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Landscaping can really increase the value of a property. It has been proven that a stunning landscape design has the ability to increase your property value by 5 to 11 percent.

Not only is it an important aspect as far as the value of property goes, it also can be completed relatively easily. It has the ability to transform the look of your home. Here are some ways you can turn your landscape into a valued asset to your property.

Home Style

You want your landscaping to match your home style. If you have a Victorian home, then you want to stick to landscape that has a romantic and an olden feel to it. You would not want to put in a Japanese garden. You want your landscape to uphold the style of the home.

It should accompany it, and bring

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Dallas Real Estate Market

It’s not very often you hear Dallas and San Francisco linked together in, well, just about anything. But as data is coming in about how each market is faring on the real estate side of things, it turns out the two cities are a bit more comparable than you might think right now.

According to a report from realtor.com, Dallas and San Francisco were the nation’s two hottest housing markets in the month of August, followed by Denver, Vallejo, and Santa Rosa to round out the Top 5. To determine which markets are hot, and which are not, data relating to listing views by market and median days on market is taken into consideration in order to help determine buyer demand and overall supply.

Results deemed that both the Dallas and San Francisco markets were

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Pottery - Image Credit: https://pixabay.com/en/users/PDPics-44804/

There is nothing more rewarding than making something by hand. Not only do you feel accomplished, it also helps decrease stress. It is a great way to spend some quality time with your children. Pottery is a great hobby to get into. There are so many do-it-yourself pottery projects you can engage in.

There are several places in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that offers pottery lessons, pottery decorating, painting and supplies. This is a great team-building activity, as well as a fun night out with some friends. Here are some places you can visit.

Make Expression - 4851 Legacy Drive, Frisco

Make Expressions is a great place to gain some inspiration for making pottery. They offer pottery painting, glass fusing, mosaic creation, candle making,

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1122 W. Jackson Lofts, Dallas TX

Dubbed the SoCo Urban Lofts, SoCo being short for “South of Commerce”, if you’re looking to combine affordability with an authentic industrial look and feel, there’s no better place to begin your search than right here at 1122 Jackson Street in the heart of Dallas’ Deep Ellum neighborhood.

Originally built back in the early 1920s and once a former warehouse and Santa Fe Railroad terminal, many feel 1122 Jackson Street is the ultimate place to call home for any and all loft lovers in Dallas, especially when you factor in its near-perfect downtown location. Situated right in the heart of the city, residents are just steps from a wide-range of big city amenities and attractions, from fancy shopping and fine dining establishments to just about any form of

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Dining

Rise no. 1 is highly known for their soufflés. They are masters when it comes to French cuisines, and they are a highly anticipated restaurant in the Dallas area. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and dining is casual. They offer a wide variety of wines, and have a dedicated wine bar you can visit.

The Menu

You will find soufflés of all kinds at Rise no. 1, which includes ingredients such as ham and Gruyere, creamed spinach, goat cheese, smoked salmon, blue cheese and truffle-infused wild mushrooms. Soufflé’s can also be enjoyed as a dessert. Their dessert soufflé’s include chocolate, Grand Marnier, Raspberry, bread-pudding and apricot.

You will also find fromage, which is a French artisan cheese. Small plates of French cuisine are served.

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Turtle Creek DFW

The Turtle Creek development from Toronto-based Great Gulf Homes has been in the works for about two years now, so chances are, you’ve probably heard of it. Initially, the developer was planning to build a 22-story residential tower at 2505 Turtle Creek Blvd, but now, reports are also coming out about the homebuilder having also acquired 2401 Turtle Creek Blvd, which could eventually lead to a new luxury rental tower also being developed with 50 individual units.

In all, Great Gulf Homes is now investing approximately $275 million in the red hot Dallas real estate market if all goes according to plan, with possibly even more projects on the way down the road as construction finally gets underway for these first two.

As for what to expect from these

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Beer

The 5th Annual Dallas Observer BrewFest will be held on Saturday, September 12th. This festival will be located at the Dallas Farmers Market, and hosted by Whole Foods Market. During the BrewFest, you will be able to sample a variety of beers. It will all take place outdoors, and include craft beers, local food vendors and live music.

All those in attendance must be 21 or older. The ticket price will include twelve beer samples that are 2 ounces each. You can purchase your tickets at www.ticketfly.com. If you purchase a VIP ticket you will be able to enter the festival at 6pm, all other guests will gain admission at 7pm.

There will be over 400 beers available for tasting from all around the globe. In the VIP area will be beer sampling and

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Dining

A French-inspired restaurant with a neighborhood-friendly feel, Boulevardier is found in the beautiful Bishop Arts District. This is a great place for all types of dishes and an excellent place to dine with friends. Here's what you can expect when you dine at Boulevardier.

The Menu

When you open the menu, you will find all kinds of dishes from steaks to specialty oysters and so much more. The restaurant uses a wood-fired grill for cooking and provides a modern take on many French classics. Some of the popular items you will find on the menu include:

  • French Onion Soup
  • Poached Beet Salad
  • Gulf Oysters
  • Gulf Shrimp
  • Mussels
  • Wood-Grilled Gulf Oysters
  • Roasted Bone Marrow
  • Crisp Lamb Neck
  • Hereford Ribeye
  • Hanger Steak
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Dallas Modern Condos For Sale

Continuing yesterday’s theme of modern real estate in Dallas, it’s certainly understandable not everyone is in the market for a high-end single-family home that has that coveted contemporary look and feel. And luckily for those buyers who may be looking for a cool new modern-style home on a bit more of a budget, lots of attractive options are available around the Dallas area, specially on Buena Vista Street near the city’s Oak Lawn community.

Not far from red hot Uptown and the rapidly developing Cityplace neighborhoods, modern condos on Buena Vista Street offer everything home buyers could want in a living space, including a whole lot more than just a chic and stylish design. Its location puts residents just blocks from some of the hottest shopping,

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Calendar

One of the most popular events of the year is nearly here: The State Fair of Texas. This event is one of the largest and one of the most attended in the DFW area every single year. It will be held this year from September 25th to October 18th at Fair Park.

Things to do at the Fair

There are a number of things to do as adults and as a family at the State Fair of Texas. This year will features all of the following:

  • Main Stage Performances - Including Craig Wayne Boyd, Lyfe Jennings, Lecrae, Pesado, Kelsea Ballerini, Brandon Rhyder, The Beach Boys, Trio Grande, Francesco Yates, and many more.
  • The Mattress Firm Illumination Sensation Show
  • Wild West Pet Palooza
  • BMX Show
  • Zuzu African Acrobats
  • Oak Farms Children's Activity Center
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