Sandy Setliff's Blog Posts

Sandy Setliff's Blog Posts

Office Space For Lease In Anna TX
Very versatile office space for lease in Anna that would accommodate a variety of businesses.  Excellent visibility on Highway 5/Powell Parkway that runs through the North Eas...

Office Building For Lease In Anna
With excellent visibility on Highway 5 (Powell Parkway) in Anna, this 2120 sq ft building is a very flexible space that will accommodate many different types of businesses. &n...

225K In Wylie Open House Saturday And Sunday 2pm To 4pm
Open Saturday (7/29) and Sunday (7/30) from 2pm to 4pm423 Woodhollow Drive, Wylie TX3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1924 sq ft, attached 2 car garage, storage shed, pool sized yard (nearly 1/...

Wylie Open House TODAY 2pm To 4pm
Open today from 2pm to 4pm, 423 Woodhollow Drive in Wylie's Wylwood Estates.Listed at $225K3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1924 sq ft, 2 car attached garage and storage shed, nearly 1/4 acre ...

Open House TODAY In Wylie 2pm To 4pm
Do you need a home with lots of parking for your RV or Boat?  Come check out 423 Woodhollow in Wylie today to see this great 3 bedroom, 2 bath home.  This home is cute, c...

Just Listed In Wylie 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths For 225K
Looking for a home in Wylie?  Check out 423 Woodhollow Drive.  It's a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1924 sq ft home with an attached 2 car garage.  Located in Wylwood Estates y...

4 Bedroom 3 Living Area Home Just Listed In Anna For 215K
Looking for your next home to fall in love with?  It just might be waiting for you in Anna.  Check out this 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 2376 sq ft home with 3 Living Area...

Home For Sale In Anna For 85K
Where can you find a 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 864 square foot home for $85,000?  In Anna, Texas...but you'll have to hurry, this one is already in multiple offers.  The deadlin...

Just Listed In Anna For 190K With 4 Bedrooms And 2 Baths
825 Oak Hollow Lane in Anna is a lovely 1898 sq ft 4 bedroom 2 bath home that is move-in ready and being offered at $190K.  Let's take a visual tour, we'll start with this co...

Remodeled Home On Nearly 3 Acres With Water View For 290K
Have you been searching for a unique and special property?  One that is located in the country but also gives you the feel of a lake house?  Well look no further than t...

CUTE Move In Ready Home For Sale In Anna For 170K
This darling 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Anna is clean and move-in ready!  It’s located in the Oak Hollow Subdivision and it has great walk-up/curb appeal:Every square foot ...

Strong Housing Stats For Anna TX In 2016
The Anna housing market had a strong year in 2016 according housing statistics compiled by the Collin County Association of Realtors.  How strong?  There was a 13...

Just Listed In Anna West Crossing 1148 Honeywell Drive
This beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 full bath, 2343 sq ft Bloomfield built home listed for $247,500 is the popular Dogwood Plan.  Located in Anna's West Crossing subdivisi...

Just Listed 52 Acres Of Land With Pond In Van Alstyne
Where can you find 52 acres with a Pond, Trees and land that’s suitable for building, farming and/or grazing for only $290,000?  Only about an hour northeast of DFW airpo...

147 Acres Of Undeveloped Land For Sale In Van Alstyne Texas
Approximately 1 hour NE of DFW airport lies 147 acres of undeveloped land priced below the tax appraisal.  These 147 acres encompass several parcels, the zoning is mos...

Anna Housing Statistics For June 2016
With the June 2016 housing statistics provided by the Collin County Association of Realtors (CCAR) we have a snapshot of the housing market for the first half of 2016, but first ...

Collin County Housing Stats For May 2016
Last week the Collin County Association of Realtors (CCAR) released housing statistics for May 2016.  While there are a few slight decreases in some numbers overall the...

May 2016 Housing Stats For Anna Texas
The May housing numbers have been compiled and distributed by The Collin County Association of Realtors and the news continues to be good for Anna homeowners!Comparing May 2016 ...

Melissa Community Outreach Food Pantry Needs
Located at 3107 McKinney Street in Melissa, Texas; the Melissa Community Outreach Center (MCO) is a local program of Go.Be.Hope that provides food and clothing (specifically coa...

Anna Housing Statistics For April 2016
Property tax notices have recently gone out and they are often a good news/bad news scenario…good because most people’s property value has increased, bad because that involve...

Attention Runners Looking For Swag
If you’re a runner or cyclist who enjoys collecting SWAG, or even if you don’t, Powered to Move is hosting a 30 day virtual challenge where you can log miles and coll...

12 Acre Hobby Farm In Princeton TX For 260K
Are you ready to move to the country?  This 12.8 acre Hobby Farm in Princeton is just waiting for a new owner to claim it and make it their own.  The 1528 sq ft 3 bedroom...

Collin County Housing Stats For February 2016
The housing market continues to be strong in Collin County as reflected by the most recent stats released by the Collin County Association of Realtors (CCAR) for February 2016 as...

Anna Housing Statistics For February 2016
Evidently the secret is getting out…Anna is a great place to live!  Or so the numbers say anyway because there is all kinds of good news in this month’s housing numbers ...

How To Prepare For Selling Your Home
Is selling your home one of your New Year's Resolutions for 2016?  This blog series will give you tips and insights about how to prepare your home and things you can do b...

Escape To The Country In This Custom Built Home On 12 Acres For 400K
Let’s face it...life in the DFW metroplex can be a bit frenetic at times.  But what if you could be close enough to the metroplex to slip in whenever you wanted but f...

Custom Home On 12 Acres WITH Storm Shelter
My heart goes out to the families who have been so dramatically and some tragically impacted by last weekend’s storms.  Our Texas weather can be both wonderful at times an...

Custom Built Home On 12 Acres For Christmas
Do you remember one of the final scenes in the movie “Miracle on 34th Street" where the little girl has been dreaming of her perfect home and she knows she’s found it wh...

Just Listed In Anna 1717 Mesquite Lane
This pristine, one owner home built in 2014 is for sale at a price of $185,000… significantly below what similar new builds are selling for.  Let’s take a quick tour!Ente...

Custom Home On 12 Acres
Are you longing for country sunsets and wide-open spaces?  Your dream property may await you in Leonard, Texas.  Built just 3 years ago this 3264 sq ft custom home h...

Enjoy Country Sunsets At 3191 FM 981 In Leonard TX
Let’s face it, we live in a complicated, fast-paced, technological world and sometimes we just need to un-plug and de-stress.  Imagine sitting a spell and taking in a suns...

Just Listed In Anna 1152 Honeywell Drive In West Crossing
This lovely 3010 sq ft home located in the West Crossing subdivision of Anna has so much to offer!  5 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, 2 living areas, 2 dining areas, a study, 2 car g...

Country Properties Worthy Of A Sunday Drive
Fall is finally here and the weather is great to enjoy a good drive in the country.  Also a good time to find a new home in the country…buy now and you could be celebratin...

Ready To Get Out Of The City Custom Home On 12 Acres In Leonard
If you’re tired of the hustle and bustle of the city maybe it’s time to find a place in the country where you can enjoy peaceful mornings and beautiful sunsets.  A place...

Collin County Housing Stats
The September housing sales stats from the Collin County Association of Realtorshave not been posted as of this writing but the August stats had some good news and it wou...

August 2015 Housing Stats For Anna
It’s been awhile since I shared housing stats from the Collin County Association of Realtors. I was going to wait a little longer and share the September stats (which have not ...

Just Listed In Anna 2301 Hillside Drive
Looking for your dream home?  It may be waiting for you in Anna, Texas.  This 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath, 2419 square foot home with a 2 car garage has been updated and metic...

Open House Saturday September 19 2015 In McKinney
Open today (Saturday, September 19, 2015) from 2pm to 5pm in McKinney, Texas!  This 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1795 square foot home on a ¼ acre lot is listed for only $188,900!&nb...

Open House At 13175 Torrington In Frisco Today
From 1pm to 3pm today (Saturday, August 15, 2015), this beautiful, one-owner Drees Custom Home will be open for viewing.  With 4456 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, 2 living ...

Frisco Open House Sunday August 2nd At 13175 Torrington Drive
While you can visit the 360 virtual tour here, or go to the website for this home here, this is one you’ll want to see first-hand.  Visit the open house this Sunday, A...

Just Listed Under 190K 406 Dogwood In McKinney
Where can you find a home with 1795 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a 2 car garage, on a quarter acre lot in McKinney for less than $190,000??!!??  Check out 406 Dogwood Trail....

Community Open Houses In Cypress Creek Of Frisco June 14 2015
Three beautiful homes will be open from 1pm to 3pm on Sunday, June 14 in the Cypress Creek Subdivision of Frisco.  Priced from $520,000 to $595,000, each home has its own li...

Open House Sunday June 14 From 1pm To 3pm At 13175 Torrington Drive In Frisco
Now that school is out it’s a good time to find that home of your dreams that you’ve been searching for.  And you’re in luck, this Sunday’s open house from 1pm ...

360 Virtual Tour Of 13175 Torrington Drive In Frisco
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what might a 360 virtual tour be worth?  To consider the answer to that question, first look at this picture of this lovely living ro...

City Of Weston Citywide Garage Sales Saturday June 6 2015
If you are a garage sale fan, fanatic, fiend or freak you may want to make your way to Weston on Saturday, June 6, 2015 for Weston’s city wide garage sale.  At last count ...

Just Listed 13175 Torrington Drive In Frisco Cypress Creek
As the sign outside says, “I’m Gorgeous Inside!” and this one-owner Drees home really is.  You’ll think so, too, if you appreciate upgrades like granite, wood floori...

Farmers Market At Luscombe Farm In Anna Postponed To May 31st
Great news for those out of town this Memorial Day weekend:  Due to our current weather and wet grounds Luscombe Farm  has postponed their first Farmer’s Market ...

Anna Texas Ranked 4 On Best Towns To Raise A Family In Texas
Kudos and congratulations to Anna, Texas who ranked #4 on the 2015 Niche Rankings’ “Best Towns to Raise a Family in Texas” list.  Niche Rankings’ list of 100 Texas ci...

Judith Lea Perkins What Surrounds The Sky Art Exhibit At Dallas The Kessler
Judith Lea Perkins’ exhibit, What Surrounds the Sky, is currently on display at The Kessler in The Bishop Arts District.  The 35 pieces in the What Surrounds the Sky collec...

4th Annual Anna Citizens Academy Open For Registration
If you’ve ever wondered how and why things happen in the City of Anna then the upcoming Anna Citizen’s Academy can help answer many questions.  For the 4th consecutive ...

5 Tips For Buying A Home During A Housing Shortage
Buying a home amid DFW's quick-moving, low-inventory market can be down right frustrating, especially for buyers who have missed out on several homes due to competition. To ke...

Home On 12 Acres In Princeton With Pastures Tilled Field And Outbuildings
Just 10 miles east of McKinney in the town of Princeton lies a lovely 12.8 acre farm awaiting a new owner.  Some of the wonderful features of this property include pasture f...

Rescuing Goldie
Goldie prior to her jaw surgery:Goldie in her new home:In addition to my love for real estate, one of my major passions is animal rescue.  As a member of Dallas Pets Alive!&nb...

River Road Chateau Wedding Venue In Anna
Calling all June Brides…and July, August or any other month of the year:  River Road Chateau Wedding Venue in Anna could be the location you have been searching for. ...

Preparing Your Home For Sale Series Revisited
Spring is approaching and since Spring is the time of year many home-owners start thinking about selling I thought it might be helpful to re-run this blog series tha...

Free Family Advent Resource For 2014 Advent Season
Tomorrow (Sunday, December 30, 2014) marks the beginning of the 2014 Advent Season.  If you’d like to explore the meaning and celebration of Advent with your family or jus...

Fall Artisan Fest At Luscombe Farm In Anna
The weather forecast may be a little chilly for Saturday but not too chilly to attend the Fall Artisan Fest at Luscombe Farm in Anna.  Artisans local to the Anna area will be...

North Texas Giving Day Money Is NOT The Root Of All Evil
 (To read this blog with some great pictures added click here)  If there’s a list somewhere of most misquoted quotes, then “Money is the root of all evil” has to ...

Owner Financing Available For 3407 Mill Road In Anna
The owners of 3407 Mill Road in Anna, Texas are offering financing options on this property for qualified buyers.  This 1792 square foot mobile home on a 1 acre lot has bee...

Code Red Weather Warning System For Anna Residents
The City of Anna, Texas provides a Code Red Weather Warning System for Anna residents.  By signing up for this service residents will automatically receive notifications of ...

Anna Area Historical Preservation Society Rummage Sale And Bake Sale
Anna Area residents can mark their calendars for the Anna Area Historical Preservation Society Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 9:00am until 3:00pm...

Sweetie Pies Fried Pies In Van Alstyne
Calling all fried pie lovers:  Sweetie Pie’s by Karen in Van Alstyne, Texas should be on your radar.  Karen bakes some delicious, home-made fried pies that you w...

Anna And Melissa Community Coffee With Congressman Sam Johnson
The communities of Anna and Melissa can look forward to the opportunity of meeting and hearing from the legendary Congressman Sam Johnson.  The Friends of Sam Johnson are h...

Barn With 2 Horse Stalls For Sale On 5 Acres In Van Alstyne
Why board your horses when they could roam your own 5 acres in Van Alstyne?  For sale for only $120,000, these 5 acres include a 60’ by 30’ barn with a recently replaced...

Open House Saturday August 2nd At 691 Bear Road In Van Alstyne
If you love country living and unique living spaces you won’t want to miss Saturday’s open house from 11am to 1pm at 691 Bear Road in Van Alstyne.  This one of a kind pr...

Updated Mobile Home On 1 Acre Lot In Anna
If you’ve been looking for a quiet place out of the hustle and bustle of the city on a 1 acre lot with country views then this newly renovated mobile home at 3407 Mi...

HOT Summer Nights Concert Series In Downtown Anna
Daddy Rex’s Twisted BBQ is hosting the Hot Summer Nights Concert Series in downtown Anna again this year.  The Hot Summer Nights Concert Series runs every Thursday evenin...

A Few Tips For First Time Home Buyers
As they say, your home is often the largest investment you will make.  The process can be stressful and daunting for seasoned homeowners not to mention first time home buyer...

Seryn
It’s no secret that Dallas has quite a selection of really good local bands.  One group to keep an eye on is Seryn.  Last weekend Seryn performed at the historic Kes...

The Kessler Theater In Dallas Oak Cliff
In March of 2010 Oak Cliff’s The Kessler Theater re-opened it’s doors after more than 30 years to provide a unique concert venue for both local and internationally known ...

Anna Ice Cream Festival Saturday June 14 2014
Looking for something fun and free for the whole family?  Check out Anna’s Ice Cream Festival in downtown Anna (near 4th Street and Interurban) Saturday, June 14...

Anna Ice Cream Contest Contestants Needed
Do you have a killer homemade Ice Cream recipe?  Now’s your chance to prove it by competing in a Homemade Ice Cream contest.  The Friends of Anna, Texas are hosting a...

MArCH Concert Showcase Event At McKinney Guitar Sanctuary
If you enjoy music and like to support budding young musicians you can do both on Friday evening, June 6th, 2014.  But these aren’t just any budding musicians and this isn...

Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations
If you’re not fond of sanding but want to refinish your cabinets then Rustoleum has a product for you:  Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations.  The kit sells at Home Dep...

Quick Fix For Updating Electrical Outlets
If the electrical outlets in your home are looking old and tired, Home Depot has a quick fix that can freshen them up a bit.  For a little more than the price of a new elect...

Trader Joes Is Coming To McKinney
I have to admit, I was pretty disappointed to see World Market close their store in McKinney’s Eldorado Plaza Shopping Center (northwest corner of I-75 and Eldorado).  The...

Anna Ice Cream Contest And Festival June 14
Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 14, 2014.  The Friends of Anna, TX will be holding an Ice Cream Festival Celebration complete with a Homemade Ice Cream Contest. ...

Marthas Iris Garden In Anna Texas
Looking for something free, nature filled and fun this weekend?  Martha’s Iris Garden is blooming in Anna and it is a sight to behold.  There are literally hundreds o...

Patina Green Cooking Classes At Annas Luscombe Farm
Beginning Thursday, April 3rd, Anna’s Luscombe Farm will be hosting Patina Green’s 2014 Cooking Class Series.  This series meets one evening per month for 4 months f...

Register Now For The Anna Citizens Academy
If you live in Anna (city limits or extra territorial jurisdiction) and want to learn more about the city, its inner-workings and governmental processes then consider attending t...

Just Listed In Anna 106 Salisbury Drive
If you've been searching for a house that's clean and pristine then look no further than 106 Salisbury Drive in Anna.  This well-loved, one-owner, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, David Wee...

Just Listed 113 Bonsai Dr In Anna
Are you looking for a wonderful family home on a large, cul de sac lot in a USDA eligible area?  Look no further than 113 Bonsai Drive in Anna!This 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 2214...

Surviving Winter Storms
Since we seem to be enduring what feels like an endless winter here in North Texas and predictions are that we’re headed toward another freeze, a few tips might be in orde...

Preparing Your Home For Sale Series
Traditionally housing sales begin gaining momentum in the spring and peak during the summer months just prior to school starting.  It is no small task to prepare a home for ...

Preparing Your Home For Sale Declutter And Deep Clean
Two very important first steps in preparing your home for sale are to de-clutter and deep clean.  Too much furniture, too many knick knacks, crowded closets, dusty ceiling f...

Preparing Your Home For Sale Curb Appeal
As they say, you only have one chance to make a first impression and this applies to how potential buyers view your home.   Some buyers will not even enter a home or g...

Preparing Your Home For Sale The Entryway Or Foyer
Curb appeal is the first impression of the outside of your home, the entryway or Foyer creates the first impression of the inside of your home.  As the front door opens and ...

Preparing Your Home For Sale The Kitchen
Many experts say that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses so you want to give those areas special attention as you prepare your house for sale.  Here are a few thoughts to guid...

Preparing Your Home For Sale The Bathrooms
As mentioned in a previous post, it’s often the kitchens and bathrooms that sell a house.  That’s why it’s important for your bathrooms to be exceptionally clean and ...

Preparing Your Home For Sale The Living And Family Rooms
Since Living and Family Rooms are often times shared space for family members, family time, television and entertaining it’s important to ensure the space is restful, functiona...

Preparing Your Home For Sale Dining And Breakfast Areas
A formal dining room will have great appeal to many buyers so showcase it for what it is:  a great space!  The same applies to dining areas in an open concept layout wit...

Preparing Your Home For Sale The Bedrooms
As you know, bedrooms are dual purpose.  Not only do they provide a place to sleep, but in many instances they provide identity and personal space for family members.  T...

Preparing Your Home For Sale Specialty Rooms
Game Rooms, Media Rooms, Studies and Laundry Rooms...if you are fortunate to have specialty rooms they can be great features to make your home distinctive and attract to buyers.&n...

Preparing Your Home For Sale The Garage
Just as the kitchen is the heartbeat of the home for many women, the garage is the original man cave.  Not that men don’t enjoy the kitchen or that women don’t have app...

Preparing Your Home For Sale The Backyard
Backyards come in all shapes, sizes and have a variety of uses from entertainment to functional gardening to recreation.  As a seller your job is to help your buyers experie...

Sprouting Tulips Indoors
I think Tulips are probably my favorite flower.  So when CostCo had the double bag of 90 bulbs on sale last fall I invested.  The first bag of 45 bulbs went into the g...

Van Alstyne Housing Stats For 2013
Comparing 2013 to 2012 Van Alstyne experienced double digit % of increase in many of the housing sales numbers reported by The Collin County Association of Realtors.  There ...

2013 Housing Statistics For Melissa Texas
While Melissa, Texas did not see dramatic increases in home values in 2013 (Average Home Sales price was $205,012 up only .4% over 2012’s Average Sales Price of $204,225), the ...

2013 Housing Statistics For McKinney Texas
Lots of great news for McKinney in the 2013 housing statistics recently released by The Collin County Association of Realtors.  The only category that declined overall for ...

2013 Housing Statistics For Anna TX
2013 marked some good improvement in the Housing Market in Anna, Texas according to the numbers recently posted by The Collin County Association of Realtors.  The percent of...

Collin County Housing Statistics For 2013
The Collin County Association of Realtors compiled and posted their final numbers for 2013 and the numbers all continue to move in the right direction.  Closed sales were u...

Resources For Incorporating Organization Into Home Decor
In this age of information, technology, gadgets and toys (not just the ones for kids) we tend to accumulate a lot of “stuff”.  Keeping ahead of the clutter can present c...

Grayson College South Campus Technical Center
Congratulations are in order for Grayson College South Campus in Van Alstyne.  A ribbon cutting ceremony today celebrated the opening of a new 18,000 square foot Technical ...

Time To File Your Texas Homeowners Exemption
Happy New Year!  If you purchased a home in 2013 or have never filed for a Texas Homestead Exemption now is the time to take advantage of your Texas Homestead Exemption.&nbs...

Anna Fire Department Operation Santa Hes Comin Through Town
Santa Claus is coming through Y{our} Hometown of Anna this week courtesy the Anna Fire Department.  In case you missed last week’s message from the Chief of the Anna Fire ...

Anna Centennial Celebration And Christmas Parade Saturday December 14th
100 years ago the City of Anna Incorporated and Saturday, December 14, 2013 is the celebration of that historical event!  So much is planned for this important day…here a...

Anna Christmas Tree Lighting Tuesday December 10th At 6pm
What better way to relieve any cabin fever created by the recent Icemaggedon than to celebrate with a Christmas Tree lighting?  The City of Anna is providing the wonder: &nbs...

A Different Kind Of Christmas Party At Main Event In Frisco
I’ve been trying to write this blog for a couple of days now but just haven’t been able to find the words to accurately describe one of the most wonderful Christmas parties&n...

Anna Centennial Donations For Annas House And Samaritan Inn
As a part of the City of Anna’s Annual Christmas Parade and Centennial Celebration on Saturday, December 14th, special items are being collected to benefit the people served by...

Positive October 2013 Housing Stats For Collin County
Good news...The October 2013 stats are in and the numbers continue to move in the right direction for Collin County.  Below are the October 2013 home sales statistics from t...

October 2013 Housing Stats Good For Anna TX
The October 2013 stats are in and the numbers continue to move in the right direction for the city of Anna.  Here are the October 2013 home sales statistics from the Collin ...

The Holidays To List Or Not To List
Thanksgiving Blessings! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!The Holidays are nearly upon us and some home owners may be contemplating whether or not to list now and have their home o...

Traffic Alert From The City Of Anna
Traffic Alert for Northern Collin County:  US 75 Mainlanes To Close This Weekend - October 26 and 27  Davis RoadWestbound traffic on Davis Road will be redirected o...

Anna Glowfest Car Truck And Cycle Show
Do you love classic cars or better yet, do you have one and like to show it to others?  This Saturday, October 26th at Anna’s Slater Creek Park is your opportunity to do ...

Anna GLOWFEST This Saturday October 26 2013
Just 5 days until Anna’s spectacular annual Glow fest and the Blowin’ & Glowin’ Hot Rod & Classic Car Show at Slater Creek Park in Anna (next to Anna Middle School...

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT TONIGHT IN ANNA
News from the City of Anna:  Tonight is National Night Out!    Meet the Anna Police Department and First Responders at 6:00pm at Anna’s Slayter Creek Park...

1 Or 2 Acre Lots In Shady Shores
Have you been thinking about building your own custom home but just haven’t found the perfect location?  Consider the town of Shady Shores, Texas.  Located in Denton ...

Chimney Sweep Fireplace And Chimney Care Tips
Since autumn officially began last Sunday it was time I had my chimney swept in anticipation of cooler weather and a nice fire.  Mikey and Kim Watson of Ashes B Gone spent ab...

Save The Date For Annas 100 Year Celebration
Block out December 14th on your calendar.  This year marks the 100 Year Birthday of the City of Anna and a big celebration is in the works for December 14th.  In additio...

Open House Sunday 310 Hurricane Creek In Anna
Are you tired of big city life, the traffic, the hustle and bustle of the frenetic pace but you’d love to have quick access to the city and a beautiful home in a golf community...

Anna Splash Pad Grand Opening August 24 2013
This Saturday, August 24th the City of Anna will celebrate the Grand Opening of Anna’s Splash Pad.  The Splash Pad project is a milestone for the city and is anticipated t...

Anna Open House 310 Hurricane Creek August 18th
The forecast looks good Sunday August 18, 2013 for an open house at 310 Hurricane Creek in Anna.  Drop by between 2 pm and 4pm and you’ll be able to tour a beautiful,...

NEW LISTING In Annas Hurricane Creek Golf Community
Where can you find a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 living area custom built home with a study and 2 car attached garage on over an acre and a half in a Golf Community?  There’...

Use A Realtor When Buying New Construction Homes
Last week the following question was asked on a Real Estate website by a new home buyer:   How can we negotiate getting our earnest money back from the builder after ...

Katie Lamb At Annas Summer Concert Series Thursday
This week’s Redneck Hot Summer Night Concert Series will feature Anna’s own Katie Lamb.  Katie’s is a talented local favorite, her music style is country and if you w...

Redneck Hot Summer Nights Concert In Anna Tonight
Just about the time the temperature will start to cool down this evening (for a Texas July summer anyway) things will start to heat up in downtown Anna.  From 7:00pm until ...

Cute New Listing 156 W Umpress Van Alstyne
Talk about a doll house!  This darling 3 bedroom/2 bath home has just hit the market in Van Alstyne and it may not last long because there’s nothing like it in this price ...

Anna Chamber Of Commerce July 4th Fireworks Celebration
Looking for a fun and FREE way to celebrate July 4th?  The Greater Anna Chamber will be hosting Anna's Thursday, July 4th Celebration at 9:15pm (approximately) at the Anna ...

Cinemark Theater To Open In Frisco Prosper Area
You may have read about it in the Dallas Morning News this week:  Cinemark Theaters has purchased 12 acres near the Dallas North Tollway and US Highway 380.   Acco...

Anna Housing Stats For May 2013
According to the Collin County Association of Realtors (CCAR), many of the housing statistics for Anna, Texas are moving in the right direction.  Consider these numbers CCA...

Opening Night Tonight For Anna Summer Concert Series
Are you ready for a fun filled evening?  From 6:30pm to 8:30pm tonight, Interurban Street in Anna will be blocked off between 3rd and 4th Streets for the first of Anna’s ...

City Response To Water Main Break In Anna
There are so many wonderful things about the city of Anna.  The concern for citizens by the leadership/city government is just one of them.  Case in point:  Ton...

DFW Stone Supply In Prosper And Lewisville
Do you want to increase the curb appeal of your home? Are you looking to spruce up your yard a bit this spring?  DFW Stone Supply in Prosper or Lewisville can fix you up...

Resources And DIY Packing Tips For Your Move
Since schools are letting out for the summer we’re entering the busiest season of the year for moving.  Here are a few resources and DIY tips for packing and preparing for...

Open House Saturday At 1515 Asbury In Van Alstyne
Planning your weekend?  How about visiting the open house at 1515 Asbury Drive in Van Alstyne on Saturday (5/11/13) from 1pm to 3pm.  This well cared for 3 bedroom/2 bat...

Client Testimonials And Recommendations For Sandy Setliff
Sandy was such a blessing to our family through the selling and buying process.  She helped make a very stressful time in our lives bearable.  She is a person of her w...

March 2013 Housing Stats For Anna Texas
The March 2013 Housing statistics for Anna, Texas are mixed:  some numbers up, some numbers down and some numbers had little to no change.  But make no mistake; the fu...

Collin County Housing Stats For March 2013
The March 2013 housing numbers for Collin County bring glad tidings for sellers…consider these stats comparing March 2013 to March 2012:          ...

Open House Today in Van Alstyne
Be sure and make some time this afternoon to drop by 1515 Asbury Drive in Van Alstyne.  If you’re looking for a 3 bedroom/2 bath family home you won’t be disappoin...

Van Alstyne Open House Saturday April 13th
The weather forecast for Saturday is perfect for looking at homes and you’re in luck!  There’s a great home for sale in Van Alstyne that will be open this Saturday...

The Colony House that became a Home
My clients-who-have-become-friends, Ronda and Gordy, were a bit melancholy yesterday.  They signed the papers to sell their home in The Colony.  Sure, they were thrilled ...

St. Patrick’s Open House 1515 Asbury Van Alstyne
Well, it’s not exactly St. Patrick’s open house, but this house at 1515 Asbury Drive in Van Alstyne will be open on St. Patrick’s day (3/17/13) from 1pm to 3pm.&n...

Open House Sunday at 1515 Asbury Van Alstyne
This Sunday (3/17/13) from 1pm to 3pm you can tour a lovely home at 1515 Asbury Drive in Van Alstyne.  What better way to spend your St. Patrick’s Day than to find the h...

Wonderful New Listing 1515 Asbury Drive, Van Alstyne
If you’re looking for a great family home in the Van Alstyne area, look no further than 1515 Asbury Drive!  Built as recently as 2009, this home has been tastefully deco...

January 2013 McKinney Home Sales Stats
“Numbers don’t lie” the saying goes.  If that saying holds true then good things are in store for McKinney home owners thinking about selling.  The Coll...

January 2013 Allen Home Sales Stats
No wonder it’s hard to find properties for sale in Allen…the number of months supply of inventory available has dipped to 1.6 months.  Both the average and median...

January 2013 Frisco Home Sales Stats
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The December 2012 housing numbers are in with some interesting numbers for home sales in the City of Anna.  Consider the following comparisons of home sales in Anna ...

Good News for Collin County Home Sales
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Some Good News for Plano Home Sales
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Fire Department Escorts Santa Through Streets of Anna
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Today (December 20, 2012) is the last day donations can be accepted for this year’s Anna Toy Drive.  For the 3rd consecutive year the Anna Chamber of Commerce is holding...

Anna 2012 Holiday Tour of Homes
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Anna Christmas Parade Saturday, December 8, 2012
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Last Day to Register for Anna Chili Cook-off If you’re thinking about registering your prize-winning Chili in tomorrow night’s Chili Cook-off benefitting the Anna Food...

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Due to some growth and changes the Anna Food Pantry is in search of a new location.  What or who is the Anna Food Pantry?  Perhaps the mission statement from their websit...

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Is that a beautiful kitchen, or what? The picture really doesn’t do it justice but it does give you a hint of the caliber home John R. Landon has created for his Signature Se...

Open House at 1402 Mapleview Drive Sunday, Sept. 9th, 2012
Here’s hoping the weather forecasts are accurate and that it will shape up to be a beautiful weekend.  If you’re in market for a nice family home and are out and a...

Affordable Country Living for Lease in Anna
Do you know of anyone with a yearning to live in the country?  Some lucky tenant will have the opportunity to be first to live in a brand new 3 bedroom, 2 bath manufactured ho...

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Disregard that last blog saying there was no open house at 1402 Mapleview this Sunday, 8/12/12.  Due to the number of people who continue to read last week’s blog about ...

Open House at 1402 Mapleview was last weekend
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Open House Sunday at 1402 Mapleview in Carrollton
If you haven’t had the opportunity to preview 1402 Mapleview in Carrollton, Sunday (8/5/12) is the day.  Drop by between 2pm and 4pm and tour this lovely 4 bedroom, 2 &f...

Blood Drive In City of Anna Today
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Dallas area: Buyer’s, Balanced or Seller’s Market?
In his book Shift (© 2009 by Rellek Publishing Partners) Gary Keller cites the following criteria for the Three Types of Real Estate Markets: 1.     ...

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Do you have a favorite business in McKinney?  Favorite hair salon?  How about your favorite restaurant?  Better yet, favorite type of restaurant such as Barbecue, St...

New Listing in Carrollton for Easy Summertime Living
Summertime…and the livin’ is easy…but there are definitely no fish jumping in this pool.  Unless you want to count you and your kids…it’s read...

Red Cross Blood Donation Locations in Collin County
Perhaps you’ve heard recent news reports that blood bank supplies are currently low and blood donations are needed.  There are a number of blood drives over the new few ...

Pampered Chef Fundraiser Benefitting Anna Fire Department
The mission statement for the City of Anna’s Fire Department is to provide education, fire prevention, fire suppression and emergency medical response to the community for wh...

New Hope Grocery Reopens with the BEST Burgers
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Dickey’s Barbecue to Open in Anna
If you live in Anna (or Melissa, Weston, Van Alstyne and surrounding areas) and love Barbecue here’s some exciting news:  Dickey’s Barbecue is coming to Anna! ...

City of Anna Citizens Academy Session One
This month marked session one of six monthly “Anna Citizen’s Academy” sessions. The Citizen’s Academy was developed by the City of Anna for the purposes of ...

Trader Joe’s opening in Plano, Dallas, Ft. Worth
I have to admit, I’m a bit confused about which state I really hail from.  While born in California, I moved to the Texas Panhandle just in time for high school, moved t...

Anna Mayor and City Council Elections Today
City of Anna residents can vote today (Saturday, May 12th) until 7pm at Anna City Hall, 101 N. Powell Parkway in the Anna Mayoral Race, for 3 City Council members and 6 local Propo...

Calling all Wine Makers Anna Property with Grapevines
Last year the 100+ grapevines on these 21 acres near Anna produced over 350 pounds of grapes.  Those grapes yielded 156 bottles of wine.   If you’ve ever wante...

OmniMaxUSA Furniture Distribution Warehouse Grand Opening in Anna
Greater Anna Chamber of Commerce! "After Hours" Networking Event and Ribbon Ceremony.... TODAY!     OmniMax USA Furniture Distribution Warehou...

New Plans for Valley View Mall in Dallas
Perhaps you've heard the reports of some pretty exciting news for North Dallas:  Valley View Center is about to get a major facelift.  The 39 year old mall had been liste...

Million Dollar Castles For Sale in Frisco
Wait a minute…that one is not in Frisco.  You may recognize it as Hearst Castle, located on the Central Coast of California.  And it’s definitely not for sal...

Relaxed Water Restrictions and North Texas Acreage
Thanks to this spring’s storms it was welcome news to learn the North Texas Municipal Water District recently relaxed watering restrictions.  The changes that were effec...

Chocolate Lab needs home in McKinney area
I’m sure I don’t need to remind anyone that its tax season…the time of year when home owners are pointedly reminded about some of the great benefits of home owne...

Congratulations to Anna for Gold Circle Leadership Award
What is the highest award level possible for municipalities who go beyond the basics of financial reporting?  The State of Texas has 3 award levels in their Leadership Circle ...

Discover the Darling Difference at Tucker Hill McKinney
Do you long for something distinctively different yet achingly familiar in a neighborhood?   Maybe you’re looking for a place that really is a ‘neighbor-hood&...

City of Anna Citizens Academy
As a pro-active step to educate residents and keep the city moving in the right direction, the City of Anna is offering its second Anna Citizen’s Academy.  The focus of ...

New Jobs Headed to Allen, Texas
Last week PFSweb, Inc.  announced they anticipate adding approximately 650 jobs to the Allen, Texas economy when they relocate corporate headquarters to Allen sometime during ...

Is the Market Turning?
Possibly…in some areas of the metroplex there are definite signs of the market transitioning.  Others, well, it may still take awhile.  Here’s a couple of ex...

Part III Dallas Housing Numbers for January 2012
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The Right Time to Buy Part II
If you caught my last blog you read about some of the personal motivation factors that determine a person’s readiness to buy.  Knowing how market indicators can be motiv...

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As with many questions relative to Real Estate, the answer to that question is:  it depends.  Many people try to time their Real Estate purchases and sales according to R...

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In today’s times of economic challenge most of us are looking for ways to streamline costs.  When buying or selling a home, eliminating the ‘Realtor® middle ma...

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Altogether now (to the tune of Carole King’s ‘Anticipation’):                  Procrastination, Pro-cras-tin-na-a-ti...

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Positive Housing Numbers for Allen, Anna, Frisco, Melissa
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