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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Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, the leader in luxury real estate in North Texas, announces the appointment of top industry executive Gaynelle Henger as the director of sales for its dedicated office in bustling Uptown and the co-director of sales for its largest office, Lovers Lane, in Dallas. Henger’s responsibilities will include strategic planning, business planning, agent support, agent recruitment, agent training and business leadership. Continue Reading…
According to a survey conducted by the International Association of Home Staging Professionals and StagedHomes.com, 95 percent of ASP staged homes sell in 11 days or less on average. They also sell for 17 percent more, proving the staging process is a key ingredient to achieving not only the sale of your home, but getting the best price.
Here are seven expert tips for getting your home ready:
STOCK STAR Photographed in central Texas by Nan Coulter / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
The famous Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo opens this Friday, January 12. As its slogan says: This thing is legendary. What started in 1896 as a little rodeo on the banks of a creek has grown into three weeks of ropin’, ridin’ and spectacles at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, an Art Deco wonder built in 1936. You’ll see broncos, bulls, sequins, sidesaddle drill teams, cowgirls, cowboys, trick riders, ropers, mariachis, folklorico dancers, livestock auctions, live bands, hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of people. Even the parking lots are a wow: some of the biggest, most impressive pickup trucks and horse trailers you’ve ever seen.
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.
Here are a few ways the new tax law will affect homeowners and the housing market.
Mortgage Interest Deduction
Prior to the tax reform, homeowners could deduct the interest on their mortgage debt up to $1 million.
The new law cuts the interest deduction on mortgage debt up to $750,000 for new mortgages.
Current homeowners are not impacted by this change. Also, homeowners are no longer allowed to deduct the interest they pay on home-equity debt. It is important to note that the home-equity line of credit (HELOC) deduction is NOT grandfathered. Individuals with a HELOC will lose the deduction.
There’s nothing quite like the holidays in North Texas. And, there’s no better way to ring in the most magical time of the year than with a visit to see the jolly ol’ man from the North Pole.
Are the kids begging for their time with Santa? Or are you the one who still needs to drop off your wish list? Whatever the reason is, getting your time with St. Nicholas doesn’t have to mean battling crowds of holiday shoppers at the local mall. In Fort Worth, there are a plethora of events where Santa Claus is scheduled to make a special appearance before the holidays are over.
Below, discover everything you need to know about seven of Fort Worth’s can’t-miss holiday events:
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.
This fall isn’t going to mean just sweaters and apple cider: There may never be a better time to sell your home or trade up to a new one.
Here are just five things you should know about the new season’s real estate market:
Perfectly sited in Bluffview, the pristine white-clapboard Transitional at 4320 Taos Road is an exquisite new construction from Greenwell Homes, bringing the peaceful aura and light-filled aesthetic of a coast to the pastoral streets of one of Dallas’ finest neighborhoods. In convenient proximity to Dallas Love Field airport, Inwood Village, the Park Cities and downtown Dallas, this five-bedroom home enjoys the privacy of a friendly residential neighborhood but within easy reach of urban excitement.