Tours of the 1912 Turner House will be offered at a special event this week, a 2.3 million-square-foot industrial facility changes hands in West Dallas, Dickies Arena is set to open in Fort Worth, the Texas Real Estate Commission names its top investigator, the Dallas Builders Show offers opportunities for youth, and Staging to Sell class is set for next week, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

 

Turner House History Tour Set Nov. 12

Take a tour and learn about the impressive history of the 1912 Turner House at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12.

The site at 401 North Rosemont Ave., Dallas, “has an incredible history tied to the early days of Oak Cliff and the development of Winnetka Heights in 1908 by John Phillip Blake, Leslie A. Stemmons, Thomas S. Miller, and Roman S. Waldron,” according to a press release issued by Preservation Dallas.

An exterior renovation of the house recently was completed by the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts, which owns the home and uses it for events. Tours will be available after the history presentation.

Register for the event here. 

 

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Sometimes potential homebuyers have to weed through a lot of listings to find a diamond in the rough – but this cute Benbrook property is worth the time and effort. The home at 118 Del Rio Avenue has three bedrooms, one bathroom and sits on a large lot with a spacious backyard.

Sometimes potential homebuyers have to weed through a lot of listings to find a diamond in the rough – but this cute Benbrook property is worth the time and effort. The home at 118 Del Rio Avenue has three bedrooms, one bathroom and sits on a large lot with a spacious backyard.

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Ty Williams, Will Northern, and Michael Crain will own WNC – Fort Worth’s largest independently owned real estate brokerage

Local Fort Worth Real Estate firms RJ Williams & Company and Northern Realty Group announced the merger of the two companies to form the largest locally owned real estate brokerage in the city.  The company will be called Williams Northern Crain (WNC) after the three principle partners.

Together, Ty Williams, Will Northern, and Michael Crain will own-and-operate a brokerage focusing on residential and commercial real estate along with property management in the greater Fort Worth area.

“We have all known one another for a while,” said Northern, “I was looking for someone to run operations at Northern Realty Group and Ty was looking for the same thing for RJ Williams.  When we both realized that Michael was the perfect person for both companies, we decided to combine our strengths into one company.”

WNC will open its doors with approximately 85 licensed real estate agents.  The goal is to exceed 100 agents by the beginning of 2020.

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Pat Safian joined Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty after spending the past five years affiliated with Coldwell Banker. The move is somewhat of a homecoming for her. She began her career with Brants Realtors, which is now under the Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s banner. According to her, the firm’s exceptional marketing and commitment to luxury service were deciding factors.

“It’s not just selling luxury properties,” she said. “We do all price ranges. It’s about the luxury experience.”

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Josh Hutson liked this little fixer-upper on Encino Drive in Fort Worth so much he bought it. And he fixed ‘er up. Hutson, a Realtor with Keller Williams, lives two streets away in the Western Hills neighborhood. He spent about $32,000 remodeling the home.

Josh Hutson liked this little fixer-upper on Encino Drive in Fort Worth so much he bought it. And he fixed ‘er up.

Hutson, a Realtor with Keller Williams, lives two streets away in the Western Hills neighborhood. He spent about $32,000 remodeling the home.

“It was a smoker’s house for at least 30 or 40 years,” Hutson said. “You could see where the picture frames were hung because of all the tar on the walls. The cool thing is we did about six coats of primer and paint, and it’s a fresh white now.”

Add trendy barn doors, granite counter tops, a new roof, and electrical work, and you’ve got yourself a home.

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PlanoPlano and Arlington are at the top of a list of best places to drive, pending home sales fell in July, and Realogy announced that its agents lead a top LGBT+ agent list. We have all this in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Plano, Arlington Rank in the Top 25 for Best Places to Drive

You have to wait until No. 13 to find a North Texas city on WalletHub’s Best and Worst Places to Drive, but once you get there, it’s Plano that leads the DFW pack. Arlington comes in at 25th, according to the study, which looked at the 100 most populated U.S. cities. (more…)

Fort WorthFort Worth is the country’s third-fastest growing city, North Texas cities are in the middle of the pack when it comes to being flip-friendly, and DFW rents rose — but not by as much as the national rate. We have all this in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Fort Worth Country’s Third-Fastest Growing City

Fort Worth is the country’s third-fastest growing city, an analysis of U.S. Census data conducted by CityLab revealed.

Richard Florida,  co-founder and editor at large of CityLab, assembled a team of researchers to examine what cities have bounced back and are experiencing growth in population and jobs, and which ones are still struggling post-recession. The team looked at Census data between the years 2012 and 2017. (more…)

Harlanwood

When is “teardown” not a dirty word? When the house is a modern stunner perfectly sited in a deep, tree-lined Tanglewood lot. From its inception, the Tanglewood addition was forward-looking, with a legacy of many midcentury gems. The spacious lots and excellent public schools have tempted owners into tearing down mostly ordinary ranch-style homes and building larger houses. This architect-designed house at 2924 Harlanwood Drive is a good neighbor, honoring the original setbacks of the adjacent houses and preserving the tall mature trees. In fact, the stone veneer echoes the style of some of its midcentury neighbors.

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