Dallas Highrise News

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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High-Rises Demographics, Part 2: Where the Youngin’s Are

By Jon Anderson / August 11, 2015 / 2 Comments

In the first part of this series I wrote about how unit prices, resident age and income are data points for high-rise buyers to consider before purchasing their castle in the sky. The reason for these calculations is to better understand if a building matches a buyer’s philosophy. Of course this information doesn’t produce a […]

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High-Rise Demographics, Part 1: Why Resident Age and Economics Matter

By Jon Anderson / July 31, 2015 / 2 Comments

This is the first of a three-part series on high-rise demographics. In this first part, I’ll cover how resident age, personal finances, and cognitive decline form an intersection that should help buyers better understand a high-rise. These factors are certainly in play in all neighborhoods, but the communality of high-rises makes them more acute. After […]

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Prices Are Movin’ Further Into The Ciel at Harwood’s Bleu Ciel

By Jon Anderson / April 23, 2015 / 6 Comments

This morning’s Ebby Alert contained a surprise. Prices at the Bleu Ciel (the next rich, rich, rich highrise in Dallas) are rising right along with construction. So if you’ve been fiddling and diddling about putting a deposit down, it’s gonna cost ya! Originally the 158 units had starting prices of $700,000 for the smallest 1,373-square-foot […]

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Renovating in a Highrise, Part 1: Planning, Planning, Planning

By Jon Anderson / March 9, 2015 / 1 Comment

By Jon Anderson Special Contributor Over the past few weeks you’ve read my bias towards buying and rehabilitating older high-rise condos. They’re cheaper, generally larger, and (in voce real estate-o) full of potential. But renovating is a bit of a headache no matter where it’s being done. So once you’ve settled on your location, location, […]

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