TEXAS TOP DESTINATION FOR CORPORATE MOVES


When it comes to corporate moves, Texas was the top destination for people packing up and heading across the country in 2019.

Texas topped the list, which also includes California, Florida, Illinois and North Carolina as the states that were the most popular destinations for corporate transfers, according to Allied Van Lines.

“Texas, with its business-friendly climate, has ranked as the top move destination for Allied corporate customers for the past six years,” the moving company said in its most recent Magnet States Report. “The high influx of corporations moving to Texas makes it a highly desirable destination for top talent.”

A few other interesting findings:

* The most popular month for Allied corporate moves was June, and the most popular day of the week to move was Friday.

* Allied consumer customers still prefer to move in June; however, in 2019 the most popular day to move changed from Tuesday to Friday, allowing for a full weekend of unpacking and settling in.

* Allied consumer and corporate customers moved a total of 421,780,231 miles over the last six years, which is equal to over 16,937 trips around the world.

Considering a move to North Texas? The Ebby Halliday Companies are here to help. Our complete offering of brokerage, mortgage, title and insurance homeownership services ensures you have the easiest and most secure real estate experience. In good times and most importantly, in challenging times, we have stood by North Texas for over 75 years. It would be our honor to put our experience and strength to work for you.

To learn more and to get started, contact a Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent today.

People First. Lasting Relationships. Elevating Real Estate.

Today’s the Day: North Texas Giving Tuesday


Our greatest asset in an unprecedented time is each other. With many nonprofits seeing an increase in demand for critical services and cancellations of in-person fundraising opportunities, all charitable organizations, including many North Texas nonprofits, are reeling from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In concert with the global #GivingTuesdayNow campaign, Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day, the Dallas Cowboys and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas have teamed up to support those who need help the most. North Texas Giving Tuesday Now is today, Tuesday, May 5, from 6 a.m. to midnight. You can browse the needs of more than 3,000 local nonprofits and support the organizations of your choice here.

Nonprofits of all types – from arts to education, social services, and zoos – are struggling in this unprecedented time. From food pantries to medical support and financial assistance, to displaced workers and educational programming challenges, there are people in our communities facing real needs, right now. The needs are diverse and they are many, and these organizations urgently need support.

To show your support today, click here.

Explore the Links of Lake Athens


 

Explore the Links of Lake Athens

 

Revel in a relaxing getaway that’s all your own at the Links of Lake Athens.

 

The exclusive, gated lakefront resort spans more than 52 acres of gently rolling terrain, featuring a plethora of outdoor recreation and a prized golf course — all in just over an hour’s drive away from Dallas.

 

The property — featured in Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s fall/winter 2018 Fine Home Collection — is available to purchase as a whole for $6,900,000 or separated into parcels listed between $1.5 million and $3.5 million. Links of Lake Athens is listed by the Ross Group of the Dave Perry-Miller Park Cities office.

 

Owners will have private access to over 2,500 feet of water frontage and acres of pastureland to roam on horseback. The Links of Lake Athens’ piece de resistance is its four-hole golf course, which plays as a championship 18-hol, Par 72.

 

Find details in the fall/winter 2018 Fine Home Collection, online at dpmmagazine.com.

 

Read more from the Fine Home Collection on our blog:

Fall/Winter 2018 Fine Home Collection Now Available

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Sarah Todd Has the Midas Touch

Sarah Todd Has the Midas Touch


 

Sarah Todd Has the Midas Touch

 

Sarah Todd has the distinct talent of seeing the world a little bit differently.

 

From views of London’s Tower Bridge to her safari adventures, Todd has the ability of transforming what she sees into abstract visions of bold acrylics and glistening metallics underneath a layer of sleek resin.

 

It’s her unique portrayal of the world around her that has captured the attention of many Dallas residents. Since she first became a full-time artist about a year ago, Todd has been working nonstop to bring her Midas touch to homes across Dallas and beyond.

 

“By the end of the year, I will have completed 100 paintings,” Todd told Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate in September.

 

 

Her design process and inspirations are featured in DPM’s fall/winter 2018 Fine Home Collection.

 

Todd is available to create custom pieces at her website sarahtoddart.com.

 

Read more from the Fine Home Collection on our blog:

Fall/Winter 2018 Fine Home Collection Now Available

Lakewood’s Home Tour Takes a Village

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.

5 Trendy Lighting Fixtures


 

Heading into fall and winter means more time spent indoors and less of the warm sunshine Dallas is known for.

 

Make the indoors more fun and stylish with these five trendy lighting fixtures.

 

5 Trendy Lighting Fixtures

David Drebin “I Am You and You Are Me” | $25,000

New York-based artist David Drevin creates a neon art installation in “I Am You and You Are Me.” The piece, currently being displayed in the Oliver Cole Gallery in Miami, is part of a limited-edition set.

 

5 Trendy Lighting Fixtures

Brass Captain Flint Floor Lamp | $1,495

 

This elegant floor lamp features two lighting options in its conical brass shade, which rotates from an uplight to a reading light in one swivel. A Carrara marble base steadily holds the sleek and slim structure.

 

5 Trendy Lighting Fixtures

Restoration Hardware Robeson Sconce | $699

 

Restoration Hardware’s Robeson sconce infuses two trends in one piece. The burnished brass case frames the bulb made of solid K9 glass, which displays the wiry threads of the lighting apparatus.

5 Trendy Lighting Fixtures

Lumio Wood Book Lamp | $200

 

Booklovers of all ages will delight in this design created by architect and designer Max Gunawan. The outer hardcover features a walnut or maple wood finish when closed. Upon opening, a soft glow emits from the pages of the book.

 

5 Trendy Lighting Fixtures

Shades of Light Industrial Vintage Warehouse Pendant | $149

 

Caged lighting brings rugged industrialism to juxtapose immaculate interior design. Place this pendant above kitchen counters or in a dining room for an eclectic touch.

 

Find more ways to style your home on the blog:

5 Thoughtful Hostess Gifts 

Transition Your Home Decor for Fall 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Fall/Winter 2018 Fine Home Collection Now Available


 

Fall/Winter 2018 Fine Home Collection Now Available

 

We’re delighted to announce the release of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s latest Fine Home Collection. The fall/winter 2018 edition showcases over 120 exceptional properties in Dallas and across North Texas. Fine Home Collection is a premier home publication from Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, a division of Ebby Halliday Companies.

 

The eighth edition of Fine Home Collection features the most extraordinary properties in Dallas’ most established neighborhoods, as well as the luxurious and modern units inside the city’s most elite high-rise residences.

 

Additionally, Fine Home Collection includes editorial features that spotlight influential tastemakers in art and design, extraordinary lakefront living and exemplary community spirit.

 

Fall/Winter 2018 Fine Home Collection Now Available

 

“Talk of the Town” features interior and textile designer Caitlin Wilson and her rise from blogging into designing her own line of wallpapers, fabrics and furniture. Wilson also provides readers renovation advice as she completes her own home rejuvenation. 

 

Fall/Winter 2018 Fine Home Collection Now Available

 

“A Nearby Getaway” highlights the fantastic opportunity to own property at the magnificent Links at Lake Athens, a 52-acre lakeside resort offering a PGA championship golf course, rolling acres for horseback riding and 2,500 feet of water frontage.

 

Fall/Winter 2018 Fine Home Collection Now Available

 

“It Takes a Village” tells the history of Lakewood Early Childhood PTA and how its determination to support neighborhood schools has progressed into one of the most iconic home tours in Dallas. 

 

Fall/Winter 2018 Fine Home Collection Now Available

 

“The Midas Touch” spotlights up-and-coming artist Sarah Todd and her mesmerizing art, which uses delicate touches of 24-karat gold and silver leaf atop striking strokes of bold acrylic paint.

 

Lastly, Fine Home Collection spotlights some of our outstanding associates and why they choose to represent Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

 

Visit dpmmagazine.com to see the full digital version of the fall/winter 2018 Fine Home Collection.

 

Read more from the Fine Home Collection on our blog:

Lakewood’s Home Tour Takes a Village

Sarah Todd Has the Midas Touch

Paul Layne’s 500 Games of SMU Football


 

Paul Layne’s 500 Games of SMU Football

 

There’s nothing that will stop Paul Layne from attending a Southern Methodist University football game short of being sick — and when that happened, he still attended.

 

Layne’s diehard dedication to his alma mater’s football team was recently honored by the school with his own jersey and commemorative football marking his 500th consecutive attendance before the game against Houston Baptist. It was an accomplishment 46 years in the making.

 

“They introduced me down on the field, and to my surprise they gave me an SMU jersey, a blue one like they wear in the games. I may frame it and put it in my home office,” said Layne of the Layne-Rothwell Group in the Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Intown office. “I was also interviewed on the radio at the start of the second half.”

 

His amazing achievement and dedication are highlighted by the press and SMU during landmark years and games. This year was particularly special and garnered him attention from Fox 4’s Good Day morning show, a selection of radio interviews and a spotlight from ESPN.

 

Layne’s legendary love of SMU football began when he was a child, his parents toting him along to games starting at 2 years old.

 

As an SMU student, he was writing about the games as a student reporter but was so excited in the press box that his editor suggested he be a cheerleader instead. That cemented his dedication, and he attended every home and away game, even after he graduated.

 

When he realized he had a streak going, he doubled down on his efforts, doing his best to attend even when he was sick.

 

Paul Layne’s 500 Games of SMU Football

 

“The one story people like hearing the most is the time I came close to missing a game,” Layne recalled. “I was 41, and I came down with chicken pox. I looked on the schedule and saw, luckily, we had a home game. It happened to be Halloween, so I sat on the upper deck of the Cotton Bowl by myself and dressed as a scarecrow.”

 

His real estate partner, Trina Rothwell, said his love of SMU football is so infectious that she’s also gone above and beyond to make sure Layne doesn’t miss a game.

 

About five years ago, both of them were indisposed — Rothwell with a thrown out back and Layne with a bad reaction to antibiotics he was taking for an infected incision from dental surgery. Layne told Rothwell he may have to miss the game.

 

“There I am with my back not being able to move, and I said, ‘Not on my watch,’ ” Rothwell said. “I drove him to the La Madeleine across from the stadium, and he attended the game.”

 

“I’m really proud of him, and it’s something he really enjoys,” she added.

 

Layne’s spirit and dedication to SMU football have benefitted his real estate career with the Layne-Rothwell Group. Layne helps incoming and outgoing coaches and staff with their home buying needs. Rothwell also agreed to cover for Layne during game days.

 

“The attendance streak has opened the doors for Trina and I to be their agents. It’s brought in a lot of business,” Layne said. “They know I’m loyal.”

 

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Prepare Your Home for a Storm


 

Prepare Your Home for a Storm

 

In light of National Preparedness Month, we are reminded North Texas is still susceptible to natural disasters even far from the coast.

 

Prepare your family and home before a storm, and be sure to share this disaster preparedness information with friends and family.

 

Gather disaster supplies

  • Water: One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days (drinking and sanitation)
  • Food: At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food (canned meat, milk, fish, fruit and vegetables)
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Cellphone with chargers and a backup battery
  • Cash
  • First-aid supplies
  • Medications (both prescription and non-prescription)
  • Personal identification
  • Non-electric can opener and utility knife (like a Swiss Army knife)
  • Local maps
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties (for sanitation)
  • Bar soap and toiletries
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Change of clothes for each family member (rain gear, sturdy shoes)
  • Paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils
  • Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Special items for babies, young children and elderly
  • Copies of your critical information:
    • Wills, insurance policies, contracts, deeds and investment information
    • Passports, social security cards, immunization records and medical/emergency information
    • Bank account numbers, credit card account numbers
    • List of valuable household goods
    • Family records and photos (e.g., birth, adoption, and marriage certificates)
    • Pet records (vaccination records and medical information)
    • List of accounts with log-in information and passwords

Click here to download an Emergency Supply List from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


Stay updated

Pay attention to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio, a smartphone, or a portable radio for updates and weather information. Staying in-the-know will allow you to be proactive if a storm suddenly changes direction, speed or intensity.


Protect important documents

Valuables and important documents should be stored in a safe deposit box on the highest level of your home.


Prepare your refrigerator/freezer

Turn your unit to the coldest setting, and only open it when absolutely necessary. Fill plastic Ziploc bags with water and stick the bags between items and in open spaces in the freezer.


Store drinking water

Use clean bathtubs, sinks, and plastic bottles to store drinking water.


Unplug major appliances

This will help reduce the power surge when electricity is restored.


Fill cars up with gas

 

Bring outdoor objects inside (i.e. lawn furniture, hanging plants, etc.)

 

Trim or remove limbs from trees

Prepare your doors/windows

 

Close all interior doors; secure and brace external doors.

 

Go over evacuation plan

  • Select a place to meet if your family becomes separated
  • Decide what route you would take to get there
  • Bring your disaster supplies
  • Keep a list of emergency contacts
  • Plan ahead for pets


Evacuate if advised

Make sure to bring your disaster supplies and let an out-of-town contact know where you are going.

For more information, visit:

American Red Cross
Ready.Gov (Official website of the Department of Homeland Security)
HealthyChildren.org

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

4502 Watauga Road | Bluffview | $2,850,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4 Brigade Court | Glen Lakes | $1,695,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

5220 Northaven Road | Russwood Acres | $1,495,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4512 Lorraine Avenue | Highland Park | $1,469,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

1654 Handley Drive | East Kessler | $1,195,000

 

10 MUST-SEE OPEN HOUSES

6014 Palo Pinto Avenue | Lower Greenville | $799,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

5715 Willow Lane | Melshire Estates | $719,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

9735 Carnegie Drive | Casa Linda | $425,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2434 Campfire Lane | Frisco | $340,995

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3225 Turtle Creek Boulevard #406 | Turtle Creek | $313,000

 

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