Leslie Fogle's Blog Posts

Leslie Fogle's Blog Posts

How To Win A Multiple Offer Situation
How to Win a Multiple Offer Situation1.  Be realisticA winning offer will likely be at or above asking priceBe ready to be creative in your offer to make it appealing to the s...

Should I Be Represented By An Agent For New Construction
All too often I hear of people walking into a builders model without an agent.    Sure, you can negotiate on your own, but do you truly know what to do in a transaction? ...

4086 Forest Park Lane Frisco MLS 13057742
JUST LISTED!   STUNNING Shaddock Home in gated Shaddock Creek Estates. This house is truly amazing!   The owners did not hold back on upgrades!  The entire hou...

4617 Lathem Dr Frisco Texas 75034
Just Listed! MLS #13052279 Fantastic 1 story open floor plan by Holiday Homes.   Barely 3 years old!   Well maintained and upgraded by original owner. 3 b...

GARAGE To Paint Or Not To Paint
I have contemplated painting our garage floor... who doesn't like the thought of a showroom looking garage??     Here is what my research has found: Pros: Spill...

Fall Home Maintanance
Now that the weather is cooling down a bit, it's time to get your house ready for the cold months!   Spending the time and a little bit of money now can definitely save you BI...

A Neighborhood For My Kids To Play OUTSIDE
Do you ever find yourself saying "When I was a kid... we played outside until the street lights came on!"   I know I have said this over the years!       F...

Personal Safety
I attended a great class today about personal safety!    It is always good to be aware of what is going on around to avoid finding yourself in a potentially dangerous sit...

CHEAP And Easy Ways To Update Your House
 Remodeling can cost a fortune!  If you are on a budget, there are some smaller things you can do without breaking the bank.     Kitchen-  ...

Agent Versus For Sale By Owner
Have you ever thought of selling your own house?    On the surface it sounds like a great way to save a few bucks since you don’t have to pay an agent.  ...

First Day Of School
As our children set off on their first day of school today, I ponder over how much free time parents all over the metroplex now have!        Some of us go to an...

Why Frisco Schools Rock
New to the North Dallas area?    Concerned about getting in the best schools around?  While there are MANY great districts in the area, Frisco ISD definitely has top...

4th Of July Uncle Sam Crispy Treat Cake Recipe
Ingredients:8 cups miniature marshmallows 1/2 cup butter, cubed12 cups crisp rice cereal2-1/2 cups shortening 3 cups confectioners' sugar 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extrac...

Best Places To Watch Fireworks In DFW
When it comes to Independence Day celebrations in Dallas-Fort Worth, area residents get their choice of some of the nation’s most notable Fourth of July fireworks displays in the...

Open House In Corinth TX
Beautiful, Move In Ready Home! Sparkling swimming Pool. Open floor plan. Large family room has a fireplace and opens to kitchen and breakfast. Kitchen has 42" cabinets and ple...

Mediterranean Style Homes In DFW
Inspired by the seaside villas of the Renaissance era, Mediterranean house plans take their primary design cues from romantic Italian and Spanish architecture.  A perenni...

Come Home To Savannah Texas
Savannah is an impressive community that’s full of style – and luxurious amenities. The 20,000-square-foot clubhouse features a ballroom, library, kitchen, café, weight r...

The Search For The Perfect West Plano Listing Agent
No matter what triggers your decision to sell, a crucial next step for every homeowner is selecting the West Plano listing agent who will bring in the best results. If you don...

West Plano Home Values And The Outdoor Kitchen Idea
With summer weather upon us and West Plano home values on the rise, it’s natural to follow the urge to get going on outdoor-oriented improvement projects. One of my (and my bu...

When Luxury Homes In West Plano Attract A Crowd
Like most other parts of the real estate market, luxury homes in West Plano are expected to show a rise in demand going forward. Certain luxury homes have inherently superior mar...

Selling Your Home In West Plano This Summer
The graduations are just finishing up, most summer getaway are booked, and with the end of June soon to be coming our way, many homeowners may be thinking more about holiday wee...

West Plano Homeowners Welcome UpwardPointing Arrow
For local homeowners watching property values rise and fall, surprises aren’t necessarily welcome. Surprises come in two flavors where real estate is concerned (and the previou...

West Plano Luxury Home Listings Springtime Romance
Ah, spring is truly in the air…the traditional time when people can fall in love at first sight! I’ll try not to dampen those springtime spirits too much, but for anyone ...

9 Simple Tips for Selling Your House
You don't need to invest tons of money in renovation and remodeling to sell your home. With a bit of time, energy, and a few minor changes you can give your house mass-market appea...

Top Mistakes For West Plano Sellers to Avoid
Disclosure Signatures Disclosing material facts that might affect your West Plano property’s value is a fair obligation that’s understood by everyone. Yet properly dis...

Housing Market Not Really Yoked to Wall Street
Even though the West Plano housing market looks as certain to rise as the spring shoots, behind that optimism is the perennial question about whether another “dip” is c...

Smooth Relocating Depends on Thoughtful Preparation
Most everyone with any relocating experience should recognize ‘the moment.’ No matter how much advance thought and elbow grease you’ve put in, that’s the m...

5 Reasons to Move to Frisco TX
If you’re thinking about making a move, Frisco, TX, should be high on your list of cities to consider. Here’s why: 1. Great schools. The Frisco Independent S...

5 CRIME questions to ask when buying
The list of question every buyer asks about the various properties during a house hunt is relatively predictable.  How many bedrooms does it have? Baths? Square footage? What ...

Five simple bathroom renovations that add value
Every time you walk into your bathroom, you stub your toe on a chipped tile and knock your knee into the cabinet door that never shuts. Instead of letting the swear words fly each ...

Paloma Creek Search Listings NOW
Paloma Creek  by Text-Enhance href=http://www.palomacreek.com/>offers a perfect combination of lifestyle, location, and amenities for a refreshing escape from ordinary...

Search For Homes in Little Elm Texas
Search Homes For Sale in Little Elm Texas! $0-$150,000                         $350,000-$450,000 $150,000-$275,000 &nbs...

Plano Texas Ranked Top City for Young Professionals
Plano ranked 18th on the Happiest Places for Young Professionals list. That’s one spot ahead of Miami and one behind New York. Los Angeles came in at number one. New York, Mi...

Top Five Mistakes of First a Time Homebuyer
Rising rents, low interest rates and bargain home prices have many local residents jumping into homeownership these days. But first-time home buyers in particular should be aware t...

What kind of credit are lenders looking for?
As you most likely know, credit scores can range from 300 to 850, depending on the credit bureau. Each lender has its own guidelines, or rules which determine the ideal score, and ...

The Hot Frisco Market
For those living in Frisco, Texas, now is most certainly the time to sell your home. The Frisco real estate market has caught wind from its final quarter in 2011 and built up the l...

Frisco TX a GREAT place to live
Frisco is an affluent city in Collin and Denton counties in Texas and a rapidly growing suburb of Dallas. As of January 1st, 2013, the city ...

11 things every well-designed kitchen needs
Updating your kitchen? We asked designer Mick De Giulio — who designed his first kitchen when he was 19 and has 3,000 projects under his belt — to give us a list of wha...

Five biggest myths about credit scores
When one year ends and another begins, it’s hard not to look ahead and strive to do better. And when it comes to credit, we’re definitely creatures of habit. We resolve...

The pros and cons of re-re-refinancing
Veera Veeraraghavan has kept a close watch on the fluctuating interest rates for home mortgages, and this year it paid off. When he bought his house in 2009, his 30-year fixed mort...

Unexpected Buildings Architects Turned Into Homes
When buying a home most of us consider residential neighborhoods with traditional homes. Few would consider the idea of converting nonresidential structures into homes but there ar...

Tax moves you should make now
The annual scramble to make smart tax moves before Dec. 31 is proving especially vexing this year. Congress still hasn't settled 2013 tax rates on income, investments, large gifts ...

Holiday Tipping Guide 2012
Why You Shouldn’t Skip the Tip This Holiday SeasonPlanning for the holidays can be hectic and time consuming. While the holiday season expresses a spirit of giving, holiday t...

Turkey mistakes inexperienced cooks make
Let's dispense with the regular turkey gobbledygook that permeates the media at this time of year and get down to basics: You've got a big, raw bird sitting in your fridge, a bunch...

How to score a low mortgage interest rate
Are you planning to buy a home or refinance the mortgage you have, but not sure you have what it takes to score a low interest rate? It's a valid concern since lenders' requiremen...

Can you qualify for a mortgage?
Can you qualify for a mortgage to buy a home? It's a straightforward question, but often one without a simple answer. Here are some of the main considerations to answer that questi...

7 mortgage mistakes to avoid
1. Not doing your homework Buying a home and taking out a mortgage is the biggest financial transaction that most people will make during their lives. But many head into it with o...

2012 Cowboys vs Falcons
Jason Garrett: Tremendous sense of urgency IRVING, Texas – Coach Jason Garrett said there’s a sense of urgency as the Dallas Cowboys try to salvage their season with fo...

Goldman Sachs' Gupta Gets Two Years
NEW YORK (TheStreet) - After his conviction on four felonly counts of securities fraud, Rajat Gupta, the former head of consulting firm McKinsey & Co and board director at Gold...

No Property Tax Increase For Eighth Consecutive Years
Rowlett Budget approved. After two Public Hearings held on August 21 and September 4, the FY 2013 budget was formally adopted on September 18 at the City Council Meeting and goes i...

Vote Is Most Important in This Election
Register to Vote Registration InstructionsTo register to vote or change your existing information, please complete a Voter Registration Application. Last day to register t...

Home prices rise for six months
U.S. home prices rose for a sixth straight month in July in the latest sign of a sustainable housing market recovery, while a jump in consumer confidence this month offered a harbi...

Texas breaks the speed barrier
Run get me my pickup keys, Bobby Don! Texas is gettin’ the highest speed limit in the country! OK, it’s not exactly local. But starting in November, a 40-mile stretch o...

Will DeMarco Murray live up to Cowboys’ expectations?
Let’s be honest—we’re all pretty excited to see what second-year running back DeMarco Murray can do in Dallas this season. Expectations are through the proverbial...

DFW Airport needs mobile app beta testers
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is opening its arms wide for travelers who A. have smartphones or other mobile devices, B. use Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, and C. would like ...

LinkedIn Leaps on Strong Earnings, Guidance
NEW YORK (TheStreet) --LinkedIn(LNKD) shares moved higher after the social network met Wall Street earnings expectations, but beat on the top line. The Mountain View, Calif.-based ...

London mayor gets stuck on zip line
LONDON (AP) - Some are calling it the best moment at the Olympics so far: London Mayor Boris Johnson stuck on a zip wire. Crowds who gathered at a London park to watch the games o...

Calculated Deal for Ryan Dempster by Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers, according to some rumors, were looking to pick up a catcher in a trade, and most of those rumors tied them to Kelly Shoppach. Then, out of nowhere, we hear that ...

Optimism Surrounds 2012 Dallas Cowboys
Expectations for the 2012 version of the Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo didn't begin when they arrived at Oxnard, Calif., this weekend to begin training camp. It began when the final...

Staging your home… Does it Work?
The answer is YES. Real estate pros like myself call it staging -- showing the best side of a home to create interest and help you get top dollar for the house. Here are 10 easy f...

'The Fonz' heads to Broadway this fall
NEW YORK (AP) — Hold onto your hats — Henry Winkler is heading to Broadway as a porn star. The one-time "The Fonz" on "Happy Days" will star in David West Read's comedy...

Love them or hate them, red-light cameras
Love them or hate them, red-light cameras have dramatically cut accidents, Frisco says Here’s an understatement: Not all Texas drivers are fans of red-light cameras. The Hou...

Dallas’ Tyler Technologies is moving to a new office campus in Plano’s Legacy park Tyler Technologies Developer KDC is building Tyler Technologies' new cam...

$140 sewer bill turns into foreclosure
Dominick Vulpis admits he had an outstanding $140 sewage bill. But when that bill went unpaid for four years, the $140 bill turned into a home foreclosure notice and $50,000 in deb...

Dog Friendly Restaurants in Frisco
I was tooling around the internet as I sometimes do... And I came across this great site for dog friendly places in Frisco and surrounding areas…  Buckle up Fido let&r...

Zillow PredictsDallas FtWorth Houses Price
About one-third of the metro areas covered by Zillow (53 of 167) saw home values increase from the second quarter of 2011 to the second quarter of 2012. Zillow predicts 66 markets ...

Plano ISD students perform better on STAAR test
The initial round of Texas' newest standardized test results are in and show that Plano ISD high school students performed better than the state average on end of course exams. Th...

Local shop celebrates National Ice Cream Day
Ice cream maker Henry Gentry likes to say “ice cream makes you pretty.” If this is indeed true, it is just one more reason to enjoy a bowl of ice cream Sunday, which ju...

Dallas Fort Worth Connector Project Ahead of Schedule
Relief is in sight for drivers trying to navigate the massive DFW Connector project. The $1 billion project, a complete reconstruction of the interchange north of Dallas/Fort Worth...

Irving Tx To Host Judo Jr. Championships
2012 Usa Judo Junior Olympic National Championships Becerra Judo & Jujitsu Club of Garland Texas will be hosting the upcoming 2012 Judo Junior Olympic Nationals on July 20-21....

Little Pete’s on Lake Grapevine is Closed
I could hardly believe my eyes when I stumbled across this online when searching for new places to go.  Little Pete's Lake Grapevine, located in Flower Mound Texas was an icon...

Taxpayers paying for New TV show “Dallas” filming?
The new TV serious show Dallas will debuttonight at 8:00 p.m. on TNT.  The citycouncil approved spending up to $1.2 million in taxpayer dollars to keepproduction here. That&rs...

Rowlett Library Summer Fun for Kids
Summer Reading Club Get a Clue!   Children of all ages are invited to join the Summer Reading Club at the Rowlett Public Library for summer reading ...

Splash Park in Frisco
On these hot May and soon to be summer days, what better place to take the kids than a splash park.  Frisco opened the park on Friday May 25th.  The park is locaated real...

Garland Summer Musicals opens season with South Pacific
South Pacific is the 2012 GSM season opener with performances slated for June 15 -17 and June 22-24. The show is being produced by Patty Granville. South Pacific is set in an islan...

Dealey Plaza in West End Downtown
After seventy years, Dealey Plaza in the historic West End district of Dallas is finally getting a new look. In a public and private partnership, plans are underway to renovate an...

Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall got a makeover
Picturesque Lake Ray Hubbard is finally getting a much needed makeover that’s making the area a much better place to call home.   Three dozen community action volunteer...

Things to do in Frisco
When moving to Frisco, you will find that this community has a lot to offer its residence.  If you like baseball, concerts, soccer, or just going shopping, Frisco can accommod...

Travel Agents vs Do It Yourself Travel Booking
Blogged By Jennifer Ott: Finance NewsTravel Agents vs. Do-It-Yourself Online Travel BookingTravelers find that agents can beat do-it-yourself online deals.By Lisa Gerstner, Kipl...

Whats Happening in Greece
Blog by Luc LaRose: NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S. stocks were lower for a fifth day Thursday, as investors continued to fret about Greece's future in the eurozone. The Dow Jones indu...

Fun Time in Rowlett Texas
Rowlett, Tx 8th Annual Bike Rodeo & Safety FairSaturday, May 12Rowlett High School East Parking Lot10:00 am - 2:00 pm Free family event designed for ages 12 and under. Bring...

Bayou Jacks Roanoke Texas
I have been driving by Bayou Jacks Cajun Grill in Roanoke, Texas for a long time now without paying much attention, but now that I am looking for new places to try it sort of jumpe...

Tierneys Cafe and Tavern Lewisville Texas
Today's Denton County adventure took me to a place I've driven by a hundered times.  Tierney's Cafe & Tavern was recommended to me by some very good friends.  I was...

Roadside Weed Near WylieTexas
No, I'm not talking about Canabas, just simply a beautiful flower on an invasive ugly weed growing wild along the roadside near FM 544 in Wylie. Nature provides us with so much be...

Global Heritage In RowlettTexas
Rowlett Diversity Day is an exciting community event highlighting the various cultures and heritages in the City of Rowlett, Tx. The Rowlett Community Centre will be transformed in...

What are Community Property States
Posted By Denice Koujan: The United States has two systems that govern marital property: community property and common law (also called marital property). The community property sy...

Sailboats and Sunsets in the Shadow of Dallas
Who needs the French Riviera when you have Lake Ray Hubbard? The peaceful sight of the many sail boats just before sunset on a pleasant spring afternoon is a sight to be enjoyed. A...

Community Property States DID YOU KNOW
composed By Denice Koujan: The United States has two systems that govern marital property: community property and common law (also called marital property). The community property...

Dallas Real Estate Inspires Great Grandmother
They say the best way to prevent the mind from deteriorating is to challenge yourself and continue to learn. Well, here we go. When I retired from computer management in 2004, I gu...

Piranha Killer Sushi Flower Mound
I don’t know about you, but I tend to be a creature of habit.  Maybe it’s just a comfort level thing, but I tend to shop at the same stores, eat at the same places...

A Real Estate Expert in DFW Texas
Published on April 9th, 2012 Written by: The KCM Crew   I received this article the other day and had to share this with everyone.  In any business situation, people do...

FHA Delays Implementation of Collection Payoff Rule

Hidden Cove Park on Lake Lewisville
Hidden Cove Park is a full service Marina located on the Eastern shore of the 29,700 acre Lake Lewisville in The Colony, Texas. Currently Hidden Cove Park pro...

Adobe Title in Dallas TX
Adobe Title, LLC is a large independent title company, has offices all over Dallas, Fort-Worth Texas. As an independent Texas Title Insurance Company, they directly serv...

Turning the Water Green in Allen Texas
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!   Some festivities you might want to attend include a drive up to Allen, TX, just north south and east of Frisco, TX.  The city will be go...

Stonebrook Estates in Frisco, TX
Stonebrook Estates just off toll way in Frisco, TX   Stonebrook Estates neighborhood is located about 1 mile east of Dallas North Toll way.  As you drive down Stonebroo...

Framers Branch and Grand Prairie Christmas Lights
Farmers Branch Historical Park has a Tour of Lights on display until December 31st and will be turned on every evening from 6:30pm – 9:30 pm.  This Tour of Lights allows...

Preston Highlands in Dallas
Preston Highlands is a neighborhood in Far North Dallas, Texas.  The neighborhood is bounded by Preston Road on the west, Frankford Road on the south, Hillcrest Road on the ea...

Where to see Christmas Lights this Year
Frisco Christmas in the Square If you’re in the Frisco area be sure to check out the astounding light show in the Frisco Square. The lights are synced up with music and can...

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
With the cooler fall weather approaching the Dallas-Fort Worth area, homeowners should do some maintenance to prepare their homes.  A good place to start is around exterior do...

If you are planning to move to Frisco, TX in the near future, you should educate yourself on the locations of parks in the area.  Frisco has over 36 different parks sprea...

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