New Homes On The Market!

March 12th, 2015
New homes on the market are selling fast!  
Are you wondering what these new Rod Holland Real Estate listings have in common? They were all listed within the last week! ….  and 2 of these properties already have contracts on them!  The  real estate market is hot and we are excited for our clients!  
We will be happy to help you get our property SOLD too!  We look forward to working with you! 
Offered for sale by Rod Holland Real Estate

Offered for sale by Rod Holland Real Estate

Celebrating Adela’s Birthday!

March 6th, 2015


We had a great time celebrating Adela’s birthday!  We thought we would share a couple of photos with you! We had lunch at The Fatted Calf in Rockwall.  It was delicious! Fried pickles, chicken and waffles …. you get the idea! So good!  Ashlea  made some yummy carrot cake birthday cupcakes that were to die for!

So …. happy birthday Adela!! You rock and and we hope you know that the Rod Holland Real Estate team and our clients appreciate you!!


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33 Manor Drive in Heath, Open House, Saturday 2-4, February 21

February 18th, 2015

DSC_0194_5_6_7_8AdjustImmaculate 4500+ square foot energy star certified home in desirable Cobblestone Farm neighborhood. This property offers many exquisite features including: 2 fireplaces, central vacuum and outdoor living. Kitchen offers granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, double oven, & walk-in pantry. Entertaining is a breeze with game & media room. Outside living has electric shades, brick fireplace, & gas line for grill. Stunning backyard & pool with water features, attached spa, & pergola. 


2287 Lafayette Landing Open House, 11-1, Saturday, February 21

February 18th, 2015

2287 Lafayette Landing Heath Rod Holland Real Estate

Over 6,200 square feet of Tuscan Mediterranean luxury positioned across from Lake Ray Hubbard among multi-million dollar estates. Grand design with spacious rooms & living area perfect for entertaining. Incredible neighborhood & area lake views Outdoor granite kitchen, pool sized backyard, 2 balconies, front & back staircases, 2 utility areas, 2 dishwashers, double ovens,wine grotto, game room, wet bar, and separate media room. This beautiful property is a must see! Offered for sale by Rod Holland Real Estate. 

2287 Lafayette Landing Heath Texas Rod Holland






A Divine Valentine 2015 Uniquely Rockwall

February 13th, 2015

For a divine Valentine take your sweetie to some f Rockwalls’ finest! Why head out of town when we have the best of the best right here? No need to fight the traffic & feeling of being hustled in & out of a fancy restaurant that has just mass produced your meal. Here are some suggestions from some of the finest that Rockwall County has to offer: 

Allure, located in Chandlers Landing, is offering:



If you are in the mood for Seafood, maybe the Oar House nestled right off of I-30 will suit your appetite:



Culpepper’s, another Rockwall favorite, is also having a special Valentine’s Day Menu:




In Downtown Rockwall, Fatted Calf is serving up a Valentine’s Day Special of their own with:

Fatted Calf

Please remember that most places operate on a “Reservation Only”.  Space is limited so reserve yours today!


Looking for a special, unique gift for that special someone?  Rockwall offers that as well!  Down on the square there are plenty of boutiques that offer anything and everything to please your special Valentine!

There is Hallie B Style Shack located off of N. Goliad.  On the square you can find Groovy’s, Simply Kate, Bella’s House, Vintage Home, Southern Roots, and Enjoy!  Each one offers anything from clothing, accessories, and unique odds and ends that anyone would love!

If you are looking for a place to satisfy your sweet tooth, Rockwall can help with that as well.  The Harbor offers Cold Stone Creamery, Twisty Treats, & Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.  You can also take your Special Someone to Nothing Bundt Cakes or Sweet Frogs.

Don’t forget about the Cinemark Movie Theater, also located in The Harbor, for all of you Movie Lovers out there.  

There is so much that Rockwall offers there is no need to fret! You can make any Valentine’s Day special with all of the delicacies that Rockwall has to offer! Who knew so much could be found in our backyard?



 Here at Rod Holland Real Estate where our motto is “Love where you Live”, we want to especially take the time out to wish all of our clients a Happy Valentine’s Day!  

16335 E. Anna Cade in Rockwall, Texas

January 21st, 2015

Don’t miss this beautiful property in Rockwall, Texas …. For more information, contact Rod Holland Real Estate. Our team wants to help you Love Where You Live!

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A New Year is Here! It’s Black-Eyed Peas Time!

December 31st, 2014

Rod Holland Real Estate


A New Year is here …

And, what does that mean?  It means it’s time for black-eyed peas.

Where did this tradition originate?  We don’t know.

Who thought out this plan that would bring us good luck?  We don’t know.

When were black-eyes peas granted special good luck powers?  We don’t know. 

What do we know?  We know that New Year’s Day + black-eyed peas = it’s going to be a great year!

In the spirit of tradition, we are sharing an easy but delicious black-eyed pea recipes with you!  And, we’d love to know … what is your favorite New Year’s Day black-eyed pea recipe? Take a minute and share it with us. 

Black-Eyed Pea Party Salsa

Here’s all you need:


1 (15 ounce) can black-eyed peas

1 (15 ounce) can black beans

1 (15 ounce) can Shoe Peg corn

2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes

1 bunch green onions, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1 8 ounce bottle Zesty Italian salad dressing

Pour the black eyed peas, black beans, corn and tomatoes into a colander.  Rinse and drain well.  Remove to a large bowl.  Add the green onions, bell pepper, cilantro, and salad dressing and toss to mix.  Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours. Drain off excess liquid. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy! 

Can’t wait to hear from you … Share your comments or recipe with us in the comment section below!

Happy New Year!! And God Bless!

Dallas Fun! Have The Best Christmas Ever!

December 16th, 2014

Rod Holland Real Estate Team at the Rockwall Holiday on the Park

The Rod Holland Real Estate Team wants you to have the best Christmas ever …  here are some of our favorite fun Christmas things to do for 2014 in the Dallas Metroplex!!!  We hope you will love them too!

*Jackie loves taking the family ice skating around the dazzling 95 foot Christmas tree in the Galleria of Dallas. Then enjoying hot cocoa while  shoping & having a jolly good time!

*Blake’s fav is Sparkle! Christmas at the Anatole :  2201 N. Stemmons Fwy , Dallas, TX 75207 Features ice skating,Santa’s Hilltop Slide, Velcro Stocking Jump Wall, Bounce House Village, Live entertainment, impressive light shows, food trucks, arts and crafts & more. Open now until Jan 4, 2015. Mon. – Fri. 6-9 pm, Sat. 10am-9pm, Sun 12pm-9pm. Extended hours week of Christmas- New Year. Prices are; Ages 3 & under Free, 4-12 $15.95, Seniors 65+ $15.95, Ages 13-64 $19.95. (214)748-1200

*Ashlea’s kids dig the trains at North Park: 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, Tx 75225. Mon-Sat. 10am-9pm, Sun. 12-6pm.$3 Children & Seniors 65+, $6 Adults. (214)631-7354

*Janna says it’s not Christmas until you’ve seen the Christmas lights in Highland Park; Dallas, Tx All FREE! Drive up & down the most beautifully decorated streets. From Beverly, Princeton, Stafford,to Southern & Euclid. Enjoy!!!

*Jodi’s wild about The 12 Days of Christmas; at the Arboretum 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas, Tx 75218. A dozen 25 foot gazebos are illuminated to show off the figures, accompanied by holiday music & movement at night. Evenings 6-10 through Jan. 4,2015. Admission is $20, $15 for seniors, $10 kids 3-12. Tickets must be purchased in advance for “The 12 Days at Night”. (214)515-6500

*Jennifer claims the best is Ice! ; Gaylord Texan. 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76501. A winter wonderland carved out of 2 million pounds of ice. Two story tall ice slides, Frosty the Snowman, a sledding hill, the frostbite factory and a life size nativity of ice. Open now through Jan. 3, 2015. Mon.- Thurs. 10am-10pm, Sun. 11am-8pm. $11.99-$29.99.

*Staci wants to spend every weekend at Holiday Lights in Grand Prairie, TX. 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75052 Most Fridays & Saturdays 6-10pm, Sun-Thurs. 6-9 pm. $20-$30 per. car. (972)237-4569 Drive through and experience the magic & beauty of Christmas in this spectacular display!

*Adela adores Gift of Lights and Snow; Fort Worth, TX. Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth, TX 76177. Drive through 600 holiday displays. Snow village, tubing hill, snow castles, a snowball gallery, a play area & visit with Santa. Now through Jan. 5, 2015. Lights only admission $15-$20 per. car. Admission to only the evening snow village is $12 per person. Combo packages are available. (817)215-8500.

We love this Christmas season & hope you “Love Where You Live”, if not, give Rod a call!  Have a blessed & beautiful Christmas! And a happy 2015!

Rod, Melissa, Staci, Blake, Janna,Jennifer, Adela, Jackie, Ashlea & Jodi

It’s Almost Turkey Time in Rockwall & Heath, TX!

November 14th, 2014

Turkey Day is less than two weeks away and here in Rockwall & Heath, TX we are ready to celebrate!  Families will be gathered around the table to reflect on what they are truly thankful for and to also dig into the delicious food!  Here at the Rod Holland Team, we would like to assist in making this Thanksgiving a little less stressful.  We have come together to collaborate on how we can make this Thanksgiving the best one yet!

Are you hosting for the first time this year?  Or were you asked to bring a dish at this year’s Thanksgiving Feast?  Don’t get overwhelmed!  If you are trying to decide on what to cook or what to bring let the staff of Rod Holland Real Estate help you out!  We have pulled together some decadent delicacies to aid with your Thanksgiving preparations. 

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Keep Calm and Get Ready for the Holidays!

November 4th, 2014

The holidays are now in full swing with store shelves lined with Christmas decor, commercials bombarding you with the latest gadgets, and families are making plans!  Hold on a minute ….before you start to panic, read some helpful tips from our Staging Director, Jodi. 

 Service Your Home:

  • Service your HVAC
  • Have your chimney cleaned before starting those holiday fires
  • Clean gutters of all leaves and debris
  • Seal or winterize all drafty doors and windows
  • Stock up on faucet covers

Outside Home

 Preparing Your Home:

  • Clean, dust, and reverse all ceiling fans
  • Clean out the fridge for holiday preparations and leftovers
  • Clean Baseboards



Yay! It’s almost time for your guests to arrive!

  • Swap out summer throws and pillows for more festive holiday decor
  • Make sure the guest rooms and bathrooms have fresh, clean linens
  • Grab and set out toiletries for guests who might have left something at home
  • Light those holiday candles to welcome guests as they arrive
  • Put on inviting holiday music for all to enjoy and keep the spirit of the holidays alive



The holidays are meant to enjoy and to be thankful for friends and family.  Always keep that in mind and don’t let the stress that can come with celebrating the holidays overshadow or steal your joy! 


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