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Should I Stay For Showings at my McKinney TX Home For Sale? Here in McKinney, we're a friendly bunch -- helpful, too.  Often my real estate clients are especially nice, so, when it comes to showing their home for sale, I recommend that the best way to be the most helpful during a showing appointm...
Some things are just funny to me.  Sometimes, things I think are funny are also funny to other people.  Sometimes . . . not so much. For example, on my wedding day, when I was standing at the alter next to my husband-to-be, our backs to the crowded church, I noticed my maid of honor -- my sister ...
The Skittles Car in McKinney, TX This car has fascinated me over the years.  I see it parked around town, but have never had the opportunity to meet its owner.  The other day while at a traffic light I caught a glimpse of it and was able to snap a pic before the light changed.  Why does this car ...
Often times people ask me, "Do I need to update my house to sell it?" It's a good question to ask.  You want to sell your home -- and you don't want to spend a lot of time with your house on the market.  Updating your house will make your home more desirable.  It will motivate buyers to move from...
Last week I finished reading a book suggested to me by my mother-in-law, Three Cups of Tea.  It is the account of American Greg Mortenson's struggle to build schools for children in Afghanistan starting a few years before the 9/11 attacks.  This probably would not have been a book I would have pu...
Summer is approaching and for Stonebridge Ranch residents that means it's time to update their photo ID cards for access to the Beach Club and Swimming Pool areas. You can update your ID cards from April 28th - August 13th on Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. or Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2...
According to several sources passed on to me by a perpetually peppy friend of mine, being a positive person improves your health and wealth!  Here's a summary of facts compiled by Jon Gordon from numerous sources:   1. Positive People Live Longer!  According to The Nun Study, nuns who regularly (...
There has always been great interest in the Wellington Point neighborhood.  This was the original luxury neighborhood built in Stonebridge Ranch just about 20 years ago now.  Being a truly custom-built neighborhood, the homes in Wellington Point were carefully designed and crafted by some of the ...
    I Brake For Rodeo!  That's right!  Here in Texas, cowboys have been traveling to the stock show far longer than commuters have been driving down our concrete highways! My cousin from Houston was running errands last week when she was stopped at a traffic light and just had to snap this photo...
So, my husband and I are working back-to-back on our respective computers one evening, he -- answering emails, me -- blogging, when this innocent question is posed. ME:  "Do you want to take a quick quiz?" HE:  "No." (Of course, I proceed to ask him, oh, I don't know . . . 21 questions!   Three ...

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This series of articles is for anyone interested in finding out more about the great things going on in McKinney, Allen, Plano, Frisco and surrounding neighborhoods. If it's happening around town -- I'd like to feature it here. If you have a special event that you'd like to tell more people about or if you know of a wonderful person or group deserving some extra recognition, contact me! I want to feature all the great things happening in our area!
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