Word came early today that Allie Beth Allman & Associates executive vice president Jack Jacobs, adoring father and husband to luxury real estate powerhouse Doris Jacobs, father to their two beautiful powerhouse daughters, passed over the weekend. Jack, who passed away early Sunday morning, June 10, losing his four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. 

“We cannot imagine a life without him, for he always lit up the room with his dashing looks and quick wit, and was completely devoted to his family,” said daughter Teffy Jacobs. “He will be missed and never replaced — he was truly one of a kind!”

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Splurge vs Steal: Two Contemporary Homes Near the Dallas Medical District | CandysDirt.com

In recent years, the Dallas Medical District, which houses UT Southwestern, Parkland Memorial Hospital, and Children’s Medical Center Dallas, has seen increased interest from homebuyers. Close to Love Field International Airport and downtown Dallas, this area offers a convenient location for work, play, and entertainment (hello, Victory Park and Oak Lawn!).   

In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’ve found two homes on the edge of the Medical District. One is in a duplex deigned by Texas legend Bud Oglesby, the other a brand new house with cedar and metal rooflines. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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Striking Rosser Terrace Renovation Hits All the High Notes Among Dallas Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

Every week, we’re pounding the pavement and scouring the web for the hottest North Texas properties. And every week, you’ll find them here! 

Our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column features three fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss. This week, our houses range in price from $345,000 to $975,000.  

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When shopping for homes, many Realtors point out that of the things you cannot change about a house, its location is paramount. Don’t like the floor plan? Hire an architect. Not in love with the facade? Paint and trim. Need more bedrooms and bathrooms? Hire a builder. But the location is the one thing that is absolutely fixed. 

Besides the spacious corner lot, this listing from Allie Beth Allman & Associates Realtor Nora Lane offers something that no other listing nearby could dream of.

“You can sit on the front porch and watch your kids walk to Hyer every morning,” Lane says. “I think it’s what everyone is looking for — it’s transitional, but it’s comfortable — but that corner lot means it has a huge front yard. You can just sit on the porch and watch your kids play.”

That’s enough to earn a mention as this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. But inside, there’s even more to fall in love with. And we’re certain you’re going to swoon once you see the updated interiors of 3840 Marquette, so after you get a gander, call Lisa Peters today to make sure that you sail through your real estate transaction from bid to closing. 

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Sabrina Bell (left) returns to Allie Beth Allman & Associates; Kelly Bills lands at Century 21 Nathan Grace Fine Homes and Estates

In this week’s Agent Migration column, we check in with Sabrina Bell, who recently returned to Allie Beth Allman, and Kelly Bills who joined Century 21 Nathan Grace Fine Homes and Estates.

Bell Comes Home Again

Sabrina Bell has returned to Allie Beth Allman and Associates. This time she says it’s for good.

“I shouldn’t have left to begin with and I don’t plan on going anywhere else,” Bell said. “I’m really happy with how Allie Beth and how the Berkshire Hathaway Company works.”

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Come March, a unique East Texas property will be available via auction, which is quickly becoming the best way to pick up big, beautiful real estate. The iconic Timber Creek Ranch in Winnsboro is up for auction, and CandysDirt.com is hosting a pre-auction preview and barbecue there this Saturday, February 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It may be your only chance to see 428 acres of pure heaven.

I know we say this all the time, but this truly is one of the finest ranches in Texas. And one of the few with full lake access.

“Timber Creek Ranch ranks among the finest working and recreational ranches in Texas, and its lake frontage is especially unique,” says Kyle Crews, Executive Vice President of Allie Beth Allman & Associates.

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Dallas Central Appraisal District staff saw Stephen White a lot last year. The founder and president of Sentry Real Estate Advisors spent hours in the musty DCAD building researching property appraisals. His goal was to help clients fight their perpetually increasing property tax bills. He expects to be even busier this year.

“With the new tax laws that are out there, it is important that people keep focused,” White said.

Homeowners were previously allowed to deduct property taxes from their federal income taxes. Under the terms of the new tax code, that amount is now capped at $10,000, increasing the financial burden for those with large property tax bills.

“A lot of the ramifications have not been realized because people haven’t felt the pain yet,” he added.

White, a Park Cities-based agent for Allie Beth Allman and Associates, founded Sentry last year on the premise that he could generate business by providing a service that nobody else would offer for free.

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Erin Seeds with her boyfriend, Eric, and their two dogs, Snoop and Bowie.

As more and more Millennials are priced out of what would be considered typical “starter home” ranges, long-term renting has become customary for an entire generation. But finding a great apartment with everything you want and need — and at a suitable price — is the modern day trial of Job. 

That’s part of the reason why Erin Seeds launched Apartment Fit. Though she was born and raised in Dallas, Seeds moved off after graduating high school. When she came back, all she wanted was to find a reasonably priced apartment for her and her two dogs. 

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