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Millennial Moves

6 perfect Dallas-Fort Worth starter homes on the market right now

1717 Stewart St, Cedar Hill, TX 75104
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8637 Star Thistle Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76179
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11056 Kinston St. Fort Worth, TX 76179
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4921 Summer Oaks Ln. Fort Worth, TX 76123
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1226 San Miguel Dr. Duncanville, TX 75137
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705 Santa Rosa Dr. Haslet, TX
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It's no secret that millennials make up a large part of the country's economy, and this includes the real estate market. Despite the headlines that millennials are “killing everything,” including homeownership, they currently account for 36 percent of homebuyers, and that number is continuing to grow.

So what exactly are they looking for? Millennials who are ready to take the homebuying plunge want starter homes at an affordable price point — a median price point of $220,000 to be exact — and appealing amenities. This is where Opendoor comes in. Its streamlined, modern approach to buying and selling houses is appealing to the tech-savvy, fast-moving generation, and the Opendoor app is a low-stress way to navigate the home searching, touring, and buying process. Users can download the app and tour any of these homes from 6 am-9 pm, any day of the week. It doesn't get much more convenient than that.

Opendoor aims to reinvent life’s most important transaction with a new, radically simple way to buy and sell your home. Its presence in Dallas-Fort Worth is impressive, with hundreds of starter homes on the market. Take a look at the full inventory of starter homes, and check out these six gems in the area.


1717 Stewart St., Cedar Hill
Listed for $234,000

Spacious and welcoming, this Cedar Hill two-story offers a fireplace, stainless steel appliances, walk-in master closet, a den, and a two-car garage. Upgraded features include new flooring in select rooms and a new dishwasher and microwave in the kitchen. The lot is more than 4,000 square feet with mature trees.

8637 Star Thistle Dr.Fort Worth
Listed for $235,000

This Fort Worth two-story has three bedrooms, granite kitchen countertops, a den, a two-car garage, and nearly 2,600 square feet. The interior features grey, black, and white — a modern palette that homebuyers will find appealing. Built in 2012, the home sits on a spacious 5,401 square-foot lot. It's part of the Boswell Meadows Homeowners Association.

11056 Kinston St., Fort Worth
Listed for $205,000

Built in 2015, this Fort Worth one-story offers a patio and a two-car garage. Because North Texas homes are typically made of brick, the stone and siding exterior gives the house unique character. The red door pops for extra appeal. It has a few upgraded features, including a new dishwasher. Access to a community pool is part of the Chapel Hill of Fort Worth Community Association, Inc., which makes the neighborhood ideal for families with children.

4921 Summer Oaks Ln., Fort Worth
Listed for $224,000

The traditional Fort Worth two-story has a fireplace, a den, and a two-car garage. Upgraded features include new carpet in select rooms. The well-designed kitchen offers an island, and the master bathroom features a relaxing jetted tub. Its layout is nearly 2,400 square feet and is situated on a large lot with a spacious backyard and uncovered patio.


1226 San Miguel Dr., Duncanville
Listed for $217,000

This Duncanville home is 1,800 square feet and has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a bonus room that is suited for an office. Situated near a park, the 5,088-square-foot lot features mature trees and a well-manicured lawn. The one-story offers a breakfast bar, wood-burning fireplace, and a two-car garage. Upgraded features include fresh interior paint, new carpet in select rooms, and a new roof. The master suite has dual sinks, a walk-in closet, and a separate tub and shower.

705 Santa Rosa Dr., Haslet
Listed for $225,000 

This Haslet two-story home offers a fireplace, stainless steel appliances, master bathroom, den, covered patio, and an attached two-car garage. Built in 2010, the house is more than 2,100 square feet with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a community pool nearby.