This home at 10419 Fern Drive, Dallas, is listed at $199,900 and it’s cute, clean, and just what a young family might need, in a great location near White Rock Lake.

I can’t help but get excited when I come across a Weekend One Hundred that’s so great, I kind of want it for myself.

This home at 10419 Fern Drive, Dallas, is listed at $199,900 and it’s cute, clean, and just what a young family might need, in a great location near White Rock Lake.

Listed by Sam Bullard of Bullard Jones Group, the house is 1,128 square feet with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. It’s one of the last neighborhoods – Centerville Terrace – where a home can be found for less than $200,000, Bullard said. (more…)

The cute little cottage at 10430 Sylvia Drive has a lot going for it including the location. It’s a bit east-ier than you’re thinking, but it’s still close to White Rock, all the trees and the best root beer you’ll ever wrap your lips around at the Dairyette. Plus Casa Linda Bakery, Highland Park Cafeteria, and so much more.

Truly, the greater Casa View area is a solid neighborhood that’s walkable and feels like a community.

Located off Gus Thomasson and Garland, the neighborhood is specifically called Reinhardt. It’s an established neighborhood and most of the homes were built in 1950s. It’s one of the most affordable neighborhoods in East Dallas and definitely worth checking out.

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The name on the signs may be changing, but John Angell isn’t going anywhere.  The long-time Dallas City Center agent said he’s excited about his firm’s recent decision to rebrand as Paragon Realtors.

“I’m generally not the type of person that wants to fix what isn’t broken, but I think this is a really good move,” he said. “It’s been really well received.  I think it’s going to be really good for our agents, especially the ones who aren’t focused around downtown.”

Dallas City Center began as the first Keller Williams office in the core of Dallas. Eleven years later in 2012, they separated from Keller Williams to become an independent brokerage. Since then the firm has expanded beyond Dallas proper, necessitating a company name that better reflects who they are today.

“It’s been a good transition so far and it’s going to be very smooth,” Angell said.

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Why not kick off the season of Thanksgiving with a few fabulous East Dallas open houses? Our top picks offer all the charm and nostalgia of yesteryear with fantastic updates for modern-day. And all are open for you to tour this weekend!

A Mockingbird Elementary Muse

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Today’s word is “potential.” As in this townhome off of Interstate 635 and Abrams has so much potential. First of all, it’s a townhome, but it doesn’t have any shared walls. That’s one in the win column.

Now remember what we said, it’s full of potential, and therefore priced accordingly. The seller isn’t interested in repairs or updates so it’s a for-real, for-real “as is” situation.

Now put on your best sequin duster and let’s really get to it.

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Another gem in Monticello Park has hit the market. This recently finished four-bedroom, four-bath home is a rare find indeed.  Plus, it’s a relative bargain in today’s’ East Dallas market. It commands a 60-foot-wide lot — about 10 feet wider than typical lots in this part of town.

“It’s a super cool house that conserves energy and provides a very flexible floor plan with luxury amenities,” Allie Beth Allman & Associates agent Gia Marshello said.

The home is the latest masterpiece from Jeff Dworkin’s JLD Custom Homes. It sits across the street from three other JLD homes, with construction set to start on another one soon.

“We’re very select in the neighborhoods that we build in and very selective about the properties that we go after,” Dworkin said. “We try to make a little community of our own when we can.”

Like all JLD Custom Homes, this one is Energy Star rated and certified green built. According to Dworkin, homeowners in similar houses have reported electricity bills lower than their water bills.

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Apartments, recessions, and public safety were among the hot button topics at the 15th annual Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit held this week in Dallas. CC Young Senior Living was the title sponsor and CandysDirt.com was among the media sponsors.

East Dallas is home to three of the newest city councilmembers and the Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, including District 14’s David Blewett, District 7’s Adam Bazaldua, District 9’s Paula Blackmon, and District 10 Councilman/Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Adam McGough. The four shared their vision for economic development in their East Dallas districts spanning from Fair Park to White Rock Lake.

Dallas is attracting a lot of young professionals to its booming job market, which leads the state in year-over-year employment increases and tops California as the top state for jobs. They’re renting apartments in hip areas like Uptown, Deep Ellum, and the Medical District where the median rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $1,130, according to Apartmentlist.com. But an uptick in crime in the city of Dallas could send these professionals for the suburbs. That’s why public safety seemed top of mind for these council members who addressed the attendees, comprised of real estate professionals, small business owners, and professional services providers. (more…)

A backyard with a pool and 2,500-square-foot home on Lower Greenville? Yes, it’s possible with this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Phillip Murrell of Compass RE Texas has this 1999-built Tudor-inspired transitional home with four bedrooms, three baths, and 2,532 square feet on a 9,000-square-foot lot that’s walking distance to Blue Goose and Trader Joe’s. It was custom built to fit the beautiful Tudor and Craftsman-style homes along Palo Pinto Avenue.

Inside you’ll find hardwood floors, designer lighting, custom stone fireplace, and subtle color on the walls that make this home feel very soft and comfortable like a pair of your favorite yoga pants (sleek enough to be contemporary and dressed up, but comfortable enough to crawl under the covers with). The large open living area that features built-in bookcases flanking the fireplace flows into casual dining and the kitchen.

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