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    Thursday, April 20, 2017   /   by Denise Nadwodny

    What's there to do in The Colony

    The Colony has been upgrading and renovating as well as adding new restaurants and event venues.  Looks like The Colony is going to be attracting many visitors in the months to come!  

    Come check out some of the local events.  There's something for everyone!  

    On April 29th the Up, Up and Away, Festival of Flight will be taking place from 4pm - 8pm at Prestwick Stem Academy.  If you are interested in the history of flight, you've got to check this festival out.  

    Do you like family friendly movies?  The Colony offers Movies in the Park (April 29 at 8pm Storks is showing) and on May 5th Arrival is in the Drive-In at Stewart Creek Park.

    For a complete list of all the upcoming events in The Colony Click Here 

    If you like attractions such as golf, water parks, geocaching, nature/walking trails, spas or arts & culture then Click Here for a complete list of what The Colony has to offer.

    Before you plan your next tri ...

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    Monday, April 10, 2017   /   by Denise Nadwodny

    How Do You Know if You're Ready for a House?

    Is it time to move from renting an apartment to owning your own home?  

    Here are some signs that indicate you may be ready to start that new chapter in your life.

    Have you been daydreaming about owning your own home?  Do you find yourself looking at houses online in your spare time?  www.dallasrealestateproperties.com is a great place to start searching for a new home.  You can check out what's for sale in the neighborhood(s) you like as well as discover new areas that have the amenities you want. This website, for example, links up with the MLS to give you the best, most comprehensive, up-to-date listings available.

    Is your family size increasing?  Have you outgrown the home/apartment that you're renting? Have your desires changed?  Do you want a craft room, man cave or an outdoor oasis?  We can customize your search to include these and even more things that you may want.

    Do you want room for your children to play outside?  Or do yo ...

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    Friday, April 7, 2017   /   by Denise Nadwodny

    Tips on Buying a House

    Here are 10 important things to know before and during the home buying process.  For more detailed discussions talk to your realtor or contact Eddie at 214/492-3522 if you don't have a realtor yet.  The following is an overview, so there are more options, details and/or steps that Eddie can share with you.  Your realtor is a wealth of information and experience, rely on his knowledge and service.

    1.  Mortgage Rates

    Once you know you're ready to purchase a new home, shop around for good interest rates.  Talk to the lenders of several companies to see what each company has to offer you.  You'll hear them talk about IPAC.  I'm sure you'll be saying what is that??  IPAC stands for Income, Property, Assets and Credit.  Depending on where you fall in answering to those 4 headings, will determine if the lender will loan you the money to but your home.  The lender can assist you with ways to improve your scores which will make it easier t ...

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    Wednesday, April 5, 2017   /   by Denise Nadwodny

    What's Happening Around Frisco?

    Frisco is one exciting place to live!  If you're looking for a lot, and I mean a lot, of family friendly events taking place in a community, then Frisco is just the place to live (or visit).

    Frisco is home of many baseball, soccer and hockey events this time of year.  Actually, there are so many that I can't even list them all in this blog.  So, if you want to catch a RoughRiders game, spring football, hockey or soccer then click here.  How about checking out the local golf clubs.  Frisco has all your sports covered.

    If sports aren't your thing, then Frisco has  museums, arts & culture events, outdoor recreation parks, spas and so many local events.  Check out this incredible town and its amazing list of things to do and see.   Oh, did I mention shopping?  There are one of a kind boutiques and unique restaurants scattered all around town.

    Coming in May there will be the Rotary Farmers Mark ...

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    Monday, April 3, 2017   /   by Denise Nadwodny

    What to do prior to listing your home for sale

    Here are the top 5 things you should do before listing your home for sale.

    1.     Highlight any issues and/or improvements 

    Make a list of the problems that you may have already solved and how you solved them, like chimney fires, water damage or french drains.  If you have receipts for major work done, have a copy handy.  Be forthcoming and offer this information freely.  

    2.     Google your address

    Since most, if not all, clients research homes on the internet, make sure you know what they are looking at.  If the tax records have the wrong information on your home such as the number of baths or bedrooms, that is easily fixed. If the image of your home on googlemaps is outdated and you have done improvements, ask your realtor to make note of that in the listing.

    3.     Test your doorbell

    Buyers can make a decision about your home even before they go through the front door.  Curb appeal and other cosmetic issu ...

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