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New Home or Used? Which is the Better Buy?


Before I was a licensed Broker – Realtor, I did what every buyer-consumer does when they start considering a place to call home.  Back then there weren’t any homes on the Internet to help with the pre-search.  You just got in the car and drove, it helped that you knew the area.  I looked at […]

Get Local – Real Estate Trends by Bubble Zip Codes


You might be curious just how prices have been effected the last two years in the bubble zip codes.  Not the bubble bursting real estate market as in Florida, California, Nevada and Arizona but as in the bubble zip codes, namely and fondly – 75205, 75225 and 75230 – Park Cities and around plus Preston […]

Park Cities and Preston Hollow Pricing Trends


Ask anyone around and the real estate market in these zip codes are tough! Especially in the upper end market. Slow and slower come to mind. The chart gives you a barometer from last year so you buyers can see that pricing has come way, way down from higher levels. Sellers are serious! Year to […]

This could be an Easy Tax Fix if you bought your home last year


Just when you thought the tax man was done, here comes the other taxing authority, Dallas CAD.  The appraisals are out and the shout out has begun.  Especially in tony neighborhoods, values have come down, way down.  Time to get out the gloves and run the comps! One easy way to get your tax values […]

Holy Moley! This could be a record ! 180 Open Houses this weekend in 75205,75225 and 75230 – get all the info here…


I’ve been posting open houses for over a year now on this site, you can check the portal to the right and then download the open house report link to get all the juicy details.  There are over 180 properties for this weekend!  Around 60 is the norm for Park Cities and areas in these […]

Why Preston Hollow prices will come down more…


You know there use to be a saying: “Home Pricing in the bubble is immune to the rest of the market, it just doesn’t happen here.”  Well, that might have been true up to a couple years ago but that has all changed. What I mean by the “bubble” is the Park Cities and neighbor […]

Preston Hollow Dog Watch


When you make your living in real estate you go in many, many homes.  You see all kinds of things, needless to say. The above plaque was on the front door of a cool mid-century ranch that had never been updated. Located in Preston Hollow – I have never come across such a serious brass […]

There Goes the Neighborhood – Luxury Foreclosure Finds


I was interviewed last week by people newspapers on foreclosures in the Park Cites and Preston Hollow.  We met at a million dollar foreclosure listing in Preston Hollow – a builder gone bust! Foreclosures are on the rise for high end properties. Since much of the market activity has been distressed properties across the nation […]

Real Estate Results Revealed in Park Cities and Preston Hollow


No surprise, DFW sales were down 33% from a year ago. It has to do with the economy, lending and the time of year. Mostly lending money of jumbo loans has curtailed sales in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow. It will come back and so will the market. November real estate results for Park […]

Best Foreclosure Buy in Preston Hollow


WOW! You can see the effects of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac finally trickle down!  The government wants to sell houses more than lenders….(another post) Check out this Dallas foreclosure link and take a peek at 6532 Chevy Chase – there are some some unbelievable buyer incentives if you qualify.  This is very good news […]