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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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Dallas Arboretum - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/janesa/2936226204


Dallas has some special events coming to the area this fall. The whole family will love the events coming to town that celebrate the fall season, the upcoming holidays and a special Wild West performance to take you back in history. Here are the upcoming events you can enjoy soon that the whole family will enjoy.

Gun Fights at the Village

On November 15th, check out the Gun Fights at the Village event for all ages. It will take place at noon and 1pm are the Dallas Heritage Village. The Village is located at 1515 S. Harwood Street in Dallas.

Experience a performance of early Dallas law on the Main Street of the Village. It will be a settler style performance by the Trinity River Desperados where you will feel like you are a part of the “Wild

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Golf ClubHawks Creek Golf Club is the place to go in Fort Worth for your golfing needs. It’s located only 4 miles from downtown Fort Worth off of highway 183. Make your way to Westworth Village to see why the Hawks Creek Golf Club is a favorite among Forth Worth residents.

Along with beautiful views while you golf, you’ll enjoy the challenging course, quality staff, delicious dining options and new driving range. Here is what you should know about the Hawks Creek Golf Club.

Golf

Located at 6520 White Settlement Road in Westworth Village, TX, Hawks Creek Golf Club offers an 18-hole golf course that is both challenging and fun for golfers.  It’s a professional course that features natural water hazards, beautiful mature trees and sand traps while

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HolidaysNow that fall is here the holidays are coming soon. After Halloween there will be Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. Fort Worth knows how to celebrate the holiday season and brings in special events each year to make it a truly special experience for residents. Where you want to see the holiday lightings or Santa, here are the upcoming events in Fort Worth for no charge.

Parade of Lights

You don’t want to miss the Parade of Lights coming to Fort Worth this November 28th. At 6pm you can enjoy the XTO Energy Parade of Lights at the intersection of Belknap Street and Throckmorton Street. You can come early and enjoy lunch and shopping deals around downtown.

Cowboy Santa’s will be collecting toys around the parade route to

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Homes are selling fast in todays market, within days of being listed in most cases, but there are still some homeowners that insist on over pricing their home and do not understand why it does not sell.

When a home is over priced, all it does is help your neighbor get their home sold faster.

When you are ready to sell, listen to your Realtor and have an open mind on a fair price, this will get your home sold, and you moved to your new home.

Over 14,000 homes are sold every day in this country according to the National Association of Realtors and we are in one of the best markets in the country.

We as Realtors realize that you want to get the best price possible for your home and that is our goal also, however, if it isn't selling in today

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