Dallas Real Estate Blog- Dallas Luxury Realty

Dallas was once one of the biggest trading centers during the mid-1800’s which gives it a rich and beautiful history. There are numerous heritage homes in the city which come in all shapes and sizes. There are many available estates with beautiful history throughout the listings, as well as less expensive luxury homes. There’s something for everyone. Buying a historic home will allow you to own a little piece of history while giving you a chance to make your own.



8000 CR 1117, SNYDER

When buying this gorgeous home, you will also own a 3718 acre ranch with 96% Mineral Rights, with production. So not only will you buy a lovely home, but also a good source of income and also a historic landmark in West Texas. Johnson Ranch is a historic

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Today's younger generation prefer the urban lifestyle because there are more opportunities to advance one's career by way of networking and close proximity to the workplace. Urban homes have become increasingly more popular. Being in the center of the action with everything nearby is appealing on its own but there’s also the active nightlife and being within walking distance to the majority of locales.

 The Real estate market of downtown Dallas is full of urban properties such as condos, lofts, and apartments. These types of properties have some disadvantages compared to suburban homes, such as limitation of space and privacy, and yards. The downtown Dallas condo buildings have incredible amenities that more than make up for what they lack. So if

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There are a lot of benefits when it comes to apartment living. It’s not just convenient but it also affords you the opportunity to be close to everything! Upscale apartments offer even more amenities. Here are some of the best luxury apartments that Downtown Dallas has to offer.

 

1717 ARTS PLAZA 1915, DALLAS

This one of a kind unit at One Arts District is a piece of art in itself. Just overlooking The Dallas Arts District and the surrounding scene, this luxury SW corner home is as gorgeous as any masterpiece. It features Museum quality walls, seagrass & golden bleach limestone floors, navona travertine and custom hardwoods, Bulhaup kitchen, Lutron shades and 400 sq ft covered terrace. There are two living spaces available that allows for a

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Did Count Dracula have a garden? In the movie version, he seduced a victim in one—close enough. With Halloween looming, our thoughts naturally hover, bat-like, over Transylvania.

Beyond vampires, this bucolic region of central Romania is known for its picturesque villages, a rich agricultural history (nearly one third of the country’s population is employed in the farming industry), and its eerily strong hold over Prince Charles (the royal highness has a vacation guesthouse in the Transylvanian village of Zalànpatak).

Here are 10 garden ideas to steal from Transylvania:

 

Mossy Mystery

transylvania garden ideas mossy stonework at Bran Castle TransylvaniaAbove: A moss-covered entryway at Bran Castle in Transylvania. Photograph by Jason Ramos via Flickr.

With its forbidding stone

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Did Count Dracula have a garden? In the movie version, he seduced a victim in one—close enough. With Halloween looming, our thoughts naturally hover, bat-like, over Transylvania.

Beyond vampires, this bucolic region of central Romania is known for its picturesque villages, a rich agricultural history (nearly one third of the country’s population is employed in the farming industry), and its eerily strong hold over Prince Charles (the royal highness has a vacation guesthouse in the Transylvanian village of Zalànpatak).

Here are 10 garden ideas to steal from Transylvania:

 

Mossy Mystery

transylvania garden ideas mossy stonework at Bran Castle TransylvaniaAbove: A moss-covered entryway at Bran Castle in Transylvania. Photograph by Jason Ramos via Flickr.

With its forbidding stone

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With autumn here, college students and families will be planning their fall break and holiday vacations at home and abroad.  Here are the top 10 tips for traveling out of the Country, as recommended by the US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs.

10 Travel Tips for Traveling Abroad this Fall

  1. Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and visas, if required. Also, before you go, fill in the emergency information page of your passport.
  2. Read the Consular Information Sheets and any Travel Warnings for the countries you plan to visit. Consular Information Sheets are available at www.travel.state.gov.
  3. Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs of the countries to which you are traveling. Remember, while in a country,
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It is not often that we can look into the home of a famous artist, but recently Pablo Picasso's French Riviera estate was sold to New Zealand financier Rayo Withanage for €20.10 million (US$24 million) - allowing us a "peek" inside.

The Spanish artist lived and worked in the traditional Provencal bastide in Mougins, close to Cannes, from 1961 until his death in 1973 at the age of 91, according to auction materials. Picasso gradually extended the property—known as Mas de Notre Dame de Vie—over the years and added a large studio. Following his death, his wife, Jacqueline Roque, remained in the house until her death in 1986. She had left everything in the house as it was, even his reading glasses were where Picasso had left them, said the

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From a brand-new Trump condo and a historic Newport estate to a golf course community in the South, there’s a plethora of choices in high-end homes. Consider these tips from luxury home market pros before buying your dream home.

 

 

Top 10 Expert Tips for Buying a Luxury Home

1. Learn the search process.

“Many luxury homes go unlisted to protect a seller's privacy. These properties are often found through the Realtor's personal connections as opposed to the MLS.” Virginia Cook, Virginia Cook Realtors, Dallas

2. Go beyond the photos.

“Make sure you don’t dismiss properties based on their front elevation photos. Many large homes aren’t photogenic that way and you have to see them

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To Rent or To Buy? It's Not Always a Black or White Decision.

Top Reasons to Rent

For most families, renting allows you to be much more flexible. Only a short-term commitment is required, most often a 12-month lease - you're not locked into a 20 or 30-year mortgage. You're also not required to qualify for a mortgage, which usually has much more strict requirements than qualifying to be a tenant.

Renting also means that there are fewer up-front costs involved; whereas buying a home requires upfront costs of 10-20% for down payment, and other costs. There are also fewer ongoing costs involved with renting since home owners have property taxes, and those maintenance and repair costs which usually come when you're least prepared.

One of the

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THE LUXURIOUS FEEL OF JEWEL TONES IN HOME DECORATING

Jewel tones have the power to give your space a look of style and luxury. It’s the reason the world is currently mesmerized by the gem-inspired interior design trend of adding rich and attractive jewel tones throughout the home. Here are some tips for when you’re ready to give your own place a jewel tone makeover.

Accessorize & Learn

Before you paint your entire wall a certain color, figure out what you like by swapping in jewel tone accessories. You might find the palettes that are right for you just by adding emerald throw pillows or a topaz rug before really committing to certain colors. Play around with different jewel tone accessories until you discover which colors you want to go all

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