Chastin J. Miles's Blog Posts

Easy Spring Upgrades Can Add Thousands To Your Property Value

Spring is on the way, and it’s a great time for some quick and easy home upgrades that, for less than $1000, can add thousands to your property value!Spring is on the way, with clear days,,

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The Tiny House Village Movement Is Growing

With popular television shows like Tiny House, Big Living and Tiny House Nation (airing on HGTV and FYI, respectively), the tiny house movement has gained more momentum and

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How To Succeed In Real Estate Being Young

In addition to being a real estate agent, I get a lot of satisfaction and joy out of helping other professionals through this blog and my YouTube channel. People often interact with me, which I

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Virtual Reality In The Real Estate Industry

Virtual reality can be the next big thing for the real estate industry. VR is taking off in many other industries but unfortunately, the real estate industry may be the last industry to grab hold of

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Free Things To Do In Dallas

Looking for free events and activities to do this summer in Dallas? Here's a few things I suggest! Go to the MoviesMain Street Garden, Dallas Farmers Market and The Shops at Park Lane are ALL

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Best Dallas Patios For Summer

Looking for the best patios to brunch, grub and hang with friends this summer? Here are my favorites around the Harwood District, Uptown Dallas and Greenville! 1) Happiest Hour: Everything is

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Top Attractions In DFW

Looking for the top trending restaurants, bars, attractions and parks to visit this summer in DFW? Look no further. Here is the list below! Top trending bars: TopGolf Dave & Busters Addison

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New Luxury Listings In Dallas

Here's the latest luxury listings to hit the Dallas market! For more information and a private tour, cmiles@chastinjmiles.com;

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Cheapest Texas Cities To Live In

Did you know Arlington, Texas is one of the cheapest cities to live in the U.S?According to GoBankingRates.com, Arlington comes in at #5, San Antonio is #2 and El Paso is #9. They base this

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Lofts At Sylvan 30

Californian investors have recently just taken over the Lofts at Sylvan 30 - a popular apartment community here in West Dallas. The community is currently 90% leased with 201 units and average

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Modern Style With A Rustic Touch

Have you considered mixing modern style with a rustic touch in your home?  This has been one of the most popular trends of 2017 to create an interesting, warm and fresh feel to the interior.

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Best New Restaurants In Dallas

Looking to wine and dine? Check out these new hot spots in Dallas! Ascension This popular Australian-style coffee shop has just opened its third location in the Thanksgiving Tower in

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Bachelorette Jojo Fletcher Home Back On Market

The Bachelorette, JoJo Fletcher, put her Dallas house for sell in 2016. Well now, it's back on the market again for grabs! The house is listed for $524,000 on the well-known M Streets near

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What Does A Reduced Sign Mean For A Listed Home

What does a "reduced" sign mean in the front yard of a listed home? According to a Trulia report, when you drive around the city, you'll notice there's about 14% of homes that now have this in

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Dallas Food And Drink Events This Week

Hey Dallas Foodies - Here is your event round up for the best food and drink events this week! From White Rock Lake to Dallas Farmers Market to a massive Crawfish Boil to start summer off right!;

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First Time Home Buyers In Texas

First Time Home Buyers in TexasZillow just released a report that says the best cities for first time home buyers to purchase is in the Southeast and Texas! San Antonio and Dallas both are

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Koreatown Coffee Shop In Dallas

There's a new game-changing coffee shop, Peridot Coffee,  in North Dallas located in Dallas' Koreatown off Royal Lane and I-35. Peridot serves coffee, teas, bubble tea, and a few

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CityLine Pop Up Delivers Food To Your Office

Richardson's CityLine is adding a new food option for lunch: Fooda, a pop-up that serves food from different restaurants, will debut on May 9. Fooda is a concept that 

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Grapevine Project Worth 325 Million

Grapevine is getting ready to develop apartments and hotels worth $325 million! Irving builders, JPI, just finalized this deal and is expected to start construction at the end of this.&

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Women Vs Men Salaries In Dallas

A new report from Abodo studies the money gap between men and women in the U.S., stating that Texas women earn less than men, which mirrors the rest of the nation.Nationally, the

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Dallas Restaurant News

Here's what's happening in Dallas restaurant news:Sprinkles: will open its second DFW location in Plano at Legacy West on May 31. The store will feature cupcakes, cookies, ice cream and a

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Legacy West Plano Is Bringing All The Rage

Legacy West in Plano is currently in development and getting ready to bring a whole lot of luxury deliciousness! A burger shop, Shake Shack, is bringing all the rage and one of the country

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Cinco De Mayo Dallas Events Week

It's Cinco de Mayo week which means Dallasites are on the prowl for some margaritas, queso, chips and tacos! Here's the best food and bar events this week in Dallas! Tuesday, May

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Dallas High School Is Top 10 In Nation

The Dallas' School for the Talented and Gifted just got ranked as the #1 High School in Texas and the 4th best in the U.S! But don't worry - there's another FOUR Texas Schools also ranked in

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Best Rooftop Bars In Dallas

If you're looking for a view while bar hoping in Dallas/Ft Worth area, these are the top rated rooftop bars!HG Sply Co. (Lower Greenville)If you're looking for a less rowdy crowd compared to

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Hip New Dallas Apartment Complex In Design District

A brand new apartment complex in the Design District, Alexan Riveredge,  is reclaiming this "overlooked" area of Dallas and offers the coolest views with great rent prices and sick

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Dallas Is The Top City To Live In The US

A new list of the best cities to live in America has been published, and to no surprise— Texas cities rank in the Top 25! We have five of the best cities, according to Niche.com,

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Best Queso In DFW

Queso is everything, especially in the great state of Texas. Put a bowl of chips and salsa in front of us, and we are goners. Here are my top choices for queso in Dallas-Fort Worth below: 

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Open Houses This Weekend In DFW

Looking for open houses this Easter weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth? Here is your line up below for this SATURDAY 4/15/17 from 12-2PM. Click each property link for more details! For all your

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Easter Weekend Events In Dallas

It's Easter Weekend in Dallas - Here is your line-up for events this weekend! Thursday, April 13Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That TourSebastian Maniscalco, Just for’

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Salary For Millennials In Dallas

A report was recently released about how much Texas millennials make and how far it actually goes in day-to-day life. Texans actually fare much better than most other young Americans. According

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Dallas Is The No 1 Best Housing Market To Invest In

According to Forbes, Dallas just got ranked the #1 best housing market to invest in right now! The study tracked over 300 housing markets in the nation - to determine the 20 markets where

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Dallas Thift Shops For Local Decor Treasures

Looking for the best Dallas thrift shops for decor treasures and local furniture? Go no further to fabulous finds! Consignment Heaven by Brant LairdLooking for good quality items? 

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Brunch And Workout In Dallas

Here are the top 6 events in Dallas where you can workout, burn calories then reward yourself with brunch and mimosas! Yoga on the HG RooftopKurt Johnson teaches a yoga class for all levels at

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End March With A Bang Of Food And Drinks

Crawfish, beer, wine and whiskey is what sums up this weeks food and drink events! Tuesday, March 28Simi Wine Dinner at Jasper's PlanoThis  wine dinner consists of passed appetizers and

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10 Best Neighborhood Restaurants In Dallas

CultureMap will be hosting their annual event on April 20th from 7-10pm at Sixty Five Hundred, honoring the best in local food and drink. Check out our list of nominees in all

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Texas high speed train reaching from Dallas to Houston is in the works! The developers have now signed for about 30% of the parcels of land needed for this huge development to get things moving!;

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Grapevine Is Growing Fast

Here's what to expect: Construction of $1 billion+ that will connect downtown Fort Worth to DFW AirportNew commuter rail station set to open in 2018 and mixed-use project near the

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Dallas Is The Best Real Estate Investment Market For 2017

Dallas was just took the #9 spot of the best real estate investment markets for 2017. Rent has been a big talking topic in Dallas right now because it just keeps increasing. While this is

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Richardsons CityLine Is Getting All The Buzz

The new mixed-use development in Richardson, CityLine , is getting all the buzz right now! The shopping, dining and entertainment is the next "Shops at Legacy".  CityLine offers

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Top Trends For Home Interior In 2017

What's HOT and what's NOT for home design in 2017!Interior Design experts have released their studies for up and coming home trends..... and two must-haves are: grays and industrial furniture!

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Best Brunches In Dallas

Dallas is ramping up their brunch and going BOLD. Here's a list below of what's going on: Fogo de Chão has opened up a new location at One Uptown - a brand new high rise apartment.&

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Uptown Dallas Event Schedule

Uptown Dallas has some big plans for 2017! Dallas has a public improvement company that creates fun events throughout the year so get ready to mark your calendar. Events consist of dining,

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Dallas Farmers Market New Vendors

The Uptown Dallas Farmers Market is revamping their vendor list with some awesome new additions! "We are excited to bring one of our markets to a premier venue in Dallas Uptown," Hirth, Four

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St Pattys Day Parade 2017 Dallas

Ready for the biggest St. Pattys Day party of your life?! Join Dallas for their 38th annual parade down in Lower Greenville on Saturday, March 11th starting at 11am. Calling all

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Events This Week In Dallas

Looking for events to attend this weekend? Look no further. Below is a recap with links to find out more information! Thursday, March 9Witherspoon Distillery presents Live Fire Dinner with chef

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Austin Ranch Restaurant Project

One of the top developers, Billingsley Co., in North Texas is busy building new office, apartments and retail/restaurant space! They are also in the process of building creative "shacks". Why

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Dallas Arts District Lofts Development

The new proposed development for the downtown Dallas Arts District is finally coming along The Flora Street Lofts will consist of 52 apartment units that will be located on the vacant

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DFW Seeing Fastest Home Appreciation In The US

According to a Zillow report, Dallas- Fort Worth is one of the top three cities in the US to see the fastest home appreciation in January. Nashville and Portland were the other cities in this

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Selena Gomez Selling Ft Worth Home

Selena Gomez, singer/actress, is selling her Fort Worth mansion for a mere $2.9 million. Gomez, who is originally from Grand Prairie, Texas, just listed her 10,000 sq ft home situated on 1

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Does Dallas Need More Apartments

I get asked all the time, "Does Dallas really need all of these apartments we are currently building?" "Is there really THAT many people moving?" and my answer is YES. We have about 80,000

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New Dessert Store In Plano

SnoTea, a new dessert store, is expected to open sometime near the end of February at 5930 W. Park Boulevard, Ste. 1200, Plano. This cool new place will be serving "snow ice" candy frozen,

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Trinity Groves Creative Work Space

A new, creative meeting space, Howdo, in Dallas has be created for those who have "big ideas". Located in the up-and-coming Trinity Groves Industrial District, this 3,500 sq ft space comes with

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New And Trendy Spots In Dallas

Looking for new, hot and trendy places to wine and dine in Dallas for 2017?Stirr is the hottest new rooftop bar and food restaurant that is a MUST see. Amazing views from Deep Ellum of downtown

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Cheaper To Buy A Home Than Rent In DFW

According to Zillow, it is cheaper to buy a home than rent in this current market.  The real estate website released its final Breakeven Horizon Report for 2016, and the results

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Dallas Apartment Deals

Looking for amazing specials and deals for apartments in Dallas, Texas? Look no further. Get This! UPTOWN with a 2 Months FREE Special!!1 bedroom, 1 bathroom on McKinney Ave for $1,575 = $1,312

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Trump Is Coming To Dallas

President Donald J. Trump is in the midst of developing a new hotel on the south side of Dallas.A developer is currently in talks with the Trump organization's hotel management firm to put$

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Best City To Live In

Dallas was just rated the top 15 cities in the U.S. to live! A publisher took into account five main factors: job market, value, quality of life, desirability, and net migration

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Checklist For First Time Home Buyers

FIVE TIPS FOR FIRST TIME BUYERSNo matter how much time you spend on researching and educating yourself about your home purchase, it’s hard to cover every detail. Here are a few tips for avoiding

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What To Expect From Your Home Inspection

So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. More often than not, your agent may have made your offer contingent on a clean home

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What Do Baby Boomers Want In A Home

According to data from the U.S Census bureau, there are approximately 76.4 million baby boomers living in the United States today. Contrary to what many think, there are very

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The Best Way To Buy A House When Youre A Busy Person

With everything moving so fast in the world today, how in the world would you have time to buy a house if you are a busy person? It would be quite the struggle, and someone with a tight schedule is

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Must Visit Open Houses This Weekend In Dallas

Here is an updated list of some great open houses happening in the Dallas area for the weekend of April 15, 20164505 Lorraine Ave, Highland Park, TX - $2,690,000 [more info]3502 Lindenwood,

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What Are Closing Costs When Buying A Home

Closing costs are known to be the fees that the buyer or the seller has to pay, at the time of closing, in order for the property to switch hands. In pretty much every real estate transaction, the

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Questions Buyers Should Ask A Mortgage Lender

There is a lot more to the mortgage process than getting a good rate. High costs in fees and poor service can come as very unhappy surprises.Here’s a list of suggested questions you might ask a

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The Truth About VA And USDA Home Loans

For those of you thinking about applying for a VA or USDA home loan, you will want to read this in its entirety.It’s very common for one to seek a VA or USDA home loan for a number of reasons. The

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Im 26 And I Sell Real Estate To Millennials

I’m 26 and I Sell Real Estate to MillennialsAt the moment millennials are the largest population in America. Millennials were those born between 1982 and 2000. That includes myself. I am a

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How You Can Qualify For A Conventional Home Loan

If you are looking to purchase a home, unless you're paying with cash, your most likely going to need a mortgage. There are a few different mortgage programs available. I will say, they all have

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Why Millennials Should Buy Real Estate In 2016

Now is the time of goals, resolutions, and planning. We have just entered into a new year. The past is the past and the future awaits. For the next 365 days, there is nothing but opportunity ahead

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A Free Webinar On Buying A Home

This next year will be such a great year for people that have been thinking about purchasing their first home. I hear from people everyday that are planning on making this move more sooner rather

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What Is A FHA Home Loan

Before you start searching for a home, the first questions you need to ask is “How Much Can I Afford?” Unless you plan on paying all cash for your home, this is not a question you can answer on

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How Do I Know When Its The Right Time To Buy A Home

We will say for instance you have made up your mind to make one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. You are ready to purchase a home. You are sitting on edge because half of you still

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What This First Time Homebuyer Paid To Close

I felt compelled to write put this story out there because I really wanted to bring some things into perspective. When it comes to purchasing a home, most people see dollar signs. Home buying can

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If Youre Renting Youre Paying A Mortgage

There are many reasons why someone will justify their decision to rent vs. owning a home. The biggest reason that I have found these days is that of fear. Yes, it is the fear of home ownership that

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15 Of The Best Apps For Home Improvement

Nowadays, we rely on our smartphones for just about everything. Long gone are the days for just phone calls. Smartphones are a integral resource for our daily lives. So, can you rely on your

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Dallas Real Estate Agent Says Read The Reviews

Read what others are saying about the next real estate agent you choose. The state of the Dallas real estate market is no secret. Everywhere you turn, one can read how prices are increasing,

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The She Shed A Womans Alternative To A Man Cave

How many times have you visited a home and seen a shed in the backyard? Most of you probably have never looked inside. Shed’s have commonly been used for storing tools, garden equipment, or just a

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