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2008 

DALLAS (Dallas Morning News) - Three Texas cities were among the strongest job markets in the country over the past year, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Labor. Between July 2007 and July 2008, the Dallas-Fort Worth area added 68,000 nonfarm jobs, growi...
08/30/2008
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This looks like an ugly 3 legged toad, but he is believed to bring wealth and prosperity! In Feng Shui tradition, you place him facing your door to bring money in. I received my money frog as a gift when I first started selling new homes. I have had a lot of success and wealth in the time since I...
08/29/2008
The Golf Club at McKinney is a Lyndy Lindsey designed course that opened for play in 2002.  From the back tees the course plays to 6,851 yards.  This 18-hole course features Tiff eagle bermuda greens, bermuda fairways, tees and rough areas. This traditional layout offers a rural escape from the ...
08/27/2008
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This is a picture of Baxter when he was about ten weeks old. He had been sneaking into the closet, looking for trouble, and he found this gift bag. I saved it from being chewed to shreds, but thought it would make a cute picture. It took many, many tries to keep this energetic litlle devil in th...
08/26/2008
McKinney, Texas is close to Dallas, but so different from it. Located just 30 miles north of Dallas, McKinney's rolling hills, tree-lined neighborhoods, historic downtown and beautiful parks give the city a quaint, small town feel. It's quite different from the DFW Metroplex's urban sprawl. The ...
08/26/2008
American Asian Barbeque Applebee's China Gate Dickey's BBQ 1820 W. University Dr. 101 N. McDonald St. 600 N. Central Expy. 972-562-8016 972-540-5558 972-540-5340 Chili's Bar & Grill China Sun Restaurant Dickey's BBQ 1940 N. Central Expy. 1500 W. University Dr. 8268 Hwy. 121/Custer 972-562-5012 9...
08/26/2008
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Here is a picture of my dogs, Bailey and Baxter, after a long day of swimming at my parents house. I saw the picture of the dog sleeping on the bed which was hanging over the bed and thought that it offered nice symmetry. My mother was not nearly as pleased as I was with the results. She couldn'...
08/25/2008
I think that you know my answer from the picture! Our first dog, Bailey, was sweet and quiet and adjusted well to crate training at night and when we were not home. We just had to do it for the first couple of "puppy brain" years. He was so good that we got a second "child." We picked Baxter bec...
08/24/2008
WINNER Top 100 rank: 14Population: 107,500Compare McKinney to Top 10 Best Places With one of the oldest authentic downtowns in Texas, McKinney is unlike most of Dallas newly developed suburbs. But with new facilities and businesses finding their way to the city (established in 1848), McKinney an...
08/23/2008
As Real Estate professionals, we all are aware to be careful of other people as well as some animals. Well, I was reminded by an experienced agent at lunch yesterday that we need to be on the look out for much smaller dangers. Please be extra careful in empty homes or new constuction. Any homes t...
08/22/2008
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