Taken to The Studs: Vickery Place Craftsman Has a New, Stylish Life

By Joanna England / August 16, 2017 / 2 Comments

Bart Thrasher is nothing if not honest with his clients. And when Matt Simons wanted to renovate 5235 Vickery Blvd., Thrasher was reluctant to hitch onto the project. The home was in such a sad state that, as Thrasher admitted, it was a better candidate for a teardown. But Simons wouldn’t be dissuaded, and Thrasher, […]

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Out of Town Guests Could Find Airbnb Homes Slim Pickin’s in Texas

By Candy Evans / November 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

  Yeah, as slim and skinny as your turkey carcass is right about now. And the decision could affect Airbnb properties all over the state, which could mean those holiday guests stay with YOU! The 4th Court of Appeals in San Antonio has ruled in favor of a San Antonio homeowners association screaming that a […]

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Airbnb Gets a Green Light From Arizona, Can Texas Be Far Behind?

By Candy Evans / July 26, 2016 / 3 Comments

 Airbnb’s meteoric growth has shaken the hospitality industry, and is making homeowners mighty nervous about who their next-door neighbors might suddenly be. There have been regulatory fights to leash the short term rental site from New York to Barcelona. And there have been problems right here in Dallas. But the insane growth just keeps on. […]

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If New York City Limits Airbnb, Can Dallas be Far Behind?

By Candy Evans / June 20, 2016 / 0 Comments

Recently I moderated a panel on Vacation Homes for NAREE in New Orleans, like a little over a week ago. One of my panelists was Bill Furlong of HomeAway, the nine year old Austin-based “alternative accommodation” site that runs and As I may have told you, the vacation home rental industry is huge […]

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Airbnb, Partnership Targets Millennials Looking to ‘Try Before Buying’

By Leah Shafer / July 31, 2015 / 4 Comments

“Try before you buy” is a hard concept to implement in the world of real estate. But a new partnership between Airbnb and aims to do just that for potential homebuyers, letting them experience a specific neighborhood before purchasing there. The partnership is particularly focused on millennials, who now represent the largest group of homebuyers in […]

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SecondShelters: Do You Rent Your Vacation Home? You Need to Know This One Fact

By Joanna England / April 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

“The rules and tax-planning strategies for a vacation home are complex if the home is rented,” says Dr. Jerrold Stern, a research fellow at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. Truly, that’s an understatement. More and more people are buying vacation homes thanks to growing employment and stock market gains. And as services […]

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