East Dallas Dynamo Britt Lopez Moves to Dallas City Center Realtors

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It’s a homecoming of sorts says Britt Lopez, who has been with Keller Williams since 2004 — back when Dallas City Center was a franchise of the brand. When Dallas City Center split from the brokerage and became independent, Lopez decided to go to Keller Williams Urban, where she has been since 2012. Now, she’s back with Kevin Caskey and his team of top-performing agents.

“For me, it’s a fresh start. It’s a new year, and it’s important for me to do that, to start over,” Lopez said. “I need to be around people who are like me, who work as hard as me, to keep me up there. I believe that an agent is only as good as the agents around them, and Dallas City Center is just a good working environment.”

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Tuesday Two Hundred: Lakewood Midcentury Priced for Quick Sale

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Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred takes us just north of White Rock Lake in Lakewood to 7325 Rutgers Drive. This fantastic East Dallas neighborhood is full of other handsome midcentury houses like this one, but few are priced as competitively: With a recent price reduction, it is now listed for $299,900, or $185 per square foot. Nearby comps have been averaging almost $200 per square foot.

Built in 1960 and recently updated, this brick house is a 3-2 with 1,617 square feet sitting on 0.178 acres with lovely, mature trees. Located within walking distance of the new playground and splash park at Ridgewood-Belcher Rec Center, this University Terrace property is in the Lakewood Elementary, Long Middle, and Woodrow Wilson High School zones. Nearby private schools include Zion Lutheran, St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary, and Dallas Academy. The neighborhood has a Fourth of July parade and a Halloween party for local kids. Needless to say, the area draws many families.

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Sweet Split Level on Large Lot is a Rare Find in Hollywood Heights

1108 Valencia Curb

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Here we have another great listing from Britt Lopez in Hollywood Heights, only Lopez knows this home a little bit better than some of her previous listings. Why? Because she once owned it!

This sweet split level at 1108 Valencia has so many cool selling points. Besides having a practically enormous master suite (unheard of!) and a wonderful pool in the backyard (rare!) this home is also a great spot for entertaining thanks to its oversized lot.

Jump for more on this cool home!

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2352 Wildoak Curb

You already know that we love the Claremont subdivision. This area is populated by mostly 1960s-era ranches, and with its hilly topography, mature trees, and fantastic values, it’s a wonderful neighborhood. In fact, most people don’t even know it’s there!

That’s why you can find an excellent deal in Claremont, like this home from Vivo Realty Group’s Emily Herrig. She has this fabulous listing at 2352 Wildoak, which is a cool renovated ranch with a second-floor addition.

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8630 Angora Front

By now you know the motto of East Dallas’ weirdest neighborhood: “Keep Little Forest Hills Funky.” In this neighborhood that reminds most people of Austin, you’ll find tiny cottages and bungalows with low ceilings and wood siding. Some of them have been added on, some have been remodeled, and some have been renovated inside and out. But the neighborhood remains a bastion of diversity in taste and architecture.

That’s what’s so remarkable about 8630 Angora: It’s so very different from what you’d expect to find in Little Forest Hills. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom 1980s soft contemporary has high ceilings, big windows, and open spaces — all a far cry from the typical cottage lining the hilly streets of the neighborhood.

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10811 Clearbrook Front

Lochwood is one of my favorite areas in Dallas because it has so many gorgeous, mature trees, hilly topography, and a stunning mix of architectural styles. I love the soft contemporaries, midcentury moderns, traditionals, and even the random colonial!

And it’s popular with families, too, thanks to the close proximity to White Rock Lake and nearby Lochwood Park. If this has been the neighborhood of your dreams for a while, well, it might be a little while longer before you find your dreamhome. In fact, Carrie Hill of Nathan Grace’s Olson & Hill team told me she was going to have a cute little home come on the market soon that was in my neck of the woods. That was two weeks ago. When 10811 Clearbrook hit the market this week, I was so excited to feature it.

Well, it was only on the market THREE WHOLE DAYS and now it’s officially pending. Crazy, huh?

 

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It’s My Mansion: Cute Midcentury Traditional Ranch Has Vintage Touches

9930 Cloister Front

I was telling my husband about this house at 9930 Cloister last week. We drive by it every single day because it’s at the corner of Cloister and Peavy, a street well-trafficked by anyone who lives on our side of White Rock Lake.

This home is rare bird because while some important updates have been done, the kitchen and hall bath are time warps back to 1956, which was when this cute two-bedroom, two-bath home was built. Pam over at Retro Renovation will adore these two rooms, which have original tile and cabinetry, a big plus for any 1950s aficionado, and the bathroom has the original pink tile and a double-sink vanity.

“Maybe we should buy it?” my husband asked, half joking.

“Well, let’s see if it’s still on the market …” I responded, which caused my husband’s mouth to fall open.

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Britt Lopez was quick to point out that you shouldn’t get turned off by this home’s address. This house is on the sleepy side of Skillman Street, near Lipscomb Elementary. It’s not the busy side, which is north of Live Oak Street, instead it’s inside Munger Place, a fantastic district with an abundance of different architectural styles.

And this home is beautiful both inside and out, thanks to the sellers’ hard work. Truly, 707 Skillman is an example of sellers who have done everything right, using great design and materials, but still needed the networking and sales power of a well-connected Realtor. In fact, Britt sent this listing to us last week, and we had already planned on featuring a different Thursday Three Hundred, but as things happen in this amazingly hot market, and as it goes with homes that have finish-out that will make any homebuyer salivate, this incredible property is already under option contract.

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