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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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Expert Advice: Buy a Home Before Spring

1501 Shady Oaks Lane is listed by John Zimmerman. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

The early spring market, from January to February, is one of the most advantageous times for buyers to get a great deal on a new home. According to expert agents at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, the buzz about Spring Market – the busiest home-buying season of the year – typically starts at the end of January. So, whether buying or selling, now is the time to start meeting with Realtors.

Check out the homes in this post to get a jumpstart on your search.

6916 Lakeshore Drive | Lakewood | Dallas

6916 Lakeshore, Lakewood, Joan Eleazer, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Luxury Homes for Sale in Dallas-exterior, front

Listed by Joan Eleazer.

2801 Purdue Avenue | University Park

2801 Purdue Avenue, University Park, Tom Hughes, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-living room

Listed by Tom Hughes.

6291 Douglas Avenue | Frisco

6291 Douglas Avenue 75034, Frisco, Patti Winchester, Maureen Steitle, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty home for sale-exterior

Listed by Patti Winchester and Maureen Steitle.

1700 Bur Oak Drive | Southlake

1700 Bur Oak Street, Robert Tyson, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Southlake-kitchen

Listed by Robert Tyson.

1501 Shady Oaks Lane | Fort Worth

Listed by John Zimmerman.

7951 Bella Flora Drive | Fort Worth

7951 Bella Flora, Carley Moore, Zareen Khan, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-living room

Listed by Carley Moore and Zareen Khan.

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 VistaUptownLakewoodSouthlakeThe NorthRanch and LandRanch and Land West, and The Ballpark. Visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

Beauty, Just Listed

Just Listed in North Texas 1.16.2017 {Video}

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Lots of stunning luxury homes just listed in North Texas- including Fort Worth, Southlake, Dallas, Park Cities and more.

3408 Hamilton Avenue | Monticello | Fort Worth 

3408 Hamilton Avenue 76107, Monticello, Moses Druxman, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty home for sale-exterior

Listed by Moses Druxman 

1309 Biltmore Drive | Southlake

1309 Biltmore Drive 76092, Southlake, Marilyn Newton, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty home for sale- kitchen

 Listed by Marilyn Newton 

6291 Douglas Avenue | Frisco 

6291 Douglas Avenue 75034, Frisco, Patti Winchester, Maureen Steitle, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty home for sale-sitting

Listed by Patti Winchester and Maureen Steitle 

4016 Park Lane | North Dallas

4016 Park Lane 75220, North Dallas, Ashli Clements, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty home for sale-exterior

 Listed by Ashli Clements 

11714 Pine Forest Drive | North Dallas

11714 Pine Forest Drive 75230, North Dallas, Pogir, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty home for sale-exterior

Listed by Pogir 

4915 Nashwood Lane | North Dallas

4915 Nashwood Lane 75244, North Dallas, Chad Schulin, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty home for sale-entry

 Listed by Chad Schulin 

5611 Caruth Boulevard | Devonshire | Dallas

5611 Caruth Boulevard 75209, Devonshire, Dallas, Elizabeth Hutchison, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty home for sale-sitting

 Listed by Elizabeth Hutchison 

3648 Mcfarlin Boulevard | University Park

3648 Mcfarlin Boulevard 75205, University Park, Jennifer Miller, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty home for sale-exterior

 Listed by Jennifer Miller 

6468 Anita Street | Lakewood | Dallas 

6468 Anita Street | Lakewood, 75214-exterior

Listed by Tessa Mosteller and Lucinda Buford 

6032 Richmond Avenue | Lower Greenville | Dallas 

6032 Richmond Avenue 75206, Lower Greenville, Missy Woehr, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty home for sale-living

Listed by Missy Woehr 

1999 Mckinney Avenue #404 | Uptown Dallas

1999 Mckinney Avenue #404 75201, Uptown Dallas, Missy Woehr, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty home for sale-living

Listed by Missy Woehr 

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  Dallas,  Fort Worth Cultural District,  Fort Worth-Mira Vista,  UptownLakewoodSouthlakeThe North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

Beauty

Top Home Design Trends for 2017

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

The interior forecast for 2017 is all about bringing comfort, ease, and a sense of personal style to the home. Whether building, remodeling or preparing to sell, fresh design features can make a big difference in the value of a home. Ahead, read some of the top trend predictions for the upcoming year.

Smart Technology

Today’s homeowner dreams of a fully automated home that’s controlled via smartphone or voice commands. And if innovative developments in smart-home technology continue as predicted, this fad isn’t fading anytime soon.

7951 Bella Flora Drive, Fort Worth, TX
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Natural Elements

Embrace the nature! No home that’s “on-trend” is complete without a touch of nature to bring the outdoors in.

3800 Normandy Avenue, Dallas, TX

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Defined Living Spaces 

Don’t worry all you open-living design enthusiasts…the reappearance of defined living doesn’t mean open is out. But, as people spend more time immersed in technology at work, it’s becoming more important to have a space to relax at home.

2 Abbey Woods Lane, Plano, TX

2 Abbey Woods Lane Dallas 75248, Patti Winchester, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in North Dallas-fireplace

 

Patterned Floors     

Whether it’s continuing a room’s monochromatic theme or adding an unexpected pop, take advice from the experts…don’t be afraid to play with pattern. Geometric tiled floors are known to make a serious statement.

5343 Drane Drive, Dallas, TX 

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Jewel Tones 

Brilliant, rich-colored walls can instantly create a cozy atmosphere. Colors like ruby, amethyst and sapphire add a sophisticated sparkle to any room.

4229 Edmondson Avenue, Dallas, TX

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Whimsical Wallpaper 

The right wallpaper can transform a small space into a home’s stunning centerpiece that is the epitome of luxe comfort. From traditional to classic to bold to graphic – wallpaper is back and here to stay.

1717 Arts Plaza #2009, Dallas, TX 

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Painted Cabinets

Be bold! Leave behind the all-white kitchen trend of 2016, and introduce a splash of color. Painted kitchen cabinets are a surefire way to keep cuisine colorful.

1701 Dakar Road E | Fort Worth |TX 

 

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, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark. Visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

Beauty

Fall Open House Tour: The North – Plano, Frisco, McKinney and More   

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 

Fall might bring cooler temperatures, but the Texas heat is here to stay – in real estate terms, that is. From Plano to Frisco to McKinney, north neighborhoods are welcoming new businesses and new people.

Explore open houses in some of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in the region on Sunday, Oct. 2. Outstanding homes in established communities with friendly neighbors, award-winning schools, incredible greenspace and more – it’s a taste of what you’ll find if you go north!

This weekend, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is opening doors to more than 200 homes in North Texas neighborhoods. To see a full list of homes and open times, visit briggsfreeman.com/falltour.
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Beauty

The Power of Pink

4905 Westbriar Drive | Fort Worth. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Unassuming, captivating, authoritative, sophisticated and refreshing; pink has many sides and a lot more power than its frilly reputation suggests. Designers are giving this color the closer look it deserves and harnessing its complexity to bring depth and energy to a variety of interior spaces. From soothing nurseries to sophisticated master suites, pink is certainly having a moment.

Put on your rose-colored glasses and enjoy these chic pink interiors that will inspire you to whip out the paint roller!

1701 Dakar Road E | Ridgemar | Fort Worth

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Listed by John Zimmerman

4005 Gillon Avenue | Highland Park

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Listed by David Sparling

4410 Bordeaux Avenue | Highland Park

Luxury Home, 4410 Bordeaux Ave., Dallas, Texas

Listed by Christy Berry and Jonathan Rosen

4905 Westbriar Drive | Overton Woods | Fort Worth

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Listed by John Zimmerman

2 Abbey Woods Lane | North Dallas

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Listed by Patti Winchester and Maureen Steitle

1859 Post Oak Place | Westlake

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Listed by Harrison Polsky

4005 Marquette Street | University Park

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Listed by Michelle Wood

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, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The BallparkVisit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

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Extraordinary Homes, Great Schools: Frisco ISD {VIDEO}

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Frisco is experiencing quite the growth spurt! And with the start of a new school year, it’s no secret – this city is booming in more ways than one…

Over the last two school years, Frisco ISD has welcomed more students than any other district in Texas – making it the fastest growing school district in the state, according to numbers provided by Population and Survey Analysts Demographics. On Monday, more than 54,000 students got back to school as doors opened to four new schools and the 2016-17 year commenced in Frisco ISD.

Looking for top-rated schools in a city that’s all about community and fun? Homes that balance school and play are available now in Frisco ISD:

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Beauty

Get Ready for Back to School in Fantastic D-FW Homes

4545 S Versailles Ave | Highland Park. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

If you consider your child’s education when purchasing a new home – you aren’t alone. More than 75 percent of homebuyers consider education as an important factor in their home search. And 53 percent say they would buy a new home specifically to get their child into a better school. The same survey conducted by Bank of America also reported that more than 25 percent of those polled said they would plan their move around school breaks, making summer an ideal time to find a new home.

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Bought!, Dallas, Preston Hollow

Just Sold 7.18.2016 {Video}

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Homes featured in this video:

6034 Meadow Road | Preston Hollow | SOLD
6034 Meadow Road 75230, Preston Hollow, Susan Baldwin, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas-living
9003 Prominence Drive | Northeast Dallas | SOLD

9003 Prominence Drive 75238, Forest Hills, Melissa Touris, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas-exterior

3203 Drexel Drive | Highland Park | SOLD

3203 Drexel Drive 75205, Highland Park, Pamela W Branno, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-office2

4252 Armstrong Parkway | Highland Park | SOLD

4252 Armstrong Parkway 75205, Highland Park, Derek Gustafson, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-back

8708 Canyon Drive | Bluffview | SOLD

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

6544 FM 1616 | Five Lakes Ranch | SOLD

Five Lakes Ranch, 6544 FM 1616 75752, Tyler Thomas, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Athens-lake

8404 Castine Drive | McKinney | SOLD

8404 Castine Drive McKinney 75071, Patti Winchester, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in McKinney-pool

4413 Vista Ridge Circle | Fort Worth | SOLD

4413 Vista Ridge Circle Fort Worth 76179, Wynne Moore Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Eagle Mountain Lake-living room with a view

417 Orchard Hill Drive | Southlake | SOLD

417 Orchard Hill Drive 76092, Gabriella Miller, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Southlake-exterior

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.

Beauty

Why to Sell This Summer in Plano, Frisco and Beyond

205 Falling Water Drive | McKinney. Listed by Debra Brown.  Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

While it’s true that buyer demand tends to increase during the spring season, summer has its own advantages. The expert agents at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty have the skills, knowledge and connections to sell your home in the shortest amount of time. Here are a few reasons to seize the summer and sell now:

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