Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Eastern Expansion of President George Bush Tollway is OPEN

It's OPEN, it's OPEN ... The Eastern Extension of The President George Bush Turnpike TOLL ROAD is OPEN!!! That's right, the $958 million dollar extension project that began in August 2008, will open on time!

This new 10 mile, 6 Enterance Ramp extension will allow people to drive from northwest Garland (hwy 78) to Interstate 30.  PGBT is now a 30.5-mile, six-lane, expressway that passes through or along the cities of Garland, Richardson, Plano, Dallas, Carrollton, Farmers Branch and Irving. 

Although the PGBT Extension is open today, you'll still see minor construction through the first part of 2012 as final touches are made to the corridor's infrastructure and actual access to the I-30 frontage road is expected to occur in February 2012.

The average toll for driving on the PGBT Eastern Extension is 15.3 cents per mile for vehicles with a TollTag. ZipCash rates are 50% more than TollTag rates. Additional information regarding toll rates and gantry locations is available on the NTTA website,

Friday, December 16, 2011

Lake Ray Hubbard Living ~ November Market Report

Been thinking about having a Home on or near a Lake?
Here's a snapshot of what's currently on the market for Lake Front & Lake View homes on Lake Ray Hubbard ... 
Garland & Rowlett

Rockwall & Heath

There's still great opportunity to purchase Your New Home in the amazing Lake Ray Hubbard community!!!
Do you need a Realtor that specializes in the Lake Ray Hubbard area? Call or Email me today! 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!
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!  

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Best Family Gift for 2012

HOME is a place of your own where you can raise your family, share with friends and feel safe and secure, not to mention a better physical & mental health.
With the LOW HOUSE PRICES and LOW INTEREST RATES, Home Affordability is at its Highest ... but Intrest Rates have started inching up in the past few weeks which will directly result in higher payments.

Credit, debt ratios and income are the limiting factors that could be keeping you from taking advantage of these opportunities. The benefits of talking with a qualified mortgage officer and pre-approval are without question.  It Saves time, money and most importantly, it removes the uncertainty of not knowing.  The direct benefits include:
  • Amount the buyer can borrow - as interest rates rise, the amount decreases
  • Looking at "Right" homes - price, size, amenities, location
  • Find the best loan - interest rate is tied to credit score; do you qualify for the best rate?
  • Uncover credit issues early - time to cure possible problems; 90% of credit reports have errors
  • Bargaining power - helps negotiate price, terms and timing
  • Close quicker - verifications have been made; takes less time to close
Call me for a recommendation and a list of what you need to share with a loan officer.  Isn't it time you found out where you stand to buy a home?  It may be the best gift you give your family.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pictures with SANTA, Bass Pro Shop, Garland & Grapevine TX

SANTA IS COMING TO TOWN ... errrr, that is, to the BASS PRO SHOP!!!

Now thru December 24th, the Bass Pro Shop in Garland & Grapevine, TX will once again have their Santa's Wonderland! We've made this 1 of our Family Traditions & look forward to it! 

The entire bottom floor is seriously transformed into Santa's Wonderland complete w a table to write Letters to Santa, Elves, & Reindeers! There's also FREE Games, Activities & Crafts AND a 4x6 Professional Picture with Santa! 


It goes without saying that the Lake Ray Hubbard area is a fabulously Family Centered community & just minutes from I-30 & the George Bush Tollway!    Are you looking to move into the amazing Lake Ray Hubbard area that is bordered by Garland, Rowlett, Rockwall, & Heath TX? Do you need a Realtor that specializes in the Lake Ray Hubbard area? Call or Email me today! 

Click HERE to search what's waiting for you!   Do You Need to Sell your home 1st before moving into the Lake Ray Hubbard area, Call or Email me today for specific information about how YOUR current subdivision is doing. ~ As your Lake Ray Hubbard Realtor, I'm here to help!  

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