Turtle Creek contemporary

The Turtle Creek contemporary home at 3912 Holland Ave. is one of our five features Dallas open houses this week.

If you love a true contemporary build in a coveted location, then cast your gaze toward the Turtle Creek home at 3912 Holland Ave., which tops our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column.

It’s not the only extraordinary property we’re featuring this week, which range in price from $349K to $1.225 million. There’s a charmed Hollywood Heights traditional with cute curb appeal and vintage appeal, a brand new sleek townhome near Knox-Henderson, a Casa Linda cutie with lots of updates, and more.

Be sure to leave us a comment if you visit any of these homes and tell us what you thought!

 

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One of two new model homes at The Crossings in Wilmer, Texas

One of two new model homes at The Crossings in Wilmer, Texas (Photo: Lisa Stewart Photography)

There’s been a lot of talk lately about affordable and low-income housing in Dallas, and we are happy to share that’s it’s still a possible dream to own a new home in Dallas County for under $100,000.  You just have to be open to a housing resource that has been around for years, but is having a resurgence as a viable form of affordable homeownership. As a Lifestylist®, I’ve been visiting some of these communities to do some mythbusting about how the “American Dream” can still be affordable. (more…)

6820 Garlinghouse Front

To some buyers, 6820 Garlinghouse looks like too much work. It’s a 1985-built ranch in Far North Dallas that is in original condition, according to Ashli Clements of Minnette Murray Properties, a boutique real estate group under Coldwell banker residential brokerage.

“It has really good bones and the floor plan works well for today’s families,” she said. “It’s totally livable right now. The seller lived in home for four years and didn’t change a thing. The breakfast nook is actually beautiful, with that gorgeous ceiling.”

6820 Garlinghouse Breakfast

But today’s buyers seem to be lacking in vision and inspiration, because at 2,565 square feet, this home is priced just right for the renovation-minded. This four-bedroom, three-bath home inside the Dallas city limits but with Plano ISD schools is being marketed for just $350,000 — a steal! Plus, buyers will receive a $10,000 allowance toward upgrades, making those Pinterest boards you’ve been carefully curating for your dream house even closer to tangible reality.

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New analysis by Trulia confirms what we’ve been seeing all over Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Entry-level or starter homes priced in the median range, which usually falls below $200,000, are scarce. In fact, if you want to find a new home in the $200,000 range, it’s getting mighty difficult to impossible.

To measure the dearth of dedicated inventory for first-time homebuyers in the starter market, Trulia has launched the “Trulia Inventory and Price Watch,” which measures housing affordability along three market points: starter homes, trade-up homes, and premium homes.

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2716 Catherine Front

This home is just epic-level cute. If you’ll recall, we heard from one half of an Oak Cliff power couple that there are few, if any, affordable homes left in this burgeoning urban ‘burb. Well, that’s not the case!

2716 Catherine Living

A lovely Dave Perry-Miler Realtor, Eric Holmes, sent this to us and let me say that this cutie at 2716 Catherine proves that you can still get an adorable, affordable home in Oak Cliff that doesn’t need to be gutted to be livable!

2716 Catherine Kitchen

With two bedrooms and one bath, this house is just right for someone who has been a serial renter but doesn’t want to buy too big too fast. There are hardwood floors throughout this 1,045-square-foot home, as well as new tile in the kitchen and custom light fixtures.

2716 catherine master

The backyard is fantastic, too, and there’s a two-car garage that could easily be converted into a studio if that’s your thing. There’s a great porch in the front for swilling something cold while you wave at your neighbors, too.

2716 Catherine Bath

And you can get all this and a bag of chips for just $123,500! What an incredible deal!

2716 catherine back

2716 Catherine Front

This home is just epic-level cute. If you’ll recall, we heard from one half of an Oak Cliff power couple that there are few, if any, affordable homes left in this burgeoning urban ‘burb. Well, that’s not the case!

2716 Catherine Living

A lovely Dave Perry-Miler Realtor, Eric Holmes, sent this to us and let me say that this cutie at 2716 Catherine proves that you can still get an adorable, affordable home in Oak Cliff that doesn’t need to be gutted to be livable!

2716 Catherine Kitchen

With two bedrooms and one bath, this house is just right for someone who has been a serial renter but doesn’t want to buy too big too fast. There are hardwood floors throughout this 1,045-square-foot home, as well as new tile in the kitchen and custom light fixtures.

2716 catherine master

The backyard is fantastic, too, and there’s a two-car garage that could easily be converted into a studio if that’s your thing. There’s a great porch in the front for swilling something cold while you wave at your neighbors, too.

2716 Catherine Bath

And you can get all this and a bag of chips for just $123,500! What an incredible deal!

2716 catherine back