Tag Archives: Dallas real estate
Meet Tiffany Hamil Mackey. She is a Dallas attorney who wants to get tough on taxes — property taxes, that is. Tiffany is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and received her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Texas Wesleyan School of Law. She attended the University of Florida, one of the top three tax programs in the nation, for her Master of Laws degree in Taxation. Yep, we’ve brought out the big guns here this year once again. Tiffany has helped thousands of property owners fight their appraisals and lower taxes and she is here for the next few critical weeks to take your questions.
Is Dallas Real Estate hopping like it’s 2006? I have an SOS request from a reader who needs a lot in the Park Cities to build a home. They are willing to pay up to $600,000 for a nice lot — maybe more for a corner? (Maybe less for being near the Tollway?) If you know of anyone with a great lot or Money Pit who needs to sell and net about this much, shoot me an email and I’ll forward it onto the builder.
Modernistas, unite! Your day has come or rather, will be here very soon, like next weekend. The White Rock Home Tour has been happening for a few years. But next week, the tour turns thoroughly modern, benefiting Hexter Elementary, and becoming the city’s first all modern home tour. And wait ’till you see the homes coming up: like 8214 San Benito Way — be still, my heart. Talk about House Candy, if this one were on the market I think I’d be popping out of the computer.
Hopefully, he’s not going anywhere, maybe just closer to Cowboys Stadium? Jason Garrett just put his gorgeous Highland Park home on the market late Friday with none other than broker to the rich and famous Allie Beth Allman listing it. Asking: $1,950,000. The Ivy Leaguer (Princeton, Columbia) just got named head Cowboys coach January 6, the 8th head hocho in Cowboys history.
Dallas Fed president and CEO Richard Fisher told the Dallas Real Estate Council this morning the usual rah rah Texas stuff: Texans are uniquely qualified to turn the economy around and get a grip on the nation’s $14.2 trillion debt. Lower unemployment here. We built and can continue the greatest job-creating machine in the world, we are risk-takers, but we need to be more intellectual. Dallas, he said, needs more universities and intellectual think tanks, what he called “warehouses for the capitalist’s tools—the human mind.” And we cannot stay ahead of the game unless we create great universities, he said. He’s so right — one reason why Houston is forging ahead of Dallas is the abundance of great Houston universities, like Rice.
Whenever and wherever he slept at 1505 Elm, the proud grand pappa had the photos of his grandchildren on every wall to keep him company.
Calling all reality show producers: do I have a script for you! Take a 20,000 square foot Texas mansion built by an oil tycoon and his wife – I mean, ex-wife. OK, make that 19,337 square feet with 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, two half baths including one with a musical flushing toilet, two infinity pools, 6 living rooms, Moroccan media room, a guest house with three bedrooms, a caretakers home, Longhorn, cattle and horses and a barn (with full bar) to house them. There are even deer jumping (and getting stuck on) the fence plus rabbits, coyotes, snakes, critters, three mules, a horse, donkey, catfish and brim because the home is on the shores of Lake Grapevine. In fact, there are more than 450 feet of waterfront views of the lake from a 75 foot bluff, which is not only high for, but extremely rare in, Texas.
Or will he keep it as a second home? Is he going anywhere? The Dallas Morning News is reporting (I subscribe!) that Chuck Greenberg will be replaced as the managing general partner of the Texas Rangers and CEO of the club’s operating holding company. Expect the announcement later today. Something is apparently rotten in Denmark: a source told the Dallas Morning News that Greenberg left the Rangers’ spring training facility in Surprise, Arizona abruptly on Saturday, this during what was supposed to be a fun-filled, happy, joyous weekend for the partners. And oh dear: Greenberg did not show to a party he and Nolan Ryan were supposed to host on Sunday.