Jason Castro has listed 10111 Champa Drive for $519,000. Open House Show with live music by CASTRO this Saturday, March 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This is the East Dallas home you’ve been waiting for! And we have all the deets thanks to listing agent and American Idol wunderkind Jason Castro. Yes, real estate has the musician singing a different tune, and his latest listing is generating a buzz all its own. The three-bedroom, two-full-bathroom charmer just hit the market for $519,000 and comes chock full of upgrades. These include tastefully updated baths, new plumbing, and a lush backyard that’s ideal for entertaining.

Don’t Miss The Open House Show

CASTRO pictured here with brothers front and center, Jason Castro right, Michael Castro left.

The best part? Castro Property Group is throwing the first of a new event series at the home this Saturday and it is guaranteed to be an inaugural “Open House Show” unlike any you’ve ever seen before. There will be free food, drinks, and wait for it … an acoustic performance by CASTRO under the cafe lights in the backyard!!!

The Open House will kick off Saturday, March 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 10111 Champa Drive in Old Lake Highlands. A standard open house sans live music will take place Sunday, March 10, from 2 to 4 p.m.

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PeavyThose windows. Those beautiful, enormous windows that give you a glimpse inside this mid-century gem and look out to this beautiful Old Lake Highlands neighborhood of 50s- and 60s-built homes. For this week’s Thursday Three Hundred, we check out this move-in ready mid-century home at 936 Peavy Road in the shadow of White Rock Lake at E. Lake Highlands Drive and Loop 12.

Huge new picture windows and stained wood columns make this 1956-built home stand out from the rest. Hardwood floors and fresh new paint are the first updates you see as you walk into this 1,348-square-foot home.

The living room flows seamlessly into casual dining and the kitchen that features stainless steel appliances including refrigerator, built-in microwave, stove/oven, and dishwasher. Granite countertops, ceramic tile backsplash, and new cabinets make this kitchen feel brand new.

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Open house alert: This charmer will be open 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

You’ll love living in picturesque Old Lake Highlands in this updated mid-century home, just steps from the Dixon Branch Greenbelt Park and White Rock Lake. This three-bedroom at 9515 Peninsula Drive, which is listed for $330,000, comes to us from “Getting the Dirt” Facebook group member Catherine Blevens.

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10611 Wyatt Street, Dallas, Texas, is currently listed by Milly Eyotia with Lone Star Realty for $530,000.

We’ve got another looker in Lochwood folks! Take a gander at this bright blue beauty nestled on a mature landscaped lot in the heart of Lochwood’s Dixon Branch. Well known for its tranquil, nature-filled setting, Lochwood offers lush greenbelts, large old-growth trees, and vast wildlife. Plus it’s within close proximity to White Rock Lake –  the recreational epicenter of East Dallas. The best part? This three-bedroom, two-bathroom cutie just listed for $530,000. Let’s take a peek inside.

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1429 Foxgrove Circle is currently listed by Ashton Cherry with Vibrant Real Estate for $539,900.

Now this is what we call a masterclass renovation! Located on a prime 0.25-acre lot in the Casa Linda area sits this exceptionally renovated Dallas home, ideally positioned near White Rock Lake just steps to White Rock Montessori School. From its high-end finishes to its gorgeous outdoor oasis, this four-bedroom, two-full-and-one-half-bathroom charmer will have you at hello. Take a look and see what makes this Crestview East remodel a real showstopper.

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Special philanthropic event at this stunning property Friday evening!

When buyers walk into a home, they are focused, naturally, on everything the eye can see. That’s why design and photography is so important when marketing a home. 

But increasingly, as this bout with Atmos Energy in some Dallas neighborhoods has taught us, the focus needs to be on the things we cannot see with the naked eye: upgraded components such as electrical wiring, new switches, roof shingles, insulation, HVAC, sub flooring and of course, pipes inside, pipes outside.

9606 Losa in Casa Linda Estates Lake and Garden District fits the bill of perfection more than most “pretty picture” homes you see. The builder has years of experience remodeling homes, knows what works, knows that in the end, quality work is not just where you see it, but where you don’t, that makes a house rock solid.

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I was in Lakewood earlier this week looking at a stunning, stunning home I will show you in a bit. Unfortunately, I had to rush home because our fire alarm was going off — false alarm, thank God– so I had to leave the area lickety-split. Otherwise, I’d probably still be there.

White Rock Lake is so gorgeous — I don’t care what anyone says. It’s water, and it moves. Looking at that sunlight glistening off of the ripples just infuses you with a calming peace. While my alarm company was blowing up my phone, I looked at that water and thought, well, who cares, we have insurance. Then I recalled that Bree (the Doodle) was in the house, so I got my adrenaline all pumped up and ran home as fast as I could. (more…)