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Video: New York City Executive visits Rocky Mountain Ranch in Colorado

“Houseguest” is the new custom video series presented by the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand. This series follows influential and inspirational people as they become a houseguest in a home represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and meld their life with the unique lifestyle found with their extraordinary accommodations.

To ask how your property might be featured by Sotheby’s International Realty in a video and other marketing, call on one of us at beckyfrey.com

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand is the first real estate partner to develop this type of custom content with the Wall Street Journal. In this episode, Lois N O’Neill, a public relations executive, trades the bustling New York City life for a retreat in the Colorado mountains. She visits the Berman Buckskin Ranch in Telluride. Watch the video here:

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A Video Review of the Dallas Modern Home Tour

In case you missed it, here’s a look at some of the fabulous modern architectural wonders that were open to tour during the Dallas Modern Home Tour, co-sponsored by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and Becky Frey among others.

Click here to a full list of chic homes new on the market now.

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Friday Five Hundred: 6000 Square Feet & Magic-Making Master For The I Hate Grass Club | Candy’s Dirt | Dallas Real Estate News and Blog by Former Dallas Dirt Editor Candy Evans

Friday Five Hundred: 6000 Square Feet & Magic-Making Master  | Dallas Real Estate News and Blog by Former Dallas Dirt Editor Candy Evans.

Friday Five Hundred: 6000 Square Feet & Magic-Making Master For The I Hate Grass Club | Candy's Dirt | Dallas Real Estate News and Blog by Former Dallas Dirt Editor Candy Evans

“There are those of us who love homes but hate grass. What the heck is so wonderful about it anyhow? It sucks up water we need to preserve, it burns up in August, it gets muddy, soggy, chiggers and collects dog poop. Grass, who needs it?

But I like homes, so this one might really be my dream home. 9011 Prominence is basically a 6,000 square foot patio home built in 1993, hence the great pricing: $499,000. (Today I saved you a dollar, don’t ever say I don’t give you anything.)  But in five years when we won’t be able to water our lawns, you will see more homes like 9011.

“The story here is families who want good schools and a big house don’t need to move to Plano to find one,” says listing agent Becky Frey. Big? The house is enormous: six bedrooms, four and a half baths. “And you are a hop or short walk from White Rock Lake.”

You get the updated kitchen, formals, a den, and that private, lush master on the first floor. Bye, kiddos, go upstairs and STAY upstairs unless someone is bleeding. Master has access to back patio and splash pool — yes, there is a pool! Upstairs you find a game room with wet bar and a balcony which is great for entertaining. There is a great view of the church steeple next door which is very soothing and church bells! Reminds me of Dartmouth! You also have many rooms for offices, media or playrooms. Great closets, big comfy kitchen, three fireplaces, workbench, mature rose bushes to fill you vase. Just. No. Grass.”

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For all the details, click here to see the listing.

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Give Thanks – A Special Thanksgiving Invitation

With a thankful heart … Becky Frey and Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Send a thank you to a friend, family member, loved-one, or to someone making a difference in our city!  Go to SendThankYous.com and click SEND A THANK YOU ECARD.

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See it on style/SWOON.com

Samantha Reitmayer Sano always has the perfect words: “If you are a junkie like me then you probably remember the house in Something’s Gotta Give. I have watched that movie repeatedly just for the sake of the house. Well, this home is not in the Hamptons but it feels like it and it very much reminds me of the SGG home.”
Please read about Sam’s peek into 7291 Williamson Road (in Lakewood, just a stroll to White Rock Lake) on the coveted style/SWOON blog. Thanks for stopping by, Sam!

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Click to read the entire post on style/SWOON.com - These photos are gorgeous!

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New Animation shows details of the deck Park over Woodall Rodgers Freeway

Five acres of shared, public green space will deck over the existing Woodall Rodgers Freeway in downtown Dallas to create a pleasing link between the Arts District and Uptown. Construction has started and opening is expected in early 2012. I’m happy to share this new animation that details the design and features of The Park from kristin gray.

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10 Must-have Features in Today’s New Homes

From a MarketWatch article:

Paul Cardis, CEO of AVID Ratings Co., which conducts an annual survey of home-buyer preferences, said there are 10 “must” features in new homes:

  1. Large kitchens, with an island. “If you’re going to spend design dollars, spend them where people want them — spend them in the kitchen,” McCune said. Granite countertops are a must for move-up buyers and buyers of custom homes..
  2. Energy-efficient appliances, high-efficiency insulation and high window efficiency. Among the “green” features touted in homes, these are the ones buyers value most, he said. While large windows had been a major draw, energy concerns are giving customers pause on those, he said. The use of recycled or synthetic materials is only borderline desirable.
  3. Home office/study. People would much rather have this space rather than, say, a formal dining room. “People are feeling like they can dine out again and so the dining room has become tradable,” Cardis said. And the home theater may also be headed for the scrap heap, a casualty of the “shift from boom to correction,” Cardis said.
  4. Main-floor master suite. This is a must feature for empty-nesters and certain other buyers, and appears to be getting more popular in general, he said. That could help explain why demand for upstairs laundries is declining after several years of popularity gains.
  5. Outdoor living room. The popularity of outdoor spaces continues to grow, even in Canada, Cardis said. And the idea of an outdoor room is even more popular than an outdoor cooking area, meaning people are willing to spend more time outside.
  6. Ceiling fans.
  7. Master suite soaker tubs. Whirlpools are still desirable for many home buyers, Cardis said, but “they clearly went down a notch,” in the latest survey. Oversize showers with seating areas are also moving up in popularity.
  8. Stone and brick exteriors. Stucco and vinyl don’t make the cut.
  9. Community landscaping, with walking paths and playgrounds. Forget about golf courses, swimming pools and clubhouses. Buyers in large planned developments prefer hiking among lush greenery.
  10. Two-car garages. A given at all levels; three-car garages, in which the third bay is more often then not used for additional storage and not automobiles, is desirable in the move-up and custom categories, Cardis said.

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