Lake Highlands updated contemporary

The great-looking house at 9202 Whitehurst Drive is one of those homes that I pass by often and wonder what it’s like inside. From the big bay windows, you can catch a good glimpse inside, but even better, Paige Poupart of Compass has listed this Lake Highlands updated contemporary at $625,000. Let’s peek inside.

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By April Towery
Special Contributor

You had me at theater room.

It’s one of those perks, like a Jacuzzi tub or an elevator — maybe you don’t really need it; maybe you’ll never use it, but it sure is cool.

And one-touch electric shades in the master bedroom, wood-look tile floors, double ovens, and a central vacuum system sweeten the deal on this posh pad at 1210 Winton Drive in Allen.

This Friday Five Hundred selection is a four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom contemporary home surrounded by walking trails, a nature preserve, and what’s that? Just a little peace and tranquility.

 

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As Dallas dirt becomes more and more pricey, we’ve been keeping our finger on the pulse of our close-in suburbs for good deals you just can’t ignore. One such suburb is Mesquite, which is proving to be one of the next big areas primed for investors. 

And this listing from Bobbie Jo Glover of Compass’ Summit Group is a shining example of a move-in ready Mesquite ranch that is not only affordable but is close to great shopping and within an easy commute to Dallas. For those looking high and low for a close-in home that won’t break the bank, set your sights on our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week.

Not only is this Hearthstone Manor ranch adorable, but it shows that you don’t have to head to the pricey suburbs up north to get a great house for an amazing price. 

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Merrell

Artist renderings courtesy The Texas Builders

Rachel Norris recently made a big move to the O N E Group and Compass, and she thinks she has the perfect home for a family looking to make a big move of their own — construction on Merrell Road so new you can still pick the finishes out yourself.

That’s pretty darn new.

The home is built by the team at The Texas Builders, who have been a part of the Dallas construction landscape since 2012 and have more than 10 years of experience altogether. You see their homes in the Preston Hollow area, including their latest new build at 4407 Merrell Road (you should check out their Facebook page for fun videos and photos of the house as it was going up).

The Contemporary Modern home sits in a perfect spot. How perfect? First, let’s talk about amenities. You’re close to shopping and dining at Midway and Northwest Highway (including Central Market, Fernandos, Howard Wangs, The Original Pancake House, and more). You’re close to Bachman Lake and its improved jogging/walking/biking trail (and rowing). (more…)

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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