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.
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.)
We love us some Boot Ranch, that cowboy-chic 2,000 acre Hill Country ranch where you can escape the city slickers and get as countrified as you want… enjoy Hal Sutton-style golf, skeet shooting, hiking, riding, relaxing while enjoying luxurious residences with marble around the tub and a masseuse on stand-by.
Patrick has inspired me to re-run this post from December, 2010, when I had the pleasure of meeting Mama or the RealEstalker, in person in LA. This post brings us back to the past, 2007 or 2008, when few knew or understood real estate blogging in Dallas. Few, of course, except for Jeff Duffey!
Since our Monday Morning Millionaire is so fresh to the market, we didn’t even have interior photos to share earlier today. But now we do! And talk about a poster child home for perfection, 5543 Edlen (listed with Vicki White, Keller Williams Elite, but not yet in MLS) is it! I am loving those baby’s butt smooth as silk wall finishes, the curved ceilings, the limestone and wood floors, the huge master. And you know how much I love “Keeping Rooms”! Well, this one is a keeper! Coming up: the Master Bath!
Monday Morning Millionaire, Post Thanksgiving Turkey Coma Waker Upper: Old Preston Hollow Manse Marketed by Vicki White, Keller Williams Elite, Hits Market Manana: WOW
I don’t know about you, but last week’s cold weather and L-Tryptophan surge has made me quite lazy. I needed a triple Expresso to get going today, and when I got word of this new Old Preston Hollow manse about to go live on the market, I got it.