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A humorous look into today’s changing market and lifestyles. It may not always be funny but always honest. Serving Denton and Collin County's residential and commercial real estate needs.



I recently took a trip to Washington and had time to visit Mount St. Helens. I was staying in Seattle. I couldn’t imagine being that close to a volcano and not check it out! It was a beautiful sunny day and I was ready for a road trip (approximately 96 miles). Armed with a bag of snacks and camer...
In August 2008 I took a trip to California.  It was a blast!  I stayed for over a week and visited many places.  One that sticks out in my mind was San Francisco.  I love the TV show Monk and it is filmed there.  That is not the only reason, however.  I saw the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and sp...
My mother was born to a farmer in Texas not so long ago.  She had the good sense to marry my father and there are four of us.  Her heart is large and her hands are always warm.  She taught me how to be a good Southern girl and encouraged me to reach as high and far as my imagination would allow. ...
Pirate Days in The Colony, TX.  2008 was a huge success.  The festive atmosphere included- Music from local bands, food with flair, many vendors, sword fights, and Pirates from 'far, far away'.  I was there to participate in the fundraiser for the Friends of The Colony Dog Park (non-profit organi...
I recently returned from Seattle, WA.  The trip was short but full of fun and activity.  The locals are nice and very helpful.  (When I visit from out of state that is the first thing I notice).  The food, shopping, and sights were unmatched compared to other downtown areas I have visited within ...
I love Active Rain!  Ask a question and you get an answer.  Thank you for your helpful input Courtney! Seattle Fun? I answered an email to someone about what there is to do in Seattle, so I figured I might as well post it here, too.  Here were some of my ideas and favorite things: Volunteer Park...
As a mother of two teenage girls I pay close attention to what they are doing and who they speak with on the internet.  They are aware of my watchful eyes.  However, you can never be too careful.  This morning I took my 16 yr daughter's laptop for a spin.  She video IM's and all her friends are s...
There was an impressive turnout for the Bow Wow Pow Wow at Bill Allen Park in The Colony, TX.  Many people enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with other dog lovers and get to know local vendors in our community.  I am one of the volunteers raising money for a dog park.  The city has approved t...
It is that time again.  The economy is in turmoil, unemployment rates are high and the price of gas is through the roof, AGAIN.  We are in need of nothing less than a knight in shining armor.  So where is he/she?  I am not able to cast a confident vote yet.  Come election day I will, however. I w...

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A Texas Real Estate Broker’s opinion of the changing market, travel, and daily life in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.