Josh Hutson liked this little fixer-upper on Encino Drive in Fort Worth so much he bought it. And he fixed ‘er up. Hutson, a Realtor with Keller Williams, lives two streets away in the Western Hills neighborhood. He spent about $32,000 remodeling the home.

Josh Hutson liked this little fixer-upper on Encino Drive in Fort Worth so much he bought it. And he fixed ‘er up.

Hutson, a Realtor with Keller Williams, lives two streets away in the Western Hills neighborhood. He spent about $32,000 remodeling the home.

“It was a smoker’s house for at least 30 or 40 years,” Hutson said. “You could see where the picture frames were hung because of all the tar on the walls. The cool thing is we did about six coats of primer and paint, and it’s a fresh white now.”

Add trendy barn doors, granite counter tops, a new roof, and electrical work, and you’ve got yourself a home.

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Located 14 miles south of Fort Worth along I-35W, the city of Burleson dates back to 1881 when it was named in honor of Dr. Rufus C. Burleson, president of Baylor University. Burleson has a country living vibe with highly-rated schools, easy commuting to Fort Worth, and well-priced homes that offer a lot of square footage and acres for the money. But this Johnson County city has something that no other north Texas town does — a bonafide H-E-B grocery store, voted one of the best grocery stores in the country. I think that’s more than enough reasons to consider Burleson as a perfect little slice of suburban living. (more…)

Just a few days after nearby Collin Creek Mall shuttered permanently for a billion-dollar redevelopment project, this completely updated 1965-built home at 1009 Ridgefield Drive in Plano went on the market for $310,000. Great timing by Keller Williams Arlington agent Phyllis Song because this Dallas North Estates neighborhood should benefit from upscale development coming to this prime location in Plano. PLUS, this house is gorgeous inside! (more…)

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It was built long before the Millennials were born, but this Colonial-esque ranch home near downtown Fort Worth has all the updates and offers a prime space for entertaining.

This Tuesday Two Hundred selection is a 1,905-square-foot property at 6304 Whitman Ave., Fort Worth. It features an in-ground pool, a covered, open back patio, and a built-in bar for serving thirsty guests.

“What’s really unique about this house is that it’s updated, and not many of the other properties in this area have that to offer,” said Realtor Nikki Skalsky of Keller Williams Realty Arlington. “It’s a good house for having parties.”

Another three reasons this house will pique your interest: Location, location, location.

“It’s surrounded by everything,” Skalsky said, noting the proximity to Hulen Mall, Texas Christian University, Seventh Street and “tons of entertainment.” (more…)

In honor of the Dallas Cowboys’ Wildcard win last night, we’re putting this week’s Suburb Sunday spotlight on Arlington. Home of the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, International Bowling Museum, and plenty more, Arlington is known for its vibrant, family-friendly entertainment district that’s perfect for busy families who love taking in the local sights. We love taking in the sights of these great homes in Arlington.

5,000 Square Feet of Lake Luxury

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Photos Courtesy of TFK Photography

I always love looking through The Dallas Morning News archives to see if I can find out any interesting bits of insight on the homes we feature. I always know when I find a Lakewood Tudor, like our Inwood Home of the Week at 6934 Westlake Avenue, that there will be some little gem of information. Invariably, there are engagement announcements and society articles about who threw a tea for whom. Then, with any luck, there are my favorites: the advertisements. (more…)