Our Splurge: Sylvia Scott has listed 3401 Lee Parkway Apt 803 for $665,000.

Dallas real estate may be cooling down, but these high-rise condos are hot, hot, hot! For this week’s Splurge vs. Steal we take you downtown to the best that money can buy … on a budget. Which would you choose The Mayfair splurge or The Metropolitan steal? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

Splurge: High-Rise With Views Of Lee Park And Turtle Creek For $665K

This condo caught our eye, not only for the price but for the virtual staging. As it turns out, listing agent Sylvia Scott of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty showcased those images for good reason.

“I used the virtual images provided by a company who works exclusively for Sotheby’s International Realty and available only to Briggs Freeman locally, to show buyers how a little paint and different furnishings can completely transform the look of the unit, which had been more traditionally furnished by the previous tenant,” Sylvia explains. “I specifically had a client who could not figure out what to do with the alcove in the living room and I was able to show her these photos to give her an idea of what to do with that space. Providing tools like this can help buyers see the potential in an otherwise great opportunity!”

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Our Steal: Simone Jeanes of Virginia Cook Realtors has listed 6414 Dunstan Lane for $445,000.

East Dallas has lots to offer, and that includes the neighborhood of Ridgewood Park. Bound by Abrams Road to the west, Lovers Lane to the north, Fisher Road to the east, and the Ridgewood Trail to the south, this small enclave packs a mighty punch, offering quick access to White Rock Lake and major Dallas thoroughfares, as well as fantastic home values. One look at these two beauties in our latest Splurge vs. Steal and you’ll see Ridgewood Park is worth a look.

Which one is more “you,” the Trammel Drive splurge or the Dilbeck-inspired steal? We would love to hear in the comments.

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[Editor’s note: Merry Christmas! This week, we’re taking time off to focus on our loved ones, so we are sharing some of our favorite stories from this year. Keep an eye out for our top features from the archives as we rest and get ready for a brilliant 2019! Cheers, from Candy and the entire staff at CandysDirt.com!]

Amy: There is something so fun about comparing Dallas properties in our weekly Splurge vs. Steal. For some it’s an easy choice, for others it’s a bit more challenging. But any way you slice it, our Splurge vs. Steal is just a cool way to see how far your money will go in Dallas’ hottest hoods. Today, we feature a couple of our favorites as we look back on 2018. Here’s wishing you and yours a joyful and prosperous New Year. Cheers!

Splurge vs. Steal: Two Brookshire Park Beauties on Large Lots

Our writer Leah Shafer nailed it when comparing these two Brookshire Park beauties. Back in May she wrote: Near Royal Lane and Hillcrest Road is the wonderful North Dallas neighborhood of Brookshire Park. Beautiful houses on larger, heavily treed lots line the streets, with most of the original properties built late 1960s and early 1970s. This week’s Splurge vs. Steal takes us there to two Brookshire Park beauties just 0.4 miles apart. Both are over 5,000 feet and offer high-end amenities. Which is your favorite? (more…)

Our Splurge: Amy Hunniford with Rogers Healy and Associates has listed 6058 Kenwood Avenue for $749,900.

Tis the season to gather round the fireplace, so we found two Dallas beauties to make Santa proud. Hang those stockings, and get ready for visions of sugarplums to dance in your heads. This week, we highlight two Dallas offerings — one in Lakewood and one in downtown Dallas — that will have you doing just that, each with cozy fireplaces and ample space to entertain, but with price points that are miles apart.

Which would you choose in our latest Splurge vs. Steal, the Lower Greenville splurge or the McKinnon Street steal? Either way you’ll have a home for the holidays worth celebrating about.

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Our Steal: Clay Stapp with Clay Stapp + Co has listed 3699 McKinney Avenue Suite 586 for $479,900.

Two Uptown condos, high above the city, with fantastic amenities and views. The main difference? The price. If you’re on the hunt for an affordable Dallas crash pad in the heart of Uptown, we suggest two of Big D’s finest in our latest Splurge vs. Steal. Take your pick and let us know which one is your fave.

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Our Splurge: Tessa Mosteller with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 4201 Emerson Avenue for $789,000.

For some, living in the Park Cities is something to aspire to, and we are centering on two of its gems. Enter University Park, a quintessential American neighborhood that makes us feel right home. With lush parks, sports fields, upscale shops, and exemplary Highland Park ISD schools that rank among the best in the country, this is where it’s at in Dallas! However, many buyers find themselves in a state of sticker shock when searching for their University Park home.

Fret no more! This week’s Splurge vs. Steal will put you at ease. Today, we zero in on two exceptional University Park condos, each on Emerson Avenue, and offering gorgeous interiors, but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose?

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Our Splurge: Julie Provenzano of Compass has listed 10720 Meadowcliff Lane for $815,000.

These two Lake Highland beauties are turning heads, and not only for their fabulous exteriors. With large tree-filled lots, spacious interiors, and floor plans made for entertaining, this week’s Splurge vs. Steal offers more bang for your buck, no matter which you choose! The best part? They’re located in prime Lake Highlands territory, meaning ample parks and trails leading to White Rock Lake, plus easy access to all things Dallas. Our Splurge has even caught the eye of HGTV!

Take a closer look and you’ll see why we are crushing hard on these two Lake Highlands finds.  (more…)

Our Splurge: 5320 Emerson Avenue, Dallas, Texas, is listed by Jamie Kohlmann of Dave Perry-Miller Preston Center for $1,299,000.

We found two incredible Greenway Parks family homes that were made for Thanksgiving! With light and airy floor plans, gourmet kitchens, and dining rooms to make momma proud, it’ll be hard to choose between this week’s Splurge vs. Steal. Which Greenway Parks home is more you, the Farmhouse Splurge or the Contemporary Steal?

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