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).

Ebby Halliday Companies’ Parent Named Nation’s Largest by REAL TRENDS 500

By Candy Evans / April 1, 2020 / 1 Comment

We need some good news in the world, and we have plenty of it right here in North Texas. One of our favorite home-grown-then-took-over-the-world real estate brokerages is part of a company that is the largest real estate company in the nation. The Ebby Halliday Companies’ parent company, HomeServices of America, has been anointed, once […]

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Dallas Leaders Considering Emergency Ordinance to Halt Evictions

By Candy Evans / March 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

Cities and states across the country are taking action to put a halt on evictions amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, anticipating that many tenants won’t be able to pay rent with nearly 3.3 million Americans now out of work. New York City, one of the nation’s hottest red zones, placed an eviction moratorium on residential […]

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Greatest Concentration of Covid-19 Appears to be in Preston Hollow & University Park

By Candy Evans / March 30, 2020 / 3 Comments

As of Wednesday, March 25, the highest concentrations of confirmed COVID-19 cases were located in University Park’s 75225 zipcode. What does that mean? First, it means that the novel coronavirus doesn’t care where you live. It does, however, care if you’ve traveled, or if you have gathered in large groups, and if you didn’t wash […]

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Kelly Logsdon Rush, RIP

By Candy Evans / March 27, 2020 / 8 Comments

I met Kelly Logdson Rush the way so many people met her: she was my teacher at Champions School of Real Estate in 2010. She was also one of my dearest friends, a woman I grew close to over the last ten years. I don’t think I’ve ever known anyone with more friends, anyone more […]

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How to Sanitize a Listing: Cleaning Expert Debbie Sardone

By Candy Evans / March 27, 2020 / 2 Comments

Debbie Sardone REALLY knows how to clean. She heads up the No 1 residential cleaning academy in the world, training other cleaning company owners, and she owns the largest residential cleaning company here in North Texas: Buckets & Bows Cleaning Service. To make it even more relevant, her son is Dallas builder Steven Sardone, who […]

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You Can’t Get a Clear Look at Dallas Real Estate Through a National Lens

By Candy Evans / March 26, 2020 / 2 Comments

Local real estate media is spouting off about how COVID-19 is affecting the real estate market in Dallas. And it may not be totally accurate, either. So yeah, excuse me, I’m in a fit of rage. “Home showings down as much as 60% as North Texas firms prepare for slowdown” “With fewer home showings and […]

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