Why I Love Dallas Real Estate
A $100,000 house in Dallas? Yep, you read it right
Recently I was challenged to start writing about cheap real estate — or "value-oriented" house porn. I think we do pretty well finding homes in the $200,000 range every Tuesday on Candy's Dirt. But $100,000 homes? You find those mostly out in the boonies, right?
Wrong. I was checking out cool neighborhoods near the Dallas Zoo yesterday, and I found two awesome 'hoods I will tell you more about soon: Beckley Club Estates and Cedar Oaks. That's where I found this charming 1,100-square-foot angel, with gleaming hardwoods, two bedrooms, one bath, living, dining and updated kitchen with gorgeous granite counters.
The home was built in 1947, but everything is as new as a baby's butt, and there's a cute porch and yard to boot. This pup will only set you back $109,500, and it's listed with Tiffany Weisser of Allie Beth Allman, one of Dallas' most prestigious firms. Plus, 1422 Michigan Ave. has a nice ring to it for a Chicago girl like me, but this one is all Texas.
The neighborhood boasts cute stone cottages and bungalows with signs of gentrification, a.k.a., major redos. There is a definite Austin feel, with great topography. In fact, just down over a cliffy creek, I found a FSBO (for sale by owner) on a cul de sac for $85,000. It's like a blue light special.