There is nothing like being in your own warm, dry, clean home. But for almost one-third of Houston and residents in other southeast Texas coastal cities, that feeling will be several months off. But the Texas real estate community is gearing up in a frenzy that almost rivals the size of the cat 4 storm that has crippled and drowned out Houston and the Texas Gulf coast. As we hear about these missions, big or small, we will pass them along. 

Keller Williams’ has always been one of the first brokerages to respond to tragedy. KW’s charity arm, KW Cares, has three bright-red 18-wheeler trucks parked at a depot outside Austin, Texas, ready to enter Houston:

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Kessler Plaza Stone Cottage | CandysDirt.com

Our Tuesday Two Hundred takes us to the southernmost of the Kessler neighborhood, Kessler Plaza in North Oak Cliff. The Austin stone cottage at 2631 Marvin Ave. sits pretty on this tree-lined street among an eclectic array of architectural styles, from Tudor revival to ranch-style. Its curb appeal coupled with interior’s appeal and the home’s pre-inspection make it particularly desirable. 

Getting into any of the Kesslers for under $300K is harder than ever in our competitive real estate market, so this property stands out for that reason, too. The floorplan makes good use of its modest size — two bedrooms, one bath, and 1,324 square feet — and packs a lot of style into the house, which was built in 1941. 

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If you read Tuesday’s column, you know why this picture is blurry (poor resolution photography)

I know the market is mostly hot, but a 16,029 percent price increase … YOWZA!! That morning alert certainly sent me clicking away to 1001 Liberty Street, Unit 125 (I use an Ebby link here because Keller Williams wants you to login to see listings).  Turns out the property is also for rent and the Realtor, Gary Davis of KW Denton, entered the rental amount instead of the selling price, thus the astronomical increase when corrected. I know, let down city.  You expected something more.

Well, there is a little more … and a happy surprise.

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”.. a spa? Hotel catering? Daaaang! Walter, Are You Listening?”

.. A spa? hotel catering? “Daaaang! Walter, are you getting this?”

Listening to a representative from the Four Seasons Hotel and Club, Candy realized her  house was missing out on all the amenities the hotel has to offer. Aside from golf, there’s the spa, catering, swimming pools, kids camp, clubhouse for parties, and more.

Many attendees had that same, “Dang my house doesn’t have that” look as they heard about the “surround” provided by Four Seasons. It was the icing on top of the three special homes CandysDirt.com visited last night at the Enclave in Las Colinas.

In case you missed, we’re talking about 4774, 4782 and 4786 Byron Cir. These are three homes facing the 17th hole at the Four Seasons TPC course that’s been home to the Byron Nelson tournament for many years.

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It’s not often you can say, “I can see the Four Seasons from my house.” At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, you’ll be able to say it from each of three neighboring properties at The Enclave in Las Colinas.  These homes not only see the Four Seasons, they’re privy to all the amenities of the hotel.

For golf enthusiasts, each home also fronts the Four Seasons TPC golf course, specifically, the Par 3 17th hole.  Because of owners entertainment prowess, it’s locally known as the “party hole” to tournament players and attendees.

Each home is being marketed by Leigh Ann Barrick, top producing broker/associate with Keller Williams.  Let’s review what you’ll be able to experience on Thursday night.

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Please join us for our multi-home Staff Meeting open house event up in Las Colinas on March 9 at The Enclave.  For those just tuning in, this is the first time we’ve had a simultaneous, triple open house tour of over $7 million in real estate. In case you missed homes one and two you can click here and here. In addition to viewing these properties, we’ll also meet and listen to the general manager of the Four Seasons golf club who will discuss what it’s like living on a golf course in Four Seasons-land (wonderful, I’d expect … it’s the Four Seasons).

Our final property is 4782 Byron Circle and it’s the perfect bookend being the next-door neighbor of our first home (Map). All three properties are listed with Leigh Ann Barrick, top producing broker/associate with Keller Williams.  This home, on a third of an acre, is 5,123 square feet and contains four bedrooms with five full and one half bathroom. Built in 2001, it’s listed for $2.395 million.  Like its neighbor at 4786 Byron Circle, this home has 17th (party) hole views of the Four Seasons TPC gold course where the Byron Nelson tournament is held each May.

We’re thrilled to host you and your closest real estate-obsessed friends, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t thank the evening’s co-sponsor, John Kelly, branch manager with Guaranteed RateHe’s a genius with mortgages and we couldn’t be happier to have him aboard!

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Glenridge Estates

The luxe Glenridge Estates home at 4002 Park Ln. is one of our five featured open houses this week.

We love bringing you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we pick five fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $297,615 to $765K. A swoon-worthy Glenridge Estates traditional, pictured above, tops our roundup. You’ll also find a four-bedroom Kiest Forest home on a creek lot in Oak Cliff, a Prestonwood West garden home with soaring ceilings, and more!

 

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Sitting on roughly a half-acre, this home has plenty of space for kids or grandkids to roam. It’s definitely a luxury in this property within the gated Enclave community in Las Colinas.  If you’re just checking in, this is the second of three we’re featuring as part of our March 9 Staff Meeting event at the Enclave in Las Colinas that circles the Four Seasons resort and golf club.  Click here to see what you’ve missed.

This home at 4774 Byron Circle is more English mixed with a bit of gothic (Map).  Listed with Keller Williams Luxury Member Leigh Ann Barrick for $2.85 million, this 2003 home contains 6,690 square feet encompassing five bedrooms with five full and one half bathroom … 14 rooms in total.

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