When duplex design is done right, you don’t even realize the stunning home that shines in stature is actually two homes. So, when you drive by the beautiful Barnett West Custom Homes-built property at 3611 Northwest Parkway in University Park, you probably didn’t realize its identical twin is subtly mirrored next to it. Rogers Healy of Rogers Healy and Associates has the unique University Park listing for a million and change.

This single-family attached home is as new as they come, built in 2019 and never lived in. Its sister home next door, which sold quickly in October, has new residents calling it home. In this spacious 4,335-square-foot home, there are four bedrooms and five full bathrooms over three stories in this well-planned open floorplan with hardwoods and high ceilings.

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North of SH 121 and east of the Dallas North Tollway, the Chapel Creek neighborhood in west Frisco has a rare blend of both established homes first built in the early 2000s and brand new, custom-built homes on remaining lots available. Many of the 13 homes now listed for sale in Chapel Creek are from the 2000s, which reflect the very traditional, European-inspired aesthetic popular at the time. But the mix of custom homes ranging from approximately $850,000 to $3.25 million is built by a variety of custom builders, which is a nice change of pace from single-builder neighborhoods that can look too homogeneous. And sometimes just a paint job will make the difference in getting a 6,000+ square foot home for under $200 a square foot. This neighborhood, close to The Star and minutes away from Legacy West, is well-established with lush trees, landscaped grassy areas, and a wooded creek.

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Bristol Place

Address: 6251 Bristol Place, Frisco

  • 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths
  • 6,931 square feet
  • $1.35 million
  • Listed by Ben Wegmann of Rogers Healy and Associates

Located on an interior lot of a cul-de-sac, this 2007-built home by George C. Fuller Custom Homes has a classic timeless appeal with its brick and stone exterior. Inside you’ll find hand-scraped floors, vaulted ceilings, six fireplaces, and extras like a wine cellar and fully equipped media and game room. Yes, it’s got some of the original faux finishes on the walls and ceilings, but it’s just paint. Open floor plan and soaring ceilings give this home a great place from which to make it your own. (more…)

There’s a lot to love about McKinney, the Collin County seat that’s got one of the best historic downtown squares hands down. There are about 120 shops and two dozen restaurants in this commercial downtown district. The agenda here: Shop the clothing boutiques at 540 Mercantile, enjoy dinner at The Pantry Restaurant, stop for coffee at fILTER(ed) Craft Coffee House, shop antiques at Special Things, eat pie at Emporium Pies, and grab a pie (or half dozen) to go.

We found a lot to love about the homes here, but our very favorite detail is this original clawfoot tub in an early American Craftsman home built in 1890. See the home that tub belongs to and two other great homes we found for sale in McKinney.

Address: 5900 River Highlands Drive, McKinney

  • 3 bedrooms, 4 bath
  • 3,229 square feet
  • $555,000
  • Listed by Christie Cannon of Keller Williams Frisco Stars

Located in the exclusive gated community of Estates at Craig Ranch, this 2013-built home is a standout with its dramatic gated courtyard entrance that leads to the rotunda entryway and soaring ceilings. Just as dramatic is the outdoor living area with a tall elongated pergola with stone pavers, stone fireplace and lush landscaping that extends through the large grassy yard. (more…)

Don’t mistake the stone facade, rustic dark wood, and steeply pitched gables of this Midway Hollow home as French country and nothing more. Inside the team at Platinum Series Homes by Mark Molthan did an amazing job renovating this 2007-built home, transforming the once-traditional European styling into a light and modern aesthetic for today.

The home at 9415 Monteleon Court is located in the gated community of Villas of Montclair at Northwest Highway and Midway near the Bachman Creek Greenbelt. The four-bedroom, three-bath, and two half-bath home has 4,313 square feet spread across two floors, with a downstairs master suite and three oversized bedrooms upstairs.

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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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