A forever home deserves a forever bathroom, one that will stand the test of time.
This may mean putting aside any thoughts of laying down miles of pink tile or installing that funky sink shaped like a wooden trough. No, this is one room where the classics should truly reign supreme.
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The Ebby Halliday Companies officially broke ground on their new Prosper | Celina Office on June 30. Members of Ebby’s current Prosper | Celina Office and company leadership gathered at the site of the new office at 1360 N. Preston Road in Prosper, for the ceremonial groundbreaking.
“This state-of-the-art office is being built for the future,” says Chris Kelly, president & CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes real estate brands Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew, as well as core-services companies Prosperity Mortgage, Home Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title. “It offers a superior location and is a statement of our commitment to serving this increasingly popular, fast-growing area for many years to come.”
“The new 7,500-square-foot stand-alone building will replace our current Prosper | Celina Office,” says Ebby Halliday Realtors Prosper | Celina Sales Leader Cathie Skinner. “Near the corner of Preston Road and Prosper Trail, our new office will offer a highly visible location and the latest in technology. Offering one convenient real estate experience, in addition to brokerage services it will also provide our valued clients with mortgage, title and insurance services.”
Ebby’s new Prosper | Celina Office will promote collaboration among sales associates and clients, as well as provide conference rooms, private offices and training areas.
The new office directly stems from one of Skinner’s favorite quotes, “With success comes growth.”
Since the Prosper | Celina Office’s inception in 2017 it has certainly had its share of success and growth.
“The agents of our Prosper | Celina Office have worked hard to build market share as well as an energetic, positive and collaborative culture that continues to attract talent,” Skinner says. “With our new office we will ensure that we have room for our current talent and those who join us. I couldn’t be prouder of this team’s professionalism, dedication and work ethic as we serve the residents of Prosper, Celina and greater North Texas.”
Skinner says Ebby’s new Prosper | Celina Office will offer area residents, those who may be considering calling the area their new home, and top-producing agents an opportunity to be a part of something special.
The new office, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020, is designed to continue to grow along with Prosper and Celina and to accommodate the ever-expanding number of agents who proudly serve the area.
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The housing market began to bounce back in May, 2020 but new data released today by realtor.com® shows that consumers are showing an increasing preference for suburban and rural areas as they return to the market. In May, online listing views on realtor.com® in suburban ZIP codes grew by 13 percent, nearly doubling the pace of growth of urban areas.
While time on market has slowed nationally due to complications surrounding deal closings during the pandemic, suburban and rural markets are seeing lower increases due to strong consumer interest. Time on market increased by 25 percent in rural areas, 30 percent in suburban areas and 35 percent in urban areas year-over-year. This represents the widest gap in percent change since realtor.com® started tracking the metric in 2016.
More than half (54) of the nation’s 100 largest metros are seeing increased interest in the suburbs. Suburban listing views in May 2020 exceeded those from May 2019, as well as the start of the year. Out of the nearly 20,000 ZIP codes tracked in realtor.com®‘s Hottest Market rankings, suburban ZIP codes saw a median jump of 404 spots, while rural ZIPs saw a median jump of 846 spots. Hottest Markets are determined by popularity (online listing views) and time on market.
“This migration to the suburbs is not a new trend, but it has become more pronounced this spring,” said Javier Vivas, realtor.com® director of economic research. “After several months of shelter-in-place orders, the desire to have more space and the potential for more people to work remotely are likely two of the factors contributing to the popularity of the burbs.”
For the past several years, it’s been common to see suburban areas outpace urban areas in growth of views per property. However, May marks the second largest discrepancy since realtor.com® started tracking the metric in 2016. Views per property in rural and suburban ZIP codes were up an average of 16 and 13 percent, year-over-year respectively. Views per property in urban areas were up 7 percent year-over-year on average.
“Suburban interest typically peaks during the summer, as families look to move before the start of the school year. However, suburban interest in May outpaced last year’s July peak, which could indicate even stronger interest in the suburbs as the summer homebuying season continues to heat up,” said Vivas.
Top 10 metros where suburban listing views increased most year-over-year:
- McAllen, Texas is shifting toward Mission (ZIP: 78572)
- Oklahoma City, Okla. is shifting toward Norman (ZIP: 73072)
- Augusta, Ga. is shifting toward Aiken (ZIP: 29801)
- Fresno, Calif. Is shifting toward Kingsburg (ZIP: 93631)
- Minneapolis is shifting toward Andover (ZIP: 55304)
- Durham, N.C. is shifting toward Rougemont (ZIP: 27572)
- Raleigh, N.C. is shifting toward Clayton (ZIP: 27527)
- Colorado Springs, Colo. is shifting toward Peyton (ZIP: 80831)
- Greensboro, N.C. is shifting toward Brown’s Summit (ZIP: 27214)
- Knoxville, Tenn. is shifting toward Louden (ZIP: 37774)
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