Why in the world would anyone want to live in Dallas?

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Why in the world would anyone want to live in Dallas?

The amazing weather in Dallas yesterday prompted me to head out on an evening run with our Spaniels (Lucy and Swayze), from South Side to West End. We stopped to nab this pic along the way, thoroughly enjoying the near 70 degree January day!

I began thinking of the varied cultures, art, architecture, and of course, things to do here in Big D. For example, have you been to Klyde Warren Park yet? It’s an open-air urban park built over the top of Woodall Rogers Freeway, and it officially opened just a few weeks ago. On a super-nice day like today, you’ll find superb people-watching, art, green space, food trucks, an outdoor library, and even a small dog park! I highly recommend it.

So, why in the world would anyone want to live in Dallas? See above. 😉 Great people, weather, and, yes, lots of cool stuff to do!

What is your favorite attraction in Big D?

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Are you bold enough to make 2013 your best year ever?

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Are you bold enough to make 2013 your best year ever?

Knock, knock – 2013 is just around the corner! Are you okay with the status quo for your life, or are you interested in amp-ing it up to the next level? I return to this resource from Darren Hardy over at Success magazine year after year. SETTING goals is a great exercise, but all of us need a SYSTEM for holding ourselves accountable for results over time. Accountability is where the POWER comes full-force.

What are YOUR most crucial goals for 2013 (physical, business, relational, and spiritual)?  Go for it!  Make 2013 your BEST year EVER!

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Timeless wisdom from Mr. Zig Ziglar

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Timeless wisdom from Mr. Zig

Although I haven’t been a Zig devotee very long, I downloaded his latest book a few months ago and began to make my way slowly through the simple, but profound wisdom on each page. Since his memorial service is tomorrow (12/01/2012) in Plano, TX, I was just sitting here thinking about his amazing legacy!

In Born to Win, Mr. Ziglar talks about the “no pain no gain” aspect of exercising your brain and compared it to physical exercise. He outlines the importance of forcing yourself to think in ways that might be a bit uncomfortable. First, “…continually add new information that your brain can process.”  “The second objective in brain exercise is processing all of the new information you gain and applying it to your life.”

Do you find benefit from exercising both your body and your mind? I definitely do!

Zig’s legacy definitely lives on and I’m thankful that his body of work is available to enrich lives for generations.

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Curb appeal? Here’s a prime example.

curb appeal for sureI love our neighborhood.  There are many homeowners there who understand how curb appeal can really enhance the feel of the neighborhood and home resale values.  We enjoy taking our English Springer Spaniels for a run in the neighborhood, and when we do it’s so nice to see appealing homes like the one pictured above.  Since it’s currently on the market, there’s likely a little bit of extra focus on keeping the yard in top-notch shape (which is a very smart decision by the sellers).  Many studies have shown that home buyers often make their decision about a home within the first minute or two of entering the front door.  Of course the drive-up appeal can be a huge part of their first impression.

Have an awesome day!  Get outside and enjoy some of the great curb appeal in your neck of the woods…

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Real or faux? A model home adventure…

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Real or faux?  A model home adventure...

While touring some model homes in the Marine Creek area of NW Fort Worth on Friday, I came across the best-looking faux asian food I’ve EVER seen! Here’s a photo of this wok extraordinaire. Gotta love home shopping, huh?

For more info about Marine Creek Ranch, visit their HOA page. Several home builders are positioned there, including Cheldan Homes, First Texas Homes, and Plantation Homes.

Have an awesome day, and don’t eat any faux food, please. 😉

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Did someone say location, location, location PLUS tasty Italian food?

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Did someone say location, location, location PLUS tasty Italian food?

Well, 98.23% of you have probably heard the “location, location, location” principle when talking about real estate. Why is it so important? Quite simply, it’s the one thing about a property that cannot be changed – ever.

So, for your consideration, here is my latest N. Fort Worth listing in The Villages of Woodland Springs (Keller schools). It’s situated with easy access to I-35W, Hwy 170/114, and Hwy 377. It’s around the corner from a brand-new Kroger Marketplace and my favorite little local Italian place EVER: Oliva Italian Eatery. Don’t miss Chicken Oliva and the creme brulee – oh, my!

Need more reasons to take a look at this spacious 2,800+ sq ft home priced at less than $65 per sq ft? Here are more photos and specs. Give me a shout if you have questions or would like to arrange a personal tour.  Have an awesome day!

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Food truck mania : fort worth style

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food truck mania : fort worth style

Yum! Well, it was time to celebrate our friend Raquel’s “21st” birthday last weekend, so we all headed the new Fort Worth Food Park and enjoyed some tasty goodness in the shade. It was a neat-o experience for sure!

See link below for a great Yelp.com article about the food truck scene in Fort Worth.  Get out there and enjoy summertime, everyone – and have an awesome day!  😀

http://goo.gl/Pclq9

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