Casa Linda

Airbnb, Realtor.com Partnership Targets Millennials Looking to ‘Try Before Buying’

By Leah Shafer / July 31, 2015 / 4 Comments

“Try before you buy” is a hard concept to implement in the world of real estate. But a new partnership between Airbnb and realtor.com aims to do just that for potential homebuyers, letting them experience a specific neighborhood before purchasing there. The partnership is particularly focused on millennials, who now represent the largest group of homebuyers in […]

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East Dallas Tour is Showing Off The “Garden” in “Lake And Garden District”

By Joanna England / May 13, 2015 / 2 Comments

  When Deborah Ballard moved into her Casa Linda Estates home 30 years ago, the backyard was a blank canvas with a few bushes here and there and some large, mature trees that dotted the lawn. It was perfect for Ballard, a nationally known sculptor and instructor at SMU, who has since transformed her private […]

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All I Want for Christmas is an East Dallas Midcentury with Original Hardwoods

By Leah Shafer / December 24, 2014 / 1 Comment

I grew up in North Dallas and have lived all over Dallas and the ‘burbs, but when I finally landed in East Dallas in 2007, I knew I had found my happy place. East Dallas has a culture unlike anywhere else in the city (although North Oak Cliff feels like its cousin). I could spend […]

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Lease of the Week: Paradise on Buckner Blvd.? Better Believe it!

By Joanna England / August 13, 2014 / 0 Comments

You may think that homes on busy Buckner Boulevard in East Dallas can be nothing more than just a place to land. Because the six-lane thoroughfare that links Loop 12 to Northwest Highway is heavily used, you may think that it’s impossible for a home on this road to be a relaxing retreat. And you’d […]

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Tuesday Two Hundred: Home For a Hip Family in Casa Linda Forest

By Joanna England / July 1, 2014 / 2 Comments

Maryam and Jacob Salassi have such a fantastic little home in Casa Linda Forest. Their adorable abode, the perfect home for the two creative Millennials and their sweet little girl — Maryam is a blogger, photographer, and owner of Pouf: A Blowout Salon, Jacob is a software engineer and cyclist, and Margaux, 3, is just […]

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Building it Back Up: Remodeling a 1950s Home Reminds You That They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To

By Joanna England / June 3, 2014 / 3 Comments

My home has been standing since 1952, according to DCAD. In that time it has seen a cycle of haphazard “renovations,” including a rather embarrassing “remodel” of the home’s sole bathroom. My home didn’t come with the cute vintage Daltile in the many different colors of the rainbow, nor did it have one of those […]

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