Designer’s Favorite Choices of Grey Paint Tones

June 21st, 2017

Thinking of updating your home with the new grey paint tones but not sure which is best?  Trying to bridge from the Old World/Tuscan look to the newer Transitional style?  These paint colors are designer’s favorite choices of Grey Paint tones that will give you an instant updated look!  Pair these with painted white cabinetry for a fresh, clean look.  Both oil-rubbed bronze and brushed nickel hardware look great with these tones.  A simple and clean look goes a long way.

One of my personal go-to paint colors is Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Grey, which is a “greige” that blends well with both looks.  Here are more favorite grey paint tones:

 

Often when listing luxury homes for sale in North Texas, I recommend painting the interior of the home to provide a fresh, updated look for the buyers.  These colors are definitely the rage.  A freshly painted home, along with staging and other techniques I utilize, make my listings shine about the competition.  When wanting to buy or sell luxury real estate, or just curious of your home’s worth, visit NorthTexasArea.com and contact Lynn Wilson, Broker Associate directly at 817.939.8987.

Parkview Residences

November 23rd, 2016

new-parkview-renderingParkview Residences, Southlake’s first condominium development, offers the finest in luxury living, with only 18 available units remaining in the 5-story building. The “lock and leave” lifestyle in the Garden District at Southlake Town Square, offers walking distance to upscale shopping and restaurants, movie theatre and hotel, quick access to 114 and DFW Airport, making this an easy choice for those wanting a superior lifestyle change! Keep the luxury feel and forget the yard work! Single level living with easy upkeep!

Imagine living in a well-appointed, spacious condominium with everything you need just a moment away! Parkview amenities include a yoga salon, gym, an exhibition kitchen with entertainment and media room, a Rooftop Terrace complete with fire pits, covered dining/grilling areas, plunge pools, hot tubs, and loungers, while enjoying exceptional views.  Gated garages feature climate-controlled storage with the option of hybrid charging.

Floor plans begin with 1,557 square feet, 2 bed/2 bath starting at $798k-$896.  One larger 2 bed/2 bath featuring 1,695 sf is available at $880k, all with front facing views. The next larger floor plan offers 1,705 sf with 2 bedrooms, 2.1 baths and a den ranging from $695-798k, located on the back corners and oriented on the ends of the building.

Want to step off the elevator directly into your condo? Plan A may be just the ticket with 2,384 square feet in the center of the building.parkview-bedroom

Two units remain available on the Penthouse level; one features 3,276 sf, 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, plus flex room starting just over $2M; the other offers 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, private rooftop lounge, 2,507 sf. $2.2M.

For additional information, HOA details and updated availability for the Parkview Residences in the Garden District at Southlake Town Square, contact Lynn Wilson immediately at 817.939.8987 or visit NorthTexasArea.com.  Start off 2017 with an exciting new lifestyle!

 

Amazing Architecture – 9207 Crystal Cove

August 18th, 2016

T9207-crystal-cove-cedar-hill-tx-MLS-33he amazing architecture of 9207 Crystal Cove, Grand Prairie, TX is what makes this home truly unique in today’s real estate market.  Designed by Dallas architect, Frank Welch, this home offers a wonderful flavor of Frank Lloyd Wright throughout.  Downstairs you’ll find an expansive family room with views to the lush outside living area and well landscaped backyard.  Entertaining is a breeze with the fully equipped cruise bar easily accessed from the kitchen and media room.  Multiple outdoor entertaining areas abound.

This home features spectacular lighting throughout, making evening an extra treat. Upstairs, you’ll find three large bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and private balcony. The upstairs study could easily become a 4th bedroom should you desire. The Huge game room features its own bar, side entertaining areas with views below as well as sunsets at Joe Pool Lake.  The architecture of this home was designed to provide outstanding views from most positions in the home.

The master bedroom retreat features a fireplace, private balcony with sunset views, pampering master bath complete with body sprays in the shower! Huge closet meets every need and offers access to the laundry room.  The 4-car garage is every man’s dream, offering a completely finished out workshop, bathroom, and two large storage closets.

Ask Lynn Wilson for a complete list of specialized upgrades. This amazing home is truly a Must-See as words cannot adequately describe all this custom home has to offer. Minutes from Joe Pool Lake and Tangle Ridge Golf Club.  Call Lynn Wilson to schedule a private showing of 9207 Crystal Cove.

Lynn Wilson, Realtor Featured in Society Life – Women in Business issue

May 4th, 2016

Recently Lynn Wilson was featured in Society Life magazine as a woman in the business of selling real estate in Southlake, Grapevine, Colleyville, Westlake, and the surrounding communities of North Texas.   Additionally, Lynn Wilson proudly serves on the Agent Leadership Council in the Keller Williams DFW/Southlake Market Center (similar to a Board of Directors).  Society Life magazine highlights the lifestyles, professionals and recreational opportunities available in these affluent areas of North Texas.

Here is some of what was written:

For over 14 years, I’ve served buyers and sellers during the exciting, but sometimes overwhelming transitions of life.  Finding the right home, at the right price, for the next stage of life is a challenge I love undertaking!  Positioning a home for sale through staging, pricing and proper marketing requires extensive knowledge, as well as innovative technologies.  With a strong background in mortgage financing, I understand what it takes to achieve a successful closing in today’s market.  I can proudly say that the bulk of my business is built on past client referrals and most clients are now good friends!  I always knew I wanted to earn a degree and become an entrepreneur, so I could hold myself accountable in achieving my goals.  I was intrigued with law and worked for oil/gas lawyers but ultimately decided on a degree in accounting/finance.  Although a native Texan…

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Villas at Oak Pointe, Colleyville TX

April 12th, 2016

Villas at Oak Pointe, Colleyville TX is an upscale, gated, custom home community offering a fabulous location and homes with exceptional flair! Conveniently tucked away off Hwy 26 and John McCain, Villas at Oak Pointe is one of Colleyville’s best kept secrets. Homeowners wanting the best of both worlds will love the greenbelts and walking trails meandering throughout the preserved wooded landscape, while enjoying a lock and leave lifestyle. Villas and Townhomes feature luxury finishes throughout.  Easy access to 114/121, medical, or upscale shopping and dining in Colleyville, you’ll love to call Villas at Oak Pointe home.  Call Lynn Wilson today at 817.939.8987 or visit NorthTexasArea.com to schedule a private viewing of these gorgeous homes.

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Just Listed in Southlake

April 2nd, 2015

Just Listed in Southlake is your complete guide to newly listed homes for sale in prestigious Southlake, so you can beat the rush! Be a prepared and ready buyer with either proof of funds or a mortgage pre approval letter in hand. To schedule a viewing of any of the homes shown in  Just Listed in Southlake, call or text Lynn Wilson, your Southlake Luxury Home specialist, today at 817.939.8987. Visit NorthTexasArea.com.

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Filing your Texas Homestead Exemption

January 23rd, 2015

Filing your Texas Homestead Exemption is fairly simple and free!  Do not pay an outside solicitor to file this for you!

If you purchased a home in 2014, you will need to file your homestead exemption between January 1 and April 30, 2015 in order to receive a reduction or credit toward your home’s valuation from which your taxes are calculated.

The good news is you only need to file your Texas homestead exemption once for the entire time you live at your home address.  Should you own multiple properties in Texas, you can only have one homestead exemption at a time.

For Tarrant County residents, you can visit tad.org, or simply click here Tarrant-County-Homestead Form.

For Dallas County residents, visit Dallascad.org, enter your specific property address and it should direct you to an online exemption form.

For more North Texas Area Real Estate information, visit NorthTexasArea.com.

Home Inspections

January 3rd, 2015

Home inspections are always recommended when buying a home, even if it’s new construction.  As the buyer, you choose the inspector and pay him directly (usually via credit card) prior to the inspection.  The inspector usually can check the gas lines, sprinkler system and will coordinate a termite inspection at the same time.  Most buyers don’t know inspectors, so ask your friends, family or your real estate agent for a list of names you can select. You definitely want an inspector who is licensed with TREC!

The inspector will conduct an “objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of the house, from the roof to the foundation”. The home inspector will not move items blocking access nor do they inspect things within walls or behind walls. The inspector will go through the entire house making notes of any visible damage, items needing repair or maintenance and provide a printed and digital copy of his findings and recommendations. If something is beyond his scope, he may recommend consulting with a licensed professional for further evaluation. Examples of this would include a structural engineer, Heating/Air Conditioning (HVAC), or a qualified roofing company for their recommendations.

Home inspections are typically conducted during the option period (Texas real estate contracts) with repairs negotiated with the listing agent/seller during the option period as well. If the inspection reveals conditions not acceptable to the buyer or if the seller is unwilling to make the recommended repairs requested by the buyer, the buyer can exercise their right to terminate during the option period and receive their earnest money back. Most of the time, sellers are willing to repair a reasonable list of items requested by the buyer. A good buyer’s agent will educate their buyer on what is reasonable to ask for and what is generally considered excessive. Note that code changes occur frequently, so while a home was built to code, it may be out of code at the time of the inspection. The inspector is required to call this out. However, a seller isn’t required to change things just because the code changed. This is a case by case situation best deferred to your buyer’s agent for advice.

Many buyers envision being at the inspection for the entire 3-4 hours, depending on the size of the property. The best approach is to meet your buyer’s agent at the property about 45 minutes prior to the inspection concluding. This allows for a summary review in person with the inspector, so he can answer any questions, show you where things are located, and further familiarize you with things unique to that particular home. This allows the home inspector to do his job thoroughly without interruption for the first few hours, then he is more prepared to review the findings with you and your agent.

Why should you have a home inspection? To protect you in making what is likely your largest investment. In order to make the best real estate decision, you need to go forward with as much information about the property as possible. Most importantly, remember there is no perfect home and all homes, old and brand new, have little things here and there!

For more information about property values and North Texas real estate, visit NorthTexasArea.com today!

Carroll ISD Homes for Sale $600k-$800k

December 1st, 2014

Carroll ISD homes for sale $600k-$800k can be easily found with this interactive map!  If you’re in the  market for homes attending Southlake Carroll schools, look no further.  If you’re preferring a different price range, or needing additional real estate information for Southlake Homes for Sale and the surrounding areas of Colleyville, Grapevine, Westlake, Keller and Trophy Club, visit NorthTexasArea.com.

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New Shopping and Dining in Southlake, TX

November 13th, 2014

New Shopping and Dining in Southlake, TX arrive just in time for the new year (spring?), and with a little bit of luck, maybe the holiday shopping season!

Park Village, the new retail center located at the southwest corner of Southlake Blvd (1709) and Carroll will host fantastic retailers REI (for outdoor and sports enthusiasts), Orvis (specializing in fly-fishing gear), and Michaels (arts and crafts). Restaurants slated to open include Potbelly, RA Sushi, Luna Grill, Gloria’s, Gigi’s Cupcakes, and Modmarket, offering a farm fresh menu. The Fresh Market, a food and produce market, is the major retailer at Park Village. On a more personal side, The Lash Lounge will be opening in Park Village as well.

Southlake Town Square is expanding to include Trader Joe’s, a specialty grocery store, with an anticipated opening date of February 20, 2015, Spin Neopolitan Pizza, opening November with delicious, stone oven pizzas, and Columbia featuring outdoor wear. Alter’d State recently opened in Southlake Town Square. This women’s boutique belives in giving back through J.Jill, a women’s apparel and footwear boutique is opening in the heart of Town Square. Elaine Turner, offering designer handbags, shoes and accessories is completing the new women’s shopping spots!

Kimball Oaks in Southlake is welcoming BJ’s Brewery, a casual dining experience, along with the PGA Tour Superstore for the golfer in your life!
Shops of Southlake is welcoming Springfree Trampoline, opening November, and Elos Aqua Studios for upscale aquariums, with an opening date TBD.

Southlake, TX is a wonderful place to call home. Thinking of moving to Southlake? Visit NorthTexasArea.com to search for homes for sale in Southlake, TX.