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School finally started in North Texas. Thank Goodness. I find my kids need the structure and support that school gives them. Besides I believe the like getting away from mom and dad telling them what to do. We are never as smart as some else. The north Dallas real estate market is not bad. If you have a house properly priced and staged it will sell, PERIOD. If your house isn't selling ask yourself would you buy it in its current condition and for its current price.
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I read an interesting article in Creative Living magazine published by Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. This article states that disorder in ones life and living is not a bad thing. That our ongoing effort to organize and order things is not necessarily as productive as one thinks. (I wonde...
05/07/2008
Making your home more energy efficient is often simple. Try unplugging appliiances when they are not in use. Here are some other tips on how to green a bedroom: 1. Ceiling fans provide great air circulation and can reduce summer air conditioning bills 2. A low-flow showerhead saves water 3. Hardf...
04/17/2008
BathroomsA major redo can be expensive. Depending on bathroom size and add-ons you could be looking at $40,000. The higher-end options such as granite, frameless glass shower doors, and basin vessel sinks can truly add cost. However, bathroom redos usually recoup upwards of 80% of there costs. No...
02/18/2008
You want to update the master bath or add a master bath, add a screen porch, put granite in the kitchen, or build that deck; but, wait are you adding value? If you are going to stay for less than five years be budget conscious about what you are doing if staying, in your home, greater than five y...
02/11/2008
The 5 Big mistakes over anxious home sellers make1. Don't make small reductions again and again. Instead slash the price once. Figure out what your house is worth and price it 10% below the market.2. Don't hire the wrong agent. Interview agents, remember for them it should be a job interview and ...
01/04/2008
Get rid of debt Bad debt (credit card or expensive car payments) can be a barrier to savings. Create a payment plan and when you are done paying it off start saving the same amount. Save big on the small Stuff Look at your spending habits and you can find ways to save a few extra dollars. Skip v...
12/22/2007
Strategies to Fight Holiday Weight Gain Eat Healthier Foods. Stay on your exercise routine or don't wait until January 1 to start an exercise routine. Make simple changes to the holiday dinner: Eat white meat turkey, Skim your gravy (put it through a skimmer), Cook your stuffing outside the turke...
12/14/2007
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Staying on the topic of Holidays and Staying Healthy here are some ideas to start a workout program or change up your workout program. Some may even say Alternative Forms of working out. Yoga Pilates Tai Chi Water Aerobics Belly Dancing What do you think?
12/04/2007
10 Ways to Beat the Holiday Season Weight Gain Develop a Plan. Stick to Your Plan. Eat Right 90% of the Time: At 21 meals per week (3×7) 90% equals 19 meals, So 2 meals a week that are "Off Your Plan". Be Kind to Your Body. Like putting the correct octane in your car, put the correct octane in yo...
11/30/2007
Annually the National Night Out awards city winners. North Texas cities placed very well across all the categories. Here is how North Texas cities fared:Category 1: 300,000+ Population            #6 Fort WorthCategory 2: 100,000-299,999 Population            #8 Plano            #26 McKinneyCatego...
11/07/2007
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