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Top 3 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional in Oak Cliff

According to the National Association of REALTORS, the “typical For Sale By Owner home sold for $208,000 compared to $235,000 among agent-assisted home sales.” The home at 830 Kessler Woods Trail in Kessler Woods is listed for $885,000.

For most people, a home is their biggest asset. The Keeping Current Matters blog offers three compelling reasons to work with an expert advisor when considering the sale or purchase of your biggest investment.
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Clean, Bright Modern in Kessler Park {Video}

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This stunning home at 830 Kessler Woods Trail, in Dallas’ premier gated modern home community, is located in lush, green Kessler Park just around the corner from Stevens Park Golf Course and nearby Downtown, Uptown and Bishop Arts District.
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Breathtaking – 1031 N. Madison Avenue in Oak Cliff {Video}

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Some homes just take your breath away, and 1031 N. Madison Avenue in Oak Cliff is one of them. The high ceilings, gleaming floors, numerous windows and wraparound porch make a great first impression.

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Original details abound, from built in bookshelves and cabinetry, to light fixtures, the hex tile on the butler’s pantry floor and French doors to the dining room.
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Happy Thanksgiving!

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We wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving, with all the trimmings!

President and 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.

Modern Living in Gated Kessler Woods {Video}

Take outdoor entertaining to a new level at the modern retreat at 830 Kessler Woods Trail.  Listed for $898,500. Video and photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

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Pioneering in the realm of modern architecture, Kessler Woods offers a rare opportunity. This premier, gated community features modern homes, economical materials and low-maintenance landscaping. In Oak Cliff’s Kessler Park neighborhood, near Stevens Park Golf Course, as well as Downtown, Uptown and the Bishop Arts District, 830 Kessler Woods Trail is a modern marvel.
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Modern Monday: A Look at One of Dallas’ Oldest Concrete Homes {Video}


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Perhaps you’ve been driving north on I-35 recently and glimpsed an odd graying building amid a jungle of overgrowth to your right. Dull grayish-brown walls rise three stories off a sloping dirt path, sandwiched between the interstate and Townview Magnet School’s campus. The inquisitive viewer might also discover the strange, complex detailing of this bizarre structure–pudgy-faced cherubs and arabesque ribbons coil around the front entryway and rear balcony. Besides its interesting location, shape, and artistic details, the most striking feature of this quirky home lies in its building material: concrete.

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This unusual choice places 523 Eads Avenue as possibly the first precursor of modern architecture in Dallas. At the time of the Kovandovitch house’s construction in 1914, concrete structures–rare in the commercial industry–were virtually unheard of for residences. The first recorded concrete project had only been fashioned 45 years previously (1871-75)  by builder William E. Ward and architect Robert Mook, and had not yet been widely adopted by Texans (see “Concrete Timeline“). While the region overflowed with traditional estates and Palladian architecture (see works by local favorite C.D. Hill), Czechoslovakian immigrant Joe Kovandovitch bucked Dallas-norms in favor of concrete. Kovandovitch was fascinated by the substance’s unique ability to mimic nearly any form while maintaining structural durability. Through utilizing a series of handmade molds, Kovandovitch and his family poured floors, walls, pillars, and decorative pieces alike.
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Now Pin This: Dreamy Bedroom Designs on Pinterest!

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Before you know it, it’ll be “fall back” time, when we set the clocks back an hour – and get an extra hour’s sleep in the process.

There’s no better time to plan a dreamy bedroom, so you can enjoy that extra hour even more.

We have collected a range of bedroom styles we love on our “Dreamy Bedrooms” Pinterest board. Click here to take a look at them all. (Or scroll through photos of some of the best, below.) Either way, sweet dreams …
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Five Things to Know about the Fall Market in North Texas

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Hoping to buy or sell a home? Here are five things you should know about this season’s vibrant real estate market.

Rising prices are slowing down—In 2013, sales prices rose 11.1 percent.  Year-to-date in 2014, prices were up just 7.7 percent, according to the North Texas Real Estate Information Services.
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Why You Need a Realtor in Today’s Market

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Now more than ever, buyers and sellers need guidance from an experienced real estate professional. According to experts at Keeping Current Matters, having a Realtor is more important than ever, thanks to rising interest rates and home prices.

Here’s where a Realtor can offer the most help:

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Magnificent Mediterranean in Oak Cliff’s Kessler Park {Video}

This three-bedroom home features beautiful views and wonderful spaces for entertaining. The home at 2142 Kessler Parkway is listed for $998,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 

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Oak Cliff has become a Dallas destination. Beautiful new bridges have created a gateway for residents and businesses to explore and enjoy this incredible Dallas treasure just a stone’s throw from Downtown. A strong sense of community flourishes here, and local shops and restaurants bustle in the Bishop Arts District. Walking paths, a public golf course and tennis courts offer exceptional amenities.

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The home at 2142 Kessler Parkway sits on .633 acres of private and luscious landscaping in Kessler Park at the heart of this exciting area that attracts buyers from around the world.

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