An influx of hip, young, wealthy homebuyers have infiltrated East Dallas, creating concern the neighborhood’s flavor will suffer the consequences.
There are several factors to be taken into account when it comes to selling in our neighborhood — where the average home is more than 50 years old.
“This is a great way to do it,” Jane Navin says. “You get something that would have cost $175-$200 per square foot for $100 [per square foot], and then you can put that [extra] money back into it.
When writer Jeff Siegel was researching this month’s story about teardowns, he received an angry, anonymous e-mail calling everyone who does a teardown “trash.”
Welcome to the battle over teardowns, perhaps the most divisive issue to face Lakewood and East Dallas in the past 20 years.
Here’s the rub. You may have heard somewhere that a man’s, or — this being the 21st century — a person’s home is his or her castle.
Talk to real estate professional, and all agree that curb appeal – what your house looks like from the street – plays a key role in selling a home quickly and for a good price.
It’s not as easy as doing work in a subdivision built in a suburban prairie, but it’s not supposed to be. The idea, after all, is to preserve the integrity of the neighborhood.
In the classic poem Song of Myself, Walt Whitman laments the selfish and pitiable condition of humans and extols the virtues of animals, creatures…
In the last three years, the number of millionaires living in Dallas has increased by more than 35 percent to 95,000 people with a net worth of $1 million or more, according to one research group.
According to the reports, Centex, one of the country’s largest homebuilders, saw this as a very desirable market niche and decided a deal with CityHomes was a good way to pursue it.
Thanks to a strong economy and the nationwide “back to the city” movement, more and more people who might not have considered it before are looking at East Dallas neighborhoods as places to settle.