The city of Plano is primarily located in Collin County, Texas with a small part extending into neighboring Denton County. Plano has always been a popular suburb of Dallas, located roughly 20 miles to the southwest. The city has a total geographic area of slightly over 71 square miles and has a population estimated at 275,000 people.
Plano’s growth during the 1990s has been well documented. By the year 2000, Plano had become one of the largest suburbs of Dallas.
Plano Texas real estate for sale also includes a good supply of condos and town homes, in addition to a wide range of single-family residences.
Let’s take a slightly closer look at the typical prices of homes for sale in Plano Texas.
As of 2010, Plano has been listed as the safest American city to live – which is a big star for those that are seeking a place to raise a family.
A typical existing 3-bedroom Plano home consists of between 1,650 and 2,250 square feet and will likely be listed for sale somewhere between $225,000 and $295,000 and up. A quick search of Plano Texas real estate also shows a number of 3-bedroom homes for sale in the $200,000 range as well, with a few listed less than $200,000.
A typical existing 4-bedroom home would have between 2,500 and 3,250 square and you might expect these homes to be listed for sale between $325,000 and $425,000 and up. Naturally, depending on the neighborhood, you can also find a number of 4-bedroom homes priced less than $325,000 and considerably higher than $425,000.
In a typical existing 5-bedroom home, you might expect to find between 3,500 and 4,250 square feet of living space and will most likely be listed for sale in the $475,000 to $575,000 range or higher.
As you would expect, among the homes for sale in Plano Texas, there are quite a number of executive homes with 7,500 to 10,000 square feet of space that range in price from $750,000 to $3 million. There are even several such homes on the market that are in excess of $4.2 million.
Plano gets its name from the Spanish word for “flat,” a reference to the general local terrain. However, there’s nothing flat about the Plano Texas real estate market. When it comes to home values, Plano has enjoyed higher home appreciation rates than many other parts of the country. While there are no guarantees – in life, just like real estate – real estate tracking firms predict home values in Plano will continue to see better than average increases compared to similar homes in other markets throughout the United States.
If you’re considering purchasing one of the many newly-built houses for sale in Plano Texas, you’ll be pleased to find there is a generous and growing supply of homes either under construction or on the drawing board. We at Nu Home Source Realty can suggest several new developments featuring model homes with various floor plans to choose from. Many of the newly-built or to-be-built homes feature the latest in innovative smart-home technology designed to provide a great combination of convenience, energy-efficiency and money saving results.
In addition, depending on your budget and preferences, you can select various builder upgrades offering extras such as stainless steel appliances, granite kitchen countertops, special flooring - including Mexican tile or hardwoods - custom cabinetry, and more. We think you’ll agree, personalizing and customizing your home package will almost make you feel like you’ve designed your very own custom home from scratch. And, if you’re interested in having a custom home built, there are a variety of residential homesites throughout Plano just waiting for the right home to be built. Ask us about the available homesites.
Getting a Mortgage
We know it sounds cliche’, but we truly believe there’s no better time than now to be in the market for homes for sale in Plano Texas. With interest rates at or near historic lows, Plano Texas real estate is more affordable now than ever. In addition, if you’re a first-time homebuyer you’ll be happy to know there are a number of mortgage lending programs available that are designed specifically with new buyers in mind. If you need assistance on where to go for the best mortgage financing, we at Nu Home Source Realty can give you recommendations on several reputable mortgage lending firms in the Plano area.
Living in Plano
Residential living in Plano has often been described as the best of both worlds. Plano offers a wide selection of beautiful, well-established neighborhoods providing near-seclusion from the fast paced hustle and bustle of Dallas. Yet, living in Plano gives its residents easy, quick access to all the big city has to offer – including a wide variety of events, activities and sporting events. In 2013, Plano was the recipient of a top score in a livability index rating among cities in the United State with populations exceeding 100,000. In addition, Plano was also ranked No. 1 in the “Best Places to Live in America” by a well-respected city data company.
In summary, we’re excited about the fact you’re considering the many homes for sale in Plano Texas. We think it’s a great place to live, work or raise a family. At Nu Home Source Realty, we want to be a part of helping your search for a home become a reality. Our experienced, knowledgeable real estate professionals are well-versed in all aspects of the Plano Texas housing market. We’ve spent hours studying and researching what’s sold, what’s selling, and for how much – and we’re excited to share that knowledge with you. We’ll meet with you to discuss your and your family’s needs and find out what you’re looking for in a home. Then, we’ll carefully match those wants and needs with a compatible list of homes that meet your requirements.
It should go without saying – but we’re going to say it anyway – at Nu Home Source Realty, we don’t just want to sell you a home, we want to find the home that best fits you and your family, at a price you're comfortable with, too. Remember, because we know the market we can recommend homes for sale that we think are fair, and our goal will always be to find the best home at the best offer we can negotiate together.
Call us today. We would love to have the opportunity to assist you in your home search. We’ll present the homes we think best fit your criteria, and when you’re ready to visit them in person, we’ll be right there with you. At Nu Home Source Realty, we’ve been fortunate to have served hundreds of homebuyers through the years and are proud to say they’ve become satisfied homeowners. We want to add you and your family to that list and we’ll work hard to earn your trust.