Grapevine Home Values Appreciate in Q3 2008

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS – In the third quarter real estate report recently released from leading online home value site Zillow, it showed the US continued to experience home value declines.  For the seventh consecutive quarter home values fell, declining 9.7 percent from a year ago in year-over-year home values (YoY).   The Dallas metro area showed a very small home value appreciation from a year ago (+0.1%).  Good news for some of our local residents, Grapevine, Texas was one of the area highlights with a +3.3% year-over-year gain.

Zillow Home Value Report Dallas Texas

Other Local Area Results:
City: Fort Worth, TX
One year change: +4.5%

City: Flower Mound, TX
One year change: +2.9%

City: Southlake, TX
One year change: +0.0% (Unchanged)

City: Keller, TX
One year change: -2.3%

City: Colleyville, TX
One year change: -4.6%

For a local market analysis of homes in your neighborhood, click here to request our FREE Market Snapshot.

End of Year New Home Deals, North Texas Real Estate Market

 

If you are waiting until next year to purchase that new home, you may be missing out on some of the best deals of the year.  As the end of the fiscal year for many Dallas-Fort Worth home builders approaches, they want to sell off all completed homes in their inventory.


Because of the slowing in the market due to unprecedented negative economic reporting, new home builders are working with MBY Realty Group to offer unbelievable deals on new homes.  This week alone, members of our team have negotiated from $40,000 to $65,000 discounts on completed homes in several DFW neighborhoods.  

 

When working with a Realtor who represents you, the buyer, you can know that your best interest is being protected.  The buyer always needs to be aware that the sales staff in the model homes, through very helpful and friendly, are employees of the builders and do not always fully represent the buyer’s interest.  

 

Don’t let the bad news about the mortgage industry deter you from these good deals either.  If you have reasonable credit scores our Realtor team can help you to acquire funding, because of our long standing relationships with many lenders.  Don’t miss this opportunity.  Magness, Blaser and Yoakum Realty Group can help you find an amazing deal on a new home in Southlake, Colleyville, Grapevine, Keller and other North Texas communities, and you can even move in before Christmas!

 

To begin a search for homes in North Texas, Contact us or use our free MLS Search on our website. 

November and December 2008 – Events in Grapevine, Texas, USA

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Grapevine Vintage Texas
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It will be a memorable winter wonderland this Christmas in historic Grapevine, Texas.  Come to Grapevine and make this a Christmas experience your family will cherish.  Participate in some of the most unique holiday events where you can experience the thrill and excitement of Christmas!
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Grapevine is the Christmas Capital of TexasTM.

View the Christmas calendar here.

North Pole Express –
November 28, 29 & 30
December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21

Christmas on Main Street –
November 28, 29 & 30
December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21

Magic of Christmas Musical –
November 30
December 2, 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 18, & 21

Family Christmas Movies –
December 1 – 5 ELF
December 8 – 12 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
December 15 – 17 Home Alone
December 18, 19 & 22 How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Carol of Lights
December 1 – 7:00 p.m.

Parade of Lights
December 4  – 7:00 p.m.

Grapevine Opry Christmas Spectactular –
December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20

Twinkle Light Parade
December 6 – Dusk


Parade and Carol of LightsCarol of Lights
December 1, 2008
7 p.m. at the Gazebo
Parade of Lights
December 4, 2008
7 p.m. on Main Street
Grapevine is the essence of holiday décor as the city becomes blanketed with millions of lights, enormous decorations, animated characters and a whole lot more!Join us in Historic Downtown Grapevine as we light up the city.


ICE!

November 14, 2008 to
January 3, 2009
Gaylord Texan Resort
You will be amazed by the Gaylord Texan Resort’s spectacular 14,000-square-foot ICE! exhibit, an extraordinary and magical display of elaborate, life-sized ice sculptures, ice slides and ice monuments with dramatic lighting effects – all created from nearly two million pounds of ice, hand-carved by 40 visiting artisans from Harbin, China.
This year, “ICE!” will showcase several new additions including Old Man Winter blowing snow, dazzling colored ornaments, a winter forest with an ice skating pond, a life-size Santa’s lap to sit on, a candy land full of tempting treats, and an entertaining animal band.


Christmas on Main StreetNovember 28, 29 & 30, 2008
Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Christmas on Main Street will feature Santa, jolly Christmas characters, carriage rides and decorations adorning the mile-long stretch of Grapevine’s Historic Main St. The event includes visits by Santa Claus, strolling entertainers dressed in costume and complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides. Special guests include Ellie the Elf, Frosty the Snowman, Santa on stilts and a talking Christmas Tree. Reindeer Games, which include amusing games like “Santa says” and “musical, colorful squares,” is yet another fun activity for children – it provides an opportunity for youngsters to interact and play, with free fun to be had by all.

Magic of Christmas Musical
November 30, December 2, 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 18, & 21, 2008
2 p.m. on Sundays and  7 p.m. during the weekdays.
Palace Theatre
$19.00 in advance
Bring fantasy to life in the spectacular holiday production, which celebrates all of the warm and cozy sights and sounds of holiday wishes and memories. Performances will be held throughout December. The audience will be delighted as Frosty the Snowman comes to life! A very special vocal tribute reminds us all, young and old, of home, family and every child’s dream of peace on earth… remembering the “Magic of Christmas.”


First Friday Film Series at the Palace Theatre


November 7, 2008
7:30 p.m.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Tickets are $7.50.  Receive a  $2.50 discount with a same-day receipt from any Grapevine merchant.  Popcorn is always $1.

Mid Cities Stamp Show

November 8 & 9, 2008
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
1209 S. Main St.
Grapevine Convention Center

The theme for EXPO 2008 is “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” The show will feature a 26-Dealer Bourse, exhibits, a silent auction, door prizes, seminars, a giant mixture pick, special “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” cachet and cancel, a youth activities center, chance board, and a U.S. Postal Service booth.
Free admission and parking.


Sound of Texas Music Series at the Palace

November 14, 2008
7:30 p.m.
Del Castillo

Del Castillo has become a symbol of the cross-cultural power of music with their eclectic blend of Flamenco, Rock, Latin, Blues, and World music.


Grapevine Opry
November 15, 2008
7:30 p.m.
21st Anniversary Spectacular
These anniversary shows are always great fun with a few surprises thrown in and the 21st will be no exception.
Jennifer Raynor, Wade Hawthorne, Chandler Bennett, Nathan Belt, Lani Stacy, Gary Frye, DeAwna Wood, Doug Ashby, Jamie Goff, Cathy Lake, Jeanice  Belt, Nikki Wash, Ginny Lynn, Deidre Thornell, Crystal Evans, Grapettes, Grapetones, Shueh-li Ong.


Morning Star Pet Expo

November 15 & 16, 2008
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1209 S. Main St.
Grapevine Convention Center
All Pet Expos have reputable breeders for puppies, birds, and reptiles. You will find a huge selection of pets at the show, and a wide variety of supplies. They are very selective on the vendors and breeders they allow to attend.
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Christmas Capital of Texas Hotel Packages

Magic of Christmas Musical

Embassy Suites DFW North – Outdoor World
Special rate of $179/night available all show dates. Includes two room suite, full cooked to order breakfast, transportation to the Palace Theatre on Main Street and two tickets to the Magic of Christmas Musical with a holiday ornament as a gift. Call ahead for show times. Reservations must be made at least three days in advance of show date. Tickets are non-refundable. Contact inhouse reservations (Sarah, Jessica, Lacy) 972-724-2600. Credit card guarantee required.

Hyatt Place Grapevine
Special rate of $139/night available on the weekends only from 11/30/2008 – 12/21/2009. Rate includes king bedded room plus two Magic of Christmas Musical tickets, transportation to and from the Palace Theatre on Main Street. Call ahead for show times. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. Tickets are non-refundable. Additional tickets available for an extra fee. Please contact the sales department (Fernando or Lisa) at 972-691-1199.

Baymont Inn
Special rate of $89/night plus ticket cost and tax, available 11/13/2008 – 1/4/2009. Two full-size bedded room or a one king-size bedded room. Free hot breakfast, high speed internet, 40 TV Channels and shuttle to and from the Palace Theatre on Main Street. Call ahead for show times. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. Tickets are non-refundable. Contact Sydney McGyver at 817-329-9300 and ask for the Magic of Christmas package.

Holiday Inn Express
Special rate of $89/night plus ticket cost and tax, available on all show dates. Includes free “Hot Smart Start Breakfast”, complimentary shuttle to and from the Palace Theatre on Main Street and a tin of cookies upon arrival. Call ahead for show times. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. Tickets are non-refundable. Call 817-442-5919 and ask for the Magic of Christmas package.

North Pole Express

Baymont Inn
Special package starts at $89/night plus North Pole Express ticket cost and tax, available 11/13/2008 – 1/4/2009. Two full-size bedded room or a one king-size bedded room. Free hot breakfast, high speed internet, 40 TV Channels and shuttle to and from the Cotton Belt Railroad Depot. Call ahead for North Pole Express tickets and times. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. Tickets are nonrefundable. Contact Sydney McGyver at 817-329-9300 and ask for the North Pole Express Package. 



Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant
451 E. Northwest Hwy
Grapevine, Texas 76051
817-251-2227

A traditional Mexican Restaurant featuring seafood, Tex-Mex food, indoor and outdoor patio dining, Cantina, and friendly personable service.


North Pole Express


Thousands of children will turn fiction into reality this holiday season as they hop aboard the North Pole Express, sponsored by Great Wolf Lodge. Children, cozy in their pajamas, will experience the enchanting excursion. Children will become engaged in exciting activities including ornament making, caroling, pictures with Santa and many more exciting adventures! The North Pole Express runs the last weekend of Nov., every weekend in Dec., and concludes before Christmas.


• $16 Adults; $16 Children (2-12)



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One Liberty Park Plaza
Grapevine, Texas 76051
Phone: 800-457-6338

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Information provided by Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau, posted with their permission. For more info about Grapevine and our events visit: www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com
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MARKETING YOUR LISTING TO THE WORLD

One of the reasons we choose Ebby Halliday, REALTORS our broker, for you our customer, is Ebby actively markets every one of its listed properties to the entire world. Your listing can be viewed by potential buyers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year through these important real estate Web portals, including: 
 

ebby.com
realtor.com
luxuryportfolio.com
leadingrealestatecompanies.com
luxuryrealestate.com
dallasnews.com
trulia.com
wallstreetjournal.com
aol.com
dmagazine.com
landwatch.com
destinationdfw.com
star-telegram.com
cyberhomes.com
relohomesearch.com

With a professional, dedicated staff to answer viewer’s inquiries and provide additional information, Ebby Halliday, REALTORS provides the utmost in Web marketing services.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in the Texas cities of
Grapevine, Southlake, Keller, Colleyville or other North Texas / North
Tarrant County areas, we would be happy to assist you in the process by
providing a detailed CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) of your home for
you.  For an instant online market analysis of homes in your neighborhood,

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