Secluded Hollywood Heights Tudor facade.ashxLooking for a Hollywood Heights Tudor is like searching for a needle in a haystack. At this very moment, there are exactly two listing available in this coveted neighborhood.

However, if you’re searching for a Tudor here you’re in luck, because one just hit the market. Although 1115 Sarasota Circle was built in 2001 and not 1920, it has all the earmarks of the era that buyers love.

The builder did a great job of creating a façade that truly blends into the neighborhood. You really do a double-take to notice it’s not a vintage home. It also has a guest house and sits on a double lot — practically unheard of here. (more…)

dallas weekend open houses

The sprawling North Highlands Estates home at 4420 Cedarbrush Dr., one of our five Dallas weekend open houses, was taken to the studs for a total renovation.

Every Thursday, we bring you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. We pick five fabulous Dallas weekend open houses (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you have just got to see.

This week, our houses range in price from $369,500 to $1.26 million. You’ll find a variety of properties, from the sprawling North Highlands Estate traditional pictured above, to an M-Streets beauty with separate guest quarters in the back. Enjoy our selection!

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Moving on up? Well, at least to Lovers Lane. Hot young Dallas agent Sam Sawyer has left Rogers Healy and Associates to join Briggs Freeman. Before he got a chance to sit at his new desk, or actually even FIND it, I had to ask:

CD: How many homes have you sold?

SS: Enough!

CD: What’s the most stressful part of negotiations?

SS:Explaining and negotiating a sub-par inspection report

CD: Your worst real estate nightmare?

SS: None, yet.

CD: Where do you live in Dallas?

SS: Townhouse in University Park.

CD: Price no object, where is your fantasy second home?

SS: Beaver Creek, Colorado

CD: What’s your fantasy car?

SS: Old school 1967 Chevrolet Camaro convertible – http://www.chevrolet-compares.com/2011/05/21/1967-chevy-camaro/

CD: What’s the best thing about moving to Dallas, like, what do you tell clients who are unsure of moving here?

SS: Dallas is a rapidly growing city with a lot of opportunity in our job market. It is also a great place to start a business, and Texas as a state has held up exceptionally well compared to other regions  around the country.