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Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is a journalist, podcaster and content strategist turned full-time freelancer based in Plano. She comes to CandysDirt.com after 12 years with SUCCESS magazine as digital content director before its closure in January. After hosting two top rated iTunes Top 200 podcasts, she launched her own podcast called the Secret to My Success. She's a southpaw and her handwriting should be a font.

04/20/19 9:55am

Greenland Hills is full of such adorable 30’s-built Tudors that you could eat them like gingerbread and this M Street corner lot at 5203 Monticello Ave listed for $619,000 by Lou Alpert of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is no exception. This two-bedroom, two-bath is a well-built classic Tudor with 1,739-square-feet that has been updated to feature an open kitchen, professionally-landscaped yard, and top-of-the-line appliances. Take a look at the delicious details of this great home after the jump. (more…)

04/18/19 9:45am

Maybe we’ve got Easter Sunday on our minds, but this mid-century gem across from Bishop Lynch High School in East Dallas has so many updates for this price range, it’s heaven-sent. This 1956-built home at 1805 Swan Drive has three bedrooms, two baths, and 1,640-square-feet full of bright, open floorplan space that perfectly highlights the original and refinished hardwood floors, listing agent Sejal Bogdon of Central Metro Realty tells us. Actually, it’s the agent’s own home that she and her husband have lovingly restored since moving into the Crest View Park neighborhood a few years ago. (more…)

04/14/19 9:50am

You don’t typically think of bargain-priced properties when it comes to Westlake. Known as one of the most affluent suburbs in the Metroplex and home to celebrities and athletes alike, Westlake doesn’t have any homes priced under $1 million. At least not on the market right now. However, these three outstanding estates are great value for the purchase price, whether they’re priced below market value or they’ve been reduced several hundred thousand dollars. They’re not in everybody’s price range, but they’re three great homes to dream about for this Suburb Sunday.

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04/13/19 9:55am

For this week’s Saturday Six Hundred, we’re headed to Anita Street near Lower Greenville for a spacious four-bedroom, five-bath Mediterranean stucco home listed for $669,000 by Robert Kucharski of the Kucharski Group with David Griffin & Company.

The 2006-built single-family attached home at 5600 Anita Street shares a wall with the home next to it, making what’s called a split home, slightly different from a duplex in that the property line is actually split by homeowners. It’s easier seen than described, so check out the open house Sunday, April 14 from 2-4 p.m. Meanwhile, we can tell you this three-story home has an impressive 3,411 square feet with a rooftop deck you’ll want to see. As you enter the foyer, to the left, a formal room with French doors that open to the garden-like front yard. To the right, the kitchen, casual dining, living area, and spiral staircase to the second floor. (more…)

04/11/19 9:35am

You don’t normally find such high-end paint finishes inside a home this price range, but 9519 Springwater Drive in highly-touted Casa Linda Forest is a local painter’s treasured home full of labor and love. And potential buyers noticed. Listing agent Kim Anderson of Ebby Halliday Realtors-Coit says inquiries came pouring in as soon as she listed the 2,375-square-foot, four-bedroom home for $350,000 that’s now listed as pending. It’s a 1965-built U-shaped Ranch with a dramatic entrance you just have to see.

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04/10/19 9:00am

You can test drive a car for the weekend or sample a high-end wine before you buy, so why can’t you sample a second home destination? At Cedar Creek Lake’s luxurious Long Cove community, you and your family can experience Long Cove’s numerous amenities at a Stay & Play preview weekend (Or any day of the week, really.)

For those looking to purchase or build a home in the master-planned lake community, Long Cove offers exclusive Stay & Play experience packages, which include lodging in one of their Camp Houses at Sunset Point, a food and beverage credit at the poolside grill, a shoreline boat tour, and full use of the community’s amenities including pool, golf, tennis courts, and fishing. They call it the ultimate hands-on, shoes off experience.

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04/07/19 9:45am

Affectionately known as “the Mound” by locals, Flower Mound in southeastern Denton County earns a lot of superlatives: Money’s No. 16 best place to live in 2018, Niche’s #14 best public schools in Texas, and CNN Money’s best places to retire. And yes, there is a mound. A 12.5-acre hill in the center of town. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’re highlighting three great homes on the market full of high-end finishes, classic style, and great architecture. I think a Sunday drive is in order.

 

Beauty Inside and Out in This ‘Showstopper’

Address: 5300 Clear Creek Drive, Flower Mound

  • 5 bedrooms, 5 baths
  • 5,523 square feet
  • $1.04 million

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04/06/19 9:45am

This week’s Saturday Seven Hundred is a southern charmer with lovely blue painted shutters set against light painted brick and four dormers atop 3830 Whitehall Drive. Located in sought-after Midway Hills Terrace, this 3,452-square-foot four-bedroom, two and half-bath is listed for $799,900 by Sherri Courie of Ebby Halliday’s Little White House office.  (more…)