Casa de Shannon

I love it when a client introduces me to a new-to-me neighborhood. Especially in Oak Cliff! That’s exactly what happened when we went on the hunt for a home for Shannon, one of the owners of Oil & Cotton. After a couple of close calls in Elmwood and El Tivoli neighborhoods, we ended up at an offer-market property in Ruthmeade Place. Never heard of it? Me either, but it is definitely worth a visit. Just south of 12th St, between Tyler and Zang, it’s a quick jog to Bishop Arts and all the great stuff popping up on Jefferson Blvd. The neighborhood itself is made up of smaller wood and brick cottages, with a few larger Victorians. 

As for Shannon’s home, it’s a great bungalow, with a cozy porch. And you better believe that she has a way with making a space look amazing. The photos below are before/after, and show what a difference good paint and floors can make. She also did wonders in her kitchen with a counter and backsplash refresh.

This hidden gem of an area has tons of potential, especially for homeowners like Shannon. Those with a little vision, plus a willingness to roll up sleeves. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear more about Ruthmeade Place in the near future. 


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Happy Changes

As we begin the second month of 2016 (what! already?), I wanted you to know about some happy changes on team jennisto. 

For starters, we have a new assistant, Stephen Holmes. He’s awesome! Husband, dad of two sweet boys, Winnetka Heights resident. Stephen comes from an accounting background. And, as I have already learned when he share a cool real estate podcast with me, he has a voracious appetite for knowledge. You may know him as DJ Mini Figs from the 2015 Boo Bash. And just in case there’s any question, he’s the one with the beard in the photo below. 

Next up…drum roll please…Emily Ruth has made the transition to Realtor. Full stop. So the team jennisto sales force has grown by 100% this year! She’s a woman of many talents (bread-baking, surfista, mom-extraordinaire, research maven), which she will of course bring to bear with her clients. And, as 2015 was our biggest year yet, this expanded capacity lets us serve you, your friends, and family, as we have now for 12 years. 

To celebrate these great changes, and to thank our clients, we are throwing a party THIS week. If you didn’t get your invite via email, let us know. We want to see you!