Forbes worked Local Market Monitor, a company that tracks home prices and economic factors in more than 300 housing markets, to put together a list of “Best Buy Cities.” These are the top 20 places where you should want to invest money in a home.Full Story
In looking through a 1975 issue from the archives of D Magazine for unrelated reasons, I happened across a story (which appears to be incomplete online) featuring a number of couples who had moved into East Dallas and discussed why they were choosing to invest in the neighborhood. Among them:
Don and Judy Templin had wanted to buy a house in Highland Park. The have lived there for a year in a rented place, but had begun to outgrow it.
They found a large one-story on St. John’s that they thought might fit their buying capability — around $40,000.
“As it turned out, we looked at it and liked what we found, but it cost too much,” says Templin, a young attorney. “I think it sold from $60,000 to $70,000.”
And then they witnessed what might have been the dawn of the teardown age:Full Story
Et tu, Houston Chronicle?
Another in a rambling, occasional, rootin’, tootin’, calf-ropin’ series about writers who use Texas and Dallas clichés in their pieces.Full Story
This morning I covered my backyard with bird seed and pots of fresh water. At this moment, I have 47 birds jumping around and feasting. It’s a glorious way to spend an icy afternoon.Full Story
School Board Strips Super of Investigation Oversight. As they’d proposed previously, Dallas ISD trustees on Thursday took the Office of Professional Responsibility, which investigates fraud or wrongdoing in the district, out from under the control of superintendent Mike Miles. OPR will merge with the district’s other investigative unit, the Office of Internal Audit, and report directly […]Full Story
Someone in Napa Valley is looking to swap his house for a home in East Dallas: I have a 2/2 house in Napa, California wine country near the world famous Silverado Trail and need to live in Dallas for a year for my company. Is anyone interested in swapping houses? I'd like to live somewhere […]Full Story
Candy Evans reports Dallas ISD superintendent Mike Miles’ 3,566-square-foot North Dallas house, which he and his wife bought in May 2012 when they moved to Dallas, is on the market. This doesn’t mean he’s looking to abandon his post. His Colorado Springs, Colo., home never sold and that’s where his wife and son recently returned. […]Full Story
Richard Patterson is a big-deal British painter who lives in Dallas. After reading my post yesterday about Jim Schutze’s anti-intellectual view of the Nasher, Richard sent me a few words on the topic. And by “few,” I mean 2,400. Bear in mind, he banged out this ditty in about two hours. It makes me angry […]Full Story
Todd Robberson makes a good point over on the DMN Opinion blog. He doesn’t care for the way that the big map on the front page of today’s newspaper (accompanying the story about home price increases) classifies the neighborhoods of Dallas. It’s not actually the Morning News that’s responsible for drawing these lines. They’re taken […]Full Story
Business Insider highlights a new report that in most of the U.S. home prices have a ways to go before they again reach their 2006 highs: “Overall, the recovery has been rather uneven, with states that enjoyed the largest home price increases before the recession still far from their prior peaks and states that missed […]Full Story
Dallas Area Habitat For Humanity commissioned UNT researchers to identify the most blighted areas of Dallas. Their findings were released on Thursday. Using physical and socioeconomic characteristics from city, U.S. Census, and Dallas Central Appraisal District data, they created a “composite blight index.” The idea was to note the areas with the greatest number of […]Full Story
View Larger Map CandysDirt reports that the Dallas Mavericks’ founding owner, Don Carter, has sold his 8,100-square-foot house in University Park for $3.9 million. Here’s what she had to say about the place: I’m sure you’ve seen this house — stunning. All stone on a huge UP lot of 100 by 200 on a corner […]Full Story
Will West Dallas Trailer Park Residents Vacate Land for Development — or Squat? Some of the residents of the trailer park off of Fort Worth Ave. near the Commerce St. Bridge have lived in the same spot since the early 1980s. Now they will have to vacate since the owner of the property plans to […]Full Story
The people behind Museum Tower are on a PR blitz to air “their side” in that nasty ongoing flap with the Nasher Sculpture Center. (See Tim’s cover story for the spat’s complete history.) Recently the tower people took their arguments to the editorial board of The Dallas Morning News. They also opened up the luxury-condo […]Full Story
Don’t be surprised to see a chic hotel going up at Highland Park Village. According to Ray Washburne, one of the owners of the iconic upscale shopping center, adding a hospitality property would be in response to popular demand. In an article in the new issue of D CEO magazine, Washburne says: “The most asked-for […]Full Story