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.

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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Dallas Metro is One of The Top Housing Markets For Millennials

By Joanna England / June 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington was one of three Texas cities highlighted by the National Association of Realtors as one of the best markets for Millennials who are home shopping during the pandemic. D-FW was joined by Austin-Round Rock MSA and Houston-The Woodlands in the list of 10 favorable metro areas. “Record-low mortgage rates have improved housing affordability, […]

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Dallas Builders Association Member Spotlight: Rembert Custom Homes

By Joanna England / June 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

The Remberts have amassed quite the collection of awards their brand, Rembert Custom Builders. In fact, Reginald Rembert Sr. and Ida Rembert have been building Dallas-Fort Worth-area homes for 21 years, and just welcomed their son, Capt. Reginald Rembert Jr., a United States Air Force Academy 2011 graduate, in May 2018. The Flower Mound-based, family-owned […]

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NAR President-Elect is Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Leslie Rouda Smith

By Joanna England / June 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate broker associate Leslie Rouda Smith was just elected as the National Association of Realtors’ 2021 president-elect. Rouda Smith, who lives in Plano, is also a past president of the Collin County Association of Realtors. Rouda Smith has real estate in her blood. She was not only raised by real estate professionals, […]

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Realtor Jennifer Davis Long Joins Cast of Real Housewives of Dallas

By Joanna England / May 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

Rumors are swirling about the next season of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Dallas, including a cast shake-up. Word comes from Hollywood Life that Bill Griffin Real Estate’s own Jennifer Davis Long will be joining the RHOD melee for its fifth season. Long would join Stephanie Hollman, Brandi Redmond, D’Andra Simmons, Kameron Westcott, and Kary Brittingham. […]

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Property Tax Notices Give Homeowners Sticker Shock, Governor Puts Reform on Local Plates

By Joanna England / May 25, 2020 / 2 Comments

Property tax appraisal notices appeared in mailboxes this week, causing many cases of the vapors all around the Dallas-Fort Worth region as homeowners saw higher tax bills during a time of extreme economic uncertainty. The amount of Tito’s Handmade Vodka consumed as a result was not immediately clear. But one thing is certain — both […]

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