About The Schwanbeck

We are full time Realtors® with Ebby Halliday Realtors®. Our business focuses on servicing client wants, needs and desires. We live our lives by following these core principles – Responsibility, Caring, Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Respect and Fairness. We specialize in the Cedar Creek Lake area, North Dallas and East Dallas. Debbie grew up in Irving and husband Bruce (who is also a licensed realtor) grew up in East Dallas. We met at Texas Instruments, married in 1980 and settled in East Dallas. While our children were very young, we traveled, lived and worked in Washington (state), Utah and Idaho. In the early 1990’s we settled in Texas at Cedar Creek Lake and raised our three sons at the lake. Our sons an Arlington Fireman, Fort Worth Paramedic, and children’s youth minister each have fantastic wives and they have gifted us with 4 grandsons and 1 grand daughter. As an Aggie Mom, several of the grandkids are future Aggies. Debbie - I have a versatile background in customer service, marketing & advertising, retail ownership, managing, computer software and tourism of the surrounding Cedar Creek Lake area. After raising three active boys, I achieved two of my greatest goals in the same year - an AAS in Business Management and a license in Real Estate. Having spent over two decades at Cedar Creek Lake, we are experts in resort second home properties and I am a certified Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS). Bruce - After 35 years in the lumber/building material industry, moving into real estate sales was an easy transition. I managed lumberyards and home centers in Texas, Washington, Utah and Idaho. My management skills and attention to detail in reading a blue print to negotiating a contract, is at your disposal. I have spent my life in customer service, sales and management. Let Us Exceed Your Expectations!

Farm Life in the ’Burbs Is a Hot Commodity | Realtor Magazine

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Those of us who live in a rural community such as Henderson County know that there is nothing like having your own garden, from the planting, to the growing, and to the harvesting, and lastly to the table.  Fresh produce is yummy, yummy and to know you grew it is even better.

The suburban “agrihood” first sprouted as an alternative to golf-course communities, but now developers are realizing that these farm-centered neighborhoods are exerting a strong pull

Source: Farm Life in the ’Burbs Is a Hot Commodity | Realtor Magazine

If you are interested in an area where you have space to grow your own garden and/or live in an area where you see fresh produce for sale, we would like to help you.

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.249.2034 |

Buckley Butler speaks on water supply to NARFE

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CORSICANA — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1191 held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, 8 Aug 2017, at the Sirloin Stockade in Corsicana.The guest speaker was Buckley Butler, Reservoir Manager for Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers Reservoirs. He works for Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) which has authority from the State of Texas to provide water supply to its customers.TRWD is the largest water district in the state of Texas. The TRWD provides

Source: Buckley Butler speaks on water supply to NARFE

Just Listed A Sunny & Bright Home with Captivating Water

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Just Listed this Waterfront Home at Cedar Creek Lake that has an amazing outdoor entertaining deck.  It is in the city limits of Gun Barrel City so that you are close to shopping and dining.  Source: Thought You’d be Interested

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.249.2034 |

 

Ebby Halliday has a new Lake office at Cedar Creek Lake

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After much work and years of dreaming, we are happy to announce that Ebby Halliday Realtors has opened an office at Cedar Creek Lake.  Check out our new “Life at the Lake” video.  What do you think?

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.249.2034 |

Affordable Housing at Cedar Creek Lake

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wp-1486682507441.jpgCandy’s Dirt recently posted an article about the affordable housing crisis in the DFW metroplex.  Buyer’s you need to take a look in the Kaufman & Henderson County areas.  The Cedar Creek Lake area has over 14 small towns surrounding the area.  The drive is driveable.  You spend alot more time driving rather than sitting in your car on a highway or in some other traffic mess.

This charming home is in a fantastic waterfront neighborhood.  It is quiet, pretty, has lots of trees and bunnies in the area.  The home is actually 2 homes.  The main home is a 2/2 with a screened porch.  Then the second home could be for mom and dad or a mancave.  There is even a fantastic outdoor deck between the two.  Right down the road is a property owners park that has a boat ramp, covered pavilion and boat trailer storage.  This property is currently listed for $184,500.  Click here to view the listing.

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Are you looking for a little country property with 1-2 acres?  We have that.

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This property on 707 E Mitchum in Malakoff is on 1.6 acres and offers country living in an “On Golden Pond” setting.  There is room to park the RV.  There is a garden shed.  There is a workshop for all those tools.  There are 2 living areas, 3 very large bedrooms and trees; let’s not forget all the trees you find out in this area.  This property is currently listed for $198,000.  Click here to view the listing.

Is Condo living for you?  We have that at Cedar Creek Lake.

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This condo has bold and bright colors.  The minute you walk in, you are ready to relax.  It is 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, has a large deck and a lake view.  Don’t feel like going in the lake?  No problem, the pool is right outside the door.  This condo is move in ready.  The list price on it is $89,500.  Click here to view the listing.

This is just a sampling of what is available in Henderson county at Cedar Creek Lake.

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.249.2034 |

Back on the Market – On Golden Pond Setting

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Back on the Market.  The buyer didn’t get the job, so can’t buy the home.  Now you have a chance to make this pretty small acreage home with an “On Golden Pond” setting YOURS.  It is located in the Malakoff area of Cedar Creek Lake.

Click here to view listing.

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.249.2034 |

Is Your Home in a Flood Plain?

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FloodPlainMapDo you know if your home is in a Flood Plain?  This is starting to become an issue and it can either delay or destroy a closing.  Bruce and I have had 2 instances lately on house deals found to be in the flood plain.  The first one was a small little acreage home in Eustace Texas.  You wouldn’t think an acreage property would be in a flood plain.  The house was close to the road.  On the very back portion of the property, there was a creek.  We didn’t think anything about it until the survey was done and it showed a portion of the property in a flood plain.  There were several options for our buyer

  • to close on time, purchase Flood Insurance and then wait for the Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) to come in from FEMA and hope that they would determine that the property was not in the flood plain.
  • Delay closing, have the surveyor fill out the Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA), wait on FEMA (which takes time) and hope that they would determine the property was not in the flood plain.
  • Terminate the deal and begin the property search again.

Our buyer decided on option 2.  The surveyor filled out the LOMA and we began the long wait for FEMA to get back to us.  After a long wait, it was determined that the property was not in the flood plain, and now we have a very happy buyer.

Sellers really need to remember what the goal is – to sell the house.  Consider having a surveyor out to make sure the property is not in the flood plain.  If it is, then get that LOMA filled out and turned in right away.  The last thing you want is to almost be ready to close and then find out that you have a flood plain issue.

Our second most recent experience with this, the buyer went ahead and purchased flood insurance and hopefully they will be able to cancel the coverage when their LOMA comes in showing that the property is not in the flood plain.

If you want to read more information about FEMA and flood plains, the latest edition of the Texas Realtor Magazine has a great article about it.  June 2017_selected-pages  I will definitely start checking the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) on properties before listing them.

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.249.2034 |

Sold in Plano

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“Debbie and Bruce are excellent realtors! Their customer service is over and beyond. From the time they placed our home up for sale until closing they were in constant contact with us and did everything they could to make the process easy and non-stressful. Bruce is very knowledgeable of the market and Debbie handles pictures and all the paperwork. They are a great team. We whole-heartedly recommend their services. You will not be disappointed. ” Liz and Duane F.

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |