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:

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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 rmhdallas.org

*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 prairielights.org. 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. giftoflighttms.com. (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

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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

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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! 

*Hoppy* Halloween!

October 31st, 2014

It’s that time of year again where kids get to dress up like superheros, goblins, and princesses!  Here at Rod Holland Real Estate we want to make sure that everyone has a great time Trick-Or-Treating while staying safe!  Watch and learn how you, too, can have a great (but safe) Halloween!

 

Welcome to Paradise

October 30th, 2014

You, too, can have your own private oasis with this fabulous home on 116 Mallard Crossing in Heath.  This property is boasting of  luxury with its 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and 3 car garage nestled on almost half an acre.  Serenity awaits you immediately as you step out onto the covered back patio.  Entertain with ease with the swimming pool and media room.  We could go on and on about this property, however, why spoil all the fun?  Have a look for yourself!

 

Take a look at this Beautiful Custom Home in Rockwall

October 28th, 2014

Rod Holland Real Estate has done it again with another fabulous custom listing in Rockwall, TX!  This home not only offers amenities galore but also spectacular views!  Come by and take a sneak peak for yourself at our Open House happening this Saturday, November 1st from 12:00 pm to 3:0o pm.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Rod Holland Voted Best Realtor in Rockwall, Heath, and Rowlett

October 3rd, 2014

 

Rod Holland Real Estate Keller Williams

Rod Holland being voted Best Realtor in Rockwall, Heath and Rowlett makes us extra happy! Why, you ask? Because our goal is to be the best in the real estate business and to represent our clients at the highest level possible.

The Rod Holland Real Estate team loves living in this great community and we want to share this great place with you! That’s why our slogan is:

Rod Holland Keller Williams

 

It’s about much more that real estate. It’s about our clients finding that special place to call home.    It’s about families, friends, neighborhoods, communities, schools, churches, local businesses, values and lifestyles.

We are proud to say we are rooted in this community. This is where our family and friends live. This is where we call home. Contact Rod Holland Real Estate and let’s talk. You can Love Where You Live too.

Rockwall Chamber of Commerce Networking Event

April 25th, 2014

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Rockwall Chamber Event

Wow! The Rod Holland Real Estate team had a great time at the Rockwall Chamber of Commerce Networking Event last week!  This beach-themed networking event, named “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” was geared towards new Chamber members and it looked like everyone was having fun! Last year, the Rod Holland team helped with the Rockwall Chamber Membership Drive so we were asked to participate in this networking event, too!  The Rockwall Chamber event was held at The Oasis Beach & Tennis Club in Rockwall.  Have you been there, yet?  It’s so impressive! Check it out!

And it was such a good time!  There are so many great people in Rockwall and Heath!  We saw lots of old friends and enjoyed meeting the new Chamber members!  It’s just unbelievable how our community is growing by leaps and bounds!  More and more businesses are coming to the Rockwall area and the Rockwall Chamber is a great resource for plugging into the community.

Our evening consisted of fun, food, and friends!  The Rod Holland Real Estate team gave away prizes, real estate information and lots of fun, free stuff!  We want our everyone in our community to know that Rod Holland Real Estate is ready, willing and able when it comes to buying and selling property!

We want everyone to know about Rod Holland Real Estate!!  Rod was the Top Agent in Rockwall County for 2013, voted  the 2013 Best Realtor for Rockwall, Heath, and Rowlett  (Living Magazine Best Of) and was the Top Agent for Keller Williams in our Region!  No, no, no, we don’t share that because we want to brag … we share it because we know you want to work with the best Rockwall Real Estate Agent around!  It’s true that Rod Holland knows the real estate market, he knows the trends, he’s an expert negotiator and he will always work for the best outcome for his clients!  Also, being an active part of our great community is important to Rod.  At Rod Holland Real Estate, we are ambassadors for Rockwall, Heath and the Lake Ray Hubbard area …. we love our community!  We want to share our love for the Rockwall area and we want you to love where you live, too!  So ….we give a big thumbs up to the Rockwall Chamber Of Commerce Networking event … we can’t wait for the next one!

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