Lisa Cardillo's Blog Posts

Painting Your Home This Summer

Winter took a toll on your home’s exterior this year. You’ve been noticing the cracking paint for months, but you don’t want to shell out the big bucks to hire a professional. Don’t fret!

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Richardson ISD 4 Bedroom Home With Pool

Looking for a beautiful home in Dallas with Richardson ISD schools?  Look no further.  This beautiful home has a  renovated kitchen, plantation shutters and an oasis backyard

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DFW Farmers Markets

If you LOVE fresh fruits and veggies like I do,  check out this great list of DFW Area Farmers Markets that Maricarmen put together.   You are sure to find something close to your home.

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Golf Course Living

Dreaming of a home with a gorgeous view of a golf course?   Well, stop dreaming and check out our new listing in the Waterview Community in Rowlett.  This home is immaculate!  The

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How To Spot A Home With Good Resale Value

When buying a home in North Texas, considering resale value isn't typically what's on a home buyers mind.  However, many home buyers forget to consider resale value when they buy,

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Rowlett Open House

I'm hosting an Open House tomorrow at 7705 Gillon Drive in Rowlett.  This wonderful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is located in the Princeton Park section of Rowlett.  If you're looking

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California Mediterranean Home In Frisco Texas

California dreamin' about a spectacular, custom mediterranean home in Frisco, Texas?  Check out our teams' latest listing.  This stunning home is located in Newman Village, an

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Inspect Your Deck

Summer Deck Inspection   Summer seems to be slipping away quickly. And, while you’ve hosted many barbecues on your back deck, you might not of had time to properly take care of it.

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Adjusting To A New School

Tips for Adjusting to a New School   For those of us in North Texas, August means it’s time to get your children ready for school once more. Picking out backpacks, going

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Wylie Texas Home Statistics For July 2014

If you’re a fan of numbers and statistics and are looking to buy a home in Wylie, Texas.  Take a look at the July 2014 numbers that were recently posted by the North Texas Real Estate

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Last Concert At The Harbor For Summer 2014

Last Summer Concert at the Rockwall Harbor for Summer 2014 will be this Thursday night, July 31st.  With or Without U2, (WOWU2) a U2 tribute band will be performing.   Bring your

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Beat The Heat With A Programmable Thermostat

Beat the Heat with a Programmable Thermostat   Summer always brings with it a hard choice: Do you turn down the thermostat to stay cool and resign yourself to high power bills? Or, do

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How To Spot A Property With Good Resale Value

 When you find a Rockwall home with a good resale value, it will be easier to sell when the time comes. However, many homebuyers forget to consider resale value when they buy, and they only

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Free Bluegrass Festival Wylie Texas

Historic Downtown Wylie will be picking and jamming this Saturday, July 5th.  Music, Arts and Crafts Vendors, Chili Cook-off, car show and plenty of food options.  For more information,

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Outdoor Dining Space To Add Value To Your Home

  When you buy a Collin County home, it is your space to live in and enjoy and you can renovate and redecorate in order to improve your surroundings in any way that you choose. One of

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Best And Worst Times Of The Year To Sell Your North Texas Home

Does the time of year when you sell your house affect how well it will sell? Yes, it is true that the time of year when you sell your home has an effect on how many people are interested and

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Almost Time To Move Into My New House

First Things First – What To Do upon Moving Into Your New Collin County Texas House If you have purchased a new Collin County home and are going to move in soon, what are the first

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Does A Home Theatre Add Value

Will A Home Theatre Add Value to Your Rockwall Home? Many  home owners dream of having a home theatre – an entire room of the home dedicated to enjoying television and film. These rooms

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Dont Move Clutter To Your New Rockwall Home

You just purchased a brand new home in Rockwall, Texas and you are packing up your all your belongings and preparing to move in.  Make the move easier by getting rid of any unnecessary stuff

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Wildflower Festival This Weekend

The Wildflower Festival is this weekend, May 16-18 and I'm totally psyched about this event.  This year some of the performers are Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, The Wallflowers, Michael Martin

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Pedal Car Races Sunday May 4 2014

Wylie Downtown Merchants & Ballard Street Cafe are presenting the Annual 500 Pedal Car Race.  This Sunday bring your Pedal Cars, and your children Ages 2-5, over to Historic Downtown Wylie

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Discover Wylie Jazz Arts Fest

The Wylie Jazz Arts Fest is this Saturday, May 3rd from 10am-8pm.  This FREE event will be at the Wylie Municipal Complex, 300 Country Club Road. Performances by:  Kris Berg & The

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What To Do Upon Moving Into Your New Home

First Things First – What To Do upon Moving Into Your New House If you have purchased a new house in Collin County, Texas and are going to move in soon, what are the first things that you

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Painting Your Home This Spring

Painting Your Home This SpringWinter took a toll on your home’s exterior this year. You’ve been noticing the cracking paint for months, but you don’t want to shell out the big bucks to hire

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Paying Off Mortgage Too Quickly

Reasons to Think Twice Before Paying off Your Mortgage Too Quickly Most of the financial advice out there is focused on how you can pay off the mortgage on your Rockwall home as quickly as

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Fake It With Artificial Grass

Homeowners spend hundreds of dollars every summer striving to grow healthy grass and keep it green. If you’re sick of trying to maintain a manicured lawn, then you can go green another way.

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Charming Garland Home

Have you ever dreamed of owning a  quaint home with characteristics and craftsmanship of days gone by.  Stop by our Open House on Saturday from 2-5 to see this charming 2,134sf charmer.

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Old Vs New Home

Is Owning an Older Wylie House Right for You? When it comes to buying a Wylie house, should you be looking toward a brand new recently built property or considering an older historic home?

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Should We Buy A House Together

Should you buy a house together if you're not married? Have you and your significant other been talking about buying a Rockwall property together before you tie the knot? In the olden

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Quick Tips To Beat Out Cash Buyers

Quick Tips To Beat Out Cash Buyers   You’ve been searching for the perfect home for quite a while, and finally, you’ve found it! You get all of your finances in order and place an

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Bring More Natural Light Into Your Home

One of the biggest improvements that you can make to your Collin County, Texas home is to bring in more natural light. Sunlight is a powerful mood enhancer and a home design that brings in a

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Bozman Farm Wylie Texas Real Estate Overview

 Bozman Farm is a beautiful sub-division located in Wylie, TX.  The warmth and beauty of this neighborhood greet you as you drive up to the main entrance.  First thing you're going to

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Blane Howard Jacks Chowhound Food Truck At 96 West Winery Wylie TX This Weekend

David and Kari Hunt of 96 West Winery in Wylie, TX have designed a spectacular Saturday night for you to enjoy with your date or group of friends.  For you foodies out there, Jack’s

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Home Sale Growth Continues In Sachse Rowlett

If you’re a fan of numbers and statistics and are looking to buy a home in Sachse or Rowlett.  Take a look at the December, 2013 numbers that were recently posted by the North Texas Real

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Super Cute Wylie Business

Every now and again, you find a gem of a business, Primed and Polished is definitely a little Wylie Treasure.  Located at 103 W. Oak, just off Ballard Street in the Historic Shopping District.

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Downloadable Magazines Free Checkout

Have you heard about Zinio for Libraries yet?  I just found out about this new, free service available through my local public library.  OK, honestly I was skeptical about it at first,

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Create Your Own Cleaning Supply Kit

The Holidays are such a wonderful time of year, but it’s time to get back into your normal routine.  You have taken down all the decorations, the holiday guests have returned home,

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Scenic City Award For Rockwall Texas

At the Texas Municipal League conference last month in Austin, the City of Rockwall was recognized as a Scenic City at the Platinum Level.... the highest level of certification.  To

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Cancellation Of Parade And Tree LIghting

The Wylie Emergency Management Center has decided to cancel the Wylie Arts Festival, Parade and Tree Lighting due to the weather.  Ice accumulation has caused power outages, downed power lines

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Home Storage Tips

The holidays are quickly approaching and so are oodles of gifts and new things for your home.  Closets are overflowing with coats, jackets and sweaters, kitchen cabinets are stacked to

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Wylie Arts Festival

The holidays are upon us and the City of Wylie and the Public Arts Advisory Board are inviting you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays.  This Saturday, December 7th from 10am –

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Buzz Words That Will Knock Your Real Estate Listing Out Of The Park

 Words are powerful and when you are selling your Wylie home, the wording used in the marketing of your real estate listing can impact the first impression your property makes on potential

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October Home Statistics Are In

October Home Statistics are in!! Wylie isn’t just “Wide Awake” as its nickname might insinuate… it’s really wide awake with real estate sales!  According to the North Texas

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Boo On Ballard Or Hallowine

Boo on Ballard / Hallowine ?  What’s going on in  Wylie This Week   Looking for fun events to enjoy in Wylie this week?  Look no further, Boo on Ballard, October 24th

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Last Monday Trade Days

Have you been to the newest flea market in the Dallas area?  Head to Wylie, Texas this weekend (August 23, 24, and 25th) and see what everyone is talking about.  There are over 100

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Is Emotion Getting In The Way Of Selling Your Wylie TX Home

The best way to approach the sale of your Wylie, TX home is to be completely emotionally detached and to handle the sale like any other business transaction. However, this can be difficult to do. A

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In The Mood For Live Jazz Tonight Come To 96 West Winery

Looking for something different to do tonight, July 18, from 7-9pm?  Try relaxing with a lovely Sweet Muscat while enjoying fabulous live entertainment with Jazz, saxaphone musician Ray

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Can You Squeeze In An Extra Mortgage Payment On Your Home Every Year

Can You Squeeze in an Extra Mortgage Payment on Your Home Every Year? What if you could accelerate the mortgage payment on your Collin County home so that you own your property several years

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Sellers Market In Sachse Rowlett June 2013

Seller’s Market in Sachse/Rowlett June 2013 The North Texas Real Estate Information Services (NTREIS) has published the June Activity Report and sales activity was up in Sachse/Rowlett.

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Beware Of Zombie Titles

With the economic downturn, anyone dealing in real estate quickly became familiar with previously little-known terms such as foreclosure and short sale. Now that the housing market is picking

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5 Energy Efficient Home Upgrades To Save You Money

Making a commitment to go green in your home not only helps the environment, but also your wallet. The federal government and many states are offering tax breaks for upgrades made in 2013. So,

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Make Your Wylie Home A Movie Star

Whenever a scene in a film or television show takes place in a private home, have you ever thought about who owns that property? The fact is that film and television production companies are always

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Home Inspection

The Importance of a Wylie Home Inspection Many homebuyers have found the perfect house, signed the dotted line and think they’ve watched enough home improvement shows to know if

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