High Rise Living in Dallas

More Inventory, More Opportunity in Dallas High-Rises

By Jon Anderson / August 3, 2020 / 1 Comment

We’ve all been glued to stories detailing how the real estate market has avoided doom and roared back to life as quickly as dentists (one needs open houses, the other open mouths). But all the reports of low inventory surround the single-family home market. I’ve yet to see a report that talks about the multi-family […]

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Penthouse Plunge: Going, Going … Almost GONE

By Jon Anderson / July 13, 2020 / 10 Comments

Over the long July Fourth weekend, I received two offers on my Penthouse Plunge at the Claridge. One offer was quite low citing the prospective buyers’ uncertainty in the high-rise market in the face of COVID-19. The other was a much higher cash offer that wanted some customizations. Even after the low-baller increased their offer, […]

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Penthouse Plunge Update: Cabinets And Tile Are In

By Jon Anderson / June 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

Even in our diminished circumstances (the Claridge is only allowing four workers in a unit at a time) work has been progressing since my last installment a month ago. And of course we’ve had our hair-raising moments during that month. For those new to the Penthouse Plunge, it’s a series of articles chronicling my purchase, […]

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Summer’s Hot Resort-Living Trend Doesn’t Require a House

By Jon Anderson / June 5, 2020 / 1 Comment

Homeowners’ backyard pools are being used with abandon as people will continue to avoid public spaces throughout the summer. Those with even more wealth have their compounds with home gyms, media rooms, putting greens and tennis courts. A veritable Disneyland of activities that may see more use this summer than in all their summers past. […]

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Penthouse Plunge Turns Penthouse Purchase As I Head To Market

By Jon Anderson / May 7, 2020 / 4 Comments

The road has been long – longer than you know. I first saw my Penthouse Plunge back in 2016 around the time CandysDirt.com was hosting a quadruple open house at The Claridge. I wanted to include the double penthouse in the tour, but the listing agent at the time never called back – maybe she […]

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Penthouse Proceed: Work Restarts As State Clarifies Essential Service

By Jon Anderson / April 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

Last week you read about the Penthouse Pause, where construction on my high-rise flip-and-live project had been halted due to COVID-19. That column was written over a week ago (I write most columns on weekends) and things changed during that ensuing week. We all know COVID-19 has forced daily changes to how the world operates […]

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