February 2014

Found 4 blog entries for February 2014.

With construction dust still floating in the air, the first model apartment is ready for touring and leases are already being signed in the new Lone Star Gas Lofts in downtown Dallas.

“We’ve been showing apartments for two days and have already leased 11 units,” said developer Ted Hamilton. Built in 1924 and 1931, the landmark former utility buildings are being converted into 123 apartments near Harwood and Jackson.

The ground floor and many of the upper levels are still under construction. And the almost $30 million development won’t be finished until June, though Hamilton has stated that they are about 2 months ahead of schedule.

The apartments will average about 940 square feet and will feature high ceilings, stained concrete floors,

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This isn’t the best day for some people. You can never really tell who’s going to stick around and put up your mood. But these guys are more than willing to share your bed, couch, and the rest of their lives with you.

Plus they are the ultimate ice-breaker and the perfect wingman. Be sure to stop by from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for all the fun!

February 15, 2014

Starting at 11:00am at the Main Street Garden

My Furry Valentine, presented by Downtown Dallas, Inc., The Petropolitan, and DogFit Dallas, will feature dog adoptions from Duck Team 6, Dallas Pets Alive, DFW Pug Rescue Club, Inc., and Chihuahua Rescue & Transport, Inc. - DFW Region, a costume contest with prizes, pet photos by Longhorn Photo Booth, and more!
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You’re young and in love. Thin. No discernable wrinkles. You don’t moan and groan walking up steps and it looks like you have a nice head of hair on you. Congrats, the world is your oyster. Now it’s time to set up some roots and focus on the future, right?

According to a survey by financial website Credit Donkey, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio earned the first three spots on the list, when it comes to the task of buying your first house and starting a family.

Factors such as housing affordability, employment and the presence of other young couples were looked in when it came to metropolitan areas.


Houston, the fourth-largest city in the US, took the top spot because of an average mortgage rate of 4.13 percent, an unemployment rate of 5.9

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Let's face it. The property market in Dallas is tight right now, with buyer bidding agains bidder and a lot of sellers laughing all the way to the bank. So what can you do, aside from over paying for your new home, to ensure that you don't lose your dream home to another buyer?

1. Make sure you are pre-approved for your loan!

It may seem like common sense, but you'd be suprised how many buyers are wasting time looking at homes, when they should be sorting out their finances, grooming their credit score and working on getting a sparkling-clean pre-approval from a reputable mortgage company. Looking at homes, while it seems backwards, should be the LAST thing on your list.

2. Get pre-approved by the RIGHT mortgage company

This follows on from the

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