We live in a digital age, and many new homes now include different forms of automation.
From thermostats and light switches to vacuums and speakers, enjoy a new level of comfortable living with simple devices and the tap of your smart phone. Here are some of our favorite smart homes on the market.
For Ebby HallidayWhitesboro Associate Lisa Moden the equine industry and real estate go hand-in-hand. Lisa is an avid horsewoman who specializes in Farm & Ranch, recreational and development land. Her extensive experience in the horse industry provides Lisa great insight into helping buyers find just the right ranch or property.
Moden, who holds the esteemed Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation of the Realtors Land Institute, recently penned an article for LAND: Legendary Living magazine about North Texas Horse ranches:
“Driving down a Texas highway north of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, you see one horse ranch after another. Visitors think, ‘I wonder why all these horse ranches are here?’ The equine enthusiast thinks, ‘Man I wish I could live here!’ The equine industry has exploded in the North Texas corridor traveling north on Highway 377 leading out of the DFW metroplex from Aubrey to Whitesboro. It is a constant draw for all aspects of the equine industry. There are days the trucks and trailers outnumber the cars …”
To read the full article by Ebby Whitesboro Associate Lisa Moden, click here.
Home prices are heating up nationwide and according to a just-released report from the National Association of Realtors, the Sherman-Denison metro area is leading the way with a 33.4% surge in first-quarter home prices.
The accelerating gains are a welcome sign for the spring selling season, according to Sherry Smith, sales manager of Ebby’s Sherman and Whitesboro offices, which serve the homebuying and selling needs of Texomaland. Smith says the area’s attractive cost of living, strong industrial base and great quality of life are attracting home buyers in ever-increasing numbers.
“The growth has been amazing,” Smith says. “Even with the current wet weather our business is booming. Multiple offers are common and we are beginning to see some properties sell for more than asking price.”
The market is so hot in Sherman-Denison the North Texas cities received prominent mention on Page 1 of The Wall Street Journal yesterday. The Journal story notes that Sherman-Denison’s home price growth outpaced the next-closest metro area (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) by a full 10.5%.
While home prices are rising in Sherman-Denison, the area remains surprisingly affordable for buyers. The average sales price in April in Grayson County, home to both Sherman and Denison, was $126,500.
Whether you’re a potential buyer or seller, the Associates at Ebby’s Sherman and Whitesboro offices would be honored to assist you with your next residential real estate transaction in booming Texomaland.