DRIVE! 2010 • Gay adoption

Posted on 04 Nov 2010 at 5:01pm

Cross-cultural automaking combines American and foreign sensibilities for these mixed-parentage rides CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer PUSH BUTTON MIRACLE | GM almost nixed Saab, but when Spyker took over, they gave it a miraculous rebirth with this 9-5. The makers replaced the key insert with a push-button starter making the rest of the car all [...]

DRIVE! 2010 • Petite cowboys

Posted on 04 Nov 2010 at 5:00pm

When it comes to pickup trucks, these models prove that, on some occasions, bigger isn’t always better — even in Texas CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer I love cute little cowboys, all dressed up in their western wear for a night at the club. They buy their perfect little boots, perfectly matched to their belts, [...]

DRIVE! 2010 • Driver’s seat

Posted on 04 Nov 2010 at 4:59pm

Changing cars is like changing clothes for Classic Chassis’ James Gudat RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com HOW HE ROLLS | Despite having a reliable, newer Dodge Ram truck to do most of the heavy lifting, Classic Chassis member James Gudat opts for one of his many vintage cars for everyday driving, like this awesome [...]

Change of plans • Defining Homes

Posted on 08 Oct 2010 at 11:29am

So you want to be a real estate agent. Just be sure you know what you’re in for By Rich Lopez No one needs to remind you that these are tough economic times. Sometimes that means calling for serious measures like a career change. Real estate is an attractive industry because the rewards can be [...]

Real(ity) estate • Defining Homes

Posted on 08 Oct 2010 at 11:23am

A Dallas couple’s adventure in house selling becomes an episode of HGTV’s ‘My First Sale’ By Arnold Wayne Jones Keith Yonick, left, turned Dallas couple Troy and Cindy Hughes on to the idea of being on TV. But their youngest child, opposite, might steal every scene. Although they live cosmopolitan lives — she’s a lawyer; [...]

Little crooked house • Defining Homes

Posted on 08 Oct 2010 at 9:04am

Don’t get tripped up on uneven floors before buying that new home By M. ­­M. Adjarian After a long stretch of searching, finding that perfect house is not only a relief, it’s a glimpse into a whole new future. When the pieces fall together, such as location, price and a great neighborhood, you might pinch [...]

One Cedar Springs complex grows up • Defining Homes

Posted on 08 Oct 2010 at 9:03am

One Cedar Springs complex grows up By Rich Lopez In 1984, Cedar Springs saw the rise of the Parkside apartment complex amid a slew of others. The years went by and complexes faded into lesser versions of their original selves. But Parkside wasn’t going down like that, and so they did something to stop it. [...]

Look closer • Defining Homes

Posted on 08 Oct 2010 at 9:02am

Buyers and owners alike can always find hidden discounts By M. M. Adjarian These days, there’s no denying that anyone who owns, sells or buys property is concerned with the bottom line. With liquidity in short supply and loans more difficult to secure, homeowners and homebuyers are looking for ways to get the most and [...]

Beautiful day in the neighborhood • Defining Homes

Posted on 08 Oct 2010 at 9:01am

Neighbors in Oak Cliff’s Kessler Park talk about why their ‘hood is the best ever By Steven Lindsey Stewart Street residents from left to right Jerrett Morris, Alan Stolleis, Clyde Greenhouse, Michal Taylor, Darrell Ward and Linda Ronk come together often for neighborhood block parties, planned or impromptu, within their classic homes and lush greenery [...]

Ask the experts • Defining Homes

Posted on 08 Oct 2010 at 9:00am

Ask the experts In March 2009, President Obama released the Home Affordable Modification Plan (HAMP). This would help alleviate the pressures of potential foreclosure, lowering monthly payments and still maintaining good standing in credit. But according to RealtyTrac.com’s list of foreclosure hotspots, Dallas/Fort Worth ranked 96 out of 203 with (at the time) more than [...]