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Life And Real Estate In Dallas' M-Street Neighborhoods

By Ken Lampton | Agent in 75206
  • Dog Day Afternoon At Flagpole Hill

    Posted Under: General Area in Dallas, Quality of Life in Dallas, Parks & Recreation in Dallas  |  June 8, 2013 6:10 AM  |  1,881 views  |  No comments



    What:  Dog Day Afternoon
    When:  June 8, 2013, 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m.
    Where: Flag Pole Hill

    Lakewood and M-Street residents spend a Dog Day Afternoon at White Rock's Flagpole Hill.

    It is the largest festival in Dallas celebrating dogs and the people who love them!

    Presented by Pet Supplies "Plus", this free event has unique vendors, free goodie bags, K9 contests for trophies and prizes, a free pet psychic, an alumni parade, food truck vendors, face painting, Pet CPR Demos, an "Ask the Trainer" tent, a pooch kissing booth, adorable adoptable animals, and lots of free parking!

    Come on out, bring the family, and the family dog to enjoy a dog day afternoon!

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    Ken Lampton, RE/MAX About Dallas
    CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
    CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert)
    The Expert on Dallas M-Street / Lakewood Homes
    www.m-street-dallas.com




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  • Come Make A Splash At Tietze Park Swimming Pool

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Dallas, Parks & Recreation in Dallas, In My Neighborhood in Dallas  |  May 30, 2013 8:51 AM  |  2,103 views  |  No comments



    Tietze Park Swimming Poll in Dallas' M Street AreaSummer is here!  And school is almost out! Remember the excitement those words stirred up when you were a kid?  No more homework-—just lazy sun-filled days ahead ,with plenty of opportunities to meet friends at the neighborhood swimming pool.

     

    Our own neighborhood swimming pool at Tietze Park—a favorite with kids in the M-Street and Lakewood neighborhoods—will be in operation on June 15. Hours run from 1 PM to 8 PM on Mondays thru Thursdays.
     
    Tietze Park is located at 6115 Llano Avenue at the corner of Llano and Skillman. Just look for those two big "reclining" bois d' arc trees. The park is a beautiful green space with a big picnic gazebo, tennis courts, picnic tables, playground equipment and baseball diamonds. Come on over and enjoy it this summer!


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    Ken Lampton, RE/MAX About Dallas
    CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
    CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert)
    The Expert on Dallas M-Street / Lakewood Homes
    www.m-street-dallas.com




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  • The Dallas International Festival Is Today At Fair Park

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Dallas, Entertainment & Nightlife in Dallas, In My Neighborhood in Dallas  |  May 25, 2013 1:16 PM  |  2,130 views  |  No comments



    I've been to the Dallas International Festival twice in the past, and I can tell you with authority that this event is a great way to spend a few hours on this Memorial Day weekend. Take your children, because in this globally connected world we need to appreciate the cultures of other people on other continents. The Festival offers food, music, and dancing from all over the world.

    Check out the schedule of events at the festival website:

    http://www.dfwinternational.org/DallasInternationalFestival/ .

    This year's festival is being held in the Centennial Building at Fair Park. If you live here in the M-Streets or in Lakewood, you are in luck—you can take the DART rail from Mockingbird Station and arrive in Fair Park in 20 minutes. Avoid the hassles of Parking!




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    Ken Lampton, RE/MAX About Dallas
    CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
    The Expert on Dallas M-Street / Lakewood Homes
    www.m-street-dallas.com

     

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  • Buy A Treat—Support Robert E. Lee Elementary School

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Dallas, Schools in Dallas, In My Neighborhood in Dallas  |  May 20, 2013 4:19 PM  |  2,077 views  |  No comments

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    Subway Shop in Lakewood / M Street Area of Dallas, TexasWhat:  Charity Promotion At TCBY And Subway

    When:  Wed., May 22, 5:00 p.m. - close

    Where:  Corner of Mockingbird Lane and Abrams Rd.

     

     

    A sandwich and a yogurt!  Sound good?  Not only does it taste good, it is a great way for M-Street and Lower Greenville families to support Robert E. Lee Elementary School.

     

    10% of the sales on Wednesday evening at Subway and TCBY will be donated to Friends of Robert E. Lee Elementary School fund.

     

    Friends of Lee is the branch of the nonprofit Woodrow Foundation dedicated to raising funds to meet tangible educational needs at Robert E. Lee Elementary. All administrative and legal services of the foundation have been donated by cornerstone members and business partners so any funds raised go directly to meet the educational needs of the students.

     

    Join your neighbors for a flavor-filled evening and support one of our great M-Street neighborhood schools.


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    Ken Lampton, RE/MAX About Dallas
    CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
    The Expert on Dallas M-Street / Lakewood Homes
    www.m-street-dallas.com



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  • Case-Shiller Index Reports Rising Prices Nationwide

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Dallas  |  May 17, 2013 8:40 AM  |  1,691 views  |  No comments

    The latest CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index report was released on May 17. According to the report, home prices are projected to increase 3.9 percent per year between the fourth quarter of 2012 and the fourth quarter of 2017. Prices rose 7.3 percent in 2012, the strongest rate of appreciation in almost seven years.

    Case Shiller Index - Chart 5/16/2013

    Markets that were hit hardest by the housing crash have seen striking increases in sales prices.

    Dr. David Stiff, chief economist for CoreLogic Case-Shiller, says, "We expect strong buying activity this spring will lead to stabilization of home prices in most lagging markets, resulting in rising home prices in nearly every metro area by the end of 2013.

    Luckily for those of us in Dallas, and particularly those of us in Lakewood and the M Streets, we are leading the real estate industry in this recovery.

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    Ken Lampton, RE/MAX About Dallas
    CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
    The Expert on Dallas M-Street / Lakewood Homes
    www.m-street-dallas.com


     

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  • Visionary Women Luncheon

    Posted Under: Quality of Life, In My Neighborhood  |  May 16, 2013 2:58 PM  |  1,702 views  |  No comments

    Ebby Halliday speaks at event in Dallas on May 10, 2013.
    “Do something good for someone every day” is one of the many “rules” that Dallas real estate legend Ebby Halliday lives by—and that “Ebbyism” seemed to capture the theme of Juliette Fowler Communities’ inaugural 2013 Visionary Women Luncheon, honoring Ebby.

     

    More than 500 people gathered in the Trinity Ballroom of the Omni Dallas Hotel, on Friday, May 10 to celebrate Visionary Women and the 120th anniversary of Juliette Fowler.

     

    Juliette Peak Fowler had a dream to provide a loving home for the city’s orphans and widows. Through an estate gift of $4,500, her dream became a reality at 1234 Abrams Road in 1892—today a 24-acre campus of 355 residents.

     

    Fifty years later, another visionary woman, real-estate icon Ebby Halliday, began helping Dallas families find homes. Her entrepreneurship and philanthropic leadership are legendary throughout Texas.

     

    Ebby Halliday came to Dallas in 1938 to sell hats for W. A. Greene Department store, which was located downtown in the Wilson building across from Neiman Marcus.  It was when developer Clint Murchison asked, “If she could sell those crazy hats, why couldn’t she sell his houses (which weren’t selling)?” that she began a career in real estate.

     

    And what a career it has been!  In 1963, Ebby Haliday was the first woman ever to receive the Texas Realtor of the Year Award. In 2005, she received the Horatio Alger Award for Overcoming Adversity to Achieve Success, and in 2012, the Dallas Independent School District named an elementary school in her honor.

     

    Juliette Fowler President and CEO Sabrina Porter announced that Juliette Fowler is now called Juliette Fowler Communities.  Fowler offers residential and assisted living for varying levels of needs. It is a community within the Lakewood community, giving people of all ages choices, community and connection.  photo by Kim Leeson.


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    Ken Lampton, RE/MAX About Dallas
    CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
    The Expert on Dallas M-Street / Lakewood Homes
    www.m-street-dallas.com



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  • Another Good Person From The Lakewood / M Street Area

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Dallas County, Schools in Dallas County, In My Neighborhood in Dallas County  |  May 10, 2013 12:01 PM  |  2,185 views  |  1 comment


    Matt Tolentino wailing on the saxophone in Dallas, Texas.Maybe I shouldn't brag, but my friend Matt Tolentino is proof to me of the special nature of this Lakewood/M Street neighborhood I call home.

    Matt is a product of
    Woodrow Wilson High School, where the teachers nurtured his rare musical talent. He's a fine musician, a saxophonist extraordinaire, and the entrepreneur who put together The Singapore Slingers.

    Speaking of The Singapore Slingers, let me remind you they will be playing at Dallas Heritage Village on May 18 during the
    History With A Twist event.

    Ladies, bob your hair and dust off your flapper outfit. Gentlemen, pull out your boater hats and two-tone wingtip shoes.Then come on down to
    Dallas Heritage Village for a lot of music and fun (and a couple of cocktails).





    My hat is off to Matt on his birthday. Here he is playing the banjo while his lovely wife, Danielle dances the Charleston.


    Thank you, Jacki Santini, for putting together this video!

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    Ken Lampton, RE/MAX About Dallas
    CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
    The Expert on Dallas M-Street / Lakewood Homes
    www.m-street-dallas.com

    Doing the LOHoP?
    It will be fun for you.


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