DFW Metroplex Real Estate News


Sept. 1, 2018

Living in Roanoke Is Truly a Treat

Treat yourself when living in Roanoke at Mugs Bakery. Temptations are found in overload in the little brick building located at 102 Oak Street. Here the business of quieting rumbling tummies and satisfying those cursed with a sweet tooth is taken quite seriously.

The menu is stacked with mouthwatering options. Turnovers are tasty and stuffed with fruit. Choose from apple cinnamon, cherry and apricot. Scones are simply fabulous. Muffins make mornings seem a bit brighter. Customers can’t get enough of croissants, both fruit filled and chocolate. Those seeking a heartier morning meal often select the ham and cheese croissant.

Chocolate lovers living in Roanoke always find themselves on the steps of Mugs Bakery. The chocolate dipped brownies have a reputation far and wide as the best of the best in the DFW real estate region. These delicious concoctions feature a sensational chocolate brownie smothered in chocolate buttercream frosting and dipped in chocolate. Folks who prefer a little less chocolate find plenty of additional pastries to please. Cupcakes, cookies, pies, eclairs, macarons, mini cheesecakes and more all have their place in the bakery case.

Parties Are Easily Planned in Roanoke Homes

Mugs Bakery isn’t all about the treats. Sandwiches set the scene for light and lovely lunches. Residents from Roanoke homes often stop in to meet friends and catch up on the latest news. Chicken salad sandwiches and turkey melts are popular with the locals. And, when there’s a party scheduled on the calendar this small eatery comes through. Savor the day and leave the menu up to them. Catering options include sandwich trays, finger sandwich trays, dessert trays, morning pastry trays and sack lunch options. Birthday and all occasion cakes are ready to go in a variety of styles, flavors and colors. Themed cakes can be pre-ordered. Engaged couples in the area discover one of kind custom wedding cakes perfect for adding the final touch to their perfect day. Catering inquiries can be made by calling 817.430.3474.


Posted in News
Aug. 31, 2018

Wild Times Await on Dallas Property

Monkey around on Dallas property. The Dallas Zoo houses all kinds of animals so get ready for a wild time. Visitors to the park can download a copy of the grounds and plan their day in advance. Parents find this a great way to avoid arguments over whose favorite animal to see first. Key exhibits replicate natural habitats and place a focus on conservation education.

The fun starts at the Entry Plaza and Zoo North. Here it’s easy to get in the spirit of things by hopping aboard the endangered species carousel. Awareness is paramount to the survival of the world’s critters and little riders learn to identify the animals who are in peril in the wild. The Wonders of the Wild interactive show also takes place here and features an array of mammals and birds. On the Way to the Wilds of Africa seek out lemurs in the Lemur Lookout. Native to the country of Madagascar three species of these characters also call Dallas home. Aldabra tortoises are intermixed with the lemurs and are amazing to watch in their own right.

The Wilds of Africa covers the ecosystems of the entire African continent. This impressive area of the park reaches over 30 acres of land and includes a mountain range, desert, forest, bush, river and woodland. A popular part of the Dallas property, elephants, hippos, penguins, chimpanzees, lions and more are exhibited. Safari trips are great ways to get an up close view of animals native to Africa.

Make Memories with Exotic Animals Calling Dallas Home

Nearby, the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo presents the opportunity for interactions. Feathered friends eagerly perch on shoulders and arms when offered bits of nectar and other treats from those meandering through Travis and Zach’s Bird Landing. In the Farmyard charming farm animals such as goats, lambs and chickens await cuddles and pats. Games are played and learning done in the Discovery House and Yard. And, when the Texas sun gets too hot to stand there’s lots of splashing in the stream.

Memberships allow memories to be made at the Dallas Zoo on a regular basis. Perks include unlimited admission, member only events, discounts and much more. Perhaps the greatest part of becoming a member is helping animals and their habitats around the globe thrive.


Posted in News
Aug. 29, 2018

Blaze a Trail by Southlake Homes

Scenic surroundings around Lake Grapevine are great for exploring by horseback. Marshall Creek Ranch sits close to Southlake homes and provides the perfect opportunity for city slickers to get back to nature. Trail rides meander through wooded areas, babbling brooks and subtle shores. With almost 40 acres of rustic terrain a quiet ambiance sets the scene for unwinding and just going with the flow. Once in the saddle, riders feel stress quickly melt away and become replaced by inner peace and invigoration.

Marshall Creek Ranch wranglers are friendly and ready to pair eager riders with friendly steeds. Individuals are matched with animals depending on riding ability and confidence level. Four levels of riding skills are categorized at the ranch and range from beginner to advanced. Parties ride the trails to the skill level of the least experienced rider in the pack. Single riders often book on their own meeting new friends. Young cowpokes living in Southlake homes can take advantage of summer horseback riding camp. Greenhorns between the ages of 7 to 15 are welcome to saddle up and settle down.

Enjoy the Lush Beauty of Southlake Property

Anytime is a fine time to enjoy a trail ride on the Southlake property. Early morning and early evening trail rides beat the summertime heat. In fall and winter seasons the brisk feel of cool breezes bring color to the cheeks. In the thick of North Texas wilderness wildlife is all about. Favorite critters often spotted on rides include white tailed deer, coyotes, great blue herons, and red-headed turkey vultures.

Saddle up for fun. Escape for an hour or two and enjoy the lush beauty of the local landscape with a trail ride. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 817.490.8796. Located at 4401 TW King Road, the ranch asks riders to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time. Closed toed shoes and long pants are a must. Be prepared to blaze a trail!


Posted in News
Aug. 29, 2018

First Time Buyer To Do List

Below is an infographic guide First Time buyers.  We want to make it easier, feel free to set an appointment with us as STEP ONE.   Together we can create a  path to YOUR FIRST HOME tailored to you and your current life situation.

Buying your first home is not only fun, it is a wise financial decision.  There are so many benefits of owning a home from emotional stability and peace of mind to tax advantages and building wealth.

“You make money when you buy, not when you sell”.  This is a common saying in real estate which signifies that you should not relay on future appreciation.  Equity is a beautiful word, it represent the diference between what you owe in a property and what you can sell it for.  Renters can not build equity for themselves, renters build equity for their landlords. Make the most of this unique life opportunity, build equity = wealth.

Posted in News
July 31, 2017

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