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Home Listed for Sale in Frisco, TexasIf you’re looking for homes in the Southwest Frisco neighborhood between $300-$400k, there are five great neighborhoods to choose from. These communities offer great amenities and are situated by great schools.

Estates on Legacy Drive

Southwest Frisco is home to Estates on Legacy Drive, a neighborhood of 160 homes built between 2000 and 2005. Homes sell between $327,000 and $470,000, with an average 3,900 square feet. Amenities in the neighborhood include:

  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis courts & playgrounds
  • Jogging and bike paths
  • Neighborhood pond/lake and clubhouse

The neighborhood uses Frisco school district, which includes Allen Elementary, Hunt Middle, and Frisco High.

Lakes on Legacy Drive

Southwest Frisco is also home to Lakes

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Double Oak Subdivisions | Double Oak Homes For Sale

Now that we're past the mid-way point in October, the busy fall market is in full swing and there's no better place to buy right now than in Double Oak. With one of the lowest crime rates in the DFW region and one of the highest annual home value appreciation rates in 2014, it's hard to match what the Double Oak real estate market can offer home buyers, especially if you're looking for a nice, quiet place to call home.  

In 2013, Double Oak's population was just under 3,000 residents, making it one of the smallest suburban Dallas communities in the area. At just over 30 miles from downtown Dallas, those considering a home for sale in Double Oak will be about 45 minutes from the heart of the city, allowing for plenty of separation from the

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Lecrae - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexiszargo/5198912392Most people don’t associate rap and Christian music as anything related. Rap music is typically about raunchier topics, while Christian music doesn’t go much further out there than pop or rock.

Texas-born musician, Lecrae, is starting a new category of Christian-rap. He is creating something new for the world that hasn’t been seen much in the past. While Christian rock was once considered unusual, Christian-rap is now the new bizarre collaboration that hasn’t been done before. Here is the story about the Texas-born Christian rapper Lecrae.

Who is Lecrae?

Christian-rapper Lecrae was born in Houston, Texas in 1979. He grew up in Houston, then San Diego, Denver, Dallas, and Plano. His parents sent him to the best schools in various cities.

Lecrae

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Indoor Ski Resort Coming to Grand Prairie, TX

The DFW region usually isn't a destination that first comes to mind when thinking about skiing, snowboarding, or nearby places to go to hit the slopes. The average temperature in what are traditionally the coldest months of the year here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is right around 60 degrees, and when it comes to mountains, or even large hills for that matter, we're not really equipped with that kind of terrain either.  

But despite the warm climate and rather flat, prairie-like setting, a group of developers, along with Hard Rock International, still want to bring a little taste of winter to the heart of Texas by building a monster $215 million indoor ski resort over in nearby Grand Prairie.  

Although financing still needs to be

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HamburgerDFW is a great place to grab a delicious meal. With so many choices, it’s hard to know where to start especially when most places are quite expensive. If you’re looking for delicious and affordable, try these restaurants in DFW next time you want to eat out.

King’s Noodles - 201 S Greenville Avenue, Richardson

If you order the Zhajiangmian noodles at King’s Noodles, you’ll get an amazing meal for a great price. You’ll frequently see Chinese families visiting here for the authentic flavor they serve. The dish is made of their thick wheat noodles, topped with tofu, ground pork, fermented bean paste, julienned cucumber, and cilantro.

Off-site Kitchen - 2226 Irving Boulevard, Dallas

For under $4, enjoy a “straight-up burger” at Nick Badovinus’

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Downtown Dallas - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/52949402@N03/5416965324


Downtown Dallas is full of redevelopment projects these days. The city is making a major transformation downtown, which has investors flocking. While uptown office buildings are increasing in rentals and huge corporate campuses are coming to the northern suburbs, the city’s center is seeing the biggest commercial real estate developing. Investors are turning to downtown Dallas and here is why.

Where in Downtown Dallas are the Changes?

The area between Elm, Commerce, Main Streets to Pacific Avenue is where the activity can be seen. Property owners are making capital improvements while sales volume is rising. The activity has been noticed.

Residents of this area feel that they are in a construction zone due to all of the improvements and

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Bolsa - Bishop Arts District - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/travelista/6925451866Bishop Arts District in Dallas has become a top spot for restaurants. In the 1990’s the area was rundown and the warehouses and old shops were renovated into a cultural hotspot.  If you go to 7th Street and Bishop Avenue, you’ll find the some of the best eateries, shops, and galleries. Here are the top restaurants to enjoy in the Bishop Arts District.

El Si Hay  - 601 West Davis Street

If you prefer a casual environment, try El Si Hay on West Davis Street. It’s a taqueria with no tables. You can stand and eat or sit in your car. It’s one of those hidden gems in the city and you’d only hear about it through word of mouth; they don’t even have a website. They have the best tacos and affordable prices.

Emporium Pies - 314 North Bishop

If you’re

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Safe Trick or Treating in DFW 2014

It’s hard to believe we’re already nearing Halloween, but ready or not, October 31st is now just three weeks away. As with any event of festival around the Dallas metropolitan area, staying safe while enjoying all the fun-filled festivities is always a top priority, and if you’re looking for ideas on where to take your kids trick-or-treating this year, here’s our ultimate guide to safe trick-or-treating in DFW for 2014:
 

Boo at the Zoo – Fort Worth Zoo

Ft. Worth, TX 

Happening daily from October 24th to October 26th, Boo at the Zoo is a Halloween-themed experience that transforms the Fort Worth Zoo into an awesome fall and Halloween festival. A pumpkin patch, costume parade, arts and crafts, and of course a full complement of spooky-themed…
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Buying a New HomeAre you ready to buy a new home? Are you ready for more space or maybe even less space? You may be thinking this is the wrong season for buying and selling homes with winter around the corner. Actually, this is a great time to buy. Mortgage interest rates are projected to increase so this is the time to buy before the snowfalls. Here is what you need to know about home buying before winter.

Mortgage Interest Rates Increasing

A survey done by Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market shows that 30-year mortgages are softening, but they are going to rise again by the end of the year. Rates are expected to be up a full percentage point, which will affect your monthly mortgage payment. If you wait any longer, rates could be even higher than now.

Prices

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Downtown Dallas Condos For Sale with Views of the Skyline

Downtown Dallas is filled with towering residential high-rises that offer the ultimate big-city lifestyle. From being located just minutes from all of the shopping, dining, and entertainment that helps define Dallas as a city, to enjoying a full complement of lifestyle amenities that nearly every high-end condo building offers its residents, it’s easy to see why being able to call the downtown area home has become increasingly attractive to so many of today’s home buyers.
 
But along with that, part of the appeal also stems from the one-of-a-kind views that many downtown Dallas condos feature of the unmistakable Dallas skyline. Earlier this year, USA Today ranked the Dallas skyline #1 in the world, in front of cities like Chicago, New York, Toronto, and

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