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.
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.
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.
Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
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.
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.
Continue reading It’s Oak Cliff in One Word – Character!
SOLD: 635 N. Montclair Avenue in Oak Cliff. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
Buyers are kicking off the summer season in fantastic new homes throughout the area. In the past week alone, agents at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty helped buyers close on more than $53 million in properties and put another $80 million under contract.
Property sales across our area are reaching 18-month highs, with a growing number of buyers looking for homes in desirable neighborhoods near all the best schools, activities, entertainment, shopping and dining.
Recent reports in the Dallas Morning News noted that growing demand and shrinking supply are buoying the housing market, and 10 percent of homes are selling within 72 hours of hitting the market. Many others sell without ever making it to MLS.
Continue reading Summer Is a Great Time to List Your Home in DFW
This large brick home in the Kings Highway neighborhood provides easy access to all North Oak Cliff has to offer. Situated just blocks from schools, restaurants, entertainment and local parks, 738 N. Edgefield Avenue has a lovely floorplan with great outdoor space.
Continue reading Sleek and Hip – Easy Living in Kings Highway/Oak Cliff
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In the fast-moving waters of today’s real estate market, it takes strength, experience and savvy to navigate the most successful sales. That’s why sellers are choosing to list their homes with a brokerage that demonstrates expert neighborhood knowledge, cutting edge marketing and a global network that reaches buyers wherever they live.
“I chose to list with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty because their commitment to marketing is like no other. I was blown away by how they advertised my home,” said one recent client.
“As a business traveler I see the Sotheby’s International Realty® sign representing great properties all over the world,” said a client making a corporate move. “I knew their reputation and knew that my home’s sale would be handled with the utmost professionalism—and it was.”
“When we decided to move our family from Dallas to Southlake, we went with a company that has agents and offices throughout the Metroplex. Our agent was incredibly well-connected in both cities. She handled the sale of our house in the Park Cities and helped us find a great new home near the schools we wanted in Southlake.”
New this week – University Park: 4111 San Carlos Street | Listed for $1,195,000
New this week – Lakewood: 6840 Meadow Lake Avenue | Listed for $939,000
New this week – Southlake: 1661 Tuscan Ridge Circle | Listed for $500,000
New this week – Fort Worth: 19150 HWY 377 South | Cresson | Listed for $4,999,000
New this week – Argyle: 9998 Hilltop Road | Listed for $1,650,000
For more luxury homes throughout the Metroplex, see briggsfreeman.com. 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 seven offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.
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.
Continue reading Dazzling, Distinctive, Dilbeck in Kessler Park