Tag: dallas

  • Homes for Sale at Less Than $200,000

    Homes for Sale at Less Than $200,000

    Check out homes in well-known cities across the country, all listed for approximately $200,000. Continue Reading

  • For Sale: Homes That Epitomize 'Curb Appeal'

    Homes for Sale With 'Curb Appeal,' and How They Got It

    Here i€™s a look at some high-end homes for sale that epitomize "curb appeal," along with tips on how to get the same looks. Continue Reading

  • 7 Major Cities Where Rents Are Now Below Average

    Cities Where Rents Are Under $1,000

    Rentals costing less than $1,000 a month still exist in major cities around the country, with these seven cities being high among them. Continue Reading

  • Spanish-Style Homes as Seen on 'American Dream Builders'

    Spanish-Style Homes as Seen on 'American Dream Builders'

    Here are for-sale listings across the country for classic Spanish-style homes of the kind seen this week on "American Dream Builders." Continue Reading

  • For Sale: Standout Storybook Tudors in Major U.S. Metros

    Standout Storybook Tudors (as Seen on TV)

    Early 20th-century Tudor architecture -- known for its charming pitched roofs and cross gables -- remains a popular choice for homeowners across the country. Continue Reading

  • What's Middle Class in America?

    What's Middle Class in America?

    Debate rages in the U.S. over what is -- and who is -- "middle class" in America. What was once based on notions of median household income and a distinct working class -- with ideals of "the white picket fence" and the "American Dream" -- is becoming increasingly broad, arbitrary and complex as the gap widens... Continue Reading

  • Crespi/Hicks Estate: Most Expensive Home on the Market Asking $135 Million

    Crespi/Hicks Estate: Most Expensive Home on the Market Asking $135 Million

    With a $135 million asking price, the famed Crespi/Hicks Estate in Dallas is the most expensive home on the market in the country right now. That's the news -- but the real story goes far deeper than that. The home is an architectural masterpiece harkening back to the great, regal estates of the 1920s and... Continue Reading

  • Lee Harvey Oswald's Dallas Apartment Demolished

    Lee Harvey Oswald's Dallas Apartment Demolished

    A handful of history buffs and curious onlookers watched Monday as a bulldozer demolished the dilapidated Dallas apartment building where Lee Harvey Oswald lived a few months before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The uninhabited 10-unit, two-story apartment complex built in 1925 was one of... Continue Reading

  • Dallas Home Has Incredible Bowling Alley (House of the Day)

    House of the Day: Dallas Landmark Will Bowl You Over

    We've seen homes with private bowling alleys before, but this one's something else. This Dallas home doesn't just have a bowling alley, it has a "bowling center." Continue Reading

  • Best Cities for Sports Fans

    Best Cities for Sports Fans

    Not all cities are created equal, and some cities are certainly better than others when it comes to sports. The more major league sports teams a city has, the more a it has to offer to those who love the game. Additionally, the more successful a team, the happier its fans become. With this in mind, 24/7 Wall... Continue Reading

  • Best Places to Live for Unrepentant Shopaholics

    Best Places to Live for Unrepentant Shopaholics

    Where are the best places to live to shop till you drop and then wake up the next day to do it again? My task is to find luxurious homes in close proximity to fabulous shopping so a shopaholic like me can have a place to crash while my plastic cools down. When looking for amazing clothes, shoes, and accessories... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Soldier Evicted by Homeowners Association While Serving in Iraq

    U.S. Soldier Evicted by Homeowners Association While Serving in Iraq

    Capt. Michael Clauer of Frisco, Texas was deployed and serving his country in Iraq when the Heritage Lakes Homeowners Association decided to sell his family's home. The story is an especially surprising one considering that the HOA foreclosed on the home owned by Capt. Clauer, who serves in the Army Reserve,... Continue Reading

  • Dallas Home for Sale: University Park Colonial for Just Under $1M

    Dallas Home for Sale: University Park Colonial for Just Under $1M

    With the average home in the desirable Dallas, Texas, suburb of University Park selling for more than $1 million, finding a deal can be difficult. This house at 4508 Stanhope St. in University Park is only $1 under $1 million -- listed at $999,999 -- but it's still a worthy home to buy with plenty of room in a... Continue Reading

  • Dallas: Lakewood House With 5BR and Huge Porch, $1.5M

    Dallas: Lakewood House With 5BR and Huge Porch, $1.5M

    I want a big house with a big porch so I can sit outside to relax on sunny days, and drink lemonade while sitting in a rocking chair and reading. I know it's a lot to ask for, but the house at 6848 Velasco Ave. in Dallas, Texas, has all that and more for $1,499,000. Not that I have that much money to spend on a... Continue Reading

  • University Park, Dallas Home -- Suburb in the City for $1.5M

    University Park, Dallas Home -- Suburb in the City for $1.5M

    Living in a metropolitan city like Dallas, Texas, certainly has its advantages. There are all kinds of restaurants to try, sporting events and arts performances to attend, and enough people-watching to keep entertained. But what I like about this $1.5-million house at 3611 Caruth Blvd. in the city of University... Continue Reading

  • Dallas Hit With New Wave of Real Estate Scams

    Dallas Hit With New Wave of Real Estate Scams

    What if that real estate agent you are working with is a phony baloney? Or an impostor tried to lease your house right out from under you? From the annals of believe it or not real estate news, this is happening all over the Dallas/ Fort Worth area, warns the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) in this pdf.... Continue Reading

  • I Want This House! Dallas, Texas Oasis, $950K

    I Want This House! Dallas, Texas Oasis, $950K

    You don't expect to see much greenery in Texas, but this $950,000 house in Dallas has enough in the back yard and at nearby White Rock Lake that beating the summer heat while enjoying the view will be easy. I've written before here about big homes in Dallas at similar prices, but this one at 7151 Greentree Lane... Continue Reading

  • I Want This Dallas House, All 3,800 Square Feet of It, $899K

    I Want This Dallas House, All 3,800 Square Feet of It, $899K

    The new slogan for the city of Dallas is "Live large. Think big." That's exactly what I want to do at this house at 6652 Lakeshore Drive in Dallas. The 3,812-square-foot home in the Country Club Estates subdivision is huge, as everything in Texas should be, and has a large rooms and an open floor plan to make... Continue Reading

  • Apartment Guru: The Dirty Broker

    Apartment Guru: The Dirty Broker

    Dear Apartment Guru, I had something disgusting happen the other day -- while being shown the world's best apartment (a gorgeous one bedroom with phenomenal lighting and a modicum of outdoor-space in my price range) my broker came onto me. There are about 100 reasons I don't want to ever call him again -- let's... Continue Reading

  • J.R. Shot, Home Price Won't Flatline

    J.R. Shot, Home Price Won't Flatline

    Actor Larry Hagman -- fondly remembered for his role as J.R. in the 1980s hit "Dallas" -- has listed his Ojai, Calif., home for $9.3 million. The Mediterranean-style home sits on Sulpher Mountain Road in Ojai, with views of the ocean, the Channel Islands and surrounding Ventura Valley. The 18,000-square-foot... Continue Reading

  • Four Seasons' Foreclosure in Dallas

    Four Seasons' Foreclosure in Dallas

    Can you imagine a Four Seasons hotel slipping into foreclosure? Well, that's exactly what happened in Texas two weeks ago to the owners of the Four Seasons Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, just outside of Dallas. With $183 million in debt, the Four Seasons, which manages the property owned by Los Angeles-based... Continue Reading

  • Dallas Crime Hits Million Dollar Neighborhoods

    Dallas Crime Hits Million Dollar Neighborhoods

    Hold on to your bling, ladies. Crime in Dallas is now infiltrating even the very best neighborhoods. Million-dollar homeowners beware. Several weeks ago, a Dallas woman did what she does about three times a week: run to the local Whole Foods market at the Preston Forest Shopping Center (left) near North Dallas.... Continue Reading

  • Beantown for Bachelorettes

    Beantown for Bachelorettes

    Should Carrie Bradshaw and her gal pals pack their bags and move to Boston? Yes, according to SingleMindedWomen.com, which just released its 2010 list of the top 10 cities for single women. Boston tops the list, followed by Washington DC, New York City, Seattle, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Denver, Pittsburgh,... Continue Reading

  • Looks Like Rubbish, Feels Like Home

    Looks Like Rubbish, Feels Like Home

    You wouldn't be faulted for thinking the Unicat home is a garbage truck. However, it is a high-end, off-road mobile home. Yes, you read that correctly: mobile home. Fasten your seat belt, too, because when you discover this breed of mobile home starts at $500,000 you might get whiplash. Have a look at the... Continue Reading

  • Bush Joins Tear-Down Brigade

    Bush Joins Tear-Down Brigade

    Down in Texas, former President George W. and Laura Bush have joined a dwindling crowd: the home tear-down brigade. Though national home-razing stats are not available, the National Association of Realtors estimates that 75,000 homes are torn down annually. The most house-busting dust flies in suburban... Continue Reading

  • Nab a Decor Deal in L.A., N.Y., Dallas, Chicago

    Nab a Decor Deal in L.A., N.Y., Dallas, Chicago

    When you're out returning that Christmas sweater from Aunt Rose, it might be time to check out some of the great, end-of-year furniture sales going on in home shops across the country. We've pulled together a list of top sales - in New York, L.A., Chicago and Dallas - to shop for your new home (or your old home... Continue Reading

  • Military Get a Housing Raise

    Military Get a Housing Raise

    Just as rents are plummeting around the country, the Defense Department announced this week that military personnel will get a 2.5 percent raise in their housing allowance in 2010. What they really probably want is fewer deployments. But an average of $37 more a month for rent, will have to suffice for... Continue Reading

  • Dallas Insider: Q&A With Candy Evans

    Dallas Insider: Q&A With Candy Evans

    The doyenne of Dallas real estate gives us a peek into her rarefied Preston Hollow neighborhood, and discusses Dallas' affinity for square footage, fabulous entertaining and the Bush family. Name: Candace ("Candy") Evans Age: Fifty-something (50 is the new 40!) Occupation: Real Estate Editor, D Magazine... Continue Reading