Anything that costs $11,000 a month to rent might seem extravagant but this luxury lease in Westlake offers a good balance between “home sweet home” and “explicit lyrics rap video.”

Anything that costs $11,000 a month to rent might seem extravagant but this luxury lease in Westlake offers a good balance between “home sweet home” and “explicit lyrics rap video.”

Before you start popping bottles, check out the photos of this elegant home at 2211 Cedar Elm Terrace in the Keller school district.

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KellerPeople love Southlake for the schools and the amenities, but they don’t necessarily always love the price tag involved in living there. But Keller, the neighboring ‘burb, has long been considered a great alternative — close to all the Southlake amenities (plus a few great ones of its own), great schools, and friendlier house prices.

Keller ISD got an A grade from the Texas Education Agency’s A-F accountability scoring, too. 

This week’s Weekend One Hundred is an example of what you can get for less than $200,000 in Keller — and it’s actually quite a bit. Located in Keller’s West Bursey Ranch neighborhood, the three-bedroom, two-bath house sits in a cul-de-sac. (more…)

For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’re headed to the bedroom community of Keller. This quiet city of 45,000 residents has no major highway running through it, which helps keep this community of active neighborhoods among the best places to live in Texas. Check out these three great homes that show how lovely life can be in Keller.

Mediterranean Stucco Is a Standout

Address: 2007 Karnes Drive, Keller

  • 4 bedrooms, 5 baths
  • 4,650 square feet
  • $785,000

Rosalyn Gauntt of Century 21 Judge Fite Co has listed this 2000-built Mediterranean-style stucco and stone facade home with a gated courtyard entryway. Enter through the private courtyard into this two-story home with a stunning wall of windows overlooking the resort-style saltwater pool and custom cabana. The chef’s kitchen has a double oven, built-in microwave, Kitchen Aid 5-burner gas cooktop, and custom cabinetry. The kitchen opens to one of two living rooms with a stone fireplace and hardwood floors. (more…)

 

Coldwell Banker opened its newest regional business center in Southlake. The facility consolidates operations in Colleyville, Southlake, and Keller. Company officials say that the unification of three smaller offices offers better access to marketing and support personnel. The 8,800-square-foot facility includes a large training space and will support 200 affiliated sales agents

“To have synergy and collaboration you really like to bring folks together,” Coldwell Banker Dallas/Fort Worth president Frank Obringer said. “What we’ve recognized is that if you are gong to support teams, you really do need to have some brick and mortar for those support people to come to.”

This is the fourth North Texas regional center Coldwell Banker has opened in the past 12 months. The other facilities include a new Arlington office, the Global Luxury office on Sherry Lane in Dallas, and a new facility near The Star in Frisco. Plans are also in the works to open a fifth regional center in the near future.

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Frisco was named the best city for raising a family, closely followed by Allen, and Southlake as part of a new 2018 “best Texas cities” list, ranking the best and worst Texas cities for families. Wallethub, a D.C.-based personal finance site, compiled the new June 2018 report that ranked the 117 largest cities in Texas based on family life, fun, education, health and safety, affordability and socioeconomic environment.

What makes a city good for raising a family? Plenty of attractions such as museums and theaters, a quality school system, high graduation rates, number of playgrounds per 100,000 residents and a whole lot of pediatricians were all factors that Wallethub took into account when it named the best Texas cities for families.

While the weighted scores and rankings provide a holistic view of cities, a look at the raw data we requested provides some interesting headlines as well. Missing from the list is Highland Park, which did not rank among the largest cities in Wallethub’s data.

Eagles vs. Dragons

Turning to education, Allen had the number one highest graduation rate in Texas – 96.6 percent, according to Wallethub’s data. Frisco, the overall number one, has a 91.8 percent graduation rate, and Southlake, overall number three on the list, had a 87.3 percent graduation rate, according to Wallethub. (more…)

In the world of modern, sustainable architecture, Josh Nimmo‘s work gets top billing in our region. His designs can be spotted in some of the most sought-after locations, from gorgeous townhomes in East Village to the M Streets and beyond. So I was rather perplexed to see one of his designs — an incredible one — in Keller of all places.

However, this High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans works so well in this environment that my initial surprise faded rather quickly. Truly, it’s a modern country estate, as described by listing agent Ed Murchison of Virginia Cook Realtors.

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One of Photo: Darling Homes

One of Larry Corson’s projects with Wilbow Corp. for 2015 is the Hunters Glen development in Flower Mound, with houses from Darling Homes (pictured above) and American Legend Homes. Photo: Darling Homes

Larry Corson is a key player in real estate investment and development in North Texas. Throughout his 30-year career, he has focused largely on residential developments and was recently named co-president of Wilbow Corporation, a privately held Dallas-based residential property developer.

Corson has guided the strategic acquisition of new properties throughout DFW, particularly in suburbs like Southlake, Colleyville, Flower Mound, Roanoke, Keller, McKinney, and Prosper. For example, as a director at Cooper & Stebbins, Corson led the development of the Garden District, a successful luxury enclave located in the Southlake Town Square area.

We sat down with Corson to get his insights on development in North Texas, the housing market, and his big projects for 2015.

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