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Frisco's Christmas In The Square Anniversary Celebration

by Christie Cannon

Frisco Square is celebrating it's 10th Anniversary this Saturday, December 20 from 5:00-10:00 pm.  Activities are to include a Parachuting Santa (at 5pm), Fireworks show (at 6pm), Light & Music Show, Carriage Rides, Trackless Train Rides, Build Your Own Snowman, 3 Lane Inner Tubing Snow Slide, Visits with Santa, Holiday Treats & more! Watch the video to see all the fun and excitement Christmas on the Square provides!


Dallas Makes CNN List of Hot Housing Markets

by Christie Cannon

Dallas made the CNN List of Hot Housing Markets this year with an impressive 2015 home sales forecast of +7%.

Dallas's economy remains strong during the Great Recession and continues to roll along in the recovery.  This year Dallas is one of the busiest locations in the country for office, apartment and industrial development.  The area is also highlighted by a very strong homebuilding market.  North Texas is seeing its biggest real estate boom in almost 30 years!

The Top 10 Snobbiest Places in Texas

by Christie Cannon

Who made the list?? 

Movoto Real Estate researched and formed a list of the snobbiest cities in Texas by using a mathematical formula.  The formula gathers data based on median home price, median household income, percent of population with a college degree, private schools per capita, performing arts per capita, art galleries per capita, and fast food restaurants (the less the better).  They averaged each place's ranking and put it all together in one "Big Deal Score".

Frisco made the list at #9, while Plano came in at #3, Richardson #5 and Flower Mound #6.  So who came in at #1?  You might be surprised...Click here to find out and read what they found out about each city.


DFW's Northern Frontier is Key

by Christie Cannon

 DFW Northern Frontier

The theory that Frisco is the northernmost edge of the DFW Metroplex will soon be history.  The small town of Celina is posed for some major economic develpment and by the year 2020-2030, they are expecting they type of growth that Frisco has over the past decade.  Celina's future is filled with thousands of homes, corporate offices, entertainment venues and access to major highways and roads.  At 78 square miles, Celina is geographically larger than Plano or Frisco. It’s about 40 miles from both the Oklahoma border and downtown Dallas and is made up of mostly rolling fields and open spaces.  The theory is that Celina will soon gain some momentum in development as its swelling southern neighbors - Plano, Frisco, Richardson - are becoming massive employment centers.  Toyota Motor Company is set to bring its US Headquarters to the Plano area, and with that comes many new people, more homes, and development.  Sitting only 16 miles from Plano, Celina is set to be a prime location for development to occur. Celina’s story is emblematic of other small towns expecting big influxes of people over the next two decades. To the south, Prosper has its $1 billion Windsong Ranch development. To the west, Little Elm has the $600 million Union Park mixed-use project.  Big things are happening up north....read the full article here.

Fannie Mae Agrees: Hire a Pro to Sell Your House

by Christie Cannon

Fannie Mae Agrees: Hire A Pro to Sell Your House | Keeping Current Matters

Do you really need an agent to sell your house in today’s market? Here’s what Fannie Mae suggests to sellers on the Know Your Options section of their website:

“Select how you'll market and list the home (e.g., with a real estate agent or for sale by owner). There are pros and cons to each, but unless you are experienced at selling homes, it usually makes financial sense to get professional help—homes sold by agents typically sell at a higher price and spend less time on the market. An agent will also help you determine the best pricing for the house, they'll market the home, and they'll be your advocate throughout the process.”

Let’s go over the points they made:

  • Homes sold by agents typically sell at a higher price
  • Homes sold by agents typically spend less time on the market
  • An agent will help you determine the best pricing for the house
  • An agent will market the home
  • An agent will be your advocate throughout the process

If Fannie Mae says using an agent probably makes sense, perhaps you should interview an agent before putting your house up for sale. Full post here.

New Christie Cannon Magazine

by Christie Cannon

The latest version of our magazine is now available on our website!  Check out all of our updated listings, real estate news and informational articles by going to www.ChristieCannon.com/Christie-Cannon-Magazine.  Christie Cannon Magazine

New Builds Are Up Nationally, But Face Challenges

by Christie Cannon

New builds are on the rise nationally....and are up big in North Texas.New Construction Challenges

As builders continue to have record new home starts this year, costs and build times continue to rise. Almost half of Texas construction companies are facing the challenges of losing their workers to other, higher-paying industries.  The shortage of contractors is creating rising costs and longer build times.  In Texas, over 90 percent of construction firms reported that they faced challenges in finding workers and 48 percent reported that lost workers to other industries.  Rising demand for oilfield workers has been a major culprit of luring away construction employees over the past few years.  Read the full article here...


Frisco's $5 Billion Mile

by Christie Cannon

The Frisco Economic Development Corporation has created a webpage summarizing all the announcements and new projects in what's being called "The $5 Billion Mile."  The new projects in development over the next few years will make Frisco a hot spot in the DFW metroplex!  Read all the details from Frisco's EDC here...

Frisco Accepting Donations for Project Warm Us

by Christie Cannon

Project Warm Us is a great way for members of the community to give some much needed warmth to the homeless in the Dallas, TX area.

Donate your new or gently used items - coats, jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters, blankets, scarves, hats, gloves, shoes, socks(new only).  Donations are being accepted between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm at the Frisco Square Management Office, 8874 Coleman Blvd., next door to Dimples Cupcake Factory.  To learn more, click here...


Existing Home Sales are Up!

by Christie Cannon

The newest report shows that existing home sales are at their highest level for 2014!  Check out the latest report from the National Association of Realtors.

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Christie Cannon
Keller Williams Realty
4783 Preston Road. Ste 100
Frisco TX 75034
469-951-9588
972-215-7747
Fax: 214-853-4774