Love Kaboom Town! But Hate The Traffic? These Five Homes Are Within Walking Distance of the Fireworks

Published July 3, 2015 by Joanna England

Addison Circle Park is always packed before Kaboom Town! starts. (Photo: Addison Magazine)

Tomorrow is Addison’s 30th annual fireworks extravaganza, Kaboom Town. It’s a night during which the Dallas North Tollway is involuntarily shut down due to rubberneckers and horrible drivers who lacked the forethought to find a place to stay near the event. It doesn’t help that most people are working today and that the event starts right before rush hour at 4 p.m.

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Why Mike Rawlings Wants a Property Tax Cut: He Wants to Build a Bunker

Published July 2, 2015 by Candy Evans

The Mayor wants to do a little re-decorating at City hall, spend about $180,000 in new office digs for himself and staff. That’s a pretty modest re-decorating budget, but Rudy Bush at The Dallas Morning News says this is not a great idea because it’s symbolic of a power shift for the Mayor of Dallas, giving him more Wheaties, but without input (or permission) from us:

The mayor pro tem and deputy mayor pro tem soon will not share space with the mayor and his staff. They will move...


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My Big Fat Sales Price: Is The Dallas Real Estate Market Getting Too Hot?

Published July 2, 2015 by Candy Evans

If it’s under $1.5 million, it’s flying off the shelves. I have just heard about a new record sale in Devonshire: $50,000 over list, a bidding war of 3 to 5 buyers, cash, so when the appraisal won’t support the sales price, it won’t matter. But that big fat sales price WILL count for the next Devonshire transaction. Up, up, up they go.

The new Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index shows May Dallas home prices up 8.8%, which was more than twice the nationwide...


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One of the gems in East Dallas. A striking tree-lined avenue filled with historically preserved and restored homes. The variety of styles makes for a wonderful study in different architectures.