Explore Plano, TX

By Linda Box Taylor, Your Plano, TX Realtor
(Castle Connections Realty)
Comments 1
I've got the latest sales statistics for Plano in the 2nd quarter of this year.  I've compared our current sales with the 2nd quarter of 2006.                                                   2nd Quarter 2006          2nd Quarter 2007Total Sold Volume$359,300,352 $310,496,000.00 # of Sales140411...

By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Comments 23
There have been many blogs about pictures of properties in the MLS and I am always on the side where the pictures should be posted immediately with the listing.  If you don't have the pictures taken yet, or the house is not in showing condition yet, do NOT list it in the MLS.Well, I'm in a pickle...

By Linda Box Taylor, Your Plano, TX Realtor
(Castle Connections Realty)
Comments 4
I came across some interesting historical facts about Plano and I thought I'd share with you so you can see how far my town in Plano, Texas has come.   1847 - Plano, Texas was settled   1851 - The city was named Plano when the post office was granted to the town.  Plano means Spanish for "flat" w...

By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Comments 0
I just posted the results of the Market Breakdown for Richardson, TX.  I thought it would be interesting to compare Richardson to Plano, TX.  Plano is the next city North, and many people compare the two cities all the time for school districts and neighborhoods.  Growing up in Richardson, I'm a ...

By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
Comments 12
Below is an invitation that was sent to course attendees at the www.StagedHomes.com February 2007, Plano,TX ASP course.  The house looked fabulous!  Many more changes were made in the months after the initial staging was complete.  Painting, carpet replacement, new outdoor patio and much more!  I...

By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Comments 19
Do you water your foundation?I work with a lot of relocation into the Dallas area.  With that, it takes a lot to educate someone not only about our market, but also about how to take care of their properties.Most of the North Texas area is built on Clay Soil.  It's usually Red Clay, but Black Cla...

By Brad & Traci Brusenhan
(Brusenhan & Associates Realty - Dallas, Texas)
Comments 12
I just read a study that followed the numbers on a group of agents that were flexible with commissions vs. another group that was not.  The study proves what I have long believed.  In the study, the flexible agents offered a menu of services for different fees and allowed the client to choose wha...

By Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience
(NMLS# 335055)
Comments 4
I feel fortunate to live where I live. Plano, TX is locates in the N. Dallas suburbs in the very desirable Collin County. Driving distance to downtown Dallas. An upscale community, with many amenities.... Malls & other shopping, movie theatres, parks, great schools and safe neighborhoods. Plano P...

By Linda Box Taylor, Your Plano, TX Realtor
(Castle Connections Realty)
Comments 0
I'm always asked about the current market conditions in Dallas all the time.  With all the national media reports about a huge slow down in the sales market, my friends and past clients think my business must be suffering.  But the good news for me is my business is doing great.  Dallas hasn't be...

By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Comments 6
According to a new study from the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement, Texas has passed Arizona and California in the number of retirees relocating.This is interesting to me because, even though they say it's basically because of the lower cost of living and the beautiful weather, the c...

By Linda Box Taylor, Your Plano, TX Realtor
(Castle Connections Realty)
Comments 2
I am proud to live and work in the City of Plano, TX with such high standards for the environment.    Nancy Nevil spoke last week at my Rotary Club and told us that Plano has recently received top honors from Keep Texas Beautiful(KTB).   The Keep Plano Beautiful organization won the 2007 Governor...

By Linda Box Taylor, Your Plano, TX Realtor
(Castle Connections Realty)
Comments 6
The Plano Convention and Visitors Bureau has been recognized by the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC), receiving top honors for producing the "Outstanding Locally Created Event/Program.  Plano was honored for their Youth Explore Sports(YES) program held in Plano earlier this year....

By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
Comments 18
Drum roll please, imagine they're here....Clive Burns and Lisa LaPorta, the stars of HGTV's hit show , Design to Sell! You know the drill, they start the show off with a Real Estate Professional (not the seller's agent though an independent third party) walking through the homeowner's house, the ...

By Linda Box Taylor, Your Plano, TX Realtor
(Castle Connections Realty)
Comments 9
As a resident of Plano, Texas, I've made the pledge to "Live Green".  I'm trying to conserve water by taking shorter showers and washing my clothes in cold water.  I recycle my newspaper and any item that I can put in my recycle container.  I've changed my lights to energy efficient light bulbs. ...

By Jerold and Terry Smith, Plano Texas Real Estate
(Common name, Uncommon service - Smith & Smith Realty, LLC )
Comments 0
West Plano Blog  Wednesday, 18 April 2007 The search tool on Plano Homes and Land has just been upgraded by MLS finder.  It now includes an extra security feature so you will not get spam, you know that junk! So if you decide to save a search for yourself, please know you are protected here.  Al...

By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Comments 6
What a great house with 8.5' Diving, Heated Pool & Spa! This is a 3 bedrooms home with 2.5 baths, a Study, 2 Living areas, 2 Dining Areas, 2 car Garage, and almost 2500 sqft.  Updates include: Pool resurfaced, Pool filter, AC & Furnace, stove, dishwasher, & faucet. Features include: oak paneling ...

By Linda Box Taylor, Your Plano, TX Realtor
(Castle Connections Realty)
Comments 0
Trinkets to Treasures, Plano's Largest Rummage SaleShop for gently used furniture, computer equipment, children's items, clothing, books and more!All proceeds benefit the charitable projects and programs of the Junior League of Plano.Saturday, April 21, 2007 8:00 am - 3:00 pmRichardson Civic Cent...

By Ken Stampe, iBrandPlan
(iBrandPlan.com - Grow your e-Profile & Brand)
Comments 9
Subprime crumbling got you down? Foreclosure rates making you blue? NOT ME! I tell you, I feel great! This was a really fun month for me. Not because it was the most profitable financially but it wasn't bad. Nah, I feel great because I helped 5 families become homeowner's for the first time. This...

By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Comments 3
The list for April's foreclosures has just been tallied and the DFW market is up 18% for April compared to April last year.  For the year, foreclosures are up 15%.  The main counties break down as follows:Dallas- 11%- up 1597Collin- 40%- up 456Denton- 20%- up 333Tarrant- 20%- up 1066Rockwall- 29%...

By Linda Box Taylor, Your Plano, TX Realtor
(Castle Connections Realty)
Comments 1
The Plano Library needs your books, CDs, DVDs and videos now for their annual Friends of the Plano Public Library Book Sale in July.  Donations of gently-used books, CD's, DVD's, audiotapes, videotapes, records and magazines.  Items can be dropped off at the Plano Library locations below.  Tax re...

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