High Caliber Home of the Week: Stone-Clad Stevens Park Gem is Divine Inside

Published March 5, 2015 by Joanna England

From the outside, it looks like many of the Austin stone-clad 1930s bungalows you’ll find throughout North Oak Cliff’s Stevens Park Village. These homes, perched along the city’s award-winning, redesigned public golf course, all have a very Lakewood-esque character, thanks to the rolling hills and well-maintained homes. Developed by Annie Stevens between 1939 and 1941, you’ll find a great mix of single-story bungalows like this one with Prairie-style abodes and even some...


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Even in a Hot Market, Staging Can Help Any Home Sell Faster

Published March 5, 2015 by Joanna England

Photos: Shoot2Sell

It’s a hot market in Dallas, that’s for sure. CoreLogic’s most recent report, detailing the Dallas-Plano-Irving MSA’s housing price index, showed tremendous growth in prices. The housing price index increased 9.1 percent year-over-year in January including distressed sales, which is a new high for our area. Dallas-Plano-Irving is only second for growth to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugarland at 10.9 percent. That has everything to do with limited inventory,...


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My Dearest Jacob Alan Decker, R.I.P.

Published March 4, 2015 by Candy Evans

This is a real estate blog, and as such we cover not just the homes we love and live in, but the people who we love in them. Jacob Decker is one of those people. He is my son-in law, he helped people save or sell their homes through his bankruptcy practice. Jake is gone, and my heart is broken forever. Though we grieve, our home is filled with love, food, and flowers from family, friends, even strangers. In my deepest grief I see this is why we love and cherish our homes so much. Not only are...


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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.