3610 Weeburn ASecond chances are rare in our sizzling real estate market, but today’s Thursday Three Hundred offers just such an opportunity.

The Park Forest home at 3610 Weeburn Dr. was only on the market for one day before going under contract last week. Little wonder, with its Midcentury vibe, recent updates, and desirous neighborhood.

But that contract fell through and it’s back on the market as of Dec. 13.park forest homeThis is a 3-2 with 2,091 square feet on a large corner lot with arching shade trees in Northwest Dallas. Park Forest was established in the late 1950s, bounded by Forest Lane on the north, Northaven on the south, Marsh Lane on the east, and Cromwell on the west. It’s a friendly, established neighborhood with wide lawns and lots of homes with big, green lawns.

It is listed by Keith Callahan with Dave Perry-Miller and Associates for $309,900.

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northwest dallas homeNorthwest Dallas is full of family-friendly neighborhoods where buyers can get a lot of home for their money.

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 3462 Flair Dr. is in one of these areas, Park Forest. This is a late-1950s neighborhood in Northwest Dallas, bounded by Forest Lane on the north, Northaven on the south, Marsh Lane on the east, and Cromwell on the west. With mature trees, wide lawn, and Midcentury Modern homes, Park Forest is a charming place to call home.

Our home today is a 3-3 with 2,342 square feet, built in 1959, and located near Forest and Marsh lanes. It is across the street from DeGolyer Elementary School and Webb Chapel Park, and close to the Dallas North Tollway, which gives easy access to downtown, Uptown, Frisco, and other areas of DFW.
northwest dallas homeThis is a recently updated one-story home with handscraped wood floors, an open floorplan, vaulted ceilings with wood beams, a custom fire place, and updated chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a gas cooktop.

This home was listed Dec. 4 by Johnny Mowad with Ebby Halliday, Realtors, for $350,000.

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9427 Arborhill AThe Forest Meadows neighborhood at the north end of Lake Highlands is growing in popularity. Its winding, tree-lined streets are lined with homes from the 1960s and 1970s with big, green lawns. The area feels like a friendly place.

Almost all of the land that today comprises Forest Meadow was purchased by pioneer settlers from Kentucky in 1849. It was farmland for many years and in the late 1960s, development began.

Our Thursday Three Hundred is located at 9427 Arborhill Dr., near Forest Lane and Abrams Road. Built in 1970, this home has 2,595 square feet, four bedrooms, and three full bathrooms.lake highlands cottageAlthough Forest Meadows is part of Dallas, it falls within Richardson ISD. The area is also close to the Forest Lane DART Rail Station, and Harry S. Moss Park, which gives access to the White Rock Creek Trail.

This home was recently renovated with lots of stylish features, like a master bathroom with dual sinks, new fixtures, a walk-in shower, and a walk-in closet.

This house is listed by Larry Jeffery with Keller Williams Central for $349,900, reduced Nov. 5 from $359,000.

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Lake Highlands EstatesHappy Thanksgiving! Before you begin your holiday feasting, feast your eyes on our Thursday Three Hundred, a cul-de-sac cutie in Lake Highlands Estates.

The home at 9723 Lanward Cir., near Walnut Hill Lane and Plano Road, is a 4-2 with 1,934 square feet, built in 1960. It’s been recently renovated with lots of bells and whistles, including big kitchen and bathroom renovations. Lake Highlands EstatesThis home is zoned for Wallace Elementary, which earns a 7 out of 10 from GreatSchools.org. This is a big selling point for families looking in this area.

It was listed Nov. 12 by Kerry Slaughter with Paradise Slaughter Real Estate for $375,000, reduced on the 20th to $365,000.

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3065 Kinkaid AToday’s Tuesday Two Hundred is a completely updated 1969 house, with a package of appealing features in an up-and-coming neighborhood.

The home at 3065 Kinkaid Dr. is located in Bradford Estates near Webb Chapel Road and Walnut Hill Lane in Northwest Dallas. It’s an easily accessible area with lots of houses from the 1950s and 60s, friendly atmosphere, and wide, green yards.

This house itself has eye-catching curb appeal, with a one-year-old class-4 standing seam metal roof, unusual to spot on a home priced well under $300K. Metal roofing is increasing in popularity because of its sleek look, as well as for being lightweight, strong, fire resistant, energy efficient, and, with the class 4 rating, hail resistant (many insurance carriers offer a discount for this kind of roof—bonus!).3065 Kinkaid COther features: all new windows, new HVAC system, new appliances, hardwood floors, a fire glass fireplace, lovely landscaping, swimming pool, and a hot tub under a covered patio.

This home is a 3-2 with 1,815 square feet, listed Nov. 14 by Shae Nault with Keller Williams DFW Metro Areas for $249,900, and it was reduced on the 20th to $244,900.

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3309 Citation AToday’s Thursday Three Hundred takes us to Northwest Dallas, to a friendly, spacious, 1962 ranch, updated with modern amenities, but retaining lots of original charm.

Located at 3309 Citation Dr., near Walnut Hill and Webb Chapel, this home is 2,254 square feet with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a powder room. This house, like the others in the Chapel Downs neighborhood, is a pleasant space with great curb appeal; comfortable front, back, and side yards with mature trees; and plenty of green grass. It’s perfectly suited for a family.3309 Citation BChapel Downs is a neighborhood of 334 homes established in the early 1960s. The original developer was a horse racing fan and named many of the streets after winning ponies at the Kentucky Derby, like Carry Back (1961 Kentucky Derby and Preakness), Citation (1948 Triple Crown Winner), Venetian Way (1960 Kentucky Derby), and Pensive (1944 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes).

Most homes here are single-story ranch-style homes ranging from 2,000 to 2,500 square feet. The borders of Chapel Downs are loosely Walnut Hill Lane on the south, Webb Chapel Road to the East, Carry Back Circle to the North, and Goodyear Drive to West.

This home was listed Nov. 11 by Chris Columbus with Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors for $369,000.

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6231 Berryhill ATwo words seem to be on the lips of almost all prospective homebuyers as they browse from listing to listing, no matter the price range: open floorplan.

Chopped up rooms and awkward spaces get a big thumbs down in today’s market. Those considering a renovation with a future sale in mind are wise to put their dollars into interior spaces that are light, bright, and flow easily from one area to the next.

Today’s Thursday Three Hundred offers just that. The 1959 ranchette at 6231 Berryhill St., near Abrams Road and E. Northwest Highway, is 1,596 square feet of open sight lines and airy rooms. Located in East Dallas’ fast-appreciating Merriman Park neighborhood, this 3-2 was recently remodeled to created that coveted open floorplan for buyers.

This house was listed Nov. 2 by Chuck Briant with Real Estate Marketing Association for $335,000, or $210 per square foot. Looking at nine neighborhood comps, this house is tied with the highest price-per-square-foot, which range from $153 to $209 (average: $180; median: $183). The renovations play a big part in that asking price: it’s a turn-key property with a cohesive, elegant look and feel.

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Santa Monica Home

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Some of the best pre-sale renovations owners can do on older homes is to make sure they have things today’s buyers value: more than one bathroom; an updated kitchen with new fixtures and appliances; an open floorplan; and a fresh, updated look everywhere.

Today’s Thursday Three Hundred at 7014 Vivian Ave. is located in East Dallas’ Santa Monica neighborhood. Built in 1940, this home was taken by its owner from a 3-1 to a 2-2 with an ensuite master bathroom. He refinished the oak hardwood floors in his 1,260-square-foot home and painted both the interior and exterior. The kitchen is now open with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, white custom cabinets, and a subway tile backsplash. The result of all these renos is an adorable cottage feel with vintage charm, and amenities that make it a standout property in the housing market.

This house was listed Oct. 23 by Britt Lopez with Dallas City Center Realtors for $375,000. (There’s a broker open house next Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon, so let us know what you think if you go!)

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