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The Villages of Melissa is a development project that combines municipal services, neighborhood retail, and parks with town homes and single-family homes to create a neighborhood environment for the City of Melissa. Melissa is working hard to attract new projects and developments while preserving...
01/30/2009
Every day when I get home, I am greeted by my welcome home committee! My two Golden Retrievers, Bailey & Baxter are always waiting by the utility room door to greet me with wagging tails and expressions of their love for me. Baxter normally finds something to bring me like a slipper, shoe, or eve...
01/29/2009
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Here's a hilarious video that I just had to share with everyone here! I saw it last night on one of the entertainment shows and just had to go and fine it online. Even in a challenged economy, we cannot afford to take ourselves too seriously! For more information about Hunter’s Creek in Melissa p...
01/28/2009
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Who knew that when my mom stopped working to study horticulture that the sapling she would nurture and help grow would be her grandson Kieran? This post is a tribute to the generous spirit of my mother, Linda O'Keefe. My sister moved to Houston a couple of years ago to have her baby boy and be cl...
01/27/2009
I have been integrating my Golden Retrievers, Bailey & Baxter into my Realtor marketing for some time now. It seems to stand out as different from all the other house pictures out there promoting Real Estate. This is my latest marketing piece that I have created using my dogs. Does it catch your ...
01/27/2009
With the uncertainty in the market, it is important to buy your new home from a builder who has been in business for a long time and has a large presence in the market. DR Horton Homes has been in business for 30 years and is the highest volume, production builder in the United States. We take pr...
01/24/2009
Thanks so much to the collective Active Rain Think Tank! In my previous post, Doggie Style, I had solicited the help of Active Rain on a marketing project that I was doing for my friend, Henry. I posted a cute picture of a Yorkie curled up asleep in the covers and asked for a clever tag line. We ...
01/19/2009
Sign a contract & provide earnest money. Apply for a mortgage within 5 business days of contract. Design Center visit - to select flooring, countertops, and any decorator upgrades. Pre-Construction meeting. Meet w/ builder & salesperson. Decide location of phone & cable outlets. Verify design ce...
01/17/2009
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I opened an innocent looking contact from Tanya Venable and next thing I know, there's a meme target on my back! So here goes...   Create a blog post with a link to the person who so happily tagged you. See above!     List all of these rules in the post. Feel free to cut and paste this. Share se...
01/11/2009
1. Mortgage rates are the lowest since the 1940's! 2. It's a buyers market. 3. Lots of builder incentives and discounts. 4. New homes are much more energy efficient and will save you money on bills. 5. Tax breaks. 6. Warranties - 1 yr home, 2 yr mechanical, 10 yr structural, 20 yr shingle. 7. Big...
01/09/2009
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