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Newlyweds Danielle and Kevin Logan were told the Dilworth/South End condo they were renting was going on the market in April 2021. The closed on a home Aug. 5.
Who: Danielle, 29, is a marketing and merchandising manager for a local company. Kevin, 28, works in healthcare communications as a senior consultant.
The house: They were on the hunt for a three-bed, two-bath under $350,000 within 25 minutes of the city, preferably north and inside 485. Danielle wanted something move-in-ready, but Kevin was open to a a bit of a fixer-upper.
- Top 3 wish list items: A walk-in closet, separate office for Kevin and an open floor plan.
- A laundry room on the same floor as the bedrooms and a yard were nice to have.
“Obviously, we would’ve liked to stay in SouthEnd/Dilworth,” Danielle said, “but with our budget and wanting more space for our future, we knew that would be difficult (or nearly impossible).”
Timeline: The put an offer on a house in November 2020, but didn’t start formally looking until April 2021. They put in five offers total and closed in August.
Listed for: $290,000
Sold for: $310,000
Specs: 3 beds, 3 baths, 1,873 square feet
Why it made the cut: It was under budget, close to family and was completely move-in ready with beautiful finishes.
Listed for: $325,000
Sold for: $327,000
Neighborhood: South End/Dilworth (Olmstead Park)
Specs: 2 beds, 2 baths, 1,075 square feet
Why it made the cut: They loved the neighborhood, spacious primary suite and balcony overlooking the pool — and they wouldn’t have to move.
Listed for: $340,000
Sold for: $367,000
Neighborhood: Davis Lake
Specs: 4 beds, 2.5 baths, 2,544 square feet
Why it made the cut: This house was the most spacious and had a sunroom and landscaped backyard. They loved the neighborhood, too.