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Last night I had the opportunity to try out a new restaurant in Plano.  Ephesus, located at 3645 Dallas Parkway, #555 (at the Tollway and Parker Road) offers authentic Turkish cuisine, wonderful service, a nice atmosphere and very reasonable prices. I had never been to a Turkish restaurant before...

By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
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The Journey of Hope Grief Support Center celebrated its 10 year anniversary on June 22nd. Journey of Hope was founded by a group of local school counselors and others who felt the need to provide a place of support for children and families who experienced the death of a loved one. The center has...

By Todd Wakefield
(KW Commercial Lake Cities - Firewheel )
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For Want of Disclosure: A nice young couple, who were expecting, along with their young son, moved into a nice new(er) home in the palisades area of California. Apparently, the prior owner, who also is a well known movie starlet, failed to disclose a tiny problem. Folks, this is gross. The young ...

By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
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Selling a house in a difficult location? Have you considered other ways to market the property besides reducing the price? While we cannot change the location of a property we can improve the appeal to buyers if the property is indeed in good condition. There are always buyers looking in certain ...

By Denise Toliver, Rowlett Real Estate - www.TREShomes4U.com
(Toliver Real Estate Solutions, LLC)
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A survey by pay experts at Salary.com evaluated 69 cities with more than 250,000 people and ranked Plano first in American cities in which to build personal wealth.  Despite the fear of recession and poor economic performance throughout the country, the residences of Plano and surrounding suburbs...

By Charlie Weiblen
(Archwood Properties)
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Plano has just been ranked #1 in the 2008 Salary Value Index provided by Salary.com.  It was compiled of 69 cities with a population of more than 250,000 people, and ranked the cities on building personal wealth and raising a family.  You can find the article here http://www.bizjournals.com/dalla...

By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
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Brand New Gated Community just starting building it's first spec home, Cantera.  Cantera is in North East Richardson TX where I refer to it as the "Red-Headed Step Child of Richardson."  I call this area that because it's the city of Richardson, but it's Collin County and Plano Schools, so we som...

By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
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Want to freshen the look of a dated or worn window treatment in your kitchen? It's really simple! Purchase color coordinated cotton napkins that work with the colors of your kitchen.I found the ones in the photo at Pier 1 on sale for around $1.28 each.  Remove old window treatment Fold napkins on...

By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
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This summer we've been doing some improvements on our own house.  It had been about 6 years since we did the last major improvements and we were ready to tackle a few more. As a professional home stager I understand the value of improving ones home before even thinking about selling. Far too ofte...

By Todd Wakefield
(KW Commercial Lake Cities - Firewheel )
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Lately we've been hearing a LOT about speculators in regard to the high price of oil. What exactly does a speculator do when he speculates? Speculators provide a very, very important function within our economy. They assume risk in the hope of making a profit. One very simple (overly simplistic) ...

By Todd Wakefield
(KW Commercial Lake Cities - Firewheel )
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According to a CNBC study, Texas is the number one state in which to do business. The study compared the different states by reviewing variables like the cost of doing business, the state's workforce, education, technology & innovation. While there are many indicators one can look to, one cannot ...

By Todd Wakefield
(KW Commercial Lake Cities - Firewheel )
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Noted investor and philanthropist John Templeton died yesterday (07-08-08). Today the Wall Street Journal ran an article about Mr. Templeton, his life, his business successes, and his giving. The title of the article was, "Maximum Optimist." This got me to thinking. Regardless of what life is thr...

By Todd Wakefield
(KW Commercial Lake Cities - Firewheel )
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When it comes to business expenses, keep good records. Too many times people are disorganized and irregular in their recording keeping. These bad habits can come back to haunt and cost you. If you are new at running your own business, seek advice from a good CPA. Spend a few hundred dollars and a...

By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
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  Real estate professional? Selling a home? Or just interested in learning more about Home Staging? Check out the schedule of Continuing Education courses offerings at Collin College     Home Staging is a course that is;   "Designed for the home owner or the professional real estate agent to prep...

By Linda Box Taylor, Your Plano, TX Realtor
(Castle Connections Realty)
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Here is your last chance to become a member of the Junior League of Plano(JLP) for 2008. You are invited to a potential member meeting on July 17, at 7 p.m. at the League Office in Plano at 5805 Coit Rd. in Plano. I have enjoyed my involvement over the last 4 years and I encourage other women tha...

By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
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Let me first say, we are not moving. At least not this month.  But we are re carpeting our 2nd floor and replacing our white wooden stair balusters for our enjoyment as well as the future return on investment. Why did we really want to do this? Heck, we want to enjoy the upgrades now while we liv...

By Lynn Slaney Silguero
(Ebby Halliday Realltors)
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Ebby Halliday Realtors- Carmen Roberts, Paulette Greene & Lynn Slaney Silguero are proud to represent & listing agents for Peckham Custom Builders. Build your new home on on of their 10 Estate lots in Plano ISD. Many have lake & greenbelt views! Peckham Custom Builders offers 16 Villa lots in th...

By Linda Box Taylor, Your Plano, TX Realtor
(Castle Connections Realty)
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Salary.com has ranked Plano, TX as the #1 city in the United States to build personal wealth.  As a resident and Realtor in Plano, I can wholeheartedly agree with this ranking.  Salary.com looked at the following factors:  "Local salaries, cost of living, and unemployment relative to the national...

By Todd Wakefield
(KW Commercial Lake Cities - Firewheel )
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That's according to the "2008 Salary Value Index" survey by Salary.com. Because of our diverse and stable economy, the N. Dallas area continues to attract business. A number of major companies are now located here in the N. Dallas area specifically and Texas in general (thought I have not actuall...

By Todd Wakefield
(KW Commercial Lake Cities - Firewheel )
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As I'm sure you're all away, Friday is the 4th of July. Take some time to enjoy yourself, and your family. Be safe! Some Independence Day firework events here in the N. Dallas area: Sachse - Hudsone Middle School McKinney - Mckinney Soccer Complex Frisco - Pizza Hut Park at Addison - Addison Circ...

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