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This enormous, luxurious estate at 3420 Ranchero Road will hit the block with Heritage Auctions on March 14, but read below if you want an exclusive tour tomorrow!

We all know about Ranchero Road up in Plano, one of the toniest addresses you can have.

The area is literally in the heart of Plano, off Parker Road, between the Tollway and Preston. The lots are gigantic, wooded, with tanks and ponds and natural surroundings that lure you into believing you are in the country, especially at night. Shhhhhhh.

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Whispering hills

Our Tuesday Two Hundred takes us to Whispering Hills for a renovated home near near Walnut Street and Audelia Road, just north of the 635 loop in North Dallas.

Located at 10136 Rita Rd., this home is lovely inside and out, fully updated with a new kitchen, fresh paint, and new flooring. It has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, and 2,385 square feet on one story, built in 1978. Bonus: there’s a swimming pool in back. Let’s take a look!

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3141 Southestern

3141 Southestern

Susan Baldwin considers her job as a Realtor to be “a problem solver.” This year will mark her anniversary in real estate that eclipses Susan’s 15-year run as commercial real estate attorney and ll of that training and experience make her a dogged negotiator.

And if that wasn’t enough, her accounting background has made her a whiz with numbers.

Since 2002 when Susan Baldwin joined Briggs Freeman and partnered with Ginger Nobles, she’s added miracle worker to her portfolio.

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north dallas

If a move-in ready, totally updated house with almost 2,000 square feet is on your wishlist, look no further than our Thursday Three Hundred.

Located at 13409 Purple Sage Rd. near Alpha and Coit roads in North Dallas, this house is about two miles north of LBJ with easy access, so getting to the Tollway or Central Expressway is a snap. It’s also zoned for Richardson ISD, which appeals to many families (as will the big backyard).

Kitchen and master bathroom rank high on this property, which has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bathroom, two living areas, and 1,997 square feet on one story, built in 1967.

Curb appeal is another nice touch, and this house has a big shade tree, freshly painted shutters, and a welcoming front porch. Let’s look inside.

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6924 Azalea Front Hillcrest

Homes hold so much more than rooms full of furniture. They carry with them the memories of all the families who spent days, both good and bad, sheltered inside. That’s what makes it difficult for Jon Leatherberry to sell his lovely home in Hillcrest Forest, just east of Hillcrest and north of Northwest Highway. It’s a wonderful, sprawling ranch that has been remodeled to be well-scaled for family life.

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PopUp Art Photo

Just one more way local agents are disrupting the traditional real estate market: unveiling a brand new home at a benefit event featuring a plethora of local artists at a contemporary new construction home in the northern stretches of Preston Hollow. For one night, 5639 Willow Lane  will be transformed into a pop-up art gallery.

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Ebby Halliday Grows and Expands | CandysDIrt.com

Ebby Halliday Realtors is growing and reinvesting in new offices and renovations. This photo was taken Oct. 26 at the groundbreaking of their new Allen office. All photos: Ebby Halliday Realtors

The unprecedented growth in the Dallas-Fort Worth real estate market is buoying one local brokerage, which in turn is reinvesting in offices and agents.

Ebby Halliday is one of the largest and most dynamic brokerages in North Texas with 31 offices, over 1,800 agents, and 12 percent of the market.

“We just had a fine fiscal year, closing Sept. 30, thanks to the very dynamic DFW economy,” said Ebby Halliday Chief Financial Officer Ron Burgert. “Volume-wise, it was just a shade better than the prior year and we closed in the area of 20,000 units.”

The overall sound financials of Ebby allow the company to undertake the construction and refurbishment of quite a few offices around North Texas, underscoring the company’s commitment to the region and signaling its plans to remain one of the top brokerages nationwide.

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backday

The Casa View Cliff May Home Tour will feature seven beautifully remodeled midcentury modern homes in East Dallas. (Photo: ScottReeseVisials.com)

You may be thrilled about pumpkin-flavored everything to hit the shelves, but us here at CandysDirt.com are over the moon about the return of fall home tour season. Yes, we’ll still hit up a Starbucks for our annual pumpkin spice latte, but nothing quite says “autumn is here!” to us like traipsing through other people’s homes with those weird little hospital booties on.

To help you plan, we’ve compiled a list of can’t miss home tours for this fall. It skews heavily toward midcentury modern and covers quite a bit of territory:

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