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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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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.

3409 Colgate Avenue 75225, University Park, Malinda S Arvesen, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-sitting

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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Walls of Windows in Extraordinary Dallas Homes

07/19/2016
6230 Preston Creek Drive 75240, Far North Dallas, Pogir, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-entry

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 75229, Preston Hollow, Lisa Besserer, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas-yard

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
3920 Travis Street #16 75204, Uptown Dallas, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas- sitting

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
2300 Wolf Street #18A 75201, Uptown Dallas, Lisa Besserer, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-fireplace

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
6139 Meadow Road 75230, Preston Hollow, Tom Hughes, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-den

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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Dallas Homes in High Demand

06/13/2016
10711 Strait Lane 75229, Preston Hollow, Jamie Adams, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-cellar

10711 Strait Lane | Preston Hollow. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Dallas-area home prices are almost 20 percent higher than before the recession and housing market crash, according to recent reports from Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. These record-level home values are a direct result of the city’s thriving economy. As long as job growth continues, buyers will see a competitive market. For sellers, this means multiple-offer situations and top-dollar sales.

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New Prices, Extraordinary Homes in Dallas | Open Houses 6.12.16

06/11/2016

Video and Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Homes featured in this week’s Open Houses video have new prices – a great opportunity to explore a new home:

5612 Champions Drive | Plano | Listing agent Gina Lester

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3720 Mockingbird Lane | Highland Park | Listing agent Susan Baldwin

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5602 Lobello Drive | Preston Hollow | Listing agent Margo Bentson

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5332 Wenonah Drive | Greenway Parks | Listing agent Christy Berry

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8708 Canyon Drive | Bluffview | LeeLee Gioia

8708 Canyon Drive 75209, Bluffview, LeeLee Gioia, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-sitting

4317 Hanover Street | University Park | Listing agent Joan Eleazer

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Get the app: DFW Open Houses. See every open house in the region – at your fingertips. Or… Click here to see a list of all open houses this weekend.

Learn more about living in great North Texas neighborhoods. 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 Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and LandThe North, The Ballpark and Southlake.