Splurge vs. Steal: Two Sweet Spots in Lake Highlands' Laurel Valley | CandysDirt.com

If you’re looking for a Lake Highlands address with over 2,000 square feet, the Laurel Valley neighborhood is a good bet. Located near Walnut Hill Lane and Audelia Road, it’s close to the north shores of White Rock Lake and offers easy access to Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway. 

We’ve found two lovely Laurel Valley houses for today’s Splurge vs. Steal. Both were built in the early 1960s, beautifully updated, and move-in ready. Which one do you like best? 

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Word on the street last week was that Berkshire Hathaway had gone shopping in Dallas once again, this time snapping up the boutique Nathan Grace Real Estate. But no, it wasn’t Berkshire H. 

It was CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company, with Jim Fite as president, who answers their phone as “the official real estate company of the Dallas Cowboys”.

Rather than an acquisition, this sounds like more of a strategic partnership between the two firms. It appears this will be a luxury division within Judge Fite, the new company calling itself “Fine Homes & Estates CENTURY 21 Nathan Grace.” Everyone wants a piece of that luxury pie, so this is a smart way for Judge Fite to get into those luxe markets. And it’s a smart way for Nathan Grace to pick up the technology and tools that come with a billion dollar company. What brokers want, you see, is high-producing agents and they are forever in competition with each other to attract them. Hard working agents are the ones who get homes sold!

Kevin Caskey is president of Nathan Grace. Century 21 is a division of Realogy called NRT, with all the company-owned shops sitting under NRT.
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Lakewood Heights is one of my very favorite neighborhoods for two reasons: One is that there is block after block of adorable cottages in a wonderful palette of classic colors; and the second is that the neighborhood is just close enough to Greenville Avenue and Downtown to be accessible, but the streets are narrow and the trees are mature, making it feel much more private.

Our Friday Four Hundred really speaks to me on that level. I mean, who can resist such a cute, robin’s egg blue Tudor? 

“We see why you love this home, because it had our hearts from the moment we walked through the front door!” said Lauri Ann Hanson, one half of the Dwell Partners duo. “This classic double-peak 1922 Tudor has captivated all who have viewed it since it hit the market.”

And as you’d expect, this adorable home at 6204 Belmont Ave. listed at $499,900, is already under contract. But that doesn’t mean we can’t admire it, or that it’s all said and done for this home. As you know, nothing’s certain until the ink dries at closing! Let’s take a closer look.

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Almost every single listing out there has one or two things about it that just don’t sit right with us. Maybe it’s something with the trim, the layout, or the landscaping that just doesn’t work. With contracts closing at a rapid clip, decisions must be made quickly, and so we’re thrilled to present a Lake Highlands traditional ranch that will feel like home with just about any decor style and inside a great elementary school attendance zone.

Alyssa O’Brien Ramsay with Nathan Grace Real Estate is offering 9206 Northpoint Drive, a cozy one-story with everything a family wants, for $439,000. That’s a bit of a bargain considering the sought-after Richardson ISD schools!

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Calling All Crayons: Back-to-School Supply Drive from Nathan Grace | CandysDirt.com

School is starting soon and for some students, the cost of basic supplies is a burden. 

Enter the Nathan Grace Real Estate office in Lake Highlands. They are collecting school supplies for the students of Forest Lane Academy in North Lake Highlands. 

“We committed to [collecting] 174 boxes of crayons and we did it!” said Kevin Caskey, president at Nathan Grace Real Estate. “Now we are on to collecting glue sticks.” 

All the school supplies will go to the children at the elementary school before classes start. 

“Giving back to the communities where our five offices are is what we do,” he said. “We haven’t done this specific project before but we always give back.”

Bring your glue sticks by the Lake Highlands office of Nathan Grace Real Estate, 9661 Audelia Rd.

 

Claremont Park | East Dallas Home for Sale | CandysDirt.com

East Dallas real estate can be pricey. Neighborhoods like Lakewood and Forest Hills almost never have homes in the $200K price range. But Claremont Park, an established East Dallas neighborhood with winding creeks, arching shade trees, and close proximity to White Rock Lake, is often quite affordable. 

Our Tuesday Two Hundred is located at 8331 Cabrera Dr. in the heart of Claremont Park, near Ferguson Road and Lakeland Drive. It’s newly listed and priced to sell, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,674 square feet, built in 1959. 

Its pink-brick exterior gives a hint of the style found inside — this home has been beautifully maintained and updated to offer some big buyer “wants.” The overall feel is welcoming, comfortable, and stylish. 

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L Streets

The L Streets are a hot area of East Dallas, part of the Lake Highlands community and located 11 miles northeast of downtown. The L Streets are close to White Rock Lake and the area is full of arching shade trees and super cute houses. There’s a reason real estate here flies on and off the market so fast. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred, located at 9221 Leaside Dr., has so much personality going for it and it’s only been listed for three days. There’s nothing cookie cutter about it, with a flawless marriage of vintage charms and modern updates. The abundance of storage is particularly impressive in this house, which has two bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bath, two living areas, and 1,460 square feet on one story, built in 1956. 

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Lake Highlands Estates home

One of the coveted neighborhoods in Lake Highlands Estates is the L Streets. Our Thursday Three Hundred at 8932 Lockhaven Dr. is in this prime area, built in 1954 and in pristine condition.

Sitting on a corner lot with a circular drive, this curb appeal cutie looks marvelous with its curb appeal — mature pecan trees really seal the deal. Inside, it’s updates galore, creating a modern look with lots of buyer “wants.”

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,401 square feet on one story. Let’s take a look!

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