09/02/15 1:30pm
3715 Miles St.

3715 Miles St.

I sold my beloved home in May and have been keeping my eyes peeled for little cottage with a yard where my baby, pets, and I could call home. My eyes are still peeled – as I’m sure you’re aware, it’s a crazy market with limited inventory and high prices. However, I did come across this little gem with the help of a friend with an eye and impeccable taste.

Listed at $400,000, it’s above my limit for a fixer-upper at this point, but my oh my the visions I have for this sweet cottage.

3715 Miles St. is located on the edge of West Highland Park. Well, maybe more like off Lemmon Ave. It’s being sold as a tear down with the value in the land, as new houses and multi-family living are going up around it. But it hurts my heart to think of this precious cottage being torn down. (more…)

03/20/15 1:05pm
6918 Patricia Avenue

6918 Patricia Ave. (Photos: Shoot2Sell)

My first house, which became my home, is on the market today. It’s a hip pocket the amazing Britt Lopez of Dallas City Center Realtors is handling for me.

I can’t go into detail about how kind Britt Lopez is – I will save that for my book – but know that she is not only a smart, clever Realtor with a sharp mind, but she is a gracious person whose true colors shine ever so brightly.

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Britt Lopez

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Originally built in 1938, this Hollywood Heights jewel underwent renovations from 2007 – 2012 which included all new electrical, recessed lighting, hidden speakers in every room, fabulous insulation, a 2012 roof and gutters, a 3-ton Amana furnace and air conditioner (2010), a Rinnai gas tankless water heater (2007), and a Rain Bird programmable sprinkler system (2011). This was no DIY or Home Depot reno.

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02/27/15 1:07pm

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One of the big draws when we bought in the Hollywood Heights neighborhood in Dallas was the school district. You see, just south of Lakewood, Hollywood Heights is zoned for the coveted Lakewood Elementary. We knew this was a great resource if we had kids and would help the property hold or increase in value (my fingers are crossed for increasing). Since we now have a child but she is only 3 months old, I didn’t know much about Lakewood Elementary or even DISD.

At a Hollywood Heights Santa Monica Neighborhood Association Meeting, I heard a few speakers from the Lakewood Elementary PTA discussing their capital campaign to update and expand Lakewood Elementary as it was growing beyond capacity; it was built in 1951 to accommodate 350 students. (more…)

02/27/15 12:24pm

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You didn’t think they’d leave Parkies without a grocery store, now did you? Of course not! Hot news – Nancy Nichols reports on SideDish that Washburne signed a deal just last night with Austin-based Royal Blue Grocery Store. The urban market has everything from bagels and breakfast tacos to antipasto and cheese platters. They also do deli-type catering for one or fifty. The new store is slated to open July 1 in the spot vacated by Tom Thumb at HPV.

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02/26/15 4:10pm
5118 Stanford Ave. in 2013

5118 Stanford Ave. in 2013

In January 2013, my Hubby and I were frantically looking for a house as our Preston Hollow condo was under contract in 3 days to a cash buyer (HOORAY!!!). I fell in love the minute I saw this Briarwood cottage and the For Sale sign out in front of 5118 Stanford Avenue.

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02/24/15 12:53pm

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I am dying over these pics. The San Francisco Globe published these amazing photos of an untouched 1956 PINK kitchen filled with vintage GE appliances that have never been used! The home’s owner, furniture designer Nathan Chandler, bought the home in 2010 and posted the photos on FLICKR to sell the vintage kitchen. It’s unclear why the prior owners had the home essentially sealed. Though it has allegedly sold, I was so tempted to buy a cottage in Briarwood that I’ve had my eyes on and install this kitchen!

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02/20/15 12:23pm

 

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I am a biased Hollywood Heights resident, but let me tell you, those who live here LOVE our little ‘hood. Why just last night I was at a happy hour with the neighbors on my street at The Gingerman Lakewood, which included the dynamic real estate duo Amanda and Bryan Crawford of Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s.

If you want to join this great neighborhood, here is an amazing opportunity to get a total Hollywood Heights JEWEL.

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02/20/15 10:53am

Military Working Dogs

On February 9th, the Dallas City Council’s Quality of Life Committee met to discuss loose dogs and barking dogs in Dallas.

Dogs vocalize by barking, but what happens when they bark, and bark, and bark … for long periods of time. As an animal lover, foster mom, Board Member of the SPCA of Texas, Dallas Animal Services supporter, and real estate nut, I wanted to dig deeper into this topic because it is important and affects real estate in our community. Who wants to live next door to a dog barking all day or night? Or my question: why are dogs not inside on dog beds or the owner’s bed at night?!

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