Condo for Sale Near Addison | $119,000

14277 Preston Road # 1029, Dallas, TX
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2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS (2 full)
1299 Square Feet
Looking for THE perfect roommate floorplan close to night life??

Functional double-master condo with bedrooms on complete separate levels with unique separate entrance to exterior! Corner unit condo has beautiful creek views, lots of windows and natural light, French doors, great closet space, and the room upstairs could easily convert to a media room! Prime location close to night life, lots of restaurants and minutes to Addison or Uptown Dallas. Will be fully painted upon tenants move out.

 

Public Driving Directions: FROM 635 EXIT PRESTON RD GO NORTH PASS SPRING VALLEY AND PRESTON ON THE CREEK WILL BE ON YOUR LEFT. Keep left through property, condo will be on L.
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What’s Going on in the Luxury Real Estate Market in Mckinney

The Luxury Real Estate Market in Mckinney caters to a plethora of styles and tastes.  Regardless of whether you are looking for pre-existing homes over a million in Mckinney or a gracious lot on which to build your dream-home, Mckinney has some truly wonderful options to choose from.  An exemplary-rated, blue-ribbon winning school district, rolling landscaped and water views, multiple golf courses, a great historic district, and a growing night life of restaurants and amenities make Mckinney truly “Unique by Nature”.  

Kings Lake

The gated, guarded neighborhood of Kings Lake in Mckinney offers amazing views, rock and stone European architecture, and right down the street from Glen Oaks Elementary and Dowell Middle School.

This charming, 5-bedroom home has a 14-foot island and 6-burner range, and of course, access to all of the amenities of Stonebridge Ranch!

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Stonebridge Estates

This executive home in the gated Stonebridge Estates features a two-story foyer, a gorgeous french country kitchen…and the media room includes all of the equipment!

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VIEW ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN STONEBRIDGE ESTATES

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Waterstone Estates

If looking for a custom builder in Mckinny to build your dream home in a lush atmosphere among multi-million dollar estates, don’t miss the gated community of Waterstone Estates.  Built by Oakcrest Custom builders, this home sits atop a 1-acre lot with a gorgeous lake view.

VIEW LOT INVENTORY IN WATERSTONE ESTATES HERE

**Contact a Realtor; you still need representation as the builder / listing agent represent the seller!**

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Provine Farm Estates

Mystique, enchanting…are words that describe Provine Farm Estates.  If you are seeking the unique, don’t miss this opportunity.

This Italian Villa in Mckinney on 4 landscaped, lush acres provides both the privacy and unique qualities you are looking for.  Don’t miss the underground wine cellar.

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VIEW ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN PROVINE FARMS HERE

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VIEW ALL LUXURY HOMES FOR SALE IN MCKINNEY OVER ONE MILLION HERE

Not finding what you’re looking for?  Feel free to contact me and I’d be glad to keep you posted with only homes that have the features you want. 

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Amy S. Arey, Mckinney Realtor 

214.901.1341-Cell | AmyAreyRealtor@gmail.com 

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Why We Ask Buyers to Get Preapproved Prior to Showing Them Property

Requesting a buyer to send over a preapproval letter prior to showing property (or even meeting) these days is not an uncommon practice.  It shouldn’t be taken as an insult to your integrity, credit worthiness or anything of the like.  We (as Realtors) are not only asking you to do this to protect ourselves, but you as well.  We aren’t being lazy or lacking customer-service.  We are making sure you are lined up for success in your home-buying experience.

First and foremost, let me begin by telling you that I’ve been a licensed Realtor since 2001.  In the beginning of my career, I would show property to any buyer without first making sure they were approved.  I was new in the business and simply did not know any better.  What I didn’t realize, is that there is, unfortunately, a LOT of fraud out there, with not only people pretending to be other people to online predators attempting to get “up close and personal” with female Realtors, but also people who simply like to “sight-see” and truly can’t afford a $300,000 home (much less the million-dollar home they are contacting us to see).  Sure, it’s fun to look at model homes and look at the decor and see high-end furnishings…but this is a business and that’s what pinterest is for.  I have also learned over the years…that people who “are” serious and are approved, generally have no problem when asked for a preapproval letter and don’t even question it, for that matter.  

Getting a preapproval letter establishes several things:

1) You are who you say you are.  

Again, this is not an insult to your character.  We may not know you from Adam…much less your payment history, credit worthiness and income level.  This is why loan officers “exist”.  There are catty people out there who get jealous or insecure for who knows what and pretend to be other people.  I’ve personally had an ex-boyfriend’s friend from WAY back contact me (because they had too much time on their hands and wanted to waste mine?) pretending to be someone else.  I take my business very seriously.  I don’t have time to deal with fictitious buyers.

Safety is also a huge concern.  Put yourselves in our (Realtors’) You’re meeting strangers in sometimes vacant houses whom you don’t know a thing about.  I need not remind you of the cases of Realtors being murdered.  A “facebook friend” is still a stranger.  (How much do you “really” know about the people who have been on your facebook friends list for 5 years?).  Think about how many potentially “fake” profiles you have questioned on your friends list.  They may be harmless, but I, for one, would rather not find out the hard way.  You may argue that a murderer can still have an exemplary credit score, but this is not what we are trying to establish in this case-(You are who you say you are and that you’re looking for a house to buy, not trying to meet us for deceitful reasons).

I’ve tried explaining this to someone before who sarcastically said “Well, what protects “me” from “you”?  My response?  “Good question.  My fingerprints are on file with the state of texas on the TREC website.  You can go get fingerprinted and I can check those, but I just need a preapproval letter”.

I’ve also had a situation with a fraudulent buyer from Trulia which I “never” hope to encounter again.  I spent a LOT of time on this buyer from another country who had a fictitious loan officer.  The first red flag I should have noticed was that the loan officer’s preapproval letter (when looking back) had no contact information on it.  This was a story in itself, but the buyers were very much smooth-talkers and I “try” to look for the best in people and believe them (not to mention, we have an ethical duty to represent and fight for our clients).  Luckily, the agent on the other end of the transaction was very experienced and had encountered a similar situation in her career and knew that “I” was not involved in any of the fraud.

Stating you are a “cash buyer” does not mean that removes you from proving you are qualified.  If this was the case, every “sight-see-er” would just state they were a “cash buyer” to remove themselves from the crucial qualification step (and some still try).  Just as a buyer with a home loan should have a pre-approval letter, you as a cash buyer should also have a “proof of funds” (this is generally a bank account showing that the balance of the sales price of the property you intend to purchase is in the account).  Most just white out their personal information, leaving their name to prove that it is, in fact, their account.

I had a buyer just yesterday contact me to show him property but seemed to be offended when I asked for a preapproval letter.  He declined, calling me “lazy and overly-zealous” then added that he was a “cash buyer” and that I “missed out”.  We make the same percentage on the sale of a home whether it is cash or financed.  Whether you can close next week or the end of the month via a financing method makes no difference to me.  What “does” matter is that we will have a good working relationship and name-calling does not necessarily lead me to believe that you are A) a professional or B) telling the truth.

2) Inaccuracies on Credit Reports

I’ve had many a buyer who had information on their credit report that has put a halt on their home-search for various reasons.  Perhaps they cosigned on an apartment for someone and that person left owing a balance and didn’t both telling the cosigner.  Perhaps the information reported was truly someone else with a similar name or social (it happens!).  Either way, these are items that can affect you buying a home and take some time to correct or remove.  The house you wanted to see and intended to buy is now something you can not move forward with until you correct these items.  I don’t need to remind anyone how hot of a sellers market that we are in, in North Texas or the shortage of inventory that we have experienced, forcing multiple full price and over-full price offers everywhere.  That being said, that home you wanted to see likely will not be there (especially if listed under $300k) in 30 days (the least amount of time it generally takes credit bureaus to report new or changes information).

I recently had a buyer who pressed on and on about seeing a property and was not yet approved.   She finally took the 15 minutes to submit an application to get approval to see the property.  When we got there,  the seller complained for about 20 minutes about why her house sale had fallen through and it wasted time, put them in a bad situation since they were relocating because the original buyer’s financing had fallen through.  They had already moved out, forcing them to put the home back on the market again.  The seller made the comment “What is going on with today’s Real Estate Agents…are they not making sure their clients are approved before taking them out to show them property”?   If YOU were a seller and had to get your family out of the house on a Sunday afternoon and put up the dogs for a buyer who you later found out did not have financing in place….how would that make “you” feel?

3) Changing Home-Loan Guidelines

If you haven’t purchased a home in 10-20 years (even if you did have “7 homes in your lifetime with no problem before), I don’t need to tell you that home-loan guidelines on qualification have changed…and are still changing.  If I question a situation on a particular scenario, I always ask feedback from the loan officer since they would know of any changing loan qualifications in their field (likely before we would) just to “make sure”.   Just because you “own three businesses” doesn’t mean you are qualified.  Self-employment guidelines have drastically changed over the past couple of years and you may not be able to qualify for what you think you would have.

A “Newbie” Realtor may make the same initial mistakes that I did at the beginning of my career and show any Tom, Dick, or Harry to hope to get that “next sale”.   However, any of us who have seen the ins and outs of the various scenarios I have just mentioned will tell you that it’s always better to do your due-diligence and make sure you have your ducks in a row to purchase your home.  It’s okay if you are not currently qualified-we can help you get there and do so with clients every day.  If you state you “won’t have any problem getting approved” but refuse to get preapproved, this signifies a red flag to us.  If you are, indeed qualified, why take offense of us asking you to prove it to us?

4) The Obvious

I. like most Realtors, can be very competitive when it comes to fighting for our clients and getting them the home they want.  That being said, we want to line you up for success.  We want “our client” to be the one who comes out on top on a multiple offer scenario.  When we begin looking at homes and you find one you fall in love with, you may think you have time to go home, log online, or call up your favorite banker, credit union or mortgage professional to have them send over a new preapproval letter.  However, times have changed.  Even if they can get to you “that same day” it may be too late.  Most listing agents will not present an offer to their sellers without a preapproval letter.  They are protecting their client (the seller) and making sure the deal would not fall through over financing should they decide to move forward on the transaction with a particular buyer.  You may say “Well, then it wasn’t meant to be” but how many times do you want this to happen before you feel otherwise??  If you like a home and you are up against two other offers–both full price and both financed, and although you are a “cash buyer” with no documentation to prove it….do you really think they are going to choose your offer over another qualified buyer who is “ready to go” and will likely be more prepared to make it to the closing table?

We are not trying to offend when inquiring of your credit-worthiness.  It’s a (huge) part of our job.  I hope if you had qualms over why we do this (prior to reading this) that I’ve cleared up a lot of the misconceptions and questions.  “You” may “know” you are approved, but we don’t.  

Amy S. Arey, Realtor | Halo Group Realty, LLC | 214.901.1341-Cell 

http://www.MckinneyRealEstateInfo.com | http://www.Aarey.HaloAgent.com 

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Stucco Homes for Sale In North Texas a Rare Commodity

If you’re looking for ordinary homes, stop reading right now.  This post is dedicated to the amazing (and sometimes unusual) stucco homes for sale in North Texas.  Imagine coming home to something that feels like you are on vacation (how relaxing does “that” sound?).  Whether its a home that makes you feel you are on the french Riviera, the waters and scenic views of Venice, or  Nappa Valley in California…If you have tried to search for this particular home online, you may have been met with a little frustration (to stay the least!).  Those with a passion for stucco or a love of the Italian-style home….read on:

Stucco Home in Bent Tree North

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Beautiful open floorplan in 75287 in Plano school district!  This amazing home can be yours for only $649,900!

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For Sale in Oaktree

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This beautiful Mediterranean Style Home for Sale in Oaktree features soaring ceilings and dramatic beams and arches.

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Yet another gorgeous home for sale in Oaktree on a heavily-treed, cul-de-sac lot

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This gorgeous Preston Hollow Custom Home in Landsdown Estates also comes with an unbelievable price-tag of only $1,250,000!

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This home for sale in Lakeside on Preston has all of the features you have come to appreciate from a Steve Roberts home

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Beautiful Golf Course Lot in Pebblebrook at Willowbend

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This True Mediterranean Style Home Backs to a Park and Lake in the Creeks Of Willowbend

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Don’t Miss this Mediterranean-Style Beauty on Royal Lane! 

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Located in the Gated Community of Cottonwood Valley Just Next to the Four Seasons!

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The Best Value in Frisco ISD For Only $899,000! 

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Dallas Condo with Space for Media Room!

 

JUST LISTED
14277 Preston Road # 1029, Dallas, TX
Corner Unit Addison Area Condo with Double Master | Creek View
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2 full
Living Area Approx: 1299
List Price: $Get Current Price
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Looking for THE perfect roommate floorplan close to night life??

Functional double-master condo with bedrooms on complete separate levels with unique separate entrance to exterior! Corner unit condo has beautiful creek views, lots of windows and natural light, French doors, great closet space, and the room upstairs could easily convert to a media room! Prime location close to night life, lots of restaurants and minutes to Addison or Uptown Dallas. Will be fully painted upon tenants move out.
Public Driving Directions: FROM 635 EXIT PRESTON RD GO NORTH PASS SPRING VALLEY AND PRESTON ON THE CREEK WILL BE ON YOUR LEFT. Keep left through property, condo will be on L.
Have questions? Ask me.
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Downtown Mckinney Homes for Sale

“Downtown Mckinney”  is the area also known as “East Mckinney” (but West of Highway 5).  Downtown Mckinney has an atmosphere all its own as no two homes are alike-definitely no “cookie-cutter” neighborhoods here!  Driving through East Mckinney you will see the quaint neighborhoods on mature-treeds lots and rolling landscaping (no flat terrain!).  The historic district offers beautiful homes dating all the way back to the 1700’s, many of which have been renovated to reflect yesterday’s charm with today’s modern appliances and trends.  You’re just short of entertainment living close to Downtown Mckinney as Mckinney Square has a booming night life full of great restaurants, botique and antique shops and more.  Swing by “Snug on the Square” (owned by my favorite step-aerobic instructor who also teaches at LA Fitness!) and have a cup of the best coffee you will ever taste next time you’re in East Mckinney.

Homes for Sale in the Heart of 75069

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-This cottage style home in Mckinney was originally built in 1964 and updated with modern appliances and of course a farm sink!  This home is for sale at only $187,500!

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How about this historic district’s finest with original hardwood floors? 

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This home has all of the features you could expect from a 1920’s home for sale

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Just a few blocks from downtown Mckinney!

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Check out this home with a guest house under $300k! 

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View all of Downtown Mckinney’s Homes for Sale Here

Don’t forget to check out “On the Square”…Mckinney’s best blog for everything downtown Mckinney.

Need help finding what you’re looking for?  Need a Mckinney Realtor who loves the area as much as you do? 

Contact me.  I’d be honored to earn your business and help you find what you want in your next home or help you get top dollar when selling a home in Mckinney.

Amy S. Arey, Realtor | Halo Group Realty, LLC

214.901.1341-Cell | AmyAreyRealtor@Gmail.com

http://www.MckinneyRealEstateInfo.com

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Back to School in 2014-Is Your To-Do List Finished?

2014 Back to School To-Do List

1.  Register

2.  Obtain Proof of Residency

3.  Athletic Physical

4.  Obtain Immunization Record

5.  Purchase School Clothes, schedule pick-up for donation of old clothes to make room for new

6.  Purchase School Supplies, Back Packs, Locker essentials

7.   Purchase Athletic Wear

8.  Tour the school (if new)

9.  Meet the teacher

10.  Schedule pick-up

11.  Enroll in after-school care (if applies)

12.  Parent-Coach Athletic Meetings

13.  Arrange for carpool or after-school pick-up

Have other tips or “to-dos” you recommend for this list to help other parents with their back-to-school shopping or preparation in Collin County?  Feel free to comment below!

The beginning of the school year often comes with a giant “to-do” list…especially when beginning a new school year.  If you’re new to the area, make sure to check out the school website for important dates and information.  If the massive growth in Frisco has you confused by the changing school zones, make sure to check out the new district map. Mckinney Boyd High School is another area that has been rezoned for the 2014-2015 school year.  Make sure to check the Mckinney Boyd zone map to make sure you are still in the correct district.

Changing school zones for 2014-2015 have you frustrated?  Need a Frisco Realtor or Mckinney Realtor with children in the district who knows the area?  Considering a move?  I would love the opportunity to earn your business and make sure your child gets in the school zone that you need to have a successful academic year! 

Contact Me Any Time Here

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Just Listed: Corner Unit Addison Area Condo with Creek View, Double Master!

 

JUST LISTED
14277 Preston Road # 1029, Dallas, TX
Corner Unit Addison Area Condo with Double Master | Creek View
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2 full
Living Area Approx: 1299
List Price: $Get Current Price
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Looking for THE perfect roommate floorplan close to night life??

Functional double-master condo with bedrooms on complete separate levels with unique separate entrance to exterior! Corner unit condo has beautiful creek views, lots of windows and natural light, French doors, great closet space, and the room upstairs could easily convert to a media room! Prime location close to night life, lots of restaurants and minutes to Addison or Uptown Dallas. Will be fully painted upon tenants move out.
Public Driving Directions: FROM 635 EXIT PRESTON RD GO NORTH PASS SPRING VALLEY AND PRESTON ON THE CREEK WILL BE ON YOUR LEFT. Keep left through property, condo will be on L.
Have questions? Ask me.
Courtesy:
Amy Arey
Halo Group Realty, LLC
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214-901-1341
Licensed In: TX
License #: 0502301
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Two-Bedroom Condos / Townhomes Near Addison under $150k

Condos for sale near Addison may be in limited supply…especially those condos for sale near Addison under $150k!  However, you can find an always-updated list of condos for sale in 75254 zip code HERE.  Not finding what you like?  Ask me–I have a 2-bedroom condo about to hit the market in this area for only $125k!  Contact me for details; it’s net yet on MLS.

Finding a condo for Sale in Addison definitely has it’s pros and cons and can seem like a daunting task if you’re unfamiliar with the area and don’t know where to look!  Some of the HOA fees are easily $500.00 per month (so if you are on a budget, find a Realtor that you trust and have them do the dirty-work to make sure you staying within the monthly payment you have set for yourself).  On the flip-side, you are a short distance away from Addison night life, restaurants, Addison Airport, easy access to Dallas Tollway, and of course a short drive to Dallas.   With the average condo in Addison running you into the $300’s, it may be your best bet if on a budget to look in the outskirts of Addison …perhaps in the Dallas zip code of 75254.  With easy access to Preston Road, you’re sure to stay within your budget AND

VIEW CONDOS FOR SALE IN DALLAS IN THE 75254 ZIP CODE HERE

Preston on the Creek Condos

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Oaks on Montfort Condos

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Preston on the Lake Condos

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for?  Hope on my website to search for your next home HERE.

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Home for Sale in Frisco in Dominion at Panther Creek

 

12092 Ashaway Drive, Frisco, TX
Darling Built Home with Pool
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3 full
List Price: $Get Current Price
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Property Description: Gorgeous Darling custom with a sparkling pool & 3-car garage. Handscraped hardwood floors, large study with built-in cabinets & shelves, gourmet island kitchen with SS appliances, 42in cabinets, dbl ovens open to large den with gas start FP, wall of windows overlooking backyard that leads to pool, firepit, and outdoor kitchen area. Master features lots of natural light, dual vanities & 2 large WIC. Upstairs features 2 bedrooms, Jack & Jill bath plus gameroom, media room & bonus childrens corner.
Excludes: TVs, projector in media room, media room recliners.
Public Driving Directions: From Main St, N on Preston, E on Eldorado, N on Gladstone, W on Carriage Hill, N on Ashaway, home on right.
Private Remarks: Game room currently being used as bedroom for student.
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