Denton County’s popular Kensington Estates neighborhood is exactly where people go to raise their kids. So we found a stately brick beauty at 1801 Sussex Way that allows you to do just that. Plus, it’s move-in ready too! Listing agent Kathryn Roan with Keller Williams Urban Dallas spills the tea saying, “I feel the biggest draw to Sussex Way is the floor plan. It is perfect for a big, possibly multi-generational, family. Upstairs, in addition to two bedrooms with a shared Jack-and-Jill bath, you’ll find a living room and bedroom with en-suite full bath, all self-contained behind a door. It makes a wonderful mother-in-law or guest suite.”

And Roan is right. The home leaves nothing to be desired.

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HexterHexter Elementary is one of those schools that is consistently asked about when people consider moving to East Dallas. With its robust parental involvement, and the fact that it is a Blue Ribbon school, there’s a lot of reasons to seek it out.

And given that the homes in the area can be some of the more affordable choices in Dallas, falling in that $200,000 range at the low point, it’s easy to see why young families flock there. (more…)

When you’re relocating for a job, the search for a home can be rife with uncertainty. 

Are the schools good? Is there a grocery store nearby? Are there other school-aged children in the neighborhood? Is it safe?

Well, if you’re not one for shopping or guesswork, this Frisco home is an easy buy. Built in 2005 inside the popular Stonelake Estates, you get a solid house with plenty of room and on a great street.

“This home is a relocating family’s dream,” says listing agent Kathryn Roan with KW Urban Dallas. “When you first move to a new place, it can be so hard to get your bearings. Frisco is a very family-centric community that welcomes newcomers.”

And it makes it very hard to leave.

“We are sad to leave this wonderful community as we have amazing memories here but our children have all gone off to college,” says seller Donna Nimmo. “This home was amazing to raise young children in thanks to the close proximity to the schools and all of the activities.”

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Our Thursday Three Hundred is a top-to-bottom remodel in one of Dallas’ up-and-coming neighborhoods.

The Traditional at 5818 Sunnywood Dr. is located in Buckner Terrace near Interstate 30 and North Jim Miller Road. It is a 4-2 with an additional half bath and 2,319 square feet on two stories, built in 1963. This house has new paint, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a great overall look and feel.

It is listed by Kathryn Roan with Keller Williams Urban Dallas for $319,500.

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Kathryn Roan gets a frequent request from clients shopping for a ranch home:

“Searching for property, the land is way more important than the house, and I’m repeatedly asked by clients to find them a “tiny house on a big piece of land.” And, quite frankly, we do not want to clean (or pay for) rooms we just will not use.”

Sounds pretty logical, and you can definitely see that logic in this modern take on the dogtrot, with covered parking separating the main house and the horse stalls with attached run. A horse-lover’s dream, this is as close as you can get to your equine friends.

Find out more about this ranch and many more fabulous second homes on SecondShelters.com.

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Our first featured Ranch of the Week from contributor and Ebby Halliday Realtor Kathryn Roan is a knockout! Located in the Bluebonnet Ridge Equestrian Subdivision, Roan calls this stunning home “befitting the setting for a Bronte novel.”

We have to say we agree! It’s the perfect escape from the busy city life, and close enough that you can run away any time you want!

You have to see this home to believe it, so head over to our sister site, SecondShelters.com, to get a good gander at this lovely Rockwall area abode that is perfect for a horse lover who wants luxury, too.