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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
         There are so many things to love about the     greater Dallas Metroplex that it is difficult     to name them all.  But here are five of my     favorite things that I love about living in Dallas:  1.  Our beautiful weather and the fact that we actually enjoy four different seasons of the year.  Although our summer heat can get high, with typical temperatures staying at 100+ in August…our winter is exceptional with only occasional freezing temperatures and (maybe) a light snow fall once or twice.  But the snow doesn’t last, we are lucky to enjoy it for a day or two and then it is back to sunny skies. 2.   Our fabulous parks and lakes – Texas is abundant with them and the Dallas area has a wonderful array of lakes and parks to enjoy.  3.  Our cultural venues which include art mus...
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
  Some days there is plenty of time to cook a great meal...but most days there's not - right?  Here's a quick and tasty meal for anyone on the go (or not) from the great recipe files at Daisy Brand.    CHICKEN FAJITAS Prep Time: 15 MINUTESTime to Table: 15 MINUTES Serves: 6Ingredients  2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into strips 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 cups frozen onion and bell pepper stir-fry mix 12 6-inch soft flour tortillas 1/2 cup Daisy Sour Cream DirectionsMix the cumin, chili powder, brown sugar, garlic powder, cornstarch and salt in medium bowl. Add the chicken strips; toss until coated. Heat the oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-h...
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
The low inventory trend is changing for the Dallas area, but the available pre-owned homes (resale) remains well below what we need.  June, as with prior months, reflected a much needed increase in that inventory:      New construction homes had a slight increase in their available inventory from 2017:        And although the median price fluctuates month to month, it is exciting to see that the median home price continues to rise for our Dallas Real Estate market in resale homes:        And homes are being listed and sold within a close margin, showing that the pricing is on target for both resale and new construction homes:       Are you ready to search for your new Dallas area Dream Home?     Click the logo to begin!      
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
Into every day a little laughter goes a long way...enjoy these jokes and have a few laughs today!  And a big Thank You to Reader's Digest for their wonderful collection of jokes to share... Q: What do chemists' dogs do with their bones?A: They barium! Q: What did the cat say when the mouse got away?A: You've got to be kitten me! Q: Why don't cats play poker in the jungle?A: There are too many cheetahs.                          
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
 Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter.This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whetheryou’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general.     Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends July 2018 Newsletter http://lisavondomek.housingtrendsenewsletter.com   National housing indicators Existing home sales (May) 5.44 millions units* Existing home median price (May) $264,800 Housing Starts (May) 1.350 millions units* New home sales (April) 0.662 millions units* *Seasonally adjusted annual rate. Source: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. National economic indicators Home ownership 4th Quarter 2017 64.2% 1st Quarter 2018 64.2...
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
The low inventory trend is changing for the Dallas area, but the available pre-owned homes (resale) remains well below what we need.  June, as with prior months, reflected a much needed increase in that inventory:      New construction homes had a slight increase in their available inventory from 2017:        And although the median price fluctuates month to month, it is exciting to see that the median home price continues to rise for our Dallas Real Estate market in resale homes:        And homes are being listed and sold within a close margin, showing that the pricing is on target for both resale and new construction homes:       Are you ready to search for your new Dallas area Dream Home?     Click the logo to begin!      
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
 Here is a delicious recipe forFriday Night Entertainingor just a treat for yourselffrom those great folks atthe Food Network:           Charleston Cheese DipRecipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood   Charleston Cheese DipTotal Time:25 minPrep:10 minCook:15 minYield:10 servingsLevel:EasyIngredients1/2 cup mayonnaiseOne 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese2 green onions, finely chopped1 dash cayenne pepper8 butter crackers, crushed, such as Ritz8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbledCorn chips, crackers or bagel chips, for servingDirectionsPreheat the oven to 350 degrees F.In a medium bowl, mix the mayonnaise, cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, green onions and cayenne pepper. Transfer the mixture to a shallow b...
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
 It's just all about clouds today in Dallas...I hope you enjoy these pictures that I captured while out for a stroll.And, "The Cloud", an 1820 poem written by Percy Blysshe Shelley  The Cloud I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers,From the seas and the streams;I bear light shade for the leaves when laidIn their noon-day dreams.From my wings are shaken the dews that wakenThe sweet birds every one,When rocked to rest on their mother's breast,As she dances about the sun.I wield the flail of the lashing hail,And whiten the green plains under,And then again I dissolve it in rain,And laugh as I pass in thunder.   
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
Here is a delicious and cool summer recipe for the hot summer days or special occasions.  From the folks at Daisy Brand - here is their recipe for quick, easy, and tasty Apple Waldorf Salad:           Prep Time: 10 MINUTES       Time to Table: 10 MINUTES        Serves: 4 (3/4 CUP PER SERVING)Ingredients  1 Granny Smith apple 1 Red Delicious apple 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/4 cup raisins 1 tablespoon chopped pecans 1 dash cinnamon 1 dash nutmeg 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise 1/4 cup Daisy Sour Cream Directions Chop unpeeled apples and sprinkle with lemon juice. Add all other ingredients together with apples in a bowl and combine gently. *Optional: Refrigerate for several hours to combine flavors if desired.
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
Are you in charge of the kids during Summer vacation, or planning a family reunion or company event this Summer?  For a fun venue that offers something for everyone...how about Six Flags?Get everyone together for a good scream - the park is open and ready for you to enjoy a fun time Monday through Sunday.  But be sure to contact the park the morning of the day you are going to visit, because their hours are subject to change.Six Flags Over Texas has great rates for groups. As your planning partner — they say that "we'll take care of the details so you can have the fun!"For more things to do in Dallas and the surrounding area, visit my website - your Dallas Realtor of choice, Lisa Von Domek!   
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
 It is going to be a gorgeous week for theFourth of July celebrations in the Dallas, TXarea and the weather will be clear with only a slight possibility of rain...but it will be hot!Find all of the4th of July celebrations by clicking here. Whether you are going to enjoy thefireworks today, tomorrow or onWednesday I wish you and yours afabulous day, bountiful blessings andgreat fireworks to celebrateour Nation’s great holiday. Have a safe celebration and a wonderful week!  For information on the Dallas housing market, click here!
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
The low inventory trend is changing for the Dallas area, but the available pre-owned homes (resale) remains well below what we need.  May reflected a much needed increase in that inventory:     New construction homes had a slight decrease in their available inventory from 2017:       And although the median price fluctuates month to month, it is exciting to see that the median home price continues to rise for our Dallas Real Estate market in resale homes...although May was basically consistent with 2017:       And homes are being listed and sold within a close margin, showing that the pricing is on target for both resale and new construction homes:       Are you ready to search for your new Dallas area Dream Home?     Click the logo to begin!      
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
How to Install a Programmable Thermostat Do you want to know how to install a programmable thermostat in your home?  Here is an easy to follow “how-to” video to learn how to save energy and money on your heating and cooling bills simply by replacing your existing thermostat with a programmable thermostat.  Watch this instructional video from The Home Depot.     Ready to find your new "Dream Home"?  Visit my website to search listings at www.LisaSellsTexas.com.  Or use this simple search tool and start right now! 
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
I will admit it, I am not a "yard person"...Don't get me wrong, I love a beautiful weed-free lawn but the maintenance is something I delegate!  For those of you with a green thumb and/or love working in the yard, here is another video with how-to tips from the folks at Scott's "How To Use A Broadcast Spreader On Your Lawn":   Searching for the perfect yard?  Start your search for a Dallas Home for Sale here! 
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
 I received this in an email and have no idea who came up with it to give the author credit.  Enjoy these fun "Scrabbled" words...    Subject: FW: Scrabble anyone  Someone out there must be "deadly" at Scrabble.  PRESBYTERIAN:  BEST IN PRAYER  ASTRONOMER: MOON STARER  THE EYES:  THEY SEE THE MORSE CODE: HERE COME DOTS  DORMITORY: DIRTY ROOM SLOT MACHINES:  CASH LOST IN ME  ELECTION RESULTS:  LIES - LET'S RECOUNT  SNOOZE ALARMS:  ALAS!  NO MORE Z'S  A DECIMAL POINT:  I'M A DOT IN PLACE  THE EARTHQUAKES:  THAT QUEER SHAKE  ELEVEN PLUS TWO:  TWELVE PLUS ONE    
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
When it comes to a goal, you can’t just “set it and forget it”!Goals are important to set both short-term and long-term to keep us balanced and focused (and sane!)  It is so easy to just go through day-to-day and fall into an abyss of despair.  Setting a goal each day, each week, each month and for the year (and beyond) allows us the opportunity to achieve that sense of accomplishment that serves our well-being.  Many times your goal(s) will include helping someone else achieve theirs…this is a win-win!So start your day with this goal, give yourself the opportunity to make this the first day to achieve a regular schedule of patting yourself on the back for reaching your goal(s).To help inspire you, here are some great quotes: 1)    “Beaten paths are for beaten men.”  Eric A. Johnston 2)...
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
Even though there are ups and downs and sometimes life throws you areally hard curve ball...try to start each day off right.  I am a positiveattitude type of person and I would much rather smile than frownbecause the attitude you project is the one you are judged on.  So start each day in a positive way and decide every morningthat you are in a good mood.  Of course that is always easierto do when your day begins like this: 
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
The low inventory trend is changing for the Dallas area, but the available pre-owned homes (resale) remains well below what we need.  May reflected a much needed increase in that inventory:     New construction homes had a slight decrease in their available inventory from 2017:       And although the median price fluctuates month to month, it is exciting to see that the median home price continues to rise for our Dallas Real Estate market in resale homes...although May was basically consistent with 2017:       And homes are being listed and sold within a close margin, showing that the pricing is on target for both resale and new construction homes:       Are you ready to search for your new Dallas area Dream Home?     Click the logo to begin!      
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
  I just wanted to send a Happy Father's Day out there to every Father (and pending Father) on this Father's Day Sunday. We should have a very pretty day here in the Dallas area...hot, of course, but it is June! For those of you who have lost their Father,may your memories bring you fond remembrances and peaceful joy.   Have a blessed Sunday and a peaceful week.
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
Weekend warrior alert - you can have a fabulous outdoor kitchen and patio area to enjoy.  Create with your own two hands or hire some professional help.  Here in Dallas area you can (almost) use your outdoor kitchen all year long.Home improvement expert Ron Hazelton demonstrates how to take your outdoor living to the limit by building an outdoor kitchen. This outdoor kitchen comes equipped with a rinsing sink, refrigerator and gas grill.   Are you searching for the perfect home to create an outdoor kitchen?  Start your search here:   
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