April Fools

City And DART Offer Garages And Trams To Tackle Congestion At Turtle Creek Parks

By Jon Anderson / April 1, 2020 / 10 Comments

The city is currently working on unprecedented updates to the string of Turtle Creek parks bracketed by the Reverchon Park ballfield off Maple Avenue and the Kalita Humphreys Theater at Blackburn. Regardless of whether you view the city’s plans positively or not, they will bring thousands of additional visitors – and their cars – to […]

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Did We have Some Fun on April Fool’s Day? Oh My, Yes!

By Candy Evans / April 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

Sorry if we “got cha” yesterday, April 1, April Fools Day. It is a CandysDirt.com tradition to fool you on April Fool’s Day. We had three April Fool’s posts. So naughty. One, Jon Anderson’s “Tinder Home” post, which I thought was brilliant and am trademarking that name tomorrow. Move out of the way, Zillow, Tinder […]

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Fort Worth Announces Plans to Sell Zoo Land

By Eric Prokesh / April 1, 2019 / 29 Comments

In a bold, some may say brutal example of “highest and best use,” the  City of Fort Worth has announced plans to sell the Fort Worth Zoo. Founded in 1909 with one lion, two bear cubs, an alligator, a coyote, a peacock, and a few rabbits the 110-year-old zoo is now home to some 7,000 […]

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Narre Lane Mansion Wows With Custom Finishes, Bespoke Design

By Bethany Erickson / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

It’s not every day that a mansion on Narre Lane comes on the market at all — usually homes in the extremely exclusive Dallas if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it enclave of Savage Gardens are kept within the families that long ago claimed that tiny haven inside Dallas to themselves, or are quietly shopped among peers who tire of the social […]

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Tinder Home Dating App Takes Swipe at Buyers and Sellers

By Jon Anderson / April 1, 2019 / 3 Comments

“Swipe left” and “swipe right” are poised to become the new it phrases in real estate as dating app Tinder expands their platform into residential home buying and leasing. The new app will create a seller/landlord user profile for home or apartment listings that buyers/tenants can peruse – a move that threatens to cut real […]

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Boutique Real Estate Agencies Serving Ever More Niche Markets On Rise in DFW

By Jon Anderson / April 1, 2017 / 4 Comments

How real estate agencies operate is undergoing a fundamental shift. What began decades ago with neighborhood-centric mom-and-pop agencies were aggregated into city-wide, all-service agencies. Local brokerages, have, in some cases, grown over time into large national and global brands. The internet age has further changed things, adding largely online-based agencies to the mix. In many […]

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