Set the Table and Call the Family – Dining Rooms for Thanksgiving {Video}

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Imagine gathering around these tables for your holiday meals this year …

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Bringing Art to Everyone at Oak Cliff’s Oil and Cotton

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It didn’t take long for Shannon Driscoll and Booker T. Washington alum Kayli House Cusick to decide to start a business together. The two met at a weekend pop-up studio in Oak Cliff and each realized that the other had her missing piece. Driscoll had been running adult art classes from her studio, and Cusick had written a stack of curriculum for kids’ art classes that she was ready to use. The two joined forces, and in 2010 opened what is now the bustling studio and shop Oil and Cotton in Oak Cliff.

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Hottest Global Real Estate Investment Markets – U.S., DFW

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Foreign investors love the U.S. residential housing marketing, according to a recent report by CNN Money.

Purchasers from Canada, Mexico, India and the U.K. are leading the pack right now, and they’re bullish on the country’s growth indicators, according to the report.

Says CNN Money:

“The U.S. has been named the hottest market for global residential property in a survey of 14 countries by real estate advisors Savills. The researchers analyzed economic and demographic trends to forecast how much prices in popular cities will rise over the next five years.

“And the essential ingredients for solid returns? A combination of population growth, rising wealth and limited housing supply.”

For the full report, click here: money.cnn.com

Even more close to home, a survey by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute found that Dallas-Fort Worth is the top market to watch for overall real estate prospects. That means investment, development and homebuilding are booming, according to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2016 report.

Click here to see the latest in real estate news. 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 Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.  

Go From “Listed” to “Sold” in Oak Cliff

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How do the best real estate professionals take a listing from “for sale” to “sold” in Oak Cliff with the least days-on-market and the highest number of offers?

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This Weekend, Homes Open across North Texas

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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.

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Lease Now and Build Across DFW

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With home construction booming again, it is time to consider securing the perfect lot for your next home—wherever you decide to build. According to recent reports from Dallas’ Residential Strategies, new housing starts across North Texas are up 26 percent over this time last year. Lots are selling quickly, especially in sought-after neighborhoods.

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Things to Do in DFW This Summer {Video}

Head to Arlington and experience the largest indoor sandbox in Texas and incredible sand art inspired by “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”  Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

We still have a few weeks of summer left, so it’s time to play! Grab your friends and family and head out for great adventures that include everything from playing in a giant sandbox to enjoying the big top.

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We Have the Buyers in Oak Cliff {Video}

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For sellers who have been waiting for a strong market so they can list their home, now is the time. Interest rates continue to be historically low, inventory levels are low and buyers who have put off making a move are out in the marketplace looking for properties.

Expert agents are seeing three main groups of people looking to make a home purchase.

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Architectural Charm in This Oak Cliff Craftsman

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This Oak Cliff Craftsman home at 1107 Berkley Avenue is the best of both worlds – great updates to make living easy … without sacrificing the architectural charm that draws people to the neighborhood.

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It’s Oak Cliff in One Word – Character!  

With a pool/spa, flagstone patio and firepit, the backyard at 822 Stewart Drive in Kessler Park is perfect for relaxing or entertaining. Listed for $425,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 

Just across the Trinity River, you’ll find historic and personality-rich Oak Cliff, known for rolling hills, fun coffee shops, galleries and boutiques. In the rapidly growing Bishop Arts District, discover some of the finest dishes in Dallas at Hattie’s, Boulevardier, Tillman’s Roadhouse, Café Veracruz, Bolsa, and habitual D Best winner, Lucia.

The close-knit Oak Cliff community hosts monthly events which draw in large crowds, with events ranging from parades, cook outs, wine tastings, and the wildly popular annual Bastille on Bishop, a celebration of everything French in July.

And the neighborhood character is ever-present, as you can see from these homes currently available.
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