[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 2020! Cheers, from Candy and the entire staff at CandysDirt.com!]

Nikki: This house is sold, but it’s one of our favorites of the year. We love Dallas as much as the next Real Housewife, but what we love most about this house is it proves there are incredible and unexpected houses throughout the Metroplex. You may not instantly think “cool” when you think of Plano, but 1603 15th Street is one reason you most definitely should. Read the original post below or here.

Within walking distance from Downtown Plano, which is still HOT even though they lost their Dude Sweet (RIP 4 real), there’s an adorable bungalow set on almost one-third of an acre. It’s rural living in the middle of the city with easy access to US-75 and basically the world.

This house is so cute and the current owners made it so cool. In the kitchen, you’ll find a tin roof ceiling, exposed brick, and open shelving. It feels modern and eclectic and the evergreen cabinets and butcher block countertops are basically *fire emoji.*

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This week we’re headed to Fairview because why not? It’s a town. It’s kid-friendly and it’s popping. Today’s listing is a townhome. That’s right a townhome in a quaint little suburb. And guess what else? There’s shopping, entertainment, and dining very nearby. Like, it’s not walkable, but it’s close and that’s good enough for us.

“Tell us more.”

Okay. Fairview, in case you’re not 100 percent familiar, is just east of Allen and puts you in super close proximity to the Allen Premium Outlets and Watters Creek, which contains a Market Street and all of your dreams basically.

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Over on Cherrywood Ave., there’s a three-bedroom, two-bathroom traditional that just hit the market. It’s near UT Southwestern and Parkland so it’s perfect if you’re a med student, nurse, doctor, resident, orderly, or just accident-prone.

It’s recently remodeled and it’s “perfect for owner-occupants and renters alike.” Are you listening, future real estate moguls? This could be the first feather in your mogul-like cap. Are you also listening, people that want a killer home with amazing accents and a spectacular backyard? Your dream home awaits.

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Rhonda Seacat Hunnicutt organizes pre-demo sales for a living. She works with high-end builders and always sees the gorgeous post-demo results. This means she also gets to see the latest design trends in each of these homes and she’s not above borrowing a little from the pros.

Of course, she’s a pro herself. She remodels homes and condos and just happens to be the brilliant brain behind this Bryan Place condo at 3105 San Jacinto, #317.

This particular unit sits on the third floor of a building with easy access to Downtown Dallas and *ahem* Uber’s new headquarters. It was one of the first buildings to go up in the area back in the day so it’s been a trendsetter from the very beginning.

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“What I love most about this condo is its prime location,” said Lauri Ann Hanson, one-half of the Dwell Partners listing team. Oak Lawn is a fabulous location and offers tons of perks. The nearby Dallas North Tollway and North Central Expressway offer easy access to the city and when it’s time to get out of town, Love Field isn’t very far either.

You don’t even need a car or an Uber to get to great restaurants, shops, and salons. Everything, including Eatzi’s, is right down the block.

If you’re into low-maintenance, delightfully updated property with a private side yard, this Oak Lawn listing might be what you’ve been looking for.

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In the heart of Richardson, just across Belt Line from Cottonwood Park, there’s a cute little neighborhood filled with ranch-style houses built in the 1950s. Many are well maintained. Most are no frills. Some are nicer than others. And one has a putting green.

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If you’re looking for something in the $200’s in one of the most popular neighborhoods in all of Dallas, here it is, served up to you on a CandysDirt.com platter.

The cottage at 8647 San Fernando Way in Little Forest Hills is the house equivalent of what makes this neighborhood so great. It’s quirky, it’s cool and there’s a chicken coop out back. There’s also a barn-like garage, a hand-built Plexi-roofed greenhouse, and antique farmhouse sink, and wash station. Basically, the backyard is the business. It’s everything you and your green thumbs ever dreamed of.

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South Dallas Pemberton Hill

New construction in Dallas in the low $200s?

*Tires screech.*

*Horn blasts.*

*Solo red siren from Dragnet magically appears.*

Dramatization? Or real life? YOU DECIDE.

But seriously, let’s talk about 650 Elkhart Avenue. It’s impeccable. The details are thoughtful, and many were hand-selected by the investor, Tracy Bennett, herself.

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