Spotlight – Farmers Branch

Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

13th Stop: Farmers Branch

Farmers Branch is an extraordinary community with a small-town feel and big-city convenience. The City’s safe neighborhoods, 28 parks, state-of-the-art recreational facilities and world-class businesses make Farmers Branch a great place to work or play.

A city of only 12.1 square miles and a population of 31,000 residents, Farmers Branch is bordered by 635 Expressway to the south, I-35 to west, the Dallas North Tollway to the east, and Beltline road to the north. The geographical core of the City is largely residential with businesses surrounding the borders. With businesses attributing to 80% of the tax base, Farmers Branch residents are able to enjoy one of the lower city tax rates in Dallas County while still benefiting from high quality services and public safety.

World-class arts, shopping and great schools, plus a big-business boom and lower business tax rates are just a few of the features that make Farmers Branch the ideal place to live, work, and play.

The park-like setting of the city of Farmers Branch isn’t just about majestic trees, rose gardens and playgrounds. The peaceful, protected feeling evoked within the boundaries of the city is anchored by the pride of the various city services dedicated to protecting the health, safety and welfare of the families living in and visiting the area.

For more information about Farmers Branch and other communities within our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142.

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Great Idea’s for Dad! Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide

Need some great ideas for Dad?  Don’t worry – here are some FAB ideas!

Need some information on our great Dallas Metro….Just call – let’s chat!  214.769.2142

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Dads are the best. So celebrate this Father’s Day by giving thoughtful, one-of-a-kind gifts to show your love and appreciation to all the dads, fathers, pops and papas in your life.

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Art of Shaving Gift Card

Now dad can appreciate a barber spa and relax while getting a fresh, new Royal or Traditional Shave at any The Art of Shaving location.

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Boardroom Salon Membership

No more excuses to avoid a haircut. With this annual membership, your dad will enjoy unlimited personal consultations, precision neck shaving, energizing shampoo and conditioner, tailored cuts and finishing-touch styling.

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Temperature Control Travel Mug

Now dad can enjoy his coffee or tea at the perfect temperature all the time. This travel-friendly mug allows dad to set his preferred drink temperature, then maintains it, so his coffee or tea tastes perfect from first sip to last drop.

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Fizzics Waytap Beer System

For beer-loving dads, this is the most compact and portable way to discover the magic behind every variety of beer by improving the body, texture and concentration of aromatics.

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Smart Watch

The classic gift with top-of-the-line technology. Get your dad up to speed with the latest trend and keep him connected with ease.

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Wood Burning CampStove

Camping with dad will never be the same with this fantastic Wood Burning CampStove that helps cook meals faster, is simple to set up and creates energy to charge your phone or any USB device at the same time.

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Hybrid Kamado Grill 

Best dads deserve the best grill. This ceramic model from Icon allows for cooking with charcoal or gas and its domed shape creates an ideal environment for grilling, searing, baking, smoking and slow cooking — so dad always enjoys perfectly delicious barbecue.

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Outside the Box

And for dads who already have everything, why not gift him a truly incredible experience? From beach getaways and concert tickets to sporting events, any dad would love a unique gift that maybe doesn’t fit in the average box.

If we failed to hit the spot, hopefully we’ve inspired some creative gift ideas for that special man in your life. But you better hurry, dad’s special day is just around the corner.

Things TO DO in the D.FW this Memorial Day Weekend AND Did you hear the News…The Future is Bright for the Ebby Halliday Companies

Things To Do In Dallas This Memorial Day Weekend…

Or just call us – we can tell you all about the Great things happening around town: 214.769.2142

Justin Timberlake, fireworks, and hotel pool parties.

Thursday, May 24

Ijeoma Oluo‘s straightforward, elegant guidance on race provides memorizable answers to Frequently Asked Questions Most Often Posed By White People. She’s at Wild Detectives tonight as part of the Women Galore series. (When the only white, male-identifying person under 40 in sight is the lead programmer’s boyfriend— the scene at Wild Detectives Tuesday when the house was mostly full— it means more of those dudes should come out and bring their friends.) Here’s some of Oluo’s work for The Guardian, under titles like How Should White People Talk About Kanye West?

Re-up from TTD This Week: The Alexa Dialogues is the latest show picked for a short run by AT&T’s Elevator Project, a joint partnership between the venue and the city of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs. It’s been anticipated by many who’ve been tracking the mysterious experiments of Therefore, a performance art group based in Dallas that focuses technology, multimedia, and a kind of post-dystopia. The show opens tonight opens at the Winspear’s Hamon Hall and runs through Saturday. We have a full preview here.

Friday, May 25

Francine Thirteen is performing the mysterious album release ritual ceremony she hinted at before her Fortress Festival appearance, at Arthur Peña’s One Night Only secret project space. Only 30 people can fit. So, this is mostly to remind you that her album is coming out, and also that collaborator Jake Schrock— who’s part of this performance— just dropped the first single for his release forthcoming on Holodeck records. For more information, email onenightonlydallas@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 26

Our Stories: Building Trust Through Community, “a moving and inspiring experience of the power of storytelling and its ability to bring diverse people together,” begins at Wesley Rankin Community Center thanks to Cara Mia Theatre. An element of surprise is key, here, so the idea is to show up, especially if you’ve never been to Wesley Rankin or vicinity.

Sunday, May 27

During the rollout for Man of the WoodsJustin Timberlake’s fifth solo album and first in five years— catalogue-rustic imagery of him walking dramatically through cornfields and so on gave the Memphis-born singer license to describe the songs he was about to release as “modern Americana with 808s.” His hallmarks will remain, though, in the first of two shows at American Airlines Center: a twangy-yet-classic pop croon and countrified, sweaty beats that have defined him as a solo artist.

Today weekly pool parties launch at two of Dallas’ most stylish (and relatively affordable) hotels, in time for Memorial Day weekend: The Statler and The Stoneleigh. Cabana reservations are available at both. All you need to know is here.

Monday, May 28

To continue the above: we’ve been talking a lot about Plano lately. Before it got a new music venue, Plano had a giant swimming pool shaped like Texas. It’s called The Texas Pool and it’s open today until Labor Day.

A service remembering fallen servicepeople begins midmorning at Dallas Fort-Worth National Cemetery.

At nightfall, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra helms a concert and fireworks display at Flag Pole Hill.

 

Did you hear the News…The Future is Bright for the Ebby Halliday Companies

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Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc. announced today at a companywide meeting that it intends to be acquired by HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. The acquisition will include Ebby’s three real estate brands: Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate, as well as the firm’s affiliated mortgage and title companies. The Ebby Halliday portfolio of companies brands will continue to operate under their current brand names. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Serving the residential real estate needs of North Texas since 1945, Ebby Halliday is one of the most-respected real estate companies in the country. The firm, which participated in more than 18,800 transactions in 2017, with a sales volume of more than $8 billion, ranks 12th in the nation in sales volume. Through membership in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio International, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, and numerous other national and international real estate industry networks, the Ebby Halliday Companies and its sales associates are ideally positioned to represent buyers and sellers across North Texas.

The Ebby Halliday Companies includes Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate, as well as affiliated companies Home Team Mortgage and Texas Premier Title. For more information, visit ebby.com.

HomeServices of America is the country’s second-largest residential real estate brokerage company and, through its operating companies, is one of the largest providers of integrated real estate services. HomeServices of America is the owner of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Real Living Real Estate and Prudential Real Estate franchise networks. HomeServices is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a consolidated subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. HomeServices’ operating companies offer integrated real estate services, including brokerage services, mortgage originations, title and closing services, property and casualty insurance, home warranties, and other homeownership services. HomeServices Relocation, LLC, is the full-service relocation arm of HomeServices of America, which provides every aspect of domestic and international relocation to corporations around the world. Information about HomeServices is available at homeservices.com.

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Spotlight – Euless

Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

Twelfth Stop: Euless

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Euless History

Euless is already considered a great place to live and raise a family, and now, Euless is also a great place to retire. While maintaining our identity and preserving history, Euless is a comfortable, mid-size community with a hometown feel.

FabEuless Green Space – Euless boasts 18 parks with over 600 acres of parkland, three pools, aquatic playground, miles of walking/hiking trails, two amphitheaters and more. The beautiful 18-hole Texas Star Golf Course was recently named one of the Best Courses You Can Playby GolfWeek.  

FabEuless Activities – The Euless Family Life Center is a link to area resources and support agencies, and is a hub of activities that aid in health, well-being and quality of life for all ages. The EFLC includes the brand new Senior Citizen Center, Fitness Center and a Recreation Center and hosts a variety of special events.  

FabEuless History – Historic Heritage Park is home to Euless’ historical attractions including the Fuller House Museum, the Himes Log House and the recently renovated McCormick Barn.

FabEuless Technology – Social and educational opportunities thrive at the Euless Library. Euless has one of the largest libraries in Northeast Tarrant County providing technological and multi-media services along with meeting facilities. Free workshops are offered throughout the year.

FabEulessly Green – A Tree City for the past 20 years, Euless was first in Texas to provide recycling to apartments and has received awards for both composting and recycling programs. New in 2011, the Texas Star Sports Complex will be irrigated with reclaimed water.  

Euless Today

Euless, also known as “Tree City USA”, is a city in north/western Texas near Dallas and Fort Worth. Euless is approximately 20 minutes northwest of Dallas, and twenty five minutes northeast of Fort Worth. Part of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is located within Euless.

Euless is served by many major highways including Interstate 35, Interstate 45, Interstate 20, Interstate 30, S.H. 183, S.H. 360, S.H. 121, and S.H. 114, as well as Amtrak rail service.

Euless is home to an annual Arbor Day celebration that is reputedly the largest Arbor Day celebration anywhere in the world. Additional things to do in and around Euless include:

  • The Dr Pepper StarCenter
  • The Fuller House Museum
  • Himes Log House
  • McCormick Barn
  • The Midway Recreation Center
  • Softball World at Texas Star
  • The Texas Star Golf Course
  • The Texas Star Sports Center
  • Parks and recreation facilities consisting of 16 parks encompassing 605 acres, 24 athletic fields, 2 amphitheaters, 1 public golf course/conference center, 1 recreation center, 3 swimming pools, and 8 tennis courts  

Euless is also situated to provide easy access to all of the entertainment offerings of nearby Arlington, Grand Prairie, Dallas, and Forth Worth.

For sports fans, the Dallas Stars play in Euless at the Dr Pepper StarCenter.

For more information about Euless and other communities within our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142.

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Spotlight – Duncanville

Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

Eleventh Stop: Duncanville

Live, Work & Play in Duncanville              

Known as the City of Champions, Duncanville boasts the best of a small town with all the assets of the city.

Living in Duncanville means shorter commutes, cleaner air, excellent schools and quality health services. A community of more than 36,000 wonderful people, Duncanville offers a plethora of shopping, dining and entertainment venues as well as the ideal location for business and daily commutes.

Located in the southwest Dallas County, Duncanville is nestled between I-20 and Hwy. 67, just minutes from Dallas and Fort Worth. The city offers rail service for business and easy access to I-35, the NAFTA gateway from the south. This means little traffic for commuting to the Metroplex and all major airports.

Duncanville is one of four cities that encompass the Best Southwest, an area that strives to build better communities through excellence in business, education and quality of life. The Duncanville Chamber of Commerce is a member of the Best Southwest Chambers of Commerce, which represents the area in regional and state legislative issues.

Working together, the Best Southwest was instrumental in bringing the University of North Texas – Dallas to the area as well as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuiliani for a conference on “Building Sustainable Communities.”

With new commercial and residential developments coming in every day, Duncanville is booming with opportunities. Duncanville’s success in business, education and quality of life gives its residents a strong sense of community. That’s what makes the City of Champions a friendly community perfect for living, working and playing!

Call us for more information on this great City or any of our other Communities in Big D.FW – 214.769.2142

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For more information about Duncanville and other communities within our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142.

Curious About Your Home’s Value? We’re getting asked this questions alot lately!

Did you just receive your Property Tax Bill?  Homeowners are often surprised when they receive their annual statement from the local tax appraiser’s office. Often the assessed value of their home is very different than what they believe the property is worth.

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Now’s a great time to take a look at the difference between two common real estate terms: “Assessed Value” and “Market Value.”

The Assessed Value is the dollar value assigned to a property by a public tax assessor for the purposes of measuring applicable taxes. The number is very often a point of contention with homeowners, who may believe it to be too high or too low. The Assessed Value does not offer a shortcut to a home’s Market Value.

The Market Value is the highest estimated price a property will bring in a reasonable amount of time if exposed for sale on the open market. Market Value is influenced by such factors as homes that recently sold in the area, the location of the property, the home’s amenities, and the condition of the property. Of course, Market Value is also influenced by the current economy.

Knowing the difference between Assessed Value and Market Value is great. But even better is knowing what your property is worth in today’s fast-paced North Texas housing market.

To get started,  click here to find out What Your Home Is Worth , better yet – Contact us at 214.769.2142 to discuss in more detail.

Heads up, the property tax protest deadline is earlier this year than in previous years. Those wishing to protest, must do so by May 15, 2018, or 30 days after a tax notice is delivered, whichever is later.

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Spotlight – Denton

Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

Tenth Stop: Denton

The City of Denton is a vibrant and growing community with many opportunities, no matter what your interest or passion. You’re free to be whoever you are in a friendly atmosphere with a small town vibe that’s just a short drive away from the big city. And we invite your friends to discover Denton, too.

Denton is the county seat of Denton County with a population of approximately 120,000 residents. The City includes a municipally owned electric utility; an airport; three libraries; parks, trails, and recreation centers; a water park and natatorium; a 2,900-acre natural heritage area; and a resource recovery park.

Contact us for more information on Denton or other FAB areas in the Dallas Metro!  214.769.2142 – Let’s Chat!

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Our educated and creative residents value sustainability and collaboration, as evident in the city’s cutting-edge practices, vibrant art and music scene, and popular hot spots and events. With two universities and more than 50,000 students, two hospitals, an industrial district, and a lively downtown and entrepreneurial community, Denton is one of the top 25 fastest-growing cities in the country and was ranked the No. 1 Best Small Town in America by Rand McNally and USA Today in 2012.

There is a rich history behind the Square in Denton, TX. As the seat of Denton County and a thriving city, here are some of the highlights.

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So many things to do!

For more information about Denton and other communities within our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142.