November Market Snapshot

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The November Market snapshot is provided by Ebby Haliday. Check out how the DFW Market did this month. Based on data from NTREIS for November 2016.

Tips for Energy Savings this Holiday Season

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I am guilty of getting carried away with holiday decorating. The decorative lights, fun trinkets for home, and tree decorations all look so beautiful. I really enjoy seeing the magical displays of lights on the homes. I particularly love seeing the perfect bay window display of a Christmas tree. As you can probably tell, this […]

My New York Trip

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This fall, I took a girls trip to New York City with friends. I always love the City in the Fall, because the weather is just nice enough to wear a light coat. The parks are lovely for long strolls to view the rich colored leaves. The city boasted a list of great shows this […]

Happy Veterans Day

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On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1919, hostilities during World War I ceased. To celebrate the end to what was then thought to be the “war to end all war,” Armistice Day was declared a national holiday by President Woodrow Wilson. Today, we celebrate Veterans Day to honor […]

Plano is Rated #3 “Best Places to Live in America”

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This week’s blog post features a letter from our President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson. It is no surprise that Texas is becoming a major economic hub. Considering this, our small cities are growing into major town centers. Cities such as Arlington & Frisco have been a testament to the fast moving, high volume growth. […]

New Age School Trend

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School systems are often rated by their standardized test scores. Great Schools, a great resource for school evaluations, rates schools using a comparison system based on test scores. In Texas, the TEA system grades schools based on 4 indexes: student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps, and postsecondary readiness. These factors influence your child’s school […]

Finding a Great School District

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One of the most important considerations while looking for a home is finding a great school district for your children. However, this can be an arduous task, because the specifications can become endless. Here are a few ways to jumpstart your search: Make a list and check it twice. What are the must-haves in school […]

Be Green, Save Green!

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Well, the dog days of summer are here.  Just like the temperatures here in DFW, homeowners bills are shooting through the roof!  So what can we do to make our homes more energy efficient and get those bills lowered?  Below are some tips and ideas that just may make this heat a little more bearable. […]