For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’re headed to the bedroom community of Keller. This quiet city of 45,000 residents has no major highway running through it, which helps keep this community of active neighborhoods among the best places to live in Texas. Check out these three great homes that show how lovely life can be in Keller.

Mediterranean Stucco Is a Standout

Address: 2007 Karnes Drive, Keller

  • 4 bedrooms, 5 baths
  • 4,650 square feet
  • $785,000

Rosalyn Gauntt of Century 21 Judge Fite Co has listed this 2000-built Mediterranean-style stucco and stone facade home with a gated courtyard entryway. Enter through the private courtyard into this two-story home with a stunning wall of windows overlooking the resort-style saltwater pool and custom cabana. The chef’s kitchen has a double oven, built-in microwave, Kitchen Aid 5-burner gas cooktop, and custom cabinetry. The kitchen opens to one of two living rooms with a stone fireplace and hardwood floors. (more…)

Word on the street last week was that Berkshire Hathaway had gone shopping in Dallas once again, this time snapping up the boutique Nathan Grace Real Estate. But no, it wasn’t Berkshire H. 

It was CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company, with Jim Fite as president, who answers their phone as “the official real estate company of the Dallas Cowboys”.

Rather than an acquisition, this sounds like more of a strategic partnership between the two firms. It appears this will be a luxury division within Judge Fite, the new company calling itself “Fine Homes & Estates CENTURY 21 Nathan Grace.” Everyone wants a piece of that luxury pie, so this is a smart way for Judge Fite to get into those luxe markets. And it’s a smart way for Nathan Grace to pick up the technology and tools that come with a billion dollar company. What brokers want, you see, is high-producing agents and they are forever in competition with each other to attract them. Hard working agents are the ones who get homes sold!

Kevin Caskey is president of Nathan Grace. Century 21 is a division of Realogy called NRT, with all the company-owned shops sitting under NRT.
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dallas open houses

The White Rock North home at 10136 Robin Hill Ln. is sophisticated and stylish, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we bring you the CandysDirt.com Open House Roundup. It’s your insider view into that weekend’s open houses and the ones you shouldn’t miss.

This week, we’re looking at a marvelous contemporary new construction in White Rock North, a State Thomas condo, a cute cottage near Bishop Arts, and more. They range in price from $340K to $799,900.

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renaissance condo

For buyers looking to live at a tony Dallas address without dropping a boatload of cash, a condo at the Renaissance on Turtle Creek offers that opportunity.

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred is located there, 3225 Turtle Creek Blvd. Apt. 842. This is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit with an oversized master, 1,154 square feet, and great views from the balcony, priced well below $300K.

Home ownership at The Renaissance on Turtle Creek offers a variety of advantages, including a doorman and an on-site concierge who arrange almost any outside service,from pet-sitting and dry cleaning pick-up to courier service and grocery delivery.

This unit was listed May 27 by Patricia Tafoya Valenzuela with Century 21 Judge Fite Co. for $274,900. Monthly HOA dues are $605 and include blanket insurance, exterior and common area maintenance, full use of facilities, management fees, reserves, trash, and water/sewer.

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2154 Kessler a

The Kessler areas of North Oak Cliff are some of the prettiest — and hottest — real estate markets in Dallas. Our Thursday Three Hundred sits on the north end of the Stevens Park Golf Course and Coombs Creek in the gated Highlands Condos.

Unit 29 at 2154 Kessler Ct. is a 2-2 with 1,434 square feet, built in 1974, near Kessler Parkway and North Edgefield Avenue. It’s a light and airy unit with cathedral ceilings, lots of big windows, and updates that make it modern. The condo also has an attached two-car garage.

It was listed May 17 by Elizabeth Chapman with Century 21 Judge Fite Co. for $298,000. Monthly HOA dues are $460 and include blanket insurance; exterior, common area, and yard maintenance; full use of facilities; and management fees. Those common areas include a club house, community pool, and access to a greenbelt by Coombs Creek.

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Lake Gardens homeNestled in East Dallas near Peavy Road and E. Lake Highland Drive is a cute cottage with tons of curb appeal and interior updates. Our Tuesday Two Hundred is a 2-2 with 1,316 square feet and an open floorplan that makes the most of the space.

The home at 10115 Gateway Ln. was built in 1955, and in addition to being beautifully maintained, has been renovated to include tons of amenities, like a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Corian countertops, a Jenn-Air gas range, breakfast bar, and walk-in pantry.

It was listed Oct. 22 by Patricia Tafoya Valenzuela with Century 21 Judge Fite Co. for $289,900.

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