Leah Shafer

Leah Shafer is a content and social media specialist, as well as a Dallas native, who lives in Richardson with her family. In her sixth-grade yearbook, Leah listed "interior designer" as her future profession. Now she writes about them, as well as all things real estate, for CandysDirt.com.

Tuesday Two Hundred: Lakewood Midcentury Priced for Quick Sale

By Leah Shafer / December 2, 2014 / 0 Comments

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred takes us just north of White Rock Lake in Lakewood to 7325 Rutgers Drive. This fantastic East Dallas neighborhood is full of other handsome midcentury houses like this one, but few are priced as competitively: With a recent price reduction, it is now listed for $299,900, or $185 per square foot. Nearby […]

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’Tis the season for Holiday Home Tour at Historic Alexander Mansion

By Leah Shafer / December 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

Feel festive this week at the seventh annual Dallas Woman’s Forum Holiday Home Tour at the historic C. H. Alexander Mansion, just blocks from the Dallas Arts District. The tour is part of a month of fun at the mansion, called “One Enchanted Christmas,” which will continue later in the month with a European Tea Room. […]

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Have You Planned Your Thanksgiving Tablescape?

By Leah Shafer / November 26, 2014 / 0 Comments

Tomorrow is the big day, and if you’re like me, almost all your thinking has been about the Thanksgiving meal itself: “Who likes what?” “How long does that bake?” And “how many pans can I fit in the oven at once?”    But a holiday meal should please the eye as well as the belly: It’s […]

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Tuesday Two Hundred: Beckley Club Reno with Basement is Stunner in N. Oak Cliff

By Leah Shafer / November 25, 2014 / 4 Comments

It’s not news that real estate in North Oak Cliff is hot, hot, hot, especially Kessler Park, Bishop Arts, and Winnetka Heights. But there’s an up-and-coming neighborhood east of Interstate 35E and a half mile south of the Dallas Zoo that is darling and much less publicized: Beckley Club Estates. This community of about 150 […]

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Watch Out for Thanksgiving Kitchen Fires!

By Leah Shafer / November 25, 2014 / 0 Comments

The kitchen is the heart of a home during the holidays and if your space is like mine, it’s full of people going in and out all day to help with cooking, spike their egg nog, or just sit and swap tall tales. That frenzy of activity, cooking, and baking puts a kitchen at extra […]

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Friday Five Hundred: Custom-built Colleyville Charmer Can’t Catch a Break

By Leah Shafer / November 21, 2014 / 7 Comments

We’ve found a great property that just isn’t selling, and we’re not sure why. This prairie-style, two-story house in Colleyville was listed at the end of August, and had a $25,000 price reduction in mid-October to $599,900, but still, no buyer. Listed by Beverly Spillyards at Ebby Halliday’s Southlake office, this property at 6712 Whittier Lane […]

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