From the 1940s through the 1960s, developers slung together a small development northwest of the Dallas Executive (Redbird) Airport called Kimball Estates, complete with relaxing street names like Oak Arbor and Shoreline Drives along with Shady Hollow and Drowsy Lanes. The two homes on Telstar Drive were among the last, named after the first satellites to carry “tele” signals … graph, phone, and vision. In 1948 when 3848 Shady Hollow Lane was built, it was pretty much radio all the way.

The homes in this neighborhood are generally good-sized, ranch-style designs with a few dormered second stories here and there.  Prices are pretty sweet, too.  For example, 3848 Shady Hollow is a three-bedroom ranch with two bathrooms and 1,746 square feet on an 85- by 129-foot lot.  It’s listed for $169,900 by Patty Tafoya Valenzuela of Century 21 Judge Fite.

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Bud Oglesby Designed Condo | CandysDirt.com

Architect-designed living isn’t just for the wealthy. We’ve found a midcentury condo for under $200K, designed by Bud Oglesby, one of the most important Dallas modernist architects of the 20th century.

Oglesby and his firm, Oglesby Greene Architects, were creators of the Mahanna Condos at 3116 Mahanna St. in Oak Lawn. Apartment 5 just went on the market and it’s a beautiful example of his work.

Located near Cedar Springs Road and the Dallas North Tollway, these condos were built in 1958 and offer a lovely midcentury aesthetic on the exterior. This is an intimate, private, gated complex with landscaped common areas and a swimming pool.

This condo has two bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bathroom, and 1,073 square feet on one story. Let’s take a look!

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East Dallas Cottage Priced to Sell | CandysDirt.com

Yes, our North Texas market is hotter than a doorknob in hell with prices rising at a fast pace. But there are homes to be found for under $200K, and that’s what the “It’s My Mansion” occasional column is all about.

Today, we’ve discovered a cottage-style house at 3536 Delford Cir., near Shiloh and Ferguson roads in deep East Dallas. This home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,070 square feet on two stories, built in 1960. It’s quite cute both inside and out, and the updates have achieved a contemporary vibe with hardwood floors, a fresh-looking color palette, and on-trend design elements, like white subway tile with dark grout in the kitchen and bathroom.

 

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6452 Bordeaux a

With our North Texas market moving at its current pace, finding a home for under $200K can be like looking for a needle in a haystack.

But they do exist! Today, we’ve found a super cute place in the Bordeaux Village Condos near West Mockingbird Lane and Inwood Road that’s got tons of personality, superb location, and a friendly price tag. This area is just south of tony neighborhoods Bluffview and Greenway Park, close to the Park Cities and Medical District, and a block and a half west of the Dallas North Tollway.

The condo at 6452 Bordeaux Ave. Unit H was built in 1951 and the personality from that era shines through. But they’ve also done renovations to make it appealing to a modern buyer, like updating the kitchen.

This condo has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,029 square feet on two stories.

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2615 Burlington a

There’s been a lot of attention lately to our North Texas real estate market—it’s one of the hottest in the nation, if not the hottest.

With that growth, prices have increased exponentially. It’s getting pretty hard to find a single family home for under $200K in Dallas. But they do exist! Proof: this cute traditional home in North Oak Cliff at 2615 Burlington Blvd.

Located near W. Claredon Drive and S. Hampton Road in the Crawford Park neighborhood (next to Winnetka Heights), this house has two bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bathroom, and 1,175 square feet, built in 1945. Its curb appeal is darling, the interior is updated, and it retains a lot of vintage personality.

Another effect of our market’s popularity is that homes under $200K get snapped up quickly. So let’s take a look before it goes under contract.

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Think finding a house for under $200K is impossible? Think again. It’s certainly getting much harder, but today, we’ve found a cute cottage in Richardson’s Azalea Park neighborhood that’s totally affordable, super cute, and move-in ready.

The home at 521 Shirley Ct. is an updated ranch, located just east of Central Expressway near E. Main Street and Grove Road. This home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,267 square feet, built in 1954. It has a wonderful circular floorplan, great staging to show off function and flow, and delightful drive-up appeal.

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Elmwood Cottage | CandysDirt.com

It is getting harder and harder to find single family houses in the under-$200K range in Dallas. Developers certainly aren’t building them, and previously owned homes are selling for bigger bucks.

That’s why we love the It’s My Mansion column of CandysDirt.com. It features the less-expensive properties that shine.

Today, we’ve found a real cutie in North Oak Cliff at 1111 Cascade Ave. Located near W. Claredon Street and S. Tyler Street, this Elmwood cottage has Craftsman echoes and charmed style. It has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,133 square feet, built in 1923. It’s just a few blocks from Greiner Park, Winnetka Heights, Bishop Arts, and the greenbelt along the Elmwood Branch of Cedar Creek.

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1122 Jackson a

Downtown urban living is affordable and flexible at 1122 Jackson St. Apt. 609 in the Soco Urban Loft Condos. You can own a piece of the Dallas skyline here without feeling cramped. Your wallet won’t either: it’s priced under $200K.

This is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit with 954 square feet. The owners have built in a Murphy bed in the living area, making the smart choice to have this light-filled room as the main recreation and sleeping area. When it’s up, the room looks and functions like a stylish living space. When it’s down, the room becomes a large bedroom. In the hallway, there’s a loft bed above the walk-in closet, accessible by ladder. Lots of sleeping options.

Prices in Soco generally range from $175 to $220 per square foot, and this one is priced at $209.

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