Candy’s Picks for Today’s Daybreak Segment on Channel 8: Collin County

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By now you probably know that I do a couple of real estate reports on Daybreak with Ron Corning, at 6:30 a.m. about twice monthly. Usually I get the houses I feature up as soon as I get back to my desk from Victory, but today was a busy day in the world of real estate reporting AND it was Krispy Kreme’s 75th anniversary. The topic this morning was Collin County. From the desk of agent extraordinaire Tom Branch, who sells the heck out of this area, comes word that closed sales in Collin County are up by 16.5%, and there are 20.4% more homes under contract this year than last. Days on the market are down 24%, almost a quarter, and this is good: new listings are up 28.3%.

But here’s what you all want to hear: median sales prices in Collin County are up 1.8%.

Candy’s Picks this morning: 941 Circle In The Woods (photo above) in Fairview — a 10,000 square foot loaded Bavarian castle on 2 acres so wooded and hilly you’ll think you are in the Alps, $1,995,000; 5961 McFarland Drive in Willow Bend Polo Estates –five bedrooms, four and a half baths and a pool, great house $549,900;






1008 Howell Street in McKinney, gorgeous historic home with three bedrooms, three baths, two porches and a guest studio apartment $330,000;










and 1725 Quarry Lane also in McKinney, darling, neat three/two with everything including a golf/swim club nearby for $219,599.

Did not get to, but we love: 5032 Silver Lake Drive, five/five with lagoon pool, club membership, great location, and reduced to $699,900 from $739.900.


Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature, and, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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