Tornado Relief Efforts – How to Help


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In addition to the continued community relief efforts for those affected by the recent tornadoes, Home Team Insurance and Nations Home Warranty are offering ways to lend a hand.

 

Home Team Insurance/ Taylor Hooton Foundation

Home Team Insurance has partnered with the Taylor Hooton Foundation to help those in need. Simply bring in items of your choice – clothing, non-perishable food, toys, cleaning supplies – or monetary donations to any Ebby Halliday office.

 

Online monetary donations are also being accepted here. However, you must type DFW Tornado Relief in the notes section of the donation screen. 100 percent of online donations received between noon Dec. 29 and midnight Dec. 31 will be used to provide assistance to anyone in need.

 

Volunteer-Based Debris Removal

If you are interested in helping with debris removal, email Tamera Gaede at tamera@home-warranty.com for a link to register. The link will provide shift information, where to go and a release form.

 

 

2016 Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity


The color experts at Pantone recently revealed their choice for Color of the Year for 2016. And, to our surprise, they chose TWO – Rose Quartz and Serenity. Expect to see these colors make serious statements in the fashion and home industries.

 

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“Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

 

Shay Geyer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings shows us sophisticated ways to incorporate these color trends into our home.

 

 

To find more ways on how to incorporate these colors into your home, visit IBB’s Color of the Year Pinterest board.

Escadrille to March in Tournament of Roses Parade


Escadrille to March in Tournament of Roses Parade

The Allen High School Escadrille will perform in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1 in Pasadena, Calif. At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to be a Diamond-level sponsor of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these more than 700 exceptional band students.

 

Members of the Allen Eagle Escadrille are passionate about music, committed to their rigorous schedule, competitive and driven to maintain their title as “The Biggest Band in the Land.” As the premier residential real estate company serving Allen, we’re thrilled for these students and the city of Allen, and excited about the attention this event will bring the community at the national level.

 

The theme of the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade is “Find Your Adventure.” We’re confident that this trip will be an adventure to remember.

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to have served the residential real estate needs of Collin County since 1971, when Ebby personally opened a one-room office in the area. We now have nine offices serving Collin County: 190@JupiterAllenCampbell/CoitFriscoMcKinneyPlanoPlano/Willow BendPreston Keller and Preston Plano Parkway. Our commitment to this extraordinary part of North Texas is stronger than ever.

 

An Enduring Legacy


An Enduring Legacy

 

As we near the end of another year, we’d like to pause to reflect on the significance of 2015, the year that marked the passing of our company’s founder, Ebby Halliday.

 

Ebby was 104, but knowing her passing was imminent didn’t make it any easier. Throughout her life Ebby illuminated everything she touched, everything she said and everything she did. In the meantime, she brought light to each of our lives.

 

In the few months since she left us the spirit of her companies has been unwavering. Those of us fortunate enough to be part of the Ebby Halliday Companies have witnessed a sense of solidarity – a united front – that seems to run from the agent level right to the top. Simply put, the Ebby Halliday Companies are stronger than they have ever been.

 

The pride is palpable; it’s invigorating to be a part of Ebby’s legacy. And, truth be told, Ebby would be so proud of each and every one of us and how we’ve faired these past few months without her.

 

In 1945, Ebby Halliday founded her namesake company on three principles of service. As we enter 2016, that company is one the most-admired in America and more committed than ever to honor her legacy through exemplary service to our clients, our industry and the North Texas community.

 

 

Luxe Tour: Vaquero Wonder


Today we introduce you to our new video series – Luxe Tour. This series will feature some of the most extraordinary homes for sale in the North Texas region.

 

Our first video highlights an enchanting listing in Westlake’s exclusive Vaquero community.

 

Happy Holidays!


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At the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible – our clients and our agents. No matter how you choose to celebrate, we wish all of you the very, very best for today and the coming new year.

6 of Dallas’ Best Holiday-Inspired Cocktails


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Feeling festive yet? If not, head to one of these locally owned businesses for holiday spirits (pun intended) that are sure to bring tidings of joy.

 

1.  The Big Apple

Where to find it: Asador Restaurant

Why it’s so good: Think apple pie on Christmas morning. This well-kept secret inside the Renaissance Dallas Hotel makes the apple cinnamon syrup used in this cocktail, which is sure to warm you up.

 

2.  Chocolate Eggnog Martini

Where to find it: Del Frisco’s Grille in Uptown

Why it’s so good: Chocolate vodka and eggnog — enough said.

 

3.  Adult Apple Pie

Where to find it: Kenny’s Burger Joint (both Frisco and Plano locations)

Why it’s so good: Kenny’s deems it an adult “milkshake.” With apple pie filling, cinnamon, ice cream and a graham cracker rim, you can see why.

 

4.  John’s Remedy

Where to find it: Origin Kitchen + Bar

Why it’s so good: This establishment used to serve only grab-and-go meals, but recently reopened to include a bar. This beverage is a simple warm drink, made with Irish whiskey, cherry liqueur and Chinese bitters.

 

5.  G’s Punch

Where to find it: Joyce and Gigi’s

Why it’s so good: Nothing says the holidays quite like punch. This one from an East Dallas gem includes peaches, cinnamon and orange zest bitters.

 

6.  Black Mission-Fig Infused Cognac

Where to find it: The Mermaid Bar – Neiman Marcus (NorthPark Center)

Why it’s so good: Heavy cream, figs, nectar and nutmeg make this drink a holiday-infused delight.

North Texas is Booming


North Texas is Booming

 

A brand-new analysis puts the cities of Richardson, McKinney and Frisco among the Top 10 American Boomtowns of 2015.

 

The rankings come from financial technology company SmartAsset, which looked at four economic factors in the country’s 575 largest cities. Rankings are based equally on the cities’ GPD growth rate, unemployment rate, net migration and housing growth.

 

Richardson comes in at No. 2, behind Loveland, Colo. McKinney finishes a close third. Frisco ranks No. 7. The Texas cities of Austin and Odessa rank sixth and eighth, respectively. Rounding out the Top 10 are Bend, Oregon; Bismarck, N.D.; Cape Coral, Fla.; and Westminster, Colo.

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors has long had a strong presence in Richardson, McKinney and Frisco, as well as across the entire North Texas region. For all of your residential real estate needs in North Texas and beyond, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Last-Minute Gift Guide: Local Treasures


T–3 days till the big holiday. If you’re a last-minute shopper (like most of us), don’t fret. We’ve rounded up a smorgasbord of items that can serve as great gifts for anyone. The best part? They can be found a hop, skip and a jump away from you.

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Handcrafted with merino wool felt and Italian leather, this wine carrier keeps your wine chilled and safe during transit.

 

Pax & Parker – Fort Worth; $129

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Jack Spade Nylon Backpack

A sleek nylon interior and exterior ensures durability, while the added padding on the back provides plenty of comfort.

 

Pax & Parker – Fort Worth; $248

 

 

 

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Incanter Infuser 

Infuse your favorite spirits with this gadget by Sempli. Cut up some of your favorite flavors and place them in the infuser tube, pour in your spirit and indulge in a unique experience.

 

Nest – Dallas; $65

 

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Each of these metallic vessels features a unique scent, while also serving as a beautiful accessory in any home.

 

Xēla Aroma – Dallas; $49

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Fleece Dog Sweater & Santa Chew Toy

Make sure your pet is styled appropriately for holiday festivities or any chilly day. This fleece guarantees warmth, comfort and sophistication. Also, what’s Christmas without a Santa chew toy? This one incorporates chew guard technology to ensure durability.

 

Jack & Jill Pet Market – Dallas (Oak Lawn); $32 (sweater); $16.99 (toy)

 

 

 

 

 

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Cubebot Micro

Skip the plastic and the batteries with this non-traditional take on the toy robot. Its hardwood frame holds plenty of poses, allowing for generations of play.

 

{neighborhood} – Bishop Arts District; $8

Third Quarter Top Producers Honored


Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Third Quarter Companywide Top Producers were recently honored at a lovely reception at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend.

 

 

The Associates honored exemplify the utmost in professionalism, having established themselves as leaders in the residential real estate industry. We applaud their accomplishments and join in celebrating their success.

 

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To see all of the photos from the Third Quarter 2015 Companywide Top Producers celebration, click here.