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.

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

 

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10 Pools for the End of Summer


 

The calendar may be prompting you to start bundling up and sip on pumpkin spice lattes, but the weather may say otherwise.

 

Extend the end of summer into autumn with these 10 pools to cool you off during those unseasonably warm afternoons.

 

10 Pools for the End of Summer

4545 San Gabriel Drive | North Dallas | $2,695,000

 

10 Pools for the End of Summer

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

 

10 Pools for the End of Summer

7003 Delrose Drive | Lakewood | $1,695,000

 

10 Pools for the End of Summer

7702 Bryn Mawr Drive | Caruth Hills | $1,499,000

 

10 Pools for the End of Summer

5722 Meadowcrest Drive | North Dallas | $1,295,000

 

10 Pools for the End of Summer

10823 Pagewood Place | North Dallas | $1,170,000

 

10 Pools for the End of Summer

434 Francie Way | Allen | $795,000

 

10 Pools for the End of Summer

9702 Trail Hill Drive | Lake Highlands | $715,000

 

10 Pools for the End of Summer

7332 Rustic Valley Drive | Prestonwood | $549,000

 

10 Pools for the End of Summer

5029 Calloway Drive | Addison | $499,500

 

For more spectacular homes, visit daveperrymiller.com.

 

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5 Beautiful Tech Products


 

Technology doesn’t just have to be functional. For a luxurious home, it needs to beautiful as well.

 

We’ve collected five tech products that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are useful.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Shape System | Starting at $4,200

 

Speakers transform into large-scale artwork in Bang & Olufsen’s BeoSound Shape System. The hexagonal tiles are completely customizable — from overall configuration and color down to the number of speakers, dampers and amplifiers.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Samsung The Frame 55-inch LED SmartTV | $1,597.99

 

Speaking of art, Samsung’s The Frame TV keeps your television looking like a thoughtful masterpiece even when it’s off. Owners have access to 100 professionally curated art pieces from 10 different genres. The Frame can be further customized with wood bezel frames or golden edges. Feature it alongside your gallery wall or even sitting atop an easel.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Molekule Air Purifier | $799

 

Breathe a sigh of relief with this air purifier that breaks down toxic pollutants on a molecular level to eliminate them completely from your home. Developed over 20 years, the Molekule air purifier has been determined by research scientists to destroy pollutants 1,000 times smaller than what is filtered by traditional air filters.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Uma Sound Lantern | $479.00

 

Light and sound are fused into one elegant, portable lantern. A soft glow emits from the LED lantern, with its sleek, cone-shaped design and full-grain leather strap. Touch-sensitive volume controls offer 360-degree sound.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Conway Electric For Home First Smart Chip Extension Cord | $149

 

Vintage aesthetic juxtaposes harmoniously with modern technology in Conway Electric’s extension cord. Conway claims that the extension cord is one of the fast-charging USB power cords available. The smart USB ports shut off once your device is fully charged, protecting it from overheating. And with a power cord so stylish, you’ll want to display it instead of hide it away.

 

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10 Lots for Your Dream Home


 

Sometimes, your dream home is only in your mind.

 

When the time comes to build your ideal home, there are a plethora of factors to consider  — from choosing the best tile to deciding what the best course of action is when building in a floodplain. While there are some decisions you can tackle on your own, expert advice — such as renowned local design studio M Gooden Design — is always welcome.

 

Begin your dream home search with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and choose from these exceptional lots across North Texas to help transform those dreams into reality.

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

8511 Inwood Road | Devonshire | $1,995,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

6607 Belmead Drive | North Dallas | $1,699,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

4512 Lorraine Avenue | Highland Park | $1,495,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

7298 Williamson Road | Lakewood | $1,290,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

000 Copper Canyon Road | Copper Canyon | $1,000,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

2916 Dyer Street | University Park | $895,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

7003 Irongate Lane | Lakewood | $550,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

88 Vanguard Way | Urban Reserve | $549,930

 

10 LOTS FOR YOUR DREAM HOME

7538 Malabar Lane | Janmar | $435,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

Lot 48 Nautical Drive | Quinlan | $129,000

 

To view more noteworthy lots, visit www.daveperrymiller.com/lots-acreage/ .

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

3030 McKinney Avenue #2101-3 | Uptown | $1,400,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2302 Kessler Parkway | Kessler Park | $1,150,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6569 Lafayette Way | North Dallas | $999,999

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6030 Goodwin Avenue | Lower Greenville | $850,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

9920 Spirehaven Lane | Lake Highlands | $789,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

7116 Cornelia Lane | Lakewood | $680,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

5720 Misted Breeze Drive | West Plano | $675,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

10144 Cromwell Drive | Northwest Dallas | $565,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

7332 Rustic Valley Drive | Prestonwood | $549,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6017 Ellsworth Avenue | Wilshire Heights | $459,000

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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12240 Pecan Forest Drive | North Dallas | $4,295,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4300 Lomo Alto Drive #4 | Highland Park | $1,750,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

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

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2824 Daniel Court | University Park | $849,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6014 Palo Pinto Avenue | Lakewood | $799,900

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4310 Buena Vista Street #17 | Knox-Travis | $595,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

9601 Milltrail Drive | Lake Highlands | $549,900

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3816 Roseland Avenue #D100 | Uptown | $519,500

 

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11009 Fern Hollow Drive | Lake Highlands | $389,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

421 N. Cavender Street | Oak Cliff | $339,000

 

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

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat


 

Triple-digit temperatures have become a regular occurrence this summer.

 

Grab an ice-cold beverage and spend your days away from the heat in these dive-in ready pools.

 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat

3816 Miramar Avenue | Highland Park | $4,999,000

 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat

12240 Pecan Forest Drive | North Dallas | $4,295,000

 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat

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

 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat

6215 Woodland Drive | Old Preston Hollow | $2,870,000

 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat

6315 Chamberlyne Drive | Frisco | $2,695,000

 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat

13978 Hughes Lane | Midtown | $1,775,000

 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat

4404 Greenbrier Drive | University Park | $1,695,000

 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat

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

 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat

8326 Garland Road | Forest Hills | $1,599,500

 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat

12219 Pecan Forest Drive | North Dallas | $1,499,000

 

Keep cool and view more exceptional swimming pools at daveperrymiller.com.