Lisa Moden Loves North Texas Horse Country


Lisa Moden Loves North Texas Horse Country

 

For Ebby Halliday Whitesboro Associate Lisa Moden the equine industry and real estate go hand-in-hand. Lisa is an avid horsewoman who specializes in Farm & Ranch, recreational and development land. Her extensive experience in the horse industry provides Lisa great insight into helping buyers find just the right ranch or property.

 

Moden, who holds the esteemed Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation of the Realtors Land Institute, recently penned an article for LAND: Legendary Living magazine about North Texas Horse ranches:

 

“Driving down a Texas highway north of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, you see one horse ranch after another. Visitors think, ‘I wonder why all these horse ranches are here?’ The equine enthusiast thinks, ‘Man I wish I could live here!’ The equine industry has exploded in the North Texas corridor traveling north on Highway 377 leading out of the DFW metroplex from Aubrey to Whitesboro. It is a constant draw for all aspects of the equine industry. There are days the trucks and trailers outnumber the cars …”

 

To read the full article by Ebby Whitesboro Associate Lisa Moden, click here.

DSO Coming to Southlake


DSO Coming to Southlake

 

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 Sunday, October 23, at 6:30 p.m., the Dallas Symphony presents Barber’s Adagio for Strings. The performance takes place at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S. White Chapel Drive, in Southlake. Tickets are $19 at mydso.com. Seniors and Apex Members are $15 and students are just $9. For more information, call 214-TIX-4DSO.

 

Ebby Halliday founded her company on the principles of service: service to the client, service to the industry and service to the community. Today, that spirit is the driving force of Ebby Halliday Realtors and we’re proud to support the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and many other fine organizations throughout the North Texas community.

 

Enjoy the show!

Grand Vie: Your Source for Luxury Living


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The fall/winter 2016 issue of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury home magazine, Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, is out and is now being direct-mailed to more than 60,000 luxury homes across Dallas-Fort Worth.

 

Grand Vie is the luxury home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and the newest member of the Ebby Halliday Companies, Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate. It’s the only magazine that covers the full breadth of the luxury home market in North Texas and includes two beautiful versions: East and West, depending upon which side of the Trinity River you reside.

 

In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 21th edition of Grand Vie offers a wealth of interesting editorial content, including “Spectacular Sparkle,” a conversation with designer and creative director Jay Strongwater; “Nature’s Inspiration,” offering advice on how to bring fall looks into your home from partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings Shay Geyer; holiday menu inspiration from Parigi’s Janice Provost; and advice on how to make your holiday guests feel at home in your home from design and lifestyle expert Kathy Fielder. Also included are “Houses of Art,” highlighting some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves; and real estate insider Candy Evans’ take on the ideal vacation home environment, Lake Tahoe.

 

We believe you’re going to love the fall/winter 2016 edition of Grand Vie as much as we loved putting it together for you! See it all now at grandviemagazine.com.

 

Grand Vie: Your Source for Luxury Living

Fresh Listing Friday: Tucker Hill Retreat


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Happy Friday, all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is an immaculate Darling-built home in Tucker Hill – a well-established community of McKinney that features one-of-a-kind architecture and an abundance of parks and open spaces. The residence at 7613 Darrow Drive features both interior and exterior attention to detail.
 

Need-to-know Details:

• Darling custom in Tucker Hill, priced at $525,000
• 3,071 square feet: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and 1 half-bath
• Open floor plan, neutral color palette hardwoods, decorative lighting, stainless-steel appliances
• Game room, large covered patio

 

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To view this listing, contact Richard Davis at 469-744-7245 or RichardDavis@Ebby.com.

How to Market Your Luxury Home to the World


How to Effectively Market Your Luxury Home to the World

 

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 50,000 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: The estate home at 1750 Trace Bella Court in Westlake exceeds all expectations. It is offered by Ebby’s Juliet Marie Williams for $5,798,880.

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Partners Card: Shop Like A Hero


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It’s no secret: Dallas and shopping go hand-in-hand. And, although we shop big, we also give big, so it’s no surprise Dallasites have combined their love of shopping with philanthropy.

 

Starting now, exercise those shopping skills and benefit The Family Place, one of the longest-serving family violence service providers in the state. To participate, purchase a Partners Card for $70 (100 percent of purchases support The Family Place programs) and enjoy a 20 percent discount at participating retailers, such as the Container Store, Dallas Yoga Center, Versace and more for a 10-day period (Oct. 28 – Nov. 6).

 

Following is some perspective on what the purchase of one Partners Card can accomplish:

• Provides one night of shelter for a woman and her child

• Buys diapers for an infant for 8 weeks

• Buys 25 bus passes to help women find employment, receive medical care and secure protective orders

 

Christmas is almost here (only 82 days). Why not start your shopping early? Beat the crowds and enjoy a generous discount, all while helping women and children who are in need.

 

Happy shopping!

The Best Day to Buy a Home?


The Best Day to Buy a Home?

 

If you’ve ever bought a home, it’s likely you’ve heard that it’s better to buy in the fall and winter months to get the best deal – given less competition from other buyers in these months when families are entrenched in the back-to-school schedule.

 

But is this conventional wisdom really true? Yes, but with some glaring exceptions.

 

RealtyTrac analyzed more than 32 million home sales and below is what they found.

 

The best month to buy a home?

October.  Of the 2.7 million sales closed in October over the past 15 years, the average sales price was 2.6 percent below the average estimated full market value at the time of sale.

 

Following October as best months were February, July, December and January – all fall or winter months except for July, which was definitely a surprise.

 

The best day to buy?

Monday. Out of 5.5 million home sales over the past 15 years that closed on Monday, buyers realized an average discount of 2.3 percent below full estimated market value at the time of sale.

 

Friday is the second-best weekday to close on a home purchase. Buyers who closed on Friday realized an average discount of 2 percent.

 

The best day of the year to buy?

October 8. According to RealtyTrac data, on average, buyers have purchased 10.8 percent below market value on October 8, followed by November 26 (10.1 percent below market value), December 31 (9.7 percent below market value), October 22 (9.6 percent below market value), and October 15 (9.1 percent below market value).