OPEN HOUSE UPDATE: Almost 250 Great Homes To Tour This Weekend!


Looks like we’re going to have a little bit of a cool down this weekend (hey, it’s Texas, highs in the 90’s in August is a cool down), so head out and enjoy some great open houses! And there’s no better place to start your search than the Ebby Open House Search page for the best selection of North Texas Open Houses this weekend. Not only will you find almost 250 great open houses, but you can also sort them by all your desired search criteria! There s no better place to search for weekend Open Houses than ebby.com!

Second Quarter 2009 Breakfast of Champions Held at Lone Star Park


The Second Quarter 2009 Breakfast of Champions was held this morning at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. Associates from Ebby Halliday, REALTORS, Ellen Terry, REALTORS and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates enjoyed updates from company President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson, Sr. Vice President & Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko, CFO Ron Burgert, other members of the Senior Management Team and a facility overview from Lone Star Park Representatives.

Associates were also able to network with each other and share information about various market trends across the Metroplex.

You can see candid pics from the event on the Official Ebby Halliday Facebook Page, here.

Staycation Prize Giveaway Spotlight: $50 To The Studio Movie Grill


Ebby s Summer Staycation Giveaway has one week remaining and now through August 7th you can register to win FREE prizes – all you have to do is visit summerfun.ebby.com and complete the registration form. And you can increase your chances of winning by registering up to once per day! We ve partnered with some of the area s top retailers and service providers to gather more than $10,000 worth of great prizes – and each day we ll spotlight a different one. Today s featured prize is:

A $50 Gift Card to The Studio Movie Grill

Studio Movie Grill makes going out easy because they have the answer to the big question, should we eat before or after the movie? It s the perfect atmosphere for your one-stop great movie and fabulous meal. At Studio Movie Grill, you get full food service, soft drink, beer, wine, and liquor menu available before and during the movie. Once you are seated in your comfortable individual leather chair that swivels, rolls, and tilts, servers will take your order like any restaurant. Your food will be brought to you inside the theater, usually before the movie starts, so you can enjoy your meal during the show.

Register to win this and other great prizes now at summerfun.ebby.com

Just Call Her Admiral Halliday


Grande dame of real estate, Ebby Halliday, was today commissioned as Admiral of the Texas Navy. Making her now Admiral Halliday.

At a ceremony held today at her corporate office, Ebby was commissioned as an Admiral in the Texas Navy by Admiral Patrick McEnroe who conferred her title.

During his introduction he said that Ebby has a PhD in the school of Get er done! He went on to say that she has elevated women in areas that were dominated by men and done a better job. It reminds me of the saying, when you want the right man for a job, it ll probably be a woman, he said.

An official State of Texas Proclamation was signed by Governor Rick Perry with the official Seal of the State of Texas and presented to Ebby. She joins the ranks of other notables to receive this honor, including Academy Award winning actress Ginger Rogers.

When asked about this honor, Ebby said, It is one of the true highlights of my 98 years. Of course, now that I am an Admiral, I am going to have to perfect my salute!

Ebby adds this to a long list of honors, including the title of honorary doctorate from Dallas Baptist University. She is fondly referred to as Doc Halliday.

In addition to Ebby, Uly Vlamides, a WWII Navy man and 30-year member of Ebby s Property Management and Residential Leasing division, was commissioned as Admiral along with Reed Ashwill and USAF Colonel Mark Fluker.

The First Texas Navy was established in 1835, and the Second Texas Navy was established in 1837. In 1958, Texas Governor Price Daniel re-activated the Texas Navy with the purpose of Assuring the survival of Texas’ Naval history, boundaries, water resources, and for the civil defense of Texas.” In 1973, the Texas Legislature authorized the charter of the Texas Navy Association, Inc., as the official body to oversee the operation of the Texas Navy. For more on the Texas Navy, click here.

Coverage of the ceremony and Ebby s interview is scheduled to air tonight, July 30, on Channels 4 (FOX) and 5 (NBC) at 5:00p.m. and Channels 4 (FOX) and 33 (KDAF) at 9:00p.m. Channel 5 (NBC) will also air at 10:00p.m.

To see photos from today’s ceremony, visit the official Ebby Halliday Facebook Page here.

Staycation Prize Giveaway Spotlight: Overnight at The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek


Ebby s Summer Staycation Giveaway is in full swing and now through August 7th you can register to win FREE prizes – all you have to do is visit summerfun.ebby.com and complete the registration form. And you can increase your chances of winning by registering up to once per day! We ve partnered with some of the area s top retailers and service providers to gather more than $10,000 worth of great prizes – and each day we ll spotlight a different one. Today s featured prize is:

An Overnight Stay at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Recognized as the most celebrated hotel in Texas, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek is considered a Dallas icon by both locals and visitors alike. Situated in Dallas’ most fashionable neighborhood, the Mansion retains the intimate ambience of the private residence it once was while providing the highest levels of quality and service. Originally built by a cotton magnate in 1925, the 16th-century Italian Renaissance-style estate was transformed 55 years later into a world-class restaurant and hotel with 143 elegantly furnished rooms and suites. Since its inception, the Mansion has consistently ranked as the only five-star, five-diamond hotel in Texas. In 2007, Rosewood announced a multimillion dollar restaurant and bar redesign project. The innovative project added modern design elements while paying tribute to signature historic and architectural details. It results in a contemporary and elegant restaurant, stylish bar and comfortable terrace, which all feature contemporary American cuisine.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages properties worldwide including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, The Mansion on Peachtree in Atlanta, CordeValle and Rosewood Sand Hill in California, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraíso and Rosewood Mayakobá in Mexico, Hotel Seiyo Ginza in Tokyo, Japan, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties – Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua.

This great prize package has a total value of $400 and is your opportunity to experience the Dallas hotel favored by royalty and rock stars alike. Register to win this and other great prizes now at summerfun.ebby.com

Staycation Prize Giveaway Spotlight: Gift Basket From Paperie & Co.


Ebby s Summer Staycation Giveaway is in full swing and now through August 7th you can register to win FREE prizes – all you have to do is visit summerfun.ebby.com and complete the registration form. And you can increase your chances of winning by registering up to once per day! We ve partnered with some of the area s top retailers and service providers to gather more than $10,000 worth of great prizes – and each day we ll spotlight a different one. Today s featured prize is:

A Gift Basket from Paperie & Co.

Paperie & Co. is the premier destination in Texas for unique, upscale and trendy invitations, stationary, wrapping paper and wrapping services, journals, pens, photo albums and more.

This great prize package has a total value of $200. Register to win this and other great prizes now at summerfun.ebby.com

Staycation Prize Giveaway Spotlight: Estee Lauder Gift Basket From Neiman Marcus Willow Bend


Ebby s Summer Staycation Giveaway is in full swing and now through August 7th you can register to win FREE prizes – all you have to do is visit summerfun.ebby.com and complete the registration form. And you can increase your chances of winning by registering up to once per day! We ve partnered with some of the area s top retailers and service providers to gather more than $10,000 worth of great prizes – and each day we ll spotlight a different one. Today s featured prize is:

An Estee Lauder Gift Basket from Neiman Marcus Willow Bend

Make every day a spa day at home with a basket full of luxurious Estee Lauder products compliments of Neiman Marcus Willow Bend.

This great prize package has a total value of $300. Register to win this and other great prizes now at summerfun.ebby.com

Step Inside: D Home Takes You Inside The Former Lakeside Drive Mansion of Alex Rodriguez


Lakeside Drive in Highland Park is an idyllic setting along the banks of Turtle Creek and lined with some of the most beautiful homes in Dallas. This month’s D Home Magazine takes you inside one of these beautiful Lakeside Drive mansions with an interesting story – it’s the home baseball star Alex Rodriguez swapped with Mike and Natalie McGuire. He took up residence in their former home on Arcady and the McGuires redecorated to make their new Lakeside residence a beautiful, family-friendly space. You can see more photos and read the full story here.

And for a tour of life on Lakeside, check out this video by D Home Real Estate Editor Mary Candace Evans. She walks you through the former listing of Ellen Terry of Ellen Terry Realtors which was sold last year by Ebby Associate Joe Kobell.

As D Home says, “Life is very good over on Lakeside Drive, indeed”.

Staycation Prize Giveaway Spotlight: Luxury Gift Envelope


Ebby s Summer Staycation Giveaway is in full swing and now through August 7th you can register to win FREE prizes – all you have to do is visit summerfun.ebby.com and complete the registration form. And you can increase your chances of winning by registering up to once per day! We ve partnered with some of the area s top retailers and service providers to gather more than $10,000 worth of great prizes – and each day we ll spotlight a different one. Today s featured prize is:

Luxury Gift Envelope

The Luxury Gift Envelope is an elegant gift envelope that links the most upscale businesses in Dallas and surrounding areas with elite buyers. Marketing dynamo Abbe Mandel has put together a package filled with gift cards from some of the best retailers, restaurants, services and experiences in the metroplex.

Some of the companies represented with certificates in the Luxury Gift Envelope include: the Crescent Club, Larry North Fitness, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, James French Photography, Dr. Delphinium Designs & Events, Executive Designs, Riviera Spa, The Arrangement, Flavors From Afar, The Market, Avon Cleaners, Central Market, Dallas Stars, Casa di Lino, Timarron Country Club, Prestonwood Country Club, The Spa at the Crescent, The Boardroom Salon, J. Dorian Chocolatier, My Private Driver, Articulation Art, Land Scapes, ALT Worldwide Chauffeured Services, Dallas Fish Market, Julia s Lifestyle Management, Go Fish Ocean Club, California Closets, World Affairs Council, Vino 100, Bob s Steak and Chop House, deNovo Spa, Scardello Artisan Cheese, Tart Bakery, Forester Pool Service, Paperie & Co., Celebration Market, Gallery Six and TJ s Seafood Market.

This great prize package has a total value of $8,000! With its wide array of gift options, this one prize could provide months of Staycation experiences. Register to win this and other great prizes now at summerfun.ebby.com .

Luxury Portfolio Features Ebby Luxury Properties in The Wall Street Journal


This past Friday, Luxury Portfolio highlighted 30 luxury homes listed with The Ebby Halliday Companies in The Wall Street Journal. The featured properties ranged from an $18 million home that backs to Turtle Creek in Volk Estates to a breathtaking contemporary lake house on Lake Cypress Springs for only $795,000. This is just another example of the great marketing power the partnership with Luxury Portfolio brings to all Ebby Halliday luxury homes.

If you missed Friday’s WSJ, you can see the full ad here.