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Candy Evans

Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters, bloggers and consultants. She reports on Dallas real estate for WFAA-TV’s Daybreak with Ron Corning, and is frequently called as a real estate expert by other Dallas media. She is also a real-estate editor for CultureMap Dallas. She even has her own web-based Real estate show called, The Party Line. Candy has written for AOL Real Estate, and is a guest blogger for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News plus a host of national sites. Candy was a longtime contributing editor to Dallas’ D Magazine and sister pubs, and in 2007 founded the wildly successful Dallas real estate blog, DallasDirt. That’s where she broke the news on where former president George W. Bush bought his Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of an exciting platform of Dallas-based real estate sites including SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market, and her signature CandysDirt.com, everything you need to know about real estate in North Texas. And yes, we are still psyched about the GOLD! In 2013, CandysDirt.com was named Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations, and the only association for journalists covering real estate, home and urban design.

10/30/14 12:42pm
SamsCityplace

Neighbors near Cityplace say this big box behemoth doesn’t belong in the neighborhood.

In the fight against a big-box corporate behemoth in an area several urban planners, along with the city of Dallas’ own “Forward! Dallas” plan, say is better suited for pedestrian oriented development, the little guy won a huge battle this week.
The East Village Association, the neighborhood group that has spearheaded the fight against a Trammell Crow’s Sam’s Club-anchored development planned for the former ACS campus at Cityplace, won a significant ruling against the developer. The judge in the case sided with the East Village Association, recognizing their right to sue the developer on behalf of neighbors.
“As an immigrant who successfully traveled the long legal road to citizenship, I learned the power of perseverance and was sustained by the dream of being part of the greatest democracy on earth; ‘of, for, and by the people,’ ” said Jonas Park, leader of the “No MegaStore Uptown” group. 
10/30/14 10:24am

River Ranch (3)

We told you that Anteks, that fabulous rustic home furnishings store in the Dallas Design District, has spun a sibling. It’s called Anteks Curated, a home accessories, furniture, and gift shop in the Plaza at Preston Center. Oh the main store is still on Dragon Street in the Design District, but this location sure beats a 15 minute drive on the tollway! (more…)

10/29/14 4:44pm

Mijares Alexander

Allie Beth Allman agent Chad Barrett and his darling wife, Judee, are underwriting chairs for this Saturday’s 8th annual Art for Advocacy benefiting the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. Some of our favorite Real Estate gurus in town have joined the underwriting efforts, giving back to the community as they do so often and so very beautifully: Mark and Christine Danuser of Tatum Brown Custom Homes, Kari Schlegel, Alex Perry, Pierce and Allie Beth Allman. Is there an event or charity in town that Pierce and Allie Beth have not contributed to? (more…)

10/28/14 1:37am

4459 Lena extI don’t know if thinking about how big and scary Igor Olshansky looked when he played for the Dallas Cowboys, with those tattoos and all, can make us feel any better about last night’s tragic game. Oh. My. God. 20 to 17 in OVERTIME!

Igor is selling his Irving home in Fairway Vista. Maybe if you buy it, it will bring some magic football fairy dust to the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday. (more…)

10/27/14 8:25pm

Front of home with French imported fountain and pavestone circul

Let the games begin. Gin Rummy anyone? It’s a long standing family tradition that whenever my mother-in-law is with her grandchildren, they all play cards. Usually they play on the dining room table after dinner.

But oh, how cool to have a room devoted entirely to card (or other!) games! (more…)

10/27/14 2:05am

Lawrence Yun

Lawrence Yun is the  Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of Realtors, and he is a honey. He was in Dallas Friday for Realtor University, which offers a master’s level degree to qualified Real Estate agents, kind of like an industry PhD program. Realtor University is committed to giving agent members life-long learning opportunities in their field. It’s the only institution of higher education focused exclusively on real estate, and it was founded in 2002. Speaking at lunch, Dr. Yun was as bright as the weekend weather forecast on his prognosis for Dallas and Texas.

Rest of the country, not so much. Rest of the world, ugh. (more…)

10/24/14 9:23am

Kenny Chesney Dallas Cattle Barons Ball

I was lucky enough to attend Cattle Baron’s this year, Saturday night, my date for the night being the beautiful frauline Bernadette Schaeffler. We had a blast! We had a ball! We saw so many people I lost track of my iphone pics as the night wore on and the Vodka and water flowed. (And flowed!) As you always should, check out Cynthia Smoot’s take on the night — I say it was right on. Also, her date was Jane McGarry! Personally, I liked being indoors at Gilleys, the big location change this year after way too many years of mudslides and mudpies at Cattle Baron’s on-the-ranch.

Of course, the first year you have it inside, the weather is stunning! (more…)