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Santa Needs a Fireplace – Merry Pinterest! {Video}

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Santa can make a grand entrance in one of these outstanding fireplaces! merrypinterest.com. #merrypinterest

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Dazzling, Distinctive, Dilbeck in Kessler Park

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Truly distinctive homes are constructed with great care as to how they sit on the land. Charles Dilbeck did just that when 1125 N. Canterbury Court was built. Situated on a hillside in the heart of Kessler Park, this architecturally significant home features a blend of handcrafted original and updated designs.
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Modern Monday– An instagram tour of 2014′s best modern gate designs

You know what we love about Instagram? It makes trend spotting so much easier! We’ve been snooping around Instagram and rounding up some of 2014’s hottest modern gate trends. From natural wooden slats to clean, glass barriers, to even art deco-esque wrought-iron partitions, you’ll love what we’ve found and may even find yourself a bit inspired to add a modern boost to your own home’s curb appeal. (And if you like what you see, take a minute and follow @dallasmoderns on our Instagram to stay in-the-know on all the best of modern in Dallas and beyond.)

In Dallas:

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3601 Euclid – Rebar narrow vertical squares and brick wall

 

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9995 Hollow Way – Fine, lattice-like weave and rough-hewn stone (PRESTON HOLLOW)

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Click here to see the originals on instagram.

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

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Beautiful Kessler Park Modern… at the End of Rainbow

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Escape to nature in Kessler Park in this mid-century modern home that is set on the most private .67-acre lot minutes from Downtown Dallas.

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Five Reasons You Need a Realtor in Dallas

This townhome at 6330 Elder Grove Drive overlooks the Golf Club of Dallas course. A great entertaining deck takes advantage of all the view. Listed for $175,000. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Now more than ever, buyers and sellers need guidance from an experienced real estate professional. According to experts at KCM, the five-top reasons are even more important, thanks to rising interest rates and home prices.

1. What do you do with all this paperwork?

A true real estate professional is an expert in the market and can guide people through the stacks of state regulated paperwork necessary to make a transaction a reality.

2. Ok, so you found your dream house, now what?

According to the some sources, there are more than 230 possible actions that need to take place during every successful real estate transaction. Buyers and sellers need an expert to lead the way from start to finish.

3. Are you a good negotiator?

From the buyer (who wants the best deal possible), to the home inspection companies, to the appraiser, there are at least 11 different people that sellers will have to be knowledgeable with and answer to, during the process.

4. What is the home you’re buying/selling really worth?

According to the National Association of Realtors, “the typical For Sale By Owner home sold for $184,000 compared to $230,000 among agent-assisted home sales.”

5. Do you know what’s really going on in the market?

Hiring an agent who has a finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying/selling experience an educated one. You need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear.

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.

 

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Expert Q&A: How Do You Prepare for Appraisals in This Market?

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A: If I sell someone a house that I think is pushing the envelope on pricing, I tell them we might have an issue and ask if they can bring extra cash to the table to make the loan happen. When I price a home in this market, I don’t just look at what’s sold; I look at what’s listed. It’s a natural part of the spring market; prices keep ticking upward. You have to keep track of it. c 214.536.4727 | [email protected] | beckyfrey.com
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Mid-Century Modern (with a Splash of GLAM) {Video}

University Park Installation from Abbe Fenimore on Vimeo.

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It’s true across the board: 2014 loves modern. Maybe “love” isn’t even a strong enough term for this year’s wildfire obsession with modern design. This skyrocketing trend particularly favors the mid-century moderns, with its warm reminder of 50’s era hospitality and Frank Lloyd Wright-esque indoor-outdoor soirées.  Here’s our round up of some of our favorite mid-century modern looks by local favorite interior designer Abbe Fenimore (see this post about Abbe’s awesome eye for design). You’ll adore the sleek sophisticated classics paired with a splash of glam.

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New on the Market – Lovely Homes in Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Colleyville {Video}

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Park Cities
3946 Fairfax Avenue | West Highland Park | Listed for $1,225,000

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3924 Lovers Lane | University Park | Listed for $1,269,000

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Why You Should Sell Now – Instead of Waiting for Spring

This spacious home at 5616 Stonegate Road in Devonshire is designed for family living, frequent entertaining, and is focused on the outdoors. Listed for $1,225,000. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

 We at the Update blog love to read the Keeping Current Matters blog because it also keeps things simple. Like this recent post on why you should sell your home before spring.
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Fall Tour Focus: Contemporary Style – the Design of the Times

The nature inspired, gallery-like home at 2 Los Arboles Court is listed by Becky Frey for $2,700,000. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Contemporary cool is getting hot. Featuring esteemed architects, sophisticated design and uncompromising standards that easily and beautifully accommodate today’s modern lifestyles, these homes stand alone in aesthetic and excellence.

The Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Fall Tour features open houses on Sunday, Oct. 20, throughout the area that offer a contemporary take on design and lifestyle. For more information, go to briggsfreeman.com/falltour. And to see a complete list of every open house in the Metroplex, download the free DFW Open Houses app – featuring maps, neighborhood information, house details, beautiful photos and more – to your mobile device.

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