6406-Vanderbilt-Dallas This two-bedroom home is listed for $269,000. photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates.

This house is so cute I could just eat it up. Full disclosure: I know the owners, total obsessive-compulsive types who cared for every square inch of this puppy like two neurotic parents until they moved to a larger home. How many homes can you find that have had baseboards scrubbed by hand? Counter-tops mitered to perfection?

I cannot think of a more perfect starter home, with updates in all the right places. Built in 1949, this brick ranch is just over 1,600 square feet but packs in two bedrooms and two full baths plus a sun-room that would make a great study, nursery/playroom, or exercise room. As for those baths, one has been updated but the other retains its 1950s charming original tile in perfect mint condition, and just look at that counter! (Again, those OCD owners.)

You've got pier and beam, those nice original hardwoods, sunlight, and a re-vamped kitchen that June Cleaver would have killed for. There's even a breakfast room. 6406 Vanderbilt is truly a find that has just been reduced to $269,000, and I can't imagine it will last long now, with interest rates at their lowest rate since 1971.

If you have any doubts about this home, look at the back yard, attached two-car rear entry garage, the trees, and its elementary school zone — Lakewood!

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