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The Frisco Independent School District (FISD) is easily one of the fastest growing school districts in the country. Frisco is proud of it’s “small-schools model” that has guided them through over three decades of continuous growth – and that growth doesn’t seem like it will slow down anytime soon.

Renown for its outstanding reputation for academic excellence, innovative programs, exceptional teachers and staff, coupled with unparalleled extracurricular opportunities and athletic experiences, FISD remains committed to creating small, personalized learning environments and strives to know every student by name and need.

Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop.
According to the FISD, the District has grown 7-30 percent annually since the early 1990s and typically adds…
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April showers bring May flowers. And what do May flowers bring? Why festivals of course!

May is the perfect time to make that pilgrimage (yes, I got the pilgrim reference in there!) to one of the many area outdoor festivals before the real summer heat kicks in and we search for air-conditioned venues and activities.

So take a look at some of the exciting festivals and events for the whole family that the month of May has to offer. And don’t forget to honor our veterans during Memorial Day weekend. There are lots of great events taking place in honor of those who have served.

Happy Festival-ing!

 Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival

May 20-22

Galatyn Park

Richardson, Texas


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Spring has definitely sprung and we are all looking to spread our wings and get out into the great outdoors … weather permitting of course! 

There is never a shortage of things to do in North Texas. From sporting events, music festivals or something with art and culture, to family-friendly outings or cutting-edge, adult-only ventures, you will find it readily available no matter what time of year. Here are some great ideas of places to go and things to do – both inside and out -- through the end of April.

And if you are new to the North Texas area, get your calendar ready. You are going to be very busy with all North Texas has to offer!

Off The Rails Country Music Festival

Saturday April 23 & Sunday April 24

Toyota Stadium


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Hello Frisco. Hello World.

Back in 1997, in a little town located just 20 minutes north of Dallas, 29,000 people called Frisco home. Now in 2016, the once small “bedroom community” has grown by more than 300 percent, topping over 150,000. named Frisco as one of the top 10 places to relocate (2009), and Money Magazine recognized the city as one of the top 100 places to live in the nation (2008). No small feat for a town that was a blip on the map almost 20 years ago.

So why is Frisco all of a sudden on the top so many favorable lists? It can most likely be attributed to four primary factors:
1) a strong infrastructure,
2) exceptional leadership,
3) cutting-edge commercial developments, and
4) exemplary schools

To learn more about

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A House That Shifts Volumes and GeometriesFORWARDVIEW THE PHOTO GALLERY

The Sydney, Australia based Naremburn House was designed by Bijl Architecture who faced a number of challenges during the planning process, due to both site and location restrictions. To accommodate the design, they utilized shifting volumes and geometries to result in a variety of irregularities.


The clients wanted a light-filled interior, completely unique rooms (no square ones), and a place to “live long”. With the site’s irregular landscape, they incorporated subtle level changes and updated Dutch gable and catslide roof forms, which helped to keep the front facade nice and compact.



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The London home of one of Britain's best-known prime ministers is on the market for £30 million ($43.5 million).

Located in one of London's premier neighborhoods, No.73 Chester Square is a Grade II listed, meaning it is judged to be of "special interest" to the nation, six-bedroom town house with a library, media room, bar, 500-bottle wine cellar and gym.


The former prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, lived at the white stucco-fronted house from 1991 until her death of a stroke aged 87 in 2013. The original part of the house was built between 1820 and 1840 and is on sale through luxury estate agent, Savills.

"Such an eminent and rare property, in terms of location, renovation and history, no. 73 will have a

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Thoughtful home staging is more than just tidying up and cleaning every room. It could mean a quick sale and higher selling price if done right. Here are five ways you can leave a positive impression on potential buyers.

Eliminate Clutter -- Clear the clutter from around your home. It's easy to overlook things you see every day, so try to approach all spaces with fresh eyes. Consider having a friend come over to help point out unnecessary items. Larger pieces like coat racks and side tables can make a room feel smaller.

Clean Out Storage Spaces -- Make space in kitchen and bathroom cupboards, closets and other storage areas. Pack up items you don't regularly use, and put them out of sight or donate them. Leaving these areas completely full may give

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Supply and Demand Date for Lovejoy ISD and Heritage Ranch


Educated buyers and sellers are fundamental to an efficient market and to your own sanity if you happen to be a party to a transaction.  This report will be published quarterly with the purpose of providing general information to educate you on that state of the real estate market in the Lovejoy ISD and Heritage Ranch areas  based on existing home sales.

Lovejoy ISD is broken down into three segments by elementary school (Hart, Lovejoy, Puster) and by the active adult community, Heritage Ranch.  We do recommend that you not apply this data to any specific property analysis and ask that you contact an associate at Owens Realtors to analyze specific properties before considering

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