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Just Listed in North Texas 10.3.2016 {Video}

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Luxury lake houses, ranches, modern and traditional homes listed this week in Dallas, Westlake, McKinney, Graford and more!

2951 Colonels Row | Graford | Listed by John Zimmerman 

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4910 Merritt Road | Sachse | Listed by Vicki White

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1854 Post Oak Place | Westlake | Listed by Jeff Watson 

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2904 Golden Meadow Court | McKinney | Listed by Luis Oseguera 

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2555 N Pearl Street #204 | Uptown Dallas |  Listed by Missy Woehr 

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3502 Cragmont Avenue | Knox-Henderson |  Listed by  Shell Stegall 

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3324 Southwestern Boulevard | University Park |  Listed by Pete Ryan 

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6032 Richmond Avenue | Lower Greenville |  Listed by Missy Woehr 

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4304 Anaconda Court | Granbury | Listed by  Zeke Dorr  

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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.  

Beauty, Ranch and Land

Invested in Texas: Lone Oak Ranch

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Whether they’re living in Australia, California or a high rise in Uptown, buyers looking to invest their money in hard assets have trained their eyes on Texas ranch and land opportunities.

“For the most part, people who are heavy in the stock market feel that a correction is coming,” says David Burgher, whose ancestors arrived in Texas by horseback in the 1840s. “It makes sense to have a portion of their assets in something tangible and take advantage of the rising ranch and land market.  And unlike gold or silver, you, your family and friends can enjoy your investment in the land while it increases in value.”

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Contrary to recent reports, the North Texas market is not dependent on buyers coming from the oil and gas business. Instead it is much more diversified and buyers are coming from every industry—auto, insurance, healthcare, technology and more. “There’s an incredible diversity of buyers out there,” says Harlan Ray, himself a third generation Dallasite, “just as there’s an enormous diversity of geography and land options in Texas.”

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Today’s land buyers largely fit into two categories. First is the recreational rancher looking for a place to enjoy hunting, fishing and a little “tractor therapy” on the weekends while building lifelong memories with family and friends.  Second is the buyer interested in owning land purely for investment purposes. These buyers interested in long-term land plays are snapping up corn and cotton fields along the north/south arteries, all the way from North Dallas to Oklahoma, betting that they’ll be in the growth path as companies like Toyota and State Farm move people and dollars into the area.

Lone Oak Ranch | 16489 CR 665 75442, Farmersville, David W Burgher, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale-land

One example of a property that bridges both recreational ranch and land play markets is the Lone Oak Ranch in Farmersville, just northeast of McKinney. The iconic ranch features a spectacular pool/spa/cabana overlooking a five-acre lake and working cow place with more than 1,000 acres of rolling grassland and mature trees. Lone Oak Ranch is listed by Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales

For more opportunities for ranch and land investments throughout North Texas and beyond, 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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Just Listed in North Texas 9.26.2016 {Video}

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

2815 Simondale Drive | Bellaire Estates | Fort Worth | Listed by Ilene Christ 

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5601 Banister Court | Plano | Listed by Gina Lester 

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6720 Greenwich Lane | Preston Brook Estates | Dallas | Listed by Trey Bounds 

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6048 Meadow Road | Preston Hollow | Dallas | Listed by Amy Detwiler 

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9642 Hathaway Street | Preston Hollow | Dallas | Listed by Christy Berry and Jonathan Rosen 

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3813 Bryn Mawr Drive | University Park | Listed by Penny Cook 

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3821 Southwestern Boulevard | University Park | Listed by Jonathan Rosen and Christy Berry 

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1999 Mckinney Avenue #404 | Uptown Dallas | Listed by Missy Woehr and Ilene Christ  

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3510 Turtle Creek Boulevard #18AB | Oak Lawn | Dallas | Listed by Bryan Crawford 

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3401 Lee Parkway #3A | Turtle Creek | Dallas | Listed by Ilene Christ  

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3505 Turtle Creek Boulevard #18C | Turtle Creek | Dallas | Listed by Penny Cook 

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5526 Ridgedale Avenue | Greenland Hills | Dallas | Listed by Kyle Baugh and Gia Marshello 

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8326 Garland Road | Forest Hills | Dallas | Listed by Lauren Valek Farris 

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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.  

Dallas, Open Houses, Preston Hollow

Extraordinary Open Houses in North Texas 9.25 {Video}

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

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

11201 Leachman Circle | Dallas | Listed by Joan Eleazer

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5343 Drane Drive | Greenway Parks | Dallas | Listed by Caroline Summers

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4400 Belclaire Avenue | Highland Park | Listed by Tessa Mosteller and Lucinda Buford

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3821 Southwestern Boulevard | University Park | Listed by Jonathan Rosen and Christy Berry

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4009 Amherst Avenue | University Park | Listed by Christy Berry

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9642 Hathaway Street | Preston Hollow | Dallas | Listed by Christy Berry and Jonathan Rosen

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3816 Alta Vista Lane | Northwest Dallas | Listed by Susan Baldwin and Ginger Nobles

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9745 Wisterwood Drive | Lake Highlands | Dallas | Listed by Baird Hicks

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5526 Ridgedale Avenue | Greenland Hills | Dallas | Listed by Kyle Baugh and Gia Marshello

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800 Gray Branch Road | McKinney | Listed by Debra Brown

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905 Palos Verdes Trail | Southlake | Listed by Wynne Moore

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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.  

Beauty, Dallas, Preston Hollow

Curb Appeal Tips | A Fresh Look for the Fall Market

5102 Lakehill Court  | Preston Hollow  |  Dallas | Listed by Michelle Wood. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Whether you’re selling or staying, never underestimate the importance of consistent home maintenance. Taking steps to keep up your home’s curb appeal can reduce the number of tasks you’ll have to tackle when it comes time to sell and ensure your home gives off the best impression all year long.

Remember: a little effort can go a long way. Consider the ideas below to put your best foot forward this fall season.

Revive Your Garden

Once you’ve got the lawn in pristine shape, spice it up by adding a splash of color with fresh, new plants for fall. Brighten up a faded summer-time garden with vibrant mums or colorful flowers.

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205 Falling Water Drive, McKinney | Listed by Debra Brown

Spruce Up the Lawn

Beautiful fall verdure can immediately make your home warm and ready for showings. But, that doesn’t mean it’s time to slack off on lawn maintenance during this season. Keep your yard free of falling leaves with frequent raking and cover up brown spots in the grass.

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300 Crestwood Drive, Crestwood, Fort Worth | Listed by John Zimmerman

Highlight the Front Door

The front door of a home is one of the first things that potential buyers notice – regardless of the season.  Make your home’s first impression positively unforgettable with a fabulous front door. During the fall months, try a simple wreath or fall foliage to add a welcoming touch. If you’re ready for something more permanent, a fresh coat of paint in a vivid hue will do the trick.

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1501 Shady Oaks Lane, Westover Hills, Fort Worth | Listed by John Zimmerman

Clean Up the Exterior

As summer turns to fall, trees will begin to shed its leaves and the canopy of greenery over many homes will fall away. As home’s become more exposed, it’s important to focus on the exterior. Before listing your home, small changes can do wonders for your home’s appearance – pressure wash the outside; clean the windows; apply a fresh coat of paint.

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8403 Swananoah Road, Highland Park | Listed by Becky Frey

Add Outdoor Lighting

As the days get shorter, it becomes increasingly important to provide potential homebuyers with a safe path to your front door. Use decorative lights to illuminate walkways, and install flood lights or lanterns to brighten up entrance areas.

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 5746 Greenbrier Drive, Devonshire, Dallas | Listed by Jonathan Rosen & Christy Berry

Keep it Simple

Be careful to not go overboard with fall décor. Keep it subtle with a wreath or a seasonal arrangement of gourds; things that will enhance the curb appeal of your home rather than serve as a distraction. Save the spooky Halloween decor for next year.

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7951 Bella Flora Drive, Fort Worth | Carley Moore & Zareen Khan

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 BallparkVisit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

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Just Listed in North Texas 8.29.2016 {Video}

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

1925 Cielo Court | Keller | Listed by Dona Robinson 

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3044 Loch Meadow Court | Southlake | Listed by Dona Robinson  

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202 Gallant Court | Colleyville | Listed by Michele Geweinter 

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4401 Buena Vista Lane | McKinney | Listed by Matt Wood 

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5102 Lakehill Court | Preston Hollow | Dallas | Listed by Michelle Wood  
5726 W Hanover Avenue | Devonshire | Dallas | Listed by Jonathan Rosen

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1999 Mckinney Avenue #804 | Uptown Dallas | Listed by Becky Frey

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1717 Arts Plaza #2303Downtown Dallas | Listed by Bryan Crawford

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7326 Lakewood Boulevard | Lakewood | Dallas | Listed by Robby Sturgeon

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249 PR 1078 #S-3Clifton | Listed by Harlan Ray 

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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.  

Bought!, Dallas, Preston Hollow

Just Sold In North Texas 8.17.2016 {Video}

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Homes featured in this video:

6139 Meadow Road | Preston Hollow | Dallas | SOLD

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6717 Lakewood Boulevard | Lakewood | Dallas | SOLD

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605 Kessler Reserve Court | North Oak Cliff | Dallas | SOLD

605 Kessler Reserve Court 75208, Faisal Halum, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-sitting

3717 Marquette Street | University Park | SOLD

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400 Park Lake Drive | McKinney | SOLD

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7940 Stone Rive Drive | Frisco | SOLD

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4416 Ranch View Road | Fort Worth | SOLD

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1803 South Cranbrook Drive | Colleyville | SOLD

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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.

Bought!, Dallas, Preston Hollow

Just Sold 7.18.2016 {Video}

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Homes featured in this video:

6034 Meadow Road | Preston Hollow | SOLD
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9003 Prominence Drive | Northeast Dallas | SOLD

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3203 Drexel Drive | Highland Park | SOLD

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4252 Armstrong Parkway | Highland Park | SOLD

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8708 Canyon Drive | Bluffview | SOLD

8708 Canyon Drive 75209, Bluffview, LeeLee Gioia, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-sitting

6544 FM 1616 | Five Lakes Ranch | SOLD

Five Lakes Ranch, 6544 FM 1616 75752, Tyler Thomas, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Athens-lake

8404 Castine Drive | McKinney | SOLD

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4413 Vista Ridge Circle | Fort Worth | SOLD

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417 Orchard Hill Drive | Southlake | SOLD

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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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Walls of Windows in Extraordinary Dallas Homes

6230 Preston Creek Drive | North Dallas. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Beyond creating a seamless transition for indoor-outdoor living, walls of windows can yield a significant return on investment for buyers and sellers. With efficiency a top priority for today’s homeowners, architects are installing more energy-efficient windows that considerably decrease electricity bills and add value to the home.   

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Why to Sell This Summer in Plano, Frisco and Beyond

205 Falling Water Drive | McKinney. Listed by Debra Brown.  Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

While it’s true that buyer demand tends to increase during the spring season, summer has its own advantages. The expert agents at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty have the skills, knowledge and connections to sell your home in the shortest amount of time. Here are a few reasons to seize the summer and sell now:

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