Dallas Real Estate Surprise of the Year: Troy Aikman? Mt. Vernon? Ellen Terry?

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Who’d have thunk it? Way back in January, we were gearing up for our very first Super Bowl ever, and everyone was trying to lease their home out to the highest bidding celebrity. Troy Aikman was on the cover of D Magazine, “The football god on marriage, loss, and how he lucked into broadcasting the biggest game on earth.”  I had been hearing from early November on that Rhonda Aikamn bought a house in Preston Hollow. I thought, optimistically, it was maybe an investment prop? Then I heard more and confirmed the sad news: the Aikmans were splitting up. Troy did not put his house on the market until spring, listing it with Allie Beth Allman for $27.5 million. No wait, $24 million. Yes, it had been entered wrong in MLS. The home is still on the market, still at $24 million.

What do you think the biggest real estate surprise of the year was in 2011?

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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  1. Sheila Rice says

    The biggest real estate story of the year was clearly the celebration of Ebby's 100th birthday. Our revered local legend reached triple digits with her wit and her integrity intact. That is a story that can be told in all company, marveled at and applauded!

  2. Sheila Rice says

    The biggest real estate story of the year was clearly the celebration of Ebby's 100th birthday. Our revered local legend reached triple digits with her wit and her integrity intact. That is a story that can be told in all company, marveled at and applauded!

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