Cast Your Vote in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt


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HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2019 is underway. And if you’re like us, you can’t wait to see inside these extraordinary properties and click the ‘VOTE’ button for your favorites. After you vote, be sure to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win $10,000!

As always, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate listings are prominently featured in the Ultimate House Hunt.

 

Serene and Secluded Watering Hole

4001 W. Lawther Drive listed by Sharon Redd is a finalist in the sweepstakes.

This majestic traditional estate in Lakewood is an outdoor haven. If you want resort living in the city, this is it. The home features sweeping staircases overlooking the grounds, formal dining with French doors that lead to the front patio, and an outdoor terrace facing White Rock Lake.

The outside is polished with a stunning pool, koi pond and plenty of space for entertaining.

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This is the sixth-consecutive year HGTV has partnered exclusively with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s global real estate network Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and its luxury marketing division Luxury Portfolio International to host the contest, which last year saw over 1 million votes cast, making it one of the most popular contests on HGTV.com.

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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.

 

10 Must-See Open Houses10730 Bushire Drive | Preston Hollow | $1,844,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses3504 Marquette Street | University Park | $1,829,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses4143 Buena Vista Street B | Uptown | $1,300,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses3028 Rosedale Avenue | University Park | $1,199,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses1111 S. Canterbury Court | Kessler | $899,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses834 Knott Place | Kessler Park | $585,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses5717 Forest Lane | North Dallas | $519,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses10830 Waterbridge Circle | Lochwood | $429,500

 

10 Must-See Open Houses3647 Whitehall Drive | Northwest Dallas | $399,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses5990 Lindenshire Lane #124 | North Dallas | $345,000

 

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

8 Must-See Open Houses


 

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

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4004 Colgate Avenue | University Park | $2,449,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6215 Rex Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,135,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2128 Courtland Drive | Frisco | $1,500,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

1654 Handley Drive | East Kessler | $1,150,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

726 W. Greenbriar Lane | East Kessler | $500,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

1600 Abrams Road #10 | Lakewood | $459,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

9449 Hunters Creek Drive | Lake Highlands | $415,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

8621 Redondo Drive | Little Forest Hills | $379,000

 

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

Lakewood’s Home Tour Takes a Village


 

Lakewood’s Home Tour Takes a Village
Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker

 

Satiate your curiosities and take part in a decades-long tradition of giving back to local East Dallas schools during this year’s Lakewood Home Festival from Nov. 9 to Nov. 11.

 

The fall tradition, now in its 42nd year, spans nearly 4 miles of Lakewood’s best tree-lined neighborhoods, highlighting the various architectural styles and designs of seven homes.

 

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is a proud sponsor of the event, commencing with the auction party at 7 p.m. Nov. 9, with this year’s theme, “Lakewood Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple.” The party will feature live and silent auctions. Tickets for the auction start at $150.

 

 

The following evening, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is also sponsoring the Candlelight Tour from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 10. Guests will enjoy sipping wine with the owners and architects of a selection of the homes. Tickets for the Candlelight Tour start at $30.30.

 

The Lakewood Home Festival is hosted by the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA and funds the purchase of school materials, computers and enrichment programs at Lakewood Elementary School, J.L. Long Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School. Last year’s festival raised over $200,000 for the three schools.

 

Lakewood’s Home Tour Takes a Village

 

“It was truly our best year so far and not just because of the toal amount raised, “ Ana Whitcomb, 2018-19 LECPTA president said in Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s fall/winter 2018 Fine Home Collection magazine.

 

“For the first time, we were able to give every single penny back to the schools,” Whitcomb continued. “Our phenomenal sponsors helped make this possible — we couldn’t do it without them.”

 

In addition to Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s sponsorship, two teams from the brand’s Lakewood officeJackson Sells and the Heather Guild Group — sponsor two of the homes in the tour.

 

Take a glimpse of the homes the teams are sponsoring below and see the rest of the homes in November.

 

Lakewood’s Home Tour Takes a Village
Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker

 

The Jackson Sells team is sponsoring 6726 Lakewood Blvd., one of Lakewood’s “Dilbeck Triplets.”

 

The home, built by one of Dallas’ most notable architects, Charles Dilbeck, offers an oasis of a backyard. Lush and manicured landscaping surround a former log cabin-turned-pool house, once dubbed “Lakewood City Hall” for its use as a site to host neighborhood association meetings.

 

Lakewood’s Home Tour Takes a Village
Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker

 

The Heather Guild Group is sponsoring 6927 Pasadena, a 2016 modern home built with entertaining at the top of mind. The home features breathtaking and unique living spaces for indoor and outdoor entertaining.

 

Tickets to the home tour are $20 and are available online at lakewoodhomefestival.com or at Lakewood Comerica Bank, Talulah & HESS and Snowbaby. Tickets will be available at the door at any of the homes on tour. The homes will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children 12 and younger are free.

 

See a preview of all the featured homes and purchase tickets at Lakewood Early Childhood PTA.

 

Learn more about the LECPTA’s history in Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s fall/winter 2018 Fine Home Collection, available online at dpmmagazine.com.

 

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10 Charming East Dallas Homes


 

Dallas is a vast city of eclectic character encompassing various environments, from the modern and sleek high rises of downtown to quiet, tree-lined streets.

 

The city’s eastern corridor spans the Lake and Garden District, more commonly known as East Dallas. The “neighborhood” comprises several communities including, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, historic Swiss Avenue and more.

 

Residents enjoy a world apart from what most outsiders think Dallas to be. In East Dallas, a variety of flora and fauna are available to see daily through renowned attractions, such as the Dallas Arboretum and a plethora of green space. The allure of White Rock Lake is over 1,200 acres of serenity and a focal point of outdoor activity for sports enthusiasts and families alike.

 

The area is also known for its historic homes, more than a century old and many restored to preserve their fine craftsmanship.  

 

We’ve selected 10 homes which showcase the charm and variety that East Dallas has to offer.

 

10 Charming East Dallas Homes

1 Vanguard Way | Urban Reserve | $3,376,000

 

10 Charming East Dallas Homes

7634 Fisher Road | Lakewood | $1,970,000

 

10 Charming East Dallas Homes

80 Vanguard Way | Urban Reserve | $1,175,000

 

10 Charming East Dallas Homes

6267 Ellsworth Avenue | Wilshire Heights | $1,149,000

 

10 Charming East Dallas Homes

6316 Palo Pinto Avenue | Lakewood Heights | $1,089,000

 

10 Charming East Dallas Homes

5822 Kenwood Avenue | M Streets | $949,000

 

10 Charming East Dallas Homes

8523 San Benito Way | Forest Hills | $899,000

 

10 Charming East Dallas Homes

7323 Coronado Avenue | Lakewood | $699,000

 

10 Charming East Dallas Homes

707 Clermont Avenue | Hollywood/Santa Monica | $689,000

 

10 Charming East Dallas Homes

6644 Blue Valley Lane | Bob-O-Links Downs | $649,000

 

Read more on our blog:

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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.

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4618 Cherokee Trail | Bluffview | $2,995,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4004 Colgate Avenue | University Park | $2,450,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6630 Northport Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,295,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6215 Rex Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,135,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3028 Rosedale Avenue | University Park | $1,295,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6450 Ellsworth Avenue | Lakewood | $1,170,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

1111 S. Canterbury Court | Kessler Park | $899,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3613 Kings Hollow Lane | McKinney | $469,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3925 Wycliff Avenue | Oak Lawn | $420,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2210 Melbourne Avenue | Elmwood | $375,000

 

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

10 Must-See Open Houses


 

 

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

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4004 Colgate Avenue | University Park | $2,450,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3504 Marquette Street | University Park | $1,899,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2909 Fondren Drive | University Park | $1,400,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

7265 Inwood Road | Greenway Parks | $1,299,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3316 Greenbrier Drive | University Park | $1,295,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

1111 S. Canterbury Court | Kessler Park | $949,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6024 Palo Pinto Avenue | Lower Greenville | $899,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

1139 N. Plymouth Road | Stevens Park | $767,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

9203 Heatherdale Drive | Forest Meadows | $650,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

7332 Rustic Valley Drive | Prestonwood | $549,000

 

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

How to Style Your Bedside Table


 

How to Style Your Bedside Table

 

Clear your mind and get a good night’s rest with a clean and organized bedside table.

 

We’ve gathered experts’ advice on what you need on your bedside table for a restful sleep.

 

Must-Have Essentials

 

For a well-balanced nightstand, outfit your bedside with a lamp that has a yellow-based light. A good book to read will help your mind slow down and calm your eyes from staring at screens all day. Experts recommend reading books that aren’t too thrilling or engrossing, which will also keep you up later than you’d like.

 

Keep hydrated with a glass of water next to your bed. Keeping water close will prevent you from heading to the kitchen, where late-night snack temptations exist.

 

A pen and paper are essential for any last-minute ideas for tasks and thoughts you have.

 

An alarm clock separate from your phone will wake you up on time without having your phone screen be the first thing you look at in the morning.

 

Stay Organized

 

Keep a small jewelry dish or tray on your nightstand for any rings, bracelets or earrings.

 

A storage basket underneath the nightstand, or a nightstand with drawers, is key for keeping too much clutter from piling onto the tabletop.

 

A small tray or basket for hand cream or a calming lavender spray is a necessity for keeping skin hydrated throughout the evening. Keep your lip balm nearby, too.

 

Scents and Sounds

 

Just as the smell of coffee helps you wake up in the morning, so too do certain scents help you fall asleep at night.

 

Lavender, vanilla and jasmine are experts’ recommendations to calm the body and mind. Burn the scents through your favorite candles or essential oil diffusers.

 

If ambient noise is a distracting factor for you, drown them away with a sound machine evoking dreamy beach waves or a rainstorm.

 

Final Touches

 

Add small plants, such as succulents, or a floral bud vase, to bring a little life and color to your bedside table.

 

Read our blog for more home advice:

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Back-to-School Bedtime Routine Tips


 

Back-to-School Bedtime Routine Tips

 

A new school year is upon us, which means readjusting summer sleep schedules.

 

Experts recommend prepping for school-year routines two weeks in advance but, sometimes, the bittersweet end of summer vacation catches many of us unawares.

 

Here is some helpful advice to help little ones adjust quickly to new routines.

 

Make slow changes

 

Neither adults nor children adjust to changes that are made in one fell swoop.

 

When adjusting bedtimes, move them earlier only by 5 to 15 minutes at a time, every two or three days. This will help you and your children feel less groggy in the morning.

 

Children under 12 years old need between 10 to 11 hours of sleep, while older children need eight to nine hours.

 

Work together as a family

 

Children will feel better going to sleep early if they have an example to follow. That doesn’t mean your bedtime should be as early as 7:30 or 8 p.m., too.

 

Finish up any homework soon after dinner, and get ready for the next school day together. Having backpacks and lunches packed and any parental forms signed will help the next morning’s rush go much smoother.

 

Start having more calming family activities an hour before your children’s intended bedtimes. Avoid the TV and smartphones and together choose a book to read, or help them with a calming bath.

 

Turn off your devices

 

Blue light from electronics can stimulate the mind too much before bedtime.

 

Turn off the TV or smartphones and dim bedroom lights an hour before to start calming the mind down. Try having a charging station in the kitchen or another shared space where everyone can store their devices for the evening.

 

Are you using your phone as your alarm? Try going analog or looking into some of the alarm clocks we’ve recommended for Daylight Saving Time

 

Promote positivity

 

There may be some struggles having earlier bedtimes, but remain patient and positive for you and your child.

 

If children — especially very young ones — see bedtime as a positive activity rather than a punishment, they’ll be less likely to resist the new schedule.

 

Counter any last-minute requests by incorporating them into your children’s new routine. Experts say that if children’s routines keep getting interrupted, the harder it will be for them to adjust.

 

Read more back-to-school advice on our blog:

Back-to-School Essentials

Chic Staples for the Home Office

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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.

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

8514 Chadbourne Road | Devonshire | $2,179,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3513 Potomac Avenue | Highland Park | $1,825,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6451 Stefani Drive | Preston Hollow | $1,600,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

5434 W. University Boulevard | Greenway Parks | $850,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2824 Daniel Court | University Park | $825,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6169 Monticello Avenue | M Streets | $569,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

7332 Rustic Valley Drive | Prestonwood | $549,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

835 Thomasson Drive | Kessler Highlands | $424,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

1505 N. Haskell Avenue #1 | Oak Lawn | $420,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2300 Pagoda Oak | Plano | $349,000

 

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