Dallas Affordable Real Estate

Starting Sept. 1, HB 2439 Will Provide Choice, Diversity in Housing

By Candy's Dirt / August 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Staff Reports Area homebuyers grappling with affordability challenges and lack of diversity in housing choices will soon see significant relief thanks to the Texas Legislature. HB 2439, which passed by overwhelming majorities in the House (133 to 9) and Senate (26 to 5), was signed into law by the governor and becomes effective on Sept. […]

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Bidding Wars and Slow Wage Growth Mean Scarcity of Starter Homes in Dallas

By Joanna England / March 21, 2016 / 3 Comments

New analysis by Trulia confirms what we’ve been seeing all over Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Entry-level or starter homes priced in the median range, which usually falls below $200,000, are scarce. In fact, if you want to find a new home in the $200,000 range, it’s getting mighty difficult to impossible. To measure […]

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Tuesday Two Hundred: Lochwood Midcentury Looks Untouched By Time

By Leah Shafer / April 14, 2015 / 7 Comments

Deep in the heart of East Dallas is a rare opportunity to take a step back in time to a house that looks untouched since it was built in 1959. The Lochwood midcentury modern located at 10504 Lake Gardens Dr. is 1,533 square feet of retro perfection, from Terrazzo floors and decorative dividers throughout the house […]

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Tuesday Two Hundred: Downtown Loft Offers Panoramic Views, Atomic-Era Feel

By Leah Shafer / December 16, 2014 / 4 Comments

For this week’s Tuesday Two Hundred, we’re looking at a hip downtown loft, 1001 Belleview Street #401. This condo is located in the Beat Lofts, a 10-story, 75-unit building in the heart of the revitalized South Side neighborhood, also known as the Cedars. This corner unit is a 2-1.5 and 1,336 square feet, listed for $299,999 […]

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Tuesday Two Hundred: This Too Cute Take on Traditional is Cozy, Bright, and Very Welcoming!

By Joanna England / October 16, 2012 / 10 Comments

I think this might be our first home on CandysDirt.com from Ridgewood Park, an East Dallas neighborhood just south of Lovers Lane and east of Abrams Road. It’s not too far south of Northwest Highway in a little alcove tucked away from too much traffic. In a word: Love. This house, 6515 Ridgemont Drive marketed […]

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Thursday Three Hundred: Invite The Inlaws to Stay a While (But Not Forever!) in This Lake Highlands Home

By Joanna England / October 11, 2012 / 0 Comments

I have a small child, so, invariably it seems, he will turn into a shrill, soul-sucking monster just as soon as my mother-in-law leaves from babysitting him. Thank goodness he’s super cute, right?

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