Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of CandysDirt.com.
She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to CandysDirt.com after 12 years with SUCCESS magazine as digital content director. After hosting two top-rated iTunes Top 200 podcasts, she launched her own podcast called the Secret to My Success. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

3 Suburban Homes Where Black Cabinets Are the New White

By Shelby Skrhak / April 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

Some people see a red door and they want it painted black. Others see an all-white kitchen and want those kitchen cabinets painted black. This glam alternate to white cabinetry and countertops can be as individual as you are. With apologies to the Stones, we found three great homes with the emerging trend of black […]

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The Architect Index: Dallas Homes Designed by Arch Swank

By Shelby Skrhak / April 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

You don’t see homes designed by Dallas midcentury architect Arch Swank come on the market very often because they tend to stay in the family for generations. Swank was a protégé of architect O’Neil Ford, and they partnered from 1937 to 1941. He was a man ahead of his time, concerned with environmental and social […]

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Pass Through the Porte Cochere for Your Private Oasis in Colleyville

By Shelby Skrhak / April 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

Listing agent Randall Primrose of Magnolia Property Company calls this Colleyville home a rare find that’s priced to sell. At $186 per square foot on a half-acre lot and Colleyville schools, he’s right. This four-bedroom, three and half-bath home built in 1989 has been fully and beautifully-updated. The 4,036-square-foot interior is impressive with crisp, neutral […]

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Neiman’s Bankruptcy Talks Advance But Expert Thinks Store Closings Not Likely

By Shelby Skrhak / April 3, 2020 / 0 Comments

Reuters reported today that Dallas-based Neiman Marcus is talking to bondholders and lenders about financing that would help the debt-laden company continue operating while under bankruptcy protection, but Dallas without Neiman Marcus? Not likely, experts say. The Neiman Marcus Group, which consists of Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Last Call, Horchow, and Mytheresa, has struggled since […]

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It Was the Affordable American Dream in 1954 and It’s Still That Way Today

By Shelby Skrhak / April 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

Back in the 50s after World War II, young Dallasites who were eager to own a piece of the American dream flocked to Casa View Oaks, where homebuilders like Leslie Hill, Cliff May, Hallmark Homes, and Neece and Mahaffey-Wagner built affordable homes starting at $12,000 on the east side of White Rock Lake. Today some […]

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Can’t Make Your Mortgage Payment? Here’s What to Do

By Shelby Skrhak / March 31, 2020 / 1 Comment

Local mortgage experts say homeowners who can’t pay their mortgage because they’ve lost income due to COVID-19 have several options for mortgage relief — but you have to ask. “If you need help, ask for help,” says Lisa Peters, branch manager for the Sherry Lane branch of Caliber Home Loans. “There are a lot of […]

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