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Best of: Entrepreneur Selling Fab Casa Linda Cottage—Her Change Is Your Gain

By Leah Shafer / December 29, 2016 / 1 Comment

It’s the time of year when we look back on our accomplishments and discoveries for 2016. This Thursday Three Hundred, published March 17, was a favorite of both readers and the author! Enjoy this flashback. Our Thursday Three Hundred is the home of entrepreneur Rachel O’Connor and her young family. O’Connor is the founder and owner […]

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Elmwood Cottage Elevates Rustic-Chic Style with Imaginative Renovations

By Leah Shafer / June 30, 2016 / 1 Comment

If you appreciate a house with history, character, and serious style, then feast your eyes on our Thursday Three Hundred, which has all in abundance. The 1924 Elmwood cottage at 1227 Lansford Ave. is a masterpiece, a perfect marriage of its vintage charms with modern amenities, creating a stylish farmhouse look for just over $300K. It totally nails […]

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Weekend Open Houses in Dallas Give Glimpse of Fantastic Inventory on Market

By Leah Shafer / April 7, 2016 / 0 Comments

Take a peek behind the curtain with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we give you the insider’s pick of  five fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss! This week, our five houses range in price from $519K to $769K, and cover a broad array of styles. Think historic […]

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East Dallas Entrepreneur Selling Fab Casa Linda Cottage—Her Change Is Your Gain

By Leah Shafer / March 17, 2016 / 2 Comments

Our Thursday Three Hundred is the home of entrepreneur Rachel O’Connor and her young family. O’Connor is the founder and owner of Party Made Pretty, and she creates all kinds of paper decorations, garlands, and banners. Party Made Pretty booming—she’s now filling more than 400 orders a month and her home-based business is busting at the seams. So she, […]

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Dilbeck-Influenced North Oak Cliff Cottage Offers Rustic Touches, Upgrades

By Leah Shafer / January 26, 2016 / 5 Comments

North Oak Cliff is a treasure trove of architecturally significant homes. Charles Dilbeck is one notable name in Dallas architecture, and from 1932 to 1970, he designed more than 600 houses in the city, recognizable for their welcoming presence, rough-hewn architecture, and romantic details, like turrets, balconies, multiple chimneys and decorative brickwork, according to Preservation Dallas. Several of his […]

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Top Ten 2016 Homebuilding Trends From DFW’s Leading Builders

By Leah Shafer / January 22, 2016 / 13 Comments

The 2015 real estate market in Dallas-Fort Worth went down in the books as the best in three decades, and year-end housing construction numbers placed Dallas as one of the country’s top building markets. North Texas is headquarters to some enormously talented (and busy!) builders. We’ve asked the best and brightest among them to tell us their predictions for 2016 homebuilding trends. […]

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