Encanto Drive

I can’t think of a more apposite address for the captivating, architect build than Encanto Drive. Embedded in a near full-acre lot in Westcliff West, 3701 Encanto Drive presents a discreet modern face to the street. Built in the year 2000 by the firm Shwarz-Hanson, the apparently modern composition employs a pared-down classical vocabulary. Two near symmetrical wings flank a receding central block with a-barrel vaulted colonnade thrusting forward to welcome the visitor.

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Bellaire Park Court

According to Laver’s Law, 3509 Bellaire Park Court, lies somewhere between amusing and quaint. James Laver was an esteemed and influential curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum who enunciated a timeline for the cycle of fashion, receiving a Neiman Marcus Fashion Award in 1962. Ten years ago, you might have lethargically said this house was so 70’s. Now,  you would enthusiastically say the multi-level residence, embedded into a tree-lined hill, is so 70’s! (more…)

Fort Worth based Williams Trew recently launched a new brand identity and marketing campaign in hopes of standing out in the competitive luxury market.

“A lot of changes have occurred over the past several years and we felt like this was a great opportunity for us to kind of re-tell our story and maybe update our brand look,” marketing manager Nick Bendian said.

The new company tagline is “imagine life.” While the Williams Trew logo remains unchanged, the company plans to deemphasize house pictures, instead opting to highlight people.  Bendian said that the company’s goal was to focus more on the experience of having a home, with slogans like “envisioning memories” and “where happiness finds a home.”

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Westover Terrace

About as blue blood as Fort Worth gets, 51 Westover Terrace offers a prestigious address and a beautiful Mediterranean style villa reminiscent of old Hollywood. Approached by a graceful brick paved drive, embedded in lush landscape canopied with mature trees, the 1935 vintage residence has been added on to by successive owners giving the home an eccentrically pleasing flow. (more…)

 

agent migration

 

In this week’s Agent Migration column, and husband and wife duo makes a big move and an up-and-coming brokerage expands again. Did you make an agent migration? Contact Joshua Baethge.

Taylor Estates Joins Ebby Halliday

agent migrationThe Taylor Estates Group joined the Prosper/Celina office of Ebby Halliday. The husband and wife team of Angela and Tim Taylor made their agent migration from JP & Associates.

“It was a hard decision and we really prayed about it,” Angela Taylor said. “JP & Associates was like family to us, but at the end of the day it’s a business decision and we just felt like this was the best thing for our business.”

They Taylor Group has closed around $25 million in deals since Sept. 2016. Before going into real estate two years ago, Angela worked in ministry for 15 years. Tim earned his license earlier this year so they could work together. According to Angela, he’s the best at handling business and administrative matters while she is the social butterfly who loves to network

“Together we are kind of like a mullet — he’s the front part while I’m the back,” she joked. (more…)

Hi Candy and Jo,

I’m a casting producer for a new HGTV HOME RENOVATION pilot that will be hosted by local Fort Worth HGTV Flip or Flop stars Andy and Ashley Williams. We’re reaching out to lenders, brokers, realtors, bloggers in the DFW area who may know of people or have clients who would love the opportunity to not only get the home renovation of their dreams but also appear on HGTV!

To be eligible to be on the show, you must:

  •  Currently own a home or just purchased a home in the DFW area within the last 6 months or be closing on the home they wish to renovate by July 2
  • Home MUST be a ‘fixer upper’ or in need of a major renovations
  • Have a minimum renovation budget of $60,000
  • Renovation must include: kitchen, dining room, living room and front exterior (a master bedroom, backyard or a bathroom could be added if the budget is big enough)
  • Be willing and able to move out of the house during a 7-9 week renovation period (unfortunately we do not pay for housing or storing of belongings)
  • Be fun and outgoing homeowners with big personalities
  • Be 21 years or older

In addition to their groundbreaking work with HGTV Andy and Ashley are military Veterans, renovators and realtors. The couple met in Iraq, where Ashley completed three combat tours and Andy served as a U.S. Marine. They are extremely passionate about supporting Veteran owned businesses and mentoring Veterans interested in renovation and real estate as a way to transition from service. If selected, the renovation will help drive their mission!

Please let me know if you have any question. I’ll attach our casting call- feel free to pass on to your team. Thank you!

Jasmine Farrow, Casting Producer

fortworthcasting@rtrmedia.com

 

A slowdown isn't a bad thing for real estate

The slowdown in the real estate market is more like a shift toward balance for sellers and buyers.

WOW–tremendous responses and feedback on Part I of this real estate slowdown blog topic from last week.  Thanks so much!  Nice to know people are reading, following and giving thought to #tarrantcountytuesday.

Last week we established (with data) that there indeed is a slowdown or market shift in the housing market.  One Dirty Reader asked about this “recession” and I would strongly caution the use of that word.  There’s a big difference from a slowdown to a recession.

Is This Slowdown a Good Thing?

Many have indicated that this shift from a sellers’ market to a buyer-friendly market might actually be a good thing.  I would agree.

As the data indicated, when prices are increasing so quickly, interest rates are going up and individual incomes not keeping pace buyers aren’t buying.  That’s not good for anyone in the real estate business. (more…)

 

Activities at the village market and maker space. (Photo: Richard W. Rodriguez)

From Staff Reports

Walsh is now home to Fort Worth’s newest makerspace. The Walsh Makerspace, located in the heart of the growing 7,200-acre neighborhood in west Fort Worth, is the first of its kind to be built from the ground up around a new development, and is available to residents and the public.

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