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Holiday Shopping in DFW

Now that the Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone, many of us will now shift our focus to the madness that surrounds holiday shopping around the DFW area. Like most major markets around the United States, Dallas certainly isn't lacking in shopping centers, malls and retail outlets, but in a time that's usually as crazy as the Christmas and holiday season, it's always best to shop smarter, which often means only visiting the retail and shopping outlets with high concentration of stores and options in order to cut down on drive time and the inevitable holiday traffic!  

So to get an early start on your holiday shopping in 2014, here's a look at some of best shopping destinations Dallas has to offer, especially when it comes to convenience, variety,

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Marriage Proposals

Are you looking to pop the big question and want to use the beautiful fall scenery of DFW to do so? Once you’ve got the ring and know you want to propose outdoors, it’s time to find the perfect location. From outdoor bars to hiking trails at sunset, here is a look at the top spots around DFW for that perfect fall marriage proposal.

Brazos Carriage Company - 140 West 2nd Street, Fort Worth

Use the services of Brazos Carriage Company for a fairytale-like proposal. For just $140 you can rent a Cinderella carriage to take you to the Sundance Plaza or Fort Worth Water Gardens. They have a system where the driver will pretend that the horse’s harness needs adjusting so that you have your cue to take a walk around and pop the question. Once you return

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Hookah - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rothwerx/2910791360

A hookah is a water pipe used to smoke shisha, a flavored tobacco. It’s a Middle Eastern tradition that has become a social experience. Groups of people will gather around the hookah and smoke together which has inspired hookah bars and lounges to start popping up all around the country. DFW has a ton of hookah bars and they are really popular. Here are the top hookah bars in the area.

Cairo Hookah Lounge - 581 West Campbell Road, Suite 113, Richardson

Cairo Hookah Lounge is the perfect place to chill out and relax. They have leather couches for groups of friends to share the hookah. Along with the awesome hookah, they have excellent food like hot wings and chicken shawarma. The air is clean at Cairo Hookah Lounge and top-of-the-line smoke

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Happy Thanksgiving from the team at DFW Urban Realty!  

Although some would tell you the holiday season is a down time for the DFW real estate market, it's actually one of the best times of the year to put your home on the market, as several studies have shown that homes listed in November and December are more likely to sell, sell at a quicker rate, and sell closer to asking price than any other time of the year.

Want more proof?

Well, back in 2011, realtor.com® estimated that sixty percent of real estate agents have advised a seller to list their home during the holiday season, believing that many more serious buyers tend to emerge towards the end of the year. In fact, Thanksgiving in particular is one of the best holidays to have your home

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Vehicle Tours

Did you know Dallas-Fort Worth has some excellent vehicle tours worth checking out? With relatives coming to town and your group looking for more to do than just sit around and eat Thanksgiving turkey, why not check out one of these vehicle tours?

Rather than just drive them around and point out landmarks, join them on the adventure where you can also sit back and learn about fun trivia in your own city. This city gets so many tourists so it’s definitely something that locals forget to keep in mind when they see these landmarks every day.Find out why 44 million visit the area every year by climbing aboard one of the six vehicle tours available in DFW.

Dallas by Chocolate

Chocolate lovers must check out the Dallas by Chocolate. The company

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Candlelight - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bwtownsend/463678160 

The 43rd Annual Candlelight at Dallas Heritage Village is returning to Dallas. It’s taking place on December 13th and 14th only located at 1515 South Harwood Street in Dallas. It’s $8-$12 to get in and will include holiday traditions from the earliest times of Texas’ past. You’ll experience storytelling, carolers and more. Here is a look at what to expect at this years 43d Annual Candlelight at Dallas Heritage Village.

Admission

The event will be $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for children 4-12. Little ones under 3 years old will get in free, or if you are a museum member. You can purchase tickets online by December 11th for a $2 discount. The proceeds to the event will go towards museum programs at the Dallas Heritage Village. It’s

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New Home Communities in Frisco, TX

 

If you're looking for a new construction home somewhere in suburban DFW, numerous cities, towns, and villages in the area offer attractive housing options, great school systems, and desirable community amenities. But if you truly want the best of the best, Frisco, TX is one community that should definitely be near the top of your list.  

Situated just 20 minutes from downtown Dallas, 25 minutes from the DFW International Airport, and offering 8 million square feet of retail space, 4 professional sports teams, an array of award-winning hotels, and dozens of acres of park space, there isn't much that Frisco doesn’t offer home buyers looking for that perfect suburban community to call home. And when it comes to new construction, you might just be

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The 27th Annual Children’s Health Holiday Parade is coming to downtown Dallas this Saturday, December 6th. It starts at 10am and will feature a parade through the streets of downtown. Presented by Pizza Hut, the parade features marching bands, famous characters, huge balloons and holiday floats. It’s an annual tradition during the holiday season and is a local favorite. Here is what you can enjoy at this year’s holiday parade.

History

The parade started in 1987 by the Adolphus and Children’s Medical Center. It had become a premier healthcare facility for kids in the US. They wanted to celebrate 75 years in business by giving a gift to the citizens of Dallas for helping them to prosper.

They decided to start the holiday parade to help kick off the

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If you live in the Dallas metro area and happen to own a dog, chances are part of your daily routine involves taking Fido out two or three times a day, or perhaps even making a stop by one of the many Dallas-area dog parks that are available to let your pup stretch his legs and run freely without the restraint of that pesky leash.  

But if you're new to Dallas or are considering a move to DFW from out of town however, you might not be familiar with some of Dallas' best dog areas and facilities, which can of course play a small role in which neighborhood to choose if you are in fact a dog owner. So while Dallas is actually considered a very dog-friendly city with plenty of park spaces and off-leash facilities to use, here's our list of what we

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Good news for North Texas. There is a new direct-connector ramp that’s opened from westbound Interstate 30 to southbound Chisholm Trail Parkway. Construction continues in the area as they set to complete the project.

The work will continue into 2015 and the purpose of the project is to alleviate congestions on several roadways. Here is a look at the work they’ve done, the work still in progress and what the project is accomplishing for North Texas.

What is the North Texas Tollway Authority Doing in the Area?

The North Texas Tollway Authority opened the new direct-connector ramp between I-30 and Chisholm Trail Parkway to help with the congested traffic in the area. The project is nearing completion but crews are still working on some of the

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