Tony Ruggeri and Jake Wagner of RPG Awarded by Local Magazine as Best in Biz

By Candy Evans / October 6, 2016 / 0 Comments

How can guys this young have so many homes, so much dirt? We were just thrilled to see that our favorite young single fam developer CEO’s, Tony Ruggeri and Jake Wagner at Republic Property Group (RPG) — aka 1,070-acre Light Farms in Celina, 957-acre Phillips Creek Ranch in Frisco, a 12-acre custom home development within […]

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We Won! Earns 3 Awards From National Association of Real Estate Editors Journalism Competition

By Joanna England / June 13, 2016 / 4 Comments

As executive editor of the CandysMedia family of websites —,, and — I could not be more proud to announce that our team earned three distinctions at the National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards in New Orleans last Friday. This year’s convention, the organization’s 50th, had the highest attendance over […]

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ULI Impact Awards Recognize Positive Urban Impacts in North Texas Region

By Leah Shafer / April 4, 2016 / 1 Comment

Big thinkers and dreamers have shaped North Texas development since John Neely Bryan wandered into the area in 1839. Last week, more than 700 gathered at an gala and soirée to celebrate vibrant, innovative projects that have a positive impact on the built environment in North Texas. This was the Urban Land Institute of North Texas‘ second annual Impact Awards, […]

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Houzz Celebrates Five Years of Ground-Breaking Technology

By Lifestylist® Suzanne Felber / March 4, 2016 / 0 Comments

It’s hard to remember what life was like before Houzz. Clients bringing in huge folders of magazine clippings, trying to describe what they wanted their new home to look like, wanting this but not that, and always saying that “I’ll know what I want when I see it.” Thanks to Houzz, those days are just […]

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Laura Miller is NOT Anti-Developer (I Found a Friend!) and More Out-Takes from NAREE2015

By Candy Evans / July 6, 2015 / 0 Comments

Believe it or not, I met a developer in Miami, like a really big developer, who went to high school with Laura Miller and told me they are friends. So that gal cannot be all anti-developer. The guy, Louis R. Montello, pictured here, is developing Regalia, single floor ocean-front residences on Sunny Isles Beach in Miami […]

Read More Wins Best Blog Silver at NAREE2015 — Our SECOND NAREE Award!

By Candy Evans / July 6, 2015 / 6 Comments

We are proud to announce that won Silver for Best Blog at the 65th annual National Association of Real Estate Editors annual conference in Miami June 26th. This is our SECOND NAREE award, as we won Gold in 2013. That it has my name on it is a formality (and space saver), as this […]

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