When we say everyone is running to the country, we are not kidding. They are moving faster than you can say “home run” because our urban world has changed so much in a few months.
I’m not going to call it a mass migration. But earlier in the year, as we were first clearing through the COVID fog, one of the most respected real estate experts I turned to said, aloud, and several times: “the urban revitalization movement is dead, in fact I would almost short it.” So said Mark Dotzour, who retired as Chief Economist and Director of Research for the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University in 2015.
A Move to The ‘Burbs For More Space
According to a Harris Poll taken in late April, nearly a third of Americans are considering moving to less densely populated areas in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Forty-three percent of urbanites were twice as likely as suburban and rural residents to search on a real estate website for homes. Even Steve Brown finally wrote what we have been saying since April: luxury condo sales in Dallas are slow, foreshadowing a shift that will have a major impact on residential real estate sales and home prices for years to come.
“People will be much more cautious about living in high-density areas with so many people nearby,” predicts Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors.
And so we introduce you to two absolutely delicious, expansive properties in the Collin County community of Lucas, both homes built by high-end custom home builders around 2015, both feeding into the incredibly coveted Lovejoy School District. These are exquisite homes where you could almost live for a year without seeing anyone but Amazon drivers. And you would still have more to explore.
This is an unprecedented year, so we have planned an unprecedented event, a virtual CandysDirt.com Staff Party, similar to the CandysDirt.com Staff Parties we did before COVID-19.
Because of the size of the two properties — more than 35 acres total — we will have a socially distanced special event today, Sept. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. Tour the properties and amenities by golf cart, and hang around in masks, carefully spaced, outside. Food truck goodies from our sponsors will flow.
You will have plenty of room for fresh air: there is the airport-hangar garage, the air-conditioned garage/gym, the fully stocked pond — bring your paddleboard — one of about five outdoor kitchens, a turf baseball field with adjustable mounds and bases, a fenced-in sports court with pitching and batting cages, pools, upper and lower ponds, putting greens, pastures, and firepits with heated flooring that can be enjoyed in the middle of a North Texas winter.
Just like the olden days, we will have drawings, just online!
Sponsors include Lisa Kotas, MD, founder of Youth Secret, offering one in a series of new fractional facial micro-needling treatments called “Vivaci”. We are tossing in one of our wonderful CandysDirt.com Yeti cups, too!
Other sponsors include CallBox Moving, Outback Roofing, Independence Title, Goosehead Insurance, and Rollertown Beerworks.
Come see the Wendys today: 1010 and 1355 Wendy Lane, in Lucas. Go up Central/US-75 about 40 minutes from North Dallas, head east on Bethany Road, a couple of turns and you will be there.
Don’t think you can make it? We’ve got you covered:
We will be going live on Instagram from both homes, with exclusive inside tours you will not want to miss, and then put a video together for all to peruse at your leisure. See you soon!