A list of homes for sale in Colleyville, Texas, MLS.

We have learned from buyer feedback, that lists can be very helpful in the process of searching for a new home.  Use the link below to view a list of all homes currently listed in the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), in Colleyville, Texas, as of 3/30/2009:
Click here to view a complete list of the 306 homes available for sale in Colleyville, Texas, MLS.

Narrow your search, click the price ranges below to view smaller groups of available Colleyville, TX

Price Range # Homes  
$0 – 299,999 26
$300,000 – 399,999 48
$400,000 – 499,999 61
$500,000 – 599,999 43
$600,000 – 799,999 64
$800,000+ 64
Total 306

Brenda Magness, Brenda Blaser & Pam Yoakum Realty Group serves buyers and sellers of real estate in North Texas, including the cities of Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, Westlake and Keller. 

A list of homes for sale in Grapevine, Texas, MLS.

We have learned from buyer feedback, that lists can be very helpful in the process of searching for a new home.  Use the link below to view a list of all homes currently listed in the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), in Grapevine, Texas, as of 3/30/2009:
Click here to view a complete list of the 185 homes available for sale in Grapevine, Texas, MLS.

Narrow your search, click the price ranges below to view smaller groups of available Grapevine, TX homes.

Price Range # Homes
$0 – 149,999 15
$150,000 – 199,999 28
$200,000 – 249,999 21
$250,000 – 299,999 39
$300,000 – 399,999 41
$400,000+ 41
Total 185

Brenda Magness, Brenda Blaser & Pam Yoakum Realty Group serves buyers and sellers of real estate in North Texas, including the cities of Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, Westlake and Keller. 

A list of homes for sale in Southlake, Texas, MLS (as of 3/30/2009)

We have learned from buyer feedback, that lists can be very helpful in the process of searching for a new home.  Use the link below to view a list of all homes currently listed in the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), in Southlake, Texas, as of 3/30/2009:
Click here to view a complete list of the 380 homes available for sale in Southlake, Texas, MLS.

Narrow your search, click the price ranges below to view smaller groups of available Southlake, TX homes.

Price Range # Homes
$0 – 399,999 33
$400,000 – 499,999 64
$500,000 – 599,999 55
$600,000 – 799,999 85
$800,000 – 999,999 61
$1,000,000+ 82
Total 380

Brenda Magness, Brenda Blaser & Pam Yoakum Realty Group serves buyers and sellers of real estate in North Texas, including the cities of Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, Westlake and Keller. 

April 2009, Events in Grapevine, Texas

Grapevine is the premier leisure destination in North Texas. With fine hotels, great shopping, numerous restaurants, a wine trail, and attractions for everyone in the family, a vacation in Grapevine is an enjoyable experience.

A Day Out With ThomasTM

Day Out With Thomas
March 27 – 29 & April 3 – 5, 2009
Event Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Free Shuttle Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
705 S. Main St.
Grapevine Depot

Day Out With Thomas™ offers an opportunity for children and their grownups to take a 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™


The Great Taste of Grapevine

April 2, 2009
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Hilton DFW Lakes
$25 per person
Grapevine’s biggest all-you-can-eat sampling of the best restaurants in town will be hosted by the Women’s Division of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds from the event support projects for school supplies for kids and Christmas Spirit for local seniors. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and can be purchased at the Grapevine Chamber, 200 E. Vine, Grapevine, or from any Women’s Division Member. Come out for an evening of food, music and fun.


8th Annual Spring Into Nash Farm Event

Spring Into NashApril 04, 2009
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nash Farm
626 Ball Street

FREE Family Fun! Learn about life on the farm and enjoy these great exhibits and activities: petting zoo, pony rides, sack races, duck pluck, Grapevine FFA show animals, quilting, watch bees make honey, tour the 1869 Nash farmhouse, cooking demonstrations, and a baked bread contest. Plant your own roots with a free tree seedling donated by Texas Tree Foundation and TXU Energy. Official dedications include the Donor Wall Ceremony at 11 a.m. and the planting of an Official Stephen F. Austin Oak at 12 p.m.

For more information call: 817-410-3585.

Visit nashfarm.org for a complete schedule and to enter the bread baking contest.


Blessing of the Vines and New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail presented by Park Place Motorcars Bedford

Blessing of the VinesBlessing of the Vines
April 18, 2009
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Delaney Vineyards
2000 Champange Blvd.

Free
This centuries-old European ceremony is performed to ensure robust vines and savory grapes. It is followed by the Blessing of the New Vintage Wines presented by the  wineries in Grapevine.

New Vintage Jazz Wine Trains
April 17 & 18, 2009
6:40 p.m. boarding
7 p.m. departure
9:30 p.m. return
There’s nothing like good jazz, fine wine and a trip back in time. So, ALL ABOARD the Grapevine Vintage Railroad as we take you on a ride that highlights Texas wine. Catering provided by Cliff’s Star Grill in Grapevine.
Tickets are $55 a person.

Wine TrailNew Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail
April 18, 2009
11 a.m. –  5 p.m.
$45 per person

The New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail offers a memorable journey to experience first-hand the unique winery tasting rooms of Grapevine. The wine trail, featuring eight winery tasting rooms, takes you on an exploration from historic farmsteads to a French-style chateau. Each winery features live musical entertainment, extraordinary food offerings and interaction with the brilliant winemakers and proprietors who make it all happen. Passports, which include tastings at each winery, are $45 per person. Individual winery tickets are available the day of the event at the winery of your choice.


The Sound of Texas Music Series and Live Variety Shows at the Palace Arts Center 
Up Close and Personal Concert Series
April 2, 2009  – Doug Burr
April 9, 2009  – Zack King
7:30 p.m.
Up Close concerts are informal, intimate and a rare opportunity to see/hear brilliant – award-winning singer/songwriters up close as they play unplugged! In the Lancaster at the Palace Arts Center, tickets are $20 at the door only – no advance sales.


East Meets West: An Evening of Indian Music and Dance
April 10, 2009
7:30 p.m.
Indian and South Asian music and dance are among the oldest and finest forms of expressing human passions: ecstasy, agony, hope, sorrow, desire, apathy. Enjoy an evening devoted to exploring two major streams known as the Margi (classical) and the Desi (folk) styles. Find yourself transported to a faraway land of dreams and passion.

The Palace Arts Center is located at 300 S. Main St. in Historic Downtown Grapevine.


Grapevine Opry – In the Palace Theatre

ElvisThis is Elvis *
April 4, 2009
7:30 p.m.

VIVA LAS VEGAS: Enjoy the glitz and glamour of a Vegas-style Elvis showman without even leaving town! Tickets for this show are $20.

Artist Spotlight: Clint Charles
April 11, 2009
7:30 p.m.
Grapevine Opry alum Clint Charles showcases his incredible voice.


Gospel Country Showcase
April 24, 2009
7:30 p.m.

Legends: Hank Williams Sr.
April 25, 2009
7:30 p.m.
Hank done it this way, a tribute to the king of country music.

One of the premier live country music shows in the nation, the Grapevine Opry has established a tradition of excellence seldom equaled for this type show in the country music industry. With one of the most acclaimed house bands in the Southwest, the high energy, spontaneous format of every show perfectly compliments the truly great music for which the venue is known.  Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 12 & under, senior citizen discounts available, all seats reserved, reservations are recommended. *Discounts are unavailable for special theme shows. Call 817-481-8733 for complete details.


Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Grapevine Vintage RailroadEaster Bunny Fun Runs
April 11 & 12, 2009
Ride the train with the Easter Bunny.
The Grapevine Vintage Railroad runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. Passengers enjoy riding in authentic 1920s and 1930s Victorian-style coaches as they take a step back in time and experience train travel as it was in the glory days of the expanding West. Pull into the Fort Worth Stockyards Station and you’ll be right in the middle of the Stockyards National Historic District where the Old West comes alive. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children and $18 for seniors.

The Grapevine Depot is located at 705 S. Main St. in Historic Downtown Grapevine.


Grapevine Convention Center

Grapevine Convention Center

Texas Sew Down
Friday, April 3, 2009 – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 4, 2009 – 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Everything is bigger in Texas and this event is no exception! You’ll learn WILD sewing, quilting and embroidery techniques from industry experts.

Texas Coin Show
Friday, April 17, 2009 – 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 2009  – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 19, 2009 – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Admission: $2.  Enjoy free parking, three gold door prizes, numismatic supplies, 24-hour police security and much more.  With gold prices spiking you don’t want to miss this great opportunity!

The Grapevine Convention Center is located at 1209 S. Main St.  Prices for shows vary, be sure to visit GrapevineConventionCenter.com for the most up-to-date information.



April 4, 2009
Spring Into Nash Farm
April 17 & 18, 2009
New Vintage Wine Trail & Jazz Wine Train
May 15, 16 & 17, 2009
Main Street Days – Outdoor Adventure
July 4, 2009
Fireworks Extragavanza over Lake Grapevine
July 24, 25 & 26, 2009
Monty Python Madness
September 17, 18 19 & 20, 2009
GrapeFest
October 10, 2009
Nash Farm Fall Round-Up
October 17, 2009
Butterfly Flutterby
November and December
Christmas Capital of Texas


www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com |   1-800-457-6338 © Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau

Mortgage rates nearing 45-year low, Housing Affordability Index nears all-time high

This information was passed on to us from Steve Robinson, COO at Echopoint Mortgage Company. 

As hard as it may be to believe, things are actually getting much better in the mortgage arena–and fast… Indeed, now is an even better time to buy or refinance than as recently as just last week.

Rates are again nearing a 45-year low, and the Housing Affordability Index is even closer to an all-time high.  In addition, eligible first-time home buyers can receive a tax credit of up to $8,000, and the brand-new Making Home Affordable (MHA) plan just came into existence!

Under the MHA, even borrowers with solid payment histories can now refinance, if:

  • Their loan is owned or securitized by Fannie or Freddie (as are many conventionals),
  • They occupy the house at issue,
  • Their first mortgage doesn’t exceed 105% of FMV, and
  • They have sufficient income to support the new debt.  

This is stunning (in a good way, for a change)!  Like I’ve said before, these are the closest things to gifts (to present and future homeowners) we’ll see for a good while to come.   
 
Remember, however, the rules associated with these new forms of “stimulus” are complex, but
don’t worry because our professionals are already up-to-speed.
                                 
                                                                     Steve Robinson, COO
                                                                     Direct: 817.480.2975
                                                                     
www.cswhomeloan.com

Steve told us his team is available to help  7 days a week, and states you should have a recent mortgage statement handy if you’d like to know more about refinancing.   

Market data update for all North Texas cities, 4Q 2008.

Use the below link to find: Number of home sales, Median prices, Days on market, and Price per square foot for all North Texas cities including Southlake, Colleyville, Grapevine, Keller and Westlake. The information is provided by NTREIS (North Texas Real Estate Information Systems), our local MLS (Multiple Listing Service).

DallasNews.com

For a market analysis of homes in your neighborhood, including school information and
community activities,
 click here to request our local Market Snapshot.

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Why Choose Ebby Halliday REALTORS?

The following is a Memo sent from Mary Frances Burleson, President of Ebby Halliday, REALTORS, which serves the Dallas/ Fort Worth metropolitan area and North Texas with over 1200 sales associates and 100 employees in 27 offices.

From:Mary Frances Burleson  
DFW HOME PRICES   

The Dallas Morning News recently reported a “mixed bag” of home values in the Dallas – Fort Worth market, and cited these value estimates for the fourth quarter of 2008:  

S&P Case-Shiller Index
Down 4.3%

Federal Housing Finance Agency
Up 1.86%

First American Core Logic
Up 1.92%National Association of Realtors
Down 4.8%
  

NTREIS
Down 3%
Confusing? Are local values up or down?

 

There is no uncertainty or confusion at the Ebby Halliday Companies.

 

Our average sale price for the fourth quarter 2008 was UP 10.6%.

It’s clear your hard work, professionalism and expertise help preserve home values for our listed homeowners!

Thank you so much for all that you do! 

 

 

Mary Frances
 

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

Brenda Magness, Brenda Blaser & Pam Yoakum Realty Group serves buyers and sellers of real estate in North Texas, including the communities of Southlake, Colleyville, Grapevine and Keller Texas.