kitchen opens to the family room and has an abundance of cabinet and counter space as well as;stainless steel appliances, island, and breakfast bar. Upstairs large game room Rare hard to find oversized backyard! For more information please call Cindy Roeschen 214.682.4259
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
Smith Public Library Events in Wylie, TX Preschool Story Time•·         July 11, 18, 25 starting at 9:00 amRead books, sing songs, and make a craft. Kids Summer Programs  •·         July 10Pirate and puppet show with magician Brett Roberts.12:30  pm, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm •·         July 11Puppet show with puppeteer Sandy Shrout.  10:30 am & 11:30 am •·         July 17Wildlife on the Move boas vs. PythonsSee different species of boas and pythons from around the world.12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm •·         July 18Super Dave and Big Ern return with their guitars from their show filled with songs and laughs.10:30 am and 11:30 am •·         July 24Creature TeacherNew creatures of the sea program with six real fossils from starfish to sting ray.12:30 pm , 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm •·         Ju...
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
City Trends and Accomplishments When the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) released its 2007 population estimates for the 16-county area of North Central Texas, Wylie's population was estimated at 35,400. This estimate represents a 134% increase from Wylie's population of 15,132 from the 2000 US Census.According to the Texas State Data Center Population Estimates Program report released in November 2006, Wylie is the 95th largest city in Texas based on January 1, 2006 population estimates. In addition, Wylie had the 2nd largest increase in population growth among cities with a population greater than 20,000.In 2005, the City of Wylie was selected by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the Top 50 "Best Places to Work" in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.The City has be...
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
City of Wylie Watering Rules - Modified June 12, 2007Limit landscape watering with sprinklers or irrigation systems at each service address to two times per week based on the last digit of the street address. Allowed watering day and times are shown in the table below. Ending number of address:Allowed watering days:0 or 1Monday and Friday2 or 3Tuesday and Saturday4 or 5Wednesday and Sunday6 or 7Thursday and Monday8 or 9Friday and TuesdayNote: Watering is allowed on the assigned day between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m and between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.Prohibit outdoor watering with sprinklers or irrigation system between 10 am and 6 pm and between 10pm and 6am year round.Prohibit hosing of paved areas, buildings, or windows.Prohibit operation of ornamental fountains if they use treated water.Prohibit ...
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
 Here is a great website for anyone living in Creekside Estates in Wylie Texas www.CreeksideWylie.com.This website is not run by the Creekside Estates HOA but by members of the community and is a donated service to the residents of Creekside Estates.If you have suggestions, questions or concerns about the website please post a message on the  Contact Page to let us know your thoughts and we will do our best to address them.
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By Cindy Roeschen
(Tricon Homes)
Independence Day CelebrationFamily, Fun, and Fireworks in Wylie Texas on June 30th at Founders Park.  Event begins at 5 pm with singing of the National Anthem and flag ceremony by Wylie Fire-Rescue. This year, the 2nd Annual Wylie Public Safety Expo will be held in conjunction with the Independence Day Celebration. The Expo features safety information booths and demonstrations by Wylie public safety personnel. The kids and concessions areas have also been expanded for 2007. The evening concludes with a 15-minute fireworks show at dusk.  For more information go to www.wylietexas.govPerformers: Radney Foster, Erika Jo, and Kylie Rae Harris. 
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