ChristmasThis week, the CandysDirt.com staff is on a quest to find the listings that provide the best opportunities to hang those stockings with care or display a Christmas tree (or four, we won’t judge).

That includes our Tuesday Two Hundred in North Oak Cliff, with the perfect sunny window for a Christmas tree, and a great layout for entertaining.

The home at 912 S. Rosemont Ave. was pitched to us by Kylah Boyd with Texas Urban Living Realty during our weekly call for pitches over in our Facebook group, Getting the Dirt.

Located between the Winnetka Heights and Elmwood neighborhoods, this three-bedroom, two-bath home has been completely remodeled, having been taken down to the studs, which means it is full of brand-new features despite being built in 1924.

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North PoleAs we count down to mere single digits before Christmas Day, what better town to visit than North Pole, Alaska, where we’ve found a renovated Midcentury cabin surrounded by trees?

That’s right, North Pole.

Now, purists will say that the town, with a population of a little more than 2,000, just 14 miles southeast of Fairbanks is not the true North Pole, but hundreds of thousands of children each year send their Santa letters there just the same, and thousands of people ship their Christmas cards to the post office there just so they can have the town’s postmark on the envelopes.

The charming community also responds to letters addressed to 1 Santa Claus Lane, too, and the city’s fire trucks and ambulances are all red, and the police cars are green and white. (more…)

ChristmasFor loyal Wednesday WTF readers, you may recall that last year, around Christmas, we at WTF headquarters happened upon a certain section of the Tiffany & Co. website that uh, caused us to hit the pause button.

On a whim, we checked back this year, and sure enough, there’s new stuff. I mean, of course, there’s new stuff. If you’re the target audience for the “Price Is No Object” offerings from Tiffany, you’ve played with your sterling-silver Legos and figured out that a $9,000 ball of silver yarn is about as useful as you’d imagine a ball of yarn that costs as much as a Kia Rio would be, and well, you’re ready for new stuff.

And we are here for that. I mean, rest assured that as journalists, we have zero dollars for any of this stuff, but we are here for this because seriously, we are so down for seasonal WTFery.

By the by, that useless ball of yarn is still on the list, despite being tagged as having limited availability last year, which likely means that even if the price is no object, you don’t want a cat toy that costs the same as a trip to the ER for a toddler’s ear infection.

Are you ready to see what you can buy if your toilet paper is made of actual $100 bills? Jump with me, won’t you? (more…)

holiday

The holiday season can be a great time to find a bargain on a new home, experts say (Photo courtesy Pixabay).

Why would anyone want to buy or sell a house during the holiday season? Who in their right mind would want to pack and move in the middle of all those Christmas parties, family gatherings, and other assorted holiday commitments?

Turns out, plenty of people like to take advantage of a traditionally slower period to go shopping for a new house. (more…)

Fall 2014

It’s a stunning day in North Texas and we hope you are enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Whether you are cooking, with family or friends, dining out, working (my husband is delivering babies!), or enjoying a quiet day of rest and reflection, we want you to know how much we cherish our readers and followers here on CandysDirt and on our sister site, SecondShelters.com. We are grateful for you!

We’ll be on post light for the next few days, unless we find some house porn or celebrity news that is too delicious to resist. So settle back, stay safe, eat a lot and work it off, and enjoy the tremendous beauty and abundance that we are blessed with in Dallas. We are very fortunate indeed, and for this I give thanks every single day! Here’s what 30,000 people looked like at this morning’s Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot… well, at the finish line! (more…)

Oriole Living

You’re going to need a gorgeous place to host friends and family for the holidays, and if you don’t feel like signing on for a mortgage just yet, you should consider this amazing condo. Set back from Mockingbird Lane and the Dallas North Tollway is Park Cities Townhomes, a gorgeous gated community with tons of great amenities and a fabulous location.

 

If you want a great place to live with a private community pool and easy access to downtown and the Park Cities, this is the home for you. Offered by LocalDwelling.com, Dallas-Fort Worth property management experts, 6352 Oriole Avenue is a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath townhome available for lease for $2,600 a month.

Oriole Dining

That’s a significant value considering the excellent condition this unit is in. It features maple cabinetry, a gorgeous updated kitchen with granite counters and plenty of room for a breakfast table, or a place for your friends to hang out while you prepare a feast.

And with 1,950 square feet, this unit is sizable. Just imagine the gatherings you could host here. I bet it looks amazing decked out for Christmas, too. All you have to figure out is where to hang the mistletoe from these vaulted ceilings …

Oriole Kitchen

You get a balcony, a two-car garage, a gorgeous master suite with jetted tub, and stainless steel appliances. The designer paint and trim are sure-fire signs that this unit is ready to for anyone with a sophisticated palate to move in.

Does this look like the lease for you? Contact the experts at LocalDwelling.com to find out more.

Oriole Master Oriole Master bath Oriole Nursery

 

 

Just because you put your home on the market doesn’t mean you should stop going all out for the holidays, am I right? So I love that the owners of this week’s Monday Morning Millionaire, 4434 Rawlins, traced the front of their flowerbeds outside their Perry Heights Georgian with twinkly lights and boughs tied in wreaths.

This house is beautiful all on its own, but with this great Christmas light treatment, it’s just gorgeous!

Did you take some photos of amazing Christmas lights this year? Send them in and we’ll post them here on CandysDirt.com!