Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

Zillow Launched a Brokerage, But Agents Say Buyers and Sellers Should Beware

By Joanna England / September 23, 2020 / 5 Comments

Zillow made it clear this morning when it announced its new service for Zillow Offers clients, Zillow Homes, that it’s on its way toward having a hand in every part of the real estate transaction. The program essentially creates a brokerage within Zillow — an area of the real estate business the company long said […]

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Born And BRED: Dallas Business Journal Best Real Estate Deals of 2019 Awards

By Joanna England / September 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

When Tanya Ragan has an idea, there’s no stopping her. The real estate developer behind Wildcat Management has used her tireless will to breathe new life into the West End’s Purse Building, a formerly neglected historic building. And the resurrection of the Purse Building is among the finalists for the Dallas Business Journal’s Best Real […]

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Dallas Builders Association Member Spotlight: Texas Triad Homes

By Joanna England / September 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

When Michael Shelton founded Texas Triad Homes two years ago, the market was a very different place. But what is the true test of a company if not how it fares in adversity? And to be sure, Shelton and Texas Triad are not just surviving — the brand, thanks to its supreme emphasis on customer […]

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Need to Sell Your Home Quickly? JPAR Sure Sale Multiplies Your Offers

By Joanna England / September 11, 2020 / 1 Comment

Sometimes, selling your home is a daunting, overwhelming task, and for those who want to get it done as quickly and painlessly as possible, instant offer programs from iBuyer brokerages are a godsend. For the uninitiated, instant offers from iBuyers are typically cash bids for a home that promise fast sales and quick closings. Several […]

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Sales Are Riding High at Steamboat’s Alpine Mountain Ranch and Club

By Joanna England / August 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

Sales are hot, hot, hot at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club in Steamboat Springs, Colorado! With two custom market homes and two $1.5 million-plus homesites going under contract in August, it’s safe to say this luxury community is the place to be. And summer sales prior to August demonstrate that sales will continue to go in one […]

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Finding The Right Home is The Battle For Texas Homebuyers

By Joanna England / August 24, 2020 / 1 Comment

People are definitely buying homes right now — the numbers don’t lie. But finding the right home is a struggle. That’s definitely related to inventory, which is incredibly low. Overall, Texas homebuyers cited difficulty in finding the right property in the 2020 Texas Homebuyers and Sellers Report just released by Texas Realtors. “This report provides […]

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