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Wednesday, October 30 2013

Halloween is the one of the most captivating holidays because of the unknown and it is often celebrated by both adults and children. The element of surprise makes it fun and unpredictable.

  • Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.
  • Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
  • The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night
  • . They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.
  • Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.
  • Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.
  • Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.
  • Many people still believe that gargoyles were created by medieval architects and stone carvers to ward off evil spirits.

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The Movie "Halloween" facts:

  • It was made in only 21 days in 1978 on a very limited budget.
  • The movie was shot in the Spring and used fake autumn leaves.
  • The mask used by Michael Meyers in the movie "Halloween" was actually William Shatner's mask painted white.
  • The character Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis was named after John Carpenter's first girlfriend.
  • While the setting for the story is in Illinois, the vehicles have California license plates.

Creepy Tidbits

If you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved on watching over you.

According to superstition, if you stare into a mirror at midnight on Halloween, you will see your future spouse. 

The world's record for biggest pumpkin is currently held by a gigantic gourd weighing a whopping 1,385 pounds!

Reechia & Keith Powell

 

Posted by: AT 05:15 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, October 25 2013

While our local market has been what is called a “seller’s market” and homes are selling fast that doesn’t mean you don’t need to be sure to take time to properly prepare your home for the market.  As a home seller you always want to increase your list price and decrease your time on the market by putting your home’s best foot forward. 

Doing home improvements before putting your home on the market is important but sometimes your time frame and or budget limits your options.   Typically people will spend money updating their kitchen, traditionally the return on your investment is 75-78% - but if you spend your money and time on updating the kitchen but neglect the rest of your home that return on your investment will be greatly reduced.  

Today we want to talk about some “different” ideas for quick and inexpensive updates:

  • Your garage – paint the floors with a garage floor epoxy; it is amazing what an impression this makes on home buyers.  A crisp and clean looking garage is a real statement to the care you give your home. 
  • Curb appeal, landscaping – some say that buying a home is a lot like dating “a pretty face gets them in the door” – buyers will make a decision about your home before they even get out of the car.  Paint the front door; be sure there are no screens missing or not fully attached, remove screens and clean the window frames; mow the yard; have blooming flowers if possible; trim the shrubs; don’t have toys on the walk ways or lawn; wash the windows; remove any cobwebs from the porch. 
  • Painting – this is always a good idea, a fresh coat of paint brightens the room as well as showing your commitment to home maintenance; a neutral color makes it easy for buyers to imagine their furniture in the room. 
  • A good way to give your home a fresh new look is to update the fixtures.  Look at faucets, especially bathroom faucets, if they are brass or “crystal” and if they are leaking then definitely repair and replace.  Look at switch plate covers, are they scratched, dated (brass) or to personal?  Lighting fixtures is another item that can be updated to give your home a fresh look.  Be sure your door knobs and cabinet pulls are clean and in good shape, or replace them as well. 

We are always happy to consult with you about improvements to make before putting your home on the market.   Contact us today.

 

Helping your sell your home is our goal,

Getting you through the process is our expertise!

 Keith       214-649-4823

Reechia   972-979-9978

Posted by: AT 05:36 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, October 18 2013

 

An immaculate home with a gracious and flowing floor plan, 3 nice sized bedrooms a huge backyard.  Something for everyone here – you are going to love calling this home! 

Learn more about 10008 Red Bluff Lane here!

 

Helping your find your home is our goal,

Getting you through the process is our expertise!

 

Keith       214-649-4823

Reechia   972-979-9978

Posted by: AT 08:17 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, October 11 2013

A well cared for four bedroom home, immaculate and move-in ready! Popular split bedroom floor plan with game room and media room.  Great yard and highly sought after neighborhood!     

 

Learn more about 846 Bear Crossing Drive here!

 

 

 

 

Helping your find your home is our goal,

Getting you through the process is our expertise!

 

Keith       214-649-4823

Reechia   972-979-9978

Posted by: AT 08:09 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, October 01 2013

 

 

Outstanding and immaculate home on a large corner lot in the highly sought after and amenity rich community of Bandera, in Lantana.  Gourmet kitchen! Generous sized rooms! Split bedroom floor plan for privacy and quiet.  Something for everyone, you are going to love this one!  

Details here!

 

Helping your find your home is our goal,

Getting you through the process is our expertise! 

 

Keith & Reechia Powell

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