02/16/18 4:22pm

This Sunday is JP & Associates big night! It’s the annual black tie awards gala, an Academy-awards style show to celebrate top company producers and the company’s unbelievable expansion so quickly. JP & Associates is one of the nation’s fastest-growing brokerages and will announce even more explosive growth in 2018. Sunday night is an event you won’t want to miss

The BIG show is Sunday night, and I will be there! Red carpet arrival will begin at 5:30 and the awards ceremony starts at 7:00 p.m. sharp! Don’t forget the dancing, 9:30 p.m. to midnight, this year with the Walton Stout Band, one of the BEST in town!

Let the party begin!

02/16/18 2:36pm

Update: a reader tells us this house was the set for a movie filmed around 1994, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V6CXYrqELk&t=3843s   But beware: the movie is R-rated! Whoa!

Ever on the look out for value in a desirable location here at CandysDirt.com, I stumbled onto a brand new listing on 2101 Western Avenue. By new, I mean listed yesterday new. As for location, the 1923 bungalow sits on a 6,700-square-foot corner lot in the Hillcrest subdivision of Arlington Heights, a few short blocks from Camp Bowie, near the museums and tonier West Side neighborhoods like Rivercrest and Westover. Not evident from the pictures, the exterior seems to have gotten a coat of new paint. Curvaceous planting beds add curb appeal.

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02/16/18 11:46am

This is one of my most favorite developments in Dallas, and I can say I even remember when it was built. Regents Park is solid commercial construction with pure high end finish out, and the ideal place to live if you are right-sizing, want zero exterior maintenance but the semblance of a yard. You are gated, secure, right across the street from the Mansion on Turtle Creek and minutes from the Katy Trail and Turtle Creek.

The biggest: you are in a home, not a condo, retaining the ultimate in luxurious living.

Now Emily Price Carrigan presents us with one of the most amazing Regents Park units to become available in years, with views unlike any other from the insulated arched windows: 3522 Gillespie.

What I love: the property on the east side of this home has a huge setback,  with a park-like front lawn studded with tasteful sculptures. Beyond that, the lone corner property is a redone vintage home and office space.

From the fourth floor balconies, 3522 Gillespie even has views of Old Parkland — stunning, I have been there, could look at this every day!— and a total southeast view of the entire city of Dallas that literally shimmers come night.

Oh and don’t worry about tripping up the stairs when you are tired: 3522 Gillespie has an elevator to take you from the garage to fourth floor.

The spaces in Regents Park were drafted at a time when luxury ruled, and it prevails. 

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02/16/18 11:00am

They used to say that your name should only appear in the newspaper three times in your life – when announcing your birth, marriage, and death.  Clearly this was before the me-me-me era of social media. But the rule of three is useful elsewhere, especially in multi-family housing.

You see, most of the time you likely don’t consider freight elevators. However when you’re moving in, receiving an oversized delivery (e.g. renovating), and moving out, they’re very handy. But they’re also useful when a neighbor is doing one of those three things, too, because in buildings without dedicated freight elevators, you’re waiting longer for a free elevator (contemplating whether to take the stairs – hint, you probably should for a host of reasons).

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02/16/18 8:30am

5606 Mercedes Avenue is currently listed for $579,000 by Courtney Petruska and Sandy Petruska of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

Much like the iconic Mercedes-Benz tagline — The best or nothing … — this M Streets Tudor on Mercedes Avenue is for the Dallas buyer who wants it all at a price that’s just right. Historic architecture, loads of charm, and a sophisticated interior make 5606 Mercedes Avenue a rare, move-in ready find, ideally located in the heart one of Dallas’ most desirable neighborhoods – the M Streets.

“This is a charming Tudor cottage on a great block on Mercedes,” says co-listing agent Sandy Petruska who represents the property alongside Courtney Petruska at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “Perfect for young buyers or empty nesters. Some features are a two-and-a-half-car-garage, wood burning fireplace, beautiful hardwoods, great ceiling height – all in the historic conservation district.”

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02/16/18 8:12am

When you live in the heart of a thriving city like Dallas, your apartment building can be one of the best places to relax and unwind. Choose to live in a high-rise building with a stunning rooftop deck and your apartment will be the hottest address in town. Watch the excitement of the city unfold — and take in gorgeous skyline views — from the comfort of your own home.

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Contemporary Golf Course Home In Bent Tree Royal Sweeps Our Dallas Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

This week, there are some truly remarkable homes on the market in North Texas. We’ve scoured the listings and found three open houses that show a huge range of possibilities and styles for buyers. 

This is our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we find the “must-not-miss” events of the coming weekend. Today, our houses range in price from $325K to $935K. Which one is your favorite?

 

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02/15/18 12:05pm

We were all too busy yesterday, either with our Valentines (nice!) or, sadly, processing the news of yet another high school mass shooting in Florida. Truly, it’s hard to think of real estate right now.

But yesterday, it occurred to me that a North Texas developer has given the city a potentially HUGE gift, the best Valentine ever.

Mehrdad Moayedi, one of the largest developers in Texas, who successfully restored the landmark Statler Hotel and promises to do more of the same to the The Cabana Hotel, is trying to give Dallas a gift of sheer love: a home for our homeless.

Mehrdad has made an offer to buy the vacant Dawson State Jail that is sitting downtown on the banks of the Trinity River. Moayedi says he wants to turn the 10-story building into a housing and services center for Dallas’ homeless population. This is the best idea ever, and one I have actually had for years. In fact, I can say that this idea got me into City politics when I first started emailing my councilman, Lee Kleinman, about it.

“This is an opportunity to do something for these people, but not in the traditional way where you have a warehouse and you put a lot of beds in there,” Moayedi said. “There has to be a situation where people are treated with respect. 

If anyone can do that, it’s Mehrdad Moayedi. And I think the entire design community should help!

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