About CandysDirt.com – DallasDirt
Welcome to CandysDirt.com, an award-winning site for the truly real-estate obsessed in Dallas and North Texas. The National Association of Real Estate Editors named CandysDirt.com the BEST Real Estate Blog in the country in June, 2013 and AGAIN in June, 2015 , 2016 , 2017 and 2018! We celebrate real estate here every single day!
CandysDirt.com offers readers insider intel, House Porn, celebrity real estate, neighborhood profiles, what’s hot, (what’s not), sales insight, Realtor profiles, new developments, the “f” word (um, foreclosures, what were you thinking?), builder talk, real estate news and consumer Q&A’s.
We showcase great listings, help them break away from the noise. We cover those neighborhood HOA meetings that make everyone's blood pressure rise. We do it all from our base in North Texas, where we love to report the Dallas, Plano, Southlake, Colleyville, and Fort Worth Dirt.
Unlike 98 percent of the real estate sites out there, CandysDirt.com is edited by a journalist who isn’t trying to sell you a home; a journalist who went to real estate school to sleep with the enemy and holds a Texas real estate license but does NOT sell; a journalist who, along with a stellar staff, visits each property and neighborhood and kicks the tires hard in her pointy Louboutins. Or Jimmy Choos.
Make no mistake: Candy Evans tells it like it is. Updated daily, reported accurately for the real estate consumer, and always spiced with dish from readers and local experts, CandysDirt.com is a daily fix for anyone who loves real estate in Dallas/Fort Worth.
Candy Evans wasn’t born in Texas, but she got here as fast as her Louboutins would take her. She broke the news of George W. Bush’s move to Dallas and she brought “House Porn” to the Bible Belt. Candy also writes for national publications such as Forbes.com and appears on several regional stations and news outlets as a Texas real estate expert. She lives in Preston Hollow with her husband, Walter.
Joanna England has been the executive editor of Candy’s Media since 2012. If she could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. A member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2005 (whoop!), she has a knack for finding needles in haystacks. Her favorite pastime is knitting socks at ballparks with her husband all over the US. She edits CandysDirt.com and SecondShelters.com from her home office in East Dallas.
Shelby Skrhak is the Associate Editor at Candy’s Media. Growing up Shelby wanted to be like Kermit the Frog, the trenchcoat-clad “News Flash” reporter on Sesame Street. She doesn’t have the trenchcoat, but became a journalist like she always wanted. As a lifelong Dallas native, she's been an Eagle, Charger, Wildcat, and a Comet.
Karen Eubank is a columnist at Candy’s Media. She is a globe-trotting, history-loving eternal optimist who would find it impossible to live well without dogs, Tex-Mex, dark chocolate, and good champagne. She is an award-winning home stager and has been writing since she could hold a crayon.
CandysDirt.com readers create the lifeblood of the site, and anonymity will ALWAYS be assumed and protected. We invite you to comment away, but please be polite. Also, rather than on Facebook, comment on the blog: Mark Zuckerberg has enough moolah! Email and IP addresses are kept confidential and never shared.
WE LOVE TIPS! Mailed them to Candace@CandysDirt.com. When you email us, the correspondence becomes the property of CandysDirt.com and we reserve the right to print it as content at our discretion unless you specifically tell us to keep mum in an email. You can certainly ask to remain anonymous, and boy do we respect that! So go ahead, speak up! You can also contact Joanna England at Jo@CandysDirt.com.
Photo Contributions And Usage
Candy’sDirt.com loves to get photos from our readers! Send us your favorite House Porn. See something dreadful that’s real-estate related, snap and send our way! Send us homes you have designed, purchased, or just drooled over! We love any trends in real estate. Of course, when you email us photos, they become the property of CandysDirt.com and we reserve the right to print any and/or all at our discretion unless you specifically tell us otherwise, in an email that we receive. If you are sending us a photo for which you do not own the rights, please indicate as such, and tell us who the heck the content owner is, in your submission. CandysDirt.com photos may be reproduced online only, and we respectfully ask for a hyperlinked photo credit to the site. Oh, and invite us to any parties, too – we prefer champagne. For all offline usage inquiries, please contact Candy Evans at Candace@CandysDirt.com.
Do we accept advertising? Is the sky blue? At CandysDirt.com, advertising on the site does not influence our editorial coverage ONE BIT. We post our advertisers’ listings ONLY when they meet with our approval. In other words, no fugly here, unless we are making a point. (Or fun of them. My bad.) In fact, we have been known to scream about bathtubs that are not deep enough, doorways not wide enough, and wire coat hangers. Unlike our taste in wine, our rates are very reasonable. When it comes to Real Estate, the internet is where it’s at, baby. And our numbers are growing daily: 400,000 plus pageviews/month last time we looked. We can get as many an 10,000 unique visitors in ONE DAY! Yep, we are hot! If you would like to be invited to advertise on CandysDirt.com, please see our advertising page.
Press Inquiries and Submissions
Are we shy? Hell, no. Candy Evans speaks to various consumer and real estate groups on a regular basis. She’s fun, engaging, and really spills the beans, often with photos. Requests for interviews, public appearances and speaking engagements should be directed to Candace@CandysDirt.com. Real estate brokers, agents, builders or their press representatives may wish to submit material for editorial consideration, and we welcome you with open arms and a nice glass of bubbly!
CandysDirt.com is a consumer information site but it cannot help publishing gossip and possible rumors, also conjecture, certainly opinions, all sprinkled in with accurately reported factual information. We are a lot of fun, but we are not perfect. (Damn.) The site may contain errors or inaccuracies. We do not guarantee, and no reliance should be placed upon, the correctness or reliability of CandysDirt.com content. Hey, this is the internet age: links to content and quotation of material from other sites are not the responsibility of CandysDirt.com. And sometimes when we’ve had too much to drink we mis-spell. Oops! But we really do want to get it right, and will correct all factual inaccuracies if kindly brought to our attention.