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Don't Miss It! The District Concert Series This Weekend

by Christie Cannon

Don't Miss It! The District Concert Series This Weekend

Rain or Shine The District Concert Series is taking place this weekend! Come on out and enjoy the fun-filled FREE event taking place from 7:00-9:00pm at The Shops at Willow Bend. This weekend promises to be a blast with the sounds of Journey & Fleetwood Mac gracing the stage.

 

Friday, October 19th: Escape: A Journey Tribute Band that consists of veteran musicians who bring a dynamic, high-energy presentation to every show. Their goal is to get people off their chairs to sing along and dance to the music. Journey's music is very much a positive message and their show is all about having a fun time for everyone attending! Food trucks on site will be Jenny Lynn's BBQ & Kona Ice. DUE TO WEATHER THIS NIGHT WILL BE HELD INSIDE GRAND COURT ON THE LOWER LEVEL AND FOOD TRUCKS WILL BE LOCATED OUTSIDE THE FOOD COURT ENTRANCE

 

Saturday, October 20th: Forever Mac: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band brings a never ending variety of song arrangements, spanning more than four decades of tours and performances complete with beautiful harmonies and signature instrumental tones. Food trucks on site will be The Dock & Kona Ice.

 

Admission is free and food, beer & wine are available for purchase. Check out the The Shops at Willow Bend website for updates on cancellations due to inclement weather. We will have some fun giveaways and will be available to answer any questions you may have, so come say hello! We can't wait to see you there!

 

Christie Cannon | REALTOR
The Christie Cannon Team
Keller Williams Realty Frisco
972-215-7747
www.ChristieCannon.com
www.CannonTeamHomes.com

 

5 Tips for Starting Your Home Search

by Christie Cannon

5 Tips for Starting Your Home Search

5 Tips for Starting Your Home Search | MyKCM

In today’s real estate market, with low inventory dominating the conversation in many areas of the country, it can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared.

In a recent realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time homebuyers can take to help carry their excitement of buying a home throughout the whole process.

1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before You Start Your Search

One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgagebefore starting your search. Even if you are in a market that is not as competitive, understanding your budget will give you the confidence of knowing whether or not your dream home is within your reach.

This step will also help you narrow your search based on your budget and won’t leave you disappointed if the home you tour, and love, ends up being outside your budget!

2. Know the Difference Between Your ‘Must-Haves’ and ‘Would-Like-To-Haves’

Do you really need that farmhouse sink in the kitchen to be happy with your home choice? Would a two-car garage be a convenience or a necessity? Could the ‘man cave’ of your dreams be a future renovation project instead of a make-or-break right now?

Before you start your search, list all the features of a home you would like and then qualify them as ‘must-haves’, ‘should-haves’, or ‘absolute-wish list’ items. This will help keep you focused on what’s most important.

3. Research and Choose a Neighborhood You Want to Live In

Every neighborhood has its own charm. Before you commit to a home based solely on the house itself, the article suggests test-driving the area. Make sure that the area meets your needs for “amenities, commute, school district, etc. and then spend a weekend exploring before you commit.”

4. Pick a House Style You Love and Stick to It

Evaluate your family’s needs and settle on a style of home that would best serve those needs. Just because you’ve narrowed your search to a zip code, doesn’t mean that you need to tour every listing in that zip code.

An example from the article says, “if you have several younger kids and don’t want your bedroom on a different level, steer clear of Cape Cod–style homes, which typically feature two or more bedrooms on the upper level and the master on the main.”

5. Document Your Home Visits

Once you start touring homes, the features of each individual home will start to blur together. The article suggests keeping your camera handy and documenting what you love and don’t love about each property you visit. They even go as far as to suggest snapping a photo of the ‘for sale’ sign on the way into the property to help keep the listings divided in your photo gallery.

Making notes on the listing sheet as you tour the property will also help you remember what the photos mean, or what you were feeling while touring the home.

Bottom Line

In a high-paced, competitive environment, any advantage you can give yourself will help you on your path to buying your dream home.

 

 

 

Christie Cannon | REALTOR
The Christie Cannon Team
Keller Williams Realty Frisco
972-215-7747
www.ChristieCannon.com
www.CannonTeamHomes.com

Pumpkin Patches, Festivals, Hay Rides and More!

by Christie Cannon

Pumpkin patches, festivals, hay rides and more! We rounded up some of the best Halloween events in the area just for you! 

ALLEN
BACH & BROOMSTICKS
Sat, October 20 12-4pm
Watters Creek
Crafts, balloon art, face painting, pumpkin decorating, hayrides

FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL
Sat, October 27 4:30-7:30pm
Christ the Servant Lutheran Church
Pumpkin painting, face painting, crafts, games

HOWL-O-WEEN BARKIN' BASH

Sun, October 28 1:30-3:30pm
Bethany Lakes Park
Contests, games, raffles & more!
 

ANNA
ANNA HARVEST FEST

Sat, October 27 12-6pm
Slayter Creek Park
Costume contest, pumpkin decorating contest, live music
 

CELINA
TRICK OR TREAT THE SQUARE
Wed, October 31 4-6pm
Main Street

 

FRISCO
FRISCOVANIA
Sat., October 27 3-8pm
Toyota Stadium
Carnival, fortune teller, games, food trucks, live music, runway show, special performances

FALL FESTIVAL
Sat, October 27 11am-1pm
Dr Pepper Ballpark
Costume Contest, petting zoo, pumpkin painting, face painting

FAMILY FUN FEST
Sun, October 28 4-8pm
Elevate Life Church
Carnival games, petting zoo, cakewalk, hay ride

 

LEWISVILLE
ROCKTOBER HALLOWEEN BASH!
Tue, October 30 5-9pm
Wayne Ferguson Plaza
Trick or treating, kids activities, La Freak performance

 

LITTLE ELM
PUMPKIN HOLLOW - *Cancelled due to weather
October 18-20
Little Elm Park
Haunted trail & hayride, pumpkin trail, games

 

MCKINNEY
GHOSTWALK
Chestnut Street
Check website for times
Walk through downtown, hauntings tours, paranormal experience 

HALLOWEEN AT THE HEARD
Sat, Oct 20 6-10pm
Heard Natural Science Museum
Movie, trick or treating along dinosaurs

SCARE ON THE SQUARE
Wed, October 31 4-7pm
Historic Downtown McKinney
Costume contest, pumpkin races, family friendly event

 

PLANO
PLANO FAMILY EXPO
Sun, October 21 10am-4pm
Plano Event Center
Trick or treat, live shows, haunted house
 
BOO BASH
Thur, October 25 5-8pm
Muehlenbeck Recreation Center
Carnival games & trick or treating
 
HAUNTED FAMILY CAMPOUT
Sat, October 27 3:30pm-10am Sun
Oak Point Park Nature & Retreat Center
Outdoor games, night hike, tent decorating
 
Crayola Experience
Activities, scavenger hunt, zombie crafts, live show
 

PROSPER
PROSPER PUMPKINFEST
Sat, October 20 4:00pm
Frontier Park
Costume contest, pumpkin patch, activities

 

THE COLONY
FAMILY FRIGHT NIGHT
Sat, October 20 4pm-9am
Stewart Creek Park
Campout, haunted trail, costume contest, scary movie, hayride

HAUNTED SHADOWS LAKE TRAIL
Near Blue Sky Sports Center
Check website for times
Walk the dark trail through the woods, self-guided journey along Lake Lewisville

 

WYLIE
BOO ON BALLARD
Thur, October 25 6-8pm
Historic Downtown Wylie
Costume contest, trick or treating, activities

 

PUMPKIN PATCHES
PUMPKIN PATCH & FALL FESTIVAL, Allen
PUMPKINS ON THE PRAIRIE, Frisco
PRESTON TRAIL FARMS, Gunter
STORYBOOK RANCH PUMPKIN PATCH, McKinney
FLOWER MOUND PUMPKIN PATCH, Flower Mound

 

It's a great time of year to live in North Texas. No matter where you live, there is sure to be a fun-filled family-friendly Halloween event nearby!  

 

Christie Cannon | REALTOR
The Christie Cannon Team
Keller Williams Realty Frisco
972-215-7747
www.ChristieCannon.com
www.CannonTeamHomes.com

Friday & Saturday - The District Concert Series

by Christie Cannon

Friday & Saturday - The District Concert Series 

Come on out tonight & tomorrow and take in the sights & sounds at the all new District at The Shops at Willow Bend!  The fun-filled FREE concert series will take place from 7:00-9:00pm on the main stage at the all new restaurant District, a destination dining area at the The Shops at Willow Bend with up to seven chef driven restaurants. This weekend you can rock out to to the tunes of Led Zeppelin & P!NK!

 

Friday, October 12: Swan Song, the Premier Led Zeppelin Tribute band of Texas. Swan Song is the longest-running Led Zeppelin tribute band in the southern United States. Established in 1999, the Dallas-Fort Worth based project brings back all of Led Zeppelin's majesty and magic with amazing accuracy.

 

Saturday, October 13: Just Like P!NK: The Ultimate P!NK Experience, will put on an amazing show. Their motivation stems from an honest admiration, dedication and emotional attachment to P!NK and her music. They strive to exquisitely capture and embody the true essence of P!NK's spirit through live performance, as only true fans could.

 

Pick up delicious takeout and picnic on the patio or take in the festivities from the new restaurants' outdoor dining tables.  Get a roll-up picnic blanket with takeout from one of the new restaurants in The District - KnifeMexican Bar CompanyTerra MediterraneanWhistle Britches or Ascension, while supplies last!

 

Come pop by our tent, say hello & grab some free giveaways. We are also available to answer any questions you may have! We can't wait to see you there!

Christie Cannon | REALTOR
The Christie Cannon Team
Keller Williams Realty Frisco
972-215-7747
www.ChristieCannon.com
www.CannonTeamHomes.com

 

Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes from Shipping Containers in McKinney

by Christie Cannon

Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes from Shipping Containers in McKinney

A new development in McKinney is coming and it has a whole new look! North Collin County Habitat for Humanity is building a new community, called Cotton Groves, offering affordable housing in the northern suburb of Dallas. 

The steel shipping containers have quickly become a trendy design, offering sleek & simple lines. Habitat will bolt several boxes together & on top of each other to create the three-, four- & five-bedroom homes. The homes will be finished out like standard Habitat homes and will feature solar panels, carports & balconies. 

Demand has been high for the new neighborhood with lots of people watching to see how it turns out. Read the full article about the new community!

 

Christie Cannon | REALTOR
The Christie Cannon Team
Keller Williams Realty Frisco
972-215-7747
www.ChristieCannon.com
www.CannonTeamHomes.com

 

What’s Going On With Home Prices?

by Christie Cannon

What’s Going On With Home Prices?

What’s Going On With Home Prices? | MyKCM

According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights Report, national home prices in August were up 5.5% from August 2017. This marks the first time since June 2016 that home prices did not appreciate by at least 6.0% year-over-year.

CoreLogic’s Chief Economist Frank Nothaft gave some insight into this change,

“The rise in mortgage rates this summer to their highest level in seven years has made it more difficult for potential buyers to afford a home. The slackening in demand is reflected in the slowing of national appreciation, as illustrated in the CoreLogic Home Price Index.  

National appreciation in August was the slowest in nearly two years, and we expect appreciation to slow further in the coming year.”

One of the major factors that has driven prices to accelerate at a pace of between 6-7% over the past two years was the lack of inventory available for sale in many areas of the country. This made houses a prized commodity which forced many buyers into bidding wars and drove prices even higher.

According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) latest Existing Home Sales Report, we are starting to see more inventory come to market over the last few months. This, paired with patient buyers who are willing to wait to find the right homes, is creating a natural environment for price growth to slow.

Historically, prices appreciated at a rate of 3.7% (from 1987-1999). CoreLogic predicts that prices will continue to rise over the next year at a rate of 4.7%.

Bottom Line

As the housing market moves closer to a ‘normal market’ with more inventory for buyers to choose from, home prices will start to appreciate at a more ‘normal’ level, and that’s ok! If you are curious about home prices in your area, let’s get together to chat about what’s going on!

 

 

Christie Cannon | REALTOR
The Christie Cannon Team
Keller Williams Realty Frisco
972-215-7747
www.ChristieCannon.com
www.CannonTeamHomes.com

Don't Miss It - The District Concert Series Tonight & Tomorrow!

by Christie Cannon

Don't Miss It - The District Concert Series Tonight & Tomorrow!

 

Come on out to the brand new District at The Shops at Willow Bend tonight & tomorrow from 7:00-9:00pm to enjoy the fun-filled free concert series. The District is destination dining area at the The Shops at Willow Bend with up to seven chef driven restaurants. Pick up delicious takeout, picnic on the patio or take in all the festivities from one of the new restaurants' outdoor dining tables. 

 

Tonight, October 5th, the sounds of Big Little Town will be rockin' the stage & covering all the hits of the top country band, Little Big Town. Come on out Saturday, October 6th as well and take in the sights & sounds with Beatlemania64 as they put on a multimedia musical journey through the life & times of The Beatles.

 

Come pop by our tent and say hello! We will have fun giveaways & are available to answer any questions you may have! See you tonight!

 

 

Christie Cannon | REALTOR
The Christie Cannon Team
Keller Williams Realty Frisco
972-215-7747
www.ChristieCannon.com
www.CannonTeamHomes.com

Weekend Happenings - The District Concert Series

by Christie Cannon

Weekend Happenings - The District Concert Series

The Christie Cannon Team is once again proud to sponsor the District Concert Series located at the brand new Restaurant District at The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano, TX. Bring your entire family out for a night of food, music & fun! This year the District Concert Series will be held Friday & Saturday nights during the month of October.  This weekend come check out Big Little Town & Beatlemania64.

 

Friday, October 5th: Dallas' own tribute to the hottest band on the country charts today: Big Little Town, has paralleled the group in an unprecedented way. Covering all of their songs, in perfect harmony.

 

Saturday, October 6th: Beatlemania64 presents a live multimedia musical journey through the life and times of the world's most celebrated band, The Beatles. The cover band performs hits from the vast anthology of Beatles classics.

 

Pick up delicious takeout and picnic on the patio or take in the festivities from the new restaurants' outdoor dining tables.  Get a roll-up picnic blanket with takeout from one of the new restaurants in The District - KnifeMexican Bar CompanyTerra MediterraneanWhistle Britches or Ascension, while supplies last!

 

 

This is a family friendly event and we can’t wait to see everyone out there!  Stop by our tent, say HI and get some treats!!

 

Christie Cannon | REALTOR
The Christie Cannon Team
Keller Williams Realty Frisco
972-215-7747
www.ChristieCannon.com
www.CannonTeamHomes.com

 

 

Introducing The Corridor DFW Magazine!

by Christie Cannon

Introducing The Corridor DFW Magazine!

 

This month, The Christie Cannon Team is proud to announce the launch of our new magazine The Corridor DFW! This publication designed for the North Texas community features a wide range of lifestyle and real estate stories to inspire, inform & connect with you like never before. The world of home design, a featured local artist, tips on how to stage a home and featured local listings that are too great to miss can all be found in this debut issue. We also take a peek into some of the highly anticipated master planned communities and everything that they offer. 

With the market seeing a shift, expertise comes into play more than ever. Whether you are planning on buying or selling, The Corridor DFW is now here to entertain, inform and present ideas for you and your next real estate endeavor. 

 

Oldest Home in Plano TX Moves Locations!

by Christie Cannon

Love your home, but not your location?  Check out what happened when Plano's oldest home was facing destruction.  

Built in 1861, the Collinwood House, was moved to Haggard Farm last week to protect the home's future.  The City of Plano purchased the home's previous location with the intent of turning the Collinwood Farm into a city park.  After a city bond intended to restore the property was declined by voters last year, the property was facing likely destruction.  The home was purchased by one of Plano's founding families, the Haggards, whose plan is to restore the property the frontier property 

Construction on the Windhaven Meadows park has already begun. 

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4783 Preston Road #300
Frisco TX 75034
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