You’ll want for nothing in this perfectly situated, three-story townhome inside the gated and secure Uptown development of Cascada.

When Phillip Murrell told me he had a new listing, of course I was intrigued. This go-getting Dave Perry-Miller agent has been representing some amazing properties lately, so I had to know what was going to be hitting MLS soon. Murrell offered me a chance to tour his latest, but only proffered a single photo of the property — the foyer. 

And let me say that a single photo of the gorgeous entryway was all it took to get me on my way to 3338 Blackburn Ave., our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. If you love luxurious urban living in one of the best locations in all of Dallas, then you, like me, will probably be hooked on this home from the very start. 

The foyer of 3338 Blackburn Ave. offers a dramatic geometric floor fashioned of Bardiglio marble.

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In the parlance of those of us in Dallas who have been huddled indoors avoiding the cold and wet winter, “Where’s the patio?”

I’ll tell you where it is —our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. It’s an incredible townhome listed by Dave Perry-Miller agents Phillip Murrell and Stewart Lee in one of the hottest parts of Oak Lawn. 

“In addition to almost 2,600 square feet of indoor space, the townhome includes a yard with access to the first floor, a large balcony adjacent to the living room, and a roof-top deck with stellar views of downtown,” Murrell said. “This is the perfect townhome for those who want to enjoy the excellent weather we’ve been having in Dallas.”

Just make sure you take your allergy medicine and you’re ready to pour some mimosas and soak up the sun and skyline!

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NAR’s recent generational survey uncovered some really interesting trends. For starters, more and more Millennials are eschewing urban life and heading for the burbs, where they can afford to buy a house. Though Millennials contributed the largest share of home buyers in 2017 at 36 percent, a shortage of single-family construction has kept aspiring homebuyers from making the move. Additionally, larger numbers of households are living a multi-generational lifestyle, with more younger Baby Boomers buying homes to house their adult children and their own parents. Even Gen X households are buying homes with the intent of having their parents under the same roof. 

Now that many Millennials have started to pay down their staggering student debt, more of them are starting families. According to NAR’s report, the share of Millennials with at least one child continues to grow. But for many Millennial households in America, their desire to become homeowners combined with slow wage growth and high housing costs have pushed many out of larger cities and toward the suburbs. In fact, 52 percent of Millennial homebuyers bought larger and more affordable properties in suburban locations. 

In fact, Thrillist just published a piece that speaks to this trend: “State of the Suburbs: Dallas.” Forced to look in every nook and cranny for a home they can afford, Millennials are now turning their eyes toward the close-in suburbs that might not get as much attention as the master-planned communities in Collin County, such as Duncanville, DeSoto, Garland, and Grand Prairie.  

Of course, a lot of these trends speak to life in Dallas, which has a very upwardly mobile workforce and a lot of Millennials. However, are we seeing a run on suburban living? We asked some of our most-trusted Realtors to find out. 

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With Dallas’ booming job market, more and more Millennials are moving to the area, and they have a very specific list of wants. According to this article by Inman, Millennials are turning the market on its head with a very picky list of asks, preferring to rent until they find that Goldilocks home that is just right. Millennials want a top-notch location with access to entertainment and amenities, smart home tech and automation, a smaller footprint, open floor plans, and home office spaces. 

And wouldn’t you know, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s own Phillip Murrell just listed a tastefully bold townhome that would make any Millennial jump for joy. It’s an easy pick for our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Know a Millennial on the hunt for the perfect property in Uptown? Don’t wait! Call Lisa Peters today to get pre-qualified so you can put in your highest and best offer on this tastefully bold townhome on Hall St.

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When I first moved to Dallas, the dream was to eventually upgrade my address until I ended up in Oak Lawn. I started out as a college graduate and single gal in a shoebox of an apartment off of Lovers Lane, but I loved the walkable, sophisticated urban vibe of Oak Lawn. 

It remains a dream to me, as I’ve settled into life as a mother and wife in the White Rock Lake area, but every once in a while I come across a property that rekindles that urge to be in the thick of things in a bustling, exciting neighborhood close to downtown Dallas. Naturally, I fell head over heels with this contemporary townhome listed by Phillip Murrell of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. The property, one of three gorgeous townhomes collaboratively designed by Bauhaus Custom Homes’ own Marc Kleinmann, features unfettered lines, luxe finishes, and a location that can’t be beat. It’s the obvious choice for this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans

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Few things are more magical to a child than a treehouse. Perched above the day-to-day, shrouded by the generous boughs of its host, a treehouse is a place for imagination and excitement.

Perhaps that’s why 3902 Fairfax, our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans, is so appealing. With its warm schoolhouse-style, midcentury modern-inspired brick façade complemented by cedar siding, and its contemporary take on a classic gabled roof, it’s a throwback to childhood. It’s visually interesting thanks to its banks of industrial-style windows framed by two mature oak trees, all without sticking out like a sore thumb among the ranches that line the quiet streets of Mockingbird Park.

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One of my favorite lines from Dirty Dancing is when Patrick Swayze saunters up to Frances “Baby” Houseman, who is sitting at a table with her family, and says, rather iconically:  “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

However, I have a small issue with this. Perhaps he should have asked her if she wanted to be there? Maybe Baby wanted to sit in the corner? What’s wrong with corners, anyway?

Sometimes, in fact, corners are fantastic. Especially if we’re talking about corner units. That’s part of what makes our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans so fantastic. It’s a deliciously bright corner unit townhome in Uptown, and it offers a perfect rebuttal to Johnny’s declaration (though after that hot number on the stage at Kellerman’s, we forgive him).

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Clean, unfussy, transitional design is hard to come by. It seems that so many new builds miss the mark, with awkward facades and a mish-mash of architectural style. But for those who love clean lines, natural materials, and tons of symmetry, this listing from Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Phillip Murrell is just the ticket. We’re thrilled to feature it as our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Need financing for your own #HighCaliberHome? Your first and last call should be to Lisa Peters at Caliber.

Intrigued by this Caruth Hills transitional? Read on!

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