realtorWhen Lee Warren found himself in need of someone to manage his rental properties, he turned to a friend — a licensed Realtor who had hung up her shingle to do just that. 

“I have known her for years — we were friends,” Warren said.

He now says that Ashley Williams Creamer betrayed that friendship by never turning over the rent she collected for him. Several other property owners we talked to also tell similar stories, and even more hint at alleged “near misses.”

Creamer told CBS-11 they would “have to talk to my attorney,” when they asked her about the claims, but her last attorney of record wouldn’t comment.

But at least one body found Warren and others had legitimate claims — the Texas Real Estate Commission, who revoked her real estate license in May, citing her with 68 violations, and assessed her a fine of $122,000.

Five Brokerages in Four Years

In a hearing on May 6, TREC called 10 witnesses, including Warren. The commission’s final order says Creamer did not present any evidence on her behalf. (more…)

Flip or Flop It’s been a lot of fun watching and recapping “Flip or Flop Fort Worth.” I love the fact that Andy and Ashley Williams work with a lower price point than most shows, but their homes still feel sophisticated and gorgeous.

And their dynamic is great, too. I mean, for real, have you watched how Andy sits there and looks at Ashley when she is explaining something to the camera? It’s adorable. (more…)

flip or flop fort worthIn the next-to-last first-run episode of Flip or Flop Fort Worth, we get a peek at the bustling community of River Oaks, where Andy and Ashley Williams find a foreclosure with great bones and plenty of room.

But first, as usual, we have some reader mail to answer. (more…)

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(Photo courtesy Finishing Touches Remodeling)

We have one more episode of Flip or Flop Fort Worth in 2017, and Ashley and Andy Williams pull out a whole lot of stops on an adorable Arlington Heights Cape Cod-style cottage in this week’s episode.

But before we get to this week’s episode, we have some letters to answer. (more…)

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Andy and Ashley Williams took on a Hurst fixer that needed a lot of love in this week’s “Flip or Flop Fort Worth” (photo courtesy HGTV).

I have to say that one of my favorite things about doing these “Flip or Flop Fort Worth” recaps has been getting all this great feedback from readers — especially the requests to help suss out what finishes were used in specific projects.

Last week, we switched gears and recapped the first episode of the last season of “Fixer Upper,” and we got some great questions (we’ll be circling back at the end of the season to recap the finale).

I’m still running down a couple of questions from last week — I’m working on that wallpaper, Jennifer — but I’ve been able to find either the exact item or something that can help duplicate the look (although I’ll keep looking, of course). (more…)

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Ashley and Andy Williams transformed a Burton Hills home in this week’s “Flip or Flop Fort Worth” but not without some drama (Photo courtesy Ashley and Andy Williams).

Not to brag, but I’m getting pretty good at finding tile since Flip or Flop Fort Worth launched — I may no longer remember my own phone number, but I have become adept at scouring the Internet for our readers, identifying tile by sight.

Last week, I found the gorgeous vintage-looking tile from the bathroom in the first episode (I’ve subsequently further narrowed it down to a stateside source). Reader Jana gave me another tile to hunt for this week — from the same episode.

“Is there any way to find out what the name of the tile is that they used around the fireplace on the first episode of The Flip or Flop Fort Worth series?” Jana wrote. “I would just certainly appreciate it so much if I could get that information or be told where I can go to find the information myself. Thank you so much in advance and I’m keeping my fingers crossed!” (more…)

(Photo courtesy HGTV)

Last week, we saw Fort Worth’s Ashley and Andy Williams redo of a cottage in Arlington Heights. What will this week’s episode of Flip or Flop Fort Worth bring?

Before we get to that, you might want to check out this video of last week’s house. I’ve had a good half dozen people ask me about that tile, and I think I’ve found it. (more…)

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Andy and Ashley Williams star in HGTV’s Flip or Flop Fort Worth, which debuted last night.

What kind of writer would I be if I worked for a real estate publication and never watched HGTV? I mean, of course I watched last night’s debut episode of Flip or Flop Fort Worth — it involves three things I like a lot: drinking, home improvement shows, and typing quickly.

Don’t be jealous of my mad fast phalanges. They type as fast a school board trustee can talk, or as fast as Ashley and Andy Williams – the stars of Flip or Flop Fort Worth – can talk. (more…)