DFW Economy Update

The Dallas – Fort Worth area continues to thrive compared with many other parts of the country.

A recent study of large metropolitan areas ranked the Fort Worth and Dallas markets number 4 and 5 on a list of 333 “Best Cities for Jobs”, according to Forbes.com.

Here are the top 10 large metro areas:

1. Austin – Round Rock, TX

2. Houston – Sugar Land, TX

3. San Antonio, TX

4. Fort Worth – Arlington, TX

5. Dallas – Plano – Irving, TX

6. Seattle – Bellevue, WA

7. Salt Lake City, UT

8. Raleigh – Cary, NC

9. Oklahoma City, OK

10. Portland – Vancouver, OR-WA

The dynamic job market and high rate of employment in Texas, especially in the DFW area, continue to support a strong real estate market.

That, coupled with historically low interest rates, moderate real estate prices, tax credits for some buyers, and a wide selection of properties for sale, makes the DFW market especially strong.

It’s a great time to buy a home! And there’s no better place to start your search than ebby.com.

No Better Time To Buy!

There may never have been a better time to buy a home than today! Interest rates are at record lows – less than 5% for a 30-year fixed-rate loan. Home prices in the DFW area are some of the most affordable in the nation. With more than 43,000 DFW Metroplex homes on the market, there is an excellent selection of homes available to suit any buyer s needs.

Those who have not owned a home in the past three years may be eligible for a Federal Income Tax credit of up to $8,000 on a home purchased by December 1, 2009. A Home Team Mortgage loan officer can provide complete details on qualifying for a home loan and the 2009 Tax Credit. You can also find more details here.

Today s real estate market offers a truly unique opportunity to buy! Don t miss it!

It s Not Too Late to Attend the Preservation Dallas Spring Architectural Tour Patron Party

The Preservation Dallas Spring Architectural Tour Patron Party will be held at the Leonard W. & Reanna Volk house, pictured above.
The Preservation Dallas Spring Architectural Tour Patron Party will be held at the Leonard W. & Reanna Volk house, pictured above.

There’s still time to purchase tickets for the Preservation Dallas Spring Architectural Tour Patron Party tomorrow night at the beautiful Leonard W. and Reanna Volk house. Lucky guests will receive a copy of Ebby’s new book, Ebby Halliday: The First Lady of Real Estate, and have a chance to meet the Grande Dame of Dallas Real Estate in person. In addition to the Patron Party, Patron ticket holders will be able to participate in the general tour of great historic Dallas real esate, plus one additional patron tour home on Saturday, May 2. The spring tour, Five Decades of Style, is sponsored by the Ebby Halliday Family of Companies. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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It’s no secret that people love their iPods; and there is a seemingly limitless number of luxury accessories available to aid in your storage of digital media. Learn more about this unique iPod from the Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection Blog here: Prince Opus iPod

OPEN HOUSE UPDATE: Search Almost 400 This Weekend!

Looking for the best place to search weekend Open Houses? Check out the Open House Search hub on the new Ebby.com, the best Dallas real estate and DFW real estate website around. Simply click the “Open House” tab in the Home Search Hub on our home page, choose your desired open house day or days, your specific criteria and you’re set. Need to further refine your criteria? That’s not a problem on ebby.com. You can keep sorting our open houses by all your desired criteria until you’re satisfied with the results – no need to browse the ones that don’t interest you. There are almost 400 this weekend alone! Happy house hunting.

Ebby Halliday Serves as Title Sponsor of Preservation Dallas Spring Architectural Tour

The Ebby Halliday Family of Companies, the Dallas luxury real estate leader, is proud to serve as the title sponsor of the Preservation Dallas Spring Arcitectural Tour – Five Decades of Style. The tour features five incredible houses and two Patron houses from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. Each hosue is an outstanding example of the decade in which it was contructed and each representative style continues to incluence Dallas real estate and DFW real estate today. The tour is Saturday, May 2 and begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Angelika Theater in Mockingbird Station with registration and a continental breakfast followed by an architectural presentation on historic housing styles in today’s market. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Social Media Sharing now available on Ebby.com

The new Ebby.com keeps getting better. The best Dallas real estate and North Texas real estate website now features a “Share This” button which easily allows for sharing of favorite properties through social media such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, AIM, etc. This green button appears on the detail page of every property on ebby.com. Simply click the button, choose your desired social media network, log in and share the link with your entire network or just a few close friends. With the increasing popularity of social media, this is an excellent and easy way to share your favorite homes with your friends and network. Stay tuned for more updates coming soon!

Ebby Halliday Receives First Place in Luxury Real Estate Marketing Contest

The Ebby Halliday Family of Companies, comprised of Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®, Ellen Terry, REALTORS® and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, earned distinction in the Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection® Marketing Contest, held in conjunction with the Luxury Portfolio Annual Conference, March 25-26 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale. The company received first place in the Luxury Property Advertising category and an honorable mention for the Company Brand category.

The award-winning entries were chosen based on professionalism of design, effectiveness in addressing the luxury audience and overall presentation. The Ebby Halliday Family of Companies was given the award at the Luxury Portfolio Awards Luncheon, where the network’s achievement awards were presented.

“The companies affiliated with Luxury Portfolio are renowned for their expertise in marketing luxury homes,” notes Paul Boomsma, president of Luxury Portfolio. “To earn distinction among this group is a significant honor, and I salute the Ebby Halliday Family of Companies for their achievement.”

Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection® includes over 15,000 of the world’s most remarkable properties and attracts over 1.2 million high-net-worth visitors a year. The first to promote luxury properties in multiple languages and currencies, Luxury Portfolio is unmatched in the global arena with members in 17 countries and website visitors from over 200 countries every month. The site’s total inventory of available properties exceeds $35 billion. Please visit ebby.luxuryportfolio.com, ellenterry.luxuryportfolio.com and daveperrymiller.luxuryportfolio.com for Dallas/Fort Worth luxury homes and luxury homes for sale throughout the world.

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