Coppell Living Redefined – Coppell TX Townhomes For Sale

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Purchase a new home through us and we'll help you with your closing costs! We'll give you a credit of 1.5% of the price of the home at closing to use towards your closing costs.

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Moonrise Over Aggieland

Moonrise Over Aggieland

Moonrise Over Aggieland

Photographed on November 24, 2012 using a Nikon S9100. Copyright 2012 – Tom Branch

13657 Morley Drive Frisco Texas Home For Sale

13657 Morley Frisco TX Home For Sale

4 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 3104 Square Feet Per Tax | Game Room  | Study | Pool

Fabulous 1.5 Story executive home in Cypress Creek. Wonderful drive-up appeal with manicured lawn and extensive landscaping.

13657 Morley_Entry and Formal Dining

Inside you will be greeted with extensive hardwood flooring, crown moldings, and high ceilings. .


The gourmet island kitchen has granite counters and tile backsplash. Upgraded appliances include a 5-burner cook top, built-in refrigerator, dual convection ovens, wine chiller, and commercial-grade vent hood.

13657_Morley_Living Room

The family room has a gas fireplace with a floor-to-ceiling mantel.

13657_Morley_Master Suite

The generous master suite has a wall of winds that look onto the back yard oasis and pool.

13657_Morley_Master Bath

The luxurious master bath has dual vanities, jetted tub, separate shower, and walk-in closet.

13657_Morley_Pool and Patio

The back yard oasis is perfect for entertaining.

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Coming Soon – Lexington Park Townhomes in Plano Texas

Lexington Townhomes in Plano Texas

Lexington Park at Rice Field is a 14-unit luxury town home community conveniently located just two blocks from the Downtown Plano DART rail station. These three-story townhomes range in size from 1658 square feet to 2351 square feet. Prices begin at $159,880.

Lexington Park at Rice Field boasts spectacular luxury home amenities including rich hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, upgraded fixtures, spacious closets, and custom-built oak staircases. Master Suites in these Plano new homes are relaxing retreats, encompassing the entire top floors and providing exceptional views of the surrounding area. The master retreats include a quiet sitting area and resort-style bathrooms with jetted tubs, separate showers, custom cabinets, upgraded plumbing fixtures, and custom-framed beveled mirrors.

Historic Downtown Plano

Walk to historic Downtown Plano and enjoy an array of local dining options, unique boutiques, specialty shops, and other retail offerings.  Lexington Park at Rice Field provides easy access to Central Expressway and the George Bush Turnpike.  Hop on the DART light rail and enjoy everything Downtown Dallas has to offer in minutes.  You’ll love living the urban lifestyle in the heart of Plano!

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Veterans Day 2012 – A Time To Reflect

Veterans Day 2012As a retired military combat veteran, Veterans Day holds a special meaning for me. It’s a time to reflect on those who serve or have served in defense of this great nation.

From the Revolutionary War to the war in Afghanistan, America’s veterans have always paid the price to keep this nation free. Freedom and liberty are fragile things often preserved with the blood of those who swore an oath to defend her at all cost.

I’m saddened more and more as I look at our nation. She was once the greatest nation on earth. Today we’re headed down a path from which there may be no recovery. We’re faced with crushing debt, a deep crevasse between her people, a tax system that needs an overhaul, and an economy that barely functions.

President John F. Kennedy once said, “Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” If we don’t stop blaming others and accept responsibility for the future, America as we know it may not survive.

President Ronald Reagan always saw America as that “shining city on the hill.” I share that vision and truly wish that all Americans could see this nation through the eyes of a veteran. I’m not sure there’s another group that loves her the way we do.

It’s time to put aside our differences and work together as Americans to solve the problems facing this nation.

 Tom Branch, Broker, CDPE, SFR

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Changing of the Guard – Fall Colors Arrive in North Texas

“Changing of the Guard”

Fall colors arrive in North Texas. Photographed on November 10, 2012 in Ridgeview Ranch, Plano, Texas.

Photo Copyright 2012 – Tom Branch

S. 2250 The Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act

Historically, debt cancelled or forgiven as part of a mortgage restructuring, default, or foreclosure proceeding is treated as taxable income.  In 2007, Congress enacted legislation providing a temporary tax exclusion of up to $2 million for income derived from forgiven mortgage debt.  After a subsequent extension, this tax exclusion is set to expire at the end of 2012.  S. 2250 was introduced by Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to extend the tax exclusion for forgiven mortgage debt through the end of 2014.In recent years, Congress has passed a number of legislative packages known as “tax extenders” to extend expired or expiring tax provisions that are used by businesses and individuals alike.  On August 2, 2012, the Senate Committee on Finance approved the Family and Business Tax Certainty Act of 2012, which included a number of these tax extenders, including a one year extension of the tax exclusion for forgiven mortgage debt through 2013.

It is not presently clear whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will put either S. 2250 or the broader package of tax extenders on the Senate calendar during the upcoming lame duck session.

It’s time to be writing to our elected officials. If S. 2250 or something similar is not passed by the end of the year, any debt forgiven in a short sale will become taxable income for the seller.

Photo licensed from iStockPhoto | Source: Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison