How Will The Dallas Real Estate Market Fare in 2012? The Belle Nora Story –SOLD!

Published January 3, 2012 by Candy Evans

This stunning, historical East Dallas home located at 8254 Garland Road overlooking White Rock Lake that was listed for sale at $2,790,000 back in the day (meaning 2008, sigh sigh) and was coveted by many of the Dallas rich and famous including Rolando Blackman, who made a cash offer on it back when he was consuming devouring all the real estate he could consume, which unfortunately led to some problemos, like losing at least one of his three W condos to foreclosure, sold. (Looks like Mr. Blackman has shed some of his dirt.) After a hiatus, Belle Nora was re-listed with wonderful agent Vicki White. The mansion is a Dallas icon, and it’s gorgeous, but the love story connected to it is what creates the real magic. It was purchased by Dr. Jesus S. Guevara, a prominent surgeon from Mexico City, as a gift for his wife, Joan Simpson of Dallas, who had always loved the house and wanted to live in the landmark. Dr. Guevara told her he’d arranged for a tour of it and when they walked in, turned and handed her the key. Now that’s just the sort of house karma you need when you move to a new city! Not to mention Dr. G scored major points! With 6000 square feet of living space, a pool and 2 acres of gated land, the mansion has 4 bedrooms, 5 baths. The home had been reduced to $1,875,000.

Stay tuned because East Dallas expert Karen Eubank is bringing you the INSIDE story of the sale! And I’m digging around for the sales price…

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