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  • 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  |  1,838 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.


    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.


    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  |  1,907 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..

  • 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  |  2,270 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.
  • What University Park, Texas has to Offer, with Brent Jones

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Dallas, Home Buying in Dallas, Home Selling in Dallas  |  November 5, 2011 4:02 PM  |  1,883 views  |  No comments
    Area specialist, Brent Jones of Nu Home Realty Source, recently spoke regarding real estate sales in University Park- an area that is an inner suburb of Dallas. 

    University Park is Dallas’ best educated city, with 80.5% of the adults in the community possessing a bachelor’s degree or higher.  The median resident age is 31.2 years of age.  The median average household income is $151,418 making University Park the seventh most expensive neighborhood in the United States. 

    University Park homes 8,005 households with over 40 percent of the household having children under the age of 18 living with them.  The school district is the Highland Park Independent School District

    The median home is valued at $738,637.  Between 2000 to 2008 the value of the median priced home has increased by $221,619, making the area even more of an attraction.

    With so many winning factors, Brent claims that the real estate housing market is good in University Park.  He states the  economy is strong and when combined with an exceptional educational level,  a good school district and increasing property values it is a solid combination.

    For those looking for real estate in University Park, Brent claims that with many wonderful neighborhoods in University Park. 

    Neighborhoods include:

    • Volk Estates Neighborhood
    • St. Andrews Place Neighborhood
    • Windsor Place Neighborhood
    • Westminster Place Neighborhood
    • Francis Daniel Park Neighborhood
    • University Height Neighborhood, 
    • Stratford Manor Neighborhood
    • Loma Linda Neighborhood
    • Potomac Park Neighborhood
    • Idlewild Neighborhood
    • Preston Homes Addition
    • University Highlands Neighborhood
    • Armstrong Fairway Neighborhood
    • Highland Park High School Neighborhood
    • SMU Neighborhoods East Neighborhood
    • SMU Neighborhoods West Neighborhood
    • SMU Heights Neighborhood
    • Carat Hills Neighborhood
    • Preston Place Neighborhood

    University Park features many community amenities with a park cities swimming pool, a YMCA and many churches and also shops of Snider Plaza.   Neighborhoods such as St. Andres Place sit directly across from the Dallas Country Club golf course.   With so many wonderful University Park is thriving and residents are finding a unique upper scale lifestyle that is truly one of a kind in the nation.  University Park can be anything from a small home or duplex or a home into the millions of dollars.  There are many estates in University Park that are over 10 million making the area truly breathtaking. 

    This prestigious area definitely has something for everyone with every imaginable price of home.  For those wanting to search the MLS listings, Nu Home Source Realty has each home for sale in University Park listed on their website.  Brent can also be contacted directly through the site.

    Contact Brent Jones on his. Cell #  214-649-4528 or email his at his Email

  • Vickery Place in Dallas Texas

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Dallas, Home Buying in Dallas, Home Selling in Dallas  |  October 13, 2011 9:35 AM  |  1,684 views  |  No comments

    Vickery Place, Dallas Texas is definitely a neighborhood that holds a personality of its own.  The neighborhood is a popular neighborhood and one definitely is providing many Texans with a first-rate lifestyle.

    Vickery Place is located only 4 miles from Downtown Dallas, which makes it close to many amenities.  In the neighborhood itself, there are about 1200 separate household.  The median priced home in the neighborhood is right around $400,000 which definitely makes for an area that offers upscale living. 

    Students in the neighborhood attend schools within the DISD which include Bonham Elementary, Spence Middle and North Dallas High. 

    The community is a thriving community with many different styles of homes to choose from including Craftsman style bungalows and prairie style homes.  The streets are laced with Pecan trees and beautiful shrubs.  It is one of the original suburbs in the city, and one that holds a great deal of history.

    The neighborhood is known to be affordable, beautiful in architect and landscape and the community members to be involved within the community.  For those looking for a unique lifestyle, with a bit of history, Vickery Place is definitely an area that will have many options to offer you in a home.

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  • The Grandeur of Greenland Hills

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in East Dallas, Home Buying in East Dallas, Home Selling in East Dallas  |  October 10, 2011 7:41 PM  |  1,670 views  |  No comments
    Greenland Hills, or “M” Streets, as the neighborhood is also called is a favorite Dallas neighborhood.  The neighborhood has two major streets, McCommas and Monticello, with many minor streets in the neighborhood beginning with “M”.

    The area offers beautiful homes that date back as far as the 1920s.  The homes are outstanding in architect with many of them being Tudor Style design.  The homes have unique features such as stained glass windows, wood floors and acres of beautiful landscaped grounds.

    Of the area, the Tudor Rivival Cottages are very popular and dominate the area.  These homes feature brick with large front porches with an overhead roof. 

    Although the area is one of Dallas’ finer areas, the price range of homes varies greatly.  There are homes that need remodeling that can be picked up for $180,000.  Homes that have already been renovated sell for a bit more and the newer homes range from $650,000 to $750,000.

    The neighborhood is a very affluent neighborhood and is known for a grandeur beauty.  The homes are set in a private setting and streets are lined with beautiful, mature trees. 

    For all generations, Greenland Hills is definitely an area that will be thoroughly enjoyed.

    (C) Copyright, Nu Home Source Realty LLC. All rights reserved

  • Historical Significance and Living in Hollywood Heights of Dallas, Texas

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Hollywood Heights, Home Buying in Hollywood Heights, Home Selling in Hollywood Heights  |  September 22, 2011 7:18 PM  |  1,714 views  |  No comments

    If you are interested in finding a great home in Dallas that carries great historical significance, Hollywood Heights is a great choice to make. The neighborhood is found in East Dallas, just northwest of East Grand Avenue and one of the popular golf courses of the city – Tennison Park Golf Course.

    Hollywood Heights is a great part of a special Dallas conservation district that puts forth the effort needed to ensure that the historic homes of the neighborhood are properly protected and preserved, and is in conjunction with a sister subdivision known as Santa Monica – another top destination for new residents of the metropolis.

    One of the first ever conservation districts of Dallas, Hollywood Heights was developed after two years of fighting to preserve the architectural quality and value of the homes found in the area. Many homes in the neighborhood are Tudor Style homes that were build post WWII. Within the neighborhood is Lindsley Park, which is found very close to White Rock Lake, one of the popular recreational destinations for residents of Dallas and the surrounding areas to Hollywood Heights. The Dallas Arboretum as well as the Botanical Garden is also close by, with Lakewood, another premium neighborhood of Dallas, very near as well.

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