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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.

10/22/19 9:45am

It’s every seller’s nightmare. Your home is gaining interest on MLS and it looks like you might have some solid offers coming to the table. You lay your head down thinking that the process is unfolding smoothly, only to be awoken moments later by tornado sirens. 

Jenni Stolarski

If your home is on the market and it has been damaged by a tornado or other natural disaster, what should you do? 

“There are two basic steps if your property has been impacted by the storm,” says veteran Dallas Realtor Jenni Stolarski. “First, be sure to document everything. Secondly, notify key people. After your insurance agent and your mom, your next call should be to your listing agent, even before you post it on social media.”

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With 18 years in the business, Brian Salcedo knows how important it is to meet a client’s expectations not just in the quality of construction, but with the entire building experience. Considering that building a custom home requires attention to detail and the patience of a saint, it’s easy to see why Salcedo Homes has earned the loyalty of their clients.

That’s just one of the many reasons we’re highlighting Salcedo Homes in this week’s Dallas Builders Association Member Spotlight.

Find out more about Salcedo Homes as the CandysDirt.com staff highlights some of the spectacular members of Dallas Builders Association right here, asking these consummate professionals all about their business as a way to brag on the many quality, trustworthy builders in the North Texas area that can count themselves among their peers in the Dallas Builders Association.
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10/18/19 9:32am

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10/17/19 9:55am

 

This home at 7010 Stone Meadow is one of more than 100 properties you can tour during this weekend’s Autumn Arrivals Home Tour from Allie Beth Allman and Associates.

It’s officially fall and the weather is perfect for traipsing about Dallas to get a look inside some incredible listings. Lucky for you, there are more than a hundred open this weekend in highly sought-after areas during the Allie Beth Allman & Associates Autumn Arrivals Home Tour. It’s a great way to get to know a neighborhood if you’re searching for the right forever home for your family.

 “There are some great homes on this tour,” said Allie Beth Allman, Founder and CEO of the Allman firm. “The Allman home tour is always a great opportunity for anyone interested in finding a fabulous home in a terrific neighborhood.” 

All of the homes on the tour can be found on abaopenhousetour.com. Here are three homes Allman associates think you will love.

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10/17/19 9:45am

In North Texas, foundation issues are pretty much a given. However, there are some things you should look for when home shopping.

Every week, the detail-oriented folks at Green Scene Home Inspections will give CandysDirt.com readers an education in inspection. Want to see what they see? Tune in  for “Upon Closer Inspection.”

When you’re buying a home, we advise people that the major areas of consideration are the roof, plumbing, electricity, HVAC, and the foundation. These are your bigger ticket items, so if something is amiss, you may have costly repairs on your hands at some point.

If you’re buying a home in North Texas, foundation issues are almost a given, so this is an area you’ll want to pay close attention to as you shop for homes. 

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10/11/19 9:55am

Don’t be late to the annual event sponsored by the Women’s Council of Realtors, Dallas Network. The Mad Hatter’s Tea and Fashion Show is Friday, Oct. 18, and our own Candy Evans will co-emcee the annual fundraiser for Carry the Load. This event is a fantastic way to network and get to know the best women and men in the business. 

“I am so honored, and also a little bit nervous, to emcee this event along with the beautiful Bette LeMay!” gushed Evans. “It’s truly one of the best Realtor events in North Texas. So many great Dallas Real estate icons have been past presidents of WCR —leaders such as Ebby Halliday, Virginia Cook, Lila Richards, and Allie Beth Allman.”

The event, which has a fashion show featuring real estate professionals, is always a hit.

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10/11/19 9:00am

From Staff Reports

Texas Realtors recently presented Dallas/Fort Worth-based Realtor Judy M. Jones with its Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her long history of community service within the real estate industry. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding Realtors with a record of at least 25 years of service and civic participation.

“Judy’s involvement within the Realtor organization and her community is an inspiration to us all,” said Tray Bates, 2019 chairman of Texas Realtors. “She goes above and beyond to make a positive impact not only with Realtors and homeowners, but also through her work with children’s charities.” 

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