Floor Plan Friday- Knox by Taylor Morrison

The Knox floor plan has so much to offer any family looking for a new home! With 4 bedrooms, and up to 3-1/2 bathrooms, this 3,094 square foot home has endless options and so much personality. The open foyer feeds into the spacious family room and kitchen. The over-sized island is perfect to gather around when entertaining. Options to extend the porch and make the front room a study, this floor plan has a great first floor layout. The secondary bedrooms and game room are on the second floor of this home with option for additional bath, media, as well as a dry bar in the game room. Definitely a must-see!

Taylor Morrison is building this home in  Willowcreek at Auburn Hills in McKinney. This community close to Highway 380 and Lake Forest is in Prosper ISD and has so much to offer from their walking trails, pool, park, and even a lake! This is a new community that you must see in person…call us today at 214-620-0411 and we will be happy to take you there for your VIP tour!

What You Might Want to Know…..

….about that Online Price Estimate!!

Thinking about selling and need a valuation on your home?  You might not want to put too much weight into an online valuation tool, especially if your home is in Texas.  Texas is a non-disclosure state which means when a home is sold the sales price is not matter of public record.  The only people that have access to sold data is realtors and appraisers, not even the local taxing authorities are privy to the data.

Why you shouldn’t trust online Real Estate price estimates:

zillow.com: “The Zestimate is not an appraisal and you won’t e able to use it in place of an appraisal, though you can certainly share it with real estate professionals. It is computer-generated estimate of the worth of a house today, given the available data. Zillow does not offer the Zestimate as the basis of any specific real-estate-related financial transaction. Our data sources may be incomplete or incorrect; also, we have not physically inspected a specific home. Remember, the Zestimate is a starting point and does not consider all the market intricacies that can determine the actual price a house will sell for.” “Is a Zestimate an appraisal?” at zillow.com/zestimate *

trulia.com: “If you’re looking for a precise value for your home, or if you’re thinking of selling your home, we recommend you talk to a real estate professional. After all, our algorithms are smart, but we can’t know everything about your home’s features and location. Connect with real estate experts in your area.” trulia.com/trulia_estimates *

homes.com: “We’re not suggesting that you use our home value estimate in lieu of an appraisal from a trained professional when selling, purchasing, or refinancing, but it’s  the perfect source when you need a reasonable estimate and you don’t want to wait.” homes.com.home-prices *

Above are a few reasons why not to trust online real estate price estimates. If you want to know the true market value for your home you need to call us, your local real estate experts. We can give you a quick “average” valuation as a start and if you need a more precise number we can stop by and see the property to give a true market valuation.  Let’s us be your real estate “go to” professionals.  Knowledge and experience is not expensive, it’s priceless!

If you want us to review the valuation of your home, click here to give us some information and we can follow up with you on the current market value of your home.

 

Source quoted from here. 

Floor Plan Friday- Plan 555 by Highland Homes

Highland Homes is building the 555 floor plan in the new community of Lilyana. Floor plan 555 is 2,552 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2-1/2 bath. This floor plan is spacious the minute you walk in the door with a study and powder bath at the front of the home. The open living area from the kitchen to the family room is perfect for entertaining! Secluded master suite has tons of personality including double vanity in the master bathroom with shower window over looking the relaxing garden tub. Upstairs are the 3 secondary bedrooms with a game room that is open to the downstairs living area. So many great options are available with this floor plan, definitely a must-see!

Lilyana is a brand new master planned community located in Celina but is also Prosper ISD. Lilyana will feature acres of green space, multiple parks, trails, and a resort-style community pool with an outdoor kitchen and pavilion perfect for get-togethers! This new community has so much to offer and is close to everything nearby…call us today at 214-620-0411 for your VIP tour of this community, builders, and floor plans!

Floor Plan Friday- Pinehurst by M/I Homes

Heatherwood in McKinney is finishing out the neighborhood with their last phase, 2C. The builder in 2C is M/I Homes with 61 lots available to choose from. There are several great floor plans to choose from, including the Pinehurst floor plan. The Pinehurst features 4 bedrooms and 3 baths in 2,896 square feet with option to add additional space up to 3,432 square feet. Walking into the grand foyer you are welcomed by a beautiful round stairway with a study at the front of the home. Spacious mud room and laundry room are tucked by the 3 car garage with great storage space. Open family room to kitchen are perfect for entertaining!! The secluded master suite is spacious with optional windows for additional light….must see in person!! Upstairs features the game room and secondary bedrooms. The options with this home are endless with so much personality in one beautiful home!

Heatherwood is located in McKinney and is in Prosper ISD. This family oriented community has a community pool, park, City of McKiney Ledbetter Park, as well as Baker Elementary located right in the neighborhood!! Located in further North McKinney, this community brings the Unique by Nature feel to McKinney with the convenience of everything still near by. You don’t want to miss the last build opportunities in this community, call us at 214-620-0411 today for your VIP tour!

Easter Family Fun!

With Easter coming up, you might be looking for fun egg hunts or other family activities to enjoy. Below are a list of some of the events coming up in the DFW area both this weekend and next weekend!

 

 

Annual Easter Egg Painting Party – Learn fun painting techniques to try on eggs as well as a visit by the Easter Bunny at Color Me Mine in Frisco! 04/08/17 from 9am-11am, click here for more details. 

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – Have Breakfast with the Bunny including egg hunt, crafts, and more! At The Westin Stonebriar in Frisco! 04/08/17 from 9am-11am, click here for more details. 

Easter Egg Drop – Prestonwood North Campus in Prosper will have helicopter egg drop, inflatables, and more! 04/08/17 from 10am-12pm, click here for more details. 

Frisco Annual Easter Eggstravaganza – Egg hunts, bounce houses, face painting, and more! Toyota Soccer Center on 04/08/17 from 1pm-4pm.

 

 

Easter Eggstravagansa at Dallas Arboretum – Live music, egg hunt, and fun activities for the entire family! Both 04/15/17 & 04/16/17 starting at 10am both days. Click here for more details.

Easter Fun for every Bunny at Reunion Tower – Easter bunny, activities, and hop up to the Geo-Deck for Easter Fun! 04/15/17 from 12pm-3pm. Click here for more details. 

Easter Egg Hunt and Fun in the Stockyards – Egg hunt, bunny, face painting and more! 04/15/17 from 12pm-4pm. Click here for more details.

Helicopter Egg Drop: Food trucks, face painting, bounce houses, egg hunt, and more! At Ledbetter Park in McKinney on 04/15/17 from 11am-1pm. Click here for more details. 

These are just a few of the events planned for the next couple weekends…..get the kiddos Easter baskets ready and enjoy these family fun events. If you would rather take time to hunt for a new home instead of eggs, give us a call anytime! We can help make your “house hunt” easier as we are ready and would be happy to help!

April Showers Brings Family Fun!

The saying “April showers brings May flowers” is true most times so let’s prepare for more rainy days ahead! It’s raining, it’s pouring, your day feels really boring…does this sound familiar? Sometimes when rain cancels outdoor fun events such as games or park time you find you are at a loss of what to do if stuck indoors.  You could curl up with a great book or binge-watch an entire season of something, but sometimes you want different, fun things to do at home with the family. Here are some great ideas for family fun indoors on a rainy day!

Find that treasure!

If children are in the house, help keep their day lively with a treasure hunt.  Make one set of clues for every player (try rhyming the clues for fun), each clue leading to the next one and, finally, to the treasure at the end. Seal them in envelopes marked with a clue number to help the treasure hunters keep track. Whoever solves the clues and find the treasure first can win a small prize or even set up the next treasure hunt for the others to find. Uncovering treasures around the home can be a fun and lengthy game to pass the time! Have fun with it!

Build that fort!

Who says tents have to stay outside? Build a family fort or even set up a tent indoors. Setting up the camp scene can also lead to more family fun like a family movie or story time. Furniture, blankets, and even flashlights…camp in the great indoors for some fun time together!

Put on that Apron!

When raining outside, some can be inspired to cook or even bake some yummy goodies for all to enjoy. Baking cookies can be a fun family event or even going that extra mile to prepare a big dinner while stuck indoors. Make sure to plan ahead for this and keep extra baking supplies on hand for that rainy day.

There are so many other great ideas for rainy days including art, games, and even enjoying a good nap! Rainy days can be a good reminder to slow down from the hustle and bustle of normally busy plans so if given the chance try to relax and let mother nature make the plans. If not, don’t forget the rain boots and umbrella.

The Marr Team works hard for you rain or shine, so call us today…we are here to help with all of your real estate needs.

Floor Plan Friday- Covington by Beazer Homes

The Covington floor plan by Beazer Homes is a unique one-story floor plan offering 2,191 square feet. With 4 bedrooms and 2 bath, this home is spacious with plenty of room for entertaining! You are welcomed into a large foyer area with choice of dining room. Secondary bedrooms tucked behind the garage with jack and jill bathroom as well as the fourth bedroom at the front of the home. Over-sized island in the kitchen opens up to large family room with tons of windows making it light and bright!

Beazer Homes is currently building this floor plan in Creeks of Legacy. Located in Celina this community is in Prosper ISD and will feature an amenity center as well as hike and bike trails when complete. Over-sized lots near green space available, this community is a must-see! Call us at 214-620-0411 to see this floor plan or any other floor plan today!

Join us for Dancing with Dominic!

The Marr Team is excited to be the headline sponsor for an upcoming charity event, Dancing with Dominic, coming up this Saturday, April 1st! We are honored to sponsor and help organize this event and would like to extend the invitation to you all and your families to join us! Details below:

Join us for our annual Dancing with Dominic event for some family fun and to help support a great cause! Dominic is a 7 year old little boy who lives in Prosper Texas and attends 1st grade at Baker Elementary. Dominic suffers with Hunter Syndrome, a rare progressive genetic condition affecting 1 in 150,000 males. There is currently NO CURE and without a cure or treatment, Dominic may not live to be an adult.

Dancing with Dominic 2017 is a family-friendly fundraiser to raise awareness of Hunter Syndrome and raise funds for research. In the past few years, Dominic’s family and other families across the country have raised over $500,000 towards finding better treatments or a cure but a least another million dollars are needed to bring the research to a clinical trial in 2018!! The one-time treatment, called gene therapy, is already proving to be effective in another clinical trial therefore bringing it to Hunter Syndrome patients is close to becoming a reality.

Dancing with Dominic is more than just a dance – it’s a family event that includes dinner, entertainment, kids’ activities and a silent auction. Amazing Caterers and Events, LLC is providing a buffet dinner; Cadette Girl Scout Troop #7229 is planning the kids’ activities, such as face painting and arts/crafts; JC Bell Photography is providing a photo booth; and DJ LTMB is providing the music. Performers include the Prosper High School Talonettes and Reynolds Middle School Eagle Darlings, and of course, Dominic!! Silent auction items include, FC Dallas tickets, a Michael Irvin autographed football, an autographed Dallas Stars Hockey Puck, Amazing Jakes all-inclusive day passes, Lularoe, Stella and Dot, Mary Kay, Advocare, Lipsense, Younique, and much more.

We love to give back to our community and we are thankful to have another opportunity to give back by being a part of this event for our favorite superhero, Dominic.  We hope to see you on Saturday!

Click here to buy tickets!

Texas Storms….What to do Next?

Texas Storms

Many people in North Texas were affected by the storms that came through last night. Rain, wind, and hail can do damage to cars and homes and as you are assessing the damage done today, here are some tips from McKinney Allstate Agent, Kari Heatherly: 

“When looking at your roof for any apparent damage, if you aren’t experiencing any leaks now is the time to call in a reliable roofer to take a look at it prior to filing a claim. If you are experiencing a leak, call your insurance to file a claim immediately! With no leaks, calling in a roofer to check first will assure whether or not a claim is needed.

If your car was hit by the hail and there is not any broken glass, count the dents on the hood/roof/trunk lid and if each has over 15-20 dents, then call in a claim to your insurance. If less, you can always consult with your insurance agent as a claim may not be needed depending on your deductible.”

There is a time frame to stay within when filing claims from date of the storm, so be sure to assess damage done to your property as soon as possible. Walking the perimeter of your home, make sure to look at fence, gutters, and windows for possible damage. Make sure to have your roof checked out, also. If you need a reputable roofing company, contact us today at 214-620-0411 for a list of our approved roofing vendors. We work with local, trustworthy roofing vendors who will be here long after the storm damage.

If you find that a new roof is needed, after you replace that roof be sure to also re-assess your current homeowners insurance policy to make sure you are covered best for future storms. Feel free to call Kari with Allstate to check out their rates on new roof homes….as we know there will be more Spring storms ahead here in North Texas!

 

Floor Plan Friday- The Monet by Meritage Homes

Are you looking for a  home offering 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms all in one story? Well, look no further! The Money by Meritage Homes offers all of this and more! With 3,073 sq feet this home is beautifully laid out with secondary bedrooms and flex space (optional study) at the front of the home. Spacious dining and living can also be used as one big entertaining space while still enjoying this open floor plan. Don’t forget to check out the optional sliding glass door in the family room which can open up to an extended patio. Large kitchen with over-sized island is perfect for family meals! The master suite is a must-see with a huge master closet! So many great features….all in one story! Definitely a must-see!

Meritage Homes is currently offering this home in Auburn Hills, which is conveniently located in McKinney near Highway 380. This neighborhood is in Prosper ISD and when complete will have amenities for the entire family including hike and bike trails, a community lake, green spaces and an amenity center with pool! So much to do and see here, call us today at 214-620-0411 and we will gladly take you there to see this floor plan as well as others!

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