Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Technology and TEAMPRZADA

Let's face it...technology is a HUGE part of our daily lives.  You can find anything on the web.  Almost everything has a "hash-tag" to easily locate it on twitter, and, you can "LIKE" businesses, events or even products on FACEBOOK.  Buying, maintaining, or selling a home is no different.  That's why TEAMPRZADA uses a ton of great technology to help you make the most of your real estate experience.  Check it out! 

  • For information on hot and happening events in North Texas communities, visit                      North Texas Lifestyle on FACEBOOK.  Don't forget to "LIKE" it while you are browsing.
  • TEAMPRZADA created a fan page on FACEBOOK as well.  The TEAMPRZADA fan page is full of great tips to help you as a home owner.  You can also keep up with all the buzz about TEAMPRZADA, too! 
  • http://goo.gl/z4BhYhosts tons of buyer resources, seller resources, links to local communities, an up-to-the-minute list of foreclosures, and The Powerpage (a list of all homes in North Texas which have been listed within the past week).
  •  TEAMPRZADA's YouTube Channel hosts virtual tours of current listings, and a slew of other videos:  from tips and tricks to local charity information.
  • http://www.justlistedinplanotx.com/ is a great resource for searching homes in and around your area.   Seriously, TEAMPRZADA makes it possible for you to keep your finger on the pules of what is selling right in your neighborhood, and the neighborhood where you want to be.
With the combination of all of the technology options TEAMPRZADA provides its clients, top-notch customer service, and extensive real estate knowledge, you are sure to have the most complete home buying or selling experience.  Happy Real Estate surfing! 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Howdy!!

HOWDY FOLKS, WELCOME TO THE STATE FAIR OF TEXAS!  If you haven’t experienced the sights, sounds and smells of the state fair, you have missed a fall experience rich with culture and tradition!  http://goo.gl/lVLL4 

My first memories of  the State Fair of Texas involved my parents'  stories of riding the Interurban Railway from West (near Waco), Texas, north to Dallas.  This once-a-year fair experience, soon included me!  The journey took hours, bouncing along the old railroad tracks, but the excitement and memories of the midway, mouth watering food and rustic charm of Fairpark, lasted me and my family, through the cold winter months.

Last year we had our own family day at the fair with our major focus being a “first fair experience” for our 18 month-old grandson! It was a fabulous day with beautiful North Texas fall weather and unlike the creaky rail car, we rode on the streamlined DART Light Rail!  The ride took about an hour from Plano in total air conditioned comfort. Two of our favorite attractions, other than the “low cal” food court and Automobile Building, were the recently updated aquarium and petting zoo!  The nightly parade was a perfect ending to a long but terrific day.

We will be making the same trip before the fair closes on Sunday, October 23rd.  We  plan a full day of seeing the sights, eating our favorite treats, walking the Midway, visiting the animals and watching the nightly parade before we climb back on the DART for our trip back to Plano.  I know we will all be exhausted, but with happy hearts for the opportunity to share this fun experience, yet another year, as a family.

 If you are thinking of visiting the fair, here are a  couple of tips for you….DART is inexpensive and drops you at the main gate.  Most week days, there are coupons or other cost cutting measures to get into the grounds.  Kroger is the place for discounted tickets not found at the fair gate!  TEAMPRZADA wishes you a great day at the State Fair of Texas, AKA Fired Food Capital of Texas! HA!!

JUST IN CASE YOU are OBSESSED with the annual fried, sometimes bizarre food selection at The Fair.....http://goo.gl/oHoyG Enjoy!









Monday, October 10, 2011

Mmm, Mmm Good Ya'll

Mmm, mmm, Good Y’all!

Cooking and eating certain foods can bring back important memories about friends and family. This recipe for Hershey Cake reminds me of my mother’s good friend, our neighbor, for over 50 years. I called her Miss Gerry (she was from the south). Miss Gerry had the most beautiful natural nails, was a great cook, and loved to entertain. She gave this recipe to my mother years ago and it was always one of my favorites. I, in turn, have given it to many friends and it has always been a big hit any time I take serve it! So here’s to all you chocolate lovers: enjoy making and eating this delicious cake!

Hershey Cake Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup margarine or butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 (8oz. Hershey bar, melted)
2 ½ cups flour
¼ tsp. baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
Powered Sugar

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375. Mix l cup margarine or butter, (creamed) 4 eggs and 2 cups sugar. Beat l minute after each. Add alternately 1 (8 ounce) Hershey bar melted. 2 ½ cups flour, ¼ tsp. baking soda, 1 cup buttermilk and l tsp. vanilla.

Pour into a greased Bundt pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Let it Cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. For a more festive look, put whole strawberries around the outside of the cake and inside the hole of the Bundt cake. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Move On Over and Check Out Morgan Crossing!

Allen has become a popular place to call home!  I’m sure it is a combination of several things…sought after school district, great shopping and restaurants at Watter’s Crossing or Fairview Mall and of course, upscale and desirable neighborhoods! 
One such community I discovered a few weeks ago while touring homes with my buyer, is Morgan Crossing.   As you enter, you immediately notice the inviting “catch and release” pond and walking trail  that so defines the neighborhood.   The East Allen location provides a tranquil country setting yet is just minutes from freeways that take you south to Dallas or north to McKinney.
Morgan Crossing features patio homes that are LUXURY inside but LOW MAINTENANCE outside.  This equates to a happier, easier lifestyle for today’s homeowner.   They are designed with private side courtyards and small backyards.   These well-built homes by DR Horton, America’s Builder, have all of the amenities of much larger, more expensive home.  You will find stainless appliances, granite, extended baseboards, soaring ceilings,  spacious family room, open kitchens with 42 inch custom Ash cabinets, crown molding, rounded corners, tile in all wet areas, full-brick exteriors, sod, sprinklers and gutters!  Yes, all of the amenities without the expense and all perfect for relaxed living or future resale!
When you visit Morgan Crossing, you will be greeted by Tosha Freeman in DR Horton’s upscale model which looks out over the gorgeous pond!  Tosha would love the opportunity to show you her available homes or floor plans for build.  You will be glad you met Tosha and glad you visited her at Morgan Crossing, a great community in Allen! http://goo.gl/KhTZX