Spotlight – Arlington!

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

First Stop:
Arlington– Did you know – Before Las Vegas, it was Arlington! Arlington was the largest gambling destination in the country in the ‘30s and ‘40s.  An illegal casino drawing in guests such as Al Capone, Bonnie & Clyde, Clark Gable and Mae West was operated in Arlington as “Top O’ Hill Terrace.” It is now Arlington Baptist University.

Now –  It’s home to the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), whose campus has a modern planetarium. In River Legacy Parks, trails cut through hardwood forest rich in wildlife. The park also has the River Legacy Living Science Center, with aquariums, terrariums and interactive exhibits. The Dallas Cowboys football team plays at AT&T Stadium, which also hosts concerts.

For more information about our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142.



Will you be a Layaway Angel? – Pay Away the Layaway

Seasons Greetings to all,

The Layaway Angels program is one of our favorite!  To find out more; read on…..    

This is a great way to spread some Holiday Cheer!

Make a Child Smile This Holiday Season! Click HERE to donate!


Their mission is to inspire hope and spread kindness by helping families pay off layaway balances of gifts, school supplies, toys, books, games and clothes for KIDS.


How it Works:
*Layaway is a way to purchase an item without paying the entire cost at once.

*Many retailers offer layaway programs for families during the year, including Kmart, Burlington, Walmart, Navy Exchange, Toys R Us, and Babies R Us.

*Thousands of families across the country purchase children’s gifts and other essentials on layaway. Once paid, the family is able to take home their purchased items.

*Thanks to donations made on our website, Pay Away the Layaway is able to visit stores across the country and surprises families by paying off their remaining layaway balance.


Watch deserving families and teachers get heartwarming surprisesIt’s back-to-school time, and TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager teams up with two nonprofits – Pay Away the Layaway and Adopt-A-Classroom – to give some deserving (but unsuspecting) families and teachers some big surprises. A teacher given new classroom supplies sheds happy tears of gratitude. More on this story here.


2017 Thanksgiving Guide: Where to Pre-Order Meals and Dine Out in D/FW

Don’t feel like basting a turkey? Let these restaurants do it for you.

Need more information on what is happeing around the BIG D…. just call – let’s chat!   214.769.2142



Mudhen Meat and Greens, the popular, healthful eatery at the Dallas Farmer’s Market opens for Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. offering family-style turkey day dinners prepared by Chef Suki Otsuki to enjoy at Mudhen or at home…Thanksgiving Day meal served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oven roasted turkey breast finished with pan jus is served along side Harvest Market salad, cauliflower gratin, Mudhen sweet potato mash, balsamic glazed Brussel sprouts or green beans, Hippie Bread dressing with sage pork sausage and orange-cranberry butter ($175, serves 4-6). Add Chef Suki’s Bourbon Pecan Pie for $25. Mudhen will also offer Thanksgiving family-style meals to-go ordered at least 48 hours in advance for pickup on Wednesday, November 22 between 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. To place an order call (214) 698-7000.”

Eddie V’s Fort Worth and Dallas will be open this year from 11 a.m.until 8 p.m. offering its full dinner menu in addition to the executive chef’s take on a traditional Thanksgiving meal. In addition to serving its signature dishes, Eddie V’s will also offer sliced turkey with pan gravy, baby French green beans with sun dried tomatoes, brioche sage stuffing, roasted butternut squash, cranberry chutney and hand-whipped potatoes for $39 per adult/$15 per child. For dessert, Eddie V’s will offer a pumpkin pie tartlet with whipped cream and praline sauce for an additional $11.”

Pecan Lodge in Deep Ellum is now taking online orders…choose from traditional smoked turkey, smoked ham with apricot-molasses glaze, spice-crusted beef tenderloin, whole smoked brisket, racks of ribs, handmade smoked sausage links, Southern cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, macaroni and cheese and peach cobbler as well as all of Pecan Lodge’s holiday inspired sides ($15-$145). Last day for ordering is Friday, November 17 at 5 p.m. and orders must be picked up on Wednesday, November 22 between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new Pecan Lodge Catering Facility.” Shop here.

“Popular vegan eatery Nature’s Plate is serving up Thanksgiving suppers to go ($20-$75). Acorn Squash with quinoa wild rice stuffing, green bean casserole, baked sweet potatoes and apples, mashed potatoes with gravy and choice of pumpkin pie or cheesecake—feeds up to four people. Family-sized a la carte sides and desserts are also available for order here.” Order by Friday, November 17 at 7 p.m. for pickup. Pickups run Tuesday from 3 p.m to 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Texas de Brazil (2727 Cedar Springs Rd.) will be open at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day and has added roasted turkey and gravy, sweet potato casserole and cranberry sauce to the extensive menu that suits every family member’s taste.”



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What does Luxury mean to you? GLOBAL LUXURY Real Estate Report 2017

This is an interesting report on the Consumer Relationship to Luxury and Status – What does Luxury mean to you?….To find out more about our Global Luxury Real Estate, call us at 214.769.2142.

On September 26, 2017 Luxury Portfolio International® unveiled their 2017 Global Luxury Real Estate Report at the annual LeadingRE Global Symposium in Vienna, Austria. The report highlights the important differences among luxury consumers including attitudes toward luxury living and the thoughts and motivations of the luxury consumer, in four prevalent global regions: North America, Europe, MENA (Middle East/North Africa) and Asia-Pacific.

The motivations of the luxury consumer are effected by global factors that surpass the traditional ideals of the real estate industry. Luxury consumers are no longer solely concerned with the look and feel of a home, but also how it functions. Values and lifestyle are significant factors in how HNWI (High-Net-Worth Individuals) make purchasing decisions. Recently, there has been an increase in interest for housing amenities that focus on elder care. These trend is prevalent on a global basis and effects was recently promoted as one of the top trends at the 2017 Homebuilders show in Bangkok, Thailand.

Luxury consumers in all four regions have one common value related to status — achievement through hard work. This effort is engrained early in life, starting with the pursuit of a career path through higher education. In the Middle East, status supports their own internal validation, while in the Asia-Pacific region, status is a symbol of their good fortune.



The report indicates that the idea that status equates to luxury is strongest in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions. In the Middle East, 81% of consumers stated that owning luxury symbolizes status, while 36% expressed the same belief in Europe. The different views on luxury in these two regions is mostly caused by the modest responses from the U.K.

In the last few years, the issue of privacy has become increasingly important to HNWI. Worldwide, 82% of buyers expressed that their privacy has never been more important. Luxury buyers are beginning to seek out security features that allow them to monitor their homes remotely. HNW buyers are also extremely aware of the risk posed by identity theft and their home technology desires match that concern. Luxury consumers value centralized networks to securely control smart-home and internet connections.

See more coverage of the 2017 Global Luxury Real Estate Report by The Real Deal, Robb Report and Inman . For the latest information on the values and motivations of the global luxury consumer, download the complete report here.

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Article from Luxury Portfolio International, a comprehensive marketing program exclusively for companies that are part of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. The network is the best locally-branded brokerages and associates in the world, with 550 companies, 4,000 offices and 130,000 associates in over 60 countries, who collectively produce over $351 billion in annual home sales. Membership is with the company rather than with individual associates. Within LeadingRE firms which are dominant in the luxury market may be invited to join Luxury Portfolio.


Hurricane Harvey is bringing us all together! How Can You Help?

Friends from “everywhere” have been contacting us to see What They Can Do To Help.

There are so many ways to do that! Here are just a few:


American Red Cross To donate, visit, call 1- 800-RED CROSS or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

The Salvation Army is accepting financial donations. To donate, visit or call 1-800-725-2769.

The Dallas Foundation has started a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Donate at


For people interested in helping set up the mega shelter at the Dallas Convention Center, Dallas County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster member Trusted World is accepting new underwear, new socks, new warmups for men, women, children and infants, toiletries/hygiene products, baby formula and baby wipes, bottles, diapers and the Graco Pac n’ Plays for babies to sleep in. Drop off is at 15660 N. Dallas Parkway, just north of Arapaho on the north side of the Parkway. The donations center will open daily from 3 to 8 p.m. daily.


Carter BloodCare will send blood donations to its partners affected by Hurricane Harvey. 1-877-571-1000. Text DONATE4LIFE to 444-999


SPCA of Texas is expecting 300 cats and dogs to come to North Texas. The agency is asking for donations of cat litter, litter boxes, towels, blankets, treats, toys and newspaper. Donations can be dropped off at SPCA of Texas Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center at 2400 Lone Star Drive in Dallas and the SPCA of Texas at 8411 Stacy Road in McKinney. Monetary donations can be made online at


Volunteer your rental home or room at through rental site, which is connecting evacuees in the path of the storm with free, short-term lodging. Airbnb hosts are able to volunteer their rentals through a sign-up program at


The Red Cross and Salvation Army will be involved with disaster relief efforts, providing shelter, fresh drinking water, food, toiletries, clothes, bedding and other necessities. They also are involved with rebuilding efforts once the storm has passed and will send trained volunteers to help with the recovery. The Red Cross and Salvation Army also need volunteers to help at the shelters set up to house people who fled the coast.

Red Cross

Salvation Army


Catholic Charities USA Visit to donate.

GlobalGiving Visit Donors can also text HARVEY to 80100 to donate $10 to GlobalGiving’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Save the Children Visit Save the Children’s emergency response team is on the ground in San Antonio working to meet children and families’ immediate needs.

Apple The multimedia giant has set up a donation link directly on iTunes and App Store. Visit for more information. Donations will go directly to the American Red Cross.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner established this fund administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation to accept tax-deductible flood-relief donations. Donations can be made at

These are just a few of the ways you can help our fellow Texans. Please act now to help our neighbors in need!

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