8240 Stony Creek extWhen I saw this house last weekend, Dallas was freshly moistened from that Saturday-afternoon rainfall that kept our temperatures more Maine-like than Texas-in-August. So maybe that’s why I thought I was in another place, like a secret garden. 8240 Stony Creek was not yet in MLS, and had the most incredible back yard I have seen in ages. Listed with the cuteness that is Shannon Saunders at Clay Stapp & Company. The home is located East of Central in that hot hot Claremont ‘hood. I had never heard of Stony Creek. So over I went and what I saw blew my mind:8240 Stony Creek yard1 (more…)

1119 Valencia extThis little angel hits MLS on Friday, and I bet there is a contract or two come sundown. Such is the state of our market.

How about a Hollywood Heights mid century charmer with all the updates done! How about 1119 Valencia? Open floor plan from a recent remodel, abundant windows, a whopping 1868 square feet which is huge for this neighborhood. Built in 1953, there are two bedrooms, two baths (also unusual) and even two living areas! The kitchen has a breakfast bar, tons of cabinets, silestone counters, glass and ceramic tile backsplash, stainless KitchenAid appliances and an extra deep double sink with a picture window overlooking the immense back yard.  Both bathrooms were tastefully renovated A+++, and here is another rarity in this neck of the woods: both bedrooms are large enough for king sized furniture, aka a king bed!  The large lot (60 by 147)  has been cleared and is ready for a deck, pool and patio. Two car carport in back, and a one car garage attached in front. How much? $355,000. By the way, all the photos are from Shoot to Sell Photography. Listed with Britt Lopez of Keller Williams, who rocks!1119-valencia-st-dallas-tx-High-Res-2[1] 1119-valencia-st-dallas-tx-High-Res-3[1] 1119-valencia-st-dallas-tx-High-Res-6[1] 1119-valencia-st-dallas-tx-High-Res-21[1] 1119-valencia-st-dallas-tx-High-Res-20[1] 1119-valencia-st-dallas-tx-High-Res-16[1] 1119-valencia-st-dallas-tx-High-Res-13[1] 1119-valencia-st-dallas-tx-High-Res-10[1] 1119-valencia-st-dallas-tx-High-Res-9[1] 1119-valencia-st-dallas-tx-High-Res-7[1] 1119-valencia-st-dallas-tx-High-Res-4[1]1119-valencia-st-dallas-tx-High-Res-25[1]

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Thursday Three Hundred: Lakewood For Less Than $350K? Yes, Please!

From the street, 6319 Velasco Avenue looks like another great Lakewood home.

Lakewood is hot. But, dearest Dirt-o-phile, you already knew that. Homes are under contract before they hit MLS in some cases, and in others, they’re sold within weeks of listing.


But sometimes you can find a deal where no one else is looking. That’s the case with 6319 Velasco from our fine friends at Rogers Healy and Associates. Maybe, on the other hand, it’s a deal because the bathrooms are problem areas. I wouldn’t be able to tell, though, because the listing for this home doesn’t have a photo of either of the two baths in this quaint, 2,056-square-foot home with three bedrooms. It’s kind of a pet peeve of mine.

The listing does boast “original details,” such as a telephone nook and stained glass. Methinks the cupboards inside the “country kitchen” might need a little sprucing up, though. Unless you’re into wood paneling. The apron sink is a keeper, though!

Otherwise, it’s exactly what you’d expect from a Lakewood traditional: archways, trees, and tons of charm. And the price just went down, too, to the tune of $5,100. Sounds like a steal to me!