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Maintenance Monday • Aug. 8, 2022

  How to Clean Your Windows Easily No matter how clean your home is, it is not complete until you shine up your windows. We learned of the Aquablade from a friend who is an expert cleaner.  It is her go-to for getting the built-up grime off windows. Just fill a bucket with hot water […]

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Maintenance Monday • Aug. 1, 2022

  Ceiling fans create cooling breezes that can make a stuffy room feel pleasantly comfortable. But as they rotate through the air, the blades can collect a ton of dust, dirt, pollen, and other small particles. Depending on where it’s located, your fan might also gather greasy or sticky buildup over time, which can cause […]

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Maintenance Monday • July 4, 2022

  We missed Maintenance Monday because of the Fourth of July so we decided that since a W is an upside-down M, Wednesday was the perfect substitution. Today, we are talking about maintaining garage doors. Your garage door is the largest moving part in your entire home and is used multiple times per day at […]

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What to do in DFW – July 2022

We’ve made it halfway through 2022! Can you believe it? Looking for a few fun things to do this month? Here is a list of our top must do in DFW.     Reckless Kelly LIVE at Lava Cantina Thursday July 7, 2022  Reckless Kelly will be taking over the main stage at Lava Cantina The […]

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Happy 4th of July 2022

  Happy 246th Birthday America!   Independence Day marks our 246th birthday as a nation. Pretty impressive! We can not let that go without celebration. We’ve gathered 6 fun packed things for you to this 4th of July!     Sparks & Spangles to celebrate Independence Day Saturday, July 2, 2022 Sparks and Spangles, is set […]

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To-Do in DFW – April

Looking for a few fun things to do this month? Here are our top 3 must do’s in the DFW.   Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – Allen, TX Bring your camera to join the Easter Bunny for breakfast and pictures! Have fun socializing with your friends while you create fun spring crafts, enjoy a […]

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Back to School Shopping!

Its back to school time! Our teachers work so hard for our kids. Let’s show them some love and gift them with some of their favorite classroom items this year! While you’re there, do some back to school shopping and knock out those school supply lists! This list has some of the much needed items […]

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2021 Market Trends!

We are often asked what we expect will happen in the real estate market in the upcoming months. Our crystal ball isn’t working at the moment but here are a few reasons why we believe 2021 will remain off the charts! #theluxeglobalgroup #Remaxfourcorners #dfwrealestate #mckinneytx #mckinneyrealtor #realestatemarket #ListingQueen #yourrealestateagentsforlife

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🍔 😋 𝗙𝗢𝗢𝗗𝗜𝗘 𝗙𝗥𝗜𝗗𝗔𝗬 😋 🍔 I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest a while back. I added it to the menu one week and it was a HUGE hit. These In-n-Out Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes have all the beefy, cheesy flavor of the California classic without the drive-thru lines!! Plus it comes with Special Sauce […]

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Maintenance Monday • Aug. 8, 2022

 

How to Clean Your Windows Easily

No matter how clean your home is, it is not complete until you shine up your windows. We learned of the Aquablade from a friend who is an expert cleaner.  It is her go-to for getting the built-up grime off windows. Just fill a bucket with hot water and a good squirt of dish soap, scrub down your windows and squeegee it off. The Aquablade has a patented drip tray to catch any excess water so it’s great for interiors too! Don’t forget, you have to clean the window interiors too, not just the outside.

Look how amazing it is!

If you feel like you need one now, so do we! Find it on Amazon here.

Maintenance Monday • Aug. 1, 2022

 

Ceiling fans create cooling breezes that can make a stuffy room feel pleasantly comfortable. But as they rotate through the air, the blades can collect a ton of dust, dirt, pollen, and other small particles. Depending on where it’s located, your fan might also gather greasy or sticky buildup over time, which can cause dust to cling even more. Not only does a dirty ceiling fan run less efficiently than a clean one, but it can even scatter clumps of particles throughout the room. To keep your home’s air cool and free of dust, it’s important to know how to clean a ceiling fan effectively. The trick is to remove the dust and grime without making it rain down on your floors and furniture. Learn how to clean ceiling fans without making a mess using these tips.

How to Clean Ceiling Fans

Follow these steps to clean your ceiling fans about once every two to three months, or as soon as you notice dust building up on the blades. It’s a good idea to dust and clean fans each spring and fall as you switch the direction of the blades, which helps keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

What You Need

  • Step stool or ladder
  • Old pillowcase
  • Mild all-purpose cleaner
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Warm, soapy water
  • Can of compressed air

Step 1: Dust fan blades with a pillowcase.
Turn the ceiling fan off, and place a step stool or ladder underneath if needed to reach the blades. Lightly spray the inside of an old pillowcase with a mild all-purpose cleaner or a solution of equal parts vinegar and water. Slip the pillowcase over one of the blades and gently pull as you wipe, trapping any dust or debris inside. Repeat with the other blades. If needed, run a microfiber cloth along the edges to catch any remaining buildup. When finished, take the pillowcase outside, turn it inside out, and shake out the dust. Then launder as usual.

Step 2: Wash glass light globes.
Make sure the light is turned off and completely cool, then wipe ceiling fan lightbulbs with a dry microfiber cloth to remove dust. If your fan has glass globes around the bulbs, remove these after dusting. Wash them in warm, soapy water and dry thoroughly before replacing.

Step 3: Clean ceiling fan motor and pull chain.
Use a microfiber cloth to wipe the fan’s pull chain and motor. Spray the motor housing with compressed air to clear away any dust inside. Check that the fan blades are running in the correct direction (clockwise in the winter and counter-clockwise in the summer) and adjust if needed.

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Maintenance Monday • July 4, 2022

 

We missed Maintenance Monday because of the Fourth of July so we decided that since a W is an upside-down M, Wednesday was the perfect substitution. Today, we are talking about maintaining garage doors. Your garage door is the largest moving part in your entire home and is used multiple times per day at any hour and in all seasons. It is important to give it the TLC it deserves to ensure it keeps working at its best. Here are 10 things you can do to maintain those doors.

1. Look and Listen
The most important preventive step you can take is to observe your garage door in action every time you use it. Is it moving smoothly or is it jerky in places? Does it operate silently or does it make grinding or scraping noises? Do both sides of the system (springs, pulleys and cables) look symmetrical?

2. Tighten up the Hardware
The average garage door moves up and down more than a thousand times a year. That’s a lot of movement and vibration, which can loosen the hardware. Examine and tighten all roller brackets and bolts with a socket wrench.

3. Test the Garage Door Balance
If your garage door is not properly balanced, the garage door opener will have to work harder, and it won’t last as long.
After you disconnect the opener by pulling the release handle (usually a red cord), manually move the door about halfway up. If it doesn’t stay put, the counterweight system (springs) are improperly balanced. Garage door spring adjustment is best left to the professionals.

4. Inspect and Replace the Rollers
The rollers, whether steel or nylon, need to be inspected twice a year and replaced every seven years or so, and even more if you use your garage door many times a day.
Worn, chipped or cracked rollers should be replaced as soon as possible. You do this by removing and reinstalling any roller brackets that are not directly attached to the cable system.

5. Replace the Weatherstripping
If the rubber weather seal strip on the bottom of your door is brittle or cracked, replace it right away to keep the elements out of your house. Weatherstripping is sold by the foot at hardware and home improvement stores. Just cut to size and insert into the grooves with the wide angle of the flange inside the door.

6. Lubricate the Moving Parts
Keeping your garage door parts greased up will add years of seamless operation to your system – and it takes just 10 minutes a year! Use white lithium grease on the opener’s chain or screw, and a spray lubricant, available from your garage door specialist, to coat the overhead springs.

7. Check the Cables
You should never tinker with the high-tension cables that lift your door because they have enough force to maim and kill. But you can check their condition so you know when to hire a pro. Check for broken strands and damage near the bottom roller bracket.

8. Test the Auto-Reverse Safety Features
There are two mechanisms: mechanical and photocell. In order to test the mechanical feature, place a piece of wood or a brick on the ground in the path of the door. When the door coming down touches that object, it should reverse direction and go back up again. To test the second, the photoelectric system with beams at each side, close your door and just pass your leg in the door’s path. Your door should reverse.
If your opener is more than 20 years old, it may lack this basic safety features – and so it’s time to buy a new garage door opener.

9. Clear the Tracks
Make sure the tracks on either side of the door are free from debris and, if you are so inclined, you can use a level to check the plumb. Any major adjustments to tracks must be done by a professional garage door technician.

10. Groom Your Garage Door
Don’t forget to examine the door itself. Wood doors will need to be checked for water damage and warp, as well as chipped and peeling paint. Steel doors may have rust spots that need to be sanded, primed and painted. Wash your garage door regularly with a mild all-purpose cleaner at the same time you do your car.

Remember, your garage door makes up about one-third of the exterior of your house, so keep it fresh and clean. If you don’t have time to do this kind of check-up, call a garage door professional to schedule a tune-up service call. He is going to fix all… perfectly!

 

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What to do in DFW – July 2022

We’ve made it halfway through 2022! Can you believe it? Looking for a few fun things to do this month? Here is a list of our top must do in DFW.

 

 

Reckless Kelly LIVE at Lava Cantina

Thursday July 7, 2022 

Reckless Kelly will be taking over the main stage at Lava Cantina The Colony on Thursday, July 7th starting at 7:00 PM!! Come dance the night away with your Lava family and make this a night you won’t forget!!
Get your tickets here.

 

 

 

POP 2000 TOUR at Legacy Hall

Friday July 15, 2022

Featuring performances by platinum-selling POP2K artists O-Town, Ryan Cabrera, and LFO. The tour is like a who’s who of chart topping hit makers and trip down memory lane for audiences.
Get your tickets here.

 

 

Christmas in July Grandscape Texas

Thursday July 21, 2022

FREE EVENT! Bust out your ugly t-shirts and don’t forget your sunscreen and shades as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the summer with our Christmas in July event at Grandscape, presented by FNBO.
Get more info here.

 

 

Killer Queen LIVE at Lava Cantina

Friday July 22, 2022

Killer Queen is ready to ROCK YOU! Get ready for one of the greatest Queen Tributes on Earth as they land on the Lava Cantina stage for one incredible night.
Get your tickets here.

Happy 4th of July 2022

 

Happy 246th Birthday America!

 

Independence Day marks our 246th birthday as a nation. Pretty impressive! We can not let that go without celebration. We’ve gathered 6 fun packed things for you to this 4th of July!

 

 

Sparks & Spangles to celebrate Independence Day

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Sparks and Spangles, is set for Saturday, July 2 with a fireworks-only display that will feature colorful bursts that rise as high as 700 feet in the air.
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SPLASH & BLAST

Saturday, July 2, 2022

This family-friendly outdoor event is FREE to the public and features a large Kids Zone with water slides, games, foam pits, rock wall, and so much more! Splash & Blast will feature LIVE performances from The Voice Season 21 contestant Clint Sherman along with country music up-and-comers For Love & Country. Get ready to party with headliners Live 80 as they bring the ultimate 80s experience to Celina!
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Addison Kaboom Town!

Sunday, July 3, 2022

For more than three decades, one of the nation’s most impressive and unique Independence Day celebrations has been held in the North Texas town of Addison. While 4.4 square-mile Addison is only home to 16,000 residents, more than a half-million guests from across the nation come to celebrate Addison Kaboom Town!® each July 3.

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Red, White, and BOOM!

Monday, July 4, 2022

The City of McKinney celebrates the Fourth of July at Red, White and BOOM! with free family activities, live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show.

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Where to Enjoy Fireworks in Fort Worth

The Fourth is right around the corner and the Fort Worth area has plenty to offer fans of fireworks. Check them all out in the link below.

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The Official List of 4th of July Events and Fireworks around DFW

While Fourth of July celebrations never truly stopped during the pandemic, adjusting to socially-distant or virtual models, the number of events noticeably decreased. 2022 is packed to the gills with events all over Dallas-Fort Worth, including the return of a few that had been on hiatus until now.

Here are the biggest and best Fourth of July celebrations taking place this year all around the DFW area, in chronological order.

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To-Do in DFW – April

Looking for a few fun things to do this month? Here are our top 3 must do’s in the DFW.

 

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – Allen, TX

Bring your camera to join the Easter Bunny for breakfast and pictures! Have fun socializing with your friends while you create fun spring crafts, enjoy a visit with our furry friend and playtime at Tiny Tots. All ages welcome.
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Barn Hill Vineyards Concerts – Anna, TX

Experience country life with a Texas vineyard, horses, donkeys, split-rail fence, & rustic barn at a popular LIVE music events.
Texas wine – S’mores – Food Trucks – Open Fire!
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Scarborough Renaissance Festival – Waxahachie, TX

Scarborough Renaissance Festival’s 41st season begins this Saturday, April 9, 2022, with a new themed weekend, new shows, new food & drink, and over a dozen new artisans to compliment long-time Festival favorites.
The 2022 season kicks off with the Travel Back in Time & Kids Free Weekend on April 9th & 10th. Kids are free all weekend with up to three children (ages 5-12) admitted free with each paid adult. Children 4 and under are always free. Seniors 65+ also get a special discount this weekend as well with half priced tickets at the gate.
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Back to School Shopping!

Its back to school time!

Our teachers work so hard for our kids. Let’s show them some love and gift them with some of their favorite classroom items this year!

While you’re there, do some back to school shopping and knock out those school supply lists!

This list has some of the much needed items from teachers in our community. Grab a couple of items off the list and share them with your local teacher!

Take a look at our list here! 

 

2021 Market Trends!

We are often asked what we expect will happen in the real estate market in the upcoming months. Our crystal ball isn’t working at the moment but here are a few reasons why we believe 2021 will remain off the charts!

#theluxeglobalgroup #Remaxfourcorners #dfwrealestate #mckinneytx #mckinneyrealtor #realestatemarket #ListingQueen #yourrealestateagentsforlife

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I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest a while back. I added it to the menu one week and it was a HUGE hit.
These In-n-Out Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes have all the beefy, cheesy flavor of the California classic without the drive-thru lines!! Plus it comes with Special Sauce recipe!
Do these not look delicious? You have to let me know what you think of them if you make some.

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