Defining Homes • STAGE fright

Posted on 06 Oct 2011 at 5:00pm

Robert Jory offers relief in the daunting task of getting your home ready to sell By Jonanna Widner Selling your house isn’t just an ordeal, it’s a competition. As potential buyers head to sites like Inman.com or Trulia.com for research, those sites offer peeks inside to give an idea how the house can be used.  [...]

Defining Homes • Peak pocket

Posted on 06 Oct 2011 at 5:00pm

An eclectic community finds solace in a tiny East Dallas ‘hood By Rich Lopez On the whole, East Dallas has a solid reputation as the quirky part of town. Artists and musicians find cheap properties to rent and homeowners find a sort of refuge that’s not like any other. But look a little closer and [...]

Defining Homes • cougar’s DEN

Posted on 06 Oct 2011 at 5:00pm

‘Big Rich Texas’ star Leslie Birkland found house shopping in Dallas easy — with some high-end help, of course By Rich Lopez   Being blonde and beautiful never hurts — especially in Dallas. Blonde, beautiful and rich is even better. Leslie Birkland dealt with some hefty drama in the just-finished season of Big Rich Texas, [...]

Defining Homes • Ask the EXPERTS

Posted on 06 Oct 2011 at 5:00pm

With the economy still in a wicked mess, reports are that the latest trend in homebuying is not buying. Renters are on the rise. But are they? Real estate source Inman reported in January that it is cheaper to buy in the majority of the country’s larger cities. Keith Jurow reported last year on World [...]

Defining Homes • Super (re)model

Posted on 06 Oct 2011 at 5:00pm

Remodeler Chris Sandlin says slow your roll before that redux By Jonanna Widner As a third-generation homebuilder and remodeler, it’s no surprise that Chris Sandlin opted out of a journalism career and instead chose the family business. He made the change in 2005 and with such a history of the industry in his blood already, [...]

Defining Homes • Timing is everything

Posted on 06 Oct 2011 at 5:00pm

All signs point to now as the right time to buy — Rich Lopez The ironic bit of this troubled economy is that this is an advantageous time to buy a home. A huge purchase doesn’t seem wise in the air of unemployment, higher prices and an unstable stock market. But by all appearances, housing [...]