Landscaping

Merriman Park Ranchette Gets Big Reno to Create Open Floorplan, Family Spaces

By Leah Shafer / November 12, 2015 / 1 Comment

Two words seem to be on the lips of almost all prospective homebuyers as they browse from listing to listing, no matter the price range: open floorplan. Chopped up rooms and awkward spaces get a big thumbs down in today’s market. Those considering a renovation with a future sale in mind are wise to put their dollars […]

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Tuesday Two Hundred: Brilliant Updates Make This Lake Highlands Home Sensational

By Leah Shafer / June 30, 2015 / 5 Comments

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred will leave you amazed that so many high-end amenities and thoughtful details are available in a Lake Highlands home for under $300K. The house at 10006 Chimney Hill Ln. is located in the Country Forest-Jackson Meadows neighborhood, about as far north as you can go in Lake Highlands before bumping into Richardson. This is […]

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Kitchen Alone Will Sell This Central Dallas Home, Not To Mention Other Fab Updates

By Leah Shafer / June 11, 2015 / 2 Comments

Kitchens and bathrooms sell houses, the old saying goes. If that’s the case, then the post-war beauty at 5824 Palm Ln. won’t be on the market long, so take a look while it’s still available. This 2-2 is renovated from the top to bottom of its 1,479 square feet. The reno includes newly refinished and […]

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Thursday Three Hundred: East Lake Highlands Modern Offers Dazzling Aesthetic

By Leah Shafer / December 4, 2014 / 3 Comments

Hidden in East Lake Highlands near Northwest Highway and Plano Road is one of the largest collections of modern houses in Dallas, and some are still affordable, like the listing at 8676 Langdale Circle. Designed by architect Jack R. Yardley and built in 1976, this looker is listed by Brandon Stewart with David Griffin & Company for […]

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Friday Five Hundred: Custom-built Colleyville Charmer Can’t Catch a Break

By Leah Shafer / November 21, 2014 / 7 Comments

We’ve found a great property that just isn’t selling, and we’re not sure why. This prairie-style, two-story house in Colleyville was listed at the end of August, and had a $25,000 price reduction in mid-October to $599,900, but still, no buyer. Listed by Beverly Spillyards at Ebby Halliday’s Southlake office, this property at 6712 Whittier Lane […]

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How to Build The Perfect Outdoor Kitchen: Rachael Abrams Shares Tips

By Rachael Abrams / April 11, 2014 / 1 Comment

When it comes to outside dining, there’s nothing quite as clever as an outdoor kitchen. If you have the space, and you live in the South — where the sun shines most days — an outside kitchen is worth the investment. “Almost without exception, every custom home or remodel we work on today, the owner […]

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