Here’s some Dallas and Tarrant County Real estate news you may or may not like. Entertainer Glenn Beck may be on his way to Texas, to actually live here. And what better place for the controversial, former Fox radio and television host, author, entrepreneur, and political commentator who hosts the Glenn Beck Program, and Glenn Beck on Fox News Channel, author of six New York Times-bestselling books, and founder and CEO of Mercury Radio Arts, to settle than the tony, upscale, and uber private gated community of Vaquero smack dab next to D/FW Airport? Sources have told CandysDirt that Beck has leased the $3,900,000 listed home of Jorge & Vanessa Piedra (she is a Swarovski heiress as in the crystal, he is a major league ballplayer who’s had some “issues” and was last with the Florida Marlins). The home they are renting is at 2208 Vaquero Estates Boulevard. The Piedra home has been on the market since August, 2009, and originally listed for $5,400,000. The price was lowered to $3,900,000 and then put in the rental pool for $20,000 a month, which is actually more than the original lease offer of $15,000. It’s that kind of market, I guess, where you lower selling prices but can increase the monthly lease. In fact, as of 6/26 the behemoth home was for lease for just 59 days where it had been on the sales market for 351 days. Jeepers!
Anyhow, here is what Glenn and his wife, Tania, are getting: 7904 square feet, four car garage, almost two acres of land (1.7ish), a Hill Country styled house, La Cornue stove, master retreat with a relaxation room, study, steam shower, limestone, hardwoods, travertine, 7 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, both sun and exercise rooms, a guest house with living, bedroom, bath, and of course a pool. And if he decides he likes it so much he wants to buy, seller financing is even available and Glenn, do get Vanessa to throw in some crystal. I’ll come negotiate for you!
Last April, Beck announced he would “transition off of his daily program” on Fox News. According to Bud Kennedy at the Fort Worth Star -Telegram, Beck told our governor Rick Perry that he might move to Texas and might even run for governor. I heard yesterday that Perry’s senior staff is SERIOUSLY exploring the presidential opportunity, seeking money, and perhaps Beck’s presence in Texas might help? Beck did joke with Perry about incentives for moving his 150-employee strong company, Mercury Radio Arts, to Texas:
“I’ll move my company to Texas, but I need you to give me zero income tax — do you see what I’m saying?”
So what can I say besides welcome to Texas, Glenn and Tania Beck?
What do you say?
Editor’s note: Your daffy RE reporter here was in such a hurry to post, I clicked on the wrong listing — corrected now, thanks to my eagle-eyed commenters. Keep me on my toes!