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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Thoughts to Ponder, 2/27/19Patricia Feager  "With all their benefits, and there are many, one of the things I regret about e-books is that they have taken away the necessity of trawling foreign bookshops or the shelves of the holiday houses to find something to read. I've come across gems and stinkers that way, and both can be fun."  --- JK Rowling Have Shelves Been Put On The Shelf?There are many lessons to learn about histories past and present. For example, these shelves that were built inside the DeGolyer Tea Room at the Dallas Arboretum were an inspiration for this blog post. As often happens when one sits quietly and listens, thoughts and other people's words cloud the room. Something many real estate agents and stagers suggest to sellers in preparation to list their home for sale...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veterans now have access to a new VA renovation loan to refurbish or remodel their homes.  This loan program is available for new home purchases as well as for remodeling homes currently owned by the veteran.  It is estimated that over 50% of homes nationally are 40 years or older, and in the current housing market many homes are in need of updating, addressing deferred maintenance, or improving the energy efficiency of homes to lower utility costs. VA loan benefits include the following unique advantages:  a.  up to 100% financing, b.  no mortgage insurance, c.  up to $ 35,000 in renovation funds escrowed, d.  all renovations must be completed within 60 days of closing, e.  you can close on a purchase or refinance in the “as is” condition, f. you can borrow against the future value of ...
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
 How to Prevent Frozen PipesArctic temperatures can wreak havoc on plumbing...have you protected your pipes from frigid temperatures?  Even in the Dallas area, winter weather can plummet below the freezing mark.  Here are some quick and easy tips to help prevent your pipes from freezing this winter in this video from Roto Rooter.         
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By Michelle Musick Jones, The Michelle Musick Jones Team - Texas Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors)
Single Family Home for sale in Dallas, TX Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood Open House Market Stats $2,100,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms5 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 9,024 sqftLot: 0.53 acre(s)Year Built: 1985MLS #: 13877652 Location 5605 Bent Tree DriveDallas, TX 75248USA Michelle Musick Jones Team Coldwell Banker, Apex(214) 280-9384michellesellsdallas@gmail.comhttp://www.michellesellsdallas.com   Listed by: Coldwell Banker Apex Our recent listings Five bedrooms with pool on culdesac street in Twin Creeks 2 | $499,000 | Allen, TXTownhouse | $325,000 | Carrollton, TXUpdated One-Story in Twin Creeks with 3 Car Garage | $469,900 | Allen, TXBeautiful Highland Home boasting 4 living areas with a study plus a large backyard | $499,900 | Alle...
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
  If you are looking for something to do, here are some links to help you.  Amusement / Theme Parks Ripley's Believe It Or Not Six Flags Over Texas Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Water Park AquariumThe Dallas World AquariumCalendar of EventsEvents Calendar - Find things to do by dateEvents Toys For Tots Events Calendar - Find Things To Do Today! Museums - Dallas Art Biblical Art Frontiers of Flight George W. Bush Library at SMU John F. Kennedy - JFK / The Sixth Floor Nasher Sculpture Center Nature and Science Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture Perot Museum of Nature and Science SMU Meadows Museum Museums - Fort Worth Amon Carter Kimbell Art Modern Art National Cowgirl Science And Industry Stockyards Museum ParksTexas Parks and WildlifeShopping Galleria Highland Park Village N...
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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 below what we need.  November, as with prior months, reflected a much needed increase in that inventory:      New construction homes showed an 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 remain strong for our Dallas Real Estate market in resale homes:       And homes are being listed and sold within a close margin; new construction is priced on point whereas resale homes are showing a slight price adjustment from list to sold prices:         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)
Ho-Ho-Ho, It’s Christmas Giving Time.  Homeless and abused animals could use your help.  My "kids" made donations today for those shelter babies still looking for their "Furever" homes.   If you are able to help, please visit one (or more) of the website links that follow to make a donation to some needy four-legged friends! As you can see, Holly and Cody are dreaming of what Santa Clause will bring them!    Click on the names to be directed to their website:Operation KindnessSPCA of TexasGreyhounds UnlimitedDallas Animal Services  Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!!!     
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
 I found this recipe last Easter when I was scouring the Food Networkwebsite in search of a new side dishthat I had not prepared before.The Creamed Vidalia Onions were a huge success.  Give this dish a try, I know you will love it!      Photograph by Roland Bello  CREAMED VIDALIA ONIONS   Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a stoveproof gratin dish over medium-high heat; add 4 pounds Vidalia onions (cut into wedges) and cook 5 minutes. Add a pinch each of nutmeg, cayenne, salt and black pepper, then add 3 tablespoons white wine and simmer 2 minutes. Whisk 1 1/4 cups half-and-half and 3 tablespoons flour; stir into the onions and bring to a boil. Mix 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), 2 tablespoons chopped chives, and s...
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
For those of you that love a great dessert - there's only one thing that could make a s'mores-and-cheesecake dessert better—and that's the fact that it's a no-bake recipe!  Those clever folks at KRAFT know that you don't want to have your oven on in the summer and came up with this sweet cure for cheesecake and s'mores lovers...   PHILADELPHIA S'mores No-Bake CheesecakeWhat You Need  2 cups graham cracker crumbs   6 Tbsp. butter, melted   2/3 cup sugar, divided   3 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened   1 tsp. butter extract   2 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows, divided   1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided   1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed     Make It   Line 13x9-inch pan with Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil, with ends of foil extending ov...
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
  Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way…   Oh, what fun it is to ride coasters and play at Holiday in the Park all day! Never been to Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas before? Click the photo above to take a sneak-peek at just some of all the delightful holiday fun that awaits you and your loved ones.  Join in all of the Holiday Fun today.    Click the photo for the direct link to Six Flags Holiday in the Park!           
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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 below what we need.  November, as with prior months, reflected a much needed increase in that inventory:      New construction homes showed an 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 remain strong for our Dallas Real Estate market in resale homes:       And homes are being listed and sold within a close margin; new construction is priced on point whereas resale homes are showing a slight price adjustment from list to sold prices:         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)
Ho-Ho-Ho – it’s that time of the year and the annual Toys For Tots campaign for the Dallas area needs a bit more help!  The current total of toys is behind the goal for this year and down from last year.  It's not too late to help and cash donations are still being accepted so that they can purchase more toys to distribute so that every child they want to serve has a Merry Christmas.As the United States Marine Corps Reserves website states “Because every child deserves a toy at Christmas”.For all of the news and information on the DFW Toys For Tots, visit their website by clicking here.  There are opportunities to host an event, donate, and volunteer – forms are provided on-line to submit your interest.  Sponsors of this wonderful event are also listed and thanked for their participatio...
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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 below what we need.  November, as with prior months, reflected a much needed increase in that inventory:      New construction homes showed an 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 remain strong for our Dallas Real Estate market in resale homes:       And homes are being listed and sold within a close margin; new construction is priced on point whereas resale homes are showing a slight price adjustment from list to sold prices:         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)
Many wonder what the day in a life is like for a Dallas area Realtor®...okay, maybe not "many", but surely - some?     Seriously, though, a real estate professional's life is much the same as any busy business professional.  We all have to manage juggling multiple tasks to a successful fruition.  Every morning we wake up and face our to-do list (written or otherwise) with a few what-ifs sprinkled in.  Time management is a key component to a day ending with a smile and not a frown (or worse).  Our negotiating and contract skills are on demand constantly and we practice patience at a transcendental level as we have been known to manage wildlife, unleashed pets and the occasional screaming toddler. On any given day or during any given week, we are: Touring properties Negotiating offers Man...
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
 Don't let a plumbing emergency like a toilet on the fritz ruin your holiday entertaining!  Those helpful folks at Home Depot have the information to educate you on not only how your toilet works, but how to help you repair it, even if you aren't a handy person...without calling a plumber.   I found this Santa clad commode in Word pictures and had to share...           Now this helpful video may not cover whatever ails your toilet, but it certainly might and can save you some money.  
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
Did you know that Dallas has the largest contiguous Arts District inthe United States?  Whether you live in the Dallas area or you arecoming to visit, here are some "must-see" destinations to add to you list.Click the photo below to go directly to the Dallas Arts District website andplan your visit to one (or more) of the fabulous destinations today!  
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
OMG! This estate sale is bursting at the seams! House, garage, and large shed! It's an estate sale so BIG, it's being run by TWO friendly estate sale competitors. And once the house is emptied, it will be listed for sale. So come get a sneak peek this weekend: Friday through Sunday, November 16-18, 2018.Look for the yellow signs directing you the mornings of the sale, from Abrams or Lovers Lane onto Fisher Road in Dallas, TX. The street number will NOT be posted here, so follow the signs.There will be limited entry due to the small size of the house and the enormous quantity of items inside. Please dress accordingly if you will be outside in line waiting to get in.Here's a small sample of what's in the sale:Vintage electric fans (dozens upon dozens) (he was a Dallas area "Fan Man")Cigar...
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
As reported by WFAA.com news, the Dallas Veterans Day parade canceled ahead of rainy, cold weatherParade chairman Phillip A. Teipel confirmed the cancellation due to "severe weather" and "overwhelming safety issues."  Well, Mother Nature just couldn't play nice for today's Veterans Day Parade in Dallas, TX we actually have a "wintery mix" in the forecas.!  The Dallas Veterans Day Parade Committee is a subsidiary of the Greater Dallas Veterans Foundation. The membership consists of veteran organization representatives, civic leaders, and members of the active and reserve military components."...We salute those who are serving, those who have served and thosewho have made the ultimate sacrifice..." Click the photo below for information on the Dallas Veterans Day Parade and support our Her...
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
The weather is not going to play nice for tomorrow's Veterans Day Parade in Dallas, TX we actually have a "wintery mix" in the forecast - but that won't stop the crowds from celebrating our Heroes!  The Dallas Veterans Day Parade Committee is a subsidiary of the Greater Dallas Veterans Foundation. The membership consists of veteran organization representatives, civic leaders, and members of the active and reserve military components."...We salute those who are serving, those who have served and thosewho have made the ultimate sacrifice..." Click the photo below for information on the Dallas Veterans Day Parade and support our Heroes!  The Dallas Veterans Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m. Monday from the former Reunion Arena site and will end at City Hall.  Once again I went in search of ...
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By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
  Another important election day is here! Remember, if you don't vote you don't get to criticize the choices made by others!  For more information for Texas, follow the links in the report below:           Many Texans voted early and we set records for the large turnout in early voting. Texas enables residents to vote in the days and weeks before an election to make the voting process more convenient and accessible.  But today is election day and the polls are open and waiting for you to cast your ballots here in Texas.            Click here to go to the VoteTexas.gov website for more information.  
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