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08/17/17 2:30pm

This green roof in Germany is a perfect example of how more buildings are becoming sustainable.

Matt Smith
Special Contributor

As in fashion, there are also some popular trends in the roofing industry. Sustainability is one, and in the next year, homeowners across the planet will be building new homes, and each will need a well-constructed, functional, aesthetically correct roof. If the roof is made of eco-friendly material – even better!

Sustainability went from the margins to the mainstream big time during past few years. It is nothing new, yet it is growing more popular. The idea of being energy independent, spending less on electricity, and reducing the level of carbon emission seems like a triple win situation.

You don’t have to be clairvoyant to see that when building roofs, constructors will be inspired by nature in 2018. The emphasis will be on the green building materials and the style which imitates the artwork of one of the world’s top designers – Mother Nature. Solar panels and living green roofs will become a much more common sight.

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08/16/17 9:30am

Texas ranked second only to Florida in international home purchases, according to a new report from the Texas Associaton of Realtors.

From Staff Reports

Texas home sales from international buyers added $18.66 billion to the Texas economy from April 2016 to March 2017, according to the Texas International Homebuyers Report released today by the Texas Association of Realtors. Attracting buyers from across the globe, Texas ranked second among U.S. states for international home sales volume.

“This surge in international home sales activity underscores the growing reputation Texas has as a global destination for owning a home or investment property,” said Vicki Fullerton, chairman of the Texas Association of Realtors. “The state’s low unemployment, diverse industry base and world class higher education institutions are just some of the reasons why international residents seek to attend college, raise a family or do business in Texas.”

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08/14/17 3:33pm

By Amy Rose Dobson
Special Contributor

There’s a new piece of luxury in Preston Hollow that defines what it means to live with abundant natural light.

European steel windows make up the entire back half of the home so that sunlight pours in from every angle. That same airy feel for this 10,000-square-foot home is matched by the high ceilings throughout the house, as well as the seamless transition from one room to the next.

The five-bedroom, seven-bath house was designed by David Stocker, principal at Stocker, Hoesterey, Montenegro Architects, and built by CandysDirt.com Approved Builder S&R Development to bring a true masterpiece to one of the prime lots in Preston Hollow. Nestled on a 1.11 acre private woodland setting on Park Lane, this project impresses all the way from the front curb to the tiered backyard. Let’s take a look.

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08/11/17 8:30am

The Butler Brothers building

By Sydney Bennet
Special Contributor

The Dallas market is full of stunning apartments offering state-of-the-art facilities and a range of amenities. Top-notch apartment buildings can be found with rooftop pools, patios with grills, game rooms, and well-equipped fitness centers. In these apartment buildings, renters can often be found lounging at the pool, playing ping-pong in the game room, and lifting weights at the gym. The Butler Brothers Building, located just next door to Dallas City Hall, offers some additional unique amenities catering towards creative renters.

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08/11/17 7:30am

CSRE President Kimberly Dydalewicz; Employee of the Year, Top Sales Producer and Houston Galleria Career Counselor Jacquie Ward; CSRE Founder/CEO Rita Santamaria

From Staff Reports

Champions School of Real Estate held its 15th annual statewide company retreat on Aug. 4 – 5 at the Hotel Granduca in Houston. Among the recognitions and acknowledgements, there are a few standouts: 

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08/08/17 1:42pm

From Staff Reports

Northern Realty Group just hired five new agents. David Jones, Julie Mathis, Lorraine Miller, Lindsey Rosenstein, and Daniel Shelley are all members of the Greater Fort Worth, Texas, and National associations of Realtors.

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08/07/17 3:59pm

By Amy Rose Dobson
Special Contributor

There’s a new four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home in Preston Hollow that brings even more sophistication and style to an already impressive neighborhood. This Desco Fine Homes build has an exterior that harkens back to a Mediterranean villa, which blends seamlessly with the contemporary style waiting for you on the inside. Throughout the 4,700 square feet of luxe interiors there are design details that elevate this house out of the ordinary and into the top of the class.

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07/31/17 8:30am

By Amy Rose Dobson
Special Contributor

The dramatic entryway is just the beginning for this four-bed, three-and-a-half-bath home in the M Streets neighborhood. As you walk in the front door of 4418 Somerville Ave., the carefully selected design features immediately draw the eye upwards to the impressive chandelier and 22-foot ceilings. The floating staircase is another subtle cue that emphasizes the height of the home while also tying the two levels together with a seamless flow.

 “We worked hard to save that 42-inch oak tree in the front yard,” said Jeff Dworkin, principal at CandysDirt.com Approved Builder JLD Custom Homes. “The home was set back an additional 10 feet to minimize the damage to the tree roots. Gravel with stepping stones was used approaching the door, not concrete, to have a pervious cover.”

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