Real Estate Story

Tell Me Your Real Estate Story: Photographer Networks To Land Rare Junius Heights Duplex

By Joanna England / August 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Photographer and videographer Andrew Sherman is a regular fixture at Deep Ellum’s hottest music venues. He can often be spotted snapping shots of Dallas’ hottest live acts at Deep Ellum Art Co. on Commerce Street. So when this talented artist was looking to leave the apartment life behind, he had a few requirements that almost […]

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Tell Me Your Real Estate Story: French Couple Persevere to Find Family Home

By Leah Shafer / January 3, 2018 / 2 Comments
Tell Me Your Real Estate Story: French Couple Persevere to Find Family Home |

Lina Betancourt Fensch is a citizen of the world. Born in the United States to Colombian parents, she moved from Dallas to Paris, France, in 2004. She lived in the City of Light for over a decade, meeting and marrying her husband, Antoine Fensch, and having two children, Mathis and Mila.  They moved from Paris […]

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Surviving Hurricane Harvey: One Family’s Story

By Karen Eubank / September 5, 2017 / 1 Comment

The moment Hurricane Harvey hit, everyone called family and friends to see if they were safe and find out what we could do. My first call was to my friends Suzy and Brian. Brian is a vice president with an energy company. Suzy is a designer and owner of an antique shop. They have two […]

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Move-In Ready: Merion at Midtown Park Gets Its First Residents

By Joanna England / August 8, 2017 / 1 Comment

If Greenville Avenue hadn’t been closed on the way back from the White Rock dog park, Glenna and Justin Lafitte may never have bought their new home inside Merion at Midtown Park. It was a day like any other — the couple took their miniature pinscher to the ever-popular dog park near the Mockingbird Lane […]

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Couple Discovers Super Gross Landlord Has Been Trysting In Their Bed

By Bethany Erickson / July 27, 2017 / 4 Comments

Hey, have you heard the one about the couple who rented a place on Craigslist only to catch their super gross landlord having all the sex in their bed? The things that come across your desk when you write about real estate. The Smoking Gun, which uncovers all kinds of weirdness in the criminal and […]

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One Year Later: Lessons Learned and Real Costs of Buying a House

By Leah Shafer / June 12, 2017 / 6 Comments

One year ago, my husband and I bought a house in the Cottonwood Heights neighborhood of Richardson. What an exciting and busy year — I’m a “nester,” so having a place that’s ours for keeps, as opposed to renting, feels more secure and comfortable. Plus I can finally paint whatever I want!  As a real estate […]

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