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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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Richard and Nona Barrett Building Mega Mega Mega Manse in Preston Hollow

By Candy Evans | May 5, 2011 | 17 Comments

According to my good friend John Burgdorf at, this mammoth beast is under construction at 9807 Meadowbrook Drive in Old Preston Hollow. (As I told John, PH, not Park Cities. But when you live outside of Dallas, all our “communities” meld together.) Funny thing, I was at a party right next door to this […]

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