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.

NTREIS Has No Plan to Stop Using ‘Master’ to Describe Largest Bedroom And Bath

By Joanna England / June 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

As far back as 2013, MLS organizations have been moving away from the term “master” when describing the largest en suite bedroom in a home. Just last week, the Houston Association of Realtors joined the west and east coast associations and will ditch the term, too. However, North Texas Real Estate Information Systems (NTREIS), the […]

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East Dallas Residents Rally to Block Plans For Cement Batch Plant

By Joanna England / June 25, 2020 / 3 Comments

When the proverbial dust cleared, the citizens of East Dallas claimed a victory over Martin Marietta and Austin Bridge, the corporations that had eyes on a large site at Northwest Highway and Garland Road for a dual cement and asphalt batch plant. And a big victory it was, as the entire Dallas City Council voted […]

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Despite New Methodology, Ben Caballero Still Takes Honors in Real TRENDS Rankings

By Joanna England / June 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

In this year’s rankings of the top 1,000 agents in American real estate, Real TRENDS + Tom Ferry put Ben Caballero’s brand HomesUSA.com in the top spot for agent-owned brokerage by volume and agent-owned brokerage by transactions. In previous years, Caballero and his brand has dominated the list and has won numerous Guinness world records […]

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Today is The Last Day to Protest Your Property Tax Appraisal

By Joanna England / June 15, 2020 / 2 Comments

Remember how Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins told everyone to protest their property tax appraisal? Basically, Jenkins said that because Governor Greg Abbott wasn’t working to freeze appraisals due to the economic havoc that COVID-19 has wrought, everyone needs to protest their property tax appraisal to ease the sting. Well, if you were going to […]

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This Modern Farmhouse-Style New Construction Serves Up Brilliant Open Spaces

By Joanna England / June 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

If you’ve been looking for a spectacular new construction modern farmhouse-style home in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, this abode currently being built by the experts at B.R. Avery Homes is a must-see. Its modern farmhouse style pays homage to the country atmosphere Texas is famous for while bringing in fashionable features and clean lines. As […]

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Casa View Residents Organize Online to Oppose Concrete And Asphalt Batch Plant

By Joanna England / June 10, 2020 / 6 Comments

When Paula Blackmon announced a public meeting regarding a proposed concrete and asphalt batch plant in her East Dallas district, the District 9 Dallas City Council member inadvertently set off the digital version of a telephone tree. Greater Casa View residents were up in arms over the proposed plant planned for a large plot near […]

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