Wall Street Journal

This Modern Glass House in Fort Worth is a True Phoenix

By Karen Eubank / January 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

I used to think of Fort Worth as the older, wiser, more traditional sister city to glossy, trendy, look-at-me Dallas. Then I saw this modern glass house built into a bluff in the Park Hill neighborhood of Fort Worth. I was never quite the same. I know, both our Fort Worth columnists — the taste-meister […]

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THIS IS NOT A DRILL: Wall Street Journal Says Amazon HQ2 is Headed For Big D

By Joanna England / November 14, 2017 / 7 Comments

Right when you think that we’ve talked it absolutely to death, the Wall Street Journal had to go and breathe life into the corpse of the Amazon HQ2 story. But wait! Do all of these fancy pie charts mean what we think they mean? Is Dallas proper about to get the crown after finding ourselves at […]

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Inwood Mortgage Home of the Week: This Hamptons-Style Home Will Trick You Into Thinking You Are… in the Hamptons!

By Candy Evans / February 20, 2014 / 2 Comments

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that we kind of like us some vacation homes. In fact, we are doing the happy-dance over at SecondShelters: vacation-home sales in the U.S. are rebounding. The National Association of Realtors tells us sales rose 10 percent in 2012, after tumbling — no make […]

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Millennials Are Screwed, but Maybe Not so Much in Dallas (on E. University)?

By Candy Evans / October 2, 2013 / 2 Comments

I love this story because the guy in the WSJ photo is working in a coffee shop in St. Charles, Illinois, on the Fox River Valley where I grew up. He had two years of college and dropped out, for whatever reason with $14,000 of debt, and now the Wall Street Journal is using 26-year-old […]

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Get This: Outlawing Bamboo In New York and Connecticut, Go to Jail if You Grow It

By Candy Evans / September 5, 2013 / 6 Comments

Yes, it grows like wild and you either hack it yourself or hire someone to do it, but I never thought I’d see the day when a township, any township, made it illegal to grow bamboo or fine you when it invades your neighbor’s yard. Apparently running bamboo, a variety that, when left unchecked, can leap […]

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Holy Schmoly More Than Half of All U.S. Homes Sold Last Year Financed by Cash — Goldman Sachs

By Candy Evans / August 22, 2013 / 6 Comments

This caught my eye in the Wall Street Journal last week: “more than half of all homes sold last year and so far in 2013 have been financed without a mortgage, according to an analysis by economists at Goldman Sachs Group.” According to the analysts, 20% of all homes sold before the housing crash were […]

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