Almost two weeks have passed since tornadoes struck Dallas, displacing thousands of residents, students and businesses. As usual, Dallas is resilient and those who did not suffer property damage have rushed to the aid of those impacted.

Almost two weeks have passed since tornadoes struck Dallas, displacing thousands of residents, students, and businesses. As usual, Dallas is resilient and those who did not suffer property damage have rushed to the aid of those impacted.

As residents of Preston Hollow and Northwest Dallas scramble to find temporary housing, affordable rentals including this one on Allegheny Drive may fit the bill. Near Royal Lane and Interstate 35 East, this three-bedroom home with 1,884 square feet rents for $1,800 per month. (more…)

South Florida is known to be a haven for wealthy retirees, sailors with yachts, and those who love to be warm year-round. This Dallas luxury lease on Boca Raton Drive in Preston Royal Northwest won’t change the weather, but its amenities will definitely make the new occupants feel like they’re on vacation.

South Florida is known to be a haven for wealthy retirees, sailors with yachts, and those who love to be warm year-round.

This Dallas luxury lease on Boca Raton Drive in Preston Royal Northwest won’t change the weather, but its amenities will definitely make the new occupants feel like they’re on vacation.

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Affordable homes continue to be listed in the Dallas area in the wake of the devastating tornadoes late last month. The four-bedroom pad at 3031 South Marsalis Ave. is recently renovated and ready for immediate move-in, according to Realtor Alicia Toney. It’s a short hop to Interstate 35 East. Oh, yeah, and it’s $179,000.

Affordable homes continue to be listed in the Dallas area in the wake of the devastating tornadoes late last month, as residents ranging from apartment-dwellers to estate-owners look to find temporary or semi-permanent housing.

The four-bedroom pad at 3031 South Marsalis Ave. is recently renovated and ready for immediate move-in, according to listing agent Alicia Toney. It’s a short hop to Interstate 35 East. Oh, yeah, and it’s $179,000.

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The estate at 14208 Hughes Lane in Northwest Hills is most definitely not haunted. It is, however, massive and sprawling, with a pristine white interior, floor to ceiling windows, and an elegant swimming pool with spa. Therefore, it’s a heck of a spot to share ghost stories around the customized fire pit or waterfall.

The estate at 14208 Hughes Lane in Northwest Hills is most definitely not haunted. It is, however, massive and sprawling, with a pristine white interior, floor to ceiling windows, and an elegant swimming pool with spa. Therefore, it’s a heck of a spot to share ghost stories around the customized fire pit or waterfall.

Also it’s Halloween week, so indulge us.

A castle like this is reminiscent of the backdrop home in “American Horror Story” or could at least conjure up an image of Col. Mustard with the candlestick in the library. (more…)

Want to live like a king or queen for in an expansive builder’s home in Northwest Dallas?

Want to live like a king or queen in an expansive builder’s home in Northwest Dallas? The four-bedroom, four and one-half bathroom spot on Irvin Simmons Drive is sure to impress your old friends and score you some new ones.

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Four new career institutes in Dallas ISD will provide students with workforce-ready skills that high-wage employers need now and in the future.

Dallas ISD Chief Academic Officer Ivonne Durant and Assistant Superintendent Oswaldo Alvarenga briefed trustees on Sept. 12 about the updated plan to open four career institutes in the four quadrants of the district.

“We understand that while some students will enter college directly after high school graduation, other students will need to join the workforce immediately, and still others may need to work while they attend college or pursue postsecondary education,” Alvarenga said. “This is a career and tech education program that will guide students from concept to hands-on training with instruction by experienced tradesmen with firsthand experience and the contacts to connect students to internships, apprenticeships, and jobs in their industry. (more…)

It’s large and gorgeous and tucked away in the exclusive Regents Park neighborhood, but more importantly, it’s got closet space for days. This four-bedroom contemporary home at 2908 Hood St., Dallas, is just the ’hood you’ve been looking for.

It’s large and gorgeous and tucked away in the exclusive Regents Park neighborhood, but more importantly, it’s got closet space for days.

This four-bedroom contemporary home at 2908 Hood St. is just the ’hood you’ve been looking for.

Real talk: It looks like a wealthy person’s vacation rental, what with the rooftop terrace and close proximity to the Katy Trail, Reverchon Park, Turtle Creek, and Blackburn Lake. But while it’s pristine and has those vacation-y aspects, such a fireplace on the veranda, it’s not too challenging to daydream about living here full time.

“Regents Park is a little boutique of seven homes,” explained Broker Kimberly Ashmore of Allie Beth Allman & Assoc. “It was built specifically for the developer. The home is very unique. It’s on multiple levels, with private balconies on every level. It’s elegant but liveable.”

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mockingbirdThe M Streets are popular — it’s not unusual to see homes in the area snapped up quicker than they can get listed. And while its proximity to Lower Greenville is part of its selling point, we posit that the other selling point is its neighborhood school — Mockingbird Elementary.

What do parents love about Mockingbird? When we asked, the diversity was mentioned a lot. The school’s commitment to the hearing-impaired community through its partnership with the Dallas Regional School for the Deaf is also often brought up as well. All of that contributes to what many feel to be a terrific campus culture that culminates in the school’s motto, “Friendship.”

And many parents and alumni will also mention the school’s garden, which has morphed from its more humble beginnings in 1996 to a 20,000 square foot outdoor science lab complete with gardens, wildscape, greenhouse, pond, and more.

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