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Real Estate Gone Wild: It’s Party Time at My New TV Show, The Party Line!

By Candy Evans | March 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Hey guys, listen up. I’ve finally got my own TV Show! It’s called Party Line Real Estate, it’s loaded with real-time Real Estate news, and you are going to LOVE IT! ‪

I LOVE IT when Real Estate agents get together and TALK! After all, that’s how they network! And we know there is no better way to network than at a party with the top agents in town, great food, a little string quartet music, and a Candy Bar! Well, we got a whole camera crew and invited Realtors to have some fun and give me the inside scoop on this crazy market. It was such a success, we are going to have a party and a Candy Bar every month! And you are invited to come and share!

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How About a Pool Lined With 24-Carat Gold? For $125 Million, Miami’s Most famous Residence, the Versace Mansion, Can Be Yours!

By Candy Evans | July 18, 2012 | 4 Comments

Our Miami correspondent, Andrea Kavanagh, is back and house-hunting for us! Calling all billionaire art aficionados and free-spending, globe-trotting investors! Miami is all a buzz over Ocean Drive’s most infamous residence to hit the sizzling hot real estate market at a whopping $125 million. Casa Casuarina, also known as the Versace mansion, is an iconic […]

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Is Now A Good Time To Refinance Second Homes?

By Candy Evans | July 14, 2011 | 2 Comments

In this muckety-muck lending environment, does it make sense to re-finance your SECOND home? Can you even save money? I asked my good friend Marcus McCue, Vice President of sales for Guardian Mortgage Company: This is an exceptional time for owners of second homes to refinance.  FRM (fixed-rate mortgages) are still at extremely low rates. […]

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The Best Realtors in Dallas: Kyle Crews Allie Beth Urban

By Candy Evans | June 17, 2011 | Comments Off on The Best Realtors in Dallas: Kyle Crews Allie Beth Urban

Panel discussion this afternoon on how many reporters are leaving traditional print media and going into PR and marketing. Salaries for PR execs nice, real nice. But here on the panel was our very own Kyle Crews of Allie Beth Allman Urban.I mean, how much dedication is that to fly down to a national real […]

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The Tax Doctor Is In: What Else Can You Use Besides Comps?

By Candy Evans | May 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

Dear Tax Doctor: What are the typical arguments that the city makes for raising the value of the improvement when there have been no upgrades to the property since the previous evaluation?  Also, what are the best counters to the city arguments other than comps.  Thank you. Christopher McGuire, Vice President, Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s […]

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Building or Buying A House? Watch That Square Footage Because Really, Honestly, The Too-Big House is (Finally) Dead

By Candy Evans | May 11, 2011 | 2 Comments

I was with some local Dallas real estate experts yesterday who told me something shocking: in some parts of town, square footage over 6500 square feet IS BEING DISCOUNTED for appraisal purposes. Shocking, shocking news. Let’s say you have an 8500 square foot house: anything over 6500 square feet — 2000 square feet — is […]

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