cottonwood heights

Huge Reno Takes Cottonwood Heights Home in Richardson from Blah to Beautiful

By Leah Shafer / August 4, 2017 / 1 Comment
Huge Reno on Cottonwood Heights Home in Richardson Takes It from Drab to Fab |

For our Friday Four Hundred, we’re heading two miles north of the LBJ loop to a Richardson neighborhood with some fast-appreciating property prices. The Cottonwood Heights home at 1431 Lamp Post Ln. hit the market in May, a luxe finish-out on a traditional Dutch colonial revival. This house is modern and gorgeous — they’ve taken a […]

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One Year Later: Lessons Learned and Real Costs of Buying a House

By Leah Shafer / June 12, 2017 / 6 Comments

One year ago, my husband and I bought a house in the Cottonwood Heights neighborhood of Richardson. What an exciting and busy year — I’m a “nester,” so having a place that’s ours for keeps, as opposed to renting, feels more secure and comfortable. Plus I can finally paint whatever I want!  As a real estate […]

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Tell Me Your Real Estate Story: CandysDirt Writer Discovers Cottonwood Dream Home

By Joanna England / July 20, 2016 / 3 Comments
Leah Shafer | Candy's Dirt

Leah Shafer is a senior writer for, and in her time with us, she has written 454 blog posts about real estate, buying a house, trends, selling, and staging … the whole banana. But never in that time, or ever, has she herself owned a home. In fact, Shafer has moved 20 times in her […]

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