The Weekly Wrap-Up


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

5020 Elm Hollow Drive | Dallas | $19,500,000

3130 N Harwood Street #2401 | Dallas | $3,399,000

3704 Stanford Avenue | University Park | $1,950,000

7743 Southwestern Boulevard | Dallas | $1,795,000

2555 N Pearl Street #1205 | Dallas | $1,625,000

11207 Pinocchio Drive | Dallas | $925,000

Pumpkin Patch Round-Up


From pumpkin spice to pumpkin pie, you definitely need a little pumpkin in your life. Whether cooking up some fall favorites or getting your porch ready for the season, visit these fun, local spots to find your perfect pumpkin.

DALLAS 

Autumn at the Arboretum

8525 Garland Road, Dallas

September 18 – October 31

Dallas Farmers Market Pumpkin Patch

1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas

September 18 – October 31

St. James Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch

9845 McCree Road, Dallas

October 2 – October 31

ALVARADO 

Sunset Hill Tree Farm Pumpkin Patch

3400 County Road 206, Alvarado

October 2 – October 31

ARLINGTON

St. John the Apostle Pumpkin Patch

5450 Mansfield Road, Arlington

September 27 – October 31

AUBREY

Team Family Farms Pumpkin Patch

1042 W. Sherman Drive, Aubrey

September 25 – November 7

BEDFORD

Bedford Public Library Pumpkin Patch

2424 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford 

October 14 – October 31

CANTON

Yesterland Farm Pumpkin Patch

15410 Interstate 20, Canton

September 18 – November 7

CLEBURNE

Mainstay Farm Park Pumpkin Days

1004 W. Bethesda Road, Cleburne

September 24 – October 31

CORSICANA 

Main Street Pumpkin Patch at The Square Root

222 N Main St., Corsicana

October 1 – October 31

DENISON

Elves Farm Pumpkin Patch

601 Harvey Lane, Denison

October 2 – October 31

GUNTER

The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm

15102 TX-289, Gunter

September 18 – November 24

FAIRVIEW

Creekwood Pumpkin Patch

261 Country Club Road, Fairview

October 2 – October 31

FLOWER MOUND

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch

5100 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound

October 1 – October 31

FORNEY

The Gentle Zoo Pumpkin Patch

12600 FM 2932, Forney

October 1 – November 1

FORT WORTH

Arlington Heights UMC Pumpkin Patch

4200 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth

October 16 – October 31

FRISCO

Pumpkins on the Prairie

3521 Main St., Frisco

October 8 – October 31

GRAPEVINE

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze

3420 Hall Johnson Road, Grapevine

October 1 – October 31

MANSFIELD

St. John Youth Pumpkin Patch

1218 E. Debbie Lane, Mansfield

September 19 – October 31

MCKINNEY

5G Farm

6601 County Road 166, McKinney

September 17- October 31

MIDLOTHIAN

Shadow Creek Pumpkin Farm

1530 Indian Creek Drive, Midlothian

October 2 – October 31

PLANO

Pumpkin Patch on the Corner

3101 Coit Road, Plano

September 26 – October 31

RICHARDSON

Arapaho UMC Pumpkin Patch

1400 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson

October 1 – October 17

ROCKWALL

Blase Family Farm Pumpkin Patch

1232 E. Fork Road, Rockwall

September 25 – October 31

SOUTHLAKE

The Patch at Southlake

101 E. Highland St., Southlake

October 1 – October 31

STEPHENVILLE

Lone Star Family Farm Pumpkin Patch

4199 Highway 67, Stephenville

September 25 – November 6

The Weekly Wrap-Up


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

6441 Norway Road | Preston Hollow | $1,875,000

7817 Midbury Drive | North Dallas | $1,785,000

4434 Santa Barbara Drive | Lakewood | $1,325,000

4646 Christopher Place | Oak Lawn | $1,300,000

10802 Dove Brook Circle | North Dallas | $899,999

7061 Arboreal Drive | Dallas | $689,000

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.

6517 Dykes Way | North Dallas | $3,200,000

21 Vanguard Way | Urban Reserve | $969,900

7807 Lovers Lane | North Dallas | $830,000

511 S Cesar Chavez Boulevard | Downtown Dallas | $825,000

9106 La Strada Court | Northwest Dallas | $725,000

715 N Oak Cliff Boulevard | Kessler Park | $515,000

755 Village Green Drive | DeSoto | $342,500

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.

6280 Prospect Avenue | Lakewood | $1,299,000

2 Braemore Place | North Dallas | $1,090,000

3439 Normandy Avenue | University Park | $999,999

17317 Stedman Circle | Far North Dallas | $598,000

For more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

Springtime is the Ideal Time


After cooler-than-normal temperatures, it’s welcome news that we’ll be enjoying temperatures in 70s and 80s this weekend in North Texas.

And, you can bet that with our spring weather potential buyers will increasingly be out and about discovering homes for sale across the region. Not surprisingly, those with the best “curb appeal” are often the first to sell.

Buyers often pass quick judgment on a property based on its drive-up appeal. A small investment in time and money to spruce up your property’s appearance could mean fewer days on the market and a higher sales price.

Below are a few areas in particular on which you should focus:

*  For a burst of color, plant spring flowers.

*  Tidy up your gardens.

*  Remove glass from light fixtures around your home’s front door and clean thoroughly.

*  Wash down your front door. If the sun has faded the paint, consider repainting.

*  Clean and polish your front door’s hardware. Replace it if necessary.

*  Check your house numbers. Are they still in good shape and visible from the street? If not, replace them.

*  Wash the windows. If this isn’t your strong suit, hire a professional.

*  Check your roof to make sure no shingles are missing or damaged.

*  Remove debris from your gutters and drain spouts.

*  Clean your patio furniture. You want potential buyers to be able to visualize your outdoor living area’s potential.

If you’re considering listing your home, contact an Ebby Associate to learn more about how to prepare it to sell in today’s ultra-competitive market and how Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate will market your home, both locally and globally, to produce the most-favorable results for you. To get started, visit daveperrymiller.com.

The Weekly Wrap-Up: Condo Edition


Upscale living, breathtaking skyline views, all while being steps away from everything North Texas has to offer – what more could you want in a condo? This week, we’re highlighting 5 stunning units that will have you daydreaming of the city life.

2525 N Pearl Street #1605 | Oak Lawn | $3,495,000

4300 Lomo Alto Drive #2 | Highland Park | $1,350,000

2408 Victory Park Lane #1431 | Victory Park | $435,000

1500 Pecos Street #8 | Old East Dallas | $390,000 | OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, April 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

6130 Bandera Avenue #D | Preston Hollow | $389,000

For more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

Dishwasher Won’t Drain? 8 Steps to Fix It


One of the most common problems reported to plumbers by homeowners is when a dishwasher won’t drain. While it can be scary to open the dishwasher door and see standing water at the bottom, it isn’t always a plumbing emergency. In fact, you may be able to correct the problem yourself without professional help. 

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR DISHWASHER WON’T DRAIN 

If draining your dishwasher is an issue, here are eight simple techniques to try at home.

1.  RUN THE DISPOSAL  

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A full garbage disposal or an air gap in a connecting hose can prevent water from properly draining out of the dishwasher. Simply running the disposal for about 30 seconds may fix the issue.  

2. CHECK FOR BLOCKAGES  

Check the bottom of the dishwasher to make sure that an item or pieces of food haven’t fallen from the rack to block the water flow.  

3. LOAD THE DISHWASHER CORRECTLY  

Make sure you’re loading the dishwasher correctly. Read the manufacturers’ instructions or owner’s manual for tips and directions on how to load dishes for best results. 

4. CLEAN OR CHANGE THE FILTER 

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You may have a clogged dishwasher filter that’s preventing water from draining. Many homeowners don’t realize that dishwasher filters need to be cleaned regularly. Check your owner’s manual to see where the filter is located on your dishwasher, and for instructions on how and when to clean it. For many dishwashers, the filter can be found on the inside bottom of the appliance. 

5. INSPECT THE DRAIN HOSE 

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Check the drain hose connecting to the sink and garbage disposal. Straighten any kinks that you may see, which could be causing the problem. Blow through the hose or poke a wire hanger through to check for clogs. Make sure the hose seal is tight, too. 

6. DOUBLE-CHECK THE DRAIN VALVE 

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Inspect the drain valve found on the valve bracket, often located at the bottom of the machine. Push on the valve to make sure it moves freely and isn’t stuck. 

7. TRY VINEGAR AND BAKING SODA 

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Mix together about one cup each of baking soda and vinegar and pour the mixture into the standing water at the bottom of the dishwasher. Leave for about 20 minutes. If the water is draining or starting to drain at that time, rinse with hot water and then run the dishwasher’s rinse cycle. That may be enough to help loosen any clogs or debris that are preventing the dishwasher from draining properly.  

8. LISTEN TO YOUR MACHINE WHILE IT’S RUNNING 

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Listen to your dishwasher while it’s running a cycle. If it doesn’t make the usual operating sounds, particularly if it’s making a humming or clicking noise, the drain pump and motor may need replacing. If this occurs, it may be time to call a professional for help.  

HOW TO PROPERLY DRAIN A DISHWASHER 

If you need to clear standing water at the bottom of a dishwasher, here’s how to drain it: 

  • Line the floor under the dishwasher with towels or newspaper.  
  • With a measuring cup or a large ladle, scoop the water from the bottom into a bowl or the sink.  
  • When the water becomes too shallow to scoop, soak up the remaining moisture with cloth or paper towels. 

Always make sure that you’re using the right type of dish detergent per manufacturer’s directions, to avoid clogging the drain. Taking some preventative steps to keep your dishwasher running smoothly can also help you avoid drainage issues in the future. 

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The Weekly Wrap-Up


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

5320 Old Buena Vista Road | Waxahachie | $3,250,000

2555 N Pearl Street #1002 | Oaklawn | $2,295,000

10735 Morning Glory Drive | Northwest Dallas | $1,849,000

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, March 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

7021 Stone Meadow Drive | North Dallas | $1,695,000

6935 Wildgrove Avenue | Lakewood | $1,122,300

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, March 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

2900 Mckinnon Street #1008 | Uptown | $875,000

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, March 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

2862 Lawtherwood Place | Lakewood | $599,000

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.

6938 Wabash Circle | Lakewood | $1,700,000

6616 Stichter Avenue | Preston Hollow | $1,425,000

434 W Greenbriar Lane | Kessler Park | $1,200,000

6935 Wildgrove Avenue | Lakewood | $1,122,300

1511 N Clinton Avenue | Kessler Park | $989,000

9106 La Strada Court | Northwest Dallas | $765,000

4212 Bowser Avenue D | Oak Lawn | $599,000

10206 Sylvia Drive | East Dallas | $319,000

2931 Shelby Avenue #2931 | Oak Lawn | $298,000

For more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.