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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We’ve found a 1929 Irwindell cottage in Oak Cliff with over $115,000 in improvements and a totally youthful and fresh look inside. 

Our Tuesday Two Hundred at 3334 Irwindell Blvd. is situated on an elevated lot with tranquil view of trees within its Dells District neighborhood near West Jefferson Boulevard and South Westmoreland Road. Inside, the renovations are spot on, both behind-the-scenes and more visible. This home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,172 square feet on one story, built in 1929. There will be two open houses this weekend on Saturday, May 5, from noon to 2 p.m. and Sunday, May 6, from 2-4 p.m. Want a sneak peek? 

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In these parts, homes designed by AIA award-winning architect Russell Buchanan often command top dollar. Part of that is location, but Buchanan’s work usually lands in some of the very best places. This particular Buchanan-designed home is no exception. Located on a plum lot in the wonderful sustainable and modern development Urban Reserve, 29 Vanguard Way offers exceptional views, amenities, location, value, and style all wrapped in Buchanan’s trademark lines and angles.

“Russell Buchanan is a blue chip architect and to be able to purchase one of his designs for under $700K is a unique opportunity,” says listing agent Ed Murchison, who has priced this gorgeous home with a courtyard pool and gorgeous kitchen at $699,000. Considering the cachet of the neighborhood and the architect, it’s easy to see why this stellar home is our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Want to make sure this dream home becomes your reality? Contact Lisa today to make your real estate transaction sail through bid to closing! 

Want to see inside this fabulous home? Jump!

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Renovated Midcentury Modern Houses | CandysDirt.com

One of the most popular housing styles around the country is midcentury modern. Classic features in these houses built between the early 1930s to mid-1960s include open floorplans, clean lines, light-filled spaces,  and a simplicity of style that translates beautifully into 2018. 

Certain Dallas neighborhoods have pockets of these architectural gems; many have been lovingly restored and updated, like the two properties in this week’s Splurge vs. Steal. We’re looking at two renovated midcentury modern houses, one in Northwest Dallas and the other in North Dallas’ Janmar neighborhood. Both are so lovely, it’s hard to pick a favorite. So pour a martini, put on some Sinatra, and check out our picks! 

 

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The idea of an income property appeals to lots of real estate buyers. If you’re up for the challenge and responsibility, this investment can generate income and build your net worth more rapidly than a single-family property alone. 

In today’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’re looking at two multi-family buildings in Dallas. Both are priced under a million dollars, which makes them somewhat rare in the market. There are pros and cons to each — which income property would you buy if you had the opportunity? 

 

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Inwood Road Estates Homes in Northwest Dallas | CandysDirt.com

An updated home is a thing of beauty when it’s full of thoughtful conveniences and stylish elements. 

That’s the case with the two Inwood Road Estates properties in our Splurge vs. Steal post today. These midcentury-built houses are both hugely renovated and located just a few blocks apart near Forest Lane and Inwood Road. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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Tucked away on a quiet tree-lined street in desirable Merriman Park rests this completely updated gem you have to see to believe! Built in 1960, the four-bedroom, three-bath charmer boasts over 2,400 square feet on a huge and lushly landscaped lot and is the perfect fit for our Friday Four Hundred.

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There are a lot of great condos in the East Lovers Lane area, many of which are within walking distance to the Lovers Lane DART station, making for a quick commute downtown if that’s where you’re headed. However, a lot of these condos are fantastic income-producing properties thanks to their proximity to Southern Methodist University. Buy a condo for your student’s stint at SMU, and thanks to the healthy real estate market, you can either lease it once they graduate or sell for a healthy profit.

This particular building, The Tuscany at 5904 Sandhurst, is so well cared for and has tons of great amenities, including a courtyard swimming pool, fountains, and fabulous landscaping. Scoring a unit here is a challenge, as they tend to go quickly. And considering how well-maintained our High Caliber Home of the Week is, we’re not surprised at all to see that it’s already under option contract. Heck, if we were in the market, we would have contacted Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans to get in an offer fast! 

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