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.
Recall when I told you about a brand new company promoting significant improvement in living conditions in the poorest parts of the world? The company, like the brains behind it, was conceived in Dallas, carried out in California, and launched as one of the most socially responsible give-back programs ever available for Realtors.
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.
You know how some folks make fun of those who build build huge homes with multiple fireplaces? Why do you need multiple fireplaces in Dallas, they jeer, it never gets cold here.
The latest estimates put it at 20,000 plus in Dallas and Collin Counties. That would include our Executive Editor, Joanna England, and frequent contributor Karen Eubank, both of whom live in East Dallas. Jo has been texting me since her house went cold Friday. She says “this photo is two streets over from me. We are finally seeing more Oncor and Alabama Power trucks in our area.” I’m sure Jo will be figuring out just what the hell took Oncor so long to get some parts of town power, soon as her fingers thaw.
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.
Icemageddon 2013 has left around 240,000 people without power, according to Oncor. The largest numbers of outages are concentrated in Dallas and Collin Counties, they said.
And a large number of people in Tarrant, Denton, Ellis and Kaufman counties also do not have power.
There’s a lot to love about McKinney, the North Texas town that brands itself as “unique by nature.” Looks like more people are finding the unique and natural in McKinney, as the little suburb that could ranked No. 2 in Realtor.com’s report of the most-searched Zip Codes in the nation for 2013.
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.