Our Splurge: Jessica Koltun with Robert Elliott And Associates has listed 6152 E. University Boulevard $599,000.

University Meadows is a tranquil Dallas neighborhood with some great deals to be had! Case in point: these two beauties. Our splurge is completely remodeled featuring all the design trends. The other pick has great bones, plus a pool, and is a total steal. Which would you choose?

Splurge: Completely Remodeled Entertainer’s Dream For $599K

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5021 Creighton Drive is currently listed by Laurie Ann Hanson and Aimee Schreiner of Dwell Partners, Dave Perry-Miller InTown for $595,000.

How many searches have you done for homes with pools in Dallas under $600,000 and turned up empty handed? Well fret no longer. We’ve found a hidden slice of East Dallas paradise that was built to entertain, complete with sparkling pool, patio, and cabana for $595,000!

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Photo courtesy Dallas ISD Foster Elementary School will host a open house for parents and community members interested in Spanish language immersion tonight from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

There are many neighborhoods that are home to “hidden gems” of Dallas ISD – schools that don’t get the attention of their more popular siblings, but have the same programs and successes. (Photo: courtesy Dallas ISD)

I just spent two days fielding queries about neighborhood schools from folks that just moved into my neighborhood. I’m about to tell our readers the same thing I’ve told them: You always hear about the same schools because they’re great schools, and you may feel like you must buy a home in the attendance zones for those schools, despite the low inventory. But often, there are great schools with the same programs (who just haven’t had those programs as long) sitting right under your nose. In fact, there’s still some time to get into your family’s next home near one of these great undiscovered or under-discussed schools before the school year starts.

So I’m thrilled that Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate asked me to write about the schools that are just as awesome, but are less well-known. Keep in mind, this is just a small sampling — there are schools all over the Dallas Independent School District that have amazing programs that are not the usual suspects. (more…)

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The contemporary marvel at 2619 Leta Mae Ln. in Farmers Branch is one of five open houses we’re featuring this week.

Now that the holidays are done and spring is around the corner, house hunting is likely to pick up. We’ve picked five open houses this weekend for you, ranging in price from $265K to $995K. Neighborhoods include Bluffview, the M Streets, Hillridge, University Meadows, and a surprise in Farmers Branch. Lots of diversity in the styles and prices—we hope you like it!

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