Real Estate Report: What $600,000 Buys You in Dallas

Lavendale6907 Lavendale Avenue, $585,000
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,515 square feet
Hillcrest Havens

Located at Hillcrest and Royal, this updated home has modern amenities to make up for the fact that it sits on the corner lot off of two busy streets. (Yes, this could be noisy, but hopefully the large privacy fence helps.) The kitchen features marble counters, new custom cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. The open floor plan configuration of kitchen/dining area/den boasts large windows and natural light that makes it a great entertaining space and family living area. Hardwoods floors have been redone and the master bath is large and luxurious. Thomas Ermish for CMT Realty. (214) 766-2356.

Centenary7542 Centenary, $599,000
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,881 square feet
Caruth Hills

This ranch-style home has been recently updated with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. The adorable breakfast nook is tucked into the galley kitchen and a small space for bar stools overlooks the den. The master bath has a walk-in shower, while the second bath includes a pedestal sink and bath tub. The house is located just east of University Park and centrally located near Central and Northwest Highway and walking distance to NorthPark Center and surrounding shopping centers. Jonathan Thayer for Dave Perry-Miller & Associates. (214) 215-3426.

587-26527 Kenwood Ave., $599,750
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,960 square feet
Lakewood

Enjoy life in Lakewood in this Austin Stone ranch-style abode for just under the $600,000 price point. The windows have been replaced, there is a two-car garage, and a large backyard with a patio is great for grilling on summer nights. Entertain in either one of the two living areas. The master bath has been updated with marble and a large walk-in shower. Karla Trusler for Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International. (214) 350-0400­.