Buying a High-Rise

Why Are Newer High-Rise Floor Plans So Bad?

By Jon Anderson / October 17, 2019 / 1 Comment

Back in 2016, I recognized 3525 Turtle Creek for having the best high-rise floor plans. I said they were pretty fine as-is, but also were very malleable for owners to change with the times. Most of you know this building was built in 1957 as Dallas’ first residential high-rise. Since that column, I’ve often wondered why older […]

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Tight High-Rise Inventory Means Less Choice: Are You Moving On Up?

By Jon Anderson / August 16, 2019 / 3 Comments

If you’re looking for a Dallas high-rise home so you can get as far off the ground as possible, be prepared to shell out big bucks or live in close quarters.  In parts one and two, I outlined how Dallas has relatively few high-rise listings, and because of a lack of new high-rise construction, Dallas […]

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Tight High-Rise Inventory Means Less Choice: Luxury Living in the Sky

By Jon Anderson / August 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

As Dallas becomes more dense, high-rises should become the choice for more residents. The problem is that Dallas isn’t really building for-sale condo high-rises outside the ultra-luxury market. As noted in part one, there are currently just 133 high-rise condos on the market by my count – that’s it from $159,000 to $9.2 million. That’s […]

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Tight High-Rise Inventory Means Less Choice: Dallas Affordable High-Rises

By Jon Anderson / August 14, 2019 / 6 Comments

Dallas hasn’t been a great high-rise condo town when compared to other cities. It seems like Dallas builds a lot of high-rises that come online the day before there’s a huge recession. Many old-timers connect high-rises with recessions as financially troubled properties hit the skids when storm clouds circle. Their touchpoint is the 1980s S&L […]

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Jon’s Completely Biased Residential High-Rise Awards, Part 1

By Jon Anderson / July 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

Having run around a lot of high-rises in Dallas over the years as a potential buyer, open house voyeur, and CandysDirt.com roving reporter, people ask me what I think of “X” building. With that in mind, here’s my list of the top Dallas high-rises in different categories. 1. Best Unbuilt high-rise: Rogers Lacy Hotel Long […]

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Dallas High-Rise Demographics, Part 3: Where the Walkers Are

By Jon Anderson / August 19, 2015 / 3 Comments

In last week’s second of three articles on high-rise demographics, I wrote about Dallas’ youngest high-rise populations. I noted that in those younger buildings, there were usually high rates of non-homestead owners – some as high as 75 percent. I think non-homestead ownership is worth noting because, in addition to owner age and worth, it […]

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