RichardsonEvery Thursday, we bring you our pick of the hottest North Texas properties in our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. These are the places you don’t want to miss that weekend.

This week, our houses range in price from $239,000 to $670,000, and can all be found in Richardson. Which ones will you visit?

Four-Bedroom Traditional in Gated Community

Open house: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home was custom built on a huge lot overlooking a Breckinridge Park, right in the gated community of the Hills of Breckinridge. (more…)

Richardson

For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we head just north of LBJ to check out three Richardson homes for sale with unique styles from the 70s and today, ranging from approximately $280,000 to $750,000.

Richardson is located northeast of Dallas, just south of Plano. About 106,000 people call Richardson home, where they enjoy top-rated Richardson ISD schools, low crime rates, and a first-class venue like Eisemann Center.

This “first-ring” suburbs offers a range of housing options in both new and well-established neighborhoods. Housing is more affordable than many areas of DFW—the average sales price of a house in 2013 was $209,900. One-bedroom apartments in Richardson average about $875 a month and two bedrooms average around $1,300 a month.

SEE THE BEST OF RICHARDSON IN THIS CANYON CREEK CUSTOM

Address: 200 Lost Canyon Court

  • Five bedrooms, five bathrooms
  • 5,174 square feet
  • $749,900

This beautiful 2000-built home, fresh off of $50,000 in updates, has a sweeping grand staircase, rich hardwoods, and plantation shutters that welcome you into the open floor plan. The gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances, two dishwashers, a built-in refrigerator with custom cabinetry, and granite countertops. This Canyon Creek home near UT-Dallas features a downstairs master suite and bookshelf-lined study with floor to ceiling shelves — and a library ladder! (more…)

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If you look at a lot of flipped houses in the under-$400K range, a pattern starts to emerge in the look and feel. In the sea of beige, you might occasionally see something unusual, but for the most part, flippers follow the “what will appeal to the largest audience and cost the least” formula.

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The Burns family

So when we saw the work of husband-and-wife team Eddie and Tiffany Burns, two Collin County house flippers, we stopped in our tracks. They break the mold by buying and flipping houses in the $275-$350K range that have remarkable style, memorable amenities, and not a hint of boring beige anywhere.

“I do the design and I try to make it look like I would live in the home,” said Tiffany, who is a Realtor and broker with Keller Williams Frisco, as well as an interior designer. “If you spend just a little bit more, you can make it look so much nicer and people feel like they got something nicer than a standard [flipped house].”

Eddie is an adjunct professor of negotiation at El Centro and for the SMU Masters program, as well as a seasoned home remodeler. He has previous experience working for national new homebuilders.

“We’ve both been in real estate industry for 10 years and we’ve seen ups and downs and we’ve seen people be successful with this,” Tiffany said. “With the market the way it is, we thought we’d try it and it has become our main business.”

The couple bought, renovated, and sold their first Collin County house in September 2015, and have seven under their belt. Two are currently under contract, one is listing this week, and one will list in three weeks.

The goal? Twenty flipped houses this year. They’re well on their way.

“Eddie and I we like helping people—the first five years we were in real estate, we did primarily first-time homebuyers and we’re driven by making a difference in someone’s life, especially someone starting out or a young couple,” Tiffany said. “That’s part of the payback and most of our homes are in that price range.”

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