Jon Anderson is CandysDirt.com's condo/HOA and developer columnist, but also covers second home trends on SecondShelters.com. An award-winning columnist, Jon has earned silver and bronze awards for his columns from the National Association of Real Estate Editors in both 2016, 2017 and 2018. When he isn't in Hawaii, Jon enjoys life in the sky in Dallas.
1 Kings 10:7: “And behold, the half was not told me.” * I bet you thought my last Penthouse Plunge column was the last. I had that hope, too. But just as it took me two months to close this deal when I was the buyer, it equally took two months to close as the […]Read More
It’s been over eight months since Donnie Nelson’s Reverchon Park Sports and Entertainment LLC gained approval from Dallas City Council to proceed with a contract for redeveloping the 100-year-old Reverchon Park ballfield. (Confused? Here’s some background.) What I’ve since learned is that the January council vote didn’t award a contract per se. What it did […]Read More
On August 20, the Parks and Recreation Board received a briefing from the Aviation Department about potential scenarios for adding a second entrance for Love Field – an idea that’s been kicking around for a few years. (Before we dive in, a reminder to paid and unpaid city staff working from home – Zoom requires […]Read More
I viewed Tuesday’s September session of the Oak Lawn Committee through different eyes. See if you agree (or not). There were two cases and a fence presented. The fence was a request by Audi Dallas to change their wooden fence to a metal one that more matched the architecture of their building – no biggie […]Read More
Back in June, Dallas City Council was poised to vote on relinquishing their rights to lands under IH-345 and Canton Avenue to allow TXDoT to sign an agreement with State Senator Royce West’s son Roddrick to create five soccer fields under the highway. You may recall that District 8 representative Tennell Atkins held-up a vote […]Read More
Back in 2018, Dallas enabled Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), also known as Granny Flats – essentially a second unit on the same lot as a single family home (but not a duplex, heavens no, not that!). At the time, I thought it was a great step to undo 80 years where such units were banned […]Read More