Real Estate Information

DFW Real Estate Blog

Sturges Group

Blog

Displaying blog entries 1-10 of 44

Celebrate Freedom this Independence Day!

by Sturges Group

Celebrate our nation’s independence throughout North Texas! Honor our country’s birthday and the freedoms we enjoy every day as citizens of this great nation at fantastic community events planned throughout this 4th of July weekend! Show off your patriotic pride with family and friends! Have a very happy Independence Day at one of these great events in our area!   

 

 

Celebrate Coppell: Party in the Park

Date: Saturday, July 1st

Time: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Andrew Brown Park (260 East Parkway Boulevard, Coppell)

Head to the brand new Andrew Brown Park East to celebrate community and country. Participate in the 5K Fun Run.  There will also be a children’s area filled with activities and games, arts & crafts market, and lawn games. Enjoy fantastic live entertainment throughout the day.

 

Stars & Stripes 2017

Date: Monday, July 3rd

Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: Southlake Town Square

Kick off your 4th of July celebrations at this favorite annual event. Enjoy live patriotic music by the Southlake Community Band. The whole family will have fun with the endless crafts, games, balloon artists, inflatables and more. Live music will continue throughout the evening with performances by Lone Star Attitude Band and Limelight. Finish off your evening with a spectacular fireworks display.

 

4thFEST

Date: Tuesday, July 4th

Time: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: Boys Ranch Park (2801 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford)

With live musical entertainment, children’s activity area, InflataFun area, Rockin Rods Car Show, and so much more, the whole family will have a great time in Bedford this Independence Day. The fireworks extravaganza begins at 10:00 pm.

 

35th Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza

Date: Tuesday, July 4th

Time: 9:30 pm

Location: Lake Grapevine

Enjoy a patriotic display of fireworks from the shores or waters of beautiful Lake Grapevine.

 

 

The Sturges Group wishes everyone in the Dallas/Fort Worth area a very Happy & Safe July 4th weekend!  


Housing Market Update for Dallas/Fort Worth Communities

by Sturges Group

The spring housing market was in full swing during May in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Every community, with the exception of Hurst and Keller, saw significantly more closed sales this year. Although closed sales in Hurst and Keller did not increase since 2016, the amount is only slightly below the previous year. Every city in our area has seen a rise in average home prices between May 2016 and May 2017. Homes are continuing to move quickly off the market with every city seeing homes being sold in less than 70 days.

 

 

Area Housing Activity Report for North Texas Real Estate

Statistics for the Month of May 2017

 

Area

 

Sales

% Change Year Ago

 

Average Price

% Change Year Ago

Days On Market (DOM)

% Change Year Ago

Bedford

225

18%

$248,076

10%

22

-4%

Euless

271

8%

$282,584

9%

36

-14%

Hurst

264

-2%

$229,963

15%

20

-9%

Colleyville

204

28%

$618,528

9%

68

8%

Grapevine

222

6%

$366,311

3%

37

28%

Southlake

228

9%

$786,236

7%

62

3%

Keller

354

-1%

$445,967

9%

50

22%

 

 

 

Dallas/Fort Worth buyers and sellers should work with the area’s Top Realtor to help navigate the current housing market and make your dreams a reality. If you are looking to Buy in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, find the perfect home for you and your family using our MLS Search. There are great resources for those looking to Sell as well. Find out your Home's Worth today. Our team is here to help you every step of the way! Give us a call today or visit our website at http://www.sturgesgroup.com/.

 

Father's Day Ideas in Dallas/Fort Worth!

by Sturges Group

Father’s Day is here! It’s time to treat that extra special man in your life to a day he will never forget. There are endless possibilities! Host a barbecue, take dad golfing, or explore one of the endless attractions available in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area! Whatever you decide, your dad will surely know how much you appreciate all that he does for you! Here are our recommendations for fun, unique ways to celebrate Father’s Day this weekend in North Texas!

 

 

Father's Day Weekend

Dates: Saturday, June 17th - Sunday, June 18th

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden (8525 Garland Road, Dallas)

Cost: $15 per adult | $10 per child (ages 3-12)

Enjoy a weekend full of Father’s Day fun activities at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum. Dads receive complimentary admission to the main garden with the purchase of one child’s admission. Check out the special storytime at 10:00 am. Create special crafts, such as a superhero dad mask at 9:00 am or insect sculptures at 11:00 am. Get up close and personal during the African Animal Adventures at 11:00 am. Listen to live music by saxophonist Rob Holbert on Saturday or guitarist/vocalist Randy Vrandenburg on Sunday. Both performances start at 11:00 in Pecan Grove. Finally, head over to Café on the Green from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm for Barbeque and Brews. There will be delicious food and beverages along with a fun trivia contest!

 

Celebrate Father’s Day the Vetro Way!

Date: Saturday, June 17th

Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Vetro Glassblowing & Fine Art Studio (701 South Main Street #103, Grapevine)

Create a special Father’s Day gift with your dad! Make a glass medallion alongside the expert glassblowers. You will get to torch your own medallion! There are also pre-made beer glasses available for purchase which come with one complimentary serving of craft beer. Purchase tickets HERE.  

 

Dads Go Free at Legoland Discovery Center

Date: Sunday, June 18th

Time: 11:00 am - 6:30 pm

Location: LEGOLAND Discovery Center (3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine)

Head to the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground with the whole family. Check out the new LEGO® Ninjago City Adventure and LEGO® Friends Heartlake City. Create a LEGO® race car and race them on the test track. Cool off at Pirate Beach. Dads get in free with the purchase of one full child’s ticket. Purchase tickets HERE.

 

Take Your Pop to The Top

Dates: Sunday, June 18th & Monday, June 19th

Time: 10:00 am - 9:30 pm

Location: Reunion Tower (300 Reunion Boulevard East, Dallas)

Celebrate Father’s Day in the sky at the Reunion Tower GeO-Deck! Enjoy a 360 degree view of the Dallas skyline, check out interactive exhibits, and dine on tasty treats from Cloud Nine Café. Dad’s will receive a special koozie and free digital photo to commemorate the day! Purchase tickets HERE.

 

 

The Sturges Group wishes all the dads in the Dallas/Fort Worth area a very Happy Father’s Day!!!  

Flower Mound Ideal City for Your Custom Home!

by Sturges Group

Looking for the perfect community to build or buy your dream custom home?! According to data analysis website GoodCall, that perfect spot is Flower Mound!! In their recently released list of the 2017 Best Cities to Build a Forever Home, the great community of Flower Mound came in at the #3 spot!

 

To find their rankings the website analyzed a variety of factors. The top cities were communities where general cost of living was low and building a home was affordable. The key factors used (along with the weighted rankings) were Cost to Build a Customer Home (30%), Cost of Living (20%), Home Value Recovery (20%), Crime Rate (10%), Net Migration (5%), Unemployment (5%), College Education (5%), and High School Education (5%).


 

Flower Mound's low crime and unemployment rates, well educated population, and increase in home values following the recession all led to its top spot on the list. Check out how this city stacked up within all the factors analyzed.


 

Infographic (1).jpg

 

Ready to find your dream custom home in Flower Mound? We have all the information you need on Current Homes for Sale in Flower Mound. Give The Sturges Group  a call today or visit our website at http://www.sturgesgroup.com/.  


All Aboard This Summer in Grapevine!

by Sturges Group

It’s ALL ABOARD this summer in Grapevine!! Come discover more about Grapevine’s railroad legacy at the Grapevine Rails: Rolling Through Time! Head to Grapevine Tower Gallery (636 South Main Street) in historic downtown Grapevine for a fun, new exhibit with 1,000 square foot model railroad display, historic artifacts, interactive games, train yard play area, and so much more. The exhibit is open daily now through September 17th. Admission is FREE!

 

 

All summer long, June 2nd through August 20th, your family can enjoy a fun day on the rails courtesy of the Grapevine Vintage Railroad! The railroad offers several different historic train rides on the weekend!

 

Grapevine to Historic Fort Worth Stockyards

  • Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

    • 12:30 pm Boarding Time | Grapevine Depot (705 South Main Street, Grapevine)

    • 1:00 pm Departure

    • 4:05 pm Reboarding Time | Fort Worth Stockyards Station (130 East Exchange Avenue)

    • 5:45 pm Return Time

  • Purchase Tickets HERE!

One Hour Fort Worth Stockyards Trinity River Rides

  • Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

    • 2:30 pm Boarding Time | Fort Worth Stockyards Station (130 East Exchange Avenue)

    • 2:45 pm Departure

    • 3:45 pm Return Time

  • Purchase Tickets HERE!

One Hour Grapevine Fun Trains

  • Saturdays

    • 9:30 am Boarding Time | Grapevine Depot (705 South Main Street, Grapevine)

    • 10:00 am Departure

    • 11:00 am Return Time

  • Purchase Tickets HERE!

 

 

The Grapevine Historic Railroad is just one of the many incredible cultural attractions in the beautiful city of Grapevine, Texas! Give the Sturges Group a call today to learn more about life in this wonderful community!  

 

Image Credit: Grapevine Convention & Visitor Bureau

Happy Memorial Day

by Sturges Group

This Memorial Day take time to honor and remember all our Veterans who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.  Freedom isn't free...we are the home of the free because of the brave men and women who are always protecting this country.  Thank you to all our Veterans and Active Duty Military for your service.

Wishing you a Happy & Safe Memorial Day Weekend.

How to Host the Best Memorial Day Party

by Sturges Group

Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember all our veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  It has also become a time for family and friends to gather in remembrance of the holiday with great backyard BBQ's.  Are you planning to host a Memorial Day Party this year?  Here are some tips to make sure your party is top notch!

1. Set an exciting, but easy to prepare, food agenda!

2. Make sure you have all the tools and supplies necessary for the grill, games, drinks and decorations.

3. Create some awesome red, white and blue floral arrangements for your tables.

4. Stock your beverage tub with ice and all your favorite drinks.  Create one special drink to commemorate the day.

5. Decorative lights provide the perfect party vibe.

6. Create a fantastic patriotic themed music assortment.

7. Decorations of red, white and blue are an absolute must!

8. Don't forget the Marshmallows and Roasting sticks!

9. Be prepared with sparklers for an end of the night finale.

Lastly, make sure you enjoy the day and the people who have gathered with you!

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

Memorial Day Weekend Events in Dallas-Fort Worth!

by Sturges Group

Memorial Day Weekend is here! The weekend will surely be filled with fun family gatherings, outdoor activities, and delicious barbeques as the unofficial start of summer kicks off. However, we all need to remember the true reason for the holiday. Memorial Day is meant to honor those brave individuals who made so many sacrifices to protect and serve our country. Be sure to celebrate all United States veterans as you enjoy this long weekend. There are incredible celebrations and observances all weekend long throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area.



Memorial Day Weekend

Dates: Friday, May 26th – Monday, May 29th

Location: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens (8525 Garland Road, Dallas)

There is a weekend full of activities planned at the Dallas Arboretum. Enjoy live music, food trucks, bubble performance, face painting, petting zoo, and so much more! Active duty members and veterans will receive complimentary admission all weekend with valid ID.


Red, White, and Boots Music Festival

Dates: Saturday, May 27th - Sunday, May 28th

Location: Stockyards Station (140 East Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth)

Celebrate Memorial Day the Texas way! Enjoy live music, yard games, kids activities, delicious food, beer garden, and local vendors at this fun, free event.


Carry The Load Dallas Memorial March

Dates: Sunday, May 28th - Monday, May 29th

Location: Reverchon Park (3505 Maple Avenue, Dallas)

Enjoy a two-day patriotic event that shows our veterans how much support they have from the community. There will be flag ceremonies, inspiring speeches, stories about heroic veterans, live music, and so  much more.


Memorial Day Service

Date: Monday, May 29th

Location: Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery (2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas)

Truly remember those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice by attending a special ceremony at the Dallas-Fort Worth VA National Cemetery. The service begins at 11:00 am.


Memorial Day Summer Splash

Date: Monday, May 29th

Location: The CORE (234 Parkway Boulevard, Coppell)

Cool off at The CORE for fun patriotic activities between 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. There will be food and games, such as lawn golf, giant Jenga, Connect Four, and more. Be sure to where your best patriotic costume in order to win the prize for Best Dressed!


Memorial Day Concert + Fireworks Display

Date: Monday, May 29th

Location: Flagpole Hill (8100 Doran Circle, Dallas)

At 8:15 pm, be sure to see the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s spectacular, free Memorial Day concert. After the music, enjoy beautiful fireworks.



The Sturges Group extends a very sincere THANK YOU to all of the brave men and women of the United States armed services and wishes everyone a very happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!  

May Home Maintenance Checklist

by Sturges Group

May is the perfect month to tackle the outdoor areas of your home.  After long winter months, your yard is begging for you to give it a boost.

Here are the Top 5 Tips for May Home Maintenance:

Nourish your Lawn- Your grass loves nutrients, so feed it what it needs;  a high nitrogen fertilizer which suppresses weeds, but promotes strong, healthy grass growth.

Repair any Broken Fences or Railings- Seasonal changes can be tough on these outdoor elements.  Let them shine again and be a focal point by repairing any broken or dilapitated areas and give them a great strong coat of varnish or a top coat to make them look like new again.

Make those Windows Sparkle!  Get a little elbow grease going and make your windows sparkle again.  Take apart screens and wash before adding to your home for summer.

Time to mulch your Flower & Vegetable & Gardens- Did you know that if you insulate your flower and gardens with 2 to 4 inches of mulch...it prevents evaporation of much needed moisture?! Get your mulch delivered in bulk and use it around your yard.

Double-Check those AC Units- Whether you have central air or the window units, check the system carefully and  wash with water hose.  Remember, you don't want to use a scrub brush as it can damage the units.

Housing Market Update for Dallas/Fort Worth Communities

by Sturges Group

April showed the strength of the housing market throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The numbers for this past month are the best they have been so far in 2017, largely due to the busy spring buying trends. Closed sales are up in every community, except for Hurst, from the past year. Some cities, such as Colleyville and Grapevine, saw a high increase in the amount of sales so far this year. Good news for sellers was found in every city this April. Home sale prices were up over 2016. Homes are also moving relatively quickly, with every community experiencing days on the market under 80 days. Check out all of the housing market statistics from April below.

Area Housing Activity Report for North Texas Real Estate

 Statistics for the Month of April 2017

 

Area


Sales

% Change Year Ago


Average Price

% Change Year Ago

Days On Market (DOM)

% Change Year Ago

Bedford

162

7%

$246,106

10%

25

0%

Euless

213

6%

$284,136

9%

40

-7%

Hurst

191

-5%

$228,689

18%

23

-8%

Colleyville

152

30%

$618,720

15%

76

12%

Grapevine

165

11%

$366,328

2%

38

23%

Southlake

162

2%

$793,320

9%

68

17%

Keller

263

5%

$443,788

10%

54

20%

Dallas/Fort Worth buyers and sellers should work with the area’s Top Realtor to help navigate the current housing market and make your dreams a reality. If you are looking to Buy in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, find the perfect home for you and your family using our MLS Search. There are great resources for those looking to Sell as well. Find out your Home's Worth today. Our team is here to help you every step of the way! Give us a call today or visit our website at http://www.sturgesgroup.com/.

Displaying blog entries 1-10 of 44

Syndication

Categories

Archives

Contact Information

Photo of John and Mysti Sturges Real Estate
John and Mysti Sturges
Sturges Group of Keller Williams Realty
850 E State Hwy 114
Southlake TX 76092
John: 817-832-7473
Mysti: 817-913-4994
Fax: 1-866-481-0888