Down in central Texas, we have an extended network of parks to analyze the broad spectrum of wildlife and enjoy the state's natural beauty. Texas holds many of the best state parks to visit in the United States. The landscape interchanges so much from one area to another that you will discover woodland, marshes, canyons, sand dunes, and lakes. Most of these parks are encountered less than 69 miles from Austin, making them superb for a weekend camping trip or a day off. All of the state parks have their unique histories and qualities. Whether it's skywatching parties on stunning Enchanted Rock, winding hiking trails in the Lost Pines, visiting the residence of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, or swimming and hiking around one of the myriad rivers and…

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Many people in Texas consider the Lone Star State the best place to live in the country, and the City of Frisco fits that bill.

Frisco is located north of Dallas in both Denton and Collin counties. As the 17th most populous city in Texas, the Dallas suburb is enjoying its merited reputation as the #1 city to live in America.

As recently as 1990, Frisco was a 6,000-person bedroom community. Today, its home to over 200,000 residents who have transformed it into one of the fastest-growing cities in the country.

From great amenities to family-friendly neighborhoods and a booming economy, the stylish community offers an exceptional quality of life in North Texas.

If you’re planning to move to Frisco, contact VIP Realty today and let out real…

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After you and your real estate broker have compiled a list of several properties that meet your basic needs, you will want to gather more information about the landlords and buildings you are considering for your office or retail shop location. You will, of course, want to physically tour the premises after having obtained background information and history of the landlord.

Speaking in person to other tenants on the property is an important part of the screening process to determine satisfaction with the landlord’s performance regarding the following issues:

Is the landlord responsive to tenant concerns?
Are repairs to the premises done in a timely manner?
Is the building or shopping center well maintained?
Is the landlord accessible when needed?

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Apart from its vast size, Texas has a reputation for barbecue, wide-open spaces and thriving cities. The largest state in the U.S. not only dwarfs others in land mass but also ranks number two in the nation when it comes to population and population growth. Here are the ten best places to live in Texas. 

1. Highland ParkHighland Park, Texas

Despite being landlocked by the city of Dallas, Highland Park is proud of its small-town atmosphere. Some of the homes for sale in the area were built as far back as the 1940’s, though many have been torn down to build larger, more expensive homes. Highland Park home prices and real estate is the highest per square foot in the Metroplex and land alone can cost over $1million. With a perfect rating school district, small-town…

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In case you haven't noticed, a lot of new people have moved into the DFW area in the past year or so. More than 100,000 people moved into the region between July 2012 and July 2013, according to the U.S. Census. In fact, the whole area has grown to a whopping 6.8 million residents since 2010, and that means a boom in the housing market that just keeps on booming.

A Good Job Market

Part of the allure for those immigrating to DFW is that the region offers a stable economy and good jobs. In fact, Forbes magazine recently ranked the Dallas-Irving-Plano section of the Metroplex the 13th best place in America to do business and work, and recognized a 2.9 percent growth rate in new jobs here in 2012, the last time the numbers were calculated.


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A Tourist's Guide Of Things to Do In Dallas

Being the 9th largest city in America, and the 3rd biggest in Texas, it is no wonder there are endless opportunities in Dallas for fun,, shopping, musical vunues of every variety, dining establishments of countless cuisines representing every area on the globe, cultural exhibits, and major sporting events.

Top Ten Attractions In Dallas (From Trip Advisor)

Thousands of reviews and recommendations from Trip Advisor offer up the best attractions for tourists in Dallas.

1. Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

2. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

3. Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park Dallas

4. The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository

5. The George W. Bush Presidential Library…

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8 year old Caleb Soto, the much heralded point guard from Dallas Texas, will be on hand
with his dad, VIP Realty Broker Richard Soto, when Kentucky takes on Wisconsin in the
Final Four tonight at AT&T Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. With the amazing talent this
youngster has...and make no mistake, he can shoot and pass like a pro already...he will
more than likely be playing in his own final four here about 10 years from now. Watching
tonight's game, which has a decidedly local attraction in Kentucky's prize forward Julius Randall from Plano, will undoubtedly spur young Caleb to work even harder to achieve similar success.

Julius Randle played high school basketball in Plano, a North Dallas suburb, and led
Plano Prestonwood Christian to three TAPPS state…

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Dallas has sterling attractions and some of the most entertaining options for the full family. When you are visiting Texas with your family, plan at least a week stay in Dallas, to enjoy these excellent attractions.

The Dallas Zoo

It is not just a zoo, but you are guaranteed to have a complete zoological experience on this 95-acre park. It is home to many endangered and rare species, including Indonesian and Sumatran tigers. Kids can have lots of fun at the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo, which has pony rides, petting zoo, and a running stream. The zoo even has a section on bugs, and a delightful Betty Moroney Norsworthy Otter Outpost where you can watch the antics of Asian otters. The zoo also hosts fascinating programs for all ages.

Bahama Beach…

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A new homebuilder has come to town in North Texas. Along with more homebuilding options for North Texans, MainVue Homes (Henly Properties), one of Australia’s biggest builders, is offering a modern aesthetic that is sure to turn some of the traditional designs we are used to seeing on their collective heads.

Peter Haynes, the managing director of Henley Properties, poses the question of why we should still be building in homes that look like grandma’s house. With traditional homes a mainstay in North Texas up until this point, MainVue homes are certainly a change. 

MainVue Homes, which feature clean lines, modern finishes and materials, and plenty of wide, open interior spaces, are a far cry from the traditional finishes and classic materials used…

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Coppell is growing by leaps and bounds, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down any time soon. As such, finding new home communities here is a cinch; perhaps your only problem may be choosing from the many new home communities that grace this dynamic city! Here are a few of our favorites:

Red Hawk

The new home community of Red Hawk holds the distinction of being Coppell’s first luxury patio home community. Tucked comfortably near Denton Tap and Bethel School Roads, Red Hawk enjoys a lovely location among the area’s many mature trees.

This patio home community boasts maintenance-free living for everyone from small families to city professionals and empty nesters. Further, its prime location near both Dallas and Fort Worth, as well as the…

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