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