Dallas Real Estate Blog- Dallas Luxury Realty

Everyone keeps saying "things are heating up in Texas" - well at Dallas Luxury Realty we mean home sales, not the heat! In one day DLR had 4 home sale closings all in Highland Park totaling $4,695,000!

Highland Park is one of the country's most renowned and exclusive real estate markets. With its own independent school district, police department, fire department and government - it is a unique bubble within the Dallas city limits. The name "Highland Park" came from the slightly higher elevation compared to surrounding areas and the reserved areas, at least 20%, was to be used as parks. Highland Park, and University Park, combined have 4 elementary schools (Bradfield, Hyer, University Park & Armstrong), 1 middle school & 1 high school all which feed

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Uptown Food Truck Friday


Skip the lunchtime lines this Friday and enjoy some of Dallas' best food trucks all in one place. And then maybe go straight to happy hour. It's fine. We talked to your boss and he's calling it quits early this week. Something about a very cold beer.


Starting Friday April 18th 2014 and running through the summer, Dallas Luxury Realty will be hosting a select number of Food Trucks every Friday from 11am-2pm at their prime location at 2736 Routh St in Uptown Dallas, just down the street from top happy hour spots like Gingerman, BBC, Prime Bar and Kung Fu Saloon.


So grab your coworkers, a fistful of dollas and stop on by for some of the best food around, and one hell of an excuse not to go back to work.


This week, we will

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While the rest of the country was digging out of snow drifts the size of large trucks, Texans had it easy by comparison. Sure, we had a little bit of sleet and snow. But we’re about to rock Summer!

Spring cleaning is for the birds. Everyone knows that the real fun is in the backyard; and these products are just what you need to make your place the neighborhood hot spot!


Backyard Stream

For those times when you need to find your inner Zen. Doubles as a very long and fancy water bowl for the dogs!


Fire Pit Swing Set

15+ people roasting S’mores. Beware of games of chicken to see who can swing closest to an open flame.


Cooler Tables

Forget the backyard - get in my living room!


Inflatable Twister

I’ll just leave this here…


Check

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It turns out that thumbing through decor magazines and gazing over photos of better-homes-than-yours is actually a form of therapy. According to a new study by Houzz, well-designed homes are the key to their owners’ happiness.

In its Home & Happiness Survey, the home remodeling and design site discovered that people who recently remodeled or redecorated are happier and more relaxed. Of the more than 6,000 homeowners surveyed, a whopping nine out of 10 agree with that statement. Nearly one third (31 percent) also entertain more often post-reno.

People who have renovated or remodeled in the last two years say they are happier, more relaxed, tidier and entertain more often.The study also shows that most homeowners are happier at home than away (65

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  Anyone remotely familiar with Dallas knows what to expect this weekend. It's the annual closure of roads and possible public intoxication! Also known as the 35th Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade.   And with an expected crowd of 125,000 "Irish," there is a very good chance you will know someone who has plans to attend. The Dallas Observer has come up with a list of 6 People To Avoid at the Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade.    Read it as a humorous piece or as a cautionary tale. Either way, don't be surprised if you see your loved ones on here. 
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The first weekend of April should be a good for music fans.

Headliners have been announced for the March Madness Music Festival, a free show taking place at the former site of Reunion Arena. Performances by the Killers, fun., Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean, and will be capped off by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on Sunday night.

The 3-day festival will be a first-come, first-serve event, so consider yourself forewarned. It starts at 4 p.m. Friday and continues all day Saturday, when the NCAA Tournament semifinal games will be broadcast live. They'll close out Sunday night. The title game is that Monday.

The line-up is listed below and subject to change. Get more details at the March Madness Music Festival website.

Friday, April 4 - AT&T…
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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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