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Thursday, December 12 2013
What Your House Wants For Christmas

We know most of us are in the midst of making lists and checking them twice but have you taken a moment to think about your house and what it might want for Christmas?  No seriously!  Your home is your biggest investment, it gives you shelter and warmth shouldn’t it get a gift or two?  

(Remember, this is your house speaking…)

New windows: Things got a little drafty this year, and I know you weren’t too happy about the hike in utilities cost. Some new windows will make both of us happy.

A Deck: Not only will this make my yard more inviting, but just think about all the family time that can be gained by a new deck. When summer comes around again, barbecues can take place somewhere that everyone can get together, instead of out in the driveway.

A New Front Door: To be honest, the peeling paint and warped wood on my front door is more than a little embarrassing. Just think about what will happen to your curb appeal with a brand-new front door. Maybe the mailman won’t be afraid to knock on the door anymore.

A New Roof: Do you really think that those spots on my roof are supposed to be there? Not only will I look better with a new roof, but you’ll also get your money back in increase in home value. Santa almost didn’t land on my roof last year, I’m not sure what he’ll do this year.

A New Garage Door: That dent from when your daughter accidentally put the car in reverse before letting the garage door open all the way is not going to fix itself. A new garage door could really make my exterior look like you did a major makeover, and don’t worry, I’ll keep it between us that all you did was swap out the garage door.

New Siding: Do you wear clothes that are frayed or have holes in them? Well, I don’t know if you’ve seen some of my siding recently, but I’m pretty sure your “work jeans” look better than it does. I’d look as new as the day you bought me with some newly-replaced siding. Maybe you could even switch to that siding that Bob down the street just put in on his house. I heard he doesn’t have to paint it. Tempting, right?

Some Custom Upgrades: Maybe instead of a regular front door, you could spring for a nice iron one, or maybe a custom window for my foyer, so that all the neighbors’ jaws will drop in awe every time they pass by. I just know that something custom will really make me stand out on the inside.

And if you have splurged on other people on your list, here are some easy and last minute gift ideas:

Have my furnace inspected and serviced, and give me a clean filter. 

Have my chimney swept (ahhh it will feel like a massage to me). 

Install a carbon monoxide detector on each floor.

A new “coat” of insulation for my attic.

Merry Christmas,

Keith & Reechia Powell

Powell Realty ~ Homes for Sale in Plano

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Wednesday, December 19 2012
In this busy season it is easy to miss some of the special holiday events that our area has to offer, and with the kids out of school and holiday visitors sometimes you are a loss of what to do and see. Here is a list of things happening in our area.   In our last article we mentioned Plano events.  
Allen Texas – Holiday Events
                Christmas Lights in Lost Creek – 1520 Cliff Creek Drive
                                Friday’s & Saturday’s  5:30pm – 11pm; Sunday’s  5:30pm – 9:30pm
Over 19,000 lights with 77 programmed channels; tune your radio to 88.7FM to enjoy the show from the comfort of your car. 
                Kaleidoscope of Dreams at Village – Village at Fairview, near Macy’s Court
                                Daily at 5:00pm through December 31
The biggest light show in North Texas! Santa, food, family entertainment, kids crafts & more! 
Frisco, Texas – Holiday Events
                Christmas in the Square Holiday Lights – Simpson Plaza at City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square
                                Daily through January 9th – 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Choreographed holiday lights and music show; you can drive or stroll through to enjoy the shops, restaurants and displays. 
                Frisco Christmas Lights – 4015 Bryson Drive
                                Daily through December 26; 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Synchronized lights, listen from the comfort of your car on 99.9FM. A collection box of canned food to be given to the Frisco Food Bank will be located next to the mailbox. 
                Holiday Story Time at Pottery Barn Kids
                                December 21 at 11:00am, 2601 Preston Rd, Stonebriar Centre
Richardson Texas – Holiday Events
                Santa’s Village – City Hall/Civic Center Complex, 411 W Arapaho
                                Thursday – Sunday until December 24 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Fun for all ages: crafts, story time, marionette shows, visit with Mrs. Claus and photos with Santa. 
Merry Christmas,
Reechia & Keith Powell
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Tuesday, December 18 2012
In this busy season it is easy to miss some of the special holiday events that our area has to offer, and with the kids out of school and holiday visitors sometimes you are a loss of what to do and see. Here is a list of things happening in Plano.  
Harrington Library – 1501 18th Street
            December 21, 2:00 - 3:30pm; Library Legos
December 28, 2:00pm; Family Movie – Karate Kid
Gordon Lights – 4665 Quincy Lane
           Every evening starting at 6:00pm * till 10pm Sunday – Thursday; till 11pm Friday & Saturday.
Over 100,000 lights computer-controlled by 850 channels of lighting automation and animation set to music broadcast over FM radio.   You can enjoy the show from the comfort and warmth of your car. 
Holiday Lights at Deerfield – Deerfield Neighborhood, Legacy Drive at Archgate Drive
           Daily through January 2nd  
This Plano neighborhood display is a Collin County tradition – typically one of the largest in the county.                
Story Time with Mrs. Claus – Collin Creek Mall – lover level in Center Court near Bloom
          December 22nd & 24th at 10:00 am
Schimelpfenig Library – 5024 Custer Road
          December 28, 11:00am – Puppet Show – The Gingerbread Man
The Ice Palace at Willow Bend – The Shops at Willow Bend, in Grand Court near Neiman Marcus
          Daily through December 24 – 2:00pm – 9:00pm
Come see the enchanting new holiday display, celebrating “The Chronicles of Narnia”
From Our Family to Yours ~ Merry Christmas! 
Reechia & Keith Powell
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Tuesday, December 07 2010

Happy December, yes this means the holidays and the end of the year but there is still time to purchase a home this year and here are just a few reasons it’s a good time to be a home buyer:


Tax savings for this year

                        Mortgage interest, property taxes, points…  A number of things can be used as


Sellers still selling are generally more motivated

                        This may lead to more leverage on the part of a buyer.

            Less competition from other buyers

                        Many people take the holidays off.  It could be in a buyer’s best interest to keep


            Moving companies may be offering special deals

                        Most moving occurs in the spring and summer months.  I would never shy away

                        from haggling a bit on moving costs in December.

             And, of course, rates are still unbelievably low

                        We don’t know exactly how long they’ll stay down, but certainly not forever. 


Helping you find  your home is our goal.

Getting you through the process is our expertise.

Reechia & Keith Powell

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