Apartments, recessions, and public safety were among the hot button topics at the 15th annual Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit held this week in Dallas. CC Young Senior Living was the title sponsor and CandysDirt.com was among the media sponsors.

East Dallas is home to three of the newest city councilmembers and the Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, including District 14’s David Blewett, District 7’s Adam Bazaldua, District 9’s Paula Blackmon, and District 10 Councilman/Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Adam McGough. The four shared their vision for economic development in their East Dallas districts spanning from Fair Park to White Rock Lake.

Dallas is attracting a lot of young professionals to its booming job market, which leads the state in year-over-year employment increases and tops California as the top state for jobs. They’re renting apartments in hip areas like Uptown, Deep Ellum, and the Medical District where the median rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $1,130, according to Apartmentlist.com. But an uptick in crime in the city of Dallas could send these professionals for the suburbs. That’s why public safety seemed top of mind for these council members who addressed the attendees, comprised of real estate professionals, small business owners, and professional services providers. (more…)

Dallas real estate agents, take note! Now is your chance to win complimentary airfare and a five-day stay at a luxury hotel on the Amalfi Coast. All you have to do is bring the buyer who will appreciate the views from this Chapel Hill listing. It’s a brilliant strategy from seasoned real estate agent Susan Baldwin with Allie Beth Allman.

She is pulling out all the stops to market her gem of a listing at 4636 Chapel Hill.  The six-bedroom, six-full-and-four-half-bathroom custom estate sits on 1.6 acres of prime White Rock Lake frontage with ambiance and views reminiscent of – you guessed it – the Amalfi Coast. According to Baldwin, the stipulation for the giveaway is as follows:

“For the agent who brings the buyer, and closes a successful sale in 2019, airfare and hotel for five days at a luxury hotel. Someplace restful and peaceful, with beautiful views!”

In fact, Baldwin is hosting a rather special Amalfi Coast event at the estate this weekend, exclusively for friends, family and people who are interested, particularly agents. Want to get in on the action and take a page from Baldwin’s book? Read on for all the juicy details in our exclusive interview on how this fantastic marketing idea came about, plus details on how to snag an invite to her fabulous event.

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Our Splurge: Rogers Healy with Rogers Healy and Associates has listed 5733 Penrose Avenue for $649,000.

So you want to be close to the action of Lower Greenville but in a single-family home that just screams you? Choose between a fantastic modern or stately traditional in our latest Splurge vs. Steal! Each home affords private backyards and prime locations but price points that are miles apart. Which is your favorite, the Penrose Modern or the Monticello Tudor? It might be tough to choose.

Splurge: Perfection On Penrose With Quartz Kitchen And Room To Grow For $649K

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Good rentals are hard to find, but this gem in the Hollywood Heights will suit your needs and leave a little room in your pocketbook to decorate for the holidays.

Good rentals are hard to find, but this gem in the Hollywood Heights will suit your needs and leave a little room in your pocketbook to decorate for the holidays.

The two-bedroom, one-bathroom abode at 6914 San Mateo Blvd. sits on “a beautiful tree-lined street, close to the park, with a large backyard,” according to Marie Euseppi. She’s leasing the home for $1,800 a month. (more…)

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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When Midcentury Modern homes hit the market, they often get snapped up so quickly that our heads spin. So if you’re desperate to get a Midcentury Modern home with plenty of room for renovations and updates, our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is your opportunity to get it while it’s hot — and affordable!

This listing from Jenny Capritta is in the nexus of East Dallas’ treasured enclave of Midcentury Modern architecture. The Lake Gardens area of East Dallas’ White Rock Lake neighborhoods has tall trees, winding streets with hilly topography, and an outstanding collection of original and renovated Midcentury Modern homes.

This particular property offers something of a blank slate for those not afraid of taking a home to the studs and remaking it into a showplace. 

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Ash CreekJeremiah Hobbs with United Realty shared his latest Ash Creek Estates listing recently, and we immediately asked for more details. The 14-year-old Modern has been on the market a little more than a week, and between the gorgeous lot, the beautiful home, and the Casa Linda amenities, it’s a home that is attracting a lot of attention.

It’s rare, Hobbs said, that a home such as 562 Ash Creek Drive comes available in the area, which is adjacent to Casa Linda. And this home has so much going for it, with enough unique features that someone is going to want to snap up in a hurry.

For instance, he said, “the unique design.”

“It includes a 30-foot-long koi pond that flows through the house,” he said. “Large glass windows provide an abundance of natural light and tranquil views.” (more…)

The Peninsula is one of our favorite neighborhoods in the City of Dallas. I have many friends who live there and love it, folks who have shed larger homes in the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, even Plano, to live on these quarter-acre slices of heaven with White Rock Lake a few steps out the front door.

Every time I drive in the Peninsula, I think, “Why don’t we live here?” It’s like coming home to a lake home: I could gaze at the sunlight dappling on the lake forever.

This 2015-built home is at 9333 Biscayne Boulevard, with a clear White Rock Lake view from the second story master. Designed by AIA architect and builder Douglas Hildinger, the contemporary home is loaded with strikingly great clean design. And it just came on the market.

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