Our real estate market in greater North Dallas (which generally encompasses the areas you mentioned) has remained very strong, yet there is a perception that banks are selling homes for pennies on the dollar here. Hereâ€™s the reality: homes that are in good condition and are priced at market value are selling quickly, regardless of ownership. There are REO properties that have been on the market for months, but these typically have major repair issues â€“ i.e. structural/foundation, major mechanicals, and larger scale cosmetic repairs. If they arenâ€™t in lendable condition the bank will price below market in order to attract a cash buyer. You can search for REO properties directly from my website at http://BrooksTeam.com
The Collin County Association of Realtors collects sales data and provides its members with a wealth of statistical information. I would be happy to send you information about which areas are appreciating the fastest in order to help you narrow your search further. Both Frisco and Plano have exceptionally good school districts and strong property values, in fact we chose to move our family here for that very reason. My website also has information about area schools and links to their sites.
I f youâ€™d like to discuss your real estate needs further, you can email me at email@example.com or call 469-450-1326. I would welcome the opportunity to earn your business!
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We welcome you in your pending move to the Big D, from the left coast! I have some great agent friends out there if you also need to sell in California? I'd be happy to give ya a few names, depending on were you are.
An education consultant and friends of mine have raved about one of the area's you mentioned, they say the schools are so wonderful there, and their TAKS scores all back it up! I'd be happy to share that information with ya! Give me a call, I am as you probably know, 2 hours behind you in CST. Nicole, 214-991-9507
I too am a California transplant. Moving to Texas in 2005 we too felt overwhelmed with choices. Every area has its own feel. There are pockets that are very "country" and others that are very metropolitan. Starting out we knew we needed to be within an hour commute of the airport and then branched out from there. If you will be commuting to work that is a good jumping off point. If not, then plan on putting some drive time in so you can go get a feel for the different areas. Then you need to identify what else is important to you in a community. For my husband, he wanted to be able to shout from the roof top and have no one hear him. For me, I wanted a Starbuck's within walking distance. Finding the happy medium between the two is the tricky part. When meeting clients for the first time in your situation, an initial consultation is key. We sit down over coffee and spend an hour or so just discussing everything that is important to you. This goes way beyond "I'm looking for a 3 bed 2 bath home with a yard." Its the little things that add up to the big picture. You are not only buying a house, you are buying a community, so its important to assess what is important to you in that area. If after chatting, what you are looking for falls within my service area, then we will start looking together. If not, then I will gladly put you in contact with an agent who is specializes in the area you want to move to. As a former teacher, education was very important to me too. Texas schools have a rating system similar to those used in CA. These are based primarily on the TAKS test, however, and many in education, myself included, believe this is only one of many indicators that should be used when judging a school system. I used the accountability reports, then looked up other important information: demographics, number of title 1 students, student to teacher ratios, etc. all of this info. can be found at the website below.
Hope this information helps. Don't hesitate to give me a call or shoot me an email if you'd like to discuss further. Renee 940-453-7754 firstname.lastname@example.org
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I'm not a realtor and Haima is correct that there are a lot of good deals in the Frisco area but have you considered the Rockwall area? They too have good schools and homes, from what I have heard, have faired well in value. There are many very nice communities there and also many good bargains have popped up there.
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I will be happy to send you a list of available homes. Feel free to contact me directly.