Three Resolution-Worthy Homes Host Open Houses This Weekend

open housesRealtors — did you know that every week, we solicit pitches for our various featured listing posts like the Tuesday Two Hundred, the weekly roundup of Open Houses, Thursday Three Hundred, Friday Four or Five Hundred, and more?

All you have to do to get in on the action is join our Facebook group, Getting the Dirt. It’s a great place to virtually mingle with fellow professionals, ask questions, lend a hand, and, yes, pitch stories to CandysDirt.com writers.

Take, for instance, this week’s three properties featured in our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. After asking members to share their listings that would help someone meet a common New Year’s resolution, three Realtors pitched their open houses — and are now seeing them featured today.

Want to see who made a successful pitch?

Oak Lawn Condo In Walkable Neighborhood

Open House: Saturday, Jan. 5, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Catherine Blevens with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s pointed us to her new listing — an Oak Lawn condo with tons of options for exercise, as well as a walkability factor that is just off the charts.

Her listing at 4517 Holland Ave.,#108, has only been on the market for 23 hours at press time, but the two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath condo has had some great updates and likely won’t stay on the market long.

“It’s in Oak Lawn, which is a perfect, walkable neighborhood and it’s also walking distance to Whole Foods – another great place to start new year resolutions!” Blevens said. “Then if you cross the street, you are at Craddock Park where you can do Camp Gladiator or play tennis – not to mention it’s a mile to the Katy Trail!”

The 1,241 square foot home is listed for $310,000.

North Dallas Midcentury With a Pool

Open House: Sunday, Jan. 6, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

How new is Melissa O’Brien’s pitched listing? So new that it wasn’t even up yet at press time. But never fear, we have the skinny on this North Dallas property that O’Brien said will definitely knock your socks off, and give you a great way to work on any fitness-related resolutions, since it has a pool.

Located at 4215 Boca Bay Drive, the four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home became available after the current owners (who lived in the home for 15 years) purchased a Lakewood home.

“It’s been beautifully renovated by the owners,” O’Brien told us of the Midcentury abode.

The home is listed by O’Brien with Dave Perry Miller Real Estate for $765,000, and you can keep your eyes peeled here for the official listing.

Home With a Great Kitchen in Transitional Area

Open Houses: Saturday, Jan. 5, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 6, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Kyle Lyon with Keller Williams Urban Dallas pitched us this four-bedroom, three-bath home in Oak Cliff with a terrific price point and even better updates.

“It’s in a super-transitional area, within walking distance to Kimball High,” he said of the home at 3632 Kimballdale Dr.

And we appreciate that nice galley kitchen that is still open to the family room, making that resolution to cook more and eat at home versus take out and dining out a very real possibility — and pleasure, with its stainless steel appliances, subway tile backsplash, and other upgrades.

The whole house has an open, airy feel thanks to great finish choices and tons of natural light.

And a large backyard also leaves plenty of room for an active lifestyle, too.

The home is listed for $325,000, and has been on the market for less than 24 hours.