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May2017

More than 400 people are moving into the D/FW region daily!

That’s a statistic from the U.S. Census Bureau that supports the strength of the North Texas economy. Add the fact that on average, home values have increased over 40% since the Great Recession, and you’ve got one more reason to be confident in our housing market.

In fact, you might be pleasantly surprised at the return you have gained on your own home investment. Healthy home appreciation, buyer demand and rising sales prices have contributed to increased home equity for home owners throughout North Texas.

Simply put, home equity is the amount of money available when you take the price your home would sell for in the current market, and subtract the balance you owe on your mortgage.

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Sure, midcentury moderns seem to be popping up on the market more often now, but it’s rare to find a home that is both as large and as open as this midcentury located in North Dallas. Not only that, but its on a huge lot — almost three quarters of an acre.

And once you see inside, you’ll definitely understand why this Brandon Stewart listing is our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Also no surprise: It’s already had multiple offers. However, it’s not over until the ink dries on the closing papers, so call Lisa Peters today if you are ready to put in your highest and best on this stunning midcentury modern in a quiet, tranquil enclave.

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“Purple Sage Road is a

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classic midcentury modern reinvented 7406 Currin Drive 1

The classic midcentury modern home has become one of the hottest properties in America right now. They are highly sought after by a broad demographic, and you can find them in a wide variety of price ranges and locations — if you’re lucky that is. They go fast! Our Monday Morning Millionaire at 7406 Currin Drive is the best of both worlds. It’s classic midcentury modern, but it’s been taken down to the studs and completely reinvented by the talented team at Bernbaum Magadini Architects.

The house was originally built in 1954 by Harvey L. Tracey. Back then we had probably a fourth of the wardrobe and accessories that we have now, so large walk-in closets were unnecessary.  Energy efficiency wasn’t even a concept. No one in

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DG Top ProducersDavid Griffin & Company Realtors honored the firm’s 2016 topperforming sales associates recently.

David Griffin & Company Realtors honored the firm’s 2016 top performing sales associates recently at the George W. Bush Presidential Library.

“Last year our sales volume increased 26 percent and our agents helped a record number of customers and clients,” David Griffin, president, said.

Exemplifying excellence in 2016 was Crystal Gonzalez, who was honored as the Company Top Producer.

“Crystal is particularly known for her outstanding performance in north Oak Cliff, where she lives,” Griffin said. “She is our youngestever top producer.”

Completing the Companywide

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3616 Crescent

Originally built in 1963 for the Hexter family, E.G. Hamilton — the architect who helped found OmniPlan, the same firm that brought us NorthPark Center — designed 3616 Crescent Court in Highland Park to be a trend-setting home that took full advantage of the lot. The merit award-winning home is known for its excellent use of light and lines, with large rooms that make entertaining a breeze.

Mil Bodron of bodron+fruit poured time and talent into the home’s remodel, which successfully expanded the space while maintaining the character of Hamilton’s original design. It’s an incredible accomplishment in architecturally sensitive renovation.

Too bad it appears to be all for naught, as the new owners bought the home for almost

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April2017

Buyer demand is as strong as ever, and home builders are helping to meet the need for more home choices with a huge uptick in production, as you can read about in the above report.

Given how far the market has come since the recession, now is a good time for homeowners to reassess their situation. Many who were hesitant to sell in recent years may find themselves in a completely different position with home prices rising at one of the fastest rates in the country.

If you would like a current analysis of what your home would possibly sell for in today’s market, I'd love to help. As an expert in our local market, I have been closely watching the trends and can explain how they affect you and your specific real estate goals.

Just call, email or

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Curbed

Glenbrook

Location: Garland, Texas

Price: $425,000

This 1965 home in Garland, Texas oozes serious Mad Men vibes. Recently updated, the three-bedroom-three-bath measures 4,214 square feet and offers period living enhanced with contemporary updates.

The spacious split-level floor plan includes a front parlor space and a warm, wood-paneled step-down great room. Here, beamed ceilings, an impressive fireplace, and a wall of windows create a cozy space, replete with period carpeting that doesn’t feel stuffy and instead ups the mod vibe.

Located right off the great room, a large kitchen with breakfast nook combines two period stoves and stainless steel appliances. But the most surprising (and delightful) feature of the home is the massive indoor

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Get out.

Those were the first words out of my mouth when I opened the photos of 10849 Clearbrook: Get. Out. An ardent fan of midcentury modern architecture, I feel a very strong mix of awe and envy when encountering a specimen like this one. You have your sports, I have my midcentury houses. Properties like this make me giddy – and it doesn’t hurt that this stop on the upcoming White Rock Home Tour is furnished to delight the eye.

Realtor Brandon Stewart has had the pleasure of selling the home twice – once in 2012, before the house underwent massive renovations and again in 2014, to the current owner and friend, Jeri Paduch. He shared with us the pre-renovation photos, which give us even more appreciation for its current

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Brandon Stewart listed this midcentury modern when it came on the market back in 2014, and luck would have it that the buyers are now his clients as sellers.

And though we do love a time warp, we cannot deny that the sellers have done an exceptional job with updating this lovely Lochwood home, our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. We know it’s tough to be a buyer in this market, and if you’re already in love with this beauty in scorching hot East Dallas, better move fast and call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans to get pre-approved today.

Of course, Stewart knows how we love a good before/after story, so jump to see what this amazing mid-mod looked like just a couple of years

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