Modern French Eclectic

Real estate doesn’t get much hotter than this modern French eclectic in University Park built by CandysDirt.com Approved Builder Robert Elliot Custom Homes. Ty Vaughn with The Associates Real Estate Brokerage has quietly, and privately, put 3307 Bryn Mawr on the market for $3.995 million. So, you, our dear readers, are the first to know about this stunner.

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park citiesImagine being able to host friends and family at a July fourth cookout and pool party, with a brief break for a quick walk to the popular and traditional Park Cities Fourth of July parade — because we just found the perfect house for just that very thing. (more…)

Frisco was named the best city for raising a family, closely followed by Allen, and Southlake as part of a new 2018 “best Texas cities” list, ranking the best and worst Texas cities for families. Wallethub, a D.C.-based personal finance site, compiled the new June 2018 report that ranked the 117 largest cities in Texas based on family life, fun, education, health and safety, affordability and socioeconomic environment.

What makes a city good for raising a family? Plenty of attractions such as museums and theaters, a quality school system, high graduation rates, number of playgrounds per 100,000 residents and a whole lot of pediatricians were all factors that Wallethub took into account when it named the best Texas cities for families.

While the weighted scores and rankings provide a holistic view of cities, a look at the raw data we requested provides some interesting headlines as well. Missing from the list is Highland Park, which did not rank among the largest cities in Wallethub’s data.

Eagles vs. Dragons

Turning to education, Allen had the number one highest graduation rate in Texas – 96.6 percent, according to Wallethub’s data. Frisco, the overall number one, has a 91.8 percent graduation rate, and Southlake, overall number three on the list, had a 87.3 percent graduation rate, according to Wallethub. (more…)

splurge vs. stealHomes in the Highland Park ISD attendance zone are often sought after by families buying homes. But those homes can come with a hefty price tag, too.

Our Splurge vs Steal this week looks at two homes in the district’s attendance zone. Both have at least three bedrooms and are at least 2,200 square feet. Which one is your favorite?

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Modern French Eclectic

“This is a happy house,” Briggs Freeman listing agent Meredith Ferrell said. “It makes you feel like you are on vacation every single day.” Ferrell has summed our Inwood Home of the Week  up beautifully. The moment I saw this University Park modern French Eclectic at 4026 McFarlin Boulevard, I could not stop smiling. It’s light, bright, and the owners have used color in the right places — and in the right proportions.

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Modern Colonial Revival

So often you find a house that’s in a perfect neighborhood, like our Inwood Home of the Week, at 3709 Hanover Street in University Park. It’s the right size, the right style, and has all the elements to suit a family. It also offers great entertaining spaces. But it needs a refresh, and you don’t have time. So, how great is this University Park modern Colonial Revival that has already been through the refresh, and is move-in ready? It’s also an absolutely perfect example of how you take a great house and make it even better. Talk about a score! (more…)

Greek Revival
If you have been in Dallas for a while, you know this Greek Revival mansion, and you certainly know the name, Rita Crocker Clements. Newcomers might need a small history lesson, so let’s begin. Rita was a smart, strong, savvy, sophisticated woman that never forgot her ranching family roots. She was an active volunteer not only in politics but also in her community. To say she was a mover and a shaker is to put it mildly. (more…)

When shopping for homes, many Realtors point out that of the things you cannot change about a house, its location is paramount. Don’t like the floor plan? Hire an architect. Not in love with the facade? Paint and trim. Need more bedrooms and bathrooms? Hire a builder. But the location is the one thing that is absolutely fixed. 

Besides the spacious corner lot, this listing from Allie Beth Allman & Associates Realtor Nora Lane offers something that no other listing nearby could dream of.

“You can sit on the front porch and watch your kids walk to Hyer every morning,” Lane says. “I think it’s what everyone is looking for — it’s transitional, but it’s comfortable — but that corner lot means it has a huge front yard. You can just sit on the porch and watch your kids play.”

That’s enough to earn a mention as this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. But inside, there’s even more to fall in love with. And we’re certain you’re going to swoon once you see the updated interiors of 3840 Marquette, so after you get a gander, call Lisa Peters today to make sure that you sail through your real estate transaction from bid to closing. 

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