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Summer’s Best Back Yards in North Texas

07/31/2017

6123 Mimosa Lane is listed by Jennifer Lelash and Chris Lelash. 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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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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Extraordinary North Texas Open Houses 9.11.2016 {Video}

09/09/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

The homes featured in this video will be open for tour this weekend:

4413 Beverly Drive | Highland Park | Open Sunday 2-4 p.m. | Listed by Ginger Nobles and Susan Baldwin

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10024 Rock Hill Lane | Walnut Estates | North Dallas | Open Sunday 1-3 p.m. | Listed by Gretchen Brasch and Elly Holder

10024 Rock Hill Lane 75229, Preston Hollow, Gretchen Brasch, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas-sitting

4328 Druid Lane | University Park | Open Sunday 3-5 p.m. | Listed by Lindy Mahoney and Martin Stevenson

4328 Druid 75205, University Park, Lindy Mahoney, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-entry

5316 Waneta Drive | Greenway Parks | Dallas | Open Sunday 1-3 p.m. | Listed by Pete Ryan

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5615 W Hanover Avenue | DevonshireDallas | Open Sunday 2-4 p.m. | Listed by Betsy Stern

5615 W Hanover Avenue 75209, Devonshire, Betsy Stern, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale-exterior

7335 Haverford Road | LakewoodDallas | Open Sunday 3:30-5 p.m. | Listed by Lou Alpert

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809 N Madison Avenue | Bishop Arts DistrictDallas | Open Sunday 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Listed by Jena May and Jennifer Stolarski

4700 Stafford Drive | Colleyville | Open Sunday 2-4 p.m. | Listed by Nanette and Brian Luker

4605 Tour 18 Drive | Flower Mound | Open Sunday 2-4 p.m. | Listed by Allison Hayden and Michelle Perry

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9517 Bella Terra Drive | Montserrat | Fort Worth | Open Sunday 2-4 p.m. | Listed by John Zimmerman

9517 Bella Terra Drive 76126, Montserrat, John Zimmerman, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-entry

8620 E Cantera Way | La Cantera | Fort Worth | Open Sunday 2-4 p.m. | Listed by John Zimmerman

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

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Extraordinary Open Houses in North Texas 9.3.16 & 9.4.16

09/03/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

There’s an outstanding selection of homes that will be open to tour this weekend. Take a peek at a few of the weekend’s best openings in North Texas neighborhoods:

5714 Surrey Square Lane | Devonshire | Dallas| Open Sunday 2-4 p.m. | Listed by Lisa Gross

5714 Surrey Square Lane Dallas 75209, Lisa Gross, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Devonshire neighborhood-formal living rooom

5306 Drane Drive | Greenway Parks | Dallas | Open Sunday 1-3 p.m. | Listed by Lera Lee and Gretchen Brasch

5306 Drane Drive 75209, Greenway Parks, Lera Lee, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-kitchen

629 Elsbeth Street | Bishop Arts District | Dallas| Open SaturdaySunday 2-4 p.m. | Listed by Nanette Ecklund-Luker and Brian Luker

629 Elsbeth Street | Dallas, TX, 75208-

5900 Prospect Avenue | East Dallas | Open Sunday 1-2:30 p.m.   Listed by Gia Marshello

5900 Prospect Avenue 75206, East Dallas, Gia Marshello, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-exterior

3707 Waldorf Drive | North Dallas | Open Sunday 1-3 p.m. |  Listed by Seth Pogoloff and Tom Hughes

3707 Waldorf Drive Dallas 75229, Seth Pogoloff, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Royal North Estates-living room

105 Turnberry Court | Aledo | Open Sunday 1-5 p.m. | Listed by Michael Hoover

105 Turnberry Court 76008, Michael Hoover

2101 Denver Drive | Estes Park | Southlake | Open Sunday 2-4:30 p.m. | Listed by Dona Timm

2101 Denver Drive 76092, Dona Timm, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Southlake-kitchen

4118 Bishop Creek Court | Arlington | Open Sunday 1-3 p.m. | Listed by David Chicotsky

4118 Bishop Creek Court | Arlington, TX, 76016

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

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Time to Buy: New Builds in North Texas

08/25/2016

Built by cjb HOMES, 5746 Greenbrier Drive blends ultimate precision with clean composition. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

It’s no secret … available homes are in short supply! Lucky for buyers, builders are helping to fill the gap between supply and demand with new construction throughout North Texas.

According to numbers just released by the Commerce Department, new-home sales soared 12.4 percent in July – the highest level in nearly a decade.

Take a tour of these newly built homes in North Texas neighborhoods:

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Study Rooms in North Texas for Back to School

08/11/2016

6311 Northport Drive | Preston Hollow. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

It’s that time of year again! Before you know it, the blissful days of summer will be jam-packed with carpools, play dates and after-school activities. Getting back to strict routines is a tough transition for many families, especially with backpacks full of homework. Inspire the young learners in your house with dedicated study rooms that make tackling the dreaded nightly to-dos a little bit easier:

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Extraordinary Open Houses 7.31 {Video}

07/29/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

These homes marketed by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty will open for tour this weekend:

3308 Greenbrier Drive | University Park | Open Sunday 1:30- 3:00 p.m.| Listed by Joan Eleazer

Luxury property at 3308 Greenbrier, University Park, Texas

5306 Drane Drive | Greenway Parks | Dallas | Open Sunday 3:00- 5:00 p.m.| Listed by Lera Lee

5306 Drane Drive 75209, Greenway Parks, Lera Lee, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-kitchen

8712 Canyon Drive | Bluffview | Dallas | Open Sunday 2:00- 4:00 p.m.| Listed by Erica Kuppin

8712 Canyon Drive 75209, Bluffview, Erica Kuppin, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-patio

5900 Prospect Avenue | Lakewood | Dallas | Open Sunday 1:00- 2:30 p.m.| Listed by Gia Marshello

5900 Prospect Avenue 75206, East Dallas, Gia Marshello, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-exterior

5602 Lobello Drive | Preston Hollow | Dallas | Open Sunday 2:00- 4:00 p.m.| Listed by Margo Bentson

5602 Lobello Drive 75229, Preston Hollow, Margo Bentson, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-living

10024 Rock Hill Lane | Walnut Estates | North Dallas | Open Sunday 1:00- 3:00 p.m.| Listed by Gretchen Brasch

10024 Rock Hill Lane 75229, Preston Hollow, Gretchen Brasch, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas-sitting

3824 Newman Boulevard | Newman Village | Frisco | Open Sunday 1:00- 4:00 p.m.| Listed by Susan Baldwin

3824 Newman Blvd 75033, Susan Baldwin, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Frisco-exterior

4611 Byron Circle | Irving | Open Sunday 1:00- 3:00 p.m.| Listed by Donald Peterson

4611 Byron Circle | Irving, TX, 75038

1 Reading Court | Trophy Club | Open Sunday 1:00- 3:00 p.m.| Listed by Wynne Moore

1 Reading Court 76262, Hogan’s Glen, Wynne Moore, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Trophy Club-pool

914 Westminster Way | Southlake | Open Sunday 2:00- 4:00 p.m.| Listed by Dona Robinson

914 Westminster Way 76092, Southlake, Dona Robinson, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale-entry

6259 Klamath Road |Ridgemar | Fort Worth | Open Sunday 1:00- 3:00 p.m.| Listed by Amy Chairez6259 Klamath Road 76116, Ridgmar, Amy Chairez, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-dining

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

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Connect With the Experts in Preston Hollow Real Estate

06/23/2016

The timeless French transitional at 6119 Del Roy Drive. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Across Preston Hollow, buyers are counting on the neighborhood experts at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty to help with their search. Last year alone, these leading professionals sold more than $200 million in real estate in the sought-after neighborhood, achieving the highest number of units, highest dollar volume sold and the greatest market share by dollar volume for estates over $1 million.

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Extraordinary North Texas Open Houses 5.22.16 {Video}

05/20/2016

Video and Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Homes featured in this video:

400 Park Lake Drive | McKinney

400 Park Lake Drive 75070, Stonebridge Ranch, Debra Brown, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in McKinney-Kings Lake

6855 Lakewood Boulevard | Lakewood | Dallas

6855 Lakewood Boulevard 75214, Lakewood, Scott Carlson, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-pool

3628 Normandy Avenue | Highland Park

3628 Normandy Avenue 75205, Park Cities, Shell Stegall, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-kitchen

10024 Rock Hill Lane | Preston Hollow | Dallas

10024 Rock Hill Lane 75229, Preston Hollow, Gretchen Brasch, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas-sitting

5200 W. Verde Circle | La Cantera | Fort Worth

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3715 Mockingbird Lane | Highland Park

3715 Mockingbird Lane 75205, Highland Park, Karla Trusler, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-sitting

5900 Prospect Avenue | East Dallas

5900 Prospect Avenue 75206, East Dallas, Gia Marshello, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-kitchen

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.