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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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

 

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7 Private Guest Suites


 

Fall has commenced, which means guests will be arriving for holiday visits before you know it.

 

Make their stay all-the-more comfortable by providing them private guest quarters during their visit.

 

These seven spectacular homes can provide family and friends with the ease of staying with loved ones while attaining the luxury of a five-star hotel.

 

 

8 Private Guest Suites

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

 

8 Private Guest Suites

7634 Fisher Road | Lakewood | $1,995,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

4348 Taos Road | Bluffview | $1,975,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

3207 Saint Johns Drive | Highland Park | $1,575,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

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

 

8 Private Guest Suites

5914 Monticello Avenue | M Streets | $795,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

517 Limmerhill Drive | Rockwall | $600,000

 

For more magnificent homes, visit daveperrymiller.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 Houses

10730 Bushire Drive | Les Jardins | $1,844,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4049 Purdue Avenue | University Park | $1,749,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

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

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

5822 Kenwood Avenue | M Streets | $979,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

434 Francie Way | Allen | $775,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

407 Newell Avenue | Santa Monica | $649,900

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6644 Blue Valley Lane | Lakewood | $649,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

7644 Fallmeadow Lane | Far North Dallas | $499,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3613 Kings Hollow Lane | McKinney | $469,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

912 Greenbriar Lane | Richardson | $259,000

 

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

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/ .

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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