dallas: 2018 Fourth of July Fireworks in Dallas, Texas!! - 06/22/18 07:25 AM
 
Here's a guide to some of the best fireworks shows and other events in Dallas-Fort Worth in 2018:
 
 
Allen USA Celebration at Celebration Park - June 30
This is a free event that starts at 4 p.m.
 
 
Frisco Freedom Fest at Toyota Stadium - July 4
The fireworks will launch from Toyota Stadium, after 7:30 p.m.
 
 
Kaboom Town at Addison Circle Park - July 3
Admission is free but traffic in and out of Addison is going to be hectic. Capacity is going to be limited, so try to show up early. The show begins around 9:30 p.m..
 
 
Red, White, and BOOM! at Craig Ranch … (1 comments)

dallas: DALLAS, TX - New Year's Eve celebrations 2017 - 12/31/17 12:09 PM
Midnight Fireworks at Reunion Tower
Reunion Tower will host a festival with fireworks at midnight. The fireworks show will last eight minutes and include 4,000 pyrotechnic special effects.For more details see the below:
http://dallas.culturemap.com/eventdetail/reunion-tower-presents-nye-fireworks/
 
Party at Red Jacket Night Club
Where: Red Jacket Night Club — 3606 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX When: Dec. 31, 2017 — No cover before 10:00 p.m. For more details see the below:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/issanewyear2018-new-years-eve-party-tickets-41015313908
 
New Year with AC Hotel by Marriott
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. No entry fee, but $5 valet 1712 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75201 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ac-lounges-neighborhood-new-years-eve-tickets-41225895764?aff=es2
 
DART To Offer Free Rides On New Year's Eve:
 https://patch.com/texas/dallas-ftworth/dart-offer-free-rides-new-years-eve
  
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR!  MAY 2018 BRING … (5 comments)

dallas: What Home Buyers Really Need to Know - 12/13/17 04:46 PM
In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation, the Fed Committee decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate from 1.25 to 1.5 percent.   It is also projected that the Fed Fund Rate will increase three more times in 2018.    The Fed Fund Rate is the short-term rate that banks borrow from each other overnight.   The Fed Fund Rate has an indirect correlation to Mortgage interest rates.  This increase was expected and the market had already priced in the increase over the past 30 days.
 
What does this mean to home buyers?     The average mortgage interest … (9 comments)

dallas: Tarrant County - August 2017 Housing Market Statistic - 09/28/17 08:29 AM

 
Tarrant County continues to be a hot seller’s market.  Sales price continues to climb with median sales price increased almost 11% in August 2017 and year to date median sales price increased more than 12%.  Days on the market is about one month. Closed sales in August 2017 dipped a little by 0.5% compared to August 2016 but year to date closed sales increased almost 2%.
 
If you are looking to sell or purchase real estate in Tarrant County, I'm honored to have the opportunity to assist you. 
 
*Information taken from Ntreis
 
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dallas: Cityline – Richardson, Texas - 09/09/17 05:43 PM
Cityline is a convenient urban living in Richardson, Texas.  It’s located near highway 75 and President George Bush Toll Road.  It offers 2.6M square feet of office fully occupied, 3000 residential units and hotel rooms,  many restaurants, outdoor plazas, yoga, live music, and more.  Everything that you need is within walking distance.  However, if you ever need public transportation it is serviced by DART Rail System at City Line Bush Station. It also the home of State Farms massive campus, Texas Health, and more.  Cityline continues to grow as major companies continue moving into the area and people wanting convenient living.
If … (3 comments)

dallas: Beware of those phone scams - 09/03/17 04:05 PM
A few months ago I received a recorded phone message stating that I owe taxes to the IRS and that the IRS will arrest or sue me if I don’t pay them.  I was not happy receiving that phone message because I know I owe the IRS nothing!  So I looked up the IRS phone number and called them.  Sure enough, the IRS didn’t call and leave a threatening message.   In fact, the IRS will never call us with a threat or demand to pay anything using any type of cards or wire transfer. Usually if we owe any taxes the … (8 comments)

dallas: Harvey Relief Efforts - 08/29/17 03:39 PM
If you want to help people affected by hurricane Harvey, the following are a few of the charities collecting donations:
 
American Red Cross
To make a financial donation, visit the their website at:
https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey?scode=RSG00000E017&utm_campaign=Harvey&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI--_x6rr91QIV0rbACh2powvKEAAYASAAEgJyKPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CPH-jvG8_dUCFYNsAQodgdkOjg
or call 1.800.RED CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation for those in need.
 
Catholic Charities of USA
To make a financial donation, visit https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/CCUSADISASTER
 
Global Giving
To make a financial donation, visit https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-harvey-relief-fund/
or text HARVEY to 80100 to donate $10 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
 
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible donations. The fund is administered by the Greater Houston … (7 comments)

dallas: Did you know? - 08/18/17 07:22 AM
 
A LOT IN A FEW - Of the 524 bank failures that have occurred in the USA during the 10 years ending 6/30/17, more than half have occurred in just 4 states.  51% of the total bank failures (269) have taken place in Georgia (92), Florida (72), Illinois (65) and California (40).  9 US states had zero bank failures in the last 10 years (source: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation).  
 
CUT IN HALF - There were 6.98 million out-of-work Americans as of 7/31/17.  There were 14.60 million out-of-work Americans as of 7/31/09 (source: Department of Labor).   
 
GETTING PAID IN DIFFERENT WAYS - … (0 comments)

dallas: Free Things to Do in Dallas Fort Worth Part 4 - 07/31/17 01:32 PM
Grapevine Botanical Garden
 
It’s a great park with trails, streams, ponds, sitting areas and hundreds of varieties of plants for viewing.
http://www.grapevinetxonline.com/botanical-gardens/
 
 
Towne Lake Recreation Area
 
108 acres with sand volleyball courts, fishing pier, hike and bike trail, and more
http://www.mckinneytexas.org/912/Towne-Lake-Recreation-Area
 
 
Southfork Ranch
 
The Legendary Southfork Ranch, made famous by the Ewing Family in the television series Dallas!
http://www.southforkranch.com/
 
Freedman’s Cemetery and Memorial
 
Memorial that honors freed slaves who lived in the cultural, social and economic center of the African American community in early Texas.
 
http://www.texasescapes.com/Cemeteries/Dallas-TX-Freedmans-Cemetery.htm
 
 
Dallas Arts District
 
If you like arts this is one of the places you want to visit!
http://www.dallasartsdistrict.org/
 
 
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dallas: Free Things to do in Dallas Fort Worth - Part 3 - 07/10/17 09:32 PM
Thanksgiving Square
Enjoy art and architecture at Thanks-Giving Square
http://www.thanksgiving.org/thanks-giving-square/visit
 
 
Bishop Art District
Home to over 60 independent boutiques, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and art galleries, making it one of Dallas' most unique neighborhoods.
http://www.bishopartsdistrict.com/home
 
 
Swiss Avenue Historic District
Take a walk through history!
http://www.sahd.org/
 
 
US Department of Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Learn about money without paying any money.
https://www.moneyfactory.gov/fortworthtxtours.html
 
 
Mary Kay Museum
The museum showcases the many accomplishments and innovative business ideas of Mary Kay.
http://www.marykaymuseum.com/highlights.aspx
 
 
 
 
 
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dallas: Addison - Kaboom Town Fourth of July Celebration - 07/03/17 03:10 PM
One of the biggest and most famous fireworks for Fourth of July celebration is in Addison. It's called the Kaboom Town. The Event Entrance is located at the corner of Quorum Dr. and Addison Circle Dr. There will be some road closures so come early. Picnics are welcome but as always, there will be lots of food and beverage vendors on site to satisfy any craving.

Event schedule as follows:
5:30pm - 36th Infantry Division Band
7:15pm - Addison Airport Air Show, Feat. Cavanaugh Flight Museum
8pm - The Dallas Winds
9:35pm - Fireworks, Presented by Methodist Hospital for Surgery
10pm - Emerald City after … (6 comments)

dallas: Little Elm - May 2017 Statistic - 06/25/17 08:10 PM
Little Elm is a city next to Frisco, Texas.  It is experiencing a tremendous amount of growth because of its convenience and close proximity to Frisco. Also on average the houses are more affordable than Frisco.
The below is May 2017 single family residential statistic for Little Elm:
 
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dallas: Plano Homes - Kings Ridge as of June 19, 2017 - 06/20/17 08:52 AM
Active Homes in Plano – Kings Ridge subdivision as of June 19, 2017:
 
Information taken from Ntreis/MLS.
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dallas: Free Things to Do in Dallas Fort Worth - Part 2 - 06/17/17 12:06 PM
Ever wonder what to do for free in Dallas Fort Worth?  Check out the below and click on the link for more info.
 
Katy Trail Dallas
Come and enjoy the trail!
http://katytraildallas.org
 
 
Founder’s Plaza
Offering views of many types of aircraft take off and land.
https://www.dfwairport.com/founders
 
 
 
Santa Fe Trail
The scenic trail runs between White Rock Lake, Deep Ellum and Fair Park.
https://www.traillink.com/trail/santa-fe-trail-(dallas)/
 
 
 
Belo Garden
A garden in the heart of downtown.  More than 75% of the species in the garden are native to Texas.
http://www.belogarden.com/
 
 
 
Dallas Museum of Art
Artwork from around the globe!
https://www.dma.org/visit
 
 
 
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dallas: Collin County - April 2017 Statistic - 05/28/17 08:57 AM
Collin County is the fastest growing county in Dallas Fort Worth with median sales price on the rise since 2012. 
 
 
*Data taken from Ntreis 
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dallas: Free Things to Do in Dallas Fort Worth Area - Part 1 - 05/09/17 09:51 AM
Ever wonder what to do for free in Dallas Fort Worth?  Check out the below and click on the link for more info.
 
White Rock Lake
See downtown Dallas from the water’s side.
www.whiterocklake.org
 
 
Klyde Warren Park
Family fun at the park.
www.klydewarrenpark.org
 
 
Reverchon Park
Enjoy the view or do some yoga.
www.reverchonparkfriends.com
 
 
Main Street Garden Park
Nature in downtown Dallas.
http://www.mainstreetgarden.org/
 
 
Fort Worth Water Gardens
Architectural feast for the eyes.
https://www.fortworth.com/things-to-do/attractions/fort-worth-water-gardens/
 
 
Stockyards National Historic District
Watch those horns!
http://www.fortworthstockyards.org/
 
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