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By Mike Pannell | Broker in Fort Worth, TX
  • M Streets, Dallas, Texas

    Posted Under: General Area in Dallas, Quality of Life in Dallas, Home Buying in Dallas  |  December 15, 2012 2:57 PM  |  1,481 views  |  No comments
    M Street is a neighborhood in Dallas that comprises the area from White Rock Lake to the business district. M Streets homes provides you and your family with an exciting lifestyle featuring culture, outdoor recreation, exciting unique shopping and an array of dining experiences. Sometimes considered edgy, the excitement of this neighborhood is profound and beckons to all.

    Community

    The M Streets are a special place to call home; culture abounds in the nearby Arts District, where residents can visit the Morton Meyerson Symphony Hall, the Dallas Museum of Art and Sculpture garden, Windspear Opera House, The CityArts Festival, and much more. Outdoor cafes, the movies at Mockingbird Station, shopping at Highland Park Village and the fun of downtown are all part of living here. Neighbors gather on the front porch in this friendly community. Close to the central business district, this community offers ease of transportation as well as a fun lifestyle.

    Recreation

    Enjoy nearby White Rock Lake for hiking trails and fabulous biking as well as water sports and boating. A short distance from the neighborhood, White Rock Lake is considered a jewel of the city.

    The Schools

    Children here attend school as part of the DISD, which includes James Fannin Elementary, Lipscomb Elementary, Robert E. Lee Elementary, James Bonham Elementary and Dallas Can Academy. Private schools include St. Thomas Aquinas School. Private schools can be found nearby.

    Real Estate

    One can find fine town house living as well as single family residences among the homes for sale here. Housing choices in the neighborhood include properties from the 1920s and include Craftsman Bungalows, Tudors, Mediterranean Revival, Colonial Revival and more contemporary homes built after World War II. The ambiance of the past makes the M Streets a charming place to live, and the convenient location and excitement nearby adds to the appeal. Homes for sale here now are affordable and a great investment in lifestyle as well as family living. As a popular neighborhood in the city, all the convenience, amenities and fun of urban living can be found in M Street real estate. Explore the diverse selection of outstanding properties now.
  • Florida Investor Purchases Foreclosed North Dallas Condos

    Posted Under: General Area in Dallas, Home Buying in Dallas, Foreclosure in Dallas  |  October 11, 2012 5:59 AM  |  1,574 views  |  No comments

    The Sorrento condos, built in 2006 in North Dallas, were bought by a real estate investor based in Florida. The buyer, who now owns all the unsold condo units in the North Dallas building, is said to own a luxury hotel, apartment holdings, and resort properties across the US.

    Galic-Sorrento LLC deeded the fifty nine unsold units in the Sorrento condo building on Turtle Creek Blvd. situated north of Northwest Highway. In July, the company foreclosed on the condo building after the Florida investor took over the debt on the remaining units from the lender, Compass Bank.

    Read more about the Sorrenton Condos in Dallas Texas..

  • The Museum Tower – Exemplary Living

    Posted Under: General Area in Dallas County, Home Buying in Dallas County, In My Neighborhood in Dallas County  |  June 1, 2012 8:14 PM  |  1,663 views  |  No comments
    The Museum Tower, located in Dallas’ Arts District, is a prestigious residence the offers an impeccable lifestyle. The units are richly priced and start at $1 million.  This is an upper scale residence, with beautiful panoramic views, exquisite amenities and services, and properties that feature outstanding comforts and conveniences. 

    The luxury high rise tower is 42 stories high, nearly all glass and features nine separate floor plans that range from 1,450 to 8,700 sq. ft.  The units are exquisite with floor to ceiling glass, one two and three bedroom interiors, outdoor terraces and direct access elevators.

    The Museum Tower is in the heart of the Arts District.  Personal service is part of the package and residents will enjoy personalized services from a specialized staff.  The lifestyle could not be finer with cooking classes from the project’s culinary ambassador, Stephen Pyles, or have the Tower staff stock your fridge with his fine cuisines.  The property has first rate amenities that include an in house Wellness Director and area for yoga and Pilates, an outdoor lap pool, a fitness center equipped with free weights and a fantastic spa.  Each occupant of the Museum Tower’s is also offered personalized concierge from Neiman Marcs Downtown.

    Interiors are magnificent, with gourmet kitchens that feature large islands and granite slab countertops, ventilated to the outside, designer cabinetry and stainless steel GE appliances.  Bathrooms are just as remarkable with custom stone vanities in travertine, granite or marble. Upgrades such as extensive walk in closets, brushed nickel hardware and plumbing fixtures and custom mirrors with decorator sconce lighting, are found in each unit.  Master baths are equipped with a roman soaking tub. 

    Finishing touches include reserved garage parking, full size washer and dryer, versatile track lighting, custom oak hardwood flooring, solar window shades and high speed Internet. 

    For residents with school aged children, the Dallas Independent School District provides public education.  The Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts is also located in the Arts District.  Schools include the Hope Medrano Elementary School, the Sam Houston Elementary School, North Dallas High School, and Thomas J. Rusk Middle School. 

    The Museum Tower is modern and simply immaculate, from the exterior to the interiors.  Residents are offered one of the finest lifestyles in Dallas.  Comfort, elegance, modern amenities and personalized service are all what makes such a fabulous property and a wonderful home for residents of Dallas.
  • Downtown Fort Worth is bustling with activity

    Posted Under: General Area in Fort Worth, Home Buying in Fort Worth, Home Selling in Fort Worth  |  May 18, 2012 6:57 PM  |  1,696 views  |  No comments
    If you are looking to experience a quickly growing metropolitan area that is always bustling with life, Fort Worth is the place to own a home. Home to some of the best night life in the country, downtown Fort Worth features hundreds of clubs housing some of the top performers and entertainers in the country. If you are looking to paint the town red, Fort Worth is the perfect area for you. The city also boasts many great shops tailoring to any need you might have. The great restaurants in the downtown area serve cuisine from all over the world.

    Fort Worth, Texas is one of the fastest growing cities within Texas. It features many notable suburbs, and is located closely to Dallas as well. Young professions particularly love this area, as there is always something going on or something to do. More Texans are choosing to call Fort Worth home, especially with the increasingly growing real estate market. The expanding population and demand for housing has inspired a great deal of construction of new homes and Apartment complexes in the downtown area.

    The increasing demand for housing has created great competition for pricing in the real estate sector. This is good news for potential buyers looking to buy their home in downtown Fort Worth. Affordable housing starts in the low hundred thousands, while penthouses and mansions spring into the millions of dollars. There are living accommodations for all types of salary ranges. As such the city is constructed of a diverse population, adding to its character and charm. The down town area is truly unique in the style and construction the city has become.

    If you are on the fringe about the location for your new home, realtors, magazines, and Texans all agree, Forth Worth is the hottest city to live in Texas. The museums, bars, venues, and other activities are all apart of what makes this city so great. But even more important is the culture. The locals are friendly and nice, embracing the Texas hospitality we are all so familiar with.  Spend a weekend in Downtown Fort Worth and see just what this city has to offer you or your family. With finance rates being at all time lows, now is the perfect time to upgrade your living situation in a great location. Speak with a realtor, and find out what homes are best suited for you!

    By Nu Home Source Realty LLC Copyrighted... Fort Worth Real Estate
  • Discover South Lake, the perfect Texas area for your home

    Posted Under: General Area in Fort Worth, Home Buying in Fort Worth, Home Selling in Fort Worth  |  May 14, 2012 5:56 PM  |  1,736 views  |  No comments
    This extremely wealthy suburb of the Dallas and Fort Worth Real Estate area is home to almost thirty thousand residents, all competing for their piece of the American dream. Purchasing a home is a big decision in anyone’s life. Real estate in South Lake is one of the most expensive places to live in Texas, making your decision and even bigger choice. If you are looking for luxury, large homes, and plenty of amenities, it is time to examine just what South Lake has to offer.

    The grand lakes that surround this town provide the ultimate scenic location to own a home. The lakes provide a wealth of outdoor activities to keep you cool and entertained during the beautiful Texas summers. Avid fishermen take advantage of the numerous lakes, and the younger demographic enjoy the lakes for wakeboarding as well as jet skiing. Enthusiastic hikers love the hundred of trails that lead them through the great Texas outdoors. This beautiful town has something for any individual who loves Mother Nature, and has a desire for exploration.

    If you are a shopaholic, the town offers a wealth of small locally owned businesses. Furthermore, being so close to the city also presents many more mainstream stores. Living in a suburb has all the advantages of living in the heart of the city, while residing in a quieter and more peaceful environment. The downtown area of Fort Worth also hosts a wide variety of entertainment for all age groups. Museums, parks, and arcades lend their excitement to the youth. While exceptional restaurants and bars tailor towards the older crowd at night.

    Everyone loves luxury, comfort, and happiness. All of which are core values that encompass the culture amongst the residents of this Fort Worth Suburb.  We often forget how important the quality of life is affected by your living conditions. If you are looking to improve your life and statue, the first step starts with your home. Take advantage of what South Lake has to offer. Increase the happiness of your life and family by upgrading to the home that satisfies your dreams. There has never been a better time to invest in real estate in the South Lake area.  Stop talking about owning a new home and take action. A better life awaits you in the extravagant suburb of Fort Worth, Texas, in the town of Southlake.
  • Grand Prairie a suburb of Dallas Texas

    Posted Under: General Area in Grand Prairie, Home Buying in Grand Prairie, Property Q&A in Grand Prairie  |  April 2, 2012 6:56 PM  |  3,354 views  |  No comments
    Grand Prairie Texas is a suburb of Dallas Texas. Grand Prairie became incorporated in 1909. Grand Prairie Texas has a long history in the aviation industry, as well as the defense industry. Lockheed Martin, a company that works in aerospace and defense, operates in Grand Prairie. Grand Prairie has become a popular suburb, and although it has no public transportation, it is close to Interstates 20 and 30, and highways 303,180 and 161.

    Residents and tourists alike can enjoy the open air, park like setting of The Shops at Grand Prairie, which is home to Old navy, DSW Shoes, Boarders and Dicks Sporting Goods amongst many others. Also in 1973, Traders Village, a large flea market opened in Grand Prairie. Traders Village has over 3,000 vendors, year round on Saturdays and Sundays. The flea market also has kid’s rides and arcade games on its 161 acre site. Seasonally on Saturdays there is also a Farmers Market/ Market Square in Grand Prairie. At the Farmers Market fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as spices, candles and other goods are sold.

    Grand Prairie also offers many unique dining experiences. Oasis at Joe Pool Lake is a beautiful restaurant in Grand Prairie that offers great southwest style food, live entertainment and a full service bar. Beto’s Mexican Restaurant is a self-proclaimed “hot spot,” for authentic Mexican food in Grand Prairie. Beto’s serves the best in Tex-Mex cuisine.

    Grand Prairie is also home to the minor league baseball team The Grand Prairie Airhogs. The Airhogs play at Quicktrip Park in Grand Prairie. Concerts and other events are held at The Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie. In 1997 Lone Star Park opened. Lone Star Park holds stakes races for thoroughbred horses. Also located in Grand Prairie Texas is the GPX Skate Park and Entertainment center. The GPX Skate Park held both the 2001 and 2002 X games trials. Six Flags over Texas, an amusement park and family fun center is also located close to Grand Prairie, in Arlington Texas.

    Grand Prairie is also home to a charming downtown area that offers more dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities. The Uptown Theatre, a classic 1950’s venue which has been restored, is located in downtown Grand Prairie. The Uptown Theatre is a host to many concerts, and musicals, and has even been used as a wedding venue. Downtown Grand Prairie is also the site for many events like the Run for Shelter 5K and 1 Mile Bunny Hop and The Main Street Festival.

    Tourists and guests can stay in one of the many hotels that Grand Prairie offers. Hotels in Grand Prairie include a Holiday Inn Express, a Comfort Inn, and the beautiful Hyatt Place Dallas/Grand Prairie.

  • Downtown Dallas and What It Has to Offer

    Posted Under: General Area in Dallas, Home Buying in Dallas, Property Q&A in Dallas  |  February 22, 2012 6:20 PM  |  1,871 views  |  No comments
    Downtown Dallas is a popular residence for many young professionals, and for those that enjoy a vibrant lifestyle.  The area features many trendy residential lofts and the urban lifestyle is unmatched by many areas in Dallas.  The convenience is unmatched, and residents are able to walk nearly everywhere, including to and from work, stopping at the laundry on the way home, or the local watering hole, walk to the grocery store, and community amenities. 

    Most dwellings in the community have only one or two bedrooms and the median age of residents is 30 years old.  Luxury high rises, apartments, condos and lofts are in the thousands and thousands more are in development. 

    The area features many districts, which include: 

    Downtown Dallas

    Downtown Dallas is at the heart of Dallas city. The No1. tourist destination in Texas. Downtown encompasses eight key Districts which are full of life though some of them go to sleep early, each District forms a hub for some specific activity including but not limited to commercial and residential.

    The following Districts are found in Downtown:

    The Art District

    This is the home of fine and performing arts in Dallas. Live performances are what you will find here. Some of the renowned threat groups in the world perform in this District; here you will also find well known artists displaying their wares. It is the home for the Crow Collection of Asian, Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Art and Nasher Sculpture Center. This is basically an entertainment District.

    City Center District

    It is strategically located offering an ideal commercial step up. The District is home to notable structures like Bryan Towers and Thanks giving square. It is majorly a commercial District.

    Convention Center District

    Located to the south of Downtown Dallas and well endowed with high quality entertainment spots. The District is connected with a good rail network and road network. It major attractions are Dallas Convention Center and Pioneer Plaza.

    Farmers Market District

    This is the home to the Farmers Market in Dallas, where fresh farm produce is sold. The market allows three kinds of sellers to conduct their business, namely local farmers, produce and wholesale dealers.

    Government District

    Most government offices are found here. This is where the Dallas City Hall, the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library are to be found. Additionally the United States Bankruptcy, Magistrate Courts and United States Attorney office are also housed in this District. It is basically a commercial District.

    Main Street District

    Historically it has been the center of Dallas city. It is the commercial hub of Dallas city that is interspersed with residential estates.

    Reunion District

    Home to the Reunion Arena and Reunion Tower, which is found on the west of Downtown. The District is well developed with a good network of roads and railway system. There are commuter trains, and regional trains that take you across the state of Texas.

    West End Historic District

    One of the oldest Districts of the city of Dallas which hosts some of the most popular hotels, and restaurants, offering a fantastic nightlife.

    All the districts of the city have zones that have been set aside for schools and other social amenities. Your will definitely find a school that is close to your home that fits your description of an ideal school for you child.
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