McKinney TX Real Estate

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

LEASED in 2 days!! 2512 Coolwater in Plano for Lease at $1,595/Mo.

Ideal location for this spacious 4 BR (or 3 BR + study) home walking distance to community pool, park & playground in Plano with Frisco ISD! Over 2100 square feet of impressive living space-wood floors, textured walls, kitchen with island & decorative backsplash, updated lighting & neutral color palette. Outside you'll enjoy the Flagstone patio, new fence ('07) & landscaped backyard. Fridge, washer & dryer to stay. Pets on case by case basis.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Join us tonight!

If you've EVER contemplated what a career in real estate might be like, then now is your time to get your questions answered!
Laura & Kim, d + b real estate's owners, will be leading a casual informational meeting about the process of getting your real estate license, the fees and costs involved and all of the in's and out's of a career as a Realtor.
Enjoy some light snacks and perhaps a glass of wine as we provide a comfortable setting in which you can get all of your questions answered.

Tonight at 7:00 p.m. at 207 E. Virginia # 203 in Historic McKinney. Across the street from Aparicios and above the Lavender House Tea Room.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Help fight hunger

I saw the news last night and saw that a local Pastor was fasting and collecting non perishable food items to help fight hunger. It really touched me and I feel the need to help.

If you can't deliver the items yourself please call or text me and I will pick it up from you.

Laura Barron 214-415-5329

Let's fight hunger together!
Click on the link above to go to the website to get more details.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

LEASED IN 11 DAYS!!!!!! LEASE 4305 Heath Ct. in Plano...Only $1,600 Month!

Charming 3 bedroom plus study home in Estates at Fountain Creek. This home features Italian tile flooring in heavy traffic areas, wood flooring in spacious kitchen with gas cooktop and window seat, plantation shutters on front windows, austin stone fireplace with gas logs and picture frame molding in formal dining room.

Home was built in 1996, 1,964 square feet for $1,600/MO.

Monday, October 19, 2009

7160 Sleepy Hollow Road - Prosper ISD - 2 Acres!

WOW! Private entrance to home on 2 acres located in sought after Prosper ISD offered for only $150,000.

Click on the above picture for all the details, pictures and contact information to schedule your own private showing!

Listed by Cindy Harpole at 214-478-3796.

9779 Old Field - Home For Sale in McKinney

Adorable Cape Cod style home in Winsor Meadows at Westridge, offered for only $169,900.

Click on the above picture for all the details, photos and contact information for your own private showing!

Listed by Kathy Carico at 972-742-5863.

8804 Red Oaks Drive - Stonebridge Ranch in McKinney

Stunning home for sale in McKinney - located in sought after Stonebridge Ranch in the village of Fairway Village. Offered for $284,900.

Click on the above picture for all the details, more photos and contact information for setting up your own private viewing of this showcase home.

Listed by Kathy Carico - cell phone 972-742-5863.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Garage Sales & Open House TOMORROW!!!!

Please visit Stone Brooke Crossing Neighborhood located at the Southwest corner of Lake Forest and Virginia Parkway in McKinney for garage sales running from 7-2. Pick up a flyer at 5400 Turtle by the community pool that features all the homes participating in the garage sale and a list of open houses OR pick up flyers at another location: Village & Stone Brooke Crossing in a flyer box with balloons.

Open Houses run from 11-2!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

1707 Lake Tawakoni in Allen

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Garage Sales and Open Houses this Saturday OCTOBER 10th

Please visit Stone Brooke Crossing Neighborhood located at the Southwest corner of Lake Forest and Virginia Parkway in McKinney for garage sales running from 7-2. Pick up a flyer at 5400 Turtle by the community pool that features all the homes participating in the garage sale and a list of open houses OR pick up flyers at another location: Village & Stone Brooke Crossing in a flyer box with balloons.

Open Houses run from 11-2 and will be designated with open house signs and on the flyer.

If your a resident and would like to participate please visit the community blog for a registration form

See you Saturday!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Sold after getting a contract in 14 DAYS! 6808 Oak Falls Drive in McKinney

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Under Contract.....8412 Lanners Drive McKinney, TX 75070

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Home Improvements:
Front Door Lock/Handle
Storm Door (Front & Back)
Master Bedroom/Bath Blinds
Outside House Lights
Outside Directional Lighting
Outside Landscaping
4 Ceiling Fans
Breakfast Light Fixture
Concrete Patio Extension
Patio Cover Addition
Built-In Cabinet in Family Room
Flooring ( whole house carpet/utility ceramic tile)
Microwave Oven
Kitchen Sink Disposal
Surround Sound Speakers
Family Room Crown Molding
Installed Light Fixture above TV
Family Room Shades and Cornices

Average Utility Cost (Electric/Gas/Water) per month for 2008 = $312

To see this home contact Kim Daugherty or Laura Barron 972-838-5394

Friday, April 3, 2009

Garage Sales and Open House TOMORROW

We have 16 homes participating in the Stone Brooke Crossing (McKinney) garage sale from 7-2.

One open house at 5100 Sandy Ct. McKinney, TX from 11-2.

Get ready for all the great sales and lots of traffic in and out of our beautiful neighborhood!

Maps handed out at Crutcher Crossing and Turtle Way by community pool.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

Grand Opening!

Be sure to check your mailboxes for your invite to d + b Grand Opening.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wanting to get a mortgage loan?

ALL FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional loans will now require a 620 fico score. Lenders who sell to Fannie and Freddie or any major servicer will now have this requirement effective immediately.

In order to get a home loan today and until further notice a 620 mid-score is required by ALL borrowers on the loan.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mark your calendars! MARCH 28th - GRAND OPENING

Everyone will be talking about it so don't miss it!

Saturday, March 28th is the Grand Opening Party for d + b real estate.

Stop in and meet with us between 1-5 pm for appetizers and drinks in beautiful historic downtown McKinney.

While you are here we would like to thank you: our friends, business partners and clients for all your support and referrals with a complimentary 8 X 10 family portrait. Email us at to reserve your time slot. Kym Jackson with Portraits By Kym will be taking the photos.

We are very thankful to our d + b real estate neighbor Wendolin Mercado for the use of her studio.

Keep an eye out for your invitation....

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Good news..DFW Real Estate is holding strong

I was at a networking meeting today and the presenter talked about the state of the market. Let me just say that I am happy to live in Texas. While the news and media have been talking about the doom and gloom in real estate on the national level they failed to point out that DFW is one of the housing markets that has remained flat. The S & P Case Shiller Index reported that the Dallas area had a 3.3% residential price decline compared to the national average of 18.2%.

One of the contributing factors is the strong DFW economy. In the Oil & Gas Industry the Barnett Shale (onshore natural gas field) created 83k jobs in 2007 and generated 8.2 billion into the local economy. We were also presented with employment changes for 30 states, comparing December 2007 with December 2008, and Texas was the only state that was not in the red. Texas showed an increase of 153,700 new jobs.

Did you know that DFW has a less than 1% chance to have housing prices decline in the next two years according to the PMI U.S. Market Risk Index . What does all this mean? DFW is a good place to set roots with it's strong economy and stable real estate. Take advantage of the low interest rates and call the Barron-Daugherty team at d + b real estate to help you buy or sell your home, 972-838-5394.

SOLD: McKinney, Texas Home in Eldorado Heights Reduced to $154,900

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

McKinney, TX Neighborhood Real Estate Report - Eldorado Heights 2008

Eldorado Heights is a large master-planned subdivision in the heart of McKinney, TX. Builders such as Lennar, Legacy, Drees, Buescher, DR Horton and Mercedes Homes built this sought-after community in the late 90's. In 2008 124 homes sold in Eldorado Heights, according to MLS statistics.

The low price went for $124,000 and the high price was $242,900, with sellers receiving 98% of list price on average. The average price per square foot was $74.22.

Of the 124 sales, 22 were either foreclosures or short sales (17%). This figure is an important one when determining value of the homes in the neighborhood. Foreclosures and short sales can drive down values, given that the motivation for selling the home is different than a normal sale.

Another interesting facts, yet a fact that is hardly ever revealed but SHOULD be, is the fact that 62 of 144 sellers contributed towards buyer's closing costs! 43%! Why is this so important? Let's say a home sells for $100,000. The sellers did not pay for any of the buyer's closing costs. Let's say their neighbors with the EXACT same floorplan and condition sells for $100,000, BUT also paid for $5,000 of the buyer's closing costs. Are these 2 offers equal? NO. The neighbor could have also sold the house for $95,000 and NO closing costs and the offer would have been equal. Closing costs need to be factored into comparables.

Below are how the 124 sales broke down, month by month:

January - 6 sales

February - 12 sales

March -8 Sales

April - 6 sales

May - 14 sales

June - 12 sales

July - 12 sales

August - 15 sales

September - 12 sales

October - 11 sales

November - 9 sales

December - 7 sale

If you're looking for a McKinney Realtor that KNOWS Eldorado Heights Real Estate, then give us a call!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Open House in Eldorado Heights this Sunday, 2-4

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

How we became d + b real estate

What's in a logo?

What's in a name?

I'd like to be the first to introduce : d + b real estate! We are McKinney's newest Boutique Real Estate Firm. In starting a new company, the very first thing the owner must address is the company's branding. It's the logo. The look. The feel. It sets the tone of your business. It's permanent. It's significant. And I love mine.

Now I don't know if anyone has ever given a thorough analysis of their company's logo before. Maybe you've never thought about yours before. Maybe you're in the process of creating your own. Here's a few facts about d + b real estate...our logo and our name.


What's the "d" and "b" stand for? Great first question. Glad you asked! Since we are a family owned business, the letters stand for our last names. Kim Daugherty and Laura Barron. We're sisters. We're friends. We're partners in crime!

Why didn't you capitalize the letters? Ah ha! You've now pointed out the next most obvious thing! GASP! Why would we do such a thing? Don't we know that's bad grammar? Yes, we know. There are 2 reasons - I'll give you the least important reason first: we just like how it looked better! For the second reason you'll need to go a little deeper. And it actually ties in with the 3rd point, so I'll just move on to bullet 3...

I see you've used a "+" sign. Why not a "&" or "and"? OK, so maybe you didn't even notice this. The "+" is actually a very important part of the logo. You see, the "+" resembles a cross, yes? As followers of Christ, we believe that all good things come from God. We believe that without the cross, we only have each other. We believe that in order for our success to be real, it takes more than the 2 of us - more than the "d" and the "b". It takes 3. Christ is the backbone of our faith and the glue that holds us together. It represents WHO we are and WHAT we believe. It's a subtle reminder in our logo that no matter what, God's got our back.
And back to the lowercase letters...The "d" and "b" are lower-case because the attention doesn't need to be on US - we're not most important - it's our customers, our clients. We approach the job with a servant heart of putting the needs of others before ourselves.

I told you it was deep!

What's "Real Family" got to do with it? "Real Family. Real Estate." That's been our team's slogan even before we formed d + b. We are family, and we treat our clients like they are family. We wanted to carry it forward into our own company. And we don't just treat the clients that way, it extends to the agents in our office. We don't intend to grow into a mega-office. We intend to stay small, always remembering quality over quantity.

OK, this is obvious. Yes, for the logo we chose the "d" and "b" for obvious reasons.
Color scheme. What, you mean there's thought to it? YES!
Blue - It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.
Black - Black denotes strength and authority, power; it is considered to be a very formal, elegant, and prestigious color.

The doors are open for business! Come see us down on the square in Historic Downtown McKinney!

207 E. Virginia, Suite 203 - above Lavender House Tea Room, across from Aparicio's.

McKinney, TX 75069

If you are looking for a McKinney Realtor that specializes in McKinney Real Estate, then we welcome the opportunity to serve you. We are a full-service boutique real estate office, specializing in catering to our client's needs by providing excellent home marketing services, the best in customer service and educating our clients on the responsible way to buy & sell real estate in our economy, and in our market. When it comes to selling your McKinney, TX home, YOU HAVE A CHOICE! Call d + b real estate today at 972-838-5394.

P.S. Attention, Texas A&M grads - did I fail to mention the best part? We are Texas Aggie Owned and Operated! Gig 'em!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Meet d + b real estate's newest agent....Kathy Carico

About Kathy Carico

My Client-First Philosophy

There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work.

That said, in my experience as a McKinney real estate professional, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.

This "client first" philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped me to extend the range of services I provide to my clients.

This year I am celebrating 19 years as a success Realtor in this area. So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the Allen, McKinney, Frisco, Plano, Carrollton, Lewisville, Northeast Denton County,North Dallas areas, please contact me.


Just Listed: 5409 Highlands: $159,900

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