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.

Despite New Methodology, Ben Caballero Still Takes Honors in Real TRENDS Rankings

By Joanna England / June 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

In this year’s rankings of the top 1,000 agents in American real estate, Real TRENDS + Tom Ferry put Ben Caballero’s brand HomesUSA.com in the top spot for agent-owned brokerage by volume and agent-owned brokerage by transactions. In previous years, Caballero and his brand has dominated the list and has won numerous Guinness world records […]

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Today is The Last Day to Protest Your Property Tax Appraisal

By Joanna England / June 15, 2020 / 2 Comments

Remember how Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins told everyone to protest their property tax appraisal? Basically, Jenkins said that because Governor Greg Abbott wasn’t working to freeze appraisals due to the economic havoc that COVID-19 has wrought, everyone needs to protest their property tax appraisal to ease the sting. Well, if you were going to […]

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This Modern Farmhouse-Style New Construction Serves Up Brilliant Open Spaces

By Joanna England / June 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

If you’ve been looking for a spectacular new construction modern farmhouse-style home in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, this abode currently being built by the experts at B.R. Avery Homes is a must-see. Its modern farmhouse style pays homage to the country atmosphere Texas is famous for while bringing in fashionable features and clean lines. As […]

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Casa View Residents Organize Online to Oppose Concrete And Asphalt Batch Plant

By Joanna England / June 10, 2020 / 8 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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