Luxury Portfolio Features Ebby Properties in The Wall Street Journal


On Friday, Luxury Portfolio highlighted 30 beautiful listings by Ebby Halliday Realtors in The Wall Street Journal – another example of the marketing power Luxury Portfolio brings to all luxury homes listed by the Ebby Halliday Companies . The full page ad featured a variety of luxury homes from all over the Metroplex ranging from $4.5 million to just under $900,000. If you missed Friday s WSJ, you can see the full ad here .

Thinking Of Buying A Home?


Thinking of buying a home? 2009 may be the best time ever!

Home prices in the Dallas – Fort Worth area are moderate and tax incentives of up to $8,000 are available for first-time buyers. Mortgage interest rates remain low, resulting in lower monthly house payments.

Today, however, credit worthiness is more important than ever when qualifying for a mortgage. A little up-front work can expedite the qualifying process.

Learn your credit score. Your credit score reflects your borrowing history and is considered by lenders an indication of how likely you are to pay back money you borrow.

Determine your debt-to-income ratio. This ratio expresses the amount of money you owe compared to the amount of money you make. Generally, a debt-to-income ratio of 38% or less is needed to qualify for a home loan.

Assemble the documentation the lender will require. Lenders usually require six months of bank statements and recent tax returns to verify income.

Obtain a pre-qualification letter from a dependable mortgage lender. Ask an Ebby Halliday, REALTORS sales associate to introduce you to a Home Team Mortgage loan officer who can quickly and easily pre-qualify you for a mortgage.

Now, you’re ready to work with your Ebby Halliday, REALTORS associate to find your perfect home!

Ebby Associates Featured on NBC DFW s Real Estate Market Snapshot


This week, two Ebby Associates were featured on the NBC DFW evening news for a series showing great homes currently available at various price points in the DFW Metroplex.

Associate John C. Weber of the Hickman + Weber Group with Ebby’s Lakewood office was featured Wednesday night in the segment highlighting homes available in the $500,000 range. John showed off the great Tudor listing at 6200 Tremont in Lakewood. One special feature of this home is the 600 square foot full guest house, which, as John points out, would be perfect for nanny’s quarters, a separate home office, or in-law suite.

Last night’s feature highlighted great listings in the $750,000 range and included the home at 6739 Northport in Preston Hollow, listed by Ebby Associate Kay Weeks from the Preston Center office. This home sits on a wonderful 100′ x 182′ lot and the backyard is an entertainer’s delight with large patio areas, pool with waterfall feature and grotto.

You can see the complete series, which concludes tonight, at the NBC DFW website, here.

What Are The 100 Most Expensive Homes In Dallas?


You can find the answer in the cover story of D Magazine’s July issue, which also features the Best Real Estate Agents in Dallas 2009 (The Ebby Companies have 98 of the 301 honored agents and you can see them all here). The list was compiled using appraisal values from the Dallas Central Appraisal District as of D’s press time.

An interesting note, The Ebby Halliday Companies participated in the sale of #’s 2, 3 and 4 on the list, as well as others. In fact, #3 closed last week!

DPM Listing At 6202 Mimosa Chosen As D Sale Of The Week


D Magazine’s DallasDirt blogger Candy Evans chose a beautiful Dave Perry-Miller & Associates listing as last week’s D Sale of the Week. Located on a 112′ by 150′ lot in Preston Hollow, this more than 8,000 square foot home was designed by renowned Dallas architect Robbie Fusch. Learn more about this property here.

Ebby Associates Go Green


Last week, Ebby Associates learned about Energy Efficient Living from Pam Daniel, an Associate in the Southwest Dallas/Ellis Co. Office. Pam wrote this TREC-approved MCE class and holds the Green Designation from the National Association of Realtors. The class was held at the green built home at 6527 Sondra Drive in Lakewood which is listed by Sheri Eddleman. This home has a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) rating of 66 and one of the leading factors to this low rating is the rigid foam insulation according to the builder and President of Prestige Designer Homes, Carollee Kamesch. Also in attendance were Craig Senglin, Owner of Energy IQ and Brian Brasher, Vice President of Energy IQ, which is a certified energy rating company that provides energy audits and recommendations on ways to lower utility costs.

If you missed this class, Ebby’s Career Development Services is offering another this Friday, June 26 from 1-3 pm at 2113 Magic Mantle Drive in Lewisville. For more information or to register, contact Terry McMurtry, Career Development Services Assistant, at careerservices@ebby.com or 972-980-6611.

More Whitesboro Publicity


An article about the Ebby Whitesboro Office opening appears in today’s Sherman Herald Democrat. You can read the entire article here.