Collin County

McKinney Ranks At Top of Best Places for First-Time Buyers

By Candy's Dirt / July 11, 2019 / 0 Comments
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From staff reports Nearly 40 percent of 2018’s single-family home purchases were made by first-time buyers — with some places being more friendly to those new to the market than others. McKinney ranked 10th among 300 cities WalletHub looked at in regards to how amenable they were for first-time buyers. The Collin County town ranked 160th […]

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3 Retail Reasons I Love Plano’s Legacy West

By Shelby Skrhak / June 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

I’m ashamed to say that even though I’ve lived and worked in West Plano for years, I can’t keep all the new developments in this part of town straight in my head. I’m not alone either. Now instead of idle small chat about the weather, Planoites talk about all the coming traffic to “that part […]

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Plano Can’t Seem to Give Away The Collinwood House

By Shelby Skrhak / June 1, 2018 / 9 Comments
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I’m not speaking in hyperbole when I say they’re practically giving away this 3,200-square-foot home in far west Plano, located at 5400 Windhaven Parkway near the Dallas North Tollway. Admittedly it’s not move-in ready, but the Collinwood House’s motivated seller is throwing in a quarter of a million dollars to make sure this rustic beauty really […]

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Homes Are Better With Pets, So Find One at ‘Peace, Love and Paws’

By Shelby Skrhak / April 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

If I had my way, I’d weave canine characterizations and puppy puns into every single article I write for CandysDirt.com. It would admittedly be a challenge for a real estate blog, but homes are just better with pets. (And totally stageable too.) That’s why you paws-itively should head to Watters Creek in Allen this weekend for […]

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If You Haven’t Been Following the Brockovich Water Controversy, This Will Catch You Up

By Shelby Skrhak / April 6, 2018 / 1 Comment

Is our water safe? That’s the question concerned residents are still asking three weeks after activist Erin Brockovich called B.S. (literally using the hashtag #StopTheBullshit) on Plano and the regional water district’s claims that the water was fine, despite its pungent chlorine smell. Now those residents are especially fired up after Brockovich revealed Thursday night […]

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Discover North Texas: 4 Reasons to Head to Collin County This Weekend (Hint: Crayola!)

By Shelby Skrhak / March 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

A thousand years ago, I was the founding editor of a weekly newspaper called Plano Insider, which covered features, society events, youth sports and an “around town” calendar of events. Of course, the best part was the “What We’re Drinking” column I wrote weekly, in which I visited Plano bars and restaurants sampling their signature or […]

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