10/23/17 2:53pm

Photos courtesy of Emily Summers

If you love great design (and adult beverages) we have the event for you! Join the Dallas Architecture Forum on October 30 for an evening exploring one of the most compelling residences in Dallas. The evening centers on the stunning Park & Pearl Residence in the Dallas Arts District. Home to an impressive collection of bold contemporary art, this full-floor industrial masterpiece features interior architecture by Tom Kundig and interior design by Emily Summers.

Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, and the chance to see the residence and hear from some members of the design team while enjoying the company of fellow design enthusiasts. Advanced ticked purchase is required and pace is limited so reserve your tickets today!

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10/21/17 11:30am

This M Streets renovation may as well be a new build for all the updates it boasts. And I’m not just talking the cosmetic stuff. With a new roof, HVAC, updated plumbing, electrical, windows, and a tankless water heater, not a bit of 6158 Marquita Avenue was left untouched. It’s pretty and practical. I don’t know that it gets better than that.

Listed by Richard Garza with VIP realty, this gorgeous rehab is going for $799,000. The drive-up is pretty cute, but even still, it’s not remotely the most attractive feature of this home. It’s truly lovely inside. The finish-out choices are spot on. And with four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms in 3,177 square feet, it’s spacious in all the right ways. Join us after the jump to see for yourself.

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10/19/17 9:22am

 

What are the best Dallas-area neighborhoods for trick or treating? Find out from Zillow. (Photo: Stephen Depolo via Flickr)

What a treat! Zillow released its annual Trick or Treat Index, and this year, Dallas haunts the chart at No. 11. The index narrows down the best cities to score candy based on single-home density, average home values, and number of children under 10. In summary: More candy for less walking.

After the jump, check out  Zillow’s list of top spots and a few other local haunts. Plus, brush up on some Halloweeen safety tips to keep the night freakishly fun. Got any favorite trick-or-treating spots? Hit us up in the comments with the best neighborhoods for those full-size candy bars.

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10/17/17 8:27am

Photo courtesy of Home Snappers

At 19 years old, Lance Hames knew two things: college was not for him, and he was going to do something with a camera. In a Steve Jobs-ian tale of self-taught success, Hames is now the owner of Home Snappers and a rising star in Dallas real estate photography.

Driven and admittedly, just plain lucky, Hames has come a long way in a short time. But the journey wasn’t without a few bumps in the road. Like anyone who’s made their own path, Hames has learned some tough lessons along the way – lessons, he hopes, that have made him a better businessman and a better service provider to his Dallas real estate clients.

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10/14/17 12:27pm

Urban living at its finest. That’s what the listing for this property promises, and honestly, it’s hard to argue. With three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms in 3,046 square feet, 2140 Helsminster Drive is certainly urban living at its largest. High ceilings, plantation shutters, and well-planned spaces with high-end finishes make this townhome feel every bit the luxurious city abode. But ultimately, you’ll find that what’s outside truly sets this home apart.

Built in 2013, this spacious townhome is listed by Tony Nuncio of Dallas City Center Realtors for $849,900. Join us after the jump for a roof deck to beat all roof decks.

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10/13/17 8:00am

Modtown Realty Executive Team (Courtesy Photo)

Like two ships passing, on October 1, Modtown Realty Group and Keller Williams quietly parted ways. The separation will come as neither sudden nor surprising to anyone keeping close tabs on Modtown. The group, who had been part of Keller Williams Park Cities since 2012, recently moved its offices back to Deep Ellum. And it’s there that Drew Colon and Jacob Moss say the group feel most at home and most connected to their brand, which largely appeals to Millennials and urbanites.

“We’re coming out to this market of Deep Ellum.” Colon said. “We’ve done a good job at creating an inviting environment here. The moment you walk in the door you get that sense. We’re back and we’re excited!”

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10/09/17 8:53am
Ron Brown

Curb appeal can be a huge deciding factor for buyers shopping online, says Realtor Ron Brown.

After what he calls a “lifetime” in commercial landscaping sales, Realtor Ron Brown returned to his first love – real estate. And in his role as at Magnolia Realty, he’s taking those years of being a landscaping professional and putting them to work. He’s on a crusade to help his clients get their homes ready for market – inside and out.

For Brown, it’s not just a personal interest in landscaping (though, he really does love it). His emphasis on his clients’ curb appeal comes from necessity, born out of the way real estate is sold now. “Everyone today shops online, they look at pictures first, and usually the first picture is the outside of the home. If it doesn’t look appealing, they won’t look further.  If the shrubs are grown up over the windows, or there’s no flowers, or the dead flowers haven’t been pulled out, that’s where I can come in and help.” (more…)

10/06/17 8:01am

Get out your checkbook, because even if you’re not in the market, today’s Friday Four Hundred will make you want to drop some earnest money and book the movers. This 1921 Craftsman blends historic charm and practical, pretty updates, making it the ultimate in hard-to-resist real estate. Located in the Kings Highway Conservation District of North Oak Cliff, this gorgeous piece of architecture underwent a 2013 renovation that you must see to believe.

New double-paned windows, updated HVAC, and stainless steel appliances bring 932 North Windomere Avenue smartly into the now, while original hardwoods and true Craftsman appeal transport you to another time. Listed by Kurtis Walker of JP & Associates Realtors for $425,000, the home features two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,312 square feet. As a bonus, it’s in walking distance to the Bishop Arts District.

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