Renovation

Penthouse Plunge: Going, Going … Almost GONE

By Jon Anderson / July 13, 2020 / 10 Comments

Over the long July Fourth weekend, I received two offers on my Penthouse Plunge at the Claridge. One offer was quite low citing the prospective buyers’ uncertainty in the high-rise market in the face of COVID-19. The other was a much higher cash offer that wanted some customizations. Even after the low-baller increased their offer, […]

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A New Wave of Upsizing And Renovation Is Coming

By Jon Anderson / June 8, 2020 / 1 Comment

It’s tiring being ahead of the curve, but here I am once more. As I finish the Penthouse Plunge and prepare for an eventual sale, I think renovation is about to catch fire. Here’s why. Housing Market is Slow to Catch Up Continuing my train of thought, Dallas is tens of thousands of housing units […]

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Today’s Lull, Tomorrow’s Deal: Time to Engage Architects, Designers, and Realtors

By Jon Anderson / April 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

We’re all a little bored. We’ve run out of aloe for screen-burned eyeballs and we’re not feeling the burn bench-pressing soup cans – not to mention the angst at losing all those Flowbees on eBay. Yes, we’re at the point where a Flowbee must be backordered to a “wish list” or wedding registry on Amazon. […]

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One Lucky Reader Got a Virtual Tour of The Penthouse Plunge

By Jon Anderson / April 19, 2020 / 5 Comments

Last week was a busy week for the old Penthouse Plunge. On Monday contractors remained banned, on Thursday I was agreeing to terms for work to restart (full details tomorrow), and on Friday I welcomed a CandysDirt.com reader and potential buyer for a virtual tour. “Madam X” as I’ll call her, began emailing me in […]

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Penthouse Pause: COVID-19 Cripples Some High-Rise Renovations

By Jon Anderson / April 17, 2020 / 2 Comments

Three weeks ago, I would have said my best guess was that I was a hard six weeks shy of putting my Claridge Penthouse studs-in renovation on the market. Today, I can’t answer that question – and only partly for the reason you think. For those new readers discovering CandysDirt.com while sipping a quarantini, Penthouse […]

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As If We Needed Another Reason to Move Out to a Lake House Right Now

By Elaine Raffel / April 10, 2020 / 3 Comments

Sale of this totally renovated Cedar Creek Lake House will benefit Dwell with Dignity.

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