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Dallas’  Uptown neighborhood is one of our favorite parts of the city, and with the rapid rate of development that’s been going on there for roughly the past decade, it's safe to say we’re not the only ones who love this lively and vibrant part of town.

Towards the end of last month, news broke about Developer Leon Capital Group breaking ground on a chic, urban-style apartment project right next door to the Cityplace complex. When finished, the new apartment community will stand six stories high and house more than 150 individual rental units—just the latest of several new construction apartment projects currently underway in Uptown.

But with land prices now at over $200 a square foot and fewer and fewer empty lots to build on, developers are now asking

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Dallas Home Prices

If you need more evidence that the DFW real estate market is scorching hot right now, have a look at the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index for 2014. According to its year-end report, Dallas-area home prices saw a 7.5 percent increase from 2013 to 2014, or nearly 3 percent higher than home prices nationwide.

With Denver, Miami and San Francisco all seeing between 8 and 10 percent bumps in home prices, Dallas saw the fourth-highest jump in the country among the major 20 markets that Case-Shiller surveys, edging out cities like Las Vegas, Seattle, and Los Angeles.

To date, home prices in the DFW region are now 13 percent higher than what was seen before the recession, and an astounding 30 percent higher since the beginning of 2012.

It’s important to

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The Skybridge at Preston Center hasn't been created yet, but it has been proposed. The building is owned by Crow Holdings and they hope to create a skybridge and make a deal for a grocery store for the center. The skybridge would be created to connect the Pavilion where the grocery store would be found, along with CVS, Marshalls and DSW, with the parking garage on Westchester Drive across the street.

Why a Skybridge?

The proposed skybridge has a few features that make plenty of sense. First and foremost, it will provide a safe way for shoppers to get from the parking garage to the shopping center. Along with the safety, there will be grocery carts, which are not exactly easy to get across a busy street.

Another possible reason for the

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Travel between Dallas and Austin just became easier and cheaper. With Virgin America announcing they plan to add five daily flights from Dallas Love Field to Austin-Bergstrong International Airport, businesses can quickly get to and from each city without a hassle. This will make traveling between two of the fastest growing cities in the state fast and inexpensive.

The five new flights will be added by April 28th. The flights are expected to be very affordable, which provide plenty of benefit for businesses in both cities.

Only one carrier serves the DAL-AUS route currently, but that is about to change with Virgin stepping up with new flights. Virgin just moved from DFW to Love Fiend in October of 2014. They currently take up two gates and serve

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The Rosewood Mansion is known as one of the most romantic hotels in Dallas. The hotel provides plenty of unique history, an award-wining restaurant and more. The ambiance is perfect for couples or families. Here is what you will discover at this hotel.

Dining

With plenty of dining options, The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek is perfect for a getaway. You can enjoy private dining, in-room dining and other options including:

  • Mansion Restaurant - Provides breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch with a contemporary American cuisine. Dine by the fireplace or in a private area for two.
  • Restaurant Terrace - If you prefer to dine outside, you can enjoy a meal on the terrace.
  • Mansion Bar - An icon in Dallas, the Mansion Bar is the perfect spot
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Dining

Ten Bells Tavern is a good spot for a meal, a drink and more. They serve small plates, plenty of main courses, brunch and a late night menu. The restaurant is known for providing seasonal entrees and plenty of locally sourced ingredients.

The Menu

With plenty of items on the menu, there's something for everybody. Choices include:

  • Small Plates - Ten Bells Butty, 4 Cheese Mac & Cheese, Short Rib Frites, Chips & Curry, Hummus, Salmon Bruschetta and more.
  • Mains - Fish & Chips, SoCal Burger, Turkey Club, The Cuban, SBLT, Grilled Cheese and more.
  • Brunch - Steak & Eggs, English Breakfast, Traditional Benedict, Buttermilk Pancakes, Crab Cake Benedict, Duck Confit Hash, Stuffed French Toast and more.
  • Late Night - Primo Dog, Chips, Chips
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Dallas Apartment Prices Rising

Believe it or not, nearly 16,000 new apartments are currently under construction in DFW and will be delivered sometime during 2015. But despite the rising numbers in inventory, renters in Dallas-Fort Worth are now paying more than ever for an apartment, and that doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon.

According to a recent piece in the Dallas Morning News, rent prices in the area were up more than 5% from January 2014 to January 2015, and in Fort Worth, increases in apartment rents have jumped even more at 6.4% from this time last year.

While many different factors come into play as to why DFW’s rental and apartment market is so hot right now, many attribute it’s equally hot job market as perhaps the primary source. Last year, the Dallas-Fort Worth

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Old Highland Park Homes For Sale - Highland Park, TX

Even if you're not completely familiar with the DFW area in general, chances are you’ve at least heard of Highland Park— one of the ritziest parts not only in Dallas, but in the entire state of Texas.

Low taxes, top-notch schools, and a fabulous park-like setting all help make this an extremely attractive place to call home, and if you’re looking for historic and downright jaw-dropping architecture, many of the mansions and estate homes in Highland Park will leave you absolutely breathless.

Situated within Highland Park is a charming little enclave known as Old Highland Park—easily one of the most spectacular neighborhoods you’ll find just about anywhere, especially in the DFW area.

Bounded by Mockingbird Lane to the north, Airline and the Katy Trail to

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Dallas Neighborhoods For Luxury Home Buyers

Along with scores of first-time home buyers looking to test the waters of home ownership in 2015, luxury home buyers are also expected to play a very active role in this year’s real estate market across the country, and that certainly includes the DFW region.

In general, increased demand and low mortgage rates are helping breathe live into the luxury market, and a somewhat limited inventory is helping boost home prices, which are up roughly 6% from 2013. Additionally, according to the Texas Association of Realtors, sales of homes priced at $1 million and above increased by 15% in 2014, with North Texas seeing the second highest luxury home sales increase in the state at a 26% hike from the year prior.

So whether you’re looking to buy immediately or

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Best Dallas Loft & Condos Buildings For First-Time Home Buyers

With Millennials finally looking to enter the housing market as buyers for the first time, 2015 should be a busy year for the DFW real estate market, especially in neighborhoods that offer lots of different options that cater specifically to first-timers wanting to make that long-awaited transition from renting to owning.

It’s no secret that today’s younger generation of home buyers is opting for a more fast-pace, urbanized lifestyle that’s not only more efficient, but also more convenient in terms of nearby amenities, shorter commute times, and various entertainment options. Walkability is a huge factor in deciding which location feels right for young home buyers today, and in downtown Dallas, any number of condo and loft buildings provide that perfect

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