Author Archives: Karen Eubank
Britt Lopez has been blazing real estate trails in in East Dallas since 2002. She’s been involved in everything from the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA and the Hollywood Heights Home Tour committee to the Lakewood Service League. She seamlessly juggles her red hot real estate business with four kids in four different schools and knows more about East Dallas than anyone we’ve ever met.
Thursday Three Hundred: Hollywood Heights Tudor is Move-in Ready With Tons of Great Historic Details
You know how you always hear, “This house is move-in ready”? You immediately think “Yeah, right, and you have some swamp land in Florida to sell me!”
Well this 1938 Tudor at 6804 Vivian in Hollywood Heights is 1,839 square feet of gorgeousness. It has so much historic detail it would make a preservation junkie swoon, and yes, it’s seriously move-in ready! It’s marketed by Keller Williams agent Britt Lopez for just $369,900, and with this home, you get a lot for your money.
Dallas City Center has been keeping us on our toes with news lately. Word came in today that the fabulously talented Andra Stovall will take up the reins as Assistant Director /Director of Career Development on August 27th! She has a massive background of real estate experience including TREPAC Chairman for the Arlington Board of Realtors, Southwest Dallas County WCR President and so many “Affiliates of the Year” for various real estate organizations that we can’t count them all! Stovall was part of my MetroTex Leadership Academy Class 21 last year, so I know her capabilities up close and personal. Anyone who’s ever been through the challenges of that leadership can run the darned country. Stovall makes the 8th MetroTex Leadership alum for Dallas City Center, meaning, yes indeed the agency can do anything!
All the publicity about that poor Murphy homeowner who had three nutcakes in her home as Castle Keepers may give you the heebee jeebies about letting strangers into your home to stage/babysit it. But as we said the first time, most Castle Keepers are extremely responsible people who would never dream of — well, pooping in the yard!
Recall last week’s drama up in Murphy (Collin County) where a homeowner named Aji Philip hired Castle Keepers and CK put tenants — named the Burgess brothers, 27 year old Drew, and 23-year old Shaun, into the home. Though youngsters, these fellows had been “home managers” before in three different Castle Keepers homes and had references. We were told by Kenny Raupple, owner of Castle Keepers, that one of the brothers Burgess sort of pulled a fast one on him by changing the contract he signed to give themselves more time in the casa before vacating, and more guests. Like their Papa. And a pet pit bull. The whole ordeal was very messy for the homeowner. Philip, who tried going to police but because it was a civil matter, had to wait for the court system to do its thing, after she got tasered. Ouch. Sometimes waiting for the court system can be very frustrating, I know.
Dallas, the smart and sexy continuation of the iconic prime time hit over on TNT, has been renewed for 2013 and we’re ecstatic. Not only do we love the show, (the original was the first ever television series to be distributed globally), we love what it means for Dallas real estate. Hey JR and the gang need somewhere to stay and really, even the Mansion can get old after a few weeks. Even Dallas oil magnates need some personal space!
A new listing just hit the market and we think it would be perfect for one of the young Ewing clan, Christopher to be specific. Christopher Ewing, the adopted son of Bobby and Pam is also the biological son of Sue Ellen’s long dead sister Kristen and remember SHE shot JR. For those of you living under a rock, Christopher is portrayed by the hunky Jesse Metcalfe, whom we lusted after on Desperate Housewives and will continue to lust after ‘till the next real estate boom.
Olvera is a gentleman who has only lived in the most tasteful neighborhoods in Dallas and calls it like it is. He now lives one block south of our Friday $500K, 6414 Northwood. I mean, this IS Preston Hollow, known for those leafy, patrician acreages and lawns, and a certain former President. Who walks here unless the Jag has sprouted legs? Still, maybe there’s a pocket even Candy hasn’t uncovered?
The Element’s House: This Place is So Fancy, The House Even Has a Name. Plano, Yes PLANO Real Estate News
When a house comes with a name, you know it’s something special. George Harrison had Friar Park, Winston Churchill had Chequers, Cornelius Vanderbilt had The Breakers and of course Elvis had Graceland. Now, you can have “The Element’s House”.
Well Khloe K, you sure blew it. Belle Nora has been purchased as a true love story twice, once for a man and his wife, the other a father for his daughter.
Friday Four Hundred Is Best Stocking Stuffer Ever: A Hutsell for the Holidays! Dallas Real Estate News
Best. Christmas gift. Ever: a Hutsell for under $450,000!
If you don’t know what a Hutsell is, shame on you. Architect Clifford Hutsell built homes that make Lakewood, well, Lakewood. When you see tile roofs, arches, eclectic detail and exterior stairs leading to second floor colorful balconies, you know you’re gazing at Dallas history. A lot of these homes are fairly large and fairly expensive, but this one is neither. All are memorable.