We found a Cochran Hollow charmer that packs a punch for the price. In fact, it’s so good, the listing calls it “pristine condition.” And the two-bedroom, two-full-and-one-half-bathroom home is perfect for entertaining! Here you’ll enjoy tons of upgrades, met by an easy-breezy open floorplan, and walls of glass that bring the outside in. There’s a lot to see, so let’s get to it!

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The biggest gift this season could be the money you save on buying your next home, as a recent study shows.

What are the best days to buy a home? According to a recent analysis, buyers who want to stretch their dollars should seek deals in December.

ATTOM Data Solutions released its annual analysis of the best days of the year to buy a home, which shows that only three days of the year offer discounts below estimated market value.

The study, which looked at more than 23 million single-family home and condo sales over the past six years, shows that buyers willing to close on a home purchase the day after Christmas realize the biggest discounts below the full market value of any day in the year.

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Want to live like a king or queen for in an expansive builder’s home in Northwest Dallas?

Want to live like a king or queen in an expansive builder’s home in Northwest Dallas? The four-bedroom, four and one-half bathroom spot on Irvin Simmons Drive is sure to impress your old friends and score you some new ones.

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Listing Agent Courtney Parker with Coldwell Banker nailed it when she said the owners of 1605 N. Waterview Drive in Richardson “spared no expense without compromising the Midcentury Modern-style.”

Let’s start with the Roman brick exterior that’s the perfect shade of sandy beige and really lets that era-appropriate turquoise door pop. Landscaping and mulch were recently added and who even cares? We love this house. Look at that little hip roof. Too cute, but wait, there’s more …

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If you like the charm of a historical cottage with all the updates and want one that’s so picture perfect you almost can’t stand it, go check out this home in downtown McKinney (AKA The Mecca of suburban downtowns).

It’s so cute and walkable and we’ve written about it before so we won’t bore you with a regurge. It’s lovely, though, and perfect and let’s have dinner and shop and coffee and pie. Those are all things you can do. And get your picture taken and your hair did.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s dig in on this house. It’s so pretty.

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Eva Peron

(Photo courtesy Lyric Stage)

Whether you’re only familiar with the Madonna-starred movie version, or you’ve actually caught the bonafide Broadway production, pretty much anyone is familiar with the iconic scene where Eva Perón, wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and First Lady of Argentina, takes to the balcony to belt out “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina.”

It’s one of the more enduring, memorable numbers of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical, although some would argue that “On this Night of a Thousand Stars” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” are also indelible.

If you haven’t managed to catch the entire production ever, or if you’d just like to see it again, you have an excellent opportunity September 20 through 22 at Dallas’ Majestic Theatre as Lyric Stage opens its 2019-2020 season — The Wonder Women of Season 27.

The season kicks off by telling the story of Maria Eva Duarte de Perón, from her childhood in the provincial town of Junín to her courtship and marriage to the man who would become the most powerful person in the country and her life as his wife.

But all this Evita talk got us thinking — where can you find a good balcony to reinact your own Eva Perón moment? We found 10 in varying price points around Dallas, perfect for belting out “The truth is I neeeeeeeeeeeever left you …” (more…)

The Residences at the Stoneleigh offers some of the most luxurious condominium homes in Dallas, giving owners a unique opportunity to build a custom home in the sky

The Residences at the Stoneleigh offers some of the most luxurious condominium homes in Dallas, giving owners a unique opportunity to build a custom home in the sky. And that appears to be a big selling point as the building is now more than 85 percent sold.

Walking into the lobby of this fabulous residential building is reminiscent of entering a five-star hotel. The design and architectural features are unparalleled and the service immediately makes residents feel they “have arrived.” Attentive valets and concierges greet guests and make them feel like the most important people in Dallas.

The lobby boasts a jaw-dropping, custom-made crystal chandelier imported from Italy, and the flower arrangements are warm and engaging.

“There will probably never be another building like this in Dallas,” said Residences at the Stoneleigh developer Mehrdad Moayedi. “The amenities, location, and opportunity to build your own custom home in the sky will likely never be duplicated. We are very proud of this building.”

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Oak Cliff

Currently in the middle of a complete remodel and upgrade, South Oak Cliff High defied expectations this year and actually increased enrollment (photo courtesy Dallas ISD)

Just a few scant years ago, saying you were buying a house in Oak Cliff would elicit what some called the “Oak Cliff Oh,” as if moving to the area required a thoughtful, tactful response. But times have changed.

And perhaps one of the biggest success stories in Oak Cliff is the public school choices available there. For instance, take South Oak Cliff High. Almost two years ago, the community banded together to demand that the school building reflect the school’s successes. Now, as the students reported in August to temporary quarters at Village Fair School, the 70-year-old building they fought for is now being renovated and improved.

But even more important is its increased popularity. Dallas ISD reported last week that the school’s fall enrollment jumped from 1,096 last school year to 1,322 — a 200-student increase. It’s also significantly higher than the district’s projected enrollment of 963 students. (more…)