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Windrose Tower Plano TXA number condos at the fabulous new Windrose Tower in Plano are still featured on the MLS, giving any interested buyers a better idea of what to expect from one of the most high-profile condo projects to hit North Texas in recent memory.

Nestled inside the award-winning Legacy West development, Windrose Tower is truly setting a new stand in luxury living in Plano, providing owners with lavish living spaces and a collection of lifestyle amenities more commonly associated with a five-star hotel. 

You’ll see the architecture of Windrose Tower is both classic and contemporary in places, boasting a sleek glass exterior that allows for light-filled living spaces with premium views of the surrounding community. 

At the time of this post, just

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DFW Mixed Use DevelopmentDespite home sales struggling in early 2019, development still seems to be going strong throughout much of DFW. 

Most recently, another small mixed-use project has been announced for suburban Dallas, and this one appears to be in the works for Lewisville. 

According to recent reports, Nack Development will be looking to add 17,000 square feet of restaurant and office space across three buildings at Kealy and Church streets, a site that currently sits vacant. 

Developers feel Lewisville has plenty of new development potential but this particular project is designed to emulate early 20th century architecture in order to help preserve and maintain the town’s already-existing old-world charm. 

As of now, the plan is for the project to feature a

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Luxury Lofts in DFWLuxury lofts are not only highly desirable but also red hot right now on today's DFW real estate market. And while options and opportunities may seem plentiful, here's a closer look at where you'll find many of the most luxurious DFW lofts currently available.

1999 McKinney

The 1999 McKinney Lofts sit in the vibrant Uptown district of Dallas. Just steps away from shopping, dining and nightlife, the lofts are also close to area museums and parks. The property offers a saltwater swimming pool and spa, along with two-story loft homes, complete with large windows and large private terraces. 

2011 Cedar Springs Rd.

2011 Cedar Springs is another Uptown loft building with two-story loft residences. While constructed from the ground up as lofts, the

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Lofts on Bennett DallasFrom its location to its private luxuries, there’s plenty to enjoy about living at Lofts on Bennett Avenue. We’ve narrowed it down, however, to three top reasons you’ll fall in love with the property. 

The large floor plans are, no doubt, a big draw of the community. Prospective residents are treated to three-bedrooms and 3.5baths, along with at least 2,200 square feet of living space. The multi-level plans also allow for plenty of privacy and entertaining space.

You’re also sure to fall in love with some of the private additions to the homes. The units offer a two-car garage on the bottom level, plus the enjoyment of a private roof terrace. Other luxuries include the quartz countertops and wood flooring.

The location itself is also a big draw.

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Travis-Ranch-Marina-Lake-Ray-Hubbard-Waterfront-HomesIf you're considering buying a waterfront home in the DFW area, be sure and check out one of the latest new construction waterfront home communities in Forney at Travis Ranch Marina.  The luxury lakefront new home community by Taylor Morrison at Travis Ranch Marina offers 37 home sites backing up to Lake Ray Hubbard with several floor plans including 2 owner's bedroom suites and separate first floor guest suite floor plans. 

Travis Ranch Marina will off new homes starting in the $500,000s with six two story floorplans ranging from 2,800-3,300 sq. feet, four to five bedrooms, three to four and one half baths and two car garages.  Residents at Travis Ranch Marina enjoy easy access to Lake Ray Hubbard with a planned fishing pier and marina.  Taylor

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The North Texas housing market was red hot until last summer, and since then, a downward trend has been widespread and steady. According to the Dallas Morning News, 70 percent of residential areas tracked have seen a decline in home sales over the first three months of 2019 compared to the same timeframe last year. 

Median sales prices have also been trending the wrong way recently as well, and nearly a dozen of the areas in the same market report have also seen a drop in sales prices. 

As mentioned by the Dallas Morning News, East Dallas, Far North Dallas, Northwest Dallas, and Irving have the most significant year-over-year declines, registering about an 8 percent drop from early 2018. 

Also noted was that more Dallas area neighborhoods saw

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New Construction Allen TXA major new mixed-use project appears to be in the works for downtown Allen. According to a new report from the Dallas News, developers are looking to build a 12-acre, four-block project on the east side of Highway 75 at Main Street. 

If approved, the development, now being called Allen City Center, would include an office building, 850 urban-style apartment residences, a small park, and even some retail space as well.

The tallest sections of the project are planned to rise 5 stories high, which would include the office building that will face Highway 75.

Allen City Center is being designed by Dallas-based JHP and will be built in several phases, if approved. 

Right now, the building site is mostly vacant land or occupied by older homes. 

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DFW New Home Construction StartsNew home construction slowed during the first quarter of 2019 as North Texas home builders started just 8,439 new homes. According to data from Residential Strategies Inc, that represents a 4.4 percent decline compared to a year ago, and also the second quarter in a row in which homes starts in the DFW area have dropped. 

Despite low mortgage rates and strong demand and buyer traffic, sales definitely tailed off towards the end of last year, which could be a product of economic uncertainty, the government shutdown, and the 2018 stock market ups and downs late last year. 

As noted by the research and consulting firm, builders are now more focused on unloading existing inventory rather than starting new homes, and in some cases have offered some

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Dallas New Homes For SaleNew construction homes and condos are in high demand right now in Dallas, which means many available options can get quite pricey. But if you're looking for something relatively affordable that's also newly built, we have a few communities in mind that might be the perfect place to begin your home search. 

University Place

Filled with single-family homes and townhomes, University Place presents affordable new construction for Dallas buyers. With dozens of different floor plans to choose from, it’s possible to find a spacious townhome or a larger home with options starting under $400,000.

Swiss Avenue Crossing

A similar price point affords new homes in Swiss Avenue Crossing. Homes in this development start at around 1,900 square feet of living

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Fort Worth NeighborhoodsFort Worth features a broad mix of neighborhood that all have something unique to offer home buyers. Whether walkability is high up on your wish list or you prefer more of a quiet residential vibe, there's truly something for everyone. And if you're also looking for a great deal or an even better value when buying a Fort Worth home this spring, we know just where you need to start your search. 

University Place

With a range of price points to choose from, University Place also offers the ease of sitting close to everything you need in the region. The move-in ready homes of this neighborhood present some great options for the spring.

Arlington Heights

Another great neighborhood to continue your search is Arlington Heights. This charming

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