Must-Have Amenities For A New Home


4300 Lomo Alto Drive #4 | Highland Park

Some amenities that homebuyers once considered “nice-to-have” are moving into the “must-have” category. Below are three that experts say have grown in demand among home shoppers:


Smart Homes

More and more homes can be controlled via smart phone or tablet. Appliances and home systems can be turned on, off, or programmed via mobile devices. Some smart refrigerators have built-in apps that can create grocery shopping lists and smart ovens can be remotely controlled to start dinner or check on the status of what’s cooking.


Stainless-Steel Alternatives

Stainless-steel appliances have long dominated but some homebuyers are seeking alternatives. White ice and slate are increasingly growing as options to stainless-steel. Slate is being touted as an easy choice to blend in with other black, white or stainless-steel finishes. It can resist fingerprints and washes easily, too.


Energy Efficiency

Many homebuyers place a premium on finding a home with energy-efficient, cost-effective appliances. Energy Star-qualified appliances use 10 to 50 percent less energy than their older counterparts. Also gaining popularity are smarter appliances, including dishwashers with sensors that can determine the appropriate cycle length and water temperature and washers that can extract more water from laundry during the spin cycle so the dryer has less drying to do.


10 Must-See Open Houses

Enjoy your weekend with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and our amazing agents at these properties.


5941 Club Oaks Drive | North Dallas | $1,895,000



4223 Williamsburg Road | Preston Hollow | $1,499,000



7527 Morton Street | Bluffview | $1,350,000


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9780 Broken Bow Road | Lake Highlands | $1,199,000



6908 Forest Cove Circle | Lake Forest | $1,075,000



4 Braemore | North Dallas | $875,000



6856 Heatherknoll Drive | Prestonwood West | $640,000



3967 Sanders Drive | Celina | $615,000



2810 Wren Lane | Richardson | $485,000



9730 Forestridge Drive | Lake Highlands | $399,000

8 Stunning Dallas Condominiums

These spacious condominium homes offer a premier lifestyle in the heart of urban Dallas, and they are all currently on the market.


2525 N Pearl Street #1402 | Ritz-Carlton | $4,595,000



3130 N Harwood Street #2301 | Bleu Ciel | $2,225,000



2555 N Pearl Street #1704 | Ritz-Carlton | $2,975,000



2200 Victory Avenue #1104 | The House | $949,000



2900 Mckinnon Street #1205 | Azure | $845,000


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1717 Arts Plaza #1905 | One Arts Plaza | $675,000



3601 Turtle Creek Boulevard #501 | Oak Lawn | $525,000



3110 Thomas Avenue #715 | Uptown | $469,000


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10 Must-See Open Houses

Enjoy your weekend with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and our amazing agents at these properties.


9303 Rockbrook Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,799,000



4241 Woodfin Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,250,000



9562 Ash Creek Drive | East Dallas | $949,999



5345 Goodwin Avenue | Vickery Place | $949,000



5540 Pebblebrook Drive | North Dallas | $825,000



101 Decker Drive #1303 | Irving | $590,000



1877 Stevens Bluff Lane | Kessler Park | $589,000



3608 Bowser Court | Oak Lawn | $475,000



9447 Viewside Drive | Lake Highlands | $419,900



6317 E Lovers Lane | Lakewood | $360,000

Texas Homeowner? Don’T Miss The Opportunity For Savings

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3813 Maplewood Avenue | Highland Park

It’s the beginning of another new year, and we want to remind you that Texas law includes the Homestead Exemption, which allows a partial exemption from local property taxes for your primary residence.

Applications for property tax exemptions are filed with your local appraisal district. The general deadline for filing an application is April 30.

The Application for Residential Homestead Exemption is available here. A list of appraisal district addresses and phone numbers is available here.

If you have any questions regarding residential real estate, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and our respected Associates are ready to serve you. To find just the right professional for your real estate needs, visit

10 Must-See Open Houses

Enjoy your weekend with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and our amazing agents at these properties.


5941 Club Oaks Drive | North Dallas | $1,975,000



4441 Gloster Road | Preston Hollow | $1,495,000



5310 Tanbark Road | North Dallas | $1,329,000



2 Grantley Court | North Dallas | $1,175,000



4010 Buena Vista Street | Uptown | $1,100,000



4111 Travis Street #1 | Uptown | $945,000



416 Allison Drive | Kessler Park | $630,000



5909 Luther Lane #908 | Park Cities | $440,000



10558 Berry Knoll Drive | North Dallas | $429,900



2848 Woodside Street 6C | Uptown | $425,000

New Year’S Resolutions For Your Home

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At the start of every year, we set goals for our health, well-being and even finances. But what about for the home?

These home-improvement resolutions will help make your home cleaner, more gorgeous and enjoyable in 2020.


Clear Clutter

Take the time post-holidays to clear items you no longer wear, use or love. Start room-by-room to keep it manageable, stay organized to avoid duplication and donate any excess to charity. Lightening your home’s load will make it look instantly cleaner and support less-fortunate families in your community with those items taking up precious living space.


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Cleaning Schedule

Divvy up daily and weekly tasks for maximum tidiness. Complete chores daily, like dishes in the dishwasher, dirty clothes in the basket, clean clothes in the closet — everything in its place. Clean the entire house weekly with ease using a portable cleaning caddy stocked with supplies, an apron for easily accessible tools and focusing on one type of cleaning task at a time.


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Safety + Efficiency

Ensure your home is safe by replacing smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries. Don’t forget to test for radon and check bathroom, attic and dryer vents, also. Lower your bills and lessen your footprint by installing LED bulbs and low-flow showerheads, adjust or schedule thermostats, run only full loads of dishes and laundry, power down or unplug items not in use, water less and compost more — to name a few tips.


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Rearrange to Entertain

Get a fresh new look for hosting friends with a few updates. Adding plants is a cost-effective update that also helps clean the air. Pick an accent color for your entertaining space and add it throughout with a vibrant rug or a stylish throw pillow. And, of course, the timeless trick of rearranging furniture brings new energy to any space.


10 Must-See Open Houses

Enjoy your weekend with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and our amazing agents at these properties.


3130 N Harwood Street #2301 | Victory Park | $2,299,500



5315 Ambergate Lane | North Dallas | $1,056,500



3830 Holland Avenue | Oak Lawn | $995,000


3730 Holland Avenue 2B

3730 Holland Avenue 2B | Oak Lawn | $695,000


1856 Stevens Bluff

1856 Stevens Bluff Lane | Kessler Park | $645,000


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1877 Stevens Bluff Lane | Kessler Park | $589,000


6146 Averill Way

6146 Averill Way 105E | Preston Hollow | $535,000


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446 Delaware Street | North Oak Cliff | $399,000


6303 richmond

6303 Richmond Avenue #205 | Lakewood | $310,000



2227 Dallas Drive | Carrollton | $221,000

Super Bowl-Worthy Media Rooms

Super Bowl weekend is finally here. If your head is in the big game and the halftime show, or if you’re just ready to whip up the best dip for all your guests, then a large space is essential.

Settle the score with these spectacular media rooms.


4001 W. Lawther Drive | Lakewood | $4,995,000



3813 Maplewood Avenue | Highland Park | $4,800,000



4543 Arcady Avenue | Highland Park | $3,290,000



9900 Preston Road | Preston Hollow | $3,250,000



9303 Rockbrook Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,799,000



3828 Alta Vista Lane | Northwest Dallas | $2,795,000



202 Sunview Street | Sunnyvale | $1,975,000



5849 Versailles Avenue | Frisco | $1,475,000