Guardian Mortgage President and CEO Marcia Phillips Retires, Russell Anderson to Take Helm

Published July 31, 2015 by Joanna England

Marcia Phillips, CEO and President of Guardian Mortgage, with Candy Evans and Gayle Haley at the company’s 50th birthday celebration. Phillips recently retired from her position at Guardian. (Photo: Guardian Mortgage)

Since 1988, Marcia F. Phillips has been at the helm of Guardian Mortgage Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Strategic Growth Bancorp Incorporated. But it’s an end of an era as Phillips has retired from those positions and will become Vice Chairman of the company’s...


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Bryan Hagen Opens His Own Appraisal Shop

Published July 31, 2015 by Candy Evans

We all know Bryan Hagen, who worked for renown appraiser DW Skelton for almost 13 years, who helps us figure out this cray cray real estate market from time to time.

Bryan has left Skelton & Associates to fulfill a dream of starting his own appraisal firm. It’s Hagen Appraisal Services and operating out of his home office — he tells me 95% of appraisers work out of their homes, anyhow.

Of course Bryan hasn’t missed a beat at work. He tells me the Dallas market continues to...


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Housing Styles: Why Have Interiors Leapt into the Future while Exteriors Wallow in the Past?

Published July 30, 2015 by Jon Anderson

Neo Pastiche Banality.  The Tuna Noodle Casserole of Housing

Let’s face it, a homes have always been a collection of rooms for cooking, sleeping, and primping surrounding a common family or group dining and living area. Sometimes these functions occurred in a single room and sometimes a series of rooms. The more schmancy you get, the more specialized the rooms and the larger the rooms become.  At some point, homes can become their own self-contained city like Barbra Streisand’s underground...


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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.