A Great Deal Can Still be Found in Oak Cliff, You Just Have to Know Where to Look

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I was complaining to a friend recently about how far prices have gone up in North Oak Cliff, putting many homes — even the ones that aren’t perfectly updated — out of reach for many people. Of course, when I was at an event showing off a brand new modern custom home in Kessler Park — more on that later! — I lamented the lack of truly affordable real estate in the area.

It was none other than Steve Habgood that set me straight. According to Steve, principal at the Hewitt & Habgood team at Dave Perry-Miller and Associates, you just have to know where to look. Just south of where Tyler Street turns to Vernon, and close to the DART rail tracks and Cedar Creek is this fantastic little neighborhood in a private-feeling and heavily treed pocket of Oak Cliff. It’s called Elwood, and I’m sure you’ve heard us talk about it before!

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Well, here’s another amazing little home that isn’t so little on style. This super cute Tudor at 1415 Lansford is so warm and inviting, and is much larger than some of the similar properties in the area. It’s listed for $179,000 and has three bedrooms, one bath, and almost 1,400 square feet. And it’s adorable. I mean, so, so cute!

There’s a greenbelt in the backyard, where the DART tracks run, but that’s the only real downside to this charmer, which is colorful and sweet and has an original kitchen with original hardware! I would upgrade the counters to maybe a bright colored solid surface, but I would definitely keep the overall feel of this sweet little space.

There’s a two-car detached garage, which is wonderful for storage and being able to park your car in and off the street. Of course, you’re going to have to deal with the fact that there’s only one bath. You could possibly add another, so keep that in mind.

But don’t you dare touch that cute front porch or this adorable little backyard. It’s so fun, and better yet, it’s affordable!

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Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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