Dallas Association of Young Lawyers to Honor Ebby July 10

The Dallas Association of Young Lawyers will present Ebby with their Gavel of Excellence next Saturday night, July 10 at the annual Food for Thought event.

This celebrity chef fundraiser benefits Big Thought and will feature artistically prepared food by area chefs including Tre Wilcox of Loft 610 and former Top Chef contestant, Blythe Beck of Central 214 and star of The Naughty Kitchen on Oxygen, Jeff Harris of Craft, Greg Bussey of Victor Tango’s and more.

Food for Thought also features an open bar, silent auction and live entertainment.

Food for Thought

Saturday, July 10 | 7-11 pm

The Tower Club – Thanksgiving Tower – 48th Floor

1601 Elm Street, Dallas

Tickets start at $75 and may be purchased online here.

D Sale of the Week: 3500 Centenary

D Magazine and Candy Evans have chosen a fantastic University Park manse as this week’s D Sale of the Week – 3500 Centenary.

Listed by Ralph Randall of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, this almost 7,000 square foot, 5 bedroom, 5.2 bath Gage home as been professionally decorated from top to bottom. And you’ll enjoy the Texas summers with the incredible outdoor living spaces that include a kitchen, fireplace and gorgeous pool with water wall.

Read Candy’s full scoop at her DallasDirt Real Estate Blog.

And if you’re interested, act fast, it seems like the street number 3500 is lucky in the Park Cities right now.

Ebby s New 190 Office Breaks Ground

Today, Ebby Halliday, Realtors broke ground for its newest, state-of-the-art office located off the 190/George Bush Turnpike. Scheduled to open in March 2011, the new Ebby 190 office will serve Richardson, Garland, Murphy, Sachse, Wylie, Rowlett and other surrounding communities.

Ebby President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson, CFO Ron Burgert, office manager Malinda Howell and Ebby herself had shovels in hand to break ground for the new facility along with other dignitaries including Richardson Mayor Gary Slagel.

Following the ceremony, guests escaped the early afternoon heat at adjacent Ye Shire Tavern for a celebration luncheon.

To see more photos from today’s festivities, visit the Ebby Halliday Facebook Page.

Ebby Listing Chosen as D Magazine s Open House of the Week

Candy Evans and D Magazine have chosen a great Ebby listing as their Open House of the Weekend – 6503 Lange Circle in Lakewood’s Hillside neighborhood.

This mid century home was just listed by the Hickman + Weber Group of the Ebby Lakewood office and features more than 3,100 square feet on a 2/3 acre lot with a peaceful lake view. And you can see it for yourself this Sunday, June 27 – the home will be open from 1-3pm. To see more about the D Open House of the Weekend, visit DMagazine.com.

Speaking of open houses, there’s no better place to start your weekend open house search than ebbyopenhouses.com. This weekend alone you’ll find more than 1,000 open houses across the DFW Metroplex to sort by your desired criteria. To get started now, click here.

Ebby Halliday, Realtors Building for the Future With New 190 Office Groundbreaking Event on Monday, June 28

Ebby Halliday, Realtors is building for the future with a new 190 Office serving Richardson, Garland, Murphy, Sachse, Wylie, Rowlett and surrounding communities. The organization will break ground at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 28 at the location of the new state-of-the-art office located off 190/George Bush Turnpike. Dignitaries, civic and business leaders will be on hand for speakers and networking opportunities. Following the groundbreaking, there will be a luncheon at the Ye Shire Tavern in the Shire Shopping Center in Richardson.

Please click here for more details in the Ebby Newsroom.

Dave Perry-Miller Sells Dallas Most Expensive Spec House

That’s right, the Dallas luxury real estate market is alive and well. We’re proud to report that the infamous spec home located on Highland Park’s prestigious Beverly Drive closed yesterday. And it was an in-house sale.

The more than 18,000 square foot custom home was originally listed at $18 million and was last listed at $12.5 million by Gianna Cerullo and Dave Perry-Miller, who also represented the buyer.

What amenities and features will the new owner enjoy? Well, luckily you can still take a tour via video with D Home Real Estate Editor Candy Evans right here at DMagazine.com.

The Ebby Halliday Companies congratulate Dave Perry-Miller and Gianna Cerullo on another momentous sale.

Fastest Growing US City? It s Dallas!

The latest Census Bureau figures were released today and Dallas and the rest of the booming DFW Metroplex added more residents during the past decade than any other city in the country.

According to the report, the population of DFW grew by about 1.3 million people (25%) between April 1, 2000 and July 1, 2009.

To read more, visit CNNMoney.com.

And for all those new DFW residents looking for a home, start your home search at the website recently ranked one of the industry’s best by the Web Marketing Association, ebby.com.

Heart Attack Survivor Dana Rigg With Dave Perry-Miller & Associates to be Featured on CBS 11 and TXA 21

Dana Rigg, sales associate with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, is scheduled to be featured on CBS 11 and TXA 21 tonight and tomorrow. Crews were out this morning to hear her harrowing story as a heart attack survivor. She stresses to view everyday as a gift and to live your life to the fullest.

Keeping an aspirin to chew in an emergency helped save her life and the American Heart Association s message of Aware, Action and Aspirin can save you and your loved ones too if an emergency arises.

Cameras followed her to show a typical hour in her day and the incredible support she s received from her Dave Perry-Miller & Associates family. From working in the office to an astonishing showing at 5323 Rock Cliff Place in the Bluffview area of Dallas, Dana shared her amazing story of survival. She stresses to take care of yourself and to watch for warning signs to prevent an attack.

Dana will speak at the Go Red for Women Luncheon hosted by the American Heart Association tomorrow, Friday, June 18 at the Ritz-Carlton. The program is the Association s movement that celebrates the energy, passion and power of women to band together and wipe out heart disease.

Click here for more information on this program, steps to prevent a heart attack and for more information about the American Heart Association.

Ebby Supports Blondes vs. Brunettes for Alzheimer s Research

At Ebby Halliday, Realtors, it’s a year of football-themed celebrations for our 65th anniversary. We’re already an official sponsor of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee and now we’re proud to announce our Touchdown Sponsorship of the Third Annual Blondes vs. Brunettes powder-puff football game on August 14.

That’s right – two all-female teams, one comprised of blondes and the other of brunettes, battling it out on the football field to benefit Alzheimer’s research.

Founded by sisters whose father was afflicted by Alzheimer’s, BvB was brought to Dallas in 2008 by Erin Finegold, who now serves as chairman of the event. In its first year, BvB Dallas raised more money than any other BvB city and to date, they have raised more than $210,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Dallas.

This year, the group is planning to raise $165,000 with a game day attendance of more than 1,000 fans. That’s an optimistic goal, but we have no doubt this talented group of young professionals will score another touchdown for this worthy cause.

Speaking of young professionals, we’re proud to have one of our very own, Jenn Thompson of the Ebby Douglas Avenue office (pictured at the top of this post), returning this year as quarterback for the undefeated Team Blonde!

To learn more about the purpose of BvB Dallas, check out this video:

So far this year, BvB Dallas has already raised almost $40,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Dallas. To make a donation or learn more, visit BvBDallas.org.