Dallas Residential Real Estate Market Softens, But Are Slowing Sales Anything More Than a Seasonal Change?
North Texas’ real estate market posted a 4 percent increase in sales for the month of November, the lowest such increase since the 2012 according to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.
It’s definitely an improvement over last year’s ranking of 14th, with Dallas coming in 7th in this year’s Best-Performing Cities poll from the Milken Institute. The Dallas-Plano-Irving MSA beat Houston-Sugarland-Baytown (8th) but came in behind top-ranking Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos.
Inwood Mortgage Home of the Week: The Belle of Belclaire Has Been Reduced Just in Time for the Holidays.
And I am now a House Whisperer!
Honestly, someone tell me why 4212 Belclaire is still on the market? It has everything going for it and then more. It is so clearly ready for a new owner to love, nurture and cherish it, and it promises to love a new family back in return.
You have no doubt read our piece about the coolest site to hit the Dallas commercial real estate world, and as usual you heard it first here on CandysDirt.com.
Sign-up is so easy. Just go to CompStak.com and click Join. Use “LONESTAR” as a promo code, which will get new users about 10 free comps. Add more “currency” of your own, and you are on your way to making the Dallas Commercial Real Estate world way more transparent. As it should be!
Great timing: just about the time our mercury is heading north to melt the ice, New York-based CompStak is launching in Dallas to melt down walls about pricing and other juicy terms of the deal in Dallas commercial real estate.
Did the Crystal Charity Ball Bring the Ice Storm to Dallas as the Ultimate Way to Celebrate Magnificent Manhattan?
Of course they did not, but the complete transformation of the Hilton Anatole Hotel into the Big Apple Saturday night was very, very real as more than 1500 attendees slogged and slid through icy Dallas roads, braving freezing temperatures, to attend the most highly anticipated Dallas social event of the year. The 2013 Crystal Charity Ball was themed “Magnificent Manhattan” and magnificent it SO was despite Ice-mageddon. The Anatole had the pavement free of ice, and covered the exterior walkway with clear plastic, heat steaming from about 12 butane heaters on a runway-red carpet that felt great on the heels. The doors were opened by a doorman, and a glass of bubbly was handed to you from a silver tray.
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.
That’s Todd Staples, candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Texas with me, Rhonda Needham, Former TAR TREPAC Chair, and precious Vicki White, Keller Williams Elite. Todd sure made the agents feel great when he said “Realtors are the reason why Texas is doing so well!” After cautioning everyone on the headwinds facing Washington, he focused on the two most important things he worries about in Texas: our future water needs, and a skilled workforce. (Photo kindly taken by Marvin Jolly, Keller Williams Elite.)
I may have forgotten to tell you that 10 Nonesuch Road, the stunningly significant Dallas Landmark and Lakewood mansion that once belonged to the late Stanley Marcus, in fact, was designed and built by Stanley Marcus, has left the Hip Pocket world and entered the world of the MLS. Dave Perry Miller agent Nancy Johnson is the listing agent.
Inwood Mortgage Home of the Week: Raise & Roam Your Free-Range Turkey in this Luxe South Lindhurst Santa Barbara Spread
Let’s face it: people in Santa Barbara do eat turkey. But the turkey they eat is different from the $1.99 a pound Butterball you and I might consume. It is free-range, hormone-free, stress-free, anti-biotic free, gluten free (no carbs, wow these birds have more willpower than I do) and of course, preservative free. The little angels are vegetarian fed, and have the run of the range, which makes me wonder: does that pre-death kindness neutralize the poultry so if you are a vegetarian you can still consume their white flesh?