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Downtown Fort Worth

Named the best downtown in the nation by livability.com, Fort Worth is proud that it has one of the safest, cleanest, and most walkable urban areas to be found anywhere.

Sundance Square

In the heart of downtown is this 35-block entertainment and shopping district with its beautifully restored buildings next to glittering skyscrapers and whimsical water fountains. You’ll find a wide variety of shops, restaurants, galleries and performance venues. The Sundance Square Plaza hosts exciting events, annual programs, live music and theater, art festivals and more memorable happenings.

Bass Performance Hall

Known for its magnificent architecture, the towering

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how to become a realtor real estate agent dallas texas

Becoming a Realtor/Real Estate Agent in Dallas Texas requires several steps.  Within this article, I will do my best to guide you along the path with the least amount of fluff while truthfully explaining all of the steps within the process as described by a Realtor and Broker with over a decade of experience in the business (me).  If you are a person in another state, most of this article will probably apply to you as well since most states have very similar state laws governing real estate licenses and license holders.  However, if you are in another state besides Texas, please contact your state board with any real estate related questions with regards to obtaining a real estate license within that particular state.

Things we are going to cover

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moving to dallas texas

If you are moving to Dallas Texas and need to know about the area, the area's best places to live and what you can expect to do in the area. This article will attempt to address what it is like to move to Dallas.

#1 Styles of Living

Dallas homes offer several different, yet popular, styles of living with the area.  There are contemporary and modern homes, Craftsman style homes, Tudor style homes, Mediterranean style homes, Loft style condos, normal condos in Dallas and high rise condos.

Contemporary & Modern Homes

Most contemporary and modern homes will be found in the following areas of Dallas - Kessler Park, North Oak Cliff, Highland Park, University Park, North Dallas, Northwest Dallas and East Dallas.  The reason that contemporary

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upcoming events in dallas arts district

Spanning nineteen blocks and sixty-eight acres is the largest urban arts district in the country. It's known as the Dallas Arts District, and it's located right in the heart of downtown Dallas.

It's home to museums, performing arts centers, and more, which means there are plenty of happenings in the Dallas Arts District throughout the year.

Here are some you won't want to miss:

Gershwin's Greatest Hits 

On January 22-24, head to the Meyerson Symphony Center to hear the Dallas Symphony Orchestra perform some of Gershwin's most popular songs such as Cuban Overture and Lullaby. The performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

If/Then

Starring Broadway Star Jackie Burns, If/Then is a contemporary Broadway musical that tells the story of living in New

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Are you on the market for a luxury home in Dallas? If so, you have many options. From sprawling estates made for entertaining to lavish penthouses, there’s a luxury home available for every taste and every large-scale budget. The important thing is for you to figure out exactly what type of luxury home you’re going for and how you plan to use it.

Each person’s idea of luxury is different. So you have to think about what constitutes luxury for you. If you have a large family and like the idea of living in relative seclusion, you could go for a sprawling estate of 1-3 acres. But if you like the idea of convenience and being close to the thick of things, a penthouse in an urban area with amazing views might be your thing.

In addition to thinking

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Support Local Farmers and Artisans When You Shop at These Great Farmers Markets

local farmers markets in the dallas areaIf you're looking for things to do in DFW, consider shopping at a farmers market. They've grown in popularity over the last several years, and they are a great way to buy fresh fruits and vegetables along with a unique gift for your best friend's birthday at the same time.

When clients choose to reside in homes and condos near and around the Farmers Market in Dallas, it generally means they are into local, organic grown food and participating in the culture of the ongoing produce sales at the weekly market.  However, there are other local Farmers Markets near Dallas which can also offer visitors good, quality products as well.  Here are some below.

Dallas Farmers

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eatzis merry christmas god bless america

"Merry Christmas!  God Bless America!" -- Had somebody in America not said this a few decades ago, they would have been shunned.  Now days, saying these things mean you are making a political statement to exercise your rights & beliefs to say and believe as you like.  Eatzi's Market, a chain of four local DFW eateries, has done just that this holiday season.  Eatzi's has locations around DFW in Plano, Oak Lawn, Grapevine and Lovers Lane near the Park Cities.

Personally, I have seen these large banners at the Eatzi's Oak Lawn location and the Plano, Texas location.  Whether or not you believe the same as Eatzi's, you have to applaud this private business for shoving aside the political correctness which has seemingly consumed America and openly

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things to do with your dog in dallas

When you leave home, does your dog look at you with sad eyes because he doesn't want to miss out on all the fun? If so, here are some great dog friendly things to do in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Shopping

Half Price Books (Dallas)

Want to buy a book, magazine, CD, or DVD while your out with your pup? Then head to Half Price Books where the two of you can shop as long as you'd like. If you stop by the information desk, your furry friend is likely to receive a belly rub and a tasty treat. 

Wildly (Dallas)

This boutique sells vintage men's and women's clothing, shoes, and handbags along with artwork and gift items made by Texas artists. Wildly has a shop dog named Cowboy who is eagerly waiting to meet your four-legged friend.

Homegrown

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hanaukkah events dallas texas

Upcoming holiday events in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex are too many to list, but we'll try to share some of them with you. Here are some of the Hanukkah events in our area.

Arlington 

On December 8, Chabad of Arlington and the Mid-Cities is going to build a giant Lego menorah. Refreshments will include donuts, latkes, and hot drinks. There will be children's activities and chocolate gelt. Mayor Jeff Williams will light the Hanukkah torch. 

Dallas

The Akiba Academy Choir will be performing at Tom Thumb at Preston and Forest on December 6, at 5:00 pm. The menorah will be lit; refreshments will be provided by Tom Thumb. 

Dallas Galleria will have a 15 foot custom-designed menorah. Rabbi Mendel Dubrawsky of Chabad of Dallas will preside

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typical home maintenance issues

Spring is not the only time when you should be concerned with home maintenance. Maintenance should be performed year round to ensure your home is adequately prepared for each change in season. Getting your home ready for colder weather differs from preparing it for spring, and here are some of the typical home maintenance issues you should be concerned with right now.

Preventing Heat Loss

Prepare your home to be as energy efficient as possible by sealing cracks and the openings around window and door frames by apply caulking or weather stripping as needed. There may be other openings where heat is escaping such as:

  • Around light sockets and electrical outlets
  • The drop-down door near your fold-down attic stairs
  • Your fireplace damper
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