December 30, 2014

Buying Homes for Sale in Lewisville Independent School District

Lewisville ISD Logo

Homes for sale in Lewisville School District consist of the following cities: Lewisville (no brainer huh), Flower Mound, Carrollton, Highland Village, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, and The Colony. For most buyers or sellers, school districts are really important when it comes to where they will purchase their next home. In the Lewisville ISD, there are six high schools that are structured for the Lewisville ISD feeder patterns.

Lewisville homes for sale average $186,490 in listing price. The average sale of homes in the Lewisville ISD are $224,678*.

Lewisville ISD Boundary Map

In Lewisville itself, the average sale of homes are $213,949. Lewisville has the best location of any city in the metroplex. It is bounded by major highways such as 121 Tollway, Interstate 35E, and Business 121. These highways can connect you to Denton, Dallas, Frisco, McKinney, and Fort Worth. The biggest attraction is the the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is literally 10 minutes away from Lewisville off of Highway 121. With plenty of shopping centers and restuarants nestled along 121 and 35E, Lewisville has something for the whole family. The Lewisville High School Feeder Pattern consist of one senior high school, two ninth and tenth grade high schools, four middle schools, and twelve elementary schools.

The Colony
In The Colony, the average sale of  homes are $168, 072. Nestled by Lewisville Lake and 121 Tollway, The Colony, Texas is one of the fastest growing suburbans areas in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. It is now home to the largest furniture retailer in America with Nebraska Furniture Mart to be opened in 2015. As this area continues to grow with new developments, the time to buy in The Colony is now. The Colony High School Feeder Pattern consist of one high school, two middle schools, and nine elementary schools.

Flower Mound
In Flower Mound, the average sale of homes are $262,719. This town is located east of Lewisville.  Flower Mound consists of two high schools Flower Mound High School and Marcus High School. Each school has their own feeder pattern. The Flower Mound High School Feeder Pattern consist of one high school, a ninth grade campus, three middle schools, and nine elementary schools. The Marcus High School Feeder Pattern consists of one high school, a ninth grade campus, three middle schools, and eight elementary schools.

In Carrollton, the average sale of homes are $182,063. This town is located east and southeast of Lewisville. The Carrollton schools that are located in the Lewisville Independent School district are in the 75010 zip code of Carrollton also known as North Carrollton. This area is bounded by 121 Tollway and nestled south of The Colony as well. Hebron High School is the high school located in Carrollton that is in the Lewisville ISD. The Hebron High School Feeder Pattern consist of one high school, a ninth grade campus, three middle schools, and eleven elementary schools.

Carrollton TX Homes for Sale Above $300,000

Highland Village is a quaint town nestled northwest of Lewisville and north of Flower Mound. The average sale of homes in Highland Village are $296,585. Schools in Highland Village follow the Marcus High School Feeder Pattern which consists of one high school, a ninth grade campus, three middle schools, and eight elementary schools.

According to the town's website, Double Oak is a little gem that is located just west of Flower Mound, and bordered by FM-407 (Justin Road) to the north and FM-1171 (Cross Timbers Road) to the south. To our east is the Highland Village Shopping area with excellent theaters, well respected retailers and very popular restaurants. To our west…well, that’s pretty much open country! This town brags about being the best little town in North Texas. Its homes are split into two school districts. The districts are Lewisville ISD and Denton ISD. It's Lewisville ISD schools follow the the Marcus High School Feeder Pattern which consists of one high school, a ninth grade campus, three middle schools, and eight elementary schools.

Copper Canyon is located west of Highland Village and north of Double Oak. Just like its neighbor, Double Oak, the homes are split into two school districts. The districts are Lewisville ISD and Denton ISD. It's Lewisville ISD schools follow the the Marcus High School Feeder Pattern which consists of one high school, a ninth grade campus, three middle schools, and eight elementary schools.

For more information about homes for sale in the Lewisville Independent School District (Lewisville ISD) contact me via phone at 972.813.9788 or email.

***Average Sale of Homes are provided by the November statistics by Trinity Title of Texas and the following cities Lewisville, Carrollton, Flower Mound, The Colony, and Highland Village.***

For more information about homes for sale in other Denton County districts, click here Denton County School Districts

Andrea Fowler Web Developer

December 22, 2014


It's a few days before Christmas and I wanted to share one of my recipes that is super easy and finger licking good. Well the finger licking is after the mix of it.

(From left to right)

A. Gather all of the ingredients together.

Graham Cracker Crust
Strawberry kool-aid packet
Cool Whip
Frozen cut strawberries or fresh strawberries (I was a stickler for time so I chose to go the frozen route)
Sweetened Condensed Milk

B. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Save at least half of the cool whip to use as a topping.

C. Mix the ingredients until you see a smooth consistency and a solid color.

D. Place mixture into the graham cracker crust.

E. Take the remaining cool whip and place it as the topping of the pie.

F. Top the pie with the plastic from the graham cracker crust and set in the refrigerator for 2 hours and enjoy.

My mom gave me the recipe in high school and it has been my go to pie for holidays. I've recently add the strawberries to the recipe. You can easily change it to fit your favorite fruit but I prefer strawberry here. If you choose a different fruit, let me know the results because I like to do food testing in my kitchen.

What's your favorite recipe to make during the holidays?

Andrea Fowler Web Developer

December 18, 2014


I'm hosting another open house for my agent buddy at Keller Williams Dallas Preston Road. Check out this beauty.

This gorgeous recently remodeled home contains LOTS of upgrades. As you walk through the kitchen, the Wolf cook top, sink, faucet, and white silestone counters welcomes you. The kitchen opens to the family room where you're able to entertain guests for the holidays. Imagine entertaining for the holidays with the floor to ceiling concrete fireplace with built in shelving. Bonus:WINE BAR UNDER THE STAIRS! Let me not give it all away. Come see it for yourself Sunday from 1-3pm! Wait...did I mention that this home is near #LakeLewisville? #219Livingston #HickoryCreek #HickoryCreekRealEstate #OpenHouse #DFWREALTOR #MyChristmasWishlist #AllIWantforChristmas #flipagram 
Andrea Fowler Web Developer

December 17, 2014


We're starting early next year to help home buyers in 2015. If your lease ends January, February, March, or even April, you should attend this event. If you've been on the ledge of wondering if you should renew your lease or purchase the home, you do not want to miss this event. If you've outgrown your first home and want to move-up to a bigger home, this event is for you. If the children have moved away and the home is too big for you, this event is for you.

The year 2015 is the year of achieving all visions and goals. Is home ownership on the board? After this event on January 3rd, it will be.

Your Next Home Workshop at Lewisville Public Library

For more information about this event, please contact me via email or  972.813.9788. If you are interested in learning more about financing before this event, contact Crystal Parkinson via email or 214.316.4442. No question is too small to ask. See you on January 3rd! 
Andrea Fowler Web Developer

Thank You --- New Avenue Realty Home Owners of 2014

Can you believe that 2014 is 2 weeks from being over? Seriously this year has come and gone. We are on the brink of 2015 and New Avenue Realty has some AMAZING plans for 2015 I promise you do not want to miss out. 

Before the year ends, I would like to give a major thank you to my clients of 2014. These were first time buyers and sellers who were ready for home ownership. I am so thankful that they chose me to represent them as they purchase and sold their homes. 

(Left to Right)

A. The McIvers - Purchased their first home as newlyweds in March 2014 in Hickory Creek, TX
B. The Jusino's - Purchased their first home as newlyweds in April 2014 in Lancaster, TX

"I would recommend the agent since she has guided us to our future home and stayed on top of it even though we didn't win the initial offer. She has also answered a bunch of my questions since we are first time home buyers. We recommend her to guide you to your future home!" - Clint Jusino

C. The Ramirez's - Purchased their first home as newlyweds in May 2014 in Cedar Hill, TX
"Andrea helped us find our first home on a very tight schedule. Andrea is knowledgeable and is very organized. Andrea also responds to her customers very quickly and always takes care of outstanding items. Andrea had answers and solutions for us very quickly. She is extremely helpful. Thank you, Andrea!" - Gonzalo Ramirez

D. The Jacksons - Purchased their first home in May 2014 in Royse City, TX
"Andrea is compassionate about what she does. We purchased our first home through a lender that many did not know about. Andrea educated herself and followed up throughout the entire process. She works diligently to ensure your needs as a client are met! Definitely chose Andrea to assist you if you are looking for a home!" - Tiffany Jackson

E. Brittnee Jenkins - Relocated to Fort Worth after graduate school and purchased in August 2014 in Fort Worth

F. SouthFair Community Development Corporation - Community Housing Development Organization in South Dallas that builds and sells homes to low and moderate income individuals and families. 
Sold 3 Homes with SouthFair CDC in July, October, and December 2014 - Dallas

During the course of working with my clients, I built relationships. To me that is the most important thing that a Realtor can do. I enjoyed every aspect of working with them and helping to ease the process of homeownership. My favorite part of the process with my buyers is watching their eyes light up when they have found the one. I make it every effort to make sure that they get "the one". My favorite part of the process with my sellers is knowing that someone has consider their home as "the one". I've always wanted to make a difference in my career. This is by far one of the best ways to make a difference. I get the experience to see families grow and new journeys being taken in the world of home ownership. 

In the end, thanks for working with me! I have enjoyed you this year. I leave all my viewers with this one question:

Who will be a New Avenue Realty Home Owner or Seller in 2015? 

For more information about buying or selling a home in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, contact me at 972.813.9788 or 

Before I end this post, I have to acknowledge my renters of 2014 as well. Hope to build our relationship to the journey of home ownership in 2015. 

Janet Munoz - Dallas
Candice Young & Cornelius Hayes - Fort Worth
Alexis Woodley - Grand Prairie, TX
Brittany Dixson - Fort Worth
Michelle & Josh Penix - Fate, TX

Andrea Fowler Web Developer

December 16, 2014

Welcome to New Avenue Realty

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New Avenue Realty's Refer A Friend Rewards

Refer A Friend

Starting January 1st, I will be starting my refer a friend rewards program. For each referral sent, you will be entered in a drawing to win a prize each month for referrals. Your referral must schedule a buyer or seller appointment in order for you to be entered into the contest. The more times you refer a friend, the more times you are entered for the monthly and grand prize drawing. You can start today here: New Avenue Refer A Friend Program

The Grand Prize will be 2 tickets to a Dallas Mavericks basketball game in December 2015. So who will be our first winner of the "Refer A Friend" Rewards?

For more information about the rewards program, contact me at 972.813.9788 or email me.

P.S. Friends don't let friends search on Zillow or Trulia when there is a North Texas Realtor ready and willing to work so that they get the best real estate deal. 
Andrea Fowler Web Developer

December 15, 2014

Millenials Set to Take Over Real Estate in 2015?

Just a few months ago, I wrote a blog post titled "Millenials and Real Estate" It is being predicted that millenials will be one of the biggest first time home buyers in 2015. According to, the best purchase markets for millenials are the following: 

The best purchase markets for aspiring Millennial homebuyers are (listed alphabetically):
  • Austin, Texas
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Minneapolis
  • New Orleans
  • Ogden, Utah
  • Salt Lake City
  • Seattle
Dallas Skyline at Dusk - Pixabay

Yes I made the Dallas one a little larger on purpose. Dallas has been one of the major metropolitian cities with growth. The opportunities in the area are like no other. Of course you know that Dallas is named one of the best cities to shop and eat. So I may be bias on this one but seriously, there is a new place to eat and shop EVERYWHERE. Imagine all of these places being within 5 - 10 minutes of where you purchase your home! I am a millenial myself and when searching for a place to stay, I always look for access to highways and the local amenities. Shopping (whether retail or groceries) is always a local amenity that I need nearby. It doesn't hurt if there are other amenities such as an emergency care center, great schools,  local hospital, and restaurants too. 

I am a development nerd and realize that once new economic development opportunities come to a city, that city will be booming soon. That's the place to be for resale. Has anyone looked into living in The Colony? Not only is 2015 the season of millenials and home ownership but Vocativ just listed six cities in the region as the best cities for people under 35. Check other articles from about millenials. Maybe 2015 is the year to think about giving up the rent payment and look at a mortgage payment. Could millenials take over 2015 in home purchases? 

Andrea Fowler Web Developer

December 2, 2014

How to Be Mortgage Ready in 2015

So you want to purchase a home in 2015 but you don't know the first steps? Well I am glad that you have came to my blog because I will help deliver the initial steps. One of the first steps is to find your Realtor. Hello, I'm Andrea and I am a North Texas Realtor here to help you (sorry for the spiel but hey). The second step is to get pre-approved. This is your most important part. You will have to have a discussion with a lender to know if you can be pre-approved. There's no harm in talking with a lender to discuss your options to purchasing a home in 2015.

I'm here to help with your real estate needs but your mortgage lender is there for your financing needs. I have plenty of lending partners that can work with almost any situation. Check out my Pinterest board to see tips on how to be mortgage ready in 2015.

Know someone who could use real estate services in North Texas? I love receiving referrals from your family and friends. 

Andrea Fowler Web Developer

December 1, 2014

Cheers to You - Holiday Celebrations

As Thanksgiving passes us by, there is a holiday blooming near. I am a fan of Christmas not because of presents but because of the special love that is delivered through that moment. I personally thank Christmas is filled with more love than Valentine's Day. It is such a joyous occasion and it reminds you of all the things that you are truly thankful for throughout the year. What better way to have the joy of this holiday than to share some gracious moments that are centered throughout the metroplex. My first suggested stop would be in my town of Lewisville:

Take a holiday stroll through the town of Lewisville and enjoy Christmas shopping, photos with Santa, and all the goods of life that Lewisville can offer during this time of the season. Rebecca Darling of "R We There Yet Mom", has linked 10 Holiday Events in Dallas/Fort Worth for 2014. One of my all time favorites is the Lone Star Christmas. I was able to take my mentee from Big Brothers Big Sisters a few years ago and I promise you couldn't tell who was the adult or the kid there. Okay so I behaved as an adult but definitely had some kid fun. One adventure on her list that I would like to check out is the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. I actually discovered this little gem while out showing homes in the area.
Holiday Events in DFW

If I have left any places that you frequent in the metroplex during this time, please comment below and let me know about it. I'm always eager to get out to experience new adventures. What's your favorite holiday spot?
Andrea Fowler Web Developer

November 29, 2014

Reflection of Thanksgiving

Now that we've stuffed our faces with turkey, macaroni and cheese, dressing, and pie after pie after pie, what were you most thankful for?

For me this Thanksgiving season, I was thankful for the support of my parents and close friends. After deciding to take this real estate journey as a full time endeavor, these were the people who supported my efforts. The are always there to give me encouraging words when I need it the most. Another thankful moment for me was the support of my clientele. I have been blessed to work with some amazing people this year who have helped my business grow for 2014. My clientele aren't just clients but friends to me as well. During the course of looking for your home, you spend about 2 months on average together which really transforms the feeling of stranger to friends. You learn about the family dynamics, their love for certain things, and the goals in life.

Buying a home isn't just me opening the doors to prospective homes for my clients but opening the doors to new opportunities in life through homeownership. These homes will be the foundation for Thanksgivings to come, childhood memories, wedding anniversaries, high school and college graduations. It is those moments that make my career worthwhile.

So overall my reflection of Thanksgiving was more of who and what I was thankful of. The support of those who know and love me and those who grew to know and support me.

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday break with those same people in their lives.

Andrea Fowler Web Developer

November 24, 2014

Gorgeous Home in Caruth Terrace: Review of an Open House

A few weeks ago I was asked to host an open house for a listing by a fellow agent in my Keller Williams office. This home was in an ideal neighborhood in Dallas. If you've ever wanted to live in Dallas (not its suburbs) then this location would be ideal.

This home is nestled near some of the hot places in Dallas like near Greenville Ave and Mockingbird Station but still feel like it's away due to the nature of the neighborhood. During the open house I was able to chat with neighbors about the neighborhood. They loved the quiet neighborhood and ability for their children to play outside. I mean a great place for schools, local attractions, and great neighborhood, what else is needed in the world? 

Potential buyers loved the flow of the home and one neighbor's son loved the circle flow of the home that he tired himself out from running around. This home is a perfect 2 BR/2 BA (gorgeous remodel) home with two living rooms and spacious backyard. Here's some pictures I took from the open house.

Can you picture spending a relaxing Saturday morning here? That window in the living room is amazing for a relaxing Saturday and tea with family and/or friends.  Let's chat and talk about this home as your next home. I can't wait to show it to you. 

Andrea Fowler Web Developer

November 23, 2014

What renters should do now before purchasing a property

You're at the fork of the road also known as the 60 day notice for your lease. Do you renew or do you become a homeowner? Before making the decision, you should weigh all your options. The Texas Association of REALTORS has a list of advice for renters who are in this very same situation.

The highlights that I couldn't stress enough are to check your credit report, set a budget, and create a realistic wish list! Last but definitely not least is to schedule a buyer's consultation with a Realtor. Feel free to
contact me to see what your home ownership options are. No question is too small for me to answer. I'll even help you create a custom plan to set you on a pace for home ownership when you are ready.

Do you know where you'll be at the end of your lease? If home ownership is in your plans for 2015, you're only one click away from finding your next home at New Avenue Realty.

For more information on homes in North Texas, contact me at 972.813.9788 or . 

Andrea Fowler Web Developer

November 19, 2014

The Value of Being Pre-Approved

Prequalification is a lender's best-guess estimate of what you can afford. But it's not a guarantee. Pre-approval, on the other hand, is a firm commitment from your lender based on your actual finances. If you know what you want, pre-approval can help ensure you get it. 

Your ability to get pre-approved is one of the first steps to becoming a homeowner. If you want to know more and develop your own personalized plan to becoming a homeowner, contact me today or schedule for your no obligation buyer's consultation. 

Andrea Fowler Web Developer

November 14, 2014


In today's time for some it may be easier to rent rather than buy. For renting, you do an application and pay a fee then a deposit and wait to be approved. Buying a home has sort of the same initial steps. You do a mortgage application to see if you can be approved to purchase a home. Find a REALTOR and find a home. Then you do due diligence and close on your home.

Let's take some pros into renting into consideration. 1 - you are only committed to a lease for 12 months, 2 - you are free to move after those 12 months, 3 - you can live in select areas that fit your comfort zone. Here are some cons about renting 1- rent increase after the first 12 months, 2 - change of property management (you can never remember staff because it changes so frequently), 3 - cramped space or noisy neighbors (yes those apartment walls can be pretty thin).

Now if we take a look at buying a home. 1 - It is something you own with liberty to paint and change things as you want, 2 - no increase in principal and interest, 3 - tax deductions and/or credits, 4 - Cons - no maintenance man (but that's what a home warranty has you covered for).

Some apartment dwellers prefer to move into a home but will you be renting a home or buying a home? It is a hard decision to decide and others tend to steer away to one of America's most precious dreams in home ownership. Below is an example of renting versus buying.


Price: $1295

Bedrooms: 3

Bath: 2

Sq Ft: 1681

Built: 2005


Price: $125,000

Bedrooms: 3

Bath: 2

Sq Ft: 1332

Built: 2003

*Estimated Mortgage Payment: $989.82 (Mortgage includes principal, interest, taxes, and insurance) 

*Keep in mind that everyone's monthly payment will be subjective to their credit and interest rate but this is an estimated payment calculation.

 Which would you choose? Do you want to rent at $1295 and receive no benefits or buy at $989 with benefits? If home ownership is a part of your dream, download the guide below and schedule a consultation today.

Download Guide to Buying A Home 

For an all exclusive access to properties like these visit New Avenue Realtyemail  me, or call at 972-813-9788. 

Andrea Fowler Web Developer

November 12, 2014

Denton County HUD Homes

Have you ever heard of a HUD home? Not sure what that is? Well HUD homes are homes that are owned by the United States of America's Department of Housing and Urban Development. These are "foreclosed homes". HUD homes are viable options for purchases as well. Foreclosures do not always mean that you are getting a home for next to nothing but can be a viable source for a home purchase.

Here are Denton County homes for sale that are owned by HUD. When searching for properties with my clients, I am always asked about foreclosures. These options can be a really good with some needing minor work and some needing major work. My first real estate deal was a foreclosure in a lovely home. My clients are enjoying their home.

If you're looking to browse foreclosures and want an all exclusive access to additional foreclosures in Dallas, contact me.
Andrea Fowler Web Developer

November 10, 2014

Why you should consider selling a home you haven’t even bought?

When showing potential properties to clients, I always advise to make decisions based on the resale. In today's times, most homeowners live in their first home for an average of 5-7 years. 

In a forum written by the Texas Association of REALTORS, they express why you should consider selling a home before buying one. "You’ll consider several criteria when purchasing your first home, but have you thought about how easy it will be to sell later?" 

Why you should consider selling a home you haven’t even bought | Advice for Consumers | Texas Association of REALTORS
Andrea Fowler Web Developer

November 3, 2014


Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. 

Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends October 2014 Newsletter 

The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau, reports and other sources. 

Housing Trends eNewsletter is filled with local and national real estate sales and price activity provided by MLSs and the National Association of Realtors, U.S. Census Bureau key market indicators, consumer videos, blogs, real estate glossary, mortgage rates and calculators, consumer articles, and local community reports. 

If you are interested in determining the value of your home, click the “Home Evaluator” link for a free evaluation report: 

Sound decisions can only be made with accurate and reliable information, and I am happy to be a trusted resource for you. Thank you for the opportunity to provide you with this monthly eNewsletter, and I look forward to answering any questions you may have and to the opportunity to be your REALTOR® in the future. 

Sincerely yours, 

Andrea Fowler

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October 27, 2014

Moving The Colony Forward

Have you been to The Colony? I lived in the area during my 2nd year of grad school (well technically, geographically, I lived in Lewisville with The Colony's zipcode) in 2011. There wasn't much to do in the city. The one thing that I personally loved is that it reminded me so much of my hometown in Louisiana. This is why I love Lewisville and The Colony SO MUCH!!! I moved back to the inner parts of Lewisville in 2012. It didn't take long before growth started to show in The Colony after I moved. In fact, it was one month after I left that new developments started to take place. There's the infamous Top Golf and now the new Nebraska Furniture Mart (coming soon). In the video below the Mayor and City Manager of The Colony explains what their plans are for the city as it moves forward to become one of DFW's top suburbs.

The Colony is a city that is sure to spark new interest and with new interest comes new people wanting to invest in the city. Home prices in The Colony range from the low $100s to high $600s. For an all inclusive to properties in The Colony click here or email me to obtain more information about The Colony.

Here are some places that I enjoy and places that I have heard great reviews from friends in The Colony:

Rotolo's Pizzeria - I mean I am from Louisiana and this franchise was started right in my second home of Baton Rouge. This isn't technically The Colony but right on the border.

Top Golf

Palio's Pizza Cafe 


Jimmy's Egg

Zen Austin Ranch 

I'm always willing to venture out to find new places to go, see, or do. Comment and tell me what are some of your favorite places in The Colony?
Andrea Fowler Web Developer

Sign Up Today!!! Your First Home Seminar -- November 8th

Have you been thinking about purchasing your first home but don't know where to start? This event is FOR YOU!!! We will discuss strategies to help you become a homeowner. SIGN UP TODAY!!!

Your First Home Buyer Seminar at Lewisville Library

For an all exclusive access to properties in DFW, go to or email
Andrea Fowler Web Developer

October 21, 2014

3 Bedroom Home Near Downtown Dallas - For Sale

PERFECT STARTER HOME!!! This cute home boasts an open concept with the master suite downstairs. The home has plenty of storage space and is low maintenance on outdoor work.
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2 Bedroom Home Near Downtown Dallas - FOR SALE

FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER DELIGHT!!! If you are a first time homeowner looking for low maintenance this is the ideal home. This cute home boasts an open concept that makes your first home an easy investment. Downstairs include the living and kitchen space with a half bathroom for guests. All kitchen appliances are included which makes this home an easy move-in. Master bedroom has a separate area in it for a small office or reading area.
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October 20, 2014

Why You Should Be Interested in the Housing Market?

Maybe it's time to Move Up

If the starter home you started with has started to seem too small, maybe it's time to move up. Here are three reasons why you should be interested in the housing market as a seller. Yes just three.

1. Equity

Chances are, your home has appreciated in value. Now is the time to capitalize on the equity that you have made in your home. Here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, there are major corporations moving there headquarters to the area. Homes will be needed and homes can sell quickly for a great profit. Why not take the equity in your home to gain a profit and purchase another home? Who knows, the home you purchase could possibly be paid in full in cash or with a large down payment.

2. Payment 

Did you ever imagine that your home would appreciate enough to finance the home you've always dreamed of? Here's the time to take advantage of today's historically low interest rates. You can have the chance to double the size of your home while still paying the same payment as you did in your old home. This is a win-win for families who need more space but at the same mortgage payment they pay now. How can you say no to that? More space for the same amount of money.

3. Lifestyle

For sellers, you have grown accustomed to your neighborhood. Your children love their schools in the neighborhood. When moving up, you can afford to buy a newer home in the neighborhood or live in the new subdivision that still feeds into the schools your children currently go to.

Owning a home is an accidental investment. Why not take the time to see how much you have in your investment? The inventory is low for buyers and now is the time to put your home on the market for more serious buyers. It is known that people who search for a home in the fall and winter are serious buyers. Think about it, who would search for a home in cold weather conditions (well maybe just cool because this is the Dallas area)if they weren't serious?

Want to know the value of your home? Click here to find out how much your home is worth.
Andrea Fowler Web Developer

October 14, 2014

Could you use $20,000 to purchase your new home?

You could if you were purchasing a home from the City of Dallas Mortgage Assistance Program called Dallas MAP. This program is a down payment assistance that helps families purchase homes in the Dallas city limits. The $20,000 incentive is special for the community housing and development organization (CHDO) projects. These projects are newly constructed homes from 2011 to present in revitalized areas of Dallas. Now doesn't that sound like a sweet incentive? Another bonus is that the $20,000 is a forgivable grant. Each year that you reside in the home the grant is forgiven and you never have to pay that percentage back until the specified time allotment of living in the home. That's almost 10-15% down on a newly constructed home with closing costs. Now where else can you get a deal that sweet? Check the chart below to see if you qualify.

MAXIMUM SUBSIDYUP TO $8,500/$10,000/$20,000

Do you qualify? If so, here are two homes that can be yours! Check them out below. 

These deals don't last long and that includes the low interest rates that are being offered for mortgages. Schedule an appointment with me today! 

Andrea Fowler Web Developer

October 13, 2014

Family Activities for Halloween

It is almost time for the scariest part of the year and I have some family friendly events that will help you celebrate. Lately, I have noticed parents searching for kid-friendly and safe alternatives to the "trick or treat" phenomenon that is Halloween. Below I have listed different events happening near the Lewisville area. Take a look at nearby places. Where will you and your family be celebrating at? 

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm - Grapevine, TX - Open all October
11:00 am - 8:00 pm - Hayrides start at Noon.
Welcome to Hall’s Pumpkin Farm, where families from all over Tarrant County and beyond come to enjoy an old fashion fall celebration. Every October, our family celebrates the harvest by inviting folks to visit our farm. We’ve got pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, gourds, hay bales and corn stalks galore! Our amazing Corn Maze is always an adventure….are YOU up to the challenge? Located in historic Grapevine - our farm is nestled between Dallas and Ft. Worth, just west of DFW airport. So, ya’ll come on out!

The Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch - Double Oak Ranch - 5100 Cross Timbers Rd (Flower Mound )
Jan Balekian and The Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch invite you to join the fun each fall at the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch on the Double Oak Ranch. We are open from October 1st through October 31st from 9am to 7pm. You will find hundreds of pumpkins to choose from, cornstalks, hay bales, baked goods, and refreshments.

OCTOBER 18, 2014 - Fall Festival, Haunted House & Free Beer Tasting - Castle Hills Shops & Village (Lewisville)

Haunted House, Beer Tasting & Chili Cook-off 4:00 - 7:00 PM | KIWANIS HAUNTED HOUSE 5:00 - 7:00 PM | PROGRESSIVE BEER TASTING* & CHILI COOK-OFF
You won’t want to miss this year’s Fall Festival at the Village Shops. This year will feature a six-pony carousel, a longhorn photo-op, face painters, carnival games, hay rides, a petting zoo, arts & crafts by The Enchanted Artist, cookie decorating by I Like Big Bundts, pumpkin patch, photo booth and costume trunk! Live music will be provided by Manny and the Gringoderos. Two $100 Williams-Sonoma® gift cards will be given away, so don’t forget to stop by the registration table. Also available will be free candy apples for the first 100 people and food for purchase. Pumpkins will be sold by the Women’s Club of Castle Hills, and all contributions will go to one of their charitable efforts. The Kiwanis Haunted House will open at 4 p.m. and will be $5 for everyone. The 4th Annual Progressive Beer Tasting* will begin at 5 p.m. Participating merchants will offer free beer tasting and will hold a chili cook-off at their stores! You can purchase chili cook-off tickets at Castle Hills Chiropractic. *Valid ID required. Must be 21 or older for beer tasting.

October 18, 2014 - Coppell Oak Fest - 5pm - 9pm -Andy Brown Community Park East- 260 E. Parkway Blvd.

Join us for the annual Coppell Oak Fest, an event that will carry on for years to come. The theme celebrates life in Coppell being as diverse as the oak trees. The city of Coppell logo includes oak branches representing the city's most prominent trees, longevity, and additionally, the oak wood used to build the railroad ties that put Coppell on the map. Building on our community's roots and growing strength, we pause for an evening of community fun, live music, and fellowship.
Free Family Activities
Miniature Train Rides, Face Painting, Live Bands, Bounce Houses, Food Vendors...TOO MUCH FUN TO MISS!   Band performance by the Limelight band and show performances by Professor Brainius.  

Kettle corn, BBQ Sandwiches, Chips and Drinks, Turkey legs, Funnel Cakes, Hamburgers, Roasted Corn on the Cob, Hot dogs, Nachos and more!  Bring a picnic or enjoy some local food from a variety of vendors. Alcohol is not permitted inside City of Coppell Parks.  

Parking is available in the parking lot by Kid Country, Town Center and Andrew Brown Community Park West and Central - just a trail walk away!

Halloween ComicFest - Lewisville Public Library - Saturday, Oct. 25 - Youth Services Desk
Children ages 5 and up can pick up a free mini-comic book at the Youth Services Desk while supplies last.

Spooktacular Trails and Glow Run Extravaganza - Saturday, Oct. 25, 5-9 p.m. - Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park
Join Lewisville Parks and Leisure Services at the annual Spooktacular Trails and Glow Run Extravaganza on Sponsors and vendors will be at the free event for children to “trick-or-treat.”

Sponsors, vendors and community organizations will provide activities at their booths for children to enjoy. Featured activities include a kid-friendly haunted house, carnival games, face painting, Glow 5K Run/Monster Mile and a ghostly hayride. The ghostly hayride closes at 7:45 p.m.

Children and adults dressed in their Halloween best are invited to enter the Walgreens-sponsored digital costume contest. Registration is not required. The top five favorite costumes in each category will be posted on the city website on Monday, Oct. 27, for the public to vote for their top three. Contest categories are for ages 2 years & under, 3-5 years, 6-9 years, 10-12 years and 13-adult. Voting will close Sunday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m. Prizes will be given to the top three winners for each category. All contestant pictures will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Walgreens. Pictures will be available at the Walgreens location on S. Valley Parkway and Round Grove Road in Lewisville.

The Glow 5K/Monster Mile is an off-road course loaded with spooky surprises. Participants are encouraged to come dressed with their favorite glow products. The Monster Mile starts at 8:15 p.m., with the 5K beginning at 8:30 p.m. Each participant will receive a shirt, medal, bib and two glow products to wear during race. Runners age 7 and younger must be accompanied by a registered, paid adult. Strollers are not permitted on the race course. Registration is required to enter race. There is a separate fee to enter the Glow 5K Run and Monster Mile.  

A free shuttle will run from the various parking lots at Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park. Food and drinks will be on sale at the concessions area.

For more event details, call staff at Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center at 972.219.3560 or Memorial Park Recreation Center at 972.219.5061.

Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat - Sunday,October 26, 4pm – 6pm - Vista Ridge United Methodist Church (Lewisville)

Fall Festival - Westside Baptist Chuch - October 26 - 4pm (Lewisville)

Family Fright Night - Saturday, October 25 – Sunday, October 26 - 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 a.m.- Stewart Creek Park - 3700 Sparks Rd., (The Colony)
Don't miss the 8th annual Family Fright Night family Halloween campout at Stewart Creek Park. Join us for a haunted trail, tent trick or treating, costume and scream contests, scary movie, hayride, campfire, s'mores and great food. This event has limited enrollment and fills quickly, so don't delay. Registration begins October 1. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 972-625-1106.

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