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By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
Comments 36
This is something I've known for a long time and if you think that as a professional home stager that you are only in the "home staging business" then you are not in the business of real estate. A good analogy for this is to think back when trains were the main form of transportation (before my d...

By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
Comments 10
Why go to the movies when you can enjoy LIVE THEATRE this weekend? Come join  Plano East Theatre Major Studies as they present Lanford Wilson's The Rimers of Eldritch When: October 2nd, 3rd & 4th Time:  7:00 PM (no intermission) Where: Plano East Senior High Fine Arts Building 3000 Los Rios Blvd,...

By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
Comments 11
With a national financial crisis and the tales of woe and doom in the housing market many wonder how are they are ever going to get through this time if selling a property at this most uncertain time of our nation's economy?  After reading an article today on MSN.COM titled: Top 5 Things home buy...

By Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents
(3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.)
Comments 0
Plano TX Homes for Sale - Summer 2008 Real Estate (Residential) Housing Report from Memorial Day 05/26/08 through Labor Day 09/01/08. (Plano's busiest real estate season). 1,197 closed transactions (in 2008) Lowest $49,000 Average 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (either 3 full bathrooms, or 2 full with 1...

By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Comments 4
Instead of just talking about, this year we decided to actually go to the Balloon Festival.  It was a lot of fun. It was Alyssa's first Festival and she "people watched" like crazy.  It was a beautiful day, not much of a breeze.  We saw the Re/Max Parachuters jump, and that was really cool.  They...

By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
Comments 2
Although the Summer Olympics 2008 are over I wanted to share some photos I took outside of WOGA, World Olympic Gymnastics Academy, in Plano, TX, where Gold Medalist, Nastia Liuken trains.  Her fellow gymnasts wrote hand written signs and posted them on the door after her win.The facility is only ...

By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
Comments 4
Localism has educated me tonight. I did not realize that there were other cities of "Plano" around the country, nor had I ever thought to look.  Here's how I found out.... at the top right hand corner of the Localism page is an "explore" button.  I was exploring Plano,TX and then this little box ...

By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
Comments 17
This is an update to the blog I wrote "What if I don't like it?" regarding a property in Plano,TX  Home Star Staging staged last month. Not only did the home seller 'like it', so did several others.  The first offer came just days after staging and subsequently fell through (that's why it's so im...

By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Comments 7
I was out with Alyssa this morning, furniture browsing, as we need a new kitchen table before we put the house on the market.  We went to one store and found a couple of options.  On our way to the second store, I passed a big yellow sign that read "STORE CLOSING", and I did a double-take.  Yes,...

By Nick Good, www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com
(The Good Home Team with eXp Realty)
Comments 0
Nick Good | Keller Williams Realty | 469 951 4193 1803 Hillcrest dr., Plano, TX Great Starter Home For a Large Family! Very Large Lot! 4BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $132,500 Year Built 1970 Sq Footage 1,870 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size Un...

By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Comments 17
The Annual Plano Balloon Festival is almost here!  This is always a fun time.  I never go to the actual festival, but I live a couple of miles from where the balloons take off, so I can see all the action from my back patio or upstairs windows.  It's always a beautiful site. As always, Re/Max is ...

By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
Comments 14
This time last year , Home Star Staging along with another Plano-based home staging professional (and my good friend), Barie Pinnell, with WRE Interiors, were interviewed for an article by the Dallas Morning News. It was an article regarding of course Home Staging for sellers.   As we all know, i...

By Heather Anderson, Real Estate Concierges
(214-317-1964- www.REConcierges.com)
Comments 0
It has been 17 years since Congressman Sam Johnson (R-Richardson) and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) have been pushing for a new courthouse in Plano. It took multiple tries to pass through the House and then the U.S. Senate. Finally in 2003, President George W. Bush signed the measure into law. ...

By Linda Box Taylor, Your Plano, TX Realtor
(Castle Connections Realty)
Comments 5
So, have you ever wondered what Rotary is? As a member of Plano West Rotary, let me try and explain. I've only been a member for 4 years. I'm still a "newbie" in the club compared to some of our club members have been involved for 20, 30, 40 and even 50 years!! Amazing. Rotary is the world's firs...

By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
Comments 13
What a timely blog written by Connie Tebyani called "Got....Interns?" I just finished teaching my 3rd Home Staging class at Collin College  in Plano, TX this week and it was the smallest class yet. It was actually really nice and intimate and I have been very busy these last two weeks with work a...

By Heather Anderson, Real Estate Concierges
(214-317-1964- www.REConcierges.com)
Comments 0
  The Census Bureau released its annual report on income and poverty on Tuesday, showing that Plano, TX is the most affluent amongst cities with populations of 250,000 or more. It had the highest median household income of $84,492, up 10% from 2006, and the lowest poverty rate. San Jose came in s...

By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Comments 10
The BEST baby and toddler consignment sale in DFW starts tomorrow at 8am at the Plano Centre in Plano, TX. This will be my third time to attend.  I love being able to buy next-to-new for cheap cheap prices.  Babies use toys for such a short period of time, why pay retail when you don't have to? ...

By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
Comments 2
If you don't already know it (and if you don't have children in PISD or at all, it's easy not to know) tomorrow, Monday August 25th, marks the beginning of the new 2008-09 school year for PISD students, teachers and staff. I know we're not quite accepting this in the Otto household today. Althoug...
OPEN HOUSE! Saturday, Aug. 23, 2:00 - 4:00 PM Amazing creek side home in sought after Hunters Glen. Location: Hunters GlenThis beautiful home offers a flowing floor plan with upgrades galore! The exquisite kitchen is a delight featuring granite countertops, decorative ceramic backsplash, custom c...

By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
Comments 0
2008-09 Plano East Theatre Students  The award winning Plano East Theatre Department under the leadership of Lisa Hale, Theatre Director and Zachary Elms, Technical Director is getting ready for the fall 2008 season. Auditions for the season's first show, starring the "by audition and invitation...

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