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Beauty, The Update

Stately Colonial Estate Near World-Class Golf in Arlington

11/23/2015
4106 Shady Valley Drive Arlington 76013, Jamie Adams, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Arlington TX-exterior

Available in Arlington: 4106 Shady Valley Drive. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

In the heart of the Metroplex, equally close to Dallas and Fort Worth, is an elegant Colonial-style estate home with five bedrooms and seven baths on a corner lot. A short walk away is the Shady Valley Country Club, which features a world-class, 18-hole, par-70 course, known as the best kept secret in the Arlington golf community.

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Beauty, The Update

New Listings in Tarrant County – Fort Worth, Arlington, Grapevine

08/31/2015
6628 Sahalee Drive 76132, Fort Worth, John Zimmerman, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-living

The home at 6628 Sahalee Drive in Mira Vista has walls of windows. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

There’s nothing quite like starting off the school year in a new home. Blending the best of all the creature comforts, exceptional design and great locations, the homes listed below are perfect for creating a lifetime of memories. For more homes, visit briggsfreeman.com.

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Beauty, Just Listed

Just Listed in Dallas, Forth Worth, and Arlington!

08/14/2014

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

4629 Twin Post Road | North Dallas | Listed for $649,900
4629 Twin Post Road Dallas - Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-exterior
6738 Glendora Avenue | Preston Hollow | Listed for $849,000
6738 Glendora Avenue 75230, Preston Hollow, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury ranch for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-pool
3914 Bryn Mawr Drive | University Park | Listed for $1,569,500
3914 Bryn Mawr Drive 75225, University Park, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-sitting
4511 Watauga Road | Bluffview | Listed for $7,500,000
4511 Watauga Road 75209, Bluffview, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-exterior
3014 Shadow Drive | Arlington | Listed for $1,795,000
3014 Shadow Drive 76006, Arlington, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-living
4708 Santa Cova Court | Montserrat / Fort Worth | Listed for $2,195,000
4708 Santa Cova Court 76126, Fort Worth, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-exterior

Click here to see all new listings this week.

For more beautiful homes, see briggsfreeman.comClick here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with five offices in Dallas, Uptown, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.

Beauty, First Look, Just Listed, The Update

Just Listed in North Texas 3.21.2017 {Video}

03/21/2017

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

The Spring market has begun in North Texas! Take a look at these beautiful properties in Fort Worth, Dallas, McKinney, Highland Park and more!

1201 Stetson Lane | Graford 

1201 Stetson Lane | Graford | Listed by John Zimmerman living

Listed by John Zimmerman 

9963 Boat Club Road | Fort Worth 

9963 Boat Club Road | Fort Worth | Listed by Bip Nauta living

Listed by Bip Nauta 

1301 Throckmorton Street #2004 | Downtown Fort Worth 

1301 Throckmorton Street #2004 | Downtown Fort Worth | Listed by Allison Hayden living

Listed by Allison Hayden 

2821 Harlanwood Drive | Fort Worth 

2821 Harlanwood Drive | Fort Worth | Listed by Carley Moore living

Listed by Carley Moore 

300 Park Lake Drive | McKinney 

300 Park Lake Drive | McKinney | Listed by Debra Brown living

Listed by Debra Brown 

4229 Arcady Avenue | Highland Park 

4229 Arcady Avenue | Highland Park | Listed by Susan Marcus

Listed by Susan Marcus 

3405 Princeton Avenue | Highland Park 

3405 Princeton Avenue | Highland Park | Listed by Vicki White sitting

Listed by Vicki White 

3912 Holland Avenue | Turtle Creek 

3912 Holland Avenue | Turtle Creek | Listed by Nancy Dunning living

Listed by Nancy Dunning  

Explore these neighborhoods and more at BriggsFreeman.com.

For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in  Dallas,  Fort Worth Cultural District,  Fort Worth-Mira Vista,  UptownLakewoodSouthlakeThe North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

Bought!, The Update

Just Sold in North Texas 3.16.2017 {Video}

03/17/2017

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

A weekly selection of extraordinary homes recently sold by agents at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

Just Sold – Week of March 6, 2017:

9333 BISCAYNE BOULEVARD | LAKE HIGHLANDS | SOLD
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6301 PRESTON PARKWAY | UNIVERSITY PARK | SOLD
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3736 N VERSAILLES AVENUE | HIGHLAND PARK | SOLD
3736 N Versailles Avenue 75209, West Highland Park, Becky Frey, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-entry
2017 FOUR OAKS LANE | FORT WORTH | SOLD
2017 Four Oaks Lane 76107, Arlington Heights, Jamie Adams, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-pool2
1505 LE MANS LANE | SOUTHLAKE | SOLD

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For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in  Dallas,  Fort Worth Cultural District,  Fort Worth-Mira Vista,  UptownLakewoodSouthlakeThe North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

Beauty, First Look, Just Listed, The Update

Just Listed in North Texas 3.14.2017 {Video}

03/14/2017

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3208 Lamesa Place | Fort Worth 

3208 Lamesa Place | Fort Worth | Listed by Carol Van Hook fire

Listed by Carol Van Hook

1912 Grosvenor Lane | Colleyville 

1912 Grosvenor Lane | Colleyville | Listed by Nicole Smith kitchen

Listed by Nicole Smith 

304 King Ranch RoadSouthlake 

304 King Ranch Road | Southlake | Listed Wynne Moore pool

Listed Wynne Moore  

1259 Bolton CourtSouthlake 

1259 Bolton Court | Southlake | Listed by Tommy Pennington living

Listed by Tommy Pennington  

4807 Swiss Avenue | Peak Addition

4807 Swiss Avenue | Peak Addition | Listed by Elizabeth Mast entry

 Listed by Elizabeth Mast 

3535 Gillespie Street #606 | Turtle Creek 

3535 Gillespie Street #606 | Turtle Creek | Listed by Jeffrey Lester living

Listed by Jeffrey Lester 

3021 Southwestern BoulevardUniversity Park 

3021 Southwestern Boulevard | University Park | Listed by Malinda Arvesen

Listed by Malinda Arvesen 

5337 Wenonah Drive | Greenway Parks 

5337 Wenonah Drive | Greenway Parks | Listed by Susan Marcus entry

Listed by Susan Marcus

5335 Montrose Drive | Greenway Parks 

5335 Montrose Drive | Greenway Parks | Listed by Christopher McGuire sitting

Listed by Christopher McGuire 

4915 W Hanover Avenue | Briarwood 

4915 W Hanover Avenue | Briarwood | Listed by Becky Frey stairs

Listed by Becky Frey 

Explore these neighborhoods and more at BriggsFreeman.com.

For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in  Dallas,  Fort Worth Cultural District,  Fort Worth-Mira Vista,  UptownLakewoodSouthlakeThe North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

Bought!, The Update

Just Sold in North Texas 3.9.2017 {Video}

03/09/2017

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

See some of the extraordinary homes recently sold by agents at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

4332 Southwestern Boulevard | University Park | SOLD
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2801 Amherst Avenue | University Park | SOLD
2801 Amherst Avenue | Lucinda Buford | Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty
5634 Stanford Avenue | Devonshire | SOLD
5634 Stanford Avenue 75209, Devonshire, Dallas, Becky Frey, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas-patio
3537 Milton Avenue | University Park | SOLD
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4609 Porto Vila Court | Fort Worth | SOLD
4609 Porto Vila Court 76126, Fort Worth, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-exterior
9513 Marbella Drive | Fort Worth | SOLD
9513 Marbella Drive- Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth -living
6712 Westmont Drive | Colleyville | SOLD
6712 Westmont Drive 76034, Colleyville, Wynne Moore
1012 Delacroix Drive | Southlake | SOLD

1012 Delacroix

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For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in  Dallas,  Fort Worth Cultural District,  Fort Worth-Mira Vista,  UptownLakewoodSouthlakeThe North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

Beauty, The Update

Just Listed in North Texas 3.6.2017 {Video}

03/07/2017

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1802 Lantana Court | Southlake

1802 Lantana Court | Southlake | Listed by Nancy Dennis

Listed by Nancy Dennis 

5655 Prestwick Lane | Cambridge Place | North Dallas

5655 Prestwick Lane | Cambridge Place | North Dallas | Listed by Pete Ryan pool

 Listed by Pete Ryan 

14225 Hughes Lane | Far North Dallas

14225 Hughes Lane | Far North Dallas | Listed by Becky Frey stairs

 Listed by Becky Frey 

6023 Norway Road | Preston Hollow

6023 Norway Road | Preston Hollow | Listed by Shell Stegall

Listed by Shell Stegall 

9447 Rockbrook Drive | Preston Hollow

9447 Rockbrook Drive | Preston Hollow | Listed by Joan Eleazer

 Listed by Joan Eleazer 

4612 Watauga Road | Bluffview Estates

4612 Watauga Road | Bluffview Estates | Listed by Susan Baldwin pool

Listed by Susan Baldwin 

3808 Bryn Mawr Drive | University Park

3808 Bryn Mawr Drive | University Park | Listed by Brandon Hawkins sitting

Listed by Brandon Hawkins 

2555 N Pearl Street #1204-1205 | Ritz-Carlton | Uptown Dallas

2555 N Pearl Street #1204-1205 | Ritz-Carlton | Uptown Dallas | Listed by Missy Woehr

Listed by Missy Woehr 

6334 Velasco Avenue | Lakewood Heights

6334 Velasco Avenue | Lakewood Heights | Listed by Scott Carlson entry

Listed by Scott Carlson 

Explore these neighborhoods and more at BriggsFreeman.com.

For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in  Dallas,  Fort Worth Cultural District,  Fort Worth-Mira Vista,  UptownLakewoodSouthlakeThe North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

Beauty, Buzz, The Update

Homebuyers Rush to North Dallas Neighborhoods

03/07/2017
5601 Banister Court, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Plano-front

5601 Banister Court . Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Welcoming communities, beautiful homes, exemplary schools, and roads that are relatively traffic-free – these are just some of the factors making neighborhoods to the north so attractive to homebuyers.   

“I’ve described the growth in this area as graceful, and it’s making Plano, Frisco and the neighboring communities wonderful places to live,” said Robbie Briggs, president and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Beauty, Buzz, The Update

Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Home Renovations

03/07/2017
3201 Avondale Street, John Zimmerman, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-kitchen

3201 Avondale Street, Fort Worth, TX / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

If you’re looking to improve your home but can’t guarantee you’ll live there forever, chances are you’re weighing the costs and benefits of certain renovations—what kind of return will you see if or when you need to sell? Knowing the answer drastically increases your enjoyment of your space for the time being and gives you some peace of mind about the future. We’ve compiled a list of the categories below which offer the most added value. Enjoy!

Practical Upkeep

The first item on the list is necessarily pragmatic—maintenance. Realtors the world over assure owners that a home’s snazzier features won’t make a difference if the foundations aren’t sound, both literally and figuratively. Compensating for malfunctioning household basics quickly becomes expensive, and buyers are wary of that. Quoted in Realtor Mag, Ron Phipps says, “If the roof is leaking, buyers won’t get beyond that. I don’t care how awesome the kitchen is.” Updates that score high in terms of recoupment include steel entry doors, new roofs, and new windows.

Curb Appeal

On a similar note, most buyers won’t give a house a second glance, no matter how impressive its interior, if they aren’t drawn to its exterior. Appearance-oriented improvements often justify their cost by attracting buyers willing to pay for their dream home. It might seem surprising that upscale garage doors make Realtor Mag’s “5 Home Remodeling Projects for the Most Return on Investment,” but this update takes a highly visible—and frequently unsightly—exterior element and gives it an elegant and unique look. Clean home siding  (whether entirely new or simply power washed) and landscaping go a long way in this department, as well.

Kitchen

As newly built homes feature more and more spectacular kitchens, which are quickly returning to their prominent position as a family gathering place and not just an area for food preparation, buyers are looking for the same sophistication in resales. Spend money thoughtfully—according to HGTV, some cities (like Providence, Miami, New Orleans, and San Diego) see more than a 100% return on minor kitchen renovations. What to focus on here? Appliances and surfaces that combine maximum efficiency with beauty—think stainless steel ranges and granite countertops.

Bathroom

Bathrooms updates can also offer 100% recoupment, but owners must choose their renovations carefully. A steam or walk-in shower can win buyers over; they’ll feel pampered by the splurge. In contrast, an expensive tub might seem equally luxurious—or perhaps more aesthetic—but it provides a comfort most homeowners don’t have time for on a daily basis and forgoes space, often precious in a smaller room like the bath.

Perks

This is what HGTV refers to as the “Bells and Whistles.”  Sometimes, if the investment benefits your personal enjoyment or all of your bases are covered, it can be worthwhile to shell out for an extra treat that you’ll actually use. Home theater? Exercise or hobby room? Wine cellar? You name it. These icing-on-the-cake leisure spaces can set your home apart and offer comforts that other houses can’t.

 

Want to see these upgrades in action? CLICK HERE to browse a selection of gorgeous current listings that have been recently remodeled.

 

President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth Cultural District, Fort Worth-Mira Vista, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land East, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark. Visit the Best Neighborhoods in DFW.