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2018 Texas Homestead Exemption

Tax season is in full effect and we hope you are taking advantage of all the exemptions possible. The homestead exemption can potentially lower the taxes owed on your property. Different tax entities have different exemptions so make sure to check with your local appraisal district.

4 STEPS TO APPLY FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

1. Download the application from your local appraisal districts website. Remember, you must have occupied the residence before January 1, 2018.

2. Complete the form and attach a copy of your driver’s license (The address on your driver’s license must match the address of the residence). Check with your local tax appraisal district office for more information and to ensure there are no

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Here are some spring-cleaning tips to make sure your house is organized and in tip top shape this year.

  1. WINDOWS. Clean windows allow more light to come in which brightens up your space. Tip: Clean your windows on a cloudy day. If you clean your windows on a sunny day, the sun dries out your solution and leaves streaks. While you’re at it clean your screens with old carpet scraps. 
  2. BASEBOARDS/DOORS. The baseboards and doors more than likely are being over looked during normal day to day cleaning. Give them a little more attention this spring by just wiping them down with a damp washcloth or paper towel.
  3. REFRIGERATOR. Now is a good time to go through and throw out any expired condiments and thoroughly clean the shelves. Water and baking soda
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The Tower offers residents luxury condo living in the heart of Downtown Fort Worth seconds to Sundance Square. Versatile floor plan with either 2 bedrooms or 1 bedroom plus office or second living area. 2 full bathrooms. Fabulous southeast views from the glass wall of windows. Features private balcony, stainless appliances, granite and marble counters, washer-dryer, upgraded floors, glass shower door, upgraded wood blinds. Additional lighting added in living room as well as upper and under counter lighting in kitchen. Pool, spa, party room, library and fitness center on site and located on the 5th floor. 24 hour concierge. Deeded parking. True lock and leave lifestyle!

500 Throckmorton Street 809 is listed courtesy of the Stiles Mund Real Estate Group

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Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner in Fort Worth

Not everyone has the time or the desire to cook a full Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. The hours of preparation may be part of the appeal of the holiday for some, but for those who would rather not bother, there are a number of Fort Worth restaurants ready to come to the rescue. Whether you’re looking to eat out, or simply have someone else do the heavy lifting for your family meal at home, here are a few turkey day options that don’t involve staying in the kitchen all day (and note that making reservations is highly recommended, if not required!):

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
If you’re planning on being near West 7th on Thanksgiving, Eddie V’s will be serving a traditional

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Luxury living with a truly lock and go lifestyle at The Omni Residences. This incredible 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo features a private balcony with breathtaking views. This condo has been designed with the luxury owner in mind. Features exceed standard finishes, stainless Viking appliances, granite countertops, electric shades and more. Floor to ceiling windows complement the Contemporary design. Master suite features a large walk in closet and jetted tub overlooking Fort Worth. Exclusive resident only privileges include pool with private cabanas, fitness center and zen garden. Residents also receive discounts to hotel restaurants and onsite spa. 24 hour security. 2 covered deeded and assigned parking spots.

1301 Throckmorton Street 1805 is listed

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October is here, and with it comes fall festivals, pumpkin patches, crisp cool weather and the outdoors. We have compiled a list of some fall festivities for you and your family to enjoy.

Fall Festivities

Sept. 23-Nov. 22 Autumn at the Arboretum. Open daily from 9:00am-5:00pm. This year is their 12th annual Autumn at the Arboretum, using over 90,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash to create a nationally recognized pumpkin village. This year’s theme is the Wonderful World of Oz. In addition to the pumpkin village guests can enjoy a haybale maze, the gorgeous fall foliage, and a pumpkin patch. For more information please visit http://www.dallasarboretum.org/visit/seasonal-festivals-events/autumn-at-the-arboretum. 

Sept. 29th-Oct. 22nd The State Fair

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North Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour (from 6am-midnight) online extravaganza of people donating money to support local nonprofits as well as build awareness. All of the nonprofits are located right here in North Texas. Since 2009, North Texas Giving Day has generated more than $156 million, for over 2,500 local nonprofits, and back into the North Texas Community. In 2016, over 142,000 people came together and raised $37 million benefiting 2,518 nonprofits. 

North Texas Giving Day allows you to choose which nonprofit you want to donate too. This year they have added a category to help the people and animals affected by Hurricane Harvey. To donate to one of the many great causes please visit https://northtexasgivingday.org/our-organization. #NTxGivingDay

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Great downtown location PRICED TO SELL. Own a piece of Fort Worth history at the restored Texas and Pacific Lofts. 1930's style lobby with 24-7 concierge service. Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with open floor plan. Kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless appliances. Kitchen is open to large living area. Split bedrooms make this floor plan great for roommates or bedroom space and home office. Walk in closets make for great storage. Quiet corner unit at end of hall. Amenities include media room, business center, owners lounge, fitness room, resistance pool. Quick access to the Trinity Railway Express and T&P Tavern. Enjoy a worry free, lock and leave lifestyle at T&P all at a BARGAIN price.

221 W Lancaster Avenue 3013 is listed courtesy of the

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Mayfest is Fort Worth's premier family-friendly festival! Located at 2401 University Drive, Fort Worth, 76107 along the bank of the Trinity River in Trinity Park. Mayfest offers something for everyone with music, carnival rides, games, festival food, paddle boats, petting zoo and special attraction shows just to name a few. Roughly 40 bands will be performing on three stages for 4 days and more than 40 performing groups on another three stages. This year marks the 1st year for the new Beer Garden featuring Fort Worth’s own Rahr & Sons brewery. From young to old, Mayfest includes something for everyone and entertains the entire family.

This year is the 45th Anniversary and to celebrate this milestone they are offering free admission to everyone May

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The Stiles Mund Group is your go-to real estate team specializing in urban Fort Worth living. There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional – integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how we work. Graham, Mary, Caroline and Colby are all Full-Time real estate professionals with a client first philosophy. Read below to get to know us a little better.

 



Name: Graham Stiles
Specialty: Commercial Sales and Leasing
In Real Estate Since: 1999
Hometown: College Station, Texas
Favorite Vacation Spot: Australia
Favorite Restaurant: Fireside Pies and Heim BBQ
Your favorite thing about Real

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