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Thursday, June 27 2013

Next week is July 4th - our nation's birthday!   Many of us celebrate cookout's, friends, family and baseball games - and of course fireworks!   We wanted to share some fun facts and local events.   However you choose to celebrate, we wish you a safe and relaxing holiday! 

  • The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 2, 1776; the date of celebration was later revised when the final version was adopted 2 days later, July 4, 1776.  However most historians have concluded that the Declaration was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776. 
  • The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men representing the 13 colonies. 
  • Three U.S. Presidents actually died on July 4th.  John Adams & Thomas Jefferson actually died within hours of each in 1826.  James Monroe died in 1831.  Adams & Jefferson were the only signers of the Declaration who went on to be President. 
  • Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President was born on July 4, 1831
  • 31 places have “liberty” in their name; 4 of them are in Iowa.
  • 11 places have “independence” in their name.
  • 5 places have “freedom” in their name.   
  • 5 places are called “America”.
  • 1 place has “patriot” in its name.

 

 

AREA FIREWORK SHOWS

 

 

Addison
Kaboom Town!
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Addison Circle Park

 

Allen
www.cityofallen.org
Allen USA Celebration
Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Celebration Park

 

Coppell
Spirit of Coppell Patriotic Parade
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 9 a.m.
The parade kicks off at the corner of Samuel Blvd. and Parkway Blvd., where it will proceed on Parkway Blvd. to the Town Center Plaza.

 

Dallas
Fair Park Fourth
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

Dallas Wind Symphony: Star-Spangled Spectacular!
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
Meyerson Symphony Center

 

Denton
4th of July Jubilee and Liberty Fun Run
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 6:30 a.m.
North Lakes Park

 

Kiwanis Fireworks Show
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Apogee Stadium, Denton


Frisco

Frisco Freedom Fest
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Simpson Plaza

Fort Worth
Fort Worth’s Fourth
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.    Panther Island Pavilion



McKinney
Red, White & BOOM!
Thursday, July 4
10 a.m. Downtown Parade
7 p.m. Family Fun and Activities
8-9:30 p.m. Live Entertainment
9:45 p.m. Fireworks Display
Downtown McKinney

 

Plano
Plano Lions Independence Day Parade
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 8 a.m.
Parade starts at 2700 W. 15th Street, then heads north on Independence Pkwy to Plano Senior HS

 

All-American Fourth
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 9 p.m.
Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

 

Reechia & Keith Powell

Plano Homes for Sale
 

 

 

Posted by: AT 06:28 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Monday, June 17 2013

As the real estate market continues to heat up and enjoy a brisk summer season we continue to see a low inventory of homes which is also contributing to multiple offers and bidding wars.  We often tell our buyers they need to be ready to act quickly and to present the most appealing offer possible.   Here are some ways buyers can help themselves stand out above the crowd of other buyers:

  • Talk to a lender
    • Check your credit report for accuracy
    • Inquire about your ratio’s be sure your debt-to-income ratio is in line
      • Pay of any debts you can
    • Have down payment saved and in an account that can be verified
      • Putting down more than 20% makes you look more financially stable and gives sellers a comfort level that you will be able to “close the deal”
    • Have lender pre-approval before viewing homes

 

  • Know your budget and stick to it, don’t let the “excitement of the moment” carry you away
    • Bidding wars tend to drive prices up, so look at homes below your top-end budget so you have room to bid higher if you are part of a bidding war

 

  • Limit your contingencies
    • If you have to sell your home to complete this purchase you will be less appealing to a seller; if your current home is under contract provide details about that transaction to help the seller see you as a solid buyer.
    • Be reasonable without being difficult – be flexible with dates for closing/moving.

 

  • Add a personal touch
    • Write a letter or statement to the seller – this helps the seller see you as a person and not just a number

 

Helping your find your home is our goal,

Getting you through the process is our expertise!

Reechia Powell 972-979-9978

Keith Powell 214-649-4823

Posted by: AT 02:30 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, June 11 2013

The S & P / Case-Shiller Home Price Index recently showed that home prices in 20 major metro areas have increased at the strongest pace in the past 5 years.  North Texas pending sales are up 6.2%; pending sales tell us the market will continue at a strong pace.  The Median Sold Price is up 13.1%.  

Below you will find county-wide stats, to learn how your neighborhood is preforming contact us and we will provide a personalized report. 

 

Year-to-Date Summary for: May 2013



 

Property Type

Median
Price

% Change
Year Ago

Price/
Sqft

% Change
Year Ago

DOM

% Change
Year Ago

Single Family

$167,800

10%

$95

7%

64

-22%

Condos and Townhomes

$153,250

13%

$129

13%

73

-29%

Rentals

$1,300

0%

$1

3%

37

-9%

 



 

Property Type

Pending
Sales

% Change
Year Ago

New
Listings

% Change
Year Ago

Active
Listings

% Change
Year Ago

Single Family

34,779

16%

52,650

4%

22,205

-21%

Condos and Townhomes

2,245

32%

3,467

8%

1,612

-28%

Rentals

2,812

-79%

15,343

6%

3,121

-4%

 

 

 

Property Type

Sales

% Change
Year Ago

Average
Price

% Change
Year Ago

Single Family

34,625

21%

$220,237

9%

Condos and Townhomes

2,283

41%

$198,711

14%

Rentals

13,219

3%

$1,448

1%

 

 

Helping your find your home is our goal,

Getting you through the process is our expertise!

Reechia Powell     972-979-9978

Keith Powell     214-649-4823

Posted by: AT 01:00 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Thursday, June 06 2013

I am a spacious home located on a large corner lot with an in-ground diving pool!  I am a ranch style home offering one level living with beautiful updates that include granite counter-tops, double ovens, a fireplace and of course a private master bath.  I am immaculate and move-in ready!  It is a great time for you to come see me for yourself and let's begin making life-long memories together!  

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Powell Realty

Helping you find and buy your home is our goal,

getting you through the process is our expertise!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: AT 04:50 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
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