05/25/18 3:34pm

Ever on the lookout for a new build we can love, I stumbled onto a Monticello gem of a listing at 3710 West 6th Street that has timeless appeal in a perfect west side location. The style isn’t just traditional, it’s Texas Mediterranean vernacular that, at first glance, you might mistake for a 1920s’ era construction which happily blends with it’s older neighbors. The façade is rich in thoughtful architectural details like the symmetrically disposed windows, arches, and mirror curved peaks in the center. (more…)

Find the Ultimate Luxury High-Rise Living with Expertise of Ebby Halliday Realtors | CandysDirt.com

Hi-rise living is a popular option, especially in some of the best buildings in Dallas. Whether you’re buying or selling a hi-rise home, you need an expert on board to help navigate the process. 

I’ve found the Realtors at Ebby Halliday to be some of the most knowledgeable in the business, and they certainly get some fabulous listings! I’ve found three you’ve got to see, including a penthouse at The Mayfair that has us all enamored. 

 

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05/25/18 12:44pm

With the heat of summer bearing down upon us, it’s time to start thinking about heading to the lake as often as possible. Land’s End, a gated community on trophy bass fishing heaven Lake Fork, is located an hour and a half east of Dallas and adjacent the Links of Lake Fork, an 18-hole championship golf course.

We have a beautiful new Spanish style listing located there to share with you, complete with four bedrooms, two kitchens, lots of space for entertaining, a separate casita, and fabulous views. Named El Regalo, meaning “the gift” in Spanish, it offers all the amenities you could wish for, in tranquil surrounds.

See SecondShelters.com today to behold.

Modern Colonial Revival

So often you find a house that’s in a perfect neighborhood, like our Inwood Home of the Week, at 3709 Hanover Street in University Park. It’s the right size, the right style, and has all the elements to suit a family. It also offers great entertaining spaces. But it needs a refresh, and you don’t have time. So, how great is this University Park modern Colonial Revival that has already been through the refresh, and is move-in ready? It’s also an absolutely perfect example of how you take a great house and make it even better. Talk about a score! (more…)

05/25/18 7:45am

 

3017 Trinity Lane is listed by Kim Bedwell of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $565,000. It has a classic stone facade and beautiful modern farmhouse interiors.

Dallas real estate moves fast! It was just yesterday when we wanted to tell you,”If you are on the hunt for a fantastic home that looks like a million bucks and has all the designer upgrades your heart desires for under $600K, then stop what you’re doing right now, pick up the phone, and dial Kim Bedwell at 817-229-9445! Tell her the Friday Five Hundred sent you!” But the property we intended to feature went under contract less than a week from hitting the market!

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05/25/18 12:03am

What if I told you about a splash of dirt that was just north of LBJ near Marsh Lane, verdantly green, faces an idyllic lake with a bridge where the kids can fish, ducks can prance, a weekend Farmer’s Market is within walking distance, and your taxes are among the lowest in Texas?

Oh and the neighbors are terrific!

Dallas Home builder Bob Hoebeke looked all over north Texas literally — Richardson, Plano, Frisco — until he made his discovery in Farmers Branch.

“I devised a route,” he told me, “I drove all over tarnation looking for lots. When you reach a certain age, and you semi-retire, you don’t need expenses (TAXES, high energy bills) to swallow a huge portion of your income — you need your income for fun. But still, you want your dirt for the grandkids. And if you play golf, Brookhaven Country Club is just down the street.”

Bob turned right on Bee Street, and found Danny Lane. There sat an old white farmhouse on two lots. It was acreage. It had trees. It had a lake across the street. Bingo. In 24 hours he had it under contract to buy. Two other pieces of adjoining property pushed back to Leta Mae Lane so he created a two acre spread that will hold five lots of about .25 acre each, ultimately five homes, all developed by Hoebeke Properties.

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05/24/18 7:50pm

ValdezWe’ve heard it before — after all, when you write about real estate, you do spend a fair amount of time talking about how difficult and expensive it is to pay property taxes: It’s not always easy to be a property owner in Texas.

We’ve talked about why property taxes are climbing. But Lupe Valdez, newly crowned Democratic candidate for governor, says that a story in the Houston Chronicle that revealed she is facing about $12,000 in overdue property taxes is a good example of why reform is needed. (more…)

It’s a great season for viewing Dallas open houses, before it gets boiling hot and everybody goes on vacation. 

Every Thursday, we bring you the CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column. These are the properties in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss! This week, our houses range in price from $450,000 to $989,900. Which ones will you visit? 

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