Golf Course Homes in Collin County Texas

Golf Course Homes in Collin County TX

When I retired from the Air Force, I relocated to the Dallas area. As I began my search for a place to live, I was amazed at the number of golf courses in the area. I eventually settled on the north Dallas suburbs in Collin County. Collin County includes the cities of Plano, Richardson, Allen, Fairview, Lucas, McKinney, and Frisco.

While I don’t golf, the idea of living on the course is appealing for a number of reasons. Living in the suburbs usually means subdivisions with homes on smaller lots. I really don’t want to have to look into my neighbor’s window every time I look out mine. I also noted that those homes seem to sell quicker and at a higher price. 

I recently sold a new home on the Westridge Golf Course in McKinney. My client was able to purchase the home for about $205k! The builder is closing out the subdivision and the lot premiums are being reduced so they can finish out.

Prices for homes on golf course lots range from $175k to several million dollars. The good news is there is something for almost everyone.

See all Collin County Golf Course Homes.

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Update on The Preserve in Allen

Main Lake Under Construction at The Preserve in Allen

I dropped by The Preserve in Allen yesterday to see how things are progressing. I went around the backside and got a good look at the construction of the main lake.

The original lake has been drained (you can still see the old dock) and the heavy equipment is reshaping it to fit the new development plan. Once completed, the dam will be built on the east end and it can be filled.

Gina spoke to the builder last week and they are still progressing on-schedule for November presales and initial move-ins in early 2012.

We will post more information as it becomes available.

You can see all homes for sale in Twin Creeks, Allen, TX here.

Read more about The Preserve in Allen.

New Home Rebate

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My Window Has Water in It

Water in a Window

I received an email today from a past client. She has a window that has water in it and wanted to know what to do. 

A little background is helpful. Modern windows are actually two panes of glass separated by a thin layer of open space. This space is filled with an inert gas. Eventually the seals breakdown allowing the gas to escape.  Once that happens, the outside air replaces the inert gas. If there is moisture in the air, it can form condensation in between the panes of glass. The result? You have water in your window. I’ve seen it so bad that the window was green from the mold growing inside the window. 

While broken seals are common in older windows, the only fix is to have the glass replaced. In the Dallas area you can usually get the glass replaced for $11 to $13 per square foot. Note that odd shapes have to be custom made and will cost more.

Most glass has a 10 year warranty to the original owner so contact your builder if you live in a recently built home. The builder may take care of it under the warranty. 

Local Window Repair and Replacement Companies.

Tom Branch, Broker, CDPE, SFR

Wildlife Surrounds Us in Ridgeview Ranch

Rabbits in Ridgeview Ranch

The amount of wildlife in Ridgeview Ranch never ceases to amaze me. I guess it’s the benefit of living adjacent to the golf course. Rabbits are abundant and we even see coyotes several times a year.

Ridgeview Ranch is a master planned golf course development of about 885 homes located in the heart of north Plano. The community consists of four distinct communities – The Villages at Ridgeview Ranch, The Estates of Ridgeview Ranch, The Manors at Ridgeview Ranch, and Ridgeview Ranch West.

Community amenities include two pools, a fitness center, playgrounds, parks, and the Ridgeview Ranch Golf Course.

See all Ridgeview Ranch Homes for Sale.

See all Collin County Golf Course Homes for Sale.

Lake Homes in North Texas

Lake Front Homes in Texas

I don’t know what it is about lake-front properties in Texas. Perhaps it’s because it can be hot and dry in the summer or maybe we simply like the idea of seeing water and the trees that usually call the area around our lakes home.

Water-front homes run from $30k for a small one bedroom cabin on a remote lake to several million dollars for a mansion on a large body of water close to one of the major cities. There is truly something for everyone.

See all water-front homes in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex.

See all lake homes in North Texas.

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Service Provider Spotlight – Carrillo’s Lawn Service

Carrillo's Lawn Service

I was out chatting with Jose Carrillo the other evening while his crew was working on my lawn and landscaping. I realized that he has been handling the care of my lawn and yard for 14 years! It’s hard to believe some times.

Jose is a rarity in today’s world of service providers. He provides first-rate service and always over-delivers on the work completed.

Need a great lawn care company? Call Jose Carrillo at 214-566-8597!

Allen Wranglers Indoor Football League

Allen Wranglers

Gina and I had the pleasure of watching the Allen Wranglers beat Nebraska from a suite in the Allen Events Center. Many thanks to Joe Boggs with Integrity First Home Loans for the invitation and hospitaility!

The Allen Events Center is located in the southeast corner of Stacey Road and US 75. It seats 6200 people and is home to the Allen Wranglers Football Team and the Allen Americans Ice Hockey Team. The venue has also hosted rodeos and concerts.