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Thursday, June 24, 2021   /   by Breanna Thornton

The Best Ice Cream Spots in DFW

Are you an ice cream fan? Then this is the blog post for you! There are hundreds of ice cream spots throughout the DFW area, so it can be hard to find the perfect place to get your fix. This post explores five of the most highly rated ice cream shops in the area!

1) Andy’s Frozen Custard

Andy’s has the perfect summer vibe to it! With it’s walk up counter and drive thru options, you can get ice cream at your convenience. They are famous for their one of a kind custard options and concretes. This is the perfect place to swing by with your family or friends for late night cravings.

Located: 11575 Frisco St, 9310 Lebanon Rd, 16061 Eldorado Pkwy
Image from Visit Frisco

2) Handel’s

Handel’s is known for their homemade ice cream. They also serve other ice cream desserts and smoothies. Handel’s claims to use the best ingredients in the world, and they make their ice cream daily! You won’t be disappointed in this spot for a date night.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2021   /   by Breanna Thornton

Summer House Organization Tips

Hello again! We are excited for today’s post! Do you struggle with keeping your home tidy during these summer months with everything going on? It can be a super exhausting and difficult task! Here are five of the best tips I can find on how to keep your house organized...easily!

1) Fill Drawers with Mini Bins

Drawers are one of the first things to get messy after being reorganized. Whether it’s your dresser drawer or kitchen storage, make your life easier by getting mini bins to keep everything neat. If you want extra organization, you can add labels to the bins!

Image from Marie Flanigan Interiors on Pinterest

2) Towel Racks in the Linen Closet

Towels tend to get thrown everywhere. It can be frustrating to find them laying all over the bathroom floor, on a bed or hung over a door frame. By putting a towel rack in the linen closet and the bathroom, there are more places for wet towels to be put to dry off.

Image from Andrew McCaul on Pinterest

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021   /   by Breanna Thornton

All About Will + His Favorite Restaurant

Hello Hip family! It’s time for another local spotlight + employee shoutout! Today we are focusing on Will Stott’s favorite restaurant, La Hacienda Ranch. But first, let’s learn a little more about Will.

Will is one of our awesome sales agents who recently joined the team, yet adds so much! He brings dedication, ambitious goals, and lots of laughs here to Hip Realty Group! Head to his instagram @will_stotts_hip_realty_group for any questions or help with your home.

Now let’s learn more about La Hacienda Ranch! If you are a fan of Mexican food, this is the place for you. They are famous for their original frozen margaritas and Mexican food that makes your mouth water.

Image from Dallas Morning News
 
La Hacienda, or Mariano’s Hacienda, began in 1971 when Mariano Martinez had the idea to create a frozen margarita machine to expand his business. His popularity in the Dallas area grew from there. Now, this original machine is in the Smithsonian; ...

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Friday, June 11, 2021   /   by Breanna Thornton

Dog Friendly Activities in DFW

Are you a dog owner and lover? Here at Hip Realty Group, we take our dogs very seriously! If you are in need of good places to bring your furry friend to, you are in the right place! From dog parks to normal community activities, here are five dog friendly places in DFW.

1) NorthBark Dog Park

This dog park in Dallas has tons of great reviews! It is a 22 acre park filled with open space, shaded areas, walking trails, picnic tables and a pond. There are also water stations for you AND your pet. You and your dog will have a great time outdoors at this park!

Website: http://www.dallasparks.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/NorthBark-Dog-Park-359

Address: 4899 Gramercy Oaks Dr Dallas, TX 75287

Image from Dallas Parks

2) White Rock Lake

This lake is known for its famous biking/walking trails. This is a great place to come with your family, and there is a 3 acre dog park on the northwest side for your pet! This place is the perfect summer day activity.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021   /   by Breanna Thornton

Why Are There so Many Buyers Right Now?

Hip Realty Group is flooded with buyer leads every single day. You’ve heard that the buyers are dominating the market, but why is this the case? There are a few reasons why so many people are looking to move and become homeowners.

1) New Home Needs

With Covid-19 changing so many lives last year, big house adjustments have become necessary. Lots of people are now working from home and need an office space in their house to accommodate. People are also looking for indoor gyms to avoid the monthly gym membership and have a more convenient workout. A different, larger backyard is also something people are searching for.

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2) Low Interest Rates

While homes are selling for way over asking price in this market, buyers are saving a lot of money in the long run by purchasing now! With record low interest rates, the monthly mortgage amount will decrease dramatically, saving buyers money. Experts forecast that the interest rate will increase over the next year, ; ...

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