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.

And boy oh boy, did she!Dowling Drive overview (more…)

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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…)

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The Cowboys aren’t playing, but the whole world will be watching the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks face-off for Super Bowl XLVIII in freezing New Jersey in a bit.

I turn to my colleague Neil Leitereg for a look at some Super Bowl homes. Contrast and compare the wine rooms of the teams’ top stars, Denver’s Peyton Manning and Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch. Maybe one of these days we’ll get to see what Tony Romo is building up there in Glen Abbey. I am totally certain the wine cellar room in his 32,000 square foot home will put these to shame. Hence, based on pure Wine Room Size, mark my word: The Cowboys will be in Super Bowl XLIX or L, soon as Tony gets that house finished.

 

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Peyton Manning vs. Marshawn Lynch: Wine Room
Popping the cork on our Super Bowl showdown is a wine room comparison of two of the game’s biggest stars: Denver’s Peyton Manning and Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch. Manning’s wood-lined wine cellar is one of many luxuries found inside his 16,600-square-foot mansion outside of Denver; while it’s safe to say that the personal chiller in Lynch’s waterfront mansion is about as cool as they come.

 

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Earl Thomas vs. Joel Dreessen: Billiards Room
Chances are good that the Seahawks safety Earl Thomas and Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen will collide at some point on Sunday. But before they take the field, we have them facing off in a battle of premium billiards rooms. Dreessen presents a strong case inside his $925,000 home in Parker, CO, with a well-lit pool table area. Thomas, inside his $925,000 home in Renton, WA, counters with a game room complete with a wet bar and roaring fireplace.

 

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Britton Colquitt vs. Walter Thurmond: Gourmet Kitchen
Cooking up something fierce inside his new $1.75 million home in Castle Rock, CO, is Broncos punter Britton Colquitt, whose country kitchen looks primed for special teams’ gatherings. On the other end of the spectrum, Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond is ready to put on a gourmet spread with stainless steel finishes found inside his Maple Valley, WA, home.

 

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Zach Miller vs. Von Miller: Family Room
Things look downright cozy in the family room of Seattle tight end Zach Miller, who paid $2.15 million for his Bellevue, WA, property in 2011. Denver linebacker Von Miller, who will have to sit out Sunday’s game due to injury, delivers a luxury sack with a vaulted great room inside his $949,000 home in Foxfield, CO.

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The Cowboys aren’t playing, but the whole world will be watching the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks face-off for Super Bowl XLVIII in freezing New Jersey in a bit.

I turn to my colleague Neil Leitereg for a look at some Super Bowl homes. Contrast and compare the wine rooms of the teams’ top stars, Denver’s Peyton Manning and Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch. Maybe one of these days we’ll get to see what Tony Romo is building up there in Glen Abbey. I am totally certain the wine cellar room in his 32,000 square foot home will put these to shame. Hence, based on pure Wine Room Size, mark my word: The Cowboys will be in Super Bowl XLIX or L, soon as Tony gets that house finished.

 

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Peyton Manning vs. Marshawn Lynch: Wine Room
Popping the cork on our Super Bowl showdown is a wine room comparison of two of the game’s biggest stars: Denver’s Peyton Manning and Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch. Manning’s wood-lined wine cellar is one of many luxuries found inside his 16,600-square-foot mansion outside of Denver; while it’s safe to say that the personal chiller in Lynch’s waterfront mansion is about as cool as they come.

 

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Earl Thomas vs. Joel Dreessen: Billiards Room
Chances are good that the Seahawks safety Earl Thomas and Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen will collide at some point on Sunday. But before they take the field, we have them facing off in a battle of premium billiards rooms. Dreessen presents a strong case inside his $925,000 home in Parker, CO, with a well-lit pool table area. Thomas, inside his $925,000 home in Renton, WA, counters with a game room complete with a wet bar and roaring fireplace.

 

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Britton Colquitt vs. Walter Thurmond: Gourmet Kitchen
Cooking up something fierce inside his new $1.75 million home in Castle Rock, CO, is Broncos punter Britton Colquitt, whose country kitchen looks primed for special teams’ gatherings. On the other end of the spectrum, Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond is ready to put on a gourmet spread with stainless steel finishes found inside his Maple Valley, WA, home.

 

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Zach Miller vs. Von Miller: Family Room
Things look downright cozy in the family room of Seattle tight end Zach Miller, who paid $2.15 million for his Bellevue, WA, property in 2011. Denver linebacker Von Miller, who will have to sit out Sunday’s game due to injury, delivers a luxury sack with a vaulted great room inside his $949,000 home in Foxfield, CO.

Dallas Cowboys World HQ and Training Frisco

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If there was ever a time to buy in Frisco, it’s now. As the Dallas Cowboys (and Tony Romo!) plan to move their world headquarters from Valley Ranch to one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, home values are rocketing upwards. That’s great news for developers and homeowners inside this popular suburb.

Romo is not going quite that far north, of course. We got wind that Romo and his bride, Candice, are leaving Cottonwood Valley and building inside Glen Abbey, a fabulous gated development right off the Dallas North Tollway in far North Dallas. The lot for the new Cowboys HQ is just a ways from Stonebriar Centre, too. Basically, the Tollway is about to get a lot busier.

And apparently, so is Frisco. While the Cowboys facility won’t be finished until July 2016, the impact from the franchises’ move is already being felt, according to this report from Prudential (emphasis ours):

Prudential Texas Properties reports that an October 14 Frisco real estate report from California-based analytics tracker Altos Research saw the city’s 90-day median list price hit an all-time high of about $416,000. This is up from under $375,000 at the beginning of the year and is a $100,000 market jump from as recently as October of 2011.

Holy cow! That is some seriously immense growth in values! For those who are building on Republic Property Group’s Phillips Creek Ranch, that’s got to be great news. And it’s even more exciting for Realtors in Frisco, who are seeing those prices climb even higher as new single-family homes are in short supply.

“The buzz is reaching fever-pitch in Frisco as local home owners experience continued market growth from what seems like a ripple effect of the year’s most talked-about North Texas real estate venture,” says DD Flynn, VP of Marketing with Prudential Texas Properties. “The future of this rapidly developing city could not be more exciting.”

This is such an interesting development trend. I wonder, will any other big real estate moves precipitate such growth with home values as the Dallas Cowboys have?

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Tony Romo House

My super-duper sources in the Irving community of Cottonwood Valley tell me there is no for sale sign out as of yet, but our fearless quarterback and his wife, Candice, also the mother of his little boy, Hawkins, who must be just over a year old now, may soon be departing their home on Dowlins Drive. Where are they going? Somewhere in North Dallas. Not sure exactly where yet, but sources tell me it’s either Bent Tree or Glen Abbey — somewhere gated. I’m putting my money on Glen Abbey. Gated, well of course! We sure hope they all had a great Mother’s Day today and very excited to see the second casa Romo!

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Tony Romo House

My super-duper sources in the Irving community of Cottonwood Valley tell me there is no for sale sign out as of yet, but our fearless quarterback and his wife, Candice, also the mother of his little boy, Hawkins, who must be just over a year old now, may soon be departing their home on Dowlins Drive. Where are they going? Somewhere in North Dallas. Not sure exactly where yet, but sources tell me it’s either Bent Tree or Glen Abbey — somewhere gated. I’m putting my money on Glen Abbey. Gated, well of course! We sure hope they all had a great Mother’s Day today and very excited to see the second casa Romo!

Developing.

0121-brian-cushing-house-houston-texans-1-628x415Yeah, yeah yeah: the Houston Texans were bounced from the playoffs by the New England Patriots, saving their fans a trip to NOLA. Then the Patriots were trounced by Baltimore. All I know is, our Texas real estate market trumps both of them.  You sure won’t find a five bedroom waterfront mansion in Boston or Baltimore for $1.3 million, no sir. Of course, you might find one in Dallas, but that’s another story. Tony Romo is still living in Cottonwood Valley.0121-brian-cushing-house-houston-texans-8-628x415.jpg foyer 0121-brian-cushing-house-houston-texans-9-628x415.jpg LR 0121-brian-cushing-house-houston-texans-15-628x415.jpg kit 0121-brian-cushing-house-houston-texans-23-628x415.jpg theater 0121-brian-cushing-house-houston-texans-2-628x415.jpg pool

Hopefully it has nothing to do with his injury, but Houston Texans star Brian Cushing is selling his pad at 26 Commanders Cove, in Missouri City, southwest of Houston,  asking $1.3 big ones. So far,  I like what I see. The 7,000 square foot home was built in 2007, on a lake in a gated community called Waters Lake. The rookie’s home has five bedrooms and five baths, and is loaded with upgrades starting from the grand foyer lined in marble. There are several living areas, a gorgeous custom kitchen with stainless steel and integrated designer appliances, and oceans of granite, an upstairs game room, media room with full bar and theater seats, and a balcony overlooking the lake. I am loving the patio and pool which looks almost like an infinity edge flowing into the lake, and that spa is great therapy for his ACL tear. Also very private, because NFL players have to be discrete, and are often hounded by fans or real estate reporters: there is a top-tier security system with several surveillance cameras, and of course you are in a secure gated community to begin with. So this is a home with serious security, too. Won’t find that in Boston or Baltimore, either.

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