1212 Regents Dez Bryant Royce West Living

Texas State Sen. Royce West provided photos of the interior of 1212 Regents Park Ct. as exhibits in his suit against Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Dez Bryant, who allegedly left the home trashed after vacating it.

When Texas State Sen. Royce West entered his property at 1212 Regents Park Ct. in DeSoto after his tenant, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, had vacated the property, he found filthy carpet, garbage everywhere, broken windows and shutters, and even feces according to court documents. Bryant moved out in January, leaving the six-bedroom, seven-full-and-one-half-bath home in complete disrepair.

1212 Regents Park Ct.

1212 Regents Park Ct.

The lease documents signed by Bryant show that he was paying $4,720 per month for the 6,400-square-foot DeSoto home, which has both a tennis court and swimming pool. Lease documents show that pets were not allowed, and that the property was supposed to be kept in reasonably clean conditions, with repairs paid for upon move-out.

To fix all the issues with the property after Bryant vacated, West threw down more than $51,000, he says. West is asking for $60,000 for all the fixes to the property. Dallas County Appraisal District has the value of 1212 Regents Park Court on the tax rolls for $510,480 and the condition listed as “poor.” It was purchased in 2009 for $550,000.

West says he’s tried several times to get the embattled football star to pay up for repairs, but this is his last resort to get his money back.

Jump for more, as well as the original filings.


Las Colinas Horses

Will the horses of Las Colinas keep charging without the Cowboys there?

Poor, Beth Van Duyne! First the Byron Nelson announced that it will be relocating, and now the Cowboys are pulling up stakes from their Valley Ranch training facility and heading for Frisco. The Irving mayor must be having fits!

Of course, what we want to know is how all those luxury homes and condos, and all that great shopping will fare without America’s Team, which happens to be the most valuable in the NFL.

But, what about the Irving Entertainment Complex that was recently given the green light by the Irving City Council? Well, that project doesn’t exactly have a clean slate, given its history of lawsuits and he-said/she-said documents alleging all sorts of claims. So, what’s the outlook for Irving and Las Colinas?

We chatted with Brandon Calhoun, a star agent and real go-getter with Coldwell Banker DFW’s Irving/Las Colinas office. For all the turbulence in the area, Calhoun says that with all of the new units poised for sale, and with many great attractions in the area, the area will likely only feel a blip on its collective radar. Besides that, it’s not like Valley Ranch is going to disappear, either.

“I don’t see it having a big affect on the market. I still think there’s going to be a lot of attraction to the area, to Las Colinas,” Calhoun said. He’s confident that people will still be drawn to the area’s excellent value and great location, with demand for luxury homes and condos continuing to remain brisk

“There’s a fair amount of luxury inventory — especially with the new Highland homes on Riverside in Las Colinas,” Calhoun said. Existing home inventory is low, with few people moving from the area, so Calhoun feels that with brisk traffic, more people are moving to Las Colinas than are leaving.

With the Byron Nelson and the Cowboys leaving, “it’ll slow down a little bit … but there’s still a fair amount of traffic,” Calhoun said.

Calhoun sounds pretty confident. What do you think?




Frisco StationI got word of this early this morning from my Realtor pal Brad Holden, but it took some serious coffee for me to put two and two together: no wonder Tony and Candice are building in Glen Abbey. Yes, that’s confirmed, and I am just about to find out who the builder is. Glen AbbeyGlen Abbey is gorgeous and secure and all that, but it’s also going to be oh so convenient to the new Cowboys training facility at Frisco Station. That’s the northwest intersection of the Dallas North Tollway and Warren Parkway, where Brad says the football action will be on a 317 acre site. Brad says Houston-based Hines Development recently unveiled plans for 4.5 million square feet of office, 40 acres of retail space, 2 hotels (1 full service and 1 limited service) and single family homes with apartments and town homes added to the mix.

And now, the Cowboy’s training base!

Then what’s really cool is that when the indoor facility is built, they will SHARE the complex with the Frisco Independent School District! And this, says Brad, will only make Frisco rule as a sports nirvana, bringing in large tournaments, playoff games, possibly even bowl games. Who’d have thunk it!

Already I’m told Frisco real estate sales are on fire. Which is a bad pun, forgive me, given the fact that some moron(s) may be burning down empty homes up there in the Grayhwak subdivision.  Brad says he has sold 110 houses since last March in three communities. And I told you what Redfin agent Connie Durnal told me last week.

Having America’s team practice facility in Frisco also would mean that student residents in FISD athletics will most likely have the chance to play their playoff and championship games in the facility like they do currently at the FC Dallas Stadium.

Cha-ching: Frisco real estate could be hotter than ever. (Oh dear, bad joke.)

Now Brad seems very certain about this news. Other news outlets are reporting this MAYBE will happen: WFAA-TV Channel 8 says:

“The land in Frisco that could become the next home of the Cowboys is located just off the Dallas North Tollway at Warren Parkway, not far from the Stonebriar Centre Mall. It would be the latest jewel in a Frisco sports crown that already includes the Dallas Stars, Frisco RoughRiders and FC Dallas.”

But the Dallas Morning News says those in the know talk of WHEN, not IF:

“Sources said work remains before the team severs ties with its home of 28 years at Valley Ranch in Irving to travel north. It’s doubtful an announcement will be made in the next few days or weeks…  Preliminary indications are the Cowboys would make the move before the start of the 2016 season.”


The move would totally make Frisco a North Texas “sports central” with headquarters that already includes the Dallas Stars, Frisco RoughRiders and FC Dallas.

But poor Irving – not! The Cowboys built their new stadium in Arlington, and now the Byron Nelson is moving to a new golf course in South Dallas. Gotta stay relevant!

“My guess is that if they get things going sooner than later, the Cowboys could either make the move in 2015 or 2016, ” says Brad. “(By this time the Dallas Cowboys will have another 2 Super Bowl trophies though.)”

If you say so, Brad: Frisco is, he says, and will be THE place to be in the future.

At least until the Irving empire strikes back!Brad Holden




The Fish Bone & Grill used to be across the street from a bunch of run down Arlington, Texas apartments. Today, it’s across from Cowboys Stadium and charged $1200 today to park an RV, $375 to park an auto, right across the street from Jerry’s World!

“Mr. Jones had a dream, and we just happened to be in it.”

(Long commercial, but it pays the bills.)