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April Towery

April Towery studied journalism at Texas A&M University and has been an award-winning reporter and editor for more than 20 years. She’s covered everything from city council meetings to Death Row executions. Her favorite things to write are feature stories and humorous columns. She loves to make people laugh. She won first place in humorous column writing, second place in news writing and third place in serious column writing at the 2019 South Texas Press Association Awards and picked up first place in humorous writing at the 2018 Texas Press Association awards ceremony. She has numerous other recognitions, including the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors’ first-place award for special reporting, citing her continuous coverage of the College Station City Council and its violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act in 2006. She is the daughter of a longtime real estate appraiser and at one time knew her way around a floor plan. She lives in Wylie and is learning daily about real estate, architecture, and housing trends.

10/15/19 9:00am

A recent report shows Dallas taking a top spot in the best cities for senior citizens to live, retail leasing continues an upward trend, and Dallas 20-somethings are more likely to live with their parents than a spouse, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

A recent report shows Dallas taking a top spot in the best cities for senior citizens to live, retail leasing continues an upward trend, and Dallas 20-somethings are more likely to live with their parents than a spouse, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Senior Citizens Choose Dallas As A Favorite Place To Live

Regardless of income, there are plenty of residential options in Dallas.

There are traditional and modern homes, mansions and studio apartments, furnished high-rise rentals and starter homes with space to build an in-ground pool.

There are, in fact, 185 senior living options in the Dallas area, according to a recent report issued by Caring.com.

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10/13/19 9:15am

Dream big with an upscale four-bedroom beauty in Highland Park.

Dream big with an upscale four-bedroom beauty in Highland Park.

It’s on the market for $1.5 million, but it could be yours for a rental price of $9,500 per month.

The traditional brick estate at 4409 Caruth Blvd., Dallas, was built in 2007 and remains in stellar condition. The first floor has two living areas, a private study, and a kitchen office on hardwood floors.

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10/12/19 9:30am

Burleson might best be known as the home of Grammy winner and talk show host Kelly Clarkson, but it’s also home to some great, affordable housing stock. This Weekend One Hundred selection at 809 Southwest Southridge, Burleson, is simple but has all the things a small family needs.

Burleson might best be known as the home of Grammy winner and talk show host Kelly Clarkson, but it’s also home to some great, affordable housing stock. This Weekend One Hundred selection at 809 Southwest Southridge, Burleson, is simple but has all the things a small family needs.

It’s more likely to be described as “cozy and cute” than “sprawling and ornate.” But it could be a diamond in the rough. After all, how often does one come across a three-bedroom home for $129,000?

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10/12/19 9:00am

When a $4 million home becomes available for lease, potential renters will run, not walk, for the chance to live in a gorgeous Highland Park mansion.

When a $4 million home becomes available for lease, potential renters will run, not walk, for the chance to live in a gorgeous Highland Park mansion. The 1928 home stunner boasts 5,120 square feet with four bedrooms and four and one-half bathrooms.

The best thing about it, though, is just a feeling. It’s got that “stately vibe.” It feels like the kind of home that might belong to a congressman or philanthropist. It’s amazing, but not ostentatious, if that even makes sense. (more…)

10/07/19 9:45am

Dallas rent prices took a small dip in a recently-released report for October, Mesquite breaks ground on a new mixed-use community, and Southern Gateway deck park moves forward, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Dallas rent prices took a small dip in a recently-released report for October, Mesquite breaks ground on a new mixed-use community, and the Southern Gateway deck park moves forward, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Dallas Rent Prices Decline Slightly This Month

A very slight decrease in Dallas rents was reported for the month of October, but don’t get too excited. Numerous figures and comparisons are compiled – and this good news is just for the month. Overall annual numbers show rent is on the rise in Dallas and just about everywhere else.

Rent growth, median prices, and market trends are tracked monthly by Apartmentlist.com, whose report for October shows the following local data:

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10/06/19 9:15am

It might just be a temporary home, but for a brief time, renters can enjoy this spacious four-bedroom French-style estate on 1.3 acres.

It might just be a temporary home, but for a brief time, renters can enjoy this spacious four-bedroom French-style estate on 1.3 acres in Parker.

“The layout is the best I’ve ever seen,” says listing agent Matthew Fraser with Fraser Realty Group.

The home on Rolling Knolls Drive, built by Alford Custom Homes, is only available for a short-term rental – six to nine months – but what an amazing few months that could be.

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10/05/19 9:30am

It’s a custom built home with its own library, bar, and card room. It’s a temporary lease for six months or less, and the per-month cost is $17,500.

It’s a custom-built home with its own library, bar, and card room. It’s a temporary lease for six months or less, and the per-month cost is $17,500.

And it’s so worth it.

This is Dallas, y’all. We go big or go home. Sometimes those homes have libraries, and if that’s “being extra,” let’s just get used to it.

In addition to that killer library setup, the home has four bedrooms, five and one-half bathrooms, and sits on 1.7 acres in the posh Lobello Estates neighborhood at Inwood and Royal Lane. (more…)

10/05/19 9:00am

As the cooler weather sets in and it becomes a little more apparent that fall is in full swing, a three-bedroom home in Rockwall is waiting patiently to charm its new owner. The space is cozy at 1,428 square feet, but what it lacks in dimension, it makes up for in pleasant functionality, said Realtor Dixie Miller of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Rockwall.

As the cooler weather sets in and it becomes a little more apparent that fall is in full swing, a three-bedroom home near downtown Rockwall is waiting patiently to charm its new owner. The space is cozy at 1,428 square feet, but what it lacks in dimension, it makes up for in pleasant functionality, says Dixie Miller of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Rockwall.

If you haven’t already envisioned that front porch display of the kids’ carved pumpkin, we’ll give you a minute. (more…)