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.

Plano Can’t Seem to Give Away The Collinwood House

By Shelby Skrhak / June 1, 2018 / 9 Comments
Plano oldest home Collinwood

I’m not speaking in hyperbole when I say they’re practically giving away this 3,200-square-foot home in far west Plano, located at 5400 Windhaven Parkway near the Dallas North Tollway. Admittedly it’s not move-in ready, but the Collinwood House’s motivated seller is throwing in a quarter of a million dollars to make sure this rustic beauty really […]

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What Not to Do at Your Next Networking Happy Hour

By Shelby Skrhak / May 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

  Maybe you’re shy. Or hate loud bars. Or hate loud people. There are plenty of reasons to dread going to the next chamber of commerce networking happy hour, and though no amount of free Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay will make awkward networking events more tolerable, here is the single most important tip to make networking happy […]

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What Success, Self-Help, and Real Estate Have in Common

By Shelby Skrhak / May 7, 2018 / 2 Comments

“In order to be successful, one must project an image of success at all times.” That’s a piece of wisdom from Peter Gallagher playing Buddy Kane, the trite mantra-spouting real estate king in the 1999 film American Beauty. Of course it’s utter B.S. because Buddy, well, he was B.S.. But there’s a Realtor out there […]

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Homes Are Better With Pets, So Find One at ‘Peace, Love and Paws’

By Shelby Skrhak / April 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

If I had my way, I’d weave canine characterizations and puppy puns into every single article I write for CandysDirt.com. It would admittedly be a challenge for a real estate blog, but homes are just better with pets. (And totally stageable too.) That’s why you paws-itively should head to Watters Creek in Allen this weekend for […]

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This Earth Day, Beware of Fiery Debris Falling From the Sky and Other Stars in DFW

By Shelby Skrhak / April 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

There’s gonna be two kinds of stars in DFW this weekend: the kind that walk the red carpet and the kind that light up the sky. On Saturday night, April 21, into early morning Sunday, April 22, North Texans can check out the Lyrid meteor shower, which coincides with Earth Day this year, when as […]

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Frisco Colonial Would be Perfect For a Growing Family — If You Catch it in Time

By Shelby Skrhak / April 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s not surprising that this 3,000-plus-square-foot Frisco Colonial for under $400,000 went under contract after just two days on the market. Not only does this red brick colonial at 10306 Mallory Drive have plenty of room — and four HUGE bedrooms — it checks all the boxes with an optional HOA in this sought-after neighborhood, great […]

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