Turtle Creek High Rise

More Inventory, More Opportunity in Dallas High-Rises

By Jon Anderson / August 3, 2020 / 1 Comment

We’ve all been glued to stories detailing how the real estate market has avoided doom and roared back to life as quickly as dentists (one needs open houses, the other open mouths). But all the reports of low inventory surround the single-family home market. I’ve yet to see a report that talks about the multi-family […]

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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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Penthouse Plunge Update: Cabinets And Tile Are In

By Jon Anderson / June 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

Even in our diminished circumstances (the Claridge is only allowing four workers in a unit at a time) work has been progressing since my last installment a month ago. And of course we’ve had our hair-raising moments during that month. For those new to the Penthouse Plunge, it’s a series of articles chronicling my purchase, […]

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Penthouse Plunge Turns Penthouse Purchase As I Head To Market

By Jon Anderson / May 7, 2020 / 4 Comments

The road has been long – longer than you know. I first saw my Penthouse Plunge back in 2016 around the time CandysDirt.com was hosting a quadruple open house at The Claridge. I wanted to include the double penthouse in the tour, but the listing agent at the time never called back – maybe she […]

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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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