HIGHLAND PARK VS EDWARDS RANCH


These 2 DFW communities have it all: Luxury, elegance, and beauty! 

One is historical and the other is modern right on the prairie.  

Let’s check out Edwards Ranch in Fort Worth and Highland Park near Dallas. 

EDWARDS RANCH

Fort Worth… they say that is where the west begins. Think prairie grasses and cattle ranches. 

In fact, Edwards Ranch started in 1848 and really pre-dates Fort Worth. It is the latest luxury development in West Fort Worth. The rolling hills and Trinity river make it a top destination to work, play and live. 

It is about 7 miles from Downtown Fort Worth. 

The area became popular because well, the river still beckons people here today.  Much of the land around here was…

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Gruene vs roanoke


We will be looking at 2 small towns located near big cities, which have a unique shopping and dining vibe: those towns are Gruene and Roanoke, Texas.

Our clients ask us all the time what’s the spot for us! We look high and low to highlight the best of the Lone Star state.

GRUENE

If you like old historic buildings, live music, and great food, both cities fit the bill nicely.  

Gruene, Texas pronounced Green is located within New Braunfels which has a population of about 108,000. The Guadalupe River runs through this area and it definitely adds to the popularity. In fact, it was on this river that spurred the rebirth of Gruene.

The popularity of Gruene took off, the Travel Channel calls Gruene one of the most…

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San Antonio vs Fort Worth


Is Fort Worth or San Antonio right for your family? 2 Texas Cities with 2-word names that are red hot in home searches. In this blog, we will compare Fort Worth and San Antonio. We will share about history, entertainment, jobs, school, and housing.

San Antonio has 1.6 million people, metro area has 2.6 million people.  The typical home value of homes in San Antonio is $298,626.

Fort Worth has a population of 958,000, and the metro area 6.8 Million. The typical home value of homes in Fort Worth is $328,090

Let’s take a quick look at the history of the 2 cities… 

San Antonio was founded in 1718 as a Spanish mission and Colonial outpost.  It was the largest city in Texas for many years and is most known for the…

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Top 10 tips When Buying a Lake Property

Looking for a house or land near the lake? There is a lot to consider… here’s what you need to know about investing in a life near the lake.

1. Get an experienced agent - Step one, don’t go it alone. An experienced realtor will be able to help you narrow down the right place for your water wonderland.  Something to remember, when the real estate market drops, lakefront houses tend to keep more of their value.

2. Choose the right lake - Carefully choose the right lake and how it would fit your lifestyle. Do you need to stay near the city or do you prefer the quiet lake house miles away from the hustle and bustle? Do you want a large lake with lots of activity or a small quiet lake with more privacy?…

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Texas Outdoors - What to do in Texas

The landscapes in Texas range from mountains to desert to piney woods to coastal beaches, all 268,597 square miles.  When clients are considering moving to Texas they ask me what there is to do outside… turns out plenty…. 

Texas is the 4th sunniest state in the lower 48. California is 5th and the least sunny is Washington.

Dallas Fort Worth in particular has around 232 days of sunshine to get outside and enjoy the surroundings.

Late fall and spring are the best times of year to get outside but our winters have some great weather days as well.

As for heat, July and August can be scorching during the heat of the day but the early mornings can be pleasant… and we have plenty of good air conditioning…

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Pros & Cons of Living in Frisco, Texas - a local's perspective

Frisco, Texas is one of the hottest suburbs not only of Dallas, but many are moving here from all across our nation! Living in Frisco has some great perks, but also has some drawbacks. Let's take a look at some pros and cons of living in Frisco Texas - by a local. 

#1 PRO: Entertainment Factor

If you love getting out of the house for shopping, dining, hanging out with friends, and entertainment? Frisco has you covered. Frisco, Texas has some of the best entertainment options at your fingertips. The Star, the Dallas Cowboys headquarters, is a fun hang-out destination for a date night or for the whole family. Sci-Tech Discovery Center is a hands-on learning experience for kids, next…

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Southlake is considered one of the best places to live in Texas for several reasons. But there are some drawbacks to living in Southlake. Let’s talk about the pros and cons of living in Southlake Texas. 

Hi I’m Dana Pollard a real estate agent and I’m on the hunt to find the best places to live for families who value faith and freedom in Texas! We are located in Dallas - Ft. Worth, and also have team members in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. So, if you are ready to start your journey to buy a home in Texas, fill out the Dream Home Questionnaire to schedule a one-on-one buyer consultation.

If you need to sell your current home first and purchase across state lines, our team specializes in helping families relocate with our new Seamless Move…

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best places to live in texas

Looking for the best places to live in Texas? Great! If you are moving to Texas, we have traveled all over to find the best places to live in Texas! From $200,000 homes to $50,000,000 we have found the best cities to live in Texas. Check out my youtube channel to learn more.  

To find the best places to live in Texas, first, we have to discuss your hot buttons. Starting with what kind of community environment do you want, do you desire privacy with trees and acreage, or a thriving community to meet others? Are you looking for a Texas ranch or master-planned community? 

Here are some of the top criteria you may want to consider when looking for the best places to live in Texas:

  • Do you want an active community…

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Keller Texas - Big City Comforts with Small Town Charm


Let's check out this hidden gem, a relaxed city, the perfect locale to raise a family in Tarrant county - Keller Texas!

I love this town, Keller Texas. In fact, all the people who live here in Keller, just bout all of them, love Keller. There is a good reason, they have great schools, many parks. It is just a lovely, lovely, atmosphere. 

Early Texas Pioneers settled in the area in the 1850s and now Keller has just over 47,000 residents. It has grown about 20 percent since 2020.  It was named like many Texas Towns after a man affiliated with the railroad, John Keller. 

Keller is about 30 minutes north of Downtown Fort Worth and just over 20 minutes to DFW Airport. 

Keller brags…

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California cost of living vs Texas

We got a lot of interest from Californians wanting to move to Texas so I thought I would come out to California to see what all the fuss is about. The exodus from California is real, yall! 

I was in San Diego earlier this year for a conference and took in the sights. California does have some beautiful views but that is not enough for some residents. Uhaul literally ran out of inventory for outbound rentals. No state had more Uhaul inbounds than Texas, just ahead of Florida. 

Our clients tell us they are leaving California for a variety of reasons. The top two - being the political climate, especially how COVID is being handled, and the cost of living. 

First, California’s crippling COVID rules. 

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