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…)

You Won't Believe the Deal on this Cul-de-Sac Home with Terrific Layout, Creek Lot | CandysDirt.com

Wow! That’s what we have to say after seeing the house at 9110 Valley Chapel Ln. This zero lot line home offers a lock-and-leave lifestyle in Area 25 near Northwest Highway and Midway Road, sitting at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. We’re already imagining having coffee on the private deck overlooking a wooded creek in back. Perfection.

In this location, it’s a tremendous value at $475,000, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, three living areas, and 2,378 square feet on one story, built in 1981. Let’s take a look.

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Extraordinary University Park Charles Dilbeck | CandysDirt.com

One of Dallas’ most prolific and beloved architects left a legacy of exceptional design, and one of his most outstanding examples just hit the market. 

The University Park Charles Dilbeck at 4144 Shenandoah St. stands as a jaw-dropping illustration of this master’s architectural genius. Sitting on a corner lot, this picturesque property offers a sense of presence and importance. Inspired by Dilbeck’s time in the Loire Valley in France, this castle-like home was designed upon his return and built in 1934. His marvelous imagination expertly crafted the enchanting spaces in this house, both thoughtful and inspired throughout its 3,393 square feet. 

“This University park Charles Dilbeck has been beautifully maintained and meticulously updated in 2017 with loving attention to detail,” said listing agent Becky Frey with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “It offers seamless indoor-outdoor entertaining options, like a saltwater cocktail pool and covered patio, and it really is an outstanding and significant property.”

This home has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, and two dining areas.

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Horse-lover's Dream House Near Equestrian Trails at Lake Ray Roberts | CandysDirt.com

I’ve found an exceptional equestrian property sitting on almost 10 acres on the shores of Lake Ray Roberts, about an hour north of Dallas. 

The expansive home at 7621 Sierra Lane in Pilot Point is a true luxury horse estate with a gorgeous custom home. Its Southern-style exterior leads to a high-end transitional interior with 20,437 square feet. You’ve got to see this in person to truly appreciate how unusual it is for our North Texas market. 

“This is a remarkable plantation-style home set on a picturesque 9.72 acres with a luxury swimming pool, outdoor areas, and multi-stall barn,” said listing agent Jason Haugen with eXp Realty. “It’s right next to the equestrian trails on the shores of Lake Ray Roberts — everything about this property makes it a dream for the serious horse lover.” 

This estate has six bedrooms (including two masters), five full bathrooms, four half baths, four living areas, two dining areas, on three stories with an elevator and a gated entrance and guest quarters, built in 2015. Can I give you a tour?  

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Last week, we talked about what an underwriter is looking for when qualifying a buyer for pre-approval. This week, Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) is here to shed some light on making an offer.

Are you losing out every time you put an offer on a home? Does your mortgage letter state you have been pre-qualified for your home loan? Need to close quick but not sure how to accomplish it. Winning the offer and getting approved is all about playing offense, Johnson says. In today’s BobMortgage Zone, Bob Johnson of Wallick & Volk gives you the insider tips to winning the offer and unlocking your approval.

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