Politics & real estate

When The Black Lives Matter Protests Come To Your Front Door

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / June 15, 2020 / 2 Comments

By Eden ElieffSpecial Contributor As I live on the corner of Churchill Way and Hillcrest, I didn’t have to travel far to witness Thursday’s rally that gathered in reaction to the president’s visit to the Gateway Church. I could watch the four-hour event from our study that overlooks Churchill Way. Or I could leave the […]

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NRA Attempt to Buy Vaquero Manse Uncovered in New York Inquiry

By Candy Evans / August 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Lobbyist group reportedly tried to buy a Vaquero mansion for President Wayne LaPierre’s use. Vaquero is a tony, gated community in Westlake. New York inquiry is part of an investigation into NRA nonprofit status. North Texas real estate is a hot topic of conversation in the National Rifle Association’s growing legal woes, including the current […]

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What Does Gates’ District 13 Win Say About The Future of PD-15 and Preston Center?

By Jon Anderson / May 6, 2019 / 10 Comments

The Dallas Morning News called the District 13 election results a “trounce” by incumbent Jennifer Gates against former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller. And at a commanding 66 percent to 34 percent, who am I to argue? Delving into the precinct-level numbers, an interesting picture appears. Miller was a one-trick candidate, focusing her campaign on anti-development […]

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The Rooms Where It Happens: Where Do Dallas’ Nine Mayoral Candidates Live?

By Candy Evans / May 4, 2019 / 2 Comments

Some Dallas mayoral candidates like historic, some like new, two don’t even own homes but rent. And they live north, south, east and well, not west. And, remarkably, some of the most expensive homes belong to the female candidates in Dallas’ mayoral race — but with a caveat.  Regina Montoya has the biggest, most expensive […]

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Apartment or Nothing: How Saturday’s Election Will Influence the Future of Preston Center

By Candy Evans / May 2, 2019 / 3 Comments

Saturday is election day, and this one revolves around real estate centered in one Dallas city council district: District 13, where 17.6 percent of voters have cast early ballots. That’s the highest voting percentage in any city council district. There is the Behind the Pink Wall real estate quagmire, the condo owners and tenants who […]

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District 115 Candidate Julie Johnson Taking Advantage of Farmers Branch Economic Incentive

By Candy Evans / October 30, 2018 / 1 Comment

There is a very nasty political battle going on for Texas House District 115 — which covers Addison, Coppell, Carrollton, Farmers Branch and Irving. And part of that battle involves real estate. Republican incumbent Matt Rinaldi has a Democratic challenger, Julie Johnson. The two are facing off in what is being called one of the […]

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