Wylie, TX Real Estate News

By Melissa Hailey, Collin County Realtor-Lucas, Murphy, Plano, Parker
(North Texas Top Team, REALTORS (Plano, Murphy, Wylie))
Professional Jazz Musicians  Fine Art   Great Food Live Music All DayThis is what you will find at the Wylie JazzArts Fest onSaturday April 18, 2015.  While you arethere make sure to check out the great photographs for sale through MimsyStudios.com.  Make sure to spend time viewing the stunning public art ofthe architecturally award-winning Wylie Municipal Complex (where theevent will be held).  Free parking isavailable at Wylie High School with a shuttle to the festival.  Performances starting at 2pm include:Tatiana LadyMay MansfieldQuamon FowlerLandon TorbettSky WindowRay Baker ProjectCrosswinds Jazz Band PLUS - performances begin at 9am with students from:Plano East Senior HighMcMillan Junior HighBurnett Junior HighRice Middle SchoolSherman High SchoolWylie High SchoolWylie East Hig...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
First Time Homebuyer-Need help with your closing costs? HomePath is launching HomePath Ready Buyer program, a comprehensive online homebuyer education course. First Time Homebuyers who complete this education course by their initial offer may request up to 3% closing cost assistance toward the purchase of a HomePath property and reimbursement of the HomePath Ready Buyer training cost.  I looked at the HomePath website and the cost for the course is $75.00.  It will be reimbursed to you if you buy a HomePath home and your real estate agent submits that you completed the course with the initial offer. The 3% closing costs help would look like this: You purchase a home for $150,000. HomePath will pay 3% of the sales price of your closing costs so $150,000 x 3%= $4500 that they will pay on ...
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By Melissa Hailey, Collin County Realtor-Lucas, Murphy, Plano, Parker
(North Texas Top Team, REALTORS (Plano, Murphy, Wylie))
Ballard Street Cafe in Wylie, TXWhere: 112 N. Ballard Ave., Wylie, TX 75098Hours: M-Sa 6:30am-8:30pm, Sun 7am-8:30pmWhat: Homestyle food in a quaint historic homePhone: 972-442-0453Specializing in Home Cooked FoodThe Ballard Street Cafe has been a staple in Historic Downtown Wylie for years.  They serve an amazing breakfast all day, every day. Their lunch menu is great too.  You can get a burger, sandwich, salad, or even a chicken fried steak or pork chop.  Sides include awesome onion rings, fries, as well as fried mozzerella and fried mushrooms.  My office is located nearby and they will deliver food to local businesses during lunch (which is a bonus for an office full of busy Realtors).  If you stop by for dinner you can expect to find one of my favorite items - the Mushroom Swiss Ch...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Open Houses in Wylie & Sachse this weekend 04/11/15 2-5pm 511 Barranca Trail, Wylie TX 75098 $609,000 4320 Sq Feet 4 Bed 4.1 Bath, 3 car garage Elegantly appointed home in Seis Lagos is .7 acre! Security guard gate, clubhouse, tennis & 6 small private lakes! You will be entranced the moment you walk in gorgeous double doors! Imagine living with rich hand scraped wood floors, granite countertops, plantation shutters, elegant lighting, wrought iron rails & decorator colors! Huge master suite & 1 bedroom down, open floorplan & MORE! Panoramic views of pool, firepit, spa & backyard treed area! WISD!     Public Driving Directions: From FM 1378 to right on Seis Lagos, make first left after guard station, show ID to Guard,  turn right on Riva Ridge and left on Barranca Trail   
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Home with acreage for sale in Wylie Texas  Amazing views from extended covered patio on 2 treed acres & pecan trees! Cozy ranch style home with many upgrades: granite, stainless steel appliances, brushed nickel, newer cabinets, 18in insulation, newer HVAC system & water heater. 4th bedroom or an office ! Enjoy a large family room with vaulted ceiling & stone fireplace. Huge utility room has room for freezer & garage is oversized with small work area. Shed stays & walk to Wylie East Highschool! Less than 5 minutes from Lake Lavon  
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
In Sync Exotics is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for the Wylie area April 4th. Located by Lake Lavon this is an great place to take the kiddos for hunting eggs and seeing the Easter Bunny!  I have lived in Wylie for 20 years and have always admired this company. They are a leading wildlife rescue and educational center. Exotic cats are not something you see except at the zoo maybe. You can go out for a fun Easter and see some of these cats up close and personal ! 
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Wylie Texas Home Sales Market Report for February 2015 Home sales prices for pre-owned homes are still inching up with low inventory and low days on market.  Look at the Average Sales Price compared to this time last year. February shows a +27.3 increase in sales price.  Now is the time to sell your home if you have been on the fence. There are many buyers and not enough homes. Buyers are buying new construction if they can't find pre-owned homes!   Call today for a FREE market analysis of your home and your area.     
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Flashback Friday: Wylie, TX was "Onion Capital Of The World" in 1923  In 1920 Wylie, TX was moving on up, receiving electrical service and streetlights!  Ballard Ave was graveled in 1923 and Wylie enjoyed the self-proclaimed title of "Onion Capital of the World" .  It started with the growing and marketing of sweet onion's which were in great demand in those years.  Voices of Wylie, Po Shu Wang & Louise Bertelsen Po Shu Wang & Louise Bertelsen of Living Lenses designed this 13 feet wide by 7 feet tall stainless steel interactive sculpture located in the breezeway between the Library and Recreation Center. Voices of Wylie features a sequence of hemispheres that spiral towards each other surrounding a complete sphere at the center. Inspiration for the piece was drawn during a public meeti...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
  Elegantly appointed home in Seis Lagos! Enjoy security with guard gate, club house, tennis & 6 small private lakes! You will be entranced the moment you walk in gorgeous double doors! Imagine living with rich hand scraped wood floors, travertine, granite, plantation shutters, elegant lighting, wrought iron, decorator colors & more! Master & other bedroom down, open kitchen & family room! Panoramic views of pool, firepit, spa & backyard! WISD! Call for private showing today! Near Lake Lavon! Offered at $609,000
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Home Sales Market Report for Wylie TX January 2015 Inventory is up slightly compared to last year but the average days on market is lower than this time last year. The median sales price is a truer picture of the market since the average is most likely including new home sales put on the multiple listing service. New homes are selling fast and prices are rising! The average time to build a new construction home is 8-12 months for most home builders. Due to low inventory in pre-owned homes, new sales are on the rise. I can attest to that because I have sold more new homes in the last two years compared than ever before.  So if you are on the fence for selling look at the stats below, you may want to reconsider as prices are on the rise and buyers with low rates are waiting in lines!   
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By Melissa Hailey, Collin County Realtor-Lucas, Murphy, Plano, Parker
(North Texas Top Team, REALTORS (Plano, Murphy, Wylie))
Homes for Sale in the Woodbridge Golf Course Community in Wylie, TX Why Do People Live here? Woodbridge is a beautiful neighborhood of single family homes that is conveniently located on border of Collin County and Dallas County just minutes from the George Bush Turnpike. It's not uncommon to see neighborhood kids playing outside or at one of the 6 community pools. You also find families playing golf or trying out the putting greens, strolling the hike-bike trails, or fishing in the private lakes that are sprinkled throughout the neighborhood. It's an oasis of relaxed resort-style living just far enough from the main hustle and bustle of the city to escape, but close enough for the commute to work. Looking for a home in Woodbridge? Interested in finding homes for sale in the Woodbridge...
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By Melissa Hailey, Collin County Realtor-Lucas, Murphy, Plano, Parker
(North Texas Top Team, REALTORS (Plano, Murphy, Wylie))
Things to do in and around Wylie TX Looking for something fun to do in Wylie?  Here are a list of things you may want to consider.  Try your favorite first, and then keep this list so that you have new things to try as time goes by!   Wylie Parks and Recreation - Rock climbing, skate board park, covered pavilions, playgrounds, hike & bike trails,  and more Lake Lavon - camping, fishing, parks, equestrian trails Lake Ray Hubbard - fishing, boating, shopping & dining at "The Harbor" Woodbridge 18-hole Championship Golf Course (they have a driving range and putting green area too) Annual Wylie Chamber of Commerce Rodeo Movies at the Wylie 12 Theater Tour of historic homes & buildings including the Birmingham House (also known as the Thomas & Mattie Brown House) built in 1905, Stonehaven (a...
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By Melissa Hailey, Collin County Realtor-Lucas, Murphy, Plano, Parker
(North Texas Top Team, REALTORS (Plano, Murphy, Wylie))
School Reports for Wylie ISD Wylie ISD Public Schools are highly-desirable in the Collin County area.  They are providing students with rigor and academic excellence in an environment that prepares all students for a successful and meaningful life.  The Wylie community of 45,000 is nestled between 2 lakes that provide unlimited outdoor and water recreation, while City parks and recreation facilities provide year-round enjoyment.  Our families and local businesses support our schools.  With an endowment exceeding $1-million, the Wylie ISD Education Foundation has awarded more than $5,000,000 in grants and scholarships since its inception in 2006.  Currently there are 19 top-notch public schools included in the Wylie ISD area.  This includes: 10   elementary schools           each serving...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
   Windsor & Megatel New Construction , New Subdivision in Wylie, Texas Wylie welcomes a new subdivision off of Alanis Street called Alanis Crossing.  Quick access to Hwy 78 & 190. Rockwall is close too!  Wylie TX is a great place to raise a family in 100,000 population or less per Nerdwallet.  Come enjoy our city between two lakes and outstanding Wylie Schools!      Lake Lavon Lake Ray Hubbard Wylie Schools    Get in on the early stages of this subdivision ! Homes are going up fast!  Windsor Homes Megatel Homes   Call today for more information! 
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
FHA Streamline Loans in Wylie Texas are a special mortgage product, reserved for homeowners with existing FHA mortgages. FHA Streamline Refinances are the fastest, simplest way for FHA-insured homeowners to refinance their respective mortgage into today’s low mortgage rates.   Below are some of the requirements for an FHA streamline:   ·         You must be current on your existing loan with all mortgage payments made on time for the last year. ·         You must own the original property and have made at least six monthly mortgage payments before you can qualify for refinancing. ·         To refinance, you’ll need an FHA-approved lender. If you don’t want to use your current lender, any mortgage lender you choose must be FHA approved. ·         FHA Streamline loans do not require an ap...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Best Priced Gated Storage for Boat, RV & Trailer in Wylie Texas      709 Parker Road in Wylie Texas 75098   Take Hwy 78 North to Ballard Street Light, turn Left and follow the road through downtown Wylie, around the curve. The storage is conveniently located next to Parker Road Animal Hospital . This is a very secure storage facility within two miles from the Lake Lavon Boat Ramp. Hook up your boat or camper and get to the lake in minutes! There is not a chain link fence. .All gravel lot with security fencing!. You won't have to get out or your vehicle to open the gate! You will use your own personal automatic gate code!!  Open lot available RV’s welcome Covered if available   Covered under lock if available         New lower pricing for NEW customers only!! Open Storage: $30.00 boats, ...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
What does the law require on Tenant Selection Criteria? This question has came up in our property management office meeting today and I can only answer for the law in Texas as this is where I have my real estate brokers license.  According to the Texas Property Code 92.3515 , a landlord must "make available" to the applicant a printed notice of the landlord's tenant selection criteria and the grounds for which the rental application may be denied at the time the applicant is provided with a rental application. The tenant selection criteria may include the applicant's :   Criminal history  Previous rental history  Current Income  Credit History  A landlord may have other criteria included.  Additionally, the Texas Property Code states that failure to provide accurate or complete informat...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
2909 Jamestown Drive is now for sale in Wylie, TX 75098 Walk to Wylie East Highschool ! Bring your family to this 4 Bed, 2 Full bathroom & 2 car rear entry garage home with formals! Located in Cimarron Estates, enjoy a great clean neighborhood without the hassle of an HOA!  Updated with upgraded laminate flooring & pad with 30 yr warranty,2 in blinds, tiled fireplace, newer ceiling fans with remotes, ceramic tile, newer stainless steel dishwasher & stove, 3 month old water heater, newer energy saving toilets & newer paint. Split master has a large walk in closet, dual sinks, linen closet & garden tub. 2 cherry trees & a fig tree! Near Lake Lavon & quick access to 190 Frwy!  Only $179,900
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Wylie TX Veterans Loans is the best oan program in Texas!         Designed for both active duty military and honorable discharged Veterans, VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today.                 Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program:                 - Up to 100% financing, with no down required.         - No monthly mortgageinsurance.         - Easier credit qualifying compared to other types of mortgage loans.               - VA Mortgage Rates are low compared to other types of home loans.                 So how do you qualify for Wylie TX Veterans Loans?                 First of all, you must verify your eligibility. This is done by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. You can work with an approved Texas VA Mor...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits of a pre-approval and not a pre-qualification for Wylie TX Home Loans.      Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about the home buying process of Wylie TX Home Loans and the surrounding areas. It is essential that you take the proper steps to keep your self educated on the initial investment, the buying power, and to take some time to think about your lifestyle choices. We will discuss each of these in this article.     Education     There are many steps to buying a home in Wylie, TX, this is one and it begins with getting pre-approved for your home loan. Notice we did not say get prequalified- in today’s world ...
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