tornado

Hoffmann Homes Builds a Tornado-Proof Stunner in Little Forest Hills

By Joanna England / October 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

After last year’s F3 tornado that ripped apart Preston Hollow and North Dallas, it’s surprising that tornado resistance hasn’t become a larger part of the conversation surrounding residential construction. And as the October anniversary of the storm nears, it’s definitely taking up more space at the backs of our minds. Why is it so hard […]

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There’s Value to Be Had in ‘Hidden Gem’ Neighborhood Walnut Hill Ridge

By Elaine Raffel / July 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

There’s nothing like a pandemic to make last year’s devastating tornado a distant memory. But last week, an email to CandysDirt.com from real estate agent/homebuilder Emily Vafa reignited interest in a still-recovering neighborhood: Walnut Hill Ridge. Emily and her husband, Dan, own Vafa Construction, a 10-year-old company specializing in custom homes and large-scale renovations. The […]

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North Texas Tornado Outbreak Topped DFW Real Estate News in 2019

By April Towery / December 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

It was a dark and stormy night–  and then things got ugly. We charged our phones. We put the children in the bathtub or a closet. We tried to remember what we were supposed to do if the power went out – and boy, did the power go out. Those fortunate enough to have storm […]

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Should You Pull Your Tornado-Damaged Listing From MLS?

By Joanna England / October 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

It’s every seller’s nightmare. Your home is gaining interest on MLS and it looks like you might have some solid offers coming to the table. You lay your head down thinking that the process is unfolding smoothly, only to be awoken moments later by tornado sirens.  If your home is on the market and it […]

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Dallas Tornadoes: Do You Have a Disaster Plan?

By Bethany Erickson / December 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

I’ve got a confession to make: I’ve covered at least a dozen tornadoes in my career, and yet, as my family and I huddled in the small hallway in the center of our home Saturday night fearfully watching the weather on my iPad, I realized how woefully unprepared we were for a disaster. I mean, […]

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From the Archives: 9 Ways to Make Your House Happier

By Leah Shafer / December 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

With the fresh start of January, take the next two weekends to make the rest of the year run more smoothly. These nine tips will save you time, energy, and money, and make you feel better about where you hang your hat every night. 1. MAKE BETTER USE OF YOUR CLOSETS While this is not […]

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