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.

Wynnewood Ranch Expanded with Open Floorplan, Sleek Updates

By Leah Shafer / October 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

In the hilly, scenic neighborhood of Wynnewood, we’ve found a open-floorplan home with sleek style and big renovations. Many of the houses more than 350 homes there are quite affordable and have attracted the attention of flippers, like our Tuesday Two Hundred at 2454 Garapan Dr. Both exterior and interior are totally updated, including a new roof, […]

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Splurge vs Steal: Hollywood Heights Tudors

By Leah Shafer / October 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

A little south of White Rock Lake, the Hollywood Heights neighborhood is a conservation district full of 1920’s Tudor-style houses. The appeal is enormous to homebuyers, and families love that the area is in the attendance zone for the beloved and award-winning Lakewood Elementary.  Our Splurge vs Steal this week takes us to Hollywood Heights to look […]

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Elegant Style, Big Renovations Define this Week’s Dallas Open Houses

By Leah Shafer / September 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

Every Thursday, we bring you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column. These are fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss that weekend. Today, our houses range in price from $417,900 to $1.075 million. Which one is your favorite? 

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This Lakewood House in the Trees Delights with Midcentury Style, Unexpected Spaces

By Leah Shafer / September 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

Nestled among towering pecan trees, one Lakewood home feels like a treehouse, offering midcentury style, gracious living, and celebrity owners who personally helped design it.  This week’s Inwood Home of the Week, sponsored by Inwood National Bank, is at 7128 Wildgrove Ave., a stone’s throw from the southwestern shores of White Rock Lake. Owners Tim DeLaughter and […]

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This Oak Cliff Midcentury Achieves Marvelous Indoor-Outdoor Connection

By Leah Shafer / September 27, 2018 / 3 Comments

One of the goals of midcentury architecture was to foster a sense of connection between indoor living spaces and the outside. One 1962 Oak Cliff house achieves that beautifully through thoughtful design and offers enviable views.   Our Thursday Three Hundred at 808 Wood River Rd. is perfectly perched on an oversized lot with tons of large […]

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Ebby Halliday Foundation Honors Legacy of Dallas Philanthropist, Real Estate Leader

By Leah Shafer / September 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

Ebby Halliday Acers was wildly successful in real estate, opening the doors to successful careers for thousands of people. She was also widely admired for her passionate leadership and tireless altruism throughout her life. This Texas legend is being honored with a namesake foundation that will continue her incredible philanthropic work across North Texas. The Ebby Halliday Foundation, […]

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