The Heather Guild Group joined Compass Real Estate the day before Thanksgiving. (Front Row: Haley Wagstaff, Valerie Caddell; Back: Kelli Taylor, Heather Guild, Amy Sack)

The Heather Guild Group has moved to Compass Real Estate. Guild said the decision was made after a careful evaluation of what kind of company they felt had the best tools and resources to help them serve their clients.

“We really felt Compass was a good blend of the time-tested agent/client relationship model of real estate, combined with the innovative technology that our clients have come to expect in every other aspect of their lives,” Guild said. “We are excited to have joined a real estate brokerage that is not only on pace with current technology but really has a vision for where real estate services are going.”

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Our Splurge: Julie Provenzano of Compass has listed 10720 Meadowcliff Lane for $815,000.

These two Lake Highland beauties are turning heads, and not only for their fabulous exteriors. With large tree-filled lots, spacious interiors, and floor plans made for entertaining, this week’s Splurge vs. Steal offers more bang for your buck, no matter which you choose! The best part? They’re located in prime Lake Highlands territory, meaning ample parks and trails leading to White Rock Lake, plus easy access to all things Dallas. Our Splurge has even caught the eye of HGTV!

Take a closer look and you’ll see why we are crushing hard on these two Lake Highlands finds.  (more…)

Builder Stephan Sardone recently put his Lake Highlands home up for sale. The 3,700-square-foot home at 10219 Linkwood Drive features five bedrooms, four baths, and countless unique amenities.

“As builders, we tend to go overboard on our own homes,” Sardone said. “I don’t think there’s much like it anywhere else in Lake Highlands.”

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lake highlandsLake Highlands is sought after — that’s no revelation. So when we found three homes in three different price points that all have open houses this week, we knew we hit the jackpot for our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week.

This week, our houses range in price from $489,000 to $1.175 million. Which ones will you visit? (more…)

Lake Highlands

Apartments like The Trellis (pictured) and others make one zip code in Lake Highlands one of the cheapest areas to live in Dallas, according to new research by Realtor.com.

We know rents are high in Dallas — we’ve written more than a couple of stories about how much it costs to live in the Big D. But where can you consistently find the cheapest rents? Turns out, one zip code in Lake Highlands, in particular, is exactly where you should start hunting.

Realtor.com decided to take a look at several large metros with higher rents and find the most affordable neighborhoods in each — with a few provisos.

The researchers said they began by analyzing median one-bedroom rents as of May by zip code, and then searched neighborhoods within a 45-minute commute to downtown during morning rush hour based on data from Google Maps.

Researchers said they also “made sure crime wasn’t over a certain threshold based on crime data provided by Sperling’s Best Places, a site that collects data on communities across the U.S.” (more…)

There’s something so satisfying about a big house renovation with before-and-after photos, and we’ve found on in Lake Highlands’ L Streets. The flippers took a dated house and worked some magic to create a home with an open floorplan and clean look.

Our Thursday Three Hundred is at 9659 Leaside Dr., near Walnut Hill Lane and Plano Road. 

“The vision behind this house was to open up the walls — we love open floorplans — and we completely updated everything we touched,” said Kenneth Huggins, a Realtor with Skyline Realty who also mentors families on how to flip houses, including this one, through the family-owned Huggins Family Real Estate. “The L streets are very popular in Lake Highlands and we wanted to create something to be completely up to date [here].” 

This home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dining areas, a sunroom, and 2,312 square feet on one story, built in 1959. Jump to see some of the pre-renovation photos! 

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This bright and sophisticated modern farmhouse at 9161 Vintage Oaks was built by New Leaf Homes and is just one of five beautiful custom builds on the May 12 home tour. (Courtesy Photos)

Since 2006, Scott and Melissa Powell have been bringing their own brand of high-quality, long-lasting homes to the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. What’s amazing is that in a short 12 years, New Leaf Custom Homes has developed a loyal following and large customer base. The company now boasts a team of 14 knowledgeable and experienced professionals with expertise in all design styles, ready to help clients make their vision of a perfect home into reality.

This CandysDirt.com Approved Builder has gorgeous designs clustered throughout the most coveted neighborhoods in Dallas, with several in Lake Highlands and Bluffview. Naturally, this presented an opportunity to give residents a peek behind the literal curtains of their designs, so they practically had to put on a home tour.

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The right renovations have the power to transform a house from dated to darling. We’ve found just such an example in Lake Highlands, where an open floorplan and sleek updates have transformed a 1974 home into real eye candy. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 11029 McCree Rd. hits all the high notes with clean lines, lots of natural light, and long lines of sight that make it seem even bigger than its 1,950 square feet. 

Sitting near near Walnut Hill Lane and Plano Road, this property is zoned for Richardson ISD and has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two living areas. 

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