12247 Cox Curb

I love it when a home really surprises me. Sometimes when I’m slogging through my email, looking at all the cool listings agents and brokers send us, I find a real gem and just stop dead in my tracks. A friend of mine who is looking at homes in the $300K range sent me this listing last week. It’s in her price range, but not in the neighborhood she’s looking at.

“This has to be somebody’s dream home!” she exclaimed. I couldn’t help but agree just as enthusiastically. I mean, look at the curb appeal! That front door color is just delicious, isn’t it?

12247 Cox Front Door

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3747 Duchess Front

Well, Duchess the Saint Bernard, that is! Duchess is a lovely gal who is up for pre-adoption with Dallas Pets Alive while she undergoes heartworm treatment. I’m sure this gorgeous girl who gives the best kisses would love this updated traditional at 3747 Duchess Trail inside Royal Marsh Estates. It is plenty large for a big girl like Duchess! This ranch has a huge backyard for play time and a fantastic bathtub for bathtime.

Duchess

“Duchess was owner surrendered to the Dallas Animal Shelter because she ‘got too big,'” said Cassie Evans, dog rescuer and Duchess’ foster. “Duchess is a gorgeous, pure-bred Saint Bernard with a heart of gold. She likes small dogs, friendly big dogs, cats, and nice kids.”

She sounds just perfect and she’d do so well inside 3747 Duchess Trail! This home is in a wonderful location for any family looking to be close to parks, shopping, and a short drive from downtown Dallas. This particular home, which has all the bells and whistles a family moving to Dallas would want, is marketed by Trophy Group Realtor Matthew Rice for $599,890 and has only been on the market for 27 days.

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3806 Walnut Hill Front

Not every home is a great buy because of the finish-out, the appliances, or the landscaping. Some of them are outstanding buys because of the lot. So while there are some things I love about 3806 Walnut Hill, a 1952 traditional ranch in the Marsh Lane subdivision, it’s the almost half acre lot that has me going ga-ga.

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What a great home for $200K, give or take $20,000. Located in DeGoyler Elementary School, a Leave It To Beaver ‘hood near Royal and Marsh Lane. This home is a spacious 2359 square feet, has four bedrooms,  two baths, and is a splendid lay out for entertaining. Spacious kitchen with a ton of built-ins and nice breakfast bar. Not sure how I feel about all that red in there, but I guess you have a party, a guest spills red wine everywhere, you don’t ever notice it? (My advice: paint the kitchen.) Four bedrooms, two living areas, hardwood floors throughout because the home was built in 1956 when all homes had hardwoods. Pretty French doors lead to the back yard deck, pool & gazebo. Did I say a swimming pool for $229,500? I did. This is a great young family house in an area populated with young homeowners and parents. Listed with Coldwell Banker’s Frank De La Rosa for $229,500.