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Local Poison: Foreign Investment And Short-Term Rentals

By Jon Anderson | September 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Local Poison: Foreign Investment And Short-Term Rentals

In the good old days, the wealthy used to scoop up gold and jewels and flee in the dead of night before poor, angry peasants descended upon their estates. Today, the million-dollar jewels are often red carpet loans where today’s décolletage is rented like a yesteryear billboard. Hiding assets from pillagees, modern-day pillagers have offshore […]

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Guess Who’s Buying Up Vacation Homes Like There’s No Tomorrow? The Rich!

By Candy Evans | June 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

Those of us in real estate know that when the housing market plummets,  vacation places plummet the most. Second homes are most often discretionary purchases you wait on until you feel flush with cash. Well, get ready. Realtors say second-home buyers are returning to the store,  shopping from Cape Cod to Lake Tahoe. As I […]

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Guest Post: Austin Real Estate Is Kicking Major Butt: What Are They Doing Right? THEY’VE GOT JOBS!

By Candy Evans | October 3, 2011 | 2 Comments

Get this: Austin has an unemployment rate of only 6.7%. That could be why, except for South Padre Island, Austin now has the highest priced median homes in Texas: $194,600, according to the Real Estate center at Texas A&M University. Sales of existing single-family Texas homes in August were up 24 percent from a year ago, according to the […]

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Al Hill III Buys a $9 Million Dollar Home in Atlanta

By Candy Evans | September 30, 2011 | 2 Comments

On CandysDirt,  I told you about Al and Erin Hill, that’s Al Three, who recently moved their family to Atlanta. They bought a $9 million dollar estate in swanky Buckhead (think Highland Park on Strait Lane in Dallas), closed on it in July. Last spring, the couple had some legal problems involving a $200,000 HELOC — […]

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Lakewood Shopping Center Just Got a Sugar Daddy: Dallas Real Estate News

By Candy Evans | June 21, 2011 | 4 Comments

Changes coming over at Lakewood Shopping Center than could positively impact local homeowners. Steve Brown is reporting that Lincoln Property Co. bought the central block of the Lakewood retail district at Abrams Road and Gaston Avenue,  60,000-square-feet that houses the Dixie House and the cozy Lakewood Ace Hardware. This property has been owned for years by the Corrigan family, […]

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Castle Hills Reaping the Value of Internet Marketing

By Candy Evans | April 6, 2011 | Comments Off on Castle Hills Reaping the Value of Internet Marketing

I was talking to Chris Bright yesterday, checking in to see how the million dollar movie he made and launched Saturday at the Dallas Film Festival is doing for business. “Cooper & The Castle Hills Gang” was also shown up at Castle Hills Saturday night, then let loose on the internet to go viral. The […]

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