Residential Real Estate

From the Archives: Unmarried Couples Buying a House—What Should They Know?

By Leah Shafer / January 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

It has been said that falling in love consists of uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense, and for many couples, buying a house together is an experience driven by excitement and emotion, especially in a market as hot as ours. When a married couple in Texas buys a house, community property laws offer […]

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Winners Make a Big Splash in ‘Sitting Pretty Porta Potty Screen Contest’

By Leah Shafer / July 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

Last month, we told you about the “2015 Sitting Pretty Porta Potty Screen Contest,” created in response to Highland Park’s new rule that portable toilets be screened from the public’s view at residential construction sites. The contest, sponsored by Sardone Construction and HPD Architecture, closed June 29 and the winners have been announced. Close to 30 people registered and 17 submitted […]

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Highland Park Construction Rule Inspires ‘Sitting Pretty Porta Potty Screen Contest’

By Leah Shafer / June 3, 2015 / 6 Comments

Highland Park is implementing a new requirement that portable toilets be screened from the public’s view at residential construction sites. No one wants to pooh-pooh* the new rule, so instead, two Dallas companies are encouraging creativity and responding with humor. Sardone Construction and HPD Architecture launched the “2015 Sitting Pretty Porta Potty Screen Contest” Monday. Here’s the challenge: We […]

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Unmarried Couples Buying a House: What Should They Know?

By Leah Shafer / March 10, 2015 / 1 Comment

It has been said that falling in love consists of uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense, and for many couples, buying a house together is an experience driven by excitement and emotion, especially in a market as hot as ours. When a married couple in Texas buys a house, community property laws offer […]

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Eureka! The DBJ's Candace Carlisle Has Discovered Something: Dallas Folks are Selling Multi Million Dollar Homes Outside of the MLS

By Candy Evans / October 28, 2013 / 20 Comments

I don’t know if you get the Dallas Business Journal or not, but as of late (like ever since I started this blog,) they have been tinkering with residential real estate. Tinkering I say because like most media outlets, the poor journalists have to cover about five different subject areas and mop the bathrooms after […]

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Prudential Infographic Predicts Optimistic Market, Focuses on Millennials as New Crop of 1st-Time Homebuyers

By Joanna England / August 30, 2013 / 0 Comments

Still not getting the wave of real estate optimism that has been heading to pretty much every shore in the U.S.? Well, Prudential’s Q2 outlook says that if your boat hasn’t been lifted from the rising tide of home prices, then it should as Millennials embark on the American dream of first-time homeownership. There is, […]

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