It seems simple – homeowners pay to list the house on web sites, put a sign in their yard and get ready to show a lot of strangers their house. With so much demand today, surely the house would sell quickly.
Too often, the house sells, but for thousands of dollars less than it might have if a professional Realtor, knowing the neighborhood, had priced the house correctly. Or maybe worse, the house does not sell because it is priced too high. Without expert advice, the house could also show poorly. Continue reading →
According to the National Association of REALTORS, the “typical For Sale By Owner home sold for $208,000 compared to $235,000 among agent-assisted home sales.” The home at 830 Kessler Woods Trail in Kessler Woods is listed for $885,000.
For most people, a home is their biggest asset. The Keeping Current Matters blog offers three compelling reasons to work with an expert advisor when considering the sale or purchase of your biggest investment. Continue reading →
This stunning home at 830 Kessler Woods Trail, in Dallas’ premier gated modern home community, is located in lush, green Kessler Park just around the corner from Stevens Park Golf Course and nearby Downtown, Uptown and Bishop Arts District. Continue reading →
Pioneering in the realm of modern architecture, Kessler Woods offers a rare opportunity. This premier, gated community features modern homes, economical materials and low-maintenance landscaping. In Oak Cliff’s Kessler Park neighborhood, near Stevens Park Golf Course, as well as Downtown, Uptown and the Bishop Arts District, 830 Kessler Woods Trail is a modern marvel. Continue reading →
Perhaps you’ve been driving north on I-35 recently and glimpsed an odd graying building amid a jungle of overgrowth to your right. Dull grayish-brown walls rise three stories off a sloping dirt path, sandwiched between the interstate and Townview Magnet School’s campus. The inquisitive viewer might also discover the strange, complex detailing of this bizarre structure–pudgy-faced cherubs and arabesque ribbons coil around the front entryway and rear balcony. Besides its interesting location, shape, and artistic details, the most striking feature of this quirky home lies in its building material: concrete.
This unusual choice places 523 Eads Avenue as possibly the first precursor of modern architecture in Dallas. At the time of the Kovandovitch house’s construction in 1914, concrete structures–rare in the commercial industry–were virtually unheard of for residences. The first recorded concrete project had only been fashioned 45 years previously (1871-75) by builder William E. Ward and architect Robert Mook, and had not yet been widely adopted by Texans (see “Concrete Timeline“). While the region overflowed with traditional estates and Palladian architecture (see works by local favorite C.D. Hill), Czechoslovakian immigrant Joe Kovandovitch bucked Dallas-norms in favor of concrete. Kovandovitch was fascinated by the substance’s unique ability to mimic nearly any form while maintaining structural durability. Through utilizing a series of handmade molds, Kovandovitch and his family poured floors, walls, pillars, and decorative pieces alike. Continue reading →
Before you know it, it’ll be “fall back” time, when we set the clocks back an hour – and get an extra hour’s sleep in the process.
There’s no better time to plan a dreamy bedroom, so you can enjoy that extra hour even more.
We have collected a range of bedroom styles we love on our “Dreamy Bedrooms” Pinterest board. Click here to take a look at them all. (Or scroll through photos of some of the best, below.) Either way, sweet dreams … Continue reading →
Hoping to buy or sell a home? Here are five things you should know about this season’s vibrant real estate market.
Rising prices are slowing down—In 2013, sales prices rose 11.1 percent. Year-to-date in 2014, prices were up just 7.7 percent, according to the North Texas Real Estate Information Services. Continue reading →