Our Splurge: Karmel Garcia with Meyer Group Real Estate has listed 6005 Bryan Parkway for $699,000.

Looking for the next big thing in East Dallas? We found it. From our Swiss Avenue Historic District Splurge to an Old East Dallas Multi-Unit Steal, these beauties are worth a look. Both offer a rare chance to live, work, and play in sought-after East Dallas, but with price points and lifestyles that are miles apart. Which would you choose? We would love to hear in the comments.

Splurge: Jaw-Dropping 1920s Swiss Historic District Home In Heart Of East Dallas For $699K


Jaw-dropping is an understatement when it comes to this home’s impeccable remodel. And we have to admit, it was the richly appointed kitchen that caught our eye. Open shelving, sleek quartz counters, brass hardware, and dark cabinetry are on-trend. We love the abundance of natural light streaming through French doors to the patio.

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Kyle Brinkley of Brinkley Property Group has listed 5119 Miller Avenue for $574,000.

Ahhh … love is in the air. And what better way to kick off Valentine’s week than with a look at two love nests in the M Streets? This iconic Dallas neighborhood attracts couples of all kinds, and for good reason. Its small town feel, easy access to trendy hot spots for date night, and an atmosphere that is perfect for starting a family, means it continues to gain in popularity. Add in a touch of charm, affordability, and a fantastic location, and the M Streets has the recipe for living a life you’ll love.

One look at these M Streets love nests in our Splurge vs. Steal and you’ll be singing a different tune, honey.

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Tamra Torres of the Shelly Seltzer Group at Ebby Halliday has listed 10421 Solta Drive for $425,000.

Attention Old Lake Highlands house hunters! Let your search for the perfect retro remodel be no more. We’ve locked onto a stylish 1950s gem that’s turning heads, and you’ll want to take a look! The three-bedroom, two-full-bathroom home is light, and bright, and sized just right with 1,602 square feet of newly refurbished interior space. And it’s one of the area’s longstanding husband-and-wife duos – Patrick and Jeanna McIntyre of New Creation Group – that brought this Old Lake Highlands gem back to life!

“My husband and I are the owners and sellers, and the ones who rehabbed this house. We have been restoring and selling homes in East Dallas for 17 years … long before ‘flipping’ became vogue,” says Jeanna. “Since, we have lived all over East Dallas, our passion is to buy and remodel classic 1950 – 60s homes to preserve the character and maintain property values through renovation and revitalization. We do top-quality renovations to attract good, responsible homeowners to the neighborhood. We are experienced contractors that do top-quality work, we go over and above on design and finish-out, we are respectful to neighbors and the people we hire, and we are committed to continue helping East Dallas to thrive!”

Tamra Torres of the Shelly Seltzer Group at Ebby Halliday is listing the property for $425,000, making it the perfect Friday Four Hundred! In fact, Torres has successfully sold over 20 properties for the McIntyres and soon will add this Old Lake Highlands beauty to her list!

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Sam Sawyer with Compass has listed 3957 Gaspar Drive for $479,000.

If you’re a young family or first-time home buyer Midway Hollow is the place to be! And today, we put the spotlight on an updated traditional in the neighborhood that’s an absolute must-see. Perfectly nestled on Gaspar Drive, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom charmer affords all the character you’re looking for, but with plenty of contemporary touches for modern day. With an asking price of $479,000, this is a Friday Four Hundred you’ll want to see.

“Midway Hollow continues to be one of the hottest neighborhoods for younger families and first time home buyers, and this property is move-in ready for a new owner,” says listing agent Sam Sawyer of Compass. “The attached two-car garage is a big plus to me as well. The location of the entire neighborhood is so close to so many great Dallas attractions and the purchase price point is super attractive for younger buyers!”

Charm And Curb Appeal

From the outside, the ranch-style home has curb appeal for days. A candy-apple-red front door and classic shutters offset neutral brick, met by pops of vibrant green hedges. The result? A cheery, welcoming façade that just feels like home. And Sam is right — the location, price point, and two-car garage are enough to make our ears perk up! But it’s the light and bright interior of this Midway Hollow gem that really gets us excited.

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Vance Wampler of Real Estate Reformation has listed 828 Melba Street for $455,000. (Photos: Scott Endersby/Endersby Photography)

You won’t believe what you get for the price in this updated Bishop Arts beauty! We spoke to the owner Daniel Alvarado, an agent at Real Estate Reformation, who rehabbed the home himself. He tells us: “This home is perfect for the first-time or experienced home buyer looking for that Bishop Arts experience!”

The three-bedroom, two-full-and-one-half-bathroom home in a fantastic Oak Cliff area is turning heads for its meticulous renovation, location, and unbeatable price. It just hit the market for $455,000!

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Our Steal: Simone Jeanes of Virginia Cook Realtors has listed 6414 Dunstan Lane for $445,000.

East Dallas has lots to offer, and that includes the neighborhood of Ridgewood Park. Bound by Abrams Road to the west, Lovers Lane to the north, Fisher Road to the east, and the Ridgewood Trail to the south, this small enclave packs a mighty punch, offering quick access to White Rock Lake and major Dallas thoroughfares, as well as fantastic home values. One look at these two beauties in our latest Splurge vs. Steal and you’ll see Ridgewood Park is worth a look.

Which one is more “you,” the Trammel Drive splurge or the Dilbeck-inspired steal? We would love to hear in the comments.

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Robert Villanueva with City Connections has listed 11016 Fernald Avenue for $469,000.

Crush those New Year’s resolutions in this four bedroom, two-full-and-one-half-bathroom charmer mere steps from Lochwood Park! Even better, it’s ideally located near all the wooded trails and heart-thumping recreation of White Rock Lake. And it has a pool, so you can get in those extra laps come spring. With a price tag well under $500,000 and a handful of designer upgrades, this Lochwood looker is just what the doctor ordered.

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Our Splurge: Amy Hunniford with Rogers Healy and Associates has listed 6058 Kenwood Avenue for $749,900.

Tis the season to gather round the fireplace, so we found two Dallas beauties to make Santa proud. Hang those stockings, and get ready for visions of sugarplums to dance in your heads. This week, we highlight two Dallas offerings — one in Lakewood and one in downtown Dallas — that will have you doing just that, each with cozy fireplaces and ample space to entertain, but with price points that are miles apart.

Which would you choose in our latest Splurge vs. Steal, the Lower Greenville splurge or the McKinnon Street steal? Either way you’ll have a home for the holidays worth celebrating about.

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