Dallas High-Rises

Penthouse Plunge: Sudden Stone Sale Brings Countertops Into Focus

By Jon Anderson / January 7, 2020 / 2 Comments

The framing is almost complete in the A-unit of this Penthouse Plunge renovation project. For the newbies, this is the latest installment of a series chronicling the absurdity of my purchasing a double penthouse at The Claridge on Turtle Creek. I’m separating it back into two units and gutting and renovating the corner A-unit and […]

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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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After Landing at David Griffin, Nancy Martinez Doesn’t Miss a Beat With This Stellar Unit at The House

By Joanna England / April 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

When choosing high-rise real estate, what level provides your preferred views? Some people don’t want to get too high, opting for a tree-top skimming view that offers some privacy and shorter elevator rides. Others like that mid-building feel, that gives you a great feel for the horizon and keeps vertigo at bay. Others want a […]

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Condo Owners Should Say Thanks For All The New Apartments

By Jon Anderson / September 15, 2017 / 4 Comments

That’s right, thank them.  Buy them some chocolates and champagne … maybe a spa day. Why? Because without the over-rotation on apartments that’s happening during this building cycle, your condo would be worth less.  Now, this doesn’t hold in the over-saturated, million-dollar end — in fact that part of the market has so much product, […]

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