This soft soft contemporary at 6951 Forest Glade Circle proves how well you can live in Dallas for half a million dollars. Very private street right off Hillcrest just south of Royal — you may have to tip the Dominoes guy a little more when he finally finds your door. Otherwise, you will love the serenity of this setting. (This home is also a great example of why North Dallas living is so great — you have space around you, and greenery!) Herringbone patterned wood floors, open & bright floor plan with tall ceilings, this 3596 square foot home is a great size and was built in 1970. You know what I think? Downsizing Boomer. I’ll be honest: I’d re-do the circa 2000 kitchen. But do not touch the first floor master bedroom & bath renovated, beautifully renovated, in 2009. Two more bedrooms on the first floor with Jack and Jill bath, and bedroom number four is upstairs. Four bedrooms total, and four baths. Lush foliage & pretty fountain can be viewed from most rooms. Steps from a beautiful creek that has all the benefits of creek views but is far enough away to skip the nasties — like critters!

Got you in under $500K this week: Forest Glade is on the market for $499,500, which is, I think, a pretty fair price. Do you?

I'm over the all-white kitchen, you?

Great place for cocktails

Kari Schlegel is listing her hubby’s cute condo over at 1719 Mary Street, in East dallas near Ross, and is getting ready to reduce the price. (Shh. I didn’t tell you.) This is an end unit, which she says has more windows and light than the others. Two bedrooms, two baths, three stories, built in 2003. HOA’s are only $75 a month — that’s a far cry from the W where Kari and Troy live now!

This condo really has it all! The sleek hardwood floors are brand new. The rooftop deck provides views of downtown Dallas. All new A/C unit kept the place super cool during our heat wave. In the kitchen, which is admittedly a bachelor’s pad, but a tasteful bachelor’s pad, there are granite countertops looking over the open living, kitchen, and dining floorplan. There is also a large space for study, office, or sitting area off of a great third floor master bedroom with loft overlooking the downstairs dining area. Sold furnished. Great investment: a unit with a little, no make that a lot, of romance behind it…$224,000.