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Condo Living

Coming Soon: Studs-In Athena Renovation Renews A Classic

By Jon Anderson / May 12, 2019 / 4 Comments

The Athena is one of those buildings with really good, quite large floorplans coupled with HOA dues that pay for everything including utilities, cable, and internet. Located in Preston Hollow, it’s perfect for those downsizers not wanting to leave the area as well as those seeking easy access to the Dallas Tollway and Central. However, […]

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Jon Anderson: Big Units, Plus Big HOA Bills, Mean a Tough Sell

By Jon Anderson / May 3, 2019 / 3 Comments

For performers, the winning combination for success is singing, dancing, and acting. In condos, it’s location, selling price, and HOA dues.  In every condo purchase, the topic of HOA dues comes up. For buyers comfortable in the digital age, that topic and resulting self-editing arrive when listings and HOA dues pop onto computer screens. That’s […]

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Dear Jonny: Buyer Seeks Buyer To Separate Oversize Condo Back Into Two Units

By Jon Anderson / March 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

Editor’s note: Jon Anderson is a columnist for CandysDirt.com. His opinions are his own. The following was adapted from a series of emails about how to possibly divide a double unit in the Claridge into two units. With help from the current Realtor, could we help this prospective condo buyer out? Read and see. Dear Jonny: […]

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Epic Photography Brings Buyers Into Claridge Unit’s Inner World

By Jon Anderson / March 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

[Editor’s note: Jon Anderson is a columnist for CandysDirt.com. His opinions are his own.] It’s been a while since I’ve visited the Claridge straddling Turtle Creek at Lemmon Avenue. In 2016, CandysDirt.com hosted a four-unit simultaneous open house that reintroduced us all to homes in the same building with different stories to tell. I called those […]

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Low-Rise Flats: Up In The Air Without Sky-High HOA Dues

By Jon Anderson / February 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

[Editor’s note: Jon Anderson is a columnist for CandysDirt.com. His opinions are his own.] I recently suggested that builders lay off the endless blocks of cookie-cutter townhouses with their all-too-familiar floor plans. I see them as an inefficient use of space that invariably cost homebuyers more for the same amount of usable space. They’re the real […]

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Ryan Shea Celebrates Pies and Publishing

By Joshua Baethge / December 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

For the seventh straight year, Realtor Ryan Shea will celebrate the holidays with pies. His annual holiday pie party is a way to thank clients and give back to those who have helped him. “Ultimately it’s just a way to get everyone together,” Shea said. “My clients can meet each other. It’s just a great […]

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