Author Archives: Joanna England
With “Icemaggedon” hitting soon, and the cold weather officially upon us, it’s time to keep an eye out on protecting your plants from the freezing temperatures. We’ve asked noted landscape architect, Harold Leidner, to provide some insight and suggestions for protecting those plants from the cold temperatures.
Home Tour Update: Holiday in the Highlands and ABPA Homes For The Holidays Tours Address Inclement Weather Plans
Wouldn’t it be great if the homes for tomorrow’s tours looked like that? Still, we all need to plan for the weather, whether it turns out to be nasty or nice.
There’s a lot to love about McKinney, the North Texas town that brands itself as “unique by nature.” Looks like more people are finding the unique and natural in McKinney, as the little suburb that could ranked No. 2 in Realtor.com’s report of the most-searched Zip Codes in the nation for 2013.
Does staging to sell have to be an expensive strategy to help your home stand out? Not so much, says Karen Eubank of Eubank staging. She consulted with Ebby agent Carolyn Albers Black on 5242 Godwin, a Vickery Park home that has tons of character.
When you’re working on commission, planning for tax season can feel overwhelming, and if you’re unprepared, that tax bill can really break the bank. That’s why Victoria Gillespie of Realtors Federal Credit Union recommends you put away half of each commission check for taxes and a short-term reserve account.
This building is all about the location. Besides, don’t you want to sleep in the same building Jon Voight did? That’s what I thought! If you aren’t already sold, check out this gorgeous condo inside 1505 Elm St., a building beautiful enough to attract a star-studded sleepover!
Full of family homes and interesting architecture from myriad styles and schools, Lake Highlands is an incredible neighborhood that spans a broad swath of northeast Dallas. A stone’s throw from White Rock Lake, the area not only has views and amenities, but considering that much of the area is inside the Richardson ISD attendance boundaries means it attracts families with school-aged kids.
But not everyone uproots when the kids graduate and move off to college on their own. In fact, there’s a lovely community of women in the Lake Highlands Women’s League that has truly stood the test of time. Each year this group donates money and time to great causes throughout their community, funding their endeavors with their annual Holiday in the Highlands Home Tour.
This year the Sunday, Dec. 6, tour will include some amazing homes, but you’ll love the people inside these great houses, too. Take Suzanne Knudson, for instance, who, along with her husband, Mark, is opening up their Lake Highlands home for this year’s tour. Suzanne took a few moments to answer some questions about her house, her community, and this year’s home tour.
Keep reading to find out how you can win a pair of tickets to this year’s home tour after the jump! Continue reading
The concept behind the Community First Village is revolutionary — rent a tiny home to someone who needs a reason to hold down a job for an affordable rate, and help the homeless turn their lives around.
The fact that it’s adorable doesn’t hurt, either. Continue reading
Enjoy a French Fortnight at The Alexander Mansion from Dec. 5-8 with the Dallas Woman’s Forum. Tour this historic Dallas landmark and enjoy lunch while supporting the Dallas Woman’s Forum. Keep reading to find out how you can win tickets!
Living inside 635 makes perfect sense for the under 40 set, especially considering how kid-friendly many neighborhoods are becoming as homebuyers are choosing to live closer to work, shopping, and amenities. For a low-maintenance lifestyle that allows you to lock and leave while not skirting amenities, this great unit inside the Vallera Condominiums is the perfect choice.