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Amy Puchaty

Amy Puchaty is founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications in Boulder, Colorado, a bespoke content services firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. As a luxury real estate writer and communications specialist, Amy's marketing campaigns and copywriting work have appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com

08/23/19 9:45am

When Svetlana Grujic of Compass alerted us to this beautiful bargain in Dallas’ hot East Village, we couldn’t wait to share it!

“This is the last Conrad home in the low $500K range,” she says. “Everything else they are building is $650-plus just down the street.” And Svetlana is right. She tells us that 90 percent of the lots on Manett Street are new construction that will be completed by the end of the year, and all of them are in high $600,000 range.

So what makes this one special or unique?

Svetlana says, “No HOA and a big yard are a rare find in Uptown or East Village. The location makes land too expensive for single-family homes. But this one has it all – location, no HOA, open floor plan, only two stories, big yard for pets or a hot tub, and room for grilling or chilling.”

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Zheger Cuesta with Vibrant Real Estate has listed 3208 Cole Avenue Apt. 2304 for $320,000.

These Uptown open houses are too good to miss! From a top-floor condo to a glass gem to a historic Queen Anne, there is something for everyone with our top three picks. Make a day of it and hit all three this Sunday, and then tell us which one is your favorite.

Cole Avenue Condo

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08/19/19 9:45am

Why not Woodbridge? Our latest Splurge vs. Steal puts the spotlight on two of the area’s best, tucked away in the relatively quiet and peaceful Lake Highlands neighborhood you never knew you needed. For those who don’t know, Woodbridge sits near the border of Richardson and is roughly defined by Audelia Road to the west, Forest Lane to the south, Shadow Way to the north, and railroad tracks to the east.

Jake’s Hamburgers and Casa Linda Bakery are local favorites. And on any given day you’ll find patrons having a grand ol’ time at The String Bean Restaurant or sipping a cold one over at Spring Creek Barbecue. There’s even an Alamo Drafthouse for date night and Sprouts Farmers Market for fresh produce nearby. But what really makes Woodbridge stand out is the price. Homes here are lovingly maintained and set back on larger lots. Most kids go to Richardson ISD schools, and you’ll find families and couples enjoying long walks with their dogs and strollers amidst lush greenbelts and parks.

With so much to love and so few homes currently on the market in Woodbridge, we couldn’t resist sharing two of its prized offerings. Both homes are ideally located and tastefully updated but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose, the Jackson Creek Splurge or the Oak Highland Steal? We would love to hear in the comments.

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08/16/19 9:30am

This is a head-turner, folks! We are talking archways, penny tile, and exposed brick. Floating shelves in the kitchen and a backyard oasis that will have you throwing parties all year long. In fact, there is so much to love and so little time, we will get right to it. It’s a Friday Four Hundred you can’t afford to miss!

Hollywood Heights Tudor Goes Modern

“It is one of the only homes in Hollywood that is a blend of naturalist minimalist with a Tudor flare,” says listing agent, Cliff Kessler with Allie Beth Allman and Associates. “The arched interior wall openings and original Tudor accents make it special.”

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Ben Caballero with HomesUSA has listed 1755 Prescott Pass Place for $546,473.

Whether you are searching for a family home or are a first-time buyer, Farmers Branch has a place for you. And this week we are putting the spotlight on three open houses that are sure to please. Tour them this weekend and tell us which is your favorite.

The Starter Home

Open House: Sunday, August 18, 2 to 4 p.m.

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08/12/19 9:15am

Our Splurge: Dodie Bakke with Allie Beth Allman & Associates has listed 5565 Preston Haven Drive for $649,000.

Preston Royal Northwest has some of the best homes on the market right now! Check out our top picks in the latest Splurge vs. Steal. These homes have the “it” factor and are priced at $649,000 or less. It’s your move, partner.

Splurge: Light and Bright Preston Royal Dream For $649K

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Shelly Brown-Qualls with Ebby Halliday has listed 3750 Colvin Court for $619,000.

If you’re looking for a place to call home in Oak Lawn, it’s time to add these open houses to your calendar. Two are this weekend, one is early next week, and all are great finds! Which was is your favorite, the sleek new build, the cutie craftsman, or the creative condo?

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08/05/19 9:45am

In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal, we make it tough to choose. That’s because both Knox Henderson condos offer fantastic locations, eye-catching updates, and light-filled interiors made for entertaining. Which one is your favorite, the chic and modern splurge or the hip and trendy steal? (more…)