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The Anderson Divorce: Could “Life’s Journey Ahead” Mean a Gorgeous New Listing in Williamsburg Estates?
Comes word that director of the Dallas Museum of Art Maxwell and his flamboyant, beautiful wife, Jacqueline Buckingham Anderson, are divorcing. You know Jacqueline: she posed for the Dallas Morning News in a provocative, page-grabbing pose in FD Luxe and always has the guys’ eyes glued to her at any social event. My husband totally enjoyed meeting Jacqueline at a Dartmouth event at the DMA — Maxwell is a Dartmouth alum — and I had to kind of say, um sweetheart, it’s time to leave now. Come on. BBye.
So D’Ann Petersen told Sheryl Jean at the Dallas Morning News that home prices are rising so fast in North Texas, she’s tempted to sell her house. D’Ann Petersen is a business economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
No Duh: Dallas & Fort Worth Home Prices Firming Up, Heading Up, Thumbs Up, Less Inventory, Pricier, Dirt is Solid Gold Again?
I think we’ve been saying this in so many words for a few weeks: our market is doing better, much better, and now even Steve Brown my “Debbie Downer” NAREE colleague at the Dallas Morning News is paying attention: He’s even saying our homes (all of them?) may soon cost more: Continue reading
So Robbie Briggs had a pretty amazing few days about a week ago. He landed the plumb marketing exclusive for Museum Tower. Then he attended the tasteful, elegant soft opening of MT with his wife, Nancy, walked to the symphony from MT, then had dinner at Stephan Pyles, where they ran into some friends.
I bet big builders like Lennar Corp., Fort Worth-based D.R. Horton, and Pulte Homes are breathing a collective sigh of relief. According to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, housing starts are up — way up, as a matter of fact — from November 2011.
Update 3:09 p.m: I added this great photo of the complex going bye bye– this is history, folks.
The owner of the apartment building where alleged JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald once lived fought tooth and nail against City Hall to keep the dilapidated building from meeting the wrecking ball. Continue reading
I was downtown with my mother-in-law this week, and I said to her, look at Museum Tower: it looks to me like they are experimenting with different panes of glass, perhaps to solve the re-flectivity issue. No confirmation, but it sure looked that way to this evil eye. Then today, a very smart move by the developers: an open letter in the Dallas Morning News saying they are looking for a solution to the re-flectivity issue, but not saying what it is, or who will pay for it. If you subscribe, Robert Wilonsky has the story here. Basically, the letter comprises the entire back page of the Business section, a substantial ad investment but hey, that’s one way to make sure the reporters aren’t going to exaggerate or get snarky mean-spirited, as they can do, as they have done on this issue. Wilonsky notes:
Maybe she was looking at homes up north of LBJ, but the Dallas Morning News says she was arrested in Murphy and booked into the Collin County jail, hence this oh-so-attractive photo with the towel draped around her neck, a Collin County hallmark. Update 4:45pm: Rhonda is such a beautiful woman, I could not stand that photo of her, so I have removed it. She has been released on $269 bail, a very interesting number, after her car was towed. (I hope it wasn’t the Bentley.) Rhonda last year divorced famed quarterback Troy Aikman, whose lavish Highland Park home is still on the market but has some serious buyers circling. Rhonda, who lives in Preston Hollow, was also reportedly signed on to be a part of a Bravo TV reality show called The Real Housewives of Dallas. Too bad they haven’t started shooting yet, eh? Oh and I think we should all reserve judgement ’till we hear if she maybe took an Ambien or something. There but for the grace…
Hundreds of dead fish in Highland Park have washed up near Turtle Creek and some folks are connecting the dead fish to Dallas County’s spraying efforts last week to fight West Nile Virus.
But Sheri Brown at the Highland Park Town Hall says it has nada to do with the spraying, but was caused by the fierce storm we had on Saturday evening, which resulted in electrical outages, flash-flooding, and now, apparently, dead fish. Continue reading
OMG: Does This Mean I’ll Have to Actually USE My Viking Range? Hotel & Condo Restaurants in Dallas Seem to be Disappearing
We were just talking about this with Kyle Crews, Daylon Perraria, Missy Woehr and the other fine folks at The Residences at the Ritz Carlton, Dallas, when I had to scoot fast because buyers were coming in to sign a contract.