Our Steal: Clay Stapp with Clay Stapp + Co has listed 3699 McKinney Avenue Suite 586 for $479,900.

Two Uptown condos, high above the city, with fantastic amenities and views. The main difference? The price. If you’re on the hunt for an affordable Dallas crash pad in the heart of Uptown, we suggest two of Big D’s finest in our latest Splurge vs. Steal. Take your pick and let us know which one is your fave.

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Farmers Market

Karmel Garcia with Meyer Group Real Estate has listed 2119 Canton Street for $570,000.

What makes for one extra fabulous Friday Five Hundred? Listing agent Karmel Garcia with Meyer Group Real Estate will tell you it’s all about an incredible property, at a great price, with a handful of upgrades throughout. Today, we introduce you to 2119 Canton Street – a Farmers Market townhouse that is just that, and primed to sell. Light and bright, it offers a spacious 2,285 square feet. But the real highlight is its spectacular rooftop terrace with incredible skyline views, sure to make all your friends envious. The price? The seller just dropped it to $570,000.

Could this be the one? Read on to see what makes this week’s Friday Five Hundred a winner.

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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.

(Sorry, got carried away there…)

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Texas Condo Report Mid 2015 Graphic

Condo sales are still brisk compared to last year, but sales have decreased an average of one percent between January and May of 2015, says the Texas Association of Realtors‘ recent report. Using data from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, The 2015 Texas Condominium Mid-Year Sales Report shows that condo and townhome sales are flat or slipping in the four largest markets.

With runaway demand, Austin still leads the price-per-square-foot category, while condo sales actually decreased 12 percent year-over-year in the state capital. Both Dallas and San Antonio posted modest gains of 3 and 6 percent, respectively. Houston condo sales dipped just 1 percent from the same time last year. Jump for more interesting stats.

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