Wildlife Interaction?

Posted by    |    January 31st, 2012 at 9:25 am

There have been lots of news stories about coyotes, bobcat and raccoon sightings around neighborhoods recently. A lot of times they are looking for shelter/water and come up to the porch for a closer look at what might be waiting for them on your porch.

Some people have taken to feeding wildlife and as a result, they become accustomed to people and will be regular visitors. Animal control recommends eliminating the attractions, like water or food left out for your pets. They ask us to remember that they were here first and to keep our distance.

What is your opinion on wildlife interaction with people?

Bone Daddy’s coming to Plano Texas on the Tollroad?

Posted by    |    September 9th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Yes it’s true.Bone Daddys Plano

Right by the new cult following Chuy’s on the East side of the tollroad, will be another tempting place to stretch your waistlines.

Many people that have not been to Bone Daddy’s are very surprised. This place is a mix of Hooters, Brickhouse, and Dickey’s BBQ. Some feel awkward going to places like this with your wife and kids.

Older gentlemen, I’m sure, feel like creepy old men.  And the 20 something guy crowd couldn’t be happier!

The waitresses wear tight clothes, but the majority should think twice before they show up to work.Bone Daddys House of Smoke

They do not close until midnight and prepare to have a little issue with your waitress and her timing on refills and service. I’m sure they are encouraged to mingle with the customers.  But TVs are everywhere!
Their focus is barbeque, but they have a fantastic chicken fried steak.

So before you make the 45 minute wait at Chuy’s before your movie which is walking distance, in late 2011 you will have another choice Bone Daddy’s!

(Or be smart and take the Drive Thru at In-N-Out Burger 5 minutes away!)

Horses and Longhorns in Plano Texas?

Posted by    |    September 8th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Yes there are.Horses in Plano

If you wonder what Plano is like, here’s a typical site in West Plano. Still open land, this is at
Corporate and the Dallas North Tollroad on JCPenney headquarters property. Beautiful horses and their foals, about 25 horses, we are guessing.

I think we kind of take this for granted. In the distance is the Dallas North Tollway and Shops of Legacy – a stones throw away. Just so you know there are lots of SUV’s and pickup trucks too but most the cowboys are in Ft. Worth.

My son loves to hear that we are going to feed the horses slices of apples. They all come galloping over and it’s all worth it to see the smile on his face.

Longhorns in Plano

On the opposite side there are Longhorns ranging from 600 pounds up to 1,400 pounds. And no, we do not try to feed them.
This is a great activity for anyone who has little ones and wants something different to do!

 

 

 

Plano 4th of July Parade

Posted by    |    July 14th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Good TimesThe 2011 Plano Independence Day Parade themed, “Let Freedom Ring,” took place on Monday, July 4th in Plano.

 

A huge turnout as usual gathered on both sides of Independence as we drove up to our yearly spot to celebrate America’s Independence.  This was our 15th year at the parade as a family and we had a great time.

The parade began on time at 9:00am and wound its way from 15th Street to Parkhaven along Independence Parkway.  It was filled with the usual participants: Boys and Girl scouts, Plano Councilman Ben Harris, local churches, kid sports teams, local businesses and  parents marching pulling their children in decorated wagons.  Other children rode their bicycles, decorated with crepe paper and American flags.  (more…)

Plano Texas Residential Real Estate Market Conditions

Posted by    |    May 7th, 2011 at 11:57 am

Plano Texas Home

Even though residential real estate sales are down from last year, the Plano real estate market seems to be slowly picking back up for 2011.

There were 4,182 new homes on the market with 2,085 under contract during the 4th quarter of 2010. Of the homes under contract 1,908 were closed and have happy new residents that call Plano home.

Average sales price was at $259,807, which I was surprised with the 96.86% sales price in comparison to the listing price. The average days on the market for Plano was around 63 which was another statistic that stunned me.

The DFW metroplex in general has maintained its value over the past few years in comparison to the East and West coast values. I have seen an average of 3-5% in price values here yearly over the past ten years, due to the incredible Plano Independent School District (PISD) school system.

Plano was a farmland when I grew up here in the 1980′s and now is the 9th largest city in the state of Texas. As a current resident, I am proud to say I live in the best city in the country.

Townhomes in Plano Texas might not be what you think

Posted by    |    April 26th, 2011 at 6:38 pm

As a multiple home owner in the past, I have been very biased on purchasing a home over a townhome. Until yesterday.

I visited a Plano townhome community that definitely opened my eyes. Located near Park and the Tollroad, I had seen the signs many times driving by close to Prestonwood church. My thought was to give the community a chance and see if there were any opportunities for an investor to possibly contract on a model lease back from the builder. (more…)

Just…keep the kids away from the bar.

Posted by    |    August 4th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Have you ever dropped your kids off at a party, and wished you could have stayed? Not for the sole purpose of supervising your kids, but to hang out, play some games, and indulge in that oh-so-tempting slice of pizza? Well now, you can drop your kids off at the party, and have some fun of your own. At Main Event in Plano, the kids will go crazy for laser tag and a plethora of arcade games while grown-ups can gather in the bowling alley, or play a game of pool in the billiard room. Main Event has Summer fun bowling leagues for the die-hard fans.There’s even a full-service bar. Yes I said it, a bar (cue sigh of relief). So grab the kids, their friends, your friends, and your friend’s friends, hop in the car, and head to the place where you’ll all have fun. And yes, there will be pizza.