About half of all renter households are cost-burdened, with the tenants spending more than 30 percent of their incomes on rent, according to a recent study released by Apartmentlist.com.

About half of all renter households are cost-burdened, with tenants spending more than 30 percent of their incomes on rent, according to a recent Apartmentlist.com study.

“The number of cost-burdened renter households in Dallas has increased by 116,053 since 2008,” said Olyvia Ruhlmann of Apartmentlist.

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Dream big with an upscale four-bedroom beauty in Highland Park.

Dream big with an upscale four-bedroom beauty in Highland Park.

It’s on the market for $1.5 million, but it could be yours for a rental price of $9,500 per month.

The traditional brick estate at 4409 Caruth Blvd., Dallas, was built in 2007 and remains in stellar condition. The first floor has two living areas, a private study, and a kitchen office on hardwood floors.

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It might just be a temporary home, but for a brief time, renters can enjoy this spacious four-bedroom French-style estate on 1.3 acres.

It might just be a temporary home, but for a brief time, renters can enjoy this spacious four-bedroom French-style estate on 1.3 acres in Parker.

“The layout is the best I’ve ever seen,” says listing agent Matthew Fraser with Fraser Realty Group.

The home on Rolling Knolls Drive, built by Alford Custom Homes, is only available for a short-term rental – six to nine months – but what an amazing few months that could be.

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Golfers will rejoice at this Westworth Village rental across from Shady Oaks Country Club. For $5,600 a month, this three-bedroom, three-and-one-half bathroom spot offers all the space a family needs, with a treasure trove of amenities across the street.

Golfers will rejoice at this Westworth Village rental across from Shady Oaks Country Club.

For $5,600 a month, this three-bedroom, three-and-one-half bathroom spot offers all the space a family needs, with a treasure trove of amenities across the street.

The spacious 3,367-square-foot abode offers a private courtyard with a fire pit and fountain. A two-car garage, golf cart parking, and a guarded and gated community seal the deal.

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Good rentals are hard to find, but this gem in the Hollywood Heights will suit your needs and leave a little room in your pocketbook to decorate for the holidays.

Good rentals are hard to find, but this gem in the Hollywood Heights will suit your needs and leave a little room in your pocketbook to decorate for the holidays.

The two-bedroom, one-bathroom abode at 6914 San Mateo Blvd. sits on “a beautiful tree-lined street, close to the park, with a large backyard,” according to Marie Euseppi. She’s leasing the home for $1,800 a month. (more…)

Need a crash pad in Lower Greenville with easy access to DART and a great rental rate?

Look no further than 2508 Delmar Ave., Dallas. Bonus points if you’re a teacher, firefighter or police officer.

“We offer discounts to public servants because they often can’t afford to live in the cities they serve,” said Melissa Kingston, who with her husband, former City Councilman Philip Kingston, is offering the garage apartment for $1,025 per month.

The 375-square-foot home sits on a corner lot in the quiet historic Belmont Addition Conservation District. It’s a block from a Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus stop, a short bike ride to White Rock Lake and walking distance to Lower Greenville, Lakewood, and Tietze Park.

“It’s a very walkable and bikeable area,” Kingston said. (more…)

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Great rentals are hard to come by, and this Rental of the Week is one to keep an eye on.

The home at 16838 Village Lane in Dallas’ popular Bent Tree Village has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a nice $3,500 monthly price tag.

The two-story, 3,285-square-foot traditional home offers a one-year, renewable lease. There’s just one restriction: no pets.

Built in 1978, it’s an older model but features numerous updates, a circular drive, wet bar, and spacious entertaining rooms.

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Housing options in downtown Frisco continue to grow, as StreetLights Residential recently announced a third phase of development at The Canals at Grand Park. The new phase, a four-story, 358-residence building dubbed “The Margo,” will join The Kathryn and The Maxwell to provide luxury living in Frisco.

Housing options in downtown Frisco continue to grow, as StreetLights Residential recently announced a third phase of development at The Canals at Grand Park.

The new phase, a four-story, 358-residence building dubbed “The Margo,” will join The Kathryn and The Maxwell to provide luxury living in Frisco.

Apartments range in size from 505 to 2,000 square feet, and floor plans are available for studios, townhomes, and one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. The price range will be “top of the market,” said Elizabeth LaMonte, a spokeswoman for StreetLights Residential. (more…)