Fresh Listing Friday: Contemporary Cottage


Fresh Listing Friday
Happy Friday, all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday takes us to Lake Highlands — a popular home destination in Dallas. This quiet neighborhood is known for its great sense of community and association with White Rock Lake — almost completely surrounded by greenbelt and atop some of the highest elevation in the city. The remodeled home at 8809 Liptonshire Drive offers current design, yet holds on to the timeless qualities of its neighborhood.

 

Need to know details:

– Contemporary Lake Highlands cottage with loft-like interior, listed for $362,000
– Three bedrooms and two baths — 1,646 square feet
– Remodeled with open-sight lines
– Bay windows, hardwood flooring, decorative lighting, secluded study

 

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Backyard & Outdoor Patio

 

To see all of the homes that were new to the DFW housing market this week, click here.

BvB Dallas Tackles Alzheimer’s Disease


Blondes vs. Brunettes Benefits Alzheimer's Association

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of BvB Dallas, a powder-puff football game benefiting the Baylor AT&T Memory Center and the Center for Vital Longevity at The University of Texas at Dallas.

 

The game takes place this Saturday, August 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cotton Bowl. Ebby Halliday President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson will flip the coin prior to the kick-off.

 

BvB has raised over $2 million to tackle Alzheimer’s Disease. Funds raised support local programs, caregiver scholarships and research specific to enhancing the lives of those suffering from this grave disease.

 

Each $25 donation gets you into the game and after-party featuring Empire 6. For more information and to donate, click here.

 

CityLine: Live, Work, Play in Richardson


CityLine: Live, Work, Play

 

Just around the corner from Ebby’s 190 @ Jupiter Office in Richardson the huge CityLine project continues to grow. Developer KDC recently released a new rendering of what the $1.5 billion development at Plano Road and the George Bush Turnpike – one of the largest new mixed-use developments in the country – will look like when it’s finished.

 

CityLine is already home to State Farm Insurance’s 8,000-worker regional campus, and Raytheon will start moving the first of its more than 1,500 workers into the project later this year.

 

Construction is continuing on a fourth office tower for State Farm. And developers are building hundreds of apartments, a shopping center and an Aloft hotel in the development.

 

CityLine will eventually feature 6 million square feet of offices, almost 4,000 apartments, two hotels and 300,000 square feet of retail space.

 

Dallas Business Journal Honors Burleson


 Dallas Business Journal Honors Burleson

 

We’re proud to announce that Ebby Halliday Realtors President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson will be honored with the 2015 Dallas Business Journal Women in Business Award on Tuesday, August 25.

 

The Women in Business Award recognizes outstanding Dallas-Fort Worth-area women business leaders who not only are making a difference in their industries, but also in their communities.

 

Showcasing the diversity of female business leaders in North Texas, this year’s honorees represent industries ranging from real estate to oil and energy to aviation and aerospace to healthcare to manufacturing to communications — and just about everything in between.

 

For more information and tickets to the 2015 Dallas Business Journal Women in Business Awards program, click here.

 

 

 

DFW Weekend Round Up (7/30 – 8/2)


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The return of the circus may be the highlight of the weekend, but if you have time to squeeze in more fun, there’s no shortage of events. See all the food, outdoor adventures and overall good times you can indulge in:

 

Thursday, July 30

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of July, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will have the opportunity to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m.

 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: It’s that time of year! The highly anticipated circus is back with its Legends production, featuring highflying action and focus on mythical creatures. For tickets and times, click here.

 

Friday, July 31

Friday Night Fireworks: Travel over to Grapevine and watch the skies light up with colorful sparks. This 12-minute show is accompanied by exciting music, which is available for download here. Try to set up shop on the rooftop of the Gaylord Texan’s parking garage — it has the best view and features a DJ with plenty of music. 9:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, August 1

August Dollar Days: Presented by Time Warner Cable, the Dallas Arboretum offers $1 general admission and $2 Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden admission to all guests for the month of August. There will also be $1 and $2 food and drink items, including hot dogs, juice boxes, root beer floats and more. 9 a.m. Purchase tickets at gate only.

 

 

Let’s Play: Inspired by YouTube’s “Let’s Play” videos, the Let’s Play Gaming Expo celebrates everything that is gaming, featuring 70+ arcade cabinets, a Smash Bros. Tournament, Tetris World Championship and 80+ vendor and indie developer tables. Taking place at the the Plano Centre, this event runs all weekend. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. For ticket pricing and purchasing, click here.

 

Architecture Walking Tour: The Dallas Arts District and Dallas Center for Architecture are hosting a 90-minute walking tour of Dallas’ urban arts district. Led by a trained tour guide, guests will examine Dallas buildings from the 1890s to the present day, including the detail, institutions and visionaries who played a roll in their creation. 10 a.m. Tickets start at $10. Register here.

 

Dallas Flash Mob: Visit Klyde Warren Park to watch — or join in — a Dallas Flash Mob surprise event! Once the music starts, dancers will get the party going at 3 p.m.

 

Sausage Fest: Held at Main Street Garden in downtown, this year’s summer sausage fest comes equipped with sausage games, bull riding, squirrels and a dunk tank! Indulge in unique sausage plates and pair them with your favorite mixed drinks or cold brews. $15/person. 4-10 p.m.

 

Sunday, August 2

Sunday Funday: The new laid back and family-friendly summer series will take place on the banks of, and in, the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion. It will feature tubing, craft beer from Panther Island Brewing, paddle sports, Stand Up Paddleboard yoga, disc golf and more. FREE admission. $5 tube rentals. 12-6 p.m.

 

Strikes for Strays: Throw some strikes and have some fun at the bowling alley while helping out North Texas animals. Held at Plano Super Bowl, this family-friendly event features door prizes, raffle items, goody bags, a silent auction and prizes for top scorers and the gutter-ball king and queen. Also enjoy treats from local bakeries! $20/person. 12:30 – 4 p.m. To register, email laprescueevents@gmail.com.

 

Salsa & Sangria Sundays: Enjoy sangria and live salsa music on Saint Ann’s patio, located in the Harwood District of downtown Dallas. 7-10 p.m.

 

Photos courtesy of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey CircusFeld Entertainment.

Ebby House Impacting Young Lives


Ebby House Impacting Young Lives

 

True to its namesake, The Ebby House at Juliette Fowler Communities, is focused on education.

 

On May 21, 2014, Ebby Halliday Acers, the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and our favorite philanthropist, cut a bright yellow ribbon for the dedication ceremony of the newest addition of the Juliette Fowler Communities in Lakewood — a home for young women who have aged out of foster care.

 

To catch up on how The Ebby House is changing young lives for the better in our community, click here.

 

 

PHOTO: Michael Reeves/The Dallas Morning News

 

 

Mortgage Insight: Pre-Approval First, Save Time Later


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We are excited to introduce our new, weekly blog series, Mortgage Insight, that offers tips on purchasing a home or refinancing a pre-existing mortgage, courtesy of Home Team Mortgage Company — a team of knowledgeable and seasoned mortgage professionals eager to assist in the home ownership process, affiliated with Ebby Halliday, Realtors.

 

This week, we discuss the difference between mortgage pre-approval and mortgage pre-qualification, two very different things.

 

With multiple offers becoming more common, buyers who want an advantage in the bidding process will need more than just a mortgage prequalification – they’ll need pre-approval. Pre-qualification means you have not provided documentation for a loan. However, a pre-approval shows you have given the mortgage lender documentation on your income, assets and liabilities, which may be checked and verified.

 

Below you will find multiple advantages a pre-approval has to offer:

 

Negotiation

Pre-approval for a mortgage shows homeowners you are serious about purchasing a home. Owners may debate between your offer and a higher offer from a buyer who hasn’t been pre-approved. Your status will allow for flexibility, and knowing how much you can borrow will give you an advantage over your competition, especially if you find yourself in a bidding war. You will be more strategic about your offers and understand what an offer increase could do to your monthly payments.

 

Price

Before spending hours house hunting, pre-approval enables you to search for homes you can afford, allowing you to realistically manage your expectations.

 

Quick Purchase

Pre-approval allows you to make purchasing decisions. Waiting until you find a house to become pre-approved will cost time and could potentially risk losing the home.

 

 

For 19 years, Home Team Mortgage Company has been committed to building long lasting relationships by providing exceptional service with competitive rates, and welcomes the opportunity to make your home buying experience the best it can be. With an office located in each Ebby Halliday Real Estate branch, Home Team Mortgage loan officers offer the convenience of one-stop shopping, coupled with expertise to ensure peace of mind for borrowers and agents alike.

 

For all your mortgage questions and needs, contact Home Team Mortgage Company, an Ebby Halliday affiliate.

This Week in Food & Beverage News


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Fill up on a 10-course wine dinner, then cheer on a water-skiing squirrel at Dallas’ Sausage Fest! Get the details for those events and more below:

 

EVENTS

Wednesday, July 29

Texas Sous Chef Dinner: Sous Chef Justin Holt of Lucia will co-host the 2nd Annual Texas Sous Chef Dinner at CBD Provisions. Ten local Texas sous chefs will be participating, each preparing one dish for a 10-course plated dinner along with an optional beverage pairing.$145/person. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. For reservations, call 214-261-4500.

 

Thursday, July 30

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of July, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will have the opportunity to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m.

 

Come-As-You-Are Wine Dinner: Travel over to lower Greenville and visit the Grape for a summer wine dinner, featuring samplings from Spain. Chef Sarah will create a three-course dinner to compliment the hand-selected wines of the evening. $52/person. For reservations, call 214-828-1981.

 

Saturday, August 1

Sausage Fest: Held at Main Street Garden in downtown, this year’s summer sausage fest comes equipped with sausage games, bull riding, squirrels and a dunk tank! Indulge in unique sausage plates and pair them with your favorite mixed drinks or cold brews. $15/person. 4-10 p.m.

 

Sunday, August 2

Salsa & Sangria Sundays: Enjoy sangria and live salsa music on Saint Ann’s patio, located in the Harwood District of downtown Dallas. 7-10 p.m.

 

Uncork for a Cause: Texas Ranger Prince Fielder and his wife, Chanel, are raising awareness for Promise House — a charity that embraces homeless, runaway and at-risk youth. The event will serve as the release party for Prince’s 2012 Sonoma Reserve Red Wine. Held at Max’s Wine Dive, guests will enjoy an enticing culinary menu prepared by Max’s Executive Chef Patrick Russell, wine and beer, plus an auction packed with Rangers gear, plus local and national sports items. $125/person. 7-9 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

NEWS

Frenchy’s Chicken: Houston’s popular Creole and Southern food spot will be planting its roots in the metroplex soon. Aside from fried chicken, the New Orleans-inspired menu also serves boudin, collard greens and catfish po boys.

 

Houndstooth Coffee: The popular Knox-Henderson coffee shop will soon be opening a second location in the new Sylvan | Thirty development site in West Dallas, slated to open in early 2016.

 

Vincent’s Seafood: Dallas’ seafood staple — since 1898 — will serve some of its last entrées on Saturday. Slower clientele has caused the business to shut its doors.

State Fair of Texas — ’15 Concert Series


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It’s never too early to get excited about the State Fair of Texas — our state’s most beloved event of the year. While there is notable debate over what the best part of the fair is, there’s no doubt the free concert series draws a large crowd every time.

 

Below is who you can see live on the Chevy Main Stage this year:

 

Friday, September 25

Craig Wayne Boyd — 8:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, September 26

Lyfe Jennings — 2 p.m.

 

Sunday, September 27

Pesado — 5:30 p.m.

 

Friday, October 2

Country Showdown — 8:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 3

Lecrae — 8:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, October 4

Cam — 3 p.m.

 

Kelsea Ballerini — 5:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, October 6

Brandon Rhyder — 12:30 p.m.

 

Friday, October 9

Prophets and Outlaws — 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 10

Kevin Fowler — 8:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, October 11

The Beach Boys — 5:30 p.m.

 

Monday, October 12

Francesco Yates — 5:30 p.m.

 

Friday, October 16

Trio Grande — 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 17

MercyMe — 8:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, October 18

Jay Perez — 1 p.m.

 

Emilio — 3 p.m.

 

Photo courtesy of State Fair of Texas.

Fresh Listing Friday: Preston Hollow Perfection


Fresh Listing Friday

Happy Friday, all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday takes us to Preston Hollow — one of Dallas’ most coveted neighborhoods. Here, architecturally significant homes sit on some of the most beautiful acreage, and the home at 6739 Lupton Drive is no exception. This elegant residence was established in 2007 and offers extensive custom features and plenty of specialty finishes.

 

Need to know details:

 

– Classic French-type home listed for $2,575,000
– Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two half-baths — 7,275 square feet
– Hand-scraped hardwood flooring, tray ceilings, plantation shutters
– Wine closet, study, gourmet kitchen, large outdoor entertaining area, three-car garage

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Preston Hollow Perfection
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Downstairs Study

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To see all of the homes that were new to the DFW housing market this week, click here.