Deep in the heart of East Dallas is a renovated house with an open floorplan and super cute style. Located at 2031 Housley Dr. in Casa View Heights, it offers loads of charms, mature trees, great curb appeal, and real hardwoods for well under $300,000. This one is sure to go fast! 

Our Tuesday Two Hundred has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, and 1,428 square feet on one story, built in 1953, near Jupiter and Garland roads. Let’s take a look! 


Just 5 miles east of downtown Dallas, the established neighborhood of Buckner Terrace offers a central location, larger lots, and most houses over 2,000 square feet. But the best part is the price tags: you can easily find a renovated house in the $300s and a fixer upper for even less. All of this adds up for big appeal and the sales there show it. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 5223 Elkridge Dr. is a lovely example of what’s happening in Buckner Terrace. Located near Samuell Boulevard and North Jim Miller Road, it offers quick access to Interstate 30 and LBJ Freeway. 

The house itself is updated for a more contemporary, open feel with clean lines and natural light, while balancing its 1960’s charm. 

This home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, two dining areas, and 2,243 square feet on one story, built in 1969. There’s an open house this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Want a sneak peek?


Find Your Affordable East Dallas Family Home in Linda Heights |

If you’re looking for an East Dallas neighborhood with houses under $300,000, the pickings are slim. This is a highly desirable part of the city. 

But in Linda Heights, it’s totally possible, as is the case with our Tuesday Two Hundred at 3215 Ruidosa Ave. This 1960 home is completely reimagined and offers buyers sleek good looks, an open floorplan, and three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,711 square feet on one story. 


We’ve found a 1929 Irwindell cottage in Oak Cliff with over $115,000 in improvements and a totally youthful and fresh look inside. 

Our Tuesday Two Hundred at 3334 Irwindell Blvd. is situated on an elevated lot with tranquil view of trees within its Dells District neighborhood near West Jefferson Boulevard and South Westmoreland Road. Inside, the renovations are spot on, both behind-the-scenes and more visible. This home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,172 square feet on one story, built in 1929. There will be two open houses this weekend on Saturday, May 5, from noon to 2 p.m. and Sunday, May 6, from 2-4 p.m. Want a sneak peek? 


One of the more satisfying things to see in real estate is a gorgeous renovation, particularly if the transformation is dramatic. 

So prepare to be thrilled by our Tuesday Two Hundred, a Cedar Oaks flip that took the Oak Cliff house at 1509 Arizona Ave. from choppy to chic.  What was closed off and dark is now contemporary and sleek with a high-end finish-out and a basement that was formerly detached. 

“The owners were really trying to create something different and beautiful with a lot of function and an open floorplan,” said listing agent Alexis Madrid with The Madrid Group. “They took the whole house to the studs and recreated it with a custom touch.”

This home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath 1,710 square feet on two stories, built in 1950.


In the heart of Oak Cliff in its Druid Hills neighborhood, we’ve found cozy-chic style with a renovated ranch that’s sure to sell fast. 

The house at 2020 W. Five Mile Pkwy. is our Tuesday Two Hundred and it was made for a family that wants stylish living across the street from a park and greenbelt, and minutes from Bishop Dunn Catholic School and Bishop Arts District.  

This home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, two dining areas, and 1,973 square feet on one story, built in 1958. 


The North Texas real estate market is full of hot properties, and we spend a lot of time obsessing over every beautiful and impressive detail we find. 

That’s why the Open Houses of the Week column is such a pleasure to write. We get to write about one, two, three properties you’ve got to see this weekend. 

This week, our houses range in price from $285,000 to $799,999 and you’ll find an Oak Lawn townhome with a to-die-for rooftop deck, a Richardson Heights renovated cutie, and an under-$300K ranch. Tell us which one is your favorite and if you’re visiting!



Heights Park Cutie in Richardson Lists Today with a First-Look Open House Tomorrow |

We love it when Realtors give us first dibs on writing about a great property about to hit the market! That’s the case today with this Heights Park home in Richardson — it goes live later today with a first-look open house tomorrow, March 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

Located at 435 Rustic Cir., this 1955 property is our Tuesday Two Hundred with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a one-car garage, and 1,203 square feet on one story. 

Heights Park is an established Richardson neighborhood attracting a lot of attention for positive reasons. For example, four houses in the area won community revitalization awards from the city, including one down the block on Rustic Circle. 

“When you buy a house in this neighborhood, you’re buying into the lifestyle — it’s very friendly, you know your neighbors, your kids hang out together,” said listing agent Dan Washburn of Washburn Realty Group . “The home itself is nicely updated and while it’s not huge, but it’s laid out really well.”

Washburn lives in the area and reports a lot of young couples are buying around Heights Park, knocking out the wall between the kitchen and living area, and creating a totally open floorplan in these houses. 

“This house is pier and beam so if you wanted to renovate and knock out that wall, it would be really easy,” he said. 

This house is indeed nicely renovated, including fresh landscaping. In addition to the Wednesday open house, there are two more this weekend on Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25, from 2 to 4 p.m.