Adjacent to Midway Hollow, Find Modern New Construction for So Much Less | CandysDirt.com

We all know Midway Hollow is hot. New construction there easily costs $800K, pricing many people out of their dream build in that neighborhood. 

Look a few blocks away to Walnut Hill Estates and find the opportunity to own a custom home by for so much less! The modern build at 3544 Linda Dr. will help define what’s available in this up-and-coming area with clean lines, high-end options, bright interior, and oversized corner lot. Construction will be complete in about 60 days. 

There’s an open house this Sunday, Oct. 8, from 1-5 p.m. 

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As Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) notes, buying a home is often the biggest financial transaction most people make in their lifetimes. It can be rife with stressful situations and pitfalls, but it doesn’t have to be that way. How do you manage all of the moving parts and make the most of your experience? By following these 10 tips buyers absolutely must consider. 

And there’s no better source for expert homebuying tips than from Bob Johnson, senior mortgage advisor at Wallick & Volk — the nation’s oldest private mortgage lender. With thousands of happy clients and more than 20 years of industry experience, trust BobMortgage to get you and your buyer clients on track:

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Homebuyers love midcentury modern residential design and I’ve found a fabulous example in the established Dallas neighborhood of Midway Hills. 

The 1953 house at 10239 Better Dr. was taken to the studs in 2009, redesigned by renowned architect Doug Hildinger. Sitting on 0.37 acres, this property offers big buyer wants, from atomic-era curb appeal and excellent indoor-outdoor flow, to an entertainer’s dream of a backyard, complete with a swimming pool, multiple seating areas, mature trees, and green space. 

This midcentury modern has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dining areas, and 2,614 square feet on one story. 

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Rachel Norris (top) and Katy Tomaszczuk check out the views from the rooftop of their listing at 4140 Newton.

As we all know, the average U.S. Realtor is in their late 50s, or maybe even early 60s by now.

Of course, 60 is the new 50.

But lately, I have seen a proliferation of young, energetic agents dazzling the Dallas scene who are mighty bright and mighty fine. Some are native Texans — Dallasites, even — while some are coming to us from other states with fresh new ideas. Each is creating their own brand and then popping it out of the ballpark and beyond when it comes to marketing and sales.

Great example: Rachel Norris and Katy Tomaszczuk over at Allie Beth Allman & Associates. They met at Allie Beth Allman. Other agents literally told them, you are both so hard working and ambitious, you two are a natural fit! The two have really made their mark in Midway Hollow, too. We grabbed them for a quick chat while sitting on the roof of their latest listing, 4140 Newton Ave, No. 3. (more…)

Or he, whatever the case may be.

Let’s face it: When you meet Mister or Miss Interesting, they are interested in only three things — the depth of your eyes, the brand of your jeans, and your digs.

That’s why this three-story luxury Uptown townhome will be snapped up in three-two-one. In fact, 4140 Newton Ave., No. 3 is the perfect location for a bachelor or bachelorette to nest while hunting.

First of all, A-plus prime location. Keep the Porsche in one of the two generous garage spaces. Walk to just about any place in south Highland Park Village, go get a workout (and massage, ask for Daniel Birkholz) at Equinox, or stick with Oak Lawn Avenue.

It’s the perfect central location for a bachelor or bachelorette to meet a Bumble date at Parigi’s 24/7 or just grab coffee at Royal Blue, especially if you think you might be swiping left with this one.  (more…)

Bishop Arts Melba Townhomes Embody Urban Elegance In Vibrant District | CandysDirt.com

Redevelopment of Bishop Arts is transforming this North Oak Cliff neighborhood into one of the hottest live-work-play destinations in Dallas. 

Millions of dollars are pouring in and now is the time to buy. The new Bishop Arts Melba Townhomes at 418 Melba St. are an example of the fabulous builds in the area — these townhomes have a notable unit for sale, No. 102. It’s in the heart of the action, just steps from shops, dining, and entertainment with multiple balconies to take in the views and a 400-square-foot rooftop deck with skyline views.

This townhome has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and 2,254 square feet on two stories with a spacious modern interior. Think 10-foot ceilings, open floorplan, eight-foot windows, and a luxe finish-out. 

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Close to Fort Worth and in the Aledo school district is one of the most luxurious and versatile properties I’ve ever seen, Kipling Lear Farm. In addition to three incredible residences and a pool house, there’s a beautifully appointed 20-stall barn and covered arena with an enclosed viewing gallery and catering kitchen for entertaining.  

Previously the home of champion race horses and Iberian dressage horses, the 135-acre working farm is ideal for horses of any discipline and their owners who want to ride in style. The grassy fields and pastures slope gently toward the banks of the South Bear Creek, and wooded areas are full of mature pecan and century-old oak trees. White tail deer, wild turkey, foxes, quail, owls, and other birds call the farm home, too. This property is a rare opportunity to enjoy an oasis of natural beauty just 30 miles from Fort Worth. 

“Kipling Lear Farm was purchased by the current owners in 2006, who embarked on an extensive remodel of the existing buildings, as well as adding new ones, between 2009 and 2016,” said listing agent Martha Williams with Williams Trew. “This is country living at its finest, with native wildlife, woodlands, an orchard, and a main house with a genteel and welcoming front porch from which you can enjoy the views.” 

Taking full advantage of the surrounding views, the home has multiple outdoor living spaces, like the back of the home with a kitchen patio, courtyard, outdoor fireplace, and flagstone steps leading to a creekside fire pit below. That is living! And it’s just one small example of the thoughtful, gracious spaces throughout Kipling Lear Farm. 

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If a prospective buyer visiting your listing is the first date, your listing photos could be considered Tinder — and the Picture The Sell team says they’re ready to make sure people swipe right on your listing.

And this team prides themselves on being young, tech savvy and — by their own admission — real estate nerds. But they also point out that they’re no one-trick pony, either — the team has experience in almost every phase of the home-selling business, including photography, lending, legal, and real estate.

And that translates to an attention to detail so precise that Picture The Sell has morphed from referral only to a highly competitive real estate photography company. (more…)