Frisco Golf Tournament Benefits Texas Scottish Rite Hospital


Members of Ebby’s Frisco Office recently presented a check for $107,500 to representatives of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. The check represents the proceeds of the office’s Ninth-Annual Charity Golf Tournament, held September 18. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the event benefit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Frisco, which is building a new ambulatory care center at the corner of Lebanon Road and the Dallas North Tollway.

 

Frisco Golf Tournament Benefits Texas Scottish Rite Hospital

 

“We are so incredibly pleased with the event and the results of this year’s charity golf tournament, our most-successful one to date,” says Kristi Davis, sales manager of Ebby’s Frisco Office. “We’re proud to support Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, and help aid in the care of children in Frisco and beyond.”
 

“This year we raised record-breaking proceeds to benefit one of our favorite charities,” says Katie Gallivan, an agent in Ebby’s Frisco office, a longtime tournament volunteer and the event’s coordinator. “We anticipate next year will be just as fun for all involved.”

 

Ebby’s Frisco Office is proud to partner with Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, which cares for children with orthopedic conditions, such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders and limb length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders such as dyslexia, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.
To learn more about Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, visit tsrhc.org.

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Frisco Office is located at 1415 Legacy Drive, Suite 100 in Frisco. For more information about the office, its Associates and listings, visit frisco.ebby.com.

A New Path to Your Dream


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You may not be ready to buy a house today, but you can still live in the home of your dreams with help from Ebby Halliday Realtors and Home Partners of America.

Home Partners of America expands rental inventory options by casting a wider net to include properties not usually available for rent. For sellers, a Home Partners-qualified home can expand your potential buyer pool by marketing the property for lease, as well as for sale. If a qualified renter is interested, Home Partners of America may buy your home with a quick close and in cash.

Ebby Halliday Realtors can help you find or sell a Home Partners-qualified home. Here’s how it works:

1. Get Approved

• If an application is approved, Home Partners will outline the maximum monthly rent of the home for which the prospective household qualifies.

2. Find a Home Partners qualified home

• Prospective households will work with a Realtor to find a Home Partners-qualified home.
• Once a home is identified and approved by Home Partners, Home Partners will attempt to purchase the home. The outcome depends on certain conditions being met such as agreeing on a purchase price with the seller, a satisfactory inspection, attorney review of the purchase contract, and other closing conditions being satisfied.

3. Home Partners purchases the qualified home

• Once Home Partners’ offer for the home is accepted by the seller, prospective households will be required to sign a one-year lease for the home as well as a Right to Purchase Agreement.

4. Right to Purchase

• The household has the right to purchase the home at any time during their residency at the pre-set purchase price. If the household chooses not to renew the lease, they can walk away without penalty.

For more information, contact your Ebby agent today.

Fresh Listing Friday: Magnificent Penthouse


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Happy Friday y’all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is a spectacular two-story penthouse at The Mayfair in Dallas’ Turtle Creek neighborhood. 3401 Lee Parkway No. 2401 features floor-to-ceiling windows, Venetian-plaster walls and magnificent downtown views. Take a virtual tour below to see all of the details and high-end finishes throughout.
 
Need-to-know Details:

• Priced at $2,110,000
• 3,530 square feet: 2 bedrooms, 2.1 baths
• Kitchen with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances
• Master suite with heated flooring and balcony
 
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To view this listing, contact Mary Poss at 214-738-0777 or mary@dallastex.com.

DSO on the GO Coming to Frisco, Preston Hollow


DSO on the GO Coming to Frisco, Preston Hollow

 

For the fourth 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 Wednesday, December 13, at 7 p.m., the DSO brings the mighty brass and percussion of the orchestra to Frisco for an evening of Christmas cheer at Stonebriar Community Church, 4801 Legendary Drive.

 

On Tuesday, December 19, at 7 p.m., the DSO brings “A Big Brassy Christmas & Organ Extravaganza” to Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, 9800 Preston Road, in Dallas’ Preston Hollow neighborhood.

 

Tickets for each performance are $19 at mydso.com. Student tickets are just $9 when you use promo code STUBRASSY at checkout.

 

Enjoy the show!

Santa Visits Ebby Offices


With Christmas rapidly approaching, we’re making it easy to update your family photos with Santa Claus. Over the next few weeks, Santa will make appearances at eight Ebby offices across North Texas. So bring the kids – yes, big kids are welcome, too – and catch up with Santa before he heads back to the North Pole to prepare for his big night.

 

Santa Visits Ebby Offices

 

*  December 2, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Ebby Campbell/Coit, 7517 Campbell Road, Suite 616, Dallas

 

*  December 2, 1-3 p.m. – Ebby Preston Plano Parkway, 5013 W. Plano Parkway, Plano

 

*  December 2, 1-4 p.m. – Ebby Lakewood/Lake Highlands, 6441 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas

 

*  December 3, 3-5 p.m. – Ebby Sherman, 3445 FM 1417 N, Sherman

 

*  December 9, 4-6 p.m. – Ebby Rockwall/Heath/Lake Ray Hubbard, 2900 Ridge Road, Rockwall

 

*  December 10, 3-5 p.m. – Ebby Allen, 955 State Highway 121, Suite 130, Allen

 

*  December 11, 4-6 p.m. – Ebby Prosper | Celina, 1170 N. Preston Road, Suite 160, Prosper

 

*  December 14, 6-8 p.m. – Ebby Flower Mound/Lewisville, 6000 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound

 

*  December 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Ebby Southlake, 1575 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake

 

“This popular holiday tradition started several years ago at Ebby’s Lakewood/Lake Highlands Office and has grown in both number of visitors and number of offices ever since,” says Vice President and Director of Marketing Randall Graham. “At Ebby Halliday, we’re happy to offer these opportunities for photos with Santa before Christmas arrives. I encourage you to make plans to take advantage of this easy and convenient way to update your family’s holiday photos.”

 

With locations across North Texas, Ebby Halliday is one of the oldest and most respected full-service residential real estate firms in the country. Our Associates and employees seek every day to elevate the home-buying and selling process into the wonderful life-changing experience it can be. To learn more, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

 

Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours


Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours

 

We are thankful – that we may conduct our business in the Dallas-Fort Worth and North Texas area, one of the most vibrant and dynamic real estate markets 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 sales associates and staff members, 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.

9 Thanksgiving-Ready Island Kitchens


As Thanksgiving prep begins, you might be dreaming of a kitchen that can do it all. Regardless of whether you’re an expert chef or only cook on turkey day, these nine island kitchens currently on the market are the perfect place to prepare your next meal.
 
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1601 Carlyle Court | Westlake | $2,895,000
6331 northwood
6331 Northwood Road | Dallas – Preston Hollow | $1,895,0006655 green knoll wiw6655 Green Knoll Drive | North Dallas | $1,495,000
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6142 Shady Oaks Drive | Frisco | $1,324,9007723 midbury kitchen7723 Midbury Drive | Dallas | $1,295,0005609 glenbrook5609 Glenbrook Circle | Plano | $995,0004150 fallbrook4150 Fallbrook Drive | Frisco | $799,9001227 woodlawn1227 Woodlawn Avenue | Dallas – Kessler Park | $725,000
JL 8615 thorbrush
8615 Thorbrush Place | Dallas | $549,900
 
To see more homes currently for sale, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly Ebby.com.

7 Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner


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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that means it’s time to start planning for the big day. Preparing a meal can be stressful regardless of whether it’s for a few friends or a large gathering, so we’ve rounded up seven important tips to help your Thanksgiving meal run smoothly. All these tasks can all be done in advance, leaving you more time to catch your breath between now and when your guests arrive.
 
1. Take inventory

Make sure you have all of the cookware and kitchen tools needed to cook the menu you have planned. Broke your pie dish? Only have a dessert thermometer? Now is the time to grab the items that will help your meal succeed.

 

2. Make a prep list

Cooking a turkey, side dishes, and dessert can be hard to balance regardless of the size of your kitchen. Figure out in advance what recipes can be made ahead, which ones will take the longest to cook, and what dishes can share the oven space.

 

3. Make ahead and freeze

There are many dishes that can be prepared in advance and will freeze well. Cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, and sweet potato casserole are all good options to make ahead.

 

4. Thaw the bird

If you have a frozen turkey, make sure you leave ample time to thaw it. The rule of thumb is for every four pounds in weight, the turkey must thaw one day.

 

5. Utilize a cooler

Fridge space is prime real estate during Thanksgiving, but purchasing a cooler can help. Fill one with ice and you now have a space to temporarily store all the random jellies and condiments from your fridge that you can’t seem to part with, leaving you more space in the fridge to stock up on menu essentials.

 

6. Ask for help outside of the kitchen

Try not to overcrowd your kitchen by having guests help with tasks such as serving drinks, hanging coats, and entertaining children. If space allows, set up the drink station away from the kitchen.

 

7. Keep food warm

If the turkey takes too long to cook, don’t fret. Slow cookers, thermoses and microwaves are all great options for keeping dishes warm until you’re ready to enjoy.

Fresh Listing Friday: Lovely in Lantana


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Happy Friday y’all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is a beautiful custom in Lantana, just south of Denton.  Situated on a spacious corner lot, 601 Joshua Road features hardwood flooring, stainless-steel appliances, a three-car garage and a wall of windows overlooking the saltwater pool. Take a virtual tour below to see all of the details and upgrades throughout.
 
Need-to-know Details:

• Priced at $600,000
• 4,587 square feet: 5 bedrooms, 4.2 baths
• Master suite with custom closet and vaulted ceiling
• Kitchen with built-in oven and microwave, farmhouse sink and a walk-in pantry
• Pool with a swim-up bar, water features and a jacuzzi


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To view this listing, contact the Karen Sefcik at 972-880-8464 or karensefcik@ebby.com.

Ebby’s Home for the Holidays: Scardello Artisan Cheese


A cheese board is a never-fail addition to any holiday gathering, whether it’s a small friendly get-together, or a large family celebration. With that in mind, we visited our friends at Scardello Artistan Cheese in Oak Lawn to learn how to create the perfect one. Watch the video below to see how you can ace your next cheese board.

Ace Your Cheese Board

• Include a combination of three firmnesses of cheese – soft, medium-firm and hard.

• Feature different animal milks (i.e. cow, goat, sheep).

• Add a twist by featuring different regions of the world.

• Include a variety of accompaniments like cornichons, dried fruits, nuts, olives or charcuterie.

• When displaying a cheese board, set out a knife for each cheese on the platter. This way, the flavors won’t be compromised.

• Set cheese out for at least 30 minutes to reach room temperature.

• Before any guests arrive, cut a few slices of cheese and arrange them on the board. Present each cheese with its own knife and allow your guests to continue to cut slices for themselves. These measures will prevent the cheese from drying out and allow the full flavors to emerge.

Still unsure of where to start? Don’t be afraid to venture into Scardello and ask for help. The knowledgable staff will work with you to create the perfect cheese board for your palate or gathering.

Happy cheese hunting!