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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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Bought!, Dallas, Preston Hollow

Just Sold in North Texas 11.21.2016 {Sold}

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.

6119 Del Roy Drive | Preston Hollow – SOLD
6119 Del Roy Drive 75230, North Dallas, Vicki Foster, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas-den with fireplace
6119 Richmond Avenue | Lakewood – SOLD
6119 Richmond Avenue 75214, East Dallas, Cathy Orr Barton, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-living2
2828 Hood Street #905 | Uptown – SOLD
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6810 Turtle Creek Boulevard | University Park – SOLD
6810 Turtle Creek Blvd 75205, University Park, Michelle Wood, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-fireplace2
3705 Normandy Avenue | Highland Park – SOLD
3705 Normandy Avenue | Highland Park
4445 Larchmont Street | University Park – SOLD

4445 Larchmont Street 75205, University Park, Tiffany Jackson, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas-stairs

2624 Lakewood Drive | Rockwall – SOLD
2624 Lakewood Drive 75088, Lake Ray Hubbard, Cortney Bailey, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Rowlett-boat
5733 Travis Drive | Frisco – SOLD
5733 Travis 75034, Lisa Groshek, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Frisco - wine room
6650 Laurel Valley Drive | Fort Worth – SOLD
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801 Giverny Lane | Southlake – SOLD

801 Giverny Lane Southlake 76092, Dona Robinson,  Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Southlake-kitchen island

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.  

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Celebrate Labor Day at the Lake   

1604 S Lakeshore Drive | Lake Ray Hubbard. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

In addition to recognizing the American workforce, Labor Day signifies many things: the end of summer vacation; the unofficial beginning of football season; the time to put away summer whites; and, for many, a long weekend at the lake. These North Texas lake homes are perfect for making lake weekends part of your Labor Day tradition!

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Staycation in North Texas? Absolutely! 

Sure, it’s nice to travel during summer break … but, sometimes, you just want to enjoy what you can find close to home. So we’ve compiled a list a great things to do in North Texas that’ll take only a short car ride. (Or even a short walk!) When you live in a state as great as Texas, there’s no need to go far for a great vacation! – By Susan Haney
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Just Listed in North Texas 5.23.2016 {Video}

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 

Luxury homes just listed this week in North Texas:

2120 Carleton Avenue | Cultural District | Fort Worth
2120 Carleton Avenue 76107, Cultural District, Hannah Behrens, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-kitchen
11603 Oakwood Lane | Lake Shore Acres | Fort Worth
11603 Oakwood Lane 76179, Lake Shore Acres, Bip Nauta, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-back
2001 Renfro Road | Colleyville
2001 Renfro Road 76034, Colleyville, Jamie Adams, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Colleyville-living
1612 Fair Oaks Drive | Westlake
1612 Fair Oaks Drive 76262, Westlake, Marilyn R Newton, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Westlake-exterior
Dark Hollow | 12101 Dark Hollow Road | Rockwall
Dark Hollow, 12101 Dark Hollow Road 7508701, Alison Houpt Howell, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Rockwall-pool2
5543 Wateka Drive | Greenway ParksDallas
5543 Wateka Drive 75209, Greenway Parks, Jena May, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-patio
4557 Lorraine Avenue | Highland ParkDallas
4557 Lorraine Avenue 75205, Highland Park, Susan C Baldwin, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-exterior
4604 Livingston Avenue | Highland ParkDallas
4604 Livingston Avenue 75209, Highland Park, Becky Frey, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-kitchen
4316 Versailles Avenue | Highland ParkDallas
4316 Versailles Avenue 75205, Highland Park, Gretchen C Brasch, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-office
3110 Oliver Avenue A | Knox-HendersonDallas
3110 Oliver Avenue A 75205, Knox-Henderson, Tara Durham, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-living
4115 Tomberra Way | Midway HollowDallas
4115 Tomberra Way 75220, Midway Hollow, Brenda B Ray, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-sitting
6011 Belmont Avenue | Lower Greenville | Dallas

6011 Belmont Avenue 75206, Lower Greenville, Tom D Hughes, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-pool

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.

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Evening Fireworks Extravaganza – Where to Watch in North Texas!

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Only two more days till the Fourth of July fireworks displays light up the night skies across North Texas. Do you know where you’re going to oohh and ahhh Thursday and Friday night? No worries. We compiled a list for you.
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Moving to Dallas? Look Here for Guidance

Located on a winding street in Preston Hollow, the private estate at 10453 Epping Lane combines exceptional design, beautiful finishes and an outstanding location. Listed for $3,495,000. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

The North Texas Chamber recently reported that 1,000 people relocate to our area every day—thanks to welcoming neighborhoods, recognized schools, economic opportunity and a great lifestyle.
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The Best Easter Egg Hunts and Activities for the Whole Family in Dallas and Surrounding Cities!

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Looking for an Easter Event or an Egg Hunt in Dallas or surrounding areas? See what’s hopping this year in the metroplex!

Going on an Egg Hunt

Taking the kiddos on an Easter egg hunt is always a joy. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden features members-only egg hunts. Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of tulips and spring blooms, participants are divided into age-appropriate groups, so everyone has a fair shake at egg-gathering. (We hear tickets are going fast, so reserve your spots today.)

Pooch Parades

You know the Easter season is officially upon us when you see Dallas pooches flaunting their Sunday best! The annual Easter in Lee Park and Pooch Parade is a must-attend event. In addition to the pup parade, participants enjoy music, food and vendors.

Neighborhood Eggstravaganza

Some of your favorite neighborhoods sponsor egg hunts — and you need only show up with enthusiasm and an egg-collecting basket. One of our favorites is the University Park Eggstravaganza, which takes place this weekend in Goar Park. Additional activities at this annual event include photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, bounce houses, snacks and music.

Easter Eats

Many of the chefs at your beloved restaurants are preparing seasonal offerings for Easter brunch. Some of the restaurants we recommend include FearingsLark on the ParkToulouse Cafe and Bar, and Oak. Be sure to make your reservations now, because tables fill up quickly. (- From Culturemap.com )

Here are some Easter Event Highlights in our area:
Highland Park – Easter Egg Hunt
Uptown – Easter Brunch!
Lakewood – Easter Weekend at Dallas Arboretum
Southlake –Easter in the Park
Colleyville Easter Egg Hunt
Dallas – Easter in the Park
Easter Events by City / Neighborhood
Allen – Eggcellent Family Adventure
Aubrey – 15,000 Easter Egg Drop & Family Picnic
Bedford – Easter Egg Celebration in Bedford (click on Easter tab)
The Colony – Spring Eggstravaganza!
Coppell – EGGstravaganza
Dallas – University of Dallas Alumni Easter Egg Hunt
Denton – Easter Eggstravaganza
Flower Mound – Easter Egg Scramble
Fort Worth – Fort Worth Stockyards – Texas Sized Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt
Frisco – Aqua Egg Hunt + Easter Eggstravaganza
Garland – KidFest at Fire Wheel Town Center
Gainesville – Frank Buck’s Zoo Extravaganza
Grand Prairie – Egg-Stravaganza Egg Hunt +  Easter Egg Hunt at Kirby Creek Indoor Pool
Grapevine –Easter Egg Hunt at Historic Nash Farm
Highland Village – Easter Egg Hunt
Irving – Spring Egg Hunt and Easter Celebration +  Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
Keller –Tree-Mendous Spring Egg Scramble
Lewisville – 25th Annual Funny Bunny Festival
McKinney – 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Individuals with Special Needs and their Families +  Easter Egg-Stravaganza
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– Easter Round Up at Hi View Ranch – (214) 564-5573

Oak Lawn – Easter Egg Hunt on the Village Green
Plano – Easter Egg Hound Hunt
Richardson – Spring Fling: An Eggstravaganza
Rockwall – Easter Egg Hunt
Rowlett – Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt
Round Rock – Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt (registration required)
Wylie – In Synch Exotics Easter Egg Hunt

Stay updated on everything fabulous happening this Easter on Pinterest! Visit hoppypinterest.com for more info.

Click here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with six offices in Dallas, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.