North Dallas Torando

6442 Chevy Chase

Where do you go when you’ve been displaced from your home by the North Dallas tornado? Hotels are booked solid up and down North Central Central Expressway, and frankly, they’re nowhere to keep kids and pets for more than a couple of days. What do you do?

You turn to a savvy Dallas Realtor, of course! Our Realtor community is pulling together like crazy to help those affected by the North Dallas tornado get to a new normal, fast.

“My phone started ringing Sunday night,” Compass Real Estate principal Jonathan Rosen said. “People are calling to ask if a seller would be open to leasing a home, especially a staged home so they can move in immediately. We are doing everything we can to get people into houses and help in any way we can. We’ve also had calls on what’s available for purchase.”

When you consider the area of town most affected by the North Dallas tornado, it makes perfect sense to move into a staged luxury home, if you can. The homes getting the most traction are listed at anywhere between $2 and $4 million.

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This beautiful luxury Mediterranean home almost hit the auction block. I’m going to tell you why it didn’t, and how it was transformed into a house that will knock your socks off.

But first, let’s talk about why there are so many luxury properties sitting on the market. Guess what? It’s not the price point. We have plenty of money in this city. It’s because no buyer wants to update, especially when their wallet can easily tolerate building a new home to their exact specifications.

I took a quick look at Realtor.com last night and saw so many properties over $3 million that had been sitting there for over a year that I lost count. Almost every single one had the same problems. (more…)

luxury mansion

If you want luxury new construction, it’s simple — you move to Dallas. This luxury mansion is precisely what you imagine. Big, bold, and beautiful. It’s a dream home.

You can’t find what Dallas offers in luxury construction anywhere in the world. Our Monday Morning Millionaire is a case in point. Where can you walk into 15,530 square feet, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and five powder baths on over an acre with enough room to easily park 25 cars? Preston Hollow.

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Mansion Residences

In 1992, The Rosewood Property Company broke ground on a concept that has now been copied world-wide. The idea was to build a high-rise luxury residence with all the advantages of a world-class hotel. That property is The Mansion Residences, also known as 2801 Turtle Creek.

The residents have full use of the amenities at the spectacular hotel Caroline Hunt built, the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. It’s a match made in heaven. Who would not covet 24-hour service, catering provided by one of America’s most well-known restaurants, and security that would meet the expectations of the most renowned celebrity?
Mansion Residences

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Texas transitional

What luxury community with the hottest new Texas transitional home, is within a half hour of downtown Dallas? You may think it’s Southlake, Lewisville, or Allen. Wrong. It’s Heath! A few luxury custom builders have known for a long time that just across Lake Ray Hubbard, Heath is hot and getting hotter. (more…)

What could turn Ralph Lauren green with envy and make him want a luxury home in Dallas? The answer is easy. It’s our Monday Morning Millionaire — a majestic mountain-style mansion retreat at 4656 Meadowood Road — in the honeypot of Old Preston Hollow.

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Highland Park French Traditional
I was thinking about our Monday Morning Millionaire last week when my pal and fellow stager, George Bass, texted me a photo of this Highland Park French traditional home he’d just finished staging. My first thought was “WOW!” (more…)

Country French estateWhat do Bill Gates, Brad Pitt, Elton John, Johnny Depp, and Victoria Beckham have in common? Well, besides celebrity. They all share a love for homes in the French countryside. Even Marie Antoinette escaped the confines of the palace for her rustic retreat, Le Hameau de la Reine, as often as possible. If you can’t flee to France, our Monday Morning Millionaire is the next best thing. It’s a Country French estate built by Durett Homes for a developer.  (more…)