Hip Pocket

Nice piece of reporting in this D CEO piece by Phil Harvey who tries to tell us how the search for real estate has changed over the last 40-50 years:

Fifty-one years ago, if you were looking for a new home, you had to get in your car and actually go look for one. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) surveyed homebuyers in 1964 and found that about 40 percent said they read the newspaper for home listings, and 7 percent drove through neighborhoods looking for “open house” or “for sale” signs.

In 2015, my homebuying experience began with a visit to the app store. My wife and I downloaded apps, looked at photos, bookmarked homes we liked, and used Google Maps to tour neighborhoods.

NAR survey data shows that these days, more than 40 percent of consumers looked online first when trying to find a home. But even with all the technology at our fingertips, homebuying can still be a confusing process, and real estate agents are very much in demand—especially in a hot market like Dallas-Fort Worth. 

That 40% is an interesting statistic, because I have read that it is closer to 90%. Of course, we have been all about the digital experience with real estate here at CandysDirt.com (and our sister blogs) since the very beginning of digital time. Thus I found the article a wee bit amusing, but informative:James and Clay (more…)

Adrian front ext

Are you one of those who say that in order to have a spanking new home south of LBJ, you have to shell out at least a million? And have a utility bill taller than Reunion Tower? Well, this off-market listing at 4029 Adrian Drive is about to make you put your money where your mouth is.

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This is a rare offering in one of the city’s most beautiful gated townhouse communities on Turtle Creek — Places de Voseges. 3901 Turtle Creek Blvd, #12 offers three bedrooms, four full and one half baths, three living areas, an elevator, private pool and gardens in 6034 square feet. Located on one of the largest lots in the green gated enclave, this magnificent newer construction home offers a fabulous master suite with separate his and hers bathrooms and huge closets. Not just any closets: these are elegant dressing rooms a la Walnut Place. (more…)

3516 Beverly Front

This week’s Unlisted Home of the Week from The Unlisted is a home on a street that needs no introduction: Highland Park’s Beverly Drive.

But you won’t find this hot, hot home on MLS because the owners would prefer this beauty to be marketed on the down low, out of the big open marketplace full of looky-loos. Perhaps the owners are exceedingly private, or perhaps they’d rather test the waters among a more exclusive clientele. Here on CandysDirt, though, we can offer you an exclusive peek inside this incredible hip pocket UNlisted listing.

Jump to see inside this luxurious property!

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