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Tuesday's Treasure August 30, 2011 - 08/30/11 10:24 PM
Tuesday’s TreasuresTuesday’s treasure has to do with a little trivia for all you sports fans or sportscasters. Which U. S. President was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame? Here’s a few hints about this president. his radio career spanned only 5 years as a sportscaster in the state of Iowa Radio Hall of Fame steering committee suspended published regulations to bypass its public nomination process and voting process (10 comments)
Wylie Hosts 3 Open Houses Sunday - 08/28/11 12:32 PM
Wylie Hosts 3 Open Houses SundayMoving to Wylie, TXGrowing up in the area I would have thought moving to Wylie would not be the smartest move one could consider. Today Wylie is a growing and vibrant community with a neighborhood to meet everyone’s taste and lifestyle. Wylie's school district hosts several new schools and high ratings with TEA, Texas Education Agency. Today’s open houses highlight 3 neighborhoods within the city of Wylie.Top on the list is Collins Estates located in the vicinity of Wylie Community Park just minutes from FM544 or Hwy 78 with easy access to PGBT (190) and Firewheel (2 comments)
Stage 2 Water Conservation in Murphy - 08/27/11 01:58 PM
Stage 2 Water Conservation in Murphy That sign is becoming a common site in the area. Many communities have implemented some sort of water conservation in light of the ongoing drought that has been plaguing Texas over the summer months. According to the local weathermen rain is not in our forecast over the upcoming week either.The City of Murphy implemented its Stage 2 Water Conservation on Monday, August 15th. They have said that they would allow for a ten day grace period to allow all residents amble time to learn of the restrictions before ticketing offenders. In addition to the signs (2 comments)
What Will a Short Sale Do to Your Credit Score? - 08/24/11 12:40 PM
To answer that question Robert does a really great job of explaining the complexity of short sales and some of the variables. Comments have been disabled so that your responses can be shared directly with Robert, the SME. Via Robert Rauf (REMN - Real Estate Mortgage Network (NJ)): What Effect Does a Short Sale have on my Credit?
Every short sale seller wants to know the answer to this question. Naturally, there is no straight forward answer, but hopefully I can shed some light on the topic. Without a doubt, the impact of a short sale on an individual’s overall (0 comments)
3 Things to Do in Murphy TX - 08/23/11 03:05 PM
3 Things to Do in Murphy TXCommunity News Murphy Murphy is a small community in comparison to some of the other communities that share its borders. Yet one can always find things to do and places to go to enjoy their lifestyle in or around Murphy. Take for example our first stop at Facelogic located in the Murphy Marketplace. Facelogic happens to be one of my favorite spots to patronize in Murphy. Going into Facelogic it is quite possible that you may be feeling tired from all the activities involved in our daily lives. Upon leaving Facelogic one feels pampered and (9 comments)
Be An Angel Day - August 22nd - 08/22/11 03:33 PM
Be An Angel DayMonday, August 22, 2011Today is a perfectly Marvelous Monday for Be An Angel Day. You might ask yourself how you are to be an angel today. The answer is simple; be kind to others and pay it forward. The day was originally designed to promote random acts of kindness. You can accomplish this by sharing a few words of kindness, doing something to lift another’s spirit or lend a helping hand. Whatever you do kind today will return to you in the sense of knowing that you benefited another person this day. I had the opportunity to uplift (12 comments)
C. A. McMillen Opens in Murphy TX Plano's Newest High School - 08/20/11 12:13 PM
Make Roar for the LIONS C A McMillen Opens in Murphy TX Plano's Newest High SchoolLots of excitement is going on this weekend in the city of Murphy, TX. Households across town are preparing to send their ninth and tenth graders to the new high school, C. A. McMillen. The 2011-2012 school year will be its inaugural class for students of Plano ISD.Over the course of three ballots and lots of votes the “Lion” was selected as the official mascot of the school. The school colors are navy blue and gold. Murphy residents are looking forward to watching the Lions do their (4 comments)
Texas-Sized Weekend - 08/19/11 07:28 PM
Texas-Sized WeekendSave the Tax, Calendar and Last Days of SummerIt is a Texas-sized weekend and I hope my readers are set to enjoy it. Starting today, Friday, August 19th the Tax-Free Weekend gets underway. Many Texas shoppers will be out to make good use of the opportunity to save tax dollars on their purchases for school supplies, clothing and other specified items. For more details on how to save the tax click on the Tax-Free Weekend link.It’s also the last weekend before the start of the 2011-2012 school year for local area schools. If you haven’t already picked up your copy (3 comments)
Back to the Basics: 10 Foundational Tips for Your Success! - 08/18/11 09:34 PM
In today's real estate it is all too easy to get caught up in information overload especially with social media. It is refreshing to be reminded of what it is that we are here to accomplish and best practices to do it. Thank you, Real Estate Virtual Assistants for always providing such useful information. Via RealSupport Real Estate Virtual Assistant (RealSupport Inc.): Being on the cutting edge of social media is imperative for marketing in today’s society. Having a presence onFacebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and other social media sites meets your clients exactly where they’re at and shows that you’re serious about (4 comments)
Murphy TX Real Estate Market Report July 2011 - 08/18/11 07:03 PM
Summer started off with temps in the upper 90's for the month of June but the record heat of 100+ days began with July on the 2nd of the month. It continued throughout the entire month well into August. And home sales in the City of Murphy TX suffered a drop during July in the local market. For the month of July 22 single family residences SOLD which reflects a decrease of 21% from last month and no change over last year's sales in July. The top selling neighborhoods were The Timbers, Maxwell Creek and Daniel Crossing / Rolling Ridge Estates tying for 3rd.
The media (0 comments)
Where It All Began - Plano Real Estate & Teral - 08/15/11 10:02 PM
Where It All Began - Plano Real Estate & TeralWhy I Became a Plano Real Estate AgentThe picture should be captioned “ You want me to what?” I had been left at home with my grandparents while my parents and an older sister took off on a vacation. As the story goes I was not a willing baby to leave the comforts of my crib upon their return. We all love our comfort zones and most of us find it in our homes.Growing up I was the helper. I had an older sister who made sure of it. My sister would (14 comments)
No Reason to Doubt the Dedication of Murphy's Realtors® - 08/10/11 09:01 PM
No Reason to Doubt the Dedication of Murphy's Realtors®MRC Tour of Homes August 2011Should you ever wonder about the dedication of Murphy’s Realtors® today’s tour should eliminate any concerns that you may have. Despite the 100+ days for more than 40 days Murphy’s real estate agents are out there touring the homes of fellow agents who actively participate in MRC, Murphy Realty Connection. The exposure and feedback is a benefit to the listing agent as well as the seller.Based on the overall reviews of MRC some sellers have found it beneficial to the sale of their homes to accept their advice (14 comments)
Rent - Buy - Rent - BUY! A Practical Comparison - 08/10/11 06:04 PM
Rent - Buy - Rent - BUY! A Practical Comparison It just makes good sense to buy a home of your own and invest in the benefits of home ownership. Real estate was and always will be a good source of investment. Jerry has provided some useful information for anyone considering to buy whether you live in San Antonio or Plano, TX.
Via Jerry Newman,REALTOR®,US Army Retired, San Antonio Real Estate & Military Reloc (Keller Williams Realty): Renting vs Buying over a 10 year periodThere are many reasons for renting these days, but for those who want to take that Big (4 comments)
Tuesday Thoughts August 9, 2011 - 08/09/11 07:11 PM
Tuesday August 9, 2011 Tuesday Thoughts - AmericaMy schedule has been overflowing lately. It’s good to be busy. Except for when it interferes with my blogging. Today I saw this from a friend and , in light of all the recent events, I thought I would share it with you, my faithful readers. I hope you feel the same way that I do. If you do, please feel free to share with your friends. I have a prayer request. There's a lady I've known forever. She's very sick and on top of that she's being abused by those she has given (17 comments)
Celebrate Your Friends - 08/07/11 12:15 PM
Celebrate Your FriendsFriendship Day 2011The first Sunday of August is set aside to celebrate friendship in the United States. It was originally promoted by the founder of Hallmark Cards in 1919. Today it is celebrated in several countries and on various dates. The day’s recent increase in popularity has been contributed to social media.If you haven’t done so already plan a lunch or some other activity with friends. Or simply send them a message by way of social media telling them how much their friendship means to you. There are many ways to let them know you value their friendship. One (10 comments)
Buy Made in the US of A - Support America - 08/05/11 10:51 AM
Buy made in the US of A and support America. Kristin shares the wonderful real estate story of Sketchers but its benefits are far more reaching. Via Kristin Hamilton Realtor Redlands Homes for Sale, CA (Keller Williams Realty): Sketchers Warehouse “Green Giant” adds 2400 jobs to Inland Empire- Real Estate Recovery!
Skechers USA began moving its products into the new 1.8 million-square-foot building in Moreno Valley that will house the international footwear company's North American operations on May 8, 2011. The $250 million private investment, set on more than 200 acres south of Highway 60, came at a (11 comments)
PRAYER REQUEST FOR DONNA FOERSTER - 08/04/11 06:46 PM
Donna is a fellow Rainmaker, friend and KW agent who needs our prayers in the fight for her life. Please take a moment to ask God for mercy and healing in the life of Donna and her family. Via Joni Staples, REALTOR® Broker Associate (936) 650-9017 (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate - Anderson Properties): Ruth Vogt wrote a post to let us know that Donna needs our prayers. It was not made public, so I could not re-blog it. Here is the link with the details. PLEASE pray for Donna, AR family! She needs our prayers!
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Everything is Coming Up Peachy - 08/01/11 05:53 PM
Everything is Coming Up PeachyAugust, National Peach MonthIt’s going to be a peach of a month! August is designated as National Peach Month. August through mid-September is prime time for peaches. In the U.S. California produces the most peaches. Locally in the Dallas area some of the best peach ice cream served can be found at Ham’s Orchard* just off of County Road 309 in Terrell. Or pick up a good ‘ol peach cobbler made fresh and sold in the store along with other fresh produce grown on their site.Did you know that the expression “you’re a real peach” came about (10 comments)
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