What’s harder than being a new mom? Being a new mom and having to answer, “What’s for dinner?” every evening, even when I’m tired and uninspired.
I have a feeling Katie Workman, author of The Mom 100 Cookbook (Workman Publishing, $16.95), was in my spot before. In fact, I am almost certain this very same situation is what spawned this amazing cookbook that is full of kid-friendly recipes that won’t bore adults to death. Continue reading
Looks like developers are working hard to keep up with demand as new apartment high- and mid-rises are going up across the region. Continue reading
As I told you either late last night (I blog into the wee hours) or early this morning, Champ D’Or, arguably the most significant piece of real estate on the market in the greater Dallas area, will be sold at auction March 30. It has been on the market for ten years. The auction will be conducted by a New York City-based house, Concierge Auctions, right here in the Lone Star State, AT Champ D’Or. Do not think this will be a circus: only qualified buyers will be allowed in the gates. I pride myself in giving you news before it is news, but the press release is not yet written, though Rubenstein Public Relations will be handling PR, and the website for Champ is under creation as we speak. So all I can tell you at this point is that you can see the property live on the Concierge site next Thursday. While you are at it, check out the other goodies Concierge has to offer, including one of my favorite of all ski spots, Spanish Peaks at Big Sky Montana. I cried when I heard that Spanish Peaks had filed Chapter 7, but Concierge is auctioning off some of the famed ski resort’s glorious residences. (Tune into SecondShelters.com soon for more on that bankruptcy.) Oh, Concierge is also auctioning a home at the venerable Yellowstone Club, too.
We think Kenneth Robinson might be looking for a new home after next Monday, so we are dedicating today’s Tuesday Two Hundred to him. In case he wants to stay in Flower Mound, but move just a little south, here’s what we found: 2892 square feet on a landcaped lot with trees, hardwood floors, soft paint colors, plantation shutters, tall ceilings and lots of natural light. Four bedrooms, three and a half baths and formals plus gameroom. The kitchen has an island and walk-in pantry, a see-through gas logged fireplace (which by law, I think all homes should have) to the family room. Pretty master with walk-in closet and patio access plus dream spa bath with jetted tub and separate shower. There’s a game room up on the second story and the attic has floored storage for extra space. What is not to like about this house? Built in 1993 it has a brand spanking new roof. Great yard, prize-winning schools. Mr. Robinson might be upset there is no pool, like he has in “his” house, but then I’ll wager he’s getting mighty sick of taking care of that pool about now. This is what I love about our market: $280,000.
State of the 2012 Dallas Real Estate Market: Projected 2% Decrease In Prices. Rentals? Sky’s The Limit
So. It’s 2012 and we have been at this for what now, three years? Our market first started feeling the pinch about 2008. Texas is like the caboose on a long train: we are the last to fall off the cliff.
It’s Tuesday which means its time for our complimentary taste — um, make that freebie — of Tasti-D-Lite from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 8611 Hillcrest Road, Hillcrest and NorthWest Highway intersection.
We are hosting this EVERY Tuesday afternoon in October! Maybe even November! Just a little Tasti party to celebrate blogging and CandysDirt. Go in the store and tell them you are a reader of CandysDirt.com and hand the sweet lady your biz card. That’s it, you’ll be SERVED some yummy stuff!
Breaking Dallas Real Estate News: Ellen Terry Realtors Folding Into Dave Perry-Miller and Associates, Now Ebby Halliday’s Sole Luxury Real Estate Brand
At 9:00 am Monday morning, October 24, Ellen Terry agents will gather at their Luther Lane/Preston Center offices with a whole lot of company: the 175 agents of Dave Perry-Miller and Associates. Your’s truly will be there, too, live blogging for you. We will learn that the Ellen Terry Realtors, Inc. luxury boutique division of Ebby Halliday, has been merged/folded into Dave Perry-Miller and Associates. That means all Ellen Terry Realtor signs will now be replaced with Dave Perry-Miller signs. Ellen and her closest staff will continue as a boutique group within the Dave Perry-Miller name. And the agents merged/folded into Dave Perry-Miller will office at the same location, those Ellen Terry offices becoming, I guess, Dave Perry-Miller offices.
When it comes to selling your home, experts agree hands down the kitchen is the most important home in the house! If you have limited funds and must choose your upgrade areas, a decision that can make you feel like choosing which kid you love best, sink that money in the kitchen first, master bath second.
Your home could be a star, wants to be a star, in fact, in the new TNT remake of the fabulous Dallas series. The show is fixin’ to air next year, which means it’s time for a casting call:
Fun piece in The Observer by Anna Merlan on something I told you about earlier, how great life is in Plano, Texas. This year we hear that Plano is number 12 on the life expectancy list — so if you live in Plano statistically you will live longer than if you live in Dallas. Last year I told you how fewer people were murdered in Plano, always a nice thing to hear. Anna dug around and found some other ways in which Plano turned up on those “lists” that must draw tons of reader traffic because every media outlest creates them ad naseum. So did you know that in 2008, a survey by Salary.com said Plano, Texas was the best place to build ”personal wealth” in the U.S? Then Forbes included Plano, along with Highland Park and University Park, on its list of “Top Suburbs To Live Well.”