Dallas - Fort Worth Real Estate News & Local Events

Christmas Tree Hunting - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/allthingschill/3092115492

If you like to get your Christmas tree a week or less before the big day and you want to cut it, you need to know where to go. You can tag your tree early and go back and cut it when you're ready. Here are some of the top spots for cutting your Christmas tree in the DFW area.

Wintergreen Christmas Tree Farm - 2907 FM 121, Van Alstyne

This farm is about an hour to the north of DFW and provides some of the bet Afghan and Virginia pine trees you can find. They also have Leyland Cypresses and Carolina Sapphires. Along with cutting your tree, you can take a hayride and enjoy a few other activities. There's a kiddie train and a playground, as well. Prices range from $7.50 to $10 per foot.

Mainstay Farm - 1004 West Bethesda Road, Cleburne

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"As first time home sellers, my husband and I really had no clue what should have been looking for when we went to list our house. Both of our parents are unavaliable, so we were pretty much on our own. A good friend had recommended Barb to us based on a phenomenal experience with selling their home. We called Barb and she truly walked us through the process in a way that I know most realtors would not have.

When we first started looking to list, we gave Barb a run down of what the tricky situation was and where we wanted to be. However, after a few conversations with Barb, it became clear we had the right realator. Barb stuck with us despite difficult cercumstances and people a few times. Whenever we decided what to do, Barb let us establish an opinion

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Holidays - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nez/328465678

The holiday season has arrived and it’s time to celebrate, DFW. Dallas-Fort Worth does it right each year with train rides, holiday concerts and lights. You will need a reservation if you take part in the North Pole Express celebration but the only cost to you is the gas for your car to drive around and enjoy the holiday light displays. Grab the family and some hot cocoa and prepare to get into the holiday spirit around DFW.

North Pole Express Rides – 705 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX

One of the favorite holiday traditions in DFW is the North Pole Express. You can jump aboard and visit Santa and more. You will need a reservation because the event books up quickly. It’s the perfect family-friendly event for Christmas.

It starts at the

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Are you ready to start celebrating the holiday season? Get your holiday spirit on around DFW with the many holiday events they have planned. November alone brought Elf – the Broadway Musical, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker and the Jingle Ball of 2014, so you know December is not going to disappoint. Here is what you have to check out around town with the family in December.

“A Christmas Carol” - Wylie Theater

The classic story “A Christmas Carol” is going to be at the Wylie Theater this holiday season. Check out Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the ghosts while reliving this favorite holiday story. It’ll take place at the Wylie Theater from November 25th through December 27th.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical - Bass Performance

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Microbreweries - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/33048831@N08/4255345461Microbreweries are trending in North Texas lately. Most people are familiar with Revolver, Lakewood and Four Corners for local brews. There are a ton of options, but what if you’re looking for craft beer in a great atmosphere with great happy hour specials? For the prices of happy hour, a fun place to hang out and great local beer check out these top choices around Dallas-Fort Worth.

The Meddlesome Moth - 1621 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas

The Meddlesome Moth has become a popular choice in Dallas for craft beer during happy hour. Regulars call it “The Moth” and the place has a feel of the Hard Rock Café. Its intimate, has stained-glass panels and offers great beer.

They have 40 beers on the tap wall and 150 bottled beers. Check out their happy

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While recent years have shown a decrease in home-buying by millennials, the times are changing. Millennials are starting to buy their first homes according to the National Association of REALTORS.

Even though the times are still tough between student debt, low wages with flat wage growth and limited jobs available, millennials are avoiding expensive areas such as San Francisco and New York. They are aiming for more practicable financial situations that still offer great living conditions, such as the Midwest and the West.

Millennials still want metro areas, and are aiming for areas with job growth and a better inventory. Here is a look at where millennials are headed to buy a home.

Midwest & West

Millennials are seeking homes in the

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Fall is here and winter will be here shortly. While you are probably pulling out cooler-weather clothing, prepping your car for the freezing temps and thinking about the upcoming holidays, you may have forgotten that your home needs some fall maintenance work right now, too.

Getting your house in shape before the winter months is crucial. You’ll be turning the heat on and you need to make sure everything is in working condition. Here are items that need to be looked at for your home’s maintenance needs.

Exterior

Check over the roof to make sure it’s in good shape. Check for loose shingles and check your foundation for cracks where pipes or wires enter the house. You want to avoid water getting in to the structure and freezing. Check your pool

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DART - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kinkisharyo/4144794633DART, a popular app for Android and Apple users, is an app designed to make traveling easier. The app allows you to buy passes for DART, the T and DCTA any time for up to 60 days in advance. Since the population of Collin County is seeing growth, transportation is becoming a huge issue.

Roads are becoming crowded and mass transit like buses and light rail are becoming very busy. Here is what is going on in Collin County to make transportation more manageable.

DART

DART, also called GoPass, is an easy app to use on a phone. By registering your cell phone number and adding a credit card, you can easily buy tickets you need anything for traveling around Dallas. You can access bus and train times in DFW and they’ll even get you discounts to local

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ReptileIf you or your kids love reptiles, you have to check out the Repticon Dallas Reptile & Exotic Animal Show coming to town this fall. It will include vendors selling reptile pets and supplies as well as free raffles and animal seminars. This all-ages event will be held at the Knight of Columbus Center for two days. Here is what you need to know about the upcoming Repticon Dallas Show.

What to Expect

The event is going to be great for the whole family. Vendors will be there selling reptile supplies, cages, feeders, merchandise and even pet reptiles to purchase.

Participants will get to enter free raffles. The kids can enjoy the kid’s activities and everyone can check out the animal seminars.

Saturday will feature “Anacondas Alive!” at 11am,

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Have you considered trying to sell your home on your own without the assistance of a real estate professional, this has been proven in most cases, to not be a good idea.

Many FSBO homeowners believe that they will save the real estate commission by selling on their own, but the main reason buyers look at FSBOs is because they also believe they can save the commission. The seller and the buyer can't both save the same commission. Studies have shown that the typical house sold by the homeowner, sells for $184,000 while the same house sold by an agent can sell for 210,000.

If you are a busy person and do not have the time to be available when someone wants to look, you risk loosing a potential buyer.

When you do find that buyer, then you have to be

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