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You Can’t Get a Clear Look at Dallas Real Estate Through a National Lens

By Candy Evans / March 26, 2020 / 2 Comments

Local real estate media is spouting off about how COVID-19 is affecting the real estate market in Dallas. And it may not be totally accurate, either. So yeah, excuse me, I’m in a fit of rage. “Home showings down as much as 60% as North Texas firms prepare for slowdown” “With fewer home showings and […]

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Novel Turtle Creek Legally Right But Dings Spirit of Zoning

By Jon Anderson / March 25, 2020 / 6 Comments

After the March 10 Oak Lawn Committee meeting, I wrote a pair of fiery columns about Crescent Communities’ coming Novel Turtle Creek apartment building now under construction near Oak Lawn and Irving Avenues (behind the Fedex and across from Holy Trinity). You can read them here, and here. Their presentation to the OLC was informational-only, […]

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Rogers Healy: How COVID-19 Will Change the Real Estate Industry

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / March 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

by Rogers Healy It’s certainly not breaking news that we are living in an age that will change the world forever. Fear is heightened, change is rampant, and uncertainty is growing larger each day. In just a short time, our country has already experienced a vast amount of physical effects from the virus that is […]

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Reverchon Park Open Records Request Yields Few Documents

By Jon Anderson / March 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

Back in January, I filed an open records request seeking documents relating to the Reverchon Park ballfield negotiations with Reverchon Park Sports & Entertainment LLC. This initial trove is almost entirely official documents between last December and January and doesn’t include what I assume is the richer vein of email traffic between stakeholders (assume that’s […]

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The State of Dallas Real Estate: There’s No Place Like Home, So Stay There

By Candy Evans / March 13, 2020 / 1 Comment

It’s been a scary, challenging week. Schools are extending their Spring Breaks for a week, there are no NBA games, no NHL games, and no Dallas Art Fair. At least one brokerage has shut down an office. Conferences are canceling left and right. New Rochelle, NY, is on lockdown with the National Guard enforcing. Museums […]

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UPDATE: Time To Stop Work On Crescent Communities’ Novel Turtle Creek?

By Jon Anderson / March 12, 2020 / 3 Comments

Yesterday, as part of my Oak Lawn Committee meeting coverage, I wrote about a project underway by Crescent Communities near Oak Lawn and Irving Avenues. I was ticked because I saw the building vastly exceeding the square footage possible on their 0.936 acre parcel. In fact, I was seeing double the density possible. Throughout yesterday, […]

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