Archive: July 2013

Five Hot Pool Design Trends in Dallas/Fort Worth

Educating yourself about pool design is essential if you are in the market to build a pool or updating an existing one. Nearly year-round warm weather in the Dallas/Fort Worth area means you’ll get a lot of use out of your backyard investment.

July 31 / 2013
Author Tammy Valentine
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Home of the Week: A ‘Once in a Century’ Historical Property in D.C.

In our newest ‘Home of the Week’, we move from a “Mansion of the Year” candidate to a possible “once in a century” property in Washington D.C. The estate that was home to the Textile Museum for nearly a century, is currently on the market for $22 million.

How to Know if a Neighborhood is Right for You

Before you buy a home and make what’s likely to be one of the biggest investments of your life, you owe it to yourself to get good information on your new neighborhood.

Homes from “VMA” Nominee Hometowns

The music has changed, but today’s most popular artists still wear their “homes” on their sleeves no matter where their travels take them. With the MTV Video Music Awards nominations recently being announced, it occurred to us that the nominated artists in the “Video of the Year” category all have especially strong ties to their hometowns. To commemorate one of the most entertaining music award shows around, let’s take a look at some homes from their old stomping grounds.

Choice of Airports Makes Dallas Travel Easy for Residents, Visitors Alike

With a major regional airport between the two cities, Dallas and Fort Worth enjoy unparalleled access to convenient air travel. Dallas residents also benefit from the existence of Love Field, home to Southwest Airlines, within its boundaries.

July 29 / 2013
Author Adrienne Cohen
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How to Keep Your Home Cool with Just a Fan

If you’re home is like mine, there are weekly arguments about what the temperature should be in your house. The thermostat is probably programmed as it always has but there are just some days that it feels hotter than others. Fiddling with the air conditioning conjures up visions of dollar bills being blown away, but if you can’t get comfortable at home where can you beat the heat? Turns out instead of our A/C we may not be using a fan to its full potential.

July 29 / 2013
Author David Marine
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How to Maintain a Pool in Your Philadelphia Yard

For those worried about how to maintain a pool in Philly, here’s a list of the important factors to think about, such as pH levels and the correct amount of chlorine, as well as some common pool maintenance mistakes.

July 29 / 2013
Author John Banks
Category Philadelphia
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Add Modern Decor on a Budget

Living in an older home in Philadelphia doesn’t have to feel like living in a time capsule. Modern decor can bring your home into the 21st century. Thanks to the city’s selection of home stores, you can update your decor without breaking the bank.

July 29 / 2013
Author Amy Freeman
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Real Estate Headlines for the End of July

August is almost here and much of the country will be sending the kiddos off to school. NFL Training Camps are underway, and the commute to work feels just a bit lighter as vacation time starts getting used more often. But before we kiss July goodbye, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines: