Brand New to the Market and Open Sept. 30: Updated Midway Hills Beauty


This week s Fresh Listing Friday highlights a stunningly updated Midway Hills home on a quiet street bordering a greenbelt and creek. Not only can you learn more about 3908 Courtshire here, you are invited to tour this exceptional buying opportunity from 2 to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 30. There s no Cowboys game on Sunday and the weather promises to be cooler, so come out and see for yourself why this home won t be on the open market for long!

Just blocks from well-known public and private schools, this five-bedroom residence has been wonderfully updated. The spacious family room and dining area have custom handscraped hardwood flooring and a wall of glass overlooking the pool oasis, accented by a gazebo, tiered decks, a spa, lush landscaping and dramatic lighting.

Movie enthusiasts will love the cinema-quality media room with plush leather electric recliners.

The well-appointed kitchen offers stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, a five-burner gas cooktop, double ovens, a Dacor microwave drawer and a large cabinet-style Viking refrigerator/freezer.

The spacious downstairs master suite features a bath with travertine countertops, brushed-nickel hardware, a large jet tub, a frameless glass shower and a walk-in closet with built-ins.

The list of amenities in this updated home is extensive. The best way to learn more is by visiting the open house at 3908 Courtshire this Sunday, Sept. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m.

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.

Associates Join Ebby in August


The Ebby Halliday Family of Companies proudly welcomes Associates who joined the company in August. The newest additions to North Texas best and most productive residential real estate sales force are:

Heather Antoine, Irving/Las Colinas

Doris Badami, Preston Plano Parkway

Sean Bates, Plano

Joyale Billard, 190 @ Jupiter

Susan Culver, Dave Perry-Miller-Park Cities

Wayne Davey, Allen

Jeffrey Forman, Arlington

Ernest Garcia, Irving/Las Colinas

Dyana Hicks, Dave Perry-Miller-InTown

Jana Jackson-Hurta, Mansfield

Jeanne Jacobs, Denton

Amy Jennings, Plano

Jared McCluskey, Dave Perry-Miller-Park Cities

Pegi Proffitt, Plano

Alicia Schroeder, Dave Perry-Miller-InTown

Kimberly Uselton, McKinney

Wesley Wheeler, Dave Perry-Miller-Lakewood

We re very excited to welcome each of these Associates to the Ebby Halliday Family of Companies! For more information, visit ebby.com or daveperrymiller.com.

Ebby Agents Star on HGTV


Ebby Halliday Family of Companies agents are receiving major airtime on some of HGTV s most-popular shows. Recently, Sales Associate Mary Perry of Ebby s Little White office starred on the network s My First Place. In the show, Mary expertly guides Dallas-area homebuyers Audra and Justin throughout their home search and the successful purchase of their first home. The episode makes clear that having a true expert by your side throughout the home-buying process, from the initial search to the closing table, is truly priceless.

Julie Provenzano of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates will be the featured real estate expert on the September 24 edition of HGTV s “Real Estate Intervention.” The show will air at 9:30 a.m. Central time. In the episode, Julie works alongside professional home stager and designer Cora Sue Anthony to advise the homeowners on how to make their properties more sellable in today s market. They focus on staging to sell, current buyer trends and how to position a listing most competitively for a quick sale at top dollar. To learn more about Julie Provenzano and her two appearances on HGTV, click here.

We re proud of Mary, Julie and all of our Ebby Halliday Family of Associates. To learn more about starting or ending your home search, visit the Web site voted one of the industry s best by the Web Marketing Association, ebby.com. Our Associates are here to help. Get started today!

Just Listed: Preston Hollow Splendor


Today s edition of Fresh Listing Friday takes us to the just-listed Preston Hollow home at 6725 Stichter Ave.

Offering great value in a premier North Dallas neighborhood, this stone and brick four-bedroom home offers Old World charm with intricate vaulted ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, a study, a media room, a game room and a library.

Just a few of this home s amenities include a sought-after downstairs master suite and a large bonus room above the three-car garage that is accessed by a separate staircase and could serve as a fifth bedroom with bath. The second-floor balcony overlooks the meticulously landscaped backyard, pool, spa and waterfall.

To see full details and more photos of this fantastic new listing, visit the property website at 6725stichter.ebby.com.

To see all the other homes that came onto 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.

Campbell/Coit Office Welcomes Three Associates


Ebby Campbell/Coit Office Manager Terry Brion is pleased to welcome three new Associates to the Far North Dallas office. The newest additions to Campbell/Coit s top-producing sales force are (shown, from left) Louann Storey, Shayla Grimsley and Crystal Hatfield.

We are very excited that these three professionals have chosen to join the collaborative team at the Campbell/Coit Office, Ms. Brion says. They bring a wide variety of business, relocation and professional experience to our great group of agents.

Ebby s Campbell Coit Office is prominently located at the northwest corner of Campbell and Coit. To learn more about the Campbell/Coit Office and all of its Associates and listings, click here.

John Staub Awards Gala Honors Texas Architects, Designers, Artisans


The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art s John Staub Awards Gala will take place at the Dallas Country Club on Oct. 20. Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller & Associates and Ralph Randall are the title sponsors of the second-annual event honoring the best in Texas Classical architecture.

The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts. The John Staub awards recognize the best in design and craftsmanship produced by Texas-based architects, landscape architects, interior designers and artisans.

The John Staub Awards program is the ICAA-Texas Chapter s major annual fundraising effort. The event provides funds for the organization s programming and scholarships. This year the traditional awards luncheon has been expanded to include the addition of a significant event the Friday night prior to the awards luncheon and ceremony.
The schedule for the weekend includes:

• David Schwarz Lecture, Oct. 19, 5 to 7 p.m., Arlington Hall at Lee Park, 3333 Turtle Creek Blvd. Schwarz, a noted architect from Washington, D.C., will speak on the viability of classical architecture for new public and commercial buildings. A cocktail reception will follow. Sponsored by Waterworks.

• John Staub Luncheon and Awards, Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dallas Country Club, 4100 Beverly Drive
The John Staub Awards weekend is generously supported by Lyn Muse of Lyn Muse Interiors.

It is an honor to serve on the ICAA-Texas board, which rewards the contributions of professionals who advance the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts, says Ms. Muse.

Additional support is provided by John Sebastian, president of the Texas Chapter of ICAA and president of Sebastian Construction Group.

LUXE Interiors is the official media sponsor of the John Staubs Awards weekend.

To purchase tickets to the John Staub Awards Gala at the Dallas Country Club, contact Casey Bratton at 214-837-1683 or casy@icaatexas.org. Tickets are $75 for members and $100 for non-members.

For more information, visit www.classicist-texas.org/events.

Ebby Featured in Series Highlighting Groundbreaking Texas Women


Company founder and legendary Texas businesswoman Ebby Halliday was recently featured in WFAA-TV s series on groundbreaking women in North Texas.

During the interview Ebby told Channel 8 s Shelly Slater that when she stepped off the train in Dallas in 1938 she thought she had gone to heaven. In the ensuing years Ebby and her team built the largest residential real estate company in Texas while always focusing on service to the client, service to the community and service to the industry itself.

To this day, Ebby is still surrounding herself with quality companions. She told Slater, Roger Staubach said in my book that we have something in common. We both had great teams!

We couldn t have said it any better.

You can see the full interview here:

Just Listed: Beautiful Updated Tudor in Close-In Hollywood/Santa Monica


This week s edition of Fresh Listing Friday takes us to one of Dallas most-exceptional, unique and close-in neighborhoods: the Hollywood/Santa Monica Conservation District. The fabulously updated — and just listed — Tudor home at 6802 Hammond Ave. offers charm galore and the latest in amenities.

The spectacular island kitchen features granite countertops, tile backsplash and stainless-steel appliances, including a wine/beverage center, refrigerator and built-in microwave.

The finished basement offers such decorator touches as exposed beams and includes one bedroom, a bath, a living area and a study.

This is a home you ve got to see to believe. Take a tour online at 6802hammond.ebby.com, but don t hesitate, this prime offering will not last long!

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.

Ebby Halliday Celebrates Grandparents Day at McNeil Elementary in McKinney


Shown, from left, are Ebby Halliday, Tudie Athens, Isabel Hall and Betty Turner. The group recently enjoyed lunch together on Grandparents Day at McNeil Elementary.

Company founder and business icon Ebby Halliday recently graced the halls of McNeil Elementary School in McKinney to enjoy lunch with kindergarten student Isabel Hall in celebration of Grandparents Day. Ebby was accompanied by Isabel s grandmother Tudie Athens — a 35 year member of the Ebby Halliday team — and Executive Assistant Betty Turner.

McNeil principal Debbie Kanar said that Grandparents Day was established as an opportunity for students to enjoy the special bond that exists between children and their grandparents. And, even though Isabel and Ebby are separated in age by nearly a century, the heartfelt bond between them was obvious as Isabel gently wrapped her arms around Ebby.

She is the grand-daughter and daughter of agents of mine, and Isabel has adopted me as her great-great-grandmother, said Ebby.
We re like family, said Tudie of her family s relationship with Halliday. We spend a lot of time together.
For Halliday, time spent in the company of children is a joy. It s wonderful. They are the future of America.”

To learn more about Ebby Halliday and her extraordinary life of service to clients, the community and the real estate industry, click here.

Coming Soon to a Community Near You: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra


The Ebby Halliday Companies are proud to sponsor the first full season of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra s new performance series, DSO on the GO. Beginning in October, the series will bring the DSO to concert halls and churches across North Texas.

DSO on the GO performances will feature the full Dallas Symphony Orchestra playing familiar classical pieces and popular light classics. The series also includes enrichment programs such as open rehearsals and student master classes.

DSO on the GO will bring the excitement of a world-class orchestra directly to the communities where many of our clients, Associates and employees live and work, says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for The Ebby Halliday Companies. Community involvement is part of The Ebby Halliday Companies 67-year tradition of service, and we are honored to support the Dallas Symphony Orchestra s newest community enrichment efforts.

Click here for the full schedule of DSO on the GO performances.