North TexasJust yesterday we noticed something — our usual slow summer just wasn’t happening. The market here in North Texas is still moving quickly. 

If you’re a Realtor, you may be wondering how your listing will stand out among the sea of open houses and other listings. Fortunately, we have some answers, and one of them is super simple — pitch us!

We have a great Facebook group, Getting the Dirt, that offers Realtors the opportunity to share their new listings and such with not only the staff of CandysDirt.com, but also fellow Realtors. We also love it when you tag us on your Instagram posts about your listings — as some of you can already attest, we frequently end up connecting you with a writer.

And of course, if you’re really wanting to pull out all the stops, there are always advertising opportunities, too. 

This week’s CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week were pitched by Realtors through social media. Which one will you check out?  (more…)

CompassWe spend plenty of time talking about the best of open houses here on CandysDirt.com, but Compass just put together a doozy of an open house tour for North Texas homebuyers — their second in the two years they’ve been in the area.

To showcase their most notable Spring inventory, the Dallas office has created a tour of more than 140 homes across Dallas-Fort Worth in all the best neighborhoods, including Midway Hollow, Lakewood, Oak Cliff, East Dallas, Park Cities, Preston Hollow, and Uptown. Add in Plano, Southlake, and Fort Worth, and there’s a little something for everyone in the cleverly designed tour this weekend.

Every single home on this substantial list of lovelies will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 31. And not only that, it’s a great opportunity to meet your local Compass agents.

Want to see some of the amazing homes on Sunday’s tour? Let’s jump! (more…)

Woodrow

All three of our homes in this week’s roundup of open houses are in the Woodrow Wilson feeder pattern, including 5939 Velasco Ave., listed by Briana Hill with Rogers Healy and Associates.

It’s not uncommon to hear that house hunters in Dallas are looking for homes in the Woodrow Wilson High School feeder pattern — it’s known for its academics, it’s fine arts programs, and its athletics, as well as its strong alumni and parent presence.

Suffice to say, if you’ve never checked out Woodrow Wilson High, you owe it to yourself to investigate, because there are tons of reasons it’s one of the most sought-after public high schools.

Every Thursday, we bring you our pick of the hottest North Texas properties in our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. These are the places you don’t want to miss that weekend. And this week, our homes all have one Dallas ISD feeder pattern in common — the Woodrow Wilson High School feeder pattern. 

Want to see your choices? Jump with us, won’t you? (more…)

HistoricNot every historic home in Dallas meets the wrecking ball — some are lovingly cared for, carefully updated, and enjoying third, fourth, and even fifth lives as new generations of Dallasites back up the moving truck and begin their lives there.

This week, we’d like to show you three open houses, all homes that are at least 75 years old or more, all updated and move in ready for their next family.

Every Thursday, we bring you our pick of the hottest North Texas properties in our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. Which one will you choose? (more…)

pitchesAs we’ve mentioned before, every week we solicit pitches for our various featured listing posts, including our weekly roundup of open houses.

You can tag us on Instagram, or even better, you can join our Facebook group, Getting the Dirt.  It’s a great place to virtually mingle with fellow professionals, ask questions, lend a hand, and, yes, pitch stories to CandysDirt.com writers. Not a Realtor? It’s a great place to get a first glimpse at some of the most recent listings all over North Texas, too.

Take, for instance, this week’s properties featured in our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. We have four incredible properties this week — consider it our usual three and a bonus house, if you will.

Want to see who made a successful pitch? (more…)

Midway HollowBecause of its size, Midway Hollow is still one of those neighborhoods that probably has something for just about anyone. Bordered by Walnut Hill, Midway Road, Northwest Highway, and Marsh Lane, you can find homes in price points as low as $250,000 all the way to the millions.

This week, we’ve found three houses in three different price points in the bustling, hot neighborhood of Midway Hollow — all having open houses this week. You’re going to want to make time to visit the three houses we’ve found for our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column, which range from $439,000 to $1,095,000.

Renovated Midcentury Cottage Walking Distance to School

Open house: Sunday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (more…)

downtown

The rooftop deck of this townhome in the Cedars is one of two homes in this week’s roundup of open houses with downtown Dallas views.

If you’ve been thinking about moving closer to downtown Dallas, but weren’t sure which downtown-adjacent neighborhood you wanted to live in, or whether you wanted to be smack-dab in downtown, we have some great options this week.

Every Thursday, we bring you our pick of the hottest North Texas properties in our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. These are the places you don’t want to miss that weekend. And this week, our homes are in Belmont West, the Cedars, and the Farmers Market areas.

This week, our homes range in price from $439,000 to $575,000. Which ones will you visit?

BRAND-NEW BELMONT WEST CUTIE

Open house: Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m.

When we asked Coldwell Banker Residential Realtor Alex Prins where he was hanging out this weekend, he pointed us to this new construction west of the Belmont Hotel at 1213 Walmsley Ave.

“This new build is like a dream!” he told us. “Floor the ceiling windows, tons of sunlight, hand-scraped hardwoods, 12-foot ceilings, and so much more!” (more…)

WoodrowEvery Thursday, we bring you our pick of the hottest North Texas properties in our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. These are the places you don’t want to miss that weekend. And this week, our homes all have one Dallas ISD feeder pattern in common — the Woodrow Wilson High School feeder pattern.

If you’ve never checked out Woodrow Wilson High, you owe it to yourself to investigate, because from academics (it’s an International Baccalaureate school, and routinely gets multiple distinctions from the Texas Education Agency) to fine arts (its band has been featured on the Today show) to athletics, there’s a reason it’s one of the most sought-after of public high schools.

And if you think that’s hyperbole, just wait until a few parents and alumni find this story and take to the comments or Facebook. They’re fiercely proud of this school, and with good reason.

So let’s take a look at the three homes (two zoned for Mockingbird Elementary, another zoned for Geneva Heights) we’ve chosen this week. (more…)