Real Estate Story

Could Low Inventory Offset Traditional Holiday Sales Slump? Realtors Chime In

By Leah Shafer / November 24, 2015 / 1 Comment

The holiday sales slump is well known in real estate. People get busy with shopping, parties, and festivities, and put off their home-buying decisions so they won’t have to move in this busy season. For hard-working Realtors, this lag time can be frustrating (plus it hits the pocketbook!). But could our remarkably robust market and unprecedented […]

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Monte Anderson Channels Belmont Sale Money Into More South Dallas Development

By Leah Shafer / November 23, 2015 / 7 Comments

Monte Anderson thrives on shaking up standard ways of thinking about development in Dallas. After he sold the historic Belmont Hotel five months ago, a bellwether renovation and restoration project that put his name on the map in 2005, he got right back to work doing what he does best. “I took all the money from the hotel sale, and we […]

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MOTIVE Accelerator Program to Fund, Mentor Real Estate Technology Start-ups

By Leah Shafer / June 25, 2015 / 1 Comment

Tuesday night, 200 people gathered at RealTech Dallas for a big announcement for Dallas real estate professionals. John Backes, a young real estate entrepreneur and innovator, is launching Texas’ only real estate technology accelerator this fall. The MOTIVE Accelerator Program will fund selected commercial real estate (CRE) technology start-ups, as well as provide mentoring through […]

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Tell Me Your Real Estate Story: Former Art Teacher Injects Cozy Style Into Lake Highlands Semi-Detached

By Joanna England / September 19, 2014 / 2 Comments

  I got to know Jane Cheek and her cute little boy, Abe, when she was teaching a toddler art class in East Dallas a little over a year ago. This talented stay-at-home-mom, a former art teacher, came up with the cutest ideas for crafts for our little buggers. When she and her husband, Daniel, […]

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Tell Me Your Real Estate Story: Husband So Nervous He (Urp) Threw Up At Closing!

By Candy Evans / February 1, 2012 / 0 Comments

‘Nother new thingee here on CandysDirt: Tell me Your Real Estate Story. Your home is your Castle, whether it’s $90K or $9 million. How did you find it? What’s the tale behind the sale? Inquiring minds at CD would LOVE to know! Back in 1993, my soon-to-be husband and I bought a 1600 square-foot house […]

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