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Chinese culture asserts that 2012 is the Year of the Dragon – a year to anticipate good fortune and strong power. Some may dismiss these beliefs as myth, but real estate experts seem convinced that Dallas-Fort Worth’s dragon is ready to roar. According to housing analyst Clear Capital, D-FW home prices will rise 5.8 percent in 2012, outperforming much of the nation and ranking among the top 10 home price gainers. Because real estate performance largely depends on the job market, Texas is fortunate to have some of the country’s best business climates. Our Metroplex and the three other major Texas markets registered the nation’s strongest employment gains during the past five years, The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported. D-FW is also known for its “can do” spirit, which appears to be gaining even more strength. “In Dallas, 65 percent of us said the best days are ahead of us and only 15 [...]

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Take an afternoon drive through any residential area of town and you’re likely to see at least one line of crepe myrtles with bushy pink, red, purple or white flowers. These eye-catching trees, which bloom best in warm climates, sure seem to love Dallas. And, on the whole, Dallasites love them back. Unfortunately, however, there are some people guilty of what has been termed “crepe murder” – an awful horticultural crime that refers to severely pruning the top portion of each tree. This atrocity, also known as “topping,” tends to have a copycat effect. One homeowner spots another using the technique and pretty soon the whole neighborhood is filled with not-so-attractive knobs. Arborists know that the practice has a detrimental effect not only on the trees’ beauty, but also their health, structural integrity and longevity. While this style of pruning may initially result in larger blooms, the next batch of flowers grows in on thin, [...]

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North Dallas
Park Cities
Preston Hollow
 
 
North Dallas
Park Cities & Vicinity
Preston Hollow
 
 
Coveted communities with convenient access to all of Dallas


Abundant parks, top-ranked schools and luxury homes


Significant architecture along creeks wide, shaded streets


 
 
East Dallas
West of Midway
Turtle Creek, Oaklawn, and Uptown
 
East Dallas
West of Midway
Turtle Creek, Oaklawn,
& Uptown
 
 
Hilly topography and historic homes near White Rock Lake
A friendly neighborhood feel with oversized lots and rolling terrain
Chic lofts, stylish townhomes, and hi-rise condominiums near parks and trails
 

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