Greenway TerraceAdjacent to Greenway Parks and the Park Cities, this Greenway Terrace charmer is the perfect house for a downsizer or someone looking for a good investment until they’re ready for their forever, larger, home.

And what makes 4819 Wateka Drive that perfect spot? The two-bedroom, one bath, 1,155 square foot post-war cottage was built in 1948, but has been updated in the right places, and restored and carefully curated in the others. A new HVAC system was also installed last year as well.

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Twenty windows — that’s how much natural light you can soak in if you end up unable to resist this incredible urban townhome. Apparently, some lucky buyer out there felt the same way and just snatched up this listing repped by Compass agent Mohammed Jaber. It’s not difficult to see why, as this week’s Inwood National Bank Home of the Week has near-universal appeal for pretty much half of homebuyers in Dallas.

“The townhouse appeals to today’s buyer because of its open and ‘loft-like’ floor plan,” Jaber notes about this end-unit townhome — an absolute bargain. “It’s especially attractive to the younger professional buyer who wants to be in a large open space.”

 

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About three years ago, Compass Real Estate agent Phillip Murrell discovered an attractive off-market duplex in the M Streets. He liked it so much, he and his partner bought it.  Then they had to decide whether to seek out a long-term tenant or try the short-term rental market.

“At that point, Airbnb was big but a lot less tested than it is now,” Murrell recalls. “I didn’t know anyone personally who did an Airbnb.”

He initially rented out the bottom unit to a client who needed a place for six months. Upstairs, he began adding consignment furniture along with some of his own. Before long it was time to list the space and see what happened.

“The response was almost instant,” Murrell recalls. “Upstairs we were getting well over $2,700 per month.”

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If you’re the curious type like us, I’m sure the home at Northhaven and Jamestown Road that sat unfinished for years has caught your eye. How could it not? For years, this 1960-built gem was hidden behind overgrown trees that shielded its great midcentury modern bones from view. Get ready to feast your eyes on this newly-finished gem at a CandysDirt.com Jamestown Jewelbox Event, slated from 5 to 7 p.m. May 23 at 11248 Jamestown Road in Dallas.

You’re Invited to the Jamestown Jewelbox: An evening of jewels in an exceptional home at 11248 Jamestown Road. Try on jewelry from Skibell Fine Jewelers, retreat to the entertainer’s terrace, and imagine yourself at home in this fabulous estate.

Scroll down for RSVP details to attend this can’t-miss event!

The 4,156-square-foot home listed for $1.5 million by Evan Stewart of Compass has four bedrooms and four baths on a corner .36-acre lot in the Northaven Park subdivision. It’s been meticulously renovated into a perfect blend of comfortability with master suites both upstairs and downstairs, and aesthetic excellence with high-quality wall finishes that are perfect for showcasing an art collection.

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Compass, ZillowZillow filed suit Friday against Compass, alleging that the high-tech brokerage poached three employees from the company in a bid to abscond with intellectual property.

Robert Chen

Two suits were filed — one in federal court and one in Washington state — claiming that the three employees had signed contracts with 12-month non-compete and non-disclosure clauses. The three employees — Chester Millisock Jr., Robert Chen, and Michael Hania — are also named in the suit.

“This calculated theft was designed by Compass to help it better compete with Zillow in the marketplace, at Zillow’s expense, and so Compass could avoid the expense of independently developing valuable machine learning and other technologies,” the federal suit said.

“Compass actively recruited these employees in order to avoid the costs associated with open and honest competition and to obtain Zillow’s confidential and proprietary information,” Zillow accuses.

Chester Millisock Jr.

The suit also alleges that Chen took photos of  “proprietary wireframes and a proposed regional launch timeline related to certain Zillow services.”

The federal suit names Chen, the state court suit names Millisock and Hania. The lawsuit alleges that Millisock transferred confidential information to a personal Dropbox account, and then attempted to delete evidence that he used the account.

“Mr. Millisock still has access to the information stored in his Dropbox account and remains able to access the misappropriated software data from other devices,” the court documents state.

Hania, Zillow alleges, sent emails with confidential and/or proprietary information from his Zillow email account to his personal email account “in the months, weeks and days before he left employment with Zillow.” (more…)

When I first fell in love with Winnetka Heights, I had those ambitious stars in my eyes about historic homes. You know the feeling, like you could transform a 100-year-old house into the stylish, cozy setting for the rest of your life. Today, I am tired. Really, really tired. I no longer have stars in my eyes, and my son has drained any energy and patience I could have spent on a long-term, romantic room-by-room historic renovation. However, I still love Winnetka Heights and its beautiful streets and undeniably charming character. 

Enter this listing from Compass Dallas agent Phillip Murrell. 

“It’s such a rare opportunity to find newer construction in such a popular historic district like Winnetka Heights,” Murrell said of our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. The house, though less than five years old, blends well into the historic fabric of the neighborhood with its large front porch and Craftsman touches. But the respect for the neighborhood from both the builder and the sellers goes much deeper than that, Murrell noted.

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CompassWe spend plenty of time talking about the best of open houses here on CandysDirt.com, but Compass just put together a doozy of an open house tour for North Texas homebuyers — their second in the two years they’ve been in the area.

To showcase their most notable Spring inventory, the Dallas office has created a tour of more than 140 homes across Dallas-Fort Worth in all the best neighborhoods, including Midway Hollow, Lakewood, Oak Cliff, East Dallas, Park Cities, Preston Hollow, and Uptown. Add in Plano, Southlake, and Fort Worth, and there’s a little something for everyone in the cleverly designed tour this weekend.

Every single home on this substantial list of lovelies will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 31. And not only that, it’s a great opportunity to meet your local Compass agents.

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