Best Of 2018: Friday Four Five Hundred

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Amy: With the New Year on the horizon, we are feeling a bit nostalgic. So this week we take a look back at the hot homes that made our Friday Four/Five Hundred sizzle in 2018. If you have a favorite that is not shown here, we would love to hear in the comments. Cheers!

Top Friday Four Hundred

A Home So Hot It Went Under Contract In Three Days!

Sometimes, it’s fun to look back and reminisce. Such is the case with this fantastic Hollywood Heights listing. Back in February I wrote: “If you’ve been wondering what’s selling in Hollywood Heights THIS. IS. IT! We first came across 511 Clermont Street last week, and knew we had to feature it on our Friday Four Hundred. But we hit a minor snag – the three-bed, two-bath charmer flew off the market faster than we could say traditional Tudor!” I guess you could say we have an eye for real estate. The home, as the title so implies, went under contract in just three days. You can read the full post here.

Top Friday Five Hundred

Renovated Beauty on Beauty Backs to Royal Park & Trails

Candy’s Friday Five Hundred first appeared on our site back in June, and it’s still giving us life! Her take on the renovated “Beauty on Beauty” makes us want to click for purchase.

She writes, “I could not let Friday pass by without showing off this beautiful northwest Dallas renovation from Mike Rodriguez and RS Construction, a well-known and highly-respected remodeler with more than 15 years’ experience with renovations in North Dallas and the Park Cities.

These home crafting geniuses took a four bedroom northwest Dallas ranch on Beauty Lane and in four months turned her innards into a total sleek show of beauty. Oh, and the address is 10924 Beauty Lane. She had 2856 square feet, 382 square feet added during the reno. She is being marketed by The Source Group at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s, who will have TWO open houses there this weekend: Saturday from 1 to 3pm, Sunday from 2 to 4 pm.

First of all, the property: you get almost a quarter of an acre (.228, 80 by 125 feet) that is loaded with trees. Not junk trees, either, but thickly trunked mature Live Oaks and Red Oaks. In fact, one is in front of the house and I beg the buyers to wrap that tree with white holiday lights and invite me over for a glass of (spiked) eggnog this December.”

Read the full post here.


Amy Puchaty

Amy Puchaty is founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications, a freelance copywriting firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. As a real estate writer and communications specialist, Amy's marketing campaigns and copywriting work have appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Follow Amy at

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