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Real Estate Q&A: Christie Cannon on Frisco’s Fast-Growing Market

The city of Frisco is no stranger to superlatives. It’s regularly dubbed “the safest,” “the friendliest,” and is one of the “fastest growing cities in the nation.” Yes, Frisco has long been a place where people have flocked to be happy, be safe, raise families and buy nice things, but with the big (sorry, huge) edition of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, along with Liberty Mutual’s new campus and Toyota’s new headquarters next door in Plano, all eyes are on the friendly Dallas suburb, and even more eyes are on its real estate.

To break down the impact all these developments could have and are having on Frisco’s market, we turned to an expert. Namely, Christie Cannon, a Frisco resident one of D’s Best real estate agents.

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Hot Property: 3806 University Boulevard

Goar Park and Turtle Creek flank the nearly 12,000 square foot estate, providing perfect views for those unwinding in the covered terrace or by the outdoor fireplace. Built in the 1930s and extensively redone by award-winning architect Ralph Duesing in 1998, the house’s rich interiors and grand, classic style will transport you to the stately manors of the European countryside.

Finally, a home suitable for living out all of my Jane Austen fantasies. Except, you know, with dishwashers and sprinkler systems.

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What $800,000 Buys You in Dallas: M Streets Edition

If you’ve made a trip to the Lower Greenville area in the past few years, you probably won’t be too surprised by how high I set the price point. You also won’t be too surprised to find three Tudor style homes. Honestly, I tried to mix it up and I failed. But what this real estate report lacks in diversity, it more than makes up for in charm. It also makes for a fun new game I just created: Spot the Difference Between These M Street Homes! Here, we’ll play it together.

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Real Estate Report: What $15,000 Rents You in Dallas

With so much job creation, Dallas has become a huge draw for recent college grads who, like me, are terrified of commitment. Despite numerous lectures from wiser folks who have effectively demonstrated how much money I’m wasting renting instead of owning, I’m just not there yet. I choose to think of the money I’m losing as the price I pay for the freedom to pick up and move to faraway lands like Chicago or San Francisco.

Whether or not I will ever rent an apartment in exotic San Fran remains to be seen, but it did get me wondering what I could rent here in Dallas without any monetary constraints. Here’s what I found.

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Hot Property: 3380 Blackburn Street

It’s pretty much what you would expect from the gorgeous exterior: handsome hardwood, high ceilings, plenty of marble, spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, and an enviable kitchen. What may be unexpected is the private elevator or the small yard with pet grass. Living that close to Mi Cocina, Taco Diner and Pinkberry would be a real challenge for me, but my own private access to Katy Trail would certainly help to keep me in check.

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