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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Make a Splash for Summer at These Three Ebby Halliday-Repped Homes | CandysDirt.com

With summer temperatures soaring in North Texas, spending time in the pool sounds better than ever. But not any old pool will do. 

I’ve found four spectacular properties represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors that exemplify some of the best outdoor living you can buy in DFW. These are sure to make a splash, whether it’s for a pool party or low-key lounging! 

 

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On average, flipping a home takes between eight to 12 weeks in most markets. This, of course, includes extremely modest projects as well as those that are higher end. It doesn’t sound like a lot of time to really get the feel for a property, to really transform it, to realize its full potential. 
 
That’s what’s so refreshing about Spruce Designs, helmed by David Griffin & Co. agents Micky Carr and Brent Conner. Their latest project at 11705 Parwen in Forest Place is a 1983 ranch that has been carefully reimagined into a beautiful luxury home with so many engaging finishes. The tile alone in this artful single-story home is worth a small fortune, though the attention to detail with the finish-out and floor plan easily make this a worthy High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans
 

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5444 Springmeadow Drive is a beautifully remodeled home that has tons of great features and an award-winning chicken coop in the backyard.

Seriously, how many homes in Russwood Acres can claim to have award-winning chicken coops? We know of only one, and it’s a listing from Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Lori Kircher.

This home was completely remodeled and expanded by builder Jim Kienast for a designer. There’s tons of great fixtures and built-ins, a really fun mix of rustic and contemporary elements … and did we mention the fresh eggs?

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Just past LBJ Freeway in the heart of North Dallas, Northwood Hills is a higher-end neighborhood with a genuine friendliness and established feel that welcomes newcomers and visitors alike. There’s a lot of recommend the area. In addition to larger lots and proximity to highways, they are zoned for Richardson ISD, a selling point for many families. 

Currently, houses on the market in Northwood Hills range from $500,000 to $850,000. In this week’s Splurge vs Steal, we’re looking at two properties on both ends of that range. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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Atmos Energy

City officials and Atmos Energy representatives spoke to a packed house Tuesday night at a community meeting at Foster Elementary (Photo courtesy Laura Cadena).

Neighborhoods near the site of Friday’s fatal home explosion will continue to be wary after more rounds of evacuations continue to be announced daily — including the fire station closest to the explosion site.

The most recent round of evacuations was announced by Atmos Energy around noon Wednesday, and includes the 3800 block of Cortez (even addresses only) and the 3800 block of Wemdon (odd addresses only). This is addition to a raft of them announced yesterday, and also includes Fire Station #43 on Lombardy Lane, where crews found a gas leak last night. (more…)

For many families, choosing the right homebuilder is one of the most challenging decisions they will ever make. Careful planning and hard work have put that dream house within reach. The final challenge is often finding the right person to make the vision a reality.

According to Prospect Homes owner Brian Manes, a good builder is someone who demonstrates outstanding customer service and communication throughout the three phases of the building process: design, construction, and post-completion. (more…)

 

So rarely does a home blend with its surroundings so well that it feels native to the land, but that’s the perfect way to describe this gorgeous midcentury modern on more than an acre in Forest Lane Estates. Designed by noted modernist architect Herschel Fisher in 1955 for a doctor and his family, this stellar example of post-war modernism was renovated and expanded in 2000 by AIA award-winning architect Russell Buchanan, adding a master bedroom suite, a pool house, and a three-car garage.

The additions, much like how the home connects with the park-like setting that surrounds it, are seamless. The attention to detail is incredible, making it an easy pick for our High Caliber Home of the Week, presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans

To many, this home, with its beautiful carpentry and huge walls of floor-to-ceiling picture windows, is a dream house. “It is rare to find a midcentury design on such a grand scale,” notes David Griffin, who is listing 11550 Wander Lane for $2.75 million. “This home is around 5,700 square feet, and that doesn’t include the guesthouse/cabana.”

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