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The new construction modern farmhouse at 3808 Emil Ct. is one of our three featured Dallas open houses this week.

The rustic look is all the rage, as is contemporary chic. Combine them, and you’ve got a new construction modern farmhouse like the one that tops our Dallas open houses roundup. So sleek! 

We love bringing you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. 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 $395K to $1.349 million.  

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With mature trees, rolling topography, proximity to White Rock Lake, and tons of charming homes, Lochwood is getting plenty of attention from buyers. Of course, when there’s a lot of interest in a neighborhood, prices tend to go up, so we’re not surprised to see this ranch on Rogue Way priced in the $400,000 range. Truly, we have been wondering when the rest of Dallas was going to catch on to this great little enclave of 1960s architecture. 

But this little home, while it’s unassuming from the curb, packs quite the punch inside. With a designer kitchen, open spaces, and tons of light, you’re sure to fall in love with this hip-pocket listing from Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Scott Kaserman at 11718 Rogue Way.

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Winsome Winnetka Heights Craftsman Bungalow Has Personality to Spare | CandysDirt.com

Our Thursday Three Hundred caught our eye with its handsome curb appeal. From the wraparound, welcoming porch to the charmed built-ins, this Winnetka Heights Craftsman has the classic good looks that make buyers swoon. 

Located at 119 N Willomet Ave., this home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,558 square feet on one story, built in 1926.

“For the price and location this home packs a punch,” said listing agent Ged Dipprey. “Add to the equation the master has a walk-in closet and ensuite bath and I’m confident buyers will see how this one is a knock-out.” 

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Lakewood Homes in the Lovely Country Club Estates | CandysDirt.com

Our splurge at 6612 Lakeshore Dr. has a gorgeous master bath.

Splurge vs. Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.  

One of Lakewood’s most lovely neighborhoods is Country Club Estates, a close-knit community with incredible location, memorable architecture, and zoning for the coveted Lakewood Elementary. Our Splurge vs. Steal today looks at two houses on the same street, about a block apart, but almost $350K apart in price. 

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Spacious, Stylish Forest Hills Home Tops Our Dallas Open Houses Roundup | CandysDirt.com

The Forest Hills home at 8423 Santa Clara Dr. is one of our three features open houses this week.

We love bringing you an insider look at hot DFW 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 $539K to $1.175 million. Let’s take a look.

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Find Frisco Starwood Perfection with Sweet Outdoor Living, Over 8,000 Square Feet | CandysDirt.comStarwood is a premier master-planned community in southwest Frisco with over 500 acres of wooded creeks, stately oak trees, and pretty hilltop views. Many of DFW’s finest luxury builders have created residential masterpieces here, and this is definitely a coveted neighborhood. 

One of the grand houses of Starwood just hit the market, 6315 Chamberlyne Dr. It sits on a heavily treed 0.85-acre creek lot with 8,333 square feet on two stories and a 20-plus-person party deck overlooking the creek. This is a home for a discerning buyer, with six bedrooms, five full bathrooms, four half baths, four living areas, and two dining areas, built in 2001. I’d love to give you a tour.

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Katy Trail Condos | CandysDirt.com

Splurge vs. Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.  

Katy Trail runs through some of the nicest neighborhoods in Dallas, starting at the American Airlines Center in Victory Park and going to Mockingbird Station near Southern Methodist University. Everyone from runners to in-line skaters hit the trail every day.

When a condo along Katy Trail hits the market, you can bet that’s in the description. This is a desirable amenity that opened in 2000 and continues to be developed. When complete, the trail will be 3.5 miles long, connected to the Trinity Strand Trail, with four major entrance plazas, benches, landscaping, and drinking fountains for people and pets. 

Today, we’ve found two Katy Trail condos that are less than two miles apart in distance, but are over $250K apart in price. Let’s take a look. 

 

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The North Cliff Preservation District that feeds Salazar Elementary is the beneficiary of a district-rated “Excelling” school with promising accountability scores. (Photo courtesy Dallas ISD)

We all know the market is tight in Dallas. But when you’re looking for a home as a family, there’s another thing to factor in besides price and square footage: the schools.

Last year, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate asked me to take a look at the neighborhoods around some schools that might be more unfamiliar to buyers who traditionally look around the Lakewood, Rosemont, Stonewall Jackson, and Withers elementary schools. The neighborhoods I showcased were in attendance zones for some of Dallas ISD’s great schools — albeit schools that sometimes get less attention than their more well-known counterparts.

This week, I’m going to repeat the feat, and show you some examples of homes you and your family can plant roots in — and attend a great school to boot.

All of the schools we’ll look at are rated “Excelling” in the district’s School Performance Framework, and many of them offer the things parents get excited about — two-way dual language Spanish immersion, International Baccalaureate, personalized learning, and the like. (more…)