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The Benefits of Buying a Home in the Fall

As we close out a summer marked by rising home prices and limited supply, we’re conditioned to expect the inevitable end-of-season slowdown. But the change of season doesn’t mean activity drops off completely – in fact, fall’s arrival presents opportunities for homebuyers, in part due to a “back-to-school mentality. If you’re a prospective homebuyer, tap
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An East Coast Schlub at Friday Night Lights

Allen, Texas I have come to Texas for the football, the good stuff, the football that matters—high school football on Friday night. I have come to Allen, Texas, to see the Allen High School Eagles. This is part of the #GoAwayJason campaign, in which we asked Journal readers for suggestions of places to send yours truly, America’s
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297-Acre Development Slated for Princeton

297-Acre Development Slated for Princeton A small town in Collin County will soon be home to a large mixed-use development featuring residential, commercial and retail uses. Princeton, a city of just under 40,000 residents located east of McKinney, will be the site of Princeton Crossroads, a 297-acre project anchored by the town’s city hall. Plans call
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7 Reasons Most “For Sale By Owners” Crash & Burn

7 Reasons Most “For Sale By Owners” Crash & Burn We’ve all heard the mythical reasons FSBOs think they can sell their house without a real estate agent… “Online real estate search tools have come so far, all you have to do is point and click. Agents aren’t lawyers or appraisers, they’re middlemen; we can
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4 Cheap Halloween Decor Ideas From the Dollar Store

Love decorating for Halloween, but hate spending a wad of cash? Your humble dollar store may be the answer. Let’s face it: Halloween is a great holiday, but the spending on spooky-themed decor has gotten out of control. In fact, a study from Harris/CIT breaks down the average spend on Halloween home decor to come
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Armyworms invading Texas lawns & pastures following heavy rains

Armyworms invading Texas lawns & pastures following heavy rains Hay and forage producers and homeowners around the state are battling armyworms following rains and cooler weather, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. The fall armyworm is a common pest of Bermuda grass and many other crops in Texas,  said Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension
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Why Is This Texas Town Reigning as the Country’s Hottest ZIP Code?

The Hottest ZIP Codes in America for 2018 Hotness is one of those terms that seem to have lost much of their meaning lately, right up there with “awesomeness,” “scalability,” or “fake news.” But when it’s applied to real estate, “hotness” conjures up something very tangible indeed: places where people are truly gung-ho to live. Once a year Realtor.com takes a closer look—not at