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Denton County Farm: A Perfect Place to Raise Horses

10/15/2014

The home and horse farm at 4021 Corbin Road is being offered for $3,495,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

4021 Corbin Road Denton 76207, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-land

There are many reasons to raise horses. We race and breed these beautiful animals, while horseback riding is one of the best activities for anyone from the most athletic to the disabled. It gets you outdoors, doing something physical, and working with a powerful horse is a thrill.

4021 Corbin Road Denton 76207, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-horses

Just 35 minutes north of Dallas/Fort Worth on Interstate Highway 35 is one of the nation’s best horse-breeding regions. There you will find a 156-acre horse farm that offers the chance to indulge one’s passion for horses.
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COOL homes with HOT schools in Denton County {Video}

08/22/2014

We’re looking at some of the best-performing schools in North Texas using data from test grades (via greatschools.org), and matching them with the best homes in their neighborhood.

Homes featured in this video:

714 Meadowglen Circle | Coppell, TX 75019
$284,500 | 3 Bedrooms | 2.1 Baths | 2 Car Garage

COPPELL ISD
– Elementary school: Lakeside (rated 10 out of 10 on greatschools.org)
– Middle school: Coppell West (rated 9 out of 10 on greatschools.org)
– High school: Coppell (rated 9 out of 10 on greatschools.org)
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6417 Sudbury Road, Plano, TX 75024
$2,425,000 | 6 Bedrooms | 8.1 Baths | 4 Car Garage
LEWISVILLE ISD
– Elementary school: Tom Hicks (rated 10 out of 10 on greatschools.org)
– Middle school: Killian (rated 8 out of 10 on greatschools.org)
– High school: Hebron (rated 6 out of 10 on greatschools.org)
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12 Harbour Town Court, Frisco, TX 75034
$687,500 | 4 Bedrooms | 4.1 Baths | 3 Car Garage
LEWISVILLE ISD
– Elementary school: Tom Hicks (rated 10 out of 10 on greatschools.org)
– Middle school: Arbor Creek (rated 9 out of 10 on greatschools.org)
– High school: Hebron (rated 6 out of 10 on greatschools.org)
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Curious about where the top-ranked public schools are in the region? This map shows you. Pink indicates a “hot” school system or district:

North TX public school rankings map

For more luxury 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 six offices in Dallas, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.

 

Buzz, The Update

Best Place to Find Fireworks – July Fourth in DFW

06/29/2016

We’re keeping the Fourth of July tradition alive across Dallas/Fort Worth this weekend, with parades, festivals and fireworks in dozens of communities.

Overwhelmed by the possibilities? We can help. Our annual collection of July Fourth celebrations is ready – all you need to do is call up your calendar and start planning.

See the best collection of Fourth of July celebrations in DFW here: 4thofJulyEventsinDFW.com

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Beauty, Ranch and Land, The Update

Find a Texas Lake House or a Ranch Close to Home

05/09/2016

Valor Farm | 9599 FM 455 E | Pilot Point, TX. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Want to enjoy this summer on a lake or ranch without moving far from the city? We have several close-in ranches and lake properties waiting for you.

Explore the beautiful lake and ranch opportunities listed below …

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Will Ranch Prices Drop With the Price of Oil? {Video}

01/26/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

With falling oil prices, investors are betting it will be an opportune time to buy Texas ranchland, according to a report by the New York Times.

Jay Ellis of Dallas-based Sporting Ranch Capital is raising $100 million from investors to buy “trophy ranches” that owners want to sell “quickly and quietly” – as their personal portfolios fluctuate with the price of oil.

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Beauty, Ranch and Land, The Update

Why Consider Ranch, Land and Second-Home Investments Right Now {Video}

11/27/2015

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Ranch life taps into the American desire for space, freedom and a connection with the land. And ranches have always had a spot in wealthy investor portfolios because of the potential for steady gains.

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Ranch and Land, The Update

Genteel Living in Beautiful Southern Homes in Texas

08/03/2015

The Oaks at 3043 NE County Road 1030 in Chatfield, TX, was built in 1850. It is listed for $950,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

When southerners settled Texas a century and a half years ago, they brought with them a gracious lifestyle and architecture. Many of the plantation-style homes they built with large porches and white columns still stand. Once part of large farms and ranches, these houses now offer an elegant lifestyle without the burdens of maintaining huge parcels of land. Here are two plantation-style homes to consider.

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Best Fireworks in DFW for the Fourth of July 

06/29/2015

You can Oohhh! and Ahhh! your way across DFW this week, with a full calendar of July Fourth events in many communities. We have broken them down for you by location … just know you can start the party (for the whole family, even) beginning Thursday, July 2. See you there?
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Beauty, Ranch and Land, The Update

Trends in Second Homes – Ranches, Lakes, Mountains and Beyond

06/04/2015

Bitter Creek Ranch, southeast of Amarillo, Texas, has amazing water features not commonly found on working cattle ranches in this part of the state – and great outdoors spaces to enjoy them. Listed for $33,861,275. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

The market for ranches, lake homes and other “getaway” properties are on the upswing in the Dallas region. Our Ranch and Land Division reports that properties in the $1 million market are moving fast.
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In the Met – Fun Events to Lead the Metroplex Into Summer

04/07/2015

Sunny days call us outside to celebrat art, music, food, architecture and all kinds of al fresco fun. There’s nothing quite like spring in Texas. Enjoy!

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