Wolf creekFor this week’s Weekend One Hundred, we found ourselves back in Wolf Creek, where families are finding a still affordable pocket of Dallas — but possibly not for long.

You see, the post-war cottage we found for this week already has multiple offers. We found it last weekend, bookmarked it, and 10 days later, the sellers were entertaining several offers.

Why? We’ve written about Wolf Creek before — it is a great place to get the square footage you want, but at a price point that you can’t find often in other pockets of Dallas. You can find homes under that increasingly dear $250,000 range, and most if not all in this range are updated and renovated, and some even have additional amenities like pools or workshop space.

And just taking a gander at the area’s NextDoor page, it’s interesting to see how those who call Wolf Creek home describe the best things about their neighborhood — with words like, “peaceful,” “dog-friendly,” “family-friendly,” and “clean.”

Interest is probably further enhanced by the fact that it’s close to Red Bird Mall, which is now the focus of a revitalization project dubbed Red Bird Reimagined, where a decaying mall and adjacent properties are being transformed and well, reimagined. (more…)

Wolf CreekHow hot is Wolf Creek? Let’s put it this way: We’ve been telling you for a while how hot this area is becoming, with its affordable homes zoned for some really great Dallas ISD schools — but this week we got some real proof.

You see, the home we picked for this week had multiple offers nearly immediately (it’s only been listed for eight days at this point), and a contingency offer has already been accepted.

In LESS than a week, this home at 3350 Choir Street was snapped up.

Now, a there are a lot of reasons why this home would fly off the market — one, as we mentioned, it’s in Wolf Creek. Two, it’s priced at $175,000, which makes it darn near a unicorn in Dallas, with its three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Three, it’s zoned for Ronald McNair Elementary, which was recently one of the district’s Best Schools, and will be a STEAM Innovation campus starting next year. (more…)

alexanderThis adorable Midcentury Ranch in Wolf Creek is so special it already had a contingent offer after four days on the market. Zoned for this week’s Dallas ISD best school, Birdie Alexander Elementary, it’s a great example (the second for today) of what you can get for the $100,000 range in Dallas.

Photo courtesy Dallas ISD

This home is in the attendance zone for Birdie Alexander, who was recently featured as one of Dallas ISD’s best schools. The school, which received a B grade from the state’s A-F accountability scoring, will become a neighborhood innovation campus next year with a personalized learning focus. (more…)

Wolf CreekJust seven minutes or so from what is becoming a hot area thanks to revitalization efforts, our Tuesday Two Hundred this week takes us back to Wolf Creek.

We’ve talked about Wolf Creek before — it’s a great neighborhood full of ranch-style and 80s era soft contemporary homes that are well-maintained, affordable, and are being renovated and updated beautifully.

Wolf Creek is a great place to get the square footage you want, but at a price point that you can’t find often in other pockets of Dallas. Many homes, such as this week’s home, are priced in an increasingly dear $200,000 to $250,000 range. Most if not all in this range are updated and renovated, and some even have additional amenities like pools or workshop space.

There are only 16 houses currently in inventory, and several of them already have pending or contingent offers.

And just taking a gander at the area’s NextDoor page, it’s interesting to see how those who call Wolf Creek home describe the best things about their neighborhood — with words like, “peaceful,” “dog-friendly,” “family-friendly,” and “clean.”

And in the case of 1007 Golden Trophy Drive, you can also add, “incredibly close to future amenities,” because it’s roughly seven minutes or so away from Red Bird Mall, which is now the focus of a revitalization project dubbed Red Bird Reimagined, where a decaying mall and adjacent properties are being transformed and well, reimagined.

(Red Bird photos courtesy Omniplan)

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affordableEarlier this week, we mentioned the October housing report from the Texas A&M Real Estate Center, which provided this interesting tidbit: While home sales may be slowing down in the higher price points, the most affordable price points are still doing robust business.

“The market for homes priced less than $200,000 remained the exception, where the MOI held at 2.8 months with constant pressure downward,” the report said. A balanced market, economists say, is closer to six months of inventory.

So for this week’s CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week, we thought we’d take a look at this price point, and what you can get for that.

This week, our homes range in price from $155,000 to $200,000. Which ones will you visit? (more…)

wolf creekNeighbors call Wolf Creek “peaceful,” “dog-friendly,” “family-friendly,” and “clean.” And you probably haven’t heard much about it — yet.

There is apparently something percolating over in Wolf Creek, because the Midcentury Cottage that Realtor Nyalls Carlton with eXp Realty showed us is the second home we’ve come across in the past month or so that just immediately grabbed our attention.

Not only is it a bright, light, modern home perfect for a family, but it’s also priced at a new buyer-friendly price that’s far below the Dallas median home sales price of $280,000 in October.

And you can tell this home is special from the moment you drive up to the curb — just look at that adorable turquoise door, and the covered porch that’s just begging for a few hanging flower baskets and a couple of cute chairs. (more…)

wolf creekConfession: In some kind of fit of serendipity, the home we are featuring in this week’s Thursday Three Hundred is in a neighborhood mentioned by a North Carolina publication we took issue with yesterday in the Wednesday WTF.

In fact, we had to do a double take when we saw the neighborhood this gorgeously remodeled home is in, because it’s nearly impossible to reconcile the claims from Roadsnacks and this beauty.

So welcome to Wolf Creek, where we found this beautiful four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home at 1736 Reynoldston Lane, listed by Suzanne Athey with RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs.

And just taking a gander at the neighborhood’s NextDoor page, it’s interesting to see how those who call Wolf Creek home describe the best things about their neighborhood — with words like, “peaceful,” “dog-friendly,” “family-friendly,” and “clean.”

Sitting on a corner lot in a mature neighborhood, this 2,688 square foot Traditional home built in 1969 has had a complete overhaul and even has a pool in the backyard. (more…)