Hold my green beer. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’re toasting you a happy St. Patrick’s Day with homes in the Erath County town of Dublin, known as the official Irish Capital of Texas. It’s also the former home of the last Dr. Pepper bottling plant that used real Imperial cane sugar, a variety of Dr. Pepper that earned nearly bootleg status. Dublin is a town full of history and character, and these three home are no exception. This week’s Suburb Sunday is an especially eclectic one with a Folk Victorian, a 1930s Tudor, and a 1960s Spanish Ranch house sitting on an amazing 700+ acres.

St. Patrick’s Day Perfection

Address: 321 N. Patrick Street, Dublin

  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bath
  • 3,758 square feet
  • $166,500

Here’s a captivating two-story folk Victorian style home built in 1898 with fresh landscaping, garden, new paint, new windows, and a storybook white picket fence. The elaborate spindlework on the porch overhang adds an ornate embellishment to this understated Victorian style. It sits on a corner lot of nearly a half-acre and has two living rooms, five bedrooms, and a full bath upstairs and downstairs.

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514 Blair Boulevard is currently listed by Heather Van Curen of the Will Woods Team at Magnolia Realty for $415,000.

A little franken-tastic fun never hurt anyone. Experience Halloween like never before from this historic Hollywood Heights gem! It’s located minutes from the Santa Fe Trail, Lakewood Country Club, White Rock Lake, and puts you right in the middle of all the Halloween action.

In fact, Hollywood Heights resident Renee Strickland tells us:

“On Sunday afternoon, Hollywood Heights hosts the annual Spooktacular Halloween party in Lindsley Park, with a chili cook-off, cake walk, costume contests for kids and dogs, and fun games, like the severed head toss. On Halloween itself, we get a good number of trick-or-treaters because our houses are smaller and therefore closer together, which makes it easy for little legs. Probably about 350 to 500.” 

Sounds like a howling good time to us! Let’s take a look inside and see why this bewitching beauty is the perfect Friday Four Hundred.

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If you and your mom are as seriously real-estate obsessed as we are, then what better way to spend Mother’s Day weekend than to appreciate what’s on the market? 

We’ve found three fabulous properties to features in this week’s CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. They range in price from $575,000 to $1.195 million and range greatly in style. Which ones will you see in person? 

 

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Ron Brown

Curb appeal can be a huge deciding factor for buyers shopping online, says Realtor Ron Brown.

After what he calls a “lifetime” in commercial landscaping sales, Realtor Ron Brown returned to his first love – real estate. And in his role as at Magnolia Realty, he’s taking those years of being a landscaping professional and putting them to work. He’s on a crusade to help his clients get their homes ready for market – inside and out.

For Brown, it’s not just a personal interest in landscaping (though, he really does love it). His emphasis on his clients’ curb appeal comes from necessity, born out of the way real estate is sold now. “Everyone today shops online, they look at pictures first, and usually the first picture is the outside of the home. If it doesn’t look appealing, they won’t look further.  If the shrubs are grown up over the windows, or there’s no flowers, or the dead flowers haven’t been pulled out, that’s where I can come in and help.” (more…)