This historically hip hood has us sprung with a color crush. Yes, today we are talking about Junius Heights. The Old East Dallas neighborhood is prized for its eclectic mix of historic architecture in all shapes and sizes. And the color combos are smart and lively too! Which would you choose, the punchy pink splurge or the spring green steal? You can’t go wrong with either.

Splurge: Punchy Pink Oasis With Courtyard, Elegant Master For $539K 

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Hippity hop! These homes are hot, hot, hot! And they’re exactly what Easter dreams are made of.

Yes, spring has sprung in Dallas, and with it, a new crop of Dallas homes vying for a spot in our Splurge vs. Steal. Today, we showcase two egg-hunt-friendly gems, perfect for an Easter feast! Both have grassy backyards for hosting and punchy green doors worth boasting. Which would you choose, the Clifford Hustell Splurge or the Craftsman-style Steal?

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Our Splurge: Debbie Lowe with Moreland Properties has listed 4609 Amarra Drive, Austin for $3,850,000.

The Masters is just around the corner, so we thought it only appropriate to put the spotlight on these two green-jacket-worthy gems. For our latest Splurge vs. Steal we are zeroing in on two of the “most searched golf properties” from Luxury Portfolio International. One is ideally situated in Golf, Illinois. The other is on a hillside perch in Austin, Texas. Both offer a golf lifestyle so good, you’ll be dreaming of life on the green. Which would you choose, the contemporary Hill Country splurge or the magnificent newer construction steal? (more…)

Our Steal: Jill Russell with Ebby Halliday Realtors has listed 627 Woolsey Drive for $400,000.

For those who want something haute and historic, this week’s Splurge vs. Steal is for you. We located two historic Oak Cliff beauties that are perfectly priced and both have interiors that are hot, hot, hot! The only difference? Exactly $99K stands between the two. Which is more you, the Craftsman cutie Splurge or the single-story Steal? The choice is all yours.

Splurge: Winnetka Heights Craftsman Cutie For $499K

Who doesn’t appreciate the delightful nature of a Craftsman done right? This one, built in 1925 in Oak Cliff, is filled with charm, plus updates for modern-day. And you know we are suckers for a large wrap-around front porch! There are fabulous classic touches, from plantation shutter windows to an elegant archway that transitions from room to room.

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Our Splurge: Brady Johnson with C Lazy U Ranch Realty, LLChas listed 4414 County Road 40, Granby, Coloradofor $2.995 million.

There’s plenty to do in the sleepy mountain town of Granby, Colorado. With its family-friendly atmosphere, close proximity to Denver, and idyllic location in the majestic Rockies, people come for the views and stay for the western hospitality. Plus, epic skiing at Winter Park Resort is just a short drive down US-40 E. And there’s lots to love about the summer too! This includes hiking, camping, world-class golfing, mountain biking, and so much more. If owning a second home in Granby sounds like your idea of heaven, we have two exceptional offerings for you to consider. Which would you choose, the rustic luxury splurge or the mountain view steal? (more…)

Our Steal: Christina Alty with Dallas City Center Realtorshas listed 2614 N. Henderson Avenue for $509,500.

For those who want a little more for their money, check out this week’s Vickery Place Splurge vs. Steal. With updated interiors and fantastic proximity to Knox Henderson attractions, these homes have what it takes to turn heads, but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose, the stately poolside splurge or the chic condominium steal?

Splurge: Gracious Single-Family Attached Home With Pool For $649K

Our Splurge: Alex Perry with Allie Beth Allman & Associates has listed 5117 Vickery Boulevard for $649,000.

This gorgeous brick traditional is worth a look! The three-bedroom, three-full-bathroom home spans 2,531 square feet and is great for families seeking a lock-and-leave lifestyle.

“This property is perfect for someone who wants to enjoy the benefits that come from being walking distance to the popular Knox Henderson area without being on a busy street,” says listing agent Alex Perry with Allie Beth Allman & Associates. “In addition, there are only so many Single Family Attached/Duplex’s in this area. And as lot and construction prices continue to rise, the price point of homes like this should only continue to appreciate.”

Recently updated, it affords a generous open floor plan with two fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, and is in walking distance to Knox Henderson shops and restaurants.

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Our Splurge: Karmel Garcia with Meyer Group Real Estate has listed 6005 Bryan Parkway for $699,000.

Looking for the next big thing in East Dallas? We found it. From our Swiss Avenue Historic District Splurge to an Old East Dallas Multi-Unit Steal, these beauties are worth a look. Both offer a rare chance to live, work, and play in sought-after East Dallas, but with price points and lifestyles that are miles apart. Which would you choose? We would love to hear in the comments.

Splurge: Jaw-Dropping 1920s Swiss Historic District Home In Heart Of East Dallas For $699K


Jaw-dropping is an understatement when it comes to this home’s impeccable remodel. And we have to admit, it was the richly appointed kitchen that caught our eye. Open shelving, sleek quartz counters, brass hardware, and dark cabinetry are on-trend. We love the abundance of natural light streaming through French doors to the patio.

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Our Splurge: Marlene Jaffe of Dave Perry-Miller Preston Centerhas listed 707 Clermont Street for $659,000.

Hollywood Heights is always a good idea. Especially when it comes to real estate. With historic neighborhood charms, close proximity to White Rock Lake, and access to desirable Lakewood Elementary, Hollywood Heights is the epitome of exceptional Dallas living – and it’s a great value to boot!

In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal, we zero in on two fantastic Tudors, each with prime locations and impressive architecture but price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose?

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