Kennedale has really good dirt. Known for mineral-rich land and a long-running brickyard that thrived on ideal soil for making bricks, Kennedale is home to about 8,000 residents who appreciate the quaint bedroom community’s proximity to Mansfield, Arlington, and Fort Worth. The southeastern Tarrant County city is named for a Kennedy — a settler named Oliver Kennedy who purchased land at a mineral well nearly 140 years ago. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we dug up some good dirt on three great homes ranging from $450,000 to $223,000.

Address: 1005 Oakridge Court, Kennedale

  • 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bath
  • 3,302 square feet
  • $449,900

Suzanne Key of Ebby Halliday Arlington has listed this nearly one acre treed lot, a custom 1985-built home that’s waiting for someone to update with their style make it their own. The living area, which has a brick fireplace and masonry box flanked by two sets of built-ins, has vaulted ceilings and railed overlook from the second floor. The adjacent kitchen has granite countertops, tile backsplash, and black appliances including cooktop, oven, built-in microwave, and dishwasher. A beautiful office space has a wall of windows overlooking the dramatic backyard with a large wood deck that steps down to an in-ground pool.  (more…)

Our Splurge: Kimberly Buchler with Pinnacle Realty Advisors has listed5739 Marquita Avenue for $659,000.

Morningside or Marquita? You choose! These M Streets beauties aim to please. The best part? They are only minutes from Lower Greenville attractions. The hip Dallas neighborhood continues to draw all types for its eclectic nightlife, fabulous eateries, and historic charms. And this week we found two of its gems.

Both Lower Greenville picks put you close to all the action but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose, the Updated Craftsman Splurge or the English Cottage Steal? We would love to hear in the comments. 

Splurge: 1920s M Streets Craftsman With Backyard Upgrades For $650K

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As home prices continue to rise, flippers are moving deeper into East Dallas and working their magic on properties that could use a fresh look.

That’s the case with the midcentury at 2327 Klondike Dr. It is remodeled by a former vice president of design at HKS Architects in Dallas and not only looks hip, but also has a new roof, R-38 attic insulation, water heater, low-E windows, 14-SEER heating and air conditioning system, and three-ton condensing unit outside.

“This is approximately his tenth house in 75228 in four years — he is always a trailblazer and does impeccable work,” said listing agent Shannon Metcalf with Pinnacle Realty Advisors. “[This house] had been in the previous owner’s family for decades before it went on the market last May [and it] was in particularly rough shape cosmetically, but it had good bones and a good vibe, so he took it from there.”

Located near Oates Drive and Ferguson Road, our Tuesday Two Hundred is just over three miles from the eastern shores of White Rock Lake, situated between Bishop Lynch High School and Eastfield College in the Cloverdale neighborhood. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,331 square feet on one story, built in 1955.

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