far west Plano

You won’t normally find a lot of bargains in toney far west Plano, but this 4,561-square-foot home at 6601 Terrace Mill Lane in the Kings Ridge neighborhood has come down $123,000 to $680,000 since it was first listed.

With five bedrooms and four and half-baths in this two-story home, this large corner-lot home could be a perfect executive home for those commuting to the “Five Billion Mile” in Plano/Frisco. Take a look for yourself this Saturday, Sept. 7 or Sunday, Sept. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m at an open house hosted by listing agent Brian A. James of Rogers Healy and Associates. (more…)

The city of Allen might be best known for its 18,000-seat, $60-million-dollar stadium of controversial grandeur like we’ve never seen before, but it’s not even the biggest or most expensive in Texas. Those respective credits go to the 1976-built Memorial Stadium in Mesquite, which seats 19,400 people and Katy ISD’s Legacy Stadium, which cost $70.3 million to build. But Allen’s top-rated schools are just some of the compelling reasons why 100k people call this central Collin County city home.

Long before it was incorporated in 1953, the original township of Allen was a bustling railroad business district. In 1918, the Houston and Central Texas Railroad built a freight and passenger depot which still stands today as the Allen Heritage Center and Depot Museum. Just as population grew with the development of that railroad station, Allen blossomed again when U.S. Interstate 75 was built in 1960 and brought residents north of Plano. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, check out these three Allen homes we found all in the $400,000 range.

 

Suncreek Home Full of Upgrades

Address: 712 Baldwin Court, Allen

  • 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
  • 3,492 square feet
  • $454,900

Nika Arastoupour with Rogers Healy and Associates is hosting an open house for this 1999 Drees-built home from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 in southwest Allen. The one-owner home has more than $50,000 in recent upgrades, including fresh paint, master bath remodel, kitchen remodel including high-end quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a farm sink, and a new roof. It’s located in highly-rated Plano ISD in the Suncreek neighborhood of Allen, where the median listing price is $450,000. (more…)

Two-stories, four bedrooms with two possible masters, and over 3,400 square feet to spread out. This could be one of those great multi-generational homes that don’t come along that often, located in the Mockingbird Elementary zone near E. Mockingbird and McMillan Ave. The 1940-built home at 5503 Anita Street in Dallas is listed for $795,000 by Rogers Healy and Associates’ Grecia Garza, who’s showing the Craftsman-style home from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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Rita Santamaria, Then and Now

In 1983, Rita Santamaria had the idea to start a real estate school.

In 1984, Champions School of Real Estate opened its doors for the first time. With one campus, one curriculum and a series of textbooks all written and taught by Rita Santamaria.

Thirty-five years later, Champions School of Real Estate is the largest real estate school in the nation.

In the nation.

Since that time hundreds of thousands have come through the school. Last year alone, over 30,000 passed through. Some students have gone on to have tremendous success.

And that’s what Successful Tendencies of Real Estate Champions is about.

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Malone Cliff

No really, this is the view from this gorgeous Malone Cliff View home.

The thing about a Greico Modern Home is that you would be pleased as punch to live in one because they’re unique, they’re gorgeous, and they’re built to last. But this Greico home on Malone Cliff View punctuates that good feeling with a view that you’ll never tire of seeing.

Arguably one of Dallas’ best-kept secrets when it comes to neighborhoods, Malone Cliff homes are generally perched at the optimal spots for stunning views of the Dallas skyline, and this home at 1905 Malone Cliff View is no exception.

If you think the view from the pool at the Belmont Hotel was great, try the view from above the Belmont. (more…)

Highland Park French streets

This is the elegant French estate you always wanted. Welcome to 4304 Belclaire Avenue, the classic and timeless estate located on one of the most prestigious French streets in Highland Park. The realtor team, TJ Frank and Greyson Johns of Rogers Healy and Associates, just listed this 7,398-square-foot beauty for $5.985 million.

The talented team of builder Christine Goff and architect Will Snyder, who’ve teamed up before for a palatial Versailles Avenue estate we wrote about a few years ago, created this exquisite 2009-built home in Highland Park. Native limestone wraps the exterior with large windows and well-manicured landscaping. Inside you will find an ideal floor plan with five bedrooms, five baths, one powder bath, and an elevator.

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College living isn't what it used to be!

The Skyrock Condos are only two blocks from the Texas Christian University campus in Fort Worth.

Close your eyes and think about where you lived in college. Did you enjoy the dorm experience?  How about an off-campus apartment up multiple flights of stairs?  Maybe you lived in a house during your college experience?

I started college living in a dorm room that might have been a 10-foot-by-10-foot square.  It was cozy, to say the least. (Especially with my potluck roommate’s 15 bottles of Chaps cologne … beats me why.)

I finished my four-plus years of higher learning by cramming five guys into a three-bedroom, one-bathroom house, which was a total blast.  I think I paid $350 per month in rent.  I’d do all of it all over in a heartbeat, too!

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Rogers Healy has another great luxury listing for us at 3837 Villanova in University Park that’s walking distance to Preston Center and in the center of all that’s Park Cities. This updated transitional-style home is a roomy 4,214 square-feet with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and one half-bath. It sits on an oversized 75 x 150-foot lot, which is nearly a lot and a half with 494-square-foot living quarters above the detached garage — all for $1.9 million.

For a home with a traditional floor plan, the open formal living room and dining room that flow into the family room and kitchen feel modern with an abundance of natural light. French doors in the formal living room lead to a cozy little enclosed porch on the side of the house, perfect for a quiet moment in the morning or an evening cocktail from the dry bar just adjacent.

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