“Big” and “cheap” are two of the words I use to describe my current home. Far from pejorative, they’re watch words for folks who want to live somewhere better than they thought they could afford. In my case, “big” and “cheap” were what I needed to renovate. But this big and cheap condo was already renovated in 2016.

We’re talking about a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo boasting 1,204 square feet for $145,000 that’s listed with Apryl Jolas of Coldwell Banker Residential. For cooks, there’s a Tom Thumb two blocks away and Preston Hollow Village’s Trader Joes is five minutes away. I’m talking about 10562 High Hollows Drive, unit #147. That’s west of Central Expressway between Walnut Hill and Royal Lanes. On the plus side, it’s in a multi-family area mixed with condos and apartments. On the upside, it looks like no one’s selling out for redevelopment — I see that plenty of cash has been splashed out on condo and apartment renovations. Stability is a good thing.

Another good thing?  The $596-per-month HOA dues include utilities! Crank up the air in August and have a parka party. All totaled, with a 30-year mortgage, HOA dues and taxes, you’re looking at about $1,500 per month. Drop the mortgage to 15-years and you’re looking at about $1,800 per month.


5806 Birchbrook Dr

It may be an overcast day, but our Tuesday Two Hundred is a bright and cheerful spot for you to enjoy.

Located at 5806 Birchbrook Dr., Apt 106, this is in the Veneto Condominiums near East Lovers Lane and Skillman Street. The community is updated from its 1970 build date to be Mediterranean-inspired and modern. It’s close to Central Market, S.M.U., shopping, restaurants, and Central Expressway. This is a super convenient location in Dallas.

This condo is fully renovated with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,120 square feet. It has lots of extras that make it desirable, like hardwood floors, kitchen with granite, see-through fireplace, and generous storage. All this for well under $300K. Let’s take a look.


6452 Bordeaux a

With our North Texas market moving at its current pace, finding a home for under $200K can be like looking for a needle in a haystack.

But they do exist! Today, we’ve found a super cute place in the Bordeaux Village Condos near West Mockingbird Lane and Inwood Road that’s got tons of personality, superb location, and a friendly price tag. This area is just south of tony neighborhoods Bluffview and Greenway Park, close to the Park Cities and Medical District, and a block and a half west of the Dallas North Tollway.

The condo at 6452 Bordeaux Ave. Unit H was built in 1951 and the personality from that era shines through. But they’ve also done renovations to make it appealing to a modern buyer, like updating the kitchen.

This condo has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,029 square feet on two stories.



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Welcome to the Tarrant County edition of Tuesday Two Hundred!  Today we are going to focus on Cowtown. For those who don’t know, “Cowtown” is Fort Worth, and that’s where you’ll find Unit #201 and Unit #301 inside the Museum Place Condominiums at 3300 at West 7th Street, priced at $282,900 and $279,900, respectively.

Yes that’s right, two spacious, 1,700-square-foot condominiums in the heart of Fort Worth’s West Side, where residents can walk to a variety of shops, world-class museums, restaurants, entertainment establishments, exercise venues, businesses, and so much more — for under $300,000!


penthouse turtle creek condoThe prestige of a Turtle Creek address is well earned at 3225 Turtle Creek Blvd. Apt 1621. This penthouse-level two-story condo has views of Lee Park and Turtle Creek from the balcony, and it looks like a model: totally chic and perfectly staged.

This is a 1-1 with an additional half bathroom, 917 square feet, built in 1998. It has numerous recent updates and luxe amenities, from artist-designed tile on the balcony to a custom backsplash in the kitchen and a glass art deco panel in the entry the owner believes was in a 1930’s hotel owned by Trammell Crow.

This beauty, our Tuesday Two Hundred, was listed April 7 by Jack Carter with David Griffin & Company for $247,500. Monthly HOA fee are $495.


4947 N Hall A

The real estate world is be buzzing with news about the sale of Walnut Place (aka the Crespi Estate) for somewhere in the ballpark of $100 million this week.

But in the It’s My Mansion occasional feature on CandysDirt, we look at newsworthy properties that have fewer zeros on the end of the list price.

Take, for example, the newly listed condo at 4947 N. Hall St. It’s located near Lemmon Avenue and the Dallas North Tollway, just a hop, skip, and jump from Oak Lawn. With 1,072 square feet, two bedrooms, one full bathroom, and a powder room, it offers a lot of space for well under $200K.

The Westbury Park Condominiums were constructed in 1954, and reflect their era with quaint courtyards, lots of mature trees, landscaping, a community swimming pool, and a serene environment.

Monthly HOA fees are $308 and the condo was listed Jan. 9 by Kristi Reinertsen with RE/MAX DFW Associates for $170,000.


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North Oak Lawn is a lovely neighborhood with parks and creeks, varied architecture, and a sense of community.

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred is in the heart of North Oak Lawn, 4424 Holland Ave. Apt. 301, near Lemmon and Wycliffe avenues. This picturesque condo offers 1,053 square feet on two stories with two bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bath, two balconies, and a private patio.picturesque condoThe Holland Avenue Condominiums were built in 1983, and both the building and this unit look fresh and well-maintained. From the hardwood floors and numerous built-ins, to generous bedrooms and an updated master bathroom, this condo offers a lot of amenities for under $300K.

It was listed Friday by Blake Damron at Clay Stapp + Co. for $249,000. Mandatory monthly HOA fees ring in at a reasonable $214, and include blanket insurance, exterior maintenance, maintenance of common areas, management fees, trash, and water/sewer. Let’s take a look inside!


3314 Douglas VOak Lawn is a vibrant Dallas neighborhood, the epicenter of DFW’s gay and lesbian culture, and often affectionately called the “gayborhood.” The heart of the area is Cedar Springs Road, between Oak Lawn Avenue and Wycliff, where tons of businesses, shops, restaurants, and nightclubs show their pride with rainbow flags and cater to the LGBTQ community.

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred is walking distance to this fun area on Cedar Springs, an Oak Lawn condo at 3314 Douglas Ave. in the Benson Place Condos. Unit 204D has two balconies that feel like they’re in the treetops, and a completely renovated interior that was made for entertaining.Oak Lawn CondoThis condo is stylish, from the hardwood floors and graphic wallpaper to granite countertops and a frameless walk-in glass shower in the master bathroom. It has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a half bath, and 1,350 square feet on two stories.

Monthly HOA fees ring in at a reasonable $215 and include blanket insurance, exterior maintenance, full use of facilities, maintenance of common areas, and trash. It is newly listed by Kyle Bradshaw with Clay Stapp + Co. for $215,000.