Crystal Gonzalez High Caliber Agent

If you’ve ever driven down West Davis Street toward the Bishop Arts District, you already know Crystal Gonzalez’s face. This North Oak Cliff Realtor takes great pride in representing some of the most beautiful and sought-after neighborhoods and enclaves in the area.

She’s driven, dynamic, and service-focused, earning her a near-permanent spot on “best of” lists — reason enough to call her this week’s High Caliber Agent sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. While we are always impressed with this West Texas-born gal, we wanted to find out more about her approach to building the kinds of relationships in this business that mean long-term success. This week, get to know this David Griffin & Company Realtor a little better after the jump!


5019 Shadywood close upOnce in awhile we get a Monday Morning Millionaire that makes me think I could actually become a high class house squatter. I’d move in, bring my own maid and Turkish towels, even my own all-natural, biodegradable cleaning supplies and sunscreen.

Here’s the first place I’d squat: 5019 Shadywood Lane, listed with David Griffin, David Griffin & Company Realtors. First of all, I LOVE Shadywood Lane, always have. From the days when I used to carpool the girls over here, I would linger just a little longer on Shadywood. It’s not as boldly name recognizable a street name as DeLoache, or Strait, but it has topography, gorgeous trees, and is where the quiet wealthy live, where so very many stunningly beautiful homes and estates have been built in the last few years.

Let’s see who lives on Shadywood: (more…)

6939 San Mateo Front

It seems like every week someone tells us what a fantastic neighborhood Hollywood-Santa Monica is. Cassie, Candy’s wonderful and generous daughter, moved there just last year. Our staging expert Karen Eubank lives there, as does Realtor Britt Lopez. It’s a super hot neighborhood!

Just east of Lakewood you’ll find a well-curated collection of Tudors and traditionals in this conservation district. The rolling topography and funky little homes makes this neighborhood feel more like Austin than Dallas, and the prices have been going up in recent years, too, just like homes in our state’s capital.

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a home for less than $300,000 in Hollywood-Santa Monica, which is why 6939 San Mateo really caught my eye. It’s listed by David Griffin Realtor Lori Ericsson for $319,000 and it is super cute. It has two bedrooms, two baths, and with a few updates, this 1,508-square-foot home could really be amazing. Right now, it is a wonderful property at a fantastic price.

First thing you’ll notice about this home are the architectural details that have been preserved in this 1949-built home. The archway that separates the living and dining rooms is so perfect, and the fireplace, although the wood has been painted, the brick surround has been kept original.

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This home has fresh paint, a new roof, huge windows, plumbing updates, and trendy paint colors throughout. I love the blue-green color in the dining room. But you’ll notice the tired tile on the counters of the kitchen, and I think that would be a good start for the makeover this kitchen needs. I do, however, love the cheerful yellow paint and cute green backsplash.

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The bedrooms are both modest at 13×13 for the master and 12×12 for the second bedroom. The master has lovely subtle paint that really shows off the hardwood floors. The master bath is super cute, too, with dual pedestal sinks and a shower/tub combo.

6939 San Mateo Master 6939 San Mateo Master Bath In the back you’ll find a small lawn, perfect for a garden and some chickens, which are popular backyard pets in this neighborhood! All things considered, this is a fabulous home with tons of potential! You can see this home up-close and personal this Sunday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. if you’re as captivated as we are (and you should be!).

What do you think?

6939 San Mateo Backyard