Photo courtesy Zillow

Photo courtesy Zillow

A Reader Writes:

Candy

Do you have any information on renters rights at the Renaissance?  The garage is in lock-down mode and will likely be that way for months.  The building is saying they will give rent cars to those that can not access their cars.  What rights does the Texas Property Code give to renters in this instance.  There will obviously be a big settlement from the contractors insurance carrier which will go to the owners of the units but will never flow down to the tenants.  There is no where to park in this area.  Should tenants be required to pay full rent during this time of uncertainty?

Any thoughts you may have would be appreciated!

Turtle Creek dallasTurtle Creek is a tony neighborhood in Dallas, with lovely parks, historically significant architecture, and the largest collection of residential highrises in the city.

Addresses in Turtle Creek are typically associated with big bucks—according to city-data.com, the average estimated value of detached houses in 2010 was $791,697 (compare that to a city-wide average of $236,454). But there are deals to be had if you’re willing to live in a smaller highrise unit.

Today, we’re looking at a condo in the Renaissance On Turtle Creek, 3225 Turtle Creek Blvd. #1533B, a 1-1 with 831 square feet. It is situated along the eponymous Turtle Creek and offers a sophisticated residence and private suite floor with keycard access for under $200K.

Turtle Creek dallasThe Renaissance condos were built in 1998 and this unit has monthly HOA fees of $449. That includes an underground parking space, access to a health and fitness center, dry sauna, swimming pool and sundeck, Jacuzzi, business center, a 24-hour doorman, complimentary valet parking, and concierge services.

This condo is newly listed by Joe Kobell at Ebby Halliday Realtors for $198,500.

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3225 Turtle Creek A

An address on Turtle Creek Boulevard has a certain cachet in Dallas, and often come at a hefty price tag, so an affordable listing always catches my eye.

In today’s Tuesday Two Hundred, we’re looking at a high-rise condo at 3225 Turtle Creek Boulevard in the Renaissance on Turtle Creek. Unit 620B is priced at $259,000 with 1,154 square feet. It is a 2-2, located on the sixth floor of the south building, which has 16 floors. It is listed by Sue Krider at Allie Beth Allman & Associates.

The Renaissance is located near the intersection of Cedar Springs Road and Turtle Creek, in close proximity to Downtown Dallas, Uptown, Oak Lawn, and the Park Cities. In addition to urban lifestyle options, the condo is also steps from Lee Park and one block from the Beasley entrance to the Katy Trail. The actual Turtle Creek has green spaces, parks, and walking paths, as well.

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Penthouse Skyline view

Want to live in a penthouse in Uptown with unobstructed skyline views? I have just the rental for you!

This two-story penthouse unit inside the exclusive Renaissance at 3225 Turtle Creek is just gorgeous! You get one bedroom, one-and-a-half baths, more than 900 square feet and an epic terrace for $1,625 a month!

Penthouse Living

 

This place is such a great value, because you’re so close to everything that Uptown has to offer — restaurants, shopping, nightlife — and yet you’re above it all! This is a fantastic building, too. Amenities include a fitness center, a huge rooftop pool, covered parking, and did I mention the skyline views? AH-mazing!

Penthouse Kitchen

Unit 1645 has a great little kitchen with pristine cabinets and granite counters. The master bath has marble counters, too. And considering that this is a top-floor unit, you don’t have any upstairs neighbors to make a bunch of unnecessary racket!

Penthouse Bedroom

There are washer and dryer hookups in the unit, and all appliances stay with the condo. There are no dogs allowed in this building, but cats are OK with a $250 deposit.

Penthouse Bath

Is this the rental for you? Contact Deborah Theriault at Local Dwelling for more information.

Penthouse Pool View

Penthouse Skyline view

Want to live in a penthouse in Uptown with unobstructed skyline views? I have just the rental for you!

This two-story penthouse unit inside the exclusive Renaissance at 3225 Turtle Creek is just gorgeous! You get one bedroom, one-and-a-half baths, more than 900 square feet and an epic terrace for $1,625 a month!

Penthouse Living

 

This place is such a great value, because you’re so close to everything that Uptown has to offer — restaurants, shopping, nightlife — and yet you’re above it all! This is a fantastic building, too. Amenities include a fitness center, a huge rooftop pool, covered parking, and did I mention the skyline views? AH-mazing!

Penthouse Kitchen

Unit 1645 has a great little kitchen with pristine cabinets and granite counters. The master bath has marble counters, too. And considering that this is a top-floor unit, you don’t have any upstairs neighbors to make a bunch of unnecessary racket!

Penthouse Bedroom

There are washer and dryer hookups in the unit, and all appliances stay with the condo. There are no dogs allowed in this building, but cats are OK with a $250 deposit.

Penthouse Bath

Is this the rental for you? Contact Deborah Theriault at Local Dwelling for more information.

Penthouse Pool View

CD: So Daylon… How long have you been selling real estate?

DP: I’ve been in Real Estate for about 7 years. I cut my teeth on a conversion development (Crescent Hieghts). We converted The Renaissance on Turtle Creek, which is still the largest condo devlopment in Texas. I’ve been working as a licenced agent for almost 4 years, first with Personette & Associates, then Al Coker, and most recently Allie Beth Allman & Associates.

CD: What got you in the biz?

DP: I was always fascinated with luxury Real Estate… especially highrises and the second home market.

CD: Oh baby music to my ears! Has it made you rich yet?

DP: I wouldn’t say Real Estate has made me “rich” yet, but I’m still young in the business and considering I’ve been able to make a good living in our current market, I can say I’m blessed.

CD: What’s your favorite to sell, homes or condos?

DP: New construction of all kinds.

CD:Why?

DP:Being able to come in on the ground floor of a development and assist a seller with long term marketing strategies, finish-outs and the sales process is exciting. Then to reach sell-out and see what I’ve accomplished is the most gratifying feeling.

CD:Where’s your home town?

DP: I grew up in Mansfield, which is a suburb of Ft. Worth. It was a great small town at the time and it provided for a good childhood.

CD: Cool! The boonies! What brought you to Dallas?

DP: I moved to Uptown specifically for work. At the time, the condo market was taking hold in Dallas and there was plenty of opportunity for someone starting in the business.

CD: What were you in another life before Real Estate, if there was one?

DP: Ha! I aspired to be an architect. I’ve always had an afinity for great structures.

CD: Where are you selling now?

DP: I’m now selling with Allie Beth Allman & Associates and I get the best of all worlds. I sell The Residences at The Palomar and I’m able to diversify more in the re-sale market. I also get to be part of a team (Allie Beth Urban) which provides for a great support system….both for the client and our team members.

CD: What’s the quickest you’ve ever turned a property (quickest sale)?

DP: I recently listed a town home that went under contract in just 4 days…which I hope says alot about where the market is headed. I have also had a buyer come view, sign a contract and close in 7 days…it would have closed faster if it weren’t for the disclosure timelines.

CD: Name one real estate nightmare you’ve experienced?

DP: There are a few…but I once had a condo under contract and the buyer had created an extensive punch list that required retexturing of all the ceilings. When the contractor was sanding the exisiting texture, he hit one of the fire sprinklers. Before it was able to be shut off, it damaged most of the interior of the unit and water had spread to 2 floors below. That was a fun experience.

CD: Good Lord! I hope he was insured! What are three things sellers can do to sell a condominium lickety split?

DP: 1)Price it well 2) Get it in pristine condition 3) Hire the best agent, of course.

CD: And he would be…