If you consider your child’s education when purchasing a new home – you aren’t alone. More than 75 percent of homebuyers consider education as an important factor in their home search. And 53 percent say they would buy a new home specifically to get their child into a better school. The same survey conducted by Bank of America also reported that more than 25 percent of those polled said they would plan their move around school breaks, making summer an ideal time to find a new home.
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This Sunday, neighborhoods across North Texas will be filled with people finding their perfect new home—just in time for cool fall evenings and traditional holiday gatherings.
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is opening doors throughout the Metroplex on Oct. 18, allowing potential buyers to tour spectacular homes in every community, from Frisco to Fort Worth, Colleyville to Highland Park, Lakewood to Uptown.
“The Dallas White House” sits on 3.3 beautifully landscaped acres on one of the most notable streets in Dallas. The estate ate 10777 Strait Lane is listed for $19,500,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
For more than 53 years, professionals at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty have been quietly assisting clients with the sale and purchase of exquisite estates across the Metroplex. The brokerage is the recognized as the luxury leader for homes priced $1 million and above in both Dallas and Tarrant Counties, according to MLS.
One of the great pleasures of living in North Texas is being outside. Homes with outdoor living areas seem to be designed for this time of year, offering a variety of options for entertaining or just relaxing. Kick back beside an outdoor fireplace on a cozy covered patio or enjoy a heated spa, all before grilling dinner outdoors.
Several homes that offer the chance to be outside in plush surroundings are:
As the clock winds down on 2014, sellers are serious about closing a deal. Reduced prices offer great opportunities and exceptional values—just in time for a new year. For these and other outstanding homes, visit briggsfreeman.com.
A rare opportunity to own a landmark property in Highland Park between Drexel and St. John, this unique acreage at 4808 Drexel Drive is crossed by Hackberry Creek and is one of a very few properties with its own spring fed pond. Listed for $4,900,000. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
Land prices in the area are the highest they’ve been in three to four years, says Bryan Hagan of D.W. Skelton & Associates. In fact, this summer the market saw a 7 percent increase in the number of home building permits issued in Dallas County.
3312 Colgate Avenue | University Park | Open 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday
Just a stone’s throw from both Caruth and Coffee Park, this traditional family home sits gracefully on one of the most sought-after streets in University Park. Bike riding to Mustang Donuts on a Saturday morning and popping into one of the delightful restaurants for dinner in Snider Plaza sound quite appealing. With much potential to pour into the home what you wish, this University Park beauty will be sure to captivate many as the area alone speaks for itself. Come experience classic beauty on a timeless street!
3441 Haynie Avenue | University Park | Open 2-4 p.m. Sunday
This rare oversized 75×150 lot is located in the Armstrong Elementary district. The soft Contemporary home features a downstairs master, Saltillo tile floors, a gorgeous study, two living areas, an open floor plan, four bedrooms downstairs with a game room upstairs plus studio, exercise, or second office with half bath. This property is very versatile!
3629 Shenandoah | Highland Park | Open 1-3 p.m. Sunday
Sophisticated Highland Park home, situated on a beautifully landscaped lot. This Mediterranean home is updated in stunning modern elegance by designer Gonzalo Bueno with no expense spared. Spacious formals have 12 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, custom marble fireplace mantle and French floor length windows.
7315 Azalea Lane | North Dallas | Open 2-4 p.m. Sunday
This beautiful home was redesigned and expanded by Birnbaum Magadini. It sits on a large, heavily treed lot. The home is filled with large windows that offer incredible views to the gardens and pool which are enhanced with custom outdoor lighting. Stylishly designed, this quality home has an open floor plan with a split bedroom arrangement. Modern, clean lined and impeccably maintained. This home and setting is truly serene and must be experienced to appreciate.
4234 Williamsburg Road | North Dallas | Open 3-5 p.m. Sunday
This gracious traditional was built by Neuhoff-Murchison. The entry opens to study and dining room. Its high-ceiling formal living has lovely fireplace and floor to ceiling windows with views of the large backyard. Its well-appointed kitchen includes breakfast and spacious family area offering privacy from the formals. The first floor features both a master with large bath and walk-in closet and private guest room. The home also includes three bedrooms, playroom, and media room which complete the second floor.
For more beautiful homes, see briggsfreeman.com. Click here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with five offices in Dallas, Uptown, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.
The real estate market continues to be strong, and beautiful homes throughout the area are waiting to greet their new owners. Attractive prices and low interest rates combine to create an exciting time to buy. The homes below have newly reduced prices – and are ready to be enjoyed for years to come.
Today’s buyers are savvy. They are informed about market trends and comparable sales, and they’re not willing to overpay for a home. In the vibrant North Texas market, great homes that aren’t attracting offers may have pricing issues. A professional agent can create a pricing strategy that brings the best price in the shortest amount of time. Visit briggsfreeman.com to speak with an agent about smart selling strategies.