Wolf CreekHow hot is Wolf Creek? Let’s put it this way: We’ve been telling you for a while how hot this area is becoming, with its affordable homes zoned for some really great Dallas ISD schools — but this week we got some real proof.

You see, the home we picked for this week had multiple offers nearly immediately (it’s only been listed for eight days at this point), and a contingency offer has already been accepted.

In LESS than a week, this home at 3350 Choir Street was snapped up.

Now, a there are a lot of reasons why this home would fly off the market — one, as we mentioned, it’s in Wolf Creek. Two, it’s priced at $175,000, which makes it darn near a unicorn in Dallas, with its three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Three, it’s zoned for Ronald McNair Elementary, which was recently one of the district’s Best Schools, and will be a STEAM Innovation campus starting next year. (more…)

Wolf CreekJust seven minutes or so from what is becoming a hot area thanks to revitalization efforts, our Tuesday Two Hundred this week takes us back to Wolf Creek.

We’ve talked about Wolf Creek before — it’s a great neighborhood full of ranch-style and 80s era soft contemporary homes that are well-maintained, affordable, and are being renovated and updated beautifully.

Wolf Creek is a great place to get the square footage you want, but at a price point that you can’t find often in other pockets of Dallas. Many homes, such as this week’s home, are priced in an increasingly dear $200,000 to $250,000 range. Most if not all in this range are updated and renovated, and some even have additional amenities like pools or workshop space.

There are only 16 houses currently in inventory, and several of them already have pending or contingent offers.

And just taking a gander at the area’s NextDoor page, it’s interesting to see how those who call Wolf Creek home describe the best things about their neighborhood — with words like, “peaceful,” “dog-friendly,” “family-friendly,” and “clean.”

And in the case of 1007 Golden Trophy Drive, you can also add, “incredibly close to future amenities,” because it’s roughly seven minutes or so away from Red Bird Mall, which is now the focus of a revitalization project dubbed Red Bird Reimagined, where a decaying mall and adjacent properties are being transformed and well, reimagined.

(Red Bird photos courtesy Omniplan)

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wolf creekNeighbors call Wolf Creek “peaceful,” “dog-friendly,” “family-friendly,” and “clean.” And you probably haven’t heard much about it — yet.

There is apparently something percolating over in Wolf Creek, because the Midcentury Cottage that Realtor Nyalls Carlton with eXp Realty showed us is the second home we’ve come across in the past month or so that just immediately grabbed our attention.

Not only is it a bright, light, modern home perfect for a family, but it’s also priced at a new buyer-friendly price that’s far below the Dallas median home sales price of $280,000 in October.

And you can tell this home is special from the moment you drive up to the curb — just look at that adorable turquoise door, and the covered porch that’s just begging for a few hanging flower baskets and a couple of cute chairs. (more…)

wolf creekConfession: In some kind of fit of serendipity, the home we are featuring in this week’s Thursday Three Hundred is in a neighborhood mentioned by a North Carolina publication we took issue with yesterday in the Wednesday WTF.

In fact, we had to do a double take when we saw the neighborhood this gorgeously remodeled home is in, because it’s nearly impossible to reconcile the claims from Roadsnacks and this beauty.

So welcome to Wolf Creek, where we found this beautiful four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home at 1736 Reynoldston Lane, listed by Suzanne Athey with RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs.

And just taking a gander at the neighborhood’s NextDoor page, it’s interesting to see how those who call Wolf Creek home describe the best things about their neighborhood — with words like, “peaceful,” “dog-friendly,” “family-friendly,” and “clean.”

Sitting on a corner lot in a mature neighborhood, this 2,688 square foot Traditional home built in 1969 has had a complete overhaul and even has a pool in the backyard. (more…)

Turtle Creek Tudor
If you want all the perks of city living, but crave a historic home with a large lawn and a pool, have we got a heavenly hip pocket for you! Our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is a fantastic Turtle Creek Tudor at 4344 Avondale Avenue.
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10731 Bridge Hollow Court facadeWe love a livable home, especially a livable luxury home. So many multi-million dollar homes are filled with rooms that rarely, if ever, get used, but that’s certainly not the case with this modern Mediterranean at 10731 Bridge Hollow Court in the Creeks of Preston Hollow.

For those of you unfamiliar with that subdivision, it’s between Strait Lane and Inwood Road, just south of Royal Lane. Yep, the honeypot of CEOs, sports stars, and those with extremely discerning taste. (more…)

6809 Golf Front FacadeIt’s easy to assume everyone understands the value of living in University Park, but we have to remember that hundreds of people move to the Dallas-Fort Worth area daily. They have no idea why a neighborhood like University Park is desirable and why in particular this University Park traditional at 6809 Golf Drive is a spectacular option regardless of job location.

University Park, or “UP” as locals refer to it, is almost four square miles of some of the most sought-after real estate in Dallas. Census data from 2010 reports it to be Texas’ best educated city in terms of formal education and the seventh most affluent neighborhood in America. How many neighborhoods boast a leading university — Southern Methodist University — and a museum that houses the largest collection of Spanish Art in the United States — The Meadows Museum? It’s also one of the most family friendly neighborhoods you’ll ever find, anywhere.

In essence, if you can find a house here, you want to nab it. And you especially want to nab this one because it backs up to Turtle Creek. We’re talking a 190-foot-deep lot and a lot of privacy. This gorgeous 6,341-square-foot home is three stories of fabulous family living.6809 Golf Front Door

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Aikman Map 2

Sources tell me that for two days now a team of well-muscled FBI agents have been searching the waters of Turtle Creek in front of his $4 million lot on St. Johns, the one he bought in October of 2013. The Bureau has recently adding 10 more divers. Are they looking for evidence? If so, what?

FBI UNderwater Search & Evidence Response

Turtle Creek FBI

FBI license plate