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mrsjoe09, Home Buyer in 73130

Please help? Trying to relocate.

Asked by mrsjoe09, 73130 Fri Jun 15, 2012

We are trying to relocate to McKinney from OKC to be closer to my son's hospital, for the better schooling, & to be closer to our family. How is the area as far as job openings? Full time with benefits?

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I live in Mckinney and it is a GREAT place to live. It is growing and thriving, close to a couple highways that will get you to surrounding areas and Dallas. There is a new Baylor hospital that is opening in July on 380 which is great and surrounding that will open even more working opportunities (probably medical offices) close to home ! There are also many shopping areas in surrounding towns (Fairview,Allen, Frisco, and Plano) that allow more working opportunities! If you need any help at all don't hesitate to contact me!
Kelli Spinks
Ebby Halliday Mckinney

6051 west virginia parkway
Mckinney,Tx 75071

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 17, 2012
Hi Mrs. Joe-

I would love to help you with your transition to McKinney and job search. I have several clients that are with a temporary agency.and help with job placement. What type of job are you looking for? Will your husband be working too? Do you want to only work within a certain distance where you will be living? Would you like to rent first or go ahead and purchase something?

There are many things to consider in a relocation and that is one of my areas of expertise, both personally and professionally as a Realtor.

The job market has seen a slight improvement as the unemployment rate has dropped slightly and still remains under the national average in my area. Many surrounding areas to McKinney have large corporate headquarters such as JC Penny, Intuit, Hewlitt Packard, Frito-Lay, AT&T and many more. Many of these large company's employ contract help over long periods of time rather than hiring a full time person. But those contractors have the best chance of getting hired first when there is an opening.

By coming to such a thriving area where growth has really started to boom again your chances are greater at finding a job than many other cities and states around the US. Again, it depends on what type of job you are looking for but there are many agencies (that don't charge you a fee) that can help with job placement.

I would be happy to help you with this transition in your life and I know how stressful it can be trying to do it on your own. Please feel free to call or email me and I will be happy to talk with you and help you get started.

Best regards,

Sherry Renfroe
Ebby Halliday Realtors
1415 Legacy Drive, Suite 100
Frisco, TX 75034
(214) 215-4145
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 16, 2012
Hi Mrs. Joe,
You have made a great choice in relocating to McKinney. I too relocated here to be near family and have never regretted the move. This is a great area in which to raise a family and to live in - there are so many activities, sports, events, and other opportunities. We are home to quite a few large employers, for example Raytheon alone employs around 3700 employees, McKinney Medical Center employs 1100, Lattimore (construction materials) employs 1100, Baylor Hospital is opening a huge new hospital next month and many other good sized employers are here as well. Here is a link to some of the local demographics: http://www.mckinneyedc.com/doing_business_in_mckinney/major_…
Of course nearby areas such as Allen, Frisco & Plano all have various employment opportunities too.
If you need assistance in locating housing I would be happy to be of assistance. I work with leases as well as with home purchases. Please let me know if you would like any other information.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 15, 2012
Mrs. Joe,

The Dallas area is big and the job market has been pretty stable. I actually had a few clients relocating from other states because their companies relocated to Dallas.

I would suggest that you look at job openings in Dallas and it's surrounding cities through different websites such as monster.com, dice.com (for technology) etc and determine whether there are plenty that fits your qualifications. Also depending upon your job, I have a recruiter that you can contact.

McKinney is a wonderful place to live as well as many other cities in North Dallas. It's more of a bedroom community. If you are looking for major employers areas such as Plano, Dallas, Irving will have more. Of course it also depends on what you do. I would suggest that you make a trip and see McKinney for yourself. Let me know if you need help, you can call me at the number below. I can also show you around the area when you arrive.

Take care,

Susie Kay, Realtor®
United Real Estate
III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240


Servicing your real estate need is my priority!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 15, 2012
Hi Mrs. Joe,

Collin County is one of the fastest growing areas of the country and McKinney was named the 5th best place to live in the country. Growth is good for business, but as always, it depends on your occupation and experience as to what jobs are available. There are many corporate offices in the area as well as several large manufacturing companies in McKinney. McKinney is a very family oriented community with great schools. There are great community stores and large complexes and malls close by. However, McKinney has retained it small town character. It more of a cross between Edmond and Guthrie.

If you would like to give me a call or send an email, I have a client who is a recruiter who might be able to give you an idea of the job market.

Patrick Jackson
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 15, 2012
There are many employers in the McKinney, Frisco, Plano, and N. Dallas areas

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Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 15, 2012
It's going to depend on what type of work you'll be looking for. Overall it appears that our local employment market is stable. I know several recruiters in the area if needed.


Andrea Brooks
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