10930 Listi a

Creekside living on a beautiful lot usually comes at a hefty price. But our Tuesday Two Hundred is a budget-friendly find with a secluded feel.

Located at 10930 Listi Dr. in Lake Highlands, this home offers great outdoor living options, with a wraparound deck and a quiet, peaceful setting. The interior features open living and dining areas, a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace, hardwood floors, and a downstairs master.

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,629 square feet on two stories, built in 1980. Bonus: it’s in the attendance zone for Wallace Elementary, a family favorite in East Dallas.

This home was just listed Saturday, so let’s take a look before it gets snatched up!

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5332 Miller Front

For the most part, I’m not a “big house” person. Small, compact, well-planned homes are more my jam. Still, part of me loves the idea of versatile, wide-open floor plans with plenty of room to spread out. Often times, though, homes that start to cross into the realm of 4,000 square feet feel sterile in all of their open space. However, in the case of this listing from Dallas City Center Realtors David and Sharon Cox at 5332 Miller Ave. in Vickery Place, the spaces are expansive, yet still warm and inviting. And with four bedrooms, four full and one half baths, and 4,189 square feet replete with oodles of storage, you’ll find tons of opportunities to stow clutter and fill these rooms with laughter, not junk. The Cox team has this home on the market for $827,000.

Jump to see inside this lovely country traditional in one of the hottest neighborhoods in Dallas.

5332 Miller Front Porch

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the shelby

The Shelby Residences are part of East Dallas’ new University Crossing neighborhood. We wrote about the new development earlier this year, and phase III condos are on the market now.

Units in The Shelby Residences are priced from $193,000 to $381,000. Our Tuesday Two Hundred is 5609 SMU Blvd. Apt. 305 and it’s a beauty: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,025 square feet, built in 2016. Everything is new, well appointed, and stylish.

Located near Mockingbird Lane and Greenville Avenue, this 55-unit contemporary building is just feet away from The Katy Trail, and a five-minute walk to Mockingbird Station and the DART light rail, making a lot of Dallas a train ride away. It’s close to 20 or so restaurants, night life, and entertainment options. This is urban living at its most convenient.

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Dallas Open Houses | Candy's Dirt

The gorgeous Georgian Revival at 5918 Llano Ave. is one of our five featured Dallas open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we bring you a look at five hot North Texas properties with the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. You definitely should mark these on your calendars!

A Georgian Revival in the Belmont Conservation District tops our open house roundup this week. We’ve also got a North Oak Cliff townhome with killer views of downtown Dallas from its rooftop deck, a custom M-Streets Tudor on block from Tietze Park, and more. Our homes range in price from $458K to $799K.

 

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kitchen upgrades

This is the fourth installment of an occasional column called Getting Real About Renovations. We’re looking at renovation realities for all sorts of projects, from hardwood floors and open floorplans, to master suite additions and kitchen upgrades. We’ll give you the unadulterated truth about options, costs, effort, Realtor opinion, and estimated ROI for these projects. You can read the last one about adding new insulation here.  

Kitchen renovations are a big deal on popular media—there’s hardly a home improvement show that doesn’t glorify the tearing apart and putting back together of a kitchen.

This is probably for good reason. The kitchen is the heart of the home and updating it can make a huge difference in the look and feel of a house.

But is it worth it? The headache and expense? Fully 35 percent of U.S. homeowners would rather move to another home than remodel their current home, according to the 2015 Remodeling Impact Report from the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

It depends on the reason for renovating, says Harrison Polsky, a Realtor with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

“Doing renovations can either do nothing for the seller, benefit the seller, or even hurt the seller—there honestly isn’t a right or wrong answer—think about how many spec homes are still on the market,” Polsky said. “When you start to speculate what buyers want, your risk increases. However, some buyers can’t see past an outdated kitchen and can’t get a construction loan to do the work.”

No matter the reason, though, the return on investment (ROI) for kitchen renovations is more than two-thirds the investment. Jump to learn more!

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Old Lake Highlands Home for Sale | Candy's Dirt

“Spacious” and “bright” are the keywords for our Friday Five Hundred, a totally renovated Ranch located in Old Lake Highlands at 10743 Lanett Cir.

Sitting on over half an acre, this property has the feel of an estate. It’s on a horseshoe street in the interior of the Mediterranean Gardens neighborhood, so it’s private. And with all the mature shade trees and established landscaping, it got “urban retreat” written all over it.

This property has four bedrooms with two master suites, three full bathrooms, one half bath, and 2,626 square feet on one story, built in 1964. The developer is Pytcher Homes, a residential real estate company based in North Texas specializing in renovated properties, and they’ve done a marvelous job. From the open floorplan and hand-scraped hardwoods, to a spa-like master bathroom with a frameless glass shower with body jets.

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dallas open houses

In our weekly roundup of open houses, we’re looking at homes that range from $399,900 to $859,900, including an Uptown highrise condo at 3310 Fairmount St. Apt. 8F with killer views from its wraparound balcony.

We know you love getting insider info about the smokin’ hot North Texas real estate market. That’s why we bring you the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column every Thursday. We pick five open houses the coming weekend in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) and each property stands out in some special way to make the cut.

This week, our houses range in price from $399,900 to $859,900. You’ll find a corner-unit Uptown condo with a wraparound balcony and incredible Turtle Creek views, a renovated M-Streets Tudor with darling looks and separate guest quarters, and more. Mark your calendars—you don’t want to miss these!

 

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dallas open houses

The contemporary at 604 Kessler Reserve Ct. in North Oak Cliff is a stunner, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

There’s no substitute for seeing a house with your own two eyes. Even the best real estate photography or video can’t capture the magic of walking into a property yourself and banging on the pipes, so to speak. So every week, we bring you our insider recommendations for the best five open houses to visit that weekend with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column.

This week, we’ve picked five winners. You’ll find a jaw-dropping Texas Hill Country Contemporary in North Oak Cliff’s Kessler Reserve, an updated Lakewood Heights Tudor with original stained glass and its butler’s pantry, and more. They range in price from $309,900 to $1.12 million. Will you be visiting any? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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