The funky counterpart of larger and grander Forest Hills, Little Forest Hills, is one of my favorite neighborhoods in East Dallas. Why? Because besides amazing location, this neighborhood has natural beauty and personality.

First, Little Forest Hills has the absolute CUTEST Fourth of July parade, which attracts bicycles and strollers with streamers and flags, plus the many Radio Flyer wagons with pups astride. Plus, this neighborhood is within bicycling distance of East Dallas’ worst-kept secret: The Dallas Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3108 pool. And finally, both neighborhoods feed into Dallas ISD’s Alex Sanger Preparatory, which earned several distinctions.

So it’s no surprise that these two East Dallas enclaves have experienced growing popularity in the past decade, with more an more people paying top dollar for lots and custom builders. Though, this beautiful Tudor was built just six years ago, there are homes built more than 70 years back still standing. But what if you could have a new build without all of the effort? That’s what our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week offers. 

“This quality craftsman Tudor home was built in 2013 by the current owner,” said listing agent Jenny Capritta of RE/MAX DFW Associates.  “All new quality custom homes start with the foundation. This engineer-designed slab was created for maximum stability by drilling 47 piers to shale — some 20 to 30 feet.”

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We have a gorgeous custom build by Candy’s Dirt Approved Builder New Leaf Custom Homes to show you in the Maplewood neighborhood of Lakewood. It’s a 4,363-square-foot home with five beds and five baths that has one of the most forward-thinking designs when it comes to incorporating the way the outdoors works with the rest of the house.

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By Amy Rose Dobson
Special Contributor

There’s a new four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home in Preston Hollow that brings even more sophistication and style to an already impressive neighborhood. This Desco Fine Homes build has an exterior that harkens back to a Mediterranean villa, which blends seamlessly with the contemporary style waiting for you on the inside. Throughout the 4,700 square feet of luxe interiors there are design details that elevate this house out of the ordinary and into the top of the class.

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The warm glow from the huge windows on this Lochwood ranch give you an inkling of what’s in store — fresh and modern interiors with a layout that is perfect for today’s families. Not only do you get a gorgeous, spacious lot in a fantastic, close-knit East Dallas neighborhood, but you don’t have to lift a finger to make it livable.

What could be better than a fantastic family home in an equally great location? That’s why this listing is our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. If you’ve already fallen for this cute, updated cottage in a sought-after neighborhood, then call Lisa Peters today to get pre-approved and sail through closing. Don’t miss out on your High Caliber Home, Call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today.

Jump to see the spectacular finish-out in this Lochwood home listed by David Collier of David Griffin & Company.

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5802 Anita FrontEver dreamed of the walkable life? Did you think it was impossible to have a brand new home and still be able to eschew your gas guzzler? Well I have some news for you: You don’t have to flee to the suburbs to have a gorgeous, new build with great schools, wonderful community, and fabulous shopping. In fact, you can get all of that in this wonderful JLD Custom Homes design in Stonewall Terrace.

Not only does it have everything you want in a new home — easy-to-love floorplan and transitional interiors — it’s constructed by a CandysDirt.com Approved Builder. This gorgeous property marketed by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty’s Gia Marshello is definitely a high-caliber home. As with any house with fabulous finish-out, you don’t want to take any chances with financing. Call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today to snag the home of your dreams in one of Dallas’ most sought after elementary attendance areas!

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Real Estate Story

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We love hearing from our readers, and nothing makes us happier than emails from folks who are moving to Dallas who tell us what a valuable resource CandysDirt.com is for their home search. We’ve heard such wonderful stories from buyers and sellers and folks who are relocating about how this here little website helped them navigate the real estate landscape of North Texas.

So we were just beaming when Brian Feitcher, VP of National Sales at Fusion Logistics, sent us this note:

“Just wanted to send a quick note to let you know how much I love your site!  I am in the process of moving to Dallas from Philadelphia and have been checking your site multiple times a day for the past few months.  Love the new layout and the multiple daily updates.

Just bought a home in Briarwood and we’re excited to move down to the big D!”

Of course, we had to ask Brian to tell us his real estate story, and he was kind enough to share! Jump to find out more about Brian’s home search and his big move to Dallas:

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