10/20/14 4:15pm
Jeannie Smith

Jeannie Smith with “The Wee Ones”: two of her pack of miniature dachshunds.

We love Jeannie Smith and her “can-do” attitude. She’s the kind of woman that can inspire confidence after just a moment with her, and she is a dog lover, to boot!

It’s no wonder that Jeannie, a mortgage professional that looks after her clients like family, is this week’s Guardian Angel. She takes time with every client to make sure that their needs are met, if not exceeded, which is a valuable asset in this quick-changing mortgage environment.

“I care about each loan and customer I work with — whether it’s a$ 50K loan or a $5M loan — and I love providing the white glove treatment,” Jeannie says. “I approach each loan and customer with a wide open mind so that I can learn about them, their financial goals, expectations, and what keeps them up at night when they think about the loan process.”

That’s the kind of personal service that is all too rare these days, but it’s exactly what you can expect at Guardian Mortgage. Find out more about Jeannie and how, through her tenacity, she’s made a wonderful career in the mortgage business.


10/20/14 3:34pm

Image6-Grand_Hyatt_small-400x400 Paradise is coming to Dallas on Tuesday! That’s tomorrow!

We have told you about Baha Mar, the largest second home development in the western hemisphere. We think it rocks.

Baha Mar is a $3.5 BILLION mega-resort under construction in Nassau, The Bahamas. Thousands of construction crews are working around the clock, readying for a 2014 launch. It is the largest resort under construction in the Western Hemisphere and has been described as Vegas with 3000 feet of beach. (more…)

10/20/14 10:28am
8538 San Pedro Front Angle

Photos: Shoot2Sell

Drive by this gorgeous modern farmhouse in Forest Hills and try not to fall in love. Chances are, the house is going to win and you’ll fall head over heels for this beauty, which has clean modern lines throughout and stunning custom interiors.

This is, truly, one of those homes where you think “Why on earth would anyone want to sell this beauty?”

The truth of the matter is that the homeowners are selling their dream home kicking and screaming. Their loss could be your gain, and what an amazing gain it could be.


10/20/14 3:46am


You have seen this house a thousand time and you know you wanted to know what it looks like inside! Well, hello 9625 Preston Road, you are stunning, gorgeous, light, white and bright and one of the most perfect party houses ever. EVER!

Enter through the oversized, accentuated corner door entrance of glass and ironwork. I have always loved the positioning of this door, as if the architects said you know, we don’t really know if we want to face Preston or Walnut Hill. So they chose to face BOTH and straddled the corner.

This Italian styled mega-villa straddles the entire intersection well. Ten foot walls barricade the home from the busy street, which is a non-issue anyways given the sprawling one acre lot. They create an entire world, a village behind which all kinds of magic happens with almost as many bars a bedrooms, ornate mouldings, marble and a backyard water oasis. (more…)

10/17/14 4:46pm

9221 Shoreview Front

This home is a wonderful change of pace, and in a fantastic White Rock-area neighborhood, too. Located in the highly sought-after White Rock North neighborhood in East Dallas, this home is a 1961 contemporary with several Midcentury touches.

It’s not straight-up midcentury modern, but it’s not 100 percent soft contemporary, either. It’s a gorgeous blend of styles that results in beautiful open spaces, banks of undressed windows, a sunken living area, and a galley kitchen that has some key updates. It has taken a lesson in curb appeal from the pros (look at that cute aqua front door!), and has tons of warm, welcoming spaces.


10/17/14 1:31am


Can you say ahhhh? This 2-story Uptown townhome designed by renowned architect, Bud Oglesby, is not in MLS but available through Faisal Halum at Briggs Freeman Sothebys. You get stunning polished concrete floors, walnut and brick exposed walls, a gourmet galley style kitchen loade with the latest and greatest appliances, and floor to ceiling windows. And let there be light! The double height entry and skylights provide so much natural light your endorphins will kick into overgear. And you will enjoy the outdoors inside: expansive windows connect the outside patio with luscious greenery to the inside. Living room and formals are open with tall ceilings. (more…)

10/17/14 12:16am

Mark Cuban PH props (7)

Got in touch with attorney Andrew Sommerman today, who lives next door-ish to the Cuban properties on Averill Way and Jourdan Way. I gleaned a little more info on why Cuban may have wanted to pick up 8601 Jourdan Way.

Recall that it was Eric Nicholson who figured out that Cubes bought the 76 year old, 7000 plus square foot mansion on 1.46 acres.  Paid $2,900,000. And this is what he says Cuban would like to do  with a real estate developer named Michael Romo — is he related to Tony or the famous plastic surgeon in NYC?: (more…)