McKinney Homes for Sale

Family Living in McKinney… Collin County, Texas

Ready to search properties for sale or for lease? Use the listing gallery above or continue scrolling down to learn how my service can help you find the perfect home, at no cost to you… you can also learn more about the City of McKinney.

You can view ALL the McKinney homes for sale listed in the MLS (multiple listing service) right now, from my website… regardless of which agent or brokerage firm has listed the home for sale or for lease.

Whether it’s a charming bungalow, low maintenance condominium or townhouse or a larger home for a professional’s family, with mature trees and stunning landscaping, if it’s in the MLS, you can see it, right here, right now!

Unique VIP Service My Team Offers You

  • First time homebuyer specialist … I understand the importance of explaining the home buying and mortgage process in plain language.
  • First class service … we listen and understand the unique needs of people buying McKinney real estate for sale.
  • Professional, frank advice on the pros and cons of any home you may be considering.
  • Experienced working with buyers relocating to McKinney.
  • Unemployment house payment insurance protection available (through our preferred mortgage lender).
  • No Cost to you for our Buyer Representation (since, like all real estate agents, we’re paid by the home seller).
  • Need to lease? We can help you lease a home, townhouse, condo, duplex or apartment.

How My Training and Experience Benefits You and Differentiates Me from other Agents

First, as someone who has lived in the Dallas area for more than 40 years, I know our area.

As a licensed real estate Broker and Realtor®, I’m NOT just an agent. Brokers have a minimum of two years in the field experience and over 1,000 hours of classroom training. I have been licensed with TREC (the Texas Real Estate Commission) since 2002.

I am a Certified Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (certified by NAR — the National Association of Realtors).

FEWER than 1% of Realtors® have achieved this critical training and SFR Certification for their clients. To take advantage of these special buying opportunities, you need someone who is trained to understand the process of dealing with short sales and foreclosures.

My real estate sales production puts me in the top 20% of real estate agents in the entire DFW area (according to MLS). Knowing how to get transactions done (and how to avoid the pitfalls that can kill a deal), while keeping my clients informed throughout the process, makes for happy clients. 🙂

And as someone with a background in the mortgage business, you benefit since I know how to communicate well with your lender, should you be getting a loan. You’ll also understand any property issues that can make obtaining financing difficult.

Find Your McKinney Home Now

If you want to browse self-service, simply click on the gallery listing at the top of this page or click on Search Now for a more comprehensive search.

Suggestion: If you would like me to set up Your Personalized MLS Prospect Gateway Search (based on your own requirements and that you can View Online), please go to my Buying a Home page and fill out my short contact form now. I’ll get your Gateway set up, ASAP.

Additional data about McKinney houses for sale, schools and demographic information can be found at:

http://www.city-data.com/city/McKinney-Texas.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKinney,_Texas

http://www.bestplaces.net/city/texas/mckinney

www.mckinneytexas.org

Or, continue reading, to learn more about McKinney … some data courtesy of: Wikipedia and City-Data.

National Recognized Texas City — McKinney, Texas

McKinney is the county seat of Collin County Texas and 2nd. in population to Plano. McKinney is located less than 50 miles from the Texas-Oklahoma border, and is a little over 20 miles from Dallas, which is to its southwest.

From 2000 to 2003 (and again in 2006) the Census Bureau named McKinney as the top growing city in the nation (of cities with 50,000 or more population).

And in July 2010, Money Magazine ranked McKinney number 5 as best places to live in the United States. Money Magazine said, “Lots of towns near Dallas have low crime, affordable homes, and good jobs; McKinney is no exception. What makes it stand out is its gem of a downtown… Though McKinney has grown like mad over the past decade, you’d never suspect it when driving through its tree-filled communities surrounded by ponds, parks, and hiking trails.”

The History and Growth of McKinney TX

McKinney is named after Collin McKinney, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and a congressman for the Red River district of the Republic of Texas. McKinney’s founder was also the author of a bill establishing counties in the northern part of the state.

In March of 1849, William Davis donated 120 of his 3,000 acres to where the city of McKinney now stands. McKinney was incorporated in 1859. In 1913, McKinney adopted the commission form of government. Until about 1984, McKinney served as the principal commercial center for the county.

Between 1970 and 1990, McKinney experienced moderate population growth, from 15,193 in the 1970 census, to 21,283 in the 1990 census. Since then, McKinney’s rate of increase has been much more dramatic.

In the 2000 census, McKinney had grown to 54,369. As of 2010, McKinney’s population is 116,839.

Educational and Health Care Services in McKinney

Most of McKinney is served by the McKinney Independent School District. McKinney is served by 4 public high schools, 5 middle school and 27 elementary schools. There are 7 colleges or universities within 30 miles or less of McKinney, including the Central Park Campus of Collin College in McKinney.

McKinney is served by 5 public parks, 4 on the east side of the city and 1 on the northwest side.

The Medical Center of McKinney is the city’s hospital, along with nearby Presbyterian Hospital of Allen and the 2 Plano hospitals, HealthSouth Plano Rehabilitation Hospital and IHS Hospital at Plano.

Going Green in McKinney

Over the last several years McKinney has gained national media attention for the multiple LEED and sustainable (Green) buildings that have been constructed within the city.

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies intended to improve performance in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

McKinney is home of the first privately developed LEED Platinum office building, which was speculatively developed by Westworld Holdings, as well as Roy Lee Walker Elementary, the first sustainable school in Texas. Pat Lobb Toyota (designed by Gensler) is the first LEED certified Automotive Dealership (NC Silver Rating), and has become the hallmark for the greening of automotive dealerships, receiving visitors from around the world.

Additionally, one of the two experimental sustainable Wal-Mart stores is in McKinney (Wal-Mart did not pursue LEED status). The facility has been designed to test and promote a number of sustainable design elements and concepts, including photovoltaic arrays, rainwater harvesting, a waste-oil heating system, and two wind turbines of 50 kW and 1 kW nameplate capacity from Bergey Windpower.

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