wolf creekNeighbors call Wolf Creek “peaceful,” “dog-friendly,” “family-friendly,” and “clean.” And you probably haven’t heard much about it — yet.

There is apparently something percolating over in Wolf Creek, because the Midcentury Cottage that Realtor Nyalls Carlton with eXp Realty showed us is the second home we’ve come across in the past month or so that just immediately grabbed our attention.

Not only is it a bright, light, modern home perfect for a family, but it’s also priced at a new buyer-friendly price that’s far below the Dallas median home sales price of $280,000 in October.

And you can tell this home is special from the moment you drive up to the curb — just look at that adorable turquoise door, and the covered porch that’s just begging for a few hanging flower baskets and a couple of cute chairs. (more…)

BluffviewIt’s not hard to get excited about Bluffview — with its close proximity to great shopping and dining, and its pretty, tree-lined streets. And if that wasn’t enough, the neighborhood is close to great schools, from KB Polk Elementary and Sudie Williams Talented and Gifted Academy to Lamplighter and St. Monica’s.

Our Thursday Three Hundred this week comes courtesy a pitch on our Facebook group “Getting the Dirt.” Catherine Blevens with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International pitched us this three-bedroom, two-bath home at 8515 Glencrest Lane built in 1949 and priced right at $365,000. And it’s been on the market for less than a day.

While it may be a cozy 1,287 square feet, this Bluffview beauty has gotten updates and has a floor plan that makes wise use of every single square inch of space. And you can tell you’re getting something pretty special when even the view from the curb screams, “I’m cute and you need to come in and look around.”

“This home has it all — with great curb appeal, a functional floor-plan, and a convenient location,” Blevens told us. (more…)

Oak LawnEvery 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, we’re taking a look at the condos and townhomes in the Oak Lawn area.

This week, our homes range in price from $215,000 to $645,000. Which ones will you visit?

COZY NEST ON NEWTON

Open house: Saturday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 4, 2-4 p.m.
While this condo at 4106 Newton Ave., comes in at about 771 square feet, its layout and 10-foot ceilings make it seem much larger than it actually is. (more…)

 
I hear this refrain over and over again from my peers looking to downsize out of larger homes: there is nothing available to downsize into.
 
Well, drop what you are doing on Wednesday evening and come check out Bentley Place, an eight-villa luxury environment featuring the best floor plans I have seen in decades, in a super wonderful part of town: Greenway Parks. The architect behind the concept is the brilliant Alan Ross, principal of Waal architecture.
I’m talking walkable to that Tom Thumb/Simon David store on Inwood, Inwood National Bank, and Trader Joe’s at Lover’s and Inwood. The theater is near, and you are about a 10 minute Uber ride at most from Love Field. 
 
You want the master down? Done! You want an elevator to drag luggage and holiday decor out? Bingo. You want multiple living spaces so you can still entertain like a pro? Got ’em. And who wants to give up outdoor entertaining when you give up your big backyard? 
 
Bentley Place offers four floor plans with extensive customization possibilities, including that downstairs master. The gourmet kitchen opens sesame and is visible to the living and dining area, adjacent to a large outdoor living space perfect for al fresco dining — something buyers want in their home. And the appliances are a chef’s dream. There are even bars in these models, because guess what, I like beer, girls like beer, boys like beer.

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Splurge vs Steal: Two Houses in Wynnewood North | CandysDirt.com

The Wynnewood North neighborhood in Oak Cliff is a gem with so much to offer buyers, including convenient access to downtown Dallas. 

With around 350 houses, the community is north of the Wynnewood Village Shopping Center and used to be farmland until 1913 ,when all 820 acres were purchased for future development.

Today, it is a thriving, family-friendly area with lot of trees, hills, and a scenic look. This week’s Splurge vs Steal looks at two houses in Wynnewood North. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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Private? Off MLS listings?

Tee hee we spill the beans…

We love bringing you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we pick three fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $459,900 to $730,ooo.  Take a look! 

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Just eight miles from downtown Dallas and a few minutes from Bishop Arts, a newly listed Kiestwood property impresses with its warm, spacious interior, potential for acreage, and great location in an established neighborhood. 

The house at 3224 S. Ravinia Dr. sits on just over a quarter acre and the property backs to additional 1.75 acres that’s also for sale. It’s walking distance to Oak Cliff Nature Preserve and Kiest Park, so outdoor life is a big part of this property, too, which has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas, and 2,688 square feet on two stories, built in 1962. 

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