By now, everyone in the real estate industry is familiar with the term “flip.” And if you’re looking for an example of a “flip,” look no further than pretty much every single block in Midway Hollow. The area is lousy with them — both the good ones and the less than great ones. So, if you’re a real estate investor looking to make a buck, how do you make your flip stand out from the rest? 

First, you’re asking the wrong question. You should be wondering how you can do better than just a “flip.” The answer is in our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. It’s a listing from David Griffin & Company Realtor Janelle Alcantara in Glen Cove that is not just any “flip” — it’s a rebuild.

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Say you’ve always dreamed about living in one of those iconic loft buildings that Deep Ellum and the Farmers Market area are just littered with (our favorite is 2220 Canton St.), but after a marriage and a kid, and maybe a dog or two, you’ve outgrown your urban life. It’s time to move to the suburbs. 

Or is it? Can you retain your street cred and live in a posh neighborhood like Lakewood? Actually, with our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans, you can. 

“The architecture is sleek and contemporary with an open floor plan, yet the rooms still have definition,” says Robert Kucharski, the David Griffin & Company Realtor listing the Lakewood modern at 6420 Kenwood Dr. “The quality of the materials used to build the home are superior to most others.”

That’s a high compliment for builder Marlon McMakin with Modern Custom Homes. The house was completed in 2015, and still looks just as fabulous as the day it was built. 

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It wasn’t too long ago when our own columnist Jon Anderson lamented the homogeneity of our traditional architecture, which runs profligate in North Texas suburbs. A hodge-podge of styles with features plucked from the comfort food of American residential architecture, Anderson wondered why we couldn’t simply bring back a modern aesthetic to newly built residential architecture. 
 
Well, we can, and we have. That’s evident in our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. This 2013-built modern at 5403 Bradford Drive takes a cue from midcentury modern design, but strikes out on its own with unique materials, bold colors, and a spacious, open floor plan that astounds. It’s a fabulous listing in the Oak Lawn Heights (near the Medical District) neighborhood.
 
“The home so appropriately represents midcentury modern architecture that many people think it is an older home that has been renovated,” said listing agent Don Neilson of David Griffin & Company Realtors.   

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After just 10 days on the market, our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans is already under contract, reports listing agent Sam Saladino. 

Cedar Hill is hot!” Saladino shared. “You can’t beat the dollar per square foot for the neighborhood, home sizes, and amenities.”

The subdivision, which is dubbed Wildwood, plays host to this cool contemporary perched high in the hills above Joe Pool Lake and Cedar Hill State Park. It’s part of the larger Lake Ridge development, a hotbed of luxury homes in a very reasonable price range and on a hidden gem of a lake. 

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Now, don’t get me wrong — I do love the charming painted wood siding, columns, and porches of the beautiful historic homes of Winnetka Heights — but when you see as much real estate as I do, you know that judging one of these homes by curb appeal alone is like ordering a steak from the picture of the cow it came from.

And again — don’t get me wrong — I love steak. But not all Winnetka Heights homes have beautiful interiors and great finish-out, just like not every good-looking cow is going to turn into a great steak. That’s one of the main reasons why this gorgeously renovated Winnetka Heights Historic District home is our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans

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It’s hard to be a host in summer, especially with the Texas heat bearing down on you. That’s why, more often than not, summer parties are centered around the pool. That is, if you have one.

But it takes more than that — you need a good floor plan with plenty of space between bedrooms and common areas, a capable kitchen, and a good transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. Luckily for you, David Griffin & Company’s Sam Claussen has just one such listing located inside the coveted M Streets. It’s an adorable brick-and-stone storybook M Streets Tudor, and it’s the perfect High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans — especially if you like to entertain during the hotter months.

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In Dallas, there are few neighborhoods that are almost universally loved. They are places in which, should a darling home hit the market in your price range, you’d almost assuredly race to put a contract on it. In the pantheon of adorable East Dallas neighborhoods, the M Streets is one such place. These Tudors and traditionals and prairie-style homes, combined with the fantastic location and walkability, are selling points for most of us in love with the neighborhood.

But when key updates make a great home even better? Well, that’s what we see at this Greenland Hills listing from Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Mike Bates, our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. It’s a perfect example of how to update a 1926 brick Tudor without covering up all of the delicious character. See for yourself!

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“A lot of sleek, modern design can look a bit sterile,” Steve Atkinson said. But this Oak Lawn townhome maintains a warm, accessible feel even with its clean lines and open floor plan. Located at 4001 Bowser Ave. Apt. C, this three-story, two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home has a great vibe to go with the stunning modern design. It’s our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans, and for good reason — it offers gorgeous and easy-to-love spaces in a key location and at a price you can’t refuse!

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