Mc Kinney, TX Real Estate News

By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX Heritage/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Your chance to own in Craig Ranch North in McKinney Texas! Enter into a great vaulted foyer leading into a very large living room with lots of windows overlooking grassy backyard. You will enjoy the open floor-plan with open kitchen, large pantry, gas stove, island and builtin microwave. Formal dining, separate laundry room, gameroom & roomy upstairs bedrooms. The master has vaulted ceiling, separate shower, garden tub, dual sinks & a really large walk in Closet. 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths 2 Car garage 2260 Square Feet. Call today for a showing!   $239,900 
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By Holli Washington, Your Neighborhood Expert!!!
New Homes in McKinney at Shiloh Lakes off Custer Rd. LOCATED: 701 Chamberlain Place                    McKinney, TX 75071 McKinney home builders, Landon Homes offers luxury green new homes in McKinney in the friendly home community of Shiloh Lakes. Offering some of the largest homesites in McKinney, Shiloh Lakes is a quiet community north of Virginia Parkway off Custer Rd.  In CNN Money Magazine, McKinney was recently voted as the #2 Best Place to Live in the US. Interested in a home viewing tour email me: holliwashington@kw.com  COMMUNITY DETAILS: HUGE BACKYARDS AND GREAT LOCATION Shiloh Lakes is a quiet community with new homes in McKinney and offers some of the largest homesites the area has to offer. We are located just north of Virginia Parkway off Custer Road with the Exemplary J....
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By Holli Washington, Your Neighborhood Expert!!!
DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND DO THE RESEARCH BEFORE MAKING YOUR HOUSE A HOME!!! Choosing the Right School for Your Children  The Market Insider for Schools in Collin County The Trivia Block-See Answer Below     Choosing the Right School for Your Children For many families, a move to a new state or community means making difficult choices. Choosing from among the wide array of options of appropriate day care for younger children or schools for the older ones can be a complex and time-consuming chore. Parents need to examine their own basic values, their child-rearing and educational philosophies, and each child's needs when making decisions that will affect their child's future.For many parents, choosing the best schools for their children determines other life choices. Newcomers usually investi...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
McKinney TX VA Loans and 100% VA Loans - the best loan program in the country!     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:     - Zero Down Payment, 100% financing.   - No monthly mortgage insurance.   - More lenient credit qualifying standards than other types of mortgage loans.   - Low rates compared to other loan programs.     How do you know if you qualify for McKinney TX VA Loans?     First of all, you must verify your eligibility. You can verify eligibility by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. A Texas VA loan lender can order your COE quickly for you, or you can go directly to the VA to obta...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX Heritage/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Home for sale 5728 Calloway Drive in Mckinney, Texas!  Desirable area in Mckinney for easy access to major freeways,shopping, dining & all of metroplex. Three bedroom 2 bath with split master. Master has a bonus sitting area for office or newborn! Large walkin closet, dual vanities, separate tiled shower & garden tub. Open kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Formal dining & nice patio. 1796 square feet for only $185,000
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX Heritage/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
  The picture above is one I took right after the ice storm hit in North Texas The temperature this morning was 19 degrees! With these chilly temperatures outside, you might not be thinking about gardening but don't worry, your garden is just resting and storing up energy. Visit online at www.ccmgatx.org to read the Garden Wise Gazette for articles like: The Garden Show 2014 Handling Snow & Ice Damage Our Vegetable Demonstration Garden Garden Checklist for Winter Upcoming Events This Gazette is great information for North Texans. If you haven't made it to the garden show yet,  you may want to plan that this year. I went last year and saw some great texas native plants and garden ideas!  It is put on by the Collin County Master Gardeners Happy Gardening, !   Visit online at www.ccmgatx.o...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
For more than 23 years, we have been specializing in 100% VA financing in the McKinney TX area! We will teach you how to qualify for your VA mortgage loan benefits in this article.     1:  Verify eligibility for a 100% VA Loan through your Certificate of eligibility (COE).     The first step to obtaining a VA loan is to verify your eligibility. First, order your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) through VA which will also confirm how much you have available for eligibility.   You can call or visit the Texas Regional VA Locations Office by visiting this website:  http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?STATE=TX To be eligible, you must be an honorably discharged Vet, or are active duty or reserves currently.     Ordering your COE: To get your COE fast, your VA lender can help you or...
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By Wayne Warshawsky, Realtor, ABR,IRES,CDPE,SFR Your Texas
(RE/MAX Four Corners)
The kitchen is by far the most popular room in the house, but the bathroom is second in popularity! Today we’re going to wash that bathroom trash right down the drain and create a truly worthy “throne room.” By now you are familiar with the routine. Get those four boxes ready for use – the ones labeled    1. Trash 2.  Save 3.  Give away/donate 4.  Storage                                                                                                                                                       My goodness, this is such a small room when compared to the kitchen or bedroom. The bathroom is an area with only one purpose. It is the area dedicated to grooming, hygiene, and health. True, the bathroom is also a place for retrospection and achieving a few moments of peace and quiet. It...
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By Wayne Warshawsky, Realtor, ABR,IRES,CDPE,SFR Your Texas
(RE/MAX Four Corners)
Bedrooms don’t have to be nightmares, and they can’t be a nightmare if you are seriously considering selling your home. Bedrooms need to appear restful and relaxing since that is the main function of the bedroom. It is a room that a person can enter and immediately feel relaxed; an area where one may lie down and sleep without worry or concern. These are the feelings that you want a buyer to feel when they enter your bedroom. Take a look at your bedroom. Are there piles of clothing draped over the chairs or hung on the foot of the bed? Are shoes scattered over and under the bed? Do DVDs lurk under the nightstand? Does the closet door refuse to close? Or – the worst case scenario – is the computer in your bedroom? If so, don’t despair. Instead let’s begin to organize the bedroom and make...
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By Brent Wells, Real Estate Broker serving all of North DFW
(The LivingWell Team)
Spoons Cafe in McKinney Texas I like to eat, I think most people do, but where should you go. To find the best places to eat, just talk to the locals. Well my wife Deb and I were born and bred in North Texas. We know this area like the back of our hands, so take it from me, you need to visit Spoons Cafe in McKinney. Spoons Cafe is locally owned and is one of those places that Guy Fieri would love. It has great food, cool and funky decore and you can even eat outside right on the corner of the historical square and people watch. I love the grown up grilled cheese sandwich with bacon and sweet potato fries. Just add a big glass of iced tea and your off to a great start. What ever you do, be sure and try the pie. Its to die for. We wrote a full review on our blog and its well worth the re...
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By Wayne Warshawsky, Realtor, ABR,IRES,CDPE,SFR Your Texas
(RE/MAX Four Corners)
The front door is one of the first things a homebuyer will notice about your home. Nothing is as impressive an eye catcher as the front door. Therefore, the front door will give the buyer his first impression about the home you are selling.  A seller must remember that he only gets one chance to make a good first impression. Take time to observe the front door. Is it aesthetically pleasing? Does it make the buyer want to see more? A new front door is a great way to give your house a sense of style and is a sound investment for the home owner. Create a front door that will appeal to the type of buyer that you are seeking. For example, contemporary styling that is sleek in design attracts those who are searching for a modern home. A Victorian home is going to need a door with carving and ...
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By Tammy Pearce, Tammy Pearce
(Haute Realty 214-994-6474)
    Live Music, Local Artists, Food, Wine, and fellowship!  This fun evening is sponsored by Elle Realty, Warm Welcome Fire Pits, Natural Blue Pacific Pools, One Guard Home Warrany, and Terry Smith Home Inspections.   We are excited to feature the works of local artists, Brice McCasland and Terry Joyce.  Here are samples from each of them, respectively:                                                             See you there!
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX Heritage/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
The Garden Show is just around the corner on March 24 or March 25 this year! This year's theme is Earth-Kind Gardening in Collin County.  They will be focusing on education sessions with topics that address the interests and challenges of gardening in our North Texas area.  They also will have sponsors and vendors who have products and services that will help you along the way! Here some links with detailed info for this year's show: The Garden Show 2012 Flyer - view, print or share this flyer with friends and neighbors. The Garden Show Website - book mark this page as they may add vendors, sponsors and speakers. I am going this year!!    Happy Gardening!!
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By Tom Branch, Broker, CDPE, SFR, ACRE, Plano TX Ambassador
(RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs)
I'm a huge fan of McKinney, Texas. Nestled in the rolling hills just north of Dallas, this vibrant community has so much to offer--great schools, plentiful shopping, dining, golf, entertainment, and easy access to the Metroplex. According to the McKinney TX Website: Just 30 miles north of downtown Dallas, McKinney is a picturesque city with a small-town feel that is quite different from the Metroplex's urban sprawl. Our friendly charm, green spaces and comfortable pace belied the fact that McKinney, with a population of more than 133,500, is one of the fastest-growing cities in America. The city also has a fair number of single family homes for lease. Rental prices range from about $1000 to over $5000 a month depending upon the size and location. http://www.thebranchteam.com/wordpress/...
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By Tom Branch, Broker, CDPE, SFR, ACRE, Plano TX Ambassador
(RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs)
I answered an online question today. The writer was preparing to give a Texas property to his child and wanted to know if he should use a Quit Claim or Gift Deed. While a Quit Claim Deed might get the property transferred, it will likely become problematic somewhere down the line when the child goes to sell the property. Texas title insurers usually will not accept a Quit Claim Deed. If the original owner cannot be found or has passed away, it can create title issues. While I would suggest a Special Warranty Deed, it would be best to speak with a title company or attorney about this situation. See our list of Dallas Fort Worth Title Companies. Photo: Licensed from iStockPhotoOriginally posted at: http://www.thebranchteam.com/wordpress/2011/10/31/what-kind-of-deed-when-gifting-a-property/
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
The Retreat at Craig Ranch is a new, age-targeted community in McKinney, Texas. Open to residents of all ages, this elegant neighborhood of just 166 estate homes if mostly appealing to the discerning active adult homebuyer. The Retreat is one portion of the larger, master-planned golf course community known as Craig Ranch. Craig Ranch is a unique community built around a convenient town center and featuring a beautiful golf course, green spaces, wide walkways and narrow streets. There is even a convenient vintage trolley bus offering residents rides to wherever they want to go within the community. The clubhouse at Craig Ranch is a spacious two-story facility offering exclusive amenities for residents of The Retreat. There are social gathering places, a fitness center, billiard room, h...
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