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RECENT BLOG POSTS
 Not much of a contest in 2016, you think?  How about in 2010? In just 6 years the tables have turned for our Smartphone usage.  Read the post BELOW for a blast from the past.  In 2010 I was a new agent, new ActiveRainer, and Blackberry devotee. Today I may have changed to an experienced real est...
01/12/2016
 What Does Mother Nature have planned for us in 2016? The winter of 2015 produced some unusual weather in Wood County and most of North East Texas. There were days of below freezing temperatures and more than a couple days of snow and ice. While other parts of the US have snow every winter, in th...
01/06/2016
 Recognize the words to the song from the 1960's television show, Mr. Ed? That's also part of the title of an article by the research team at Tierra Grande magazine, the flagship periodical of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.  I read every edition cover to cover...it's a great sour...
01/06/2016
CNBC.com has reported on the, "Death of the McMansion."McMansions, also known as Garage Mahals...are houses at 3,000 square feet and up. It was the building fashion in some cities and suburbs in the 2000 decade.  Huge, looming, expensive to heat and cool.Did you know that the average home size in...
08/20/2010
 Originally published in the summer of 2010, the subject matter in the following post is still relevant for Texans in 2016 and has lots of historical interest. An article from the College Station Texas, Real Estate Center reports that "One word describes the future of Texas real estate - populati...
08/03/2010
Great headline to read on a cold, winter day here in Northeast Texas.  The stock market hasn't done well during the month of January 2010, but this news is definitely a BRIGHT SPOT. The article by Venessa Wong, BusinessWeek (Jan 29th, 2010) highlights the results of recent data from the Little Ro...
01/31/2010
Did you know that 46% of REALTORS® are using a BLACKBERRY and 27% use an IPHONE for their smart phone/mobile device? At least that's the result of a Quick Poll taken during yesterday's webinar entitled, There is an App for That! presented by Amy Chorew, Technology Specialist.  74% of the attendee...
01/29/2010
  It's more than important...it's critical that Texans let our voices be heard at the primary polls this March 2, 2010. The Texas Legislature faces a budget deficit and will consider various ways to generate the needed revenue.  They may include real estate transfer taxes and sales tax on propert...
01/26/2010
  While driving from North East Texas to the North Dallas Metroplex area last week, I noticed some new signs have been posted near SCHOOL ZONES because of the recent bill passed to prohibit the use of a hand held mobile phone device while driving.  In many parts of Texas, this type of ruling has...
01/21/2010
  It's a new year, a new decade, and a good time to review the changes in the USA's real estate related dynamics.  Some of us like to look back and reflect on the positive changes...others like to see what not to repeat in the future.  A recent article in the Real Estate News, A Decade of Dramati...
01/13/2010
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