Houses in the $200,000 range are getting more rare in Dallas and when they exist, are shrinking in size. But there are lovely exceptions around the city. 

We’ve found a house with over 2,000 square feet sitting on 0.33 acres in Northwest Dallas for $299,000, reduced from $335,000 when it was first listed in July. Our Tuesday Two Hundred at 3220 Northaven Ct. sits on a cul-de-sac lot with fresh landscaping and recently installed irrigation. The interior is renovated with lots of amenities, including dual masters. 

This home has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,061 square feet on one story, built in 1960. Bonus for families: it is in the attendance zone for Degolyer Elementary, which scores an 8 out of 10 from greatschools.org. 

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Prepare to be thrilled by a Carrollton house that proves suburban can be both sexy and stylish with its big renovation, sleek finishes, and excellent outdoor space. 

Located near Keller Springs Road and Marsh Lane at 2736 Shadygrove Ln. in Briarwyck Estates, this house is our Thursday Three Hundred with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dining areas, a home office, and 2,589 square feet on one story, built in 1983 and sitting on a third of a acre.

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two State & Allen Townhomes | CandysDirt.com

Our “splurge” at 2719 State St. offers a rooftop deck with panoramic views of downtown.

Splurge vs. Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.  

One of the popular neighborhoods in Uptown is State Thomas, a Dallas Landmark District with a rich history. It began as the first steetcar suburb, later becoming a thriving African American community. But time was not kind to State Thomas and by the 1980s, decaying infrastructure, suburban flight, and lack of investment had taken their toll. 

Through the work of local property owners and the city, State Thomas saw redevelopment begin in the late 1980s. Today, the area thrives with nightlife, restaurants, recreation, and entertainment. Townhomes, apartments, and the largest collection of Victorian-era houses remaining in Dallas create a plethora of living options, none of them inexpensive: this neighborhood is hot and people pay a premium to live here. 

For today’s Splurge vs. Steal, pick your favorite State Thomas townhome from the two we’ve found. They’re both excellent examples of what’s available right now in the neighborhood, both with a brownstone feel. Leave us a comment with your pick! 

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