4649 Saint Laurent Ct FW courtyard

She is all of 25 years old, but pop star Selena Marie Gomez has a resume that stretches from downtown Fort Worth to Montserrat, the stunning Fort Worth luxury community where she has been quietly spending time right here in North Texas, in 10,016 square foot estate of Tarrant County prime. Selena was born in Grand Prairie and considers North Texas home. Until this point, the home has been marketed most discreetly because of her famous name and security concerns. 

Now, it’s no longer being kept quiet. And we are so very, very lucky.

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Hicks Walnut Place

We have heard rumors ever since he bought the most expensive piece of real estate in Dallas from Tom Hicks that he wanted to sell it.

Well, now he has gone and made it official: Andy Beal listed 10000 Hollow Way Drive, just west of the Dallas North Tollway at Walnut Hill Lane, on January 10 with the agent who sold it to him, Allie Beth Allman. Asking price is $48.9.

The estate is the same size as it was a year ago when Beal snapped it up — all 27,029 square feet —  and Beal is selling off every lick of the land of 25.25 acres. Only difference: the kitchen has been ripped out.

There has been much speculation that he would divide and split up the land, parsing the vast acreage into developable lots (think the Creeks of Preston Hollow) and sell the home on a 5 or 7 acre parcel. But for now, it appears he is selling it all lock, stock and barrel, including that torn up kitchen Beal ripped out to replace.

The price is also not surprising. We had heard the estate, once priced at $135 million when Douglas Newby had it, sold for somewhere in the $50 to $60 million range, which could have included furnishings and antiques.

Indeed, the sales price is LOWER than DCAD value, which has two properties (one a 20 acre plot, the other a 5 -ish acre plot) valued at a total of $61,278 ($4,152,000 plus $57,126,000).

So this could be the biggest bargain in town.

“He doesn’t seem to have a problem with the price,” Allie Beth Allman told Steve Brown. “He has other plans.

“I don’t ask any questions — just do what he says.”

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Tyler Seguin Home

Oh my Stars! Here’s a listing that got my attention: 6424 Mimosa Lane, hockey phenom Tyler Seguin’s home!  It’s just your average 24-year-old sports superstar’s 7,250-square-foot abode, and a typical gig for the listing agent, Julie Provenzano, broker associate with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, who’s become something of a superstar herself as the official real estate agent of the Dallas Stars.

Here are details on this knock-out Preston Hollow property you can tour at an open house event, Sunday, Oct. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m., and how Provenzano came to be in her role with the team: (more…)

5726 Vickery blvd ext

Steve Holy’s breakout hit, “Good Morning Beautiful,” stood atop the country charts for five straight weeks in 2002, sparking a  fire that has continued to smolder throughout his decade-long career.

It also sparked the inspiration for  some major real estate. Check out this precious New Orleans style colonial at 5726 Vickery in lower Greenville. Built in 2003, it has three bedrooms, three full and two half bathrooms, and was Holy’s first grand house after he hit the country charts.

Steve Holy

The Dallas born country star had held tight from his first big break in 1993, when he beat out 500 hopefuls in the Dallas-Fort Worth area Johnnie High Country Review, the same contest that launched the career of LeAnn Rimes. After his break in Dallasdeal he signed with Curb Records. Three years later in 2000, his debut album, Blue Moon, was released.

Three years later, this house was produced. Perfect for a bachelor or a family of four, the home is uber walkable to lower Greenville Avenue and Robert E. Lee Elementary School and the pre-kindergarten program, .02 miles away. Walk your child to school as often as you’d like!

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1608 Dowling Drive Irv extONLY $1,050,000 to live in the former, totally fabulously renovated Cottonwood Valley home of one of the most cherished starting quarterbacks in America, Tony Romo and his beautiful wife, Candice! This home will be gone by Friday.

1608 Dowling Drive, Irving.

You get a private, gated community, a beefed up security system, Candice’s deftly creative hand at interior design, and the Four Seasons Hotel and Resort a short jog or golf cart ride away (there is a tunnel under MacArthur). The Four Seasons is always alive with activity, be it fireworks on the fourth of July, carnivals, bands, the family pool with white sand beach, sports plus fabulous food and restaurants.

Lots of local celebs live in the area. Across MacArthur is the exclusive Enclave, surrounded by the world-famous TPC at the Four Seasons. This is where DeMarcus Ware and Derrick Holland call home. Cottonwood Valley also has its own golf course for residents, and the Four Seasons manages both so if you are a member at the Four Seasons, you can play both courses.

I mean, this house ought to be as easy to sell as a slice of mom’s apple pie!

Know that this was definitely a bachelor pad house before Tony married Candice Crawford back in 2011. She had told me they were moving into the Cottonwood Valley home, but that she would be doing some re-decorating.

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Mariposa del Lago | Fort Worth, TX | Luxury Real Estate

Mariposa del Lago | Fort Worth, TX | Luxury Real Estate

I have to give Candace Carlisle credit, though, because she called up John and asked him what went down with the auction that didn’t happen. That’s called reporting!

“We decided not to go through with the structured sell or auction, and we got an unsolicited offer along the way that didn’t end up making, and so we took some time to chill and enjoy the property,” Goff told the Dallas Business Journal.

We posted this $5.9 listing back on May 24. It is going to be very interesting to see how this fares. I mean, if anyone there can sell it, John Zimmerman can. But if anyone can auction it, Concierge Auction can. Which reminds me: there is a hot new auction house coming to town I have to tell you about! Not enough hours in the day to tell you all these stories!

Anyhow, two VIP Dallas brokers were involved in the auction sale, Kyle Crews and Daylon Pereira, and they came very, very close bringing in that unsolicited offer that happened right before the auction. But then it didn’t happen. That’s Real Estate. There is also a clue to how very hard this transaction is going to be in Candace’s opening paragraph:

Billionaire John Goff has put his family retreat alongside Eagle Mountain Lake in Fort Worth on the market after he decided not to sell it after putting it on the auction block last fall. Even though it’s back on the market, he’s not necessarily anxious to sell it.

I hope the Goffs are enjoying Mariposa this holiday weekend. And I just wanted you all to know we are not sitting on our gluts here at CandysDirt.com… jump for the full article we published in May:

Mariposa del Lago | Fort Worth, TX | Luxury Real Estate

Mariposa del Lago | Fort Worth, TX | Luxury Real Estate

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3900 Miramar ext

An “O” House is a home so fabulous you have to drop whatever you are doing (yeah, even that) or holding, including your nail file, to look!

Cowboys CEO Stephen Jones, son of Jerry and Gene, and wife Karen Gayle (Hickman), have listed their 10,543 square foot home, simply stunning, on a super desire-able corner lot, to sell with Allie Beth Allman. The price tag is a whopping $11.5 million, the location one of the very best in Highland Park: 3900 Miramar.

The home is  a stately Georgian built in 1996. But don’t let those Potomac River-esque dentils fool you. 3900 Miramar has been updated to the max with the very best of everything. And I love the juxtaposition of classic with clean. Karen Jones’ soft neutral touch in interior decor blows this house up and and out to AT&T Stadium in Arlington in terms of polish.

But before we go into the delicacies of the house, wanted to draw your attention to this little blurb in 24/7 WallStreet, a financial news and opinion site which claims its articles “are republished by many of the largest news sites and portals, including MSN Money, Yahoo! Finance, MarketWatch, Time.com, USAToday, and The Huffington Post.”

I knew of the listing, of course, but had to chuckle when I saw it written up on this site:

3900 Miramar pool area

The house sits in Highland Park, which has a number of multi-million dollar homes. The neighborhood is just north of Dallas, about 25 miles from AT&T Stadium where the Cowboys play. At least Jones does not have a brutal commute.

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Hicks Walnut Place

Recently I had the chance to talk to someone who sells homes — pricey vacation homes –to uber high net worth individuals. I mentioned that there were more rich people today than ever.

No, he told me, actually there are fewer rich people today, but they just have more money now. Indeed, he said, the recession helped the very rich become very, very rich because they were in the position to acquire the cast-offs of the formerly rich as they jumped from having to lose vacation homes or primary homes or auction off assets they could no longer afford.

Now The Real Deal tells us there are more properties with $100 million plus price tags than ever before on the world market. And it’s a big problem because they are not moving.

There are a record 27 properties with nine-figure prices for sale, this according to Christie’s International Real Estate.

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A $250 million NYC condo? Rendering of 220 Central Park South (credit: Vornado via Curbed), Steve Roth and floor plan of $250 million condo (credit: E.B. Solomont for The Real Deal)

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