Friday, December 5, 2014

Small Towns North of Dallas Proper are Hidden Gems

Are you looking for a small town feel within an easy commute to Dallas proper?  Let me tell you about some little gems named Rowlett, Wylie, Sachse and Murphy.  These geographically small towns are BIG on atmosphere and family activities. 
 
 
These Cities just East of the newly completed George Bush Toll Way, host annual Christmas in the Park festivals, with marshmallow roasting, craft market, free photos with Santa and live reindeer!  As well as 5k Runs, Parades, Family movie days at the library or parks are held throughout the year & different holiday events!
 


If you’re looking for a community that thrives on family, let me show you around these great towns.



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Let me know if I can help you or your family/friends with any Real Estate needs. Please know that I am never too busy for you or your referral & I would honor the chance to earn the business!

If there's a neighborhood that you'd like more information on in Rowlett, Heath, Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Fate, Royse City, Wylie, Sachse, or Murphy, simply Email me or go to my Website to request a personal Home Search.   If you're thinking about Selling your home and would like to find out how much your home is worth in the current market, simply go to my Website to fill out the form.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Family Fall Activities Around Lake Ray Hubbard (City of Rowlett, Rockwall & Wylie)

It’s that time again.  Fall is in the air, pumpkin fields are popping up everywhere and cities around Lake Ray Hubbard are revving up their outdoor activities. 
 
 


November and December will be featuring all kinds of parades, art festivals, Santa photos, and special events for the kiddos. City of Rowlett Library is hosting the last of the Friday night movies on the lawn.  City of Rockwall is having their Halloween Extravaganza at the Harbor on the 25th.  City of Wylie is hosting the ever fun Boo on Ballard, with zip lining, foam pit and the works. 
 
It’s a great time to be house hunting in the Lake Ray Hubbard area! 

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Let me know if I can help you or your family/friends with any Real Estate needs. Please know that I am never too busy for you or your referral & I would honor the chance to earn the business!

If there's a neighborhood that you'd like more information on in Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Fate, Royse City, Wylie, Sachse, or Murphy, simply Email me or go to my Website to request a personal Home Search.   If you're thinking about Selling your home and would like to find out how much your home is worth in the current market, simply go to my Website to fill out the form.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Rockwall County Named 1 of Healthiest in Texas

Did you know Rockwall County is one of the Healthiest counties in Texas?!?  Recently rated #6 in Health Outcomes from among 232 counties throughout the state of Texas that were rated. 


 
 
 
 
 
The ratings were based on vital health factors, including such things as the quality of air and water, access to healthy foods, levels of obesity, rates of smoking, and education and economic factors. 

 

If you’d like to see homes in this vibrant area, please contact me.  I’d love to show you around and help you pick the perfect neighborhood. 

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Let me know if I can help you or your family/friends with any Real Estate needs. Please know that I am never too busy for you or your referral & I would honor the chance to earn the business!

If there's a neighborhood that you'd like more information on in Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Fate, Royse City, Wylie, Sachse, or Murphy, simply Email me or go to my Website to request a personal Home Search.   If you're thinking about Selling your home and would like to find out how much your home is worth in the current market, simply go to my Website to fill out the form.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Lakeside Living in Rowlett, TX - Lake Ray Hubbard

Are you looking for a home on the LAKE? Are you looking for a home that you can build your own personal BOAT DOCK? Well look no further, Lennar Homes has just what you're looking for right here on Lake Ray Hubbard in Rowlett, TX!

 
 
Lennar is already underway in building their new development "Waters Edge".  All homes will either be Lake Front or have a Lake View.   
 
 
There are a variety of exceptional floor plans to choose from and many standard included features, like a 3 Car Garage.  The community also offers a pool, walking trails, and spacious outdoor lounge with fireplace and grills. 
 

 
Already the Lake Front sites are selling fast in this Luxe Gated Community but there's still a few left in their Phase 2.

If you'd like to learn more, email/call me & I'll fill you in on all the fabulous details as well as arrange a private showing of this community!
 
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Let me know if I can help you or your family/friends with any Real Estate needs. Please know that I am never too busy for you or your referral & I would honor the chance to earn the business!

If there's a neighborhood that you'd like more information on in Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Fate, Royse City, Wylie, Sachse, or Murphy, simply Email me or go to my Website to request a personal Home Search.   If you're thinking about Selling your home and would like to find out how much your home is worth in the current market, simply go to my Website to fill out the form.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Exciting Changes for Rowlett TX

There are some exciting changes coming to Rowlett.  Krispy Crème and Neighborhood Walmart have already opened.  Sprouts is coming in the next year or so.  In addition the City of Rowlett is currently starting an amazing project.  Here’s an excerpt from the City’s website: 



“The Village of Rowlett is a $30 million project that will introduce a range of urban densities within five modern housing concepts, local retail and commercial destinations, high quality pedestrian amenities and a unique vibe all our own.  The project will save existing trees while offering a range of green amenities including a community garden, dog park, yoga lawn, bocce ball court, pocket green courts, and urban streetscapes within an urban resort setting.  Planned to offer 225 urban living units, nearly 17,000 feet of activated commercial space, and over 400 parking spaces, the Village of Rowlett is set to forever change the quality and validity of urban development in Downtown.  Downtown Rowlett can and will provide a new kind of village center that combines various land uses, mixed densities, and public venues in a unique and historic transit oriented development setting.”

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Let me know if I can help you or your family/friends with any Real Estate needs. Please know that I am never too busy for you or your referral & I would honor the chance to earn the business!

If there's a neighborhood that you'd like more information on in Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Fate, Royse City, Wylie, Sachse, or Murphy, simply Email me or go to my Website to request a personal Home Search.   If you're thinking about Selling your home and would like to find out how much your home is worth in the current market, simply go to my Website to fill out the form.



Friday, June 20, 2014

Beautifully Remodeled 5 Bd Home in Sage Creek, Wylie TX

Are you looking for a fabulous home in a community that has resort style amenities? If so then look no further than 3003 Marigold Dr in the Sage Creek community of Wylie TX! 


3003 Marigold
Wylie, TX 75098
Beautifully Remodeled 5 Bd Home in Sage Creek
Price : $224,900.00
Bedrooms : 5
Bathrooms : 2.50
Square Foot : 2,421
Lot Size : 6,970 sq.ft.
Property Type : Single Family
Year Built : 2003
MLS Number : 12164818



click for more information and pictures
Property Description
Living is easy in this spacious home that boasts an open floor plan & a stylish gourmet kitchen that's complete with a 5 burner gas stove, new stainless appliances, stone backsplash & granite counters. Master suite is down w 4bds up. 5th rm can be a Media~Game room or a 5th bedroom! Bkyd is large & playscape is negotiable to stay. Enjoy the resort style amenities ~ Pool, Parks, Trails, Catch&Release Ponds, Basketball, Sand Vball & Tennis Courts!

Features List
• Granite Countertops • Stainless Appliances • Gas Range
• Laminat Wood Floorin • Jetted Tub • Dual Sinks
• Walk In Closets • Open Floor Plan
Equal Housing Opportunity.

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Let me know if I can help you or your family/friends with any Real Estate needs. Please know that I am never too busy for you or your referral & I would honor the chance to earn the business!

If there's a neighborhood that you'd like more information on in Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Fate, Royse City, Wylie, Sachse, or Murphy, simply Email me or go to my Website to request a personal Home Search.   If you're thinking about Selling your home and would like to find out how much your home is worth in the current market, simply go to my Website to fill out the form.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sage Creek in Wylie TX - Master Planned Community

Are you looking for a Home Community that has tons of Resort Style Amenities, Large Home Sites/Lots, Centrally Located to living conveniences & a Friendly Family atmosphere? If so, then look no further than Sage Creek in Wylie Texas!

                                                             
Sage Creek is one of the master planned home communities in Wylie TX. It's located northeast of Dallas and has around 1,000 homes inside the community. Enjoy a country town feel while only minutes away from Firewheel Town Center, everyday Shopping including Target/Khol's/Home Depot and more, Plano, George Bush Tollway, and the Richardson telecom corridor. 
In Sage Creek Wylie, nothing was left unthought-of when designing this Master Planned community! The numerous community amenities at Sage Creek Wylie include Pool with a Splash Zone, 2 community playgrounds for children, Basketball Court, Tennis Courts, Sand Volleyball, Covered Pavilion with Picnic Tables, Catch & Release Ponds, and Hike & Bike Trails.
        
           
                               
In addition to these amazing resort like amenities, Sage Creek Wylie also has Greenbelt and Green Spaces throughout the community, community center and community events like the Fall Festival & Holiday Party! The Homeowner’s Association dues are approximately $348 a year. Homes in Sage Creek Wylie typically have larger sized lots than most neighborhood and range between 0.140 to 0.230 acres.

School-aged children at Chapel Creek attend Wylie ISD
  • Elementary School children (Kindergarten – 4th Grade) attend Groves ... this school is actually inside the Sage Creek community!
  • Intermediate School children (5th – 6th Grade) attend Draper 
  • Junior High School children (7th - 8th Grade) attend Cooper
  • High School students (9th – 12th Grade) attend Wylie High

Come out and visit Sage Creek Wylie to see why so many families call it HOME! 

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Let me know if I can help you or your family/friends with any Real Estate needs. Please know that I am never too busy for you or your referral & I would honor the chance to earn the business!

If there's a neighborhood that you'd like more information on in Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Fate, Royse City, Wylie, Sachse, or Murphy, simply Email me or go to my Website to request a personal Home Search.   If you're thinking about Selling your home and would like to find out how much your home is worth in the current market, simply go to my Website to fill out the form.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Maxwell Creek Community in Murphy TX is Resort Living

Are you looking for a Community that has amazing Resort Style Amenities, Large Home Sites/Lots, Centrally Located to living conveniences & a Friendly Family atmosphere? If so, then look no further than Maxwell Creek in Murphy TX! Yes, Murphy TX, the same town that was voted in the Top 10 of the "Best Dallas Suburbs 2012" by D Magazine!

Maxwell Creek in Murphy TX is a well thought out Master Planned Community that is just minutes from I-30 & the George Bush Tollway, your daily shopping needs, grocery stores, Firewheel Towne Center, & of course, the beautiful Lake Lavon. Maxwell Creek in Murphy TX offers a huge Community Pool area that has 2 Water Slides, a 5.4 mile Hiking Trail, Playgrounds, & Ball Fields!


In addition to all that, there is also an Elementary School, Tibbles, inside the community! Tibbles Elementary is part of the Wylie ISD which is a forward thinking district and has outstanding academics and focus on character development of all students from K-12.

Are you ready to see why Maxwell Creek in Murphy TX is such a sought after community? If so, contact me for more information and to see homes that are currently on the market!
 
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Let me know if I can help you or your family/friends with any Real Estate needs. Please know that I am never too busy for you or your referral & I would honor the chance to earn the business!

If there's a neighborhood that you'd like more information on in Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Fate, Royse City, Wylie, Sachse, or Murphy, simply Email me or go to my Website to request a personal Home Search.   If you're thinking about Selling your home and would like to find out how much your home is worth in the current market, simply go to my Website to fill out the form.

Watering Restrictions for the City of Rowlett, TX - Spring '14

Spring is here and so is the desire to green up your lawn!
 
 
 
 
But if you live in Rowlett, TX we are still on STAGE 3 Water Restrictions!
 
                                                         
Stage 3 Watering Restrictions means watering is only allowed Once Every 2 Weeks … yes, you read correctly, Once Every 2 Weeks! This watering is based on your physical home address and watering can not be done between 10a-6p. The STAGE 3 Water Restrictions that the City of Rowlett has in place is just for Sprinklers. Hand-Held Hose Watering and/or Soaker Hose Watering with a can be done for up to 2 hours a day for Foundation, Trees, Shrubs and New Landscapes.

However, with the continual rain we’ve been having, the STAGE 3 Water Restrictions might be soon loosened up. Be sure to check occasionally with the City of Rowlett website for updates.  City of Rowlett Water Restrictions

 

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Let me know if I can help you or your family/friends with any Real Estate needs. Please know that I am never too busy for you or your referral & I would honor the chance to earn the business!

If there's a neighborhood that you'd like more information on in Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Fate, Royse City, Wylie, Sachse, or Murphy, simply Email me or go to my Website to request a personal Home Search.   If you're thinking about Selling your home and would like to find out how much your home is worth in the current market, simply go to my Website to fill out the form.

Wylie Real Estate Market Report / Feb-April 2014

Wow, is it summer already?!

 

Well as we all know, summer time in Real Estate really heats up and judging off how it's been already, summer is going to be sizzling! Below is a recap of how Wylie, TX Homes for Sale has been doing from February through the end of April.

 

There was slow start to Homes being Sold In Wylie, TX, but the average Sales Price has increase from last year, and the big change has been with the Fewer Days they are on the market! 

 

         

 
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Let me know if I can help you or your family/friends with any Real Estate needs. Please know that I am never too busy for you or your referral & I would honor the chance to earn the business!

If there's a neighborhood that you'd like more information on in Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Fate, Royse City, Wylie, Sachse, or Murphy, simply Email me or go to my Website to request a personal Home Search.   If you're thinking about Selling your home and would like to find out how much your home is worth in the current market, simply go to my Website to fill out the form.

Rockwall Real Estate Market Report / Feb-April 2014

Wow, I really can't believe it's summer already?!

 

Well as we all know, summer time in Real Estate really heats up and judging off how it's been already, summer is going to be sizzling! Below is a recap of how Rockwall, TX Homes for Sale has been doing through the end of April.

 

There was slow start to Homes being Sold In Rockwall, but the Sales Price is a huge increase from last year, and all with Fewer Days on the market! 

 

          

 
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Let me know if I can help you or your family/friends with any Real Estate needs. Please know that I am never too busy for you or your referral & I would honor the chance to earn the business!

If there's a neighborhood that you'd like more information on in Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Fate, Royse City, Wylie, Sachse, or Murphy, simply Email me or go to my Website to request a personal Home Search.   If you're thinking about Selling your home and would like to find out how much your home is worth in the current market, simply go to my Website to fill out the form.

Rowlett TX Real Estate Market Report / Feb-April 2014

Wow, is it summer already?!

 

Well as we all know, summer time in Real Estate really heats up and judging off how it's been already, summer is going to be sizzling for Rowlett, TX Homes!

 

Below is a recap of how Rowlett, TX Homes for Sale has been doing through the end of April. There was an increase in Homes Sold, with a little pause in April, but a huge increase of Home Sale Prices since last year, and all with Fewer Days on the market! 

 


           

      
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Let me know if I can help you or your family/friends with any Real Estate needs. Please know that I am never too busy for you or your referral & I would honor the chance to earn the business!

If there's a neighborhood that you'd like more information on in Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Fate, Royse City, Wylie, Sachse, or Murphy, simply Email me or go to my Website to request a personal Home Search.   If you're thinking about Selling your home and would like to find out how much your home is worth in the current market, simply go to my Website to fill out the form.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Texas Heroes & Home Sweet Home Loan Assistance Programs


Calling all Texas Heroes ~ Calling all Texas Heroes!
 
Who's a "Texas Hero" you ask? Anyone who is a Teacher/Aide, Fire Fighter, Peace Officer, Nurse & Allied Health Facility, EMS Personnel, or a Veteran. Oh and if you're a homebuyer with Low to Moderate Income, these are for you too! What "is for you", you ask??? Silly me, the Homes for Texas Heroes and the Home Sweet Home LOAN Programs!
                       


The Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation has these 2 Texas Loan Programs available to those I mentioned above to assist them in becoming Home Owners! The Texas Heroes and the Home Sweet Home Loan Programs provide the following benefits to FHA, VA or USDA mortgage loans ...
  • Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance of up to 5% of the loan amount that is considered a Gift & never needs to be repaid
  • 30 year Low Fixed Rated Mortgage Loan
And best of all,
  • You do not need to be a first-time homebuyer
  • You do not need to live in the home for any set period of time
 
*To get a full list & definition of whom the Texas Legislature defines as a "Texas Hero", click here.
*To find out more about these Texas Loan Programs by the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation, click here.




 

I'm so excited that the Texas Legislature is willing to offer such valuable programs for the people in our community who put their lives on the line (yes, that includes you too teachers!) on a daily basis to make our neighborhoods safe and sound!!!
If you are interested in a home in the Lake Ray Hubbard area (Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Fate, Royse City, Wylie, Sachse, or Murphy), as an extra way to THANK YOU for your service, I also want to offer you a
Hometown Heroes Rebate on top of these incredible Loan Programs through the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.

Call, email or text me for the details and then let's see how I can help put you in the Home of Your Dreams!

 

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Let me know if I can help you or your family/friends with any Real Estate needs. Please know that I am never too busy for you or your referral & I would honor the chance to earn the business!

If there's a neighborhood that you'd like more information on in Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Fate, Royse City, Wylie, Sachse, or Murphy, simply Email me or go to my Website to request a personal Home Search.   If you're thinking about Selling your home and would like to find out how much your home is worth in the current market, simply go to my Website to fill out the form.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Homes for Sale in Rowlett that have a Community Pool

I often hear clients say they want to buy a home with a Pool in Rowlett and quite honestly, who wouldn't love a Pool during the heat of the Texas summer!?! But to some, caring for a pool is a task they'd rather not have. So what's the next best thing? Buying a Home in a Rowlett Community that has a POOL of course!  
 
The Rowlett Communities that have Community Pools are: Waterview, Lakewood, Mariners Point & Harborview. The Waterview Community is known for their Pool. It's a very FUN swim area (see the pictures below) that has 2 kiddie pools, a big pool with a waterfall cove, a splash water pad and 2 water slides!   
 
        Waterview pool, Rowlett TX           Waterview pool, Rowlett TX  
 
In Rowlett, there is no Public Pool but there is a Water Park, Wet Zone, that offers discounted Season Passes for Rowlett Residents. The Wet Zone is a hit with families and kiddos of all ages!
 
If you're looking to purchase your new home in one of these Rowlett TX Communites with a POOL, please contact me ~ Rowlett is where I call home and am happy to help!
 
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Let me know if I can help you or your family/friends with any Real Estate needs. Please know that I am never too busy for you or your referral & I would honor the chance to earn the business! 

If there's a neighborhood that you'd like more information on, simply Email me or go to my Website to request a personal Home Search. If you're thinking about Selling your home and would like to find out how much your home is worth in the current market, simply go to my Website to fill out the form.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Why You Should Consider Living in Rowlett TX

Wow the City of Rowlett has so many activities to offer their residence?! 
 
Did you know that Rowlett has ... 
 
  • 5 Community Parks that have Covered Pavillions
  • a Community Center with Full size Basketball Courts, Raquetball Courts, a Weight Room and Indoor Track, and Fitness Classes
  • Athletic Classes/Sport Teams for Toddlers all the way to Seniors Citizens
  • Art & Educational Classes ... like Pottery, Glass Fussion & SAT Prep
  • Community Events that are FREE ... like Touch a Truck, Kids Fishing Day, Easter Egg Hunt & even a Cardboard Boat Regatta 
 City of Rowlett Easter Egg Hunt          City of Rowlett Touch a Truck
To see all of the details about these activities or facilities, click here to go to the City of Rowlett Parks & Recreation 2014 Spring Newsletter.
 
 
Just another fabulous reason I love living in Rowlett, the City on the Lake & on the Move! 
 
 

Let me know if I can help you or your family/friends with any Real Estate needs. If there's a neighborhood that you'd like more information on in Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Fate, Royse City, Wylie, Sachse, or Murphy, simply Email me or go to my Website to request a personal Home Search.   If you're thinking about Selling your home and would like to find out how much your home is worth in the current market, simply go to my Website to fill out the form.  Please know that I am never too busy for you or your referral & I would honor the chance to earn the business!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Garland Housing Market Report - January & February 2014

Wasn't it just New Year's Day?! I can't believe we're already in March...these months are just flying by! In case you feel like I do, here's a recap of how Garland, TX Homes for Sale ended 2013. There was an increase in Homes Sold, increased Home Sale Prices, & all with Fewer Days on the market! Garland, TX Homes for Sale have started 2014 just where they left off ~ increased Sales Price & Fewer Days on the market!

 

January 2014 ended with ...

  • The Average Sales Price for 

    Garland,TX Homes for Sale 

    was $123,062 with only 52 Days on market, compared with January 2013 that had a $171,384 Average Sales Price and 64 Days on market!

February 2014 ended with ...

  • The Average Sales Price for 

    Garland,TX Homes for Sale 

    was $144,703 with 51 Days on market, compared with Febuary 2013 that had a $125,871 Average Sales Price and 84 Days on market!

A few highlights of the current 260 Garland,TX Homes for Sale are shown below ... 
 

This Month’s Favorite Garland's Favorite March Listing

5509 Dorchester Ln ... $299,900, 4bd/3.5bth & 3,647sqft in Enclave of Emerald Forest This stunning custom home by Grand Homes boasts hardwood floors throughout bottom floor. All new SS appliances & Granite Kitchen Counters opens up to the Living room, has Oversized spare bedrooms & a Study upstairs that could be a 4th bedroom  (Schedule a Showing). Courtesy of NTREIS Listings

This Month’s Most Expensive Garland's Most Expensive March Listing

The most expensive of all Garland TX Homes for Sale this month is listed at $899,000. This magnificent Equestrian Farm offers a lighted arena, tack room and exceptional stables and is minutes from downtown Dallas. The 7,160 sqft colonial residence that has 7 bedrooms & 8.5 bathrooms, overlooks its nearly 9 acres of fully fenced land ,grazing areas and 12 horse stalls. An outdoor living terrace offers the perfect place to entertain family and friends with a gorgeous pool and fountain and unparalleled views of the grounds.  It really is a Must See (Schedule a Showing). Courtesy of NTREIS Listings

This Month’s Least Expensive Garland's Least Expensive March Listing

The least expensive of all Garland, TX Homes for Sale came in at $71,000. It's really a quaint home that would be a great home for a first time homebuyer or an investor looking for a rental property with positive cash flow. This cozy home 3 bedroom and 1 bath home has ~1,014 sqft & features hardwood floors and ceiling fans in almost every room and has a large backyard with storage shed & a 1 car garage!  (Schedule a Showing).   Courtesy of NTREIS Listings

 

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Let me know if I can help you or your family/friends with any Real Estate needs. Please know that I am never too busy for you or your referral & I would honor the chance to earn the business!

If there's a neighborhood that you'd like more information on in Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Fate, Royse City, Wylie, Sachse, or Murphy, simply Email me or go to my Website to request a personal Home Search.   If you're thinking about Selling your home and would like to find out how much your home is worth in the current market, simply go to my Website to fill out the form.