Mansfield

Why take a year to build your dream home from scratch when you can turn this fantastically-priced transitionally-styled estate into your own perfect custom home? That’s possible at 8 Woodland Drive in Mansfield, where the sellers are offering a $20,000 remodeling allowance with acceptable offer. Karan Wethington of JP and Associates Burleson has listed this six-bedroom, eight and half-bath home for $1.375 million. (more…)

The business of buying and selling real estate becomes more competitive every day – as potential homebuyers can now simply swipe right or hit up their smartphone app store to make one of the most important decisions of their lives – and it’s critical for experienced Realtors to have the tools and education they need to stay in the game.

The business of buying and selling real estate becomes more competitive every day – as potential homebuyers can now simply swipe right or hit up their smartphone app store to make one of the most important decisions of their lives – and it’s critical for experienced Realtors to have the tools and education they need to stay in the game.

Andy Bearden, the founder of Insight Realty Network, said there’s a lot of chatter about how technology is a major “disruption” in today’s real estate market – but the big picture shows it’s more than that.

“I’m maintaining that the disruption has to do with the brokers and the agent,” he said. “Agents have figured out that if they’re going to survive Zillow, Redfin, and Amazon, they’re going to have to figure out what the plan is. They’re spending all this time with ‘legacy brokers’ trying to figure out how to compete, and nobody is showing them how to do that.”

Insight Realty Network

Insight Realty created a transaction fee model, which isn’t uncommon, but they’re also looking only for experienced agents and showing them how to navigate new waters.

“We want our team to be the best-trained, best-qualified people,” Bearden said. “That’s our niche within transaction fee brokerages. Agents are facing competition from new business models, new brokerages, and pre-profit companies that have all this money from Wall Street and don’t need to make any money. The existing broker has to come alongside them and instead of being a recruiting machine, help them compete against those disruptors.”

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Andrea Trimble of JP and Associates has been on fire lately with great listings in highly-exclusive Starwood. The Mediterranean beauty at 4901 Buena Vista Drive in Frisco has five bedrooms, five baths and one half-bath and is priced at $1,999,000.

Built by one of Frisco’s favorite custom builders, Steve Roberts Luxury Homes, this 6,839 square feet home sits on nearly a half-acre lot. Walk in to find marble flooring, ornate columns, and multiple walls of energy-efficient double pane windows that overlook the backyard sanctuary with tall mature trees that provide privacy and shade, and a pool and spa with water feature. Plus, avid golfers will love the backyard putting green in this home. (more…)

Bob Bobbitt-built

Bob Bobbitt has a knack for building opulent European-inspired homes and this stunning castle home at 5065 Monterey Drive in Frisco’s exclusive Starwood is no exception. Andrea Trimble of JP and Associates has listed this 6,838-square-foot, five-bedroom estate for $2.1 million.

Pull into the gated Porte Cochere and walk in to find luxury finishes, a great open-living floorplan, and backyard resort with saltwater pool, spa, and water feature and 640-square-foot pool house with half bath.

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Not all condominium living is located in Dallas city limits. In fact, some of the most luxurious, resort-inspired condo living is happening at The Corvalla in Frisco, where homes start at $650,000 and go up to $1.2 million. 

The Corvalla is a 121-home neighborhood of three-story buildings with home ranging from 1,700 to 3,000 square feet with especially large master suites and open kitchen living style. From the exterior, it’s clear that clean lines and large windows are prominent in the condo’s contemporary yet comfortable feel.

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Chapel CreekIt’s not often that you can find a home as well-built and luxurious as the ones in the sought-after Chapel Creek enclave of Frisco — and it’s almost unheard of to be able to name your price.

And yet, we’re telling you that you could.

This gorgeously elegant home at 6919 Deloach Court is being offered at auction (with no reserve) by Elite Auctions, who have become quite the go-to powerhouse when you want to attract the maximum amount of interest and the best auction price for a listing.

OPEN HOUSE PREVIEW | Takes place TODAY AND FRIDAY July 26th from 1-4 p.m. The no-reserve auction will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27 with registration opening at 9 a.m. Visit EliteAuctions.com/6919-deloach-ct-frisco-tx for pre-registration instructions and more photos.

This listing, a custom build by Sheldon Robinson Custom Homes, is going to attract a lot of attention. Robinson, a third-generation custom builder, has made a name for himself all over Collin County by creating beautiful houses that are built to impress, but also to provide all the creature comforts for day-to-day living.

And this Traditional with Robinson’s nearly trademark French influences is a classic example of his craftsmanship and attention to detail. The classic style is punctuated with a grand double staircase, wood flooring with inlay tile, vaulted ceilings, and incredible style choices throughout the home.

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Just when you thought the transformation of Dallas’ older neighborhoods couldn’t get any better, well, it gets downright decked out in East Dallas!

Introducing Skyline Terraces, an exciting new master-planned community of 25 strikingly designed townhomes loaded with architectural drama and influences, each of them offering yet a new dimension in urban living — sweeping rooftop terraces, high-end accouterments, and magnificent views of the downtown Dallas skyline.  

Hence the name, Skyline by Dooley Developments, a young Dallas-based multi-unit end-user development company. This is Colin Dooley’s first Dallas development near completion. Others underway include 20 units at The Alto in Oak Lawn, 10 units at The Pradera at Bryan Place, The Oram at Greenville and Oram, behind HG Sply Co., the Luana in Trinity Groves, the Nove (“Nine”)  in Bishop Arts, and the Edge at White Rock. His Austin developments are The Legacy at St. John and Creekside.

Skyline Terraces are located in the city’s newest hot spot, the rapidly evolving, inner-eastern Ross Avenue precinct, minutes from downtown Dallas, thus only minutes away from the enticing dining, nightlife and cultural offerings of Uptown and Deep Ellum.

And did we tell you that you will park your car in your secure, two-car garage, slip on some shoes (or flip-flops), and just walk, walk, everywhere?

Skyline Terrace townhomes are custom-engineered from the ground up to the fourth-floor rooftop to be both models of efficiency and breathtakingly beautiful. Each unit is capped with a truly tranquil rooftop retreat structurally engineered to support a hot tub (three varieties of which are available for purchase), complete with future private hot tub access and exquisite views of downtown. Modern touches abound with a creative combination of concrete, wood, and steel, all designed to create a unique home in the heart of the city. An open and expansive floor plan creates a wonderful sense of light, which flows to and through the spacious rooms and abundant storage areas. Your new home also comes with that spacious two-car car garage we mentioned, a chef’s dream-style modern kitchen loaded with high-end appliances — steel, baby, stainless steel — and designer touches throughout.

In fact, I want to be a fly on the wall when you see the master bath. (more…)

If you’re looking to get into Preston Hollow in style, make plans Friday for the final preview of 6507 Lakehurst Drive, up for no-reserve auction Saturday by Elite Auctions.

The 7,990-square-foot home has four bedrooms, four full baths and three half-baths, plus this dramatic barrel-vaulted ceiling living area with magnificent built-ins, fireplace, and four sets of French doors to the 38-foot long covered loggia and veranda.

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