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Candy Evans

Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters, bloggers and consultants. She reports on Dallas real estate for WFAA-TV’s Daybreak with Ron Corning, and is frequently called as a real estate expert by other Dallas media. She is also a real-estate editor for CultureMap Dallas. She even has her own web-based Real estate show called, The Party Line. Candy has written for AOL Real Estate, and is a guest blogger for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News plus a host of national sites. Candy was a longtime contributing editor to Dallas’ D Magazine and sister pubs, and in 2007 founded the wildly successful Dallas real estate blog, DallasDirt. That’s where she broke the news on where former president George W. Bush bought his Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of an exciting platform of Dallas-based real estate sites including SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market, and her signature CandysDirt.com, everything you need to know about real estate in North Texas. And yes, we are still psyched about the GOLD! In 2013, CandysDirt.com was named Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations, and the only association for journalists covering real estate, home and urban design.

07/08/14 2:20pm

Alpine Dan Nelson House_edited-1Last week, on CandysDirt.com,  we told you about Albany, Texas, kind of the new Marfa clone only a couple hours west of Fort Worth.

Well, many Dallasites still love the trek to West Texas. Take Tex Gross, Chairman of Commerce Street Capital in Dallas, and his wife, Vaughn. They had been looking for a vacation home for five years in the Ft. Davis/Alpine/Marfa area of West Texas. Finally, they found it in the form of a real log cabin! And isn’t she a beauty? Look at that view! Wait ’till you see the interiors! (more…)

05/18/14 5:04pm

Dodd's LandingIt seems like everyone I know is buying a lake home, most of them settling on Long Cove at Cedar Creek Lake.  If you are looking for a waterfront front property closer to Dallas, Those Waterside Cottage Homes over at Long Cove are selling like hotcakes. And as predicted when I was there last summer, the developer is expanding the extraordinary lake-front development. Long Cove is now releasing a limited priority Reservation Program in another pretty cove, Dodd’s Landing. It’s like phase II. Long Cove has begun accepting reservations for more cute cottage homes at Dodd’s, with the debut of two new floor-plans.

Long-Cove-water-view-of-LCThe initial grading for the neighborhood is also well underway. Here’s why you might just want to go on and jump on into the water now: as a reservation holder, you will receive new renderings, floor plans and all details before they are released to the general public. Or even a certain real estate blogger. (Hey!) Not only will you be able to select your new home before others, you will also be among the fortunate few to receive preferred pricing and closing incentives as well. Rumor has it they are going to be fantastic.

Get on the list today! Click Here to learn more. To submit a reservation, call Josh Ellis at 214-220-9992 or email josh@long-cove.com

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03/28/14 12:34am

Boot Ranch Chef Aaron StreitmaterBoot Ranch is our favorite vacation (or permanent!) home community in the Texas Hill Country. When Chef Aaron J. Staudenmaier moved to Fredericksburg (from Dallas — he worked under Chef Kent Rathbun at Abacus, Jasper’s and at the farm-to-table concept, Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen) to become the Boot Ranch Executive Chef in October 2012, he came with a vision to showcase the best of the Texas Hill Country farms and vineyards in five-star style. With several seasons of exploring the best farmers and vendors in the area under his belt and refining his creative ideas with their ingredients, Chef Staudenmaier is ready to share some of his introspection and findings. His quest continues and the bounty begins:

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03/12/14 10:38am

Long Cove proving groundsDoug Gibbs, Director of Resident Services over at Long Cove, tells us he is gearing up for the most active spring season ever. EVER. And he means that literally because The Toy Barn — remember that? — is filling up with athletic equipment of all kinds. From Lacrosse to biking and baseball and fishing, there is enough gear in this the fanciest of “toy barns”for everyone in the family! That means at least an activity or two per family. And the golf clubs are on order.

But if athletic activity doesn’t float your boat, well, the Coast Guard Auxiliary sure will. 

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