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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.

05/15/17 9:30am

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A June fed funds rate hike is likely. What is the impact it will have on mortgage rates before the hike? Which way will they go? Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) is there to give his lock or float opinion with today’s Mortgage Report.

Johnson is the senior mortgage advisor at Wallick & Volk, the nation’s oldest privately-held mortgage company. He has helped more than 25,000 families get into the homes of their dreams, in 20-plus years of lending service.

Now with five offices across the DFW Metroplex, the nation’s oldest mortgage firm is helping thousands of consumers get into homes with the most up-to-date financial information possible. Wallick & Volk brings experience and integrity into every single loan, but they also deliver a highly personalized touch that conforms to each client’s need. Is it speed of delivery, unique products, total transaction transparency, or great pricing you need? Wallick & Volk has it all in a broker-friendly banking platform that can do the impossible when it comes to home financing.

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05/12/17 5:53pm

1303 Kings Highway Front

Some of the most popular neighborhoods in North Oak Cliff are sought after for their proximity to the Bishop Arts District. That’s great and all, but for some of us — me included — I’d prefer less crazy and crowded digs.

That’s what’s wonderful about the Kings Highway Conservation District, which is a terrific little pocket surrounding the eponymous street, at the northwest corner of Davis and Tyler streets. There you’ll find 1303 Kings Highway, a listing from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agent Jenni Stolarski.

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Sure, midcentury moderns seem to be popping up on the market more often now, but it’s rare to find a home that is both as large and as open as this midcentury located in North Dallas. Not only that, but its on a huge lot — almost three quarters of an acre.

And once you see inside, you’ll definitely understand why this Brandon Stewart listing is our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Also no surprise: It’s already had multiple offers. However, it’s not over until the ink dries on the closing papers, so call Lisa Peters today if you are ready to put in your highest and best on this stunning midcentury modern in a quiet, tranquil enclave.

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05/10/17 9:33am

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Nestled on the majestic slopes of Vail Mountain in the coveted Golden Peak building, lies one of the few ski-in/ski-out penthouses in Vail, boasting unrivaled Gore Range views, and privileged membership to the Gold Peak Passport Club, offering exclusive perks like mountainside parking, ski valet, and impressive après ski opportunities.

If you’ve always wanted a look inside this famed luxury building, head to SecondShelters.com for more.

05/08/17 9:37am

Mortgage Report Bob Mortgage New

The market has been a whirlwind of activity, and more and more people are looking for sound guidance. Luckily, Bob Johnson is there to help, with a brand new radio show on KVGIRadio.com. Learn about how economic reports influence the market and whether you should lock or float from Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) in today’s Mortgage Report.

You may know him as Bob Johnson, the senior mortgage advisor at Wallick & Volk, the nation’s oldest privately-held mortgage company. Bob Johnson has helped more than 25,000 families get into the homes of their dreams, in 20 plus years of lending service.

Now with five offices across the DFW metroplex, the nation’s oldest mortgage firm is helping thousands of consumers get into homes with the most up-to-date financial information possible. Wallick & Volk brings experience and integrity into every single loan, but they also deliver a highly personalized touch that conforms to each client’s need. Is it speed of delivery, unique products, total transaction transparency, or great pricing you need? Wallick & Volk has it all in a broker-friendly banking platform that can do the impossible when it comes to home financing.

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05/05/17 6:42pm

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There’s something to be said about keeping to scale with the neighborhood, especially when it’s Vickery Place. This conservation district features lovely Tudors, charming Craftsmans, and classic traditionals that give the neighborhood so much character. And while a lot of homes in this neighborhood have been remodeled, some of them no longer really feel at home in the area. Not 5110 Goodwin, a brand-new listing from Ebby Halliday agent Carolyn Albers Black. While the standing-seam metal roof gives this brick Craftsman home a contemporary edge, everything else about it is an instant classic.

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05/05/17 5:52pm
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A beautiful $2 million amenity center is the crown jewel of Merion at Midtown Park.

Where can you find a new home inside the loop for less than $500,000? No, this isn’t a trick question. It’s nigh impossible, and if you want a new build, be prepared to wait as most homes are taking ages to go from teardown to move in.

Or you could buy a brand new custom home with a low-maintenance floor plan with access to a resort-style amenity center in a quiet, gated enclave near Walnut Hill and North Central Expressway. It’s a brand new development from Hines called Merion at Midtown Park, and it gives homebuyers something they’ve been waiting for — brand new homes at affordable price points in a convenient location.

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05/05/17 5:26pm

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Congratulations are in order for Kevin Caskey, who was just named president of Nathan Grace Real Estate as Vickie Parker, the visionary who grew the brokerage into the boutique powerhouse it is today, retires after eight years with the company.

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