The Weekly Wrap-Up


In the market for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

5744 Brookstown Drive | Melshire Estates | $2,100,000

5427 Preston Haven Drive | Preston Hollow | $1,795,000

746 Harter Road | East Dallas | $799,999

6362 Dominion Drive | Royse City | $795,000

8651 Diceman Drive | Little Forest Hills | $565,000

5320 Brougham Lane | Plano | $515,000

2222 S Tyler Street | Wynnewood North | $289,000

To view more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

The Weekly Wrap-Up


In the market for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

4131 Cochran Chapel Road | Bluffview | $4,995,000

1 Lakeside Park | University Park | $2,295,000

2408 Loving Avenue | Lakewood | $1,695,000

805 Kessler Woods Trail | Kessler Woods | $1,500,000

5849 Versailles Avenue | Frisco | $1,349,000

4230 Merrell Road | Preston Hollow | $899,000

1930 Mayflower Drive | Stevens Park | $724,900

4250 Pebble Creek Court | Frisco | $715,000

1613 Jensen Court | Old East Dallas | $440,000

To view more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

Kitchens for the Back-to-School Routine


Getting ready for the new school year looks different for many families this year. Regardless if classes are virtual or in-person, one thing that can be certain is making sure the kids take on every school day with a good meal. That means having the perfect kitchen space for breakfast, lunch, snack time and dinner.

Streamline your back-to-school routine with these 10 delectable kitchens.

4543 Arcady Avenue | Highland Park | $3,195,000
11595 E Ricks Circle | Preston Hollow | $2,995,000
3828 Alta Vista Lane | Northwest Dallas | $2,795,000
4209 Woodfin Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,349,000
4401 Windsor Ridge Drive | Irving | $1,990,000
5737 W Hanover Avenue | Devonshire | $1,299,000
4406 Merrell Road | Preston Hollow | $1,039,000
1520 Argonne Drive | Kessler Park | $965,000
6724 Bob O Link Drive | Lakewood | $949,000

731 Kessler Lake Drive | Kessler Park | $825,000

To view more spectacular properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

Pick the Perfect Paint Color


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If you’ve ever had to pick a paint color you know this major truth – the options are endless. Choosing the right paint color can be an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow these 10 tips and you’ll have a new sense of confidence next time you’re in the paint aisle.

Bring Inspiration: Take along an existing pillow, piece of fabric or photo of your space. This will help you make more informed decisions.

The Right Light: Make sure to view your paint or paint chips in natural light to assure you’re seeing the color correctly. Paint looks different under artificial light, so try holding the chip near a window or painting a sample on your wall first.

Take-Home Testers: All the major paint retailers sell paint in small, tester sizes. These are perfect to take home and try out before committing to a full gallon of paint. The small amount will provide you with enough paint to give you an idea of what it would really be like to live with the color.

Try Multiple Shades: If you’re having trouble choosing, buy multiple testers and paint side-by-side squares on your walls. Live with them for a few days so you get the chance to see how the colors look morning, noon, and night. Make sure to mark them with identifiers so you’ll remember which one you liked best.

Choose Your Drama: Look to the color wheel for inspiration. Colors close together will make a room calm while those farther apart add drama.

Do What You Love: Start with a color you love, even if it’s not popular at the moment. Doing this will assure you’ll love the color for years to come. Just remember, your favorite color comes in a range of hues.

Lighten Up: If you’re afraid a hue may be too dark, ask the mixer to do a 50 percent tint of the color to lighten it up. Custom colors can also give a room a designer look, but make sure to jot down the specifics of your color for future touch-ups.

Room to Room: If you have rooms that are open to one another, avoid choosing radically different colors, which will make the spaces feel chopped up and small.

Go Bold: Small rooms that are visited more rarely, like a library or half-bath, can be done in stronger colors that make a statement.

Spraying vs. Rolling: Rolling may be the most popular choice, but it’s also the most time consuming and requires touch-ups more often. On the other hand, spraying results in a more high-end, professional look that also cuts painting time in half. With both options make sure you properly cover the areas you don’t want to be painted.

The Weekly Wrap-Up


In the market for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

7123 Hill Forest Drive | Lake Forest | $1,800,000
5737 W Hanover Avenue | Devonshire | $1,350,000
5849 Versailles Avenue | Frisco | $1,349,000
11256 Russwood Circle | Russwood Acres | $1,050,00
2025 Woodall Rodgers #21 | Uptown | $999,000
7223 Casa Loma Avenue | Lakewood Hills | $950,000
4157 Hockaday Drive | Hockaday | $674,900
3401 Lee Parkway #901 | Oak Lawn | $574,900
8327 Nunley Lane | North Dallas | $549,000
731 Mayrant Drive | North Oak Cliff | $445,000

For more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

7 HOMES WITH SPECTACULAR CURB APPEAL


Everyone loves a great home with a lasting first impression. Lush landscaping, a fresh entrance, blooming flowers and gracious trees can ‘wow’ guests before they even enter your home.

We’ve gathered seven properties with fantastic curb appeal.

9423 Alva Court | Preston Hollow | $5,295,000
4001 W Lawther Drive | Lakewood | $4,750,000
11836 Preston Brook Place | North Dallas | $1,540,000
7523 Yamini Drive | North Dallas | $1,490,000
4441 Gloster Road | Preston Hollow | $1,445,000
4931 Stanford Avenue | Bluffview | $1,197,000
8516 San Leandro Drive | Forest Hills | $1,180,000

For more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

The Weekly Wrap-Up


In the market for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

6459 Orchid Lane | Preston Hollow | $2,790,000
4116 Courtshire Drive | Midway Hills | $1,995,000
3106 Drexel Drive | Highland Park | $1,799,000
5619 Vanderbilt Avenue | Greenland Hills | $850,000
621 Cordova Street | Hollywood Heights | $749,000
434 Allison Drive | Kessler Park | $649,900
2219 Lakeway Drive | Keller | $565,000
7706 Pastel Drive | North Dallas | $400,000

To view more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

Stay Focused With These Home Offices


Summer break is officially over, the kids are back in school, and it’s back to work for many who have taken a much-needed break out of the office.

To get back into gear, we’ve gathered 11 home offices that might convince you to ditch the commute and work in the comfort of your own home.

 

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5540 N 40 Place | North Dallas | $6,999,000

 

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10115 Waller Drive | Preston Hollow | $3,290,000

 

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5331 Lobello Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,950,000

 

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4241 Woodfin Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,350,000

 

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5941 Club Oaks Drive | North Dallas | $1,995,000

 

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4611 Melissa Lane | Preston Hollow | $1,799,999

 

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6415 Forestshire Drive | North Dallas | $1,549,000

 

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6905 Forest Glen Drive | North Dallas | $1,495,000

 

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3535 Gillespie Street #604 | Oak Lawn | $1,175,000

 

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6719 Caulfield Drive | North Dallas | $764,900

 

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1917 Old Orchard Drive | Kessler | $519,000

 

To view more spectacular properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

How to Prep your Home Before Traveling


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Whether you’re planning an exotic escape or taking a quick weekend trip somewhere fun, summer is a time to relax and enjoy a change of scenery.

It’s important to take the necessary measures to close up your home before leaving. The tips below will ensure you can stay worry-free while away.

 

  • Leave your keys with a neighbor you trust
    If you have a trustworthy neighbor, leave them a copy of your key as well as your contact information. While you’re away, they can check your home, collect mail and be available in case of emergency.

 

  • Lock up
    Take extra precautions by hiding your valuables or placing them in a safe. Be sure to lock each window, door and fence in your home. If you have a garage, park your car inside.

 

  • Be mindful of energy consumption
    Electronics can still expend energy when not in use. Unplug any devices such as appliances, computers, gaming consoles and televisions to prevent hazards and save on your energy bill. Turn off your air conditioning or leave it at a level to keep any pets comfortable, and put your water heater in “vacation mode.”

 

  • Plan ahead for pets
    Make arrangements for someone to feed and watch your pet. If you will be away for an extended period of time, you should consider having someone housesit and stay overnight to care for your animals.

 

  • Avoid unnecessary smells
    Leaving food that will expire soon in your refrigerator while you’re away will only become more of a hassle when you get back. Avoid smells and messy cleanup upon return by discarding almost-expired food before you leave. Be sure to remove all trash before you leave, as well.

 

  • Time your lights
    Invest in a few timers for lamps in your home. Program them to turn on lamps near windows to mimic the appearance of activity. This can help prevent intruders who may target homes that have been dark for a few days.

 

For more housekeeping tips, visit the Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Blog.

10 Must-See Open Houses


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

6839 Orchid Dallas Texas

6839 Orchid Lane | Preston Hollow | $2,395,000

 

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5941 Club Oaks Drive | North Dallas | $1,995,000

 

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7432 Wentwood Drive | North Dallas | $1,615,000

 

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11 Collinway Place | North Dallas | $1,050,000

 

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6722 Santa Maria Lane | Lakewood | $995,000

 

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4383 W Northwest Highway | Preston Hollow | $829,000

 

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5600 Longview Street | Lower Greenville | $675,000

 

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5735 Belmont Avenue | East Dallas | $639,000

 

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9677 Atherton Drive | Lake Highlands | $549,000

 

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242 Easton Road | Old Lake Highlands | $375,000

 

To view all our open houses and discover dates and times, visit openhouse.daveperrymiller.com.