Farmersville, Texas, is the home of war hero Audie Murphy, the onion capital of the state, and a best-kept secret when it comes to affordable housing.

Farmersville is the home of war hero Audie Murphy, the onion capital of the state, and a best-kept secret when it comes to affordable housing.

This Weekend One Hundred selection at 1402 Pecan Creek Drive in Farmersville has four bedrooms and two bathrooms with numerous updates.

And it wouldn’t be Farmersville without an actual barn door in the master closet.

The 1,559-square foot home is adjacent to a creek and greenbelt area on the quiet end of the street just a two-minute drive from Lake Lavon.

“This is the most outstanding value and a meticulously maintained home,” said Realtor Lisa Flaggert of Coldwell Banker Apex. (more…)

Northern Collin County

Homeowners in Northern Collin County’s Anna and Melissa are enjoying the best of both worlds: They can savor the small-town character of living in the country, but their central location at U.S. 75 and SH 121 make commuting to their Billion Dollar Mile jobs in the city easy (or at least, easier.)  Now that’s a feat considering the unprecedented growth happening in Collin County — the fourth-fastest-growing county in the U.S., according to the latest Census Bureau estimates released in April. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’re taking a look at two homes in Anna and one in Melissa that give you country living with on-trend transitional interiors.

Sprawling Anna Country Estate

Address: 9981 Slater Creek Rd, Anna

  • 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths
  • 3,429 square feet
  • $900,000

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We love bringing you an insider’s take on hot North Texas properties — there are so many options, it can be hard to pick our favorites. 

Every Thursday, we pick three fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss that weekend, our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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5234 Ponderosa a

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 does simply marvelous and memorable work. You’ve got to see the “before” pictures below to properly appreciate the scale of this flip. It’s night and day.

This house has gone from dumpy to divine, a higher-end transitional remodel with a sleek, on-trend feel and new everything. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,919 square feet, built in 1965.

Now you’ll find low-E windows, rich hardwoods, new doors and fixtures, new sheetrock and insulation in some areas, recessed lighting, new privacy fence, fresh landscaping…there’s not an inch of this corner-lot property that’s not been made appealing.

What do you want to bet it goes for way over asking price?

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DFW open houses

The Jacobean Tudor at 6243 La Vista Dr. in East Dallas is a rare find, and one of five DFW open houses we’re featuring this week.

Open houses are a weekend tradition, and with a glorious weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday (highs in the low 80s, lows in the mid-50s!), it’s a stellar opportunity to get out and about.

By our count, there are around 50 listed open houses on realtor.com just in Dallas and nearby suburbs. We’ve picked five to feature here, based on their size, location, amenities, and unusual factors (the one pictured above is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places).

The prices range from the $375K to $1.469 million, and we’ve got houses all over Dallas and University Park. Let us know what you think!

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