Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Investment Property

We are going down the road of purchasing another investment property. It's one of those "great deals" you just can't pass up!
I have to say, it's such a different position to be in. I am now on the side of being a buyer, not just representing one. Every bank is different in the handling of a foreclosure so it's hard to say what will happen in negotiations. I will keep you posted!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Innocent Victims of Foreclosure

I have a soft heart for dogs. It saddens me when I see a lost dog on the street and if I have the time, I try to help find the owner. I recently did that with "Twinkle" who was wandering the streets of my neighborhood. Luckily, Twinkle hadn't wandered too far from home and she was reunited after an hour or so.

I recently read an article in the Dallas Morning News that made me want to jump in the car and rescue more than one dog. As families can't afford to stay in their homes, many are forced to give up their companions. Operation Kindness is a no-kill shelter in Carrollton that has seen a large increase in animals being dropped off and a quarter of them are due to foreclosure and eviction.

Many North Texas shelters are also seeing a decrease in animal adoptions, partially due to rising costs of everything and maybe pets are considered a luxury. Overcrowding at shelters, in general, is nothing new. There was a feature on Oprah several months ago about the Fort Worth Animal Shelter and it mentioned that anywhere between 20-40 animals were euthanized A DAY!

I remember feeling so sad about all of the pets that were lost, abandoned or found dead after Hurricane Katrina. Animals are almost defenseless and can't do much in these types of situations. We can help ourselves,but what about our pets?

My husband and I rescued our lab-mutt, Peanut, from the SPCA five years ago. She's an absolute sweetheart and when we decide to get another dog, it will be from a shelter. If you are looking for a pet to love, check out your local animal shelter before anything else! We may not be able to help all families save their home, but maybe we can save Fido!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Great one story home with pool!

Maybe you have a friend or family member looking for a home that is quaint, "homey" and has a wonderful pool! This is it!
Charming, one story in the heart of Lewisville with quick and easy access to the airport, shopping and highways is the one you've been waiting for! If you are looking for a pristine heated pool with attached spa, private backyard with mature landscaping to go along with a great home, call me at 972-740-4108. This three bedroom, two bathroom home has a large open living room with fireplace and pleasant dining room. The large kitchen overlooks the pool and has an abundance of countertop and cabinet space. Natural light graces this workspace as does a nice size breakfast nook with built in window seats. The master bathroom has dual vanities, large shower and huge closet with seasonal storage. The back patio is cool and covered on the back and the side offering a sanctuary with an eight foot fence and lush trees and plants.