Midcentury Bungalow Is True Blue Perfection For A First-Time Buyer

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first-time buyerIf it feels like it’s tough to find a great house for a budget-friendly, first-time buyer price under $250,000, it’s not your imagination — it’s getting harder and harder to find a move-in ready, single family home for less than $250,000 in the Dallas area.

We’ve even written about the phenomenon a few times. And while some price points are beginning to see an increase in inventory, that $200,000 range are still sitting at much less than two months.

So when we saw Katie Apperson with Real Estate Reformation post this adorable blue home in Crest Ridge Estates in Garland for $206,000 on Facebook last week, we had to pump her for some details.

I mean, you couldn’t miss that blue.

Located at 1524 Hilltop Dr., Apperson said the 1954 Midcentury bungalow has had a complete refresh.

“Everything has been redone in the home,” she said. “Paint, carpet, wood flooring, granite countertops, cabinets, whole bathrooms, outside paint, and fixtures.”

“Of course, you can’t miss the blue paint! I LOVE it!”

Apperson calls it a “wow home,” and she’s right. The four-bedroom, two bath home is nearly like new with all those updates, and with that price point, it’s perfect for first-time buyers looking to become homeowners.

The open floor plan flows from a living room to dining space, and then to an L-shaped kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances.

Two generous bedrooms and a shared bath have gotten updates, and the master suite is spacious and sequestered from the other rooms, boasting an en-suite with a large tub, and a walk-in closet.

The 1,445 square foot home sits on 7,623 square feet, meaning that you have a nice, big backyard with plenty of shade provides a blank slate for your gardening and/or entertaining wishlists.

Wondering about schools? Garland ISD offers school choice throughout the district, which means you can check out schools and see which three are the best fit for your child. Garland ISD got a B grade from the state’s A-F grading system.


Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson lives in a 1961 Fox and Jacobs home with her husband, a second-grader, and Conrad Bain the dog. If she won the lottery, she'd by an E. Faye Jones home. She's taken home a few awards for her writing, including a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Online News Association, the Education Writers Association, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She doesn't like lima beans or the word moist.

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