A lot of Dallasites, especially the areas hardest hit by the freak storm last Sunday, have been a bit down in the mouth. The loss of so many majestic trees and the damage to so many homes and neighborhoods is a lot to bear. Need some cheering up? This adorable cottage in East Dallas should do the trick.

Located inside one of East Dallas’ most popular neighborhoods, Old Lake Highlands, this cutie packs quite the punch despite its modest size.

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mid-century capsule

Fix yourself a cocktail at the smoked glass bar and come take a look at this part-time capsule, part-updated home in the heart of Irving listed by Blaine Soileau of Dallas City Center Realtors for this week’s Thursday 300.

Working on last week’s Suburb Sunday featuring Irving, I came across this stunning mid-century style home at 309 San Mateo Court that is fabulously priced at $398,000. This 3,168 square-foot four-bedroom, two and half-bath home has a striking front entrance with amazing angles that hint at its unique inside. I debated between featuring this and another MCM home, and went with the latter, but someone has jumped at the chance for this 1967-built home in Irving’s University Hills because it’s now listed as pending.

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We were the first to tell you of the sad demise of Virginia Cook Realtors. And though “others” reporting this story have said that Virginia Cook Realtors shut down all offices, that is not the truth.

The Sherman office of Virginia Cook Realtors has been acquired by Dallas City Center Realtors.

Paragon Realtors debuted in Sherman, Texas, this week with the acquisition of the Virginia Cook Sherman office, the No.1 brokerage in the area, by Dallas-based Dallas City Center Realtors. Sherman is about one hour north of Dallas.

“These agents were so committed to staying together and active,” says Yvette Grove, director of Dallas City Center Coaching and Training. “They had already selected another building. They had their news signs designed and ready in a week.”

Agents chose the name “Paragon” for the newly branded office. “Paragon” is a model or pattern of excellence, exemplifying the hallmark reputation of both companies, says Pat Rowland, manager of the former Virginia Cook Sherman office.

The rebrand and new look will begin rolling out across several North Texas counties this month, including Grayson.

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It’s our Friday Four Hundred, folks, and we’ve found a beauty! Few homes in East Dallas offer all this for the price. This week, we are dishing the dirt on 4307 Cabell Drive. The two-bedroom, two-full-bathroom condo was built in 2001, but has all the amenities of new construction, plus a gracious open floor plan to boot.

East Village Address

According to listing agent, Christina Alty with Dallas City Center Realtors, “It is located in the up-and-coming East Village neighborhood and has a number of updates that give it the modern feel without the cost of a newly built home. This is unique because it has truly been remodeled and updated in every way, from the paint to the floors, to kitchen, to the bathrooms, and beyond. Every surface has been touched and in a good way. The owner made smart design choices that she not only loves but also the general population loves,” says Alty. (more…)

downtown

The rooftop deck of this townhome in the Cedars is one of two homes in this week’s roundup of open houses with downtown Dallas views.

If you’ve been thinking about moving closer to downtown Dallas, but weren’t sure which downtown-adjacent neighborhood you wanted to live in, or whether you wanted to be smack-dab in downtown, we have some great options this week.

Every Thursday, we bring you our pick of the hottest North Texas properties in our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. These are the places you don’t want to miss that weekend. And this week, our homes are in Belmont West, the Cedars, and the Farmers Market areas.

This week, our homes range in price from $439,000 to $575,000. Which ones will you visit?

BRAND-NEW BELMONT WEST CUTIE

Open house: Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m.

When we asked Coldwell Banker Residential Realtor Alex Prins where he was hanging out this weekend, he pointed us to this new construction west of the Belmont Hotel at 1213 Walmsley Ave.

“This new build is like a dream!” he told us. “Floor the ceiling windows, tons of sunlight, hand-scraped hardwoods, 12-foot ceilings, and so much more!” (more…)

east villageIt may be two days after Thanksgiving, but we’re betting that with the holiday entertaining season upon us, you might just be on the lookout for a home with great space for that, such as our Saturday Six Hundred in the East Village.

Listed by Brandon Travelstead and the Travelstead Property Group with Dallas City Center Realtors, this modern attached home at 4634 Coles Manor Lane built by Conrad Homes gives plenty of space — 2,650 square feet of total living space — for entertaining.

The three-bedroom, three-bath home has an open floor plan downstairs that provides plenty of room for a buyers imagination to take over when it comes to furniture layout — and also gives wide open space for entertaining. Tall ceilings, lots of windows, and white oak hardwood floors provide make the space feel even larger, too. (more…)

Two HundredSo, here’s the deal — sometimes we have an embarrassment of riches, and we find a whole slew of one price point, which is what happened this week – too many two hundreds, all awesome, and not enough Tuesday.

So what’s a writer to do? Well, she takes those surplus two hundreds and showcases the other two she really wanted to show you but you know, it’s the Tuesday Two Hundred, and not the Tuesday Two Hundred Listings of Two Hundreds.

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First developed in the mid 1950s, the Disney Streets in Northwest Dallas are named after Walt Disney characters and places, such as Pinocchio Drive, Cinderella Lane, and Wonderland Trail. It is part of the larger Midway Hills neighborhood, where you can find some fantastic architectural examples of that era, including a home from celebrated architect Cliff May

This week’s Splurge vs Steal takes us to the Disney Streets to look at two houses. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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