Prosper I Celina Office Celebrates Grand Opening


Prosper I Celina Office Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors recently hosted a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at its brand-new Prosper I Celina Office. The approximately 5,000-square-foot office is located at the northeast corner of Highway 289 (Preston Road) and Prosper Trail in fast-growing Prosper. It will be “home” to approximately 50 residential real estate agents serving the greater Prosper/Celina area.

 

Prosper I Celina Office Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

 

“The location of our new office is phenomenal,” says Ebby Halliday Companies Chief Financial Officer Ron Burgert, who was instrumental in selecting the new site and building out the new office. “Strategically situated along State Highway 289 (Preston Road), it offers easy access to the 289 and U.S. 380 corridors, as well as the Dallas North Tollway.”

 

Prosper I Celina Office Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

 

Ebby’s Prosper I Celina Office features collaboration centers where Associates and clients may meet to discuss residential real estate needs, says Cathie Skinner, sales manager of the new office. Cutting-edge technology helps the office’s Associates assist buyers with their home searches and sellers with their understanding of local market trends.

 

Prosper I Celina Office Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

 

Says Skinner, “I love to see others succeed, and I’m excited about this opportunity to use my enthusiasm and sales skills to ‘sell’ Ebby as a company. Agents have choices and they can’t choose a better company than Ebby Halliday Realtors. I really enjoy investing in our Prosper I Celina agents by encouraging them and giving them the tools to be the best they can be.”

 

Prosper I Celina Office Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

 

For more information about Ebby’s new Prosper I Celina Office, call 972-893-3130 or visit prospercelina.ebby.com.

 

Prosper I Celina Office Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

 

Prosper I Celina Office Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

Prosper I Celina Office Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

Prosper I Celina Office Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

Prosper I Celina Office Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

North Texas Giving Day is Today


Today is North Texas Giving Day

 

Today, September 14, is North Texas Giving Day, a day when we can all come together and rally behind the nonprofits that make our community a better place to live, work and play. Until midnight tonight, you’re encouraged to donate to one or more of the 2,500-plus certified nonprofits showcased at NorthTexasGivingDay.org.

 

In just eight years, North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $156 million into the North Texas community – over $37 million in 2016 alone. Donations up to $10,000 made today to the nonprofits listed on the site will be amplified by the general bonus funds and prizes.

 

At Ebby Halliday Realtors, service to the community is one of our founding principles. Three charities particularly close to our heart are WiNGS (Women in Need of Generous Support), home of Ebby’s Place, which serves as a place for poor working women to change their lives; Juliette Fowler Communities, site of The Ebby House, a community for young women who have experienced foster care or have been abandoned, displaced or abused; and Happy Hill Farm, a 500-acre farm near Granbury that is home to North Central Texas Academy. The Ebby Halliday Acers Library is located at Happy Hill Farm.

 

Whichever North Texas charity you choose to support, please visit NorthTexasGivingDay.org today to make a difference in our community.

The Undisputed Leader in North Texas Real Estate


Ebby Halliday Companies No. 1 – Again

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies has again been named the No. 1 residential real estate brokerage in North Texas based on sales volume by the Dallas Business Journal. Comprised of Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate, the Ebby Halliday Companies topped the publication’s newest annual list with $7.8 billion in 2016 sales.

 

In addition to topping the DBJ list by sales volume, the Ebby Halliday Companies was also No. 1 based on average sales price among the five brokerages with the most North Texas transactions and No. 1 among independent brokerages.

 

“Congratulations to all of the dedicated, hard-working Associates and staff members who made these phenomenal sales numbers possible,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “While 2016 was truly an exceptional year, we already know that 2017 is destined to be another extraordinary year for North Texas real estate and the Ebby Halliday Companies.”

 

Locally owned Ebby Halliday was founded in 1945 on three principles: service to the client, service to the industry and service to the community. Having served the residential real estate needs of North Texas for 73 years, and having grown from a one-woman office to the largest independently owned residential real estate brokerage in Texas, the company has consistently maintained a focus on service to the community. In addition to supporting many North Texas charitable organizations, the Ebby Halliday Companies belong to approximately 30 local chambers of commerce, promoting the local economy.

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies and its sales associates possess a unique understanding of the global real estate market. This understanding is a result of the locally owned firm’s affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a network of premier real estate brokers in 65 countries. A founding member of LeadingRE, the Ebby Halliday Companies tap this network of 565 firms with 130,000 sales associates to expose listings to buyers across the globe.

 

“At the Ebby Halliday Companies, we’re proud of our undisputed position as the dominant real estate firm in North Texas,” Burleson says. “Our clients benefit from many advantages that are a direct result of the company’s status as the market-share leader.”

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies includes 34 offices that cover over 12,000 square miles of North Texas. To learn more about the Ebby Halliday Companies, the North Texas housing market or the current value of your home, contact an Ebby Halliday Companies Associate today. To get started, visit ebby.com, daveperrymiller.com or williamstrew.com.

 

 

 

Fresh Listing Friday: French Château in Flower Mound


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Happy Friday y’all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is a luxurious estate in Flower Mound’s gated Château de Luc community. 1901 Point De Vue Drive offers beautiful lighting fixtures, a library, a wine cellar, Juliet balconies, a safe room, an office, a game room with a kitchen and a five-car garage. Take a virtual tour below to see all the exceptional amenities throughout.
 
Need-to-know Details:
• Priced at $3,250,000
• 11,301 square feet: 6 bedrooms, 6.2 baths
• Island kitchen with a breakfast bar, double ovens, and two dishwashers
• Master suite with French doors, a fireplace, and a private patio with an outdoor shower
• A backyard with a diving pool, a spa, water features, a kitchen, and professional landscaping
 
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To view this listing, contact the O’Toole Levan Group at 972-978-5317 or OTooleLevanGroup@Ebby.com.

6 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


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If you’re looking for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place! Even if you’re not, these properties are all open to visitors this weekend and may serve as the perfect inspiration for your next home search.

Tulip
6714 Tulip Lane | Dallas – Preston Hollow | $1,995,000
Meadow
6506 Meadow Road | Dallas – Hillcrest Park | $1,635,000
Ridgeside
4634 Ridgeside Drive | Dallas | $1,535,000
Saint Laurent
2492 Saint Laurent Place | Frisco | $1,499,9000
GreenKnoll
6655 Green Knoll Drive | Dallas | $1,495,000
Meadowbrook
8433 Meadowbrook Drive | Fort Worth | $1,399,000

 

To see all the wonderful homes open this weekend, visit EbbyOpenHouses.com

 

 

How to Design a Comfortable and Functional Home


By: Denise O’Connor 
 
The design of a house can have a profound effect on how we feel, but we often attribute this to aesthetics. In fact, it’s about so much more. Good design should enhance our experience of a space, and the way a room looks is almost the icing on the cake. Here are 10 key tips for achieving a comfortable, well-thought-out home.
 
1. Get the layout right. The starting point for any kind of change in your home should be the layout and the way the space functions. Spend time looking at how you use and move around your home. Try to establish what is and isn’t working to get a clear picture of what you need to alter. If the space doesn’t work well and you’re finding it difficult to move around or be comfortable, the interior decoration isn’t going to make much of an improvement. Rather, you may need to knock down a wall between a kitchen and a dining room, for example, or steal space from one bedroom to create an en suite.
 

 
2. Be practical. A well-designed home is one that makes things easy for you, so it pays to make room for those everyday tasks like laundry. Not all of us have space for a separate utility area, but clever design may enable you to maximize the space you do have.
 
Here, the washer and dryer are stacked and concealed behind a bifold door, making them easy to access when required.
 
3. Use the dead space. Do you have an awkward area you don’t know what to do with? Challenging spaces are often left bare, and bare spaces tend to attract clutter. If an unused corner in your home has become messy, it may take away from the enjoyment of the room.
 
Think about how you can transform the space, as there are clever ways of putting these awkward areas to good use. In this home, a nook by a door became a gorgeous window seat that’s both functional and cozy.
 

 
4. Future-proof it. Make sure that your design addresses more than just your immediate needs. It’s very easy to focus your attention on how you want to live right now, especially if you have young children. However, your needs will change over time, so it’s vital that you build in some flexibility.
 
For instance, the opportunity to create a separate living space in an open-plan home may be a good idea for when the children get older, since family members may eventually desire a calm room away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the home.

 
5. Designate storage. “A place for everything and everything in its place” really is the mantra for a well-functioning home. When it comes to choosing the right kind of storage, you should let what you need to store dictate the kind of storage that you select.
 
Designated storage is far more efficient and useful than general storage. By having a specific place for each item, you’ll avoid the possibility of everything being thrown in haphazardly. Here, the designers created a study space with high-level storage in the alcove, plus a recessed unit for the TV with more concealed storage below.
 

 
6. Plan the lighting. One of the most important design aspects of a home, lighting is something many people struggle with. It has such a powerful effect on the ambience of a room that it is worth taking the time to get it absolutely right.
 
The trick is to get the proper balance of artificial and natural light. Too much artificial light results in a space that feels clinical, but if a room is underlit, everything appears gloomy and uninviting.
 
Here, there are a number of light sources: perimeter lighting in the ceiling for an ambient glow, a mix of floor lamps and table lamps (out of view) for general lighting, and spotlights for stronger illumination.
 

 
7. Make rooms work hard. When you’re designing a room, try to see where you can utilize spaces more effectively. Can you give a design feature multiple functions, for example?
 
In this bathroom, the toilet and sink are installed against a wall that conceals the pipes. The designers created recessed storage in the wall with an open shelf and cabinetry. And the undercabinet lighting provides a second source of ambient light. The result is a sleek and clutter-free bathroom with lots of atmosphere.
 

 
8. Pick finishes wisely. Choose finishes that are appropriate for the room. Tiles in a kitchen are a practical, durable choice for flooring.
 
Spend time researching the finishes for your home, and ask about upkeep and suitability for the space where you plan to use them. Even if you love the look of an item, such as a velvet sofa, it’s important to think about whether it’s a practical choice for your room.
 

 
9. Layer with color. Your choice of color isn’t important only for how it looks; it also will have a big impact on how you feel in the space. Get it wrong, and the color will shout at you every time you enter the room. Get it right, and you won’t even notice the color — you’ll just love spending time in the space.
 
A good tip is to layer your color palette: Start with a neutral backdrop and build on color carefully by adding bolder shades through accessories and art. However, neutral doesn’t mean painting your walls a bland shade. You can create a neutral version of practically any color by going either very light or very dark. Think grays, caramels and sandy tones, all of which work in any version from light to dark as a neutral backdrop that you can combine with any other accent color. Here, sandy grays spring to life through yellow accents.
 

 
10. Let your personality shine. Most important, your home should reflect the personality of those who live in it. Choose design elements that you love and that help you feel healthy and happy.
 
Here, color and wallpaper join forces to create a fun space in a child’s room.
 
Related Links:
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Fresh Listing Friday: Celina Charm


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Happy Friday y’all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is a  charming two-story home in Celina, just north of Prosper. 3718 Millstone Way  offers natural lighting, an open floor plan, hardwood flooring, landscaping, and a fenced backyard. Take a virtual tour below to see all the beautiful amenities throughout.

 

Need-to-know Details:

• Priced at $399,000
• 3,503 square feet: 4 bedrooms, 3.1 baths
• Upgraded kitchen with granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and a gas cooktop
• Master bath with dual vanities, a tub, and a walk-in shower
• Study, game room, and media room
 
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To view this listing, contact the Butcher Group at 469-877-7587 or ButcherGroup@Ebby.com.

DSO on the GO Visits Denton


DSO on the GO Visits Denton

 

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, September 7, at 7:30 p.m., the Dallas Symphony Orchestra visits the Murchison Performing Arts Center at the University of North Texas in Denton, where they will perform Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D Minor with violinist Eunice Keem, and Dvorak’s Carnival Overture.

 

General admission tickets are $19, APEX Seniors are $15 when you use code APEX at checkout, and students are $9 when you use code STUDUNT at checkout. For tickets and information, visit mydso.com or call 214-TIX-4DSO.

 

Enjoy the show!

5 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


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If you’re looking for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place! Even if you’re not, these properties are all open to visitors this weekend and may serve as the perfect inspiration for your next home search.
 
Lennox
10010 Lennox Lane | Dallas | $2,999,00011133EastviewCircle11133 Eastview Circle | Dallas | $2,695,000
Overbrook
6607 Overbrook Drive | Parker | $1,398,000
5128BriarTree
5128 Briar Tree Drive | Dallas – Bent Tree Village | $945,000
8RochesterCourt
8 Rochester Court | Trophy Club | $905,000

 
To see all the wonderful homes open this weekend, visit EbbyOpenHouses.com