I don't know why shells scare so many buyers. Jump right in, I say!

I don’t know why shells scare so many buyers. Jump right in, I say!

Recently I was invited back to The W Residences to see a special transformation … unit number 2404 to be exact. The home was purchased by the current owner as a shell from the developer. It was the second shell purchased after the owner realized the views weren’t quite right.  And kiddos, it’s all about the views. You see, the owner wanted guests (and himself) to see the Dallas skyline perfectly framed by the windows while seated. That first unit decapitated some of the city’s best architecture, so it had to go.

The home is three-bedroom, three full and one half bathroom stretching over 3,610 square feet and listed with Wes Lewis at Coldwell Banker for $2.65 million.

As you can see, a lot has changed since its days as a shell.

Living-View Night

(more…)

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.

Jo-Candy

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!

(more…)

 

Screen shot 2015-06-12 at 1.17.49 PM

Remember our first Staff Meeting? Well, it’s a “thing” now. This quarter, on June 17th, we’re toodling over to Victory Plaza to celebrate this high-rise stunner at the W before it finds a new owner. Want to attend? Email jo@candysdirt.com.

At the W, the Skyline is your Oyster

At the W, the Skyline is your Oyster

This home is made stunning not only because of the home, but the homeowner’s stunning offer to “repurchase the home in six-months should the new owner be unhappy” (minus some rent, natch). Now that’s confidence you don’t often see in real estate! But seeing this home, I can understand why.

Unit 2508 is a luxurious 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home sprawling over 2,570 square feet including nearly 400 square feet of terrace. The home is being sold by its first owner for $1.25-million. The seller has nothing but wonderful things to say about the home and the W Residences, “If you live at the W, you’ll never want to live anywhere else.” So wonderful has the W experience been that he’s upsizing his family to a 3-bedroom unit just an elevator ride away.

(more…)