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In the city of Dallas, if you own a home close to the subway, busses or rail lines, it's most likely worth more compared to the same type of home not found near public transportation.

A study done by the American Public Transportation Association and the National Association of REALTORS has confirmed this. The study has shown that over a five-year span, homes located within a half-mile of public transportation were worth about 41% more than similar properties found further from public transportation.

For many home buyers, transportation plays a big role in their decision. If they don't rely on a vehicle to get to and from work, they are often willing to pay more for a location near public transportation. Walkable neighborhoods and shorter

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With all kinds of new construction apartment developments seemingly dominating the headlines recently, we feel many of Dallas’ new construction townhouse developments have flown under the radar a bit. In a time when first-time home buyers are playing a significant role in today’s marketplace and people are continuing to flock to a more urban setting, townhome communities seem like the ideal property-type for many soon-to-be-buyers out there, even those with a significantly higher budget.

When it comes to new construction, Dallas is full of great townhome opportunities at all kinds of different price points. From entry-level townhouses to others that even match what a luxury single-family home offers in terms of interior space and finishes, if there’s

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You don't have to be a ballet dancer to enjoy yoga. As one of the best activities for calming yourself, you can enjoy yoga all throughout DFW. Here's a quick look at some of the top Yoga Studios.

Gaia Flow Yoga - 3000 Blackburn Street, Suite 140B, Dallas

Gaia Provides heated rooms for their yoga classes. These classes help prepare you for the intense heat of a Texas summer. The Still Water - Yin yoga class is one of the most popular, along with the Ocean class.

Urban Yoga - 1706 8th Avenue, Fort Worth

If you're pregnant, this is a great place to go for yoga. They have some of the top prenatal yoga classes in the DFW area, along with some great mommy and baby classes. They also have an on-site boutique with plenty of yoga gear.


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There are a variety of bars and restaurants in the Addison area. The night life is hot, and there is something for everyone to enjoy. On your next night out try some of these bars in Addison.

Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar - 4980 Belt Line Road, Dallas

Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar is a happening place. You will experience lots of entertainment and excitement. Pete’s welcomes four piano players every night to sing and play on baby grand pianos. You will experience music from all types of genres. They even invite guests to have some fun on stage. Be prepared for a rowdy good time at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar.

Yard House - 5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 230, Addison

Yard House is known for their beer. They have a large selection, which includes craft beers,

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You should never skip breakfast, because it is considered the most important meal of the day. It gives you energy, and helps set your metabolism for the day. There are loads of breakfast spots in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

Ellen’s Southern Kitchen - 1718 North Market Street, Dallas

In the heart of Dallas you will find Ellen’s Southern Kitchen. You can expect to grab a hearty meal here. There is also an Ellen’s located on the West End of town, and they have a variety of healthy options.

These include Whole grain French toast that is topped with blueberries, with a side of sweet potato hash browns. Ellen’s gives you the option to customize griddle food. Add on bananas, apples, strawberries, blueberries and mixed fruit.

Ginger Brown’s Old

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Lucia is a very unique restaurant. The building is filled with history, as it is located in the Bishop Arts District. Although this establishment is small, it is filled with fresh ingredients and the best Italian food around. Lucia’s is owned and operated by the chef, and the atmosphere is charming.

The Menu

The menu is always changing, so you will want to come back often to see what is new. You will find handcrafted salami, and fresh pasta that was made right in Lucia’s kitchen. Reservations can be made in October, and you will want to book fast because space fills up quickly.

Menu offerings include:

  • Antipasti
  • Cheese Board
  • 18 Month Old Red Wattle Prosciutto With Arugula And Texas Melon
  • Spaghetti With Sausage, Chanterelles And
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The Case Building Dallas Deep Ellum is one of our favorite downtown Dallas neighborhoods, and in saying that, we’re probably not alone. Known for its widespread culture and unique urban ambiance, there’s no better place to experience big city living in Dallas than right here in the Deep Ellum neighborhood. The art galleries, the music venues, and all the different kinds of restaurants and shops combine to form a lively and energetic atmosphere that you just don’t see in other parts of town.

To many who are familiar with the area or perhaps already live here, Deep Ellum is mostly known for its authentic loft conversions, which most would agree are some of the coolest places to call home in the city. But according to reports, Dallas-based developers Westdale Real Estate Investment

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Videofest will take place on October 8th through October 18th. This is the 28th year for the festival, and it is known as Dallas’s longest-running cultural event. There will be about 125 films submitted from local, regional and international media arts programs. However, there will be a special focus put on new genres, as well as specified strengths that are conveyed in experimental video, documentaries, short films, feature length films and animation.

Throughout the festival, you will be able to listen to panel discussions, as well as view rising technologies that help further professional growth, and interaction between guest and artists. You will be able to view previous year’s highlights on Frame of Mind, which is on KERA Channel 13.

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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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