3524 Dorothy Lane North faces Monticello Park in quiet neighborhood. Photos: Trey Freeze Media

Location , location, location.  Probably one of the more overused phrases when it comes to real estate.

However annoying that phrase is, there is a lot of truth to it.

Think about it…

A vegan wouldn’t want to own a home next to a slaughter house.

A nudist wouldn’t want to live in the garment district.

A family with young children wouldn’t want to live where there is no yard.

The yard of a home is often one of the more important features when putting together the “must have” list before searching for the right place.  Countless times prospective buyers have rejected a home based solely on the yard or proximity to area to be outdoors.

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Behind house is 6-car garage, pool, spa, cabana and good country living

10500 Barbara Sue Court in Crowley, TX has a 4,300 ft. garage and workshop on the 1-acre property (photos:

“Car storage,” the buyer said.

“Excuse me?” I replied as I was trying to understand what’s important to them as they look at homes.

“I need a place to store my prized possessions — my cars,” he explained.

That’s when I realized that sometimes buyers have other items on their “Must Have” list than just the home.

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Love Colonial homes...simple and elegant

2439 Wabash Avenue built in 1927, a vintage Colonial home in University Park    (photos: Matrix Tours)

How do you sell a home?

I’m going to give you a few Bowtie Real Estate Sales Professional secrets … just don’t tell anyone else okay?

When I show a home to prospective buyers, I want them to visualize celebrating certain special events the home.  If I get them to do that — Boom! Sold!

Here are the events I always try and highlight:

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6701 Woodstock is an amazing home!

Hip and trendy meet midcentury modern in this fantastic home. (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

Guess what classic architectural style for homes is hip and trendy these days?

If you guessed midcentury modern, then you are correct.

The Ridglea Hills neighborhood in Fort Worth is on of the best areas for midcentury modern homes, and there is a newly re-done home that’s a must see!

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Not everyone wants to live in the suburbs.  While the lure of larger homes and yards, newer schools and lower (somewhat) prices are attractive to many, plenty of homeowners still want to the convenience and lifestyle that in-town living brings.

Rivercrest Bluffs, the newest development of James R. Harris Partners in Fort Worth, is the perfect solution for those who love new construction but don’t want to live in the ‘burbs.

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Room to Roam in this Ranch

Ranch-style home in Fort Worth on 1/2 acre with wonderful trees (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

The ranch-style home found its heyday in the years between the 1940s and 1970s.

Back then developers and builders weren’t trying to squeeze as many homes on a property as possible to maximize earnings.

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Enchanting home designed by Charles Dilbeck

5001 Westridge in England … actually Fort Worth (pPhotos: Trey Freeze Photography)

Charles Dilbeck was a renowned architect of the early 20th Century that designed over 600 homes in Dallas and Fort Worth.  Unlike many architects that stay in the same style or genre, Dilbeck designed homes in a variety of styles throughout his career.

This Dilbeck design at 5001 Westridge Avenue is a French Eclectic home built in the mid-1930s.

To say this home is unique is an understatement.  From the location of the home to the long and winding entrance from the privacy gate to the exterior materials used to the nooks-and-crannies of the interior, this home is truly enchanting!

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Get ready West Fort Worth…this could be you soon

“Come gather ’round people, wherever you roam, and admit that the waters around you have grown…” sang Mr. Bob Dylan in his 1964 hit “The Times They Are A Changin’.”

Obviously Bob was talking about Texas real estate and development when mentioning changin’ and growing waters around us.  While we don’t necessarily have growing waters, the developments and communities in West Tarrant and Parker County sure are a changin’.

In Part One of this recent series of Fort Worth growth, we looked at Walsh and how this new 7,200 acre master planned community will alter the housing landscape forever.

Part Two focused on Walsh and how it is being developed for today and tomorrow with forward-thinking amenities and infrastructure.

We have received a record number of posts, shares and emails in response to these first two articles.  Many of them want us to not only mention the benefits but also the drawbacks that all this new growth and expansion will bring to West Fort Worth/ Aledo areas of Tarrant County.  Thanks to the many who chimed in with thoughts and questions! (more…)