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Forbes on Dallas-Fort Worth: Hottest Housing Markets 2017

04/25/2017

Residences at the Stoneleigh | 2300 Wolf Street, Dallas, TX / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

“Every home buyer wants to make a smart investment,” writes Forbes about its list of 2017 Best Buy Cities—the country’s top 20 hottest housing markets to invest in this year. High on that list? Fort Worth and Dallas. Forbes collaborated with Local Market Monitor, a company that tracks 300-plus metropolitan areas, to determine where home prices, jobs and populations are up — in this case, way up.

Fort Worth’s numbers put it at No. 9 on the list. Its population of almost 2.4 million is up by more than 5 percent in just three years. Job growth? Up more than 2 percent. But it’s the home prices that boggle: Fort Worth’s are up 9 percent, year over year — and are predicted to go up 17 percent in the next three years. At least.

And the hottest investment city? “Dallas dominates,” says Forbes. “The home of Exxon Mobil and the Dallas Cowboys claims the No. 1 ranking. Dallas has an average home price of $233,000. That’s up 3.9 percent from a year ago and underpriced by 3 percent compared to the city’s historic average. Local Market Monitor forecasts prices will increase 31 percent by 2020 thanks in part to 3.9-percent job growth in the past year and 6.2 percent population growth in the last three.”

Populations are up. Jobs are up. That Texas spirit is up. No matter which city you love, the expert agents of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty will help you invest smartly in your new home in Fort Worth or Dallas — two of America’s hottest cities by far.

 

President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices throughout North Texas: 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. For all listings, open houses and more — and to explore the top neighborhoods in North Texas — visit briggsfreeman.com.

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The Essence of Lakewood/East Dallas | Top Realtors 2016

04/04/2017

Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Congratulations to the Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agents named to the Advocate’s annual list of the Top Realtors in Lakewood/East Dallas, as well as all professionals serving clients from the brokerage’s Lakewood office. Together, this group of neighborhood experts is helping make Lakewood/East Dallas a great place to live and work. The Advocate’s 2016 Top 25 Realtors list was compiled from  data retrieved from the North Texas Real Estate Information System (NTREIS) reported volume for 2016 residential sales in Area 12 as of January 14, 2017.

Flip through the pages of this special section recognizing some of the outstanding real estate agents in Lakewood/East Dallas from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

As seen in the April 2017 issue of Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate

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.

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Homebuyers Rush to North Dallas Neighborhoods

03/07/2017

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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Extraordinary Open Houses in Dallas {Video}

10/21/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

This Sunday, Oct. 23, enjoy a tour of these stunning homes located in many of the best neighborhoods in Dallas and to the north.

4430 Arcady Avenue | Highland Park – Open Sunday 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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Listed by Pogir and Bryan Crawford

3921 Windsor Avenue | University Park – Open Sunday 2-4 p.m.

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Listed by Jonathan Rosen and Christy Berry

4128 Windsor Parkway | University Park – Open Sunday 2-4 p.m.

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Listed by Amy Detwiler

3409 Colgate Avenue | University Park – Open Sunday 1-3 p.m.

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Listed by Malinda Arvesen

4549 Bordeaux Avenue | Highland Park – Open Sunday 1:30-3 p.m.

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Listed by Meredith Ferrell and Brenda Ray

8313 Midway Road | Bluffview – Open Sunday 2-4 p.m.

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Listed by Justin Farmer and Jeannie Nethery

4139 Herschel Avenue | Oak Lawn – Open Sunday 3-5 p.m.

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Listed by Trey Bounds

3 Glenkirk Court | Glen Lakes – Open Sunday 1-3 p.m.

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Listed by Jeannie Nethery and Pamela Brannon

84 Vanguard Way | Urban Reserve – Open Sunday 2-4 p.m.

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Listed by Beverly Pitchford

525 Wentworth Lane | Murphy | Plano ISD – Open Sunday 1-3 p.m.

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Listed by Sahil Mishra

2507 Springpark Way | Richardson – Open Sunday 2-4 p.m.

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Listed by Lucinda Buford and Tessa Mosteller

Click here to see all of this weekend’s open houses.

Explore these neighborhoods and more. Visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

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 DallasFort Worth Cultural DistrictFort Worth-Mira Vista,Uptown,Lakewood,Southlake,The NorthRanch and LandRanch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

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Fall Open House Tour: Preston Hollow and North Dallas {Video}

09/29/2016

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

A treasure trove of landmark estates designed by architectural greats…

This is Preston Hollow – a premier Dallas neighborhood that business leaders, professional athletes and recognizable names call home.

Don’t miss the perfect opportunity to see some of the best homes on the market in this North Dallas neighborhood on Sunday, Oct. 2.

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Beauty, The Update

Walls of Windows in Extraordinary Dallas Homes

07/19/2016

6230 Preston Creek Drive | North Dallas. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Beyond creating a seamless transition for indoor-outdoor living, walls of windows can yield a significant return on investment for buyers and sellers. With efficiency a top priority for today’s homeowners, architects are installing more energy-efficient windows that considerably decrease electricity bills and add value to the home.   

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Taking the Party Outside in Dallas

07/12/2016

10620 Strait Lane | Preston Hollow. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Whether it’s a poolside barbecue, a seasonal cooking class with a professional chef, an patio dinner party festooned with twinkle lights, or a garden brunch complete with lawn games, outdoor living amenities make it easy to bring any kind of gathering al fresco.

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Ultimate Urban Living in Uptown and Downtown Dallas

06/28/2016

Two blocks from West Village and the Katy Trail, 3920 Travis Street #16. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Why list now in Uptown, Downtown and Turtle Creek?

Last month, homes listed with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty sold at significantly higher values than the overall average in both Uptown and Turtle Creek.

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Home Is Where the Smart Is in Dallas

06/23/2016

The home at 2300 Wolf Street #18A offers technologically advanced ELAN home automation. Listed by Lisa Besserer and Bryan Crawford. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Last year’s biggest home design trend continues to reign supreme in 2016 as buyers look to technology to reduce upkeep and increase the comfort and convenience of everyday living.

According to the Consumer Technology Association, sales of smart-home devices in the U.S. will grow 21 percent in 2016, generating $1.2 billion in revenue.

So, adding smart technology to your home can boost resale value as well.

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New Prices on Exquisite Homes in Dallas

06/14/2016

The five-bedroom home at 6139 Meadow Road has been newly reduced for buyers in Preston Hollow. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Homes are spending fewer days on market, especially those that are well-kept and are located in established neighborhoods.  Dallas county average days on market recently slid to 37, a 29.7 percent decrease over 12 months, according to the North Texas Real Estate Information System.

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