fort worthWe talk a lot about the downtown Dallas skyline and the amazing views you can get from high-rise life there, but in today’s look at available rentals, we’re trekking over to downtown Fort Worth, and the Neil P.

We’ve talked about the Neil P. before — our Eric Prokesh took a look at the building’s history when he wrote about a ninth-floor unit that was for sale. The historic building had it’s beginning as the Neil P. Anderson Cotton Exchange, designed and constructed by the leading Fort Worth architectural firm Sanguinet and Staats in 1921. (more…)

I could spend a summer sitting on this deck and be just fine!

Summer is for Eagle Mountain Lake living (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

When you think of summertime, what do comes to mind? Great films such as Summer Rental, Summer School , Dirty Dancingand of course the legendary Michael J. Fox made-for-TV movie, Poison Ivy. Great songs like Summertime by Ella Fitzgerald, Cruel Summer by Bananarama (I still have a crush on them!), and Wipeout and Surfin Safari by the Beach Boys.

Too bad they don’t make summer movies like they used to.

When it comes to homes in Tarrant County, where there is no beach, when you think of summer, you need to think of Eagle Mountain Lake!

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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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5024 Bryce Avenue (photos: Matrix Tours)

Sometimes a home can be like Christmas present.  You look at it and try to guess what’s inside. You shake it a bit, but still are perplexed. You quickly rip off the wrapping paper, but don’t recognize where the box came from.  Finally, after fighting with all the tape sealing the box, you open it and are amazed by all the treats and gifts that you found.  You never would have guessed it, but the present was more than you imagined.

Such is the case with the home located at 5024 Bryce Avenue in the Rivercrest addition of Fort Worth. I was puzzled by the exterior of the home. What was the style?  It wasn’t French. It’s not Italianate.  It had some Modern and International aspects to the exterior, but not completely.  It was built in 1972, so I am going to call it 1970s Soft Contemporary, for lack of a better term.

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