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Measuring only six square miles in area, Highland Village is a premier suburban city in Denton County, Texas.

Home to approximately 16,000 people, residents enjoy great schools, a low crime rate and easy access to the best retail, dining, and culture. The suburb of Dallas borders the south side of Lewisville Lake.

Many buyers, especially frequent travelers, choose to buy a home in Highland Village real estate thanks to the areas' proximity to the DFW International Airport.

Whether you are searching for suburban charm or an alternative home near Dallas, VIP Realty is at hand to help you discover your new home in Highland Village.

The Pros and Cons of Living in Highland Village

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It comes with no surprise to see a lot of people huddling to the Lone Star State. Texas, being the second highly populated in the United States, is also one of the biggest and most rapidly-growing states. Surely, there are plenty of reasons why you should love living in Texas – from the delectable beef brisket to the flourishing economy.

Although finding a home in Texas can be so much fun and exciting, there is no assurance that all things can go smoothly. Thus, you can expect to encounter some challenges. We have gathered some of the frequently asked questions when moving to Texas to give you the advantage of the early start.

What are the Most Frequently Asked Questions when Moving to Texas?

1. Are there brand new homes for sale in Texas

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Whereas many people refer to the DFW as one entity, the fact is Dallas and Fort Worth are two distinct cities with a detached history.

Both cities are joined at the hip by an urban stretch that is linked by 30 miles of suburbs including the Trinity Railway Express light rail system.

Despite some similarities, the two cities couldn't be any more different. Dallas is widely popular for its prominent big business and contemporary architecture while Fort Worth embraces a historical Wild West character.

VIP Realty receives calls from all over the country and around the world from buyers looking to move to either Dallas or Fort Worth.

If you have any questions about real estate anywhere throughout Texas don't hesitate to call us on our toll-free

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California has long been the dream destination for many. Picture miles of beautiful beaches, rolling hills, year-round warm weather, and that infamous laid-back attitude. It's hard to imagine that anyone would want to move from such a beautiful location.

The reality on the ground is that many Californians are trading this picturesque setting for other locations due to the exorbitant cost of living, high-income tax, and expensive real estate.

Whether pursuing better housing, a lower cost of living, or more employment opportunities, moving to Texas will give you the freedom of choice when it comes to living in the place that best suits your lifestyle. Read on to discover the top five benefits of relocating from California to Texas.

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A Municipal Utility District (MUD) refers to a political entity under the State of Texas that is given authorization by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Their responsibility includes providing water, drainage, sewage, as well as other services related to utility, provided that they are within the boundaries of the MUD.

Counties and cities within Texas have utilized MUDs for several decades already. These districts also assist developers and municipalities in funding utility projects, as well as developing residential areas. Understanding how MUDs work helps in maximizing the benefits that they offer.

What is the Nature of a MUD?

By nature, MUDs offer alternative financing methods that create limited, independent

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Living to Dallas and moving from another state will be considered as a major adjustment. In fact, some people have to deal with culture shock. Transferring to Dallas, however, gives an assurance that you will be residing in one of the largest cities in the country.

Are you planning to move to Dallas? If so, there are some things that you might want to take into consideration. This includes knowing the pros and cons of living in Dallas.

The Pros

Many say that in Texas, everything is better and bigger. True enough, these things are what you can expect in Dallas, including luxury cars, big homes, even meeting big personalities. The charm of the South is in complete swing, making it instantly recognizable. Here are the pros of living in this

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As many would definitely agree, amazing things can happen for those who decide to reside in Dallas, Texas. Whether you are looking forward to that sumptuous meal served in an oversized plate, or that palatable Tex-Mex you have been craving for, expect that everything in Dallas is presented in a bigger way.

There is an advantage to this. For one, the cost of living in Dallas, Texas, is not one that could put a hole in your wallet, so to speak. In fact, it is relatively lower compared to other similar-sized cities in the country. What are some of the factors that impact the cost of living in Dallas? Let’s find out.

Housing

Wherever you may plan to live, no doubt that housing expenses will receive the biggest chunk of your budget allocation,

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Whether bunting a touchdown or driving a horse, what most people think when we talk about Dallas is the image of a cowboy – and for whatever instance, they cannot be wrong. Dallas will indulge in every definition given to it, and then entirely astonish you with a contemporary art institution or first-class meal that will knock off everything you believed you learn about Dallas.

Dallas is a place not readily classified, which is the reason why it is listed to be one of the most astonishing places to travel in Texas. This city is rich in shopping destinations, skillful sports teams, art museums, and even the outdoor pastimes.

Free Things you can try in Dallas

Whoever originated the popular phrase that says that the best things in life are those

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Before we even delve into the top (painfully) easy, quick, and honest tips about moving out for the first time, we’d like to begin by sharing some nutritional food for thought for a start.

It’s already midnight but Jack can’t seem to fall asleep easily. His mind is being plagued with thousands of thoughts ever since he turned 28. What’s the big deal of turning 28 you ask? After all, they say the 40s are the new 20s, don’t they?

But the thing is, Jack has realized that he no longer wants to be treated like one of the so-called boomerangs. And for sure, there would be no way to become the independent grown-up he wants to be if he keeps living at his parents’ house.

Girls are not fond of boys who remain stuck up in the relationships with their

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Depending on where you are, living with parents is seen differently by society. In some areas, it is acceptable (and sometimes even the norm) for you to still live with your parents even as an adult. In fact, in some places, you are expected to live with your folks until you get married, and even then, there is still no pressure to move out.

Often, this is the case simply because that is how it has always been. Sometimes, people (especially millennials) have just really come to accept that practicality now comes at the expense of independence. In fact, in 2015, the percentage of millennials living as head of household (that is, no roommate) in the US was lower than that during the Great Recession. Times are hard.

By contrast, living with parents

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