Monday, October 31, 2011

Lake Ray Hubbard's Real Estate has been Full of Treats, 2011 October Market Report

'Tis the day for all the Gobblins & Witches or now-a-days Spider Mans & Princesses to come out and say Trick or Treat! With the end of October on us, here's a peek on the Real Estate Market for the Lake Ray Hubbard area (Garland, Rowlett, Rockwall & Heath) and if it's as Spooky as it is in most parts of the US.   

Garland ... definetly had a month full of Treats!
  • 49 Houses SOLD-  Minimum being: $57,000 for a 2bd/1bth with 833sqft. Maximum being: $287,000 for an 5bd/4bthwith 3,650sqft. and the Average being: $119,700 for a 2bd/3bth with 1,838sqft.
  • 50 Houses with PENDING CONTRACTS!!!
Rowlett ... definetly had a month full of Treats!
  • 25 Houses SOLD-  Minimum being: $81,000 for a 3bd/2bth with 1,346sqft. Maximum being: $280,000 for an 5bd/4bth with 4,017sqft. and the Average being: $150,500 for a 4bd/2.5bth with 2,424sqft.
  • 24 Houses with PENDING CONTRACTS!!!
Rockwall & Heath ... definetly had a month full of Treats!
  • 37 Houses SOLD-  Minimum being: $129,900 for a 3bd/2bth with 1,404sqft. Maximum being: $1,700,000 for an 8bd/7.5bth with 10,600sqft. and the Average being: $270,000 for a 4bd/3bth with 2,968sqft.
  • 23 Houses with PENDING CONTRACTS!!!

There's still great opportunity to purchase Your New Home in the amazing Lake Ray Hubbard communities whether it's in Garland, Rowlett, Rockwall or Heath, they all have Year Round Family Fun Activities, Excellent Schools, Golf Courses, Playgrounds, & offer Lakeside Living!!!
  • Garland has 596 Houses on the Market
  • Rowlett has 257 Houses on the Market
  • Rockwall & Heath have 392 Houses on the Market 
Do you need a Realtor that specializes in the Lake Ray Hubbard area? Call or Email me today! 

Do You Need to Sell your home 1st before moving into the Lake Ray Hubbard area, send me an email for specific information about how YOUR subdivision is doing, please contact me ~ As your Lake Ray Hubbard Realtor, I'm here to help! 

Whether SELLING or BUYING, today's complex Real Estate Market requires a professional who can structure a transaction to benefit all parties involved and meet their needs. Let me know how I can serve you or your referrals to better understand the Tax Advantages, Financing Alternatives & Investment Aspects of Home Ownership ... because NOW really is a GREAT time to BUY!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

1st Step to Buying a House in the Market

It takes money to buy a home: do you plan on using YOURS or THEIRS. If you're not going to pay cash for a home, you need to find out exactly what you can borrow and what it will cost before you start looking at homes.

The mortgage process is not as clear cut a path as it was a few years ago. It is certainly more complex, takes longer and assumes that you're credit worthy. If you have less than stellar credit, a trusted mortgage professional can advise you how to improve your individual situation.

You are entitled to a free credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus each year. Go to to get a copy of each from TransUnion, Experian and Equifax. Read the reports to determine if they're accurate. Surprisingly, about 90% of all reports have errors.
You can try to correct them directly with the credit bureau, but a trusted mortgage professional can help you with this process too. They have tools that are not available to individuals. Some errors may not be serious but others will keep a person from qualifying.

Housing affordability is at a near record height due to the incredibly low interest rates and low home prices. Some areas are experiencing absorption of the inventories which could impact price. If you're going to use "their" money to buy a home, the 1st step is to talk to a trusted mortgage professional. Call me for the name of a trusted mortgage professional.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rockin' On the Docks Live Music Festival, Rockwall TX

WOW ... it's already time for the 4th annual ROCKIN' ON THE DOCKS Live Music Festival at the Rockwall Harbor!!! This lil' Realtor loves & I mean LOVES LIVE MUSIC!

Come out this Saturday, Oct 22nd for a full day of Live Music (country & rock), Shopping/Vendors, a  Play Area for the Kiddos, Food Vendors and some Boating & Water events. Event starts at 11am and goes until 9pm.

Talk about a full day of Live Music, check out this years' awesome line up ... 
  • 11:30-1p ... Chris Rivers Band - the Official Band of Gilley's, Dallas
  • 1:30-3p ... Mistral - cover band that Rock'd the Docks last year 
  • 3:30-5p ... Stars Grow Dim - Pop/Rock band from Tulsa OK who's opened up for Switchfoot & Chris Daughtry
  • 5:30-7p ... Sleeper Star - Rock'd the Docks last year, opened up for John Mayer last year in Houston!, & had 1 of their songs on the new hit show Vampire Diaries!!!
  • 7:30-9p ... Collin Raye - Country Music star with many hit songs, including 1 of my favorites, "That's My Story" 

*Discounted Tickets can be purchased for $4 at any Kroger Grocery Store or at the Gate for $5 before 7pm and $15 if you show up after 7pm. (Children 5 & under are Free)

*Not sure how to get to the Harbor ... Here's a link to a map to the Rockwall Harbor to help ya.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

2011 TEXAS STATE FAIR, Family Fun Spotlight~Dallas

Who Wants some Fried Butter or perhaps some Fried Coke? Well there's only 2 more weeks left of the 2011 TEXAS STATE FAIR that's in full swing, so you better get a move on it!


Did you know that the TEXAS STATE FAIR has been a family tradition since 1886??!!!?? That's right, 125 years of Fried Food, Fun, & Livestock!

The State Fair of Texas kicked off this year on Friday Sept 30th and will be open everyday until Oct 23rd with the Fair Grounds opening as early as 7am everyday (buildings open at 10a) and closing at 9pm on Tues-Thurs & 10pm Fri-Monday.

Tickets at the door are $16 for adults and $12 for seniors & children 3yrs to 48". BUT do yourself a favor and buy your ticket on the State Fair of Texas website for a discounted price (adults $13.95/child $10) OR ... stop in to a McDonald's to pick up for a $4 off coupon or Krogers for a $14.95 ticket. You can also bring an empty Dr Pepper can on Tuesdays to get in for $4, 3 Can Goods on Wednesdays to get in for $2, or an empty Dr Pepper can on Thursdays after 5pm to get in for $5, or a Cinemark Theater ticket stub to get in for FREE on Thursdays! *Seniors are FREE on Thursdays!!! Oh & don't forget to bring $15 for Parking.

Did you know that the TEXAS STATE FAIR is the largest State Fair in the country??!!!??

There's literally hunderds of things to do, but here's my Top 5 List of what you Don't Want to Miss ...
  • USMC Drum & Bugle Corps, leading off the RELIANT STARLIGHT PARADE at 7:15pm 
  • CIRQUE SHANGHAI, A 22 member Chinese acrobatic troupe that performs daily at multiple times 
  • CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER BARNYARD, full of sheeps, lamas, goats, pigs, zebras & lots more for the kiddos to pet, feed, & see play 
  • GONE TO THE DOGS, jumpin' canine action that performs daily, ... and of course ... 
  • BIG TEX, the legendary 52-ft tall icon of the Texas State Fair 

Click here to plan out your day at the 2011 TEXAS STATE FAIR. Have FUN and don't forget your Sunscreen, Wallet, & to stay Hydrated!!!

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