Wylie, TX Real Estate News

By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Recycler Opens in Wylie TX  Have an old fridge or some tin cans you want to recycle? Live in or around Wylie Texas? Then you are in luck! An old automotive dump yard has new ownership and now accepts items of steel for recycling.   We had an old fridge we were going to pay $10 to the dump, to take it off our hands, when we discovered this place. We pulled up on their scale and they gave us $16.00 dollars for it! They saved us time driving to the nearest dump and paid for our lunch ...not literally but you get it right ?!!  The RECYCLE BIN 10999 Hwy 78  Wylie Texas 75098 Take your old fridge here then go get yourself a nice lunch!! 
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
  Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program with Wylie TX FHA 203k Loans.     Many people are not aware of a special government loan program that is part of the Federal Housing Administration or FHA(a department within HUD). Existing home owners or potential home buyers can remodel and update their homes without having a higher cost second lien because of this FHA loan program.         The loan program does not allow for “luxury items” which are defined as items like a swimming pool or hot tub, etc. Repaint, remodel cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms, add wallpaper, replace appliances and flooring and even a add a room to an existing structure (which will increase the value of the homes square footage).         This loan program has many advantages but one of the biggest is that ...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Wylie TexasArts Festival The Arts Festival is scheduled for: December 6, 2014 TOMORROW!!  First Baptist Church Events 200 N. Ballard AvenueWylie, TX 75098   Admission is FREE!!  Wylie Arts Festival First Baptist Church Events Ctr 10am - 7 pm Festival of Lights Parade Historic Downtown on Ballard 5:30 pm Tree Lighting Olde City Park  7 pm   More than 100 Art & Craft Vendors Festive Foods Children's Activities Community Art Festival of Lights Christmas Parade Tree Lighting and Unveiling of a Historical Marker !!!  Did I mention this event is FREE!  Click here for all the infomartion! 
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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 September 2014 I just check the Multiple Listing Service for Active Listings in Wylie, TX, there were all of 72! That is it! Sellers where are you?! Now is the time to list your home for sale as buyers have very little inventory to choose from. See the chart below:  Median Sales Price in Wylie TX has increased by 10.2 % since last year 2013! The average sales price in Wylie TX is now $209,250. Days on Market has gone done since last year with the average days to sell approximately  37 days. Sellers you are competing with new construction so your home has to be in tip top shape! Give me a call for a FREE consultation about selling your home and what you should do to be market ready!    
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
106 Cordero Trail in Seis Lagos Subdivison is for Sale in Wylie TX This is an amazing home with so many builder details! The builder even installed over 60 piers in the foundation when he poured the slab! Over 3600 square feet of immaculate style.  Near Lake Lavon!   Click here for a VIRTUAL TOUR and many more photos! Call today for your personal showing!
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
  Boo On Ballard Trick or Treat is Oct 30th in Wylie, TX    Trick or Treating for the kids! Go booth to booth picking up candy and goodies for your children. This is an annual event in Wylie that is good, safe and fun!  There will also be fun events in the park next to downtown. There is always a huge attendance so arrive early and park on either side of downtwon.   Kids and pets wear your best costume and enter the costume contest!  Must enter contest at the Bart Petticord Community Center building in Downtown on 100 West Oak Street.  Sign-up for Contest begins at 6pm. You have to sign up to enter!    When: Thursday Oct. 30th, 2014   6p – 8p   Ballard Street to close at 4pm to set up.   Remember parking on either side of downtown available on N Jackson, Marble or 1st and 2nd streets. W...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
The residents in Wylie have much to talk about. Once a sleepy little town located between the Lakes of Lavon and Ray Hubbard it is now booming with life and is considered to be one of the fastest growing communities in Collin County, Texas. But the heart of Wylie lies in its historical downtown area where small businesses support and contribute to the well-being of the community.  Wylie has a new business downtown that promises to bring happy feet to anyone who is willing to kick up their heels. The Wylie Social Dance Center has opened its doors and offers the opportunity for you to find your happy dance. To find out more about the Wylie Social Dance Center click here to visit them. To find out more about living in Wylie, TX and the neighborhoods please subscrible below.  
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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, trai...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
What is North Texas Giving Day? Give to your favorite non profits! I learned at our Collin County Association of Realtors monthly meeting and home tour this morning that today was North Texas Giving Day!!  Here is a short explanation and a link you can participate with: North Texas Giving Day is an online giving event that provides nonprofits the opportunity to gain exposure to — and start relationships with — new donors, and for people in North Texas to come together to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits. In just five years, North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $60 million into the North Texas community. In 2013, more than 75,000 gifts totaling $25.2 million, benefiting more than 1,350 nonprofits! Click here for rules and how to give. You can also go the leader...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Unlocking the Benefits of Property Management   We care about your investment and we make sure the tenants concerns are taken care of and they are satisfied. Satisfied tenants stay longer!  We answer calls same day, as this is our full time job! Yes we know you can answer your tenant calls but do you really have time or want to handle all the other stuff that comes with being a landlord?? Here is a list of how you benefit from each of our services: Financial management and reports : no longer scramble for reports for your CPA. Pay or don't stay:  If your tenant call crying, do you give in? Not here, sorry for your situation but you must pay or you don't stay! Consistent application terms: Did you know you have to treat every application the same and if you don't they can file a complain...
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By Teral McDowell
(Referral Patners LLC)
Wylie's Community Park located at 800 Thomas St is a 39 acre park with a picinic pavilion, playground (pictured), volleyball court, basketball courts plus a hike and bike trail. Athletic fields include baseball and softball, backstops and a concession with public restrooms. T-Ball games for local Wylie schools are held here.  Burnett Jr High is nearby as well as the newly opened Wylie Senior Recreation Center. The park is only minutes away from Highway 78 and Kirby St (FM544) for easy commute to and from the Wylie area. Other local attractions include Woodbridge Golf Club, Historic Downtown Wylie, Lake Ray Hubbard, Lake Lavon and Firewheel Mall.   Neighborhoods nearby include Collins Estates, an exclusive Paul Taylor homes featuring half acre homes; Stoneridge Farms built primarily by G...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
  Wylie Texas Market Report for Home Sales July 2014 The median sales price for a Wylie home is up since last year this time by +7.9%.  Days on market has also decreased by 10 days but the inventory of homes is really low! This time last year there were 204 homes on the market for sale, with this July only 158 homes for sale on the market in Wylie.   This is the time to sell your home. Low inventory drives up prices for a sellers market! I sold a couple a home in Wylie in 2011. The home was not a foreclosure, just a seller who wanted to move. The home was $189,900 and the seller paid the buyers closing cost of $6,379. so my buyer actually only paid $183,900 . My client decided to list this home in June 2014.  First, they called and asked my opinion of the market in their subdivision. Wh...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Home for sale in Seis Lagos under $525k in Wylie, TX                        This upscale residential community is warm and welcoming  with happy residents who have found what they’ve been looking for:   space,  fresh air,  good neighbors,  excellent schools, guarded entrance, clubhouse, community pool & tennis -all intertwined with six lovely lakes and Lake Lavon nearby that are theirs to enjoy.     Stunning custom has many architectural design features! Imagine a half acre treelined, culdesac lot listening to the birds chirp! The owners took immaculate care of this home & it shows! Features: Real hand scraped hardwood floors THROUGHOUT.  Tterra cotta floors in wet areas, 2 brick or stone fireplace, beveled granite, 6in crown moldings, wood beams & ceilings, roman shades, media & game ...
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By Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
Home sales in the Wylie area were up 15% in May 2014 compared to last year, with 101 homes selling this month. So far this year, overall home sales have an increase of 6%, with 420 homes sold. New Wylie real estate listings decreased 6% from last year, with 132 homes listed this month. For the year-to-date, home listings have increased 8%, with 589 homes listed. The number of current listings under contract this month was up 20%, at 127 homes. Listings under contract for the year-to-date have increased 7%, with 499 homes under contract. Click here to view homes in Wylie. Wylie Home Values Report Register online for monthly home value updates on your city and neighborhood, automatically emailed to you.  
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Wylie Texas Home Loans      A lot of consumers are not educated enough on how they should go about 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 Texas Home Loans and the surrounding areas. The key is to take the proper steps to educate yourself on your buying power, initial investment, and taking some time to think about your lifestyle choices. We will discuss each of these in this article.     Education     The steps necessary to purchasing a home in Wylie, Texas starts with getting pre-approved for your home loan. Please note that we did not say to get pre-qualified, in today's mortgage wo...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Why Renters come to Wylie Texas..A Rental Market Report Wylie Texas is a great place to raise a family ! I know because I raised my family here! My kids all graduated from the awesome Wylie School District . I think renters come to Wylie for the schools and the smaller town atmosphere. However, Wylie has grown since I moved here in 1994. We didn't realize what a small town it was until it grew! There used to be NO rental homes in Wylie back in the 90's. If one did come up,  it was gone quickly. Today however there is a wide variety of rental homes to choose from. Some are privately owned and some are owned by investors who use a Property Management company like us! Wylie Texas Rental Market Average Price Range As you can see from the chart above the price ranges usually will fit any bud...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
My client gave ME a closing gift!! In the real estate business we don't get a lot of recognition. When your self employed it is you and only you getting up everyday and making real estate transactions happen. We agents who do this full time, with a hard working passion helping others find their dream homes, we hardly ever get a pat on the back!!  And sometimes I miss that. Yes,  I get awards for top producer or REMAX International will send a milestone award but it is not the same as when a client says thank you with flowers and a gift card!! Now that is motivation and confirmation that keeps  me getting up everyday making these real estate transactions work!! Thank you client, you know who you are!! And to the others who gave me gifts for helping you ...THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Interesting set of "tells" to watch for in Tenant Application Process     In the process of visiting and applying for a home, red flags often appear. These are little indications as to what kind of tenant the applicant will be later on.....I wish I had paid attention to some of these in the past because they are so true!! Person must move in immediately-perhaps the landlord evicted them for non-payment or maybe they don't want to pay next months rent....hmmmmm? Applicant whines about the cheap, lowlife , never fixed anything landlord! Beware, you will probably be put in same category. Person is unkempt or very late....to me this says you won't keep the home clean and don't respect my time so what makes me think you will pay on-time ? Making arrangements for EVERYTHING is a hassle, hassl...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Wylie Schools Bus Stop Locations for School Year 2014 Wylie Schools head back to school August 25th, 2014. I am sure everyone is shopping and getting ready for the big day! I wanted to share this handy website to locate the bus stops for your kids. I use it all the time when I put a home on the market to see where the bus stops are for a particular address.   Click here for wylie bus stop locations enter your address and zipcode 75098. The bus stop locations will come up with a map. Good luck to you and your children for the upcoming school year!!  
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By Bob Baesmann, DFW Team Realty | 972-978-8800
( DFW Team Realty)
Home sales in the Wylie area were up 14% in June 2014 compared to last year, with 130 homes selling this month. So far this year, overall home sales have an increase of 9%, with 560 homes sold. New Wylie real estate listings increased 5% from last year, with 139 homes listed this month. For the year-to-date, home listings have increased 7%, with 727 homes listed. The number of current listings under contract this month was up 6%, at 125 homes. Listings under contract for the year-to-date have increased 7%, with 626 homes under contract. Click here to view homes in Wylie. Wylie Home Values Report Register online for monthly home value updates on your city and neighborhood, automatically emailed to you.  
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