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.

Friday Five Hundred: It’s Practically The Weekend, So Let’s Go to Key West (Kind of)

By Joanna England / April 27, 2012 / 4 Comments

I was looking over this adorable listing, 5737 Palo Pinto in the Belmead area of Lakewood, and it reminded me of something. Still, I couldn’t put my finger on it. The teal paint and umbrella, the landscaping, and the clean accents were calling from somewhere else, somewhere much more tropical. And then it hit me … it’s 100 percent Conch Republic style!

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Thursday Three Hundred: In Winnetka Heights, Get More Prairie Home For Your Money

By Joanna England / April 26, 2012 / 0 Comments

When you buy a home in Winnetka Heights, you’re getting so much more than a building on a piece of land. You’re buying into a very active community that looks out for one another, one that takes pride in its landscape.

Trust me: Oak Cliff was my beat in my reporting days. Winnetka Heights has an active neighborhood association which is an asset when you buy a home in a historic district.

And with one look at 402 N. Rosemont Ave., you’ll have your pen and checkbook out.

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Just be Glad You Don’t Live in Atlanta: Case-Schiller Report Says Good Things About Dallas Market, Not so Good Things About Everywhere Else

By Joanna England / April 25, 2012 / 0 Comments

I love Dallas, y’all.

We’ve got a lot of things going for us. Take our beautiful Arts District, our growing Southern sector, and our rebounding downtown, for example. And according to Standard & Poors/Case-Schiller Home Price Indices, Dallas is maintaining its ground when it comes to residential real estate.

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Check Out The Insides of 4949 Swiss at Mother’s Day Home Tour

By Joanna England / April 24, 2012 / 0 Comments

Lee Hancock wrote an excellent long-form dissection of Mary Ellen Bendtsen’s home, 4949 Swiss Avenue, after Mark McCay and Justin Burgess were willed the house under suspicious circumstances. While there have been some reports of construction going on at the “Grand Dame” of Swiss Avenue, the front is boarded up and the carriage house is still crumbling.

But it won’t be that way for long, says Cameron Kinvig, who purchased 4949 Swiss and plans to restore the mansion that was once home to W.W. Caruth. In fact, all three floors of 4949 Swiss will be open to onlookers during this year’s Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Home Tour on May 12 and 13.

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Dallas Attorney Tom Luce Will Mediate Nasher/Museum Tower Fracas

By Joanna England / April 23, 2012 / 0 Comments

Tom Luce, managing director and founding partner of Dallas law firm Hughes & Luce, has agreed to be the go-between as the Nasher Sculpture Center and Museum Tower look to find a solution to their very, very hot problem. According to KERA’s Art+Seek blog, the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund, which owns the $200M […]

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Friday Five Hundred: An Epic Trip in The Wayback Machine, Minus The Shag Carpeting

By Joanna England / April 20, 2012 / 0 Comments

Flipping through the photos of 6441 McCommas Blvd. makes me hum Steppenwolf’s “Magic Carpet Ride” completely by reflex.

Note to self: Put “Dazed And Confused” on my Netflix queue.

The interior of this 1975 Spanish style in Bob-O-Link estates is so incredibly well-preserved, right down to the foiled wallpaper and wood paneling. And boy, is there a lot of wood paneling. Like, two stories of wood paneling and then some.

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