From Staff Reports
Nearly eight years to the day that Candy Evans began CandysDirt.com, the online real estate publication that became the flagship news provider of the Candy’s Media brand, the organization announced promotions of two staff members.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to announce the promotions of two hard-working journalists in our organization: Bethany Erickson and Shelby Skrhak,” said Executive Editor Joanna England. “While we have grown so much over the past few years, we’re confident that these staffing changes hasten us toward our goal of becoming the primary source of real estate news for the region.”
A screen capture of a video on Megatel Homes website shows the buildout of the Soho Square development in West Dallas, and construction of what appears to be three-story townhomes.
From staff reports
Editor’s Note: Overnight, Megatel Homes responded to our questions, and provided a statement. Those responses have been added to this story.
A townhome collapse in West Dallas Monday afternoon that killed one and injured five more is believed to have been caused by the weather.
Dallas Fire and Rescue spokesperson Jason Evans told reporters Monday evening that there were six workers inside the three-story townhome on Borger Street, near Singleton Boulevard, when the fire department arrived. Five were transported to local hospitals, and one was a fatality.
The five injured were in what Evans termed the “collapse zone.” (more…)
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Want to provide the city of Dallas with input regarding a comprehensive strategic economic development plan? Now is your chance.
The city rolled out two separate surveys — one for businesses, and one for residents — that will help determine how the city approaches its economy in the future, including how it can improve Dallas’ business climate and improve capital investment in communities. (more…)
From Staff Reports
It took about 30 minutes or less for Sam Wyly’s 244-acre Colorado ranch to sell at auction, and when the dust settled (although one might argue three bidders can’t kick up that much dust), a familiar name in Dallas development emerged. (more…)
Writing a book at 33 might seem a little presumptuous — unless you’re Ryan Serhant, who regularly sells luxury real estate in New York and appears on Bravo in more than one show (including Million Dollar Listing).
But Ryan himself will tell you that his book, “Sell It Like Serhant,” is less autobiography and more success secrets from a guy who entered the real estate business in 2008 (at the beginning of the Great Recession) and emerged as one of the top international realtors. (more…)
After a busy three days of panel discussions, networking and writing, the National Association of Real Estate Editors — or NAREE — announced Friday night that CandysDirt.com writers Jon Anderson and Bethany Erickson both took home awards for their reporting last year.
Anderson took home a Bronze Award for his breaking news story on the Friday night blaze that destroyed the Pink Wall’s Preston Place condos. His reporting was continuously updated through the night and next day as more than 100 firefighters battled the fire that left many displaced. (more…)
As part of their commitment to providing “A Better Future and a Better Christmas” to homeless youth in North Texas, JP & Associates REALTORS is once again hosting a holiday party and scholarship presentation.
More than 150 homeless youth of all ages and their chaperones will attend the party, which takes place on Sunday, December 6. The kids will be gathered up from four different local shelters in style, riding in a limousine party bus to the Main Event in Frisco for an evening of fun. They’ll enjoy all-you-can-eat pizza and all-you-can-drink soda, plus endless laser tag, bowling, karaoke, mini golf and video games.
All photos courtesy of JP & Associates REALTORS. (more…)