With Inventory Tighter Than Ever, Reza Derakhshani’s Austin Compound Won’t Be on The Market For Long
Just like right here in Dallas, Austin is experiencing some serious growing pains.
According to a report from Austin’s KXAN, available inventory in Austin is so low that many more modest homes inside the city limits are going for luxury-level prices. And luxury homes that are priced right are flying off the shelves. Continue reading
Monday Morning Millionaire, Earth Day Version: Underground House/Bunker on Buckner Hits the Market Again Just in Time for, Well, Earth Day!
Welcome to the ultimate Green Structure in Dallas! That’s 2001 North Buckner Blvd, now listed with Vicki White of Dallas City Center. This is such a unique home, I am going to let Vicki do the talkin’ here, because she knows more about this home than anyone– maybe even the owners! 2001 Buckner was built in 1989, sits on, or I should say under, 1.84 acres, boasts 4561 square feet, three bedrooms, three baths, two living areas. Asking price: $1,150,000. Lowest utility bills in town. About the address – yes, the owners went to the city and applied for that number. Get it? 2001 A Space Odyssey! Here is another plus: the home has often referred to as a bunker, a perfect solution for those that are looking for the highest level of security. In addition, cameras mounted front and back give you 24/7 access to activity from any computer in the world. This coming after the disastrous week we had last might sway a few potential buyers!
Have You Ever Moved In After a High Society Slob? Arianna Huffington Accused of Trashing Chelsea Apartment
First of all, Arianna is denying the truthfulness of this half million dollar lawsuit against her, filed by her former landlord, documentary filmmaker Eric Steel. Steel is suing the media queen for $500,000 in damage to his once pristine (he says, I hope she took photos) Chelsea condo. He says she gouged nearly all the walls in the $32,000 a month sub-rental. He said she scratched the wood floors, and stained the guest bathroom during the nearly two years she was a renter. I hope HE took photos. Just because he says she did this, even filed the lawsuit, doesn’t mean it’s true, of course, as I know too well.
Tuesday Two Hundred: Were You In Love With This 2012 White Rock Home Tour Mid Mod? Well, It’s on The Market!
It’s rare the we have a Tuesday Two Hundred that is a bona fide beauty queen, but today’s featured property was on last year’s White Rock Home Tour. This gorgeous Midcentury Modern made heads turn and faces green, and if you were one of the envious tour goers, now’s your chance to snap up this amazing home in Lakeland Hills for just $295,000.
Dear Candy: Thinking about selling my house. I have been told that inventory is incredibly low on my type of house: 6600 square feet, built in 07, area 11 (North Dallas), price probably $1.45 – $1.49.
Sometimes I run across a home that has me wondering if the builder was psychic or something. The house will have some cool finish or feature that I didn’t even know I wanted, but after ogling that listing, it becomes something I can’t live without.
Here’s a delicious find up on 7715 Idlewood Lane, east of Hillcrest and north of Royal. Four bedrooms, five and a half baths, multiple formals. Snuggled in this hilly terra of circa 1950 mid century moderns we find this breathtakingly updated, 4679 square foot treasure. Sleek lines, layouts beyond open, and meticulous detailed design from the Cypress horizontal siding accents, commercial-framed doors, Groehe fixtures, various stone floors to beamed vaulted ceilings.
Uptown Magic: Crescent Real Estate Holdings Fills Last Vacant Land in Uptown, so We Ask What Are the Hottest Places to Buy in Uptown?
Candy: What do you think are the 3 hottest places to buy in Uptown?
Then Steve Brown blogged last week about Uptown, how it is one of the most successful neighborhoods in Dallas, and how it just sort of happened. Crescent Real Estate Holdings is developing the last large stretch of property across from the Ritz, and filling in the last gap. In a few years, no one will know or recall what Uptown looked like in 1980.
Maybe it’s just because I haven’t worked in any truly beautiful structures, but I would never model my home after a former workplace. Who wants to go home and be reminded of work?
Emily Sano did.
After working at Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Museum for about 10 years, Sano accepted a position at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Still, she remained heartsick for the place where she spent many a day admiring the light and flow of the Louis Khan-designed museum, says this piece from the Wall Street Journal. Continue reading
You must have heard by now that we here in Dallas are not living in sync with the rest of the nation. I had to make a quick trip to Rockford, Ill. over the weekend and was that an eye-opener real estate wise: things just are not moving, values just stuck. So it did not shock me at all that Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index came out Tuesday and Dallas is one of seven cities where prices are improving. Like, inching upwards. That would be us, Charlotte, Denver, Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis and Phoenix, the ONLY cities in the 20-city metro composite where the annual rates of return, or home prices, are getting better.