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.

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.

3 Bretton Woods Way | Bluffview | $1,590,000

480 Legacy Court | Coppell | $1,250,000

3707 Dorothy Avenue | Oak Lawn | $829,000

2200 Victory Avenue #703 | Victory Park | $475,000

3003 Douglas Avenue #18 | Oak Lawn | $418,000

3919 Buena Vista Street A | Uptown | $309,000

3617 Routh Street D | Uptown | $269,000

For more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

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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.

Simple, Fast and Free, New Ebby Halliday Companies Home-Search Apps Now Available


The Ebby Halliday Companies’ brand-new, just-released apps mean your new home could be just a tap away. The Ebby Halliday Companies include Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, Ebby Halliday Realtors and Williams Trew.

“With our new apps, MLS listings across North Texas are in the palm of your hand,” says Travis Mathews, vice president of Strategic Growth & Technology for the Ebby Halliday Companies. “Our primary goal for this release was providing consumers with the most intuitive mobile real estate experience possible.”

Whether they’re shopping by price, location or aesthetics, users of the new Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate app will find it’s easier than ever to browse homes for sale.

“Our new mobile apps provide access to real-time property information and smart messaging tools,” Mathews says. “They make it easy to connect with your agent from any mobile device, as well as create saved searches and add favorites at your convenience. Simply put, our mobile-first home search with built-in chat makes collaboration fast, easy and fun.”

In addition to the ability to connect anytime, anywhere, the new Ebby Halliday Companies apps offer easy-to-use home-search options, including a Draw Tool that allows you to draw custom boundaries using your finger on a map view to filter available homes within a specific area; a Commute Time feature, in which you can view properties within proximity to your work, daycare or other regularly traveled places; and a Home Scan feature that uses augmented-reality technology to overlay property details through your device’s camera.

“In the mobile world that we live in, simplicity is the name of the game,” says Mathews. “It’s simple to find our apps in the Apple App and Google Play Stores. And perhaps most importantly, it’s extremely simple to navigate the apps themselves. They’re fast, look great, and feature such functions as scheduling a showing and pre-qualifying for a mortgage. All while keeping your agent’s contact information at your fingertips.”

The new Ebby Halliday Companies apps seamlessly integrate with daveperrymiller.com, ebby.com and williamstrew.com, so clients’ accounts, saved searches and favorited properties sync between the apps and websites. The Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Ebby Halliday Realtors, and Williams Trew apps are available on the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad, and on Google Play for Android devices. Download the apps today for free and experience modern home searching with ease.

With locations across North Texas, the Ebby Halliday Companies include some of the most-respected brands in the country. In addition to its real estate brands, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, Ebby Halliday Realtors and Williams Trew, its core-services companies include Prosperity Home Mortgage, Home Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title. For more information, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Stylish Super Bowl Living Rooms


Regardless of which team you are rooting for at the Super Bowl this year, we can all agree that the biggest game of the year will be different than most.

Whether you’re one of the very few cheering on from the field, or one of millions watching from home, it’s not too early to start planning the next “normal” Super Bowl event.

To help you plan those exciting football gatherings post-pandemic, we’ve gathered our favorite living rooms that will certainly get you in the game day spirit!

11626 High Forest Drive | North Dallas | $1,479,000

7119 Baxtershire Drive | North Dallas | $1,175,000

5739 Monticello Avenue | Lower Greenville | $919,000

3818 Travis Street | Uptown | $549,000

10015 Tim Tam Circle | Northwest Dallas | $494,000

For more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

Texas Homeowner? Don’t Miss the Opportunity for Savings


Among the many benefits of living in Texas is the Lone Star State’s Homestead Exemption law, which allows a partial exemption from local property taxes for your primary residence.

Applications for property tax exemptions are filed with your local appraisal district. The general deadline for filing an application is April 30.

The Application for Residential Homestead Exemption is available here. A list of appraisal district addresses and phone numbers is available here.

If you have any questions regarding residential real estate, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and our respected Associates are ready to serve you. To find just the right professional for your real estate needs, 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.

6419 Lakehurst Avenue | Preston Hollow | $2,195,000

11134 Lawnhaven Road | North Dallas | $1,645,000

3603 S Versailles Avenue | Dallas | $935,000

2408 Victory Park Lane #1133 | Oak Lawn | $875,000

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

2404 Deer Run Court | Heath | $630,000

10236 Crestover Drive | Northwest Dallas | $569,000

3059 Ivy Hill Lane | Irving | $499,900

2848 Woodside Street #6C | Uptown | $399,900

For more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

‘Tis the Season to Sell your Home


Contrary to popular belief, the holiday season – especially this holiday season – may actually be an ideal time to offer your North Texas home for sale! Why?

Contrary to popular belief, the holiday season – especially this holiday season – may actually be an ideal time to offer your North Texas home for sale! Why?

  • The average home sales price in North Texas is up almost 15 percent over this time last year.
  • Interest rates are at historic lows, which means buyers have more buying power than ever before.
  • Inventory of homes for sale remains at historic lows while showing activity is still tracking higher than this same time last year. 
  • Many people are still working from home, which means a lot of them may want more space, home offices, or just a change of scenery. Combined with lighter work schedules and less (anticipated) travel during the holidays, prospective buyers may use the extra time to search for a new home. 
  • Consumers who shop for a home during the holidays are serious, motivated buyers.
  • Typically there are even fewer homes on the market during the holiday season. Translation: less competition for you.
  • Homes “show” better when decorated for the holidays.
  • Many transferees are not able to wait until the spring market to buy. They are here now and need a home now.
  • By selling now, you’ll have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the spring, when many more houses will be for sale, which may mean lower prices. This could allow you to sell high and buy low.

To get started, visit daveperrymiller.com.