texas: Sunny Side Up! - 05/04/15 02:16 AM
The Waterfront Location Acts as Inspiration for This Balboa Island, California Vacation Home
Accessible only by bridge or ferry, the quaint location provides a lovely escape for this couple and their company. “They wanted to use this as a hub to connect with their children and their eleven grandchildren,” says Blackband. “They had pretty clear visions of what they wanted to do, and I helped facilitate that.” For starters, the 3,200-square-foot Cape Cod–style structure had a number of walls removed to accommodate family get-togethers.
In this week's article we talk about a quaint little location that brings families together. Want to create … (0 comments)

texas: Dollars and Sense - 04/27/15 12:48 AM
If You Are Feeling Financially Adrift, Start a Money Club!
In an age when most people chat about their love lives in public and post condolences on social networking sites, it’s surprising that the subject of money is still taboo. And yet whether the topic at hand is a salary or a savings plan, many people remain tight lipped about personal finances.
In this week’s article we talk about how to start a money club, what’s it all about, and how you can benefit from it.
Full Article: Dollars and Sense
For more information on how to save for a down payment on … (2 comments)

texas: Now's the time to sell your home! - 04/22/15 04:59 AM

Whether you are thinking about selling your home or buying a new one, the market is favorable for both types of transactions. Call today. Let’s get started as soon as possible to find your new home! 214-679-1772.

texas: FREE REIGN - 04/22/15 02:17 AM

Designer SuzAnn Kletzien Unleashes Her Creativity on a Modern Chicago Condo
When designers start work on a project, it’s fairly typical for their clients to share big, personal dreams for their space. But when owner-designer SuzAnn Kletzien of SuzAnn Kletzien Design started working on a modern condo in Chicago’s Aqua Tower, she learned that her client was more interested in seeing where Kletzien’s creativity would go than sharing her own ideas. That client, an easy-going young professional, had just two requests for her living room design: incorporate the color blue, and use a sunburst mirror in the space.   Full Article: … (0 comments)

texas: Classically Current - 04/13/15 01:38 AM
Classically Current
A Houston, Texas Craftsman-Style Home Gets a Makeover
Craftsman homes are inherently classic, displaying great workmanship and simple, elegant designs built with an eye toward comfort, line, and form. The challenge then, when giving a home like this Houston craftsman-style residence a facelift, is to create a space that speaks to the tenants of the architectural style and original design while also going beyond the commonplace.

This week’s article we talk about a Houston home that needed a makeover and received an elegant surprise to their Craftsman home. Hiring the right Interior Design Company to update your home can really … (0 comments)

texas: Coming Soon for Sale in Frisco! - 04/10/15 05:14 AM


texas: The Herbal Bath and Body Book - 04/06/15 01:22 AM
Create Custom, Natural Products for Your Hair and Skin 

When it comes to personal care products such as creams, lotions, shampoos, body wash, and even toothpaste, it can be a dangerous world out there. Some companies in the cosmetics industry use toxic chemicals, many of which are linked to cancer, infertility, or birth defects. It takes a savvy consumer with excellent vision to read the small print on an ingredient list, and a sound knowledge of the chemicals used to recognize when a cosmetic product may potentially damage your health. Phthalates (an endocrine- disrupting chemical), triclosan (a chemical classified … (0 comments)

texas: Walk This Way - 03/30/15 01:05 AM
Texas Landscape Becomes a Peaceful Retreat for an Avid Gardener and Her Family.
Judging by the looks of this enchanting residential property, it’s hard to imagine the host of problems that once plagued the rejuvenated site. Kudos goes to B. Jane, owner of Austin-based B. Jane Gardens, a full-service landscape design and build group, who turned the formidable half-acre lot into a complete sanctuary.  Key features include an existing conservatory and patio, a brick retaining wall, and a delightful garden path in the backyard that makes it possible for the wife to meander. Green remains the dominant hue in this tranquil … (1 comments)

texas: Spring Awakening - 03/23/15 02:42 AM

Spring is truly an awakening. The first season of the New Year transforms the landscape into layered blankets of color. It’s a subtle celebration of longer and warmer days with fresh new produce arriving daily. Farmers’ markets and local farm stands start to open, and grocery store bins lined with fresh fruits and vegetables offer inspiration for a new season’s menu. Edible flowers come into season during spring. The floral accessory complements any course, but looks especially lovely atop a watercress and avocado salad that’s been laced with a subtle but vibrant lemon vinaigrette. Lamb chops and spring leeks are … (1 comments)

texas: Just Listed For Sale! (Pending) - 03/19/15 02:47 AM


texas: For Lease in Frisco! Home Backs The Trails! - 03/17/15 03:49 AM
Frisco Home Backing The Trails
Updated home backing to The Trails. Awesome back yard! Great drive up appeal. Wood and tile floors throughout, skip trowel & faux finish in many rooms. Large kitchen features an abundance of counter space, center island, & Dacor Double Ovens. Kitchen is open to oversized Family Rm. Master and Study down. 3 Bdrms & Gameroom up. Great family home. 1 block from Community Pool and Playground. Golfing in neighborhood.
Lease For: $2,500

The Trails is a luxury master planned golf course community. Amenities include miles of walking trails, multiple pools, basketball … (1 comments)

texas: Santa Catalina Island - 03/16/15 03:39 AM
An Exotic Destination off the Coast of Southern California

Santa Catalina Island
In 1957, The Four Preps penned the enduring lyrics, “Twenty-six miles across sea, Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me. Santa Catalina, the island of romance.” Although the group’s measurements were slightly inaccurate (the island is only twenty-two miles from the mainland), the song reached number two on the charts and reignited interest in the Southern California locale. The island, known casually as Catalina, is still surrounded by a fog of romanticism. With the exotic charm of Capri and the easygoing attitude of the Florida Keys, it has … (0 comments)

texas: Affordable Highland Park Living - 03/10/15 03:01 AM
Make the move to Highland Park today!
Highland Park is named for its higher elevation making it slightly cooler compared to the surrounding area and because 20% of its developed land is reserved for park space. The town is only 2.26 square miles with approximately 8,650 residents.
Highland Park is Texas’ second best educated city, with 74.4% of adult residents having a bachelor’s degree or higher. Highland Park was rated the sixth best suburb in Dallas by D Magazine in its recent analysis of the Dallas area.
The area is known for its parks, people, and … (0 comments)

texas: Coming Soon - Richardson Home w/ Plano ISD! - 03/04/15 12:00 AM
Coming Soon - Richardson Home w/ Plano ISD!

Situated on an over-sized Cul de Sac lot, this home features 3 bedrooms with Master down, study, 2.5 baths, 2 dining and 1 living area. Stunning backyard features an over-sized in-ground pool w/spa, sport court, outdoor dining area, and utility shed. Located in Richardson with Plano ISD!

For more information on this home or to schedule a private showing, please contact Brenda Mancil at 214-679-1772

texas: Price Reduced on Highland Park Townhome - 03/03/15 02:57 AM


texas: For Lease!! - 03/02/15 03:42 AM


texas: Evolving Beauty! - 03/02/15 12:10 AM
This Caledonia, Ontario Estate Showcases More Than a Decade of Landscape Projects.

Some landscapes take on a life of their own. And sometimes you can never do enough; not because there’s a deficiency, rather, because there’s always an opportunity to enhance the natural beauty that already exists. This estate in Caledonia, Ontario, a rural community about one hour southwest of Toronto, presents almost endless possibilities for adding beauty. “We’ve worked there nearly fifteen years and completed close to fifteen projects on the site,” says Harry Gelderman of Gelderman Landscape Services in Waterdown, Ontario. “This has been a project in the … (1 comments)

texas: Thinking of Selling, Now is the Time! - 02/25/15 01:22 AM


texas: Highland Park Townhome Living - 02/24/15 04:13 AM
For a private showing of this charming Townhome please contact
Brenda Mancil @ 214-679-1772
This charming townhome is located in Highland Park's most prestigious neighborhood. Conveniently located near the Dallas Tollway and offers excellent access to Dallas' major highways and thoroughfares as well as Love Field Airport.
• Lowest tax rates in the area
• Walking distance to shops and restaurants
• Rated the sixth best suburb in Dallas by D Magazine

This 2 story well lit Townhome is in excellent condition. Hardwoods, neutral colors, recent updates, & more. Gated front courtyard. Large bedroom (or … (0 comments)

texas: Fatigue Fighters - 02/24/15 01:02 AM
How to Boost Your Energy with Ease.

We all have those mornings where we don’t want to get out of bed. Face it; our lives are go, go, go from the minute our alarm clock rings to the moment our head hits the pillow at night. In this weeks article we talk about ways to combat fatigue and how to say 'No" nicely.
Buying or selling a home can be frustrating and downright exhausting. Let me take the weight off your shoulders by doing all the tedious work that needs to be done. Contact my office today at 972-403-2070 or … (0 comments)

Brenda Mancil, Texas Five Star Realtor (RE/MAX Premier Properties)

Brenda Mancil

Texas Five Star Realtor

Dallas, TX

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RE/MAX Premier Properties

Address: 2100 Dallas Pkwy, Suite 102, Plano, TX, 75093

Office: (972) 403-2070

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