Splurge vs. Steal: Two Katy Trail Condos | CandysDirt.com

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.  

Katy Trail runs through some of the nicest neighborhoods in Dallas, starting at the American Airlines Center in Victory Park and going to Mockingbird Station near Southern Methodist University. Everyone from runners to in-line skaters hit the trail every day.

When a condo along Katy Trail hits the market, you can bet that’s in the description. This is a desirable amenity that opened in 2000 and continues to be developed. When complete, the trail will be 3.5 miles long, connected to the Trinity Strand Trail, with four major entrance plazas, benches, landscaping, and drinking fountains for people and pets. 

Today, we’ve found two Katy Trail condos that are less than two miles apart in distance, but are over $250K apart in price. Let’s take a look. 

 

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Vivo Retro

David Maez and his Vivo Uptown team want you to don your best 60s formal attire for a swinging evening of cocktails and real estate.

When David Maez launched Vivo Realty, his vision was a smart, nimble brokerage that could turn on a dime to meet the needs of today’s real estate buyer, who is increasingly drawn to mobile devices and has little patience for long waits. So it was only a matter of time before the firm, which started in West Plano, branched out into Dallas’ hot Uptown market.

“It was important for our company to have a brand presence in such a pivotal location like Uptown,” Maez said. “We weren’t looking for the most expensive or largest space but rather a unique space where agents can come in, use conference room, pick up or drop off signs and plug and play.  We also wanted a space that allowed our agents to take advantage of walking and being in the heart of the city.”
It’s a fantastic location, and one we can’t wait to see at the launch of Vivo Uptown. The brokerage will be hosting a small soiree to kick off the new location from 7 to 10:30 Feb. 5, and attendees are encouraged to slip into pencil skirts, skinny ties, and add a little pomade to their ‘dos for a Mad Men theme. If you’re interested in imbibing in a few cocktails, taking a few fun photos, and learning more about the distinctive Vivo brand, you can RSVP here.
Jump for more on the new office!

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