Maybe we need to get over this whole “possession is 9/10ths of the law,” mentality, because some folks are taking it way too far.
In another case of a home on the market getting some unexpected tenants, Jack Brewer, 74, and his wife were arrested at the home of Jeff and Melissa Nunn after trying to assume ownership of the home, claiming it was abandoned and using a rule that hasn’t worked so well in the past. Continue reading
Of course there’s no minimum bid in place for this gorgeous 14,000-square-foot mansion in Plano’s Kings Gate community. Originally purchased for $6.5 million, 6508 Old Gate Roadis an incredible property on more than two gorgeous acres could go for sky-high prices considering our brisk luxury market.
We’re in the money, folks. If you have friends, clients, and friends who are clients who were waiting for the right time to buy or upgrade in the Dallas/Plano/Irving area, Local Market Monitor is giving you the green light!
So, if you want a fabulous home with great details in Plano, you really have to keep your eyes peeled. Sometimes all of the tract homes start to look exactly the same inside and out, and you might forget that you want a home that is both accessible and distinctive (that is what you want, right?).
I swear I envisioned this company in a dream. What if, I said, the next time we move I don’t have to ring up three or four moving companies, walk through my house with them, get bids and go crazy trying to compare one company’s apples with another’s oranges?
Plano’s Josh LeComte Dreams of Building Dream Homes That Are High on Style, Low on Waste, And Last a Lifetime
Josh LeComte is a Texas boy through and through. Born and raised in Plano, LeComte attended the University of Texas in Austin hoping to become an engineer. It was a twist of fate (and a distaste for life behind cubicle walls) that led him to discover his passion for building homes, which he follows today with his personal brand of modern and efficient construction. An up-and-coming design/build firm, LeComte Homes is making its name all across high-end Dallas neighborhoods.
Plano is So Boring: Want Mass Transit, Classic Buildings, And an Urban Feel? Move to Downtown … Plano!
I always dreamed of moving into downtown Dallas, but there just doesn’t seem to be much in the way of family-friendly properties with the amenities I want in the price point our family can appreciate. Still, I love the idea of urban living, being close to shops and restaurants, and having quick access to mass transit.
I dreamed I watched the Superbowl surrounded in Cowboy blue… and the 49ers won!
Funny thing, the folks from Estately.com sent me some cool man caves last week and only one was from a home up north. Not surprising, Texas is home to the most man-caved homes anywhere. Up north I guess you just outfit a basement with a rug, a few easy chairs and a table to hold the brewskis all facing a giant screen TV. But no, here in Texas (and California-Florida too) we have huge man caves with bowling alleys, bars, games, pool tables, spas, private bathrooms even massage rooms. There is a great man cave on Meaders not too far from Daria Drive that has a great man cave complete with a bowling alley in the home’s basement. I’d venture to say in Dallas, Tom Hick’s man cave tops them all, but I bet Gerald Ford and Kelcy Warren have a pretty nifty ones, too.
Some days I imagine moving to the suburbs. But it’s my love for East Dallas and everything it has to offer (including being about 15 minutes from downtown, a lake, bike trails, great shopping, awesome neighborhoods, etc.) that keeps me urban instead of suburban.
Still, I look at some of the houses and how much home you can get for your money in a place like, oh, say, the Hickory Ridge subdivision of Plano, and I imagine my suburban home, with two SUVs parked in the garage and a golden retriever. Continue reading
The first time I met Christen Hixson, she was pregnant with their daughter. That was more than two years ago. Time flies, right? So when I heard that they were planning for baby No. 2, I was sure they’d be selling their Garland townhome for some bigger digs up north. They chose Ebby agent Vicki Perkowski to list the three-bedroom, two-bath townhome for $86,000. They moved to Plano, which will be a great spot for Josh, who has taken up barefoot running. Continue reading