Hurst is the featured city for this week’s Suburb Sunday, and for good reason. It’s been ranked one of the best places to raise a family for its stellar H-E-B ISD schools, safe community, and central location for commuters. With its nearby neighbors Euless and Bedford, Hurst makes up the popular mid-cities often referred to as H-E-B. Residents love the abundance of shopping and stores near Northeast Mall and throughout the city, but with a small town feel — the best of both worlds, really. Here are three great homes in the $250k-400k range that we found in Hurst. Which is your favorite?

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By the time Virginia Cook Realtors officially shut down this week, the vast majority of agents from the firm’s six locations had already found new homes.  Many of them were hesitant to talk about the experience out of respect for their former boss. Those who did generally shared the sentiment that they were saddened by the company’s demise but also grateful to find new firms that fit their personalities and business goals.

When Virginia Cook’s closure plans were initially revealed, search committees were formed at the Forest Lane and Park Cities offices to help agents decide where to go next. Representatives from multiple firms were then brought in to make their pitches.

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Chris Kelly, Ebby Halliday’s new CEO, says March was a very good month for North Texas real estate. We are not back to the frenetic over-heating mode we saw a couple years ago, but sales are definitely brisk and yes, Ebby is seeing (as are we) a bidding war here and there. Clears any worries I we I may have had that the market was slowing. And signs of spring are really, really looking good.

Here, let him tell you himself!

From Staff Reports

Ebby Halliday Realtors has appointed Betsy Cameron sales manager of its Ebby’s Little White House office. Chris Kelly, president and chief executive officer, recently made the announcement.

“A fourth-generation Dallasite with 15 years of real estate experience, Betsy brings proven leadership skills and industry expertise to our iconic Little White House Office at the corner of Northwest Highway and Preston Road,” Kelly says. “A natural teacher and mentor who has led other well-known local sales offices, we are very pleased that she has chosen to grow her real estate career with the Ebby Halliday Companies.”

Cameron is passionate about the residential real estate business and the professional relationships that she is privileged to enjoy.

“I am very relationship-driven,” Cameron says. “Relationships are at the heart of real estate, and I am excited about supporting and serving our Little White House agents. The most important thing for me is to understand how each operates so I can better serve them.”

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Natalie Winchester with Ebby Halliday Southlake has listed 515 Fisher Drive for $649,000.

As one of the safest communities in the country, and home to the only golf course designed by Ben Hogan, there’s a lot to love about Trophy Club. This week we showcase two exceptional Trophy Club treasures, each with prime locations and square footage, but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose the clubhouse path splurge or the move-in ready steal?

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Our Splurge: Julie Provenzano of Compass has listed 10720 Meadowcliff Lane for $815,000.

These two Lake Highland beauties are turning heads, and not only for their fabulous exteriors. With large tree-filled lots, spacious interiors, and floor plans made for entertaining, this week’s Splurge vs. Steal offers more bang for your buck, no matter which you choose! The best part? They’re located in prime Lake Highlands territory, meaning ample parks and trails leading to White Rock Lake, plus easy access to all things Dallas. Our Splurge has even caught the eye of HGTV!

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A little south of White Rock Lake, the Hollywood Heights neighborhood is a conservation district full of 1920’s Tudor-style houses. The appeal is enormous to homebuyers, and families love that the area is in the attendance zone for the beloved and award-winning Lakewood Elementary. 

Our Splurge vs Steal this week takes us to Hollywood Heights to look at two Tudors. Which one is your favorite? 

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Every Thursday, we bring you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column. These are fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss that weekend.

Today, our houses range in price from $417,900 to $1.075 million. Which one is your favorite? 

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