Happy fall y’all! What better way to kick off autumn than with the perfect East Dallas Friday Five Hundred? This one is all new and waiting for you. Plus, it was made for maximizing indoor-outdoor entertaining so you can soak up all the joys of the season.

And when we say soak up, we mean sipping cider while enjoying the crisp fall air (now that it has arrived!) from your very own fourth-floor living area! It comes complete with a fantastic wet bar and two-tiered deck showcasing unobstructed downtown Dallas views. Swing open those sliding doors and take in the view. This is East Dallas living at its finest! Let’s take a look around shall we?

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The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 15th annual economic summit on Oct. 15, and we’re excited to take the temperature of the increasingly hot area of East Dallas. No better folks to show us how #EastDallasWorks than Realtors, who have boots-on-the-ground experience with neighborhoods and the people who live there. But what’s exciting about the keynote speakers for this year’s crystal anniversary event is that they are none other than Alexa Conomos and Bradley Anderson, two-thirds of the Anderson Conomos Team at Keller Williams Urban Dallas

The pair is serving up some inspiration to East Dallas business owners next Tuesday, which is reason enough to buy your tickets to the event. Sponsorships are available, too! 

Lucky for our readers, we managed to catch the extremely busy East Dallas power couple, Conomos and Anderson, for a little Q&A. Read on for more!

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Built in 1962, this Midcentury-style house was a later arrival to the era, but you know what? We’ll take it.

The angles, the ceiling, the updates. Come on. This is a white-and-gray house that feels so modern and open — it’s just waiting for your pops of colors.

Out back there’s a concrete deck shaped like a hexagon. Something different, something fun and that’s kind of the theme of the house.

Out front, you’ll find a fully wooded wall and a matching flower box. Your biggest challenge in this house will be keeping the landscape alive to look as cool and contemporary as it does today.

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If you’re looking for something in the $200’s in one of the most popular neighborhoods in all of Dallas, here it is, served up to you on a CandysDirt.com platter.

The cottage at 8647 San Fernando Way in Little Forest Hills is the house equivalent of what makes this neighborhood so great. It’s quirky, it’s cool and there’s a chicken coop out back. There’s also a barn-like garage, a hand-built Plexi-roofed greenhouse, and antique farmhouse sink, and wash station. Basically, the backyard is the business. It’s everything you and your green thumbs ever dreamed of.

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The Land and Luxury Group is now affiliated with Compass Real Estate.  The brokerage, headed by Joanna Gaines Utley and Ben Lewis, was previously under the Modtown Realty umbrella.

According to Utley, she’d been eyeing Compass for a while but hadn’t reached out to them. When word got out that Modtown would be dissolving, the duo interviewed with several firms.  At the end of the day, they were most impressed with what Compass had to offer.

“When I was talking with Compass, I asked them to show me all of their technology,” Utley recalled. “An hour and 30 minutes into it I was just amazed and decided that if I didn’t move now I was going to have to move there later.  They have everything built for the future of real estate. I was very impressed.”

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When Midcentury Modern homes hit the market, they often get snapped up so quickly that our heads spin. So if you’re desperate to get a Midcentury Modern home with plenty of room for renovations and updates, our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is your opportunity to get it while it’s hot — and affordable!

This listing from Jenny Capritta is in the nexus of East Dallas’ treasured enclave of Midcentury Modern architecture. The Lake Gardens area of East Dallas’ White Rock Lake neighborhoods has tall trees, winding streets with hilly topography, and an outstanding collection of original and renovated Midcentury Modern homes.

This particular property offers something of a blank slate for those not afraid of taking a home to the studs and remaking it into a showplace. 

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Ash CreekJeremiah Hobbs with United Realty shared his latest Ash Creek Estates listing recently, and we immediately asked for more details. The 14-year-old Modern has been on the market a little more than a week, and between the gorgeous lot, the beautiful home, and the Casa Linda amenities, it’s a home that is attracting a lot of attention.

It’s rare, Hobbs said, that a home such as 562 Ash Creek Drive comes available in the area, which is adjacent to Casa Linda. And this home has so much going for it, with enough unique features that someone is going to want to snap up in a hurry.

For instance, he said, “the unique design.”

“It includes a 30-foot-long koi pond that flows through the house,” he said. “Large glass windows provide an abundance of natural light and tranquil views.” (more…)

Why not Woodbridge? Our latest Splurge vs. Steal puts the spotlight on two of the area’s best, tucked away in the relatively quiet and peaceful Lake Highlands neighborhood you never knew you needed. For those who don’t know, Woodbridge sits near the border of Richardson and is roughly defined by Audelia Road to the west, Forest Lane to the south, Shadow Way to the north, and railroad tracks to the east.

Jake’s Hamburgers and Casa Linda Bakery are local favorites. And on any given day you’ll find patrons having a grand ol’ time at The String Bean Restaurant or sipping a cold one over at Spring Creek Barbecue. There’s even an Alamo Drafthouse for date night and Sprouts Farmers Market for fresh produce nearby. But what really makes Woodbridge stand out is the price. Homes here are lovingly maintained and set back on larger lots. Most kids go to Richardson ISD schools, and you’ll find families and couples enjoying long walks with their dogs and strollers amidst lush greenbelts and parks.

With so much to love and so few homes currently on the market in Woodbridge, we couldn’t resist sharing two of its prized offerings. Both homes are ideally located and tastefully updated but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose, the Jackson Creek Splurge or the Oak Highland Steal? We would love to hear in the comments.

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