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Here’s Why Top Agents Are Joining the Top Real Estate Team in DFW

This home at 301 Sir Georges Court in Southlake is listed for $1,038,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Top agents looking for extensive, cutting-edge marketing, an extraordinary reputation for excellent service and the global reach of an international brand are joining the top team in DFW – Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. To learn more about how Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty helps agents to better serve their clients, read more.

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Visualize Artful Living in DFW on SIR.com

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A company known for showcasing the best in art and artful living has just introduced an updated website that elevates visual selling to a whole new level.

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s newly redesigned website, sir.com, blends breathtaking photography, stunning cinematography and beautiful properties—an unprecedented peek into luxury living around the world.

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Life on the Lakes Surrounding DFW {Video}

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Whether you prefer the excitement of an afternoon on jet skis or a quiet evening watching the sunset over water, a lakeside retreat offers unlimited opportunities to gather friends and family to create lasting memories.
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In the Family – Latin American Art at Sotheby’s

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Via sothebys.com:

La Familia from 1987 is Rufino Tamayo’s last version of this theme, a crowning achievement painted at the end of a 60-year career. Anna Di Stasi, Specialist, Latin American Art, introduces this work, which is widely recognized as one of the artist’s most accomplished compositions from one of his most fertile decades. La Familia will be offered as an important highlight of Sotheby’s sale of Latin American Art Modern & Contemporary, May 26-27.

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Brunch for Mother’s Day – Metroplex Picks

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Surely, Mom doesn’t want to cook on Mother’s Day. But can you live up to her expectations? Best to play it safe … take her to brunch this weekend.

Our friends at CultureMap Dallas have compiled a list of great places to eat for Mother’s Day. Here are some highlights. See the link at the bottom for the full list.

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Art for a Cause in Hollywood Heights and Santa Monica 

Each year, the Hollywood Home Tour weekend benefits the schools and children in the Hollywood Heights and Santa Monica neighborhoods

Tonight, auction paddles will be raised by hopeful bidders eager to own an original work by one of Dallas’ most creative geniuses. Cool and contemporary works by Glenn Comtois, Jimmy Wright and Deanna Wilson will be auctioned at the Hollywood Heights Home Tour Preview Party 7:30 p.m. at the Dallas Arboretum.
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European Charm in the Heart of Bluffview

Designed by architect John Danna, the Bluffview chateau at 4604 Wildwood Road is listed for $2,799,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

In 1930, as Dallas expanded and Bluffview Estates began taking shape, a true labor of love emerged at 4604 Wildwood Road. Noted Dallas architect John Danna constructed an incredible European chateau for his bride. Decades later, this remarkable home still stands with all the romance and character of years past.
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Feeding Children in the Hungriest Season

Volunteers at the North Texas Food Bank work through the “hungriest season” filling backpacks with food so that children can eat over the weekends. 

During the school year, feeding needy students is neither easy nor cheap, but feeding thousands of hungry children in the summer presents even greater challenges.

At school, the children qualify for the federal food program with free or reduced-price meals. To supplement on weekends, the North Texas Food Bank feeds approximately 11,000 through its Food 4 Kids program. The NTFB volunteers fill backpacks with nonperishable, kid friendly food for students at more than 330 schools in five counties to take home on Friday afternoons.

In summer, which the agency calls the “hungriest season,” the NTFB works with only 21 schools, recreation and community centers to continue the backpack program, loading 2,600 backpacks each week. The backpacks hold 60 percent of the child’s nutritional needs for the weekend.

Throughout the year, the NTFB, a non-profit organization, distributes donated and purchased foods through a network of more than 250 partner agencies in 13 counties.

Despite its efforts since it was founded in 1982, the agency feeds less than half of the estimated number of needy people in its large service area. Every day the agency provides 135,000 meals to those in need of all ages, but the need is closer to 300,000 meals.

“There is a gap that we are working hard to close,” said NTFB spokesperson Anna Kurian.

This year, when children open their backpacks at home, they are finding more fruits and vegetables. As part of the nationwide effort to eat healthier, the NTFB has increased significantly the amount of produce it is feeding hungry people.

Last May, the NTFB handed out 1.8 million pounds of produce, up substantially from the 1.1 million pounds of produce it distributed on May a year ago.

For every dollar it receives in donations, it provides three meals. This month, donors can double that ratio to six meals by matching a $1,150,000 challenge grant, the largest in the agency’s history.

The grant is being made by the David M. Crowley Foundation and the five Perot siblings, Ross and Sarah Perot, Nancy Perot, Suzanne and Patrick McGee, Carolyn and Karl Rathjen, and Katherine and Eric Reeves.

The challenge continues through August.

For more information: ntfb.org

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.

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A Perfect Season to Buy Your First Home in Dallas

The mid-century modern home at 6806 Vada Drive in Lakewood blends beautiful living with a great location. Listed for $449,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

For first-time homebuyers, this summer is like winning a trifecta. Interest rates remain at historic lows, home values in many neighborhoods are rising, and there is a growing number of high-quality homes on the market. Now is a perfect time to look to own your first home. These listings can get you started.
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Go, Lady Scots Soccer! HPISD Team Takes on Frisco

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The Lady Scots soccer team takes on Frisco in the sectional championship game at 6 p.m. tonight at Mustang-Eagle Stadium in Richardson.

These two teams met in 2013 for a sectional round game, with the Lady Scots winning 3-0 on the way to the 4A state tournament.

Here’s what People Newspapers says about the game:

Highland Park will face its toughest test so far in the Class 4A girls soccer playoffs when it meets Frisco in the Region II sectional round at 6 p.m. Friday at Eagle-Mustang Stadium in Richardson.

The Lady Scots (18-4-1), surged past McKinney North 4-1 on Friday in the area round, led by two goals from sophomore Hope Hyde, who has scored five times so far in the playoffs. Lauren Echols and Savanna Jones each added goals for HP, which has won 10 straight games overall.

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.