Southlake, TX Real Estate News

By Brenda Magness, Brenda Magness Realty Group, Southlake, Texas
(Ebby Halliday REALTORS, Southlake)
Southlake, Texas, the fifth largest city in Tarrant County at just over 22 square miles, is a prosperous suburb of about 26,000 residents. Conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, it is located just minutes from the DFW International Airport. Southlake has a beautiful year round climate, with summers generally in the high 90's and winters averaging in the 40's. Southlake ActivitiesSouthlake boasts many outdoor activities, and is a golf-lovers dream. Southlake is home to the Timarron Country Club, a course well-renowned in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The city boasts several parks, miles of walking trails, community centers, tennis centers, and numerous ball fields. Southlake ShoppingThe Southlake Town Square is a highly popular outdoor shopping center shopping and activit...
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By Brenda Magness, Brenda Magness Realty Group, Southlake, Texas
(Ebby Halliday REALTORS, Southlake)
SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS - In a report released today from the leading online home value site Zillow for the first quarter of 2008, the US is experiencing Record-Breaking Declines (-7.7%) in year-over-year home values (YoY). While that may not be bad news for some, the Dallas metro area was one of 30 markets (out of 160) which showed home value appreciation from a year ago (1.1%).     Local Area Highlights: City: Grapevine, TX One year change: +3.4%   City: Southlake, TX One year change: +3.6%   According to the Dallas Business Journal, three key reasons that have helped maintain a strong home value in the area are; (1) Zoning regulations and an ample land supply; (2) A robust job market; (3) It's physical location (central to both U.S. coasts and Mexico). Dallas has consistently outpaced the r...
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By Brenda Magness, Brenda Magness Realty Group, Southlake, Texas
(Ebby Halliday REALTORS, Southlake)
10 VITAL STATISTICS - Southlake, TX Feb-08 Month ago Year ago 1- Total Active Residential Listings  290 245 230 2- Ave List Price  $736,488 $594,003 $659,893 3- Ave Sale Price $708,143 $576,702 $634,496 4- Median Sale Price $529,500 $532,450 $572,500 5- Sale/List Price Percent  96% 97% 96% 6- Sales Price per Square Foot $161 $146 $147 7- Ave Market Time  66 Days 58 Days 101 Days 8- Number Sales Month / YTD  31 / 60 29 / 29 40 / 73 9- Number of Months of Supply  6 months 5 months 4.4 months 10- Prime Interest Rate 5.00 5.25 8.25 For a local market analysis of homes in your neighborhood, click here to request our FREE Market Snapshot. The following report was prepared by MBY Realty Group using information provided by NTREIS, Prime Interest Rate data provided by bankrate.com. http://www.m...
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By Judy Brooks
(Southlake TX Homes)
The following Southlake Neighborhoods are available to you if you're interested in a Dallas / Fort Worth Luxury Home. Coventry Manor - Southlake Real Estate - DFW Luxury HomesClariden Ranch - Southlake Real Estate - DFW Luxury HomesEstes Park - Southlake Real Estate - DFW Luxury HomesKirkwood Hollow - Southlake Real Estate - DFW Luxury HomesLaurelwood Park - Southlake Real Estate - DFW Luxury HomesLockmeadow Estates - Southlake Real Estate - DFW Luxury HomesMonticello  - Southlake Real Estate - DFW Luxury HomesContact Judy Brooks today for a tour of Southlake Texas Homes!
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Are you looking for a luxury home near the DFW Airport in a quiet area that's perfect for raising a family? Are you seeking a home, estate, ranch or farm that's loaded with old-world decorator charm and modern-conveniences? Would you like your new home to be situated on a large lot, perhaps an acre or more? Look no further than Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake. These three sister cities are located next door to Fort Worth and Dallas and offer luxurious homes near shopping and major highways. The schools in the area are exceptional and the down-home feel is to live for. Southlake NeighborhoodsSouthlake Real Estate 
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By Lauren Corna, Broker
(Archway Realty, LLC)
                                  I read the newspaper everyday....Today there was an article about a man who has lung problems because he would eat microwave popcorn everyday and the fumes from the popcorn has been linked to his lung problems.  Additionally, the article claims that workers from the manufacturing facility have health issues as well.... I google it and found an article on this issue....                                http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=83684In the Real Estate Office that I work in,  we have a lot of Agents and support staff.... Almost every-time I'm in the office someone is popping up some microwave popcorn....I have been making my own microwave popcorn for years...  It is so simple and contains no chemicals or cooking oils ..... In...
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By Lauren Corna, Broker
(Archway Realty, LLC)
             Southlake Carroll Senior High school has created an awesome Haunted Phantom Ship!!  The tickets are $10 and the wait was a little long because there was so many kids....So be prepared to make a tailgate party out of it !!  Snacks are available.... There was a tent set up with fresh homemade Texas style Kettle Corn !!Tickets are available online...http://www.dragondrama.net/   October 5 - October 31.My daughter and I went thru the Haunted Ship last weekend...It's very well organized.... Scary !!   About 15 people are let in at a time. I had the pleasures of going thru with another Mom and the rest were all kids.... It was sooo scary that a 12 year old boy grabbed onto the back of my jacket and hung on throughout the entire time !!  I got a little wet at the end... I was not ...
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By Lauren Corna, Broker
(Archway Realty, LLC)
           I have been in foreclosure properties that look like a crime scene.  It's quite apparent that the Homeowner was disgruntled and decided to destroy the home.  I have seen the built-in appliances torn from the wall.  I have seen doors removed.  I have seen the meters removed.  I have seen the water heater removed.  anything not attached was removed....It is not the Lenders fault that the home has gone into a foreclosure.  The Lender is not in business to own homes.  Additionally, it is not the Lenders fault because you might be in a wrong loan program for your needs.  Your loan program is determined by you and your Loan Officer / Loan Originator.  The foreclosure process is expensive and could range from $30,000 - $40,000.  Freddie Mac claims that the foreclosure process costs ...
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By Lauren Corna, Broker
(Archway Realty, LLC)
    This is a familiar site for us in North Texas....These large Oil Rigs are popping up all over the place !!  Homeowners with mineral rights are signing agreements and receiving royalty checks....                                      Yahoo !!!  Homeowners are selling their homes and hanging onto their mineral rights.  If you're lucky you can find a property that includes the mineral rights....Here is a twist to Buying a property here in North Texas.... The Mineral Rights can help the Seller sell his/her property....If the Seller has the mineral rights,  the Buyer can and should negotiate a % of the rights/royalties to go to the Buyer during the negotiation process ... Remember, everything is negotiable....Don't let the MLS listing report that states no mineral rights drag you down.......
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By Lauren Corna, Broker
(Archway Realty, LLC)
    If you are serious about getting into shape, I highly recommend Chuck Jordan's Boot Camp.  To sign up just log onto www.BOD-SQUAD.com. "Drop Fat, Get strong and Look Good !!  Get in Gear and Lose that Rear !!"I have been in Chuck's Boot Camp for 6 weeks and have noticed a huge difference in this short time !!   I have dropped down two sizes and lost 12 pounds !! Yahoo !!   I have always exercised but never achieved the results that I really wanted...So my good friend suggested this outdoors Boot Camp....It's been awesome !!Chuck has a very aggressive program in place.  We work-out hard and he has a specific diet plan that we follow.  He is also our individual personal trainer.  He will adjust the exercises and diet plan to fit our individual needs.  The program is 8 weeks long and h...
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By Lauren Corna, Broker
(Archway Realty, LLC)
Every year our neighborhood has a Halloween Tradition....It's fun and we see how far it will travel.  I prepare goodie bags filled with Halloween treats and the "Boo'd"poem.  I send my children out to pick a couple neighbors.  They leave the goodie bags on the front door, ring the bell and run.....  Then those neighbors are suppose to follow the directions in the poem....  My children love this !!The cute part is that a little girl down the street asked my daughter when she was going to start the treat bags this year....Shhhhhh, it's suppose to be a secret.I have included the "Boo'd" poem and instructions for you in case you want to join in the Spirit of Halloween !!A friendly ghost has come your wayTo wish for you a wonderful day.He left a small gift and something sweetNever heard him ...
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By Lauren Corna, Broker
(Archway Realty, LLC)
     Southlake, Texas has top rated schools.  Southlake Carroll ISD has an awesome Football Team....Go Dragons !!  I'm proud to say that my son is a Dragon Football player....He weighs about 250 pounds, he's only a sophomore with an attitude that is equal to his size....D Magazine has featured our Football team on the front  cover of the September 2007 issue....                                                                                                    Why You Should Hate Southlake                             "Because the kids are Smarter, Stronger and Better Looking than Yours.                                                      And they Prove it Every Friday Night." Southlake, Texas not only has an awesome Football team,  it has a wonderful Community Spirit that sets the tone ...
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By Carrie A. Maniaci
(ReDesignandHomeStaging.com)
In today's Real Estate Market, it's essential to be as competitive as possible to get your home SOLD. One way to get a leg up on the competition is to have your home professionally Staged. Today's home sellers do understand what home staging is, I just find that most sellers just need a little more clarification of what they're really going to get out of staging their home. Here are 3 Reasons to make your home competitive in this market by Staging:1)      Competition.  With so many homes currently listed on the MLS, you need your home to be seen by as many potential buyers as possible. What are you chances of being seen by more than a handful of potential buyers if your home doesn't have GREAT looking photos both in print and on the internet? ASP's can list your home on http://www.stage...
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By Tony Maniaci
(The Michael Group)
I have lived in Southlake for 16 years and have seen this rural little town become the thriving city that D Magazine ranked #1 out of 62 suburbs in their annual survey D Magazine's "Best Places to Live" 2006. Located 6 miles west of DFW airport and approximately 19 miles from both downtown Dallas and Fort Worth makes this an ideal spot for families and urban professionals.  Southlake's Town Square is a hub that draws local residents together for dining, shopping and various family and community events.  Annual events like Art in the Square, the Stars and Stripes Fourth of July Celebration, the Holiday Celebration at Town Square and the Masterworks Concerts draw thousands from throughout Southlake and the DFW Metroplex. Carroll Dragon's Football - Every Friday from September through Nove...
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By Lauren Corna, Broker
(Archway Realty, LLC)
              Artificial plants are a great way to make an outside area look more inviting, as well as, the fact it's low maintenance...I am all about low maintenance !!  I was having guests for Easter and wanted to dress up my patio so I added artificial geraniums in my pots...It was cold and even snowed a little...However, it looks like a warm summer day out in my back yard...I'm actually going to add artificial vines to a wrought iron fence and a flowering vine to a trellis in the garden....Just think of all the possibilities....          These are artificial bulb type flowers mixed in with little roses to dress up window boxes.....The roses I've had in those flower boxes for three years and they still look good !!  I just added the yellow flowers to freshen up the roses...          ...
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By Lauren Corna, Broker
(Archway Realty, LLC)
Well I've been on a hunt for a very special toy.  It actually became an ugly obsession...Yes in deed...I traveled far and wide for this silly little toy....I went to every Walgreens, Target and Walmart within a 20 mile radius and I finally found it !!  Walmart in Roanoke, Texas had tons of this toy...I bought five of them.  I even bought all the "cool" accessories for the toy....Why did I have to have this toy?  Well, my daughter had to have this toy and I was determined to prove to her that the Easter Bunny does exist...According to my daughter this is the best Easter she's ever had....The little neighbor girl now believes too...All my Easter guests have gone home and I have spent time reflecting back on this day...I started to think that I probably should have bought all the "Tamagotc...
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By Lauren Corna, Broker
(Archway Realty, LLC)
 The primary reason why we chose to live in Southlake, Texas was the schools.  Carroll Independent School District, CISD is an awesome School District !!Carroll ISD, www.southlakecarroll.edu  is rated Recognized by the Texas Education Agency.  The Texas Education Agency, http://www.tea.state.tx.us/  also known as the TEA rates the schools in Texas.  Carroll has 11 campuses and ten out of eleven were rated Exemplary.  Exemplary being the highest rating.Texas doesn't rank their public schools...They rate them based on standardized tests, performance, attendance and drop out rates.  Carroll ISD has a 0% drop out rate and a rate of 97% attendance and consistently scores above the state and national averages on the assessments.About 95% of Carrolls  seniors go on to attend a university or co...
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By Lauren Corna, Broker
(Archway Realty, LLC)
      Cambridge Place Subdivision is one of the most prestigious and sought after areas in Southlake, Texas...  It's located 15 minutes from DFW airport and centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth.  Cambridge Place is within walking distance to three schools and Southlake Town Center.  The beautiful Timarron Country Club is five minutes away and can be seen as you take a drive down Continental Boulevard....This home is currently available in Cambridge Place...                                                                                                          The architectural style that is typical in this neighborhood is Classical Old World.                                                             More Homes available in Cambridge Place Subdivision, Southlake Texas      ...
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By Lauren Corna, Broker
(Archway Realty, LLC)
  Southlake Texas, A Great Place to Live !!! Southlake is a wonderful town that is centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth.  It's only 10 minutes from the DFW Airport, which is very convenient for the business traveler.  I have lived here with my family for several years and we just love it...Southlake has that small town feel, yet we have access to the night life, museums, the theater, zoo's, lakes, parks, golf courses, great shopping and the people here are awesome !!  The people are warm and friendly which makes us a great community.  We have a common goal....We want a great place to live for our families.Southlake Town Square looks like Mayberry...  We have great shops with a small town "park-like" feel.  It's great to see people with their families just enjoying the water ...
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