Happy fall! Things have been busy and exciting for the Luxe
Homes Team lately. We are very pleased to announce that we
have been awarded the National Builder Trade In Program for
Denver, CO, Oklahoma City, OK, and Dallas, TX. The program
simplifies the process of selling a current house and purchasing
a newly constructed home. Through this program, our agents
can help homeowners who’ve been unable to sell and provide
them with new options.
Coinciding with the acquirement of the BTIP licenses, the Luxe
Homes Team will be expanding into the market of Denver,
Colorado. Our new expansion partner, Chris Smith, will lead an
expansion team in the Denver Downtown Keller Williams office.
See inside to learn more about our newest partner.
Ray and Joy Rice
Luxe Homes Team
1 Go to a Pumpkin Patch
Autumn at the Arboretum
In addition to the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch, this fall
spectacular at the Dallas Arboretum has a one-acre
Pumpkin Village, a Hay Bale Maze, and daily live music.
The Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch
Find hundreds of pumpkins & gourds, baked goods, corn
stalks, hay bales, and even go on a hay ride.
Hall’s Pumpkin Farm & Corn Maze
Celebrate the harvest on this farm in historic Grapevine.
Get lost in a two-acre corn maze or go for a tractor-pulled
hayride. While you’re there, enjoy Texas style brisket, hot
cider, and kettle corn.
If you don’t mind getting wet, head over to the CAC Indoor
pool in FLower Mound on October 29 to dive in and find
your perfect pumpkin.
2 Go Through a Haunted House
Cutting Edge – Fort Worth
Located in a 100-year-old abandoned meat packing plant,
this is not your average haunted house. It was ranked #1
in the country by HauntedHouseRatings.com and won a
Guinness World Record for the longest walk-through for
a haunted house!
Boneyard – Dallas
This year at a new and bigger location, you can experience
over 50 movie quality sets. Dress up on Halloween night
and you could win prizes. With high tech effects and new
scares around every turn, this place is sure to get your
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TOP 8 THINGS TO DO THIS HALLOWEEN
• Learn which haunted house was ranked #1 in
the country. You’ll be surprised where it is.
• Where to find all-you-can-handle chips & salsa
• 5 unusual foods to try at the State Fair of Texas
• 3 ways to get a free Yeti mug
• Recipe for delicous pecan pie bars
Inside the October Issue
Learn about the many fall events throughout the Metroplex - ranging from family fun to totally terrifying,
this is your comprehensive list of things to do this October.
PECAN PIE BAR RECIPE . . . . 2
TO THE STATE FAIR . . . . . . 2
TOP 8 THINGS TO
DO THIS HALLOWEEN . . . . . 3
GET A FREE YETI . . . . . . . . 3
TRADE IN YOUR
HOME LIKE A CAR . . . . . . . . 3
Want to go on a real life
zombie hunt? See page 3
Celebrating Joy’s birthday
“I loved working with Kathy! She was patient with
me as a first time home buyer and helped me
find the perfect home!! Kathy took the time make
everything fit my needs and her lender Gateway
Mortgage as well. I highly recommend Kathy!!”
“Great help in getting the home and property we
were looking for. She was there throughout the
process to answer any questions or requests we
had. Would use again but, I hope we are in our
new home for a long time to come.”
With our newly aquired National
Builder Trade in Program, we can
make it simple for you to trade up
from your existing house to a newly
constructed home. We are excited
to be able to provide new options for
homeowners who have been unable
to sell in the past.
For more information call Ray at
214.662.5055 or go to luxeofdallas.
Meet Our Expansion
3 Fright Fest at Six Flags
Six Flags turns up the terror at dusk in October. Guests will
have to make their way through 6 scare zones across the park
to get to the next ride. Experience four terrifying mazes with
themes such as an insane asylum and a circus with murderous clowns. Even
the rides themselves take on more sinister themes after dark. One of the many
spooky rides is Rage of the Gargoyles, the world’s first fully integrated virtual
4 Celebrate Dia de los Muertos: Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival
Pay homage to this Mexican holiday on October 29. You can be the
judge in the salsa tasting competition, and take on all-you-can
handle chips and salsa. As the sun is setting, take part in the Twilight
Lantern Parade—just wear your finest costume and bring your own
paper lantern or puppet. If you’re in for a little fright and a lot of
laughter, you can attend the Cirque Du Horror performance. The
most popular event at this festival is the coffin races, where you can
cheer on your favorite teams as they race down the street.
5 Boo at the Zoo
Halloween-themed activities and entertainment are located all throughout the
Fort Worth Zoo October 28-30. Dress up and stop at the trick or treat stations
throughout the park. In addition to seeing all the animals, you can listen in
to Dracula the Heckler, find out what Matilda the Witch is cooking up
in her cauldron, or even learn something new at the Fantastical
6 Go on a Zombie Hunt
Always wanted to go paintballing but didn’t like the idea of getting shot and dirty?
Want to take down zombies? Then the DFW Zombie Hunt in Roanoake is for
you! Jump on an army truck and shoot the zombies with paintball guns!
7 Attend a Monster Mash
On October 30, head to The Marq Southlake for Halloween fun.
This real life monster mash will have balloon artists, train.rides,
Halloween crafts and games, live music, and lots of candy!
8 Catch an Outdoor Movie: Fang-tacular Movie Fest
Bring a blanket or lawn chair to Heritage Park in Flower Mound
on October 22 and enjoy a Halloween movie under
the stars. Food trucks will be there as well!
Want a free Yeti
2 Sticks unsalted butter, softened
2/3 CUP Packed brown sugar
2 2/3 cups All-purpose flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Stick unsalted butter
1 CUP Packed light brown sugar
1/3 CUP Honey
2 Tbsp Heavy cream
2 CUPS Chopped pecans
1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF & line a
9×13-inch pan with foil, leaving enough
for a 2-inch overhang on all sides.
2. First make the crust by creaming
together the butter & brown sugar until
fluffy in a stand mixer fitted with the
3. Add flour and salt & mix until crumbly.
4. Press the crust into the foil-lined
pan & bake for 20 minutes until golden
5. While the crust bakes, prepare the
filling by combining the butter, brown
sugar, honey & heavy cream in a
saucepan & stirring it over medium heat.
Simmer the mixture for 1 minute, then
stir in the chopped pecans.
6. Remove the crust from the oven &
immediately pour the pecan filling over
the hot crust spreading it to cover the
7. Return the pan to the oven & bake an
additional 20 minutes.
8. Remove the pan & allow the bars to
fully cool in the pan.
9. Use the foil overhang to lift out the
bars & transfer them to a cutting board.
10. Peel off foil, slice into bars & serve.
There are three ways to get one:
referrals, referrals, referrals! Who do
you know that would love one of our
premier agents to help them find the
home of their dreams, or sell their
current house high and fast?
Just send us their contact
information and we’ll be
happy to provide them
the same great service!
We will send you a free
Luxe Homes Team Yeti
mug as our way of
Pecan Pie Bars
What Our Customers Are Saying
Taking a break from setting up the
expanion location in Colorado:
Ray caught his first trout during his
first time fly fishing with Chris
Send in a review and you could be featured in the next newsletter!
Chris will be starting a branch of the
Luxe Homes Team in Denver, CO.
He is an expert in the Denver Metro
real estate market, where he has lived
for the past 7 years. He earned an
Economics and Business degree from
the University of Denver, as well as
played lacrosse at a D1 level. Chris has
a passion for fishing and has been a fly
fishing guide for the last 7 years.
Trade in your home
just like a car
Unsurprisingly, the State Fair of TX is huge. There are a ton of things to see,
do, and eat! That’s why we’ve put together a guide to help you navigate the
fair. With so much to do, you can easily visit more than once; after all…it’s the
longest running fair in the nation!
EAT FAIR FOOD: It wouldn’t be the state fair without lots of fair food. But
here in Texas we like to take things to a whole new level. There are many unusual
fried foods and creative concoctions available. If you don’t know where to start,
try the 2016 State Fair of Texas’ Big Tex® Choice Awards winners:
Best Taste- Fried Jello: It’s no surprise that the winning dish was something
fried. This remake of a delightful childhood treat has “the perfect amount of
crunch to compliment the jiggle.”
Most creative- State Fair Cookie Fries: At a glance these may look like your
regular crinkle cut fries, but don’t go dipping them in ketchup! These fries come
in standard cookie flavors and are served with strawberry or chocolate sauce.
Just a few of the other wild foods include: Injectable Great Balls of BBQ, Deep
Fried Bacon Burger Dog Slider on a Stick, and Caribbean Pineapple Korn-a-
Copia. With so many fun choices, be sure to try at least one unusual food while
you are there.
JAM OUT: The fair features 24 days of free concerts on the main stage. It’s a
fun atmosphere and there are some big name acts, including Ben Rector, Nelly,
MEET THE BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES: After an 11-year hiatus, these
magnificent horses are back at the state fair. Visit the stables and see them up
close as well as learn about their history. You can also meet many more animals
in the state fair livestock barns and watch a number of animal shows.
SEE BIG TEX’S NEW DUDS: Of course, make sure to take a photo with Big
Tex! This year, Big Tex has a brand new outfit. It took two weeks to make his
55-foot-tall shirt and his jeans alone weigh about 100 pounds. His shirt also
pays a special tribute to the Dallas police officers who were killed in July. Be
sure to check out his boots as well- they are pretty spiffy!
CHECK OUT AN EXHIBIT: You can Step inside the Sistine Chapel…almost.
Appearing in the U.S. for the first time, “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel-The
Exhibition” recreates one of the famous artistic achievements in its original
size. The creative arts building features many unique displays, including a giant
butter sculpture. This year, “The Taylor Swift Experience” has also traveled to
the state fair.
TOP 8 THINGS TO DO THIS HALLOWEENOctober 2016 October 2016
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designation of Certified
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Insider’s Guide to
the State Fair of Texas
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Morgan, & Kathy Hull