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Homebuyers Rush to North Dallas Neighborhoods

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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A Year of Significant Sales by North Texas’ Luxury Brokerage [VIDEO]

Video / All properties sold in 2017 by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agents. 

The expert agents of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty  — more than 500 in all, in 10 offices across North Texas — propelled the firm to exceptional successes in 2017.

Per recent data from North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty sold more homes across Dallas and Fort Worth in 2017 than any other firm for properties priced more than $550,000 and more than $1 million.

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What to Watch in Dallas-Fort Worth Commercial Real Estate in 2018

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Timing the cycle is anyone’s guess. But a robust pipeline and emerging trends tell us what the real estate industry will be watching closely in 2018. Continue Reading…

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North Texas’ Leading Luxury Brokerage Expands its Commercial Division

North Texas’ leading luxury brokerage is growing again. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, founded in 1960 and now more than 500 agents in 10 offices across North Texas, is expanding its Commercial Division. Clients looking for investment opportunities, development opportunities, office space, property management and more will benefit from the same levels of knowledge and exceptional service given to every buyer and seller of the brokerage’s homes, ranches and land.

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Secure your Homestead Exemption in North Texas

Now is the time for homeowners who’d like to save on property taxes.

If you purchased a home in Texas before the new year, you have until April 30, 2018 to utilize the advantages of your purchase and file for a residential homestead exemption — a legal exemption that removes part of the home’s value from taxation. With this exemption, homeowners can potentially save thousands on property taxes, depending on the value of the home.

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Rare Air: Three Posh Penthouses in Dallas

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

When it comes to high-rise living, many buyers are looking for a neighborhood identity and fellow residents who have similar interests. They also want versatile floor plans that allow for home offices, guest suites and other features unique to their lifestyles. And, of course, there are the views: Buyers want to see cityscapes from windows, balconies and common areas. There may be no better place to enjoy thrilling views — including sunrises and sunsets — than from these posh penthouses.

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Summer’s Best Back Yards in North Texas

6123 Mimosa Lane, Preston Hollow, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-back yard

6123 Mimosa Lane | Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Pools and patios, indeed. But do you know about the hottest new amenities in the coolest back yards? From pergolas to fire pits, leisure on the lawn has never been more extravagant, and these days outdoor living is as luxurious as the indoor. Want the best back yard on the block? Here are this season’s al fresco must-haves.

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Just Listed | Oak Hill Raceway: The Oldenburg’s North Texas Motocross Track

The family of professional motocross racer Mitchell Oldenburg has put Oak Hill Raceway — a 40-year-old Texas motocross track — on the market outside of Fort Worth for $2.39 million.

The track-anchored, 185-acre property sits about 50 miles northeast of Fort Worth in Alvord, and is getting national attention from would-be real estate investors to motocross professionals seeking some new turns.

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5 Magnificent Manors in North Texas

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

It’s another sweltering summer, but, luckily, these five exceptional estates in Dallas and Fort Worth have everything you’ll need for an unbeatable, year-round staycation — from cooling off in backyard oases to home entertainment galore.

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Top 5 Neighborhoods for Your Next Move in North Texas

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The Elegant Life: Park Cities

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Your neighbors are leaders in society, business and politics — plus executives, influencers, pro athletes and generations of families — in these sophisticated cities. The quintessential American neighborhood, Highland Park was created to be a respite from the stresses of early 19th-century life. Rich in history and legacy, University Park is home to SMU, considered the “Ivy of the South” and a great place for kids to attend summer camps and athletic events. Located just a few miles from downtown Dallas, homes in the Park Cities range from quaint cottages to large estates — all located within blocks of great local and global shopping in unique neighborhood centers.

Explore all that the elegant life has to offer and find your perfect spot in the Park Cities: 

Highland Park    /     University Park 

The Elevated Life: Uptown/Downtown Dallas

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These areas are alive with young professionals, smart-sizers, artists and CEOs — and anyone who loves the high-energy buzz of a city. This is the heart of Dallas’ music, cultural, event and art scenes, from the five-acre Klyde Warren Park to the renowned Arts District. If you’re a foodie, you’ll love the award-winning restaurants and hip bars. Catch a ride on the historic McKinney Avenue trolleys and discover incredible local shops and luxury retailers. Here, it’s all about luxury high-rises, smart live/work spaces, sophisticated mid-rises and convenient townhomes — home to people from all walks of life.

Explore the elevated life and find your perfect spot in Uptown/Downtown. 

The Energetic Life: The North

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It’s one of the most desirable areas in the United States: safe, sophisticated and perfect for executives, professionals, young families and smart-sizers. There are award-winning schools, bustling city centers and vibrant green spaces — all within a booming business scene. Discover Plano, home to major corporations and boasting parks, ball fields and recognized schools, plus a wide array of shopping, dining and community organizations for every lifestyle. Frisco is home to professional soccer and the vibrant Frisco Square, filled with shops, restaurants and entertainment. Just 25 minutes from DFW and Love Field airports, homes in The North are spacious and gracious — in architectural styles from traditional to tomorrow.

Explore the energetic life and find your perfect spot in The North: 

Plano     /     Frisco     /      McKinney

The Easy Life: Lakewood

There is an unmistakable vibe to Lakewood: Foodies, hipsters, yuppies, artists, grandparents and kiddos happily mix and mingle in this community known for outdoor activities and community support. Money magazine called it one of the top 10 best big-city neighborhoods in America and noted its beautiful setting on the rolling hills next to White Rock Lake. Lakewood is a community that embraces nature, with that sparkling lake and its 15 miles of trails and many tributaries serving as a giant playground to those who live and visit here. Many of the neighborhoods’ iconic homes were built in the 1920s — mixed today with architecturally sensitive charmers and the occasional cool contemporary.

Explore the easy life and find your perfect spot in Lakewood.

The Educated Life: Southlake

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Just minutes from downtown Dallas, Southlake is known for its exemplary public schools and its Friday-night lights. It’s a place where the whole town comes together in the fall to cheer on the Carroll High School Dragons football team, which has won the state championship multiple times. Ranked among the best neighborhoods for families with children by The Dallas Morning News, here you can hike, bike or fish at one of nearly 20 local parks — or you can take the kids to nearby Milwaukee Joe’s Gourmet Ice Cream in the Southlake Town Square for a cone. From year-round golf to sophisticated shopping, Southlake is also a popular executive-relocation town, just minutes from DFW Airport and with easy access to all things Dallas. There is a home here for everyone, especially if you like new construction and custom-built traditional homes.

Explore the educated life and find your perfect spot in Southlake.

 

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is a luxury brokerage headquartered in North Texas. Its award-winning agents, serving clients from offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Southlake, Lakewood, Uptown, The North and The Ballpark, achieved a record-breaking sales volume of $3.2 billion in 2016. Independently owned and operated by president and CEO Robbie Briggs, the firm specializes in the purchase and sale of significant properties, from historic and contemporary to waterfront, ranch and land. The company’s deep-rooted connections, superior marketing resources and global strategies, as part of the $95 billion Sotheby’s International Realty network, bring the extraordinary to every client.