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.

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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Dallas Builders Association Member Spotlight: Millennial Design + Build

By Joanna England / August 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

Millennials are blamed for a lot. Millennials killed Applebees, the diamond industry, cable TV, and the power lunch, but you know what they may have improved? The home building industry. Not that it wasn’t great already, but John Szczsponik, founder of Millennial Design + Build definitely brings some fresh thinking to the custom home market. […]

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Historically Low Inventory Drives Q2 Housing Market in Texas, Economists Say

By Joanna England / July 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, real estate is one of the few industries that kept churning, though the number of home sales across the state have trended downward in the second quarter of 2020 according to the Quarterly Housing Report from Texas Realtors. However, economists at the Real Estate Center say that though the market has […]

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Rustic Retreats to Get Away From Other People’s Germs in Bend, Oregon

By Joanna England / July 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

As we transition to our new normal, many are searching for fantastic places to live out their dreams while social distancing in style. Enter, Pronghorn Resort. This Bend, Oregon, golf retreat is a mecca for those embracing the natural socially distanced sport. And post COVID 2020, we could all use a place like this to […]

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With $1M-Plus Listings, Is Lake Highlands The Next Luxury Neighborhood?

By Joanna England / July 21, 2020 / 2 Comments

You can’t call it sticker shock if the seal has already been broken, so to see more and more homes in the Lake Highlands area listed for $1 million or more speaks to a growing trend toward high-end remodels and flips. In fact, remodeled homes within the White Rock Valley neighborhood and the highly sought […]

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Winnetka Heights Tudor Staged by CandysDirt.com Staff Comes Full Circle

By Joanna England / July 14, 2020 / 2 Comments

More than four years ago, one of our staffers wrote a critique on a charming Tudor in Winnetka Heights that was brimming with potential, but the listing photos were a major missed opportunity. After some back and forth with the listing agent, we decided to prove a very important point, said Karen Eubank, our luxury […]

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