Westglen Park

Living close to White Rock Lake is its own reward, and our Tuesday Two Hundred provides a sweet backdrop for East Dallas living in the Westglen Park neighborhood.

The house at 2144 Springhill Dr. just hit the market, a corner-lot cutie near Lakeland Drive and Ferguson Road. The house has a modest footprint, with 1,417 square feet on one story, but offers a lot of updates and features, plus a swimming pool in the backyard. This home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, built in 1954. Let’s take a look!

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midway hollow midcentury

Midway Hollow is a neighborhood in transition, with a lot of fabulous new construction among the 2,600 or so homes in the area. I’ve got a listing to share with you today rebuilt from the studs up in 2014, a midcentury modern design with elegant features, open spaces, and extended sight lines. This home exudes atomic-era style married with modern amenities that appeal to today’s buyers.

Located at 9831 Ontario Ln., this newly listed Midway Hollow midcentury will wow you with polished concrete floors, great flow, and high-end amenities. I think you could have marvelous parties here, especially with the backyard oasis, complete with a contemporary swimming pool and deck.

“This home feels bigger than its 2,874 square feet because of the open floorplan and higher-angled ceilings,” said listing agent Lee Lamont with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “The kitchen, in particular, is a huge selling feature with European-style flat-front cabinets and a modern, sleek look.”

This home has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, and two living areas, in the Glenridge Estates area of Midway Hollow. I’d love to take you on a tour!

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3065 Kinkaid AToday’s Tuesday Two Hundred is a completely updated 1969 house, with a package of appealing features in an up-and-coming neighborhood.

The home at 3065 Kinkaid Dr. is located in Bradford Estates near Webb Chapel Road and Walnut Hill Lane in Northwest Dallas. It’s an easily accessible area with lots of houses from the 1950s and 60s, friendly atmosphere, and wide, green yards.

This house itself has eye-catching curb appeal, with a one-year-old class-4 standing seam metal roof, unusual to spot on a home priced well under $300K. Metal roofing is increasing in popularity because of its sleek look, as well as for being lightweight, strong, fire resistant, energy efficient, and, with the class 4 rating, hail resistant (many insurance carriers offer a discount for this kind of roof—bonus!).3065 Kinkaid COther features: all new windows, new HVAC system, new appliances, hardwood floors, a fire glass fireplace, lovely landscaping, swimming pool, and a hot tub under a covered patio.

This home is a 3-2 with 1,815 square feet, listed Nov. 14 by Shae Nault with Keller Williams DFW Metro Areas for $249,900, and it was reduced on the 20th to $244,900.

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The home at 4661 N Versailles Ave. is one of the five featured this week in our open house roundup.

The home at 4661 N Versailles Ave. is one of the five featured this week in our open house roundup.

It may be Halloween this Saturday, but there’s always time for a fun open house. We’ve scoured the listings and rounded up five open houses around DFW you won’t want to miss.

We’re visiting neighborhoods from West Highland Park and Frisco to West Dallas and Hollywood Heights. The prices range from $420K to $899K. Let us know if you visit any and what you think!

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DFW open houses

The Jacobean Tudor at 6243 La Vista Dr. in East Dallas is a rare find, and one of five DFW open houses we’re featuring this week.

Open houses are a weekend tradition, and with a glorious weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday (highs in the low 80s, lows in the mid-50s!), it’s a stellar opportunity to get out and about.

By our count, there are around 50 listed open houses on realtor.com just in Dallas and nearby suburbs. We’ve picked five to feature here, based on their size, location, amenities, and unusual factors (the one pictured above is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places).

The prices range from the $375K to $1.469 million, and we’ve got houses all over Dallas and University Park. Let us know what you think!

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odessa luxury homes

Odessa houses in the half-million-dollar range offer a range of high-end amenities, from new Venetian plaster walls to acreage with horse stalls. We’ve picked out four listings to give you an idea of what $500K buys in Odessa now.

Read the whole story over on MidlandDirt.com!

 

Merriman Park dallasThe increasing property values in East Dallas’ Merriman Park neighborhood are the stuff of happy homeowners.

The house at 6852 Freemont St., our Thursday Three Hundred, is a totally renovated midcentury with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,473 square feet, listed last week by Jennifer Friedman Ackerman with Virginia Cook, Realtors for $399,900, or $162 per square foot.

It was last sold in 2011 for $249,900, or $113 per square foot. That’s big appreciation in four years! 6852 Freemont A BEFOREThis “before” shot of the exterior gives you an idea of the transformation this house has undergone. Hardly looks like the same place. Let’s take a look at the rest of the changes, which include opening up the rooms, a new kitchen, hardwood floors, and contemporary, stylish touches everywhere.

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YouTube marketing

Ebby Halliday Realtor Cynthia Lopez knows a thing or two about smart real estate marketing.

The tech-savvy agent uses YouTube marketing as a way to promote her listings, in addition to the normal online channels, like Zillow, realtor.com, and Trulia.

“All of my listings go on YouTube. Everything nowadays is very visual and when buyers are looking at properties [online], they flip through so many pictures, it can all become a blur,” Lopez said. “I have found the YouTube video brings some life to it and give more a depth. It’s worked really well for my listings, and I get lots of great comments from it.”

YouTube marketing also helps her get houses under contract fast. Take, for example, our Tuesday Two Hundred, a Richardson house at 2001 Linda Ln. Lopez listed it last Thursday and accepted a contract on Saturday. Check out her video here:

The house is a 4-2 with 1,994 square feet on a big corner lot. It’s located in the Richardson Telecom Corridor area near Jupiter and Collins Boulevard, minutes from Raytheon and BlueCross, as well as huge mixed-use development CityLine. Its elementary school, Yale, gets an 8 out of ten score from GreatSchools.org, and Apollo Junior High earns a 7.

This house has interior updates and a swimming pool in back. Lots to offer, and listed for $236,000.

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