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Update 5:oopm: Dave Perry-Miller agent Kathy Myers is co-listing this unit with Sharon Quist. Kathy is, in fact, Mr Rees-Jones’ agent on the properties he purchases. She co-listed with Sharon because of Sharon’s success marketing and selling Avery Johnson’s Ritz unit several years ago.

Let’s say you’ve got a little extra cash to burn like that retired school principal in New York who won the Powerball. Perhaps you want to dip your toe into luxury real estate? Well, there’s no better example than luxury highrise living in Dallas than the Ritz, and there are few that are on par with this phenomenal penthouse owned by billionaire Trevor Rees-Jones.

 

We love the Residences at the Ritz Carlton, and this is the penthouse at Tower 2. This condo has so much going for it, besides being owned by a well-known philanthropist, and we love the gorgeous Poggenpohl Kitchen, amazing views, and inspiring interiors.

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Poor Tony. I cried when I saw these photos. What a great guy. I still remember when he stopped to change a tire for a motorist. But fear not, Sunday’s loss will soon be forgotten as he and Candice get to work on THE HOUSE. (more…)

GetMedia ext 2First of all, this is one tall dude! Eduardo (who is kind of hot, ya know?) is 6 feet 8 inches tall. Wow. No wonder he needed such a big house. No Frank Lloyd Wright Bauhaus for this guy. Tall ceilings should be covered by his health insurance!

The former NBA pro has played with the Mavericks (Go Mavs!), the Denver Nuggets, the New Jersey Nets and the Charlotte Bobcats. Cute name, Bobcats. He now coaches the Texas Legends of the NBA D League. And he is selling this gigantic Mediterranean on a .8 acre lot up in Kingsgate. The lot is almost an acre, and the home is a whopping 10,852 square feet two story! There are rich, towering ceilings, ornate moldings, walls and walls of windows, arched walkways, columns, and a very versatile floor plan. 

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Kathryn Roan's post busting the Top 10 Realtor Myths was the most-read article on CandysDirt.com. True or False: All Realtors post in bikinis for their billboard ads?

Kathryn Roan’s post busting the Top 10 Realtor Myths was the most-read article on CandysDirt.com. True or False: All Realtors post in bikinis for their billboard ads?

… and had everything to do with busting the myths surrounding Realtors.

It was Kathryn Donovan Roan’s post on the top 10 Realtor myths that was commented on and shared the most, generating 51,267 pageviews. In the post, Roan de-bunked some of the more insidious and commonplace assumptions about Realtors, including how they make commission, how they are licensed, and much more.

“I am amazed how many times ‘Top 10 Myths’ was shared, even on other blogs and Facebook groups,” Roan said. “It just goes to show you how prevalent these misconceptions are, no matter the market. I hope, also, that it helps people understand how hard the business really is – how risky, and with no guarantees.”

It’s true! Even with how much home prices are on the rise and how high demand is in Dallas and beyond, nothing is ever certain in real estate. It takes someone who is methodical, consistent, and very savvy to make real money in this industry.

Our other hot posts for 2014 were:

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What didn’t we love about 2006 Brazos, Sean Payton’s beautiful and opulent Vaquero mansion that hit the market in January of 2014. This incredible home really has it all, from a disco with a lighted dancefloor that you wouldn’t believe, a luxurious garage, and a master suite you’d never have to leave.

Five bedrooms, four full baths, two half baths, an epic pool and patio with a luxurious loggia — you won’t miss a thing with this home. It was listed for almost $3.5 million in January.

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Texas-born pitcher John Lackey is looking to sell his Fort Worth mansion in Monsterrat, according to Hardball Talk and my baseball-obsessed husband. Lackey, who played one season with UT-Arlington back in 1999, went on to play for the Anaheim Angels (where he helped the franchise win the World Series in 2002), the Boston Red Sox (where he clinched the World Series in 2013), and is now playing for the St. Louis Cardinals.

While he often spent his off-seasons in Fort Worth, it looks like he’s selling this mansion, which was built in 2005 and has some truly amazing finish-out. So much attention to detail in this home, with stained glass ceiling accents in the foyer, gorgeous stone floors, fantastic media room and loggia, and a cabana that is the perfect spot for watching baseball. This estate at 9517 Bella Terra Drive is marketed by Williams Trew Realtor Kendall Kostohryz for $2.9 million.

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We love dirt here at candysDirt.com and SecondShelters, and we know real estate rules supreme. But sometimes, sometimes you have to grab a few baubles and rocks to enhance a listing.

Nothing enhances your home like a few emeralds dripping from your ears or neckline. No need for any exclusions, those go with you when you move! Want to move your buyer’s eyes from your slightly over-loaded closet? Flash a fab yellow diamond cocktail ring as your direct them to the very well organized cedar closet — thank God you cleared that puppy last spring!

My personal favorite place in Dallas to shop for glittery rocks of all sizes and colors is The Diamond Doctor on Preston Road in Preston Center. In fact, my dear husband and son just bought me an eternity band for my last birthday.

Eternity my arse, I told him, this puppy is good for five years then an upgrade!

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Photos: Shoot2Sell

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Candy told you last week that this incredible Highland Park home on Normandy owned by none other than former Dallas Cowboy star quarterback Troy Aikman was listed with Allie Beth Allman for $5.3 million. Well, they’ve bumped that price up a bit to perhaps narrow the field of bidders, and now you can own this gorgeous Tatum Brown Custom Home on one of Highland Park’s most sought-after streets for $5.95 million.

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