5 Lake Homes for Memorial Day Weekend

It’s time to firmly close the door on cooler weather and head out into the sunshine. With that in mind, Memorial Day weekend is a little under two weeks away.


Maybe you’re picturing your long weekend by the pool or on a rooftop with a gorgeous view, but what if you could be by the lake?


We’ve found five amazing lakefront homes primed for enjoying the elements, where you can unwind, relax and enjoy the weather.


1213 Shahan Prairie Road | Little Elm | Lake Lewisville | $1,479,000


624 Lukehaven Drive | Pottsboro | Lake Texoma | $1,425,000


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700 Stowe Lane | Lakewood Village | Lake Lewisville | $1,250,000


704 Stowe Lane | Lakewood Village | Lake Lewisville | $1,199,000


126 Lake Terrace Drive | Mabank – Carolynn Estates | Cedar Creek Lake | $899,000


With locations across North Texas, Ebby Halliday is one of the oldest and most respected full-service residential real estate firms in the country. The company and its Associates seek every day to elevate the home buying and selling process into the wonderful life-changing experience it can be. To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of the properties available for purchase in North Texas, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Fresh Listing Friday: Transitional Classic

Fresh Listing Friday
Happy Friday! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday takes us to Dallas’ popular Midway Hills neighborhood – an often overlooked treasure of homes built in the 1950s. Retaining its classic charm, the ranch-style home at 4010 Merrell Road offers the latest updates for today’s buyer.



• Updated ranch-style home, offered for $635,000
• 2,515 square feet: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
• Hardwood flooring, gourmet kitchen w/ five-burner range, large master suite
• Private study, media/game room, large, two-car garage, spacious backyard


Front Exterior


Living Area


Dining Area


Master Suite

Media/Game Room

Additional Sitting Room


Rear Exterior


To view this listing, contact Rob Mullins at 214-301-2625 or RobMullins@Ebby.com.

Dallas-Fort Worth Home Sales Soar

Dallas-Fort Worth Home Sales Soar


North Texas home sales were up 15 percent in April as housing activity rose to the highest level since last summer, according to Steve Brown over at The Dallas Morning News. Real estate agents sold 9,178 preowned single-family homes through the Multiple Listing service last month.


Almost 30,000 homes have changed hands during the first four months of 2016, a 14 percent increase over the same period last year.


And prices of North Texas homes continue to reach new levels. In April, the median price of a single-family home sold by real estate agents in Dallas-Fort Worth was a record $220,000. That’s up 7 percent from a year earlier.


May is already on track to be another big month for home sales. More than 10,000 homes are under contract for purchase – 17 percent more than a year ago.



Tops Tips for North Texas Home Buyers, Sellers

Tops Tips for North Texas Home Buyers, Sellers


Homes selling above asking price, numerous offers for the same property – it’s no secret that the North Texas housing market is booming. To help you navigate these unprecedented waters, we polled our Associates and collected their top tips for buyers and sellers.


Buyer’s Tips

* Be qualified. Pre-plan financing with a mortgage lender and receive a pre-approval letter that may be submitted when you make a written offer. “Less paperwork and more personal attention” is more than a saying at Home Team Mortgage Company, an Ebby Halliday-affiliated company. Contact Home Team Mortgage for a frustration-free experience from loan application to decision.


* Act quickly. In a hot market, acting slowly or “sleeping on it” may cost you the opportunity to buy the home of your dreams. If you’ve found a home you’d be thrilled with, don’t wait to submit an offer; other buyers will likely be doing the same.


* Offer a compelling price. Sellers often price their homes based on historical sold data or appraisals, and in a strong market where prices are rising rapidly, homes may sell for the listing price or higher. Study the sold comps, but also compare the house you want to other homes currently on the market, and ask yourself, “What price am I willing to pay, and at what price am I willing to lose this house?”


Seller’s Tips

* Market to everyone near and far. You have the best chance of selling your home for the highest price by exposing it to the largest number of potential buyers. When you list your home with Ebby Halliday, your home will enjoy worldwide exposure on ebby.com, the gold standard in residential real estate websites. Ebby.com receives approximately 21,000 visits per day, far outpacing our competition.


* Respond and keep momentum. There is an old adage that time kills deals. A buyer’s interest is at a peak level at the time he or she submits an offer, so keep the momentum going, choose the best offer, and respond promptly in writing.


* Don’t be greedy. If a buyer offers an acceptable price and terms, sign the offer and your Ebby Halliday Associate will schedule a closing appointment and expertly guide you through the home-inspection and closing process.


Whether you’re considering listing or buying a home in North Texas, visit the website voted one of the industry’s best by the Web Marketing Association, ebby.com. To download the Ebby Halliday Realtors App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, search for Ebby Halliday Realtors.


Luxe Tour: Preston Hollow Elegance

Our Luxe Tour series features some of the most extraordinary homes for sale in the North Texas region. Today’s home is no exception.


The following video features the elegant Preston Hollow residence that is 6414 Meadow Road.



To schedule a private showing, contact Jason Hyland at 214-601-0015 or JasonHyland@Ebby.com.

Wildflower! Guitar Auction Returns


Wildflower! Guitar Auction Returns


Ebby’s 190 – Richardson, Campbell-Coit, Preston Plano Parkway and Preston Keller offices are giving back to the community as hosts of the Wildflower! Art & Music Festival’s popular Art Guitar Auction.


The auction features guitars decorated by local artists, celebrities, and sports figures.  The guitars are on display at the Eisemann Center and sold in a silent auction that runs the duration of the festival. Proceeds benefit the NETWORK of Community Ministries and the fine art programs of the Richardson Independent School District. Click here to learn about how the auction works.


If you haven’t gotten your tickets to this year’s Wildflower! Festival, now is the time. The festival takes place May 20-22, and features a line-up that includes Peter Frampton, The Guess Who, Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx, Survivor, ASIA featuring John Payne, John Waite, John Mayall, and Jimmie Vaughan and The Tilt-A-Whirl Band featuring Lou Ann Barton – among others.


The festival’s three-day pass ($40) and single-day tickets ($25) are on sale now at any D-FW Tom Thumb store or ExtremeTix Tickets. The three-day pass is sold until 5:30 p.m., Friday, May 20. Single-day adult tickets are also available at the gate. Kids (ages 12 and under) are $5.

Duncanville Rolls Out The Red Carpet



For the third year in a row, Ebby Halliday Realtors is sponsoring the full season of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s DSO on the GO performance series, which brings the world-renowned orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.


On Thursday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m., the Dallas Symphony presents Symphonic Oscars, rolling out the red carpet for your favorite movie scores from JawsGone with the WindBreakfast at Tiffany’s and many more. The performance takes place at Duncanville High School, 900 W. Camp Wisdom Road, in Duncanville.


General admission tickets are $19 at mydso.com and student tickets are just $9 when you use promo code STUTIXDUN at checkout.


Enjoy the show!


Fresh Listing Friday: Craftsman Charm

Fresh Listing Friday
Happy Friday! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday takes us to Allen’s sought-after Montgomery Farm community. The charming Craftsman bungalow at 621 Bryan Blvd. is surrounded by beautiful landscaping and offers a picturesque setting for a unique living experience in this exceptional community.


Need-to-know details:

• Craftsman bungalow, offered for $459,900
• 3,052 square feet: 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1 half-bath
• Open floor plan, hardwood flooring, stainless-steel appliances
• Large travertine porch, self-cleaning pool with water features


Front Exterior
Front Exterior Porch w/ Sitting Area


Formal Dining Area

Living Area

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Master Suite


Utility Room

Rear Exterior w/ Covered Patio, Pool, Spa, and Sitting Area


To view this listing, contact Claudia Kelley at 214-762-6769 or ClaudiaKelley@Ebby.com.

A Modern Perspective on Craftsmanship

Victoria Barr of Ebby’s Preston Center Office is presenting The Moderne Construction Group (TMCG Homes) by highlighting several of their unique homes, all within the Park Cities and the Highland Park Independent School District.


Each TMCG home offers a unique blend of modernism and Southern charm, and includes sliding-glass walls and screened living areas.


“The Moderne Construction Group interprets classic styles, from sharp Art Deco to sleek Bauhaus, modern farm house, whimsical Cape Cod, and transitional traditional,” says Barr. “It’s my honor to introduce these exceptional properties as well as The Moderne Construction Group to the market.”


Available Now

3915 Purdue Avenue | University Park | $1,790,000

Bedrooms: 5

Baths: 4 full; 2 half

Square Footage: 4,431

This unique residence presents a blend of modernism and Southern charm. Features include hardwood flooring, triple crown molding, a stainless-steel balustrade, soapstone countertops, shiplap walls, a well-appointed master suite, and two sliding-glass doors that open to a spacious courtyard and signature screened living area.

Coming Soon

4336 Livingston Avenue | Highland Park | Available August 2016

Bedrooms: 4

Baths: 4 full; 2 half

Square Footage: 4,700

This historic home is undergoing an interior rebuild, transforming into a sleek transitional style with mechanical convenience, all brushed with graceful Southern charm. Features include clean lines, original, one-inch, reclaimed oak flooring, and TMCG’s signature sliding-glass doors that open to a wrap-around, screened living area.


3408 Stanford Rendering + Floorplan
3408 Stanford | University Park | Available June 2016

Bedrooms: 4

Baths: 4 full; 1 half

Square Footage: 5,033

This Art Deco home is stylized with TMCG’s signature blend of sleek-lined modernism and Southern charm. Features include a circular dining area, well-appointed kitchen, glass doors that open to a signature screened living area with a fireplace, and a bright and inviting master suite.

Recently Sold

7825 Hanover Street | Dallas – Caruth Hills | Bauhaus inspired | SOLD

Bedrooms: 4

Baths: 4 full; 1 half

Square Footage: 4,003


4312 Hyer Street (rebuild) | Highland Park | SOLD

Bedrooms: 3

Baths: 2 full; 1 half

Square Footage: 2,738


4340 Shenandoah Street (rebuild) | University Park | SOLD

Bedrooms: 4

Baths: 2 full; 1 half

Square Footage: 2,739


For more information or a private showing, contact Victoria Barr at 214-213-2593 or VictoriaBarr@Ebby.com. To learn more about The Moderne Construction Group, click here.