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The architect-designed contemporary townhome at 3715 Colvin Ct. in Oak Lawn is one of five featured open houses this week.

If the first days of summer have you reveling in real estate, then don’t miss these five Dallas open houses this weekend. We’ve got an insider’s look at some seriously hot DFW properties as part of our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column.

This week, we’re looking at homes that range from $479K to $1.095M, including an architect-designed new Oak Lawn townhome, a historic Munger Place Colonial, and a newer Tudor with almost 5,000 square feet, located right next to Lakewood Country Club in East Dallas. All five are fabulous.

 

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The Phillipe Starck condo in Victory Park is one of our five featured open house roundup this week.

Every week, we give you an insider look at great DFW properties with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. We pick five “don’t miss” open houses around North Texas you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $439,000 to $1.2 million. You’ll find a a renovated Forest Hills ranch with over 3,200 square feet, a Hollywood Heights/Santa Monica cottage with a master bedroom addition that will make you swoon (check out the ceiling!), and more! Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

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YouTube marketing

Ebby Halliday Realtor Cynthia Lopez knows a thing or two about smart real estate marketing.

The tech-savvy agent uses YouTube marketing as a way to promote her listings, in addition to the normal online channels, like Zillow, realtor.com, and Trulia.

“All of my listings go on YouTube. Everything nowadays is very visual and when buyers are looking at properties [online], they flip through so many pictures, it can all become a blur,” Lopez said. “I have found the YouTube video brings some life to it and give more a depth. It’s worked really well for my listings, and I get lots of great comments from it.”

YouTube marketing also helps her get houses under contract fast. Take, for example, our Tuesday Two Hundred, a Richardson house at 2001 Linda Ln. Lopez listed it last Thursday and accepted a contract on Saturday. Check out her video here:

The house is a 4-2 with 1,994 square feet on a big corner lot. It’s located in the Richardson Telecom Corridor area near Jupiter and Collins Boulevard, minutes from Raytheon and BlueCross, as well as huge mixed-use development CityLine. Its elementary school, Yale, gets an 8 out of ten score from GreatSchools.org, and Apollo Junior High earns a 7.

This house has interior updates and a swimming pool in back. Lots to offer, and listed for $236,000.

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House Hunters and House Hunters International are two perennial favorite HGTV reality shows, both of which follow a homebuyer’s adventure as they scout, tour, and finally select a home. We get a peek into the real estate markets all over the world in this highly watched show, touring condos, townhomes, and all sorts of houses during the 30-minute show.

Of course, while this show is considered “reality TV,” you don’t see everything that’s happening as the buyers are looking for their next home, says Ebby Halliday Realtor Cynthia Lopez, who starred in an episode of House Hunters that debuted in January. We got an exclusive interview with Lopez, and she offered a lot of insight into the popular HGTV series.

“I had never really watched the show,” Lopez said with a laugh, but her clients, De’Andre and Tasha were big fans and had already been talking to the production company.

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