Celebrate the 43rd Annual Lakewood Home Festival

7035 Lakewood

Attending a festival is a must for the fall season. Don’t worry about finding one, because Lakewood Early Childhood PTA is hosting this year’s 43rd annual Lakewood Home Festival, co-sponsored by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. The community-wide festival commemorates the historical and architectural presence in the neighborhood. 


The houses featured at the festival this year are designed by noted architect Clifford Hutsell. Along with the classic homes of Lakewood, modern homes will be featured in the tour, as both styles continue to attract growing families to the community. In addition, attendees will have the chance to take a tour of the newly renovated Lakewood Elementary School.


The Lakewood Home Tour will kick off with with our sponsored auction party Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Omni Hotel. The party generates a portion of the overall Home Festival funds through ticket sales, and through a silent auction, thanks to the help of local businesses and community partners.


“Keep Calm and Lakewood On” kick off auction party sponsored by DPMRE:

Friday, Nov. 8 from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Omni Hotel at 555 South Lamar Street


Lakewood Home Tour:

Saturday Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Candlelight Tour:

Saturday, November 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Tickets are available online at lakewoodhomefestival.com, in person at Comerica Bank, Talulah & HESS, and Snowbaby, as well as each home during the tour hours. The school will only be open to the public on Nov. 9.

10 Must-See Open Houses

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


6630 Northport Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,175,000



2901 Purdue Avenue | North Dallas | $1,999,000



4010 Hockaday Drive | Hockaday | $1,749,000



4918 Milam Street | M Streets | $1,050,000



6422 Malcolm Drive | Lakewood | $799,000



831 W Greenbriar Lane | Kessler Park | $680,000



10011 Tambra Drive | Frisco | $620,000



5903 Lindenshire Lane | North Dallas | $599,000



9116 Drumcliffe Lane | Lake Highlands | $489,000



6231 Kenwood Avenue | Lakewood | $470,000

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

Keep Your Home in Tip-Top Shape By Following Summer Maintenance Tips

With summer in full swing, your thoughts are probably set on beach vacations and pool lounging, but the hot and humid temperatures also require homeowners carve out some time for seasonal maintenance. Here are a few tips and reminders for taking care of your home this summer.

5723 Mercedes Avenue in the M Streets is listed for $749,500 by Nancy Johnson.
5723 Mercedes Avenue in the M Streets is listed for $749,500 by Nancy Johnson.

Roof Review

If you haven’t already had your roof checked this year by a roofing professional, the time to schedule the appointment is now. The inspector will assess the roof for loose tiles or potential cracks, and help with a plan to stop potential problems in their tracks. (Read more about roof maintenance on HGTV’s site.)


1150 Randol Mill Avenue in Roanoke is listed for $1,350,000 by Justin Easterling.

Power Wash

Have you given the exterior walls, decking, and patio areas a power wash? Experts recommend using a pressure washer to keep your home’s façade and outdoor areas clean. You can purchase or rent power washers, or hire a professional to do the job. Here are a few tips related to power washing.


4109 Amherst Avenue in University Park is listed for $1,399,000 by Shirley Cohn.

Sprinkler Check

With much of North Texas on a regulated watering schedule, most homeowners have adjusted their automatic sprinklers to run on their specific days and times. But there’s another step to sprinkler maintenance: Experts recommend running the system to check for leaks and broken heads, and to ensure the water is hitting the correct areas.


4412 Lakeside Drive in Highland Park is listed for $12,995,000 by Ralph Randall.

Assess the AC

The experts at HouseLogic recommend having a professional check out the air-conditioning unit. Even if it’s working properly one day, you may not have any indication of trouble. A triple-digit day is not the time to find out the unit needs to be repaired or replaced.

A version of this article originally appeared at Culture Map Dallas.