The Trains at NorthPark at NorthPark Center

The popular showcase of miniature railcars running on elaborately configured tracks winding through intricate cityscapes returns this holiday season with coronavirus safety precautions in place. Since 1987, The Trains at NorthPark has helped raise millions of dollars for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. The display goes touchless this year. Tickets must be purchased in…

Caves and Caverns

Go on an expedition through some of the best caves and underground caverns in the world, right here in Texas. Hidden beneath the rolling landscape of the Texas Hill Country are thousands of caves and caverns with vast chambers, waterfalls and even fossils of ancient animals. Read on to learn more about some of the…

Holiday festivals and lightings throughout North Texas

Plan a season full of fun with these festive events. Feel the warmth of the season while enjoying the glow of illuminated trees, twinkly lights and burning menorah candles. From Victorian carolers to live DJ sets, fireworks shows to faux snow flurries, here are a number of ways to get festive this holiday season. Deck…

Holiday parades, virtual and in-person, welcome Santa to North Texas

Processions in Dallas and Fort Worth go virtual as TV specials. Cities and civic groups across North Texas may have rethought their holiday parades for 2020, but don’t worry, kids, Santa Claus is still coming to town. Some events have been called off; others will be virtual. The Dallas Holiday Parade, which each year brings…

Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a Home

  This year’s record-low mortgage rates sparked high demand among homebuyers. Current homeowners, however, haven’t put their houses on the market so quickly. This makes finding a home to buy today challenging for many potential buyers. With an obstacle like this, those searching for their dream homes may be pressing pause on their searches as…

Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?

  In 2020, buyers got a big boost in the housing market as mortgage rates dropped throughout the year. According to Freddie Mac, rates hit all-time lows 12 times this year, dipping below 3% for the first time ever while making buying a home more and more attractive as the year progressed (See graph below):When you continually hear how rates are…

Homes for Sale Are Rapidly Disappearing

  Through all the challenges of 2020, the real estate market has done very well, and purchasers are continuing to take advantage of historically low mortgage rates. Realtor Magazine just explained: “While winter may be typically a slow season in real estate, economists predict it isn’t likely to happen this year…Low inventories combined with high demand due to…