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Second Shelters is About to Have a Sibling: Real Gutsy Dallas Real Estate News Coming Up

By Candy Evans | June 6, 2011 | 6 Comments

Counting the Braxton-Hicks contractions over here at SecondShelters.com where we are about to launch a sibling blog called… CandysDirt.com. After much soul-searching, a few wine-laden focus groups, and a whole bunch of email, we have decided to do some organizing. (Ha! Then you get knocked up!) Vacation home news will rule on SecondShelters.com as it […]

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Dear Troy: We’ve Done a Little Dallas Real Estate Shopping for You

By Candy Evans | May 27, 2011 | 8 Comments

Anyone who knows me knows that I love two things: my kids and football.  Sometimes not in that order. I grew up in Ft. Worth in the 70s and 80s and, in those days as we all know, the Cowboys were IT.  America’s Team. I’ve been bitter ever since you-know-who bought the team and, IMO, […]

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The Real Estalker (Mama) + Candy Evans = BFF

By Candy Evans | May 26, 2011 | 12 Comments

Mama’s got the scoopola on the Aikman estate and even unearthed some things I had no idea of! God, “she’s” good. Like didjaknow: “Mister and Missus Aikman acquired the first parcel of their two-lot compound in April of 2004. A few minutes research did not turn up a sale price but public records Your Mama […]

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Pay $2.5 Million for a Mobile Home, Avoid Real Estate Property Taxes

By Candy Evans | April 20, 2011 | 4 Comments

When my husband teases about getting a mobile home, I threaten divorce. But he may not be so crazy: when you own a mobile home, you own only the home and not the land under it so guess what, no real estate property taxes! Still, you have to rent the land, because the owner has […]

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Death of the Vanity Ad: Real Estate Take-Aways from Agent ReBoot: Dallas Real Estate News

By Candy Evans | April 14, 2011 | 4 Comments

When you shop for a high-end car, do you pick the salesperson (and buy the car) because he or she had a vanity ad in some glossy magazine or on a billboard? Or do you buy because of the car and dealer? We have bought almost our all cars for years from Park Place because […]

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House Candy for a GORGEOUS March Weekend: $100 Investment Yields $15m

By Candy Evans | March 18, 2011 | 4 Comments

It’s too pretty in Dallas to leave this weekend, and half the town’s away on spring break anyhow. I think it feels a bit like Carmel By-the-Sea, CA, which has the best House Porn in the whole wide world. This is Hansel House, aptly named, one of the sprinkling of Victorian and other whimsical homes […]

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