RichardsonEvery 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.

This week, we’re headed back to Richardson, and this time, our houses all have price points less than $325,000. Which ones will you visit? (more…)

wolf creekConfession: In some kind of fit of serendipity, the home we are featuring in this week’s Thursday Three Hundred is in a neighborhood mentioned by a North Carolina publication we took issue with yesterday in the Wednesday WTF.

In fact, we had to do a double take when we saw the neighborhood this gorgeously remodeled home is in, because it’s nearly impossible to reconcile the claims from Roadsnacks and this beauty.

So welcome to Wolf Creek, where we found this beautiful four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home at 1736 Reynoldston Lane, listed by Suzanne Athey with RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs.

And just taking a gander at the neighborhood’s NextDoor page, it’s interesting to see how those who call Wolf Creek home describe the best things about their neighborhood — with words like, “peaceful,” “dog-friendly,” “family-friendly,” and “clean.”

Sitting on a corner lot in a mature neighborhood, this 2,688 square foot Traditional home built in 1969 has had a complete overhaul and even has a pool in the backyard. (more…)

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The contemporary stunner at 17 Winding Lake Dr. is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five Dallas area open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we look at Dallas area open houses and pick five “don’t-miss” properties you’ve just got to see that weekend.

Our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column this week looks at homes ranging in price from $509,900 to $1,727,700. You’ll find a the contemporary home pictured above, an updated condo just steps from Katy Trail, and more. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

 

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weekend open houses

The newly renovated house at 7123 Mimosa Ln. is one of five properties we’re featuring with open houses this weekend.

Whether you’re looking for a new place to buy, or just enjoy walking through beautiful homes, this weekend’s open houses offer an opportunity to see some gorgeous properties.

We’ve chosen five that range in price from just under $225K to $899K, in a diverse bunch of neighborhoods around Dallas. You’ll see everything from a memorable Lower Greenville New Orleans-style home to a contemporary beauty in Kessler Woods that feels like it’s hidden in the treetops. If you visit any of them, let us know what you think!

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400 AcklingtonEverything is bigger in Texas, and that certainly holds true in the residential real estate of Dallas’ northern suburbs.

But spacious houses can be hard to come by under $300K, so today’s Tuesday Two Hundred listing at 400 Acklington Dr. in Anna caught my eye with 3,701 square feet, four big bedrooms, and 2.5 baths. It is newly listed by Steve Warren at Re/Max Dallas Suburbs for $289,900.

That’s just over $78 a square foot—right on par with comparable sales in the area, which have ranged from $63 to $100 a square foot (and this house is the biggest in size of the recent sales I’ve found).

400 Acklington

Anna is located about 11 miles northeast of McKinney and 40 miles north of Dallas on U.S. Highway 75, State Highway 5, and State Highway 121. Those highways make getting around DFW a cinch. It’s also one of the fastest growing cities in Collin County with about 11,000 residents and offers great amenities, like Natural Springs Park, which is walking distance from the house. This heavily wooded park has a spring that feeds into a pond, as well as a large open space. Future plans for the park include walking trails with three bridges, picnic tables, benches, a gazebo, and a fishing pier.

The house is also only 1.9 miles away from Slayter Creek Park with its splash pad, playground, walking trail, skateboard park, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard court, disc golf course, athletic fields, and large pavilion. Jump to read more and see lots of pics of the house!

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When you consider a move to the suburbs, what are the amenities you look for? The people asking themselves this question tend to be young families with school-aged children. I’d estimate the top reasons are great schools, more room, a safe environment, and a peer community.

While the outer suburbs are gaining new residents and businesses at a pretty quick clip, let’s not forget Plano, right? It’s a great suburb that has all of the above amenities.

 I’ll save you some work and show you this great deal from Re/Max Dallas Suburbs at 3516 Snidow Drive. This home, inside the Whiffletree development at Legacy Drive and Independence Parkway, has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a big garage and a cute pool, too!

You know I’m going to say this, but this house is great and full of potential, but it is also full of stuff! If a person buys this home as it is right now, they are able to see the potential under layers of bright paint and furniture. This home, which is 3,258 square feet, would show so much better with some staging. In fact, if the owner does stage this property, I am sure they’ll be able to get their $369,000 asking price, if not a little more.

Still, this house is a great one for a family looking to upgrade in size and location. The schools are good, too, and I love the area.

If you have your heart set on making your mark, there’s plenty of upgrading to do. I’d start in the master bath with the shower stall and the tile on the floor. Much of everything else can be fixed with a coat of paint and elbow grease to take down the wallpaper.

What do you think?