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What’s the Good News for November?

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eSports Facility coming to Frisco. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has teamed with Fort Worth-based real estate investor John Goff to get into the $700 million global eSports industry.

Esports5Jones & Goff acquired a majority of CompLexity Gaming, an eSports organization that has been based in Houston since 2007.  The CompLexity Gaming organization, its management and its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and DoTA 2 teams will relocate to the DFW area and will have offices at The Star in Frisco.  The group intends to build an eSports facility at The Star, which is the current office location of the Dallas Cowboys, in the future.

The Cowboys will also participate in the Madden NFL Club Championship events in the coming months, which will be the first time all teams from a professional sports league take part in an eSports event. Other NFL owners such as Robert Kraft and Stan Kroenke have purchased slots in the Overwatch League, but the Jones family joins a short list of NFL owners to invest or acquire an existing team in the space.

Forbes recently estimated there are about 148 million eSports players worldwide.

Logistics1International Logistics Center breaks ground on a new industrial park on the south side of DFW International Airport. Located near the intersection of State Highway 360 and U.S. Highway 183, the 40-acre business park will include 3 buildings totaling more than 640,000 square feet of warehouse space. The development can accommodate tenant sizes of 20,000 to 320,000 square feet.

North Texas has added millions of square feet of new distribution and e-commerce space to the region in recent years. In the first quarter of 2017, North Texas developers leased nearly 6.5 million square feet of space — ranking the region as the No. 2 industrial market in the United States.  E-commerce accounts for about 12% percent of industrial leasing activity nationwide, and an additional estimated 30% of indirect leasing through closely tied logistics, distribution and support businesses.

Pecan2Pecan Square Development moves forward in Northlake. Hillwood officials announced their purchase of 1,157 acres near the southwest corner of I35W and FM 407 in Northlake, about 6 miles north of Texas Motor Speedway.  This is the beginning of a $1.5 billion development that will be known as Pecan Square.

The residential community will eventually include 3,000 newly built homes, with prices expected to range from $270,000 to $500,000 or more.  A mix of commercial retail, educational and residential uses will be featured in Pecan Square, which gets its name from the 200 pecan trees on the property that will be preserved. The initial phase will include 609 single-family homes, and homes from 8 builders should be on the market by summer 2019.  The developer donated land for an elementary school and sold Northwest ISD the land for a middle school, high school and football stadium so that families will be able to attend K – 12 within Pecan Square.  They estimate that the full buildout of Pecan Square will take 10 to 12 years.

Nissan1Nissan partners with Sundance Square. The one acre Sundance Square Plaza in downtown Fort Worth, which includes a stage and a pavilion, has become a gathering place with regularly scheduled concerts and events.   To help pay for its free programs — and to bring in even more events and more widely recognized acts — Sundance Square has signed a one-year sponsorship deal with Nissan USA that lets the automaker display its vehicles, put up signage and be included in advertising for the plaza.   Nissan states that the sponsorship was an obvious decision for them since Texas is home to 70+ Nissan dealerships and 7,000+ Nissan employees.

Rangers1Arlington Breaks Ground on mega-entertainment complex. Arlington’s new $1.1 billion ballpark is officially under construction! The new home of the Texas Rangers will feature 41,000 seats and a retractable roof. However, to be ready for the 2020 season, an estimated 97,000 truckloads of dirt must first be hauled away!

Additionally, ground has been broken on the new $150 million Live! by Loews-Arlington hotel. It will be built adjacent to the Texas Live! entertainment complex and near the Rangers new ballpark.  The resort hotel, the first Loews Property developed in Texas in 30 years, is scheduled to welcome its first guests in 2019.  The 14-story, 302-room hotel will include an infinity-edge pool, and an event lawn for special events. There will also be a covered outdoor bar called Tower Terrace that will have views of the nearby stadiums and Arlington’s entertainment district.

Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams called Texas Live! the largest entertainment complex outside of Las Vegas.  Alex Tisch, executive vice president of Loews Corporation, said it would be “the biggest destination outside of Orlando.”

Information provided by Keller Williams Dallas Metro North. Call us today – we have over 400 qualified agents ready to assist you with your real estate needs!

Rosemary’s Rubies November 17th, 2017

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

 

Tis the Season to be Thankful!  Our office is closed next Thursday and Friday, 11/23 and 11/24, in observance of Thanksgiving.  I am thankful for the opportunity to work with a caring and talented group of leaders and agents this past year.  I am also grateful for my good health and medical care (no accidents or surgeries this year), home ownership, faithful friends, loving family and freedom to worship.  I do not take my blessings for granted and have much gratitude.  What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving season? 

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No matter what, there is always something to be thankful for!
 
I wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!!!!!

THIS SUNDAY!
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Sponsored By: Rebecca Windle 

 


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MLS “Coming Soon” Status – What Does It Mean?
 
It means the property is in make ready stage and is not available for showings.  Coming Soon listings will not require as many fields as an Active listing and may remain in Coming Soon status for up to 14 days.  All required fields must be completed to make the listing “Active”.
 
The Listing Date for Coming Soon must be the date of entry so that the Days on Market will not include days in this status once the listing is changed to Active.
 
Coming Soon listings that are not updated to an Active status within the 14 days will automatically be changed to a Temporarily Off Market (TOM) status, but the listing agent will receive a notification prior to that date as a reminder to change to Active status.

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NEW KW TECHNOLOGY LABS
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What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

 

Monday, November 20th 2017 ~ 8:30-9:30 ~ Million Dollar Mondays! ~ Stephanie Carter

Monday, November 20th 2017 ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call 

Monday, November 20th 2017 ~ 1:30-2:30 ~ Safety Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 21st 2017 ~ 11:00-11:30 ~ Profit Share in 30 Minutes! ~ Tom Calvaneso 

Tuesday, November 21st ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Greensheets & Office Policies ~ Jeri McGuire 

 


Save the Date! 

November 27th! 

C O R E  ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

11/27/2017 at 3:30 PM

11/29/2017 at 5:00 PM

Creating Outstanding Realtors for Excellence –  is a fast track program to provide agents with the foundation needed to launch their business, and get off to a fast, exciting start in real estate!

This 90 minute orientation class covers how, what, when and where details necessary to get your Real Estate business started with Dallas Metro North.  You will be introduced to “Path to Success“. Path to Success is your first 100 days business guide.

Cinda Knight, Productivity Coach, facilitates this class and program.  If you have questions about the CORE program, Cinda’s email is cinda@kw.com.

If you want to build your profit share tree, this is also an excellent recruiting tool for you so come & check it out!

December 1st! 

Christmas Party

December 4th! 

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December 7th! 

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Collin Roberts

Elaine White

Craig & Katherine Allen

Mark Wise

Amy French Jones

Phillip Gore

Christi Griffin

Sandy Simmons

Andre Kocher

Mike Egelin

Ron Ellis 

Jose Jimenez

Karen Spencer

Rachel Jorgenson

Mitch Drasco

Terri Augustyn

Waleska Camacho

Housing Reports Indicate Buyers still need to move quickly

Area Housing Reports were just released by Greater Lewisville Association of Realtors (GLAR) and it appears buyers still need to move quickly, as the days on market figures have all decreased from October 2016 numbers.

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Good News for Flower Mound buyers – the median price for homes is down 6.3% compared to a year ago!


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The numbers indicate Highland Village remains a hot area, with homes selling quickly (days on market 24 days less than a year ago) and very little inventory.


Denton-Oct17

The Denton Market is UP! Active Listings – UP 7.6%; Closed Sales – UP 1.4%; Median Price – UP 4.4% … Buyers still need to move quickly in this sellers market.


Information provided by Keller Williams Dallas Metro North. Call us today – we have over 400 qualified realtors ready to assist you!

 

 

 

Thanksgiving made easy!

Thanksgiving 1Thanksgiving is just around the corner! The agents at Keller Williams Dallas Metro North reminisced about favorite Thanksgivings recently. They told stories that made my mouth water: stories about favorite appetizers served with love and football, about sumptuous Thanksgiving dinners with mom’s favorite dressing, and glorious pumpkin pie for dessert … with homemade whipped cream, of course! Yummm!

There’s no doubt about it … Thanksgiving, while special & rewarding & wonderful, can be a lot of work! If you’ve decided to simplify this year, whether by going out, or bringing the big meal in, we’ve compiled a list of local venues who can help you kick back and relax. (Reservations strongly suggested!)

Enjoy!

DINE IN

Thanksgiving8Salerno’s Italian Restaurant – Make your reservations now for the annual, sumptuous, Salerno’s Thanksgiving Buffet! You’ll begin with the customer favorite, Lobster Bisque, a full salad bar, shrimp cocktail and other appetizers; main course features a Traditional Turkey & Dressing, Carved Roasted Sirloin and Ham, Pecan Red Snapper, Lasagna, all the sides, and a cornucopia of desserts. Reservations are required. Thanksgiving buffet offered from 11a – 2p. 3407 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound 972-539-9534

Carvao Prime Brazilian Steak House – now taking reservations for their Thanksgiving Feast from 11a to 7p. 2401 Lakeside Parkway, Flower Mound 972-539-8555

Gaylord Texas Resort – Two of the Gaylord’s restaurants will be open Thanksgiving Day from 11a to 3p: Riverwalk Cantina and Zeppole Coastal Italian are both offering lavish Thanksgiving buffets, including kids stations (Thanksgiving corn dogs, y’all!). Call 817-778-1000 for reservations

Hannah’s Off the Square “Casual Fine Dining in the Heart of Denton” – Hannah’s is offering a traditional Thanksgiving meal with their special touch of innovation! Cornish Game Hen, Country Ham, multiple sides of favorite Thanksgiving dishes and dessert! Reservations Required. Serving from 11a – 5:30p, 111 West Mulberry Street, Denton, 940-566-1110

Silver Fox Cafe – Make plans to enjoy a four-course Thanksgiving feast featuring slow roasted Turkey, Chateaubriand or Atlantic Salmon. Open Thanksgiving Day 12p – 8p 1235 William D. Tate, Grapevine 817.329.6995

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If you’re looking for something different than standard grocery store Thanksgiving offerings, think about ordering your turkey day feast from any of the following local venues:

Bone Daddy’s – Denton – Bone Daddy’s Smoked Turkeys and side dishes. Special Thanksgiving Day menu – availability limited. 3258 S. Interstate 35E, Denton 940-312-5656

Classic Café – Order your classic Thanksgiving Dinner to go by November 18 and pick up your turkey with all the trimmings on November 22 with complete re-heating instructions. 504 N Oak Street, Roanoke 817-430-8185

HoneyBaked Ham of Lewisville – In addition to their classic spiral sliced ham, HoneyBaked offers whole Turkeys available in smoked, roasted or Cajun flavors. Include a few of their heat & serve sides, and desserts, and you can stop worrying about the cooking! Located at 360 East Round Grove Road in Lewisville, 972-315-0193, you can reserve your turkey or ham online … easy, easy!

Tierney’s Café & Tavern – Offering Holiday Meals … “Heat, Eat and Relax”. Options include turkey, spiral honey glazed hams or Cajun fried turkey plus sides. All orders should be placed by 5pm November 19th for pick-up Wednesday. 208 East Main Street, Lewisville 972-353-2109

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Emporium Pies – Seven fall flavors are offered for Thanksgiving, and although the cutoff date for ordering is Sunday, November 19th, it is recommended you order soon as they do sell out! Pick-up is suggested for either Tuesday, November 21 or Wednesday, November 22 to ensure freshness. Both of those days are normal opening hours (10A in McKinney and 11A in Bishop Arts and Deep Ellum) and closing at 6p. 314 N. Bishop Avenue, Dallas – 469-206-6126  OR 107 S Tennessee St, McKinney 214-491-1577

The Flour Shop Scratch Bakery – Taking orders now for a plethora of Thanksgiving baked goods! On their holiday menu are Bread and Rolls, Cookies and Breakfast Items, Pies, Cakes, Cheesecakes and Fruit Pies, Mini Pies, and By-the-Pan desserts. Check their facebook page for a detailed menu. Order deadline is Monday November 20th at 2pm for pickup on Wednesday, November 22nd. 1401 Shoal Creek, Suite D150, Highland Village. 972-966-2253

Thanksgiving5Oak Street Pie Company – Featured in D Magazine, Serious Eats and Indulge Magazine, Oak St Pie Company offers a special Thanksgiving Selection of pies, including pecan, pumpkin, buttermilk, cream pies and a variety of fruit pies. Call to check on availability (especially the cream pie orders, which are cut off when they reach capacity orders). Ordering cut-off is Wednesday, November 15 and pick-up day is November 22. 110 N. Oak Street, Roanoke 817-490-0994

Tierney’s Café & Tavern – a large selection of cream pies [14 of them] (including sugar free [8]); also bread pudding and pecan delight.  All orders should be placed by 5pm November 19th for pick-up Wednesday, November 22nd. 208 East Main Street, Lewisville 972-353-2109

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us to all of you!

Rosemary’s Rubies November 10th, 2017

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies!

I am back from my Carnival cruise and feeling rested and relaxed.  November is a great month for cruising and temps were in the mid 80’s in the Gulf of Mexico.  When I Ieft Port Galveston last Saturday, it was 90 degrees and when I returned, it was in the 40’s.  Wow, what happened?  It must be this crazy Texas weather! It was interesting to be out in the middle of the Gulf with no cell coverage or internet connection.  I can honestly say that it was wonderful to be disconnected for a while.  I recommend it to everyone!!!!!
 
Tomorrow is a special day…Veteran’s Day!  This is special to me in a few ways.  My first son was born on Veteran’s Day (November 11th) and my Veteran father was happy and proud.  I am grateful for my father’s service in the Army along with the men and women who have served and fought for our freedom.  Will everyone take the time to honor our Veterans and thank them for their service?  
 
I thank our KW agents that are actively serving or have served our great country!!!!!
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For our Veteran agents and friends, you have many free meals coming your way and I hope you will enjoy them:
 
Patriotic pancakes

Reminder

GLAR/TAR/NAR 2018 Annual Membership Dues need to be paid by noon on  Dec. 18th, 2017.  The amount is $450 (plus voluntary $35 TREPAC), plus $105 for Qtr 1 2018 MLS dues.  Agents will be receiving their Qtr 1 MLS invoice on Nov. 15th.
 
 
Consider a deduction on your upcoming closing – add to your Greensheet so a deduction can be made on your CDA – payable to GLAR.  See Jeri if you have questions. 
 
Don’t wait before it’s too late!

 


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Agent Tip of the Week! 

NTREIS MLS STATUSES

DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE?

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What’s Going On In Your Market Center?  

 

Monday-Friday!

Brian White Script Practice

This Monday! 

C O R E  ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

11/13/2017 at 3:30 PM

Creating Outstanding Realtors for Excellence –  is a fast track program to provide agents with the foundation needed to launch their business, and get off to a fast, exciting start in real estate!

This 90 minute orientation class covers how, what, when and where details necessary to get your Real Estate business started with Dallas Metro North.  You will be introduced to “Path to Success“. Path to Success is your first 100 days business guide.

Cinda Knight, Productivity Coach, facilitates this class and program.  If you have questions about the CORE program, Cinda’s email is cinda@kw.com.

If you want to build your profit share tree, this is also an excellent recruiting tool for you so come & check it out!

This Tuesday! 

Partner Agent Meeting

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11:15 – 1:00 PM

Everyone is Welcome and Lunch is Provided!

 

This Wednesday! 

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This Thursday! 

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Sign up sheet is at the front desk! 

 


 

More Training Events This Week! 

Monday, November 13th 2017 ~ 8:30~9:30 ~ Million Dollar Mondays! ~ Anne Lakusta

Monday, November 13th 2017 ~ 9:00-4:30 ~ Six Personal Perspectives ~ Anne and Anna 

Monday, November 13th 2017 ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ Social Media CGI Call ~ Lucas Sherraden and Mark King

Wednesday, November 15th 2017 ~ 9:00-12:00 ~ Tech and New Agent Orientation* ~ Sarah Bordelon and Rosemary Croney

*Join Sarah and Rosemary for tech tips and an overview of Policies & Procedures.  Not just for new agents.

Wednesday, November 15th 2017 ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Finance Committee Meeting ~ Brian White

Friday, November 17th ~ 11:00-12:30 ~ Listing Panel ~ Tammy Boudreaux

 


Save the Date! 

 

December 1st! 

Christmas Party

 

December 7th! 

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Congratulations To Our Newest Cappers! 

Leeann Herger

Amy Dettmer 

Beth Gaskill

 


 

Check Out This Week’s Treasure Chest! 

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Located at the Front Desk! 

 


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Elizabeth Rogers

Kurt Kiefer

Christy Addy

Jeri Vaccaro

Nancy Fuller

Rodney Thompson

Zachary Valentine

Taylor Jordan 

Boost from Buyers – Confidence in Housing Up

FannieMaeLogoConfidence in housing again met an all-time high in September according to Fannie Mae, propelled by optimism from buyers. Recently polled renters are also helping drive this trend, with the Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) posting 88.3 in September, 0.3 percentage points higher than the month prior.

“The biggest driver for the increase in the HPSI is the rebound in the good time to buy sentiment, which outweighed the largest drag: a sizable reduction in the net share of consumers expecting home prices to rise over the next year,” says Doug Duncan, chief economist and senior vice president at Fannie Mae. “Details in the survey showed a meaningful pickup in the good time to buy component, especially from the renter respondents. Additionally, perceptions of easing inventory helped boost the net share saying that now is a good time to buy, which is consistent with less bullish home Realtor 01price appreciation sentiment during the month. Overall, we believe that the devastating impacts of the hurricanes will likely weigh on home sales in coming months, posing downside risks for our forecast, which already calls for only a modest gain in home sales this year.”

The share of home buyers surveyed for the Index who believe now is a good time to buy rose 10 percentage points to 28 percent, while the share of sellers who believe now is a good time to sell rose two percentage points to 38 percent. The share of those surveyed who believe home prices will go up fell eight percentage points to 40 percent.

Information provided by Keller Williams Dallas Metro North. Call us today – we have over 400 qualified realtors ready to assist you with your real estate needs!