Spotlight – Duncanville

Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

Eleventh Stop: Duncanville

Live, Work & Play in Duncanville              

Known as the City of Champions, Duncanville boasts the best of a small town with all the assets of the city.

Living in Duncanville means shorter commutes, cleaner air, excellent schools and quality health services. A community of more than 36,000 wonderful people, Duncanville offers a plethora of shopping, dining and entertainment venues as well as the ideal location for business and daily commutes.

Located in the southwest Dallas County, Duncanville is nestled between I-20 and Hwy. 67, just minutes from Dallas and Fort Worth. The city offers rail service for business and easy access to I-35, the NAFTA gateway from the south. This means little traffic for commuting to the Metroplex and all major airports.

Duncanville is one of four cities that encompass the Best Southwest, an area that strives to build better communities through excellence in business, education and quality of life. The Duncanville Chamber of Commerce is a member of the Best Southwest Chambers of Commerce, which represents the area in regional and state legislative issues.

Working together, the Best Southwest was instrumental in bringing the University of North Texas – Dallas to the area as well as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuiliani for a conference on “Building Sustainable Communities.”

With new commercial and residential developments coming in every day, Duncanville is booming with opportunities. Duncanville’s success in business, education and quality of life gives its residents a strong sense of community. That’s what makes the City of Champions a friendly community perfect for living, working and playing!

Call us for more information on this great City or any of our other Communities in Big D.FW – 214.769.2142

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Curious About Your Home’s Value? We’re getting asked this questions alot lately!

Did you just receive your Property Tax Bill?  Homeowners are often surprised when they receive their annual statement from the local tax appraiser’s office. Often the assessed value of their home is very different than what they believe the property is worth.

Read on….

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Now’s a great time to take a look at the difference between two common real estate terms: “Assessed Value” and “Market Value.”

The Assessed Value is the dollar value assigned to a property by a public tax assessor for the purposes of measuring applicable taxes. The number is very often a point of contention with homeowners, who may believe it to be too high or too low. The Assessed Value does not offer a shortcut to a home’s Market Value.

The Market Value is the highest estimated price a property will bring in a reasonable amount of time if exposed for sale on the open market. Market Value is influenced by such factors as homes that recently sold in the area, the location of the property, the home’s amenities, and the condition of the property. Of course, Market Value is also influenced by the current economy.

Knowing the difference between Assessed Value and Market Value is great. But even better is knowing what your property is worth in today’s fast-paced North Texas housing market.

To get started,  click here to find out What Your Home Is Worth , better yet – Contact us at 214.769.2142 to discuss in more detail.

Heads up, the property tax protest deadline is earlier this year than in previous years. Those wishing to protest, must do so by May 15, 2018, or 30 days after a tax notice is delivered, whichever is later.

Posted: 18 Apr 2018 08:06 AM PD
By Niki Fanara

Spotlight – Denton

Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

Tenth Stop: Denton

The City of Denton is a vibrant and growing community with many opportunities, no matter what your interest or passion. You’re free to be whoever you are in a friendly atmosphere with a small town vibe that’s just a short drive away from the big city. And we invite your friends to discover Denton, too.

Denton is the county seat of Denton County with a population of approximately 120,000 residents. The City includes a municipally owned electric utility; an airport; three libraries; parks, trails, and recreation centers; a water park and natatorium; a 2,900-acre natural heritage area; and a resource recovery park.

Contact us for more information on Denton or other FAB areas in the Dallas Metro!  214.769.2142 – Let’s Chat!

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Our educated and creative residents value sustainability and collaboration, as evident in the city’s cutting-edge practices, vibrant art and music scene, and popular hot spots and events. With two universities and more than 50,000 students, two hospitals, an industrial district, and a lively downtown and entrepreneurial community, Denton is one of the top 25 fastest-growing cities in the country and was ranked the No. 1 Best Small Town in America by Rand McNally and USA Today in 2012.

There is a rich history behind the Square in Denton, TX. As the seat of Denton County and a thriving city, here are some of the highlights.

  • Whether you fancy a feast or want to shop ’till you drop, you can find Denton’s unique flair every week of the year!Image 3

So many things to do!

For more information about Denton and other communities within our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142. 

Welcome Back from Spring break! Spotlight – DALLAS

We hope everyone enjoyed their Spring Break and are getting back into the swing of things.

Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

Ninth Stop: Dallas

Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. It is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, which is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. The city’s population ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. The city’s prominence arose from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, and its position along numerous railroad lines. The bulk of the city is in Dallas County, of which it is the county seat; however, sections of the city are located in Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties.

DO YOU KNOW exactly how Dallas began? Through the determination of one man! The settlement called Dallas became a reality in the Three Forks area of the Trinity River, in the 1840s. John Neely Bryan originally stumbled across Three Forks in 1839, on a mission to establish a trading post for Indians and settlers. The advantages of locating at Three Forks, were that it was the easiest river crossing location, and it was located on the soon-to-be established Preston Trail. After plotting the town, Bryan returned home to Arkansas to prepare for his emigration to West Texas. In the meantime, the U.S. government negotiated a treaty to remove the existing Native American population from all of North Texas. Upon his return in 1841, he discovered that the Indians had remained and his customers were gone. To ensure the survival of the settlement, Bryan traveled to nearby Peters Colony and convinced many of those settlers to relocate to Bryan’s new town. The rest is history🙂

Todays’ Dallas is truly a BOOMTOWN and is affectionately known by locals as the ‘Big D.’  Dallas is made famous by the tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy in the Dealey Plaza and the extremely popular ‘Dallas’ television show in the 1980s, the city is also known for its major sporting achievements by the Dallas Cowboys – who have won the Super Bowl several times.

There is so much more to Dallas than just striking, mirrored-glass skyscrapers, business centers and banking, and the city has developed into a lively and exciting tourism destination, filled with tourist attractions, fine restaurants, impressive shopping centers, a thriving nightlife and many seasonal events, such as the annual Texas State Fair.

For more information about Dallas and other Communities within our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142. 

Spotlight – Colleyville!

 Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

Eighth Stop: Colleyville (Previously known as Coleysville)!

Situated in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth area, within minutes of DFW International Airport, Colleyville offers the best of both worlds—big city amenities and sophistication, coupled with the laid-back, friendly atmosphere of a small town. It’s a combination that has made Colleyville a premier destination in which to live, work or play.

This small community’s big attributes have not gone unnoticed; Money magazine named Colleyville to its list of “100 Best Towns in America.” The choice is easy to understand. Colleyville Center, the heart of the city’s cultural community, boasts an array of artistic programs, while the city’s extensive trail system is a beacon for those that like to hike or bike. And Colleyville’s impressive amateur sports parks match any found outside a major league field.

In addition, the city’s shopping options are some of the best in the area. From upscale boutiques or luxurious spas to an epicurean oasis or a familiar farmers market, Colleyville has something for everyone.
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Proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth, providing easy access to world-class museums, bustling business centers and professional sports of every kind, completes the list of the city’s attributes.

If you haven’t visited Colleyville yet, you should check out their downtown. Besides having amazing restaurants and shopping destinations, it is such a BEAUTIFUL area!

For more information about Colleyville and other Communities within our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142.

Spotlight – Celina!

 Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

Seventh Stop: Celina! Celina is on State Highway 289 and Farm Road 455, fifteen miles northwest of McKinney and twelve miles north of Frisco in northwestern Collin County. It was established in 1879 and named by John T. Mulkey for his native town, Celina, Tennessee.

 

As in all communities, the establishment of a school is of utmost importance. The first school was a small wooden structure that was in the neighborhood of the Jeff Malone residence. In 1906, a 2 story brick school building was completed on the campus where the Celina Independent School District Administrative offices are now. In 1915, this school was destroyed by fire. In 1916, another 2 story brick building with a basement was finished and school began in it. This

school was torn down and a new one completed and dedicated in April of 1943. This is the building presently being used for the CISD Administrative Offices.

Today, it’s an exhilarating time in Celina! Currently, estimated at  11,000,  the  City of  Celina’s  population has nearly doubled since  2010.  This pace makes Celina one of the fastest growing cities in the  Dallas-Fort  Worth  Metroplex.  Situated in high-growth   Collin   County and nestled between the major arteries of Preston Road to the east and the future Dallas North Tollway to the west,   Celina’s   maximum projected buildout population is approximately 350,000.

In other words,  Celina is positioned geographically,  demographically and economically to quickly become a big player in the North Texas metropolitan community.

Celina’s median household income is $92,000, with an average home value of $287,000. Residents are only minutes away from Frisco’s    “$5    Billion    Mile,” major hospitals,   and the top-ranked Prosper and Celina school districts.

Celina is a such a beautiful town with many shopping, dining and recreational things to enjoy. There are even vineyards close by. Celina has a high livability rate according to www.areavibes.com.

 

For more information about Celina and other Communities within our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142.

Spotlight – Carrollton!

Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

Sixth Stop: Carrollton!

Located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the City of Carrollton is a vibrant corporate and residential community. The City’s location and business cost advantages attract and support a diverse local economy with over 9,000 businesses calling Carrollton home. Residents are drawn to the City for its high quality of life, abundant parks, schools and safe neighborhoods.

Connection

Carrollton is connected not only by transit options such as rail and highways; it is also connected in that family and friends feel rooted here. The City is connected to its past and history; it is connected to the Dallas- Fort Worth Metroplex

Convenience

Located 20 minutes from everything, including shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to major U.S. cities. In addition, it is convenient and easy to do business with the City, whether a resident or developer.

Community

A big City that feels like a small town, a place where neighbors know and care about each other, where family, community and church still come first and where people continue to look out for each other.

Seven Great Reasons why someone would want to live in Carrolton:

  1. Many leading industries are headquartered nearby
  2. Top-Rated Schools
  3. Affordable cost of living
  4. Carrolton neighbors D/FW
  5. Mild weather
  6. Public Transportation is available
  7. Plenty to do!

Festival at the Switchyard

Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex

Mary Heads Carter Park

Indian Creek Golf Club

For more information about Carrollton and other Communities within our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142.