Fresh Listing Friday: Independence Day Edition


Happy Friday everyone! Of course, that means it’s time for another edition of Fresh Listing Friday! And, with the upcoming Fourth of July holiday next week, what could be better than a just listed red, white and blue cottage in Little Forest Hills?

This two bedroom, two bath home at 9038 San Fernando Way has charming exterior details including a front porch, patio, gardens and a double peaked roof. Interior perks include French doors, wood floors and a fireplace. Close to the Arboretum and White Rock Lake, this home is convenient for enjoying numerous Fourth of July celebrations in the great city of Dallas. Click here for more details on this great home.

To see all the other homes that came on the market this week (even if they aren t listed by Ebby Halliday) click here. And, to start a home search of your own, visit ebby.com.

Happy Weekend, everyone!

Another Ebby Halliday Companies Listing Featured on New Dallas TV Series


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Tonight is the fourth episode of TNT’s new Dallas series, and so far, the reviews have been fantastic.

We told you a few weeks ago that the home at 2504 Beacon Crest Drive in Plano, represented by Ebby Halliday’s Paulette Greene, served as the location of interior scenes of the infamous Southfork Ranch in the pilot episode.

And if you watched last week’s episode, you might have noticed a scene stealing contemporary home which served as the setting of a scene featuring the notorious JR Ewing. If you thought that modern home looked a bit familiar, it’s because it’s located at 4130 Cochran Chapel in Dallas – listed for sale by Patricia Massey of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates for $6.9 million.

Located on a private street of estate homes on 3.38 acres adjacent to Bachman Creek, this gracious home is the perfect marriage of the outdoor beauty and spacious indoors. Remarkable features include an infinity pool that can be seen from the living areas, full-sized steel cased glass windows, white limestone floors, intrinsic maple floors and cabinetry, backlit onyx counters in the master bath and a stunning “water over fire” wall in the dining area. There are also five bedroom suites, a media room, exercise room, Butler’s pantry and separate bar, two studies, a game area, an air-controlled storage room and a four-car garage.

You can see the home’s debut from the third episode of Dallas here. And we’re told more cameo appearances may occur in upcoming episodes.

Curious to see what it takes to film a television show? Check out the behind the scenes photos of the filming at 4130 Cochran Chapel at the Ebby Halliday Facebook Page.

Our friends at Luxury Portfolio International included our two Primetime Properties, as well as homes for sale featured on Giuliana & Bill and The Bachelorette in a recent blog post. To get all the scoop, click here.

And to see all the Dallas action, tune in on Wednesday nights at 9/8 central on TNT.

Connie Niedzwiecki Named Manager of Flower Mound/Lewisville Office


Ebby Halliday, REALTORS® has appointed Connie Niedzwiecki sales manager of its Flower Mound/Lewisville Office. Mary Frances Burleson, president and chief executive officer, recently made the announcement.

As a veteran Ebby sales Associate and manager, Connie brings an in-depth knowledge of the real estate industry and has a complete understanding of the strength of the Ebby Halliday name and brand in North Texas, Burleson says. She is a consummate professional who always goes the extra mile to serve her clients and her colleagues throughout the profession.

Niedzwiecki will report to Betty Misko, executive vice president and director of sales offices.

Through the years, Connie has earned the highest respect and admiration of her clients and fellow Realtors, Misko says. Her background and experience will be invaluable assets to the clients and Associates of the Flower Mound/Lewisville Office.

Niedzwiecki started with Ebby Halliday in 1980 and has spent much of her career serving the Flower Mound-Lewisville area. In 2007, she was named manager of Ebby Halliday, Realtors Carrollton/Castle Hills Office.

Becoming the manager of Ebby s Flower Mound/Lewisville Office is like coming home for me, Niedzwiecki says. I have lived in Flower Mound since 1990, and prior to that in Lewisville; and I have spent more than 30 years representing home buyers and sellers in the area.

Niedzwiecki was the first woman to chair the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce. She has been named Realtor of the Year twice by the Greater Lewisville Association of Realtors and presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. She has also served as president of the association twice.

Niedzwiecki is thoroughly engaged in the real estate industry, serving on committees and in leadership positions at the local, state and national levels. She has been an active proponent of the property rights of all Texans for many years.

I am passionate about the real estate profession, Niedzwiecki says. I enjoy meeting all kinds of people and building relationships. It is my honor to help our clients achieve the American dream of homeownership.

As a manager, Niedzwiecki enjoys helping Associates reach their professional goals. My door is always open for my colleagues, she says. I do a lot of networking in the community in an effort to let people know what a great company Ebby Halliday, Realtors is to work for and to do business with.

Niedzwiecki, a graduate of East Texas State University, is very active in the Flower Mound-Lewisville community. Her many accolades include being named Citizen of the Year by the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce. Niedzwiecki also enjoys spending time with family, traveling and raising miniature horses.

For more information on Ebby s Flower Mound/Lewisville Office, visit flowermound.ebby.com or call 972-539-3000.

Post Father s Day Gift Ideas A New Home?


New clothes, golf balls, cologne – chances are no matter what you gave Dad for Father’s Day, he loved it. But, if you haven’t gotten around to finding that special gift, look no further than these three manly homes that are sure to satisfy pops.

A Golfer’s Dream in Southlake
701 S White Chapel Blvd


Father Factor: Perfect for the dad who likes to enjoy the outdoors, this home in Bull Run Lakes sits on five heavily wooded acres with a putting green, sand trap and lake.

A Baseball’s Throw Away From The Ballpark at Arlington
2622 Hemingway Dr


Father Factor: Ok, maybe he can’t throw that far but wouldn’t it be nice to be less than three miles away from one of the best teams in Major League Baseball?

A Man Cave in Frisco
9414 Canondale Dr


Father Factor: Dad will be the luckiest man in the neighborhhod with a true “man cave” and a game room for his pool table.

Still not seeing that perfect space for your dear ole dad? Don’t forget, you can find whatever Dad wants on the new Ebby.com – which now offers search function for every need!

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

Fresh Listing Friday: Remodeled North Dallas Modern


This week’s edition of Fresh Listing Friday offers a modern twist with a spectacular remodeled home in North Dallas.

Located at 7014 Duffield Drive, this four bedroom, three full and one half bath home offers almost 4,000 square feet of living space. The home underwent a renovation by an architectural designer and no expense was spared. You’ll find soaring ceilings, beautiful maple wood flooring, walls of windows and an inviting floorplan. Upstairs is an ideal guest or teenager suite with a large living area, second wet-bar, bedroom and updated bath.

This home is situated on a just under a 1/2 acre creek lot with its own island and great fishing. How many homes can offer that? The backyard oasis is also filled with mature trees, professional landscaping and a privacy fence was recently installed.

To see all the other homes that came on the market this week (even if they aren t listed by Ebby Halliday) click here. To start a home search of your own, visit ebby.com.

Dallas TV Series Premieres Tonight. Look for an Ebby Listing in a Starring Role.


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The wait is over. Tonight at 8, the much anticipated relaunch of the popular Dallas TV series premieres on TNT – will you be watching? If so, listen up.

We’re told that tonight’s premiere episode will feature a cameo by an Ebby listing.

Located on 1.3 acres of sprawling manicured grounds in prestigious Willow Bend Country is the 6 bedroom, 8 full and three half bath home at 2504 Beacon Crest Drive. Rumor has it that this particular home was chosen over all other options for the filming of interior scenes because of its wide open spaces, beautiful decor and many amenities.

Ebby Associate Mary Jo Pope of The Paulette Greene Group, who was present for filming, tells us that the formal dining room was used for a family dinner scene, the study was used for a scene between actors Patrick Duffy and Jesse Metcalf, and the downstairs guest suite was the location of a scene where bridesmaids prepare for a wedding. Curious to see what it takes to film a television series? To see behind the scenes photos of the filming at this home, courtesy of Mary Jo, click here.

And don’t forget that this famous home could be yours – it’s currently offered for $3.995 million by The Paulette Greene Group. If you’re curious to see other luxury homes currently for sale in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex that would satisfy your inner J.R., Bobby or Sue Ellen, click here to see the current offerings.

As you might imagine, the Metroplex has been buzzing for months about the new series, and it was only fitting that TNT hosted the premiere at Dallas’ Winspear Opera House last week. You can see red carpet photos and get the inside scoop on what stars Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Jesse Metcalf and others think of the title city after filming on location at the Oh So Cynthia blog here.

And if you still can’t get enough of Dallas, CNN recently reported on where the fictional characters of the show would frequent in modern-day Dallas – Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, Adair’s Saloon, Highland Park Village and The Mansion to name a few. Read the full story by clicking here.

Need to catch up on your Dallas history before the premiere? Check out this brief video recap:

Set your DVR now, the world premiere of Dallas is tonight at 8pm on TNT.

Karen Greene Named Director of Corporate Real Estate Services


Ebby Halliday, REALTORS® has appointed Karen Greene vice president and director of Corporate Real Estate Services. Mary Frances Burleson, president and chief executive officer, recently made the announcement. Greene is pictured with Burleson, left, and Betty Misko, executive vice president and director of sales offices.

Karen brings a depth of knowledge and experience unsurpassed in the marketplace, Burleson says. She is one of the most-accomplished relocation professionals in our industry and we are delighted to welcome her to the Ebby Halliday Family of Companies.

A longtime North Texan, Greene received her real estate license in 1976 and became a relocation director in 1984. Greene says the phenomenal growth of North Texas makes now the ideal time join Ebby Halliday, Realtors.

It s a great privilege to join Ebby Halliday, a firm that is widely known for appreciating how truly important agents are to a company s success, Greene says. Ebby s 30 area offices and more than 1,500 Sales Associates provide the ability to offer the most extensive departure and destination relocation services in North Texas.

In addition to corporate relocation services, we serve many individuals, whether they are moving into or out of the D-FW area, Greene says. Each client is unique and we work tirelessly to help them find just the right home, whether they are buying or leasing.

Ebby Halliday, Realtors is a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a 500 member broker-to-broker network that produces more annual home sales than other network and is a consistent worldwide conduit of relocation business.

Through this exceptional network we can locate an experienced agent anywhere in the world to work with our outbound clients, Greene says. As a Sales Associate, I learned early on the importance of the agent being the delivery vehicle for a wide range of relocation services and how an agent can really ease a client s transition to a new environment.

Says Pam O Connor, president and CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, We are very excited to welcome Karen to the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network. Karen is one of the most respected and talented people in relocation nationally. Her breadth of experience, high service and performance standards and personal warmth will be an ideal fit for the Ebby Halliday family.

Greene has been a member of the Relocation Director s Council since 1987 and also serves on the board of North Texas Relocation Professionals.

We enjoy so many advantages in North Texas, including affordable housing, a business-friendly climate and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Greene says. But the bottom line, in the relocation business, is it all comes down to the agents having the right people in the right place. At Ebby Halliday we have a remarkable group of agents who are ready to serve.

For more information on Ebby Halliday, Realtors relocation services, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Fresh Listing Friday: Something for Everyone in East Dallas


Today’s edition of Fresh Listing Friday takes us to East Dallas. And this week, because it was too hard to pick just one, we’re featuring two great homes that are brand new to the market!

First up is a stunning, magazine-worthy remodel of a 1950s brick ranch house in Lakewood. This four bedroom, three full and two half bath stunner has a new stainless and granite kitchen, new baths with marble countertops, handscraped hardwoods, and large rooms – including a 1,000 sq. ft. family room that opens to the sprinklered backyard. Think of all the family events that could be hosted here! Speaking of yard, the home is located on a full 1 acre lot – so outdoor entertaining is definitely an option.

You’ve got to see this one to truly appreciate it. Take a tour online now at 6228Worth.ebby.com.

Located just east of White Rock Lake is a unique ranch-style home that offers four bedrooms, two full and one-half bath among almost 3,000 square feet of living space. With a gorgeous flowing floorplan, it sits on an almost one acre, heavily wooded lot. When your guests aren’t enjoying the great outdoors they will want to gather in the open and bright kitchen, perfect for entertaining. Amenities include a pool, detached workshop/artist’s studio, wood floors and a fireplace.

Visit 1128Easton.ebby.com for more information on this one-of-a-kind home!

To see all the other homes that came on the market this week (even if they aren’t listed by Ebby Halliday) click here. To start a home search of your own, visit ebby.com.

Business is BOOMING at the Ebby Halliday Companies!


The following was just sent to all members of the Ebby Halliday Companies by President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson. We thought it was such fantastic news, we would share it with you all, too!

The Ebby Halliday Companies and its Associates closed more than $518 million in real estate sales last month!

That’s an all time record high for the month of May – and a resounding testament to the professionalism and ability of the firm’s Associates to provide extraordinary service to their clients.

Many thanks to each of you for all that you do! You are the reason the Ebby Halliday Companies remains #1 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and #1 in Texas!

Mary Frances

As Seen on the TODAY Show : 2057 Province Lane


This past Friday our East Dallas listing at 2057 Province Lane received some serious media exposure. The home, listed with Beth Borman and Michael Zahn of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, an Ebby Halliday Company, starred on NBC s TODAY Show as part of Barbara Corcoran s segment on great buys across America for under $200,000.

Barbara, founder of The Corcoran Group and one of America s foremost real estate commentators, chose 2057 Province Lane for its many great attributes, including a creek lot, tasteful updates, a great backyard entertaining area and easy access to all that East Dallas has to offer. The updated and light-filled three-bedroom, two-bath home in the Ferguson Heights neighborhood is available for $159,000.

It s one of many great properties listed below $200,000 by the Ebby Halliday Family of Companies. There truly never has been a better time to buy or sell a home in North Texas. And, you can rest assured, the Ebby Halliday Family of Companies will do everything we can to sell each and every one of our listings in a timely manner.

Here s hoping that your home is our next listing featured to the millions of viewers of the TODAY Show !

To see the full video segment (Province is the last featured property), click here.