Plano has plenty of superlatives like the safest city, the best place to live, and best place to buy a home in America, but the Collin County city has another interesting superlative — #2 hardest-working city in America according to Kempler Industries. Actually, six of the country’s 10 hardest-working cities are in North Texas, including Dallas #3, Grand Prairie #4, Garland #6, Irving #8, and Arlington #9. If you work hard, forget about playing hard… You want to rest and relax hard. Here are three beautiful Plano houses that make relaxing after a long workday easy to do.

 

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This 3,427-square-foot four-bedroom at 5325 Seascape Lane in west Plano is a rare one-story that’s sprawling ranch in style, but contemporary in feel. Shannon Wiser of Ebby Halliday – Preston Plano Parkway has the Willow Bend listing for $645,000, a $55,000 price improvement from when it was first listed in late July, and that’s notable because the median listing price in toney Willow Bend is $875,000.

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PlanoPlano and Arlington are at the top of a list of best places to drive, pending home sales fell in July, and Realogy announced that its agents lead a top LGBT+ agent list. We have all this in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Plano, Arlington Rank in the Top 25 for Best Places to Drive

You have to wait until No. 13 to find a North Texas city on WalletHub’s Best and Worst Places to Drive, but once you get there, it’s Plano that leads the DFW pack. Arlington comes in at 25th, according to the study, which looked at the 100 most populated U.S. cities. (more…)

far west Plano

You won’t normally find a lot of bargains in toney far west Plano, but this 4,561-square-foot home at 6601 Terrace Mill Lane in the Kings Ridge neighborhood has come down $123,000 to $680,000 since it was first listed.

With five bedrooms and four and half-baths in this two-story home, this large corner-lot home could be a perfect executive home for those commuting to the “Five Billion Mile” in Plano/Frisco. Take a look for yourself this Saturday, Sept. 7 or Sunday, Sept. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m at an open house hosted by listing agent Brian A. James of Rogers Healy and Associates. (more…)

Fort WorthFort Worth is the country’s third-fastest growing city, North Texas cities are in the middle of the pack when it comes to being flip-friendly, and DFW rents rose — but not by as much as the national rate. We have all this in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Fort Worth Country’s Third-Fastest Growing City

Fort Worth is the country’s third-fastest growing city, an analysis of U.S. Census data conducted by CityLab revealed.

Richard Florida,  co-founder and editor at large of CityLab, assembled a team of researchers to examine what cities have bounced back and are experiencing growth in population and jobs, and which ones are still struggling post-recession. The team looked at Census data between the years 2012 and 2017. (more…)

Just a few days after nearby Collin Creek Mall shuttered permanently for a billion-dollar redevelopment project, this completely updated 1965-built home at 1009 Ridgefield Drive in Plano went on the market for $310,000. Great timing by Keller Williams Arlington agent Phyllis Song because this Dallas North Estates neighborhood should benefit from upscale development coming to this prime location in Plano. PLUS, this house is gorgeous inside! (more…)

Hunters Glen

The sellers at 2313 Loch Haven Drive in Plano’s Hunters Glen barely broke-in the glass cooktop in the kitchen before a dream job recruited them out-of-state. (Did you know water from an overfull pot burns a stain on those cooktops? Just me?) Lived in for less than 30 days, the fully remodeled one-story home in Hunters Glen has been listed by Shannon Beitchman of Robert Elliott and Associates for $388,000. (more…)

PlanoPlano hits the top 20 when it comes to best places to rent, we have a look at June’s single-family and multi-family housing starts, and homeownership is up for one key age group. We have all this and more in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Best Places to Rent? In North Texas, Start in Plano

Source: WalletHub

If you want to look for the best places to rent in North Texas, you’re going to need to head to Plano, where the city came in 19th out of 180 cities in a new report on the best and worst places to rent by personal-finance website WalletHub. (more…)