Luxury Real Estate

Michael Turner of Classic Urban Homes Builds Award-Winning Structures That Are Livable Above All Else

By Joanna England / October 14, 2013 / 6 Comments

Sure, when a builder or architect wants to show off their skills, you can sometimes end up with a structure that is beautiful but not very practical. For Michael Turner and his firm, Classic Urban Homes, they stay true to their motto: “Building for the way people really live.”

You can see that in his work, which has won numerous awards. Find out more about Turner and his firm, a CandysDirt.com Approved Builder, after the jump!

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New Friends New Life Home Tour Features Four Amazing Park Cities and Preston Hollow Mansions

By Joanna England / October 14, 2013 / 3 Comments

The four homes selected for the 2013 New Friends New Life Holiday Home Tour were unveiled Oct. 3, and boy, are they stunners! These amazing mansions will be featured on the nonprofit’s annual fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 8, and you do not want to miss out!
This year’s tour spans the Park Cities and Preston Hollow, including two homes on Highland Park’s famed Beverly Drive. New Friends New Life helps women reclaim their lives from the sex industry, become self-sufficient, and rescues trafficked teen girls and sexually exploited women and their children. The tour, now in its 14th year, is the organization’s chief fundraiser.

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Survey Says: Luxury Real Estate Buyers Are Getting Younger According to Coldwell Banker, Luxury Institute

By Joanna England / October 8, 2013 / 0 Comments

No, it’s not that Baby Boomers have found the fountain of youth. Instead, it’s the younger crowd that is becoming a growing share of the luxury real estate market, making purchases at an unprecedented clip according to a Coldwell Banker Previews International and Luxury Institute survey. Around 43 percent of the $1 million-plus homes are […]

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Marketing a Home Using Video: David Maez of Vivo Realty Explains When to DIY And When to Hire a Pro

By Joanna England / September 12, 2013 / 4 Comments

You could definitely say that David Maez of Vivo Realty is a film buff. A real estate film buff, that is, as his brokerage is forging a path forward using HD video to market upscale properties, lending a point of view you often don’t see.

Using video to market homes as lifestyle choices is a tactic luxury brokerages are adopting at a breakneck pace. Take this piece in the Wall Street Journal for example:

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Ready to Bid: Dallas-Based Heritage Auctions Picks Up Gavel to Auction Real Estate

By Candy Evans / July 2, 2013 / 16 Comments

Fasten your seatbelts, get that reserve ready! I have told you all about real estate auctions, and I predicted we would be seeing a whole lot more. Real estate auctions are a great way, in fact, maybe the only way, to unload big, kinda albatross-y homes, as well as your standard multi-million dollar fare. Best example, of […]

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What's New In Luxury Home Marketing? Take Tips From a Bride

By Candy Evans / June 26, 2013 / 1 Comment

Kind of like a bride, something old and something new. A panel of real estate heavy hitters, from tip-top Dallas area agents (Mike Brodie, Jennifer Miller, Jan Richey) to Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s chieftain Robbie Briggs took part in a luxury real estate marketing panel discussion today led by Laurie Moore-Moore, of the Institute for Luxury Home […]

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