Plaintiff David Pickett, trustee of the Albert Hill Trust, has filed a petition to get Al G. Hill III and his wife, Erin Nance Hill, to agree to sell their old Highland Park abode on Bordeaux, or at least talk about it. Seems the house is unoccupied (according to the petition) and has sustained some water damage:

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We told you about Deion Sander’s former spread up in Prosper all spiffed up and ready to sell, re-named and branded as Chateau Montclair. It’s even going to get an historical chandelier from the famous Statler Hilton in downtown Dallas.

And we have certainly told you about Deion’s Uptown pad at the tip top of the Azure, one of only two penthouses, two story complete with a private swimming pool right there on the roof. Deion tried to sell this pad for $4.8 million in 2013, then he used it, then he leased it out.

Well, 2900 McKinnon #3002 is on the market, this time listed by none other than Rogers Healy, founder of Rogers Healy & Associates. Rogers is also known as the social media master broker of Dallas real estate, and he tells me it was through a tweet that he met Deion and got his listing. Asking is once again $4.8.




Courtesy Tonie Auer/Bisnow

The folks at Bisnow caught up with Charter Holdings CEO Ray Washburne for 10 minutes, which, when you are a billionaire, is like an eternity. Ray is the national finance chairman for Chris Christie for President, and previously for the Federal PAC Leadership Matters for America. He served two years as the finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, was co-chairman of Texas for Mitt Romney, and national finance chairman for Tim Pawlenty for President. I did not know he also taught, serving as an adjunct professor at the SMU Cox School of Business. Ongoing involvement and board memberships include the World Presidents’ Organization, Veritex Bank, The Real Estate Council, International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute, SMU O’Neil Center Advisory Board, SMU Tower Center and Baylor Health Care System Foundation.

See what I mean? Jump on over to Bisnow for the full interview, and see what Ray is ready to invest in next: “We’re looking for something that becomes available for some reason,  always on the lookout for new things to invest in. It really depends on what becomes available. We’re in a booming economy in DFW; things are pretty fully priced. There’s no particular area that has more opportunities than another.” 


Robbie and Bernie

Robbie Briggs and Bernie before the Adria Martinez painting hanging in the Waggoner room at the Red River Valley Museum in Vernon prior to a celebration of the closing with the Waggoner family and Stan Kroenke, the buyer

Bernie Uechtritz is a Texan cowboy with an Australian accent who cut his real estate teeth in the wilds of colonial Papua, New Guinea. Which would end up being very, very helpful in his future real estate career. Way before he sold the Waggoner Ranch, Uechtritz listed and sold the Calabasas estate belonging to the Menendez family, landing him the reputation of a real estate agent who can make even the most impossible deals work.

The Waggoner deal may have netted him a commission of $7.25 to 10 million. He told an Australian reporter he “cut a deal that was a little less than his usual 10 per cent, but was still pretty good.”

He loves polo and claims a ‘colourful background’, and like most successful agents I have known, when Bernard Uechtritz was in school, his teachers didn’t quite know what to do with him.

Bernie (what his friends call him) grew up in Queensland, Australia, and at age 17 he was managing a Papua New Guinea palm oil and coconut plantation. (more…)


Bravo reality star Jeff Lewis charms the crowd at Collin County Home and Garden Show Photo: Lisa Stewart Photography

Bravo reality star Jeff Lewis charms the crowd at Collin County Home and Garden Show (Photo: Lisa Stewart Photography)

It seems that Dallas has become the third coast for reality television. There isn’t a show out there that doesn’t have someone from North Texas cast in it, and as a result many of us are “reality” obsessed, including this Lifestylist®. Now we’ll even have our own Real Housewives of Dallas. I can’t wait!

When I heard that Jeff Lewis, star of the hit Bravo show Flipping Out was going to be in Allen at the Collin County Home and Garden Show, I got on the next plane out of Buffalo, N.Y., and headed out to Allen. Was it worth it? Absolutely.


EOnLine has more on the Real Housewives of Dallas cast:

Cary Deuber is an East Coast girl, hailing from Connecticut before spending her childhood in Ohio and making her way to Texas. A certified registered nurse’s first assistant, Cary has gone on medical mission trips in third world countries. She lives and works in Dallas with her plastic surgeon husband Dr. Mark Deuber and maintains her own aesthetic injectable practice. She’s also a mom to a baby daughter and step-mom to two kids.
Tiffany Hendra, a veteran actress, host and model, moved back to Texas to be closer to her family. Now she’s reconnecting with best friend LeeAnne Locken and working with philanthropic organizations including Angels of East Africa, a group dedicated to the rescue of orphaned children in need. She’s been married to Australian rocker Aaron for 12 years and Bravo notes she has a “troubling past” from her time in the limelight. Classic Real Housewives.
LeeAnne Locken, a former Miss USA Pageant competitor, has had several parts in TV and movies and now leads efforts for several charitable organizations in Dallas.
Stephanie Hollman hails from Oklahoma. Described as “the girl next door,” Stephanie is the mom to two boys. According to Bravo, for Stephanie to make her own money, her husband, Travis, writes up a list of chores for her to do while he’s away on business.
Brandi Redmond, a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, is a dedicated Texan. She married her high-school sweetheart Bryan and is the full-time mom to two young girls. Her husband is away on business, so Brandi focuses a lot on charity work and spends time with BFF Stephanie.
Marie Reyes, a friend to the Housewives, is also involved in the Dallas charity scene. She’s an RN who owns and operates SkinSpaMED.

Wait, who is Marie Reyes?

Real Housewives of Dallas

Forget Exxxotica, Dallas will have better, much better starting April 11 at 9:00 pm: its very own Real Housewives of Dallas! Get ready for the whole world to see how wonderful our big beautiful homes are!

Oh yes, and our women, too!

There has been much speculation about the Bravo show, who the stars will be, was it really happening, even if it was coming to Dallas. This is going to be terrific for our real estate market as I know scenes have been shot in some of our most big, beautiful homes! Who are the stars? (We told you about four out of five, dang that’s pretty good!) Our own LeeAnne Locken, Tiffany Hendra, Cary Deuber, Brandi Redmond, and Stephanie Hollman. Bravo smartly covers a wide range of Dallas real estate from Preston Hollow where we find LeeAnne and Cary Deuber to Dallas, Las Colinas, and Plano. All that’s missing is Fort Worth but… well lips sealed.  Cynthia Smoot has all the details on her Oh So Cynthia Blog..

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photo courtesy of Charles Quiles

This is Tiger Darrow, a beautiful young actress and musician who lives in New York City currently but who also has some strong Texas roots. For one, she was born in Dallas, lived in Austin, then back to Dallas, where she graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts. Tiger has also performed in Dallas, many times at the Kessler Theater.

This week, Tiger was interviewed by the Dallas Observer because, as a student at NYU, she studied under Glenn Frey, solo artist and member of the Eagles. Frey taught at NYU’s Steinhardt Department of Music and died early Monday at the age of 67. (more…)