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.

Mark Johnson Has The M.E.D.S. to Get You Productive Every Day

By Joanna England / November 16, 2020 / 2 Comments

In no other sector is productivity held quite so dearly as in the real estate industry, with teams and agents jockeying for “top-producer” spot almost as often as they hold open houses. The competitive nature of real estate sales isn’t for everyone. But what’s the secret sauce to productivity? That’s what Mark Johnson, CEO of […]

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Dallas Builders Association Member Spotlight: Olivia Clarke Homes

By Joanna England / November 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

Jennifer Johnson Clarke is tenacious. First, it’s one thing to start a home building business — it’s complicated! But starting a home-building business during a pandemic? That’s bravery. And it’s also exactly what she did just a few months ago with Olivia Clarke Homes, one of the newest members of the Dallas Builders Association and […]

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Summer’s Hottest Pandemic Moves Happened in Dallas-Fort Worth

By Joanna England / November 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

For folks who were brave enough to move during a pandemic — can you imagine packing without a house full of help? — the Dallas-Fort Worth region was a hot destination. According to iBuyer and real estate disruptor Opendoor, a survey the company released this August showed that 53 percent of respondents were planning to […]

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Historic Tax Exemption Program on Dallas City Council Agenda This Week

By Joanna England / November 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

When a historic building undergoes renovation, it’s an expensive process that can take years. As a way to preserve Dallas’ historic built environment, the City of Dallas began offering a tax exemption in 1993. The exemption, which is managed by the Office of Historic Preservation, helps owners completing rehabilitation projects to historic properties that are […]

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This Sweet Dilbeck in Greenway Parks is a Little Slice of Heaven

By Joanna England / October 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

Today we launch The Sweetest Homes in Dallas-Fort Worth, which is your opportunity to nominate some of the most incredible listings in our region. Stay tuned for the rest of this week as we satiate our sweet tooth on some truly incredible real estate! If you haven’t familiarized yourself with the work of Charles Dilbeck, […]

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Turtle Creek, Lakewood Home Tours Adapt With Virtual, Street-View Options

By Joanna England / October 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

When COVID-19 hit North Texas, it effectively put the kibosh on spring home tours, and there hasn’t been a single home tour since. However, two organizations have forged ahead with tours, albeit with different formats. For instance, on Saturday, Oct. 10, the Turtle Creek Association will host its 2020 Tour of Homes entirely online. The […]

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