Alan Shaffer

Kessler Park Couple Dared to DIY Their Master Suite on Network TV

By Joanna England / August 21, 2015 / 4 Comments

Josh and Hannah Ramsey have loved North Oak Cliff since they bought their first home just off of W. 8th Street in 2009. That was back when the Oak Cliff “Oh…” was almost a reflex when the Ramseys told their friends where they lived. It didn’t bother Josh and Hannah, though, as they felt right […]

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Planned DHA Rezoning in Oak Lawn Increases Density, Decreases Parking, And Isn't Sustainable

By Joanna England / September 3, 2013 / 6 Comments

There used to be a time when I decried “NIMBYism.” It seemed shallow for some people to object to city developments that would be good for several people just because it would impact a nearby homeowner. That was before I bought my first home. Now, I’ll admit to having a few NIMBY moments of my […]

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Thursday Three Hundred: Historic Oak Lawn Home Has Color, Character And a Fabulous Location!

By Joanna England / December 20, 2012 / 0 Comments

Most people, when they think of Oak Lawn and Uptown, they think of condos and apartments and tiny, tiny living spaces. That’s not always the case! Did you know that there are tons of beautiful historic properties in the Oak Lawn area? Our Thursday Three Hundred is one such property with an amazing kitchen. Ringing […]

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Can City Chickens Be Classy? For Realtor Alan Shaffer, The Answer is “DUH!”

By Joanna England / April 12, 2012 / 0 Comments

Clay Stapp & Co. Realtor Alan Shaffer and his partner had heard tons of buzz about backyard chicken keeping making a comeback before they decided to take the plunge. Of course, both Shaffer and his partner, Juan, had grown up with family birds.

“My grandparents, great grandparents, and later our family took over their flock as they got older,” Shaffer said. “Juan also had a flock growing up in Puerto Rico.”

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