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.

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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.

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

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.

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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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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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Mancave for Him & Charming Cottage for Her

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IMG_0403Looking for a home that offers a place with great living, kitchen and entertaining?  This is it. From the front porches, to screen porches and decks – there is plenty of space for all.  Gas (propane) stove and wine cooler in kitchen.  The main home is a 2BR/2BA and the Guest House is a 1/1 with a kitchenette (could also be a man cave or mother in law quarters.)  Mature shade trees and pretty gardens.  This well desired neighborhood has a Property Owners gated park with a pavilion, boat ramp and boat storage.  

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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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It’s that time of year – LAKE TIME

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A Stately & Spacious Waterfront in a Private Setting at Cedar Creek Lake with an amazing open water view. This 4 bedroom/4.1 bath home has so much space. Each bedroom has a private bath. There are 2 living areas, a formal dining, breakfast area, storage cabinets everywhere, wet bar, & large utility room. Tall ceilings and walls of windows let you enjoy the panoramic water view. The master suite is upstairs and has a sitting room and private balcony. The master bath is spacious & closet is so large \2013 it is a room itself & even has a cedar lined closet. Outdoors sit under the covered or uncovered porch & enjoy the mature shade trees and watch the open water views. The backyard is large with room for entertaining and yard games. The boathouse has 2 boatslips, 3 jetski lifts, small sink & storage closet. Lovely drive in with a circle drive and Porte Cochere. MLS 13461297

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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 |

Are You Ready to Relax? Come to the Lake!

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IMG_0435Want to go fishing?  I have the perfect spot.

Fantastic 1-story open floor plan with 2 living & dining areas.  Kitchen is open to living & dining, breakfast bar, and coffee bar.  Large master suite & sitting area. Covered porch & deck, boathouse can house 2 boats.  124’ of waterfront with nature and lake views.  3-car garage and a 38×11 RV garage.  Bridgepointe is a gated community at Cedar Creek Lake. 4BR / 3BA 3597SF $849,000 MLS#81753 & 13579828  Click here to view this 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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Build on the Island at Cedar Creek Lake

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4 YUN00030Idyllic commercial property with 1,384 water frontage on 4.57 acres. Highway frontage is 688.  Utilities are already on the land.  The property is ideal for Townhomes, Residential homes or a Hotel.  The site is level to gentle sloping and slopes downward to the waterfront along the NW, NE and SW.  Conceptual drawings and surveys are available for Townhomes, residential homes, hotel, and marina.  What a perfect spot to build on – with Amazing and Wide Open Water Views. Utilities are already on the land.  See website for more details, drawings & concepts http://www.DebbieSchwanbeck.Ebby.com/island  MLS#13543186

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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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What’s happening in Real Estate in 2017

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What’s happening in real estate so far in 2017?  The Texas Association of REALTORS® released the Texas Quarterly Housing Report for the first quarter of 2017. Highlights include:

68,420 Texas homes were sold in Q1-2017, a 4.6% increase from 2016-Q1.

Median sales price for Texas homes was $213,325, a 9.4% increase from 2016-Q1.

Monthly housing inventory in Texas was 3.6 months in 2017-Q1 compared to 3.5 months in the same quarter last year.

Active listings rose 6 percent year-over-year to 98,399 listings in 2017-Q1.

Texas homes spent an average of 64 days on the market in 2017-Q1, unchanged from 2016-Q1.

“On the heels of a second consecutive record year for Texas home sales, the positive momentum experienced in the Texas housing market during the last quarter of 2016 has continued in 2017,” said Vicki Fullerton, chairman of the Texas Association of REALTORS®. “Annual gains in both sales and listing activity in the first quarter indicate that a strong summer selling season could be ahead.”

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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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