This week we take to you to Old Lake Highlands for a Splurge vs. Steal you can’t afford to miss! We found two exceptional offerings located just a two-minute drive from one another, but with price points that are a mile apart. One was even featured in D Home. Can you guess which one?

Splurge: Soft Contemporary New Build Steps From White Rock Lake For $829K

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HexterHexter Elementary is one of those schools that is consistently asked about when people consider moving to East Dallas. With its robust parental involvement, and the fact that it is a Blue Ribbon school, there’s a lot of reasons to seek it out.

And given that the homes in the area can be some of the more affordable choices in Dallas, falling in that $200,000 range at the low point, it’s easy to see why young families flock there. (more…)

Hexter Elementary

They say location sells a house, and that’s certainly true. But for families, schools often come in a close second. Our Thursday Three Hundred offers a big selling feature in addition to its cute-as-a-button looks and great neighborhood: it is in the attendance zone for Hexter Elementary, a beloved institution in the area.  

Located at 609 Brookhurst Dr., this updated home is near North Bucker Boulevard and Peavy Road in East Dallas’ Lake Highlands area. Renovations create an elegant feel in its 1,502 square feet, built in 1955 and updated to feel current and stylish. It has three bedrooms, two bedrooms, swimming pool, and covered patio. 

There’s an open house this Sunday, June 11, from 2-5 p.m. How about a sneak peek? 

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943 Bridget Front

You guys, it’s getting super hard to find a Tuesday $200K these days. I’m having to search high and low, and I remember the good old days about 13 months ago where I had my pick of listings, just a bunch of cute houses staring at me adoringly as I cruised MLS. Today, well, to find a good home in this price range you have to have your ear to the ground.

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East Dallas Modern

We’re big fans of East Dallas Modern, the husband and wife team of Stesha and Daniel Gearner, who left corporate America several years ago and turned their attention full-time to renovating midcentury homes. They’ve got a knack of turning around dated homes with style and time-period touches as they’ve done with more than a dozen homes in East Dallas. So when Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans let us know this hip couple recently completed a new renovation for sale, we agreed this is a perfect High Caliber Home of the Week.

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Old Lake HighlandsBeautiful brick and a super fun exterior color palette? Updated throughout, but it also maintains the original charm and character of the house? OH, AND IT FEEDS INTO HEXTER ELEMENTARY? That’s not just a yes, or even a double yes, it’s actually all the yeses.

Let’s take a look at this charming charmer located in Old Lake Highlands. First of all, LOCATION. With Easton you can take Mockingbird and head Downtown or boogie down Northwest Highway to connect with North Central Expressway, I-635, the Dallas North Tollway, and everything else. PLUS White Rock Lake, the Arboretum, and Casa Linda are just around the corner.

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Here are three Eastwood Open Houses you can’t afford to miss! This week we zero in on Eastwood, a neighborhood prized for its serene tree-lined streets and quality education. In fact, its elementary school is one of the best in Dallas-Fort Worth. And the home prices aren’t too shabby either. Case in point: three exceptional offerings all under $600,000.

Which would you choose? Tour them all this weekend, then tell us which your favorite. 

Stunning On Sylvania Drive

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The fun little house at 961 Peavy Road has an amazing backyard that’s so big it feels like it has it’s own ZIP code. Remember when you were a kid and you got to just run around and play ninjas and all sorts of other made-up games? This backyard reminds us of that. Maybe it’s all the room or the fact that it’s covered in dead leaves because fall was the only time it was bearable to be outside, but either way, it’s awesome.

Hey, let’s get this right out of the way before people go to town, THIS HOUSE ISN’T FOR EVERYONE. It’s painted yellow. It’s bright and sunny and different. It’s perfect for a creative that again, wants to run around and play ninja in the backyard.

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