Monday Will Be A Brand New Day at Ebby.com


On May 22, the Winspear Opera House is going to put the red lights on for rock icon, Sting. He’ll be the featured entertainer at the second concert in the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Kickoff Concert Series presented by Frito Lay.

How can you score tickets? Well, you could send out an SOS to the world. Or you could visit ebby.com on Monday to enter for a chance to win.

As an official North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee sponsor, Ebby Halliday, Realtors is giving away five premium pair of concert tickets plus access to the VIP pre- and post-concert receptions!

All the excitement starts Monday, be sure and check back here and at ebby.com for full details and to enter to win.

Ebby Associate Becky Garrison Named Realtor of the Year by GLAR. Again!


Ebby Associate Becky Garrison of the Flower Mound/Lewisville office just made history by being named Realtor of the Year by the Greater Lewisville Association of Realtors for the second year in a row.

To receive the award, a candidate must be heavily involved in both GLAR and their community. Participation in the Texas Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors is also considered.

One of the three points of service our company was founded upon was service to our industry – and this is a great example of how that spirit of service is still being carried on 65 years later.

Thank you to all of our many Sales Associates involved in our real estate industry and congratulations, Becky!

Spring Cleaning? Ebby s Northeast Dallas Office Can Help!


If you haven’t already, this weekend is an excellent opportunity to do your spring cleaning. But what do you do with all those bank statements, tax returns and other sensitive papers that are taking up so much space in your home? Bring them to Ebby’s Northeast Dallas Office in Lake Highlands.

Tomorrow, a Cintas shredder truck will be onsite from 10 am until 1 pm to shred all the papers and documents you would like – and to make your life even easier, you don’t have to worry about removing paper clips and staples.

For all those other things taking up space in your closets and cabinets like clothes, shoes, games and toys, there will also be an onsite Goodwill Donation Truck.

These services are free to the public, courtesy of the Ebby Northeast Dallas Office and Tammie Mitchell of Home Team Mortgage Company.

So start your cleaning now, we’ll see you tomorrow! Full details:

Mobile Shredder Truck

10am – 1pm

Saturday, May 1

Goodwill Donation Drive

9am – 5 pm

Friday, April 30 & Saturday, May 1

Both events will take place in front of the Ebby Northeast Dallas Office, located in the Northlake Shopping Center at 10233 E. Northwest Highway at Ferndale Road.

D Sale of the Week : 9312 Moss Trail


This week’s “D Sale of the Week” takes you to beautiful Lake Highlands.

Listed by Sales Associate Jan Stell of the Ebby Northeast Dallas office, 9312 Moss Trail in Oak Highlands Estates offers four bedrooms, four baths and almost 4,500 square feet of living space. In addition, there are extensive updates, a beautiful pool and an even prettier price of $625,000.

For the full scoop on why this home was chosen as a “D Sale of the Week”, visit DMagazine.com.

Luxury Real Estate Is Alive and Well. Dallas Billionaire Buys $46.5 Million Ranch.


77,000 square feet of interiors, 3,500 acres, 27 bedrooms, 29 bathrooms and let’s not forget the 4 half baths. Sounds like a typical second home, right?

Those are the stats of BootJack Ranch near Telluride, Colorado which was recently purchased by a Dallas billionaire. And it’s the same Dallas billionaire who purchased one of our incredible Old Preston Hollow listings just last year, which was rumored to be the most expensive home ever sold in Dallas.

Of course our friend Candy Evans has all the details – learn more at her DallasDirt Blog.

Ebby s Top Associates Companywide First Quarter 2010


Be sure and check out the back page of the Business Section in today s Dallas Morning News which features the Ebby Halliday Companywide Top Associates for First Quarter 2010.

You can also see the complete list at ebby.com.

The Ebby Halliday Companies salute these Associates for their tireless dedication to providing preeminent service to their clients.

Congratulations to you all!

Recession? Not In North Texas!


The following is a memo sent to the entire Ebby Halliday Companies organization by Company President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson. It’s such great information, we thought we would share with all of you, too:

Recession? Not here!

“The current recession that began in the summer of 2007, the worst since the Great Depression, is now mostly behind us”, according to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke in a recent presentation to the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce.

And, according to the Dallas Morning News on April 22, new home starts in North Texas are up more than 50% so far this year.

These are good indicators of a rapidly recovering residential real estate market in our area.

But, the best news is right here at the Ebby Halliday Companies!

Your hard work, professionalism, and your ability to list and sell successfully in any market are clearly evident in our sales figures.

For the first quarter of 2010, closed sales are up 11%, and pending sales are up 26% over last year.

2010 is shaping up to be a very good year for us all!

Thank you so much for all that you do,

Mary Frances

Big Increase In Dallas Luxury Home Sales



Home in Shadywood

Great real estate news reported by Steve Brown in The Dallas Morning News today. High-end pre-owned home sales jumped more than 80 percent in the Park Cities and more than 50 percent in North Dallas during the first quarter of this year as compared to the same time last year. In addition, big increases were also reported in Westlake and northeast and northwest Dallas.

Overall, first quarter 2010 sales of million-dollar homes were up 23 percent in North Texas and sales of homes priced $800,000 to $900,000 were up 56 percent over last year.

We told you a few weeks ago that a recent Grand Vie Magazine planning meeting with some of our luxury Sales Associates had lots of talk about increased activity in their markets. And just last week, the home pictured above in Dallas’ beautiful Bluffview neighborhood sold. It was last listed at just over $3 million by Joe Kobell of the Ebby Preston Center office and the buyer was represented by Elissa Sabel of the Ebby Preston Keller office.

As for more moderately priced markets, today’s article states that the biggest gain was in East Dallas, which is up 23 percent from one year ago. Our own Sherryl Wesson, manager of the Ebby Lakewood and Northeast Dallas offices was quoted:

“We are gratefully very busy. The entrance of the first-time buyer coupled with feelings of a bit of an economic upswing has helped the move up buyers as well.”

To read the entire Dallas Morning News article, visit DallasNews.com.

To start your own home search, visit the Web site recently named one of the industry’s best by the Web Marketing Association, ebby.com.

Dallas Ranked Best City For Culture By Fast Company Magazine


Winspear Opera House

Each year, Fast Company Magazine takes 12 of the best and boldest ideas from various cities across the nation to create their idea of the perfect city. And we’re proud to report that this year’s Fast Cities 2010 features Dallas for having culture front and center.

We can thank the new AT&T Performing Arts center for tipping the culture scale in our favor. Fast Company says its October opening solidified our already thriving Arts District by “bringing a red-hot heart to the city’s downtown, already home to a symphony hall and sculpture museum“.

Ebby Halliday has always recognized the importance of the arts and culture in the cities we serve and we are proud to be a Flagship Corporate Alliance Donor of the AT&T Performing Arts Center.

To see the complete Fast Cities 2010 list, click here. And to read more about Fast Company’s take on Dallas’ culture, visit fastcompany.com.

But don’t think Dallas’ can-do spirit stops there for our Arts District, it’s going to get even better in the coming years. The Park, five acres of shared public green space over the existing Woodall Rodgers Freeway will unite Downtown Dallas and the Arts District with the already vibrant Uptown. See for yourself by checking out this great virtual fly through of The Park:

And if all this makes you want to live in the middle of the culture and excitement, Dallas makes the grade on that, too. From luxurious hi-rise living at One Arts Plaza, The Residences at the Ritz Carlton and Azure to great condos and townhomes, The Big D offers endless urban living options.

You can start your search now at ebby.com.

Sting Rocks Dallas On May 22. And Ebby Can Get You In!


Speaking of Super Bowl XLV, the Super Bowl XLV Host Committee’s Kickoff Concert Series continues on May 22. This time, Dallas’ new Winspear Opera House will have the red lights on for 16 time Grammy Award winning rock icon, Sting.

Think about this – this is an opportunity to see a living legend perform in the incredibly beautiful and intimate Winspear Opera House (there are only 2,300 available seats). Talk about the hottest ticket in town!

How do you get in? Don’t worry, we can help.

To celebrate our 65th Anniversary Year, Ebby Halliday is proud to be an official North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee Sponsor. And to make it a super year for you, too, we will be giving away five sets of tickets to the concert, plus admission to the exclusive VIP Pre- and Post-Concert Receptions. Coming soon, you’ll be able to register up to once per day at ebby.com to win your tickets.

So consider this your official heads up and keep checking back here at the Ebby Blog for the big announcement of when you can start entering to win.