6452 Bordeaux a

With our North Texas market moving at its current pace, finding a home for under $200K can be like looking for a needle in a haystack.

But they do exist! Today, we’ve found a super cute place in the Bordeaux Village Condos near West Mockingbird Lane and Inwood Road that’s got tons of personality, superb location, and a friendly price tag. This area is just south of tony neighborhoods Bluffview and Greenway Park, close to the Park Cities and Medical District, and a block and a half west of the Dallas North Tollway.

The condo at 6452 Bordeaux Ave. Unit H was built in 1951 and the personality from that era shines through. But they’ve also done renovations to make it appealing to a modern buyer, like updating the kitchen.

This condo has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,029 square feet on two stories.

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4728 Bradford c

The medical district is a fast-changing neighborhood in Dallas. Our Tuesday Two Hundred, 4728 Bradford Dr. Apt. A, just hit the market and is a great example of the changes that are happening in that area of Oak Lawn. Lots of owners are taking the time, money, and effort to upgrade their properties and the results are often beautiful.

This condo is located in a garden-style community called Montebella, built in the 1950s. It sits on a 5-acre wooded parcel of land and the units have good-sized patios with the feel of being near nature. They’ve recently seen big renos to become modern living spaces with lots of upgrades not typically seen at this price point.

Apartment A has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 936 square feet on two stories, with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops.

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2201 Wolf St a

Want a low-maintenance home on the Katy Trail and walking distance to the American Airlines Center, Victory Park restaurants, and swanky nightlife? Then our Thursday Three Hundred is just the ticket.

The Uptown condo at 2201 Wolf St. Apt 5103 is newly listed, located in the Topaz Townhouse Condominiums. This is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit with 1,419 square feet, built in 1995. It has an attached two-car garage; flexible, open floorplan; and fresh, bright feel.

It was listed June 5 by Dorothy K. Warda with DKW Real Estate for $329,900. Monthly HOA dues are $350 and include blanket insurance, exterior maintenance, full use of facilities, and management fees.

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21 Exterior

The first installment of this transformation story can be found here.

Aside from the hard-dollar utility bill savings, this overhaul delivered other benefits to residents as well as uncovered some interesting history.

Temperature Control

In 21, the building at 3883 Turtle Creek, units on one side froze in winter while the other side baked in the summer.  Some residents had gone so far as to install auxiliary HVAC units on their patios.  After the upgrade, owners happily removed those units.

They told me another part of the issue was that back in the 1960s, HVAC building codes only called for air-conditioning to lower indoor temperatures by 20 degrees.  On 105 degree days, 85 degrees was A-OK. Codes have changed and that just doesn’t fly today.  Sitting in front of an open refrigerator, TV propped in on the vegetable bin, is no way to live.

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4947 N Hall A

The real estate world is be buzzing with news about the sale of Walnut Place (aka the Crespi Estate) for somewhere in the ballpark of $100 million this week.

But in the It’s My Mansion occasional feature on CandysDirt, we look at newsworthy properties that have fewer zeros on the end of the list price.

Take, for example, the newly listed condo at 4947 N. Hall St. It’s located near Lemmon Avenue and the Dallas North Tollway, just a hop, skip, and jump from Oak Lawn. With 1,072 square feet, two bedrooms, one full bathroom, and a powder room, it offers a lot of space for well under $200K.

The Westbury Park Condominiums were constructed in 1954, and reflect their era with quaint courtyards, lots of mature trees, landscaping, a community swimming pool, and a serene environment.

Monthly HOA fees are $308 and the condo was listed Jan. 9 by Kristi Reinertsen with RE/MAX DFW Associates for $170,000.

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3314 Douglas VOak Lawn is a vibrant Dallas neighborhood, the epicenter of DFW’s gay and lesbian culture, and often affectionately called the “gayborhood.” The heart of the area is Cedar Springs Road, between Oak Lawn Avenue and Wycliff, where tons of businesses, shops, restaurants, and nightclubs show their pride with rainbow flags and cater to the LGBTQ community.

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred is walking distance to this fun area on Cedar Springs, an Oak Lawn condo at 3314 Douglas Ave. in the Benson Place Condos. Unit 204D has two balconies that feel like they’re in the treetops, and a completely renovated interior that was made for entertaining.Oak Lawn CondoThis condo is stylish, from the hardwood floors and graphic wallpaper to granite countertops and a frameless walk-in glass shower in the master bathroom. It has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a half bath, and 1,350 square feet on two stories.

Monthly HOA fees ring in at a reasonable $215 and include blanket insurance, exterior maintenance, full use of facilities, maintenance of common areas, and trash. It is newly listed by Kyle Bradshaw with Clay Stapp + Co. for $215,000.

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oak lawn condoThe Haven Condos in Oak Lawn are only nine years old and they’ve got a prime location near Oak Lawn and Lemmon. Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred, 4040 N. Hall St. #204, just went on the market last week and it is already under contract.

Take a look and see why! This 2-2 has 1,201 square feet and a clean, contemporary look. From light-colored bamboo floors to stainless steel appliances and fixtures, it feels modern and bright.

oak lawn condoThe location is close to great restaurants, like Dish, and all the nightlife on Oak Lawn. It comes with a one-car garage and there’s plenty of parking on the street for visitors. This condo is listed by Tina Davidoff at Keller Williams Realty Dallas for $259,900.

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1505 Elm

There’s a new downtown property on the market that’s got the kind of luxury amenities you usually see on Turtle Creek, but for under $300K: a sixth-floor corner unit on Elm Street at North Akard with a stellar view, modern interior, and prime location.

The condo at 1505 Elm St. #604 is pretty much everything I imagine people desire in a downtown Dallas address: big, open floorplans; high-end appliances; awesome amenities; and easy access a DART light rail station across the street.

This 1-1.5 with a study is 1,482 square feet, listed by Gregory Iker at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $235,000.

1505 Elm Y

Dallas architect George Dahl designed 1505 Elm, which was constructed in 1957 and served as Dallas Federal Savings bank for years before being abandoned. In 2002, it was part of the first wave of residential redevelopment in downtown Dallas, bringing 68 units to the market.

They didn’t cut corners in this building: it has an incredible level of amenities, which helps explain the whopping HOA fees of $1,001 per month. But those fees earn access to a 24-hour concierge, valet parking for residents and guests, a pool, sauna, private dog run, fitness center, Moroccan-style party room with billiard table and caterer’s kitchen, three high-speed elevators, and a super cool former bank vault that is now a wine cellar with a large dining table and individual wine lockers for residents. There’s even access to downtown tunnel system through lobby.

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