Affordable Dallas Homes

Offer Deadline Is Noon Today for this Buckner Terrace Reno By Kettering Ideas

By Leah Shafer / March 28, 2017 / 2 Comments

Just how how is the North Texas under-$300K market right now? The Buckner Terrace home at 5234 Ponderosa Way was listed Saturday and the deadline for all offers (plural) is today at noon. That’s how hot. Part of its appeal is its top-to-bottom renovation by Kettering Ideas. We’ve written about them before here, here, and here, and owner Steve Kettering […]

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Fall in Love at These Four Fabulous Pre-Valentine’s Day Dallas Open Houses

By Leah Shafer / February 4, 2016 / 0 Comments

If you’re looking for romance before Valentine’s Day, skip the drama and love these listings! We’ve found four open houses you should definitely make a date to visit this weekend. They range in price from $240K to $935K, in neighborhoods from Forest Hills to Preston Royal. Enjoy!

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5 Dallas Open Houses Not to Miss

By Leah Shafer / October 8, 2015 / 1 Comment

If the State Fair is not your thing this weekend, make time to visit these five open houses around Dallas. They represent diverse neighborhoods, from Uptown and East Kessler Park, to Northwest Dallas and Turtle Creek. The prices range from the $289,000 to $749,500, and the styles of these houses and condos run the gamut from modern industrial in […]

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Alger Park Midcentury Is Heavily Treed, Has Open Floorplan With Terrazzo, Wood Floors

By Leah Shafer / June 23, 2015 / 1 Comment

A brand-new listing caught my eye this week, an adorable Midcentury Modern in East Dallas’ Alger Park. The house at 9832 Mercer Dr. has lots of original details from its 1952 construction, like a stacked stone fireplace, Terrazzo floors, retro kitchen, and vintage tiled bathrooms. With its open floorplan, two bedrooms, and 1.5 bathrooms, this […]

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Ridgewood Park Midcentury Feels Surprisingly Spacious, Reduced $25K

By Leah Shafer / May 19, 2015 / 0 Comments

Every week, as I research this Tuesday Two Hundred column, and I can always count on finding lots of properties in the $200,000 to $300,000 price range in three Dallas locations: East of White Rock Lake, Northwest Dallas inside 635, and North Oak Cliff. Certain neighborhoods rarely show up, like the location of today’s Tuesday Two Hundred at 6424 E. […]

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House Hunting: Single Mom Sold House in 52 Hours, Can’t Decide Where to Move

By Leah Shafer / April 8, 2015 / 9 Comments

Lisa Long is a single mother and pottery teacher in Richardson ISD who recently decided to sell her three-bedroom Irving house after five years and move closer to work. Long found herself in a situation emblematic of the fast-and-furious pace of the North Texas real estate market: Her house was on the market for 52 […]

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