With East Dallas midcentury modern homes being as hot as they are, it feels like an exercise in futility to fall in love with one. Just as soon as we see one of these highly coveted homes, it’s snapped up by a similarly eager buyer before we can say “earnest money.”
 
Lucky for us, we happened on this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans before any other would-be buyer hungry for clean lines and natural light. It’s a fabulous Lake Highlands North midcentury modern listed by David Collier and Jennifer Rice of David Griffin & Company Realtors. 
 
It has all the hallmarks of coveted East Dallas midcentury modern homes that we ogle, as well as some smart upgrades and some details left untouched!

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The invisible borders within the area we call “North Dallas” are many. You can live in North Dallas with Plano ISD or Richardson ISD schools, and then there are the subdivisions within the area, too, which each have their own unique character.

A great example of the diversity in location and architecture for the North Dallas area can be found in our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. This listing from David Griffin & Co. agent Robert Kucharski, a 1970s soft contemporary in the Peyton-Alpha Estates subdivision, is completely loaded and at a great price, too! 

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Richardson ISD announced Thursday that security concerns have motivated a calendar change this year one that so far other local districts have not adopted.

It’s not unusual for schools to serve as polling locations on Election Day. But RISD officials said that security risks associated with the practice have led them to make Nov. 6 a student holiday and staff development day.

“The change is being made as a precaution due to the thousands of unregistered visitors who gain access to RISD schools serving as voting locations on Election Day,” the district said in an announcement. “Because staff members and some daytime care students will still be in schools on Nov. 6, RISD will continue to take additional safety precautions to isolate voting areas from the rest of the campus and monitor visitors.” (more…)

 

16114 Fallkirk Drive is listed for $480,00 by Kan Boonme of Keller Williams Realty. 

Let’s be honest, nothing is more frustrating than house hunting in Dallas on a tight budget. The market is hot, bidding wars are often the norm, and getting into a house with all the bells and whistles in a nice neighborhood with decent schools is a major feat.

That being said, there are still a few deals to be had, and we found one that’s the perfect fit for our Friday Four Hundred — located in Far North Dallas, it’s an updated 1976 single story that’s been through one hell of a makeover. Let’s take a look inside, shall we?

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It’s rare that we see a clean, modern take on a Southwestern aesthetic, but this modern home in the White Rock Valley area of Lake Highlands accomplishes it exceptionally well. Designed and constructed by award-winning W2 Studio in 2005, this home is kitted with only the best materials, notes listing agent Kevin Sayre of David Bush Realtors.

Though unassuming from the front, this ecologically sensitive home in a sought-after enclave of East Dallas easily earns the title of High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. With a huge screened porch, beautiful gardens, and inside one of the very best elementary attendance areas in Richardson ISD, 8605 White Rock Trail is sure to impress.

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It’s officially back to school season! Store shelves are lined with pencils, pens, and notebooks. Children sport new backpacks. For many families, it may also be moving season. Top school districts are a major draw for families looking to relocate to nearby suburbs. For households not ready to buy a home in a new district, we’re highlighting some family-friendly apartment buildings in top Dallas-area school districts.

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Almost every single listing out there has one or two things about it that just don’t sit right with us. Maybe it’s something with the trim, the layout, or the landscaping that just doesn’t work. With contracts closing at a rapid clip, decisions must be made quickly, and so we’re thrilled to present a Lake Highlands traditional ranch that will feel like home with just about any decor style and inside a great elementary school attendance zone.

Alyssa O’Brien Ramsay with Nathan Grace Real Estate is offering 9206 Northpoint Drive, a cozy one-story with everything a family wants, for $439,000. That’s a bit of a bargain considering the sought-after Richardson ISD schools!

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62 Dunrobin $1,490,000

See these three gorgeous homes in the Hills of Breckinridge? All three will be open this Sunday, June 25, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm!

Last week, at the National Association of Real Estate Editor’s Denver conference, we heard from experts that Millennials were — surprise, surprise! — finally buying homes. Just taking them a little longer. And when they buy homes, they are not necessarily the urbanites we might think they are. They like the ‘burbs!

Doug Yearley, CEO of Toll Brothers, one of the country’s largest homebuilders, says Baby Boomers have been the backbone of the housing industry for decades. But Boomers, not Millennials, are fueling the high-rise wave. 

49 Dunrobin $1,265,000

21 Dunrobin $939,000

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