Home Automation

Home Innovations Abound at the CEDIA Future Home Experience

By Joanna England / December 18, 2015 / 2 Comments

By Katherine Rodriguez Special Contributor We had the treat of attending the 2015 CEDIA Future Home Experience. And what an experience it was to get a sneak peek into the future of home technology. The CEDIA expo is an annual convention showcasing the top trends in home technology. This year it was hosted at the Kay […]

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One of Dallas’ Premier Custom Builders Puts His Own Luxury Custom Home Up for Sale

By Leah Shafer / November 17, 2015 / 2 Comments

When Mickey Munir built the luxury home at 14929 Havenshire Pl. in Addison 17 years ago, it was intended to be a model home to showcase his capabilities as a custom builder and architect. He is the founder and CEO of Sharif Munir Uncustomary Custom Homes and many of the houses in this neighborhood were built by him. Every aspect […]

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Kitchen Alone Will Sell This Central Dallas Home, Not To Mention Other Fab Updates

By Leah Shafer / June 11, 2015 / 2 Comments

Kitchens and bathrooms sell houses, the old saying goes. If that’s the case, then the post-war beauty at 5824 Palm Ln. won’t be on the market long, so take a look while it’s still available. This 2-2 is renovated from the top to bottom of its 1,479 square feet. The reno includes newly refinished and […]

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Top DFW Builder Confident in Luxury Market, Building Two Multimillion Spec Houses

By Leah Shafer / January 19, 2015 / 0 Comments

Spec homes are a sign of strong builder and bank confidence in a market, as they are created without any specific buyer in mind, just the belief that one will be interested once it is completed. The higher the price tag, the higher the stakes. In our inventory-parched market, homebuilder Les Owens, President of LRO Residential […]

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Top Ten 2015 Homebuilding Trends from DFW’s Leading Builders

By Leah Shafer / January 9, 2015 / 6 Comments

The homebuilding market in DFW is super hot, and with a new year comes new trends. Candy already mentioned the emergence of the skullery, but there’s more! We’ve asked the best and brightest North Texas homebuilders to look into their crystal balls and make predictions about homebuilding trends for 2015. They’ve also given us some […]

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A Home Gadget You'll Love That Could Save Your Life: Nest's New "Protect" Smoke Alarm Looks a Whole Lot Better Than Traditional Ones

By Joanna England / October 8, 2013 / 0 Comments

More and more buyers are opting for “wired” homes that fully integrate alarms, media, and safety, but it’s not accessible for all price ranges. Until now that is. Today Nest, the creators of their gorgeous interactive programmable thermostat, launched “Protect.” It’s a full-featured smoke detector that not only works with Nest thermostats, but can send […]

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