The funky counterpart of larger and grander Forest Hills, Little Forest Hills, is one of my favorite neighborhoods in East Dallas. Why? Because besides amazing location, this neighborhood has natural beauty and personality.

First, Little Forest Hills has the absolute CUTEST Fourth of July parade, which attracts bicycles and strollers with streamers and flags, plus the many Radio Flyer wagons with pups astride. Plus, this neighborhood is within bicycling distance of East Dallas’ worst-kept secret: The Dallas Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3108 pool. And finally, both neighborhoods feed into Dallas ISD’s Alex Sanger Preparatory, which earned several distinctions.

So it’s no surprise that these two East Dallas enclaves have experienced growing popularity in the past decade, with more an more people paying top dollar for lots and custom builders. Though, this beautiful Tudor was built just six years ago, there are homes built more than 70 years back still standing. But what if you could have a new build without all of the effort? That’s what our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week offers. 

“This quality craftsman Tudor home was built in 2013 by the current owner,” said listing agent Jenny Capritta of RE/MAX DFW Associates.  “All new quality custom homes start with the foundation. This engineer-designed slab was created for maximum stability by drilling 47 piers to shale — some 20 to 30 feet.”

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Can you believe that July Fourth is tomorrow? It feels like summer is just racing by us, and Dallas is kicking the holiday weekend off with tonight’s Red, White, and Boom on the Bridge festivities on the Ron Kirk Bridge (Continental Ave. for those of us who aren’t recent transplants). The event concludes with a fantastic fireworks display over the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, which will be easily visible from this 23rd-floor perch at Bleu Ciel.

“This Bleu Ceil New Modern in the sky captures the best, most sensational views of the downtown Dallas Skyline,” says Matthew Edwards of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. He’s the listing agent for this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. With all of the stellar amenities of this building, it’s definitely the place to be for fireworks this Fourth of July, with short breaks on the resort-style pool deck!

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By next Independence Day, you could be grilling at your lakeside home, hopping in your boat on Lake Lewisville with prime seats for fireworks, and spending time cooling off in your pool in between — and we have just the house.

This lakefront estate home is in the Sunset Bay community in Little Elm, a cozy enclave known for its acre-or-more lot sizes and independent builders that guarantee that no two homes look the same.

And this 11-year-old Mediterranean is a stunner built for entertaining and luxury lake living, complete with a private boat dock. Located at 6008 Pinnacle Circle, this six-bedroom, six-full-bath, and two-half-bath home has 8,377 square feet of living space and sits on an acre and a half of land overlooking Lake Lewisville. (more…)

park citiesImagine being able to host friends and family at a July fourth cookout and pool party, with a brief break for a quick walk to the popular and traditional Park Cities Fourth of July parade — because we just found the perfect house for just that very thing. (more…)

By Lydia Blair
Special Contributor

There are several actions a buyer or seller can take to help their real estate transaction go smoothly. Here are my Top 4 July 4th Tips for keeping your closing from going kaboom:

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205 Bay Point Drive Horseshoe Bay is currently listed for $2.9 million by Joanie Capalupo with Moreland Properties. 

It has been featured on the cover of Metropolitan Home. It sits on a .64-acre lot on the shores of Lake LBJ. It has a Horseshoe Bay address with lagoon-style pool, stunning live oak trees, and mature green space. This listing is hotter than a firecracker, and it’s currently on the market for a cool $2.9 million. What makes it a stand out from the crowd? Just take a look at those views.

There’s more where that came from over on SecondShelters.com!

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I really cannot imagine a more perfect spot to enjoy this Fourth of July than right here on Lake Worth. This property is 3.2 acres right on the banks of one of Fort Worth’s best kept secrets, and is only 15 minutes from downtown.

Known by locals as “Camp T.,” this property is a great spot for getting together with the family for a few days, playing some dominoes, getting out on the boat, doing some fishing, and filling the evenings with sparklers, adult beverages, and some barbecue. If you’re expecting this to be your standard lake house, complete with less than luxurious appointments and a claustrophobic kitchen, you’re in for quite a surprise!

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