Best Dallas Suburb

Republic Property Group’s Phillips Creek Ranch in Frisco is 100 Percent Sold

By Joanna England / August 26, 2015 / 0 Comments

I can’t say that I’m surprised. Republic Property Group’s Phillips Creek Ranch is officially 100 percent sold to either builders or homebuyers according to this report from Candice Carlisle of the Dallas Business Journal. The community was brought to market in 2011, and RPG’s officials thought it would take 10 years to sell out. Turns […]

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Tuesday Two Hundred: Murphy Fixer-Upper Sits on Almost an Acre with Pool, Barn

By Leah Shafer / January 12, 2015 / 5 Comments

Gone with the Wind was a childhood favorite of mine, with its winding storyline, genteel fashion, and dramatic romances. In one memorable scene, Scarlett’s father, Gerald O’Hara, an Irish peasant immigrant, proclaims in his rough brogue, “The land is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it’s […]

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Delightful Artist Home in McKinney is More Than Meets The Eye

By Joanna England / October 9, 2014 / 0 Comments

I know, just last week I said that new construction in the suburbs often looks the same, and when a reader sent me this home in McKinney, I was a little … disappointed? Of course, from the curb it does look a lot like the typical home you’d find in Stonebridge Ranch: stone and brick […]

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McKinney is Money, Baby: Collin County Burb Listed as Top Place to Live

By Joanna England / September 24, 2014 / 0 Comments

Well, the good news keeps pouring in for Collin County. First Allen is named one of the safest places to live in Texas, and now McKinney is named the best place to live by Money magazine. With jobs, shopping, excellent schools, and the cutest historic downtown, McKinney has a lot of the things American families […]

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