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.

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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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Compound Galore at Cedar Creek Lake

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1 Main 2017_04_27__0621Compound Galore at Cedar Creek Lake with  3/2 main home open plan; 2/2 guest house also has kitchen & laundry.  Huge gourmet kitchen with SS appliances, solid surface counters, gas stove, built in oven and microwave, wine cooler, 2 islands & breakfast area, 2 living areas, covered porch & deck.  Detached 4-car garage is a man’s dream with pegboard & workshop space.  2-car carport & storage bldg; firepit; U-shaped drive; single slip boathouse with fish cleaning station.  Perfect compound for enjoying an extended family or business get-a-way from it all.    1.85 acres on 8.5 lots make up this fantastic property.  Beachwood is a gated community and has a pool, community center, tennis court, park and boat ramp.

Click here to view the Listing.

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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.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

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Real estate is hopping

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Real estate is hopping and it doesn’t matter if you are looking to buy or sell in DFW or Cedar Creek Lake. Bruce and I can assist you. 

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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.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

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The Schwanbecks Listed It and Sold It!

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It was a pleasure to work with this sweet Colleyville family to get them in a Lake Home at Cedar Creek Lake. What a coincidence to meet them at a children’s birthday party in Colleyville and they heard we lived at the lake and that we are lake realtors.  

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.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

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Buyers – Home Prices are going to keep Rising

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Home sales reached their highest pace in a decade in the first quarter of 2017 as property prices continue to escalate, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ latest quarterly report.

The median price of an existing single-family home nationally was $232,100 in the first quarter, up 6.9 percent from the same time period a year ago. Home prices rose year over year in 85 percent of the 178 metro areas analyzed.

The continued inventory shortages prompted home-price appreciation to quicken its pace in the first quarter, says NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun.

“Prospective buyers poured into the market to start the year, and while the increased presence led to a boost in sales, new listings failed to keep up and hovered around record lows all quarter,” Yun says. “Those able to successfully buy most likely had to outbid others—especially for those in the starter-home market—which in turn quickened price growth to the fastest quarterly pace in almost two years.”

Thirty metros saw double-digit price increases in the first quarter, NAR’s report shows. “Several metro areas with the healthiest job gains in recent years continue to see a large upswing in buyer demand but lack the commensurate ramp in new-home construction,” Yun says. “This is why many of these areas—in particular several parts of the South and West—are seeing unhealthy price appreciation that far exceeds incomes.”

The Commerce Department also reported Tuesday that overall home construction fell from March to April, with housing starts declining 2.6 percent month-over-month. This could have a broader impact on the economy, Yun adds. “With housing starts declining in April, inventory shortages will continue for a longer period of time. The intensifying housing shortage will push up home prices and rents, and easily above wage growth and the broad consumer price inflation. This continued, slow pace of construction of new homes is a major bottleneck to a faster economic and housing recovery.”

Affordability weakened slightly nationwide in the first quarter, despite a rise in the national family median income to $71,201. Higher mortgage rates and home prices softened affordability compared to a year ago, NAR reports. To buy at the national median price, a buyer making a 5 percent down payment would need an income of $52,251; a buyer with a 10 percent down payment would need to earn $49,501; and a buyer with a 20 percent down payment would need to earn $44,001, according to NAR.

Total existing-home sales in the first quarter, including single-family homes and condos, rose 1.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.62 million. That is the highest since the first quarter of 2007, when it stood at 5.66 million sales.

“Last quarter’s robust pace of sales was especially impressive considering the affordability sting buyers experienced from higher prices and mortgage rates,” Yun says. “High demand is poised to continue heading into the summer as long as job gains continue. However, many metro areas need to see a significant rise in new and existing inventory to meet this demand and cool down price growth.”

At the end of the first quarter, 1.83 million existing homes were available for sale—6.6 percent below inventory levels of a year ago. The average supply during the first quarter was 3.7 months, NAR reports.

Source: National Association of REALTORS®

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