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DFW's Best Suburbs For First-Time Home Buyers

According to many economists and real estate professionals around the country, 2015 looks to be the year of the first-time home buyer. Although long over-due in the eyes of many, looser lending guidelines have finally been enacted, while lower insurance premiums and a strong pent-up demand among the Millennial generation are also expected to be key contributors to what looks to be a very busy year in the local DFW real estate market.

If you happen to live around the Dallas-Fort Worth area and are also looking to make that initial leap from renting to buying, you’re definitely in the right market. According to a recent study by Wallet Hub, the DFW suburbs are among the best cities in the U.S. for first-time home buyers when considering affordability,

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Beauty Product - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tasselflower/6946377061

It can be hard enough to find good beauty products as it is, but trying to find ones that use local ingredients can be even more difficult. This is a good way to support local businesses and find products from beard oils to hair and skin care. Here are some of the top businesses with beauty products made in the DFW area.

Sweet Texas Olive

The Sweet Texas Olive started by selling soaps that were oil-based but has expanded to include skin scrubs, moisturizers, sachets and candles. Body butters and lip scrubs will help keep you feeling soft and smooth.

Beard Supply - 400 North Saint Paul Street, Suite 1025 Dallas

Cody Murphy and Josh Read started the Beard Supply Company as they felt that men deserved good products also. The Beard oils are

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Savor Dallas '14 Wine Stroll - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uptownjazzdfw/13392319363

The annual Savor Dallas food and wine festival will be held March 19th through March 22, 2015 and celebrating their 11th year. Wine aficionados and foodies can toast to the city’s epicurean culture and its vibrant culinary scene during this festival.

CrowdSource is now managing and directing this festival for this year. This four-day event brings together top chefs, winemakers, wine collectors, restaurateurs and those that have a love of exquisite food and have discerning palates.

Dining destinations and respected chefs are paired with more than 200 spirts, beer and premier wines. There will also be other forms of entertainment along with decadent surprises.

What you can expect this year at Savor Dallas 2015

  • Thursday, March 19th 2015
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Events

Dallas is the city known for their art. This spring is no different. They are offering one of the most progressive art scenes with even more diversity. Here are the top choices in Art Events coming to the DFW area for the spring.

Robert Jessup and Chris Larson - January 10th to February 14th

Conduit Gallery will be opening up the art season with Chris Larson’s “Heavy Rotation” and Robert Jessup’s “New Paintings 2013-2014.” The Conduit Gallery is found at 1626 C Hi Lane Drive in Dallas

Kazuo Shiraga, Sadamasa Montonaga And Frank Bowling - February 8th to August 2nd

It can be said that this is the year for The Dallas Museum of Art. This is one of the two exclusive USA and World exhibits to be held at this venue this year. It will be on

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Dallas Lofts For Sale

There’s no doubt lofts are one-of-a-kind properties that nearly everyone can appreciate, even if you’re not necessarily looking to live in one. The history behind most loft conversions is unlike any other type of residential real estate you’ll find on the market, while the interior finishes and characteristics of most lofts around the downtown Dallas area seemingly never go out of style.

In a city as large as Dallas, home buyers will generally have lots of options when it comes to available lofts listed for sale, but few will likely be as spectacular as 1300 Jackson Street #1. As a smaller boutique style building centrally located in the heart of downtown Dallas, it’s not all that common for units at 1300 Jackson to hit the market, making this

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AT&T Stadium - Image Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cowboys_stadium.JPG

Arlington Texas is benefitting in a huge way from the AT&T Stadium. They are coming off of the sporting high of pro football playoffs, college and high school events that were held there. The stadium is scratching the city’s back and they are responding by returning the favor.

Economists use alcohol taxes as a indicating link with sporting events to gage success. According to the city’s figures, Arlington’s state tax rose almost 50 percent from fiscal year 2012 to 2014. During the same period sales taxes rose almost four percent.

Arlington is using the taxes to cycle back to the stadium and pay back the $325 million in stadium bonds earlier than planned. Mayor Robert Cluck says, “The thinking is, we’ll have it paid off at twenty years rather

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Grill - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ginnerobot/4540006521

Flip’s Patio Grill is a restaurant near the Western Center Boulevard in Fort Worth. The place is huge and is full of excited and loud sports fan. Coming to Flip’s is like attending a celebration with the level of intensity sports fans have while watching the games.

It’s usually full and the decibel level can get really high with rowdy sports fans. It makes for a fun experience and the perfect place to watch the big game and feel part of the group. Here is a look at Flip’s Patio Grill.

Atmosphere

The look inside Flip’s proves that it’s a solidly built with weather-treated reclaimed wood throughout the place. They have an awesome patio to sit outdoors full of strands of lights in the oak trees plus almost half an acre of tables to choose from.

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The Top 10 Coolest Condos Currently For Sale in Fort Worth

The Fort Worth condo market might not be as extensive as what you’ll find in nearby Dallas, but there’s still plenty of fabulous living spaces and opportunities available when it comes to active Fort Worth condos for sale. From the authentic lofts inside the renowned One Montgomery Plaza to the unique offerings over at Lonestar Tower at Teas Motor Speedway, there’s never been a better time to invest in a Fort Worth condominium than now, and to prove it, all you have to do it take one quick glance at the 10 hottest Ft. Worth condos currently on the market, and we think you’ll be inclined to agree.

2600 W. 7th Street W. 2840 - One Montgomery Plaza

A combined unit that offers plenty of space, there’s really nothing quite like this fabulous 3, or

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Restaurant

The Pegaso Mexican Diner is located near TCU at Bluebonnet Circle. It recently opened and is already gaining popularity. It’s been put in the spot where Tiff and Andi used to be. Pegaso’s is another dining option in this area now along with the Mellow Mushroom, Greenwoods, The Bottom and Fred’s TCU.

The difference with Pegaso is that it’s both a carry-out style and dine-in with a Mexican menu. They keep it affordable at under $10 for a meal and the design on the interior makes it very welcoming. Here is what you need to know about Pegaso Mexican Diner in Fort Worth.

Menu

The restaurant is known for using fresh ingredients for their Mexican-type entrees. Their menu offers several “comfort food” options and their menu is so large there’s no way

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Dallas Suburb - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/la-citta-vita/6044604666

Suburbs run wild throughout the United States, but not all suburbs are equal. Dallas is making its name known on the list of “Best” suburbs in the nation. Of course, Texas is a large area, but their suburbs top the charts in a big way. There are endless opportunities when living in an outstanding suburb.

One national ranking, the Apartment List, showed two Texas suburbs in the top 10 places for young families to live. They based their rankings on four key points:

  • Safety – total of brutal and residential crimes for every 100,000 individuals.
  • Housing Cost – based on the percent of the average revenue that it takes to inhabit a two-bedroom apartment.
  • School Quality – the rate at which students graduate from a public school facility.
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