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Frisco Moves to Outdoor Watering Restrictions Every Two Weeks

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The Frisco City Council has modified the city’s Stage 3 water requirements after carefully considering the long-term needs of the community. The decision to limit outdoor watering using automatic sprinkler systems to once every two weeks on designated trash days came at the urging of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). The failure of typical spring rains to make up for low lake levels has intensified the concern and need for additional measures to avoid Stage 4. The new requirement goes into effect June 29. The city is allowing residents to water turf grass and landscaping by hand up to two hours per day except between the hours of 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. City leaders recognize that the new limits will pose a challenge for residents, but they appreciate the willingness of Frisco citizens to step up and continue demonstrating their strong commitment to conserving the region’s water resources. You can read more here:

New Watering Restrictions in Place for Frisco, Texas


Know Exactly What You're Buying!

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When you buy a North Texas home, you need to know exactly what you’re buying. Imagine how frustrated you’d be to find out that the hot water heater wasn’t working—in the middle of a shower! This is why you should have a home inspection before you buy your home. A home inspection is an important part of buying your home. Before you hire a home inspector, ask candidates a few questions to make sure you hire a trustworthy inspector.

  • 1. What does your inspection cover? Not all inspections are the same. Ask for copies of previous home inspections so you can see exactly what they will check inside the home. If you are concerned about something specific, like a leaky faucet in the bathroom, mention that to the inspector so they can check it out.

  • 2. Are you licensed or certified? If you live in a state that licenses home inspectors, ask to see their license. At the very least, choose a home inspector who belongs to American Society of Home Inspectors. This shows a level of professionalism and education that you can trust.

  • 3. What kind of report will you give me? You should expect a written report detailing what the inspector found. Most inspectors will give you a typed report within a week of the inspection. Make sure the inspector will be available to explain anything on the report that doesn’t make sense to you.

  • 4. Will I be able to attend the inspection? If the inspector refuses to let you be present during the home inspection, find someone else. This is your chance to know exactly what you are buying and what potential repairs you or the seller will have to make.

As your real estate agent, I will guide you through the home buying process. Let me help you find your new North Texas home. Call me today at 214-909-8008 or email me at jlyne@ebby.com .

North Texas home LINKS:

1. Home inspection - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_inspection

2. American Society of Home Inspectors. - http://www.ashi.org/

3. Easy household repairs. - http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/repair/5-home-repairs-you-should-do-yourself.htm