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Looking for Things to do in Dallas?

by Christie Cannon

So the weekend is upon you & you have no plans!  Fear not & check out this cool list from TheCoolestStuffinTexas.com

From Dallas staples like the Dallas World Aquarium to classics like Keller's Drive-in, this list is great!

You can find the entire list by clicking here!

 

CHRISTIE CANNON  REALTOR

The Christie Cannon Team

Keller Williams Frisco

469-951-9588: Mobile

 

Voted as one of the BEST Realtors in D Magazine for 2010-2016

Voted as a Five Star Professional 2012-2016 Texas Monthly Magazine

Name among America's Best Real Estate Agents by Real Trends Magazine

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

#1 Keller Williams Agent 2011-2015

Top 100 Agents in the Nation / KW


 

 

Windsong Ranch Prosper TX Wins Again

by Christie Cannon

Windsong Ranch in Prosper TX continues to rack up the awards in 2016.  Earlier this month the Dallas Builder's Association (DBA) awarded Windsong Ranch the very coveted People’s Choice Community of the Year Award. in 2015, the Dallas Builder's Association awarded the community both Master Planned Community of the Year & Best Welcome Center.  There award follow the community winning 2015 & 2016 awards from the National Association of Home Builders for Best Amenity Center, Master Planned Community of the Year, & Best Landscape Plan.  

Offering over 600 acres of lakes, parks, creeks, hike & bike trails, resort style amenities, a community cafe, planned on-site Prosper ISD schools, & a location only a few miles from the Dallas North Tollway - Windsong Ranch is likely to continue grow in popularity as new phases open. Offering homes from such DFW favorite builders as: Highland Homes (DBA 2016 People's Choice Builder of the Year), American Legend (coming soon & DBA 2016 Builder of the Year), Huntington Homes, David Weekley Homes, Drees Homes, & more!

Want to know more about this awesome community or wish to see about what opportunities may be available for you? - Please give us a call!

CHRISTIE CANNON  REALTOR

The Christie Cannon Team

Keller Williams Frisco

469.951.9588: Mobile

 


Voted as one of the BEST Realtors in D Magazine for 2010-2016

Voted as a Five Star Professional 2012-2016 Texas Monthly Magazine

Name among America's Best Real Estate Agents by Real Trends Magazine

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

#1 Keller Williams Agent 2011-2015

Top 100 Agents in the Nation / KW

 


Where are the Foreclosures?

by Christie Cannon

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the size of the foreclosure inventory in the nation. There has been some speculation that distressed property inventories are about to skyrocket. Today, we want to reveal what is actually taking place in this segment of the housing market.

CoreLogic, in their most recent National Foreclosure Report, reported that foreclosure inventory has decreased by 23.2% since this time last year. The report also showed that foreclosure inventory has decreased in 49 of the 50 states and that 45 states have posted a year-over-year, double-digit decline (see chart below).

Other findings in the report:

  • The Seriously Delinquent Rate (homeowners more than 90 days behind in their mortgage payment) is 3.1% which is the lowest level since November 2007
  • The Foreclosure Rate is 1.1% which is also the lowest level since November 2007
  • This was the 53rd consecutive month that showed a decline in the Foreclosure Rate

Though foreclosures do remain in the market, the number is dramatically decreasing. The fact that mortgage delinquency rates are also decreasing means the worst of the foreclosure crisis is in the rearview mirror.

Looking for information specific to the North Texas Real Estate Market?  Please give us a call,

  

CHRISTIE CANNON  REALTOR

The Christie Cannon Team

Keller Williams Frisco

469.951.9588: Mobile

972.215.7747: Office


Voted as one of the BEST Realtors in D Magazine for 2010-2016

Voted as a Five Star Professional 2012-2016 Texas Monthly Magazine

Name among America's Best Real Estate Agents by Real Trends Magazine

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

#1 Keller Williams Agent 2011-2015

Top 100 Agents in the Nation / KW

Dallas North Tollway Expansion Continues!

by Christie Cannon

New lanes being added to the Dallas North Tollway!  Happiness abounds despite the growing pains as the Dallas North Tollways continues their ongoing expansion efforts!

For more on the latest efforts, please see below!

 

For more information on North Texas Real Estate, please give us a call.

Christie Cannon  REALTOR

The Christie Cannon Team

Keller Williams Frisco TX

469.951.9588: Mobile

972.215.7747: Office


Voted as one of the BEST Realtors in D Magazine for 2010-2016

Voted as a Five Star Professional 2012-2016 Texas Monthly Magazine

Name among America's Best Real Estate Agents by Real Trends Magazine

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

#1 Keller Williams Agent 2011-2015

Top 100 Agents in the Nation / KW

Frisco TX is "Officially" Bike Friendly

by Christie Cannon

Frisco joins other North Texas communities. Plano & Richardson, as a Bronze Awarded community by The League of American Cyclists.

The city of Frisco is excited to receive the distinction for the cities' investments & efforts in promoting bicycling, supporting infrastructures, safety programs & pro-cycling policies. 

While the city has not yet accomplished Austin's Gold rating, this is Frisco's first year as an awardee.  The criteria for the award can be found here

 

Christie Cannon  REALTOR

The Christie Cannon Team

Keller Williams Realty Frisco 

469.951.9588: Mobile

972.215.7747: Office

www.christiecannon.com

  

Voted as one of the BEST Realtors in D Magazine for 2010-2016

Voted as a Five Star Professional 2012-2016 Texas Monthly Magazine

Name among America's Best Real Estate Agents by Real Trends Magazine

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

#1 Keller Williams Agent 2011-2015

Top 100 Agents in the Nation / KW

 

Fastest Growing Cities in US - Deep in the Heart of TX

by Christie Cannon

Texas holds 5 of the top 15 fastest growing cities (for towns with populations in excess of 50,000). 

Frisco continues to top the charts with 6.3 percent growth in 2015.  This continued growth places Frisco as the 4th fastest growing city in the US (by percent growth). Here in Texas, we find a new trend in the fastest growing cities, as we continue to see outward pressure from city centers drive suburban economic growth. Other "Burbs" to make the chart here in TX include (in order of ranking): Georgetown, New Braunfels, Pearland, & Frisco.  College Station was the only non-traditional suburb to make the list!

 

Christie Cannon  REALTOR

The Christie Cannon Team

Keller Williams Realty Frisco 

469.951.9588: Mobile

972.215.7747: Office

www.christiecannon.com

  

Voted as one of the BEST Realtors in D Magazine for 2010-2016

Voted as a Five Star Professional 2012-2016 Texas Monthly Magazine

Name among America's Best Real Estate Agents by Real Trends Magazine

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

#1 Keller Williams Agent 2011-2015

Top 100 Agents in the Nation / KW

 

Getting to know Collin & Denton counties

by Christie Cannon

Looking to get to know some of the town here in North Texas?  Check out the below for some great communities!

 

- Check back soon as we are adding more Real Estate communities each week!

Thank you,

Christie Cannon  REALTOR

The Christie Cannon Team

Keller Williams Realty Frisco 

469.951.9588: Mobile

972.215.7747: Office

www.christiecannon.com

  

Voted as one of the BEST Realtors in D Magazine for 2010-2016

Voted as a Five Star Professional 2012-2016 Texas Monthly Magazine

Name among America's Best Real Estate Agents by Real Trends Magazine

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

#1 Keller Williams Agent 2011-2015

Top 100 Agents in the Nation / KW

 

Preliminary Tax Values have Arrived - "Let's Get Ready to Rumble!"

by Christie Cannon

Well the dreaded letter arrived; the good news, the market is up; the bad news, your county appraiser knows it...

So what comes next?

  1. Key things to keep in mind
    1. There are generally no costs in contesting your tax value (if you do so on your own), 
    2. There is no separate penalty for protesting your taxes but not succeeding,
    3. Some counties allow for an "informal review" & even encourage such a review prior to an ARB (Appraisal Review Board) hearing,
    4. County procedures differ for the request of a review or protest (some allow mail or electronic methods, others require a scheduled appointment conducted in person),
    5. Like most "government" services, there is a processes that appears much more complex than it actually is,
    6. Your fellow citizens & residents serve as part of the final Appraisal Review Board,
    7. You have a right to review the information that the appraisal office used in determining your value.
  2. Thoroughly review your Notice of Appraised Value
    1. Have you taken full advantage of tax exceptions for which you qualify (Homestead if owned before Jan 1st, Over 65, etc),
    2. Is the information on your appraisal about your home correct?,
    3. Is the information on the CAD's (Central Appraisal District) website correct (bedrooms, SqFt, etc)
    4. Did your appraised value increase greater than 10%, if you have a homestead exemption & no new improvements.
  3. Understand what you can protest
    1. Proposed value,
    2. Denied exemptions for which you believe you qualify,
    3. Incorrect information regarding the scope or use of your property,
    4. Incorrect owner,
    5. Incorrect taxing units (authorities),
    6. Defects of the home or property that would otherwise affect the value.
  4. Understand how value is derived in Texas for the property tax assessed value
    1. Appraisers look for homes that sold closest to Jan 1st in the tax year assessed
    2. Homes that are closest in size, year built, location, age, & construction style are given the greatest weight.
  5. Be Prepared - Bring organized data whether you are meeting "informally" with an appraiser or for an ARB hearing
    1. If you purchased or refinanced your home recently (especially close to Jan 1st) and your tax assessed value exceeds your sales price, bring your signed HUD-1 (Closing Disclosure) &/or a copy of the appraisal conducted for your mortgage
    2. Bring Sales Comps for comparable properties (see 4.2) & include: address, sale date, sale price, supporting docs, names of owners, MLS information, etc.
    3. Proof of defects of your home, functional or economic obsolescence
  6. Know your Dates, Deadlines, & Procedures
    1. File on-time or you may miss your chance
    2. In most cases your protest must be filed by May 31st (*BE SURE TO CHECK with your CAD!)
  7. READ YOUR COUNTY's PROTEST INFORMATION CAREFULLY - if you don't understand something, give them a call!
    1. Denton CAD (click for info)
    2. Dallas CAD (click for info)
    3. Collin CAD (click for info)
    4. Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (click for info)

 - Good Luck & please let me know if you have any questions - Christie Cannon

Get Water Smart as Summer Approaches

by Christie Cannon

 

From Free Check-ups to Discounted Rain Barrel Sales, you may be surprised by how helpful your city really wished to be!
Frisco
http://www.ci.frisco.tx.us/177/Water-Resources
McKinney
http://www.mckinneytexas.org/waterrestrictions/
Plano
http://www.plano.gov/220/Water-Conservation-Restrictions-Home
Allen
http://www.cityofallen.org/929/Water-Conservation
Prosper
http://www.prospertx.gov/government/departments/water-conservation/
Little Elm
http://www.littleelm.org/index.aspx?nid=809
WaterMyYard
https://watermyyard.org/#/Location
NorthTXWaterIQ
http://northtexaswateriq.org/

Be water smart as we enter the summer!

Ok, so maybe this isn't the most fun topic for the spring; especially after another season of flash flooding & huge rains, but it wasn't that long ago when our lakes & lawns were suffering under long drought.

Once again, as we prepare to enter the summer season, it is time for us to be good stewards of our resources. Fortunately, most city's are actually eager to assist home owners & tenants alike! 

From Free Check-ups to Discounted Rain Barrel Sales, Rebates, & Incentives - you may be surprised by how helpful your city really can to be!

DFW growth brought almost 80,000 to the area last year

by Christie Cannon

In one of Steve Brown's most recent articles with the Dallas Morning News, Mr Brown does an excellent job of boiling down some of last year's census numbers into easy to digest numbers.  Between mid 2014 & mid 2015, the DFW area saw in increase of approx 78,000 people to the area.  Collin, Denton, & Tarrant counties led the way with 20K, 19K, & 18K people new to the area!  This equates to approx 6,500 people per month coming in the area! 

This influx of new folks to the DFW area continues to highlight a growing struggle between rising housing costs, a lag in new construction, & low pre-owned home inventory

Have questions of how this & other real estate news may affect your home in the market, please feel free to give me a call!

Christie Cannon - 469-951-9588

 

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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