Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Denton


Fresh Listing Friday
Happy Friday, all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday takes us to Denton’s Ryan Road Estates — a subdivision that provides plenty of acreage for some of the most stunning custom residences. The home at 3813 Laurens Place Road is no exception. With its smart layout and refined finishes, this house is sure to please even the most discerning buyer.

 

Need to know details:

– French traditional custom estate on 1-acre lot, listed for $815,000
– Five bedrooms, five baths and one half-bath — 5,805 square feet
– Refined finishes, hardwood flooring, tray ceilings, crown molding
– Guest quarters, saltwater pool and spa, wine closet, media and game room, study

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Denton
Front Exterior

Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Denton
Front Exterior Entryway

Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Denton
Foyer

Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Denton
Living Area

Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Denton
Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Denton
Chef’s Kitchen

Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Denton
Dining Area

Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Denton
Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Denton
Master Suite

Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Denton
Downstairs Game Room

Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Denton
Downstairs Study

Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Denton
Downstairs Media Room

Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Denton
Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Denton
Saltwater Pool & Spa

Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Denton
Rear Exterior

 

Be sure to view this luxury listing person this Saturday, August 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.

 

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

 

DFW Weekend Round Up (8/6-8/9)


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DFW is offering tons of fun this weekend! Be sure to cheer on your blondes and brunettes at Dallas’ annual BvB powderpuff game, then indulge in brews, grooves and more! Get the details below:

 

Thursday, August 6

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.

 

Friday, August 7

San Jacinto Plaza Music Series: Enjoy live music Friday and Saturday evenings in Downtown Rockwall’s newest public space, San Jacinto Plaza. Café style tables and chairs as well as seat walls fill the space. Guests are welcome to bring chairs, food and beverages. This Friday, catch the soulful blues tunes of the Paul Harrington Band.

 

Friday Night Fireworks: Travel over to Grapevine and watch the skies light up with colorful sparks. This FREE 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 8

Brunch & Bazaar: Travel to Fort Worth’s Riverside Arts District to experience live music, local food, handmade products, and art at the Race Street Market. FREE. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Local Brews, Local Grooves: Deemed one of the ultimate festivals to attend, Dallas’ House of Blues will be hosting its annual craft beer and music festival, featuring local Texas breweries, bands and tasty food. 3 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

BvB Powderpuff Game: Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to once again be a Platinum Sponsor of Blondes vs. Brunettes 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 8th-annual game takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park. Each $25 donation gets you into the game and after-party, featuring Empire 6. For more information and to donate, visit www.bvbdallas.org.

 

Sunday, August 9

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.

 

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.

 

August Happenings

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. Purchase tickets at gate only

 

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.

LuxeTrends: A Splash of Luxury


With the dog days of summer in full swing, there’s only one sure way to beat the heat: get out on the water. Whether you’re sailing, riding the waves or fishing, having a good time on the water is the ideal indulgence at this time of year, and of course, offers ample opportunity to flaunt your best nautically inspired fashion. Below are a some favorite toys and garb from our friends at Luxury Portfolio International, Ebby’s partner in marketing luxury properties. They’re sure to keep you cool as the heat cranks up in North Texas.

 

LuxeTrends: A Splash of Luxury

Quadrofoil

From jet skis to windsurfing, the water has always been a place for toys, and the Quadrofoil is the latest and greatest. On top of providing endless fun, this environmentally friendly watercraft is completely electric. The foil system essentially lifts the hull out of the water for minimum resistance, and unsurpassed safety is ensured by its anti-collision system and unsinkable design.

 

LuxeTrends: A Splash of Luxury

Sea Bags Tote

As any sailor knows, picking up your anchor means it’s time for adventure, and that’s exactly what you’re prepared for with the Navy Anchor Tote from Sea Bags. Combining the best of style and durability, this longtime icon made from recycled sails will make a bold statement on the docks or at the beach. Detailed with hand-spliced rope handles, it’s an authentic, must-have for every sailor this season.

 

 

LuxeTrends: A Splash of Luxury

Bottega Veneta Boat Shoes

Lending a touch of high fashion to a timeless look, the Bottega Veneta Boat Shoe is the perfect footwear for wherever your sea legs take you. Exquisitely crafted and utterly versatile, whether you’re setting sail to Bermuda or splicing the mainbrace at the yacht club (translation: having a drink), these calf leather kicks will have you looking your best.

 

When the sun is blazing and it’s time to dive in, we hope this short list helps you make some cherished memories with friends and family on the water! To see the full list from Luxury Portfolio International, click here.

Mortgage Insight: Know Before You Owe


Mortgage Insight

For all new loan applications dated on or after October 3, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is putting new rules in place that will help consumers better understand the mortgage process. The current mortgage disclosure forms, required by federal law, will be replaced with new and easier to understand “Know Before You Owe” forms. Realtors will be affected by this change. However, the biggest change will be the increased amount of time needed from contract to closing.

 

Initial Disclosure (ID)

 

Currently: Lenders must provide all initial disclosures, including the Truth in Lending (TIL) and Good Faith Estimate (GFE) within three business days of applying for a mortgage loan. Both disclosures are estimates that provide the customer with information about their financing and closing costs.

 

New Process: The lender still retains this responsibility. However, the GFE and TIL are now replaced by one form – the Initial Disclosure (ID). This form is easier to understand and provides more clarity to the buyer about their loan decisions.

 

HUD-1 Closing Disclosure Approval

 

Currently: Buyers can receive their HUD-1 settlement statement minutes before closing and still have the capability of closing on time.

 

New Process: The Buyer must acknowledge receipt of the final Closing Disclosure (CD) a minimum of three business days prior to consummation. If any changes to the CD cause the APR to change by more than .125 percent, the required three business days start over.

 

Closing Process

 

Currently: The Lender sends closing instructions to the settlement agent in order to prepare the HUD-1 statement. Once the Lender approves the HUD-1, the settlement agent provides closing information directly to the consumer and closing can begin as soon as possible.

 

New Process: The CD replaces the HUD-1 statement and it is the Lender’s sole responsibility to prepare, approve and send the CD directly to the buyer. Consummation will take place a minimum of three business days after the buyer acknowledges receipt of the final CD, with no exceptions to the three-day rule.

 


 

For 19 years, Home Team Mortgage Company has been committed to building long lasting relationships by providing exceptional service with competitive rates. 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


Food & Beverage News
Pick up your free smoothie, then choose from an array of beverage-friendly events to attend this weekend! Get the details below:

 

Tuesday, August 4

Reverse Happy Hour: Mix and mingle at W Dallas‘ Living Room Bar. Their reverse happy hour offers signature cocktails, small bites and the sweet sounds of a live DJ, all at happy hour prices. 7-11 p.m.

 

Free Smoothie Tuesday: Nothing says summer quite like strawberry and lemon. Head over to one of the 38 D-FW Smoothie King locations (excluding airports) to try their new Lemon Twist Strawberry smoothie for FREE, offered all day.

 

Thursday, August 6

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.

 

Oak Wine Dinner: Join the Dallas Chapter of the International Wine & Food Society and chef John Tesar of Oak restaurant for a five-course wine dinner. Tickets are $180 for members and $200 for non-members. Dinner starts at 7 p.m.

 

Saturday, August 8

Local Brews, Local Grooves: Deemed one of the ultimate festivals to attend, Dallas’ House of Blues will be hosting its annual craft beer and music festival, featuring local Texas breweries, bands and tasty food. 3 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Sunday, August 9

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.

 

NEWS

Cat Cafés: Dallas is jumping on the cat café trend with not just one, but two coffee shops where patrons can mingle with cats in a relaxed environment.

 

Dallas Chocolate Festival: Tickets are now available for the annual chocolate festival, held at the Addison Conference Centre on Sunday, September 12.

 

Nature’s Plate: The vegan restaurant will be setting up shop in Lake Highlands this month, offering healthy plant-based foods.

 

Photos courtesy of House of Blues Dallas

Moving To (or From) Dallas-Fort Worth?


Moving To or From Dallas-Fort Worth?

 

Individuals and companies who are relocating have access to a lot of information. What they often don’t have is a way to tailor that information to their needs.

 

That’s where the relocation experts at Ebby Halliday offer an invaluable service. Ebby’s team of specialists, the largest in-house team in North Texas, connects relocating consumers with a real estate agent who not only specializes in their area of interest, but also is knowledgeable about lifestyle issues affecting their move.

 

 

For outgoing clients, Ebby’s relocation experts coordinate with one of the 500 top real estate firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. As an affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Ebby Halliday is part of a network that dominates in markets across the U.S.

 

To learn more about Ebby Halliday’s relocation services or to start your home search today, visit the award-winning ebby.com.