Carlock

Jaw dropping. I know the real estate market is cooling after strings of successive years on boil, and that mortgage interest rates approaching 5 percent present a new challenge for buyers, but I was astonished to see an enchanting cottage in the heart fashionable Fairmount at 1213 Carlock Street for less than $200,000.  Also unbelievable is that this two-bedroom, two-bath bungalow, chock full of curb appeal, has been on the market for six months.

And the house couldn’t be more on trend. The stained shingles covering the front gable are stained the color of one of Benjamin Moore’s colors of the year, a rich, spruce, green/blue. Bowers of roses spill over the low metal fence. Paired doors under the symmetrically disposed porch suggest a duplex past. In fact, the history of the 1,200-square-foot cottage is a little murky. Tarrant Appraisal District gives the house a 1924 date, however the owners have documents suggesting a date of 1899.

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Blue is such a soothing color

Historic home at 1824 Alston Avenue – you can’t miss it. (photos: Treyfreeze.com)

They don’t paint them like they used to, do they?  Drive through any “vintage-inspired” new development — you know the ones that claim to be designed after great neighborhoods of the 1920s and 1930s — and you’ll see the same few shades of white, cream, or gray.  What about blue?!

Yes, BLUE.  They don’t paint homes blue or yellow, or a tasteful shade of green anymore.  Why not?

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Not for the first time, a traffic detour routed me past a property for sale so appealing that I postponed my planned post in favor of another listing, this time at 2264 Lipscomb, at the edge of Fairmount. Cute it is, with all of the Fairmount charm in spades, but my jaw dropped at the listing price of $499,000. Further investigation, revealed that Lipscomb is a member of a small, but growing club of Fairmount properties priced at or above $500,000. Even a real estate blogger can be caught off guard in the fast moving target of a hot real estate market.

In the 500 club is 2014 Fifth Avenue, under contract and priced at $539,000. David Folsom of the Folsom Team is offering a charming Fairmount bungalow at 1700 Fairmount Avenue for $520,000. Also bumping against the 500 bar is 1626 South Adams Street originally offered for $520,000, now priced at $489,000.  (more…)

They sure don't make 'em like they used to

2234 Hurley in the Fairmount Addition of Fort Worth is a must-see home! (Photos: Shoot2Sell)

If historic homes could talk, what a story they would tell.

Never has that been truer than the home located at 2234 Hurley Ave. in the Fairmount neighborhood of Fort Worth.

For those of you not familiar with the Fairmount Southside National Historic District, it is a one square mile area that was platted in the late 1800s, located south of I-30 and near the majority of hospitals in Fort Worth, and of course the greatest local restaurant street in Cowtown — Magnolia Avenue.

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2209 Hurley Ave FW ext

by Eric Prokesh

Talk to any agent these days and be prepared to listen to complaints about low inventory. That appears to go double for historic Fairmount, with its period charm, its proximity to the trendy restaurants and bars of Magnolia, and millions in city funds committed to rejuvenate the South Side.

Better move fast: this 2125 square foot, 4 bedroom, 2 full bath, craftsman bungalow at 2209 Hurley has all of the curb appeal and allure fans of Fairmount crave, and, owing to thoughtful updates, all of the amenities for modern living. The home is a hefty 2125 square feet on a .16 acre treed lot. Could you find a more welcoming front porch?

2209 Hurley ave FW porch

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Fairmount Living 2

 

Update: Colin Larnder of LocalDwelling.com says that this unit is PENDING!

We’ve posted about this unit before, and when I went back and looked at LocalDwelling.com’s available leases, I was absolutely floored that this incredible condo inside Park Towers is still up for grabs.

This is a 1,790-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath condo that is just beautiful inside. I swear this luxury condo unit offered by one of the most fastidious D/FW leasing companies is an excellent value at $3,200 for the location and amenities alone, but you’ll love the views and the ample style, too.

Fairmount Kitchen

Here’s what we said about this unit in July:

This unit, which has two suites and a third  bedroom/office, has almost 1,800 square feet of space that includes tons of storage. There’s an incredible balcony, too, which you can access from the master bedroom. With this lease you get access to a fitness center, too, as well as two parking spots in the garage and an in-unit washer and dryer.

The kitchen is an absolute masterpiece of streamlined luxury and utility. It’s perfect for entertaining guests, and includes a wine refrigerator and bar. And trust me on this, with the floor-to-ceiling windows that give you an ample view of Dallas’ incredibly, sparkly skyline, you’ll have tons of guests.

So why, folks, hasn’t this amazing property leased yet??? What would get you to sign an agreement today, lovely readers?

Fairmount Balcony