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Housing Market Update for Dallas/Fort Worth Communities

by Sturges Group

July continued to showcase the hot housing market in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. All communities saw a significant amount of more homes sold between June and July. The city of Keller saw over 100 homes sold in July alone! All communities, except for Hurst, saw more houses sold in July 2017 than were sold at that time in 2016. Home prices remained consistent between June and July and continued to reflect higher prices than what homes sold at last year. Homes are continuing to move quickly off the market, in two months or less. Sellers in North Texas should take advantage of this hot housing market to take advantage of the high average prices and low days on market!

Area Housing Activity Report for North Texas Real Estate

Statistics for the Month of July 2017

 

Area

 

Sales

% Change Year Ago

 

Average Price

% Change Year Ago

Days On Market (DOM)

% Change Year Ago

Bedford

350

11%

$250,194

9%

20

-5%

Euless

387

5%

$283,120

10%

33

-13%

Hurst

394

-3%

$230,761

11%

19

-17%

Colleyville

284

12%

$619,591

6%

60

7%

Grapevine

358

6%

$371,656

6%

30

15%

Southlake

379

10%

$794,133

6%

52

-15%

Keller

588

10%

$451,600

8%

43

10%

 

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/.

 

Dallas-Fort Worth Students are Headed Back 2 School!

by Sturges Group

Throughout the next couple of weeks, Dallas-Fort Worth area students will be returning to school. School bags will be packed with this year’s supplies, buses will be loaded, and bells will be ringing to mark the start of the new year. Check out the dates for the first day of school for our area’s public school districts.



Argyle ISD | 800 Eagle Drive, Argyle

First Day of School: Monday, August 21st

2017 - 2018 District Calendar

Birdville ISD | 6125 East Belknap Street, Haltom City

First Day of School: Monday, August 21st

2017 - 2018 District Calendar

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD | 1445 North Perry Road, Carrollton

First Day of School: Monday, August 28th

2017 - 2018 District Calendar

Coppell ISD | 200 South Denton Tap Road, Coppell

First Day of School: Monday, August 21st

2017 - 2018 District Calendar

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD | 3051 Ira E. Woods Avenue, Grapevine

First Day of School: Monday, August 21st

2017 - 2018 District Calendar

Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD | 1849 Central Drive, Bedford

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 23rd

2017 - 2018 District Calendar

Lewisville ISD | 1565 West Main Street, Lewisville

First Day of School: Monday, August 28th

2017 - 2018 District Calendar

Keller ISD | 350 Keller Parkway, Keller

First Day of School: Tuesday, August 15th

2017 - 2018 District Calendar

Northwest ISD | 2001 Texan Drive, Justin

First Day of School: Monday, August 28th

2017 - 2018 District Calendar

Westlake Academy | 2600 JT Ottinger, Westlake

First Day of School: Thursday, August 17th

2017 - 2018 School Calendar

 

The Sturges Group hopes all North Texas students have a successful and fun 2017-2018 school year!!!


Mark Your Calendars for the North Texas Fair & Rodeo!

by Sturges Group

Mark your calendars for the North Texas Fair & Rodeo!!! Although it might still be a couple weeks away, with all there is to do at this favorite summertime fair, it makes sense to start planning now! With incredible live musical performances, rodeos, livestock and horse shows, contests, Kids Zone, carnival, and more, the whole family will love the North Texas Fair & Rodeo. Head to the North Texas Fairgrounds (2217 North Carroll Boulevard, Denton) from Friday, August 18th, through Saturday, August 26th, for all the fun and to celebrate everything you love about living in North Texas!

Fair Hours

  • Friday, August 18th | 6:00 pm - 1:00 am

  • Saturday, August 19th | 1:00 pm - 1:00 am

  • Sunday, August 20th | 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

  • Monday, August 21st | 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

  • Tuesday, August 22nd | 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

  • Wednesday, August 23rd | 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

  • Thursday, August 24th | 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

  • Friday, August 25th | 6:00 pm - 1:00 am

  • Saturday, August 26th | 1:00 pm - 1:00 am


Admission Information

  • Season Pass - $100.00 per person

    • Valid EVERY day of the fair | Includes fair admission, rodeo, & concert

  • 4 Day Pass - $60.00 per person

    • Valid ANY 4 days of the fair | Includes fair admission, rodeo, & concert

  • Sunday - Thursday General Admission - $15.00 per person

    • Includes includes fair admission, rodeo, & concert

  • Friday General Admission - $20.00 per person

    • Includes includes fair admission, rodeo, & concert

  • Saturday Early General Admission - $15.00 per person

    • Valid between the hours of 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm on either Saturday of the fair | Includes fair admission, rodeo, & concert

  • Saturday Late General Admission - $20.00 per person

    • Valid between the hours of 6:00 pm - 1:00 am on either Saturday of the fair | Includes fair admission, rodeo, & concert

  • Child (ages 7-12) General Admission - $5.00 per child

  • Child (ages 6 & under) General Admission - FREE

**Purchase tickets in advance HERE!


Budweiser Stage - Music Schedule

Bud Light Stage - Music Schedule

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm & 11:00 pm - 12:30 am

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm & 11:00 pm - 12:30 am

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm & 11:00 pm - 12:30 am


Rodeo Schedule

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm & 11:00 pm - 12:30 am

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The Sturges Group hopes that everyone in the area has a fun and happy time at the 2017 North Texas Fair & Rodeo!  


Create a Fabulous Backyard Oasis for Additional Living Space!

by Sturges Group

Do you own a smaller home and looking for ways to add more living space?  Look to your backyard, deck and patio!  Creating outdoor living space can add hundreds of square footage to a smaller home.  Just be sure to keep in mind the following:

1. Create a comfy space with durable and colorful furniture.

2. Add a Hot Tub for added value.

3. Focus on fabulous lighting

4. Utlize a variety of amenities;  toss pillows, candles, potted plants and more.

5. Consider an Outdoor Kitchen for family meals and entertaining.

There are many ways to make a smaller home seem larger.  If you're considering selling your home, give the Sturges Group a call for a personalized plan.

Local Spots to Cool Off in the Texas Summer!

by Sturges Group

Looking for a way to beat the Texas summer heat? On those super hot days, hit up one of the many pools and waterparks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to cool off. They are the perfect spots for the whole family to splash around and enjoy some fun during these warm summer months. With water slides, lazy rivers, lap pools, and so much more, there is something for everyone at these refreshing swimming spots in North Texas.

 

The CORE | 234 East Parkway Boulevard, Coppell

  • Hours

    • Monday-Friday 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    • Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    • Sunday 1:00 pm - 6:00pm

  • Cost

Dove Waterpark | 1509 Hood Lane, Grapevine

  • Hours

    • Monday-Friday 11:00 am - 4:50 pm & Monday-Thursday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    • Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Cost

    • Day Pass: $2 for residents | $5 for non-residents

    • Season Passes also available

Flower Mound CAC Outdoor Water Park | 1200 Gerault Road, Flower Mound

  • Hours

    • Monday-Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

    • Saturday 11:00 am - 6:45 pm

    • Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:45 pm

  • Cost

    • Day Passes (Youth): $4 for residents | $6 for non-residents

    • Day Passes (Adult): $6 for residents | $8 for non-residents

    • Monthly and Annual Passes also available

Hawaiian Falls | 4400 Paige Road, The Colony

  • Hours

    • Saturday-Thursday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

    • Friday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm

  • Cost

    • $28.99 for individuals 48 inches & taller | $21.99 for individuals under 48 inches

    • Season Passes also available

NRHâ‚‚O Family Water Park | 9001 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills

  • Hours

    • Monday-Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

    • Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

    • Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

  • Cost

    • $28.99 for individuals 48 inches & taller | $21.99 for individuals under 48 inches and senior citizens (ages 55+)

    • Discounts available for North Richland Hills residents

Sun Valley Aquatic Center | 801 South Valley Parkway, Lewisville

  • Hours

    • Monday-Friday (closed Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    • Saturday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    • Sunday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Cost

    • Day Passes: $4 for residents | $5 for non-residents

    • Season Passes also available

Water Works Park | 2400 Long Road, Denton

  • Hours

    • Monday-Saturday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

    • Sunday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Cost



With incredible family friendly attractions like those listed above, excellent public schools, beautiful parks, and so much more, North Texas is the perfect area to call home for families. Give the Sturges Group a call today or visit our website at http://www.sturgesgroup.com/ to learn more about these communities and find your dream home today!

 

Image Credit: Grapevine Parks & Rec

Looking for a Real Estate Agent? Questions to be sure to ask!

by Sturges Group

Are you searching for the right real estate agent to assist with your North Texas home sale?  Be sure to ask these questions before hiring one to assist you!

1. How long have you been a Real Estate Agent?  An agents knowledge, experience and track record are critical to the success of your home sale.

2. What's your track record in my area?  It's important to know how much business an agent has done is your area and what their success was with each. This gives you a measurement for the sale of your home.  An agents experience in your area allows them the knowledge necessary for marketing your home and gaining top dollar at the sale.

3. What's my committment to you?  How long is your contract? What costs will you be responsible for at the close of your sale?  Getting the particulars of a contract are important in your planning.

4. How do you communicate with your clients and how often? It's critical that you have access to your agent whenever a question or need arises. You also want to be kept updated on the property on a regular basis.  Your professional local real estate agent should also be proactive in directing you on any potential real estate issues that could arise.

5. What is your marketing strategy for my home?  All agents have marketing plans, but you need to be sure your property is being marketed for it's unique features and location. Nothing is worse than a standardized marketing plan for everyone. In order to sell your home quickly and for top dollar your selected agent needs to have a personalized marketing plan.

For more home buying and selling tips, visit our website or contact us directly.

Rec The Park this Saturday in Keller!

by Sturges Group

Head out to beautiful Keller this Saturday for a day filled with healthy, family fun at Rec The Park!!! On July 22nd, come to Bear Creek Park (400 Bear Creek Park Road) for “A Field Day Like No Other”. This initiative by the City of Keller is meant to bring the community together and promote healthy, active living among the city's residents! The day will be filled with so much to do. Between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm, enjoy the farmer's market (8:00 am – 12:00 pm), games, kid and pet zones, live entertainment, tournaments, water fun, and so much more! The best part.....most activities are FREE! Here is all the information you need to make the most of your time at Rec The Park!

 

Morning Tournaments

Kickball

  • $10 per person | $120 per team of 12

Volleyball

  • $15 per person | $90 per team of 6

Pickleball

  • $20 per person | $40 per team of 2

Registration for any of these tournaments will stay open through the morning of, though tournament T-shirts are no longer available. Register HERE to participate!

 

Community Stage Lineup

10:30 am – 11:30 am | Triple Motion Dance

11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Trinity Valley Community Ballet Class

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Footworkz Platinum Performers Dance Team

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Elite Athletics Cheer

 

Afternoon Zones

H2O Kids Zone

  • Activities include Euro Bungee, Paddle Boats, Water Slides, Water Balloons, Sand Art, Video Game Trailer, and so much more!

  • $5 for kids ages 5 and under | $10 for kids ages 6 and up

Pet Zone

  • Your furry friend can join in the day’s fun by running around with other dogs and cooling off in the baby pools!

Chill Zone

  • Cool down by grabbing a seat in this tent filled with fans, draft beer, frozen treats, and more!

Grub Zone

  • Enjoy delicious grub from local food trucks, including Kona Ice, Crown Tacos, Hook and Ladder Pizza, Kidwell’s BBQ & Catering, Flavor After Flavor, Alpha Dog Mobile Food Vending, MaxFruit, Steel City Pops

Baylor Scott & White - Grapevine Medical Center Rec Zone

  • 3:00 pm | Ultimate Football

  • 4:00 pm | Tug of War

  • 5:00 pm | Trash Can Pong

  • 6:00 pm | Water Balloon Dodgeball

  • Additional activities: Minute to Win It Challenges, Spike-ball, and Obstacle Course.

  • Prizes from Camp Gladiator, GNC Grapevine, and The Keller Pointe!

 

After Hours Fun

Games: Connect 4, Corn Hole, Jenga, Polish Horseshoes, Washers, and Water Pong!

Live Music


 

The Sturges Group wishes all the families in Keller a very happy and healthy day at Rec The Park!   

 

 

Image Credit: City of Keller

Home Buying Myths

by Sturges Group

Many Home Buying Myths still exist....find out the facts!

Before you decide whether or not to purchase a home, gather the knowledge necessary to put your mind at ease.  Remember...the credit scores requirements for mortgages continue to fall, property managers have continued to increase rental rates over the past year and interest rates are still below historic numbers!

If you're interested in buying a home in the North Texas area, contact the Sturges Group for more information!

Home Buying Myths

by Sturges Group

Many Home Buying Myths still exist....find out the facts!

Before you decide whether or not to purchase a home, gather the knowledge necessary to put your mind at ease.  Remember...the credit scores requirements for mortgages continue to fall, property managers have continued to increase rental rates over the past year and interest rates are still below historic numbers!

If you're interested in buying a home in the North Texas area, contact the Sturges Group for more information!

Home Buying Myths

by Sturges Group

Many Home Buying Myths still exist....find out the facts!

Before you decide whether or not to purchase a home, gather the knowledge necessary to put your mind at ease.  Remember...the credit scores requirements for mortgages continue to fall, property managers have continued to increase rental rates over the past year and interest rates are still below historic numbers!

If you're interested in buying a home in the North Texas area, contact the Sturges Group for more information!

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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