Ebby Halliday to Join Football Greats Roger Staubach and Earl Campbell at Ebby Halliday Century in the Making Pavilion on Friday, Oct. 1


In Texas we love our football about as much as we enjoy the fried food and corn dogs at the State Fair of Texas. The Ebby Halliday Century in the Making Pavilion is a football celebration as big as the Lone Star State. The First Lady of Texas Real Estate Ebby Halliday will join football greats Roger Staubach, Earl Campbell and Thomas Lott tomorrow (Fri) at 2 p.m. as they run down 20-1 of the top-100 moments in North Texas football history by the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee.

Click here to visit the Ebby Newsroom to read more on this exciting event.

Ebby Halliday to Join Football Greats Roger Staubach and Earl Campbell at Ebby Halliday Century in the Making Pavilion on Friday, Oct. 1

First Groups of Top-100 Moments in North Texas Football Announced at Ebby Halliday Century in the Making Pavilion at the State Fair of Texas


North Texas has a long history with the Lone Star State s favorite sport football. As we get ready for the big Texas-OU game this weekend, the Ebby Halliday Century in the Making Pavilion at the 2010 State Fair of Texas is the site of unveiling of the top-100 moments in North Texas football by the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee.

Winning moments feature football legends from College, High School and Pro Football over the last century. Longtime Dallas Cowboys play-by-play announcer Brad Sham has been hosting the countdowns each day this week.

Classic high school games and the pre-World War II college era took a more prominent spotlight in Century in the Making Greatest Moments 80-61, announced Tuesday afternoon at the Hall of State Building during the State Fair of Texas.

Click here to read more about highlights of moments 80-61.

Sham was joined by Cowboys legends Russell Maryland and Drew Pearson for the first day of this week s day-by-day countdown, which highlighted moments 100-81.

Click here to read more about the top North Texas football from 100-81.

And while you re at the Fair, be sure to check out the Ebby Halliday, Realtors Lounge, located downstairs at the Pavilion, which is located in the Hall of State. There you can see historical Ebby memorabilia, commemorating the company s 65th anniversary. Guests can also enter to win luxury suite tickets to the November 21 Dallas Cowboys game and an autographed 1993 Super Bowl XXVII Dallas Cowboys World Champions football.

We look forward to seeing you out at the Ebby Halliday Century in the Making Pavilion!

Ebby Halliday Will Cut Ribbon as State Fair Opens This Weekend


The fried food is ready, Big Tex has his cowboy hat on and the Ebby Halliday Century in the Making Pavilion is set to celebrate 100 years of Football History as the State Fair of Texas kicks off this weekend. Our own Ebby Halliday will cut the ribbon at the opening ceremonies tonight. If you re out at the fair, be sure to visit the Hall of State, the location of the Ebby Halliday Century in the Making Pavillion, where you can register to win a pair of Dallas Cowboys Tickets. Visit the Ebby Newsroom for more details.

Hello, Fall!


It’s official, yesterday was the first day of Fall. Dear Cooler Weather, we’re eagerly anticipating your arrival anytime now!

You may have noticed we’ve been a bit quiet here on the Ebby Blog lately. That’s because we’ve been gearing up for an incredible next few months, full of lots of fun and excitement for all of you.

We’ll kick things off in a little over a week with the debut of the Fall/Winter issue of our luxury property magazine, Grand Vie: Luxury in Living. From the brand-new-to-the-market, almost $12 million cover home in University Park to incredibly luxurious second home options in Seaside, Florida and Grand Lake, Colorado, this issue if filled with some of the best luxury homes currently available. And best of all, this next issue will literally come to life via your Smartphone. We’ve included Tag technology on every page so our readers can quickly receive full property details, photos, and even videos for some homes, with the simple swipe of a Smartphone. Why settle for 4-5 photos and a couple of lines of description when you can find full details quickly and easily?

We’re also excited to announce the Ebby Halliday Century in the Making Pavilion located in the Hall of State at the 2010 State Fair of Texas, which officially opens tomorrow. The pavilion will be home to a celebration of the greatest moments in the first hundred years of football in North Texas, courtesy of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee. While you’re there, make sure to stop by the downstairs area to check out great Ebby historical memorabilia and register to win luxury suite tickets to the November 21 Cowboys game and a 1993 Super Bowl XXVII Dallas Cowboys World Champions football. Ebby herself will help get the party started tomorrow with the official ribbon cutting.

We’ll wind down the year and kick off the holiday season by participating in the annual Children’s Medical Center Holiday parade in downtown Dallas. And there’s no slowing down in 2011 as the excitement continues with the arrival of Super Bowl XLV to North Texas on February 11 and the 100th birthday celebration of our First Lady, Ebby Halliday, on March 9. It’s sure to be a celebration of epic proportions.

So buckle your seatbelts, take your vitamins and get ready for a lot of fun. We’re glad to be back here at the Ebby Blog.

Texas Treasure Ebby Halliday to Cut Ribbon at State Fair of Texas Opening Ceremony on Friday, September 24


Our very own Texas Treasure Ebby Halliday will cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony of the biggest celebration in the Lone Star State, the State Fair of Texas. She ll join other dignitaries like Roger Staubach, Clarice Tinsley and Emmit Smith at the Texas Hall of State at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 24 at Fair Park. The ceremony features performances by the United States Marine and Drum and Bugle Corps., introduction of state and local officials and then the fabulous ribbon cutting. Immediately following the close of the ceremony, the State Fair of Texas Starlight Parade will begin.

All of this kicks off the Ebby Halliday Century in the Making Pavilion, a celebration of the greatest moments in the first hundred years of football in North Texas. The highlight of the pavilion will be the unveiling and countdown of the top 100 football moments in this region s history, as voted by the public. The pavilion will be open from September 24 through October 17 at the Hall of State.

Be sure to visit the downstairs area of the Ebby Halliday Century in the Making Pavilion, where you can check out great Ebby Halliday historical memorabilia, as well as find out how to register to win an autographed 1993 Super Bowl XXVII Dallas Cowboys World Champions football and luxury suite tickets to the November 21 Dallas Cowboys game.

Check out the Ebby Blog, Ebby Newsroom, Ebby Facebook page and Ebby Twitter feed daily for more news on this exciting event as we usher in the big game next year.

The Wall Street Journal s 10 Reasons to Buy a Home


We aren’t the only ones tired of the doom and gloom headlines showing up about the current real estate market. The Wall Street Journal recently chimed in with a great article pointing out the top 10 reasons you should buy a home.

Their tips came in direct response to a recent TIME Magazine cover announcing that homeownership may no longer make economic sense. WSJ points out that just a few years ago, the cover of TIME Magazine claimed just the opposite, with a sub-headline of “Why we’re going gaga over real estate”.

Among the WSJ’s top 10 reasons are the fact that there are many good deals to be had right now – you’ll probably be able to afford a much nicer home than you thought, mortgage rates are incredibly low, and, sooner or later, the market is going to clear, so now is the time to act.

So enough with the summary, check out the full article right now at WSJ.com.

And if you’d like to see what the DFW housing market has to offer in your price range and area of choice, visit the website recently ranked one of the industry’s best by the Web Marketing Association, ebby.com.

Warning: Negative Real Estate Headlines are In Our Future. But Will They Be True?


Consider yourself warned – negative real estate headlines are in our future. But fear not, Chicken Little, the sky probably isn’t falling!

What those negative headlines won’t tell you is that reason the numbers look so bad is because a comparison is probably being made to the same time last year – and that’s when people were scrambling to take advantage of the Homebuyer Tax Credit before it expired.

We recently came across an insightful blog post on the KCM Blog with some great information about this very topic. Check it out and remember their reasoning the next time you read a doom and gloom headline about the state of the real estate market.

To read their pull post, click here.

And the Winners Are


Congratulations to the following individuals on winning our Tim McGraw Concert Ticket Giveaway for tomorrow night s XLV Countdown Live at Cowboys Stadium:

Meg L. Southlake

Elizabeth N. Plano

Brandi S. Mansfield

Becky B. Waxahachie

Lisa V. Rockwall

Preparations are already underway for the big event, check out this article from today’s Fort Worth Star Telegram here. And if you’d like to attend tomorrow night’s festivities, tickets are still available through ticketmaster.com.

And thank you to all those who entered! Keep checking back for more exciting giveaways as we continue to make our 65th Anniversary Year a super year for you, too.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Stroll at the Stroller-A-Thon from LaunchAbility on September 25


Be sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, September 25 when our friends at LaunchAbility give new meaning to a weekend stroll. Join them at Brookhaven College for the inaugural Early Childhood Intervention, ECI, Stroller-A-Thon. The event is being presented by Ebby Halliday, Realtors.

Thousands of children in North Texas live with developmental delays and others have yet to be diagnosed. The ECI Stroller-A-Thon is an opportunity to raise awareness about the availability of ECI therapies to help these babies and have a little fun too.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. and at 9:30 a.m. the strollers begin rolling. After the one-mile stroll around the campus, join them for refreshments, prizes and games. Booths will provide information about a child s natural development and services that are being offered to families of children with disabilities. Registration for the event is $25 per family, which includes one child s T-shirt.

For more information about the event, please visit LaunchAbility.org.

The ECI Stroller-A-Thon was recently featured on Good Morning Texas. Be sure to check it out below.

Ebby Halliday Companies Support the 2010 Dallas Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon Benifiting Happy Hill Farm Academy


Cowboys Stadium was buzzing this afternoon – and for a great cause. For the first time, the annual Dallas Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon, which benefits The Dallas Cowboys Courage House at Happy Hill Farm Academy, was held on the field at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

Happy Hill Farm Academy is a Christian boarding and day school on the fringe of the Metroplex near Granbury where boys and girls ages five to eighteen live, work and study on a 500-acre, working farm/campus. They accept no Federal or State funding, nor United Way money.

The luncheon was attended by the entire Dallas Cowboys team and coaching staff as well as Owner & General Manager Jerry Jones and family. In addition to the Ebby Halliday Companies, other sponsors included Flowserve, Interstate Batteries, Ford, American Airlines, Bank of America, Whole Foods and Staples.

Congratulations to our 10 Ebby Office managers who won the drawing to attend today’s festivities. They are pictured at the top of this post with company President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson.

For more photos from today s luncheon, visit the Official Ebby Halliday Facebook Fan Page here.

And to learn more about Happy Hill Farm Academy or to make your own donation, visit HappyHillFarm.org.