Inwood Mortgage Home of the Week: This Hamptons-Style Home Will Trick You Into Thinking You Are… in the Hamptons!
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 that, free-falling — 56 percent between 2006 and 2010.
Todd Macintire is in town, visiting his favorite person in the world, his grandmother Pat Dilbeck, with him here inside one of the “four sisters” on Shenandoah at Douglas. Todd, who grew up in Dallas and graduated from Highland Park High School, lives in Brooklyn now where he owns a retouching business, 4cimaging.com. He is 36 and single (pay attention girls!) and Todd moved to the City in 1996 to attend the Pratt Institute. Surprise, surprise he LOVES architecture, photographing homes and is looking for an old building to purchase in Brooklyn right now.
Fun With the Presidents Streets, Continued: Write Your Own Deed Restrictions on Bushwhacker Drive & House or Guantanamo Cell?
Playing around in the MLS is addicting. I’m supposed to be blogging a feature, but I became fascinated with finding a home on Bush Drive, Street or Road. Lookie what I found.
Our friends at Zillow cannot get the prices of Texas homes right, but they sure can analyze data. Because when it comes to data, they have a whole lot!
For Presidents Day, Zillow analyzed home values nation-wide located on streets named after presidents. The point was to see if home values increased at all on certain presidents’ streets, and then which ones (if any) had higher values. I am not familiar with any streets in Dallas or specific subdivisions named after presidents outside of a few down in Oak Cliff/Kessler – -are you? If so, please send over asap.
Mesa Vista -BP Capital
These two have got to be the most romantic couple in the world. As you know, Toni Brinker and T. Boone Pickens have been dating, got engaged, and planned a most exclusive wedding for St. Valentine’s Day. The ceremony took place at T. Boone’s Mesa Vista Ranch, a 70,000 acre “Shangri-la” up in the Texas panhandle. Alan Peppard has all the details and photos of the bride and groom AND Mesa Vista:
Romance Week Extraordinaire – Special Treat for The Contemporary-Loving Valentine: It’s OK to Live North of LBJ
It is no secret that buyers are re-discovering the snazz and pizzazz of homes built in the 1980′s. With the dearth of inventory, they are also re-discovering Dallas north of LBJ.
NSFW Romance Week: Mid Century Mod or Mess? Does This Chandelier Seem a Little Oversized for the Room?
A Realtor says his client asked him if he thought this chandelier was too much for the room. We just don’t know what to say except, what were they thinking back in the 1960′s?
Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Changes Luncheon Date, Plans Home Tour That Will be a Standing “O”vation
So here’s the calendar change for you: the 3rd Annual Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon date was tentatively scheduled for Friday, April 11. Well, it has now been changed to Wednesday, April 2. But the change is well worth it: Harlan Crow will be the featured speaker at the luncheon, to be held at the Dallas Country Club.
Thursday Three Hundred, Romance Week Edition: Beautiful Greenland Hills Tudor is a Vintage Love Affair
Sometimes Realtors describe a home as “charming” or “romantic,” and you check out the listing only to find the same builder-grade cabinets, tired hardwood or laminate floors, the same-old granite counters, and blah, blah, blah. The home was probably charming or romantic once, but all the charm and romance has since been renovated out of the home.