It’s My Mansion: $100,000 Homes. Here’s Granite, Gleaming Hardwoods, and a Great Dallas, Texas Yard for $109K

Published October 5, 2012 by Candy Evans

One hundred thousand dollars

Readers have written with many requests — so many houses to tour — and we really try to honor them all, see them all. I’ve been a bit preoccupied lately with a family wedding — that’s me at our fabulous rehearsal dinner, below, at Eddie Deen’s. And I cannot say enough wonderful things about my son and daughter-in-law’s wedding or her wedding coordinator, Rebecca Hackl, Rebecca Hackl Events, who I call “J-Lo” because she is so darn adorable. But last week the ninth person offered up this suggestion — more of a challenge, really, especially to a new Monster-In-Law:

Give us homes for $100,000.

Are you kidding me? Cheap House Porn? That’s like impossible!

NOT! We will call this section “It’s My Mansion” — inspired by the Wall Street Journal’s new global Mansion section. Yeah, let them drool over chateaux in Bordeaux and London townhomes starting at 50 million pounds. We can drool over plenty of Dallas House Porn right here, sure, but we are really going to dig the dirt and scuff our Loubies to find some real bargains.

These homes are cheaper than renting, kids!

Today, I was down in Beckley Club Estates — orgasmic! — and doodled around Cedar Oaks. Not only did I find a short sale investment, but I found this delicious little jewel box listed with Tiffany Weisser of Allie Beth Allman. Yes, the same firm who has Phil Romano’s house and may have sold Troy Aikman’s house, agent to President and Laura Bush Allie Beth Allman has a listing at 1422 Michigan Avenue for…  $109,500.

Not kidding: with a high enough credit limit, you could charge this house on your Am Ex Black card!

What do you get for $109,500? She’s a petite, dainty 1100 plus square feet with two bedrooms, one bath, one car garage, remodeled kitchen, cute yard and patio. Built in 1947, completely updated in Cedar Oaks which reminds me of Lakewood, Jan Mar and Austin all rolled into one. It’s MY Mansion: Homes Around $100,000. Capes, bungalows, condos. If you see one, send it our way: or

Rehearsal Dinner, Eddie Deens 9.22.12

— Daily Local Real Estate Dish By Dallas Real Estate Insider — Candy Evans at