Many people are saying that $300K is the new $200K in the North Texas market, and they’re correct that it’s getting harder to find a family home in that lower price range. 

That’s part of what makes our Tuesday Two Hundred so unusual. Located in the Kiestwood neighborhood of Oak Cliff, the house at 2832 Ilahe Dr. is a handsome midcentury modern house with classic Roman brick, clean lines, and a split-level design. 

“This is my favorite stretch in the areas, two blocks of hilly terrain, lined with trees, and a cul-de-sac, which is a rarity in the area,” said listing agent Ed Murchison with Virginia Cook, Realtors. “Kiestwood has become such an incredible neighborhood and it’s one of the premier areas if you’re looking for something under $300,000, and it’s even getting hard to find that there.”  

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,188 square feet on two stories, built in 1959.

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If a nicely done renovation makes a property sing a fresh tune, then two talented house flippers have created an entirely new songbook for one Casa View Oaks home built in 1954.   

Casey Barton and Raymond Graham have taken a cramped, outdated house and reimagined every element. 2468 Highwood Dr. is in Dallas’ up-and-coming neighborhoods in deep East Dallas, a few miles from White Rock Lake. Flippers are starting to see the potential here and several houses have undergone transformations. This one stands out with a sleek aesthetic, unexpectedly luxe touches, and on-trend design. 

Barton and Graham enclosed the garage to create a master bedroom, bathroom, and walk-in closet and reconfigured the rest of the home’s floorplan. This added a bathroom and 275 square feet, making it three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,395 square.

“We tore down the wall between the kitchen and what is now the dining room — what is now the living room used to be a bedroom,” said Barton. “We also added onto the original hardwoods, carrying them throughout the kitchen and master addition.” 

The team will list tomorrow for $295,000 and there’s an open house Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Want a sneak peek and a look at some before-and-after photos? 

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We love the sweet cottage style in a renovated North Oak Cliff house built in 1939 and reimagined with a darling aesthetic.

Located in the Elmwood neighborhood, the house at 1619 Melbourne Ave. offers updates galore, from new windows and updated electrical and plumbing to an on-trend kitchen that looks like it jumped off the pages of a design magazine. 

Despite its modest size — 1,352 square feet — this house has tons of function and flow with three bedrooms and one bathroom. 

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Appealing El Tivoli Place Property Sits Among Winding, Hilly Streets in Oak Cliff | CandysDirt.com

We’ve found an appealing El Tivoli Place house in Oak Cliff with just the right updates. Sitting in a neighborhood of winding streets, hilly terrain, creeks, and mature shade trees, this home has a serene and quiet setting with proximity to downtown and affordability.

The house at 617 Cliffdale Ave. is our Tuesday Two Hundred has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,543 square feet on one story, built in 1948. 

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Walk to Lake Ray Hubbard from this Stylish and Updated Rowlett Home | CandysDirt.com

Located on a Lake Ray Hubbard peninsula, walking distance to the water in two directions, one house has cute curb appeal and an updated interior in the low $200s. 

The newly listed Rowlett house at 8417 Meadowview St. is full of tasteful updates and great features, from an open floorplan to hardwood floors. This is our Tuesday Two Hundred and it has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dining areas, and 1,582 square feet on one story, built in 1990. 

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Mid-Cities living never looked so good as in the Hurst house we’ve discovered with big style and a budget-friendly price tag. 

Located at 725 Thousand Oaks Dr., this house is better than new, recently updated for a total reimagination. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 1,875 square feet on one story, built in 1965. 

“It’s been redone from the studs, so the floorplan has changed and created an open concept look, so it’s a lot more modern look,” said listing agent Bernice Maez with Vivo Realty. “It’s also in the attendance zone for HEB schools, which is a big draw for families.” 

We’ve got some “before” photos that show just how massive of a transformation this home underwent. Jump to see them all. 

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Near the Galleria Dallas, we’ve found an impressive condo that’s been beautifully renovated and updated, move-in ready for just over $200K. The location is perfect for getting around DFW — downtown is 13 miles south; DFW International Airport is 20 miles west; and IKEA is 12 miles north. Easy as pie. 

Our Tuesday Two Hundred is 5590 Spring Valley Rd. Unit F201, a unit with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,150 square feet on two stories, built in 1983. 

“You won’t find a better finish-out for the price, and the seller spared no expense attending to every detail,” said Jason Saucedo with the Hewitt & Habgood Group with Dave Perry-Miller Intown. “From the moment you walk in, you feel like you’ve entered a high-end hotel suite, lush with fresh floral designs created by the owner herself — you can tell that she took the same amount of care and creativity to create a home as elegant and vibrant as her flowers.” 

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Candy recently called Farmers Branch “the best kept secret in North Texas” real estate and she’s totally right. This inner ring suburb offers great housing options for substantially less than an equivalent house would cost, as well as lovely parks and an active community. 

Throw in some of the lowest taxes in the area, and you’ve found a great place to live! It’s where our Tuesday Two Hundred is located at 12227 Brisbane Ave

This house is just outside the 635 loop near Valley View Lane and Webb Chapel Road, but look how much more you get for your money because of it. This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,406 square feet on one story, built in 1959 and listed for $249,900. Wow. 

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