Odessa luxury homes

Odessa houses in the half-million-dollar range offer a range of high-end amenities, from new Venetian plaster walls to acreage with horse stalls. We’ve picked out four listings to give you an idea of what $500K buys in Odessa now.

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Selling your home can be a complicated project. Here are 25 ways you can make the process easier.

Selling your home can be a complicated project. Here are 25 ways you can make the process easier.

Selling your home can be difficult, say the pros at Guardian Mortgage. Even with a great Realtor and a beautiful property, it can take a long time. And the more time that passes, the lower an offer may be.

Do you want to get your house sold quickly and get the price you’re asking for — or more? Then try these 25 tips from some of the best mortgage professionals in the business:

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luxury real estate in Odessa

One of the bathrooms at the luxury house 5 La Promesa Cir. in Odessa.

Take a peek inside the luxury real estate market in Odessa with these five houses for sale now. For  $1 million and up, you get a broad range of options in style and amenities, from double master suites and pool with a swim-up bar, to an oversized four-car garage and a heated and air-conditioned dog house. There’s no skimping in these houses!

DOUBLE MASTER SUITES, LUXURY KITCHEN

5 La Promesa Cir 5 La Promesa Cir5 La Promesa CirThe luxury digs at 5 La Promesa Cir. near 191 and Faudree Road offers a great floorplan with four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, listed for $1.1 million by Chris Beckett of Pine & Beckett Realtors. Twelve-foot ceilings, eight-foot doors, arched hallways, and a 10,000-pound/11-foot custom front door creating a grand sense of scale throughout the 4,402 square feet. One of the two master suites has a 15-by-14 walk-in closet. The kitchen is gourmet, with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a wine bar, and butler’s pantry. A four-car garage provides plenty of parking, and a full outdoor kitchen means you can always take the party out back.

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Robbie Briggs

Robbie Briggs announced his brokerage’s expansion into Fort Worth today.

Set to open early next year, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is solidifying its relationship with Cowtown with a new office in Fort Worth proper.

“We are so excited. I’ve always wanted to open an office in Fort Worth because I know its importance and love the city,” said Robbie Briggs. “The world views the DFW Metroplex as one market, but we understand each city has its own unique character and personality. Together, with the leadership and guidance of local businesses and influencers, we can deliver our world-class brand and services to the world-class city of Fort Worth.”

Jump for the full statement.

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Cabana hotel full

A storied property near the Dallas Design District that fell from a swinging night spot and hotel for rock stars in the 1960s to housing for county prisoners and sex offenders in the 1980s and 1990s may be on the rise again.

According to this Dallas Morning News story first reported by Robert Wilonsky, the Dallas County Commissioners Court sold the old Cabana Motor Hotel / Decker Detention Center yesterday to Lincoln Property Company, the third largest residential property manager in the U.S. The property, located at 899 N. Stemmons Freeway, is 399,000 square feet sitting on 3.275 acres of prime real estate northwest of Downtown Dallas. Lincoln paid $8.7 million (half a million less than the county paid for the place in 1985).

While no one from Lincoln or the county will confirm plans for the property, rumor has it that Lincoln intends to create a residential tower and data center. (more…)

10164 Timber Trail Curb

Talk about unexpected. This home is the very definition of a sleeper. It looks totally unassuming from the front. Very sedate tan brick, plain hedges and oversized front lawn. It’s a very typical curb view for a traditional post war home built in Northwest Dallas. Just outside Midway Hollow, the Timber Trail area is experiencing a ton of growth. Several lots have creek views from the back, and though you’re right next to Walnut Hill and Marsh, the area feels somewhat isolated. The mature trees keep this area feeling formal and established.

And this home, while it may look very typical from the front, it’s a completely different and totally stylish animal inside. See for yourself after the jump!

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Jeannie Smith

Jeannie Smith with “The Wee Ones”: two of her pack of miniature dachshunds.

We love Jeannie Smith and her “can-do” attitude. She’s the kind of woman that can inspire confidence after just a moment with her, and she is a dog lover, to boot!

It’s no wonder that Jeannie, a mortgage professional that looks after her clients like family, is this week’s Guardian Angel. She takes time with every client to make sure that their needs are met, if not exceeded, which is a valuable asset in this quick-changing mortgage environment.

“I care about each loan and customer I work with — whether it’s a$ 50K loan or a $5M loan — and I love providing the white glove treatment,” Jeannie says. “I approach each loan and customer with a wide open mind so that I can learn about them, their financial goals, expectations, and what keeps them up at night when they think about the loan process.”

That’s the kind of personal service that is all too rare these days, but it’s exactly what you can expect at Guardian Mortgage. Find out more about Jeannie and how, through her tenacity, she’s made a wonderful career in the mortgage business.

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4420 Windsor Front

Last week’s Supper Club really threw you for a loop, didn’t it? It was your first time hosting a dinner for five couples in your home, and it made the space feel over-full and claustrophobic. This house that was a wonderful place when your children were small is starting to feel as if it’s bursting at the seams now that your kids constantly have their friends over. Weekends seem like a never-ending stream of sleepovers and fundraisers. You’ve finally faced facts: it’s time to upgrade your living space.

Yes, some brave souls would take the time to hire an architect, find a builder, and perhaps remodel or expand their current home. But for you? Ain’t nobody got time for that! Why not find a fantastic home that will entertain crowds of all ages, with tons of open space an upgrades, that will fit your family for years?

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