For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we took a look at MLS-listed homes in Farmersville, the far east Collin County town near Lake Lavon. This town of 3,000 residents seems like it’s strapping in for growth from the future Collin County Outer Loop, a designated freeway that will loop Preston Road in Celina, east to US 75 near Melissa, curving down to Farmerville near SH 78 and landing south near the Collin and Rockwall county lines.

Searching for properties to feature, we read a lot of agent buzz about “excellent investment opportunities” on ag-exempt land near the future Outer Loop and soon to be completed US 380 expansion. For one 123-acre lot listed for $3.08 million, the listing agent Shinn Team of Farmersville Real Estate Company writes, “Take advantage of this opportunity to be a part of the growth of Farmersville.”

Indeed by the looks of the homes on MLS, there are nearly more homes pending contract than there are existing homes for sale. Of the approximately 150 listings on MLS, about a dozen are large acreage lots for development, 30 are new construction homes going up, and another 50 are pending contract or contingent. While Collin County suburbs are no stranger to growth, it seems like Farmersville is looking attractive to more people seeking large lots and a rural vibe to suburb living. (more…)

Splurge vs Steal: Two Lovely Lochwood Houses, Reduced in Asking Price | CandysDirt.com

We love East Dallas and Lochwood in particular, one of the most lush, treed neighborhoods. The connection to nature is a big deal here, with greenbelts, creek, park, and close proximity to White Rock Lake. 

For today’s Splurge vs Steal, we’ve headed there to look at two Lochwood houses for sale. As it turns out, both have seen recent reductions in asking price. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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We scour the listings and pound the pavement every week, looking for the most promising and unusual Dallas open houses. These are the events you should not miss! 

This is our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we pick three fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $399,000 to $1.249 million. Will you visit any of them?

 

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The North Texas real estate market is full of hot properties, and we spend a lot of time obsessing over every beautiful and impressive detail we find. 

That’s why the CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column is such a pleasure to write. We get to write about one, two, three properties you’ve got to see this weekend. 

This week, our houses range in price from $285,000 to $799,999 and you’ll find an Oak Lawn townhome with a to-die-for rooftop deck, a Richardson Heights renovated cutie, and an under-$300K ranch. Tell us which one is your favorite and if you’re visiting!

 

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Remodeled Buckner Terrace Home

Buckner Terrace is one of the few East Dallas neighborhoods where you can find a real bargain, like our Tuesday Two Hundred. This house, at 6020 N. Jim Miller Rd., was built in 1964 and is renovated to look fresh and totally on-trend. From the gray-and-white color palette to light hardwood floors, it looks marvelous throughout.

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 1,884 square feet, built in 1964. Let’s check out this appealing space before a lucky person swoops in and buys it.

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The contemporary stunner at 5606 Meletio Ln. is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

The contemporary stunner at 5606 Meletio Ln. is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

We love bringing you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we pick five fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you’ve got to make time to see.

This week, our houses range in price from $350K to $1.199 million. You’ll find a range of properties, from the contemporary stunner pictured above in Melshire Estates, a Lake Highlands North reno with fresh updates, and more. Check them out!

 

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Dallas Open Houses | Candy's Dirt

The gorgeous Georgian Revival at 5918 Llano Ave. is one of our five featured Dallas open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we bring you a look at five hot North Texas properties with the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. You definitely should mark these on your calendars!

A Georgian Revival in the Belmont Conservation District tops our open house roundup this week. We’ve also got a North Oak Cliff townhome with killer views of downtown Dallas from its rooftop deck, a custom M-Streets Tudor on block from Tietze Park, and more. Our homes range in price from $458K to $799K.

 

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1925 Province

We’ve got a super hot East Dallas property for today’s Tuesday Two Hundred, one that won’t last long on the market. It’s got charmed looks, great location, and an affordable asking price. What’s not to love?

Located at 1925 Province Ln., this Midcentury home sits on a hill with mature shade trees and lovely landscaping. Inside, original touches, like two vintage tiled bathrooms in awesome retro colors and refinished hardwoods, are married beautifully with updates, like the new granite countertops in the kitchen and freshly painted walls.

The property has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,644 square feet, built in 1957. It’s in the Ferguson Heights neighborhood, near Oates Drive and Peavy Road, near Harry Stone Park and rec center, and Bryan Adams High School.

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