Monday, March 22, 2010

Real Estate Market in Southlake, Texas

The real estate market in Southlake, Texas is holding ground and is still very healthy compared to most markets. Looking at the home sales during the month of February 2010 compared to February 2009, here's what the Southlake, Texas real estate market looks like:



  • There were 16 homes sold in Southlake, Texas in February 2010 compared to 17 homes sold in February 2009 (6% decrease)

  • The average sales price in Southlake, Texas for February 2010 was $492,786 with no change since February 2009

  • The average Days on Market for Southlake, Texas in February 2010 was 140 days, compared to 97 days on market in February 2009 (69% increase)

Curious about the Southlake, Texas real estate market and what sales are happening in your neighborhood? There is a great online tool to get an instant Market Snapshot of your home in Southlake, Texas at http://www.SouthlakeMarketSnapshot.com

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

2010 Census - Why It's Important?

What is the Census? The Census is way for the goverment to get a count of how many people live in the United States. it is required to be updated every 10 years by the Constitution.

The 2010 Census forms will be mailed out in March and will help communities receive more than $400 billion in federal funds each year for things like:

•Hospitals
•Job training centers
•Schools
•Senior centers
•Public works projects
•Emergency services

When you receive your form (every household gets one), just answer the 10 short questions and then mail the form back in the postage-paid envelope provided. If you don't mail the form back, you may receive a visit from a census taker, who will ask you the questions from the form. These questionairres are not shared with any outside agencies including police, or immigration officials.

There is an interactive Census form online at 2010census.gov/ so you can familiarize yourself with the form and the 10 questions they are asking.

Our communities count on us to participate!

Like the saying "They can't move forward until we mail it back."

Stay up-to-date by following the 2010 Census on Twitter or 2010 Census on Facebook.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Why does The George Group focus on Social Media?

Why does The George Group focus on Social Media? Because there is a fundamental shift taking place in the way people communicate, and we're embracing these changes. Think back over your lifetime at the changes that have occured in electronics, medical advancements, and communication. Change is scary...BUT necessary, and at The George Group, we are constantly working to be ahead of the pack in real estate.

When it comes to change, there are 3 kinds of people:

1. People that embrace change and stay in the forefront of what's new.

2. People that watch the changes take place, but don't adapt.

3. People that say "When did that happen?"

**** Watch this short video on the changes taking place in the way we communicate ****


Here are just a handful of the ways The George Group promotes our client's homes through social media:

  • Facebook profiles

  • Facebook fanpages

  • Targeted Facebook ads

  • Myspace

  • Twitter - multiple accounts

  • Youtube

  • Linkedin

  • Blogging (just like this blog, and by the way, we have 5 blogs)

  • Flickr

  • Posterous photo blog

Of course we do all the "normal" things too, these are just a few ways The George Group will market your property differently, to the widest possible audience. For more information on how The George Group can market your home and get you the highest price in the shortest amount of time, call us today at 817-410-8769.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Colleyville Liquor Sales Vote


Colleyville Liquor Sales Vote on May 8th

Northeast Tarrant County residents usually have to head to Fort Worth when they want a good bottle of vodka, or any liquor for that matter.

The options, outside of a liquor store in Westlake, are very limited.
But, that could change, if Colleyville residents approve liquor sales on May 8, 2010.

The Colleyville liquor sales vote reached the ballot after Charlie Hall, owner of Hall's Grocery and Farmers Outlet in Colleyville, led a successful petition drive. The petition needed 2,676 signatures of registered Colleyville voters. Hall turned in 3,498 signatures, but Tarrant County accepted 2,989 signatures after about 500 were ruled invalid. The election was approved by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court.

"What this is about is convenience and bringing tax dollars into the city. It will help me in business -- but it's not about any one person. If people want it they'll vote it in, and if they don't, they won't," Hall said.

Changes to state law in 2003 and 2005 made it easier for communities to legalize the sale of alcoholic beverages, according to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.


"It's just any other election," said Sissy Day, a partner with Texas Petition Strategies, which worked with petitioners in Westlake, where voters last year approved the liquor option. "The same tools are used to contact, communicate and educate the constituency so they know what they are voting on."




Monday, March 1, 2010

Lennar Homes - Villages of Woodland Springs

Lennar Homes - Villages of Woodland Springs is one of the latest communities built by Lennar Homes in Fort Worth, Texas. The Villages of Woodland Springs is a great master-planned Community in a country setting with stone walls and rolling waterways throughout. This community offers a junior olympic swimming pool, tennis court, play areas, basketball court and a community center for the homeowners enjoyment. The atmosphere, location and amenities are sure to make this your home for many years to come. The Villages of Woodland Springs a great place to raise a family inside the Fort Worth city limits and attending Keller ISD . This community has new Lennar homes from $178,990-$221,990 and preowned homes ranging from the low $100's to mid $300's.

Use this link to see a complete list of available homes in the Villages of Woodland Springs community by Lennar Homes.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Free Jack in the Box Sandwiches & IHOP Pancakes

Free Jack in the Box Sandwiches & IHOP Pancakes on Tuesday, February 23rd!

At Jack in the Box, purchase any large drink and get a free sandwich. The fast-food chain is giving customers the choice to try one of two new sandwiches added to the menu this month: the turkey, bacon and cheddar or the deli trio.

IHOP is offering a free Short Stack in honor of National Pancake Day. Customers can receive a free short stack (three pancakes) from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. No purchase is necessary but the restaurant chain is asking customers to consider donating to local children's hospitals through Children's Miracle Network, or to other local charities.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Estes Park Southlake - Toll Brothers Homes

Estes Park in Southlake features the best Southlake luxury home builders including Toll Brothers Homes, America's Luxury Home Builder. Estes Park features custom homes in Southlake Texas from $800,000 to $1.5million and Toll Brothers Homes is currently offering a FREE Media Room with a new home purchase! This FREE Media Room will include a projector, 5.1 speaker system, receiver, DVD player, screen, and remote control. The Estes Park community in Southlake offers its residents 15 acres of park land, 2.5 miles of trails, only 162 treed homesites, and is located in the award winning Southlake Carroll ISD. Are you interested in Estes Park? View all homes in Estes Park in Southlake.