Waterfront

Karen Abrams of Keller Williams Charleston has listed 2186 Wappoo Hall Road, Charleston, South Carolina for $2.6 million.

Named the most romantic city in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure magazine, Charleston’s waterfront charms are hard to shake. At least that’s what David Szlam told T&L back in 2015.

“If you come to Charleston and experience it like us locals do, it will forever take place in your soul,” said Szlam. “Dining at Bowens Island Restaurant is especially romantic, watching the sun set over tidal creeks while enjoying some fresh steamed oysters—the list goes on and on.” Hang tight, we are googling flights to Charleston as we speak.

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Kyle Brinkley of Brinkley Property Group has listed 5119 Miller Avenue for $574,000.

Ahhh … love is in the air. And what better way to kick off Valentine’s week than with a look at two love nests in the M Streets? This iconic Dallas neighborhood attracts couples of all kinds, and for good reason. Its small town feel, easy access to trendy hot spots for date night, and an atmosphere that is perfect for starting a family, means it continues to gain in popularity. Add in a touch of charm, affordability, and a fantastic location, and the M Streets has the recipe for living a life you’ll love.

One look at these M Streets love nests in our Splurge vs. Steal and you’ll be singing a different tune, honey.

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SOBO 58

Some markets may be slowing down but Denver is still hot, hot, hot. In fact, home prices in the Mile High City continue to remain at an all-time high (no pun intended) with fewer options for those looking at or below the $600,000 price range. That’s where SOBO 58 comes in.

And we are among the first to highlight SOBO 58’s offerings in our latest Splurge vs. Steal. (more…)

Our Splurge: Hunter J Finch with Coastal Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 88482 Agate Lane, Bandon, Oregon for $2,950,000.

Ever dream of living on the rugged Pacific Northwest coast? Perhaps a second home in Bandon, Oregon is for you? With an idyllic coastal setting, and year-round fishing, hiking, cycling, and golf, Bandon affords a one-of-a-kind lifestyle.

And as the local say, “If the wind picks up, just bundle up – and experience some of the most dramatic storm watching in Oregon.” (more…)

Our Splurge: Phillip Murrell with Compass has listed 4206 Buena Vista Street Apt E for $669,000.

As one of Dallas’ most hip and trendy nightlife districts, Knox-Henderson is where people want to be. Last week we couldn’t take our eyes off this Dave Perry-Miller-owned cottage! So much so we decided to take a closer look at the neighborhood for this week’s Splurge vs. Steal. Which Knox-Henderson condo would you choose, the modern masterpiece splurge, or the LeComte Homes steal? We would love to hear in the comments!

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Our Splurge: Sylvia Scott has listed 3401 Lee Parkway Apt 803 for $665,000.

Dallas real estate may be cooling down, but these high-rise condos are hot, hot, hot! For this week’s Splurge vs. Steal we take you downtown to the best that money can buy … on a budget. Which would you choose The Mayfair splurge or The Metropolitan steal? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

Splurge: High-Rise With Views Of Lee Park And Turtle Creek For $665K

This condo caught our eye, not only for the price but for the virtual staging. As it turns out, listing agent Sylvia Scott of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty showcased those images for good reason.

“I used the virtual images provided by a company who works exclusively for Sotheby’s International Realty and available only to Briggs Freeman locally, to show buyers how a little paint and different furnishings can completely transform the look of the unit, which had been more traditionally furnished by the previous tenant,” Sylvia explains. “I specifically had a client who could not figure out what to do with the alcove in the living room and I was able to show her these photos to give her an idea of what to do with that space. Providing tools like this can help buyers see the potential in an otherwise great opportunity!”

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Our Steal: Simone Jeanes of Virginia Cook Realtors has listed 6414 Dunstan Lane for $445,000.

East Dallas has lots to offer, and that includes the neighborhood of Ridgewood Park. Bound by Abrams Road to the west, Lovers Lane to the north, Fisher Road to the east, and the Ridgewood Trail to the south, this small enclave packs a mighty punch, offering quick access to White Rock Lake and major Dallas thoroughfares, as well as fantastic home values. One look at these two beauties in our latest Splurge vs. Steal and you’ll see Ridgewood Park is worth a look.

Which one is more “you,” the Trammel Drive splurge or the Dilbeck-inspired steal? We would love to hear in the comments.

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[Editor’s note: Merry Christmas! This week, we’re taking time off to focus on our loved ones, so we are sharing some of our favorite stories from this year. Keep an eye out for our top features from the archives as we rest and get ready for a brilliant 2019! Cheers, from Candy and the entire staff at CandysDirt.com!]

Amy: There is something so fun about comparing Dallas properties in our weekly Splurge vs. Steal. For some it’s an easy choice, for others it’s a bit more challenging. But any way you slice it, our Splurge vs. Steal is just a cool way to see how far your money will go in Dallas’ hottest hoods. Today, we feature a couple of our favorites as we look back on 2018. Here’s wishing you and yours a joyful and prosperous New Year. Cheers!

Splurge vs. Steal: Two Brookshire Park Beauties on Large Lots

Our writer Leah Shafer nailed it when comparing these two Brookshire Park beauties. Back in May she wrote: Near Royal Lane and Hillcrest Road is the wonderful North Dallas neighborhood of Brookshire Park. Beautiful houses on larger, heavily treed lots line the streets, with most of the original properties built late 1960s and early 1970s. This week’s Splurge vs. Steal takes us there to two Brookshire Park beauties just 0.4 miles apart. Both are over 5,000 feet and offer high-end amenities. Which is your favorite? (more…)