Staff Meeting Hostess Minnette Murray shares a surprised look with husband John

Staff Meeting hostess Minnette Murray shares a surprised look with husband John – a patriotic red dress, white shirt and blue jeans.

Last night, 30 real estate geeks met to celebrate Minnette Murray’s listing at the W Residences. Despite being postponed because of rain (that ultimately never came) and competing with D Magazine’s “Best Realtor” event at the Dallas Arboretum, we had a pretty full house.

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Candy’s Dirt executive editor Joanna England and Candy Evans herself

Candy stayed all night even though she’d yet to pack for her 6 a.m. flight to Miami for the National Association of Real Estate Editor’s annual convention. I’m sure she’d have continued the party right on to the jet bridge if not for those pesky liquids rules.

The rest of Candy’s crew was out in force with Amanda Popken, Karen Eubank and ‘lil ol’ me.  We soldiered on without Bethany Erickson and Leah Shafer – more wine for us!

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Ritz Unit 702 Terrace

Want to share a story about HOA shenanigans, or have a beautiful unit to show off? Jon Anderson wants to hear about it.

We at CandysDirt.com have been set atingle by the comments readers have posted in public and (scandalously!) in private. First of all, I wish to thank all of my readers. This is the first time I’ve had fans that haven’t been attached to the ceiling!

Share the HOA Luvin’

To expand the theme, we’ve created an email address for readers to contact me more directly. If you have a salacious real estate story or tales of HOA tomfoolery, let me know. If you have a positive story to tell, believe it or not, I’m interested in that too! It’s just as valuable and interesting to know who’s doing “it” well. Not to worry, you’ll be kept as anonymous as you want. As Jim Croce sang…”You don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger, and you don’t mess around with… Candy!”

Share Your Crib Shots

Also, you know I’m big on renovations and I’d love to showcase your hard work. This is especially true of the high-rise variety. So send me your before and after pics along with your renovation yarn (or we can have a chat and I’ll take notes). Realtors, got a high-rise dump you’re trying to shift or a mega-renovated listing to crow about? We can talk, or if you’d rather, play show-and-tell. I’m game either way.

Share your story with me by shooting me a note at sharewithjon@candysdirt.com

Blind 6

(Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a hopefully regular series from Jon Anderson, in which he dishes on the inner-workings of life in the sky. Anderson’s take on Dallas high rise living is both entertaining and educational. You can read his first installment here.)

By Jon Anderson
Special Contributor

Driving up and down our High and increasingly Toll “ways” one can’t help but be proud of the number of housing units built for deaf and blind people. This has picked up considerably since the recession and something we can be proud of.

Or course I’m kidding about the deaf and blind, but how else can you explain the huge numbers of apartment blocks and condominiums lining our dirty and unendingly noisy six-lane thoroughfares? Otherwise, I’d be forced to think developers actually believe people with functioning ears and eyes would not only want to live facing a high-speed motorway but use a balcony overlooking it all.

Here’s just a sample…

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