Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5


Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5

 

Mostly sunny skies are in the forecast for the 28th-annual Children’s Health Holiday Parade in Dallas! The iconic parade takes place downtown at 10 a.m. this Saturday, December 5, to ring in the holiday season.

 

We’re proud to again be a sponsor of this much-anticipated community event. Look for Associates and staff members from throughout Ebby Halliday Realtors as they man a giant inflatable Shrek balloon at this year’s parade.

 

The Children’s Health Holiday Parade traditionally draws crowds of more than 400,000 people and is syndicated throughout the United States to more than 100 million homes. The parade supports Children’s Health’s mission to make life better for children in North Texas.

 

The parade is free and open to the public; sidewalk seating is available along the route. Tickets for reserved bleacher seating on Commerce Street are available for purchase on the event’s website. For more information, a parade map, or to purchase reserved seating, visit childrens.com/parade.

 

PHOTOS: 2014 Dallas Children’s Health Holiday Parade, Stacey Verbeek, photographer

 

Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5

Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5

Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5

Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5

Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5

Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5

Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5

Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5

Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5

Ebby’s Home for the Holidays: hōme•ol•o•gy


Fall weather is usually a welcome change after the dog days of summer. But, that first drop in temperature is also a subtle reminder that it’s time to start thinking about preparation. While it would be nice to have the perfectly planned holiday – ideal gifts for party hosts, stunning holiday décor and indulgent homemade creations – who has the time? So, we’ve rounded up some of Dallas’ best businesses to offer tips, tricks and suggestions on how to prepare for that perfect holiday season.

 

Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas countdown has begun. Jeremy Greeney of hōme•ol•o•gy in downtown McKinney shows us ways to trim costs, while still adding lots of depth to your Christmas tree this holiday season.

 

 

For more information about hōme•ol•o•gy and its services, visit homeologyinteriors.com.

Fresh Listing Friday: Midway Hollow Marvel


Fresh Listing Friday
Happy Friday (and day after Thanksgiving), all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday takes us to the popular Midway Hollow neighborhood of Dallas – an area loaded with high-quality, 1950s construction. This emerging neighborhood provides large lots, great architecture and an overall vibrancy. The home at 4314 Willow Grove Road is no exception, offering a generous-sized yard and an abundance of updates.

 

Need to know details:

– Updated ranch home, listed for $1,298,000
– 4,564 square feet: 4 bedrooms and 5 baths
– Hardwood flooring, crown molding, decorative lighting, abundance of windows
– Two-car garage, workshop area, Koi pond

 

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Formal Living Area

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Formal Dining Area

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Great Room

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Reading Area

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Kitchen

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How to Hang Your Lights with Care


 

How to Hang Your Lights with Care

 

Exterior lights on trees, lawns, and rooftops are going up all over D-FW, but if you haven’t put yours up yet we want to make sure you do it safely! There are many things to consider in order to avoid injury or pesky bulb outages when decorating your home. If you’re a lighting DIY-er, take these tips into consideration before you begin your outdoor decorating.

 

* Read Labels: Make sure you’re using outdoor lights since they have been tested to certain specifications for safety, wattage and ability to weather the elements. This applies to extension cords as well.

 

* Test Each Strand: Check every set of lights individually to make sure they’re working after sitting in storage over the last year. While you’re doing this, inspect each strand for frayed or bare wires, loose sockets and bad bulbs.

 

* Support: Use string, ties and hooks to securely fasten your lights to your trees, walls and roof. Make sure to leave some slack when connecting to outlets so that they stay plugged in even in harsh weather.

 

* Don’t Overload: Most lights recommend connecting a maximum of 3 strands to one another to avoid blowing a circuit. Check your box for specific instructions.

 

* Have a Spotter: If you’re on a ladder, have someone holding onto the bottom of it. Don’t overreach or set the ladder on an uneven surface. If you insist on getting on the roof, research adequate safety equipment and always have someone watching you. If you’re unsure, hire a professional.

 

* Take Down and Recheck: Leaving your lights out all year will cause deterioration and shorten their lifespan, so take them down when the holiday season comes to an end. When you take them down use the same caution as when you hung them and recheck for damaged wires, lights and plugs.

Happy Thanksgiving


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We are thankful – that we may conduct our business in the Dallas-Fort Worth and North Texas area, possibly the most vibrant and dynamic real estate market in the nation.

 

We are thankful – for an opportunity to assist our neighbors, both those who are old friends and those new to the area.

 

We are grateful – to each and every one of our 1,700 sales associates and staff, our fellow professionals and valued partners in our success.

 

We are thankful – perhaps most of all, for our many clients who place us in their trust and confidence and offer us the opportunity to represent them in the purchase or sale of their homes.

 

We wish you all the very, very best for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays.

Dallas Thanksgiving Meals to Gobble Up


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Still haven’t planned your Thanksgiving menu? Save yourself a trip to the grocery store and gobble up all that Dallas restaurants have to offer on turkey day.

 

Fearings (inside the Ritz-Carlton)

Lunch: 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dinner: 5 to 8 p.m.

What to expect: Australian lamb chops, tangerine-glazed turkey, tortilla dressing, pecan-chile gravy, pumpkin-gingerbread ice cream cake

 

Highland Park Cafeteria

Lunch: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What to expect: Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, candied yams, green bean casserole, coconut meringue pie

 

The Mansion Restaurant (inside the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek)

Lunch and Dinner: 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

What to expect: Free-range turkey, cornbread-sausage stuffing, scallops, filet mignon, mushroom risotto, quince hazelnut macaron, pumpkin cheesecake

Full menu here

 

The Meddlesome Moth

Lunch: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What to expect: Turkey, chestnut stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts, capers and pickled onions, grass-fed steak frites, pumpkin bread

 

Nick and Sam’s

Lunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What to expect: Deviled eggs with Maine lobster, autumn butternut squash bisque with Spanish chorizo, butter and herb-basted turkey, whipped sweet potatoes, grilled asparagus, white chocolate pumpkin mousse

 

Oak

Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What to expect: Sunchoke soup, turkey, ham, prime rib, pomme puree, sausage stuffing, pecan tart, pumpkin cheesecake

 

The Second Floor

Lunch: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What to expect: Turkey breast with cranberry relish and gravy, vegetarian lasagna with pumpkin pasta, butternut squash sauce, sushi, soups, pie station

 

Smoke (both Dallas and Plano locations)

Lunch and Dinner: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

What to expect: Pit-roasted prime rib roast with cider vinegar, smokehouse ham with Dublin Dr Pepper red-eye gravy, dry-rubbed pork spare ribs, macaroni and cheese, pickled green beans

 

III Forks

Lunch and Dinner: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

What to expect: Spice-rubbed holiday turkey, roasted Midwest beef tenderloin, pan-seared flounder

Full menu here

 

15 Thanksgiving-Ready Dining Rooms


The scents of Thanksgiving will soon be filling your home, along with the sound of family and loved ones. In the spirit of the upcoming feast, we’ve found some of the most fabulous dining rooms on the market. No matter your style or the size of your gathering, these 15 dining rooms are ready to serve as the perfect stage for your delicious meal.

 

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4201 Potomac Avenue | Highland Park | $2,100,000

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3305 Villanova Street | University Park | $1,795,000

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3826 Medallion Lane | Dallas – Walnut Hill Highlands | $1,649,000

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6318 Turner Way | Dallas – Preston Club Estates | $1,575,000

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4314 Willow Grove Road | Dallas – Meadowood Estates | $1,298,000

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1701 Lexington Avenue | Allen – Twin Creeks | $819,000

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6065 Star Trail Drive | Frisco – Starwood | $789,900

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6039 Vickery Boulevard | East Dallas – Delmar Heights | $779,000

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6039 Mercedes Avenue | Dallas – M Streets | $699,000

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4309 Glen Meadows Drive | Parker – The Knolls of Springhill | $650,000

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2015 Crockett Circle | Irving – Cottonwood Valley | $589,000

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609 Naples Drive | Allen – Twin Creeks | $579,900

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7351 Glendora Avenue | Dallas – The Meadows | $579,000

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6425 Chesley Lane | East Dallas – Ridgewood Park | $440,000

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1413 McCoy Street | Dallas – Bryan Place | $199,900

 

International Network Offers Advantages


International Network Offers Advantages

 

Selecting representation when buying or selling a luxury property is critical to your experience and success. Ebby Halliday Realtors offers clients whose homes are priced at $750,000 and above the advantages of its affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury marketing arm of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network.

 

Luxury Portfolio International is a unified collection of the world’s most experienced, visible and highly regarded experts in luxury real estate marketing over 35,000 properties annually on the award-winning luxuryportfolio.com and in prestigious publications around the globe.  Luxury Portfolio markets more $1 million-plus listings than any other luxury real estate network.

 

Luxury Portfolio offers sellers extensive search engine and social media strategies – ensuring their luxury listing is in front of today’s sophisticated consumers where and when they are searching. In addition to leveraging social media platforms, Luxury Portfolio utilizes international partner websites, such as juwai.com, which reaches beyond the Great Firewall of China to target the wealthy Chinese buyer, and wallstreetjournal.com, to reach affluent online viewers. Each property on luxuryportfolio.com is translated to nine languages and 60-plus currencies, which results in consumers visiting the site from almost every country each month.

 

Simply put, sellers who list with Ebby Halliday significantly increase the chances of attracting a qualified buyer to their luxury home due to our affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International. For buyers, finding a home is a personal process of discovery, and Ebby Halliday Realtors and the accomplished global network of Luxury Portfolio brokers is ready to assist in the journey. Explore luxury properties around the world at luxuryportfolio.com.

 

Learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of its listings at the award-winning ebby.com.

 

PHOTOS: Built in 2014, the stunning four-bedroom home at 3826 Medallion Lane in Dallas is offered by Ebby’s Karen Keegan for $1,649,000.

 

International Network Offers Advantages

International Network Offers Advantages

International Network Offers Advantages

International Network Offers Advantages

International Network Offers Advantages

International Network Offers Advantages

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Elegant Townhome


Fresh Listing Friday

Happy Friday, all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday takes us to the Shops at Legacy in the heart of Plano, where fine dining and shopping amenities are endless. The well-appointed townhome at 5784 Robbie Road offers a dynamic and open floor plan in a premium, end location. Its upgraded features and spacious rooms allow for an elegant and vibrant lifestyle.

 

Need to know details:

– Split-level townhome, listed for $550,000
– 2,131 square feet: 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and 1 half-bath
– Beamed ceilings, handscraped hardwood flooring, stainless-steel appliances
– Stone fireplace, private terrace, two-car garage

 

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Ebby’s Home for the Holidays: Emporium Pies


Fall weather is usually a welcome change after the dog days of summer. But, that first drop in temperature is also a subtle reminder that it’s time to start thinking about preparation. While it would be nice to have the perfectly planned holiday – ideal gifts for party hosts, stunning holiday décor and indulgent homemade creations – who has the time? So, we’ve rounded up some of Dallas’ best businesses to offer tips, tricks and suggestions on how to prepare for that perfect holiday season.

 

This week, Jacob Metcalf of Emporium Pies discusses the many fine pies available at this specialty pie shop in the heart of the Bishop Arts District. Don’t worry, we won’t tell your family you didn’t bake the pie.

 

 

For more information on Emporium Pies, visit EmporiumPies.com.