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Beauty, The Update

North Dallas, Plano, Frisco – Estate-Quality Mansions


This stately six-bedroom, Mediterranean estate on 1.25 acres is situated in prestigious Preston Trails. The home at 16525 Preston Trail Drive is listed for $2,999,999. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Dallas’ north suburbs may be the country’s hottest relocation sites, attracting thousands of new residents. Here are four estate-quality mansions in plush communities that will make you never want to leave.
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All Eyes on Plano: Homes in Booming Community


Enjoy contemporary living in an exceptional location at 6417 Sudbury Road. Listed for $2,425,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Businesses from across the state and nation are flocking to Plano for its great location, award-winning public schools, shopping, dining entertainment and incredible green spaces.  Take a look at these listings currently being offered in Plano.
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New Listings: Homes in Lakewood, Greenway Parks, Plano


A historic, four-bedroom Tudor at 5454 Wateka Drive in Greenway Parks features original details and desired updates. Listed for $1,849,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 

The last few weeks of summer are on the horizon. What better time to make a deal on a new home for a new season.

4837 Swiss Avenue | Lakewood | Listed for $505,550
4837 Swiss Avenue, 75204, Lakewood, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury ranch for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-living

Situated on a prime lot in historic Swiss Avenue, this two-story Georgian-style home boasts 2,933 square feet of living space, with three bedrooms, four baths, a swimming pool and spa, and convenient semi-circle driveway. Built in 1980 yet reminiscent of times passed, this exquisite property greets you with picturesque columns, a large front porch, and charming pediment dormers and windows, parquet floors, beamed ceilings, and open, airy spaces.
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Peek Into Plano: Beautiful Homes in Dallas’ North Suburbs {Video}


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With the news that Toyota is relocating from California to Texas, interest in homes in and around Plano has increased. Here’s a look at the community, and some of the extraordinary homes there.
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Jessica Bonanno Expands Her Reach to Plano, Frisco


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Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that Jessica Bonanno is expanding her real estate services to the Plano/Frisco area.

This area has been well known for its vast quantities of corporate headquarters for many large companies, including the latest announcement of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters planned in Frisco.
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Beauty, Collin County, Dallas County

Go North! Live in Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, North Dallas!


Contemporary, beautifully updated and conveniently located, the home at 5642 Bent Tree Drive creates a resort-like environment for homeowners. Listed by Libby Norwood and Meredith Houston for $1,595,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

With corporations relocating to North Texas and a whole team of Cowboys headed to Frisco, the Metroplex’s northern neighborhoods are bursting with opportunities. Take of tour of these homes, and many more, at Continue Reading…

The Update

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.

Extraordinary Open Houses, The Update

Spring Open House Tour: Sunday, April 23


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There’s no better day to find your perfect place to call home. This Sunday, April 23, you’re invited to experience more than 200 of the most extraordinary homes across North Texas on the Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Spring Open House Tour.  “We do this tour twice each year so people can get a taste of each neighborhood,”says Robbie Briggs, president and CEO. “People are moving from the Park Cities to Uptown, Uptown to Lakewood, Plano to Fort Worth, and everywhere in between.”

Bold design, smart style, quality construction, and desirable neighborhoods—the annual Spring Open House Tour is your chance to go inside the most beautiful homes currently listed throughout the Metroplex. From cool contemporaries in school-centered communities to luxury high-rises with spectacular views, homes in every neighborhood, style and price point are opening doors for potential buyers looking to make the most of their home-shopping strategy.


See the open-house schedule—plus high-quality photos, videos, 3D tours and more—for all homes on tour:


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 East, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark. For all listings—and to explore the top neighborhoods in North Texas, visit


Beauty, Buzz, The Update

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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Beauty, First Look, Just Listed, The Update

Just Listed in North Texas 2.13.2017 {Video}


Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

9513 Marbella Drive | Montserrat | Fort Worth 

9513 Marbella Drive | Montserrat, 76126 living

Listed by Melanie Dotzour 

6200 Troon RoadMira Vista | Fort Worth 

6200 Troon Road | Mira Vista, 76132 entry

Listed by Margaret Motheral 

2216 Wilshire BoulevardFort Worth 

2216 Wilshire Boulevard | Fort Worth, 76110 living

Listed by Ashley Mooring 

2505 Oakbend CourtSouthlake 

2505 Oakbend Court | Southlake, 76092 dining

Listed by Wynne Moore  

3660 Ranchero RoadPlano 

3660 Ranchero Road | Plano, 75093 pool

 Listed by Gina Lester 

5600 Plantation Circle | Plano 

5600 Plantation Circle | Plano, 75093

Listed by Chad Schulin 

1 Spyglass CourtFrisco 

1 Spyglass Court | Frisco, 75034 living

Listed by Gina Lester 

4851 Harrys LanePreston Hollow 

4851 Harrys Lane | Preston Hollow, 75229 entry

Listed by Becky Frey 

1517 E Levee StreetDallas Design District 

1517 E Levee Street | Dallas Design District | Listed by Pogir living

Listed by Pogir 

4647 S Versailles AvenueWest Highland Park 

4647 S Versailles Avenue | West Highland Park, 75209 sitting

Listed by Gayle Johansen 

3636 Asbury StreetUniversity Park 

3636 Asbury Street | University Park | Listed by Lynne Lowder

Listed by Lynne Lowder 

Explore these neighborhoods and more. Visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see 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.