It all started when we posted Mike Modano’s $2.495 house on Mimosa for sale this week. (It’s orgasmic.) Somewhere, somehow the rumor started in that he was leaving Dallas, maybe for LA? Mike’s biz manager, Tom Fireovid, contacted me to clear that up — sometimes in this internet world you end up linking to the info that may not be entirely accurate. Listen up as Mike sets the record straight:
Maybe it’s because my butt is already sore from horseback riding, but I am obsessed, I mean OBSESSED with Kirk’s Rockin’ K Ranch in Celina, just a few miles north of Deion Sander’s place on Preston Road in Prosper. This 314 acre elite horse breeding property is amazing, overloaded, sexy, steroidal, fabulous, and honestly one of the most God-fearin’ TEXAN ranches I have ever seen. This is horse heaven with a capital H. I am guessing that Kelcy Warren might be looking at this ranch for ideas on what he is building in the Hill Country.
Nothing is better after a long day of showings and trying to find homes in the corners of this hot real estate market than grabbing a drink or two with fellow House Porn lovers, and networking with other real estate professionals! So, on Wednesday, May 15th, join the folks from Real Estate Expo 2013, at J. Black’s (2409 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206) for a super fun Dallas Happy Hour.
The home of Stars super-star Brenden Morrow and his wife, Anne-Marie, who just got traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins, at 3528 Centenary has hit the market. Built by Mark Molthan in 2007, this home is sure to set University Park comps a-twitter. You get more than 7,300 square feet of living space, on a huge almost three-quarter acre University Park lot. Those pups are rare, indeed. There are five humungous bedrooms, with five baths (en suite, of course) and two half baths. There are numerous living spaces, as one might expect, including formals, a media room, a putting green, a wine room, an exercise room, even an oversized attic for storage and an elevator to get you there.
I’ll bet Jenna Bush Hager and her cute hubby, Henry, sure wish they had bought a place in Dallas. They would get a bigger home to bring home baby Mila, and mom and dad would be nearby. Instead, because of work, they bought a cute townhome in the Federal Hill area of Baltimore back in 2008, shortly after they married. They tried to sell the 3 bedroom, 3 bath historic home that dates back to the 1880′s in late 2010, to no avail They lowered the price to $449,000, only $9,000 more than they paid, according to Curbed. Still no action. So they did what any smart young couple does who wants to move to New York but owns real estate: they leased it.
Phenomenal contemporary at 7110 N. Janmar Drive coming up Monday. More than 5,000 square feet with four bedrooms, three and a half baths, two living areas, two dining, media pool and cabana all renovated to perfection. $1,650,000. Contact Brady Moore. Wanna take bets this thing is under contract by Tuesday?
I’ve told you all about Hip Pockets, right? Well, get used to hearing this term more and more if you are buying a house in Dallas. Our market is not just hot, it’s sizzling. Homes are selling even before they hit MLS. Not only is that a huge status symbol for your house, but it is tickling the brokers to death as they grab both sides of the deal AND skip over a whole lot of marketing costs.
Last Thursday Ebby Halliday agent extraordinaire Cindy O’Gorman was in the national spotlight on CNBC talking about our uber hot real estate market, focusing on Plano, though the spot was teased “we are going to go to Dallas.” Cindy is a mega producing agent — number 33 nationally on the Wall Street Journal’s list, and her group closed $143 million last year, mostly in the Plano/Bent Tree area. She’s got 105 plus listings on her site, mostly in Plano and Frisco, but a good bit on Flower Mound, Southlake, and Preston Hollow. Cindy told The Power House peeps you can get a pretty decent home in Plano for under $100 a square foot, with great schools to boot. Oh, don’t we know it?