JP Piccinini's Blog Posts

JP Piccinini's Blog Posts

NEW CONSTRUCTION IN WEST VILLAGE HASKELLANDCENTRAL
I was headed to West Villiage for an appointment and saw this new construction apartment building.  This is the only time this building will ever be in this state.  Lives...

To Stage Or Not To Stage
To Stage…or Not to Stage? That Is the Question! Some Highlights:The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their A...

7 Tips For Staging Your Home
7 Tips for Staging Your HomeMake your home warm and inviting to boost your home’s value and speed up the sale process.The first step to getting buyers to make an offer on your ho...

Britton Homes Joins The Walsh Community
Community OverviewWalsh is located on I-30, just twelve miles west of Fort Worth. This innovative community features the Makerspace at Walsh, Walsh Works that offers flexible wor...

3 Ways To Impress Buyers When Selling
3 ways to impress buyersPeeling paint, a leaky faucet, and dirty dishes in the sink can ruin a buyer's impression of an otherwise appealing house. Here are easy ways to make your p...

6 STEPS TO BUYING A HOME
Your credit report and score are used by lenders to determine your credit worthiness when approving you for a mortgage. The information found in your credit report is used to calcu...

5 Credit DONTS For Homebuyers In Less Than 2 Mins
DID YOU KNOW...that it is not wise to make huge purchases or open new lines of credit 3-6 months before buying a home? Barry Paperno with CreditCards.comwarns homebuyers about "5 ...

Plano
Plano  Best City for Families, wallethub.com, 2014  Best Suburbs for Education In America, movoto.com, 2014  Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers, wallethub.com...

McKinne
McKinney  Best Mid-Sized Cities for Education In America, movoto.com, 2015  Best Place to Live in America, CNN Money magazine, 2014  Best Cities for First-Time Ho...

Frisco Community
District  100 Best Communities for Young People - recognizes outstanding places for youth to live, learn and grow  Best Communities for Music Education – ho...

2017 YOUR NEW HOME YEAR
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Mar 16 2017 25357 1
Headline: Reliable tactics for when the appraisal is lowFew things in the home buying process are more frustrating than having your offer accepted, only to have the appraisal fall ...

Open House Saturday 2125 Pecos Drive Grapevine
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Feb 26 2017 25357 1
FAT TUESDAY – Day Before Ash WednesdayFat Tuesday – Day Before Ash WednesdayFAT TUESDAYThe last day of Carnival and the day before for Ash Wednesday, Fat Tuesday is the intertw...

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NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAY – February 27NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAYWe continue with February’s heart-shaped and red theme by observing National Strawberry Day on February 27. These ju...

Feb 3 2017 25357 1
NATIONAL HOMEMADE SOUP DAY – February 4thNational Homemade Soup Day – February 4NATIONAL HOMEMADE SOUP DAYNational Homemade Soup Day is observed annually on February 4th.Before...

Download Your Home Selling Guide Here
Click the link below to download your FREE Home Selling Guide:http://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/en/sellers/?a=303269-90fb20acc984c2f8420a9b13a882ab6f...

Download Your Buyers Guide Here
Click the link below for a Buying a home this winter:http://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/en/buyersty/?a=303269-90fb20acc984c2f8420a9b13a882ab6f...

Print Tools For Homebuyers
OWNING A HOME:  TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR HOMEBUYERS PREPARE TO SHOP FOR A HOME1. Check your credit2. Assess your spending3. Budget for new or changed expenses4. Deter...

Top 25 Best School Districts In Texas
The 2017 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Educ...

Tips For Strategic Home Buying In A Buyers Market
There’s nothing more inviting to an aspiring homeowner than a buyer’s market. There’s a strong sense of immediacy and optimism in the name itself: “Buy. Buy. Buy!” But...

Five Housing Markets On The Rise In 2017
Five Housing Markets on the Rise in 2017The national housing market has come a long way despite being only several years removed from the mortgage crisis. Part of the reasoning l...

Freezing Pipes
How to Prevent Freezing PipesYou CAN prevent freezing pipes and the costly damage that goes with them. Read ...

Doors Need A Fresh Look
Pulls and Knobs Open the Door to a New LookRepair and replace door hardware that makes rooms look dingy and outdated. We’ll show you how door and cabinet pulls, knobs, and hi...

What Does A Sellers Agent Do
It's the job of the seller's agent to get the best deal for their client. Obviously, getting the most money possible for the sale is one way to measure success, but a good seller's...

Walsh Community Technology Update
For a price already included in HOA fees, every home, school, and business will come equipped with two gigabit internet speeds. With an upgrade, residents will be able to receive s...

Freezing Weather
FREEZING WEATHER HOME TIPS FROM NATIONS HOME WARRANTY1. Teach every member of your family to locate main cut-off valve, and have a cut-off key handy.2. Leave your pool running duri...

Post Offer Review
Post-Offer: An OverviewYou've made your offer, and the seller has accepted -- you've reached mutual acceptance. But what comes next, and what do you have to do to close the deal on...

Jan 17 2017 23576 1
t is crazy to think that we are already starting to see the beginning of the spring rush on the housing market in the Dallas / Plano / Frisco Area, but it is happening!  What ...

DIY Bang For Your Buck
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Jan 3 2017 25357 1
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Quick Budget Friendly DIY Fixes
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Happy 2017
As the New Year emerges, I am READY!  I was thinking about the fact that I didn't make any specific resolutions this year.  So many people make all of these resolutions t...

This Holiday Season
Listing your home this winter? Try these few tips:A Welcoming Curb AppealClear clutter on walkways, trim shrubs and maintain leaves in the yard.  Place a wreath on the do...

Walsh Fort Worth Update
New Homes Starting in the upper $200’sLet me know if you are interested in checking out the new development.  The homes are perched atop rolling hills and meandering valleys...

October Stats
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Oct 30 2016 25357 1
Spiced Apple SangriaWhy relegate sangria to the summer? Add a little freshness to your holiday season with this fruit and wine concoction. This refreshing white wine version is an ...

Holiday Recipes Take 8
Whiskey-Glazed RibsIngredients 4 racks baby back ribs 1 teaspoon cumin seeds ½ teaspoon coriander seeds 11/2 (32-ounce) cans tomato sauce 4 cups light brown sugar 2 cups ketchup 2...

Holiday Recipes Take 7
Pasta Primavera Serves: 6Ingredients: 3 c. uncooked penne pasta 1 c. broccoli, diced 1 c. cauliflower, diced 1 c. carrots, diced 1 c. frozen peas 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 ...

Holiday Recipes Take 6
Striped Buffalo Chicken DipWhen you’re hosting a Fourth of July party, you should aim to make everything as patriotic as possible—and this includes the food. Here is an idea fo...

Holiday Recipes Take 5
Sweeten the Season with A Classic Cookie Exchange PartyCookies have been a favorite American treat for centuries. So it’s no surprise that cookie exchanges also have been around ...

M Streets Property For Sale
How fun is this listing?!  These types of homes don't pop up very often--call me to check it out!  Walking distance to Greenville Avenue establishments, great school dist...

Holiday Recipes Take 4
Inside Out CasserolesCasseroles are considered by many to be the quintessential American comfort food. Take what we love most about casseroles, and switch it up by spooning the ing...

Top 5 Things Not To Do During The Closing Process
 5 things NOT to do during the closing process:Change your marital statusChange jobsSwitch banks or move money to another institutionPaying off existing accounts unless l...

Holiday Recipes Take 3
Chicken Pot Pie Casserole BitesPut a casual spin on this classic home-cooked meal. Turn a delicious dinner dish into a crowd-pleasing appetizer with these casserole bites.Ingr...

Holiday Recipes Take 2
Fried Mashed Potato BitesMashed potatoes, in any other context, would stand out for the wrong reasons. But rolled in batter and fried up, they make the perfect finger food. Forget ...

Holiday Recipes Take 1
Meatball BiscuitsSatisfy you and your guests’ hunger with this savory appetizer. Skip the marinara filled crock pot, and wrap up your meatballs in flaky dough.Ingredients: 1...

NEW LISTING 1 ACRE EXQUISITE ESTATE CARROLL ISD
 EXQUISITE One Acre+ Estate. A blend of French & Old World charm throughout. This Magnificent home is in the sought after Carroll ISD. The detail & craftsmanship, you need to ...

Upcoming Northeast Tarrant County Events
Upcoming Northeast Tarrant County Events 10/30: Monster Mash (Southlake)10/30: Hallowine Trail (Grap...

First Time Home Buy
First-Time Buyers Expected to Return to Housing Market Realtor.com data shows rise in web searches by house hunters who want to buy in 2017. Young buyers could return to the housin...

2017 Housing Market Prediction
  Per economists:  Strong job growth and population gains will keep Dallas housing market hot in 2017 Strong demand by first time homebuyers and continued strong job grow...

Howl 0 Ween Yappy Hour October 26
Bring your mutts, pups and pooches to mingle with friends and family for a howling good time at Sloan & Williams WineryThe event will consist of good wine, live music, fun pri...

Grapevine Veterans Day Parade
Salute military veterans at the Veterans Day Parade, Saturday, November 5 at 10 a.m. in Historic Downtown Grapevine.The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Main and Hudgins Streets and...

GRAND OPENING APRIL 2017 WALSH DEVELOPMENT
Meet The First Home Builders of WalshThursday, Oct 20, 2016At Walsh, we believe all well-established and long-lasting neighborhoods honor the past and create a unique future for th...

Buyer IQ Quiz
Buyer IQ Quiz Zillow Mortgage...

Need A Moving Company
    Not just any moving company will do for your move.  Some throw in boxes and other helpful products for a low fee, while others do not have any availabl...

Oct 5 2016 23576 1
Welcome home!  This week I helped two first time home buyers find their forever homes!  They were as different as different could be.  One was a young, successful co...

Sellers Market Still
Prices are appreciating in many areas of the country. Until the supply of homes for sale starts to meet the buyer demand, prices will continue to increase. If you are debating...

Tips To Sell Your Home
Simple changes you can make to increase theodds of selling your home quickly. • Clean house and de-clutter. Rent adumpster and a storage unit to clearyour home of anything a...

93016 Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Rates Dip to 10-Week Low DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 Borrowing costs moved lower for home buyers and refinancers this week. The 30-year fixed-rat...

What Is A Leak Detection Test
I've lived in my house long enough to where I thought I knew everything about it--and then something happens and I find out I know a lot less than I thought.  Here is some inf...

Things To Never Do When Showing Your Home
Selling your house and like the way it looks for staging?...well, just because we like it doesn't mean everyone else will.  Staging a house is important so you can a...

WALSH RANCH UPDATE
BY SANDRA BAKERsabaker@star-telegram.com FORT WORTHOn Wednesday, Aledo school officials will ceremoniously turn dirt to mark the start of construction of an elementary school on...

You Ask What Is GrapeStomp
It's in Grapevine at Grapefest 2016! http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapefest/events-venues/grapestomp/ Fast Facts:  So, just how fast can your feet fly at Gr...

If You Cant Get A Mortgage
In America today, an estimated 250,000 households—who would have had mortgage financing just 20 years ago—are today denied the opportunity to buy a home. This crisis goes strai...

Parts Of A Buyers Offer
There are many parts of an offer, maybe you probably wouldn't know about without some guidance from your realtor.  Here is a good overview of the major parts.  Please kee...

What Price Should You Offer On A Home
Aaah...the magic question.  The Dallas/Fort Worth market is crazy lazy andhouses are flying off the market, but buyers still want to feel like they are getting a good deal.&nb...

Home Buying Myths You Should Know About
Everyone is an expect in home buying, right?...  Not so much.  Here are some home buying myths that might help you out in the future.  Have real estate questions or ...

Sep 6 2016 23576 1
Are YOU ready to sell or buy a house?  Sometimes it is hard to know when the right time to sell or buy a house would be.  Do I wait for spring when the weather is good an...

14767 Homes Sold Yesterday
14,767 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale....

Cheap Curb Appeal Tricks That Offer The Best Selling Returns
It always seems like there is some type of home improvement to be done.  Looking to get the most bang for your buck?  Try some of these tricks.  Want additional...

When You Can Deduct Moving Expenses
A deduction is better than no deduction, right?...  Here are some situations when you can deduct moving expenses.  Have other questions about deductions--or anything real...

8 Unwritten Etiquette Rules Home Sellers Should Know
Well...the article title says it all.  Interested in more seller tips?  Or even buyer tips?  I'm your girl!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanre...

What Is A Short Sale
What is in the world is a short sale?  You've probably heard the term a number of times--maybe almost so many times that you felt like it was too late to really ask for some c...

Aug 11 2016 16202 1
It is not winter yet, but it will be here soon enough.  Or some people would like to think so because it is currently SO hot in the Dallas area!  All that being said, are...

Crazy Tips That Will Help You Sell Your House
Trying to sell your house and want to put yourself ahead of the "competition"?  Check out these crazy tips.  Hey, it can't hurt to try, right??  Want assistance sell...

Vacation Home
Your Vacation Home is Just a Dream AwayPosted in Economist Commentaries, by Amanda Riggs on July 27, 2016Have you ever dreamt about buying a vacation home? The ...

Things Sellers Should Know About Comps
Yes, yes, and yes--this info is sooooooooo accurate.  Would you like additional info--I'm your girl!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.comWh...

Dallas Named One Of The Most Affordable Destinations
Dallas was just listed as one of the most affordable destinations for families!  Ready to move here?!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.comD...

Modest Home Upgrades That Will Impress Buyers
Ever walk into someone's house and see something you wish you would've thought to do in your own house?  I feel that way about most of these fun upgrades?  Which is your ...

A Homeowners Net Worth Is 45x That Of A Renters
Ummmm...what?!  That stat is crazy!  True, there are exceptions to everything, but this is from a study from the Federal Reserve.  Yes, THE Federal Reserve.&nbs...

How Do You Get The Most Money When Selling Your House
Selling your home can be a tricky process.  Want to two tips on how to get more money when putting your home up for sale?  Here you go...Want more info on the buying or s...

Bad Homebuying Advice You Probably Frequently Hear
Want to hear bad home-buying advice?  Read below.  Want to hear good home-buying advice?  Reach out to me!  www.michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com or www.michelle...

Carpet Versus Hardwood
Carpet vs. hardwood?  Is what is preferable to you also what is more desirable for resale value?  Below has all of the info!  Have any other real estate-related ques...

DFW Housing Trends
Interested in housing trends?  Here you go!  http://michelleforeman.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com...

10 Home Renovations That Offer The Best And Worst Return On Investment
We often think that all of the money spent on home renovations will come back to us when the property sells--well, that's not always the case.  For some projects, the money yo...

A Great Graph Of The Home Buying Process
The home buying process can get VERY confusing.  So many moving parts, so many people involved that you may not know about.  Basically...confusing.  What is NOT conf...

5 Things To Avoid At Home Depot And Lowes
Home Depot and Lowe's are the best stores ever, right?...I thought so, until I read the below article.  I still love those stores (they are actually some of my favorites!), bu...

Mortgage Rates Are Low
Mortgage Rates Plunge to 3-Year Lows DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016 For the second consecutive week mortgage rates moved lower, and are currently the lowest since...

Landscaping Renovations That Will Pay Off
Trying to figure out which home projects are the most bang for your buck?  You've stumbled along the correct blog!  The first impression of a house is VERY important...

Six Ways To Make Your Home Look More Expensive
You've probably noticed by reading other blogs, that I love to save a dollar.  Here are six inexpensive tricks to make your home look more expensive.  Want additional tri...

5 Mortgage Mistakes Homeowners Regret Making
The homebuyers process can get confusing--very confusing.  So many moving parts, so many people involved, so many rules--especially when referring to lending.  Here are f...

Things New Homeowners Waste Money On
The process of moving to somewhere new can get expensive--whether leasing or renting.  Here are expenses new homeowners often waste money on.  Want additional info or tip...

Best Steps To Relist Your House
Previously put your house on the market and it didn't sell?  Ready to relist?  Here's some great relisting info.  I would love to assist you with the process!  ...

Need Mortgage Rates Or To Prequalify
 Are you looking for mortgage rates, or wanting to see if you qualify for a mortgage?  Visit my friend at Cendera Funding, and let him know Sandy Hunt referred ...

May 22 2016 12307 1
4 Tips to Determine How Much Mortgage You Can AffordBy knowing how much mortgage you can handle, you can ensure that homeownership will fit in your budget. ReadVisit houselogic.com...

PRICING YOUR HOME TO SELL
How to Use Comparable Sales to Price Your HomeBefore you put your home up for sale, understand how the right comparable sales help you and your agent find the perfect price. Re...

April Trends
URL:http://ntx.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/default.cfm?Newsletter_ID=335&Period_ID=443...

Things You Should Never Say Whens Selling A Home
The real estate market is hot in the DFW area--very hot!  Just because there is a high demand for homes doesn't mean that you shouldn't still take the necessary steps to get y...

New Development In Celina
Check out the new development in Celina!  contact  me if you would like more information. Developer underway on $1.1B master-planned community in Celina Homebuild...

25 Hacks To Make Your House Look More Stylish
Redecorating can get expensive!  Thank goodness for the below hacks--they can help make your house more stylish, while not putting a huge dent in your pocketbook.  Want m...

Home Closing Steps
  7 Steps to a Stress-Free Home ClosingThis cheat sheet helps you do your homework, so you know what you’re signing when you close the sale of your home. Read ...

Apr 26 2016 12307 1
7 Tips for Staging Your HomeMake your home warm and inviting to boost your home’s value and speed up the sale process. ReadVisit houselogic.com for more articles like this.Copyri...

Are You Being Too Picky Of A Homebuyer
I know, I know, nobody wants to hear they are being too picky.  But...sometimes the truth is needed.  And, in this case, the honesty can help you streamline the...

50 Small Home Upgrades For UNDER ONE DOLLAR
Interested in doing upgrades to your home, but not sure what or if you have the funds?  Here are 50 upgrades you can do to your house for UNDER $1!!  Please feel free to ...

How Do I Decide When To Downsize
Trying to decide whether or not to downsize?  The below questions can assist you in making that decision.  Interested in further assistance with downsizing, or actually a...

YES That Many People ARE Moving To DFW Each Day
It is no surprise that DFW is growing--the amount of construction is phenomenal!  What's really phenomenal is the amount of people moving to DFW ON A DAILY BASIS!  Just h...

March Trends
Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether...

How To Buy And Sell A House At The Same Time
The process of buying OR selling a house can be stressful enough.  Combine the two?  Well...a little bit more stressful.  You'll need a good agent that is on top of ...

Mar 30 2016 12307 1
How To Prepare for House-HuntingKnow that there’s no “right” time to buy.If you find the perfect home now, don’t risk losing it because you’re trying to guess where the h...

Difference Between Condos Townhomes Single Family And Patio Homes
I'm sure we can all tell the difference between a single family home and a condo--but what about a condo and a townhome.  That can get a little confusing.  The below desc...

Apr 3 2016 12307 1
2016 Predicted to Be Housing’s Golden YearDAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, APRIL 01, 2016 Officials from mortgage giant Freddie Mac have made a bold prediction: This year housin...

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Buyers Securing A Loan
How can buyers increase their chances of securing a loan?Knowing that the road ahead is rough, would-be home buyers need to be on their game and get pre-qualified or pre-approved f...

Home Buyers Motivation
      |-AA+AThe Main Motivators Pushing Home Buyers DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, MARCH 01, 2016 One in four home buyers say they want to buy ...

Great Time For Dallas Fort Worth Homeowners To Sell
We all read articles about how it's the best time to buy, the best to sell, etc.  Which to believe?...well...I can tell you from experience that most of them are pretty accura...

The Worst Homes For First Time Homebuyers
The home buying process can be stressful--especially for first time home buyers.  You need an agent you can trust and that can be honest.  And one that can clearly explai...

Landscaping Mistakes
Lost at what to do with yard work and landscaping?  A lot of people are!  Sometimes people think anything would be an improvement--but not always.  The below are som...

What To Do You When You Are Moving
Selling or sold your house?  Now what?  You've probably had guidance from a number of people on the process and steps...but, once your house is sold...you might have a fe...

Follows These Tips To Sell Your Home
Spring selling season is upon us!  How do I get my house ready to sell??  Well...following the below tips is a great start.  Need more info or advice?  www.mich...

Easy But Sometimes OVERLOOKED Ways To Boost Curb Appeal
First impressions are important when looking at properties.  Sellers have a number of things to worry about, and sometimes overlook some of the below curb appeal boosters.&nbs...

February Housing Trends
This link contains great info on the February housing market.http://michelleforeman.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/#.VunrdwuBXhk.gmailFeel reach out to me at www.michelleforemanrealt...

Reasons Appraisals Come In Low
Appraisals, appraisals, appraisals.  They are great when they come in at the value we want it to--and they are a pain when they don't meet value.  They are pretty much ou...

American Commute Longest On Record
Location, location, location.  We hear it all the time, especially in the real estate industry.  Many clients are looking for the magic number of minutes that is acceptab...

SAY NO THANKS TO BUYERS REMORSE WITH THESE TIPS
Home buying can be a nerve-wracking process.  There are sooooo many factors involved and decisions to make.  Will you make the correct one?  We all hope so; however,...

Newsletter
Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and lo...

THURSDAY TIDBITS Pub Sheds Becoming Popular
It seems like people are getting more and more creative with their spaces.  Some I like.  And some I love.  And I love this one.  Check out the fun pics of what...

TUESDAY TIPS What Your Appraiser Wishes You Knew
You have a house under contract, whether on the buying or selling side--everything is good to go, right?  NOPE!  There are so many factors to go into getting to the finis...

New Construction Reduced Home For Sale In Arlington
Renee Plumlee, Realtor®JP & Associates Realtorswww.pickreneerealestate.com Contact me for a private showing for this home! (214)734-5872 cell/text - pickrenee@gmail.com$729,000 Si...

THURSDAY TIPS Which Type Of Dog Should You Get When Living In An Aparment Townhome Or Condo
Many people like animals as companions, especially dogs.  I LOVE having a dog (or dogs) around, and am able to let my critters run around in the backyard, but many people live...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Can Landlords Prohibit Guns
If you've at all watched the news lately, you seen talk of guns--especially in Texas.  What is legal?  What isn't legal?  Well, I'm not a good person to ask about th...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Tips For Keeping Safe
Some of the below safety tips may seem like common sense, but they are good reminders.  Looking to move and want a safer neighborhood?  I'm your girl!  www.michellef...

TUESDAY TIPS Seller Etiquette Tips
It's a sellers market in DFW right now, so selling a house should be easy--right?  Well...just because it's a sellers market doesn't mean the house will automatically sell.&nb...

A House With 23 Acres I WANT IT
I focus on real estate in the DFW area; however, I would love to have a vacation house somewhere someday.  Looking for a home in a different city and don't know who to re...

MONDAY MONDAY House Hunting Checklist
Looking at house after house can get confusing.  Did I like the bathroom in the first one?  Or maybe it was the second?  At some point it all starts to run together....

MONDAY MOJO No Surprise Here DFW Again Named Top Market
DFW is still booming.  Good news for us that live here!  Interested in moving here?  I can help!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail...

SENIOR SATURDAY Are You Putting Off Assisted Living
Determining when to move to an assisted living community, or if to move to one at all, can be a difficult task.  So many decisions to make.  Should I stay in my current l...

THURSDAY TIPS Do You Stay Or Go When Renovating A House
Home renovations are fun!  Well, they are after they are finished.  The "during" phase can get a little less than ideal.  Should you stay in the house while renovati...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM The Wrong Way To Look At Houses
A lot of people think looking for a house is simple.  And, if I'm being honest, I may have thought the same thing before I got into the industry.  Oops...little did I kno...

SENIOR SUNDAY Hidden Costs Of Family Caregiving
Caregiving can be incredibly challenging on family members.  We want the best for them, but what is the best?  Everyone seems to have a different opinion.  What is g...

December Stats From My Friends At Republic Title Park Cities
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TAX TUESDAY How The Garland Tornadoes Affect This Years Property Values
Garland was hit hard by tornadoes in recent weeks, and unfortunately a lot of people were affected.  The timing of the storms came right before property values were assessed--...

MONDAY MOJO Why It Is Not Always Best To Pay Off Your Mortgage
Have a mortgage, and try to pay it off as possible?  I did also.  I always assumed that less debt meant more in my pocket in the long run...until I read the below article...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY 2016 Fun Facts
2016 is here!  Just another year, right?...Not exactly.  Here are a few fun facts that makes 2016 a little different than other year.  Making 2016 your year for a ho...

THURSDAY TIPS House Resolutions To Start The New Year Off Right
Have you made a 2016 resolution yet?   Ummmm...me neither.  Yet.  What I have made is a decision to "fix up" my house, a little bit at a time.  Here are se...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Why Mardi Gras Season Starts TODAY
I LOVE Mardi Gras!  Love, love, love!  I grew up in Louisiana, so that could be where my love for it began.  Today is the first day of Mardi Gras season!  Time ...

TAX TUESDAY Property Tax Rate Calculator
We all received our property tax bills a few months ago, but are you concerned how much it will go up in property values continue to rise?  The below link contains a property ...

MONDAY MOJO Time To Save Money With A Homestead Exemption
Taxes can sometimes creep up on you and get a little pricey.  Good thing there is a homestead exemption that can assist with lowering the amount.  What is this homestead ...

Owning A Home
The CFPB’s Owning a Home website provides a full suite of online tools and resources for prospective home buyers. The site empowers homebuyers with an interactive guide to the pr...

MORTGAGE MONDAY How To Choose Correct Mortgage Company
So many lenders out there--which to choose?  So many realtors out there--who do I use?  Hint:  ME!  :)  There are so many moving parts when it comes to pur...

SENIOR SUNDAY Beat High Costs Of Assisted Living
Senior livings costs get EXPENSIVE!  Plus, a lot of times it is overwhelming to figure out where and when to make the move.  Feel free to reach out with any questions, I ...

FUN FACT FRIDAY Christmas Story Edition
Been watching "A Christmas Story" all day today?  I would usually say I am also, but...I can't stop watching "Four Christmases"--constant laughter on my end.  Which movie...

TAX THURSDAY Year End Tax Tips
The year is almost over--how did that happen?!?!  Getting a little nervous about taxes?  Here are some quick year end tax tips.   And don't forget about house d...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Last Minute Christmas DIY Gifts
It's almost Christmas!  Still need gifts for someone?  Yep, me too.  Someone stop unexpectedly with a gift for you and you didn't have one for them?  Yep, me to...

TUESDAY TIPS How To Properly Dispose Of A Tree
I LOVE a holiday season!  The parties, everyone's mood seems to be happier, the gifts (did I say that?...it is kind of fun to open them, right?...), the decorations...oh,...

MORTGAGE MONDAY How Will Interest Rate Increase Affect Mortgage
You've probably seen on some type of news outlet that there has been an interest rate increase.  Well...what does that actually mean?  The below article is great at expla...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM How To Decide If A Neighborhood Or Property Is More Important
Yes, yes, and yes!  I love this article!  I get asked all of the time whether buyers should focus on finding something in a neighborhood they like, or focus on finding a ...

TUESDAY TIPS Remodeling Tips
Remodeling is hard, hopefully these tips help!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com.  The 8-Step Guide to Remodeling Your Home ...

MORTGAGE MONDAY What Happens If You Cant Pay Your Mortgage
Money is tight sometimes, but some bills don't care and still need to be paid.  Mortgage?  Yep, that's one of them.  Rules and options are always changing, but here ...

SENIOR SUNDAY Senior Discounts
The age of a "senior" varies depending on the person asked, but after looking at some of these discounts...well, may I please be considered a senior?!?!  Sometimes there are h...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY Fort Worth Edition
Time for Friday Fun Facts--I LOVE fun facts!  Intrigued about FW?  I can be your resource!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com. ...

Coming In 2016
WALSHCOMMUNITY COMING 2016.Walsh will be a 7,200-acre community on Interstate 20 about 14 miles west of downtown Fort Worth. It eventually could have more than 15,000 homes.Co...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY Uptown Dallas Evolvement
The city of Dallas is constantly changing.  New restaurants, new stores, new NEIGHBORHOODS!  It is crazy to think that Uptown barely existed not too long ago.  Looki...

TUESDAY TIPS Simple DIY Maintenance Tips
By now you've probably realized how thrifty (cheap...) I am.  So, of course I love a home tip where I can save money.  And I'm sharing some in case you do also!  Don...

MORTGAGE MONDAY How Is A Mortgage Rate Determined
I work with lenders in the Dallas area all of the time...and carry a mortgage myself...AND I still get confused!  It is best to let a lender discuss all options with you, espe...

SENIOR SOURCE SATURDAY What Is Assisted Living
Senior living is sometimes a taboo phrase.  It seems sooooooooo far off from our current age, right?...Not really for most people.  There are different levels of senior l...

FUN FACT FRIDAY Dallas Streets And Where Their Names Came From
The more I dig into these Friday fun facts, the more I want to learn.  I didn't know there was so much I didn't know!  The below are some fun tidbits about how some ...

TAX TALK THURSDAY What Are Property Taxes And Where Does The Money Go
I just received my property tax bill.  Womp womp.  I know it helps out something...but exactly what, I wasn't really sure.  I can across this article and it definite...

TUESDAY TIPS Frugal Ways To Keep Your Home Warm This Winter
Anybody out there as thrifty (cheap...) as I am?  I'm always up for saving money and found these winter tips I wanted to pass along.  House too cold and ready to just get...

MORTGAGE MONDAY Why Do Mortgages Get Sold
Mortgages are usually long-term.  20 years.  30 years.  Then why do we pay to one company one month...and then sometimes another company another month?  The bel...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY History Of Dallas
So much growth in Dallas in such a "short" period of time!  Want to move here?  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com.History of DallasWhile ...

Doggy Diary
So I have to tell you...we had a really big storm the other morning, and the wind blew our fence down!  It's AWESOME!  We get to run all over 2/3 of an acre worth of yard...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM 1 BILLION Dollar Development In DFW
No words are needed for this news--check out the pics!  A $1 BILLION development coming to DFW!  Just imagine how land values are that there will shoot up--want it get in...

Meaning Of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada and the United States as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is celebra...

TUESDAY TIPS Winter Home Decorating Ideas
Here are some winter home décor tips--for Dallas or anywhere else.  Need a decorator?  I know some great ones!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrea...

MORTGAGE MONDAY How Much Of A Downpayment Should I Put Down
The question everyone asks...how much down payment do I need?  So many scenarios, but which is the correct one?  Every situation is different, and I'm sure that's the exa...

SENIOR SOURCE SUNDAY 10 Questions To Ask An Eldercare Attorney
Aging has its positives.  And negatives.  Our entire adult life is spent making our own life decisions--well, because we are adults.  That's why it is so hard t...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY History Of Deep Ellum In Dallas
By now you know I LOVE a fun fact, or a little history about areas I frequent but have not known the history of.  Guess what...here is some info about Deep Ellum!  It is ...

TAX TALK THURSDAY Capital Gains Info For Dallas Or Anywhere Else In The US
This rising market is great for us in Dallas--especially those that purchased low and are selling high.  Selling high sometimes brings up the topic of taxes...yikes!  Wel...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Dallas Is Near The Top For Building Wealth
Whoohoo, Dallas is one of the best places to build wealth!  Time to move here if you aren't already here!  Want to be one of those people that is building wealth?  W...

TUESDAY TIPS How To Winterize Your Home Even In Dallas Where It Doesnt Always Snow
Did I get a slight chill?  Is it cold outside?  Well, it is to me.  I am the most cold-natured person.  Anything under 85 degrees requires full ski gear or else...

MORTGAGE MONDAY How Do I Choose A Lender
The home buying process can be stressful enough with all of the decisions to be made.  ADULT decisions to be made.  Those somehow seem a little more significant.  :)...

My Dad The Realtor
Hi.  My name is Sable, and I'm a black lab. Mom and Dad rescued me through Astasia's Angels Animal Rescue.  My dad...he's a Realtor, and as far as I'm concerned...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY East Dallas And How It Became East Dallas
Times change and we know that East Dallas is now more than just the area mentioned below, but it is fun to see how areas first developed--especially in the East Dallas area, where ...

Why Wait Until After The Holidays To Purchase A Home
Waiting until after the holidays may not be the best decision to make when you are looking for a new place!  Holidays are a great time to sale your home or look to purchase a ...

Homes For Sale In Rockwall Texas Smallest County In Texas
Newer homes built after 2000 that are 3/2/2 or more for sale in Rockwall under $300k are posted here! If you are interested in seeing any of these homes, please message me!Renee Pl...

Forney Texas Homes For Sale You Cant Pass On
Newer homes built after 2000 that are 3/2/2 or more for sale in Forney under $300k are posted here! If you are interested in seeing any of these homes, please message me!Renee Plum...

Mesquite Texas Home Of The Rodeo Find Homes For Sale
Newer homes built after 2000 that are 3/2/2 or more for sale in Mesquite under $300k are posted here! If you are interested in seeing any of these homes, please message me! Renee P...

Wylie Texas Is Growing Check Out These Newer Homes For Sale
Newer homes built after 2000 that are 3/2/2 or more for sale in Wylie under $300k are posted here!  If you are interested in seeing any of these homes, please message me!Renee...

Plano Texas Newer Homes For Sale
Newer homes built after 2000 that are 3/2/2 or more for sale in Plano under $300k are posted here! If you are interested in seeing any of these homes, please message me!  Rene...

Homes For Sale In The Rowlett And Sachse Area Of Texas
Newer homes built after 2000 that are 3/2/2 or more for sale in Sachse-Rowlett area under $300k are posted here! If you are interested in seeing any of these homes, please message ...

Newer Homes For Sale In Mckinney Texas
Check out these awesome properties for sale in McKinney, TX all under $300,000 over 3/2/2 built after year 2000!Renee Plumlee, Realtor®Texas Real Estate License #0612718214-734-58...

TEXAS TALK THURSDAY Texas Job Info
Do economic forecasts interest you?  Well...me neither.  :)  But, they are very important in many ways...and especially to real estate.  Healthy jobs and an inf...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Dallas Has A New Deep Ellum Property
Deep Ellum is again on the rise!  Literally...a high rise.  Below is info on just one of the new properties in the Deep Ellum area.Work starts on Deep Ellum apartment tow...

TUESDAY TIPS These Items Are Dragging Down Your Home Value
"I'll fix that item one day."  "It is a sellers market in Dallas, the new buyers can deal with it."  "It is not that big of a deal."  I hear these comments almo...

MORTGAGE MONDAY What Is A Mortgage Broker
If you read last week's blog of "What is a Mortgage," found here:  http://michelleforeman.jphomesforsale.com/blog/MORTGAGE+MONDAY+What+Is+A+Mortgage, you learned what a mortga...

Hmmmmm WHY Do We Have Daylight Savings
Yes, I know we have daylight savings.  The clock on my phone tells me.  The clock in my car tells me.  As do many others items.  I've been told 100x times why w...

Big D Halloween 2015
Growing up in Dallas, I learned early that we Dallasites love to be scared, and what better time that this weekend!?  It's not often (this will be the second in 20 years) that...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY Dallas Texas Edition
I LOVE a fun fact, don't you??  These were taken from the Dallas Visitor Center website, they are such a great resource for almost anything Dallas.  Except for real estat...

TEXAS TALK THURSDAY Texas Ranks 2nd In Us For Relocation Activity
And...more good news for Texas!Texas ranked second in US for relocation activity and out-of-state migration in 2014Texas Association of REALTORS® releases 2015 Texas Relocation Re...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Increase In Dallas Area Home Prices
DALLAS AREA HOME PRICES STILL RISINGWell, surprise, surprise...Dallas real estate is still booming.  Home prices are up 8.9% from a year ago.  The below article by the Da...

Understanding Title Insurance In Texas
Home Security: Understanding and Negotiating Title InsuranceJudon Fambrough (Sep 14, 2015)For first-time buyers, purchasing a home is no small matter. Negotiating the sales contrac...

Understanding Property Tax Legislation 2015
This article was too good not to share with potential clients looking for purchasing a home this year or next!Property Tax Legislation 2015Charles E. Gilliland (Aug 28, 2015)Texas ...

TUESDAY TIPS 4 Things Not To Do If You Want To Sell Your House
Want to Sell Your Property? Don’t Do These 4 Things  If you put your property up for sale, you're looking to sell...right?...  Some owners unknowingly decrease the like...

MORTGAGE MONDAY What Is A Mortgage
Mortgage Basics: What Is a Mortgage?  We all talk about mortgages, especially when discussing real estate, but a lot of people just know it is a bill or somethi...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY Real Estate Edition
Hope you enjoy these fun facts!  As always, feel free to reach out at www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com for any real estate needs.11 amazing r...

Inconsistency In Appraisals
Appraisals can be tricky...and inconsistent.  There are many reasons why, including the reasons listed below...More than one in three appraisals contain inconsistent property ...

MORTGAGE MONDAY Recent Changes To The Mortgage Process
Mortgage Monday!  Recent mortgage process changes are nicely summed up by the below article. How the mortgage process just changedBy Kathryn Vasel @KathrynVasel I...

Homes For Sale In Mesquite Texas
Growing up in Mesquite, TX area... I know a lot about this city and the homes for sale!Search here for homes for sale in Mesquite, TX! Renee Plumlee, Realtor®Texas Real Estate Lic...

Homes For Sale In Rockwall County
I live in Rockwall County and I love it! If you would like to see what homes are available, check them out here! Renee Plumlee, Realtor®Texas Real Estate License #0612718214-734-5...

DFW Open Houses Homes For Sale
Curious about any open houses that are currently on the market for sale in DFW! Check them out here!Renee Plumlee, Realtor®JP and Associate Realtorswww.pickreneerealestate.com(214...

Homes In Kaufman Rockwall Collin And Denton County JUST LISTED
Check out these properties that JUST LISTED for sale in Kaufman, Rockwall, Collin and Denton Counties! Renee Plumlee, Realtor®214-734-5872 cell/textJP and Associates REALTORS...

Open Houses For Denton County Homes For Sale
Want to view some homes, but not ready to get preapproved with a lender and have a realtor take you out yet... go ahead and Check out these OPEN HOUSES for homes in DENTON Cou...

Kaufman County Homes For Sale With Open Houses
Want to view some homes, but not ready to get preapproved with a lender and have a realtor take you out yet... go ahead and Check out these OPEN HOUSES for homes in Kaufman Co...

Homes For Sale With Open Houses In Collin County Texas
Want to view some homes, but not ready to get preapproved with a lender and have a realtor take you out yet... go ahead and Check out these OPEN HOUSES for homes in Collin County! ...

Open Houses For Homes For Sale In Rockwall County Texas
Want to view some homes, but not ready to get preapproved with a lender and have a realtor take you out yet... go ahead and Check out these OPEN HOUSES for homes in Rockwall C...

Four Reasons To Buy A Home Before Winter Arrives
Renee Plumlee, REALTOR®www.pickreneerealestate.com(214)734-5872 cell/textpickrenee.realtor@gmail.comCourtesy of the KCM Crew 10.12.15It's that time of year; the seasons are changi...

PRICE REDUCED Homes For Sale In Rockwall County Texas
Check out these property listings in ROCKWALL COUNTY, Texas where the prices have been reduced for sale! Allow me with my 20 years real estate experience, ...

Just Listed Homes For Sale In ROCKWALL COUNTY As Of October 8 2015
Check out these homes online now JUST LISTED in ROCKWALL COUNTY, Texas! Don't miss out on a great opportunity to buy one of these homes!  Renee Plumlee, Realtor® @ JP & Assoc...

DFW Ranks As Top Area For 2016 Real Estate
Dallas-Fort Worth is the No. 1-ranked commercial real estate market to watch based on investment, development and homebuilding prospects, according to a study conducted by research...

Rockwall Area Open Houses Sunday October 4 2015
Check our these open houses in Rockwall areas today! This lovely home @ 1408 Rapids Court, Rockwall, TX 75087 is a 2 yr old DR Horton home in excellent condition with lots of ...

Homes For Sale In Lakewood Heights Dallas Area Texas
Featured in D MAGAZINE! Search for homes in Lakewood Heights here! Then let me know when you want to schedule a private showing for any of the available homes! Renee Plumlee, REALT...

Open Houses In Plano TX
Check out these OPEN HOUSES in Plano, TX! You can go on your own and if you get the bug to buy, contact me and let's see more available homes to schedule private showings to see! :...

Why You Should List Your Home For Sale Today
Why you should list your home for sale today! Hopefully by using my years of real estate experience and expertise in getting your home sold quick! SO you can purchase your new...

The Cost Of Waiting To Buy A Home
Renee Plumlee, Realtor®pickrenee.realtor@gmail.com - message me anytime for FREE HOME VALUE for your current property.214-734-5872 cell/text - text me anytime for information...

Stop Renting And Buy Your Home Today
Courtesy of The KCM Blog Posted: 15 Sep 2015 04:00 AM PDTSTOP RENTING AND BUY TODAY!!!! WWW.RENEEPLUMLEE.JPHOMESFORSALE.COM There are many young people debating whether they should...

Homes For Sale In Rockwall Texas
Check out these available property listings in Rockwall, TX! Enjoy being near the lake just a short drive East from Dallas area... once you cross over the water, it's like a weight...

Beautiful Clean Home For Sale In Little Elm Texas
Wonderful 4 bedroom home @ 2833 Evening Mist Drive in Little Elm, TX with Frisco ISD! Interested in a private viewing, message me today! The virtual tour shows you all the photos f...

Why Are DFW Residents Hesitating To Sale Their Homes
Renee Plumlee, REALTOR®214-734-5872 cell/text - contact me anytime! I would love the opportunity to earn your business and send you a "FREE" Market Analysis today for your HOME VA...

Instant Home Makeovers
Not every home makeover has to be a major project that lasts days, weeks, or even months. There are a ton of quick touch-ups and fixes that can make a huge difference in the look a...

HOA
Headline: How do HOAs work?When you purchase a home, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pay a homeowners association fee, especially in gated communities, townhouses, condomi...

5 Home Repairs To Budget For
You’re going to have to do some regular repairs and maintenance on your home—it’s just a fact of home ownership. So that you’re not caught unprepared, it’s a good idea to...

Why Its Important To Have Your Lender Preapproval Letter Ready To Purchase In Todays Market
 Renee Plumlee, Realtor®JP & Associates REALTORSTurtle Creek / Shops of Legacy / Frisco SquareExceeding Expectation!www.pickreneerealestate.com - start your home search ...

Search For Availalbe Homes For Sale In The North Dallas Area Of Texas
Our brokerage can show prospective buyers all brokerage listings in the MLS through out DFW Metroplex, not just our own company listings!  Check out online what's ho...

Collin County Golf Course Homes For Sale
Looking to live in Collin County, but would prefer living in a golf course community... look for further and check out these properties today!Collin County Golf Course homes for sa...

PickRenee As Your Real Estate Expert Never Be Afraid Of Change In Order To Grow
I am so Excited about joining JP and Associates Realtors!Contact me any time when you are ready to purchase your new place or if you have any questions that I can assist you with! ...

Aug 23 2015
In a real estate deal, you can ask for anything. While the other party doesn’t have to agree to your request, everything is negotiable … even items that don’t usually stay wi...

August 21 2015
08/21/2015 | Author: Summer MandellMany people get misinformation about the homebuying process. Don’t let false rumors like these keep you from buying your own property: “...

Items Your Mortgage Lender Will Need To Process Your Home Loan
Rates are low again!! Prepare.. by checking off the list of items below that your mortgage lender will need to process your home loan:W-2 FormsPay Stubs Tax ReturnsBank S...

Aug 11 2015 12307 1
homeMortgage Rates Plunge to 3.75%, Lowest Level Since MayZillowAug 5th 20...

The American Dream
 Simplifying The MarketSome Highlights:Existing Home Sales are 9.2% higher than just one year ago.Home Prices are 7.9% higher than last year this time.The $250-500K price rang...

Jul 8 2015 12307 1
 There has been much conversation regarding the lack of first time home buyers in today’s real estate market. However, three recent reports seem to suggest that th...

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Dallas Ft Worth Is One Of The Top Ten Markets Powered By Serious Job Creation Mojo
Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington, TXEmployment growth, 2011–2014: 2.9%Median home price growth, 2011–2014: 8.2%Median list price in May: $278,000Median list price growth, May 20...

First Time Homebuyers Article From TAR
A money-saving tip 70% of homebuyers don’t know about04/17/2015 | Author: Marty KramerHow would you feel if you got home from the grocery store and found a $3 coupon on your kitc...

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Luxury Hotel Coming To Lake Grapevine
Biz Beat BlogLuxury hotel and conference center coming to Lake GrapevineSteve Brown Email stevebrown@dallasnews.comPublished: May 5, 2015 6:26 am11CommentThe 12-story Pea...

12 Things To Do In Southlake Texas
12 Things to do in Southlake1. Shop SouthlakeOffering both world-renowned retailers and one-of-a-kind boutique stores, Southlake has something for every savvy shopper. With nearly ...

Main Street Fest In Grapevine
May 15, 16 and 17, 2015The 31st Annual Main Street Fest - A Craft Brew Experience, presented by Bank of the West, opens Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m. and admission is free until 5 p.m....

Dallasarea Home Prices Soar
Dallas-area home prices are up 8.6 percent in the latest nationwide comparison from a year ago.Home prices in Dallas grew at about twice the national rate of 4.2 percent in Februar...

10 Step To Buying A House
10-Step Guide to Buying a HouseAre You Ready to Become a Homeowner?Whether you’re becoming a homeowner for the first time or you’re a repeat buyer, buying a house is a financia...

Ten Steps To Become A Homeowner
Are You Ready to Become a Homeowner?Whether you’re becoming a homeowner for the first time or you’re a repeat buyer, buying a house is a financial and emotional decision that r...

How To Win A Multiple Offer Situation
How to Win a Multiple Offer Situation1.  Be realisticA winning offer will likely be at or above asking priceBe ready to be creative in your offer to make it appealing to the s...

Outdoor Bedroom
Did you see it? That orb of light in the sky yesterday peaked out and actually took some time to warm the Earth! If you are like me, it got you excited about the potential of ...

Should I Be Represented By An Agent For New Construction
All too often I hear of people walking into a builders model without an agent.    Sure, you can negotiate on your own, but do you truly know what to do in a transaction? ...

February Newsletter
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Home Sweet Home Found
I read this article recently that led me to consider my own home shopping experience:"I LOVE MY HOUSE!" I have heard my husband shout this expression from various rooms for th...

A Return To Robust Numbers In New Construction For 2015 According To NAHB
Looks like Build baby Build will be in full effect in 2015. I am not surprised to see this report from the NAHB. Banks have eased lending on builders and buyers, while FHA has...

4086 Forest Park Lane Frisco MLS 13057742
JUST LISTED!   STUNNING Shaddock Home in gated Shaddock Creek Estates. This house is truly amazing!   The owners did not hold back on upgrades!  The entire hou...

4617 Lathem Dr Frisco Texas 75034
Just Listed! MLS #13052279 Fantastic 1 story open floor plan by Holiday Homes.   Barely 3 years old!   Well maintained and upgraded by original owner. 3 b...

Single Mothers
One of my Desires                                               &...

Price Reduced On This Beautiful Frisco Home
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Daylight Savings This Weekend
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GARAGE To Paint Or Not To Paint
I have contemplated painting our garage floor... who doesn't like the thought of a showroom looking garage??     Here is what my research has found: Pros: Spill...

Fall Home Maintanance
Now that the weather is cooling down a bit, it's time to get your house ready for the cold months!   Spending the time and a little bit of money now can definitely save you BI...

New Home For Christmas
New Home For Christmas                                             &nb...

A Neighborhood For My Kids To Play OUTSIDE
Do you ever find yourself saying "When I was a kid... we played outside until the street lights came on!"   I know I have said this over the years!       F...

Personal Safety
I attended a great class today about personal safety!    It is always good to be aware of what is going on around to avoid finding yourself in a potentially dangerous sit...

Call Me If
There are so many realtors in the Dallas Fort Worth area, what makes me so different?? I want people to call me for several reasons.              ...

5 Things That Creates Referral Business
One of the best inexpensive ways to grow a business is by client referrals..     I believe there are at least 5 things that we have to possess in order to get more r...

CHEAP And Easy Ways To Update Your House
 Remodeling can cost a fortune!  If you are on a budget, there are some smaller things you can do without breaking the bank.     Kitchen-  ...

The Day Will Come
Have you ever asked yourself this question? When will my day come?         Anyone who has big dreams and aspirations have to confront the question of when ...

Agent Versus For Sale By Owner
Have you ever thought of selling your own house?    On the surface it sounds like a great way to save a few bucks since you don’t have to pay an agent.  ...

Team Work
Teamwork is the best work!The days of the one man band are long gone.                                ...

First Day Of School
As our children set off on their first day of school today, I ponder over how much free time parents all over the metroplex now have!        Some of us go to an...

Woodbridge Golf Community
If you live in Woodbridge already, you know the secret.  What a fantastic community, filled with a plethora of housing options, from homes for first-time buyers to dream homes...

Why Frisco Schools Rock
New to the North Dallas area?    Concerned about getting in the best schools around?  While there are MANY great districts in the area, Frisco ISD definitely has top...

When It Seems Like Nothing Is Working
Sometimes it seems like nothing is working for us in regards to the dreams and goals that we are pursuing in life. There are 4 anchors that I believe we need to have in order for u...

Success Starts With A Decision To Succeed
Success starts with a decision to succeed!If you are going to succeed at anything; you have to first make up in your mind that you will succeed.Success is more of a mind set than i...

One Life To Live
One life to Live                                              &nb...

Price Reduced In Wylie
Price Just Reduced!!! Now ONLY $243,325! A BEAUTIFUL 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 3 Car Garage 2,936 sq ft home in Wylie, TX! NO HOA!... It has a large open concept kitchen that flows into ...

The 3 Enemies Of Success
The 3 enemies of Success1. Fear- Sometimes it's not the fear to begin but the fear to continue. In other words some people are afraid of success, the pressure, the responsibility o...

A Smile A Day
A Smile A DayHave you ever heard the old saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away"? Well, I believe a smile a day can keep discouragement and depression away. There are so many...

4th Of July Uncle Sam Crispy Treat Cake Recipe
Ingredients:8 cups miniature marshmallows 1/2 cup butter, cubed12 cups crisp rice cereal2-1/2 cups shortening 3 cups confectioners' sugar 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extrac...

Best Places To Watch Fireworks In DFW
When it comes to Independence Day celebrations in Dallas-Fort Worth, area residents get their choice of some of the nation’s most notable Fourth of July fireworks displays in the...

Serving From The Heart
Serving from the Heart Why do I long to represent buyers and sellers?Why am I even in the Real Estate business?Why am I here on earth period?Why am I always trying to help som...

Open House In Corinth TX
Beautiful, Move In Ready Home! Sparkling swimming Pool. Open floor plan. Large family room has a fireplace and opens to kitchen and breakfast. Kitchen has 42" cabinets and ple...

3 Things Every Buyer Need To Have Before Choosing A Home
3 Things that every buyer need to have before choosing a home1. Inner Peace- A particular home must speak peace to their soul!Peace to their values, Peace to their children.2. Neig...

Lasagne Cups
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The 4 Laws Of Communication
There are 4 laws of communication that will help our communication to be effective with others.1. When- Always ask "is this a good time to talk"...2. Where- The place where communi...

Find Free Money Legally Owed To You
Want free money??? I would like to show you how to search for free money that is legally owed to you!! Click this page http://www.unclaimed.org/ and it will take you to the officia...

Buying Your First Home
Sharing from Texas Association of Realtors Blogs:https://www.texasrealestate.com/advice-for-consumers/article/you-dont-have-to-make-this-mistake-when......

The Latin Pig In Plano
A long way from my family in New York and Florida, I really miss walking into my mom's kitchen or any family member’s home and taking in the delicious aromas that filled the ro...

Mediterranean Style Homes In DFW
Inspired by the seaside villas of the Renaissance era, Mediterranean house plans take their primary design cues from romantic Italian and Spanish architecture.  A perenni...

Come Home To Savannah Texas
Savannah is an impressive community that’s full of style – and luxurious amenities. The 20,000-square-foot clubhouse features a ballroom, library, kitchen, café, weight r...

House Hunting For Singles
Taken from Trulia.comhttp://www.trulia.com/tips/2014/03/3-next-gen-house-hunting-tips-for-singles/?ecampaign=cnews&eurl=w......

Rainy Day Eats
Rain, rain go away, come again some other day!                       &...

Dallas Area Home Prices Up In 2013
Taken from the Dallas Morning News Feb 25, 2014 By GARY JACOBSON and STEVE BROWN Staff Writers Published: 25 February 2014 11:25 PM Updated: 25 February 2014 ...

Smile
Each and everyday we are faced with hard decisions. To smile or not to smile, that is the question? I chose to smile, it helps to brighten not just my day but the day of those arou...

Happy National Maragrita Day Feb 22 2014
So guess what day tomorrow is?? NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY!!! Whoo hoo! An excuse to drink margaritas, I’m down…….   Here’s a list of places in Frisco you can get ...

Hometown Girl Away From Home
Hometown girl away from home! So my Seahawks are in the Superbowl and I am beyond excited! I’m so happy for my hometown team and happy for my city Seattle Washington.  ...

Home Sweet Frisco
I want to share with you a few reasons why I LOVE living in FRISCO, TX. First, what girl doesn’t love shopping?  There’s no shortage of great shops and malls here i...

The Search For The Perfect West Plano Listing Agent
No matter what triggers your decision to sell, a crucial next step for every homeowner is selecting the West Plano listing agent who will bring in the best results. If you don...

West Plano Home Values And The Outdoor Kitchen Idea
With summer weather upon us and West Plano home values on the rise, it’s natural to follow the urge to get going on outdoor-oriented improvement projects. One of my (and my bu...

When Luxury Homes In West Plano Attract A Crowd
Like most other parts of the real estate market, luxury homes in West Plano are expected to show a rise in demand going forward. Certain luxury homes have inherently superior mar...

3516 Butterfield Trail McKinney SOLD
Just SOLD in 7 days! For More Than List Price!3516 Butterfield Trail located in McKinney, Texas in Craig Ranch has just sold.  It is in the beautiful subdivision of ...

Selling Your Home In West Plano This Summer
The graduations are just finishing up, most summer getaway are booked, and with the end of June soon to be coming our way, many homeowners may be thinking more about holiday wee...

5712 Plumtree Drive Dallas Texas
JP Piccinini has sold 5712 Plumtree Drive in Far North Dallas, TX on June 10, 2013.  This property is conveniently located about 15 minutes from the shops at legacy in Plano, ...

West Plano Homeowners Welcome UpwardPointing Arrow
For local homeowners watching property values rise and fall, surprises aren’t necessarily welcome. Surprises come in two flavors where real estate is concerned (and the previou...

West Plano Luxury Home Listings Springtime Romance
Ah, spring is truly in the air…the traditional time when people can fall in love at first sight! I’ll try not to dampen those springtime spirits too much, but for anyone ...

9 Simple Tips for Selling Your House
You don't need to invest tons of money in renovation and remodeling to sell your home. With a bit of time, energy, and a few minor changes you can give your house mass-market appea...

Top Mistakes For West Plano Sellers to Avoid
Disclosure Signatures Disclosing material facts that might affect your West Plano property’s value is a fair obligation that’s understood by everyone. Yet properly dis...

Housing Market Not Really Yoked to Wall Street
Even though the West Plano housing market looks as certain to rise as the spring shoots, behind that optimism is the perennial question about whether another “dip” is c...

Smooth Relocating Depends on Thoughtful Preparation
Most everyone with any relocating experience should recognize ‘the moment.’ No matter how much advance thought and elbow grease you’ve put in, that’s the m...

JP and Associates REALTORs Golfing Team Takes First
What an amazing day for golf. Perfect weather, friends, and a great cause was more than enough to get the JP and Associates REALTORS Golfing team assembled and out on the links at ...

5 Reasons to Move to Frisco TX
If you’re thinking about making a move, Frisco, TX, should be high on your list of cities to consider. Here’s why: 1. Great schools. The Frisco Independent S...

5 CRIME questions to ask when buying
The list of question every buyer asks about the various properties during a house hunt is relatively predictable.  How many bedrooms does it have? Baths? Square footage? What ...

Five simple bathroom renovations that add value
Every time you walk into your bathroom, you stub your toe on a chipped tile and knock your knee into the cabinet door that never shuts. Instead of letting the swear words fly each ...

Paloma Creek Search Listings NOW
Paloma Creek  by Text-Enhance href=http://www.palomacreek.com/>offers a perfect combination of lifestyle, location, and amenities for a refreshing escape from ordinary...

Search For Homes in Little Elm Texas
Search Homes For Sale in Little Elm Texas! $0-$150,000                         $350,000-$450,000 $150,000-$275,000 &nbs...

Plano Texas Ranked Top City for Young Professionals
Plano ranked 18th on the Happiest Places for Young Professionals list. That’s one spot ahead of Miami and one behind New York. Los Angeles came in at number one. New York, Mi...

Top Five Mistakes of First a Time Homebuyer
Rising rents, low interest rates and bargain home prices have many local residents jumping into homeownership these days. But first-time home buyers in particular should be aware t...

What kind of credit are lenders looking for?
As you most likely know, credit scores can range from 300 to 850, depending on the credit bureau. Each lender has its own guidelines, or rules which determine the ideal score, and ...

The Hot Frisco Market
For those living in Frisco, Texas, now is most certainly the time to sell your home. The Frisco real estate market has caught wind from its final quarter in 2011 and built up the l...

Frisco TX a GREAT place to live
Frisco is an affluent city in Collin and Denton counties in Texas and a rapidly growing suburb of Dallas. As of January 1st, 2013, the city ...

11 things every well-designed kitchen needs
Updating your kitchen? We asked designer Mick De Giulio — who designed his first kitchen when he was 19 and has 3,000 projects under his belt — to give us a list of wha...

Five biggest myths about credit scores
When one year ends and another begins, it’s hard not to look ahead and strive to do better. And when it comes to credit, we’re definitely creatures of habit. We resolve...

Tracy Weseman Joins JP and Associates REALTORS
JP & Associates REALTORS is happy to announce the addition of Tracy Weseman as our new Vice President of Recruiting and Business Development.  Mr. Weseman is responsible f...

The pros and cons of re-re-refinancing
Veera Veeraraghavan has kept a close watch on the fluctuating interest rates for home mortgages, and this year it paid off. When he bought his house in 2009, his 30-year fixed mort...

Dominion at Panther Creek Homes For Sale Frisco
We love our neighborhood for many reason, could not be happier to live in the Dominion at Panther Creek here in Frisco. The location in Frisco is superb for what we do every day, w...

Unexpected Buildings Architects Turned Into Homes
When buying a home most of us consider residential neighborhoods with traditional homes. Few would consider the idea of converting nonresidential structures into homes but there ar...

More Americans Calling DFW TX Home
I can see it. Hello Texas!.....I bet that's what the families crossing our Texas border are saying when they roll into our State...then three hours later the kids are groaning...ar...

Tax moves you should make now
The annual scramble to make smart tax moves before Dec. 31 is proving especially vexing this year. Congress still hasn't settled 2013 tax rates on income, investments, large gifts ...

Holiday Tipping Guide 2012
Why You Shouldn’t Skip the Tip This Holiday SeasonPlanning for the holidays can be hectic and time consuming. While the holiday season expresses a spirit of giving, holiday t...

Turkey mistakes inexperienced cooks make
Let's dispense with the regular turkey gobbledygook that permeates the media at this time of year and get down to basics: You've got a big, raw bird sitting in your fridge, a bunch...

How to score a low mortgage interest rate
Are you planning to buy a home or refinance the mortgage you have, but not sure you have what it takes to score a low interest rate? It's a valid concern since lenders' requiremen...

Plano job growth and climate is HOT
Plano is known for their annual Hot Air Balloon festival, but something else is Hot about Plano - to no surprise it’s the business climate and job growth. Texas has done extr...

JP and Associates REALTORS offers Epropertysites Total Marketing
Marketing is about repetition, it is about getting your product, services out to the masses multiple times using multiple avenues, we get it at JP and Associates REALTORs and stron...

Can you qualify for a mortgage?
Can you qualify for a mortgage to buy a home? It's a straightforward question, but often one without a simple answer. Here are some of the main considerations to answer that questi...

7 mortgage mistakes to avoid
1. Not doing your homework Buying a home and taking out a mortgage is the biggest financial transaction that most people will make during their lives. But many head into it with o...

2012 Cowboys vs Falcons
Jason Garrett: Tremendous sense of urgency IRVING, Texas – Coach Jason Garrett said there’s a sense of urgency as the Dallas Cowboys try to salvage their season with fo...

Goldman Sachs' Gupta Gets Two Years
NEW YORK (TheStreet) - After his conviction on four felonly counts of securities fraud, Rajat Gupta, the former head of consulting firm McKinsey & Co and board director at Gold...

No Property Tax Increase For Eighth Consecutive Years
Rowlett Budget approved. After two Public Hearings held on August 21 and September 4, the FY 2013 budget was formally adopted on September 18 at the City Council Meeting and goes i...

Vote Is Most Important in This Election
Register to Vote Registration InstructionsTo register to vote or change your existing information, please complete a Voter Registration Application. Last day to register t...

Home prices rise for six months
U.S. home prices rose for a sixth straight month in July in the latest sign of a sustainable housing market recovery, while a jump in consumer confidence this month offered a harbi...

Jerseys Mike Subs in Frisco
So I love subs. I am Italian. I love cheese steaks. I am Italian. I love good fresh food. Did I mention I was Italian? Its genetic. So when it comes to new joints opening up in Fri...

Texas breaks the speed barrier
Run get me my pickup keys, Bobby Don! Texas is gettin’ the highest speed limit in the country! OK, it’s not exactly local. But starting in November, a 40-mile stretch o...

Broker Leah Ecob Joins JP and Associates REALTORS
More experienced talent has joined our real estate brokerage team, we are pleased to announce Leah Ecob Rapaport has joined JP and Associates REALTORS. She brings a vast knowledge ...

Will DeMarco Murray live up to Cowboys’ expectations?
Let’s be honest—we’re all pretty excited to see what second-year running back DeMarco Murray can do in Dallas this season. Expectations are through the proverbial...

Ron Mason REO Expert Joins JP and Associates
For Immediate RELEASE - We are pleased to announce a key addition to our real estate company. As the demand for REO Asset management grows and the need to better serve banks with ...

DFW Home Prices and Sales Post Solid Gains
So...maybe we should add a picture of the Terminator saying I am back baby...but you get the point by looking at the numbers below. The real estate market is making a healthy come ...

DFW Airport needs mobile app beta testers
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is opening its arms wide for travelers who A. have smartphones or other mobile devices, B. use Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, and C. would like ...

LinkedIn Leaps on Strong Earnings, Guidance
NEW YORK (TheStreet) --LinkedIn(LNKD) shares moved higher after the social network met Wall Street earnings expectations, but beat on the top line. The Mountain View, Calif.-based ...

London mayor gets stuck on zip line
LONDON (AP) - Some are calling it the best moment at the Olympics so far: London Mayor Boris Johnson stuck on a zip wire. Crowds who gathered at a London park to watch the games o...

Calculated Deal for Ryan Dempster by Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers, according to some rumors, were looking to pick up a catcher in a trade, and most of those rumors tied them to Kelly Shoppach. Then, out of nowhere, we hear that ...

Optimism Surrounds 2012 Dallas Cowboys
Expectations for the 2012 version of the Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo didn't begin when they arrived at Oxnard, Calif., this weekend to begin training camp. It began when the final...

Staging your home… Does it Work?
The answer is YES. Real estate pros like myself call it staging -- showing the best side of a home to create interest and help you get top dollar for the house. Here are 10 easy f...

'The Fonz' heads to Broadway this fall
NEW YORK (AP) — Hold onto your hats — Henry Winkler is heading to Broadway as a porn star. The one-time "The Fonz" on "Happy Days" will star in David West Read's comedy...

Love them or hate them, red-light cameras
Love them or hate them, red-light cameras have dramatically cut accidents, Frisco says Here’s an understatement: Not all Texas drivers are fans of red-light cameras. The Hou...

PLANO LEGACY PARK GETS NEW TECHNOLOGY GROUP
Dallas’ Tyler Technologies is moving to a new office campus in Plano’s Legacy park Tyler Technologies Developer KDC is building Tyler Technologies' new cam...

$140 sewer bill turns into foreclosure
Dominick Vulpis admits he had an outstanding $140 sewage bill. But when that bill went unpaid for four years, the $140 bill turned into a home foreclosure notice and $50,000 in deb...

Dog Friendly Restaurants in Frisco
I was tooling around the internet as I sometimes do... And I came across this great site for dog friendly places in Frisco and surrounding areas…  Buckle up Fido let&r...

Zillow PredictsDallas FtWorth Houses Price
About one-third of the metro areas covered by Zillow (53 of 167) saw home values increase from the second quarter of 2011 to the second quarter of 2012. Zillow predicts 66 markets ...

Plano ISD students perform better on STAAR test
The initial round of Texas' newest standardized test results are in and show that Plano ISD high school students performed better than the state average on end of course exams. Th...

Local shop celebrates National Ice Cream Day
Ice cream maker Henry Gentry likes to say “ice cream makes you pretty.” If this is indeed true, it is just one more reason to enjoy a bowl of ice cream Sunday, which ju...

Joe Barrett Chooses JP and Associates REALTORS
We are pleased to announce our team has grown with the addition of a very talented REALTOR - Joe Barrett. Joe brings a very thorough business and management background to our team ...

Dallas Fort Worth Connector Project Ahead of Schedule
Relief is in sight for drivers trying to navigate the massive DFW Connector project. The $1 billion project, a complete reconstruction of the interchange north of Dallas/Fort Worth...

Myth About 3.8% Tax on Real Estate Sales
Myth About 3.8% Tax on all Real Estate Sales Will Not Die... A false rumor about a transfer tax on all real estate sales is once again making the rounds on the Internet and in e-m...

Irving Tx To Host Judo Jr. Championships
2012 Usa Judo Junior Olympic National Championships Becerra Judo & Jujitsu Club of Garland Texas will be hosting the upcoming 2012 Judo Junior Olympic Nationals on July 20-21....

Little Pete’s on Lake Grapevine is Closed
I could hardly believe my eyes when I stumbled across this online when searching for new places to go.  Little Pete's Lake Grapevine, located in Flower Mound Texas was an icon...

Taxpayers paying for New TV show “Dallas” filming?
The new TV serious show Dallas will debuttonight at 8:00 p.m. on TNT.  The citycouncil approved spending up to $1.2 million in taxpayer dollars to keepproduction here. That&rs...

JP and Associates REALTORs new Map Search
The JP and Associates REALTORS company website has just gotten even better for its web visitors, clients and REALTORs. The company website www.jphomesforsale.com now is boosted by ...

JP Piccinini Earns National Luxury Home
JP Piccinini Earns National Luxury Home Designation Frisco, TX - June 8th 2012 - JP Piccinini, real estate agent with JP and Associates REALTORs in your Frisco was recently awarde...

Rowlett Library Summer Fun for Kids
Summer Reading Club Get a Clue!   Children of all ages are invited to join the Summer Reading Club at the Rowlett Public Library for summer reading ...

JP and Associates REALTORS welcomes Trang Cao
The JP and Associates REALTORs team welcomes Trang Cao. She is a licensed REALTOR in Texas and was formerly with Coldwell Banker. Trang specializes in the Richardson, Plano and sur...

Splash Park in Frisco
On these hot May and soon to be summer days, what better place to take the kids than a splash park.  Frisco opened the park on Friday May 25th.  The park is locaated real...

Garland Summer Musicals opens season with South Pacific
South Pacific is the 2012 GSM season opener with performances slated for June 15 -17 and June 22-24. The show is being produced by Patty Granville. South Pacific is set in an islan...

Dealey Plaza in West End Downtown
After seventy years, Dealey Plaza in the historic West End district of Dallas is finally getting a new look. In a public and private partnership, plans are underway to renovate an...

Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall got a makeover
Picturesque Lake Ray Hubbard is finally getting a much needed makeover that’s making the area a much better place to call home.   Three dozen community action volunteer...

Things to do in Frisco
When moving to Frisco, you will find that this community has a lot to offer its residence.  If you like baseball, concerts, soccer, or just going shopping, Frisco can accommod...

Travel Agents vs Do It Yourself Travel Booking
Blogged By Jennifer Ott: Finance NewsTravel Agents vs. Do-It-Yourself Online Travel BookingTravelers find that agents can beat do-it-yourself online deals.By Lisa Gerstner, Kipl...

Whats Happening in Greece
Blog by Luc LaRose: NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S. stocks were lower for a fifth day Thursday, as investors continued to fret about Greece's future in the eurozone. The Dow Jones indu...

BOA Relocates Owners Doing Short Sales
Makes perfect sense. No one wants to foreclose on a home. Not you, not your neighbors, and not even Bank Of America. Its drastically better to avoid foreclosure on your home by eng...

JP and Associates REALTORs welcomes Dixon Wong
We are very pleased to announce the addition of another very talented REALTOR to our growing Associates list. Dixon Wong licensed REALTOR in the State of Texas has chosen to join J...

Fun Time in Rowlett Texas
Rowlett, Tx 8th Annual Bike Rodeo & Safety FairSaturday, May 12Rowlett High School East Parking Lot10:00 am - 2:00 pm Free family event designed for ages 12 and under. Bring...

Bayou Jacks Roanoke Texas
I have been driving by Bayou Jacks Cajun Grill in Roanoke, Texas for a long time now without paying much attention, but now that I am looking for new places to try it sort of jumpe...

Tierneys Cafe and Tavern Lewisville Texas
Today's Denton County adventure took me to a place I've driven by a hundered times.  Tierney's Cafe & Tavern was recommended to me by some very good friends.  I was...

Roadside Weed Near WylieTexas
No, I'm not talking about Canabas, just simply a beautiful flower on an invasive ugly weed growing wild along the roadside near FM 544 in Wylie. Nature provides us with so much be...

Global Heritage In RowlettTexas
Rowlett Diversity Day is an exciting community event highlighting the various cultures and heritages in the City of Rowlett, Tx. The Rowlett Community Centre will be transformed in...

What are Community Property States
Posted By Denice Koujan: The United States has two systems that govern marital property: community property and common law (also called marital property). The community property sy...

Lease Options in Texas Are Illegal
Do Not Do Lease Options in Texas.  That pretty much the best advice I can give you as a BROKER, and not an Attorney.  There are a lot of other options available to you t...

Sailboats and Sunsets in the Shadow of Dallas
Who needs the French Riviera when you have Lake Ray Hubbard? The peaceful sight of the many sail boats just before sunset on a pleasant spring afternoon is a sight to be enjoyed. A...

Pizza Napoletana Comes to Frisco
I am a pizza snob. I guess you gathered that with a last name like Piccinini that I wasn’t born here in Frisco (but I got here as FAST as I could!). I was born and raised in ...

JP and Associates REALTORS is Green Always
By Philip Postel - Adobe Title, LLC  Earth Day, April 22nd You’ve seen it in commercials, heard it on the radio, and have witnessed the countless efforts all around yo...

Community Property States DID YOU KNOW
composed By Denice Koujan: The United States has two systems that govern marital property: community property and common law (also called marital property). The community property...

Dallas Real Estate Inspires Great Grandmother
They say the best way to prevent the mind from deteriorating is to challenge yourself and continue to learn. Well, here we go. When I retired from computer management in 2004, I gu...

Piranha Killer Sushi Flower Mound
I don’t know about you, but I tend to be a creature of habit.  Maybe it’s just a comfort level thing, but I tend to shop at the same stores, eat at the same places...

Who where and what of Texas Buyers
The Who, Where, and What Boy, do I have some valuable info for you realtors; compliments of Texas Realtor Magazine (April 2012 Issue). As you very well know, an essential quality ...

A Real Estate Expert in DFW Texas
Published on April 9th, 2012 Written by: The KCM Crew   I received this article the other day and had to share this with everyone.  In any business situation, people do...

FHA Delays Implementation of Collection Payoff Rule
Looks like public outcry has FHA rethinking their position.  NOTE IN BOLD-WORDING  REGUARDING SEEKING ADDITIONAL INPUT. THIS WAS POSTED ON APRIL 6TH FOR AN FHA NOTICE: I...

Does FHA require appliances to be replaced
Does FHA require a missing range/oven to be replaced?   FHA does not require a range, or other appliances.  However the appraiser should determine functionality and if ...

Hidden Cove Park on Lake Lewisville
Hidden Cove Park is a full service Marina located on the Eastern shore of the 29,700 acre Lake Lewisville in The Colony, Texas. Currently Hidden Cove Park pro...

Adobe Title in Dallas TX
Adobe Title, LLC is a large independent title company, has offices all over Dallas, Fort-Worth Texas. As an independent Texas Title Insurance Company, they directly serv...

Ranesa Bodine Joins JP and Associates REALTORs
We are happy to announce a new addition to our company. Licensed Texas REALTOR Ranesa Bodine has joined JP and Associates REALTORs, and will service clients primarily in Denton and...

Happy first time home buyers make my day
You can't put a price on a happy couple buying their first home. You can't put a price on memories soon to be made and families started. I remember when my wife and I first bought ...

JP and Associates REALTORS Home Leasing Group
To handle the large influx of clients looking to lease a home versus purchasing one JP and Associates REALTORs has launched a team of REALTORs dedicated to servicing lease clients....

Turning the Water Green in Allen Texas
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!   Some festivities you might want to attend include a drive up to Allen, TX, just north south and east of Frisco, TX.  The city will be go...

Greatness in Randy Smith New Book
Trust me. I have met many people in my life. After all my business is to meet people. However very few people like Randy Smith - coach, author, instructor, and REALTOR. R...

Amy Bond Joins JP and Associates REALTORs
We are pleased to announce a great addition to our real estate company - Amy Bond licensed REALTOR in the State of Texas with years of experience in the underwriting and closing bu...

Stonebrook Estates in Frisco, TX
Stonebrook Estates just off toll way in Frisco, TX   Stonebrook Estates neighborhood is located about 1 mile east of Dallas North Toll way.  As you drive down Stonebroo...

JP and Associates REALTORs Augmented Reality App
Ever wonder what's for sale in the neighborhood? Or what the home down the street was selling for? Or homes for sale within a radius of your kids school? Sure you have. If have eve...

The Foreclosure Deals in Frisco
We are ALWAYS receiving calls from buyers looking for foreclosures deals in Frisco. Fact is foreclosure listings in Frisco are hard to find. Frisco is not an area that has a large ...

Sold in Lakes of Preston Vineyards Frisco
Just sold here in Frisco. This Lakes of Preston Vineyards home located at 11364 Blanchard Drive in Frisco belongs to a new home owner. What makes Lakes of Preston Vineyards a great...

Location Location Location means success
So here's my rant for the week. I get on this subject pretty often because home owners and home buyers often dont grasp the true meaning of Location in real estate. So here we go. ...

Rodrigo Sotomayor Joins JP and Associates REALTORs
We are pleased to announce the addition of Rodrigo Sotomayor to the JP and Associates Realtors team. He brings years of real estate sales experience and new home construction to th...

Sheperds Glen Neighborhood Plano Texas
What makes Plano one of the most sought after towns in the United States? Oh...and also one of the safest? Its neighborhoods like Sheperds Glen I say. Where else can you buy a luxu...

Lost Spurs and Lost Creek Neighborhoods Roanoke TX
Everyone knows Roanoke is a thriving and booming town. Its latest business additions include Hawaiian Falls water park, Hard Eight BBq soon to open up and the already established d...

FHA Guidelines for New Homes
FHA is implementing new guidelines for buyer purchasing a brand new home or building a home and doing an FHA loan (loan amount less than $278K). An FHA requires a minimum of 3.5% d...

Framers Branch and Grand Prairie Christmas Lights
Farmers Branch Historical Park has a Tour of Lights on display until December 31st and will be turned on every evening from 6:30pm – 9:30 pm.  This Tour of Lights allows...

Preston Highlands in Dallas
Preston Highlands is a neighborhood in Far North Dallas, Texas.  The neighborhood is bounded by Preston Road on the west, Frankford Road on the south, Hillcrest Road on the ea...

Where to see Christmas Lights this Year
Frisco Christmas in the Square If you’re in the Frisco area be sure to check out the astounding light show in the Frisco Square. The lights are synced up with music and can...

HGTV My First Place Coming to Dallas Texas
Well if you are like an HGTV junky like my wife you know well the show My First Place that airs on HGTV. JP and Associates REALTORs has been approached to help film the show so we ...

Changes to Texas Homestead Exemption Rules
Please take a note effective Sept 1 Texas has made effective these changes to the documents required to file a homestead exemption for your home. Effective September 1, 2011, in o...

Living in Frisco Texas
Lets face it. No one really is from Frisco Texas. Especially this guy with a last name Piccinini. However for a community like Frisco to have grown 600% in the last ten years and g...

Texas leads improving Real Estate Markets
According to the National Association of Home Builders Texas is the leader in improving real estate markets, but the big picture is that overall the Nation seems to be recovering...

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
With the cooler fall weather approaching the Dallas-Fort Worth area, homeowners should do some maintenance to prepare their homes.  A good place to start is around exterior do...

Testimonials From Past Clients of JP Piccinini
My wife and I had the chance to work with one of the best in the business, during an extremely active housing market in North Dallas.  If you are looking for one of the best a...

Villages of Willow Bay Homes in Frisco Texas
Frisco is known for its sought after school district, family environment and shopping, but lets not forget real estate values. One of the main factors people move to Frisco Texas i...

Level Three Water Restrictions in Frisco Texas
Well...shame on me for not knowing Frisco was on Level three water restrictions as of TODAY. How in the world could I have missed the very promiscuous sign posted at the entrance o...

Volunteering for Clothe a Child Campaign in Frisco
It was an early Saturday morning for some of the REALTORs at JP and Associates REALTORS as they helped out at the Kohl's in Frisco by volunteering for the local Clothe a Child Cam...

Glenridge Estates in Plano a Great Townhome Community in Plano
Last month'sJP and Associates REALTORsclient success story really belongs to a seller I personally helped that owned a home in Glenridge Estates in Plano, Texas. We listed the home...

PARKS IN FRISCO TEXAS
If you are planning to move to Frisco, TX in the near future, you should educate yourself on the locations of parks in the area.  Frisco has over 36 different parks sprea...

Costco Opens Up in Frisco Texas
I guess the 600% growth in about a decade gets enough National attention for Frisco that we Friscans can now add Costco to the long list of shopping venues for our growing families...


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Amy Jo Saenz - 3
Linda Scardis - 4
Sandy Setliff - 222
Christine Shannon - 30
Rene Sinclair - 27
Shelby Smith - 3
Rebecca Smith - 1
Bryce Smith - 5
Monica Solkhon - 1
Malena Solorzano - 1
Rodrigo Sotomayor - 16
Jenna Stanley - 9
Tim Stoll - 52
Kelley Stubbs - 3
Melodie Sulgrove - 1
Seana Taylor - 217
Mary Taylor - 15
Kevin Taylor - 16
Julian Taylor - 17
Erica Taylor - 54
Angela Taylor - 1
Karla Terrell - 2
Michele Thompson - 6
Jason Todd - 24
Andrea Trimble - 55
Sarah Uber - 5
Yael VanGruber - 1
Diane Velez - 18
Debbie Viverito - 132
Rachel Walsh - 2
Nick Walton - 79
Spring Weeks - 9
Clint White - 2
Christopher Winkler - 1
Michael Worley - 164
Martina Worley - 2
Keisha York - 30
Audra Young - 1
Debbie Zurita - 17

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6136 Frisco Sq Blvd, #200
Frisco, TX
940-337-1821


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