dEION'S NEW lAKE rIDGE PAD

We don’t know where, and we are not sure if this is a permanent home, but we know that after Deion moved all that stuff out of 1280 Preston Road in Prosper, he had to go somewhere. And go somewhere he did indeed, to the exclusive Lake Ridge, a hilly 3,600-acre development along Joe Pool Lake on the west side of Cedar Hill, 3.5 miles west of Highway 67.

First developed in 1994 by Bluegreen Communities, the one-time ranch land became a lakeside mecca for Dallas’ elite looking for spectacular views and rolling hills. In 2012, SouthStar Communities bought Lake Ridge from Bluegreen Communities. Now, SouthStar has commenced on the final gated neighborhood of Lake Ridge,The Sanctuary. Former Dallas Cowboy Linebacker Dexter Coakley lives there, as do a number of pro athletes and others who want space inside and out, as well as tree-filled rolling hills. (more…)

Highland HouseFootball, boobs and real estate!

Christopher Wynn at FD!LUXE sure has a home run with his latest apologue of what everyone in town was talking about on their summer vacation: the Crosland divorce, the temporary resignation of one of the most powerful plastic surgeons in the country, Dr. Rod Rohrich at UT Southwestern, and what will happen next.

We know one thing for sure from this article: Luke Crosland won’t be getting his hair done at the Salon Lucien, which he has a 1% interest in:

Mary is the Southern Methodist University alum who, four years ago, launched the luxurious Salon Lucien, named for her husband (he funded the finish-out and remains a 1 percent owner) and nestled into Berkshire Court, where the Crosland Group also has offices. Luke Crosland’s attorney, Stephanie Curtis, says Mary Crosland today bans her husband from getting even a quick haircut at the salon and calls the police if he comes in.

And he won’t be going to Dr. Rohrich for any more plastic surgery. Question is, who will? Wynn smartly took note of something most of us did when this story first broke: Dr. Rohrich’s salary of $1.7 million as head of the plastic surgery department at UT Southwestern.

College sports and breast augmentation are, apparently, the two things Texans value most. This notion is one of many to emerge in a Dallas society scandal that is mixing sex, sin and one very spectacular diamond. The indication of the aforementioned theory is a Texas Tribune database ranking the top salaries of state public employees. Number one is Mack Brown, the former head football coach at the University of Texas at Austin, with more than $5 million in salary. Another UT Austin coach and the head coach at Texas Tech University hold spots number two and three, respectively. Coming in at number four? A Dallas plastic surgeon, Rodney “Rod” Rohrich, who, the database indicates, earns $1.7 million yearly as the head of the plastic-surgery department at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

That news stirred more than a few ACA-scarred physicians I’ve spoken with in the last few months. Many wonder if Rohrich is still on salary now that he has temporarily resigned from his leadership position. As the article notes,  “he remains a faculty member in good standing,” while UTSW investigates ALLEGED “unprofessional conduct”.

But is he still pulling in $1.7m from the state?

What does this have to do with real estate? Everything: Luke Crosland is a leading Dallas developer, most recently in the news for the luxury high rise he wants to build in Preston Center.

I made the link to Wynn’s story as big as I could in my second graph — click now and read!

 

Chez Rhonda

We started the week with a fabulous home on one of my favorite Preston Hollow streets, Mimosa, named for the flower, but I love it for the drink. Mimosa’s been quite a street with famous Dallas names. Rhonda Aikman bought a home here in November of 2010. At the time, I teased that maybe it was a SECOND home since the Aikmans already had a grand home on Highland Drive in Highland Park. And no mention was made of any marital disharmony in a big D Magazine article published shortly thereafter. Well, we know what happened. (more…)

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Linda Gray, star of our beloved “Dallas” series, shows off her Dallas condo for CLOSER Weekly magazine/site. It’s pretty clear from the balcony shot where she lives: Museum Tower! Her two-bedroom, two-bath home is just beautiful, and Linda says she loves being in such a clean-lined living space: (more…)

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The thing about buying a home from a super sports star like, say, Jose Calderon, is that when a guy has a #28 million contract, you just know he’s not going to skimp out on anything in his home. Like, those light fixtures are definitely not from the Home Depot, so sir.

I present to you the magnifique Santa Barbara styled palace of Jose Calderon, former Dallas Maverick who is now playing for the New York Knicks. Too bad he has to unload this vavavavoom at 3417 Villanova in University Park. Listed for a mere $2,495,000, this California delight is marketed by Jamie Adams, agent to the sports star world, at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International real estate. (more…)

 

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Spoilers ahead! If you haven’t watched TNT’s Dallas mid-season premier yet, which launched Monday night, you may want to just look at all the pretty pictures.

To find out this amazing home on Southfork Road, jump!

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The Terrace

What is this? It’s a public document called a Rescission of Substitute Trustee’s Sale and Cancellation of Substitute Trustee’s Deed. It shows that Kathy Nealy apparently bought or got her Victory condo unit at The Terrace back into her ownership after it was sold to PHH Mortgage on August 9, 2013. The mortgage default was rescinded on December 13, 2013, signed by Kathy on January 9, 2014 and notarized by John Wiley Price on January 28, 2014.

Yet in DCAD, the ownership of unit 216 at The Terrace House, 2323 North Houston, is still listed as the Federal National Mortgage Association. Huh.

I called Cheryl Jordan over at the Dallas County Appraisal District, who tells me DCAD picks up whatever is filed at the Dallas County Clerk’s office.

“We look at warranty deeds filed,” she says, “we can’t look at every court document filed, unless someone brings it to our attention.”

Well, now it’s now been brought to their attention.

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The Terrace

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Recall it was almost one year ago to the day when we heard that all of Kathy Nealy’s financial troubles were the fault of the FBI? We posted photos of a similar Terrace House condo, unit 616, to the one Kathy Nealy lost to tax foreclosure last August — 2323 North Houston, Suite 216. Commenters gave me grief for saying the condo would sell for $300,000 to $350,000.

Well, they still may be right, but it hasn’t sold yet.  A Realist AVM values the two bedroom, two bath unit somewhere between $242,865 and $396,253. (more…)