Vote Yes for Prop 1 to LOWER YOUR TAXES!

October 27th, 2015

On Nov. 3rd, Vote YES for Proposition 1.  This is our chance to make a real difference for all Texas property owners.  Prop 1 – also called The Homeowner Tax Relief Proposition – will provide property tax relief and ban the state from mandating a sale tax when you sell your home.

  • Texas doesn’t currently have property transfer taxes, but 36 other states are forced to pay sales tax on real estate (even though they already pay property taxes).  Proposition 1 would ban this unfair practice from ever happening in Texas.
  • Proposition 1 also nearly doubles the Homestead Exemption, giving much needed property tax relief by increasing the homestead exemption from $15,000 to $25,000, all while making sure the State of Texas reimburses local school districts.
  • This bill also reduces taxes on Seniors and disabled Texans by ensuring these homeowners get the full benefit of the increased exemption.  This is a true Win/Win.

For more info on this topic visit www.TexansForProp1.com  and call me for all your real estate needs.

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Cambridge Custom Model Home Available

September 15th, 2015

Located in the heart of Coppell, this beautiful Cambridge custom model home is now available for $799,900 at 118 Blackburn Dr in the Red Hawk Community of Coppell.  The amenities in this home go on and on –  each room designed with great attention to detail.

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Just a few highlights of the amenities at  118 Blackburn Dr:

  • 3719 sq ft -4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath
  • Hand scraped hardwood floors throughout most of first floor
  • Custom crafted wood cabinets
  • Thermador professional series appliances
  • Beautiful wood beams on ceiling in family room
  • Decorative lighting
  • Wine bar with built in wine cooler
  • Victoria Albert tub and travertine stone in Master Bath
  • Superior efficiency through tankless water heater, radiant barrier, 16 SEER AC, HERS rated energy efficiency
  • Outdoor living space with large covered patio and triple spout water feature
  • Professionally landscaped front and back yard with zoned drip irrigation system
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For more information on this property, click here:  More Information on 118 Blackburn Drive. Or just give me a call – I would love to walk you through it myself to show you how attractive this property is!
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Looking for New Construction Homes in Coppell ISD?

August 8th, 2015

There are a number of new construction communities in Coppell/Irving that feature Coppell ISD.  Experts agree:  Using a Realtor when buying new construction is essential!

Current Snapshot of Local New Construction:

1. Main Street & Historic Hammond (Old Town Coppell) – Darling & Jr Rose: From the high 300-600s
2. Westhaven – Standard Pacific: 400-600s
3. East Lake – Toll Brothers: 400-600s
4. Belmont Landing – David Weekly: 500-600s
5. Red Hawk – Holmes Builders & Cambridge Homes: 500-900s
6. Bellacere – Copper Street Homes: 600-700s
7. Parkside – David Weekly, Lennar, Plantation, Highland Homes: 400-600s
8. Bridges at Las Colinas – Meritage, Darling Homes, Highland Homes: 500-600s

Advantages of having a Realtor help you purchase a new home:

• Knowledge of real estate market to find your perfect home quickly
• Expertise in Negotiation including 1) Price 2) Terms 3) Inclusions 4) Possession 5) Contingencies
• Closing assistance throughout the entire building process

One of many of our clients who are in the process of building new construction here in the Metroplex.

Checking-in on the progress of one of our clients new construction home in Old Town Coppell built by Darling Homes.

Buying a new home is more challenging and time-consuming then purchasing a resale home. It’s very beneficial to be professionally represented by a Realtor when you are entering into a contract for a build-to-suit or custom home.  Our experience, market and construction process knowledge and negotiation will add peace of mind to your home buying experience.

If you are looking to buy or build new construction in DFW give us a call at 972-350-5021 to discuss how The Jeff Hahn Team can help you.  We work hard to represent YOUR interests and ensure that you get the best outcome!  Here is feedback from a new Coppell resident that we recently represented through the purchase of a new construction home:

“Using a realtor when buying our new construction home made the process go smoother than it would have otherwise. Not only was Jeff able to help us in formulating an offer that got us a great purchase price, but he also served as the point person to communicate with the builder when things got behind schedule and  when corrections had to be made. We have also found that, compared with others in our new neighborhood, having a realtor has made it much easier when needing repairs while our home is still under warranty. We would strongly encourage using Jeff Hahn with new construction homes.” 

 

FAQ when using a Realtor to purchase a new home

1. Is there a cost to having a Realtor help me purchase new construction?

NO. My fee is paid by the builder. Any compensation given to a Realtor is recognized as a marketing fee for the referral and has absolutely no impact on the final cost of the home. In fact, in most cases I am able to negotiate a better price and upgrades for you. Builders desire, expect and encourage Realtor participation.

2. Can a Realtor represent me if I want to build a home with a custom home builder? 

YES. I have great relationships with many custom home builders in all price ranges throughout the Metroplex. These custom builders welcome all of my buyers with open arms and encourage Realtor participation.

3. Is there any advantage to NOT using a Realtor to help me purchase my new home?

NO. There is no financial advantage for you to buy directly from the builder. Builders have a “single-price” policy, meaning you will be charged the same price whether your interests are represented by an Agent or not. Just as in any resale, the Seller pays your Agent’s fee.

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Luxury Custom Home for Sale: 121 Oak Trail in Coppell

July 20th, 2015

Set on an inspiring lot just under 1 acre with many mature trees, this beautiful luxury custom home is now available at 121 Oak Trail in Coppell.  The views of this property, both interior and exterior, are gorgeous:

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Here are a few highlights of the amenities at  121 Oak Trail:

  • Huge backyard with saltwater pool & spa
  • Exquisite outdoor living area with stone fireplace, media cabinet, grill, refrigerator, and sink
  • High end interior features include custom cabinets and built-ins, handscraped hardwoods, custom woodwork and trims, wood beams, brick accents
  • Floor-to-ceiling Stone fireplace and built-in entertainment center in Family Room
  • Kitchen opens to family breakfast area, large breakfast bar, built in hutch
  • Gas cook top with custom hood, double convention oven, sub zero refrigerator, walk in pantry
  • Upstairs game room with built-ins and microwave/fridge
  • Media room with custom lighting and tray ceiling
  • Custom Billiards Room with wood beams, pub-style bar, and brick accents
  • Exercise room on the 1st floor
  • Master and full guest suite downstairs
  • Master bedroom with double tray ceilings, handscraped hardwoods, bay sitting area, and patio access
  • Master bath with separate Travertine stone slab vanities, jetted tub, frameless shower, and his and her walk-in closets
  • Dual staircases
  • Walking distance to school

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To see more information on this luxury property, click here:  More Information on 121 Oak Trail. Or just give me a call – I would love to show you the many features of this house that make it truly exquisite.
JeffHahn_ESig

New Construction under 400K at Old Town Coppell

July 3rd, 2015

Just when you thought you couldn’t find new construction in Coppell under 400K – we have great news! I have listed the following home for JR Rose in Old Town Coppell.  Estimated completion is soon – December 2015.  The model will be ready in October 2015.

Hammond Concept ImageAbout the home:

  • Gorgeous front porch with porch swing
  • 3 cm Granite Countertops
  • Stainless Steel GE Profile Appliances
  • Wrought Iron Staircase
  • His & Her Dual Vanities
  • Hand Laid Ceramic Tile
  • Custom Cabinetry
  • Oversized Master Shower and Jetted Tub in Master Bath
  • Extensive Crown Molding
  • Upstairs gameroom & More

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About Historic Hammond Coppell:

  • Located in the beautiful Main Street area of Coppell
  • Walkable community of retail buildings, restaurants, luxury homes and professional office cottages
  • Convenient to DFW Airport, business centers, shopping, entertainment districts, Coppell parks and schools
  • Pinkerton Elementary, Coppell Middle School West, Coppell High School
  • Walking distance to The Square at Old Town: The Square at Old Town

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MLS Description:

Low maintenance living in the heart of Coppell! Built by JR Rose ~ 2 Story Craftsman with covered front porch & porch swing, detached garage w rear entry and BACKYARD. Master + 1.5 bath down. 3 bed, bath + Game room upstairs. SS GE Appliances, Granite counters & Maple cabinets in Kitchen. Park, Farmers Market Pavilion, local restaurants and shops, all a short walk away. Coppell ISD. For more details, click here for the MLS listing:

 

If you are looking for new construction in Coppell, give me a call and I would be happy to give you more details!

JeffHahn_ESig

 

Neighborhood Spotlight: Castle Hills

June 23rd, 2015

Another fantastic neighborhood community I have worked with is Castle Hills in Lewisville.  While many factors go into finding the right house for my clients – determining which neighborhood is a good fit can be an important part of the process in discovering the perfect home.

Castle Hills is a 2,600-acre master-planned community located in the North Dallas area of Lewisville. As a collection of several developments, Castle Hills elicits the feeling of a small town. It has quick access to several major highways, including 121, Sam Rayburn Tollway,  I-35, PGBT, and the Dallas North Tollway.  Click here for an interactive map showing the various subdivisions within CH: http://castlehills.com/interactive-map

 

Below are examples of beautiful homes I have sold in Castle Hills:

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About the homes:

  • 2013: 211 homes sold
  • 2014: 231 homes sold
  • June 2015: 88 homes sold YTD with average sales prices of $475K
  • Homes range from 1700 to 9000 sq ft
  • Built from 1998 – current
  • Price Range: mid 200s – 1.75 million

About the area:

  • There are 24 parks in Castle Hills, including Lake Avalon Park, Pirate Ship Park, Echo Park, Train Park, Dragon Park
  • Hike-and-bike trails wind throughout Castle Hills offering many outdoor recreational opportunities for residents.
  • Neighborhood sponsored events include an Easter Egg Hunt, July 4th Freedom Festival with parade and fireworks, Fall Festival with pumpkin patch and Holiday in the Plaza annual tree lighting.
  • The pool season is from the first of April to the first week of October. Three of the four pools are staffed with lifeguards from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • In addition to the 24-hour private security patrol, a Neighborhood Crime Watch Program is in effect.
  • The 12-acre park and lake area allows catch-and-release fishing
  • The Gazebo Park, ponds, bridges and other beautifully landscaped areas are perfect for recreation and relaxation.
  • Golfing, clubhouse, pool, parks:  check out this photo gallery for a visual tour! http://castlehills.com/galleries/photos

 

What neighbors are saying:  The best way to learn about the atmosphere and intangible qualities of a neighborhood is to ask the people who live there. Here are some of the great things that current residents have to say about this neighborhood:

I do like Castle Hills very much, I guess buying our second home in the same community kind of says that.  CH is very child friendly.  We love the many parks and playgrounds that are designed for kids at different ages in CH. There are also many events great for little kids that are organized during holidays and on summer weekends at the community shopping center.  We also like the fact that the elementary school is inside the community, very easy for kids to walk to and back.

– Mei Zhang and Eric Zhou

 

For more information on Castle Hills – you can check out their website: http://castlehills.com/, or just give me a call and I can show you available homes.   I would love to help you focus on the neighborhoods that will be the best fit for you!  I live and have worked in this area for 14 years and know the area extremely well.   Please don’t hesitate to call me if I can be of assistance.

JeffHahn_ESig

Need help protesting your taxes?

May 19th, 2015

Did your property tax values for 2015 sky rocket and you want to protest?   To assist with your protest The Jeff Hahn Team is happy to provide comparable sales that may help to lower your value and answer any questions you have about the process.  Send us an email at thehahnteam@gmail.com or give us a call us at 972-350-5021.  

For more details on how to protest your taxes visit your county appraisal website.

 

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Neighborhood Spotlight: The Peninsulas of Coppell

April 25th, 2015

This month we turn our focus to the Coppell neighborhood of The Peninsulas of Coppell.  While many factors go into finding the right house for my clients – determining which neighborhood is a good fit can be an important part of the process in discovering the perfect home.

The Peninsulas are located in North East Coppell,  south of 121 off of Macarthur Blvd.  There is easy access to shopping areas, 121, and I35E.  Below are two examples of beautiful homes found in The Peninsulas:

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About the homes:

  • Small community of about 45 homes
  • Year Built: 1995-1998
  • Size Range: approx 3500-5000 sq ft
  • Price Range: 400k-600k
  • 2014 – 1 home sold
  • 2013 – 6 homes sold

 

About the area:

  • Feeds into excellent Coppell ISD Schools: Denton Creek Elementary, Coppell Middle School North, Coppell High School  (www.coppellisd.com)
  • Neighborhood amenities:  Greenbelt

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What neighbors are saying:  The best way to learn about the atmosphere and intangible qualities of a neighborhood is to ask the people who live there. Here are some of the great things that current residents have to say about this neighborhood:

The Peninsulas neighborhood is convenient to 35 and 121 and close to all the shopping in Vista Ridge.  We like living here because it is a small, relatively private community. We love the trail access on the north side, the water that surrounds it, and the neighbors are fantastic!

                                                                                                        – Ash and Brandie Warren

If you are looking for a home in Coppell, I can help you focus on the neighborhoods that will be the best fit for you!  I live and have worked in Coppell for 14 years and know the area extremely well.   Please don’t hesitate to call me if I can be of assistance!

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Spring Home Maintenance

April 17th, 2015

After walking into hundreds of homes as a realtor, it only takes me a few minutes to notice whether a home has been properly cared for and maintained. Here is a great checklist of spring home maintenance chores for homeowners to consider for their own property. When a home has been properly maintained over time, it is much quicker and easier to sell for its full potential value. So I do hope you will consider checking off a few boxes this month!

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        Spring checklist                                             

  • Inspect and change HVAC filters if necessary
  • Clean kitchen sink disposal
  • Clean range hood filters
  • Inspect fire extinguishers
  • Replace batters in smoke/carbon monoxide detectors
  • Run water and flush toilets in unused spaces
  • Test your water heater’s pressure relief valve
  • Check the exterior drainage
  • Clean out gutters
  • Inspect the exterior of your home
  • Get your AC ready for summer; consider servicing
  • Repair/replace damaged window screens
  • Clear dead plants/shrubs from the house
  • Inspect roof for damage, leaks, etc

As always, please don’t hesitate to call me if I can be of assistance to you!

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Are Coppell schools still Exemplary?

March 31st, 2015

We all know that many people choose to move to Coppell largely because of the high quality public education offered by CISD.  But those residents without kids currently enrolled might not have heard about why some schools took down their ‘Exemplary’ banners.

educationHave no fear – this is not an indication that your school is no longer meeting high standards!  There is simply a different rating system that no longer classifies schools as ‘Exemplary’.

The new system, called the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), assigns accountability ratings to each public school and district based on their performance. CISD was given the highest possible accountability ranking of ‘Met Standard’, as well as every school in CISD. In addition, there are 7 areas of distinctions possible for each campus.  For example, Coppell High School earned 5 of these 7 distinctions.

 

If you want to know even more, check out the detailed report for CISD below.  It includes a variety of statistics about test scores, class size, demographic information, teacher ratios, and more: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/cgi/sas/broker?_service=marykay&year4=2014&year2=14&_debug=0&single=N&title=2014+Texas

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If you would like to look at results for a particular school, there are school report cards available in this report:  http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/src/2014/static/district/c057922.pdf  In this file, you can research the scores in four performance areas for each school in comparison to the target score required to meet the state standard, as well as see demographic, operational, and STAAR test data.  For instance, here is the summary for Coppell HS:

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Of course the statistics reported are only one measurement of a school and its success. The best way to learn about a school if you are interested in checking out a particular area is to call the office and schedule a tour!  Please visit the Coppell ISD website if you would like more information on these topics. www.coppellisd.com, or reach out to me if I can help you find the right area for your family.

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