Historically having a short harvest period that sets Texas Vineyards behind, a shift in both wine demand and production methods in the wine industry has recently helped the region sustain a healthy harvest cycle. Now celebrating their annual grape harvest in the summer months of July – that’s four months ahead of growers in the ever-popular Napa region – the state has had one of their most successful seasons producing 38% more than 2017 and is continuing to grow each year.
With the market developing a growing taste for different blends including varietals that have a shorter hang cycle, the state’s wine businesses are reducing their loss caused by those blends that require much lengthier dry times. “Paired with advances in winemaking technologies, mid-west wine producers are able to maximize efficiency and production costs helping them compete better inside and outside of their local markets,” shares Texas-based award-winning wine collector, Marcus Hiles.
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The wish list and must-haves of renters and home buyers in today’s market has drastically changed in recent years. Most seen within the nation’s top surrounding metro areas, residents are putting importance on not only their indoor living area but also their outdoor accommodations.
Two example locations are suburb areas that border two of Texas’ top cities: Austin and Dallas. Recognized as being some of the best places to live in the state, the suburbs of Allen and Riverside, Texas have been recognized as offering some of the best in balanced living, helping the area’s residents sustain healthy, active lifestyles.
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The three keys to a growing area – housing, job and population increases are on the rise in Dallas and its surrounding suburbs; continuing to make it one of the fastest growing cities in 2018.
Leading the nation in population increases, Texas topped the charts as the number one state experiencing growth year over year from 2016 to 2017 in study conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. With Dallas as the number one location in the state, it’s no wonder this city is growing in popularity for 2018.
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One of the country’s largest states, Texas has been making a big impression in the economic development of present day commercial opportunities seen across the globe. Taking its place at the top in year-over-year population, job expansion and overall commercial growth; the state has been attracting residents and businesses from across the country and world over the last decade.
Appealing to out-of-state and international transplants for its low cost of living, increasing job opportunities and overall quality of living; the business community is also fueling from similar benefits the southwestern state offers.
Beginning with the accommodating business climate, big name and newly established companies are brought to the area through the nationally low taxes and regulations it provides. Also adding to its appeal are the decreased barriers to entry Texas’ vast commercial landmass enables along with the talented population it retains. “With these key factors separating the state from others in the nation for its commercial value, businesses are looking to Texas to help position them ahead of competitors and for a future of success,” shares Marcus Hiles, a leading Texas entrepreneur and CEO of the Dallas-based property firm Western Rim Properties.
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The commercial industry throughout the state of Texas has seen growing interest from globally recognized organizations among the world’s leading markets. Tech and industrial sectors, hospitality, manufacturing and energy industries are among those growing their roots in the nation’s second largest state that offers some of the best in vast land mass, talented workforce, affordability and business friendly regulations.
A unique environment where a collective group of diverse companies, populations and communities can come together to create opportunities and success at scale, the state has positioned itself in a way that has attracted organizations such as AT&T, Dell and Southwest Airlines.
Fortune’s 64th annual report released late this May sees the state as owning the third largest sector nationwide for Fortune 500 Company headquarters. The businesses on this list are those leading the economy and operating at a rate that produces 2/3rds the United States GDP. With nearly $13 trillion in revenue combined, Fortune describes this elite group as the most important engine of both US and global economies.
Holding 48 of the 500 firms on Fortune’s list, it is no surprise the overall Texas economy has continued to grow steadily each year in part from these companies that are each pulling in a minimum of $5.4 billion in revenues.
“The benefits that have come to the Texas area through this level of mass business operations has also commercially impacted other areas. Small business and startup communities, business infrastructure industries such as data centers as well as the migration of out of state and international employees coming for job opportunities,” shares DFW-based entrepreneur Marcus Hiles, who has seen a growing demand in his rental properties from this commercial boom.
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Why are so many preferring to rent instead of own their own home? Western Rim Property Services CEO Marcus Hiles says that this trend is a result of people welcoming the flexibility accompanying the rental lifestyle. “We’re a mobile population,” Hiles says, referring to both Texans and Americans in general. “The idea of settling in one place for a decade – or for the length of a 30-year mortgage – doesn’t hold the same appeal as it did a generation or two ago.” Hiles notes research that demonstrates renters coming out on top to debunk the myths that homeowners have an edge. This is particularly true when it comes to personal fulfillment, “People who rent actually spend more time engaging in leisure activities and interacting with their friends and neighbors,” he says.
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Marcus Hiles says that the first bits of planned communities in the United States were seen in St. Augustine in the year 1565. Amid the industrial revolution, towns like Gary, Indiana were the locales of innovative creations and financial enthusiasm. The underlying present day communities showed up amid the Florida land boom of the 1920s in Southern Florida, when the renowned Miami rural areas of Coral Gables, Opa-locka, and Miami Springs were completely planned with themes to imitate the look and engineering of Spain, Arabia, and Mexico. The Great Depression saw the Federal Government assemble model towns in West Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, Ohio, and Wisconsin with a specific end goal to bring down the effect of the financial downturn on coal excavators, development specialists, and their families. The far off districts of Oak Ridge, TN; Richland, WA, and Los Alamos, NM were worked amid World War II to suit the groups of the researchers, designers and industrialized laborers of the Manhattan Project. Today, arranged urban areas cover the nation, in addition to the country’s capital of Washington, D.C., and the state capitals of Mississippi, Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Utah, Florida, and Texas.
Savvy outdoor designs that are easy to maintain and economical are the newest in architectural advancement. Marcus Hiles has seen the upsurge in demand for open-air spaces that are sustainable and also reduce expenses. Environmental and conservation options such as rainwater/graywater harvesting and permeable pavement are commonly followed methods. Using rooftop collection methodology, rainwater harvesting sends wetness from the air for storage in a well to be disinfected and reused on-site. Graywater makes use of home wastewater and sends it to toilets and non-drinking purposes, reducing fresh water needs and saving resources on purification. An extraordinary idea for environmentally minded construction, permeable paving, goes back to thousands of years to an era when people first constructed roads by putting stones in beds over the ground. The method allows the rain to pass through small openings among four layers of filtration (paving material, gravel, fabric, sand) before becoming absorbed by the earth underneath. Its advantages include lowering runoff and pollution, restricting the flow of storm water to gutters and drains, refilling local groundwater supplies and providing a skid resistant surface for walkways, patios and driveways; their various pretty patterns often feature crushed stone, brick, and recycled concrete.
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Fuel sources high on carbon such as coal and natural gas add up to over 60% of the electricity available worldwide. Nuclear, hydro, wind and solar are cleaner sources of power, but the process of getting them is too costly for the usual American. As an alternative, Marcus Hiles recommends smart and restricted use of lights, refrigeration, entertainment and cleaning appliances. By merely switching from old, incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent lights, energy usage for operation can be decreased up to 80%, and new light emitting diodes (LED) are even better options. Fridges and freezers can be made more optimal by not setting them too cold, making sure they are correctly sealed, are well defrosted, and positioned in the coolest area possible. Televisions, computers, phones and other technology must be turned off and unplugged when not in use, as even their standby use can be major. Laundry machines and dishwashers mostly have very high wattage, and their need makes it difficult to limit their use. However, cuts in energy consumption can be made by selecting the coldest temperature achievable, and by only washing full loads.
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Marcus Hiles’ Western Rim has produced breathtaking communities in the northern suburban areas of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex that have actually provided house seekers plenty of high-class choices. Found in locations that make full use of Texas’s fascinating countryside, the Estates, Towers and also Mansions brand properties are all close to midtown Dallas, giving the very best of both city and rural life. Developed with the thought of supplying easy comfort, the Estates 3Eighty in Aubrey contains its own park, walking path and also pet-friendly, off-leash pet run. All the one- to four- bedroom homes have exterior living spaces and also secure parking. Residents delight in access to a resort-style pool, advanced gym as well as exclusive instructor. For the ultimate ease, there’s even a Starbucks café located on the residential property.