Julie Ann Pickering's Blog Posts

An Awesome Laundry Room

WOW!!  Check out this great looking laundry room. Could you see yourself actually WANTING to do laundry now? I know I would for sure!  ‪#‎TurtleCreek‬   Wanna see more

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A Soothing And Tranquill Bedroom

Do you like chandeliers above the bed or do you prefer a fan? ‪Need more bedroom decorating ideas? Click here: http://julieann.jphomesforsale/

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Copy These 8 Small Bathroom Ideas

Are you like me and HATE your tiny bathroom? If so, take a look at these ideas to freshen and update your small bathroom. Look at this dark brown on walls which goes against everything we hear about

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Flowers Flowers And MORE Flowers At Dallas Arboretum

If you're like me, and adore flowers then you need to go to the Dallas Arboretum for the winter parade of flowers! You'll think you're looking through a kaleidoscope when you see the masses of

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Home On 9 Acres In Dallas For Sale MUST SEE

After 18 years of being home to only one family, one of Dallas' most stunning and palatial properties is on the market, patiently waiting for its' new owners. Over the years, President's have stayed

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HUGE Preston Hollow Home For Sale MUST SEE

Wow! Are you looking to buy a home? Look at this one!   http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2015/02/04/preston-hollow-estate-of-attorney-lisa-blue-baron.html?ana=e_dal_rdup&s=newsletter

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Wanna Sell Your Home Find Out What Its Worth

OK folks...If you have ever considered selling your home, but are not sure if it's the right time or what your homes value is....listen up! The inventory of homes is very low

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Top Home Remodeling Trends For 2015

I love seeing these reports every January... take a look below....do you agree with 2015 trends? I'm not sure I do...Handless kitchens?????? I'm sure these are beautiful but are they user friendly?

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Georgeous Home In Popular M Street Area For Sale A MUST SEE

Popular and much sought after "M" Street area home for sale!!!!!! Are you searching for a low maintenance home in an excellent neighborhood with good schools and reasonable price? If so don't

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Buying And Selling Real Estate A MUST READ

I know this looks like a lot to read...but its a quick and easy read and SO very informative! If your buying or selling a house in 2015, it's definitely a MUST read. I'm seeing more

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FABULOUS Frisco Home For Sale A MUST SEE

Woo Hoo Folks!!  You definitely don't wanna miss this one AND the price has just been REDUCED! Over 4000sf of fabulous home living. These photos don't do it justice, click link to

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HOUSE HUNTING IN 2015

So, you've decided to start house hunting...rates are still low and your timing is perfect! Make a list of your "Must Haves"...and be certain your realtor understands your priorities. ;

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GEORGOUS Home On Greenbelt For Sale A MUST SEE

WOW!!!  This is THE very BEST house in area for the price AND it backs up to a greenbelt!…It’s over 2,600 sq ft of space with 4 Bedrooms / 2 Baths!  Everything is brand new and it’s

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Are You Ready To Buy A Home

When you decide you want to purchase a home the very first thing you need to do is find a good realtor who is familiar with the area you are looking in who can guide you through the entire

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Deion Sanders Estate Hits Auction Block

Oh my...poor Deion Sanders 29,000sf home that was once marketed for almost 13Million is now on auction block....with NO reserve price!!! See all details here!http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas

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Worlds 5 Safest Airlines

We always want to know who are the safest and least expensive airline to book passage on...see latest update here http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/morning_call/2015/01/5-things-that-you-need-

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A 3 Point 5 Earth Quake Shakes Dallas

Seems the old Texas Stadium site is the cause of the rash of quakes felt all over Dallas!  Look here for more details! http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2015/01/06/a-3-5-magnitude

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Prediction Oil Will Drop To 30 Dollars A Barrel

Tom Kloza predicts more volatility in 2015 with oil prices continuing to drop!! Take a look here!http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/morning_call/2014/12/expert-calls-todays-oil-market

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Cotton Bowl Game Returns To ATT Stadium

See who were the REAL winners! http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/morning_call/2015/01/whos-the-real-winner-of-this-years-cotton-bowl.html?page

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If You Live In North Texas Here Are 5 Things You Need To Know

The first week of 2015 has passed....so here are some things you really need to be "in the loop" on! Take a look! http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/morning_call/2015/01/5-things-you-need-to-

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Stop Throwing Your Money Away Renting

Tons of people in the North Texas area are already using this exciting new program for home ownership. It’s called HomeLPC. You actually get to live in the home of your dreams while

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Steal These Ideas From HGTV 2015 Dream Home

We all love HGTV and get so many good ideas from the shows, but if you always look forward to the annual Dream Home each year like I do take a look to see photos of the new 2015 home.  

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Is Your Home Going Up Or Down In Value

Take a look at this interactive map and see what's happening with your home!http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2014/12/22/interactive-map-where-texas-home-values-are-rising.html?page

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Jaw Dropping Christmas Prices Buy Apple Products To Gift Cards

Your Mother told you..."If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is" Enter QuiBids ... Everything from all the Apple products to all the top retailers! To name a few recent sale prices of

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Owning A Home Cheaper Than Renting

Wow! Look how much less expensive it is to own, rather than rent!! And that's all over the USA! Read all the details here!  http://www.forbes.com/sites/trulia/2012/09/13/buying-a-home-is-45

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Rent Or Buy Which Is Cheapest

Excellent article on which way to go if you are undecided. Take a look at this survey.   http://www.trulia.com/trends/category/rent-vs-buy/

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2400 Homes Being Built In North Texas

Massivse project costing upwards of $600Million! Hillwood building 2400 new homes in a 30 acre park setting featuring ponds, hills, and trails along the 380 corridor! See all the details

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FOOD FOOD FOOD Come And Get It

It's time for Big Tex and the Texas State Fair and all kinds of awesome FOOD!!!!! UMM! Look what we've got this year!http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2014/09/01/big-tex-choice-awards

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Why SMUs New 6M Chi Omega House Went Viral

Why is everyone interested in SMU's new $6.5Million Chi Omega House? It immediately went viral! Take a look....http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2014/08/30/why-smus-new-6-5m-sorority-house-went

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SMU New Sorority House

Its gorgeous! And it should be at a cost of $6.5M! Take a look!http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/morning_call/2014/08/an-inside-look-at-smus-new-6-5m...

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Interest Rates On Home Mortgages About To Rise

Thinking about buying a home or refinancing the one you have? You better do it now before the rates rise. Read all about it here! http://lifestylejournal.com/refinance/index7.php?aff=1205&sub

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If Buying A Home NOW Is The Time

Are you aware that both interest rates and home prices are targeted to rise dramatically in the very near future? If you are thinking of buying a home, now is the time to make your

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Who Is Number 3 In Travel Destinations

Looks like this honor goes to Big D! There so  much going on there! Tons are moving there on a daily basis...Take a look!http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/2014/07/why-dallas-was-named-a-no

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Homes Selling Fastest In These Cities

Thinking of selling your home? Or buying a home? Either way... if you're selling be certain you have locked down where you're moving and if you're buying present your BEST offer first and do it

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Wana Hula Southwest Airlines May Add Flights To Hawaii

Wana Hula??  Well Alright! Southwest Airlines CEO, Gary Kelly says SWA may be adding flights to Hawaii soon! You GO SWA!!  You ROCK! We love YOU!!http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/

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Omnitracs Bringing 450 Jobs To Downtown Dallas

Omnitracs is moving their California based HQ to downtown Dallas! The 450+ jobs could easily become 2000+!!! See more details here!http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2014/07/18/omnitracs-moving

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Obama In Dallas Texas

Wow! Obama came to Dallas for a fundraiser at Marc Stanley's home. Least expensive ticket was $10,000! See more details here!http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/morning_call/2014/07/president

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Pay No Interest Until 2015 With These Credit Cards

How does no interest for 18 months sound? Pretty good...right? And you can even transfer existing balances from your current card! Think of all the money you will save!!! See the list of cards and

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Best Credit Cards For Your Credit Scores

Like everything else there are "Good" "Average" and "Excellent" credit scores. Do you know what yours is? Take a look at these credit cards and find one or two that fit you best!http://www

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Southwest Airlines New NonStop Flights

Finally! Its almost here folks! After the Wright Amendment is lifted SWA will have nonstop flights EVERYWHERE! Take a look here. http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2014/06/26/gary-kelly-on

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1 Billion Residential Community Opening

This is what we've been waiting on. The first phase of much needed master planned Windsong Ranch opens this week. Take a look!http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2014/06/24/1-2b-master-planned

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Cracks In 60 Million Dollar Stadium Due To Engineering Failures

North Texas new $60M stadium is most expensive ever and will require extensive work to bring this facility where it may be used for what it was intended for. Nelson Forensics says the

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New 3100 Single Family Home Development Opens Friday

With  low inventory, a much needed single family development opens Friday of this week with new 250 homes! All this within a driving distance commute from Toyotas new development in

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DBJ Announces 2014 Best Places To Work Rankings

Company rankings are broken into Small, Medium, and Large Lists...Take a look to see who made it and why!http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/2014/06/dbj-announces-2014-best-places-to-work.

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ATT Confirms Customer Personal Information Breached

The personal information including Social Security numbers of ATT Mobile customers has been confirmed by Dallas based giant ATT. Exactly how many customers are affected? Who knows? ATT refuses to

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Dallas Hot Hot Hot Realestate Market

In the Dallas red hot real estate market investors are finding new ways to invest by quickly buying up alternative investments, ie student housing and self storage buildings. This trend is expected

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Dallas Layoffs Cloud Excitement Over 12000 New Jobs

Dallas is definitely the place to be for new businesses as Toyota and State Farm prepare to move their corporate offices here bringing some 12,000+ new jobs! But among this barrage of new jobs...

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2014 Women In Business Honorees

Showcasing the diversity of female business leaders in North Texas, this year’s honorees represent industries ranging from oil and energy to legal to aviation and aerospace to healthcare to

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Getting A Mortgage After Bankruptcy

Mortgages are almost always less expensive than renting...so... Is it possible to get a mortgage after bankruptcy? Apparently this depends on if you filed for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Take a

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American Airlines Retirees Crash Shareholder Party In New York

Angry American Airlines retirees crashed in and directly confronted CEO Doug Parker at a shareholder meeting in New York.  Read what happened ...What do you think? http://www.bizjournals.com

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If You Are Thinking About Buying New Furniture For Your Home

Did you know Warren Buffett's facility has largest furniture selection in the nation? And we all know Warren never gets involved with any project that isn't wildly successful. Do you have

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Warren Buffett Brings Largest Furniture Facility In US To Dallas

Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway will open a Texas sized furniture showroom in Dallas. This will be largest in the nation at 1.9 million square feet of  home shopping

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Fastest Growing Zip Codes In North Texas

Dallas area ranks #2 in rate of job growth and #3 in jobs added. Take a look at your zips population growth rate and projection on interactive map! Dallas is 4th largest city in USA.  

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Southwest Airlines Adding 50 New Destinations

Cheap airfares to 50 new destinations on SWA ....that's just what we need...too bad we have to wait til October 2014 for this.http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2014/05/14/kelly-says

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Southwest Airlines Adds International Flights

Yea! Finally!  Reasonable flights to Cancun, Aruba, Jamaica, Bahamas, and Los Cabos ,...that's what we have been waiting on. Just in time for our summer!

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4171 Beaver Brook Lane Awesome Party House For Sale

This is something else! Take a look!http://www.kunversion.com/newagent/property.php?mls=37&mlsid=12126923&index

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21 Dallas Companies Make Forbes List

Wow! Dallas is home to 21 of largest and most powerful companies! See list!http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/morning_call/2014/05/21dallas-fort-worth-companies-make-the...

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Tired Of Airports And Hassles Ride In A Luxury Motorcoach Instead

Ugh! How weary are we of airports lines.... insane security checks...only to finally board to a cramped seat where you will sit in the fetal position until your flight lands.Enter Vonlane, a luxury

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Ernst And Young Names 50 Top Entrepreneurs In Southwest For 2014

And 48 of the 50 have located their business in Dallas Texas area! Yea Dallas! Take a look...do you know any of these winners?http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2014/05/07/dfw-entrepreneurs-

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Most Expensive Home In USA Sells For 147 Million

$147 million home in Hamptons quietly sold was never listed on MLS ..... AND there was no real-estate broker involved saving themselves millions in commission fees!http://finance.yahoo.com/news

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Express Scripts Laying Off 566 In Dallas

Unfortunately, the nations largest pharmacy benefit manager closing down North Texas operations, after losing major client, United Healthcare.http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2014/05/05

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Why Is Bill Gates Selling Microsoft Stock

There will be nothing left to sell by 2018 if he continues selling at present rate!!http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/morning_call/2014/05/if-bill-gates-keeps-selling-microsoft...

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Will Schwab Move To Dallas

OK Folks...Get in line! First Toyota.... Now Brokerage firm Charles Schwab would bring 1000 jobs to Texas. Who's next??? http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/2014/05/dallas-went-a-courtin-schwab

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Apple Wins Suit Against Samsung

Well... Apple sorta won their suit against Samsung for patent infringement .... Jurors ordered Samsung to pay only $119M...Barely a slap on the wrist....Apple expected at least $2 Billion.:/

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Airlines Take In Almost 4 Billion In Baggage Fees

Folks...the money's in the bags...literally!!! Airlines are laughing all the way to the bank!!!!! http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2014/05/05/money-in-the-bags-u-s-airlines-take-in-3

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Dallas Based ATT To Purhase Direct TV Cable

Another $40 Billion deal between ATT and Direct TV. Hey ATT...you couldn't even control all the outages you had last week...which resulted in many thousands of unhappy customers for almost a

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Toyoto New 300Million Dollar Campus In Dallas

Governor Perry worked hard to secure this win. What impact will Toyotas' move to Texas have for Plano and the surrounding suburbs of Dallas Texas who will bring 4000+ employees?http://www

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Exxon Mobile Drilling For Oil And Gas In Russia

Exxon Mobile moving forward with this venture despite poor relations between USA and Russia that could prove risky! This venture could easily result  in 9 Billion (that's Billion wit a B)

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Listen Up Costco Shoppers

Consumer Reports List: S ee BEST and WORST bets when shopping at Costco!https://autos.yahoo.com/news/buy-costco-skip-180000477

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A 40 Billion Dollar Bankruptcy

Dallas based Electric company files Chapter 11 to avoid paying $40 Billion in debts. Each month we all pay our electric bills.....so why cant they pay their debts?http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas

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Virgin Airlines Wins 2 Gates At Love Field

Its confirmed and official folks...Virgin Airlines has won 2 gates at Dallas Love Field Airport! http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2014/04/25/virgin-america-says-its-won-2-gates-at-dallas...

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Country Music Awards Tickets Sold Out In 18 Minutes

This is unprecedented! And it's a whole year away! 70,000 tickets sold in 18 minutes. This is what you call a "hot show"http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2014/04/15/at-t-stadium-globe-life

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US Airways Apologizes For X Rated Twitter Post

The extremely graphic post was on the Tempe airline’s @USAirways account, which has 420,000 Twitter followers!http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/morning_call/2014/04/us-airways-apologizes-for

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ATT Outages Continue Nationwide

Why can't ATT get this under control? This includes everything from U Verse to wireless internet and phone services. On April 8 ATT claimed outages were fixed, but this is simply

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Dallas Based ATT Frustrated Customers On Nationwide Outages

Dallas based ATT: Frustrated customers still complaining online about nationwide outages.http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2014/04/08/nationwide-outages-plague-at-t-services.html?ana.

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Beginners To Bigshots About Their Businesses

Excellent insight from each business owners perspective in a variety of industries...http://www.bizjournals.com/

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Dallas Business Journal Discusses Selling Verses Helping Customers

Everyone in sales should see this; Selling vs. Helping your customers!http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/how-to/marketing/2014/04/are-you-trying-to-sell-or-helping...

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DBJ Names Annual 40 Under 40 Honorees

Check out these Dallas movers and shakers as Dallas Business Journal names the annual 40 under 40! See the list and their respective companies!http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/2014/04

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Top 10 Best Cities To Sell Or Buy A Home

Check it out folks...want to buy or sell a home? Where do you live? As expected Texas makes the list twice. Both Dallas and Ft Worth score well. Interesting stats.http://www.realtor

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4 Secrets Why Texas Leads Nation In New Home Sales

Take a look folks....at the 4 secrets why Texas leads nation in new home sales! And we are on target for an even better 2014! All this with a record low inventory! The United State of

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TEXAS Is Way Ahead In 2014 Home Sales

Texas is selling homes at a much faster rate than the average when compared to other states. The harsh winter is partly to blame. Despite low inventory, Texas will lead the nation in 2014 home

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Staging Sells Homes Faster AND For Much Higher Prices

If you are considering selling your home in todays market...don't overlook the benefits of staging to not only sell your home faster, but for a much higher price! Ask your realtor to connect you

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Avert Disaster Listen To Your House

10 Red Flags indicating your home needs attention.  Left untreated, small issues loom much larger, Make repairs now while they are less!

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Tips On How To Get The Home You Want

http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/buyersadvice1/item/27833-20140307-buyer-etiquette-how-to-get-the-home-you-want Great information for potential buyers on "buyer's etiquette". This article has

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