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.

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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Despite COVID-19, Buyer Demand, Low Inventory Make For a Seller’s Market

By Joanna England / July 13, 2020 / 1 Comment

Put your coffee down, because you don’t want to spit on your phone when I tell you this: Houston’s real estate market has already rebounded from the March plummet due to the coronavirus. That’s directly from the Houston Association of Realtors. And the Bayou City isn’t alone. In fact, homes are flying off MLS at […]

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Tax Day is July 15: Deductions You Can’t Afford to Forget on Your 2019 Federal Income Tax Return

By Joanna England / July 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

Whether you’re planning to go ahead and file your 2019 federal income tax return on the July 15 deadline or you, like me, are planning to file yet another extension (summer is busy!) you shouldn’t get caught unprepared when you’re filling out forms. Most Realtors are independent contractors, which makes filing income taxes more complicated […]

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Study: After ‘Race to The Bottom,’ Real Estate Industry Sees Recovery in Future

By Joanna England / July 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

I think we say this for everyone, but 2020 can take a hike. The good news is that a majority of real estate professionals surveyed by RCLCO in their mid-year real estate sentiment index believe that some of the more economically significant sectors of the real estate industry will start to bounce back in the […]

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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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