Casa ViewFinding a home in the more affordable $200,000 range can be more difficult in Dallas in this market, and while — thankfully — good elementary schools and feeder patterns are much easier to find these days, finding the two in the same house can still be a reach sometimes. But this adorable Casa View Midcentury cottage is that unicorn.

Casa View is one of the view remaining enclaves in Dallas where you can still find move-in ready homes at a reasonable price point. And Realtor Jason Castro of Castro Property Group knows this — because he bought this home at 1821 Tisinger Ave. as a personal remodeling project.

“I think Casa View is kind of one of the last of those neighborhoods,” he said. “It’s just primed for a little reinvestment and a little redevelopment, and still have you know affordable housing in the city.”

“I think that’s the challenge —  I do most my business in East Dallas, and when you start looking at Lakewood and other neighborhoods that are so overpriced, where do you go when you need a starter home?”

“Where do you go if you’re new in the workforce and want to find something around $200,000 to $300,000?” he said. “There’s really not a lot of options.” (more…)

Jason Castro has listed 10111 Champa Drive for $519,000. Open House Show with live music by CASTRO this Saturday, March 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This is the East Dallas home you’ve been waiting for! And we have all the deets thanks to listing agent and American Idol wunderkind Jason Castro. Yes, real estate has the musician singing a different tune, and his latest listing is generating a buzz all its own. The three-bedroom, two-full-bathroom charmer just hit the market for $519,000 and comes chock full of upgrades. These include tastefully updated baths, new plumbing, and a lush backyard that’s ideal for entertaining.

Don’t Miss The Open House Show

CASTRO pictured here with brothers front and center, Jason Castro right, Michael Castro left.

The best part? Castro Property Group is throwing the first of a new event series at the home this Saturday and it is guaranteed to be an inaugural “Open House Show” unlike any you’ve ever seen before. There will be free food, drinks, and wait for it … an acoustic performance by CASTRO under the cafe lights in the backyard!!!

The Open House will kick off Saturday, March 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 10111 Champa Drive in Old Lake Highlands. A standard open house sans live music will take place Sunday, March 10, from 2 to 4 p.m.

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