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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.

09/19/14 10:00am

James Reed

There are a few things we are suckers for over here at CandysDirt.com… gorgeous houses and gorgeous men. Especially those who have served in the military! Let me put it this way: I will not be needing my hormones for a few weeks after this interview with Guardian Mortgage Guardian Angel James Reed! Guess what folks, he is as hot on the inside as he is out: a total family man with old-fashioned integrity who has saved lives and even jumped out of airplanes! Now he’s saving financial lives every day as he helps home buyers navigate the crazy world of mortgages. James, you can “roger that” with us anyday!

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09/18/14 6:56pm

IHOTW Belfort
First of all, LOCATION! 4557 Belfort Avenue in Highland Park EAST of the Dallas North Tollway. Can you find a sweeter spot? Then you have this stunning, creamy, ivy-covered charmer with a garden courtyard that has been remodelled and redecorated by award-winning interior designer extraordinaire Emily Summers. Summers, along with Dallas design legend Laura Hunt, is one of the very few designers in town to have been named to the top 100 best designers in the world by Architectural Digest numerous times. Both are well loved by AD’s haute editor, Paige Rense. Summers is also the only Dallas designer to have served on the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation from 2002 to 2006, by Presidential appointment, from President George W. Bush. She served as Chair for the Communication, Education, and Outreach Committee. Her signature work has been said to possess “clarity of vision” and the resulting spaces “luxurious yet restrained”.

Take a look inside this house, you’ll get it in about 5 seconds. (more…)

09/18/14 4:14pm

denim apron

As you know, we LOVE Anteks Home Furnishings. It’s our favorite place to furnish your second home, even your first!

For more than 20 years, Anteks has been providing Dallas buyers with rustic but chic western furniture and home accessories. For most of those 20 years, owner Jason Lenox  served up his wares from a spot on Lovers Lane next to Dr. Delphinium Designs. It was convenient, but then the landlords got stars in their eyes with the real estate. Jason packed up and moved to a great spot in the Dallas Design District. (more…)

09/16/14 7:47am

10484 Silverock Dr extWell, pending at least. But you never know until those checks have been wired, so go ahead and look at this treasure at 10484 Silverock Drive in Eastwood Estates. I meant to tell you about it last week, but got busy with Deion Sanders. Paige Elliot has this listing and when I heard about it, I knew it would not last long. They never do. (more…)

09/15/14 7:57pm

Teal Rings

Great Western’s Julie Shrell is on a mission this month, a mission to wipe out ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic cancer there is. More than 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year, and more than 15,000 will die from the disease. Sadly, there is no reliable early detection or screening test available, only regular visits to your ObGyn, which may be limited by ACA rules and regulations. The best diagnostic tool is the vaginal ultrasound and to be familiar with the symptoms, all of which means more awareness and talking to your doctor about this disease on every single visit. (more…)